The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

For the 95th installment of Ambient DJs’ wedding cocktail hour series, Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, takes listeners on a musical journey back to the 1960s.  With his love of soul music and curiosity about hip hop samples from this decade, Mike has compiled a  feel good, nostalgic hour of music from artists including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder and more.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected a cocktail recipe from our friends and wedding clients Kris and Wesley from the “How to Feed a Loon” culinary series; specifically the “Brown Derby” – a retro drink that mixes bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey. To view the recipe, click here.   Do check out the video and other recipes from www.howtofeedaloon.com – as this duo is entertaining and awesome!

Immediately after the playlist, listen to the tracks on the accompanying Spotify playlist.

The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. You Send Me – Aretha Franklin (1968)
  2. I’m Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify (1966)
  3. Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited (1969)
  4. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke (1960)
  5. Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke (1962)
  6. Tell it Like It Is – Aaron Neville (1966)
  7. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding (1965)
  8. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (1963)
  9. What a Man – Linda Lyndell (1968)
  10. As Long as I’ve Got You – The Charmels (1967)
  11. La-La Means I Love You – The Delfonics (1968)
  12. Hey Love – Stevie Wonder (1966)
  13. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason (1965)
  14. Cross My Heart – Billy Stewart (1968)
  15. I’m So Proud – The Impressions (1964)
  16. Don’t Have to Shop Around – The Mad Lads (1965)
  17. It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – James Brown (1966)
  18. Going in Circles – The Friends of Distinction (1969)
  19. Rescue Me – Fontella Bass (1965)
  20. Our Day Will Come – Fontella Bass (1963)
  21. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson (1967)
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DJ Iron Mike – Musical Curator of the Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings and servicing the New Jersey, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.  To book DJ Iron Mike or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2018 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 94 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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The Viva Las Vegas Cocktail Hour Playlist

Inspired by a recent trip to Las Vegas for the Mobile Beat show #MBLV22 , this playlist is titled “The Viva Las Vegas Cocktail Hour” and is the 94th playlist in our Wedding Cocktail Hour series.

As a longtime visitor and observer of Las Vegas, this playlist was great fun to compile.  Simply put, the Vegas nightlife delivers.  The range and depth of entertainment offerings found in Sin City is mind boggling.  Inspirations for this playlist include classic lounge acts like The Rat Pack and Wayne Newton, 80s musical acts like the B-52s and INXS, songs inspired by Vegas-themed movies and music videos, and tracks from the DJ culture that has swept Las Vegas in the past decade.La_Paloma_How_to_Feed_a_Loon

For a signature drink, we’ve selected a refreshing cocktail recipe from our friends and wedding clients Kris and Wesley from the “How to Feed a Loon” culinary series; specifically the “La Paloma” cocktail.  To view the recipe and video presentation, click here.   Do check out the video and other recipes from www.howtofeedaloon.com – as this duo is entertaining and awesome!

Immediately after the playlist, listen to the tracks on the accompanying Spotify playlist.

The Viva Las Vegas Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
  2. Wheel of Fortune – Kay Starr
  3. Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra
  4. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
  5. More – Bobby Darin
  6. Something’s Gotta Give – Sammy Davis, Jr.
  7. Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima
  8. Rags to Riches – Tony Bennett
  9. Night and Day – Steve Lawrence w/ the Don Costa Orchestra
  10. L-O-V-E – Wayne Newton (also check out Newton’s Danke Schoen covered in a prior playlist)
  11. Night Life – Elvis Presley
  12. Rhythm and Booze – Treat Her Right
  13. Pretty Vegas – INXS
  14. Queen of Las Vegas – The B-52’s
  15. Vegas – Clubstrophobia
  16. Waking up in Vegas – Katy Perry
  17. Starry Eyed Surprise – Shifty
  18. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  19. The Middle – Zedd w/ Maren Morris
  20. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley with JXL
  21. Heaven or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins
  22. Married in Las Vegas –  My Sun and Stars (* an indie artist based in Germany)
  23. New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift (a song for the morning after, when your epic Vegas party is over)

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

 

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The Fabulous Las Vegas Strip – March 2018

 

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings and servicing the New Jersey, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.  To book DJ Gregg Ambient or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2018 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 93 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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