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Neil Gits To Do The Four

8th July 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

The last time I posted a blog I had done something awful to my back and could barely walk (or do anything that involved moving !!) but I am glad to say that a couple of weeks later and the back issue has gone as mysteriously as it arrived. In fact, so much so that I felt confident enough to take advantage of a window in my diary to tick off an item on my imaginary “bucket list” and tackle “The West London Four” !

I might have mentioned this before, so I won’t bore you with the full details, but in my “other life” I have this little hobby of visiting and photographing football grounds of all shapes and sizes, all over the UK. In the process over the last 30 years or so, I have been to Plymouth, Swansea, Carlisle, Hartepool, Grimsby and even every Scottish League ground (bar one !) plus of course just about every one within easy reach of Essex, but until Friday I had NEVER got to any of Chelsea, Fulham, QPR or Brentford, despite them being just a train and tube ride away.

After a hot sticky eight hours plus on rail, underground, bus and foot, surviving on bottles of Coke and a Sainsburys sandwich the mission was complete, so sitting here feeling very self-satisfied, with no ill-effects in the back department, I think I deserve to put together a super self-indugent “Old Gits Soul Show” for tonight and just sit back and chill and enjoy with you some terrific soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes from, and inspired by, the great era of the 70s & 80s. There are some nice new tunes included and all the regular features are in place, with a couple of fresh ideas and listener requests along the way, so if you have been hard at it in the sun recently and need to reeeeeeeeelax, head for Gateway at 7pm today and enjoy some cool soul …

The Last Two Shows24/6/19 :

  • Detroit Spinners – Wake Up Susan
  • Hi Gloss – I’m Totally Yours
  • Elis – Praise You (David Morales Disco Juice Remix)
  • Jean Carn – Time Waits For No-One
  • Phylis Hyman – Can’t Live Without You
  • Linda Tillery – Secrets
  • Teddy Pendergrass – Close The Door
  • Glenn Jones – Giving Myself To You
  • Leon Bryant – Just The Way You Like It
  • Quincy Jones – Ai No Carrida
  • Lyn Collins – Think
  • Star Quad – Booty Shaker
  • Mohawks – The Champ
  • Tony Momrelle – My Paradise
  • Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You
  • Commodores – Flying High
  • Sine – Just Let Me Do My Thing
  • Terri Green Project – Giving It Up
  • MS1 Project – Just Because
  • Karen Linette – Let Me Know
  • Deborah Bell – Love Won’t Pay The Rent (Juicy Mix)
  • Chill Fac-torr – Twist (Round & Round)
  • George Benson – Somewhere Island

1/7/19 :

  • The Dells – All About The Papers
  • Silver Convention – Get Up And Boogie
  • Marc Staggers – Let’s Go Out Tonight
  • Rose Royce – Magic Touch
  • Kleeer – Break
  • Tyra Levone – Keep Stepping
  • Karen Linette – It’s Whatever
  • Karen Linette – It’s Whatever
  • Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together
  • Booker Newbury III – Love Town
  • Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake & Eat It Too
  • Not James Player – Friends Again
  • Tony Momrelle – I Can’t Live Without You
  • Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning
  • Detroit Emeralds – You Want It You Got It
  • Joe Simon – Step By Step
  • Terri Green Project – Night To Remember
  • Mark Portmann – Here I Go Again
  • Michael Jackson – We’ve Got A Good Thing Going
  • Glenn Jones –At Last
  • Keith Sweat – I Want Her