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22nd March 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I just couldn’t think of a special angle to approach this week’s blog from – complete empty space between the ears ! There were also a few moments of brain failure during the show last Monday too, but of course it is all about sharing fabulous memories of the 70s & 80s soul, jazz-funk & disco scene with you, so the music carried us through. Highlights this week included a “Tasty 12” by a lady who had one of the biggest pop/disco hits of the late 70s, a “Not So Old Git Bit” from 1996 which is gorgeously cool & summery, a “Short Trousered Soul Track” you might not have heard anywhere since 1971 and another top “Motown Joint Remixed” by this month;s featured artist. See if you can pick those out from the playlist below then tune in to enjoy the full show replayed at 5pm this Saturday evening !

The Tunes

Al Hudson & The Partners –  You Can Do It
Whispers    Imagination
Stylistics    Funky Weekend
Equals    Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
Change    Your Move
Barbara Acklin    Just Ain’t No Love
Luther Vandross    Make Me A Believer
Main Ingredient    Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely
Fonda Rae    Over Like A Fat Rat
Odyssey    Use It Up & Wear It Out
Ned Doheny    To Prove My Love
Wally Badarou    Chief Inspector 
Parliament  – Breakdown
Gloria Gaynor    Let Me Know I Have A Right
Diana Ross    You Were The One
Groove Collective    Lift Off 
Magic Lady  – Misty Eyed
Side Effect    Keep That Same Old Feeling
Underground    Behind My Back
Eddie Kendricks    Girl You Need A Change

Nu Shooz    I Can’t Wait

The Gigs

Saturday 22nd March

“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby
Special Guest: Greg Edwards
Tickets £10    (07947)308326
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Friday 28th March
“Soul Uprising”
Olivers Bar, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
9pm    2am  ;  £5 On The Door
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326
DJ: Les Knott
Sunday 30th March
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Ricky Oatham, Peter Poynton, Kevin Connolly
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 4th April
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Saturday 5th April
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent,
DJs: John Herbert & guests
8pm – 1am ;  Free Entry ;
Saturday 5th April
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Sandra Citizen Soul.
Gayle Lawless Dumont & Sara-Jane Rundel
£5 In Advance ; 10pm – 3am
Thursday 17th April
“T G I E – Thank God It’s Easter”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay, CM12 9LD
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford, Nick Aravis & Brian Kelly
“The Very Best In Soul Funk Disco & Weekender Anthems”
8pm Start  – Free before 11pm – £5 after
Friday 18th April
“Soulful Seduction Special”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs : MJ & Bully
*Special Guest PA from the USA – Joe Leavy ! *
8.30pm start – free Entry by wristband only – see below:
Friday 18th April
“The Long Good Friday”
Stomp’s 5th Birthday Party
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk, Jazz & House”
DJs from Stomp Radio
5pm    2am  ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 19TH April
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Saturday 19th April
“ Easter Soul ”
Banks Bar, Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
P.A.s: Real Thing & Odyssey
Tickets £20    Tel: (01622) 676799
Saturday 26th April
“Soul By The Jetty  – Caister warm Up Event !”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 26th April
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul & 90s Club Classics”

DJs: Mj & Bully

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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 !
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