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It may be warm, dry & sunny today as you read this, but last Friday was very, VERY wet (Actually, it was quite warm too …) -and I was out on the road in it most of the day ! I had hoped to have my regular “wander” earlier in the week, but I had other matters to prioritize first as the sun shone brightly outside and decided to postpone my escape from the four walls of “Old Gits HQ” for a couple of days. Wrong decision !!
My original plan was to drive up to the Suffolk coast and treat myself to some tasty fish ‘n’ chips there after taking a nice stroll breathing in the sea air, but with the weather taking a turn for the worst, I changed my mind as soon as I hit a huge tailback on the A130 disrupting my planned trip north on the A12 and went back into “90s mode” when road trips consisted of simpy following my nose and road signs and seeing where I ended up … and after turning left instead of right onto the A12 then heading up the A414 towards Harlow, that destination turned out to be Epping Forest ! I think I passed through in daylight once before on a divertion off the M25 due to a big pile up and I had definitely done a DJ gig at a hotel right in the middle, but that was at night and very dark, so exploring it was a rare new Essex experience for me- and it is huge !!
I pulled over in the car park opposite the venue where I had once worked and studied my map for a suitably scenic & adventurous route home and once I had re-charged my batteries with a packet of crisps and a chocolate biscuit (no fish n chips alas!) I glanced through my newspaper, then made sure I was re-loaded with soulful tunes and headed off on the return leg. Not my most ambitious trip and there was no chance of taking any decent photos in the weather, but it did the job and got me out of the house, plus, naturally, I came up with a few more top tune ideas for my next show on Gateway !!
I will be live on air tomorrow (Monday) from 7-9pm, but if you can’t wait until then for your two hour fix of soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes from the 70s 80s & beyond, head for the “Listen Again” section on here and see if there is any “Cool Soul” you may have missed out on. Here is last week’s playlist :
The Tunes – Monday 7th June
Phylis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me
Drifters – There Goes My First Love
Whispers – Can’t Do Without Love
Keith Washington – When You Love Somebody
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Impressions – People Get Ready
Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Look Of Love
Josie James – Win Your Love
Ty Causey – U Turn
Change – The Glow Of Love
Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing (Extended Version)
Reuben Wilson – Got To Get Your Own
RAH Band – Rock Me Down To Rio
Buddy Miles – I’m Just A Kiss Away
Stylistics – Peek A Boo
Sylvia – Pillow Talk
Detroit Emeralds – I Think Of You
Beth Macari – Gotta Get Back (Frank Blythe Remix)
Ane – If I’d Only Known
Whitney Houston – All The Man That I Need
Marcia Griffiths – When Will I See You Again
Little Milton – Let Me Back In
Fatback – I Found Lovin’
B T Express – Uptown Express
Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …
E-mail: [email protected] or send a 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – search “Cool Soul” !