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Neil Gits Back In The Groove

13th January 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

It was great to get back to doing our full funky thing this week with all your favourite features back in place  –  “The Tasty Twelve”, “The Old Gits Jazzy Bit” and “Short Trousered Soul”  being included amongst the “Soul Smoothies” “Mellow Moments” and “Vinyl Reminders”, just check the playlist below to see which tracks you think were which ! Or even better listen to the show this Saturday from 5pm !!

And if you are looking for somewhere suitably soulful to go to in thenext few weeks, have a look at the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” which is choc-a-bloc full of new events for early 2012. Read on and don’t forget to tune in either “on air” at 97.8FM in the Basildon area or anywhere in the world via the website

This Week’s Tunes…


Luther Vandross  –  Never Too Much


Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass  –  Two Hearts


Shakatak   –  Nightbirds


Chic  –  Le Freak (Full Original LP Version)


Willie Collins  –  Where You Gonna Be Tonight


Jean Carn –  My Love Don’t Come Easy


Boyz II Men  –  I’ll Make Love To You


Marvin Gaye  –  My Love Is Waiting


Kenny Lynch – Half The Day’s Gone And We Haven’t Earned A Penny


Heatwave  –  The Groove Line


Chapter 8  –  How Can I Get Next To You


Teena Marie  –  Why Can’t I Get Next To You


Eddie Henderson  –  Say You Will


Alton Edwards  –  I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)


Freak Power  –  Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out


Freddie Jackson  –  Giving My Love To You


Ralph McDonald & Bill Withers  –  In The Name Of Love


Temptations  –  Ain’t Too Proud To Beg


Deniece Williams  –  Baby Baby My Love’s All For You


Whodini  –  Magic’s Wand


Rufus Thomas  –  Do The Funky Chicken


Phil Hurtt  –  Giving It Back

Joe McBride  –  Central Expressway

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out

Sunday 15th January

“The Old Git At The Olde Dog”

The Olde Dog Inn, Billericay Road, Herongate, CM13 3SD





Saturday 21st January
“KTF Soul Club”
Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford Le Hope
7.30pm – 12.30 am    –  Admission £4  on the door
DJs: Mick Love & Lee Markwick
“Northern Soul and more…”
Tel: (07895) 538835 – Danny
Saturday 21st January
“Love Canvey Soul”
Bar Monico, Canvey Island Seafront
8pm – 2am    –   Free Admission
“Pure Solid Soul, Drinks Promotions, Dress To Impress”

(Original Lead Singer with Heatwave) Plus DJ: Tony D

(This event takes place each Saturday with live singers & guest DJs – Feb 4th: Georgie B 2nd Image)


Thursday 26th January
“Down To The Bone – Live!”
The Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea
“Celebrating Ten Years of Jazz-Funk”
Tickets £10 – £5 students
Tel: (01702) 351135


Friday 3rd February
“Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh.
DJ Darren Bull & Guest Lee Aldwinkle
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Dance Anthems”
8.30pm  –  1am      –     Admission Free

*First Friday Every Month*

Saturday 4th February

“Soul On The Harbour”

Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate

8pm  –   1am    –   Admission Free

“Classic and upfront Soul, Funk, Jazz & Soulful house”

East Kent Soul Connection DJs

*Charity Night In Aid Of UNICEF – inc Prize Draw*


Saturday 11th February

“Valentines Soul Night”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR

DJs: Bully & MJ – Soulful Seduction

“Caister Soul Anthems & 90s Dance Classics”

8pm  –  11.30    –   Free Admission


Saturday 11th February

“Dance To Donate – Soul All Dayer”

*In Aid Of Chailey Heritage School*

The Squire, North Street, Romford

2pm  –  2am   –   Admission £15

DJ Line-Up Includes Dr Bob Jones, Scott James & Mark Webster


Saturday 18th February

“The Goldmine Reunion”

La Quinta, 22-28, Benfleet Rd, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 1QB

DJs: Chris Hill & Mad Marx aka Snowboy

9pm til 3.00am  –  Tickets £12.50 in advance from the venue  07811 111333 or



Saturday 25th February

“ Street Soul!”

Henry’s Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB

DJs: Andy davies, Terry Jones, Ginger Tony, Grumpy brown, Steve Kite

9pm – 2am    –   £5 on the door    –   Tel(01708) 864042



Saturday 7th April

“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”

Harlow Town FC

DJs: Les Knott, Paul Clark, Jonny Layton

8pm  –  1am    –   Tickets £8 in advance, £12 on the door

Tel: (07800)724757 / (07989) 591399 / (01273) 413800
Every Friday:

“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests


Every Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”


Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one Feb 3rd                First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next Jan 27th
Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one TBC
Further details above as each night comes around.
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
The Comfort Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
***Tickets & Accomodation Selling Fast ! Hurry! ***
More info at and


And don’t forget…

Live Jazz @ The Inn On The Green – Mountnessing Road, Billericay                  Every First Sunday of the month                                                                     Lunchtime Session: 1pm – 4pm                                                                              Next date : Resumes in March 2012

If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Admission is FREE ! Hope to add more details here soon…


Also recommended…                                                                                          Friday nights at…                                                                                                       Lot 75 , Shenfield with Graham Norton

Plasma, Wickford with Geoff Grove

Both guys play every other week and include plenty of “our” tunes amongst other styles…


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 !

E-mail: stu[email protected] or send a voice/text message to (01268)833978

 The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm