The Railway Hotel in Pitsea has been demolished to make way for the regeneration of the town, which includes a new Morrisons by Christmas 2014. Market traders have said it seems odd not to see the mock-tudor pub on the skyline but are looking forward to trading on the former Railway site as soon as possible
It’s that time of year again ! Another year older and another birthday road trip to indulge in, eating, drinking (Coke/Pepsi of course!) and listening to fab soul CDs in the car en route ! Except this time I went a week early due to a window of opportunity on the home/work front and planned a night at a BnB in Newquay after a nice long drive cross country with a scenic route to be followed home on Saturday with many stops along the way. Although the journey there went well, no major traffic problems and good driving weather, the minute I pulled up outside by seaside quest house it started raining – and refused to stop until it was nearly time for my head to hit the pillow. Wind was the main weather issue on day two but it didn’t stop me enjoying a much needed break from the usual scene – I won’t bore you with the finer details, just check the photos on Facebook !
As I said at the start, my actual birthday isn’t till next Monday, so I’ve already pre-recorded the next show so I can take Nathan out for a slap up meal without us having to rush back to the studio straight away. In the meantime, savour this week’s super soul selections on the repeat play this Saturday at 5pm and I will speakto you when I’m older …
This Week’s Tunes:
Johnny Bristol-Hang On In There Baby(GTSTCD001)Evelyn King-Get Loose (RCA315)Curtis Mayfield- Move On Up (TTVCD2992)Drifters-Some Kind Of Wonderful(8 28765 55252)The Jacksons-Livng Together (HURTBOX001.6)Temptations-Oh Lover (ZL72413)Regina Belle-This Is Love (465132 1)Brownstone-Grapevine (6620942)T Connection-Saturday Night (TKR7356)Shalamar-Right In The Socket (DINCD138) Jimmy James & Vagabonds – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (7N 45585)Salsoul Orchestra-Take Some Time Out For Love (LIPS1)Isaac Hayes-Disco Connection(2025 069)Jean Knight- Mr Big Stuff (OG9534)Gibson Brothers-Cuba (12WIP6561)Narada Michael Walden-Take It To The Bossman (K50743)Cameo-Candy (JABH 19)J Blackfoot-Taxi (ALES3) Gene Rice-You’re Gonna Get Served (3159 – 1 R)Karyn White-The Way You Love Me (925 637-1)Grace Jones-Pull Up To The Bumper (IS240)Jeanette Lady Day-Come Let Me Love You (PRL D 619)Ken Navarro-Souvenir (JAZZFMCD37)The Upcoming Gigs:Friday 17th May“Killer Soul – 2013”Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords)The Zero DJ Team playing …“The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance”8pm – 1am;Tickets £7 In Advance, £10 OTDFor full details see:https://www.facebook.com/events/512912922092942/?ref=ts&fref=tsSaturday 18th May (Every 3rd Saturday of the month)“Soul Night”The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT ChelmsfordDJ: Paul Eve (Caister)7.30pm start-Free EntryFriday 24th May“Soul Weekender Vibe”The Loop, Tindall Street/Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1ER“Rare Grooves, Funk & Soul Weekender Anthems”DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick AravisFree Entry-9pm-4am ! Saturday 25th May“KTF Soul Club”The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQDJs: Lee Markwick, Tony Burman & The KTF Team“Northern Soul & then some !”Wristbands £5 In Advance Only – usually sells out – hurry !7.30pm-1am-(07895) 538835 Dannyhttps://www.facebook.com/events/326902740745853/Saturday 25th May (Every Last Saturday of the month)“Disco Stomp”Jacksons Wharf, York Street, RamsgateDJs: John Herbert plus guests 70s & 80s Disco ClassicsFree Admission-8pm – 1amSaturday 25th & Sunday 26th May“May Bank Holiday Spring Affair”Sat: The Knot. Beach Road,Westgate On Sea andSun: The Coast Bar, Kings Street, Margate“Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful HouseDJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson plus…Terry Matthews, Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Tony Matthews,Roni O’Brien, Lee Aitch & John Oliverhttps://www.facebook.com/events/182533908548987/?fref=tsSaturday 25th May“Fishing For Soul”Heron Angling Club, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay“Soul Funk Boogie & Jazz … On The Beach !!!”Free Entry-7.30pm-MidnightDJs: Carl Hyde, Phil Baker, Tom G Edgar, Robert Burr, Rex Smithhttps://www.facebook.com/events/495887860465812/Sunday 26th May (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)“Sunday Soul Sessions”The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PADJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae” 3pm-Midnight – soulful family atmosphere Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/Saturday 1st June“Soul Carnival All Dayer”The Cromwell Manor, Basildon“8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more5pm-1am-Tickets £15 In Advance Visit www.cromwellmanor.co.ukor www.superflypromotions.comhttp://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151760359468452&set=a.155420048451.145483.634883451&type=1&theaterSaturday 1st June (Every First Saturday)“Soul On The Harbour ”Jacksons Wharf, York Street, RamsgateDJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”Free Admission-8pm – 1amFriday 7th June 2013“The Big Zero Soul Night”Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQDJ Bully plus guests“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”Free Entry-8.30pm- 1amSaturday 8th June“Soul At The Cherry”The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original8pm-1am;Free Entryhttps://www.facebook.com/events/518853984843298/Saturday 8th June“Soulsations”The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BADJs: Nick Aravis & James Anthony£5 On The DoorDo you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !
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Manchester City have now released the news of the sacking of manager Roberto Mancini after a year to the day when they won their first Premier League Title on that action paid day. The Italian had only been in charge at the club for 3 and a half years and there has been a mixed reaction about the news. Former Manchester City and England Defender Andy Hinchcliffe said that the decision to sack Mancini was a ‘harsh’ one but not everyone was as lenient. After every sacking the drama begins on who will be their successor at the moment Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini is the favourite but Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho is close behind other names mentioned are Carlo Ancelotti, Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez so it will be interesting to find out who will be the new manager
Newly crowned FA Cup champions Wigan Athletic could turn Joy to Despair as defeat would send them down to the championship alongside QPR and Reading. Roberto Martinez’s men take on Arsenal this evening at The Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are also in a battle with North-London Rivals Tottenham Hotspur for that last Top 4 spot after Chelsea secured their spot against Aston Villa 4 days ago. Even though Arsenal have a game in hand Tottenham Hotspur are still favourites to Qualify. Wigan also have the delightment of their young player Callum Mcmanaman getting an England U21 call-up but can he show off his talent again when it is needed most…
David Haye has been forced to pull out of his fight against Manuel Charr on June 29 with a hand injury.
The damage to his left hand occurred on Sunday evening and left the former WBA heavyweight champion with no option but to postpone his return to the ring. The news is a blow to Haye, who has not been in action since beating Dereck Chisora last summer and was hoping to fight twice this year in a bid to become mandatory challenger to one of the dominant Klitschko brothers.
Pirelli have accelerated plans to introduce changes to their controversial 2013 tyres, with the revisions to now be rolled out in time for the Canadian GP in two races’ time.
Under fire from both fans and drivers alike, Pirelli announced almost immediately after Sunday’s heavily-criticised Spanish GP that they would make changes to their range of compounds for the British GP at the end of June.
However, those changes to their slick tyres will now be introduced one race earlier – in Montreal – with Hembery revealing the amended rubber will feature structural changes which combine elements from both last year and this year’s products in a bid to beef up their durability
First of all we will have a little discussion on snooker with Basildon born Stuart Bingham earlier in the month making it to the quarter final of the Snooker World Championship. Shamefully he was knocked out after being thrashed by that years championship winner, Ronnie O’Sullivan by 13-4. Despite that Bingham has still managed to reach 6th in the Snooker World Rankings after a truly amazing season from the Basildon boy, which is the highest ranking position he has ever reached within the sport.
Within the Snooker World Championship itself, because Bingham was seeded within the top 16, he automatically qualified for the main event. It all started very well for Bingham having demolished Crucible debutant Sam Baird 10-2 in the first round (last 32) to progress to the last 16. In the second round (last 16) Mark David, who knocked out four time World Champion John Higgins, gave Bingham more to think about, but in the end proved to be too strong, winning three frames in a row to clinch it to claim he first ever Snooker World Championship quarter final place, where he would face defending champions Ronnie Sullivan.
Considering Ronnie O’Sullivan has been out of the sport for the whole season, he looked like the player to beat and you had to be at the top of your game to do that. Shamefully for Bingham he was far from his best that day and spent most of his time in his chair admiring O’Sullivan’s best of the tournament snooker. Bingham could hardly even get a frame on the board, and ended up being badly beat 13-4. Of course Ronnie O’Sullivan went on to win his fifth world championship later that month, but refuses to guarantee he will return next to defend his title.
As for Bingham he will be back and will hope he can possibly reach the next level, because this has by far been Bingham’s best season in him snooker career, no questions asked. Stuart Bingham this season won the Premier League as well as the Pink Ribbon Pro-Am Charity tournament & the first Asian PTCof the season. Hopefully Stuart Bingham can make that next step and continue winning some of the events he attends.
Stuart Bingham – Snooker World Championship 2012/13 Results.
A packed edition of the British Blues Awards 2013 nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 this Wednesday with all the variety you have come to expect!
There are tracks from Blues Music Award winners the late Michael Burks, Tab Benoit, the late Magic Slim & the Teardrops, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Mannish Boys, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Janiva Magness, Ruthie Foster, Eric Bibb, Curtis Salgado, Irma Thomas and Victor Wainwright. Plus there is a track from Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Louis Walker.
There is another track from this month’s IBBA Album of the Month, ‘Highwire’ by the Daniel Smith Blues Band and more new releases from Angel Forrest, Dave Arcari & the Helsinki Hellraisers, Hans Theessink, Big Daddy Wilson and Ron Dzubla.
In the gig guide there are tracks from Mick Pini and the SPIKEdrivers plus slices of birthday cake for Roscoe Levee and Micke Bjorkof & BlueStrip. By popular request there is a track from Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion