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Neil Gits Extra Layers On

20th January 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

You might have noticed it’s been a bit chilly recently ! Although conditions have not been as bad as when all that show fell suddenly one Sunday and refused to budge for a week, the overnight frosts have been pretty severe in the mornings. Yet, when I kept glimpsing bright spells of sunshine from the warmth of “Old Git HQ” I felt the urge to get out and about with my camera once again, after about 6 weeks of “hibernation” …

I recalled from this time last year, when nothing was going to stop me going to football, however cold, that I found an old coat I didn’t used to like (it was a present!) but tried it on again and boy was it snug ! Combined with a woolly hat & gloves, T shirt, polo top AND sweatshirt I was well-layered up to face the elements. But … the ‘coup de grace’ was finding what can best be described as old pyjama bottoms, thin enough to go under my jeans, but thick enough to prevent icy cold legs !! With my thick walking socks and go-anyhere-any-weather boots, I was good to go …

With all the concern about rising fuel prices, I even tried the same get up indoors (minus the big coat !) when watching TV, rather than add to my gas bill, but when I found out that operating the remote control was near impossible in thick gloves, I soon dispensed with that experiment and turned up the heating after all ! One thing that is NOT cold is the soul music I play on my show … but it is COOL ! Hear this week’s super duper tunes on the ‘Repeat Play’ this Saturday at 5pm … or head to “Listen Again” and check them out there instead, anytime you like ….

The Tunes – Monday 16th January 2023

Barry White – You’re The First The Last My Everything

Cherelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On

Kenny Hamber – Open The Door

Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven

Shakatak feat Dave Grusin – Brazilian Love Affair

Shakatak feat Jeffrey Osborne – Light Of My Life

Michael Jackson – Human Nature

Beverley Knight – Say I’m Your Number One

Real Thing-Loving You Is Like A Dream

Luther Vandross – She Won’t Talk To Me

KC & Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It (Tony Mathe Rework)

L.A.Boppers – La La Means I Love You

Gene Dunlap – Love Nights

Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballs – What I Done Wrong

Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions

First Choice – Smarty Pants

Ruby Turner – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)

Darwin Hobbs feat Michael McDonald – Everyday

Crutchfield Jones – Go On

Etta James – I Just want To Make Love To You

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Love Was Made For Two

Stylistics – Can’t Help Falling In Love

Vernon Burch – Get Up

Olympic Runners – Solar Heat

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” !