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Neil Gits Some Spring Cleaning Done…

5th April 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

I decided this week it was time for a tidy up, but if you were to come round to my house expecting freshly hoovered carpets and neatly polished furniture you would be disappointed ! No, it was time to tinker with my “Old Gits Soul Show”, but only a little bit, with some different ideas to run by my lovely loyal listener for the five Mondays in April. As it was exactly 29 years to the day this Monday that Marvin Gaye was tragically shot dead by his father, I decided to play one of his vintage early Motown tracks as the “Short Trousered Soul” tune, but was so spoilt for choice I opted to play one EVERY week this month instead ! The “Old Gits Jazzy Bit” is temporarily replaced by “The Not So Soulful Bit” with the first in a series of hits from the dancefloor that didn’t actually feature a song but took lots of fabulous credible samples from old classics to create an exciting fresh (at the time!) sound. In a similar vein, I am going to be using some MP3s that were kindly sent to me over recent weeks in place of the “Tasty 12”. It seems to be “all the rage” at the moment to re-edit soul & disco anthems, taking the best bits and using them more and in a changed order too, thus creating a different but familiar end product which in most cases turns out really well – and these are the ones you’ll be hearing on the show in April ! Finally, as we are almost in “Weekender Season” I’ve brought back a few tried and trusted anthems from the floors of places like The Zero 6 and The Goldmine for a repeat play, just to give you something to sing along to while dancing round your handbag in the bedroom in between my usual terrific selection of newly discovered gems and almost forgotten favourites. Yep, you can tell can’t you ? My enthusiasm levels are HIGH ! Come and share them this Saturday at 5pm then check the brand new show LIVE on Monday at 7pm … 🙂

The Tunes

Beggar & Co  –  Somebody Help Me Out 
Jazzy Dee  –  Get On Up
Chic  –  My Forbidden Lover
Marvin Gaye  –  Little Darling ( I Need You)
Lou Rawls  –  What’s The Matter With The World
Broomfield  –  Don’t Cover Up Your Feelings
Lionel Richie  –  Do It To Me
Tashan  –  Still In Love
Active Force  –  Gimme Your Love
Chi-Lites  –  Too Good To Be Forgotten
Bobby Womack – Tell Me Why
LA Mix – Don’t Stop (Jammin)
Lyn Collins  –  Rock Me Again & Again & Again
Brothers Johnson  –  Stomp (Razamatazz Remix)
Four Tops  –  For Your Love
Oliver Cheatham  –  Get Down Saturday Night
Luther Vandross  –  Let’s Make Tonight The Night
Maze  –  Your Own Kind Of Way
Manhattans  –  It’s You
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – Bustin’ Loose
Hashim  –  Al Naafyish (The Soul) 

April Gigs

Friday 5th April 2013

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Guest DJ Uncle Swerve

“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8.00pm  – 1am


Saturday 6th April

“Overdose Of Joy”

Bar West One, Kings Road, Brentwood, CM14 4EA

DJs: Paul “Baldie” Kidley, Elliot M and Jonny Layton

“The very best in jazz-funk soul & disco”

£7 in advance   –   7.30pm  –  2am


Saturday 6th April (Every First Saturday)

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests

Tommy Gunn, Nigel Watson & Howard Sway

“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Saturday 6th April

“Soul Stations”

The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BE

DJs: James Anthony & Nick Aravis playing…

“All Your Favourite Tunes, Classic & Modern”

£5 On The Door, 9pm – Late


Saturday 6th April

“Georgie B (Second Image) Live!”

Love Canvey Soul, Bar Monico, Canvey Island

9pm  –   Free Entry




Saturday 13th April 2013

“Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul”

Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent

Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red”

Plus:  Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee

7pm  –  Midnight

Tickets Now Available @


Saturday 13th April

“Hustle 2 !”

The Clubhouse, Princes Avenue, Ramsgate, CT11 0AN

DJs: James Anthony, Marky Mark & Penny K

“Soul Funk & Disco”

9pm  – 2am   ;    £5 On The Door

Details from (07855) 770273


Saturday 13th April

“One Flew Over The Kuku’s Nest”

The Kuku’s Nest, 69-71 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Essex,IG3 9UD

“Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Rare Groove, Soulful & Uplifting House”

DJs: Bob Masters, Scott James, Birdy & Ricky Oatham

9pm    –     3am     Tickets £10


Saturday 13th April

“JD Soul Machine Live!”

Love Canvey Soul, Bar Monico, Canvey Island

8pm  –   Free Entry




Friday 19th April

“Soul & Club Classics Night”

The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

“A Night of old skool club classics, soul, funk, RnB,
disco and dance….”

DJs: Bully & MJ Mac

8pm  –  Late    –    Free Entry



Saturday 20th April

“An Evening Of Soul & Motown”

The Green Man, A128, Herongate

DJ : JB (Jon Barrall)

Pub Hours – Free Entry


Saturday 20th April

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Soul Night”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford

DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start   –  Free Entry


Saturday 20th April

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront,

DJs: Tom G Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests

Free Entry   –  7.30pm – 1am



Saturday 20th April

“Essex Soul Party”

The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA

DJs: Frostie Original, Tony Fernandez, Marky Mark,

Jim The Syrup, John Soul-Power Wayne.

“Tunes from the Goldmine/Zero 6/Lacy Lady Era”


Saturday 27th April

“Soul By The Jetty”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly

Plus Special guest Nick Aravis

£5  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or…

email: [email protected]

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Saturday 27th April (Every Last Saturday of the month)

“Disco Stomp”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert plus guests

70s & 80s Disco Classics

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Tuesday 30th April

Billy Ocean – Live !

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon

7.30pm  –   Tickets £25

(01268) 465465

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm