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What songs do you listen to while cooking Thanksgiving dinner?

What are your go-to Thanksgiving cooking songs? I just put together my turkey day playlist, but I want to hear yours! Tell me the ONE (okay, two or three if you must!) song going onto your Thanksgiving cooking playlist this year!

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asked almost 3 years ago

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Taylor Rondestvedt
added almost 3 years ago

I always listen to Frank Sinatra while cooking. I occasionally use the wooden spoon as a mic.

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PieceOfLayerCake
PieceOfLayerCake

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added almost 3 years ago

This has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but Henriette or Bobby Tanqueray by Lake Street Dive has been getting me going in the kitchen lately. Pretty much all of their stuff gets me moving.

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ChefJune
ChefJune

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added almost 3 years ago

My go-to music to cook by is Jazz, especially anything Joe Williams. But I may start my holiday music cycle early this year. I love holiday music. Of course, there's always Joe Williams' holiday CD... :)

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Barbara MacLean
added almost 3 years ago

Christmas. Kicks off the season.

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Horto
added almost 3 years ago

Alice's Restaurant

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Niknud
Niknud

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added almost 3 years ago

I usually classical it up. If I'm fighting the endless amount of chopping I have to do for my husband's favorite stuffing recipe (which he swears he can't live without) - parsnips and apples and celery and onions and on and on and on I usually do a little Mozart's Requiem since it's nice and angst-y there in the first bit. I usually mellow out by the time the mashed taters and gravy comes along at which point I switch to choral music. A little Ode to Joy, a little Brahms. The Christmas classical channel on Pandora usually has some good tunes to hum along to. And yes, I know it's not Christmas yet but I love the holiday music and it gets me all warm and squishy feeling.

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creamtea
creamtea

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added almost 3 years ago

Classical like Niknud. Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in G-minor; esp. the 4th movement when I'm in a mad rush. Youtube it and you'll see what I mean ;)

AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames

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added almost 3 years ago

creamtea, I like the cut of your jib. ;o)

ktr
ktr
added almost 3 years ago

I don't have anything specific for Thanksgiving, but I usually have country or bluegrass on when I'm in the kitchen. Or, more recently, Jack Johnson because my son is obsessed with the Curious George movie.

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Niknud
Niknud

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added almost 3 years ago

Plus, Jack Johnson is awesome.... :)

ktr
ktr
added almost 3 years ago

I agree! And being sung by a 4 year old makes it ridiculously cute!

aargersi
aargersi

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added almost 3 years ago

The Subdudes are my standard motivational music - Late At Night, Social Aid And Pleasure Club, All The Time In The World - there are loads more but that is my alloted three :-)

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added almost 3 years ago

This year Adele and Sam Smith.

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Cav
Cav
added almost 3 years ago

Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills feels appropriate.

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Debora Morgan
added almost 3 years ago

ONE song!? This is a great thread with cruel restrictions ;)

I think once I'm two beers in I'll be breaking out the Christmas music. I also just got back from New Orleans and have all of their local musicians jamming in my head. It may not be seasonal in the traditional sense, but it's energetic and soulful, so I think it fits the hectic mood in the kitchen quite well.

From my NOLA playlist, three vastly different songs:
Birds Fly Away - Theresa Anderson (the live version on Youtube is killer)
Fire Down Below - Valparaiso Men's Chorus
A Good Night - Brass-a-Holics

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mrslarkin
added almost 3 years ago

ok don't judge. I've played Pandora's Michael Buble holiday radio all week long. BUT today I discovered Leon Bridges (via Son Little - they are touring together), so I made a Leon Bridges Pandora station and it is rocking my ever-loving world! Try Leon Bridges' Smooth Sailing, or Brown Skin Girl. So good. Son Little's Lay Down is MAGIC.

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Beverly Read
added almost 3 years ago

A little Dwight Yoakum, a bit of Reverend Horton Heat, and to round things out, some Preservation Hall Jazz.

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cowgirlculture
added almost 3 years ago

I like Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie and Everyboday Eats When They Come to My House. It's fun for the kids too :)

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