on June 17, 2011
Yeah, this anthology of novelty lyrics will make you smile ... hum along ... crave bourbon barbecue sauce ... imagine yourself in Louisiana on a Saturday snarfing fried catfish ... oh crap, just drooled on the keyboard ... gotta go. This music will lift your spirits (legally!)and enhance, not impair, your driving. Get it, its good!
on December 19, 2011
BARBECUE BLUES-VARIOUS ARTISTS: When chillin' at the grill, what to pop on the sound system is almost as important as what goes on the fire. Here's a batch o' finger lickin' blooze tidbits to satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Fifteen invitin' entrees and spicy side dishes on this HOUSE OF BLUES menu will get your belly rumblin', your lips smackin' and your toes tappin'. Smokin' slabs of juke joint jammers and heapin' helpin's of meaty rhythms are served up by tasty legends from LOUIS JORDAN and PROFESSOR LONGHAIR to BARBECUE BOB and BESSIE SMITH. The junpin' jive of SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY and ribald ballad GIMME A PIGFOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER may be familiar fare, but more obscure snacks like ANDRE WILLIAMS' PASS THE BISCUITS PLEASE and EARL JACKSON's TAKE OUT THE SQUEAL IF YOU WANT A MEAL go down just as easy. Break out this sizzlin' platter at your next cookout, and be prepared to field requests from satisfied guests about the "ingredients". RED BEANS, ALLIGATOR MEAT, or CHICKEN GRAVY & BISCUITS anyone?...
RATING: FIVE SPARE RIBS
on March 8, 2000
Some eclectic songs here that make great music to slather (bbq sauce) by. The boppin' opener by Mitch Woods is awesome, really puts you in the mood, followed by wry humor wrapped in authentic lamentations on a subject most soulful, good southern-style cooking. Has the historic relevance you'd expect from House of Blues, with some numbers dug up from God knows where as well as big headliners. The actual BBQ content is somewhat diluted with ditties on other dishes, but enough to go on. A fun CD to have if you're serious about your 'cue and want to spend a soulful afternoon. Crack a cold one and enjoy!