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Neil Gits To The Broads

1st August 2020
Posted by Neil Matthew

Having been stuck at home for the vast majority of the last four months with very little meaningful work to do and just a couple of tentative trips a week to Asda to “enjoy” as some sort of social life, I have found it very helpful to stay sane by getting into my car and get out of Essex once a week this summer and explore our wonderful coasts and countryside, with my trusty camera to hand. Dozens of new football grounds have been ticked off along the way (have I mentioned my ‘hobby’ ?) and the compass has pointed north, south, east & west several times each now. So where new to go next ? Options were starting to get a bit limited until I remembered a football club I should have seen a match at a couple of years ago, but the fixtures didn’t work out quite right for me, they got relegated and disappeared off my radar.

Wroxham FC it was then !! When I checked it on the map, I noticed it was right in the Norfolk Broads and not too far from the North Sea Coast. A13 Annie was available and up for it too and I could feel a proper little mini-break coming on, so after duly popping in to snap footy ground No: 569 (!) and a nice chat with the friendly folk there – it was total reee…laxxxx….ation time ! A stroll around the town (toilets located!) , back in the car for a scenic drive to Mundeseley, gorgeous fish n chips for lunch, a game of crazy golf, an ice cream each, more photos of the beach and the cliffs, a chill out on a bench looking out to sea and of course taking the long way home via Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft to stretch the day out just a bit longer whilst singing along to “Old Git” tunes on the car CD player ! Bliss …

And so, along comes the weekend again, time to prepare the next show for you, cobwebs swept away, ideas flowing – mission accomplished ! You can hear last week’s efforts via “Listen Again” on this website or if you are reading this before the ink has even had a chance to dry you can catch the ‘repeat play’ today (Saturday) at 5pm. I will be back on air LIVE as usual Monday from 7-9pm with the brand new selection of soul, jazz-funk & disco from the 70s 80s and beyond … join me whenever you can !

The Tunes – 27th July

New York City – I’m Doing Fine Now

Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)

Brand New Heavies ft Angela Ricci – Stupid Love

Alexander O’Neal – Criticize

Khemistry – I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use

Karyn White & Babyface – Love Saw It

Cherrelle – Who’s It Gonna Be

Dexter Wansel – The Sweetest Pain

Archie Bell & The Drells – Let’s Groove

Archie Bell & The Drells – The Soul City Walk

New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy

B Baker Chocolate Company – Snow Blower

Robin Beck – Sweet Talk

Billy Ocean – L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)

KC & The Sunshine Band – Shake Your Booty

Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing

Will Downing – Right Where You Are

Groove Association – Love In Our Hearts (Come Together Mix)

Lisa Stansfield – Ghetto Heaven

Ruff n Tumble ft Zola Marcelle – Love Triangle

Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway – Back Together Again

Masta – One Of A Kind

The Tunes – 20th July

Brandi Wells – Watch Out

Lillo Thomas – Sexy Girl

Randy Hall – Beautiful Dream

Fatback Band – (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop

Fatback Band – Yum Yum (Gimme Some)

Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal – Keep It Inside

Keith Sweat – Make It Last Forever

Ronn Matlock – I Can’t Forget About You

Atlantic Starr – Let The Sun In

Kool & The Gang – Fresh (Original 12” Mix)

Pockets – Come Go With Me

Rodney Franklin – In The Center

Martha Reeves & Vandellas – I Can’t Dance To That Music You’re Playing

Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)

Shalamar – A Night To Remember

Imagination – Music & Lights

PrivatProjekt – Don’t Walk That Way

Kirra B – Him

Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald – On My Own

Brand New Heavies ft Siedah Garrett – Just Believe In You

Silver Convention – Get Up And Boogie

Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size

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 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, also 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” !