For some of us there was a much needed boost to lift our sagging spirits this week with the return of the football season seeing all the big boys back in action after their quest for glory was so cruelly truncated back in March. I can concede that not EVERYBODY reading this will have been distraught at having to cope without footy for the last three months, but for those of us permanently afffected by severe football-itis it has been a tough, painful period !
Luckily, I was able to get my fix a little earlier this summer when the German Bundesliga re-started a few weeks ago, a competition I’ve always taken a keen interest in since the early 70s through a school mate whose dad worked in Germany and brought his son copies of “Der Kicker” magazine back which he would share with me (funnily enough I got an A-Level in German about 8 years later !)
However, my enthusiasm for the game doesn’t quite reach the level that I felt the need to follow the Belarus First Division, which carried on unaffected by events in the world, a steady diet of old 70s & 80s “Match Of The Day” episodes, World Football documentaries and even a couple of footy-themed sitcoms kept me going through the dark days. All we need now is for the lower level games to resume so I can continue to follow my son’s journey to becoming an all-time Witham Town legend !!
Of course, my other main passion in life is soul music, and the support for my show in recent weeks has been quite humbling with so many people posting positive messages and submitting inspired requests for me to dig out – thank you all and keep ’em coming ! The next LIVE show will be at 7pm on Monday, in the meantime you can either catch the ‘Repeat Play’ which airs again at 5pm on a Saturday or “Listen Again” right now via the website catch-up page ….
The Tunes – 15th June 2020
Gibson Brothers – Cuba
Fine Quality – Aah Dance
Diephuis & Eastar ft Jocelyn Brown – Don’t Quit (Be A Believer)
Chi-Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten
Chi-Lites – You Don’t Have To Go
Betty Wright – Miami Groove
Rose Spearman – Come Get The Love
Romina Johnson – No Place Like Home
Midnite – Paradise Drive
Earth Wind & Fire – Star
Aretha Franklin – Every Girl (Wants My Guy)
Brooklyn Soul Biscuits – Come As You Are
Javells ft Nosmo King – Goodbye Nothing To Say
Five Star – All Fall Down
Loose Ends – Magic Touch
Mai Tai – History
S.E.L. Feat Bryan Chambers-Falling
Glenn Jones – Show Me
Glenn Jones – You’re The Only One I Love
Ripple 2:20 – I Don’t Know What It Is… (Fashion Remix)
Jackie Wilson – Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)
James Gilstrap – Love Talk (Extended)
Please 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” !