Jazz recommendations similar to this compilation
June 16, 2008 3:20 PM   Subscribe

Recommendations for jazz compilations similar to this one (dinner at eight)?

I totally love this compilation, oddly enough a Pottery Barn compilation called 'Dinner at Eight', and would love to hear suggestions for anything similar. I don't really want to go hunt down albums by all the different artists and pick out the good songs (although I probably will end up doing that eventually anyways).

tracklisting: 1. I'm In The Mood For Love - Ella Fitzgerald~~~2. L.O.V.E. - Nat "King" Cole~~~3. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Nancy Wilson~~~4. (Gettin' Some) Fun Out Of Life - Madeleine Peyroux~~~5. I Was Doing All Right - Barbara Morrison~~~6. Let's Get Lost - Chet Baker~~~7. At Last - Etta James~~~8. They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong~~~9. Love Me Or Leave Me - Nina Simone~~~10. A Fine Romance - Joe Derise~~~11. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - Sarah Vaughan~~~12. Destination Moon - Dinah Washington
posted by imaswinger to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Kissing Jessica Stein Soundtrack. Really. Check it out.
posted by nnk at 3:39 PM on June 16, 2008

I know I am not directly answering your question by giving you a list of songs, but you might have some luck by firing up iTunes, going to the iTunes Music Store and searching for a few of these songs. Then either find what other people who liked this bought or check out the iMixes which contain your song to see what else they have.
posted by tomwheeler at 4:33 PM on June 16, 2008

Geez, nnk, that soundtrack is so good I may buy it myself!

And let me add: ANYTHING by Ella + Louis (Fitzgerald & Armstrong). They put out a series of records for a short while together, which are 100% golden treasures.
posted by IAmBroom at 5:18 PM on June 16, 2008

The Ella and Louis collaborations are indeed sublime. You can get a sampler, but I'd recommend getting them all.

Here's a few other compilations you might like:
posted by timeistight at 12:46 AM on June 17, 2008

these all look good, thank-you!
posted by imaswinger at 12:28 PM on June 17, 2008

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