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Neil Gits Summery!

15th June 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

The Summer Season Of Soul is upon us – it’s June! This HAS to be Summer right? So when putting my playlist together last Monday I included several songs which would sound just perfect on a lovely warm sunny evening, drifting into the sunset. But of course this is an ENGLISH summer … so it chucked it down all through my show from 7-9pm last Monday.

However, the beauty of the “Listen Again” feature on our website is that you can, if you wish, wait for the weather to be nice and summery, then listen to the show whenever you wish at a time when the weather and the music are most compatible ! And as it is Saturday today, you can also get that “almost live” experience by tuning in to the repeat play at 5pm, neatly followed by this week’s “UK Soul Chart” at 7pm …

This Week’s Tunes

Candi Staton – Run To Me

Groove Association feat Georgie B, Wez & Everis-One For The Money

Evelyn King – Love Come Down

Deniece Williams – How’d I Know That Love Would Slip Away

Maze – Changing Times

Glenn Jones – Show Me

Kejam feat Derick Pierre – Back Together

War – Cinco De Mayo

Curtis Hairston – I Want Your Loving

Chaka Khan – What Cha Gonna Do For Me

Hiroshi Fukamura with Sadao Watanabe – Hunt Up Wind

Aretha Franklin – Lee Cross

Stevie Wonder – We Can Work It Out

Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You

Tammi Lynn – I’m Gonna Run Away From You

Tony Momrelle – Sunshine

Walter Beasley – Do Ya Wanna Dance

Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You

Cherie Maree – Time Waits

Oran Juice Jones – The Rain

Los Charlys Orchestra – Brooklyn Nights

Last Week’s Tunes

Active Force – Gimme Your Love

Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again

Dimitrius & Sulene – Sparkle

Glenn Jones – I Am Somebody

Instant Funk – (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine

Donald Byrd – Wind Parade

Shirley Brown – Woman To Woman

Deborah Bell – Love Won’t Pay The Rent

Bobby Thurston – Just Ask Me

Patrice Rushen – I Was Tired Of Being Alone

Armenta – I Wanna Be With You

Sophisticated Ladies – This Ain’t Really Love

Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia – Sunset

Ellis – Praise You

Chi- Lites – Oh Girl

Johnny Nash – Stir It Up

Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water

Newlands & Mather – Good Times

Nicolas Bearde – Lady Love

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

SouLutions – Philly Line (2019 Remix)

This Summer’s Gigs

Saturday 15thJune (Every 3rdSaturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson “The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul” 7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
Saturday 15thJune “Soul By The Sea” The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, CT6 8DL “Soul Funk Disco & Groove” DJs: Disco Dolly, Purple Hayes, Mr Mundy & DJ Jazzman 8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
Friday 21stJune (Every 3rd Friday of the month) “Soulful Seduction” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems” DJs: Bully & MJ 8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
Friday 21stJune (Every 3rd Friday of the month) “Soul Kitchen” The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW “Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night” DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guestsTBC 7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700
Saturday 22ndJune “Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet” The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JG “Soul, Funk, Nu Disco, Funky House & More !” DJs: Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & guests Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
Sunday 30thJune (Last Sunday of Each Month) “Over Roast Of Joy” Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL “Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House” DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green Special Guest : Tony Matthews Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm
Friday 5thJuly (Every 1st Friday Of the Month) “The Big Zero Friday Night Out” The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs “Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…” 8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry
Friday 5thJuly “Real Thing, Loose Ends & Shakatak” Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA 8pm – 11pm ; Tickets £24, £29 or £31 (01702) 351135
Saturday 6thJuly (1stSaturday of each month) “Chelmsford City Soul” Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA DJs: John Peters & John Douglas “Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step” Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
Saturday 6thJuly “Liquid Spirit – Glitz & Glam Festival” Fox & Hounds, Church Road, Ramsden Heath, Billericay, CM11 1PW “Soulful House,Disco, Soul, R’n’B, Old School Anthems” DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Paul Clark, Danny T, Marie Garaccio, Paul Kidley, Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy Special Guest : Brandon Block Live PA from Lifford 2pm – Midnight ; Over 21s Tickets £15 or £12 Early Bird offer
Thursday 18thJuly Alexander O’Neal – Live ! Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD Tickets £15 ; 9pm start
Friday 19thJuly “Soul Odyssey” M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX DJs Gary Walden, Gary Fish & Tony Treble “Soul, Funk, Disco, Nu Soul & Soulful House” Tickets £6 in advance or £10 on the door
Saturday 27thJuly “Kent Soul Sessions All Dayer” Tjs Pub, Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF DJs: Roni O’Brien, Simon Van Os, Ian Holmes, Ian Gray Paul Hamilton, James Howarth, Elliott Mount, Paul Kidley Brian Kelly, Mark Messent, Mark O’Brien More details to follow at :
Saturday 24thAugust “Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party” Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR “Soul, Jazz, Funk, Soulful House, Boogie & More..” DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messent Guest: Paul Clark 8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only email: [email protected] Text : (07960) 217136
Sunday 25thAugust “Overdose Of Joy All Dayer” Top Meadow Golf Club & Hotel, Fen Lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR DJs: Paul Kidley, Sam Green, Elliott Mount, Bully, Nick Gunn, Steve Kite, Lee Fatloke, Danny T, James Anthony Live PA by : Imaani 3pm – 1am ; Tickets £20 *Supporting The Indee Rose Trust & Joni’s Army Charities
Friday 30th August “Brentwood Over 30s Summer Ball” Holiday Inn, Brentwood, just off J28 of the M25 Room 1 : Greg Edwards & John Osborne “Jazz Funk & Soulful Anthems” Room 2 : DJ Phil Indulgence “Club Classics & Chart Tunes” 9pm – 2am ; Full details at www.indulgence-events.com
Saturday 14thSeptember “The Soul Fiesta All-Dayer” Cromwell manor, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, SS16 4UH DJs: Aitch B, Birdy, Gordon Mac, Chris White, Brian Kelly Lee Aldwinkle, Glen Sherry, Femi Fem, Jonny Layton, Paul Clark, Tony Matthews, Jigs, Ian Holmes, Mike Vitti & Victor Afro Anderson
Friday 28th– Sunday 30thJune “Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 7” Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire 3 Rooms Of Music including : “Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Soulful House, Neo Soul Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Northern Soul & Reggae” DJs : TBC “3 Nights Accomodation inc Breakfast & Evening Meals & Event Pass = £199” Tel : (02392) 460044
Margate Soul Festival 2019 Friday 2ndto Sunday 4thAugust Including: Saturday : LIVE : Light Of The World – Incognito” Sunday : James D Train Williams / Cool Million Omar / Janet Kay / Steve Nichol (Loose Ends)
Weekly Events: Fridays: “Glitter Fridays” The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW “Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics” DJ : Peter P and guests Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, 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” !