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Neil Gits New Batteries

29th January 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

Everything comes in threes doesn’t it ? First of all my TV remote stopped working – no surprise there, I’ve hammered it over recent months ! – then the torch I use for hunting out stuff that’s fallen under the sofa or behind the telly gave up the ghost and finally my “voice recorder” refused to play ball as I tried to save yet another brilliant idea for a song for my show. Actually, I should have seen that one coming as too often I leave it recording in error and when I go to play the files back at home it reads ” 1) 10 seconds 2) 12 seconds 3) 9 seconds 4) 1 hour 23 minutes 16 seconds” !!! And of course, I HAVE had LOTS of fantastic ideas for my show lately … with three more pages of them stored by the PC at “Old Gits HQ” just waiting for their turn to be playlisted ! AA & AAA batteries were retrieved from the drawer and my life continued on full power…

Luckily there’s nothing I use in Studio 1 on a Monday night that requires batteries, everything takes its power from the mains one way or another, so you can rest assured that things won’t suddenly go silent on you, unless as happens occasionally at my age I press the wrong button or push the wrong fader ! And as always the music comes guaranteed to be top notch, mostly vintage jazz-funk, soul & disco tunes from the 70s & 80s, but with the odd curveball from the fringes of the scene. Catch last week’s show this afternoon (Saturday) when the ‘Repeat Play’ goes out at 5pm and then listen live on Monday between 7 & 9pm for two hours of soulful bliss ! Here is the latest selection :

The Tunes – Monday 24th January 2022

Charles Earland – Let The Music Play

Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

Frank McComb – Shine

Phylis Hyman – You Sure Look Good To Me

Norman Connors feat Phylis Hyman – Betcha By Golly Wow

Yola – Starlight

Nicole Henry – Love & Affection

Imagination – Thank You My Love

First Circle – Miracle Worker

George McCrae – It’s Been So Long

Ritchie Family – The Best Disco In Town (Parts 1 & 2)

Warriors – Destination

MFSB – Sexy

Sympli Whitney – Law ‘n’ Order

Slick – Space Bass

KC & The Sunshine Band – Sound Your Funky Horn

Diana Ross – My Old Piano

Wade C Long – Right Moves (Nigel Lowis Mix)

Teddy Pendergrass – I Want My Baby Back

Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

Loose Ends – Don’t You Ever (Try To Change Me)

B B & Q Band – Genie

Raydio – Hot Stuff

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 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via , as well as on your smart speaker or your phone, from 7pm–9pm every Monday, 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” !