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Neil Gits Back To Normal

31st May 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

At least that is the intention ! It hasn’t actually happened yet with the weekend standing between me and the glorious return to school , but I am soooooo looking forward to having nearly three months without a Bank Holiday and a nice long run of full school weeks to get my life moving again, without the endless sound effects from the X-Box or the continual canned laughter blaring out from the Disney Channel on my TV !! You can look forward to the occasional new feature, some revived old favourite tunes I’ve not played for a while and plenty of fabulous vinyl finally seeing daylight after 20 plus years trapped in a sleeve on the shelf as Summer 2014 officially begins here ! First though, there’s another chance to hear my “Old Gits Soul Shuffle” show from last Monday, si ilar to recent “normal” shows but with everything in a different order – have a listen today at 5pm and here these top tunes on your radio …

The Tunes

Sister Sledge – All American Girls
Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady
Chic – Funny Bone
Linda Tillery – Secrets
Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling
Herbie Mann – Superman
Love Unlimited – My Sweet Summer Suite
Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess
Luther Vandross & Martha Wash – I Who Have Nothing
Black Coffey – Hard To Get
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Love Magic
The Quickest Way Out – Who Am I
Jones Girls – Eternally
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Jammin’
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Stevie Wonder – Never Had A Dream Come True
Thelma Houston – Baby Mine
Anthony White – Stop & Think It Over
Adeva – I Thank You
Instant Funk – Got My Mind Made Up
Don Ray – Got To Have Loving
SOS Band – Just The Way You Like It

The Gigs

Saturday 31st May
“Aspects Of Soul”
Ramsgate Music Hall, Turner Streetm Ramsgate, CT11 8NJ
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
DJs: Nigel Watson, Paul Spickett, Steve T
Guest PA by The Groove Association feat Georgie B
Tickets £5 from (07533)134014 ; 8pm start – Late
Friday 6th June
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest Steve Brown
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Saturday 7th June
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley, SS54XD
DJ Geoff Grove with nothing but the best…
70s & 80s Soul Anthems & Caister Classics
8pm – 1.00 am ; Advance Tickets £6 or £7 On The Door
Friday 13th June
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Saturday 14th June
“The Real Thing – Live!”
Broadway Theatre, Barking, IG11 7LS
Tel: (0208) 507 5610 – Tickets £18/£20 – 7.30 pm start
The three original vocalists Chris & Eddie Amoo plus Dave Smith
Singing all their 70s hits plus hits by Kool & The Gang & Chic & more
Saturday 14th June
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar & Andy Nelson
7pm start – Free Entry
Friday 20th June
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Friday 20th June
“The Soul & Motown Movement”
Westcliff Hard Tennis Club, The Ridgeway, Westcliff-On-Sea
8pm start ; DJs : Johnny Famous & JB
“Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown”
Saturday 21st June
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Oysterfleet, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy &
Special Guest : Ginger Tony
“100% Jazz-Funk & Soul with a little nu jazz & soulful house”
“Keeping The Spirit Of The Goldmine Alive On Canvey Island”
Wristband admission only – £7 from
8pm – 1am – More details at :
Saturday 21st June
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & David White
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
Friday 27th june
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
Free Entry before 11pm – 8pm – 1.30am
Sunday 29th June
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Ricky Oatham,
Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm– soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm