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Neil Gits To Canary Wharf

8th June 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

One Canada Square is the official address and name of one of London’s most iconic modern landmarks. I’ve seen it many times on my travels in the “Neil-Mobile” either in the distance from the top of the QEII Bridge or close up when emerging from the Blackwall Tunnel on occasions. I’ve looked down on it from inside a cable car at Greenwich Docklands and there’s even a short strip of the M11 near Harlow where you can spot it on a clear day ! But ever since it was opened in 1991 I’ve never got to walk past it …and actually, strictly speaking, that is still the case !

When A13 Annie told me that she needed a lift to the Samsung Store in London to resolve some issues with her brand new smart phone and said that the nearest car park was at Canada Square, I felt we were in for something of an adventure. It’s not a simple place to access by car, security in the immediate area is understandably tight, and although there are a lot of parking spaces serving the Canary Wharf Shopping Centre everything seems to be underground !

We got very lucky and our blue badge car parking space was close to a lift which took us up one floor and literally just round the corner from her chosen “Samsung Experience”. Her wheelchair was hardly even needed – except for her to sit in for 1 hour 35 minutes while a very clever phone technician eventually worked out what was wrong … and I tried to make anagrams out of ‘Samsung’ to pass the time !! Then on the way home she dropped the bombshell that next week we might need to go to Birmingham and visit The Microsoft Store to sort out the remaining problems – I am going to need LOTS of soul tunes on my in car MP3 player for that journey !

Here are two hours worth that you can hear on the ‘Repeat Play’ of my show this evening (Saturday) on Gateway :

The Tunes – Monday 3rd June 2024

Loose Ends – Magic Touch
Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
Georgie B / Groove Association – Soul Night
Kim Weston -Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
Kim Weston – You Can Do
Detroit Spinners – Love Is In Season
Gerald Alston – Send For Me
Niteshade UK – Sweeter The Love
FLB – Boogie Town
Imagination – Flashback
Sherrick – Let’s Be Lovers Tonight
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room
Chairmen Of The Board – Elmo James
Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis
Staple Singers – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
Michael Gray – Where Do We Go From Here
Candace Woodson – Over & Over
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams – Too Much Too Little Too Late
Billy Ocean – One Kiss Away
Midnight Star – I’ve Been Watching You
Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Jorge Montiel & Juan laya – When The Sun Goes Down (Club Mix)

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” !