#FromTheArchives Butterball’s World Famous Barbecues

Who remembers Butterball’s world famous barbecues out back of Tone Distributors?

For those of you who don’t remember, you might be asking, how can a back lot barbecue be famous? Oh yes, indeed they were! When visiting Miami, artists and record people from all over the world would stop by the Tone offices just for some of Butterball’s cookin’. Sure, the ambience was a little sketchy, but that was part of the charm.

Not only was Milton “Butterball” Smith a great cook, he was also one of the most powerful DJs in the country, broadcasting on WMBM out of Miami, Florida in the 1960s and 70s and debuting some of the best Rhythm and Blues, including many of the hits that came out of Henry Stones record labels.

Butterball Smith Barbecuing copy

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