Just Good Music
Bon Appetit! Songs for Cooking
Need that perfect soundtrack for preparing the perfect meal? Here's my current selection of the best songs for cooking! Bon Appetit!
The Date: 16 April 1969
The Place: The Bag O'Nails, London
The Event: About 50 of Dusty Springfield's closest friends and associates gathered at The Bag O'Nails on Kingly Street to celebrate Dusty's 30th birthday. Cat (as she was known to some close friends) had returned from Memphis and her career was peaking. On this night, those she loved came together to celebrate and share in the sounds of the sixties. Close your eyes and hear what they heard:
The Date: 14 February 1980
The Place: The Copacabana, NYC
The Event: Just 10 days after the closing of Studio 54, the city's most iconic and infamous nightclub, the revelers moved the party to E. 60th Street to another iconic and infamous location: The Copacabana.
The Guests: Transplants from Studio 54 looking to keep the debauchery of the disco scene alive and Copa regulars who weren't always so happy with the influx of of former Studio 54 devotees.
The Scene: The Copa had multiple levels of dancing, including a disco in the basement level with a huge DJ booth and dance and concert rooms upstairs. It was a wild party wherever you turned.
The DJ's: Over the years, the deejays included Pete Denis, Tony Gio, Luis 'El Flaco" Orellana and many others. While the setlists varied, the music often had a Latin and international feeling.
Instant Expert: '80s Dance
Yet another in our “Instant Expert” series of playlists with '80s Dance.
We've combed through our crates to bring you a selection of songs that will allow you to impress even the most knowledgeable '80s dance music devotees with this mix of great songs.
Talk the talk to sound like an expert:
"Did you know that The Cure's Robert Smith was once a member of Siouxie and the Banshees?"
"Eddie Van Halen plays the guitar solo in Michael Jackson's "Beat It.""
"Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" was the biggest single in the UK of the '80s."
And now you're an expert!
Pocket Hipster Party
Now you have a hipster party in your pocket. This mix features some of the best new music of 2014. Pull out your phone...put on shuffle...and let the party begin.