beysactingcoach (beysactingcoach) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Thanksgiving Soul Menu Song Classics Based on Album Covers - ONTD Original

yes the holiday is like three weeks away but OP would like to start her dissociating/astral projecting process now. So think of those nice warm soul holiday dishes and the classic album covers that match and some choice songs from the album. OP is in her auntie mood, so this list has songs from the 60s and 70s. Let OP know if you wanna continue with the 80s and 90s.

Dish: Sweet Potato Pie
Album: Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder





Reasons: child prodigy who becomes one of best composers of modern music touching at heart and souls, wanting us to find kindness, love, freedom and peace. Reminisce back to when after you chowed down on that pie, you danced with ya grandma with smiles from ear to ear.



Dish: Roasted Turkey
Album: Al Green's Greatest Hits


Reasons: Oh the jam for ya playa uncles, Al telling us he was smoooooooooooooooooooooove, the smoovest one in the game.

Dish: Collared Greens
Album: Timmy Thomas' single "Why Can't We Live Together"



Reasons: Because Drake is terrible and still needs proper lessons on how to credit somebody. Also this album's composition methodology was unheard at the time - in mono versus stereo and the use of the rhythm machine.

Dish: Black eyed peas
Album: Spirit by Earth, Wind, & Fire


Reasons: Some of the OGs of afrofuturism, what type of black gathering can you have if doesn't include eternal space jams composed by Maurice White.

Dish: Cranberry sauce
Album: Wild is the Wind by Nina Simone


Reasons: Yes, OP knows this dish is a polarizing one, but if a relative tries to spoon feed you some just chant this powerful song by the legendary artist. Also given this year, it's something we (black women) need to do for a bit.

Dish: Stuffing
Album: I Want You by Marvin Gaye


Reasons: This album marked a new change in the soul musician's career experimenting with new sounds, including neo-soul. The album cover is the classic painting "The Sugar Shack" all those beautiful, different people, coming together in the heat shaking off stress, enjoying themselves, being better together much like the classic dish we pass around.

Dish: Golden, fluffy cornbread
Album: At Last by Etta James


Reasons: A classic record, a classic dish - both so velvety good, you repeat the soul legend's classic as you grab seconds and thirds.

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