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Lonnie Youngblood

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Listen: Soul Food / Lonnie Youngblood
Soul Food / Lonnie Youngblood

I’m a sucker for food songs. It probably explains my fascination with the Food Network, which my pal Maridi coined so well as ‘comfy’. Anyways, sonically, this track just captures a time period that, if you’re hooked on, you can’t get enough of. Specifically, 1965 RnB or Soul, and sometimes referred to as a chitlin’ circuit sound which I find a little offensive.

It was during Lonnie Youngblood’s period with Fairmount that his band included Jimi Hendrix – who in theory is on this. Never mind, it’s a food record favorite (along with ‘Breakin’ Bread’ by Fred & The New JB’s (see that post) and The Soul Runners ‘Grits & Corn Bread’). Not that I would eat most of the items he sings about, but he does make me feel like I want to join in.