Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Stubb's Bar-B-Q... Texas Baby!!!

C.B. with the Joe Ely Band.
Buddy Guy, C.B. Stubblefield, & Stevie Ray Von. I am so proud to be from Texas. sr

the original Stubb's Bar-B-Q on East Broadway in Lubbock.
    • "I was born hungry; I wants to feed the world."
    • "Bar-B-Q? Makin’ do with what you got."
    • "God born me a black man and I plan to stay that-a-way."
    • "They build barb wire fences around old locomotives. I’ll be damn if they do that to me."
    • When asked how he was while in the hospital:
      "My Spark plugs ain’t firing, and I got this tornado loose in my chest."
    • "I guarantee you one thing, you ain’t gonna cook no better than I can. Another thing, you not gonna love people no better than I can."
Memorial on tap today to honor Stubblefield
Published: Thursday, May 27, 1999

A silent graveside memorial will be held for the late C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield at 2 p.m. today at his grave site at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, located on the Woodrow exit off South US Highway 87.

Although the new cemetery marker for Stubblefield's grave was installed on May 12, the memorial was planned for today, the fourth anniversary of Stubblefield's death.

The original grave marker, provided by the U.S. Army, was taken by an unknown person before its final installation in 1995 and never returned.

The new tombstone was financed with funds raised from private donors and at benefit concerts.

On Sept. 15, 1998, Stubblefield supporters P.J. Welch-Liggan and Karen Vogel chose a design for the brass marker that includes a reproduction of Lubbock artist Paul Milosevich's drawing of "Stubb" and the words from the late barbecue entrepreneur's restaurant: "There will be no bad talk or loud talk in this place."

Bobby D. Assiter, president of Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, said that "Stubb" paid for three cemetery plots in the 1960s with his legendary barbecue.

Stubblefield was inducted into Lubbock's Buddy Holly Terrace in 1996.

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