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Neil Gits A Phone Call

8th June 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

It was nice to hear from a fellow Old Git (and I know he is “old” because I went ot his 50th birthday bash in January!) and former Basildonian Micky B last weekend. As always we exchanged gossip and news from the soul DJ world, but his main reason for calling was to let me know about the “Soul On The Harbour” event he had just been involved in down in Ramsgate. I’d given it a couple of plugs on the show and when Mick spotted a couple of new faces at the gig and got chatting, it turned out they had been in Essex at another soul night on the Saturday and fancied making a weekend(er) of it by heading across to Kent for the Sunday. Seems they listen to my little old radio show and found out about it on there (with a little extra help from Facebook of course!) – not only that they actually live in STEVENAGE !

It never fails to amaze me some of the feedback I get on a Monday and certainly keeps me on my toes on air – just a shame I was so knackered for this show and sounded like a right dozy Old Git ! Luckily, I think you’ll find the tunes are up to scratch…

This Week’s Selections:

Silver Convention  –  Get Up And Boogie (for Steve)

Cheryl Lynn  –  Encore  

Howard Johnson  – Keeping Love New

George McCrae  –  Rock Your Baby (Parts 1 & 2)

Gil Scott-Heron  –  Racetrack In France (VIP RIP)

Teena Marie  –  Revolution (ditto!)

Floaters  –  Float On (for Lorna in Vange)

Pieces Of A Dream  –  Warm Weather

Chi-Lites  –  You Don’t Have To Go

Loose Ends  –  Emergency (Dial 999)

Kleeer  – Winners

Glen Goldsmith  –  Dreaming

O’Jays  –  For The Love Of Money (for Helen)

Fatback Band  –  Money (Got To Get My Hands On Some)

Jaki Graham  –  Round And Round

Royalle Delite  –  I’ll Be A Freak For You

Darrius  –  Blissful

Millie Scott   –  Every Little Bit (for Samantha)

Shabazz  –  Have A Good Time

Kool & The Gang  –  Jungle Boogie

Billy Paul  –  Let Em In

Idris Muhammad  –  Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

Friday 10th June


“Killer Soul – Night 4″
Lords Golf & Country Club , Rayleigh
8pm – 1am
A night of Top Choonz and Anthems over three floors
DJ Ian Reading and chums
“Jazz Funk Soul & Dancefloor Anthems”
Tickets £10 On The Door – if available
Saturday 11th June
“Soul Fusion”
The Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
9pm – 1am     –    Free Entry
DJs:  Marky Mark  &  Dave Marley
“Soul, Funk & Jazz”
Saturday 18th June
“Fat Sams Again!”
Basildon United FC, Gardiners Close, Basildon
Friday 24th June
“Soul Survivors Live”
Bar Vic, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
8pm – 1am
DJ Jon B
Free Admission
Saturday 25th June
“Soul On The Harbour”
30 York Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9DS
Jason Anderson and the East Kent Soul Connection play…
Soul, Jazz, Funk, Soulful dance and Boogie
8pm – 1am         Free Entry
Saturday 2nd July
Hockley Soul Night,
Hockley Community Centre,
Westminster Drive,
8pm – 12.30am
DJ Geoff Grove
Tickets £6 available from Secrets Hairdressing in Rayleigh or …
Saturday 2nd July
“Soul By The Jetty – July Special”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
“The Best Goldmine & Caister Anthems”
DJs: Jon Layton & Mr. Messy plus Gino Muscat & Brian Kelly
Special Guest: Nick Aravis (Caister & Solar Radio)
8pm  –  1am
Entry by WRISTBAND ONLY – available from Jonny on 07989 591399 or email: [email protected] – only £5 each – first come, first served!!
Saturday 9th July
“Special Soul Night”
Club Ciroc, South Street, Romford
Featuring DJ John Leech with guests “LOOSE ENDS” !
More details to follow…
Saturday 30th July
Soul On The Sands
Bar Lola, Margate (Seafront)
9pm – 2am
DJs include:  Gareth Donovan, Gary Dennis, Pete Collins and Micky B
Every Friday:
 “Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry  –   8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister)  plus various guests
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh
Last Friday: Soul Survivors, Bar Vic, Southend
Last Friday: Soulful Seduction, Inn On The Green, Stanford Le Hope
First Saturday: Crown Soul Affair, The Crown, Billericay
Bi-Monthly Events:
Hockley Soul Night   –  next one July 2nd
Soul By The Jetty  –  next one July 2nd
Further details above as each night comes around.

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 : 3rd July

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