Food of Love

I heard from a reader asking for a list of all the songs mentioned in the Chet and Bernie novels. Seems like a good idea but … yikes! So how about a little crowdsourcing today? If you remember one or two, please jot them in a comment here. That will help me make a start. Thanks!


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15 Responses to “Food of Love”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:26 pm on August 14th, 2020


    Looks like I will be the first response…

    In “Heart of Barkness” Chet mentions that “If You Were Mine” by Billie Holiday with Roy Eldridge on trumpet is his very favorite.

    Good afternoon to all!

  2. Hobbit
    3:25 pm on August 14th, 2020

    I am counting on B knowing how to do a search on her e-reader to come up with all the songs. I only have hardback copies of the books and won’t be able to re-read them fast enough to respond.
    Rio is also good at knowing things like this.

    It was supposed to be sunny today so I did some primer on my deck railings. So far it is still dreary and cloudy. I hate weather forecasts!

  3. dawson
    4:36 pm on August 14th, 2020

    I’ve got a page of notes about this. It’s from the earlier books.
    Elmore James (trumpet- Chet’s favorite, slide guitar – 2nd favorite)
    Steeldrivers – especially fiddle.
    Bob Dylan
    Marcia Ball – “Play with your Poodle”
    Elvis Gospel – Milky White Way (the only Elvis gospel song Chet likes).
    Baby Please Come Home by Darlene Love (Christmas)

  4. dawson
    4:49 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Linda Ronstadt – the Mexican songs

    Bernie hums “Lonesome 77203 – a sad song.

  5. dawson
    5:02 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Titles listed under the heading “Ukelele”:
    Up a Lazy River
    Whiskey in the Jar
    When it’s Sleepy Time Down South (Chet’s favorite)
    This version of Sleepy Time is by Louis Armstrong.

  6. dawson
    5:12 pm on August 14th, 2020
  7. Hobbit
    5:53 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Dawson: you rock!

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:16 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Dawson, look at YOU! :^)

  9. eurystomus
    7:34 pm on August 14th, 2020

    From Paw and Order (one I’m currently working through):
    – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
    – If You Were Mine
    – The Road Goes on Forever
    – Delta Momma Blues
    …there might be more but I’m only 100 pages in so far!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    7:49 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Drat! All our autographed books to 2016 were destroyed in the house fire. We still haven’t replaced them all. Sorry that we can’t help.

  11. Thieves! on Location
    9:29 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Report! We can report that Rio is without a tree on which to piss. Yip! Someone came to Rio’s place today to cut up the trees and branches that were downed on the storm. The debris has been moved to the cur. Eventually, the city will take it away. There is a wire in one of their damaged trees which was not touched today. Wheeze! We can report it looks better, but still like a war zone. They are still sans power and wotnot.

  12. dawson
    10:24 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Eurystomus: Excellent! I think he has mentioned If You Were Mine more than once. Imagine Bernie singing these lyrics to Chet!

    Thieves: I was at Mom & Dad’s the year it rained so much that 3,000 trees fell over in Minneapolis. One of them was the neighbor’s old maple that was approx. 30 feet tall. It fell sideways grazing against the right side of the enclosed porch and onto the front steps. It is totally disorienting to have a big tree sideways in your front yard. So Friend is likely relieved to have it cut and stacked even those Rio has no pissing tree.

  13. dawson
    10:39 pm on August 14th, 2020

    The last notes I have mention Steel Drivers, Best of Billie Holiday, Nagakua Hacjsib – In the Upper Room and Elvis – Known only to Him (Bernies current favorite). All these names are from the first 3 or four books.
    Here is Mahalia Jackson:

  14. dawson
    10:42 pm on August 14th, 2020

    Oops! NOT Nagakua Hacjsib! Mahalia Jackson. I must’ve put my fingers on the wrong keys.

  15. Jill
    12:14 pm on August 15th, 2020

    These are the ones from Dog On It:
    Rawhide -during camping with son
    Shower songs-Your Cheatin’ Heart, Born in the USA, Bompity Bombity Blue Moon
    Billie Holliday with Roy Eldridge on trumpet
    Songs Bernie plays on ukelele: Up a Lazy River, When it’s Sleepy Time Down South, Jambalaya, Bo Diddly, Rock the Casbah

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