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Neil Gits Burnt Toast

12th February 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

Nothing sets me up for the day, once I am finally up and out of bed, like a couple of slices of toast, spread with Clover and Orange shredless marmalade. It’s well documented that I am NOT a morning person, so this tasty treat is usually served up around midday, with a glass of apple juice, and then I am ready to deal with all the day’s important stuff ! It’s not hard to make of course, so done properly it’s a guaranteed pick me up to lift life into second gear each morning / lunchtime …

However, somehow one day last week I got it wrong. Everything was set as normal on the table, plate, knife, glass and aforementioned spreads, along with the latest issue of my trusty football newspaper, but when it popped up out of the toaster, my slices were worryingly black ! It would appear that I had somehow knocked the heating control from its normal position and in-resetting it, had adjusted it one notch UP instead of one notch DOWN …. eurgh ! All was not lost though, an extra layer of Clover (apparently other spreads are available – but I wouldn’t touch them!) and an extra dollop of marmalade and it was as good as ever ….

That “important stuff” I have to deal with each day is keeping on top of my show prep which really is a complete labour of love and I spend way too long on it now that I am retired and have all the time in the world to check out forgotten songs to play and research all the bits for the reguar features. I’d like to think that all the effort I put in ensures that each week someone just like me of a certain age, who loves their soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes from the 70s & 80s, finds the music totally to their liking. Check out my latest playlist below and catch the tracks via “Listen Again” to see if you agree … Time for toast now !!

The Tunes – Monday 6th February 2023

Shalamar – Right In The Socket
Gibson Brothers – Better Do It Salsa
The Boogie Man – Shake Your Body
Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know I Have A Right
Gloria Gaynor – Substitute
Cale Austin – Wrapped Up
Peabo Bryson – We Don’t Have To Talk (About Love)
Temptations – Stay
First Choice – Newsy Neighbors
Patti Labelle – Oh People
Imagination – Flashback
Linda Carr – Cherry Pie Guy
Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
Edwin Starr – 25 Miles
Stylistics – 16 Bars
The Ebonys – What Did You Do Today
Hil St Soul – King
Jade – Don’t Walk Away
Barry & Glodean White – We Can’t Let Go Of Love
Carrie Lucas – I Just Can’t Do Without Your Love
Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let You Go
Chris Kingdon – On The Good Foot 2

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected]

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !