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Neil Gits Back To Skeggy

11th December 2020
Posted by Neil Matthew

I recently made what will surely be my last ” wander ” with my trusty camera for 2020 by revisiting somewhere I had only been once previously, on a warm spring day in the school holidays five years ago for a typical day out at the seaside with Nathan, an old friend from Billericay (who had moved to Lincolnshire) and her daughter who is the same age as him. It was a fun day back then, but fancying some reviving sea air and a decent drive away from the hustle & bustle of South Essex, I thought I’d head there again, expecting to find a calm, peaceful place for a nice stroll and stretch the Old Git’s aging legs. I wasn’t disappointed !!!

OK, it was the tail end of Autumn, albeit on a surprisingly pleasant day weather-wise, and of course everywhere is a bit quieter this year anyway, but Skegness was a total ghost town !! I dread to think what it must have been like in November – almost EVERY shop / business was closed, the obvious exceptions being the two supermarkets I went past, and most distressing was the fact that I must have walked past around a dozen well & truly shut fish n chip shops before I finally stumbled across a little bakery boldly soldiering on and making tasty bacon rolls which kept me going on the way back to the car park.

On the plus side, I got my fresh air and exercise, took some smashing pictures of new football grounds, un-spoilt by the loitering general public and found plenty of new and repeatable ideas for my show via a collection of CDs and MP3s in the car on the journey there and back. You might hear one or two of those if you tune in to the ‘Repeat Play’ this Saturday at 5pm on Gateway or if you “Listen Again” by visiting the appropriate scetion of this website. And I will be back LIVE and re-charged this Monday at 7pm too !

The Tunes – 7th December 2020

O’Jays – This Time Baby

Soul II Soul – Back To Life

Tower Of Power – Addicted To You

Linda Lewis – Rock A Doodle Doo

Shakedown – At Night

Dyson The Singer & Ollie Ali Woodson – Love At The Same Time

Four Tops – Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over

Isley Brothers – Here We Go Again

Delegation – You & I

Candi Staton – Nights On Broadway

Barry White – You See The Trouble With Me (Extended Mix)

Loose Ends – Ooh You Make Me Feel

Georgie Fame – Samba (Toda Menina Baiana)

Laura Lee – Crumbs Off The Table

Trevor Walters – Love Me Tonight

Lulu – I Could Never Miss You More Than I Do

Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done

Clauds – Dance With Me

H’Atina – Enough Marilyn

McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – Saving All My Love For You

Dave Mascall & Hannah White-Gotta Trust In Love (Georgie B Mix)

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

Donna Summer – Je T’Aime (Marcel Chapman Disco Mix)

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …

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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, 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” !