Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Mix / Giveaway

Hmmmm, I love this mix. It is filled with songs that make me want to tuck the kids into bed and sit on the front porch with my husband while we sip on ice cold lemonade. Beautiful, beautiful music. Relaxing, and romantic, and filled with that summery vibe.

The mix is filled with old classics sung by the masters as well as old classics sung by some jazz newbies. Every song is incredible, and I honestly can't pick a favorite, but here's my top 10 from the mix:

1. I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone. Have you ever heard a more impassioned song? When Melissa danced her solo to this song on SYTYCD, I just KNEW that I had to make a mix with it, and it pretty much inspired this entire mix.

2. Try A Little Tenderness - Michael Buble. I adore that man. His voice, his interpretation. He's flawless.

3. I Hadn't Anyone Till You - Ella Fitzgerald. If I could travel back in time to see anyone in concert it would be her. She's my ultimate. ALL TIME. Favorite. I love you Ella!

4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars - Jo Stafford. I found this song on my Pandora Bossa Nova station and oh, how lovely it is. It pretty much sums up the playlist, which is why I named the mix after it.

5. Our Love Is Easy - Melody Gardot. I have mentioned her before, but I really love her newest album and this song is my favorite. Such a gorgeous song.

6. The Lamp Is Low - Robin McKelle. I la-la-love this song. It makes me want to find a really great dancing dress and go a dancin'!

7. The Summer Wind - Madeleine Peyroux. I love her voice so much because she has the rare ability to carry me to another place and another time where there isn't a care in the world.

8. If You Went Away - Jane Monheit. I have a few versions of this song, all by different artists and there is just something about this song that makes me melt.

9. Desafinado - Eliane Elias. Another bossa nova tune that really gives the mix that hot summer night feeling.

10. For All We Know - Donny Hathaway. Just simply one of the most beautiful songs ever sung.

Want this mix? Comment once by 11pm Thursday, August 6th to win this mix. 5 winners will be announced Friday. Good Luck!