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Back at “DJ School” , deep in the mists of time, I was taught many golden rules for broadcasting on the radio, many of which don’t really apply so much in this day and age, but there are still several that I stick with all these years later. One of those is “always announce the song title and artist either before or after playing it” (maybe both) on the basis that there will always be someone listening who is hearing that track for the very first time and wants to know what it is.
Of course, with all the technology available now, like “Shazam” and instant feedback via social media, maybe that is not quite so important, but I like to think that the very nature of my show attracts a certain listener who likes hearing things done the “old fashioned way” sometimes and thus I was mortified when I checked out a recent show (yes, I use “Listen Again” too!) and realized I had played an obscure Incognito instrumental tune to finish with and NOT told you what it was !
Should you still be cursing my total lack of professionalism last month and wondering what it was, the cut was called “Fly” taken from their 2002 album “Who Needs Love” – there ! Amends made … Of course my full playlists are all available on “The Old Gits Soul Show” Facebook page as well as posted each week at the end these blogs, so if you do ever miss the name of a partiuclarly enjoyable slice of “Cool Soul” , just have a look through.
You can hear this week’s show repeated on air at Gateway97.8FM today (Saturday) between 5 & 7pm and stick around afterwards to check out all the best new soul music on the “UK Soul Chart” straight afterwards.
The Tunes – February 1st
Lenny Williams – Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh
Level 42 – The Chinese Way
Lexi – I’ll Take Your Word For It
Isley Brothers – Behind A Painted Smile
Four Tops – Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Sam Willis – Undercover
Dionne Warwick – So Amazing
Laura Rain & The Caesars – If I Can’t Have You
Melba Moore – Something On Your Mind
Bombers – Everybody Get Dancing
Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions (12″ Version)
Degrees Of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now
Steffen Morrison – Soul Revolution
Ashford & Simpson – Solid
Cashmere – Can I
Chaka Khan – This Is My Night
Clauds – I Feel Good
LTD – We Both Deserve Each Others Love
Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
Debra Debs – Something To Love
Stylistics – 7000 Dollars & You
Goody Goody – It Looks Like Love
Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …
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” !