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That may seem an odd statement to make, but for large chunks of last year I was only ever being strirred from my ” sleep ” by nightmares, cold sweats, the need for a wee, loud cars passing by, dogs barking or almost any other slight noise in the neighbourhood. So how refreshing it has been this year to enter each day to the sound of Whitney Houston, Geoge Benson and other talented singers doing their best through the speaker on my bedside radio alarm clock ( I NEVER set it to “buzz” by the way … ouch !) . Even at the worst of times over the last two years I was able to nod straight off at bedtime, thanks to an overwhelming desire to hide away from the world, but staying asleep for a full undisturbed seven hours worth was proving quite a challenge.
Now it seems those dark days (or rather nights!) are behind me, 2022 has got off to a very satisfactory start and listeners to my show should start hearing the benefits as fresh ideas for soul, jazz-funk and disco gems from the 70s & 80s start to pour into my rejuvenated old head and out again onto my numerous lists of tunes to play ! Last Monday’s show was the first “official” one of the new year, having tidied up a few leftover odds & ends from December and you can hear me sounding almost unbrearably positive on the ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm this evening (Saturday) – tune in, enjoy the music and feel the love every week !
The Tunes – Monday 10th January 2022
Glenn Jones – Finesse
Barry White – Never Never Gonna Give You Up
Sympli Whitney – Dance With Me
Candi Staton – Honest I Do Love You
Lee Ritenour – Is It You
Eric tagg – Just Another Dream
Sister Sledge – Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye
Bey Bright – More Than Friends
Teddy Pendergrass – Crazy About Your Love
Shalamar – There It Is
Eddie Drennon – Let’s Do The Latin Hustle
Chaka Khan – We Can Work It Out
Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance
Castella – So Into You
Al Olive – Slow Down
Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand
Jesse Green – Nice ‘n’ Slow
Yola – Dancing Away In Tears
Memphis Horns – Just For Your Love
Sophia Ripley – Little Girl
Loose Ends – A New Horizon
Womack & Womack – Life’s Just A Ball Game
Diana Ross – Once In The Morning
Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …
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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” !