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“You Can’t Hurry Ribs” And Other Great Food Tunes You Can Burn

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Here’s a playlist of BBQ, food, drinking, and related tunes for playing while cooking. Burn them and play them on the road while you’re lookin’ for that great little rib shack. Feel free to click to download “You Can’t Hurry Ribs“, my theme song sung by my niece Natalie Longo to the tune of “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Diana Ross. Just click the button below

You Can’t Hurry Ribs

Below are some of our favorite food tunes. Special thanks to the readers who have suggested additions to the list and offered wise cracks. Add yours to the comments section below. Red links take you to iTunes where you can listen to the tune and then buy it if you wish. Alas, many of the links are broken right now. Seems like Apple has moved them. Sigh.

But first, The BBQ Song

Here’s a great song that does a pretty good job of describing the regional styles of BBQ by Rhett & Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal), a North Carolina-based comedy duo.

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Struttin with some barbecue

Click here for the good story behind Louis Armstrong’s famous “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue“.

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Not on iTunes at this time (2/7/2014)

  • Barbecue – Robert Earl Keen
  • Blessing of the Pork – Billy Ray Mangham
  • Chicken Cordon Blues – Steve Goodman
  • Eating Greens – Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You – Ramones
  • Watermelon Man – Jimmy Smith
  • Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
  • A Fridge Full of Food – The Nancy Drews
  • Beer Is Good – PsychoStick
  • Barbecue Shoes – BBQ Pitt Boys
  • Skin and Bones – The Kinks
  • Caviar and Chitlins by the Atomic Fireballs
  • Mexican Radio – Wall of Voodoo (I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana)
  • Barbecue – Duke Tumatoe
  • Candy – Big Maybelle
  • I Want a Hot Dog for my Roll – Butterbeans & Susie
  • Memphis Women & Fried Chicken – Dan Penn
  • Fried Chicken – Rufus Thomas
  • Chicken Heads – James Cotton (& many others)
  • Too Much Barbeque – Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows
  • Angelina – Louis Prima

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Published On: 4/21/2012 Last Modified: 4/26/2021

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