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Neil Gits Broadcast In Mono

28th October 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Last Saturday’s repeat of “The Old Gits Soul Show” had to be broadcast in an inferior quality to the usual super shiny stereo that you know and love, but first and foremost a big “thank you” to the top team behind the scenes here at Gateway to retrieving what they could and keeping the Saturday evening soul flag flying – if only at half-mast ! Intriguingly, I got some positive comments all the same, the general theme being that the mono-AM quality output totally suited the 70s/80s tunes and took them right back to the old days when we often listened to radio on medium wave ! LOL

Fingers crossed all will be back to normal tomorrow at 5pm and these are the fab tunes you can enjoy hearing …

This Week’s Playlist:

Taste Of Honey  –  Boogie Oogie Oogie

Brass Construction  –  Can You See The Light

Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway  –  Back Together Again (for Richard)

Galaxy  –  Dancing Tight (Full 12″ Version)

Angela Bofill  –  Too Tough

Aretha Franklin  –  Rock Steady

Randy Crawford  –  Rainy Night In Georgia

David Grant & Jaki Graham  –  Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (for Allan)

Central Line  –  Don’t Tell Me (for Paul Eve)

Curtis Hairston  –  I Want Your Loving

West Coast Soul Stars feat Eli & Janine  –  Because Of You

Kleeer  –  Tonight Is The Night (for Kerion)

Freeez  –  Keep In Touch

Rimshots  –  7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Blow Your Whistle) (for Rich)

Earth Wind & Fire  –  In The Stone  (for Harry)

Archie Bell & the Drells  –  How Can I

Barry White  –  It’s Ecstasy When You Lie Down Next To Me

Stylistics  –  Hey Girl Come & Get It (for Stavros)

Cameo  –  Back & Forth

Fourplay  –  Rollin’

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 29th October
The Essex Soul Man – John Leech
Will be DJ-ing at Club Ciroc, South Street, Romford
(formerly Branigans)
9 – 3 am     –   Pay on the door
Friday 4th November
Zero Soul Night
Marco’s Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30 – 1am   –   Admission Free
DJ Bully and guests
Saturday 5th November
“Something For The Weekend”
Henrys, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB
9pm  –  2am   –   Free Entry
“Soulful Fireworks Galore!!”
DJs: Ginger Tony, Ed Stokes, Pete Collins & Steve Kite
Tel: (01708) 864012
Saturday 5th November
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, 30 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
8pm – 1am  –  Free Entry
East Kent Soul Connection DJs playing:
“Soul, funk, jazz, soulful house, classic & new grooves”
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 26th November
“90s & 00s Glow In The Dark Party!”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
DJ Geoff Grove plays ”Dance Classics, Old Skool Garage, Funky House & today’s Chart Choons!”
By the likes of: Alison Limerick, Bobby Brown, Baby D & Artful Dodger…
8pm – 12.30am     –    Tickets £6   via  or Secrets Hairdressing, Rayleigh
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
Details coming soon…
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 November 4th
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 28th October
Bi-Monthly Events:
Hockley Soul Night   –  next one TBC
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 : 6th November

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