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food songs?

#1 Post by kbuxton » Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:48 pm

Help a procrastinater? Next weekend two of my dance friends are getting married and I've been asked to provide music (in the form of a couple of mixed CDs not active DJing) for during dinner. They want every song to mention food or eating, though it doesn't need to be in the title. Drinking songs don't count. I've got a few picked out already, but am running out of time to go through my whole collection. Any ideas?

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#2 Post by djstarr » Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:12 pm

Ain't nobody here but us Chickens
Onion
Banana Split for my Baby
Everybody Eats when they come to my House
Cherry
Shoofly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy
A Chicken ain't nothing but a Bird
Peas and Cornbread
Big Butter and Egg Man
I'm Putting all my Eggs in one Basket
Popsicle Toes
All that Meat and No Potatoes
Frim Fram Sauce
Saturday Night Fish Fry
That Chick's too Young to Fry

ok - that's some for you; Louis Jordan must have been hungry a lot ;-)

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#3 Post by julius » Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:25 pm

popsicle toes might not mention the kind of "eating" that you want at a wedding.

or maybe it does.

regardless, the song is emphatically not about food, of course.

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#4 Post by julius » Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:26 pm

Ron Bloom has a food compilation CD, I think. He should chime in about now.

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#5 Post by djstarr » Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:49 pm

julius wrote:popsicle toes might not mention the kind of "eating" that you want at a wedding.

or maybe it does.

regardless, the song is emphatically not about food, of course.
food for the soul perhaps? ;-)

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#6 Post by Matthew » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:10 am

"A Fine Romance" - Billie Holiday ("We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes, but you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes.")

"Mama Don't Want No Peas 'N Rice 'N' Coconut Oil" - Basie

"Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby" - Benny Goodman ("It was just like taking candy from a baby, the way you stole my heart away from me.")

"Sugar (That Sugar Baby of Mine)" - Billie Holiday

"I Want the Waiter (With the Water)" - Jimmie Lunceford

"Pink Cadillac" - Paul Bascomb ("...my dough ($$$) keeps rising like yeast...")

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#7 Post by Matthew » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:11 am

djstarr wrote:
julius wrote:popsicle toes might not mention the kind of "eating" that you want at a wedding.

or maybe it does.

regardless, the song is emphatically not about food, of course.
food for the soul perhaps?
Food for the sole.

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#8 Post by wheresmygravy » Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:17 am

Potato Chips - Slim Gaillard

Banana Split for My Baby - Louie Prima

Closer to the Bone - Louie Prima

Wheres My Gravy - Steve Lucky

Candy - Ron Sunshine

Kidney Stew - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

The Spinach Song - Julia Lee Very Cute for a wedding.....

Peel Me a Grape - Diana Krall

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Ella and Louie

Frim Fram Sauce - Ella and Louie

Patootie Pie - Ella and Louie Jordan

Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl - Hadda Brooks

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#9 Post by CafeSavoy » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:22 am

I agree with Brenda that "Popsicle Toes" will be totally appropriate,
especially since it is a love song and the venue is a wedding.
And if you do want to go more risque, there are food songs on Risque Rhythms.

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#10 Post by kbuxton » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:42 am

Yeah, they said risque is ok, since their parents likely wouldn't get it anyhow. (That's what they said at least)

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#11 Post by JesseMiner » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:08 pm

Great suggestions so far. Here are a few that haven't been mentioned yet (take from a food-related mix I made a while back):

Cole Slaw - Jesse Stone
I Like Pie I Like Cake - The Four Clefs
Lemon Squeezing Daddy - The Sultans
Solid Potato Salad - Ella Mae Morse
Pork Chops And Mustard Greens - Ernie Andrews
You're My Dish - Fat's Waller

If I have some time later, I'll dig through my books for some more suggestions.

Jesse

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#12 Post by Nate Dogg » Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:01 pm

wheresmygravy wrote: The Spinach Song - Julia Lee Very Cute for a wedding.....
Of course, this song (and others that have been mentioned in this thread) fits into a subcategory, food songs that are really about sex.

Funny how many of the food songs are not really about food at all.

Nathan

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#13 Post by sonofvu » Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:37 pm

Nate Dogg wrote:
wheresmygravy wrote: The Spinach Song - Julia Lee Very Cute for a wedding.....
Of course, this song (and others that have been mentioned in this thread) fits into a subcategory, food songs that are really about sex.

Funny how many of the food songs are not really about food at all.

Nathan
Actually I think the Spinach Song is about drugs. Weed in particular.
Yard work sucks. I would much rather dj.

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#14 Post by Platypus » Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:02 pm

Yup, it is. On the "Dope and Glory" 2 CD set.

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#15 Post by Moonmist » Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:31 pm

Most of the songs I can think of it's already listed. But here's a few more:

Too Marvelous For Words (they said something about food in there) - Ella w/ Nelson Riddle

Chop Suey Chow Mein - Louis Prima & Keely Smith

C'est Si bon - Ann Margret

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