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Neil Gits A Sore Hip

10th November 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Ouch. That hurt ! The rain we had last weekend claimed a casualty when I slipped on my front door step rushing in and out of the house and landed right on my hip – ouch again ! That meant spending most of this week so far feeling a little tender and with my poor old mum taken into Basildon Hospital again (she’s no spring chicken – it seems to be a regular thing come November!) and needing stuff taking care of and Nathan’s birthday next week to prepare for, it’s been quite a hectic few days. So thank heavens there were some super duper soul tunes which received plenty of positivie response from my various listeners ! These are “the grooves that soothe” …

Shannon – Let The Music Play

Rick James – Give It To Me Baby

Temptations – Treat Her Like A Lady

Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Full 12″ Version)

Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around (for Harry)

Terri Wells – Who’s That Stranger

Jackson 5 – Who’s Loving You (for Scott)

Grover Washington Jr – Just The Two Of Us

Leprechaun – Lock It Up

Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me (for Kerry)

O’Jays – Message In Our Music

Alexander O’Neal – Hearsay (for Lorna in Vange)

Inversions – Mr Mack

George Benson – Love X Love

Will Downing – The World Is A Ghetto

LTD – Love Ballad

Billy Paul – Let’s Make A Baby (for Harry)

Denise Lasalle – Come To Bed (for Mick)

Danny Williams – Dancing Easy

Marvin Gaye – Wherever I Lay My Hat

Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)

JR Funk – Feel Good Party Time

Dave Koz – Together Again

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog – Part 3 !”

Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, Brentwood, CM13 3SD

DJ Neil Matthew playing….

“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco from and inspired by the classic era of the 70s & 80s”

***Plus Guest “Brit-Funk” set by DJ Paul Eve! ***

Remember the likes of Second Image, Central Line, Beggar & Co, Freeez, etc,etc ??

7pm – 10.30pm – Free Entry

Chill out with the tunes !

Saturday 12th November
“The KTF Soul Club – 11″
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford le Hope
7.30pm – 12.30am – £4 admission on the door
DJs : Paul Spain (Box Club) & Lee Markwick (Krystal Radio)
“Northern Soul Event!”
Saturday 19th November
“Soul In The Box”
The Box Club, Regina Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1PE
8pm – 1am – Admission £5
DJs: Mick Love, Paul Spain, Brian Kelly & Danny Peach
Special Guest: Chas Fredrick
“Northern Soul, Motown & Modern Soul”
Tel: (07807) 325903
Saturday 19th November
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Grays Thurrock
8pm – 11pm – Free Entry
“Caister Anthems, 80s Soul, Funk & Boogie”
DJs : Bully & MJ
Friday 25th November
“Killer Soul Night – Xmas Special!”
@ Lords Golf & Country Club, Rayleigh

8pm – 1am

If you were part of the enormous soul music explosion in the South East of England back in the later part of the 1970´s and attended the night clubs such as Zero 6, Flicks, Lacy Lady and more, then its time to reminisce again as the DJ team at Zero Radio invite you to ´KILLER SOUL ´

DJ´s such as Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Mikey Porter, Bully, Uncle Swerve, Nick Gunn, The Bish, MJ Mac, Axel F, Brian Kelly and more are back for a night of Jazz Funk, Soul and Dance floor anthems plus an added THIRD room for all Jazz & Chill Connoisseurs

For further details visit
Saturday 3rd December
“The Stylistics Live At The Cliffs Pavillion”
Last date of their tour – see local press for details…
Saturday 3rd December
“Soul On The Harbour – Xmas Party !”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
8pm -1am – Free Entry
DJs : Johnny H, Paul Spickett, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Rookie Penny
Saturday 3rd December
“Essex Funkers Big Xmas Bash!”
Harlow Town FC
7pm – 1am
DJs: Tom Holland, Paul Clark & Les Knott
Tickets £8 in advance or £12 on the door
Contact: (07800)72475 or (01273) 413800
Saturday 10th December
Estuary Soul Xmas Special,
The Westcoast Bar, Margate
8pm – 3am – Tickets are £5 in advance
Two Rooms of Soul, Jazz-Funk By The East Kent Soul Connection !
DJs include: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Jonny & Messy
More details at …
Sunday 11th December
“The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Part 4!”
The Olde Dog, Herongate
7pm -10.30pm
Further details to follow…
Saturday 31st December
“Soul By The Jetty – New Years Eve Special!”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
8pm – 2am
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
Plus: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod from Caister
“A full-on PARTY featuring quality Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Nu-Jazz and Caister grooves with added feel-good flavas…”
Wristbands £8 – IN ADVANCE ONLY – Tel:07989 591399
Or for full details see:
Saturday 31st December
“Stomp-ford 2 – New Years Eve Party!”
The Squire, North Street, Romford, RM5 3AB
8pm – 5am !
“The Sweet Rhythms Of Soul Music from the Stomp Team…”
Tickets £15 available until 18th December…
…after that £20 if not already sold out !
Full details at:
Saturday 31st December
“KTF Soul Club vs Dirty John’s New Years Knees Up!”
The Railway Tavern, Stanford Le Hope
7.30pm – 1.30 am
Two rooms of tunes – tickets £5 in advance only
Details at:
Every Friday:

“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests

Every Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one December 2nd
Second Sunday: The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Herongate – see above ! Next: 13th November
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next one 25th November
Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one New Years Eve !
Further details above as each night comes around.
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
The Comfort Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
***Tickets & Accomodation Selling Fast ! Hurry! ***
More info at and

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 : 4th December

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 via from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm