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Neil Gits His A*** Into Gear!

2nd June 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Once May is out of the way and summer finally arrives, I usually find just a little more time to attend to some of those much put off jobs that need doing around the house and this week I have spent several hours humping box after box of vinyl records around Old Git HQ. Firstly, I needed to make some space in Nathan’s bedroom so that it was physically possible for him to actually squeeze himself in there (!) and secondly I needed to make some long buried treasures more easily accessible for future use in the show. I tried not to dwell too long over some almost forgotten gems I glanced upon along the way, but boy…are there some TUNES in them there boxes just waiting to be uploaded into the Gateway Studio !! Watch this space…

This Week’s Tuneage…

Shalamar  –  A Night To Remember

Commodores  –  Brick House

Michael Jackson  –  Working Day & Night

Gloria Gaynor  –  I Will Survive (full twelve inch version)

Billy Paul  –  Only The Strong Survive

Teddy Pendergrass  –  The More I Get The More I Want

Rose Royce  –  Love Don’t Live Here Anymore

Leo’s Sunshipp  –  Give Me The Sunshine

Maxine Nightingale  –  Right Back Where We Started From

Debra Laws  –  On My Own

Barry White  –  Never Never Gonna Give You Up

Lamont Dozier  –  You Oughta Be In Pictures

Sergio Mendes  –  The Real Thing

Mud  –  Shake It Down (really!)

Stephanie Mills  –  Never Knew Love Like This Before

BT Express  – Give Up The Funk

Stevie Wonder  –  Visions

Luther Vandross  –  My Sensitivity (Gets In The Way)

Brand New Heavies  –  Close To You

Musique  –  In The Bush                  

Stargard  –  Wear It Out

Steve Arrington  –   You Meet My Approval

Al Di Meola  –  Roller Jubilee

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