Summer Entertaining - Party Playlists

So today's Home section is all about summer entertaining. The fine folks at Home asked me to come up with some playlists for a variety of different parties. I'm more likely to camp out for Grizzly Bear tickets than to host a party, but it was a fun task. The different types of gatherings I was tasked with soundtracking: Intimate Dinner for Six, Brunch With Kids and Cocktail Party for 50. My choices are below and after the jump; feel free to add your own suggestions.

Intimate Dinner for Six

"Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones
"My Baby Just Cares For Me" - Nina Simone
"Alison" - Elvis Costello
"Blue in Green" - Miles Davis
"Songbird" - Eva Cassidy
"Ordinary People" - John Legend
"Summer Wind" - Frank Sinatra
"Break Your Promise" - The Delfonics
"Harvest Moon" - Neil Young

(More playlists after the jump.)

Brunch With Kids
"Stay Up Late" - Talking Heads

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" - The Beatles
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
"Me Myself and I" - De La Soul
"Jump Up" - Dan Zanes
"I'm a Little Dinosaur" - Jonathan Richman
"Eastern Standard Time" - The Skatalites
"Istanbul" - They Might Be Giants
"Rock Lobster" - The B-52's
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley

Cocktail Party for 50

"A Minha Menina" - Os Mutantes
"Everyday People" - Sly and the Family Stone
"The Noise of Carpet" - Stereolab
"Lebanese Blonde" - Thievery Corporation
"Dance With Me" - Nouvelle Vague
"Where It's At" - Beck
"These Boots Are Made for Walking" - Nancy Sinatra
"Let Me Down Easy" - Bettye LaVette
"One (Blake's Got a New Face)" - Vampire Weekend

By David Malitz |  July 2, 2009; 7:30 AM ET Lists
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Nice list - getting me in the mood for the long weekend. Too bad that we don't have a radio station this cool. Thanks.

Posted by: JWC1 | July 2, 2009 11:22 AM

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