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Neil Gits A Recommendation

25th November 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

I often get ideas for songs to play passed on to me and usually they are quite inspired bringing to my attention tracks by well known artists that had passed me by or even ones by groups or singers that I had been blissfully unaware of, but all of a good quality. Some people give me a whole list and this year you may have noticed listeners getting their own temporary “spot” on the show each week as a result, for instance, “Graham’s Groove” “Bob’s Big One” or “Allan’s Long Shot”. Occasionally other regular listeners like Frates, A13 Annie, Sammy B or Popmaster Paul come up with a little gem out of nowhere (yes I HAVE given all my loyal “fans” nicknames !! lol) but someone completely surprised me the other week with a fabulously funky soulful disco tune from 1979 they had heard once somewhere – which was once more than I had !

It was suggested by Gateway’s very own David Webster who often hosts the drivetime show before me on a Monday and is much younger than me, but has good ears and knew that it would be perfect for my soul show, despite him being unlikely to have been visiting discotheques when the record was first released ! I tracked it down, obtained a copy and played it on one of my recent shows to good effect – you can judge for yourself how snugly it sat on one of my recent paylists by going to “Listen Again” on here – the song was called “You Can Win” by Bileo, a soul & disco band from the USA (that was pretty much everything I could find out about them !)

If you stumble across a soul, jazz-funk or disco tune from the 70s or 80s (maybe even the 90s or 60s) and you think I should give it an airing, get in touch by texting (01268)833978 emailing [email protected] or post a message on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook and I will give it the once over. The first three playlists for November can be seen below, but listen to the next brand new selection for this month by tuning in LIVE this Monday from 7-9pm …

Monday 4th November

Lou Rawls – Some Folks Never Learn

Jaki Graham – Round And Round

Mather & Kingdon – Stars

Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat

Whispers – Turn Me Out

Miles Davis ft Randy Hall – Love What We Make

Evelyn King – Don’t Hide Our Love

Shamika Brown – I Love Him, I Love Him Not

Xavier – Love Is On The One

Heatwave – Slip Your Disc To This

Chante Moore – I Want To Thank You

Dave Mascall & Miracle Thomas – Brighter Day

Level 42 – Something About You

Colonel Abrams – Trapped

Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover

The Rakiem Walker Project Ft Gloria Ryann – Good Life

Dominique Toney – Maze

Jade – Every Day Of The Week

Soul Talk – Really Don’t Mind

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Gino Soccio – Dancer

Monday 11th November

Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious

Madagascar – Rainbow

Paris Toon feat Tanya Tiet – Reflections Of A Disco Ball

Van McCoy – The Hustle

Bileo – You Can Win

Sister Sledge – Easier To Love

Lou Rawls – Lovers Holiday

Rockie Robbins – Love Me Tonight

Evelyn King – What Are You Waiting For

Voyage – From East To West

Conway & Temple-You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder

Freddie Hubbard – Put It In The Pocket

Mike Champion – Something For You

Kool & The Gang – Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancing)

Raw Silk – Do It To The Music

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy

Rob Hardt feat David Tobin – Trying

Miles Davis ft (feat. Lalah Hathaway) – So Emotional

Jackie Ross – Selfish One

The Affair – Hangin’ On

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Butch & Rhonda Coleman – Train

Monday 18th November

The Limit – She’s So Divine

O’Jays – Used Ta Be My Girl

Soul II Soul – Get A Life

Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

Change – Miracles

Evelyn King – Your Kind Of Loving

Lisa Fischer – How Can I Ease The Pain

Stephanie Mills & Peggy Blue – His Name Is Michael

Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best For You

Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love

Rufus & Chaka Khan – Stop On By (Live)

Salsoul Orchestra – Getaway

Robert Parker – Barefootin’

Al Green – Tired Of Being Alone

Four Tops – Simple Game

Diana Ross – Surrender

Richard Alexander Davies – Set It Off

Marva King – Just Can’t

Rose Royce – Wishing On A Star

Cameo – Don’t Be Lonely

Loleatta Holloway – Hit & Run

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !