Cool Soul on Gateway 97.8: Our Local Radio

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Neil Gits Higher & Higher

19th March 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

I don’t fly on planes very often, so even at 55 years old each flight is still something of a novelty, feeling the aircraft tip back and leaving the ground, looking down at the local landmarks from the air, popping in and out of the fluffy white clouds – and feeling your ears pop too ! It’s all jolly good fun, but most importantly a much quicker way of getting to the other end of the country for a serious change of scenery and a nice break ! Since last week’s show I have spent three days in Scotland, based near Glasgow Airport and exploring Edinburgh one day and the Fort William area of the Highlands the next, the sights on the drive on day two were amazing – big lochs, acres of green trees and of course HUGE mountains, capped with plenty of fresh white snow. We got to see Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, but some of the second or third highest ones were en route too and it really felt like we were pretty high up close to their peaks at times on the drive up the A82  !!

But it’s back to normal today and your first chance to hear this week’s live show direct from the rather less mountainous and spectacular Basildon – tune in from 7pm to hear two hours of tip-top soul and more from right across the 60s 70s 80s 90s & 00s this week. I got in a bit of rush trying to get away and forgot to blog last weekend, so the last two playlists are posted below for you to peruse …

The Tunes – 12th March

Labelle – Lady Marmalade
Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later
Joey Nego feat Angela Johnson – In The Thick Of It
Michael Jonzun – Burnin’ Up
Harvey Mason – Grooving You
Sir Wick feat Anthony Saunders & John Douglas – I Just Do
Luther Vandross – Once Were Lovers
Tom Glide featuring Nia Simmons – My Time (Shine)
Heatwave – Raise A Blaze
Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
Bridge – Baby Don’t Hold Your Love Back
Melba Moore – Anyway
Crown Heights Affair – Dreamin’ A Dream
Jackson Five – I Want You Back
Temptations – I Can’t Get Next To You
Jimmy Ruffin – Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
Toni Braxton – Long As I Live
Al Olive – Fall In Love
Real Thing – You’ll Never Know What Your’e Missing
Tasha Page-Lockhart – Best Work
Dhar Braxton – Jump Back
Fatback- Keep On Steppin’
Ned Doheny – To Prove My Love

The Tunes – 5th March

Gloria Gaynor – This Love Affair
Chic – Everybody Dance
Simon Law feat Lain Gray – Message Of Love
Skipworth & Turner – Can’t Give Her Up
Whispers – This Kind Of Lovin’
Al Olive – Beautfiul Stranger
Real Thing – Children Of The Ghetto
Donnell Jones – You Know What’s Up
Shabazz – Glad You’re In My Life
Kool & The Gang – Fresh
T Connection – Saturday Night
Jimmy Gallagher & Soul City Orchestra – Play To Win
Players Association – Turn The Music Up
Ritchie Family – American Generation
Donna Summer – Heaven Knows
Mather – Yours Truly
Tony Momrelle – Spotlight
Brenda Holloway & Rags Moody III – Same Page
Sade – By Your Side
Sir Wick featuring Shiron Denise – Dance Tonight
Paul Hardcastle – Don’t Waste My Time
Strikers – Body Music
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

Don’t forget, both the above shows can be heard via our “Listen Again” facility – click and search !