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Neil Gits His Dates Wrong !

6th August 2016
Posted by Neil Matthew

This evening I am looking forward to meeting up with one of my old Sunday football team  from the 80s whose 50th birthday party I will be the DJ at. It should be a good night with a few old faces reliving our days in the Brentwood Sunday League … but I should be in Margate !!!

Every year on the first weekend in August I head for the Thanet coast and lap up a few hours of fabulous music across various venues at the annual soul festival there, but this year for some reason I thought that the 6th August would be on the SECOND weekend of the month and took on a disco booking – DOH !!!  It’s only the second one I’ve missed since I started going in 2010 and there was nothing I could do about 2013 – this time I just have to put it down to being a dozey Old Git ! 🙁

But, as everyone says, you can’t beat experience and I have been there and worn the T-shirt when it comes to buying and playing soul music over the years, so there’s a plus side to being the “wrong” side of 50. It also means I can put together a terrific selection of tunes from the 70s 80s & beyond for you each week – wherever I would have been at 5pm tonight, you can still hear a repeat of Monday’s show, so tune in and think of me working in a small hall just outside of Basildon instead of watching the sunset over Margate Harbour …

The Tunes

O’Jays  –  My Favourite Person

Jacksons  –  Can You Feel It

Heatwave  –  Dreaming You

Mather & Kingdon  – Latino Girl

Joe Sample feat Take Six – U-Turn

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Love’s Holiday

Ben E King  –  Supernatural Thing

Mass Production  –  Welcome To Our World

Chic  –  Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)

Whispers  –  I Can Make It Better

New York Skyy  –  Let Love Shine

MFSB  –  K-Jee

Gladys Knight & The Pips  –  On & On

Loose Ends  –  Hanging On A String

Lakeside  –  Fantastic Voyage

Kindred The Family Soul – All My People (Boogie Back Remix)

Stylistics  –  Funky Weekend

Howard Hewett  –  A Love Of Your Own

Luther Vandross  –  Busy Body

Haywoode  –  Roses

Roy Ayers  –  Get On Up Get On Down (Joey Negro Revibe)

Los Charlys Orchestra  –  Sunshine (Instrumental)

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