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Neil Gits Something In His Ear…

2nd July 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

I had a weird experience recently which affected the show slightly. I woke up one morning feeling a bit deaf in one ear and whereas sometimes little things like that sort themselves out once you are awake properly, this time it lasted all day – which unfortunately was a Monday and meant I couldn’t hear half my show as I broadcast it ! I figured out some horrid little bug must have wriggled into my ear overnight and luckily it wriggled out again the next night, all’s been well ever since, but it did mean I was a bit distracted that week.

Of course the show must go on and the main thing is that YOU  get to hear two hours of my finest soul, disco & jazz funk tracks, whether I can hear them or not ! Here are the ones we shared together this week and can share together again this evening…

This Week’s Playlist:

Kool & The Gang  –  Too Hot

Roy Ayers  –  Heat Of The Beat

Pockets – Come Go With Me

Real Thing  –  Can You Feel The Force

Johnny Bristol  –  Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me

O’Jays  – Summer Fling

Dionne Warwick  –  All The Love In The World

Deniece Williams  –  That’s What Friends Are For (for Carol)

George McCrae  –  I Ain’t Lying

Mahogany  –  Ride On The Rhythm         

George Benson  –  20/20  (for Adrian)

Perri  –  The Flight

Stanley Clarke  – Heaven Sent You

George Duke  –  Dukey Stick

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Got To Get You Into My Life (for Gary)

Jean Carn  –  If You Wanna Go Back

Regina Belle  –  After The Love Has Lost Its Shine

Teena Marie  –  Ooh La La La

Gil Scott-Heron  –  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Diana Brown – Masterplan

Sylvia Striplin  –  You Can’t Turn Me Away

Jimmy Sommers  –  James Café

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

Saturday 9th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ
Playing soul & dance anthems from the 70s 80s & 90s
8pm – Midnight –  Admission Free
Saturday 9th July
“Soul Fusion”
Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
9pm – 1am
DJ: Marky Mark
Free Admission
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 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
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 guest
“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
“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!”
DJs: Jon Layton & Mr Messy with Special Guest:  Tony Matthews
Details to follow…
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
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 9th July
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