Wednesday, November 11


On Sunday morning a week ago, Nick Spitzer wrapped up a weekend of food and music study at the Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. Several attendees have requested his playlist. Here it is, as he's partially annotated it:
1. "Tipitina" (Professor Longhair) as played live by Allen Toussaint for American Routes theme (1998)
2. "Ham and Eggs" by the late jazz banjo man and raconteur Danny Barker from the LP/CD Save the Bones (1998)
3. "Ham and Eggs" from the Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie record Shout On! on Smithsonian Folkways (1946)
4. "Shortnin' Brea" Lee Dorsey from the CD Working in the Coal Mine (1966)
5. . "All Right Mr. Dankeyman" sung by cotton press caller Clifford Blake from the Louisiana Foklife Record Series LP (out of print) Cornbread for Your Husband, Biscuits for Your Man (1980)
6. "Give Him Cornbread" Beau Jocque from Give Him Cornbread Live on Rounder Records (2000)
7. "Black Coffee" Peggy Lee from the LP Black Coffee (1953)
8. "The Cajun Coffee Song" Moon Mullican King of Hillbilly Piano Players: Moon's Rock (1969)
9. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" Lloyd Price (1952)
10. "Sugar in My Bowl " (Bessie Smith) sung by Nina Simone on various collections (1967)
11. "You're the Cream in My Coffee" Nat King Cole Trio (1946)
12. ""(If I Don't Love You) Grits Ain't Groceries" George Jones (year?)
13. "Grits Ain't Groceries" (Titus Turner) Little Milton on Chess Records (1968)