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Neil Gits Drops

7th October 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

I love an acronym as much as the next man but I think I may refrain from using one when referring back to my DJ training school days in this blog, as I learnt recently just how sensitive some people can be when it comes to certain “borderline” words being used on the radio….

Anyway … when I was at the “Foundation for the Advancement of Radio Talent” back in the mid-80s, I was always told to listen back to your shows to see how YOU thought they sounded, and I still do that to this day whenever possible, but checking out last week’s “Old Gits Soul Show” was a bit painful as my deaf ear had returned with a vengeance ! Not only could I only hear out of one ear again, never useful in a radio studio, but when I did try and speak quite often it sounded like total gibberish and I was gritting my teeth to try and sound unaffected, but it was starting to wind me up !! So the doctor has been visited, the chemist too, drops have been applied and an ear full of wax loosened … and now the booking for the dreaded syringing has been made! You can probably guess the title of my next blog …

However, I am told the music was pretty good on recent shows all the same, so check out the latest playlists and take a listen for yourself at 5pm this evening (Saturday) or via “Listen Again”. I will be back LIVE in the studio on Monday at 7pm hoping the drops have worked their magic a little more …

September 30th

Atlantic Starr – Circles

Junior – Mama Used To Say

Incognito – Just Say Nothing

Archie Bell & The Drells – Where Will You Go When The Party’s Over

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble – Nobody Could Take Your Place

Julie(t) Roberts – Ain’t You Had Enough Love

Stephanie Mills – Feel The Fire

Womack & Womack – Love’s Calling

Scott White – Hypnotized

Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You

Teddy Pendergrass – I Don’t Love You Any More

Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight

Raydio – For Those Who Like To Groove

Will Downing – Free

Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Sunshine Mix)

James Taylor Quartet – Starsky &Hutch

Aeroplane feat Tawatha Agee – Love On Hold

Butch & Rhonda Coleman – Moment Of Your Time

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

Marc Staggers – I Can’t Believe You’re Really Mine

Retta Young – Sending Out An SOS

Vaughan Mason & Crew – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll

September 23rd

Colonel Abrams – Trapped

Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before

MF Robots – Come On With The Good Thing

Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else

Odyssey – Joy

Jay King – Runnin’ (Boogie Back Mix)

Freddie Jackson – Love Me Down

Rockie Robbins – Let me Be The One

Pennye Ford – Change Your Wicked Ways

Rose Royce – Do Your Dance

Evelyn King – Get Loose

State Department – Slow Love

Powerline – Journey To…Double Journey

Honey Cone – Stick Up

Cameo – Word Up

Loose Ends – Slow Down

Timex Social Club – Rumors

JD’s Time Machine – Celebrate Your Body

Womack & Womack – T K O

Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine

Paul Craver – Back To You

Tams – There Ain’t Nothing Like Shagging

Samuel Jonathan Johnson – You (Joey Negro Remix)

September 16th

Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me

Gladys Knight & Pips-Taste Of Bitter Love

Soul Talk (feat. Gary B. Poole) – Step into the Light

Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World

Don Covay – Travellin’ In Heavy Traffic

Womack & Womack – Catch & Don’t Look Back

Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal – Everything I Miss At Home

Gg – Come Along With Me

Linda Clifford – I Just Wanna Wanna

First Choice – Smarty Pants

Norma Jean – Saturday

Butch & Rhonda Coleman – Bear’s Groove

Robb Scott feat Sylvia Mason James – Negative Pleasures

Prince – Partyman

Aretha & Whitney – It Isn’t, It wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be

Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time

Tom Glide & Terisa Griffin – Magic (Spell On Me)

Nicolas Bearde – Love Of My Life

Otis Redding – Respect

Eugene Wilde – Lately

Donna Summer – Back In Love Again

MS1 Project – MS1 Jam

September 9th

Maze – Too Many Games

Terri Wells – Who’s That Stranger

Robin Thicke & Mary J Blige – Magic Touch

Quincy Jones – Stuff Like That

Esther Williams – I’ll Be Your Pleasure

Farina Miss – Stranger

Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed

Maurice White – Laid Back Aphrodisiac

Edwin Starr – It Ain’t Fair

New York City – I’m Doing Fine Now

La Toya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk

Jim Manns – I Got To Have Your Love

First Light – Daybreak

Butch & Rhonda Coleman – I Need Your Love

Linx – So This Is Romance

Level 42 – Turn It On

Hi Gloss – You’ll Never Know

Cool Million & D Train – Stronger

Womack & Womack – Eyes

Surface – Happy

O’Jays – I Got You

Olympic Runners – The Bitch

September 2nd

Leprechaun – Lock It Up

James Brown – Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine

Doggett Brothers ft Laura Jackson – Colours

SOS Band – Groovin’

Beverley Skeete – If The Feeling Is Right

Womack & Womack – Express Myself

David Peaston – Take Me Now

Tony Lindsay – Something Beautiful

Dexter Wansel – I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco)

Carrie Lucas – Dance With You

Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me

Prince Phillip Mitchell – Star In The Ghetto

Diana Ross – Upside Down

Fatback – Backstrokin’

Shalamar – I Owe You One

Soul Talk (feat. Gary B. Poole) – Step into the Light

Lenny Welch – Fancy Meeting You Here Baby

Butch & Rhonda Coleman – Lovely Day

Regi Myrix & Noel Gourdin – Step Into Love

Carl Douglas – Run Back

Creme De Cocoa – Doing The Dog

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out

Saturday 5th October

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 12th October

“Soul Fiesta”

Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan,RM14 3TY

DJs: Gary Dennis, Sara Jane Rundel, Ian Holmes, Chris White

Special Guest DJ: Dr Bob Jones

8pm -1am ; Tickets £12 ; (07914)115439

Friday 18th October

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA

“70s 80s & 90s Soul House & Old Skool Club Anthems”

DJs: Bully & MJ

Guest DJ : Paul Clark

8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s

Friday 18th October

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soul Kitchen”

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW

“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”

DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw

Guests : Mark “Binsy” Taylor, Paul McKay & Anthony Sweeney

7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 19th October

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Super Soul Saturday”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT

DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 25th October

“Soul Reunited – Fancy Dress Halloween Party”

RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod, Elliot M

Special Guest: Ash Selector

Tickets £10 – (01708)762743 Reunited Halloween Party 25th October with special…

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Saturday 26th October

“Soul By The Jetty”

Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR

“100% Soul, Jazz, Funk, Soulful House, Boogie & More..”

DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Gino Muscat

Special Guest: Stretch Taylor

8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only

email: [email protected]

Text : (07960) 217136

Sunday 27th October

(Last Sunday of Each Month)

“Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL

“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green

Special Guest : TBC

Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Friday 1st November

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”

The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs

“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”

8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry

Saturday 2nd November

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Friday 15th November

“5 Star Soul”

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS

DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Alder,

Jon Ovel, Mark Lee & Special Guest : John Osborne

“Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”

7.30pm – 1am ; Over 30s ; Tickets £15 ;


Saturday 16th November

“Soul Odyssey”

M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX

“Soul Classics, Funky Disco & Soulful House”

DJs: Gary Walden, Tony Treble, Gary Fish

Tickets £7 in advance / £10 on the door (07711)757258

Friday 22nd November

“Shades Of Soul”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road, Benfleet, SS7 1AA

DJs: Dave Williams & John Foster

“Back to the old school playing the best of soul, funk & jazz

with a few dancefloor surprises…”

8.30pm – 12.30am

Saturday 30th November

“Harbour Soul”

Coco latino, Military Road,Ramsgate, CT11 9JE

“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Weekender & Club Anthems”

DJs: Nigel Watson & Terry Brown

9pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Weekenders :

“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sun 24th November

Searles Five Star Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk

“Northern Soul, Motown, Soulful Jazz-Funk”


Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Studio Fridays”

The Oakleigh (formerly Bellini’s), London Road, Leigh on Sea

“Soul, House, Disco”

DJ : Guests on rotation

Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in the rest of 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

 E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978.

 The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via 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” !