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Neil Gits Rid Of The Girls !

9th June 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Unless you are Dutch or Danish, let me give you a great idea of how to spend two hours from 5pm this afternoon – tune in to my “Old Gits Soul Boys Special” ! First broadcast last Bank Holiday Monday, you may (like me!) have forgotten all about our regular soulful get together on the airwaves amidst all the Jubilee celebrations, so here’s your chance to catch up with a repeat play of a show that I think turned out not too bad at all. Leaning heavily towards the 70s, but with a sprinklingof 80s & 90s cuts as well, it’s virtually a 120 minute “Who’s Who” of the great vocal soul bands of our era, including The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, Tavares & The O’Jays. Sounds good, huh ? Listen in at 5pm today (Saturday) – I will be !!!

The Tunes:

Four Tops  –  Loco In Acapulco
Tavares  –  It Only Takes A Minute
Detroit Spinners  –  Wake Up Susan
Chairmen Of The Board  –  Finders Keepers
Moments  –  Dolly My Love
Delfonics  –  Didn’t I Blow Your Mind
Dramatics  –  Whatcha See Is What You Get
Tymes  –  Ms Grace
Jackson 5  –  Looking Through The Window
Delegation  –  Where Is The Love (we Used To Know)
Archie Bell & Drells  – Real Good Feeling
O’Jays  –  Used Ta Be My Girl
Stylistics  –  Let’s Put It All Together
Controllers  –  Stay
Temptations  –  The Joneses (Surgery Remix)
Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
Chi-Lites  –  (For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People
Imperials  –  Who’s Gonna Love Me
Drifters  –  Kissing In The Back Row Of the Movies
Manhattans  –  Hurt
Impressions  –  First Impressions
Tams  –  There Ain’t Nothing Like Shagging
Real Thing  –  Whenever You Want My Love
Trammps  –  Sixty Minute Man
Detroit Emeralds – Feel The Need In Me
Whispers  –  My Girl
Four Tops  –  Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Detroit Spinners  –  It’s A Shame
Ken Navarro  –  Souvenir

The Events:

Friday 15th June
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS54XD
“DJ: Geoff Grove spinning 80s Soul & Caister Tunes”
8  –  12.30am   –  Tickets On Sale Now £6 visit:

Saturday 16th June
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront, Kent
DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom “The G Man” Edgar, Johnny Herbert
7.30 pm start
“Soul, Funk and Boogie all the way!”

Friday 22nd June
“Killer Soul – 8”
Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh
“Jazz Funk, Soul & Dancefloor Anthems”
DJs: Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Mikey Porter & more…
8pm  –   1am    –  Three Rooms Of Tunes !
More details at:

Saturday 23rd June

“Soulful Seduction”
The Silver Jubilee, Link Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9QA
DJs: Bully & Stevie B
“Dance Soul Disco & Club Classics”
8pm – Late     –    Free Admission

Saturday 23rd June (next one 25th Aug)
“Soul By The Jetty – June Special”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Special Guest: Paul Clark
£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

Saturday 23rd June
“Folk With Soul”
The Ship, Leigh-on-Sea
Fund raiser for Bosom Pals Breast Cancer Charity
Part of the Old Leigh Folk Festival Weekend !
Outside from 12 Noon – 6pm
Inside Upstairs  6pm   –  1am
DJs: include Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown & Stavros

Saturday 23rd June
“Four Seasons Of Soul”
The Britainnia, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH
DJs: Chris Bangs, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson
Paul French & Jasper
8pm  –  1am

Saturday 23rd June
“Street Soul”
Henrys Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB
9 – 2 am   –   £5 On The Door  –  (01708) 864042
DJs: Andy Davies, Steve Kite, Ginger Tony
Special Guest: Bob Jeffries

Friday 29th June
“Soul Night”
The Qube, Crouch Street, Colchester
DJ: Shaft & Kev James
9pm – 2am    –   Admission £3
“Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco, RnB & Soulful House”

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one July 6th
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 29th June
Last Saturday: Soul At The Pavillion, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea – 26th May
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 26th May

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 23rd June
2012 Dates:  25th Aug (Guest : Nick Aravis)
20th Oct (Ginger Tony)
15th Dec (Tony Matthews)

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 : 3rd June
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.