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Neil Gits To Look Down On The Alps

23rd June 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

My son is currently enjoying his last few days away, exploring the world at the end of his second year of University studies. Last summer he was travelling and working around Central Europe, taking in Italy, Austria, Hungary, The Czech Republic & Slovakia, but this time he has spent his 4 weeks in just two countries – Egypt & Thailand ! I’ve been getting some terrific photos back from him of the inevitable pyramids and camels, plus a large number of temples & statues, but also quite a bit more …

The first pictures were actually taken out of the plane window flying across Europe to Cairo, looking DOWN on the peaks of The Alps – there’s a view you don’t see too often ! – and other surprising but equally interesting photos have popped up in my message box on Facebook at regular intervals. It will be great to have a good catch up with him when he returns in a week or so and of course I’ve got a real itch that needs scratching now – must get out and about in this country with my camera and see what I can find now the weather’s improved a bit.

For now my full focus is on “The Old Gits Soul Show” and I have just finished putting the playlist together for this Monday’s LIVE edition – you have quite a lot of varied tracks to enjoy in amongst our regular five decade journey through the wonderful world of soul and it’s assorted asociated genres ! Here’s what I played last week …

The Tunes – Monday 24th June 2024

Aretha Franklin – Get It Right
Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
Billy Ocean – Another Day Won’t Matter
Lamont Dozier – Love Wars
Shaila Prospere – Wish Upon A Star
Bunny Sigler – Super Guy
O’Jays – Sunshine
Meli’sa Morgan – Heart Breaking Decision
Van McCoy – Change With The Times
Alexander O’Neal – Fake
Alton Edwards – I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)
Brenda Holloway – When I’m Gone
Otis Redding – Mr Pitiful
Gwen Guthrie – Peanut Butter
People’s Choice – Jam Jam Jam
MFSB – The Sound Of Philadelphia
Blair Clark feat Najee – Mama
Michael Gray – All I Want Is You
Terence Trent Darby & Des’ree – Delicate
Lou Rawls – What’s The Matter With The World
( Mighty Ryeders – Evil Vibrations
Andrea True Connection – More More More
Second Image – Cool Breeze

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” !