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Neil Gits Into A Fight With Technology

23rd July 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’ve been very brave lately and getting to grips with all sorts of new stuff I can do on my computer, but of course as we all know they don’t always do what you want them to do when you want them to do it ! Last week at home was very frustrating, trying to upload various vinyl tracks I really wanted to play on the show but it just wasn’t happening for some reason and the more I investigated the problem, the further away I seemed to get from solving it. Needless to say, at the last moment the penny dropped and something very simple was adjusted to get this week’s show prepared as I wanted it to be. All part of being an “Old Git” of course …

This Week’s Playlist:

Anita Ward  –  Ring My Bell

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  –  Bad Luck

Chaka Khan  –  Fate

Barry White  –  You’re The First The Last My Everything (extended version)

The System  –  This Is For You (for Kim in Corringham)

Bobby Womack  –  Gypsy Woman

Roy Ayers  –  Everybody Loves The Sunshine

O’Jays  –  Now That We’ve Found Love

Mary Jane Girls  –  In My House (for Tony)

Three Degrees  –  Giving Up Giving In

Melisa Morgan  –  Fool’s Paradise

Ramsey Lewis  –  What Is The Name Of This Funk (Spider Man)

Azymuth  –  Jazz Carnival  (for Marky)

Michael Zager Band  –  Let’s All Chant (for Helen)

James Brown  – Static (for Karen)

Johnny Bristol  –  Man Up In The Sky

Love Unlimited  –  If You Want Me, Say It (for Kim again)

Angela Winbush  –  Treat You Right

Jolly Brothers  –  Conscious Man

Cameo  –  Candy (for Craig)

Starshine  –  All I Need Is You

Grover Washington JR  –  Soulful Strut

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

 Saturday 23rd July
“Soul On The Harbour Beach Party”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
The East Kent Soul Connection Presents…
“Soul Jazz Funk, Soulful Dance & Boogie”
8pm – 1am   –   Free Entry
Friday 29th July
“Soul Survivors Live”
Bar Vic, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
8pm – 1am
DJ Jon B
Free Admission

Friday 29th July

“Soulful Seduction”

The Inn On The Green, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0ER

“Old School, Disco, 70s Funk, 80s Soul, 90s Club Classics & Dance Anthems”

DJs: MJ & Bully

8pm – 11pm  –  Free Admission

Last Friday Of Every Month

Saturday 30th July
“Feel Soul”
Rendezvous , Chadwell Heath
“Soul, RnB, Jazz-Funk, Rare Groove, Reggae and more…”
9.30pm  – 3.30 am   –   £6 B4 11pm,  £10 after…
DJs: Enyaw, Frostie, Paul Eve, Marky Mark & Ginger Tony
Details on (07969) 625370
Saturday 30th July
“Loose Ends in Romford!”
Club Ciroc, South Street, Romford
DJ John Leech Presents  the 80s Brit Soul Legends LIVE!!!
With guest Bonnie DJ (Sol Syndicate)
Tickets £10 on the door – arrive early !        9pm  –  3am
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
Friday 5th August 
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out!”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
Free Admission   –  8.30pm – 1.00 am
DJs:  Bully  plus guests   Axel F & Brian Kelly
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Disco & Dance Anthems”
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
“Soul Fusion”
Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Soul Stop Over Promotions Present:
DJs: Marky Mark & Dave Morpher Marley
9pm – 12.00  –  Free Admission
Saturday 13th August
“Summer Bash (Part 1)”
Harlow Town Football Club
8pm – 1am
“70s & 80s Jazz Funk & Soul”
With Mafia Funk DJ : Les Knott with Ash Tyrell
Tickets £7.00 in advance £10.00 on the door
Contact Les Knott 07800724757   Or [email protected]
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:
Saturday 27th August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party!”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jon Layton & Mr Messy with Gino Muscat & Brian Kelly
Special Guest:  Tony Matthews
7.30 – 1am   –   Advance Wristbands Only £5
Tel: Jonny (07989 591399) or email: soulbythejetty@virginmedia​.com
Friday 9th September 
“Killer Soul 5!”
@ 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 5´
DJ´s such as Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Bully, Uncle Swerve, Nick Gunn 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
Wednesday 14th September
“Billy Ocean LIVE at The Towngate !”
St. Martin´s Square, Basildon,  SS14 1DL

2011 will see Billy Ocean perform at just four venues across the country
and the Towngate Theatre are privileged to be able to welcome him back.

All tickets: £27.50

Debit/Credit Card Bookings: 01268 465 465

Saturday 17th September
“Always There – Goldmine Reuion”
La Quinta, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB
DJs: Chris Hill & Snowboy
Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or call (07811) 111333
9pm  –  3.30 am
Saturday 22nd October
Halloween Hockley Soul Night
***New  Venue!***
Rochford Hundred Golf Club, Hall Road, Rochford
DJ: Geoff Grove
Fancy Dress  –   Hot Buffet  –  Tickets & Times TBC
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 August 5th
Last Friday: Soul Survivors, Bar Vic, Southend – next one 29th July
Last Friday: Soulful Seduction, Inn On The Green, Stanford Le Hope – next one 29th July
First Saturday: Crown Soul Affair, The Crown, Billericay – next one August 6th
Second Saturday: Soul Fusion, Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next one 13th Aug
Bi-Monthly Events:
Hockley Soul Night   –  next one 22nd October
Soul By The Jetty  –  next one  27th August, then 29th Oct and New Years Eve !
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 : 7th August

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