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Neil Gits Across … Slowly !

22nd October 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

It was not a good week to try and get from Essex to Kent and back, but I had to do it twice – with somewhat different results ! Tuesday was all about taking advantage of the exceptionally good weather for October and meeting up with old friends socially at Herne Bay. I was aware of issues at the Dartford Crossing and allowed an extra hour for my journey, not that there was really any strict schedule, being retired – as long as I got fish n chips for lunch by the sea ! Alas, my plans didn’t quite go the way I expected as the football match I had intended to take in during the evening was postponed. I found another game quite a bit further across the county, but the upside of that was that when I came back to Essex about 11.30pm, I sailed through the tunnel, even more quickly than usual at night !

Yesterday, I was back again on football business, and this time I had no trouble at all getting over the Thames but coming back mid-afternoon was a slog, simply because it always is on a Friday !! I was well -prepared for both trips of course, with a bag full of drinks and biscuits and naturally enough soul music on CD to more than allow for any lengthy delays and keep me sane ! If you struggled to get from A to B this week and really need some chill out time with some marvellous soul tunes, don’t forget that the ‘Repeat Play’ of my show will be on air at 5pm this evening (Saturday) to do the trick – these are the songs featured last Monday :

Cuba Gooding – Happiness Is Just Around The Bend

Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It

Beverlei Brown – Love You Yes

Luther Vandross – Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me)

David Bowie – Fascination

Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Lindsey Webster – Just The Night

Sir Spencer ft Kendra Johnson-Glenn – Control Me

Unlimited Touch – Good Loving

Stylistics – Funky Weekend

Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Mix)

Geraldine Hunt – Gotta Give A Little Love

Philly Devotions – I Was A Lonely Man

Teddy Pendergrass – Where Did All The Lovin’ Go

Silver Convention – Everybody’s Talking Bout Love

Brass Construction – Now Is Tomorrow

Platinum Hook – Standing On The Verge

Groove Theory – Baby Luv

Down To Earth – Guiding Star

Lionel Richie – Truly

Maysa – Whatever

Joyce Sims – Lifetime Love

Originals – Down To Love Town (Disco Citay Remix)

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 on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com , as well as on your smart speaker or your phone, from 7pm–9pm every Monday, 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” !