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Neil Gits New CD Players !

13th December 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

Santa visited the Gateway studios early this year, for when I arrived to do my show last Monday, there were two lovely new machines installed to play my super soul CDs on ! Not only that but they were identical to the ones I love using out “on the road” at all my gigs, so I felt at home with them straight away. Of course, I will still be using MP3s as well to bring you plenty of cherished vinyl tracks from my vast collection at home, but I have now vowed to go through endless piles of CDs in the car instead of listening to dreaful non-stop Xmas songs and Xmas adverts on other radio stations to see if there are any gems I have missed on disc or tunes that deserve another airing on the show. This evening’s playlist is pretty typical of what you can normally hear, with roughly a 50/50 mix of CD/vinyl, mostly from the 70s & 80s, but with the odd surprise from either side of those two decades – have a listen from 5pm today and enjoy ! 🙂

This Week’s Tunes

Gwen McCrae – All This Love That I’m Giving
Gayle Adams – Stretchin’ Out
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
Diana Ross & The Supremes – The Happening
Whispers – Tonight
Tourist – Hooked On You
Average White Band – A Love Of Your Own
The Miracles – Do It Baby
LA Mix – Mysteries Of Love
Chaka Khan – Eye To Eye
LAX – All My Love
Down To The Bone – Keep On Keepin’ On
Willie Hutch – Love Power (Sonny DJ Extended Version)
Stevie Wonder – I Wish (Jimmy Michaels & Reflex Combo Edit)
D-Influence – Hold On
Dianne Reeves – Never Too Far
Dionne Warwick – We Never Said Goodbye
Ila Vann – Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Moments – Girls
Heatwave – Hold On To The One

Xmas Gigs !

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10

Saturday 13th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
The Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Quality Northern Soul”
DJs: Jim Hill, Keith Ewers, Gary Pettitt
7.30 pm – 1 am
Tickets £6 in advance (£8 on the door if any left)

Saturday 13th December
“The Basement”
Saks, Clifftown Road, Southend, SS1 1AB
DJs: Jeff Young, Gavin Page, Terry Matthews, Grumpy Brown
“A night of soul, funk, jazz & more..”
9pm – 3am ; £6 on the door

Saturday 13th December
“Soul By The Sea – The Xmas Funker!”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Saturday 13th December
“Twisted Deal Xmas Party”
Astor Community Centre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent
“Northern Soul All Night !”
Let Your Heart Dance DJ Team
7.30pm start
Friday 19th December
“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One ! ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ Tony Matthews (Caister)
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a meal

Saturday 20th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special”
Back at the original venue !!!
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guest
“New & Classic Jazz, Funk, Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House & more…”
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]

Saturday 20th December
“Soulbay @ Xmas”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
“Playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, House & all things related & relevant”
9pm – 2am ;

Saturday 20th December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 26th December
(Every Last Friday)
“Boxing Day 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 before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm