Let The Music Play!

pool Roger Davies

For my friends and family this post is no surprise because I love to create my own play lists for entertaining whether its holiday, jazz, R & B, old school, or hip hop. So, I want you to take a deep breath, relax, and ponder this question: If you were the DJ at the most spectacular end-of-the-summer pool party, whether in the Hamptons or Oak Bluffs, what would YOU spin?

For me, DJ Z (ha!), while I love Will Smith’s Summertime, the Dazz Band’s Let It Whip and the Jay Z/Linkin’ Park smash up Numb/Encore for this occasion I would spin a mix of old, new and all women. See, just when you thought you knew me, I flipped the script on you! Have a great weekend and let the music play!


1. “Summer Day” by Sheryl Crow

2. “Get It Together” by India Arie

3. “That’s The Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson

4. “Express Yourself” by Madonna


5. “Everybody Got Their Something” by Nikka Costa

6. “Freeway of Love” by Aretha Franklin

7. “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” by Paula Abdul


8. “Head to Toe” by Lisa Lisa

9. “Got To Be Real” by Cheryl Lynn

10. “Feel For You” by Chaka Khan

11. “If” by Janet Jackson

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12. “Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige

13. “Push It” by Salt & Pepa

14. “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child

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One Response to “Let The Music Play!”

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    Tamara says:
    September 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

    love the choices…and you named my three favorites – Nikki Costa, Chaka Kahn and India Arie – they rock! thanks for the fun post. Love the cool orb in the pool…..makes me sad to see summer end.

    best, Tamara of Nest by Tamara