Here are three excellent sound tracks for three different gatherings, with cocktails to match.

By Charlotte Druckman
Updated March 31, 2015
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Birthday Bash for 75

Music selections by B.R. Guest music director Todd Mallis.

Cocktails:

  • All Dave All Night
  • Bumblebee
  • Azteca

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

Dusty Springfield

Wishin’ and Hopin’

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Les Nubians

Makeda

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Marcos Valle

Crickets Sing for Anamaria

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Andrew Bird

Skin Is, My

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Gnarls Barkley

Smiley Faces

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Yo La Tengo

The Race Is On Again

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Grand National

Peanut Dreams

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Primitive Radio Gods

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

The Ditty Bops

Gentle Sheep

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Phoenix

If I Ever Feel Better

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Jem

They

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Cocktail Party for 25

Music selections by restaurateur Stephen Starr.

Cocktails:

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

The Knickerbockers

Lies

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Wolfmother

Woman

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Paul Revere & the Raiders

Kicks

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Bob Dylan

Forever Young

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

The Killers

Mr. Brightside

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

The Hollies

Bus Stop

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Joni Mitchell

River

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

T. Rex

Jeepster

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Neil Young

Southern Man

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

The Ramones

I Wanna Be Sedated

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Dinner Party for 8

Music selections by Audiostile’s Jeremy Abrams.

Cocktails:

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

Charlie Hunter Quartet

More Than This

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Jamie Cullum

Wind Cries Mary

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Bossacucanova

Previsão

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Cesaria Evora

Petit Pays (Château Flight Remix)

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Madeleine Peyroux

Don't Wait Too Long

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Katie Melua

Just Like Heaven

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Feist

Inside and Out

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Sergio Mendes

Let Me (Remix from Timeless)

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Paul Anka

True

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Si Sé

Mariposa en Havana

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

Bent & Billie Holiday

Speak Low (Bent Remix)

Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low