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Neil Gits A Cough

6th May 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Getting a minor chest infection along with the tickly throat that comes with it is not the most helpful thing if you are hosting a radio programme, so this week’s cough arriving was most unwelcome – and it still hasn’t totally gone away now, so at least anyone meeting me in the next 24 hours will think Saturday’s repeat play is live ! Good excuse though for a couple of particularly “tasty twelves” and a few other generally long songs in between…

This Week’s Tracks:

Junior  –  Mama Used To Say

Gilberto Gil  –  Toda Menina Baina

Loletta Holloway  –   Love Sensation

Brothers Johnson  –  Stomp  (Full Extended Version)

Archie Bell & The Drells  –  Strategy

Al Johnson & Jean Carn  –  I’m Back For More

Toni Braxton  –  Breathe Again

Jeannie Reynolds  –  Fruit Song

O’Jays  –  Love Train

Aurra  –  Like I Like It

Barry White  –  Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long

Trussel  –  Love Injection  

Linda Williams  –  Elevate Our Minds

David Joseph  – You Can’t Hide Your Love (for Richie)

Krystol  –  After The Dance Is Through

Luther Vandross  –  Superstar/Until You Come Back To Me

Isley Brothers  –  That Lady (remix) (from 2004′s “Taken To The Next Phase”)

Charlene Smith  –  Feel The Good Times

Cuba Gooding  –  Happiness Is Just Around The Bend

Joyce Cooling  –  Callie

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

Saturday 7th May


“Crown Soul Affair”

The Crown, Billericay High Street

“Funk, Soul, Boogie & Soulful House”

Special Guest DJ  :  Marky Mark

Plus residents Stuart Hutson & Chris White

8pm – 1am  –  Free Entry

* 1st Saturday Of Every Month *

Friday 27th May

“Soul Survivors”

Bar Vic, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

Last Friday of each month

Free Admission

Saturday 28th May

QdOS Soul

Civic Hall, Grays

“Jazz Funk Soul & House”

DJs: Tig & Tel  /  Fat Tel / John Ovel / Lee Aldwinckle


Sunday 29th May (Bank Holiday Weekend)

“Open Air Soul Spectacular!”

**Billy Ocean & Tavares – LIVE !**

Plus Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) & Ray Lewis (Still Drifting)

Lords Golf & Country Club, Rayleigh

Midday – Late

DJs: Ian Reading and guests

Tickets : £25

Further info at:

Friday 10th June

“Killer Soul – Night 4″
Lords Golf & Country Club , Rayleigh
8pm – 1am
A night of Top Choonz and Anthems over three floors at one of the best venues in the area…..
“Jazz Funk Soul & Dancefloor Anthems”
Saturday 2nd July
Hockley Soul Night,
Hockley Community Centre,
Westminster Drive,
8pm – 12.30am
DJ Geoff Grove
Details to follow…
Every Friday:
“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry  –   8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister)  plus various guests

Weekenders !

It is that time of year again here are details of the latest event…

Click on the links for more details of DJs, times, accomodation, etc…

Essex Soul Weekender

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June

Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley

“Old School Soul, R’n’B, Jazz-Funk & Club Classics”

**Special Live Performances by OMAR  &  MARIE GARACCIO**

£45  –  3 days  ;  £30 – day pass!/event.php?eid=177743425572442

 And don’t forget…

Live Jazz @ The Inn On The Green – Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every First Sunday of the month

Lunchtime Session: 1pm – 4pm

Next date : 5th June

If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Admission is FREE !  Hope to add more details here soon…

Also recommended…

Friday nights at…

Lot 75 , Shenfield with Graham Norton

Plasma, Wickford with Geoff Grove

Both guys play every other week and include plenty of “our” tunes amongst other styles…

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place early in 2011 ? 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 !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a voice/text message to (01268)833978

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm