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Neil Gits On Timberlog Lane

22nd February 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

Businesses and organizations of all sorts are obsessed with ‘feedback’ these days. You can’t do anything online it seems without being asked to “complete a short survey” or “answer three simple questions” before leaving their website for even the most mundane of visits. My “You Tube” viewing on TV is often interrupted by an invitation to tick one or boxes of various brands for “research” and even on the odd occasion when I get a useful tempting offer of discounted food at popular restaurants I still have to jump through virtual hoops before getting my hands on a voucher !

The kind of feedback I like is when someone who has been listening to my soul show gets in touch by email or text or maybe pops up on Facebook completely out of the blue just to say how much they like the music they’ve heard on there … and sometimes even the presenter too !! I can think of quite a few people now regularly getting in touch each week to chat about the tunes and their memories of them, who originally popped up in a little box on my computer screen one Monday and we have all become a little online soul family …

This week I got a message from “The Boss” that she was picking up a curry from Shuma Indian Takeaway on Timberlog Lane in Basildon on a Saturday evening recently and got talking to one of their drivers who was enthusiastic about “Ther Old Gits Soul Show” and enjoys listening to the ‘Reeat Play’ whilst out on deliveries … big “shout out” to all at Shuma !! You can join the guys by tuning in this Saturday at 5pm or even better grab a piece of the LIVE show Monday at 7pm and get involved on our Facebook page. Check out these great tracks played this week :

The Tunes – Monday 19th February – 2024

Love Unlimited Orchestra – Lift Your Voice & Say
Junior – Mama Used To Say
James Day feat Mikelyn Roderick – Speak Love
Blackbyrds – Walking In Rhythm
Blackbyrds – Flying High
Leee John & Bill Sharpe – Take Me Back (Original Mix)
Cheryl Lynn – Hurry Home
Marlena Shaw – Round Midnight
Claudja Barry – Boogie Woogie Dancin’Shoes
Tony Rallo & The Midnite Band – Holdin’ On
LAX – All My Love
Level 42 – Forever Now
Incognito ft Chicco Allotta – 1993
Southside Johnny/Asbury Dukes-I Don’t Want To Go Home
Northend & Michelle Wallace – Happy Days
Eastside Connection – You’re So Right For Me
West End ft Sybil – The love I Lost (12″ Club Mix)
Natasha Watts – Do I Did I’m Done
Russell Tompkins Jr – Words Left Unsaid
Holland Dozier – Why Can’t We Be Lovers
Vince Broomfield – Where’s The Love
Windjammer – Tossing & Turning
Crown Heights Affair – Somebody Tell Me What To Do

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected].

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via www.gateway978.com You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !