Neil Gits Ready For Autumn

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I don’t normally put the name of the artist on the accompanying photo to my blogs as it appeals to the Quiz Master side of me to let you guess which one of the groups / singers played on last week’s show it is ! But this was such a standout picture from those available that I made an exception, so above is Carl Carlton thrilled to bits to have his own dressing room on the back of his five minutes of fame in 1981 with his one UK hit “She’s A Bad Mama Jama”… That cut was just one of a whole bunch of “Classics, Anthems, Hits & Winners” that I put together for the Bank Holiday show last Monday and you can see the full playlist below, ahead of the repeat play this evening (Saturday) at 5pm here on Gateway 97.8.

I’ve had a bit of a catch up on the admin this week, so there’s also the previous week’s list of tunes to peruse as well as an up to date selection of “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” to assist your soulful social life – I am sure there are slight errors and omissions, so do get in touch via the station or direct on my dedicated Facebook page “The Old Gits Soul Show” if any details need adding in !! Once September is well under way, I will be doing some tweaking to the show, just to give it a little freshen up as we approach the EIGHTH anniversary of playing “Cool Soul” for you each Monday night at 7pm – wow, the years have flown by !! I still love hosting the programme and spinning the tunes and truly appreciate all the positive feedback confirming that you enjoy listening too, so long may it continue ! Onwards and upwards … soulfully of course !! 🙂

Bank Holiday Bumper Selection !

Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Positive Force – We Got The Funk
Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama
Lenny White – Didn’t Know About Love
Evelyn King – Back To Love
Luther Vandross – So Amazing
Aretha Franklin – Angel
Linx – You’re Lying
Players Association – Turn The Music Up
Level 42 – Starchild
Sea Level – Fifty-Four
Stevie Wonder – I Wish(Jimmy Michaels Reflex Combo Edit)
Teena Marie – I Need Your Loving
Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It Don’t Force It
Walter Jackson –Touching In The Dark
Phylis Hyman – The Prime Of My Life
Lionel Richie – You Are
Linda Clifford – Runaway Love
George Benson – Off Broadway

Previous Week’s Goodies !

Bob James – Sign Of The Times
Detroit Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Tom Glide featuring Kenya – True Fantasy
Janice Bulluck – Do You Really Love Me
Otis Clay – The Only Way Is Up
Dave Mascall ft Georgie B – Clap Your Hands
Aretha Franklin – Daydreamin’
Raymond Barton feat. Tyra Juliette – Always Kissing
Gwen Guthrie – Outside In The Rain
Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
David Ruffin – Walk Away From Love
Stanley Clarke – Together Again
Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love
Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
Atlantic Starr – Silver Shadow
Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time
Clive Newlands feat Mather-I Love It 2
Ty Causey – Mr Mellow
Bashiyra – Delightful
Lenny Williams – Fine
Rimshots – 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Blow Your Whistle)
Hubert Laws – Chicago Theme (Love Loop)

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out –  Autumn 2018 !

Saturday 1st September
“ Soul Fiesta Charity Night ”
Langdon Hills Golf Country Club & Hotel,
Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3TY
“Soul & Jazz-Funk”
DJs: Glen Sherry, Ian Holmes & Aitch B plus guests
In aid of Cherry Tree Lodge Cancer Care.
Tickets £10 in advance, more on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/332237764262321/
Friday 7th September
“ Soul Reunited ”
The RUSSC Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB
DJs: Terry Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod & Elliot Mount
Special Guest : Paul Kidley
8.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/233461627506932/
Friday 7th September
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve plus guests
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100
https://www.facebook.com/events/541846102838979/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116110315208484/?hc_ref=ARRb586cE4MEIv8bO0bT-q6pvlZuU_ZY9byeQ5iLMb2wMKCKmpxH_JgZnEoT_HsCpDI
Friday 7nd September
“The Essex Soul Collective”
Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, SS1 2UP
“Northern Soul, Motown, RnB”
DJs: Mandy O’Connor, Kev Mahoney, Neil Walker & Guest
7.30pm – 12.30am ; Tickets £5 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1169630026505010/
Saturday 8th September
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/492736814458022/
Saturday 8th September
“Soul By The Sea”
**NEW VENUE**
Zabranos, The Broadway, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1SJ
DJs: Grumpy Brown, Colin Jazzy Barnby, Michael Cooper & Chris White
“Afro, Funk, Latin, Jazz Dance & Soulful House”
8pm -1am ; £7 On The Door
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668138683409487/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155518474757409&set=a.10150164356887409.286399.672717408&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Saturday 8th September
(then every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/690687901316743/?active_tab=about
Saturday 8th September
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts
Friday 14th September
(Every Second Friday)
“Funkin’ Fridays”
Harry’s Bar, High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BQ
DJ: Paul Kidley
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Weekender Anthems, Dancefloor Classics”
9pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Saturday 15th September
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/soulatthecricks/
Saturday 15th September
“Soul Odyssey Summer Half Dayer Party”
Virgin Active, Hall Lane, Little Warley, CM13 3EN
“Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul, Soulful House, Old School Soul & RnB”
DJs: Frostie, Kevin Hawkins, Garry Fish, Tony Treble, Gary Walden
Tickets £7 – Super Early Bird, £10 in advance or £15 on the door
“Outside Terrace & BBQ” ; 5pm – 1.00am
https://www.facebook.com/events/609646399368782/
Friday 21st September
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ ** Special Guest TBA ! **
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
http://www.soulfulseduction.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/events/694277664254383/
Friday 21st September
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests Bob Smith & Pete Morris (aka Mole)
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2379523952087594&set=gm.1649606688500068&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Friday 28th September
“ KTF Soul Club ”
Upstairs At The Old Regent Ballroom,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0AQ
“ Northern Soul Night ”
DJs: Mark Sutherland & Kev Coulson
£7 Entry ; 7,30pm – 1.00 am
https://www.facebook.com/events/255032028642626/
Friday 28th September
“ Soul Night ”
Charlie’s Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HE
8pm – Late ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/1468374163262221/?active_tab=about
Saturday 29th September
“Stomp On Sea 2”
Olby’s Soul Cafe & Music Rooms,
King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
Room 1 : Soul & Reggae
Room 2 : Jazz & Funk
Room 3 : Dance & Club Classics
Tickets £10 – www.stompradio.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/486171291817816/
Sunday 30th September
(Last Sunday of the month)
“Over-roast Of Joy!”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
DJ: Paul Kidley & guests
“Soul Weekend Anthems & Soulful House”
5.30pm – 11.30 pm ; Free Entry
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk
Friday 5th October
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100
https://www.facebook.com/events/541846102838979/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116110315208484/?hc_ref=ARRb586cE4MEIv8bO0bT-q6pvlZuU_ZY9byeQ5iLMb2wMKCKmpxH_JgZnEoT_HsCpDI
Saturday 13th October
(then every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
Saturday 13th October
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts
Saturday 20th October
“ Soul At The Edge ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D, Gary Walden & Guest Sara Jane Rundel
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/683924978637681/
Sunday 21st October
“ The Mar V Lus Soul Club & Rhythm n Groove Collective Alldayer ”
The Forge Pub & Grill, Queens Park Avenue, Billericay, CM12 0WA
DJs: Dick Coombes, Mick Love, Brian Maguire, Warren Uncle Funk,
Gary Thurgood & Martin Lipross
“ Northern Soul, R’n’B, Popcorn, Boogoaloo & more ! ”
£5 Entry on the door ; 1pm – 9pm ; Free Parking
https://www.facebook.com/events/1986463514757430/
Saturday 27th October
“ Ghetto Heaven Reunion ”
Olby’s Soul Cafe & Music Rooms, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Scott James, DJ Enyaw. Jay Anderson & Matt B
“ 80s & 90s RnB, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, UK Garage & House ”
Tickets £10 from (07475) 682901 or www.olbyssoulcafe.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1995983020713392/
Saturday 27th October
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
Details to follow ….
Friday 2nd November
“The Essex Soul Collective”
Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, SS1 2UP
“Northern Soul, Motown, RnB”
DJs: Mandy O’Connor, Kev Mahoney, Neil Walker & Guest
7.30pm – 12.30am ; Tickets £5 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1169630026505010/
Saturday 1st December
“ Liquid Spirit 3”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, RnB, Soul & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Danny T
Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Tickets Available soon …
https://www.facebook.com/events/281914949266655/
Monday 31st December
“ The Edge New Years Eve Party ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
“Party, Disco & Old Skool Club Classics”
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10 in advance
https://www.facebook.com/events/605095676531103/
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/238758136938257/?active_tab=about
Caister 2018 :
Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September
“Caister Goes Wild West”
www.caistersoul.co.uk
Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
Room 1: “Soul,Disco, Funk & Boogie”
Room 2: “House Grooves & Old Skool”
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am;
https://www.facebook.com/thegeorgeIIhornchurch/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/
Fridays:
“Old Skool Friday”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Club Anthems ”
DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Casual Dress
Tel: (01277) 656581
(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell
www.bar-zero.co.uk
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch
Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2018 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !

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