Aug 25, 2007

Church BBQ: Would It Hurt To Play A Little Ollie Vee?

Our church had a BBQ this afternoon as part of a celebration of the installation of our new Executive Pastor. The food was great, the fellowship was great. And the music? It was your typical modern church rock stuff.

Don't get me wrong. Some of these Christian songs do rock. But they get a little annoying after awhile. And hey, it was a BBQ! What about some Tom Petty! Or some Foo Fighters? REM, anyone? Even some Louie Louie, me gotta go now? Where in the rule book does it say you HAVE to play only Christian music at a church BBQ? Ok, granted, you probably wouldn't want to play George Thorogood's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer". But let's think outside the churchy church box for a minute, shall we?

Let's check Blue Smoke BBQ's web site for some BBQ music playlists:


* The Allman Brothers Band - Stormy Monday
* Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
* Jimi Hendrix - Red House
* Duane Allman (feat. Derek & the Dominoes) - Nobody Knows You
* Jimmy Reed - Baby What You Want Me To Do
* Albert Collins - When a Guitar Plays the Blues
* Etta James - The Jealous Kind
* Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring it on Home
* Wilson Pickett - I'm Sorry About That
* Solomon Burke - Cry to Me
* John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat - Cuttin' Out
* Sunset Heights - Missing You (live in Houston)


* Hank Williams - Cold Cold Heart
* Hank Williams Jr. - Country Boys Can Survive
* Hank Williams III - Mississippi Mud
* Johnny Cash - Ghost Riders In the Sky
* New Riders of the Purple Sage - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
* Poco - A Good Feelin' To Know
* George Strait - All My Exes Live in Texas
* Steve Earle - Six Days On The Road
* Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - After The Fire Is Gone
* Boxcar Willie - Blue Moon of Kentucky
* Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
* Dixie Chicks - Cowboy Take Me Away


* Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
* Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
* Bill Haley & his Comets - Rock around the Clock
* Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
* Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
* Roy Orbison - In Dreams
* Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
* Coasters - Yakety Yak
* Fats Domino - Josephine
* Johnny Cash & June Carter - Jackson
* Little Richard - Lucille
* Stevie Ray Vaughan - The House Is Rockin'

California Dreamin'

* Doors - Light My Fire (the ultimate BBQ song !!!)
* Mamas & the Pappas - If You Go To San Francisco
* Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
* Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q
* Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
* Buffalo Springfield - Expecting to Fly
* Eagles - Hotel California
* Rare Earth - Get Ready
* America - Horse With No Name
* Santana - Samba Pa Ti
* Doors - LA Woman
* Crosby, Nash, Stills and Young - Our House

Soul Brothers and Sisters

* Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
* Al Green - Full of Fire (how appropriate for a BBQ song!)
* Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way
* Otis Redding - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
* Eddie Floyd - Consider Me
* Wilson Pickett - 634-5789
* Don Covay - It's In The Wind
* Barry White - Can't Get Enough
* George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
* Trammps - Shout
* Ben E. King - Stand By Me
* Esther Phillips - Please Release Me

There you go. Lots of fun music for the next church BBQ. Maybe it's wishful thinking. What do you think, folks? Do FUN and music ever meet at church?

Let's find out. My birthday's next week. What do I want for my birthday? A great gift would be if next Sunday my church opened its worship service with "Rock Around With Ollie Vee".
After all, "Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints"- - Psalms 149:1

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