To celebrate reaching 50 in 2004, Sundridge Park Mansion was booked. A black tie event, a menu of fish and chips or sausage and mash, with mushy peas, designed to lower the tone, was unleashed on 50 unsuspecting guests, to approval.
Backdrop in place, I decided that if I had to pay a DJ 200 quid, then it may as well, be my poor taste that we listened to. I provided a playlist and all the CD’s. All the DJ had to do was follow instructions.
mean, but I couldn’t risk the ‘Birdie Song’ being played, least of all my guests getting up to dance to it!
The whole evening was always going to be about the music for me, I didn’t want to have to wait until something played, that I could dance to, or at very least it would have to be a ‘toe tapper’.
What you get here is a snippet/flavour of that evening (but not necessarily in the same order, apart from the last 3 track finale), with a few additions, that on reflection I may have played (had they been released), nod to my marriage, and Cops and Buns for DTB assimilation.
Frank Zappa Cops and Buns
Frank Zappa Wedding Dress Song
Frank Zappa Handsome Cabin Boy
The Platters Enchanted
Nat King Cole Let There Be Love
Neville Brothers (Aaron) In The Still Of The Night
Fun Lovin Criminals Get Your’e Coat
Ray Charles A Fool For You
Buena Vista Social Club Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?
Electric Bluebirds Colinda
Salif Keita Wamba
Talking Heads Nothing (But Flowers)
Neville Brothers Sister Rosa
Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
The Isley Brothers Hope You Feel Better
Curtis Mayfield (Dont Worry) If There’s Hell Below…
The Temptations Law Of The Land
JAMIROQUAI Virtual Insanity
Happy Mondays Bob’s Yer Uncle
Marvin Gaye After The Dance (Instrumental)
Frank Zappa Strictly Genteel
I hope you enjoy.
Thanks Ross, I feel honoured, assuming you air!