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Neil Gits Patriotic…

22nd April 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Happy St Georges Day to you – I hope you’re marking the occasion somehow, even if its just by hanging an old Euro 96 flag out the window or maybe attaching one of those £1.99 plastic things from the garage on the car ! Here at TOGSS, I’ve decided to knock up a special “Full English” edition of the show to go out for the first time tonight at 7pm, though it won’t be “live” as i am hosting a quiz night for the Big Day at The Olde Dog in Herongate – you can listen to the show on the way there !!

All the artists I play will be English soul/jazz-funk or disco acts from the 70s 80s & 90s including Level 42, Kenny Thomas, Heatwave and Jamiroquai to name just four – listen in to see if you fave is included . I’ll post the full tracklist on here before the weekend repeat play, but for now here is last week’s “regular” selection to whet your appetite plus a few gig recommendations for this coming Saturday …

Last Week’s Playlist:

Edwin Starr  –  H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
Rumplestiltskin  –  I Think I Wanna Dance With You
War  –  Me & Baby Brother
Odyssey  –  Going Back To My Roots
James Brown  –  Soul Power
O’Jays  –  992 Arguments
Alicia Keys  –  Falling
Deniece Williams  –  Free
Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two
Womack & Womack  –  Love Wars
Roy Ayers  –  Turn Me Loose
RAH Band  –  Falcon
Prince Charles & The City Beat Band  –  In The Street
Three Degrees  –  Take Good Care Of Yourself
Bridge  –  Stella
Blackbyrds  –  Without Your Love
Rachelle Ferrell  –  Til You Come Back To Me
Holland Dozier  –  Why Can’t We Be Lovers
Tymes  –  You Little Trustmaker
Fatback  –  She’s My Shining Star
Luther Vandross  –  Bad Boy/Having A Party
Gap Band   –  Someday
Crusaders  –  Free As The Wind

This Saturday’s Gigs:

Saturday 28th April
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
And Special Guest : Roni O’Brien
“Keeping The Spirit Of The Goldmine Alive”
Advance Wristbands £5 – (07989) 591399
7pm – 12.15am   –   “100% Jazz, Funk & Soul”
After party till 2am at The Monico nearby !!

Saturday 28th April
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
8 – Late     –     Free Entry
DJs: “The Groovy Gang!”
“70s & 80s Disco Night
*Last Saturday Of Each Month*

Saturday 28th April
Soul At The Pavillion,
Pavillion Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
DJs: Gary Turner, Mr Flip & Chris Bangs
“Rare Groove, Soul & Jazz-Funk”
£10 on the door   –   9pm  –  2am

Every Friday:
“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests

Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one May 4th
First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next 27th April
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 27th April
Last Saturday: Soul At The Pavillion, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea – 28th April
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 28th April

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 28th April
2012 Dates:23rd June, 25th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th Dec

And don’t forget…
Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay
Every 1st Sunday Of The Month
1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission
Next Date : 5th May
If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Also recommended…
Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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.