Reception Playlist : Gates Avenue Wedding : Montclair, NJ 2011

This wedding which took place in a gorgeous private residence in Montclair, NJ was notable for it’s strong focus on sounds from the 70s. For cocktails and dinner, things leaned towards a more mid-tempo soulful sound, and for post-dinner dancing I explored lots of the great Disco hits of the 70s. It was a little overcast that day, but despite that, this was an ecstatic evening, as everyone helped make it a truly memorable day.

To see a particular sub-set of playlists, use these links:
Wedding playlists: All
Wedding playlists: 80s, Cocktail Hour, Contemporary Pop, Dinner, Disco, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Soul, Top 40.

The >>> to the right of a song means that it was blended/beatmatched with the next song, and the >>> to the left of a song means that it was blended with the one before it.

Wedding party processional: The Rolling Stones: “Loving Cup”
Bride processional: Curtis Mayfield: “So In Love”
Recessional: Diana Ross and Michael Jackson: “Ease On Down The Road #1”

Cocktail Hour:
Frank Sinatra: “I Thought About You”
The Ronettes: “Be My Baby”
James Brown: “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
Ray Charles: “I Got a Woman”
The Beatles: “Something”
Alton Ellis: “I’m Still In Love With You”
Led Zeppelin: “All My Love”
Gwen McCrae: “Rockin’ Chair”
Louis Armstrong: “La Vie En Rose”
Bob Dylan: “New Morning”
Billie Holiday: “Day In-Day Out”
Nouvelle Vague: “I Melt With You”
John Coltrane, Curtis Fuller, Paul Chambers, Kenny Drew, Lee Morgan & Philly Joe Jones: “I’m Old Fashioned”
The Gap Band: “Yearning for your Love”
Mary Jane Girls: “All Night Long”
Outlaw Blues Band: “Deep Gully”
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band: “Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon”
Eugene McDaniels: “Jagger the Dagger”

Grover Washington Jr.: “Black Frost”
Lafayette Afro Rock Band: “Darkest Light”
Jorma Kaukonen with Tom Hobson: “Genesis”
Nouvelle Vague: “Friday Night Saturday Morning”
Nina Simone: “To Love Somebody”
Dusty Springfield: “I Only Want to Be With You”
Band of Horses: “No One’s Gonna Love You”
Ohio Players: “Pain”
Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes: “Get Dancin'”
Stevie Wonder: “Isn’t She Lovely”
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: “I Second That Emotion”
Kool & The Gang: “Open Sesame”

Couple first dance: Bob Marley And The Wailers: “High Tide Or Low Tide”
Father/Daughter dance: Mel Brooks: “High Anxiety”
Golem: “Hora”

Post-Dinner Dancing:
Barry White: “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”
Maxwell: “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)”
Daryl Hall & John Oates: “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”
Alicia Bridges: “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)”>>>
>>>Anita Ward: “Ring My Bell”>>>
>>>Michael Jackson: “Off The Wall”
Mary J. Blige: “Real Love”
Kool & The Gang: “Ladies Night”
The Jackson 5: “I Want You Back”
Bee Gees: “Night Fever”
KC & The Sunshine Band: “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John: “The Grease Megamix”
The Foundations: “Build Me Up Buttercup”>>>
>>>Prince: “Raspberry Beret”
Rose Royce: “Car Wash”>>>
>>>Stevie Wonder: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”
Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O’Donis: “Just Dance”>>>
>>>Kanye West: “Stronger”
Yvonne Elliman: “If I Can’t Have You”
Commodores: “Brick House”
Chic: “Le Freak”
The Emotions: “Best of My Love”
The Black Eyed Peas: “Pump It”
Justin Timberlake: “Rock Your Body”
Michael Jackson: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
The Beatles: “Twist and Shout”
The Black Eyed Peas: “Let’s Get It Started”>>>
>>>Diana Ross: “I’m Coming Out”
Bruno Mars: “Just the Way You Are”
Jay-Z Ft. Alicia Keys: “Empire State Of Mind”
Bee Gees: “Stayin’ Alive”
Thelma Houston: “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Lipps Inc: “Funkytown”
Roxy Music: “Over You”
David Bowie: “Fashion”

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