Neil Gits Less Songs On !

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I have to say that the music on this week’s show is even more fabulous than usual, with some really special tunes that deserved to be played in their full extended versions with no fading out ! So, there are actually one or two less songs included on the playlist than usual for this evening’s repeat play at 5pm, but it’s quality that counts this time, not quantity – here are a few highlights not to be missed :

As more and more new / recent music finds its way onto my show, there’s always a good chance Cool Million will be featured regularly – these guys can do no wrong ! Check out their latest 80s groove inspired cut around 5.30…

If you love Luther Vandross (who doesn’t ?!) and especially Will Downing, don’t miss the track by Alex Lattimore from about 6 years ago, brought to my attention by Caister DJ and fellow Old Git Pete Collins – stunning !!

You know I love to dig out almost forgotten old tracks – how about a duet by George Benson & Chaka Khan that first featured on the same album as “I’m Every Woman” in 1978 ? Sounds good ? It flippin’ well is !!!

Featured artists for April are the Players Association and they get the “Old Gits Jazzy Bit” spot this week with a brilliant instrumental cover of a Chic classic …

And the “Tasty 12” goes to Teena Marie, an awesome reworking by John Morales…

Last but not least, to chill out to after all that excitement, a superb “Soul Soother” by Anita Baker from her 1990 “Compositions” LP, chosen by regular listener Paul in Billericay …

And the rest of the tracks on the playlist aren’t too shabby either !! 😉

Here is the full selection, plus the updated “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” :

The Tunes

Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
Second Image – What’s Happening?
Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller
Kleeer – Winners
Cool Million feat Marc Evans – Don’tcha Wanna Dance
One Way – Lady You Are
Alex Lattimore – A Million Ways
Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back & Finish What You Started
George Benson & Chaka Khan – We Got The Love
Roberta Flack – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
Players Association – Everybody Dance
Teena Marie – Behind The Groove (John Morales MnM Lost Groove)
The Boogie Man – Keep On Movin’
Anita Baker – Love You To The Letter
Tom Scott – Don’t Get Any Better
Joyce Cobb – How Glad I Am
Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
Norma Jean Wright – I Like Love (Womack Re-work)

The Gigs

Saturday 18th April
“Soul By The Jetty – Caister Warm Up Event”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz Funk Soul Nu-Jazz & Soulful House”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests : Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod,
Souldier & Simon Van Os
Wristbands Only Event – £7 – 8pm – 1am
No online sales, text (07989) 591399
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549285698655018/

Saturday 18th April
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/1587103451547365/

Friday 24th April
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after
Arrive Early – Over 25s only

Friday 1st May
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/365587843640481/

Friday 1st May
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk, Soul, Boogie,Disco & Motown – 60s to date”
Street food available on the night
Tel: (01702)351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Saturday 2nd May
“Watermelon”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1PD
DJs: Jay Anderson, Micky B, John Cripps, Richard Epps
“Soul Disco Funk & Rare Groove”
9pm – 3am ; “Strictly a vinyl thing !”
https://www.facebook.com/events/848227111911530/

Friday 8th May
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU
DJ: Richard Lobban & Guest Dennis Presenter
“Best In Soul, RnB, Reggae, 80s Disco & Soulful House”
9pm – 2am ; Admission £7
Tel: (07956)363131
https://www.facebook.com/events/883254431732395/

Friday 8th May
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Saturday 9th May
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7pm – Late

Friday 15th May
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/704453099677971/

Saturday 16th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul”
DJs: Jon Drake (Bristol) Richard Corbyn (London)
Wristbands £6 on sale from 20th March – limited to 120
7.30pm start – 1.00am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550142118593484/

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781

Sunday 24th May
“Summer Soulful Seduction All Dayer”
The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: MJ & Bully plus guests
“Bouncing Beats, Gorgeous Grooves & Funkin’ Flavas !”
Free Entry ; 2pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/366130760246027/

Friday 29th May
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee Homer, Jon Ovel & Ian Holmes
Special Guest: Jim “The Syrup” Day
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s
Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/810557062331293/

Saturday 30th May
“Soul Mates” (Monthly Event)
The George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Frostie Original & John Wayne
Tickets £7 including a basket meal (like the old days !)
8pm – 2am
https://www.facebook.com/groups/785558224872763/?pnref=story

Saturday 6th June
“Summer Madness Part 1”
The Soul Marquee, Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
DJs include: Terry Jones, Eddie Piller, Chris Brown, Bob Masters
1pm – 1am ; Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01708)228678 / (01273) 413800
https://www.facebook.com/events/715657555199975/

Saturday 27th June
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
DJ: John Watson plus Harry Cambridge singing live !
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Weekenders:

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 1st May
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 8th May
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th April
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 9th May
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th April
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 24th April

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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