Stop the hunt! Forget about all those playlists out there put together by wedding bloggers…if you want a Big Band vibe for your wedding Cocktail Hour (or Dinner), you want San Diego DJ Staci’s “Ultimate Big Band/Old Jazz/Swing Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist.”


Ultimate Big Band Old Jazz Swing Wedding Cocktail Playlist - San Diego DJ Staci
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  • “Somewhere Beyond the Sea,” Bobby Darrin
  • “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
  • “Feelin’ Good,” Nina Simone
  • “Route 66,” Nat King Cole
  • “In the Mood,” Glenn Miller
  • “It’s a Good Day,” Peggy Lee
  • “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Billie Holliday
  • “Milord,” Edith Piaf
  • “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing),” Puppini Sisters
  • “Via Con Mi,” Paolo Conti
  • “Papa Loves Mambo,” Perry Como
  • “Makin’ Whoopie,” Ella Fitzgerald
  • “They Can’t Take that Away,” Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles
  • “Tu Vuo Fa l’Americano,” Dany Brillant
  • “L-O-V-E (French or Italian version),” Nat King Cole
  • “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” Al Jolson
  • “That’s Amore,” Dean Martin
  • “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darrin
  • “Moonlight Serenade,” Glenn Miller
  • “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” Marilyn Monroe
  • “The Best is Yet to Come,” Frank Sinatra
  • “Make Someone Happy,” Jimmy Durante
  • “Crapa Pelada,” Quartteto Cetra
  • “Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing)” Louis Prima
  • “Cheek to Cheek,” Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
  • “I Put a Spell on You,” Nina Simone
  • “Hey Pachuco,” Royal Crown Revue


Listen to the entire playlist by clicking the play button below.



What do you think of San Diego DJ Staci’s “Ultimate Big Band/Old Jazz/Swing Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist?” Let me know in the comments below if I missed one of your faves. (Sorry Cab Calloway, I ran out of room!)

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