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Neil Gits The Picture…

4th October 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

In all honesty, I didn’t get too much response to the show this Monday, either via e-mail/text or on good old Facebook . I guess many potential listeners were tucked up very early in bed having just got back from Caister, with most of my footy mates watching Billericay Town in a rare Monday night game. However, it was quality not quantity that counted this time, provided by my “Zoulful Zummerzetter” Sarah Jane in the West Country who allowed me to post a great picture her niece had conjured up. Within it, you can see thte titles of 7 songs made famous by Luther Vandross, either solo or with Change … and I could only find 6 of them after much searching ! I’ve tried to attach it here, but if you can’t see it clearly, go to “The Old Gits Soul Show” on Facebook where you can see it in all its glory – why not have a go at naming the tunes while listening to my repeat at 5pm this Saturday ? Unless you’ll be on the FA Cup Road To Wembley with the Ricay Massive !!

The Tunes:

Drifters  –  You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book

Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass  –  Two Hearts

Eugene Wilde  –  Personality

Wilson Pickett  –  In The Midnight Hour

Teena Marie  –  Why Did I Fall In Love With You

Hi Tension  –  There’s A Reason

Marvin Gaye  –  Abraham Martin & John

Luther Vandross  –  Busy Body

Narada Michael Walden  – I Don’t Want Nobody Else To Dance With You

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Let Me Talk

Trammps  –  Love Epidemic

Deodato feat The Jones Girls  –  Keep On Movin’

Surface Noise –The Scratch

Cameo  –  Funk Funk

Oliver Cheatham  –  Get Down Saturday Night

By All Means  –  I’d Rather Be Lonely

Marcus Miller  –  Much Too Much

Randy Crawford  –  The Glow Of Love

Taana Gardner  – Heartbeat

Roy Ayers  – He’s Coming

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The Gigs:

**Friday 16th November – SPECIAL EVENT !!**

“Soul At The Home Of The Blues”

Billericay Town Football Club (CM12 9SA)

Blunts Wall Road, Billericay


7.30 pm  –  Midnight

“70s & 80s Soul, Disco & Jazz-Funk –

Just Like You Hear On The Radio Show!”

More details coming soon …


Friday October 5th (Next one 2nd Nov)

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Guest “Merv The Swerve”

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

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am



Saturday 6th October

“Soul On The Harbour – 2nd Birthday Bash!”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: Paul Spickett, Penny K, John Herbert & more…

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Friday 12th October

“Stompford 3”

Hooga Bar, Victoria Road, Chelmsford

“Two Rooms of Soulful Beats & Jazzy Vibes and everything in between plus a Caribbean Kitchen !! “

Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door

10 DJs from the Stomp Family




Saturday 13th October

“Hockley Soul Night”

Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS5 4XD

DJ: Geoff Grove

8pm  –  12.30 am     –    Tickets £6

Available from Secrets Hairdressing, Rayleigh High Street

Tel: (01702) 201515



Saturday 13th October

“Soul Connection All-Dayer”

Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

12 noon  –  1 am

Tickets £6 in advance, £10 on the door

Tel: (07584) 626972


Saturday 13th October

“Soulbay Part 2”

The Know, 20 Beach Road, Westgate On Sea, CT8 8AD

“Soulful Funky Fun with the Knights Of The Cheesetable!”

Micky B, Jason Anderson, Paul French & Chris Bangs

4pm  –  Midnight    –   Free Entry


Saturday 13th October

“Soul Resurrection”

The Black Prince (Holiday Inn), Bexley, Kent

DJs: Steve Kite, Paul Evans, Dave Cooper,

Mark Sherlock & mark Garaccio

Room 1 : Philly, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove & Caister Anthems

Room 2 : Soulful House & Modern Soul

8pm  –  1 am     –    Tickets £5 in advance, £10 on the door

Tel: (07826) 843521  or  (07787) 547636


Saturday 13th October

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent

“Classic Jazz-Funk & Soul”

DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar, Johnny H & Tommy Gun

Saturday 20th October

“Soul By The Jetty – 3rd Birthday Party!”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy ? Brian Kelly

Special Guest: Ginger Tony

£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399


Saturday 27th October

“New Yorker Revisited”

The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre

DJs: Aitch Bee from Soul II Soul, Hugsta, Cosmic,

Stavros, Chris White & Paul Eve

“Playing the Very Best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”

8pm  –  3am    –   £10 In Advance


Friday 26th October

“That Beatin’ Rhythm”

A Night of Northern Soul …

The Astor Community Theatre, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

8pm  –  1am   –   £5 on the door

DJs: Pete Crascall, Nicky Shaw & Bunny


Saturday 27th October

“Back To The Groove”

The Wheatsheaf Pub/Hungry Horse, Northdown Park Road, Margate

DJ Lee H plays the best in classic & nu soul, jazz-funk stompers and soul weekender anthems.

8pm to Late  –  Free Entry

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