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Meet the Mealmusic Man

September 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From time to time, you’ll see posts on my blog that have music suggested or linked.

These tunes come from my Significant Other, Jimmy Barron. He’s an Atlanta, Ga., native, and has a bend for Southern food — and most all other types — as much as I do. Bonus: He’s an excellent cook.

More than that, however, is his unending passion for music — and knowledge of it. He’s downright scary: A walking encyclopedia of classic and modern rock, country, and British stuff  — who produced, sang, or performed on what album with whom and in what year. And where it was recorded, remixed or who covered it later on. This goes for concerts and other performances.

It’s like playing the Kevin Bacon game with him asking him about a musician — it leads to 40 other discussions and so many tangents I can never keep up.

It’s in his genes. His aunt, Mary Tallent, was vice-president of the famous Lowery Studios in Atlanta. He grew up playing the drums with some minor bands in Atlanta as well.

I’ve tapped him to add music suggestions now and then to the recipes and meals I talk about, just to give him somewhere to go with all that music stuff, till he gets his own blog going.

(At this moment, he’s recommending Teddy Thompson, “A Piece of What You Need.” Thompson is the son of Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson from Fairport Convention.

Jimmy also notes it’s the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album — (trivia: Ringo quit the band during its recording, but later returned; the actual name of the album is The Beatles with only the catalog number on its cover under the band’s name).

He’s also howling with me at the hilarious You Tube video of an interplay between two country idols – pop artists of their day – Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins (Devil Woman).

So, meet Jimmy and feel free to direct all your music questions and Atlanta queries to him!


Jimmy Barron at Bern's Steak House, Tampa

Jimmy Barron at Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Fl.

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  • 1 Ben // Sep 15, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I can hardly remember my name, so I am always impressed with the folks who can talk music and actually name the singer!

    Recently, I found a website that allowed for music downloads all year long for a nominal fee. Neatest thing about this site was the fact that you could enter keywords and it would offer the actual song, various versions and a bit of history. Too bad that I have forgotten the name of the site!

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