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Neil Gits All 24 In

8th July 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

Every Sunday, I spend a ridiculous amount of time indoors, meticulosly hand-picking the songs I want to play on Monday evening, taking great care that there is nice balance of 70s & 80s tracks, along with a smattering of suitable cuts from the 60s, 90s and 21st Century too. I try and vary the tunes I play ranging from slow to mellow to mid-tempo to upbeat and make sure that there are as many totally obscure releases included as all-time favourites. But the one thing I nearly always fail to achieve it to play them ALL inside my two hour slot !!

A couple of weeks though I surprised myself and crossed every single song off my playlist ! I aim to get in 12 tracks per hour, so by about halfway I have an idea if I might need to drop one or maybe even two to avoid ‘bleeding over’ the nine o’clock news (which may not actually be a bad thing these days !! But … hey…) This time though it crossed my mind that I might possibly need to find a reserve to slot in, but in the end I found room for all 24 planned tunes quite nicely.

The songs that are least likely to miss the cut are those involved in the various weekly features, but I also wouldn’t dream of removing one of your requests … and as I have about SIX at present for this Monday, I am going to have my work cut out this week. Better start preparing now ….

You can hear last Monday’s show on the ‘Repeat Play’ in our schedule at 5pm this Saturday or shift along to the ‘Listen Again’ page where you can pick and choose to hear any soul gems you might have missed over the last 28 days, or maybe enjoy a show for a second or even third time in its entirety . The choice is yours, I just put it all ‘out there’ …

The Tunes – Monday 4th July 2022

Level 42 – The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

Womack & Womack – Baby I’m Scared Of You

Incognito – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Elton John – Are You Ready For Love

Rod Stewart & The Temptations – The Motown Song

Tyra Levone – Shine

Teddy Pendergrass-You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration

Michael B Sutton – Band Aid For A Broken Heart

D Train – Music

Jacksons – Your Ways

Candi Staton-Young Hearts Run Free(M & M Mix)

MCB – I’m The One, You’re The One

Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell

Supremes & Four Tops – You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart

Brownstone – Five Miles To Empty

Average White Band – Atlantic Avenue

Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right

Sargent Tucker – Don’t Blame Love

Blue Soul Ten – Loving Me

En Vogue – My Lovin’

Sister Sledge – Love Don’t Go Through No Changes

Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is

Sunship feat Melody – Let’s Start

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 , 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” !