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Neil Gits Steamy

19th May 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

With no football to go to for the first time since August last year, I was at a loss what to do with my Saturday last weekend, so I decided to have the road trip without the match and headed for the North Norfolk coast where there is a very small club whose ground is nestled between the quay, harbour and seafront and right alongside a miniature railway that ferries holidaymakers and daytrippers back and forth. That should make a good photo, even if there is no game to see ! Or so I thought ….

Much as I enjoyed my day out at Wells-Next-The-Sea, a trouble free drive there and back – no motorways !! – with decent weather and easy parking, lunch with a view and the obligatory chips for tea, there was one little snag – the Wells Harbour Railway closed last summer !! Although it has been replaced by a nice little old school bus, I wasn’t tempted to ride it, but I did discover the Wells & Walshingham Light Railway and with time on my hands had an hour long round trip on that instead !

I had been on a steam train once before in Paignton about 8 years ago, but this was a little more underwhelming with a miniature engine, tiny carriages you can just about squeeze into and a very slow, noisy, bumpy ride between the two villages with very little to see out of the window apart from a few pheasants & a lot of thick undergrowth along the tracks ! Still, it made a change I suppose …

Back in “Old Gits HQ” the next day and I was preparing my latest show as usual which you can hear repeated at 5pm this Saturday or catch up with via ‘Listen Again’. Here’s what I put together for you ….

The Tunes – Monday 15th May 2023

Change – You Are My Melody
Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams – Heaven Knows
Matthew Winchester – Be My Love
Kenny Lynch – Half The Day’s Gone…
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
Real Thing – Lightning Strikes Again
Whispers – I’m Gonna Make You My Wife
Deniece Williams & Johnny Mathis – I Just Can’t Get Over You
The Limit – She’s So Divine
Conway Brothers – Turn It Up
James Brown – Living In America (Extended R’n’B Dance Version)
Rodney Franklin – In The Center
Ann Robinson – You Did It
Bettye Swann – Kiss My Love Goodbye
Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You
Robin S – Show Me Luv (Nice Nick Eagle Mix)
Carmichael Musiclover – Baby All I Want Is You
Maysa – Just Stay
Whitney Houston – I Believe In You & Me
Evelyn Thomas – Weak Spot
Mutha Funkaz – Galaxy (Extended Version)
Cheryl Lynn – Fidelity

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected].

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !