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Neil Gits Forgetful!

2nd April 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Whoops ! In an exceptionally busy week last week, I completely forgot to update my “Cool Soul” blog – bet you were really worried, huh ? Never mind, all is well and I am all ready and raring to go with tonight’s brand new show which includes loads of fab tracks by the likes of Chaka Khan, The O’Jays, Luther Vandross, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack, Be E King & The Jacksons. Tune in this evening from 7pm to hear which songs I’ve chosen and I will be back on here before the weekend with the full playlist and a fully updated list of “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out”.

In the meantime, here are last week’s selections, plus a round up of all the big Easter Weekend Soul Gigs to look forward to !

The Tunes :

Wild Cherry  –  Play That Funky Music
Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder
Tavares  –  The Mighty Power Of Love
Maze  –  Back In Stride Again (John Morales Extended Remix)
Smokey Robinson  –  Tell Me Tomorrow
Stevie Wonder  –  Summer Soft
Rose Royce  –  Wishing On A Star
Phylis Hyman  –  First Time Together
David Bendeth  –  Feel The Real
Philly Cream  –  Motown Review
Alphonse Mouzon  –  By All Means
Don Covay  –  See Saw
Kool & The Gang  –  Steppin’ Out
D-Influence  –  Good Life
Keni Stevens  –  Cannot Live Without Your Love
Natalie Cole  –  Gonna Make You Mine
Bunny Sigler  – Keep Smiling
Instant Funk  –  Philly Jump
James & Bobby Purify – Morning Glory
Magic Disco Machine  –  Scratchin’

Easter Gigs :

Friday 6th April
“The Zero Soul Night”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30pm   –  1.00 am
Admission Free
DJ Bully & Special Guests
Playing Soul Jazz Funk & Disco Anthems

Saturday 7th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Paul Clark, Jonny Layton
8pm  –  1am    –   Tickets £8 in advance, £12 on the door
Tel: (07800)724757 / (07989) 591399 / (01273) 413800

Saturday 7th April
“Soul Connexion All-Dayer”
The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1JE
DJs Dave Palmer & Dave Burton plus guests
Three rooms of music playing …
“Soul, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove & Caister Anthems”
12 pm  –  3 am    –    £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Tickets available from Dave Burton: [email protected] 07584626972       and Dave Palmer: [email protected] 07961101746

Saturday 7th April (Also 12th May & 7th July)
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, 30 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
8pm  –  1am     –     Admission Free
The East Kent Soul Connection DJs
Plus Special Guest DJ Nigel
“Upfront & Classic Soul & Jazz-Funk”

Sunday 8th April
“Bank Holiday Soul Train”
Roberts Club, Colchester
DJs: Nick Gunn & Bully
9.30 pm  –  2 am   –    £5 Entry
“Relive The Soulful Classics & Anthems Of The Old Days
At Venues Like The Tartan House, The Windmill & Embassy Suite”

Sunday 8th April
“Something For The Weekend”
Henry’s, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB
Two Rooms Of Soulful House, Disco, Weekender Classics & Much More
DJs:  Joey Negro ( Three Hour Set)
Fat Tel, Tom Holland, John Ovel, Chi, Steve Kite,
Pete Collins, Tony Matthews & Johnny Showbiz Beard !
5pm  –  Late     –    Admission Free before 6pm
£5  from 6 – 9pm,   £8  9pm  –  Close

And not forgetting next weekend …

**Sunday 15th April **
“Shed Sunday Soul Revival – 2”
The Rising Sun, Sun Street, Billericay
(End of the High Street, opposite the police station)
7pm – 10.30pm     –     Free Entry
DJs: Russ B  & Grumpy Brown & Neil Matthew
“Classic Soul Jazz Funk & Disco”

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a voice/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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm.