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Neil Gits Away To Cornwall

16th May 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s that time of year again ! Another year older and another birthday road trip to indulge in, eating, drinking (Coke/Pepsi of course!) and listening to fab soul CDs in the car en route ! Except this time I went a week early due to a window of opportunity on the home/work front and planned a night at a BnB in Newquay after a nice long drive cross country with a scenic route to be followed home on Saturday with many stops along the way. Although the journey there went well, no major traffic problems and good driving weather, the minute I pulled up outside by seaside quest house it started raining – and refused to stop until it was nearly time for my head to hit the pillow. Wind was the main weather issue on day two but it didn’t stop me enjoying a much needed break from the usual scene – I won’t bore you with the finer details, just check the photos on Facebook !

As I said at the start, my actual birthday isn’t till next Monday, so I’ve already pre-recorded the next show so I can take Nathan out for a slap up meal without us having to rush back to the studio straight away.  In the meantime, savour this week’s super soul selections on the repeat play this Saturday at 5pm and I will speakto you when I’m older …

This Week’s Tunes:

Johnny Bristol    Hang On In There Baby  (GTSTCD001)
Evelyn King    Get Loose (RCA315)
Curtis Mayfield  – Move On Up (TTVCD2992)
Drifters    Some Kind Of Wonderful  (8 28765 55252)
The Jacksons    Livng Together (HURTBOX001.6)
Temptations    Oh Lover (ZL72413)
Regina Belle    This Is Love (465132 1)
Brownstone    Grapevine (6620942)
T Connection    Saturday Night (TKR7356)
Shalamar    Right In The Socket (DINCD138)
Jimmy James & Vagabonds – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (7N 45585)
Salsoul Orchestra    Take Some Time Out For Love (LIPS1)
Isaac Hayes    Disco Connection  (2025 069)
Jean Knight  – Mr Big Stuff (OG9534)
Gibson Brothers    Cuba (12WIP6561)
Narada Michael Walden    Take It To The Bossman (K50743)
Cameo    Candy (JABH 19)
J Blackfoot    Taxi (ALES3)  
Gene Rice    You’re Gonna Get Served (3159 – 1 R)
Karyn White    The Way You Love Me (925 637-1)
Grace Jones    Pull Up To The Bumper (IS240)
Jeanette Lady Day    Come Let Me Love You (PRL D 619)
Ken Navarro    Souvenir (JAZZFMCD37)
The Upcoming Gigs:

Friday 17th May
“Killer Soul – 2013”
Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords)
The Zero DJ Team playing …
“The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance”
8pm – 1am  ;  Tickets £7 In Advance, £10 OTD
For full details see:
Saturday 18th May
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Friday 24th May
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
The Loop, Tindall Street/Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1ER
“Rare Grooves, Funk & Soul Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
Free Entry    9pm    4am !
Saturday 25th May
“KTF Soul Club”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Lee Markwick, Tony Burman & The KTF Team
“Northern Soul & then some !”
Wristbands £5 In Advance Only – usually sells out – hurry !
7.30pm    1am      (07895) 538835 Danny
Saturday 25th May (Every Last Saturday of the month)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May
“May Bank Holiday Spring Affair”
Sat: The Knot. Beach Road,Westgate On Sea and
Sun: The Coast Bar, Kings Street, Margate
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful House
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson plus…
Terry Matthews, Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Tony Matthews,
Roni O’Brien, Lee Aitch & John Oliver
Saturday 25th May
“Fishing For Soul”
Heron Angling Club, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay
“Soul Funk Boogie & Jazz … On The Beach !!!”
Free Entry        7.30pm    Midnight
DJs: Carl Hyde, Phil Baker, Tom G Edgar, Robert Burr, Rex Smith
Sunday 26th May (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 1st June
“Soul Carnival All Dayer”
The Cromwell Manor, Basildon
“8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”
DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more
5pm    1am       Tickets £15 In Advance
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Saturday 1st June (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Friday 7th June 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Saturday 8th June
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”
DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 8th June
The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
DJs: Nick Aravis & James Anthony
£5 On The Door
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 !

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