Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Friday!! Samba, Calypso, Jazz ......Cocktail Music Time!

Drums ( Brazil)
I know, this happens to everyone...well almost everyone.. you are hosting a cocktail party and at the last minute you have no music.... "cocktail" music. I have loads of choices at home but sometimes I want something that is quintessentially "cocktail" party music, you know that sound..... a jazz, Latin, fusion with smoky voiced singers floating in the background. The sounds of maracas, drums.... it conjures up images of canapes, The South of France, Ipanema, and drinks with cherries and oranges.
Here are some amazing picks for music at your next shindig!



Enjoy!


Mambo Cocktails


Stereophonics- Performance and Cocktails

Performance and Cocktails


Space Age, Cocktail Lounge

Space-Age Cocktail Lounge

Cocktail Capers

Cocktail Capers: Ultra Lounge 8









George Arvanitas Trio- Cocktails at 3am.

3 A.m + Cocktail For Three

Guantanamera
Guantanamera - A Spicy Cocktail Mix

Cocktail a Soundtrack

Cocktail Mix, Vol.4: Soundtracks With A Twist



Tasty Sound Collection- Cocktails and Guitars

Tasty Sound Collection: Cocktails & Guitars




Celia Cruz- Hits Mix- No one else like her, ever.

Hits Mix


The Cocktail tribute to Nirvana


The Cocktail Tribute To Nirvana


Seriously Good Music- Cocktail

Seriously Good Music: Lounge


Buena Vista Social Club- The original and this stuff never gets old, it is amazing, truly a gift.



Buena Vista Social Club

Tito Puente

Latin Jazz All-Stars Live at the Village Gate


Calypso by Josepine Premice


Calypso


Essential Byron Lee- 50th Anniversary Celebration.  This is a must have, all of the great songs and hits from the late Soca legend Byron Lee, from his earliest days in Ska to the greatest hits of the nineties.  A Must Have!

The following 4 albums are all available via MP3 on Amazon. Enjoy!

Essential Byron Lee - 50th Anniversary Celebration









Soca Engine
Soca Engine


Soca Royal

Soca Royal


Dancehall Soca

Dance Hall Soca

The Best!


King of Kings: The Very Best of












Cocktail Party

Jazz Moods: Cocktail Party

Hotel Costes

Hotel Costes 14



Sade, The Ulitmate Collection

The Ultimate Collection


Vintage stuff, Miles Davis Sketches of Spain

Sketches of Spain




Enjoy!!



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