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Songs about Food & Drink | Music Crossroads of Texas


This week Curtis serves up a full hour of music devoted to food and drink. You will hear music from Gary P. Nunn, Jenni Dale Lord, Terry Allen, Cary Swinney, and many more.

Credit Stubb's /


  1. Hot Tamale Pete - Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets
  2. It Ain't Whatcha Eat but the Way How You Chew It - Delbert McClinton
  3. The Chili Song - Gary P. Nunn
  4. Play for our Whiskey - Texas Bel Airs
  5. Free Whiskey - Jenni Dale Lord
  6. Whiskey and Memories - Lacy Jo Davis
  7. Hemingway's Whiskey - Guy Clark
  8. Eggs of Your Chickens - The Flatlanders
  9. Chicken Bones - Kenneth O'Meara
  10. Eat Drink and Tip Mary - Bo Garza
  11. The Beautiful Waitress - Terry Allen
  12. Bubbles in My Beer - Bob Wills 
  13. Stubbs Boogie - Jesse Taylor
  14. BBQ Song - Wade Parks
  15. Till I Drink Milwaukee Dry - Billy Walker
  16. They Don't Serve Barbecue in Hell - Cary Swinney

NPR: C.B. "Stubb" Stubbefield: Archangel of Barbecue (article includes recipes for Stubb's Smoked Whole Brisket and Joe Ely's Black Eyed Peas)

Credit Austin Public Library /
Stubb with Joe Ely and Lloyd Maines


Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., is the Archivist for the Southwest Music Archive and oversees the Crossroads Recording Studio for the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. He is a musician who has worked in the music business for four decades, numerous recording studios, and has been a production manager for many events. Dr. Peoples teaches regional music history classes and American media studies; his research centers on music and place.