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Romantic Valentine's Dinner Music?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    OK, folks, Valentine's Day is nearing and it is time to think of chocolate candy, champagne, red roses, candle light and romantic music. What music do you suggest would be the most romantic accompaniment for that special Valentine's dinner?

    Here's some of my suggestions:

    Coltrane for Lovers: John Coltrane

    The Look of Love: Diana Krall

    The Best of Sade: Sade

    We Get Requests: Oscar Peterson

    Come Fly with Me: Frank Sinatra

    Night Sessions: Chris Botti
  2. Albert Ayler, Spiritual Unity. Man, that one gets the honeys wetter than the Mekong Delta!

  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Ah, isn't that free jazz? Maybe I'm the exception from most other women, but I never found free jazz to be romantic. Maybe, though, you wouldn't find my list of romantic music very enticing either. :)

    Anyway, I'm not criticizing your choice. It would be presumptuous of me to ask folks for their ideas then procede to argue about their selection. Each is very much to his or her own when it comes to romance. Who am I to say free jazz isn't intensely romantic to some of its fans?
  4. I was being, y'know how the kids say it, "facetious." I would no sooner spring Ayler on a woman on V-Day than I would sell a kidney for crack money.

    FWIW, my usual makeout music is early Metheny, with a dose of Jarrett's The Köln Concert or The Sea and Cake's Oui for variety.
  5. remember that commercial where the guy was setting up a candlelight dinner and all this stuff in his apartment, and his chick gets there, they sit down at the table, and he starts blasting some really trashy death metal?:D i love that commercial.

    i definitely agree with the sinatra
  6. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Peter, I knew you were joking once I saw the winking smiley face. And I actually laughed. It is very funny...the very idea of Ayler. I do go along with Metheny, though. "My Secret Story" is cool. Is that the correct name, BTW?

    Floyd the Barber, I loved that commercial too. Maybe Peter McFerrin's version is even funnier.
  7. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Any more romantics here? Valentine's Day is drawing near.
  8. Did someone say Romance?

    I happen to have a PhD in Lovology!

    I would definately go with Sade, you can't go wrong with her, she is amazing, she is phenomenal she is agiggadygiggadygiggadygiggadygiggady!!!

    Err...then again, if you're looking for something a little smoother, I'd go with Mr. Coltrane. I love Sinatra, don't get me wrong, but I think Coltrane does a better job at setting to mood while you play out the scene.

    *sax solo*
  9. Da_Niet


    Jan 23, 2003
    Weather Report's, "A Remark You Made",
    Anything by guitarist Gabor Szabo(very sensual yet poignant)
    Sonny Rollins' version of, "The Way You Look Tonight", and "I Want To Be Happy"
    "Just the Two of Us", by Bill Withers w/ Grover Washington
    "Just Once", James Ingram on Quincy Jones', "The Dude"
    Miles Davis', "Kind of Blue"
    Errol Garner, "Garner by the Sea"
    Gerry Mulligan's, "My Funny Valentine"
    The Best of Marvin Gaye.......hehehe(Dare I forget him!)
  10. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Colma, by Buckethead. The whole album.

  11. :D :D :D
  12. Strangely, I was just now listening to Carter/Hall's Telephone. That's a mojo album right there, too.
  13. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Another vote for Sade here, can't go wrong there. Very accessible, very much 'mood' music. Just make sure the ladies out there don't pay too much attention to the lyrics. Seems like half of Sade's stuff is her singing about how some man did her wrong! :eek:

    How about, Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine? :D
  14. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    Barry White. :D
  15. zbigniew


    Nov 14, 2002
    Northern Iceland
    my choices would be:

    Charlie Haden Quartet West - "The art of the song"
    rich string arrangements and very nice voices (even mr. Haden himself)
    George Michael - "Songs from the last century"
    nice arrangements and great sound (if someone would be thinking about that in a romantic setting)
    Charlie Haden - "Nocturne"
    pretty piano playing and great "grooves"
    Marc Anthony - anything in spanish
    spanish is very romantic in my opinion
    Tom Waits - Alice
    maybe not all of it :)
    Miles Davis - "Kind of blue"
    A standard?

    But if the lady starts yawning then maybe I would put some Barry White on ;)
  16. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I'd also add some selctions from early Isaac Hayes.
  17. Yeah, Joy would be especially keen. It's musical porno, basically (as opposed to porno music).
  18. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    The soundtrack to "Afterglow" by Mark Isham
    "Music To Disappear Into" by Rafael
    The soundtrack to "Titanic" by James Horner
    "Love Songs" Miles Davis compilation
  19. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Keith Sweat.
    Kevin Mahogany.


    Smoove C out.
  20. Sorry...but you can't be Nat King Cole for romantic music! Take my advice, and go with the classics! :D


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