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Neil Gits In To 2013 In One Piece

2nd January 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Well, it seemed like touch and go at one stage but I seem to have found my way into the New Year without suffering any major ailments – and with my sanity just about intact ! Heading off to my annual dinner-dance gig on New Years Eve, I was able to listen to a decent chunk of my “Old Gits Best Bits” show in the car and it reminded me just how refreshing it is to be able to tune into a station (whether it is Gateway or elsewhere) that is doing something a bit different, where the DJ (me or whoever…) is playing music that stops you in your tracks and brings on various emotions, instead of just washing over you. That is what I try to do every week, find songs from the soul, jazz-funk & disco era of the 70s & 80s that provoke a reaction from my listener such as “Wow! Haven’t heard that track since I was a nipper!” or “Who WAS singing on that song? Must get it !”

I expect you might have been too busy last Monday to hear the first airing, so hopefully you can chill out this Saturday at 5pm and enjoy the repeat play of two hours of the best “re-discoveries” from my vinyl vaults – here is the full playlist:

Aretha Franklin  –  Get It Right

Atlantic Starr  –  Love Me Down

Smokey Robinson  –  Tell Me Tomorrow

Dee Clark  –  Ride A Wild Horse

Sisters Love  –  Give Me Your Love

Lanier & Co  –  I Just Don’t Know

By All Means  –  I Surrender To Your Love

Chapter 8  –  How Can I Get Next To You

Gene Chandler – I’ll Make The Living If You Make The Loving

Touch Of Class  –  I Love You Pretty Baby

Karen Young  – Hot Shot

Inversions  –  Mr Mack

Ronnie Laws  –  All For You

Garfield Fleming  –  Please Don’t Send Me Away

Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder

Kenny Williams  –  You’re Fabulous Babe

Mystic Touch  –  Get Yourself Together

Eugene Record  –  Overdose Of Joy

Gary Taylor  –  Don’t Ask My Neighbours

Natalie Cole  –  Gonna Make You Mine

The Source feat Candi Staton – You Got The Love (original)

Firefly  –  Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side

Sakhile  –  Sakhile

And I hope you can tune in next Monday at 7pm when we get right back to normal, live in the studio, with all the usual features and smashing tunes ! Happy New Year !