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Neil Gits Stocked Up

19th May 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Well, it’s that time of year again – time to sort the childcare, pack the bags, print the maps and head off on “The Birthday Road Trip!” And a vital part of the preparations is to buy lots of soul, jazz-funk and disco CDs to play in the car en route … I’ve excelled myself this time, picking up SEVENTEEN discounted and “previously enjoyed” titles online which I will be tracking through along the motorways and scenic routes of North-West England before airing them track by track on the show until next year’s adventure !!

Meanwhile, here are the tunes I played this week which are all songs I had been saving up for a rainy day – even though it’s actually quite sunny right now ! You can hear the show again this afternoon at 5pm either on or on FM at 97.8 in the Basildon area…

This Week’s Tunes:

Miracles  – Love Machine
Eugene Record  –  Overdose Of Joy
Tavares  –  Whodunnit
Stephanie Mills  –  Medicine Song
D Train  –  Keep Giving Me Love
Lillo Thomas – Let Me Be Yours
Karyn White  –  Superwoman
Walter Beaseley  –  Lil’ Touch Of Jazz
Xavier  –  Love Is On The One
Gap Band  –  Humpin’
Lenny Williams  –  Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh
Don Covay  –  Travellin’ In Heavy Traffic
Fatback Band  –  Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
Emotions  – Best Of My Love
Ruff Endz  –  No More
Raf Ravenscroft  –  Maxine
These Arms Of Mine   –  Otis Redding
Making Love At The Dark End Of The Street  –  Clarence Carter
Loving Arms  –  Dobie Gray
Leroy Burgess  –  Heartbreaker
Pointer Sisters  –  Dare Me
Dominic Troiano  –  We All Need Love
Brothers Johnson  –  Tokyo

This Week’s Recommended Gigs:

Saturday 19th May
“The KTF Soul Club”
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford Le Hope
Guest DJs: Rob Messer & Mark “Gurcha” Collins
7.30 pm  –  12.30 am
£4 Admission … plus a free CD
Details from Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 19th May (also 1st September & 24th November)
“Soulful Seduction @ The Treacle Mine”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
8pm  –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
DJs from Bully, Axel F, Stevie B & MJ
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco plus 90s Club Classics”

Sunday 20th May
“Snowboy & The Latin Section – Live!”
Palace Theatre, London Road, Southend-on-Sea,SS09LA
Show starts 8pm  –  Tickets £16
Details & Bookings on (01702) 351135 or visit:

Friday 25th May
“Hooga Soul”
16. Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1NZ
8pm  –  2am
Admission Free
DJs: Mick Love, Gavin Page, Brian Kelly & Guests
“Modern Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Clasics”

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May
“Bless The Funk Weekender”
5th Avenue Club, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PR
Fri: 7pm – 3am  Sat: 12 Noon  –  3am
£30 per couple, £20 per person, £15 per night OTD
Details from Dave Marley (07557) 884966
“A Whole Weekend Of Jazz Funk & Soul Classics”

Saturday 26th May & Sunday 27th May
“Soul Town Weekend”
Sat: The Britannia Pub, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH
8pm  –  1am

Sun: Old Town Soul-Alldayer
The Westcoast Bar, King Street Margate
1pm – 11pm
£8 OTD  –  DJs include:
Jo Wallace, Dean Chalkey, Chris Bangs, Lee Pacey
Tony Jackson & Simon Penfold

Saturday 26th May
Soul At The Pavillion,
Pavillion Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
DJs: Gary Turner, Snowboy & Bob Jones
“Rare Groove, Soul & Jazz-Funk”
£10 on the door   –   9pm  –  2am

Saturday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June
“Soul On The Harbour – Weekend Special!”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
The East Kent Soul Connection Present…
“Two Days Of Upfront & Classic Soul/Jazz-Funk!”
Sat: 1pm  –  1am   Sun: 12 Noon  –  1am
Admission Free  –  More Details (01843) 592550
[email protected]

Sunday 3rd June
“The New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
DJs: Cosmic, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White & Paul Eve
“The very best in jazz, funk & soul”
Tickets £10 in advance  –  see link below for details
9pm  –  3am    –    Free car parking at Level 10

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 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
“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: TBC include Terry Matthews, Gino Muscat, Mark Gurcha Collins

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

Saturday 28th July
“Soul On The Sands – The Atlantis Reunion”
Bar Lola, Margate Seafront, CT9 1XJ
DJs: Jasper, Paul Abbott, Paul French, Jason Anderson & Micky B
Pete Collins & Tony Matthews
3pm   –  3am     –    Tickets £5

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August
“The Margate Soul Weekend”
The Westcoast & The Brittania,
King Street, Fort Hill & The Piazza, Margate
2pm on Friday to 2am on Sunday !
Details to follow…

Friday 3rd August
“Hitsville – The Sound Of Motown”
The Welcome Club, Victoria Road, Stanford Le Hope
“Top Motown Tribute Band – Hitsville”
Plus support from the KTF Soul Club DJs
7.30 pm – 1am   –   Tickets £10
Telephone Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 11th August
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott & guests Louis Martin & Terry Munro
8   –  2am   –  Tickets £8 in advance, £12 OTD

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October
“Embassy Soul Weekender”
Marks Tey Hotel, just of the A12 near Colchester…
£99 per person inc B & B and “Soul Dinner” Fri & Sat night
Lesiure facilities on site inc spa and tennis court,etc..
Weekend Pass £30   –   Day Pass £20
Details from Andy Richards (07876)742726

Saturday 17th November
“Goldmine Official Reunion”
La Quinta, 22-28 Benfleet Road, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
DJs: Garry Dennis  &  Snowboy
9 – 3.30am   –   Details on (07811) 111333

Every Friday:
“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests

Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one June 1st
First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next 25th May
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 25th May
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, 20th Oct, 15th Dec

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.