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Neil Gits Back To Black !

29th December 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

This coming Monday 30th December I will have a special show not just of two hours of the good stuff, but two hours totally consisting of “The Black Stuff” – yes, it’s time for the (almost) annual “Old Git’s Best Bits” show ! From 7pm – 9pm I will be playing nothing but re-discovered gems from my vinyl collection that got their first airing on Gateway in 2019.

I will be LIVE in the studio so you can interact via Facebook (“The Old Gits Soul Show” page) text & email with your comments on the tunes, the memories they bring back and maybe some ideas for similar records for me to hunt out in my many boxes and shelves at home !

In the meantime, there is still time to hear my last “normal” show of the year when it gets repeated from 5pm today (Saturday) or just head to “Listen Again” on this website and enjoy it right now ! Here are the latest playlists :

Monday 16th December :

Whispers – Imagination

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Tuxedo – 2ndTime Around

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel Mighty Real

Atlantic Starr – One Love

Deborah Bell – Stop Getting In Your Own Way (It’s Time To Think Mix)

One Way – Lady You Are

Cool Million – Slow Burn Love (feat D Train)

Freddie Jackson – Crazy For Me

Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night

Bill Harris – Am I Hot Am I Cold

Juan Laya/Jorge Montiel ft Heidi Vogel – Fly Me With You

St Paul & The Broken Bones – Flow With It

Impressions – First Impressions

Stretch – Why Did You Do It

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

Elusiv – U Had Me @ Hello

NeiCe Knight – In The Beginning

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Make Yours A Happy Home

Leee John featuring Snowboy – The Art Of Love (Parts 1 & 2)

Mather – Come & Join Us

Monday 23rd December :

McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

Level 42 – Are You Hearing What I Hear

Happy Daggers – Hold It Down

Crown Heights Affair – Galaxy Of Love (12” Version)

Tavares – I Really Miss You Baby

EKO – Let’s Get It On (Radio Mix)

Jean Carn – Love Don’t Love Nobody

Elusiv – The Greatest Luv Of All

Cool Million – Skintight (feat Rachel Matthews)

Kool & The Gang – Good Time Tonight

Glen Goldsmith – Dreaming

Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man

Tom Jones – The Lonely One

Aretha Franklin – DJ Disco Cat Megamix

NeiCe Knight – WYGD (What You Gon Do)

Sargent Tucker – You Can’t Text Love Away

Evelyn “Champagne” King – The Show Is Over

Atlantic Starr – More Time For Me

Gwen Guthrie – Close To You

Peter Hinds Experience – Soul Reflections

Old Gits Nights Out :

Sunday 29th December

“Stomp On Sea Xmas Special !”

Maritime Room, Cliff Pavillion, Southend on Sea, SS0 7RA

“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk & Jazz”

8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10

Tuesday 31st December

“New Year’s Eve Shindig”

The Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL

DJs: Birdy, Abi Clarke, Paul Clark, Brian Jay, Danny T

Dave Lyn, Bob Masters, JP , Paul Kidley & more !

6pm – 1.00am ; Tickets in advance only £20

Tuesday 31st December

“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet …

…New Year’s Eve Party !”

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

DJs Tom G Edgar & Tommy Boy plus guests.

8pm – Late

*Tickets Available From The Bar*

Friday 3rd January

(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 4th January

(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 17th January

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction”

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

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

DJs: Bully & Matt Jackson

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

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

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

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

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” !