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Neil Gits To The IOW

18th August 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

You’ve got to love an acronym , haven’t you ? During the week I was away on the Isle Of Wight for a mini break and in all my preparation beforehand & note-taking whilst there for my photo-shoot write up afterwards, I soon found myself constantly using ” IOW” ! The pix are now posted up on Facebook, if you can find them, so you can see where I went and what I saw for yourself – incredibly I only visited ONE football ground and that was an abandoned stadium opposite the Asda I popped into on the return to the ferry ! Well, “A13 Annie” was with me and she didn’t bring her knitting …

One of my loyal listeners “Popmaster Paul” cannot speak highly enough of the IOW, especially the West side, and we took some of his & “Dancin’ Dawnie’s” recommendations on board. Indeed the scenery on most of the island was wonderful, especially around The Needles, but one of the highlights was our lovely accomodation above a smashing pub that did the most wonderful food – you know me and my grub !! All too soon we were back on the ferry to Portsmouth where we eased ourselves back into normality with a good old KFC just off the A27 …

Usually when I go on a special trip I come back with a couple of song ideas for the show picked up along the way, but this was a strictly “no work” break for us both and it will be back to business as usual on Monday, although you can bet I’ll have the odd story to tell in between the cool mix of soul, jazz-funk & disco I always bring you. Here’s last wek’s playlist …

The Tunes – Monday 14th August 2023

Detroit Spinners – It’s A Shame
Maze – Back In Stride
Gary B Poole – Revival
Melba Moore – Pick Me Up I’ll Dance
Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life
Leon Bryant – Finders Keepers
Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes
Shirley Brown – This Used To Be Your House
Earth, Wind & Fire – Song In My Heart
Vesta Williams – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Bob James – Sign Of The Times
Sheila Hylton – Breakfast In Bed
Sharonettes – Papa Oom Mow Mow
Hamilton Bohannon – South African Man
Brecker Brothers – East River
Village People – Go West
Ronnie Herel ft Kenny Thomas – The Sun Will Rise Again
Ronnie Laws – Every Generation
Dramatics – Whatcha See Is What You Get
Acantha Lang – Beautiful Dreams
The Dells – Your Song
Maxine Nightingale – Love Hit Me
Deodato – Love Magic

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