we all know that when you’re mixing those cookies, you wanna jam to some aretha franklin, or when you’re flippin’ burgers maybe some old funk is goin’ out the speakers, mexican makes me want to belt out some santana perhaps. did you know that you are not alone? big names with bonafied record labels sang about vegetables, ice cream, and how they like their eats “lightly salted”.
Theme magazine put a great post up on their site recently “Sound: Food Makes us Happy” by Cool Calm Pete. 26 buzzworthy songs that are all food related. check out this yummy track list:
9th Creation, “Bubble Gum”
Audio Two, “I Like Cherries”
Gary Bartz, “Drinking Song”
The Beach Boys, “Vegetables”
Beastie Boys, “Egg Man”
BO Junior and Keb Darge, “Coffee Pot, Pt. 1”
Willie Bobo, “Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries”
The Dynamics, “Ice Cream Song”
Fat Boys, “All You Can Eat”
Monk Higgins, “Little Green Apples”
JBs, “Pass the Peas”
Kool & the Gang, “Chocolate Buttermilk”
Galt Macdermot, “Coffee Cold”
The Mar-keys, “Banana Juice”
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers, “Chicken and Booze”
Idris Muhammad, “Bread”
Elvis Presley, “Song of the Shrimp”
Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders, “Soul Food”
Booker T. & the MG’s, “Mo’ Onions”
Norma Tanega, “Bread”
Maggie Thrett, “Soupy”
Barry Ungar, “Lightly Salted”
The Who, “Heinz Baked Beans”
Wu-Tang Clan, “Ice Cream”
i know you’re looking at that list and saying to yourself, “really? they came out with this stuff?” yeah, it’s on the B side of that number one Billboard hit that made them millions. a great mix of music genres all across the board. put this on before your next dinner party, might come up with some really eclectic creations. hey man, that’s alright with me. all in all, you got something to sing while you’re helming the stove.
good thinkin, Theme. pass those peas, please.
Download it HERE if you wanna take a gander.