064Various ‘What’s Cookin’?’ – Tasty US Food Songs 1920’s – 1950’s – DL-064

Released: 16th August 2010, Download Only

Food is an essential ingredient for life. As so many musicians have had to survive on the bread line, it comes as no surprise that it features as the central theme in many songs across all musical genres from Blues through to Jazz and Be Bop to Country. Food has also been used as a metaphor for sex, as that was another priority on most musician’s minds. Why not sample these tasty morsels and culinary delights next time you’re in the kitchen rustling up something…….

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TRACKS PRESS
  1. Hey, Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams 1951
  2. Beans and Cornbread – Louis Jordan 1949
  3. Hot Dog, Buddy, Buddy – Bill Haley 1956
  4. It ain’t the Meat – The Swallows 1951
  5. Hamburger Hop – Johnny Hicks 1950
  6. Kitchen Man- Bessie Smith 1929
  7. Ham Hocks – Cecil Payne 1949
  8. Hot Dog – Pico Pete 1956
  9. Mountain Oysters – Eddie Davis & the Bill Doggett Trio 1949
  10. Fried Eggs – The Intruders 1959
  11. Jambalaya – Titus Turner 1952
  12. Lemon squeezing Daddy – The Sultans 1951
  13. How many biscuits can you eat – Dr Humphrey & his Possum Hunters 1928
  14. Ham an’ Eggs – Leadbelly 1940
  15. Selling my Pork chops – Memphis Minnie 1935
  16. Sugar Diet – Charlie Adams 1956
  17. I heard the voice of a Porkchop – Jim Jackson 1928
  18. Cornbread and Cabbage greens – Joe Houston 1952
  19. Sam – the Hot dog man – Lil Johnson 1936
  20. Sugar Pudding – Memphis Jug Band 1928
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