When Seattle chef-restaurateur, Edouardo Jordan, opened his second restaurant, Junebaby, in the summer of 2017 it was about getting back to his roots. For the Florida native this meant exploring Southern cooking to the fullest. The result was an instant hit with Junebaby being proclaimed Eater’s “Best New Restaurant of the Year.” We’re fortunate that Edouardo approached his Snacky Tunes playlist with the same biographical, rootsy focus that imbues his cooking.
“I grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, listening to a lot of rap, hip hop and R&B music. I’m from an area where most of the music was fairly grimy--music exploring the struggles of the streets and everything that comes with it,” says Edouardo. “My dad realized that I was listening to too much hip hop as a kid, and he forced me to start listening to his music, which were ‘oldies but goodies’ from Motown mainly, and in his words, ‘real music.’ All of this has translated into the music that I listen to now on a daily basis.”
Edouardo’s list is a mix of old school and new school soul, R&B and hip hop with appearances from Future, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, H-Town, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, SWV and Khalid.