14 April 2010

Music for Dining (not Dozing)

Every savvy host understands that the little things matter in setting a mood and creating ambiance for your guests. 

Whether the focus is romance, business or relaxing with friends - whether the location is your home - a restaurant - or the great outdoors - considering the key decor accents, music and lighting that will help to provide the best surroundings for successful entertaining.

So, let's consider music for a moment...
Music definitely sets a mood ~ and for a dinner party, we think that a bit of a beat is an excellent way to set the pace for the evening (and to avoid anyone dozing off...). 

Take a look at 20 musical options The Savvy Host keeps around to get guests in the groove ~ funk ~ jazz ~ alternative ~ crooner ~ flamenco guitar ~ latin rhythm ~ as diverse as the occasions for entertaining and the guests we include.   

Links are provided to Amazon for convenient reference (and sample listening).
  1. Alicia Keys - Element of Freedom: Deluxe Edition (Incl. Bonus Tracks + Bonus DVD)
  2. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 
  3. Bandoleros - Presenta Los Bandoleros Reloaded (Special Edition)
  4. Diana Krall - The Very Best of Diana Krall
  5. Duffy - Rockferry (Deluxe Edition)
  6. Earth Wind and FireGreatest Hits
  7. Eighth Blackbird – Strange Imaginary Animals 
  8. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongBest of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  9. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  10. Elvis Costello - The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years
  11. Frank Sinatra - Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960
  12. Gipsy Kings - Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings
  13. Harry Connick Jr. - When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture
  14. Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
  15. Ottmar Liebert Barcelona Nights: The Best of Ottmar Liebert Vol.1
  16. Ricky Martin - 17
  17. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Please Read the Letter
  18. Sade - The Best of Sade
  19. Santana - Ultimate Santana
  20. Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection

Now that you know some of our repertoire, what musical notes do you enjoy with your entertaining ~ either as guest or as host? 

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