I’ve been “finally getting round” to doing a few long overdue jobs in the “Old Gits Office” in recent weeks and whilst in that mood, I spent some time rummaging around for groovy tunes from the 70s & 80s that I’d never ever played before on my soul show over the last ten years … and that wasn’t easy !!
I have small piles of paper lists where I have scribbled down good ideas and painstakingly dug out the vinyl copies or pulled the CD off the shelf where I once re-discovered them – and whilst doing that inevitably found a few more gems too !! I have also been making an effort to find fresh sources of quality soul, jazz-funk and disco to listen to, especially ones where there are no patronizing inane DJs, annoying adverts, depressing news updates or other irritating interruptions, just music, music, music … and found some cracking solutions to ‘the problem’ ! And that meant another expedition into the record library to see if some of the tracks I heard were sitting in there on undisturbed forgotten vinyl or if I was going to have to get my technological head on and attempt to download one or two of the better ones.
You can hear some of the results of my labours this week on the show and indeed throughout the summer as we head towards Gateway’s 10th Birthday celebrations. Tune in to the new live show this Monday at 7pm for two hours of the good stuff or listen online here via the website, either on “L:isten Live” or “Listen Again”. To get you in the mood, check out last week’s playlist below …
The Tunes – 11th May
New York Skyy – Show Me The Way
Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up
Zo! feat Joi – Just Whatcha Like
Arnie’s Love – I’m Out Of Your Life
Dayton – Meet The Man
Romina Johnson – Take Your Time
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Natalie Cole – More Than The Stars
Philadelphia International All-Stars – Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto (12” version)
Teddy Pendergrass-Get Up Get Get Down Get Funky Get Loose
Jacksons – Goin’ Places
Stephanie Mills – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (DJ S mix)
Mezzoforte – Garden Party (12” version)
Don E – Caught Up In The Middle
Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
Linx – Intuition
Marc Staggers – Not Gonna Stop
Regi Myrix ft Hil St Soul – In My Groove
Diana Ross – I’m Still Waiting
Will Downing – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Stylistics – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Randy Muller – Nice & Slow
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The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com 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” !