Please post your favourite bbq jams here - anything that you can imagine meat or veg sizzling on a grill to, usually served with a side of heavyweight beats and basslines and sounding big, bad and beautiful in the sunshine. A few to start you off
This is jam hot… jam hot
But seriously, folks…
I’m a bit of a list-maker, and am always jotting down musical ideas on pieces of paper, or hearing a track and thinking ‘that would be a great intro to a playlist based on the theme of a robot apocalypse’ or some such nonsense. Certain tracks hit my BBQ spot, and over many years I’ve compiled a list of them, but now I actually have a use for that list - I can’t find it. It was ever thus.
Suffice to say, a chugging rhythm and a positive laid-back vibe feel about right.
I played this one last night (not at a BBQ, but I think it’s a good fit)
And reggae fits the bill perfectly
And a bit of funky or jazzy folk works well too
And Brasil… Surely something from Brasil?
I always enjoy a bit of Brazil whilst having a BBQ. This one sticks in my memory as something that fitted my mood (I’d just bought the TSTD Brazil comp at the time)
I was listening to this yesterday. Has a sinuous bass and a lolloping laid-back vibe. Even the song’s title fits BBQ season.
Edit: this was comped by 4 Hero a few years ago
Would definitely be shaking a leg (dad dance) to this after one too many as the haloumi casually slips through the cracks in the grill…
No meat for me, thanks. The salads look good. I’d want them dressed with a bit of country funk.
I’ve posted this before, in Ant’s old soundalikes thread, but I guess it’s essential advice for the morning preparations:
Getting a bit more lively, one for the old school B Boys & Girls. (The break is at 1.33)
Ending the night with some deep soul gut-wrenchers. If you feel the tears welling up you can say it’s the smoke in your eyes.
Great minds, and all that… Was about to add some languid funky country dressing to my vegan burger
Kris has quite a few tracks which fit the bill, I think
And I’m sure BBQs are a very southern thing, no…?
A stone cold classic to go with an ice cold beer…
My 2nd contribution from Nancy - it’s her version of the Bobbi Gentry classic
I think someone sprinkled some peyote in the marinade, right?
@lazlo72 That, or a profound and transcendental carbohydrate coma
Ok so adding a couple of blues & country funk skewers of my own here
A couple of classic rhyming jams for @Lordnoiz
Something to keep the coals glowing as the sun goes down and the wind picks up
… and a tribal psychotropic hot dog after dark for @Supersquishee
@lazlo72 Utah … get me two!
Some more hip hop.
Perfect for a sunny afternoon:
I always wanted to know why Big Daddy Kane wasn’t in the western scene on this: