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Neil Gits To Play "Soul Superstars"

29th December 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am writing this blog in between the two Bank Holiday Mondays, so if you are reading this the minute the ink is dry, so to speak, then the bad news is you missed the first of my special “Soul Superstars” shows last Monday – but the good news is that part two is on this Monday 2nd January LIVE at 7pm ! Sadly, the busy end of year schedule means there are no repeats of these shows, but you can view the tracks I chose for Part One below, which was a “Masters Of Soul” special dedicated to 25 of the greatest male soul singers of the 70s & 80s. Why not use the wonders of the internet to investigate some of the fab tracks you missed ?

In the name of political correctness, Part Two is choc-a-bloc with the “Ladies Of Soul”, so if a show crammed with tunes by the likes of Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, Phylis Hyman and Aretha Franklin sounds good to you, don’t miss your one chance to tune in either here on the website or on 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and leave some feedback via text or e-mail or on Facebook (join the group “Old Gits Soul Show” !)

The Masters Of Soul


Barry White  –  Baby We Better Try & Get It Together


Lou Rawls  –  Stop Me From Starting This Feeling


Lionel Richie  –  Tell Me


Will Downing  –  In My Dreams


Teddy Pendergrass  –  Turn Off The Lights


Dobie Gray  –  Drift Away


Bobby Womack  –  Daylight 


Stevie Wonder  –  I Wish


George McCrae  –  It’s Been So Long


Jeffrey Osborne  –  Don’t You Get So Mad About It


Michael Jackson  –  Got To Be There


Marvin Gaye  –  Where Are We Going


Billy Ocean  –  Are You Ready


Alexander O’Neal  – What Can I Say To Make You Love Me


George Benson  –  Inside Love


Al Green  –  Truth ‘n’ Time


Wilson Pickett  –  634 5789


Otis Redding  –  Hard To Handle


James Brown  –  Get Up Offa That Thing


Billy Paul  –  Your Song


Luther Vandross  –  Since I Lost My Baby


Smokey Robinson  –  Just My Soul Responding


Al Jarreau  –  We’re In This Love Together


Lamont Dozier  –  I Ain’t Playing

Roy Ayers  –  Destination Motherland

* The Recommended Old Gits Nights Out will be updated early in 2012 – check a previous recent blog for details of any New Years Eve events which may still have the odd last minute ticket available !