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Neil Gits Cloned

5th March 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s rather unusual (and probably against Gateway’s rules !) to “promote” a show that goes out on another radio station, but I had some very interesting and quite unexpected news last week. My son Nathan is currently studying “Film & Creative Writing” at university in Colchester and has, amongst his many other varied interests on campus, just started hosting a twice weekly show on the Students Union online radio station – not only that but it is called “The Retro Show” and he plays exclusively 70s 80s & 90s chart hits ! I anticipated a little crossover with my own media activities given the nature of his chosen course, but I didn’t expect him to suddenly start following in his father’s footsteps quite so closely …

Not only that but he does both shows LIVE whereas my one show a week simply gets repeated on Saturdays, so he has actually trumped me … especially I have also just heard this morning that next week he will be adding a sports chat show to his CV too ! Luckily, none of his broadcasts clash with mine, so he will still be able to tune in to his Old Git Dad on Mondays between 7 & 9pm or on Saturdays between 5 & 9pm to hear some great old soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes that he might want to ‘nick’ and pick up a few handy broadcasting tips … lol !

Meanwhile, if you have somehow carelessly missed both my efforts on Gateway this week, head for “Listen Again” and search “Cool Soul” to catch up ASAP over the next 28 days. Here’s what I played this time around :

The Tunes – Monday 27th February 2023

Unique – What I Got Is What You Need
Salsoul Orchestra – Take Some Time Out For Love
Tavares – Positive Forces
Hit The Boom-Here Comes The Sun
Contours – Just A Little Misunderstanding
Four Tops – It’s All In The Game
Ronnie Laws – Love’s Victory
Kevin Whalum – Wonder Maze
First Choice – Can’t Take It With You
Detroit Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Imagination – Just An Illusion (M & M Main Mix)
T C Curtis – Let’s Make Love
Stevie Wonder – Uptight
Temptations – I Can’t Get Next To You
Osmonds – One Bad Apple
Harry Ray – Love Is A Game
Shena – Nasty Little Rumour
Al Lindsey – Fabulous
Bobby Brown – Rock Witcha
Hil St Soul – Fingerprints
Shalamar – Playing To Win
Sly & Family Stone – Family Affair
Andre Ward – Kiss Of Life

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” !