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Neil Gits Further Behind!

9th November 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Oh dear. The intention for this week was to have a right good catch up with all those little jobs that have been put to one side recently, but as the weekend begins that pile of papers and post-it notes is even BIGGER! 🙁

So let’s not waste any more time and get right down to business… the music on this week’s show! Some highlights to listen out for on this evening’s repeat play at 5pm include the original 70s disco version of a huge hit for a British popster in 2001, a full extended version that’s not often played of a classic funky pop n party hit, a 60s rock n roll standard given a cool 80s feel and my “Not So Old Git Bit” which is one of my most recent tunes played on the show, coming from just 2008!

Check the playlist below and see if you can spot which ones I’m talking about! 😉

The Tunes:

Freeez    Southern Freeez 
Firefly    Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side
Barry White    I’ll Do Anything You Want Me To
Four Tops    Keeper Of The Castle
Stylistics    What’s Your Name
Bobby Womack    How Could You Break My Heart
Luther Vandross    If I Was The One
William De Vaughn    Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
Cher    Take Me Home
Chill Fac-torr    Twist (Round & Round)
O’Jays    My Favourite Person 
MFSB    Touch Me In The Morning
Wild Cherry-Play That Funky Music
Manu Dibango – Big Blow
Mary J Blige    Just Fine
Shirley Brown    This Love 
Betty Everett    Just A little Piece Of You
Aged In Harmony    You’re A Melody
Kool & The Gang    Take It To The Top
Rim & Kasa    Love Me For Real

Casiopea    Looking Up

The Gigs

Saturday 9th November
“The Team feat Angelo Starr”
The Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea
Special performance from Edwin Starr’s band
Marks 10th Anniversary of his death, feat son Angelo
Tickets £22          8pm start
(01702) 351135
Saturday 9th November (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month)
“Be Chic!”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present…
“Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems”
8.30    12.30          Free Entry
Saturday 9th November
“The Real Goldmine Reunion”
Monico, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
DJs: Chris Hill, Snowboy, Jeff Young & Gary Dennis
9pm    3am  ;  Tickets £10 In Advance or £15 OTD
Full info at :
Saturday 16th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 16th November
“Soul Power”
Sidney’s Bar/Lounge, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, IG2 6HE
“70s 80s & 90s Classics & Nu Soul”
9pm    3am ; £8 Entry
Saturday 16th November
“Soul Ascension No:4”
The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
DJs: Jason Anderson & Theresa B
“Classic & Upfront Urban Soul, Boogie, RnB & Smooth Grooves”
8pm – 1am
Saturday 23rd November
“Treacle Mine Soul & 90s Anthems Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: MJ & Bully
“Retro Soul Sounds & 90s Club Anthems”
8pm    12 Midnight  ;  Free Entry
Sunday 24th November (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday)
“Friday Night Live!”
Bar Plazma, Wickford High Street, SS12 9AT
“Soul, funk, disco & club classics”
DJs: Bully & Merve The Swerve
Over 25s only ; Free Entry ; 8.30  – 2am
Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Dave Bishop, Frostie
Free Entry     8pm    1am
Saturday 30th November (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”

8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013? 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!

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 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