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This evening’s Bank Holiday Monday “Old Gits Soul Show” is broadcast “live”, as it is every Monday at the usual time of 7pm – 9pm, but unlike previous holiday Mondays this year, there is no ingeneous theme – as I was too busy taking a few days off to discover Wales to think of one ! I didn’t even get the slightest bit of inspiration from music heard in shops or restaurants either, so I have simply pulled together a few tunes I’ve had up my sleeve for a few weeks and slotted them in along side some of my valued listeners’  requests. Just for the sake of completism, below is the last show’s playlist, including a couple of tracks by Shakatak to tie in with my interview with the group’s Roger Odell. More from the legendary British jazz-funk outfit over the next couple of weeks ahead of their gig at the Towngate…

The Tunes :

Jacksons  –  Show You The Way To Go

Dayton  –  Sound Of Music

Isley Brothers  –  Harvest For The World

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Come Round Here (I’m The One You Need)

Brenda Taylor  –  You Can’t Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

George Benson  –  I Just Wanna Hang Around You

Shakatak  –  Easier Said Than Done

Sister Sledge  –  Got To Love Somebody

Cool Million feat Gary Poole  –  Running Around

Voyage – Souvenirs

Shakatak  –  Steppin’

Average White Band  – Stop The Rain

Three Degrees  –  Year Of Decision

Sharon Redd  –  Never Give You Up

Kool & The Gang  –  Take My Heart (You Can Have It)

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good

Maxwell  –  Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)

Nancy Wilson  –  Call Me

Dino Terrell  –  You Can Do It

Joey Negro feat Angela Johnson  –  In The Thick Of It

Patti Labelle  –  Oh People

The Gigs :

Thursday 6th September

“Shakatak – Live !”

Towngate Theatre, Basildon Town Centre

7.30 pm start – show lasts approx two hours

Tickets £20 – (01268)465465


Friday 31st August


The Waterlounge, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ

DJ Paul Crowley & Guest

“Funk & Soul Classics With That Weekender Vibe!”

9pm  –  2  am         –       Free Entry All Night !


Saturday 1st September (and Saturday 24th November)

“Soulful Seduction”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

DJs: Matt J & Bully

Free Admission   –   8pm – 12 Midnight

“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco / 90s Club Classics”


Saturday 1st September

“Robbie Vincent & Jeff Young – Together !”

Banks Bar, 76 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ

8pm  –  2am     –   Tickets £15   –  Tel: (01622) 676799



Friday 7th September

“Soul Reunited”

The RUSSC, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien & Jazzbod (Caister)

“Old Skool Disco, Funk, Boogie & Caister Anthems”

9pm   –  Late   –   £5 On The Door


Friday September 7th

“Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh

DJs : Bully & Guest Johnny Famous

“The Very Best In Soul, Funk & Disco”

Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am



Saturday 8th September


Saks Bar, Clifftown Road, Southend On Sea, SS1 1AB

DJs: Bob Jones, Paul Housden, Chris Powell

Special Guests: The Urban All Stars

“Funkiest Flavours, Juiciest Jazz, Biggest Beats!”

9pm  –  3am


Friday 14th September

“Killer Soul IX”

Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh

Three rooms of tunes with the Zero DJ team

Guest PA from Georgie B (Second Image)

8pm  – 1am    –   Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door

Details: (01702) 232377


Saturday 15th September

“Dance Decades Soul Night”

The All New Club Ciroc, South Street,Romford

DJs: John Leech & Paul Travi

Special Guest Performance by Glen Goldsmith

Details on (01708) 732211

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

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