Resolutions for a New Year


January 3rd, 2001 ~ We test your resolve with music about food, drink and the good life, as well as songs that ask us to keep our promises to ourselves and one another. Tempting visits with some of New Orleans great cooks from Commander's Palace restaurant to Tee Eva's Praline Shop. Artists featured for their topical tunes include Cab Calloway, Otis Redding and Southern Culture on the Skids.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Pork Chops And Mustard Greens Ernie Andrews w/ Maxwell Davis Orchestra
    Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin', Capitol
  • All That Meat And No Potatoes Louis Armstrong
    Satch Plays Fats, Columbia/Legacy
  • Red beans Professor Longhair
    BBQ Soul-a-Bration, Rhino
  • Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries Willie Bobo
    BBQ Soul-a-Bration, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Captain Bacardi Antonio Carlos Jobim
    The Man From Ipanema, Verve
  • INTERVIEW: Lally Brennan & Jamie Shannon of Commander's Palace
  • Oleo Miles Davis & Modern Jazz Giants
    Bag's Groove, Fantasy
  • Hey Good Lookin Mose Allison
    Allison Wonderland, Rhino
  • Hold Tight Andrews Sisters
    Cream of the Andrews Sisters, Past
  • Instrumental: Salt Peanut Dizzy Gillespie
    YardBird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant
  • A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
    DinerMite - The Swingin' Diner!, Sony
  • When You Want Chili Bus Moten & His Men
    Kansas City Blues, Capitol
  • Givin' Up Food For Funk (Parts 1 & 2) The J.B.'s
    Funky Good Time: The Anthology, Polygram
  • Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
    The Best of, Warner
  • Too Much Pork for Just One Fork Southern Culture On The Skids
    Ditch Diggin, Safe House
  • New Year's Resolution Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
    The Definitive Otis Redding, Rhino
  • I Want a Tall Skinny Papa Rosetta Tharpe & Lucky Millinder
    Lucky Millinder & His Orshestra 1941/1947, EPM
  • So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Merle Travis
    Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Bear Family
  • Skin and Bone Kinks
    Muswell Hillbilly,
  • Big Legged Mama's are Back in Style Taj Mahal
    Mean Old World: Blues 1940-44, Smithsonian
  • Instrumental: Chicken Shack Little Walter
    Blues With A Feeling, MCA/Chess
  • Nobody In Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll like Mine Bessie Smith
    The Complete Recordings Vol.1, Columbia
  • I Like Pie, I Like Cake The Four Clefs
    The Jive is Jumpin', West Side
  • INTERVIEW: Tee Eva of Tee Eva's Pie and Praline Shop
  • Shortnin Bread Lee Dorsey
    Golden Classics, Collectables
  • Church Lyle Lovett
    Joshua Judges Ruth, MCA
  • Instrumental: Go Down Moses Grant Green
    Jazz Profile, Blue Note
  • Bucket's Got a Hole In It (Kermit Ruffins' BBQ Turkey recipe) Kermit Ruffins
    Swing This, Basin St.
  • The Fat man Fats Domino
    Out Of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Jambalaya Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis, Sun Classics
  • End Bed: The Way You Look Tonight Erroll Garner Trio
    Giants of Jazz, Sarabandas