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Neil Gits Cramp!

24th June 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

I usually update this blog soon after the Monday show goes out live so that I can flag up any interesting requests that come in or highlight any particularly good songs that get played in time for you to hear them again on Saturday’s “repeat play”. But this week the bit you MUST tune in to hear comes at around about 6.10pm, just as I am about to read out the second selection of “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” – listen out for the scream as I get a sudden attack of cramp !! Most inconvenient, but the show must go on luvvies …

This Week’s Playlist:

Change  –  Searching

Gap Band  –  Outstanding

George Duke  –  Brazilian Love Affair (Full 12″ Version)

SOS Band  –  Groovin’

Shakatak  –  Living In The UK

Whispers  –  Keep On Loving Me (for Kerion)

Bobby Brown  –  Rock Witcha

B B & Q Band  –  Genie

Fantastics – Something Old Something New

Lonnie Liston Smith  – Never Too Late (for Mick)

Gil Scott-Heron  –  It’s Your World

Raydio  –  Jack & Jill

Alexander O’Neal  –  What’s Missing

Archie Bell & The Drells  – Glad You Could Make It

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Star (for Gary in NORTH Carolina!)

Bobby Womack  –  Across 110th Street (for those who missed the show to see him in London!)

Anita Baker  –  Sometimes You Win

Rufus & Chaka Khan  –  Hollywood

Lamont Dozier  –  Bigger Than Life (for Mark)

Heatwave  – Gangsters Of The Groove

Raw Silk  –  Just In Time

George Benson  –  The World Is A Ghetto

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

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
Friday 1st July
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out!”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
Free Admission   –  8.30pm – 1.00 am
DJs:  Bully  plus Axel F & Stevie B
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Disco & Dance Anthems”
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 £7 on the door if available
Saturday 2nd July
“The Crown Soul Affair”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
8pm – 12.30am  –  Free Entry
Resident DJs: Mick Liste & Chris White
Special Guest:   Cosmic !
“Soul, Funk, Soulful House & Latin”
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 – HURRY SELLING FAST AS EVER !!
Saturday 16th July
“KTF Soul Club – Later & Greater!”
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford Le Hope
7.30pm – 1.30am  –  £4 Admission
DJs:  Mark “Gurcha” Collins  &  John Claricoats
This is a Northern Soul event !
Saturday 30th July
Soul On The Sands – All Dayer
Starting at The Bracket  –  2pm onwards then ..
…on to Bar Lola, Margate (Seafront)
9pm – 2am
DJs include:  Gareth Donovan, Gary Dennis, Pete Collins and Micky B
Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August
“Margate Carnival Soul Weekend!”
Westcoast Bar, 3-5 King Street  &  The Parade, Margate
2pm  –  2am  Each Day  –  Free Entry
On The Saturday:  Live Entertainment & DJs on The Plazza
DJ line-up includes:  Tony Matthews, Peter Collins, Roni O’Brien, James Anthony & Jon Layton
Plus of course the “East Kent Soul Connection” crew !!
On The Sunday: Live Shows & Music, Family Entertainment Stalls & Caribbean Bar-B-Q !
Finale:  Special Full Live Performance from THE WESTCOAST SOULSTARS and Friends !
Saturday 13th August
“Stomp In Romford!”
The Squire, North Street, Romford
Tickets £5   –   8pm – 2am
DJs: Steve Kite, Gavin Page, Tony Fernandez, Phil Roberts, Scott James…
…With the sweet Rhythms Of Soul Music !
Check the link below for ticket outlets and more info:
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 – next one July 1st
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 – next one July 2nd
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.

 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