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A couple of weeks ago I was DJing at a party in Chelmsford which finished quite early, so when loading the car up again afterwards, the function in the larger downstairs hall was still in full swing. It was a Salsa Event and as I lugged box after box of gear past the main door I couldn’t help but hear some fabulous sounds coming out from in there – or fail to notice the lovely ladies attending either ! Just before I left, I got chatting by my car to a particularly gorgeous creature who was “taking a breath of fresh air” and enthused about how wonderful the monthly party was and that I should get involved. On another day, in a previous life I would have snapped her hand off, but Nathan was waiting for his dad in the car and well … you know ! However, the tunes I caught really fired my imagination, salsa music in itself is pretty cool, but I am sure I heard a number of classic soul songs being performed salsa-style, one being a female version of “Love TKO” by Teddy Pendergrass. I have vowed to investigate further before the summer is out, so keep an ear open for the odd “salsa-soul” tune creeping into the show – and if you are in Chelmsford on the right day of the month, look out for me on the dancefloor impressing foxy chicks with my Latin moves !!!!!This Week’s Tunes: Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife (2066 936) Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake & Eat It Too (STROBE1) Jaki Graham – Set Me Free (12JAKI7) Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothing (TMSP6012) Teena Marie – First Class Love (STML 12143) Anita Ward – Spoiled By Your Love (STKR83371) Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams – Too Much Too Little Too Late (CBS6164) Stylistics – Hurry Up This Way Again (BACKB007) T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better Galaxy – What Do I Do
Atlantic Starr – Silver Shadow Crusaders – Last Call Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing Barry White – You See The Trouble With Me Barbara Acklin – I’ll Bake A Man Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky Real Thing – Whenever You Want My Love The Dells – I Touched A Dream
Brooklyn Dreams -Touching In The Dark Minnie Riperton – Memory Lane Jackson Five – The Love You Save Herb Alpert – Keep Your Eye On Me Komiko – Feel Alright Upcoming Gigs: Saturday 11th May “An Evening Of Soul & Motown” The Green Man, Herongate DJ: Johnny Famous Free Entry – Pub Hours Friday 17th May “Killer Soul – 2013” Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords) The Zero DJ Team playing … “The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance” 8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 In Advance, £10 OTD For full details see: https://www.facebook.com/events/512912922092942/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 18th May (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 25th May “KTF Soul Club” The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ DJs: Lee Markwick, Tony Burman & The KTF Team “Northern Soul & then some !” Wristbands £5 In Advance Only – usually sells out – hurry ! 7.30pm – 1am – (07895) 538835 Danny https://www.facebook.com/events/326902740745853/ Saturday 25th May (Every Last Saturday of the month) “Disco Stomp” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert plus guests 70s & 80s Disco Classics Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Saturday 25th May “May Bank Holiday Spring Affair” The Knot. Beach Road,Westgate On Sea and The Coast Bar, Kings Street, Margate “Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful House DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson plus… Terry Matthews, Jonny Layton, Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Lee Aitch & John Oliver https://www.facebook.com/events/182533908548987/?fref=ts Saturday 25th May “Fishing For Soul” Heron Angling Club, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay “Soul Funk Boogie & Jazz … On The Beach !!!” Free Entry – 7.30pm – Midnight DJs: Carl Hyde, Phil Baker, Tom G Edgar, Robert Burr, Rex Smith https://www.facebook.com/events/495887860465812/ Sunday 26th May (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, children welcome ! https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/ Saturday 1st June “Soul Carnival All Dayer” The Cromwell Manor, Basildon “8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House” DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more 5pm – 1am – Tickets £15 In Advance Visit www.cromwellmanor.co.uk or www.superflypromotions.com http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151760359468452&set=a.155420048451.145483.634883451&type=1&theater Saturday 1st June (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 Friday 7th June 2013 “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 Saturday 8th June “Soul At The Cherry” The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ “Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics” DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/518853984843298/ Saturday 22nd June “Soul ladies – Live!” The Strawbery Fayre, Shenfield Common, Brentwood On stage around 2pm Saturday 29th June “The Motown Girls” The Inn On The Green, Bilericay 8.30 pm start – Free Admission 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 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm