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Neil Gits His Big Ones Out !

5th May 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I sometimes like to do something a little bit different or special for the Bank Holiday Monday shows and today’s the day ! To celebrate the return of my PC to full working order after a nightmare week and a bit without it, this evening’s show will be crammed full of massive soul, jazz-funk & disco hits from the 70s & 80s, alongside some of those special “Weekender Anthems” for you to enjoy if you are making your way back from a wild time at Caister today. I have selected around 25 of the tunes that I never get tired of playing out on the road that get requested time and time again and always fill the dancefloor, plus a sprinkling of soul soothers by four of my favourite male / female soul singers for good measure – BUT ! I’d really like to hear your choices too !

Feel free to change my carefully structured playlist with a quality request or two by texting (01268)833978 or sending an email to [email protected] during the show from 7pm today and I’ll push any of my selections to one side to make way for one of yours. Let’s see out the Bank Holiday Weekend in style – and welcome the start of Summer 2014 ! 🙂

For the obsessive collector in you, here are the last two weeks playlists that I couldn’t post in this blog – maybe something here will trigger an idea or two …

Show 187 – 28/4/14

George Benson – Lady Love Me (One More Time)
Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love
Earth Wind & Fire – Star
Four Tops – It’s The Same Old Song
Gene Harris – As
Lou Rawls – Lady Love
Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
Jean Carn – Trust Me
Randy Brown – I’m Always In The Mood
Crown Heights Affair – You Gave Me Love
Shalamar – Right In The Socket
Jimmy Bo Horne – (Let Me) Be Your Lover
Maze – Twilight
Quincy Jones – Stuff Like That
Trammps – Trusting Heart
Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time
Jamiroquai – Alright
Gary Taylor – Don’t Ask My Neighbours
Jermaine Jackson – You Like Me Don’t You
Dynamic Superiors – Face The Music
Voyage – From East To West
Leo Gandelman – Dead Weight
Show 186 – 21/04/14
Jimmy James & Vagabonds – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
Dino Terrell – You Can Do It
Pasadenas – Riding On A Train
Booker T & The MGs – Time Is Tight
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Keep On Lovin’ You
Aretha Franklin – (It’s Just) Your Love
Anita Baker – Been So Long
Mary J Blige – I Am The Only Woman
Peaches & Herb – Funtime
Donna Summer – Rumour Has It
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
Real Thing – Love’s Such A Wonderful Thing
D Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental)
Labi Siffre – I Got The …
Freeez – I O U
El Bee & Tee – Over Like A Fat Rat
Gap Band – Humpin’
Jean Carn – Mystic Stranger
Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Bionic Boogie – Risky Changes
Stevie Wonder – Contusion
And don’t forget to keep me posted with any top gigs within easy reach of Basildon & East Thurrock – I will be doing a full update on the latest soul events in time for next week’s show !
Enjoy the music,