Mellow classics from jazz greats like Nat "King" Cole to the smart lyricism of folk-pop group The Magnetic Fields.

Small Dinner Party Playlist



Ella Fitzgerald

Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (1958)

BBC Big Band Orchestra

Begin the Beguine

Josh Rouse

It's the Night Time

Dan Auerbach

When the Night Comes

The Band


The Weepies

Living in Twilight

Fred Astaire

The Way You Look Tonight

Eric Clapton

Wonderful Tonight

Luka Bloom

Can't Help Falling in Love

Nat "King" Cole

When I Fall in Love

Doris Day


Ella Fitzgerald

Cheek to Cheek (1958)

Frank Sinatra

Someone to Watch Over Me


You and I

She & Him

Me and You

Bob Dylan

If Not For You

The Beatles

I Will

Fleetwood Mac

Say You Will

The Magnetic Fields

The Book of Love

Bruce Springsteen

My Beautiful Reward

Fantastic Party Tips and Recipes:

Scallops with Potato Pancakes and Caviar Sauce
Credit: © John Kernick
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