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Sorry that I didn’t manage to update the blog before this weekend’s repeat play but I have been suffering with a nasty dose of “Man Flu” (often referred to by women as “a sniffle” !) that re-surfaced after I thought I’d got over it in time for last Monday’s show. If the absence of my weekly waffle on the website meant you forgot to check the Saturday airing, then don’t worry, you didn’t miss much ! Sure the tunes were great, but in between there was much whinging about headaches and sounding nasal, so why not have a good look at the playlist below, then venture on to You Tube or Spotify and listen to any that catch your attention on there. I did hear whispers a few weeks ago about a new “listen again feature” but more details on that as and when its ready to enjoy. Hope to be wide awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready and raring to go with a fabulous new show to lap up live on Monday at 7pm !!
The Tunes:Galaxy – Dancing Tight People’s Choice – Do It Anyway You Wanna Alexander O’Neal – The Lovers Temptations – Get Ready O’Jays – Let Life Flow Linda Tillery – Secrets
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You Kleeer – Next Time It’s For Real Glen Adams Affair – Just A Groove Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears Loose Joints – It’s All Over My Face Weather Report – Birdland Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Wake Up Everybody Incognito – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing Shalamar – Don’t Try To Change Me Gerald Alston – Stay A Little While O’Bryan – It’s Over Donald Byrd – I Feel Like Loving You Today Klassique – Somebody’s Loving You Dan-I – Monkey Chop Joe McBride – Howzit In Dallas ?
The Gigs:Friday 22nd February “Soul Weekender Vibe” Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis Free Entry – 8pm – 1.30am “The Very Best In Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves From The 70s & 80s” http://www.facebook.com/events/273955652731419/ Friday 22nd February “Caister Top-Up” Frankies, 29 Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM 12 6JL “Soul Funk Disco Boogie” with DJ Steve Kite Over 25s – Free Entry Tel: (01708) 469311 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151516752392150&set=a.238660092149.171035.524502149&type=1&theater Friday 22nd February “Motown & Soul Night” The Westcliff Hotel, Southend-on-Sea Tributes to Diana Ross & The Blues Brothers DJ: John Watson Tickets £12 – Tel (01702)345247 for more details http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152482353215623&set=at.386944555622.355715.801950622.813880194&type=1&theater Friday 22nd February (last Friday of the month) “The Return Of Shaft” Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester DJs: Chazz J, Jimmy Dixon, Kev James “Soul Jazz & Funk” 9pm – 2.30am – Free Entry Saturday 23rd February “Soul By The Jetty” The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly Plus Special guest Paul Clark £5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or… email: [email protected] “100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island” Saturday 23rd February (Every Last Saturday) “Disco Stomp” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert plus guests 70s & 80s Disco Classics Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Friday 1st March 2013 “The Big Zero Soul Night” Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ DJs : Bully & Special Guest DJ “Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards” Free Entry – 8pm – 1am Saturday 2nd March “The New Yorker Return!” The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA DJs: Scott James, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White “Playing the very best in Jazz-Funk & Soul” Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or see: http://www.facebook.com/events/396762157075018/ Saturday 2nd March (Every First Saturday) “Soul On The Harbour ” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert, plus guests TBC “70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems” Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Saturday 16th March (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 16th March “KTF Soul Club 3rd Anniversary Do” Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Street, Grays DJs: Rob Messer & Ian “The Don” Donaldson “Northern Soul/Real RnB/Motown Sounds” 7.30 pm – 1.00 am ; £5 Advance Tickets inc Free CD ! http://www.facebook.com/events/401281203291259/ Saturday 16th March “Soul Night” Bar Blue (Next to Tots), Lucy Road, Southend-on-Sea DJ Geoff Grove £6 On The Door Saturday 23rd March “Soulbay” The Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson Guests: Penny K & Tom Glide 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel:(01843) 833907 http://www.facebook.com/events/132985480201142/ Saturday 30th March 2013 (next 6th July) “Essex Funkers Spring Bash” Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow DJ: Les Knott with Guests Jeff Young, Paul Clark Soul DJ Essex, Soundchaser & Terry Munro & Madhatter T-Shirts Times 8pm – 2am Tickets £10 in advance available from (07800)724757 Saturday 30th March “The 3rd Soul Connexion All Dayer” The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE 12 Noon – Late Tickets £4 In Advance from (07584)626972 (£5 OTD) More info at www.soulconnexion.com Saturday 13th April 2013 “Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul” Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red” Plus: Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee 7pm – Midnight Tickets On Sale Soon… http://www.facebook.com/events/505178852846905/?ref=ts&fref=ts Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one 4th Feb
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next one 5th Feb
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Saturday : Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next one TBC
Most Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield, DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !
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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm