Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to show your parents how much they mean to you, creating a playlist is one of the nicest gifts you can make for them. It shows them that you took out the time andput in the thought and effort into creating something you know they will enjoy.
It’s a personal gift, because you can incorporate songs that you have memories associated with them.
Older people are more inclined towardslower, smoother music. So you could benefit from adding in jazz songs that they can relax to.
At Razzmajazz, we have compiled for you a few must-have tunes that should be a staple in every jazz playlist.
“Love Is Here To Stay” by Billie Holiday
This was a popular song in the 1950s and was a rendition of a George and Ira Gershwin song. The song is emblematic of the great American songbook.
“Daddy’s Groove” by David Arnay
This song is the perfect dedication for a father who still has a little spring in his step. The song was recorded in ’97 by composer David Arnay. The song has a fine groove—one that might even inspire your father to dance a little. This kind of song could be a perfect addition to a fathers’ day gift-playlist.
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
This is an all-time favorite. Thesong is evergreen—truly blissful to listen to,and makes you appreciate life a little more. A perfect melody that touches the heart.
“Old Man” by Brad Mehldau
Mehldau is a critically acclaimed, contemporary jazz pianist. His rendition of Neil Young’s touching “Old Man” is extremely heartwarming.
It was also featured in a Clint Eastwood movie— Space Cowboys.
“My Dearest Darling” by Etta James
This song has been a top pick for father-daughter dances across the nation, and willmake for a fitting addition to the playlist. It sports a tune that every jazz fan has fallen in love with. Its sentimental tone is sure to be appreciated by a parent and will tell them how much theymean to you.
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