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Neil Gits Even Older

26th May 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Sigh…another year has been added to my age since the last show so now I am closer to being too old even to be an “Old Git” ! To be honest, I am not really bothered about my age ( a mere 49 now ) and I enjoyed my traditional “birthday adventure” as much as when I was in my 20s, if not more. This year I stopped at a B’n’B in Redcar, a seaside town up north which was as underwhelming as say Felixstowe is in the south, but sold food and served drinks and the weather was really nice for a long relaxing walk. Even better was the long scenic drive down the North East Yorkshire coast via Whitby and across the Moors, of course made even more enjoyable by the presence of some choice CDs in the car – and yes you will hear some of the tracks I re-discovered in the show soon !


This Week’s Playlist:

Indeep  –  Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle 

Lonnie Liston Smith  –  Space Princess

Mystic Merlin  –  Just Can’t Give You Up (full 12″ version)

Lamont Dozier  –  Shout About It

Will Downing  –  Sending Out An SOS (for Jon)

Michael Jackson  –  Lady In My Life

Faze-O  –  Riding High

Chairmen Of The Board  –  You Got Me Dangling On A String

Fantasy  –  You’re Too Late

Cameo  –  Single Life

Willie Beaver Hale  –  Groove On

Donald Byrd  –  Change

Lillo Thomas  –  Sexy Girl (for Nicky x !)

LJ Reynolds  –  Key To The World

Kenny G & Chante Moore  –  One More Time

Foxy  –  Mademoiselle

Helen Reddy  –  Make Love To Me

Frank Popp Ensemble  –  Hip Teens Don’t Wear Blue Jeans (for Stephen)

Eugene Wilde  –  Personality

Fred Wesley & JB’s  –  Blow Ya Head

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

Friday 3rd June


“Zero Soul Night”

Marcos Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh

More info to follow…

Saturday 4th June

“The Crown Soul Affair”

The Crown, Billericay High Street

8pm – 12.30am  –  Free Admission

“Soul Funk House & Latin”

Resident DJs: Chris White & Stuart Hutson

Special Guest: Gary Dennis (Caister, Southport, Crazy Beat Records)

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 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
“Musical Memories from the days of that famous bar at the Crest Hotel…”
Guest DJ – all the way from New Jersey !  –  Andy John
Plus:  Stavros, Pete Collins & Mark Piggott
Tickets £10  –  Only 200 available
Details on (07809) 689968  or visit …
Saturday 2nd July
Hockley Soul Night,
Hockley Community Centre,
Westminster Drive,
8pm – 12.30am
DJ Geoff Grove
Tickets £6 available NOW 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!!
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 : 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