Neil Gits New CD Players !

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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
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

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)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1507640086145351/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/673993026047132/?fref=ts

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/990270304323186/?fref=ts

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1503260446591482/?fref=ts
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/314455288733698/?fref=ts

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…”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347167775422491/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

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 ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/759841827396607/?fref=ts

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1574136622820111/?fref=ts

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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