Neil Gits Philly Fever !

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Thankfully, I seem to have avoided some of the cold & flu bugs that have been going around over the last week, but I still wasn’t really firing on all cylinders, so for this week’s show an increased dosage of soul tunes from my favourite record label was self-prescribed ! Five tracks from Philadelphia International feature on tonight’s repeat play at 5pm including another airing for on of my Top 10 tunes EVER – “Soul City Walk” by Archie Bell & The Drells. People’s Choice weren’t quite as prolific as other names on the label, but their two big hits are still both irresistable to this Old Git’s twitching toes (can’t quite stretch to “dancing feet” these days !) and you will hear one of those two monsters just after the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” listing part one. I also couldn’t resist flipping my 7″ vinyl copy of Dexter Wansel’s “All Night Long” after playing the crackly B-side “Disco Lights” last week and the second of the two “Soul Soothers” on the show is by a virtual unknown name to me, though I must have heard him sing backing vocals on a James Brown track or two. Making up the Philly Five is Robert Upchurch, again a name I wasn’t immediately familiar with, but he was a member of the Trammps in their 70s heyday. If you love the sound of these, then tune in today here at Gateway and hear another 15 or so soul jazz-funk & disco gems from the 70s 80s & beyond – this is the full playlist:

The Tunes

Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Once You Get Started
Windjammer – Tossing & Turning
Earl Grant – House of Bamboo
Robert Upchurch – The Devil Made Me Do It
Incognito – Silver Shadow
Maze – I Love You Too Much
Loose Change – Rising Cost Of Love
Gloria D Brown – The More They Knock, The More I Love You
Archie Bell & The Drells – Soul City Walking
People’s Choice – Do It Anyway You Wanna
Bob James & David Sanborn – Maputo
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Love Child
Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
Dexter Wansel – All Night Long
Barry White – Never Never Gonna Give You Up
Bashiyra – One Shot At Love
Bobby Bennett – Days Go By
Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays The Fool
Sunstreet – Lovin’
Heatwave – Jitterbuggin
Caldera – Sky Islands

The Gigs

Saturday 8th November
“Soul Galore 2”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent, CT1 9RS
Across The Board Soul All-Dayer …
“Northern Soul, Modern Soul, 70s Groovers, 80s Movers & more…”
DJs: Tommy Gunn & John Herbert
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; £5 On The Door
** No bar – bring your own drinks & snacks ! **

Friday 14th November
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul Funk Disco & Old School Club Anthems from the 70s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/791708510890757/

Saturday 15th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Wednesday 19th November
“Alexander O’Neal Live !”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay
Tickets on sale now at £12.50
Tel: (01277) 632378

Thursday 20th November
“Dancing In The Streets”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
“A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits”
Tickets £23.50 – £27.50
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 21st November
“Soulful Seduction” (every 3rd Friday)
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ Nick Gunn
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1511977289058844/?fref=ts

Friday 21st November
“5 Star Soul !”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul Night”
Guest DJ: Greg Edwards
7.30pm – 2 am ;
Last three events sold out ! Tel : (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/events/305335692985878/?fref=ts

Friday 21st November
“The SOS Band – LIVE!”
Plus: Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce
And Loose Ends feat Carl McIntosh
The Indigo 02, London
Doors open 7pm, Tickets from £32
http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/sos-band-live
Saturday 22nd November
“The 5th Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
“Jazz Funk Soul & Rare Grooves”
Original Goldmine DJs: Chris Hill, Tom Holland,
Snowboy & Garry Dennis
Tickets £10 / £12.50 from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333
https://www.facebook.com/events/773746672688481/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul,
Soulful House & Disco Classics”
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Tel (01277) 233576
https://www.facebook.com/events/583225701781977/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Making Waves”
The Queen’s Head, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP
Soul Night with DJs Nigel Watson & Terry Brown
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/689811321115781/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Friday 28th November
(Every Last Friday)
“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 ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Friday 5th December
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 5th December
“Maldon Soul Night”
Maldon & Tiptree Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
Live Singer Reggie Manus plus DJ Johnny Famous & DJ Alex
“Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown from the 70s 80s & 90s”
8pm – Midnight ; £7 on the door ; Tel (07816) 412039
https://www.facebook.com/events/550175458449036/?fref=ts

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns

Sunday 7th December
“East Coast Soul”
East Coast Social, The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
“Live jazz in the afternoon followed by DJ Peter P”
Guest DJ : TBC
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/650876671694245/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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

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 soulbythej[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
“Jackie Wilson Says” ***SOLD OUT !!! ***
Live at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
Plus DJ support
Tickets £15 ; 8pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539017549664929/?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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