As you sit down, waiting for your smoked turkey and chicken at your favorite BBQ joint, you can’t help but be engulfed by the sounds of blues music playing in the background that immerse you. 

Ribs, Tri-tip, Chicken, Turkey, whatever you’d like to call it- there’s no mistake that the market for Barbecue is booming. According to the 2017 Center of the Plate: Beef and Pork Consumer Trend Report from Technomic, a Winsight Company, in Chicago, BBQ fares such as brisket, pork shoulder, and pork ribs along with pulled pork and beef have been rising in notoriety. The roots are in the Black community dating back to the days of slavery, where Black slaves made do with whatever scraps given to them and made meals out of them. Sammy Kershaw’s Grillin and Chillin song from his I Won’t Back Down album, JoJo Mason’s It’s All Good from his It’s All Good album are songs that go well with BBQ food.

“Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and “Open Sesame” are some of Kool & the Gang songs that will bode well at any BBQ restaurant. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements add personality to the ambiance.

Restaurants can find playlists like this for free with Ambii. With hundreds of curated playlists to choose from you are sure to find the mood, tempo, and genre that match with your BBQ joint. 

Listen to the playlist “Feelgood Country” on the Ambii platform, now available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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