Cool Soul on Gateway 97.8: Our Local Radio

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Neil Gits Away With It

30th March 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

We are all trying to save money wherever possible these days, whether it’s by using less gas or electricity at home, less petrol in the car or eating less food at meal times. For me, one way I’ve kept my bills a bit lower is by using less water in the bathroom. I do like a nice long shower and get some good ideas for songs to play on my show whilst lost in amongst the soap and music, so I don’t have shorter ones – I just do it less often !

Now that wouldn’t work for everyone, but I can quite often go several days in my life without leaving the house or seeing anyone for any length of time, so I am trying now to stretch it out to every three days , but making sure that if I go into a fourth day, I have a shower whether I need it or not ! Monday is usually a good day to skip a visit to the bathroom as I often get in and out of Eastgate without seeing anyone, but there’s always a chance Danny might still be around after his drivetime show. This week, I really should have had a freshen up before leaving home, but I was a bit pushed for time and took a chance, but luckily I slipped in and out without any awkward moments …

It will come as a great relief to you that despite all the numerous technological advances in recent years, nobody has invented a way you can smell a radio studio through the airwaves ! The only one of the five senses you really need to enjoy my two hours worth of soul, jazz-funk & disco selections each week is that of hearing – put it to good use today (Saturday) to listen to the ‘Repeat Play’ on Gateway at 5pm or visit our “Listen Again” page to experience one of my other recent shows …

The Tunes – Monday 25th March 2024

Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love
Zapp – It Doesn’t Really Matter
SouLutions – Love Don’t Come That Easy
Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You
Incognito – Nights Over Egypt
One Blood – Get In Touch With Me
Bloodstone – Natural High
G Mackey – Fading
Delegation – One More Step To Take
Curtis Hairston – I Want Your Loving
Dynasty – Does That Ring A Bell
Second Image – Sambolic
Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache
Angie Stone – Same Number
Joss Stone – Baby Baby Baby
Sly & Family Stone – Family Affair
Bamboos – Ex-Files
Bey Bright feat Miel – I Can Do It Better
Labi Siffre – I Got The …
Billy Paul – Fire In Her Love
Tommy Hunt – Loving On The Losing Side
Crown Heights Affair – Dancin’
Brit Funk Assocation – Angel Eyes

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 broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !