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Neil Gits To See Conkers

9th October 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

When I’m not charging round the country in my car, with a map in one hand and a camera in the other (not literally) I do spend a lot of the rest of my time indoors, either loading photos up online on my PC, hunting out songs for the show from my vinyl & CD collection or watching TV – plus sleeping and eating !! So it’s nice to find that happy medium between being stuck indoors and hitting the motorways, so I find now that I do enjoy a nice little walk now and again, ideally not too far from home.

It’s a good way to de-clutter your brain, allow new ideas to get in there and generally have some interesting thoughts to process – as long as you remember to urn your phone off and not stick anything in your ears either ! On my latest stroll around the home town on unchartered footpaths I walked around the back of one of my local pubs and saw that the ground was littered with horse chestnuts, not just the empty shells either, the whole things. Back in my school days you’d be lucky to see that sight – they’d have been swiped up within minutes of falling off the tree ! I mean, when did you last see two kids playing conkers ??

I’m all about nostalgia on my show, espcecially the 70s & 80s, and as you can often hear on a Monday between 7 & 9pm, I can go off at a tangent reminiscing about the ‘good old days’ as well as playing some marvellous old soul tunes from that era. But before I go off topic any further, here’s my latest playlist :

The Tunes – Monday 3rd October 2022

Loose Ends – Emergency (Dial 999)

Alexander O’Neal – The Lovers

Brian Culbertson ft Kenny Lattimore – Another Love

Natalie Cole – Sophisticated Lady

Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac

Sinclair – I Want You Back

Stylistics – You’ll Never Get To Heaven

Hi Tension – Autumn Love

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

Tymes – Ms Grace

Trammps – Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart (Full LP version)

Jimmy Bo Horne – (Let Me) Be Your Lover

Anacostia – All I Need

Archie Bell & The Drells – There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

Stevie Wonder – I Wish

Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer

Whispers – And The Beat Goes On

Marc Staggers – You Make Me feel (Dance Version)

Lindsey Webster – Love Of Your Life

Ella Fitzgerald – Every Time We Say Goodbye

My Forte – Sometime Lover

Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’ (There’s No Stopping Us)

Martin Island – Don’t Give It Up

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 on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com , as well as on your smart speaker or your phone, from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – search “Cool Soul” !