Since the April Jazz Playlist was so popular, I figured you guys wouldn’t mind a few more classics for your playlists. I absolutely adore Joss Stone’s take on “L-O-V-E” and I could listen to Dean Martin croon all day long.
I’ve always enjoyed listening to music and especially discovering new artists. In fact you’ll rarely find me without my headphones in or the radio blaring. I used to spend hours browsing the iTunes store, listening to 30 second snippets of songs to discover my newest favorites. The recent rise of services like Pandora and Spotify have made this even more fun.
I can hardly keep up with all the amazing new music I find, and I’m thrilled to share it with you! So thrilled in fact that I am thinking of making this a monthly feature. You can find April’s playlist here. I’m switching it up this month with some great songs from some of my favorite artists of the moment. Lately I’ve been listening to these in the evenings as we relax on the balcony with a glass of wine, I hope you’ll enjoy them too!
Some of my favorite music to play during a party is a collection of the old jazz standards. You know the songs, almost everyone does. Made famous decades ago by legends like Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, these songs fit nicely into the background at almost any dinner party. One of my favorite things about this kind of music is that so many of the songs have been covered by new artists in the last few years, giving them a fun new spin. Michael Bublé is probably the best know of these new artists, but there are a whole host of singers who have fun covers. There are even some singers better known in other genres who have done a cover or two. I find that these songs make the best conversation pieces. I’ve told many-a party guest “You won’t believe who is singing this right now” as a familiar song has played in the background.
These are just a few of my favorites.