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Well it is that time of the year ! Inevitably after a busy week of quiz nights and radio, the throat gave way and if you listen carefully to the repeat play of the show tomorrow evening you can the croaks coming in loud and clear towards the end ! However, as I always say, its all about the music and boy I found some corkers for you to enjoy this time. I introduced a new feature in the second hour of the show called “Philly Dips” which will take a couple of cuts each week from my much treasured 14-LP box set “The Philadelphia Story” and bring you some lesser known tracks fromsome of the great names from the famous 70s & 80s soul label. It starts with Teddy Pendergrass teaming up with an uncredited Stephanie Mills and follows up with a funky slice of gospel style soul from Patti Labelle. Also on the show are three or four fabulously cheesy slices of 70s disco, a jazz-funk cover of a rock tune for the “Old Gits Jazzy Bit”, some “Short Trousered Soul” from the early 70s days of Motown, a track that ISN’T by the Jackson 5 but really sounds as though it must be from the “rare groove” era and rarely played tunes by great names such as Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker & Luther Vandross. All in all an ESSENTIAL soulful selection, available againthis Saturday from 5pm at Gateway 97.8FM and online right here !
This Week’s Tunes:
George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing
Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later
Cashflow – Mine All Mine
Band AKA – Joy
Leroy Hutson – Lucky Fellow
Luther Vandross – A Better Love
Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed
Eric Roberson – What Is Love Made Of
Galaxy – Head Over Heels
K C & The Sunshine Band – Keep It Coming Love
Anita Baker – Squeeze Me
Mike Mandell – Peg
Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanor
Chic – Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)
Full Flava feat Ce Ce Peniston – I Think About Him
Karyn White & Babyface – Love Saw It
Detroit Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Teddy Pendergrass & Stephanie Mills – Take Me In Your Arms Tonight
Patti Labelle – The Spirit’s In It
Supremes – Automatically Sunshine
Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back & Finish What You Started
Candido – Dancin’ & Prancing
Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:
See last week’s post for the latest events – nothing’s changed !
New events will be added next week though …
Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place early 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 !
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The 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.