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Neil Gits A Lemon Blizzard

28th July 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’m all about nostalgia – definitely with my music, a lot of the time regarding football … and even sometimes in my food choices too ! Recently we went to a Harvester in the area, perhaps a little foolishly on a very hot Sunday afternoon, and expected the place to be heaving with families, comprised mainly of badly behaved children & super stressed parents, not normally a combination that lends itself to a nice, relaxing atmosphere for a meal. I have to say though we had a really enjoyable visit – the aircon was working well, the staff were running things like clockwork & the food was top notch. Put those things together and even the most disfunctional of families should be able to relax & enjoy their visit !

But the icing on the cake (almost literally for us !) was that the revived “Lemon Blizzard Dessert” brought back as a ‘limited edition’ menu item to help mark Harvester’s 40th Anniversary this summer, was still available to order … 🙂 It was Ann who REALLY needed one, I’m not normally a lemon type of guy when it comes to sweet treats, but I just had to join her and my verdict was – utterly divine ! Any more of those though, and I’ll soon be fitting snuggly back into the jeans that I’ve found to be a bit too big to wear now my waistline has shrunk a little following 2-3 years of comfort guzzling coca cola and binge eating countless bars of chocolate !!

Of course, my number one passion is the soul, jazz-funk & disco music that I love to share with you, pretty much mostly from the years just before The Berni Inn re-branded itself into the restaurant we know and love today. This week’s tunes selected were particularly tasty, take a look at them below and hear them on the ‘Repeat Play’ this Saturday at 5pm …

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 24th July 2023

Beginning Of The End – Funky Nassau
Detroit Spinners – Wake Up Susan
Blues Soul Ten – This Is Worth It
Cheryl Lynn – Encore
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
Tony Lindsay – I Can’t Help Loving You
Stevie Wonder – Send One Your Love
Carmichael Musiclover – Bring It Home
Maze – Southern Girl
Brass Construction – Shakit
James Brown – Goliath
Ronnie Laws – Heavy On Easy
Sargent Tucker – All The Squares
BT Express – Give Up The Funk
Sunfire – Never Too Late For Your Lovin’
Atlantic Starr – One Love
Gary B Poole – Revival
Lina loi – Let It Go
Dina Carroll – This Time
Stephanie Mills-Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Groovefunkel Remix)
Dynasty – Do Me Right
Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
Brothers Johnson – Brother Man

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected].

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !