Sunday, July 19, 2009

While they ate and drank

As suggested by this post, I did recently have a wedding.

It went very well. Thanks for asking. But that's not our topic du jour. This post is going to list the songs that were played during two portions of the reception.


While my new bride and I took post-ceremony photos, our guests retired to the bar. Later, the guests ate (and we got in some bites, too) and we visited tables. There was more to the event, of course, but for this post I'm focusing on those portions. More specifically, I'm focusing on the music that played while they enjoyed their cocktails and dinner.

All of the tracks were selected from our personal music collection. (Yes, we prepared our own music, which is a story for a later post.) I present it here (with samples found online*, if you're interested in hearing them) not to show what phenomenal taste my wife and I have (but hey, if that's what you take away from it, who are we to quibble?) but because a couple of the guests commented on having liked it, and wanted to know what the songs were.

(This'll teach 'em to reinforce that sort of behavior.)

I will spare you any grand rumination on what mood we were going for, or annotations about why each song was selected. I'll let the music speak for itself (at least for now).

* Some had embedded samples that could be played by clicking the button with the play arrow, and some open a new window to play the sample from a different site, but that proved to be too much of a colossal pain in the ass.

With no further adieu...


Cocktail hour playlist:
A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Me Gustas Cuando Callas - Brazilian Girls
Hawaiian War Chant - Ella Fitzgerald
Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGs
Baby Wants a Diamond Ring - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Todavía - Esquivel
Tin Tin Deo - Dizzy Gillespie
The Girl from Ipanema - João Gilberto/Stan Getz
Designs On You - Old 97s
Concrete & Clay - Unit 4+2
Salt Water Sound - Zero 7
Dansez-Vous - Pink Martini
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
East St. Louis - Russell Gunn
Psychedelic Sally - Lionel Hampton
Maintenent - Rupa & the April Fishes

Dinner hour playlist:
Everybody Eats When They Come To My House - Cab Calloway
Weve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Summertime (From Porgy & Bess) - Miles Davis & Gil Evans
Let My Love Open The Door (e.cola mix)- Pete Townshend
Kaya - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Everything in Its Right Place - Radiohead
Anybody Else But You - Moldy Peaches
I Feel Beautiful - Robyn Hitchcock
It Could Be Sweet - Portishead
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Tempo de Amor - Smokey & Miho
As Long As The Grass Shall Grow - Johnny Cash
Good Day - Paul Westerberg
'The Simpsons' End Credits Theme (Jazz Quartet Version) - The Simpsons
Love Dog - TV On The Radio
I'd Like That (Sunflower) - XTC
I'm the Man Who Loves You - Wilco
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - Nat King Cole
On Interstate 15 - Wall Of Voodoo
You're Just A Baby - Belle And Sebastian
Nubian Lady - Yusef Lateef
Caravan - Tito Puente and his Orchestra
The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
S'Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald

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