playlist for my party
February 25, 2007 6:02 AM   Subscribe

having a party in japan, need suggestions for the music. so far will be mostly a mix of jazz (old freddy hubbard, miles, lee morgan) and some more obscure funk from japan. i want to set up my ipod so i can just leave it running. just give me a brief few lines of what you might include for a spring party for a mixed group. (this 2 weeks a question is killing me )
posted by edtut to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Put some classic Southern roots instrumental R&B on it. For example, get some greatest hits type collections by The Meters (from New Orleans) and Booker T and the MGs (Memphis). This stuff is not as well known in Japan as it should be, so you might turn some people on to it who've never really heard it before. Also, being instrumental, it will mix well with the jazz you have in mind, but will be a little more rollicking and party-like.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:38 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

If you look for "The Mighty Mellow" on Google, you can find a downloadable soundtrack that's perfect for just about any get-together, full of 70s soundtrack material and jazzy goodness.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:15 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Second Meters and Booker T and the MGs. Also of interest would Konono No 1 (African band). Also of interest might be some 90's electronic music, Jacques Le Cont, DJ Shadow, RJD2 and The Avalanches all spring to mind.
posted by Kattullus at 8:25 AM on February 25, 2007

Look, if you're thinking classic jazz, but with a funky edge, you can't go wrong with the amazingly funky hard bop that Horace Silver kept putting out. And, since you're in Japan, and since The Tokyo Blues is one hell of an album, then the answer starts right there.
posted by .kobayashi. at 8:40 AM on February 25, 2007

Try some of The Verve Remixed (all albums are great).
posted by radioamy at 11:38 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

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