So, after not venturing any further than the studio or the local supermarket (half a mile away !) since mid March, I took advantage of being able to drive any distance in England and back in a day to get some fresh air and exercise by way of ‘celebrating’ my birthday. The weather was fabulous on Wednesday, the roads, not surprisingly, were very light on traffic and a had a good selection of Soul CDs on board to totally relax with … bliss !
Next to nothing was open of course, and tempted as I was by the sight of a modest queue of cars waiting for their chicken fix at a recently re-opened KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield, it was a bit early in the day for me, and I continued with my packed lunch to a lovely quiet spot with beautiful scenery in The Peak District. Tackling some steep woodland steps and scrabbling up the rocky hillside was a bit of a shock to the system for someone whose only exercise recently has been lifting my arm off the sofa to point the remote control at the telly, but once I reached my destination, I took some deep breaths, pulled my camera out of my pocket and snapped away at some wonderful views. If the walk hadn’t done it already, they would have taken my breath away !!
Back to the car, lunch devoured, it was time to head back south, working my way through the rest of my specially chosen tunes and start to think about what music to select for this week’s show. You can find out which ones I picked, and which requests came in from my lovely listeners by tuning in to Gateway from 7-9pm this Monday – meanwhile here is last week’s playlist which can be enjoyed right now via “Listen Again” :
The Tunes -18th May 2020
Billy Paul – Let Em In
Paradise – One Mind Two Hearts
Los Charly’s Orchestra – Fly Away
Raydio – Jack & Jill
Ray Parker Jr – You Can’t Change That
Diane Marsh – I Want Your Body
Will Downing – Rainy Night In Georgia
Mark Johnson – Soakin’ In The Sunshine
Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie (Disco Remix)
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Out There
Mahogany – Ride On The Rhythm (M & M Mix)
Sunfire – Feet
Sadao Watanabe – No Problem
Betty Wright – Where Is The Love
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
Drifters – At The Club
Mather – I Could Never Miss You More Than I Do
Marc Staggers – Surrender
Romina Johnson – Miss You Here
Dayton – Wanna Be Your Man
Aretha & Whitney – It Isn’t, It wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be
Feel – I’d Like To
Brand New Heavies – Snake Hips
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