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Neil Gits Into An Old Peoples’ Home!

4th July 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

OK , so I am getting on a bit but it will be a looooong time before I find myself  taking up residence in a centre for the elderly! However, in a new experience for me I stepped inside one for the very first time this week when my mum was transferred to one to recuperate after spending nine long weeks in Basildon Hospital. And I have to say what a lovely, modern, comfortable and welcoming place it is – it didn’t even smell that much of wee!!! Seriously though, both mum and I are very happy at the situation we are in now, but it crossed my mind that some of the few soul superstars I loved in my youth who are still with us may well also be in such a situation before long, if not already! Don’t the years just fly by? But we will never tire of hearing their classic music and there’s a good mix of those vintage 60s & 70s sounds alongside more modern 80s & 90s tracks on this week’s show which you can enjoy again this Saturday at 5pm…

The Tunes:

Womack & Womack    Teardrops
Aurra    Are You Single 
Linda Lewis    Baby I’m Yours
Temptations    Cloud 9
Walter Jackson -Touching In The Dark 
Luther Vandross – Don’t You Know That
Whitney Houston & Teddy Pendergrass    Hold Me
Maze    Silky Soul
Norma Jean    Saturday
Stephanie Mills    Medicine Song 
THS – The Horne Section    Shine On
Chequers    Rock On Brother
Skull Snaps    It’s A New Day 
Diana Ross    The Boss (John Morales Breakdown Mix)
Change    The Glow Of Love 
Omar & Erykah Badu    Be Thankful 
Patti Labelle    Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
Jones Girls  – When I’m Gone
The Vandales    Feeling Freaky
Donna Summer    Down Deep Inside
Azymuth – Fly Over The Horizon

The Gigs:

Friday 5th July 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 5th July (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
Friday 5th July
“Soul Ladies Live”
Grill 55, Bishops Stortford
8.30pm     Free Entry
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 6th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ playing:
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry     8pm Start
Saturday 6th July (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Saturday 6th July
“Top Tunes Night!”
Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood
DJ Charlie Cook
“Soul, Disco & Dance Anthems”
Free Entry    8.30pm Start
Saturday 13th July
“Chic – With Soulful Seduction”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
“Soul Anthems, Carwash Classics, Funk & Modern Soul,
Soulful House … the Grooves That make You Move !”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm Start    Free Entry
Saturday 13th July
“The Essex Soul Party”
Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant, High Road, Chadwell Heath
“70s 80s 90s & New Soul Classics & Anthems”
DJs: Frostie, Ian Holmes, Scott James, Jim The Syrup
John “Soul Power” Wayne, DJ Ricky & DJ Freckles
9pm    3am  (Arrive before 11.30) –  £10 On The Door
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
DJ: Geoff Grove
Tickets £6
Saturday 13th July
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Details to follow …
Friday 19th July (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Friday Night Soul”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…
..and everything in between !”
9pm start      Admission Free
Friday 19th July
“The Woodmans Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully  &  MJ
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry      8pm    1am
Saturday 20th July
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD
“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Derek Patterson
8pm    1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available !
Saturday 20th July
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Saturday 27th July
“The KTF Soul Club”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays
“Northern Soul & More!”
DJs: Johnny Valatone & Rob Messer
Tickets £5      7.30pm Start
Sunday 28th July (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
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 !
 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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm.