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Exhibits: Living, Cultivated, Native/Wild, Well-Traveled, Playful, Cinematic, Controversial, Consequential, Poetic, Literary, Musical

Potatoes Sprouting

Potatoes Underground

Soiless Potatoes

How Potatoes Grow

Potatoes: Farm to Table

The First Potatoes

Andean Buried Treasure

The Playful Potato

Visit more playful potato exhibits including potato heads and potato humor.

Pota-Toes

The Potato Song

"Potato Movies and Music" Compiled by Jeffrey Allen Price

"The Martian" a 2015 Film Features Stranded Botanist/Astronaut Growing Potatoes

Controversial: Healthy? Yes!

 

So, what has the potato done for so many? It has repeatedly saved entire societies from chronic malnutrition and starvation.

For example, impoverished Irish families ate meals consisting mostly of boiled potatoes with only a bit of milk, butter or cheese. The family ate from a "table" created by placing a basket used to gather the spuds over the cooking pot.

The wealthy Irish ate potatoes 
as the centerpiece of their meals, as well, only 
their potato bowls perched on silver rings, so the heat wouldn't mar the finish of the dining table.

Today the potato is again playing a vital role in feeding the world. Only this time it is playing two parts: 
nourishing the hungry, and over nourishing many of the rest of us.

 

"You want fries with that?"

This is the late McDonald's corporation CEO Jim Cantalupo. He was responsible for the globalization of the golden arches (the company has always denied that they are two bent fries) restaurant chain. At one point the company opened 3000 stores a year. Fried potatoes are one of the most profitable items on the menu and accompany whatever is ordered.

The unfried potato is a naturally nutritious, non-fat food that should be a part of everybody's daily eating plans.

Unfortunately, however,  most people today consume most of their potatoes fried, and this has led to a world-wide health crisis of obese and artery-clogged consumers of French fries, burgers and sugar-laden soft drinks which are the main culprit. 

No wonder that the image of the potato has slipped. "Do you want fries with that?" also has become a symbol of second class employment status. Fried potatoes have become the poster food for those who are concerned with this issue.

 

 

Consequential

Potato Historic Site:   The World Trade Center & Potato Futures
Remembered

 

 

 

 

Future prices of round white potatoes were the only vegetable commodity traded on The New York Mercantile Exchange, a part of The World Trade Center complex until 9/11/01. Here's a brief history.

After Germany invaded Paris in 1940, wheat open interest dropped 37 million bushels in just six days as prices plummeted on the idea that an Allied surrender might bring the war to a quick conclusion. According to data collected by the Commodity Exchange Authority, no corn trading occurred on U.S. markets from July 1943 through July 1944, with just one million bushels (200 contracts) exchanging hands in August 1944. The soybean futures market was closed from March 1943 through July 1947.

In New York, NYMEX hit a string of trouble in the 1970s that nearly closed the exchange. It began with the default of nearly 50 million pounds of potatoes on the May 1976 contract, which alienated producers, members and regulators. Potato volume dropped 45 percent versus 1975 and membership values plummeted to $5,000 from $47,000. Despite reforms to the contract and exchange procedures, another crisis struck three years later when stocks delivered against the March 1979 contract did not pass inspection; the exchange acted quickly to suspend trading in the March contract and liquidated the April and May offerings. (NYMEX delisted this potato contract in 1987, and introduced an improved version in 1996.

The NY Mercantile Exchange trading floor and offices were located in the World Trade Center complex destroyed on September 11, 2001. The trading center has since relocated elsewhere in the city.

In the 17th and early 18th century, the World Trade Center site was farmland originally settled by Dutch and Belgian colonists. Potatoes were most certainly one of their most important crops. The Irish Hunger Memorial is nearby. It recalls the 19th century Irish Potato Famine and features an authentic 1820 Irish cottage.

Irish Hunger Memorial, Vesey Street and North End Avenue, Manhattan, NYC

The Memorial represents a rural Irish landscape with an abandoned stone cottage, stone walls, fallow potato fields and the flora on the north Connacht wetlands. It is both a metaphor for the Great Irish Famine and a reminder that hunger today is often the result of lack of access to land.

The 96’ x 170’ Memorial, designed by artist Brian Tolle, contains stones from each of Ireland’s 32 counties and is elevated on a limestone plinth. Along the base are bands of texts separated by layers of imported Kilkenny limestone. The text, which combines the history of the Great Famine with contemporary reports on world hunger, is cast as shadow onto illuminated frosted glass panels.

 

 

Couch Potatoes: Lazy?

"Very few words have a birthday so precise, and so precisely known, as couch potato. It was on July 15, 1976, we are told, that couch potato came into being, uttered by Tom Iacino of Pasadena, California, during a telephone conversation. He was a member of a Southern California group humorously opposing the fads of exercise and healthy diet in favor of vegetating before the TV and eating junk food (1973). Because their lives centered on television--the boob tube (1966)--they called themselves boob tubers. Iacino apparently took the brilliant next step and substituted potato as a synonym for tuber. Thinking of where that potato sits to watch the tube, he came up with couch potato.

Or so the story goes, as told in the subsequent registration of Couch Potato as a trademark. In any case, when the new phrase reached the ears of Robert Armstrong, another member of the boob tubers, he drew a cartoon of a potato on a couch,

formed a club called the Couch Potatoes, registered the trademark and began merchandising Couch Potato paraphernalia, from T shirts to dolls. He published a newsletter called The Tuber's Voice: The Couch Potato Newsletter


and a book, Dr. Spudd's Etiquette for the Couch Potato.

If the story ended there, couch potato would have been as passing a fad as the "pet rock" (1975) of the same vintage. But since the 1970s the tube has grown more alluring and the couch potato culture more compelling, especially with the 1980s invention of the zapper (1985), or remote control. No longer a cartoon character, the couch potato is now one of us."---Answers.com

Wordsmith Radio adds this: "The term couch potato has been with us long enough now that a dictionary editors recognize it as a permanent member of our lexicon. A couch potato, according to the American Heritage College Dictionary, is "a person who spends much time sitting or lying down, usually watching television.

Taken with the name and the concept, the group of TV addicts got off the couch to appear in the 1979 "Doo-Dah Parade," a parody of the Tournament of Roses event held in Pasadena. Assembing themselves on a float carrying TVs and "ceremonial couches," the couch potatoes lounged passively, unashamedly watching television for the duration of the parade.

Encouraged by the Doo-Dah crowd's enthusiastic support, the couch potatoes trademarked their name, marketing bumper stickers, caps, and stuffed couch potato dolls, even publising a newsletter called The Tuber's Voice: The Couch Potato's Newsletter.

And why the potato emblem for the couch lifestyle? Lumpy, heavy, and inert, the tuber lounges on its soft divan, training its many eyes on the television screen, for endless hours.

Steve Krupp's Curio Shop has more: Most people use the term "couch potato" (for habitual TV-viewers) without awareness of its origin. Cartoonist/musician Bob Armstrong invented the term.


Self portrait of cartoonist and Couch Potato entrepreneur Bob Armstrong
Photo credit for button.

Armstrong co-founded the original Couch Potatoes as a fraternal organization of admitted TV-worshippers in his native Pasadena CA. He was also smart enough to trademark the term. So when ubiquitous TV Guide (with its enormous '70s circulation) trumpeted the odd fez-wearing Potatoes in a major article, and the wire services followed, "couch potato" became an instant part of the American language. And Bob, until pirates wore him down, made a nice little living licensing the trademark for Coleco dolls and other merchandise.


Couch Potato doll by Coleco, circa 1980's, USAimage credit

The Potatoes were an unabashedly all-male club but under spousal pressure formed an auxiliary club for women called the Couch Tomatoes (motto: "Equal Rights to the Couch.") Armstrong sold C.P. and Couch Tomato memberships which included nifty buttons, created under commission from Kitchen Sink.

 

Couch Potatoes - The society for the prolonged viewing of television. The Couch Potatoes organization feels that "in a country where there are more homes with televisions than with indoor plumbing," it was time for television watchers to "come out of the closet and lie down and be counted." Their motto (emblazoned on official T-shirts worn while watching the tube) read: "Sic Semper Potatum Reclinus." Their official emblem (circular in shape) depicts a large spud reclining on a couch in front of a TV set. It was designed by underground cartoonist and illustrator, Bob Armstrong, one of the nine Couch Potato elders. The organization (now defunct) included both "Couch Potatoes" and "Tater Tots" (the younger members). The children were encouraged to watch as much TV as possible stressing historical programming like DAVY CROCKETT, YANCY DERRINGER and THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP. Watching shows such as SESAME STREET or THE ELECTRIC COMPANY was a violation of one of their ten commandments: "Thou shalt not watch anything educational or British." 

The group's unofficial membership is calculated to be in the millions. To join, individuals needed to state why they deserved to be a couch potato and list their five all-time favorite television shows. Their publications included Tubers Voice (written during commercials); Dr. Spudd's Etiquette For The Couch Potato (Pamphlet); The Official Couch Potato Handbook; and A Guide To Prolonged Viewing. The game show COUCH POTATOES/SYN/1989 hosted by Marc Summers teamed three players each to compete for $5000 by answering TV trivia questions. TRIVIA NOTE: In the late 1980's in Massachusetts, another group came into existence called the Potato Anti-Defamation League. It was formed in response to the negative association with prolonged TV viewing.

Watch a Couch Potato Doll video ad from Coleco.


Fighting Back: Saving the Potato's Image

 


Potato Anti-Defamation League button

A group in Massachusetts in the late 80's organized The Potato Anti-Defamation League as the potato's response to the negative association with prolonged tv viewing.

UK Farmers want "couch potato" removed from the dictionary because they believe the expression is damaging the vegetable's image.


A campaign promoting the use instead of "couch slouch" is being led by the British Potato Council, representing 4,000 growers and processors. The council argues that potatoes are "inherently healthy". Protests are due on Monday outside dictionary publisher Oxford University Press and in Parliament Square, London. "We are trying to get rid of the image that potatoes are bad for you," said council head of marketing Kathryn Race. "Of course it is not the Oxford English Dictionary's fault but we want to use another term than 'couch potato' because potatoes are inherently healthy." The campaign is backed by dieticians who say the vegetable is low in fat and high in vitamin C, the council says.
--Read the full BBC report here.

Poetic Potatoes

 

 

"Today The Grandpa Dug Potatoes"
by Opal Whitely

Today the grandpa dug potatoes in the field.
I followed along after.
I picked them up and piled them in piles.
Some of them were very plump.
And all the time I was picking up potatoes
I did have conversations with them.
To some potatoes I did tell about
my hospital in the near woods
and all the little folk in it and how much prayers and songs
and mentholatum helps them to have well feels.

To other potatoes I did talk about my friends----
how the crow, Lars Porsena
does have a fondness for collecting things,
how Aphrodite, the mother pig, has a fondness
for chocolate creams,
how my dear pig, Peter Paul Rubens, wears a 
little bell coming to my cathedral service.

Potatoes are very interesting folks, 
I think they must see a lot
of what is going on in the earth.
They have so many eyes.
Too, I did have thinks
of all their growing days
there in the ground,
and all the things they did hear.

And after, I did count the eyes
that every potato did have,
and their numbers were in blessings.

I have thinks these potatoes growing here
did have knowings of star songs.
I have kept watch in the field at night
and I have seen the stars
look kindness down upon them.
And I have walked between the rows of potatoes
and I have watched
the star gleams on their leaves.

 

---Adapted by Jane Boulton from six year-old Opal's diary,
kept at the turn of the century..
Published in Spud Songs: An Anthology of Potato Poems
Edited by Gloria Vando and Robert Stewart

Literary Potatoes

Potato Child

The Potato Child & Others By Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury

 (Lucy Prudence Hall Woodbury)

"The Potato Child" bas-relief by Elizabeth Ferrea

Paul Elder and Company , San Francisco, 1910

It was certain that Elsie had a very hard and solitary life.

When Miss Amanda had selected her from among the girls at "The Home," the motherly matron felt sorry.

"She is a tender-hearted little thing, and a kind word goes a great way with Elsie."

Miss Amanda looked at the matron as if she were speaking Greek, and said nothing. It was quite plain that few words, either kind or unkind, would pass Miss Amanda's lips. But "The Home" was more than full, and Miss Amanda Armstrong was a person well known as the leading dressmaker in the city, a person of some money; not obliged to work now if she didn't wish to. "If cold, she is at least perfectly just," they all said.

So Elsie went to work for Miss Amanda, and lived in the kitchen. She waited on the door, washed the dishes, cleaned the vegetables, and set the table (Miss Amanda lived alone, and ate in the kitchen). Every Friday she swept the house. Her bed was in a little room in the back attic............

........She used to long for a doll or cat or something she could call her own and talk to. She asked Miss Amanda, who said "No." She added, "I have no money to give for such foolishness as a doll, and a cat would eat its head off.".......

......One day, a never-forgotten day, she went down cellar to the bin of potatoes to select some for dinner. She was sorting them over and laying out all of one size, when she took up quite a long one, and lo! it had a little face on it and two eyes and a little hump between for a nose and a long crack below that made a very pretty mouth.

Elsie looked at it joyfully. "It will make me a child," she said, "no matter if it has no arms or legs; the face is everything."

She carefully placed it at the end of the bin, and whenever she could slip away without neglecting her work would run down cellar and talk softly to it.

But one day her potato-child was gone! Elsie's heart gave a big jump, and then fell like lead, and seemed to lie perfectly still; but it commenced to beat again, beat and ache, beat and ache!

She tried to look for the changeling; but the tears made her so that she couldn't see very well; and there were so many potatoes! She looked every moment she had a chance all the next day, and cried a great deal. "I can never be real happy again," she thought.

Read the full story here. 

 

Potato-Potatoe: Lets's Call the Whole Thing Off?

The Vice-President and The "Potatoe" Kid

Throughout his time as US Vice President, Dan Quayle was widely ridiculed in the media and by many in the general public, in both the USA and overseas, as an intellectual lightweight. One reason was that he sometimes made confused or garbled statements, although this tendency led to his being "credited" with apocryphal quotations. His most famous blunder was when he corrected student William Figueroa's correct spelling of "potato" as "potatoe" at an elementary school spelling bee in Trenton, New Jersey, on June 15, 1992. Quayle was said to have been relying on a spelling-bee card on which the word had been misspelled by the teacher.

The story became international news; Figueroa was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman and was asked to lead the pledge of allegiance at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

The event became a lasting part of Quayle's reputation. It was widely lambasted by comedians and commentators as a demonstration of his apparent stupidity.

Quayle received the satirical Ig Nobel Prize for "demonstrating, better than anyone else, the need for science education" in 1991. Other critics facetiously remarked that he was a good reason for even Bush's critics to pray for his health (Quayle as President "is just a heartbeat away...") and that he was the only Vice President to make a President "impeachment-proof." The misspelling incident remains a source of ridicule of Quayle.---Wikipedia

 

Everything2 has the full account, including what happened to William Fiqueroa, the Potatoe Kid.

"The date was June 15, 1992. It was campaign season. President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle were losing ground in the polls, and on this Monday morning Quayle was scheduled for a few campaign stops. After a 45-minute speech in Manhattan on the failure of Democratic policies in New York, it was time to head down to the Munoz Rivera School in Trenton, New Jersey, where the vapid veep was scheduled to sit in on the "Weed and Seed" anti-drug program, followed by a staged spelling bee.

Enter spelling bee participant William Figueroa, a chubby Puerto Rican 12-year-old from South Trenton whose unintentional stint in the political sphere would soon become the subject of many a comic routine. Figueroa stood at the chalkboard. The word was given: Potato. He printed it out in chalk: P-O-T-A-T-O.

"You're close," Quayle said, "but you left a little something off. The e on the end."

Young William was pretty sure he'd gotten the word right, but since this was the Vice President talking, he added the "e" anyway and sat down as scant applause came from the onlookers. When the event wrapped up, a reporter approached him, clutching a dictionary. He asked, "Did you know that you spelled potato right?"

The rest is pure gold. At a press conference held afterward, a reporter (perhaps the same one as before) was called on by Quayle for a question. The inevitable question came, "How do you spell potato?" Quayle (according to his 1994 memoir, Standing Firm) "...gave him a puzzled look, and then the press started laughing. It wasn't until that moment that (Quayle) realized anything was wrong." Apparently, none of Quayle's staff had informed him of his gaffe.

Word of Quayle's "Spud Problem" spread quickly, and William Figueroa enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame. Local paper The Trentonian carried a quote from Figueroa the following day saying the spelling bee "showed the rumors about the vice president are true -- that he's an idiot" (Figueroa now claims that he was misquoted). David Letterman got the kid's number from the newspaper and invited him onto his show. While on national TV, Figueroa refused to call the Vice President an idiot (Trenton mayor Doug Palmer had apparently warned his parents that "Weed and Seed" funding could be slashed if William angered Dan Quayle). He did say this, however: "I know he's not an idiot, but he needs to study more. Do you have to go to college to be Vice President?"

"Potatogate" went beyond late-night punchlines. It was the perfect opportunity for politicians to laugh and point. Bill Clinton and Al Gore turned that hay into political gold, and even flew Figueroa in to the Democratic National Convention to deliver the Pledge of Allegiance. He became known as The Potato Kid throughout the United States. In his grandparents' home country of Puerto Rico, he was known as "El rey de la papa" (The Potato King). He marched in Trenton's Puerto Rican Day Parade.

What is William Figueroa doing these days? In August of 2004, New York Times reporter Mark Fass caught up with him to ask a few questions. It turns out that the boy who would be king was a high-school dropout with a child of his own by the age of 16. By 24, he'd had 3 kids and was working at Wal-Mart."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content copyright The Potato Museum

Musical Potatoes: "Potato Head Blues"

"Do the Mashed Potato," Dee Dee Sharp

Potato Songs

POTATO TRIBUTES in Music compiled by Jeffrey Allen Price

The following is an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of POTATO tributes in music. If you know of others or can provide some POTATO samples please email The Potato Museum.

POTATO SONGPOTATO ARTISTPOTATO ALBUM TITLE
Addicted to SpudsWeird Al YankovikThe Food Album
All That Meat and No PotatoesLouis ArmstrongThe All Stars/Satch Plays Fats
All That Meat and No PotatoesFats Waller and His RhythmFats Waller, The Last Years (1940-43)
Apples and PotatoesJune TaborAgainst the Streams
Bag of SpudsMaggie SansoneMist and Stone
Bag of Spuds, TheWilliams and ReeUnder Pressure, Live at the Caymans
Baked PotatoLeatherfaceMush
Baked PotatoHiroko KokubuBridge
Boiled PotatoBlake BabiesInnocence and Experience
Bulbe (Potatoes)Ella JenkinsTravelin' With Ella
Cold Potato SoupPeter CaloCape Ann
Cornbread, Beans and Sweet Potato PieGeorge HamiltonAbilene
Couch PotatoBobby Bare/Jennings/ReedOld Dogs
Couch PotatoBlake RoweCircle of Life
Couch Potato RagSteve NieveKeyboard Jungle
Couldn't Phone PotatoesThe Nectarine No. 9Saint Jack
Cuban Patato ChipHerbie MannVerve Jazz Masters 56
Diggin' My PotatoesBig Bill BroonzyWashboard Sam
Diggin' My PotatoesJames CottonHigh Compression
Diggin' My PotatoesJohn Dee and FrisCountry Girl/House Party Blues
Diggin' My PotatoesBuddy Guy/Junior WellsAlone and Acoustic
Diggin' My PotatoesLeadbellyLead Belly Memorial vol. 3-4/Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly vol.2
Diggin' My PotatoesHip LinkchainAirbusters
Diggin' My PotatoesJames MathusHis Knock-Downs/Songs for Rosetta
Diggin' My PotatoesMemphis SlimTribute to Big Bill Broonzy/Blues in the Evening
Diggin' My PotatoesSnooky PryorMind Your Own Business
Diggin' My PotatoesSonny TerrySonny is King
Diggin' My PotatoesMuddy WatersMud in Your Ear
Don't Slay That PotatoTom PaxtonOne Million Lawyers and Other Disasters
Edible TuberMount ShastaPut the Creep On
Erdapfee Blues (Potato Blues)Joe ZawinulMy People
French Fries with PepperMorphineLike Swimming
Fried PotatoesRose Maddox$35 and a Dream
Fried PotatoesMaddox Brothers and RoseOn the Air: The 1940's
Grasshopper Sittin' On a Sweet PotatoCathy Fink/Marcy MarxerBlanket Full of Dreams
Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes)The VenturesMashed Potatoes/Going to the Ventures
Great Potato Uprising, TheTim NoahKaddy Wampas
Home Fried PotatoesFreddy ColeI'm Not My Brother, I'm Me/Live at Vartan Jazz
Hot Pastrami with Mashed PotatoesJoey Dees and the StarlightersHey Let's Twist, Best of Joey Dees and the Starlighters
Hot Pastrami with Mashed Potatoes, Come OBruce JohnstonSurfin' 'Round the World
Hot PotatoTinsley EllisGeorgia Blue
Hot PotatoFreestyle FellowInnercity Griots
Hot PotatoLittle SonnyNew King of the Blues Harmonica
Hot PotatoNaughy By Nature19 Naughty III
Hot Potato, The Mrs. Rodney FrugeVarious ArtistsFolksongs of the Louisiana Arcadians
Hot PotatoeVernell Brown Jr. 
Hot PotatoesKing CurtisEnjoy...the Best of King Curtis
Hot PotatoesThe Kinks 
Hot PotatoesLittle SonnyEverybody's in Showbiz
I'm a PotatoDevoHardcore Devo vol.1
Idaho PotatoJohn Renbourn/Stefan GrossmanSnap a Little Owl
Idaho PotatoJeff SpenceRockin' Louisiana Man
Idaho Sweet PotatoesThe Klagetoh SwingersNavajo Songs About Love, vol.2
Instant Mashed PotatoChris KnoxSongs of You and Me
Instant Mashed Potato, IIChris KnoxSongs of You and Me
Lache Pas La PatateBuckwheat ZydecoBuckwheat Zydeco's Party
Lache Pas La PatateJimmy C. NewmanLouisiana Saturday Night
Little PotatoMetamoraMetamora
Make Me (A Sweet Potato Pie)TheCunninghamsMake Me (A Sweet Potato Pie)
Mashed PotatoesThe TrashmenLive Bird '65-'67
Mashed PotatoesTom PaxtonPeanut Butter Pie
Mashed PotatoesRedd FoxxUncensored 1980
Mashed PotatoesRufus ThomasWalking the Dog
Mashed PotatoesJames BrownSoul Syndrome/Soul's Alive
Mashed Potatoes (Do the)James BrownRoots of a Revolution
Mashed Potatoes U.S.AJames BrownRoots of a Revolution/Star Time
Mashed Potato Nothin' Pt. 1Clifford CarterWalkin' Into the Sun
Mashed Potato PartyLink Wray and the RaymenMr. Guitar
Mashed Potato TimeDee Dee KingStanding in the Spotlight
Mashed Potato TimeThe Ventures 
Mashed Potato TwistHarvey MandelSnakes and Stripes
Meat and PotatoesFearHave Another Beer with Fear
Meat and PotatoesOriginal CastMr. President
Meat and PotatoesVolcano SunsFarced
My Sweet PotatoBooker T and the MG'sAnd Now!/The Very Best of Booker T and the MG's
Mystical Mashed PotatoJoe SatrianiFlying in a Blue Dream
New Potato Head CabooseGrateful DeadAnthem of the Sun
90 French FriesVasenWhirled
One PotatoEddie Cole and the Three PeppersThat's Right
One Potato-Synia and Jeff McQuillanVarious Artists 
One Potato TwoThe Music ExplosionAnthology
One Potato Two PotatoThe CrossfiresOut of Control
One Potato, Two PotatoElla JenkinsCounting Games and Rhythms for the
One Potato, Two PotatoElissa OppenheimLet's Celebrate Hanukkah
One Potato, Two PotatoSharon, Lois and BramOne Elephant
Patate DouceKeith FrankYou'd Be Suprised
Pigtown, Tie the Ribbons, the Bag of PotatoesThe ChieftainsThe Chieftains Vol. 2
Pope is a Potato, TheMofungoBugged
Potato-Cheryl WheelerChristine LavinLaugh Tracks Vol. 1
Potato BluesThe Blue Wisp BluesRollin' With Von Ohlen/Live at Carmelo's
Potato ChicksThe New Duncan ImperialsIn-a-Gadda-Da-Vegas
Potato ChipThe Dayton FamilyWhat's On My Mind?
Potato Chip-Shadow of KnightVarious ArtistsOh Yea
Potato Chip SongLinda ArnoldMake Believe
Potato ChipsSlim GaillardLaughing in Rhythm: The Best of the Verve Years
Potato ChipsThe Shirelles/King CurtisGive a Twist Party
Potato Chips PolkaBrave ComboPolkas For a Gloomy World
Potato Diggin' ManYank Rachell/Pat WebbToo Hot for the Devil
PotatoesBananas in PajamasBumping-and-a-Jumping
Potato GoatDan CrowOoops!
Potato Head BluesLouis ArmstrongYou Rascal, You
Potato Head BluesThe Bay City JazzThe Bay City Jazz
Potato Head BluesTeddy BucknerSalute to Louis Armstrong
Potato Head BluesChicago Jazz SummittChicago Jazz Summitt
Potato Head BluesFreddie Hubbard/SatchmoSalute to Pops
Potato Heads From HellWally FordLizzards Like Me
Potato JunkieTherapy?Caucasian Psychosis
Potato PancakePreston ReedPointing Up/Playing By Fear
Potato PancakesCole Broderick QuartetAutumn in Saratoga Vol. 3
Potato PickerHuman ChainCashin' In
Potato PickingMark KnopflerScreenplayin'/Cal (movie soundtrack)
Potato RadioKing and MoorePotato Radio
Potato Song, Moccasin Song, Shi'naashaVariousNavajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly
Potato Sweet, TheJosh Greenberg/Mother GooseGo With the Flow
Potato TripNudeswirlNudeswirl
Potato WalkOriginal SoundtrackMidnight Run
Request PotatoMatt WilsonGoing Once, Going Twice
7 Pounds of PotatoesThe DakotasVarious
Sliced Wild PotatoTerumasa Hino/Masabumi KikuchiAcoustic Boogie
Smashed PotatoesThe RevelsThe Wild Mountain Thyme
Smashed PotatoesPete SeegarWe Shall Overcome
Smokin' PotatoesEddie C. CampbellKing of the Jungle
Solid Potato SaladNat "King" ColeTrio Recordings, Straighten Up an Fly Right
Solid Potato SaladElla Mae Morse 
Solid Potato SaladLena Horne (outtake)Lena Horne at MGM: Ain't it the Truth
Somebody's Diggin' My PotatoesLead BellyLead Belly Last Sessions
Sweet PotatoElvin BishopTulsa Shuffle: Best of Elvin Bishop
Sweet PotatoCrackerKerosene Hat
Sweet PotatoJohn Renbourn/Stephan GrossmanLive...in Concert/Sir John A Lot
Sweet PotatoThe RumblersBoss
Sweet PotatoBill StainesThe Happy Wanderer
Sweet Potato BluesLonnie JohnsonSteppin' on the Blues
Sweet Potato PatchLos CenzontlesCon Su Permiso, Senores
Sweet Potato PieJohnnie Bassett/Bill Heid TrioBassett Hound
Sweet Potato PieDominoDomino
Sweet Potato PieExtra ProlificLike it Should Be
Sweet Potato PieAl JarreauWe Got By
Sweet Potato PieJames TaylorNever die Young
Sweet Potato Pie and Kool-AidCyrus ChestnutNut
Sweet Potato PiperGlenn MillerThe Complete Glenn Miller
Sweet Potato SerenadeBass Master KhanBassentelechy
Trans PotatoKen StringfellowThis Sounds Like Goodbye
White PotatoesLiam O MaonlaiOriginal TV Soundtrack
When I Did the Mashed Potatoe With YouLarry BrightShake That Thing