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1st December 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

To those on the outside, a “soul show” is a narrow , very specific field of music, but for those of us involved in the scene, there is such a huge variety of styles with the genre to choose from – many of which reside in my record library ! For this week’s “Old Gits Soul Show” I had a bumper session recording long lost vinyl tracks up to MP3 and although if your soul knowledge only goes as deep as Fatback’s “I Found Loving” or “Somebody Else’s Guy” by Jocelyn Brown, for instance, you won’t have heard of too many of the tunes, I would bet money you will LOVE quite a few of them. Check the playlist for this evening’s repeat play below then tune in to enjoy on a cold December evening … and then come back on Monday at 7pm for the next LIVE show and a whole new batch of goodies to discover and enjoy !

The Tunes

Imagination  –  Music & Lights

Jean Carn  –   Free Love

Will Downing –  A Love Supreme

Crispy & Co  –  Get It Together

Lakeside  –  Fantastic Voyage

Magic Lady  –  Betcha Can’t Lose With My Love

Rose Royce  –  I Wanna Get Next To You

Al Jarreau  –  My Old Friend 

Chuck Jackson  –  All Over The World

David Joseph  –  Let’s Live It Up (Night People)

Gayle Adams  –  Love Fever  (DEEPBOX1)

Caroline Crawford  –  Good And Plenty

David Sanborn – Run For Cover (Live)

Betty Davis  –  This Is It (CUTSCD24)

SOS Band  –  The Finest

Mary Love Comer  –  Come Out Of The Sandbox

Yo Yo Honey  –  Groove On

Detroit Spinners  –  Ghetto Child

The Ebonys  –  You’re The Reason Why

Guinn  –  Open Your Door

Fatback Band  –  Double Dutch

Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately

Luther Ingram  –  Do You Think There’s A Chance 

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Biyo

The Gigs

Saturday 1st December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”

Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow

DJ: Les Knott with Guest Jonny Layton

Plus Soul DJ Essex & Madhatter T-Shirts

Times TBC …

Tickets £8 in advance available from (07800)724757

Or £10 on the door – details from


Saturday 1st December

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert, Tommy Gun, Carl Hyde,

Tom Edgar, Nigel Watson & Bex

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Friday 7th December

“The Big Zero Xmas Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Guest DJ Brian Kelly

“Soul, Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am


Saturday 8th December

“KTF Soul Club End Of Year Knees Up!”

Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays, RM16 2AP

DJs: Eddie Piller, Gavin Page, Lee Markwick & The KTF Team

“Northern Soul”   –  8pm  – 1am   –  £5 Entry


Saturday 8th December

“Soulful Seduction”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

DJs: Bully & MJ

“Soul, Funk, Disco & Dance Anthems”

8pm – Midnight     Free Entry


Saturday 15th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Bash!” –  SOLD OUT !!!!

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly

Special Guests: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod

£8  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Saturday 15th December

“Saturday Soul”

Roberts Live Lounge, Vineyard Street, Colchester, CO2 7TG

DJ: Nick Gunn

“Soul Funk & Disco plus Old Skool Anthems”

9pm   –   2am


Saturday 15th December

“Xmas Soul Night”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood

DJ: Charlie Cook

9pm –  Late    –     Free Entry


Friday 21st December

“80s Soul Groove Night”

Visage bar, Gants Hill, Ilford

DJs: John Leech & Paul Travi

Free Entry  –  9pm – 2am


Wednesday 26th December

“The Real Thing – Live”

Plus support from EK1 &and 80s Disco DJ

Broadstairs Pavillion

Tickets £15 (07805)955057

8pm start   –   Over 18s only


Saturday 29th December

Soulbay Xmas Party

The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD

8pm –  1am      –       Free Entry

DJs: Frostie, Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Chris Bangs


Saturday 29th December

“Guilty Pleasures”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent

Free Entry     –    8pm – 1am

DJs: “The Soul On The Harbour/Disco Stomp” Team !


Monday 31st December (New Years Eve!)

“Family Affair New Years Eve Party”

The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate

8pm  –  3am    –    £5 Entry

DJs: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Roni O’Brien

Jonny Layton & Penny K


Saturday 19th January 2013

“Old Skool Jaff-Funk & Soul Appreciation Society”

The Big Event !

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent

Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red”

Plus:  Guest DJ “Jeff Young”

1st 100 Tickets £25,  thereafter £30

Details to follow …


Saturday 26th January 2013

“The KTF Soul Club”

Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford-Le-Hope

More details to follow…


Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**


Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one 7th Dec

Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 30th Nov

First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next one 1st Dec

Last Saturday : Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate  –  next one ???

And don’t forget…

Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every 1st Sunday Of The Month

1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission

Next Date : 2nd December


If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo


Also recommended…

Most Friday Nights At …

Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton

Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a voice/text message to (01268)833978

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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm