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Neil Gits All His Songs In…

15th December 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am not sure if it had anything to do with  the fact that this week’s show was pre-recorded or not, but for once I managed to play EVERY single  song on the list I had in front of me ! Usually there are two or three tracks that have to wait till the next week to get an airing, but this time you will get to hear ALL of them just as I intended – perhaps this is the perfect “Old Gits Soul Show” ? Whatever, when you listen to the repeat play this evening at 5pm, it will sound a darn sight more “cheery” than it would have done if broadcast live on Monday, as I suffered the trauma of a break-in to my car last weekend and lost many valuable possessions in the process. I won’t go into more details here, it’s not the place, and quite frankly I am sick of telling people now, but I am sure if you have ever suffered at the hands of thieves yourself you will have some idea of how I am feeling right now.

However, the show must go on ! And here it is for you to enjoy …

The Tunes

Donna Summer  –  I Feel Love

Melisa Morgan  –  Fool’s Paradise

O’Jays  –  Used Ta Be My Girl

Love Unlimited  –  It May Be Winter Outside

Michael Jackson  –  Baby Be Mine

Billy Paul  –  People Power

Gladys Knight & The Pips-The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Diana

Steve Shelto  –  Don’t You Give Your Love Away

Keith Sweat  –  I Want Her

Level 42  –  Wings Of Love

Hidden Strength  –  Hustle On Up

Ronnie Laws  –  Always There

Freddie Hubbard feat Jeanie Tracy  –  You’re Gonna Lose Me

Billy Griffin  –  Hold Me Tighter In The Rain

Kool & The Gang  –  Spirit Of The Boogie

Luther Vandross  – The Thrill I’m In

George Benson  –  Turn Your Love Around

Four Tops  –  Strung Out For Your Love

Gerald Alston  –  Always In The Mood

Incognito  – North London Boy

Soul II Soul  –  Back To Life

Chocolate Milk  –  Tin Man

Stanley Turrentine  –  You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

The Gigs : Remaining December Highlights:

Saturday 15th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Bash!” –  SOLD OUT !!!!

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly

Special Guests: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod

£8  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Saturday 15th December

“Saturday Soul”

Roberts Live Lounge, Vineyard Street, Colchester, CO2 7TG

DJ: Nick Gunn

“Soul Funk & Disco plus Old Skool Anthems”

9pm   –   2am


Saturday 15th December

“Xmas Soul Night”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood

DJ: Charlie Cook

9pm –  Late    –     Free Entry


Friday 21st December

“80s Soul Groove Night”

Visage bar, Gants Hill, Ilford

DJs: John Leech & Paul Travi

Free Entry  –  9pm – 2am


Wednesday 26th December

“The Real Thing – Live”

Plus support from EK1 &and 80s Disco DJ

Broadstairs Pavillion

Tickets £15 (07805)955057

8pm start   –   Over 18s only


Friday 28th December

“Soul City Grooves”

The Waterfront, Bishops Stortford.

DJs: Les Knott, Marky P, DJ Dubz,

Stacey B, Neil SoulCouncil & DJ Isis

9pm   –  2am   –   Free Admission


Saturday 29th December

Soulbay Xmas Party

The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD

8pm –  1am      –       Free Entry

DJs: Frostie, Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Chris Bangs


Saturday 29th December

“Guilty Pleasures”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent

Free Entry     –    8pm – 1am

DJs: “The Soul On The Harbour/Disco Stomp” Team !


Monday 31st December (New Years Eve!)

“Family Affair New Years Eve Party”

The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate

8pm  –  3am    –    £5 Entry

DJs: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Roni O’Brien

Jonny Layton & Penny K

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/text message to (01268)833978

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