When the topic of background music at Thanksgiving dinner comes to mind, the stuff that I grew up listening to might not settle well in most families. Besides from a traditionally untraditional meal when my family and friends got together growing up in the sticks, my dad’s music selection was always a surprise when it came down to carving the turkey, or tofu, or shrimp… If you’re looking for a completely new take on that special meal, you’d be surprised how much difference some good, upbeat dinner music can make.
One of my favorite dinner genres was some upbeat, British blues or R&B. Something about harmonicas and slide guitars white eating makes your dinner go down better. Everyone seems to bob their heads a little more while chewing. If you need some starters, take this little track from the live record that many fans claim was the first step in the British R&B scene: Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo. Try this cover of Nat Adderley’s “Work Song.”