This time around we feature songs so good – you could eat them! Bibelot’s resident DJ, Jaybyrd Slim, presents a full musical menu for your enjoyment. Fruit, nuts, vegetables, bread… and something sweet for afters. Of course, you might just fancy a sandwich – and we’ve got one of those too. If music be the food of love… play on!
First up is an early, gritty pre-fame 45 from that world beating Motown trio, The Supremes and a suitable snack for a support feature.
Buttered Popcorn – The Supremes
(*If you fancy making your own buttered popcorn, our fabulous cook from Silver Screen Suppers tells you how to, right here)
An even lighter snack is the subject of this paupers lunch, presented here in a fab early ‘soundie’ from the 1940s…
One Meatball – Patti Clayton
In complete contrast, only a veritable food coma could result from eating everything mentioned in this breezy ditty…
Food – The Turtles
…the wonderful Norma Tanega extols the virtues of one of the world’s most basic and versatile foodstuffs. This groovy little tune should have been a hit, but sadly missed out back in 1966…
Bread – Norma Tanega
Warning! Many vegetables were chomped, munched and crunched during the making of this next song (many more were mutilated in the wonderful homemade video that accompanies it). Paul McCartney guests on ‘carrots’.
Vegetables – The Beach Boys
We were unfortunately unable to find any actual footage of this dance, but you can make up your own Greasy Chicken moves if you’re in the mood – or perhaps ‘in the brood’!
The Greasy Chicken – Andre Williams
An ode to the perils of eating food off of the floor (we’ve all been warned) Our narrator finds a peanut, eats it, dies and goes to heaven… all in one day. A rousing garage goodie from the kings of the East L.A. ’60s scene…
I Found A Peanut – Thee Midniters
On a brighter and lighter note, it’s time for dessert. There are many great versions of this Herbie Hancock song, your humble scribe has a particular soft spot for this homegrown R&B version…
Watermelon Man – Manfred Mann
Fancy something even cooler? Who could resist young Lulu’s refreshing paean to an old kids favourite? She should have had her own ice-cream van!
Chocolate Ice – Lulu
That sweet tooth still troubling you? The truly legendary Ella Fitzgerald plucks George Harrison’s chocolate box celebration from the Beatles ‘White Album’, with its inbuilt warning of the inevitable dental visit that follows. “You’ll have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle”. Indeed.
Savoy Truffle – Ella Fitzgerald
…and we finish with the ingredients for that previously promised sandwich, in a cheeky pastiche of those loveable moptop’s cartoon classic. Until next time, bon appetit.
Cheese And Onions – The Rutles
Listen to this playlist on our Spotify account (Bibelot Magazine)
Jaybyrd Slim co-hosts the Club Nitty Gritty Radio show on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at www.reelrebelsradio.com. The next show is at 8.30pm on Tuesday 22nd March.
Visit the Nitty Gritty Club Facebook page for up-coming live DJ events!The next event is on April 2nd at Vout-O-Reenies in Tower Hill.