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Neil Gits A Steakhouse Stack

21st January 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

If you were listening to the live show last Monday, you might have heard me play a ‘request’ for a certain Ronald McDonald which was my own unique way of finding room for “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James on this week’s playlist. By now you might even have seen the TV ad for the latest McDs limited edition burger that features a decent chunk of that 80s soul hit … and I am delighted to say that having played the song and watched the commercial (several times!) I have now had the full “Steakhouse Stack Experience” in one of my local Maccy D’s outlets !

Without turning this into a full-on shameless promotion for one of the best known of all global brands (they hardly need plugging on my humble show really !) it was particularly tasty, the meat itself in these ‘special creations’ often seems to be of a higher quality than in your bog standard Big Mac or Quarter Pounder With Cheese, but of of course, without using a snippet of a great Motown Funk Classic in their commercial, I might never have even looked up from my paper during the ad break in the footy highlights …

I do get inspiration for songs to play on my show from all sorts of unusual sources and if you maybe hear an ear-catching 70s or 80s soul, jazz-funk or disco track in unexpected circumstances on your travels do let me know and listen out one Monday evening to hear the whole thing in all its orignal glory. I just ealized the other day that “A13 Annie’s” choice last week came from a scene in a film all about viagra !!

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 15th January

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
War – Cinco De Mayo
M People – Moving on Up
Adesha & Vincent Kwok – Life’s Too Short
Will Downing ft Avery Sunshine – I’m Feeling The Love
Al Jarreau – Trouble In Paradise
Charme – Never (Gonna Let You Go)
Maysa feat Najee – My Destiny
Garland Green – I’ve Quit Running The Streets
Conway Brothers – Turn It Up
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
Shakatak – Sanur
Chairmen Of The Board – Pay To The Piper
Stephanie Mills – Puttin’ A Rush On Me
Phylis Hyman – Kiss You All Over
Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart (You Can Have It)
Everis & Deborah Bell – I Want Your Love
Preston Glass ft Terrill – Lighten the Load
Diana Ross – Reach Out & Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
Controllers – Nothing Can Stop This Feeling
Evelyn “Champagne” King – I Don’t Know If It’s Right
Mac & Katie Kissoon – Sugar Candy Kisses
Gene Dunlap – Party In Me
Jeff Lorber – Sand Castles

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected].

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !