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Neil Gits Back In The Soul Groove!

13th January 2020
Posted by Neil Matthew

And so another year of Soul, Jazz-Funk and Disco nostalgia is upon us, with tunes from the classic era of the 70s & 80s, sitting alongside a few gems from the 60s & 90s, with some of the fabulous new 21st Century soul tracks slotted in between. Sounds good doesn’t it ? The first “Old Gits Soul Show” of 2020 was a cracker and it was great to get back into the studio doing what I enjoy best on a Monday evening – you can check out the playlist below and go to our “Listen Again” page to hear it, as well as last week’s special “All Vinyl Best Bits” show too.

I’ve also spent a good while this morning checking up that all the regular gigs are lined up to run as usual in January & February, plus I have hunted down some brand new soul nights too. Take a look at the updated list under the tunes below and get yourself along to one soon to support the venues that support our favourite music ! Next job … put together a super soulful selection of tunes for the next LIVE show, on air at Gateway from 7-9pm tomorrow (Monday) – it never stops !!

Last Week’s Tunes – 6th January

People’s Choice – Do It Anyway You Wanna

Debarge – Rhythm Of The Night

Jennifer Hudson – It’s Your World (Terry Hunter Remix)

Trammps – Disco Inferno

Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Waste Your Time

Mariama Ceesay – Think About You Instead

Dionne Warwick – We Never Said Goodbye

Simon Law feat Chante Moore – Higher

Donna Summer – Spring Affair

Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet

Harold Melvin – Today’s Your Lucky Day

Miles Davis – Give It Up

Shirley Ellis – Soul Time

Anita Baker – Sweet Love

Oran Juice Jones – The Rain

Steve Silk Hurley – Jack Your Body

Terri Green Project – What A Feeling

Regina Belle – Intimate Relations

Soul II Soul (with Kym Mazelle) – Missing You

MS1 Project – Heavenly

Rick James – Superfreak (DJ Disco Cat Re-Edit)

All Vinyl Best Bits – 30th December

Alphonse Mouzon – I’m Glad That You’re Here (Vocal)

Phylis St James – Candlelight Afternoon

Shalamar – On Top Of The World

Pennye Ford – Change Your Wicked Ways

Thelma Houston – If You Feel It

Status IV – You Ain’t Really Down

Womack & Womack – Eyes

Whispers – Just Gets Better With Time

Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne – Love Power

Booker Newbury III – Take A Piece Of Me

UK Players – Love’s Gonna Get You

Zapp – It Doesn’t Really Matter

Tyzik – Jammin’ In Manhattan

War – Cinco De Mayo

Evelyn “Champagne” King – Smooth Talk

Pieces Of A Dream – Fo Fi Fo

James Ingram – She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)

Glenn Jones – At Last

Jeffrey Osborne – Eenie Meenie

Bobby Thurston – Just Ask Me

New York Skyy – Let’s Celebrate

Change – Oh What A Feeling

First Light – Daybreak

Recommended Old Gits Soul Nights Out

Friday 17th January

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction – Bully’s Birthday Special”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA

“70s 80s & 90s Soul House & Old Skool Club Anthems”

DJs: Bully & Matt Jackson

Special Guest DJs From New York !

Joe Junior Gooden & Gian-Paul

Special one hour disco / house set

8.30pm – 12.45 am ; Free Entry ; Strictly Over 25s

Friday 17th January

“Studio Fridays” (Every Friday)

The Oakleigh, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS93NE

“A Glittering Blend of House Disco & Soul, featuring

both Brand New Cuts & Classics from the archives”

Guest DJ each week – 17/1 – Brad Hudson

Free Admission ; 9pm – 1am

Saturday 18th January

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Super Soul Saturday”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT

DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 25th January

“Just Got paid, It;s Saturday Night”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent,CT6 5JG

“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet”

DJs Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy, Malcolm Davis

8pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Saturday 25th January

“Soul Night”

Swallowtail Restaurant, Foundry Lane, Burnham On Crouch, CM0 8BL

Special Guest DJ Sam Knight

Tickets £5 inc a free bottle of beer or glass of fizz

Tickets from the venue Tel (01621) 785505

Sunday 26th January

(Last Sunday of Each Month)

“Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL

“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green

Special Guest : TBC

Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Thursday 30th January

(Every last Thursday of the month)

“70s & 80s Soul Night”

The Chequers, High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BQ

DJ Howie

“Soul Weekender Soul & Disco Tunes From The 70s & 80s”

8pm – 11pm ; Free Entry

Friday 31st January

“The Shepherd’s Got Soul”

Shepherd & Dog, London Road, Crays Hill, Billericay, CM11 2YA

DJ El Tel

“Funk Soul Disco Rare Groove & House Classics”

9pm – Late ; Free Entry

Saturday 1st February

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Friday 7th February

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”

The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs

“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”

8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry

Saturday 29th February

“Soul Odyssey”

M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX

DJs : Gary Walden, Tony Treble & Gary Fish

“Soulful Vibes’

8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance – £10 on the door

Saturday 7th March

“Hampton Soul By The Sea”

The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, CT6 8DL

“Soul Funk 80s Groove Disco & Rare Grooves”

DJs: Disco Dolly, Purple Hayes, Mr Mundy & Guest DJ

8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Saturday 11th April

“Basildon Over 30s Night”

Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG

DJs : Room 1 – Greg Edwards & John Osborne

“Jazz Funk & Soulful Anthems”

Room 2 – Phil Indulgence

“Club Classics / Urban / House”

9pm – 2am ; Advance Tickets £10

Tickets £12 on the door before 10pm ; £15 after …

Weekenders :

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”

Three Rooms of Music, 25 Soul/Reggae DJs

Featuring Marcia Griffiths Live

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May 2020

“Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender”

Dreamland Margate

Featuring Roy Ayers & Sister Sledge Live

DJ sets from Craig Charles & Gilles Peterson*F

Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August

“Margate Soul Festival 2020”

Details to follow …

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Studio Fridays”

The Oakleigh (formerly Bellini’s), London Road, Leigh on Sea

“Soul, House, Disco”

DJ : Guests on rotation

Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in the New Year 2020 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

 E-mail: [email protected] or send a 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !