Going by the official title of my Cool Soul Show (“The Old Gits Soul Show”) it will come as no surprise that I don’t exactly embrace many of the ways of the modern world, including some of the ridiculous practices thrust on staff in the retail / business world. But even back in 1988, when I used to date a girl who worked at Woolworths in Chelmsford, I remember her telling me of how the staff there were instructed to always greet customers with a “Warm Fuzzy”, presumably meaning “smile & be friendly” – so silly jargon in the work place is not a new thing ! Last Monday, whilst sitting back in the studio presenting the live show after a particularly satisfying visit to Nandos, I found myself thinking “I’ve got a nice warm fuzzy glow this evening” no doubt brought on by a generous slice of the world’s best ever chocolate cheesecake! But it could well have been due at least 50% to the splendid selection of soul, jazz-funk & disco I was sharing with my listener – see if the tunes have the same effect on you by bending an ear to Gateway 97.8FM this evening from 5pm when we do it all over again….
The TunesFunkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove Change – Mutual Attraction
Dynasty – I Don’t Wanna Be A Freak
Chuck Woods – Seven Days Too Long Sylvester – Fever (Sergio & Allen Craig On Fire Edit)
Detroit Spinners – Love Is In Season
Be Be & Ce Ce Winans – Meantime
Rose Royce – I’m In Love (And I Love The Feeling)
Dennis Coffey – Gimme That Funk
The Limit – Say Yeah Slave – Wait For Me
Double Exposure – Soul Recession Astrud Gilberto -The Girl From Ipanema (Disco Version) Laura Lee – (If You Want To Try Love Again) Remember Me Trammps – Hold Back The Night
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Bourgie Bourgie
Lisa Stansfield – 8-3-1 Archie Bell & The Drells – There’s No Other Like You Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends
Cindy Scott – I Love You Baby Rimshots – 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Blow Your Whistle) Percy & Them – Shake It !
Rodney Franklin – On The Path
Saturday 23rd November“Treacle Mine Soul & 90s Anthems Night” The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR DJs: MJ & Bully “Retro Soul Sounds & 90s Club Anthems” 8pm – 12 Midnight ; Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/484244168335340/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Sunday 24th November (Every Last Sunday Of The Month) “Sunday Soul Sessions” The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests “Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae” 3pm – 11pm – soulful family atmosphere Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm ! https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/?fref=ts Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday) “Friday Night Live!” Bar Plazma, Wickford High Street, SS12 9AT “Soul, funk, disco & club classics” DJs: Bully & Merve The Swerve Over 25s only ; Free Entry ; 8.30 – 2am https://www.facebook.com/events/566212426785765/?fref=ts Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday) “Soul Weekender Vibe” Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ “Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s” DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Dave Bishop, Frostie Free Entry – 8pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/728566107157035/?fref=ts Friday 29th November “70s & 80s Disco Night!” The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay, CM12 0EH DJ Neil Matthew plays Soul, Disco, Pop & Party Hits Free Admission – 7.30pm to 11pm https://www.facebook.com/events/388584567940744/?fref=ts Friday 29th November “Soul In The Sun” The Sun Pub, London Road, Romford, RM7 9QA DJs Steve Kite, Ian Holmes & Richard Brown play “Jazz Funk Soul & Boogie” Free Entry – 8.30pm til 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/181128395414005/?suggestsessionid=b804f3ff4dbc516f9cc7a5225b94ea05 Saturday 30th November (Every Last Saturday) “Disco Stomp” Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun “70s & 80s Disco Classics” 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry Friday 6th December “Northern Soul Night” The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WS DJ: Ricky Oatham “Northern Soul, Motown, RnB & A Few Soul Classics” 8.30 – 11.30pm ; Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/248491855305093/?fref=ts Friday 6th December (Every First Friday Of The Month) “The Big Zero Soul Night” Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ DJ Bully plus guest Brian Kelly “Old School Soul, Funk & Disco plus a sprinkling of Nu Soul & Soulful House From The 70s Upwards” “Weekender Anthems All The Way!” Free Entry – 8.30pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/467563593363277/?fref=ts Friday 6th December “Westcoast Soulstars with Digi Soul & Laura Jackson” Westcoast Bar, Margate DJ: Fitzroy The Buzzboy Tickets £10 https://www.facebook.com/events/200373123472179/?fref=ts Saturdau 7th December “Hockley Soul Night” Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive “70s & 80s Soul Anthems plus a great atmosphere!” DJ: Geoff Grove 8pm – 1am ; Tickets £6 in advance, £7 On The Door Saturday 7th December “KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up” The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ DJs: Gavin Page, Mark Gurcha Collins & Tom Page “Northern Soul Event” Tickets £5 In Advance including free CD ! (£8 OTD = no CD) 7.30pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/216149605211346/?fref=ts Saturday 7th December (Every First Saturday) “Soul On The Harbour – 3rd Anniversary Special !” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests “70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems” Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Friday 13th December “Xmas Killer Soul – With Kenny Thomas!” Rayleigh Club Golf Resort 8.30pm – Ticket Info to follow… https://www.facebook.com/events/166396513555613/?fref=ts Saturday 14th December “Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special!” The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly & Mr Messy plus Special Guest … Paul Clark “Top Quality Jazz Funk & Soul … …Keeping The Spirit Of the Goldmine Alive!” Wristbands £5 each in advance only (07989) 591399 9pm – 1am – See below for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/245968215552931/?source=1 Saturday 14th December “Handbags & Gladrags 2” Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT DJs: Stretch Taylor, Brian Jay, Euan Bass, Gayle Lawless 9pm – 2am More Info to follow… https://www.facebook.com/events/324559664354544/?fref=ts Saturday 14th December “Essex Funkers Xmas Bash” Harlow Town FC Two rooms of funky soulful music provided by: DJs: Les Knott, Marky Mark, Frostie, Terry Munro… …and Scott Savill, Marky P, DJ Bushbaby 8pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 https://www.facebook.com/events/416784185103253/?fref=ts Saturday 14th December (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month) “Be Chic!” The Crown, High Street, Billericay Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present… “Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems” 8.30 – 12.30 Free Entry Saturday 14th December “Soul By The Sea” The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ DJs: Tom Edgar, Carl Hyde & guests 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/176564532537609/?fref=ts Friday 20th December “The Woodmans Xmas Soul Special” The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersely, SS7 3TA DJs: Bully & MJ “Nu Soul, Street Sounds, Soul & Funk Anthems, Soulful House & Ibiza Classics” For ticket details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/498744093554552/?fref=ts Saturday 21ST December (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta 7.30pm start – Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/1425175381028787/ Tuesday 24th December “Xmas Eve – Soul At The Manor” The Berwick Manor, Rainham, RM13 9EL DJs: Chris Alexander, Pete Collins, Scott James, Mark Gurcha Collins , Sandra C & Richard Brown “All Things Soulful & Funky” 8pm – 1.30am ; £10 in advance, £15 OTD https://www.facebook.com/events/601761466525585/ Friday 27th December (Every Last Friday) “Soul Weekender Vibe” Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ “Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s” DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis Free Entry – 8pm – 1am – Smart Dress Code https://www.facebook.com/events/218429651657501/?fref=ts Saturday 28th December “Xmas @ Soulbay” The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate-On-Sea, CT88AD DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Penny K & Theresa B “Quality Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House & more…” Tuesday 31st December “New Years Eve Soul Family Affair” The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD 8pm – 2am – Tickets £5 DJs : TBC https://www.facebook.com/events/461068363992181/?fref=ts Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013? 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 text message to (01268)833978The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm