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Neil Gits On With It

10th December 2016
Posted by Neil Matthew

Oh boy ! That was a stinker ! Three days of feeling like death warmed up, then thankfully back to near normality as the dreaded “man-cold” slowly wore off. Unfortunately, one of those three days was Monday, but not wanting to let my listener down (and knowing that I was unlikely see anyone else for any more than a passing moment whilst at the station!) I soldiered on and the show went ahead. In actual fact, it was quite a good one and I am probably going to listen to the first part myself when it is repeated at 5pm this Saturday – if only to see just HOW nasal I sounded !!

As always, it’s all about the tunes and there’s a bit more of them and a bit less of me understandably this week, so take a peek at the playlist below, then if that tickles your fancy, click “Listen Live” above and enjoy two hours of soul, jazz-funk and disco niceness from the 70s 80s and beyond.

*Monday 19th December will be the annual “Old Gits Best Bits” edition, with a mixture of the year’s hottest new soul music and the best “re-discoveries” from my old vinyl collection side by side !*

(Normal show again this Monday 12th ….)

The Tunes (Lockets, Soothers & other throat sweets are available)

Crusaders – Street Life
Willie Hutch – Keep On Jammin’
KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It
Real To Reel – Love Me Like This
Bobby Womack – Trying To Get Over You
Lisa Stansfield – So Be It
Gwen McCrae – For Your Love
Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name
Willie Colon – Set Fire To Me
Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat
Jay W McGee – When We Party (Uptown Downtown)
Class Action feat Christine Wiltshire – Weekend
Mitchell & Dewberry – Beyond The Rains
Barbara Mason – Give Me Your Love
Colonel Abrams – Trapped (12” Version)
The Funk Factor with Jazz Workshop – Give It What You Got
Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head
Mather – It Just Ain’t Good Enough
Maze – Reaching Down Inside
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (Extended Version)
Cerrone – Love In C Minor

Xmas Gigs !

Saturday 10th December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash – 6th Year!”

Harlow Town FC, CM19 5BE

DJs: Jonny Layton, Les Knott, Pete Collins

Danny Peters & Dab

8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Tel: (07791) 995670 or (07500) 481192



Saturday 10th December

“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”

Downstairs at the Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,

Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0AQ

Guest DJs: Dick Coombes & Mick Love

“Northern Soul, 60s RnB, Rare Motown & A Little Latin”

Tickets £6 in advance, £10 on the door if available !

7.30pm  –  1am  –  Contact : Danny (07895) 538835


Saturday 10th December

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy plus guests

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am


Saturday 10th December

(Every 2nd Saturday)

“Brown Sugar”

The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD

DJ Yours Truly (Ben) playing “Funk, Soul & Disco”


Saturday 10th December

“The Signatures Northern Soul Xmas Party”

The Blue Beat Room, Billericay Town FC,

Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, CM12 9SA

Support from DJ Tony Mappy Hayzer


Friday 16th December

(every third Friday) “Soulful Seduction – Xmas Special” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Anthems” DJs: Bully & MJ

8.00pm  –  12.45am  ;  Free Entry


Friday 16th December (TBC)

“Soul Kitchen”

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Rare Soul Night”

DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests

7.30  –  1.30 am  ;  £5; Tel (01892) 544700


Saturday 17th December

“The Saturday Soul Social”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HE

DJ: Neil Matthew

“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco, from the 70s 80s & beyond”

8pm  –  12 Midnight  ;  Free Entry



Saturday 17th December (TBC)

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve “The Best In Jazz-Funk and Soul”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry


Saturday 17th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Party On Tour !”

Capones Nightclub, above La Quinta Restaurant,

Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1QB

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly

Plus: Tony Matthews, Simon Van Os, Ian Holmes

Wristband entry only , £10 … Text (07989)591399

“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive Since 2009!”


Friday 23rd December

“Xmas Killer Soul”

The Chichester, Old London Road, Wickford, SS11 8UE

“3 Rooms of Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful House,

Club Anthems, Disco, Jazz and more !”

Full Zero DJ line-up including :

Ian Reading, Merve The Swerve, Bully,

Paul Kidley, Matt Jackson & Mark Lee

8pm  –  1am  ;  Tickets £7.50 until 31st October

Thereafter or on the door £12.50


Friday 23rd December

“Stomp Xmas Party”

Lana Mia Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, RM13 9EL

8pm  –  1.30am  ;  Tickets £5

DJs from Stomp Radio


Tuesday 27th December

“Xmas Soul Party”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

9pm  –  2am  ;  Free Entry

DJs: Jay Anderson, Micky B, Paul French