Select Music Lists

These are DJ Mr Ed Mullen’s Select Music Lists:
Categories below
– PARTY SONGS (singers/bands) (rock, funk & disco singles) from 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s & 2000’s. does have a huge songlist directory, however, this smaller list (below) may be helpful.

Glenn Miller
Benny Goodman
Tommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey
Duke Ellington
Bing Crosby
Andrew Sisters

Frank Sinatra
Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald
Nat King Cole
Tony Bennett
Dean Martin
Fred Astaire

American Patrol
As Time Goes By
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Begin The Beguine
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Don’t Be That Way
In The Mood
Jump Jive &Wail
Let’s Dance
Minnie The Moocher
Moonlight Serenade
Satin Doll
Sentimental Journey
Sing Sing Sing
Sunrise Serenade
Take The “A” Train

Irish, Italian, Greek, French, Hawaiian,Brazilian or…
You Bring Your Family’s CD’s

Bobby Darin
Johnny Mathis
Mel Torme
Tom Jones
Ray Charles
Michael Buble
Dave Brubeck
Diana Krall
Louis Prima
Lou Monte
Celia Cruz

Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
Patsy Cline
Ronnie Milsap
Hank Williams

Clancy Brothers
Clannad / Enya
“Highland Fling”
Irish Rovers
“Shoe The Donkey”
“Siege Of Ennis”

Muddy Waters
John Lee Hooker
B.B. King
Sonny & Terry
Little Walter
S. R. V.
Buddy Guy
Bonnie Raitt

Chuck Berry
Beach Boys
Chubby Checker
Fats Domino
Bill Haley & Comets
Buddy Holly
Little Richard
Jerry Lee Lewis
Elvis Presley

Plan Ahead

50’s & 60’s DANCE PARTY
At The Hop
Runaround Sue
Chantilly Lace
Dancing In The Street
Devil With The Blue Dress On
Dirty Water – Boston
Good Lovin’
Great Balls Of Fire
Hang On Sloopy
I Feel Good
I Saw Her Standing There
I Think We’re Alone Now
I Want You Back
Jailhouse Rock
La Bamba
My Girl
Oh Pretty Woman
Rock Around The Clock
Rockin’ Robin
Surfin’ U.S.A.
That’ll Be The Day
The Twist
The Wanderer
Twist And Shout
Shout !

The Beatles
James Brown
Ray Charles
Creedence Clearwater
Jimi Hendrix
Aretha Franklin
Four Tops
Marvin Gaye
Jackson Five
Elvis Presley
Righteous Brothers
Rolling Stones
Otis Redding
Smokey Robinson
Stevie Wonder

Beach Boys
Jimmy Buffett
Dick Dale
Israel ” IZ ” … Kamakawiwo’ole
Bob Marley
Steel Drum Bands

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us
All Night Thing
Bad Girls
Bad Luck
Best Of My Love
Born To Be Alive
Brick House
December ’63
Disco Heat
Disco Inferno
Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough
Got To Be Real
Grace Of God
Hot Stuff
I Will Survive
Le Freak
Let’s Get Serious
Love Train
Low Rider
Night Fever
Ring My Bell
Shake Your Groove Thing
Stayin’ Alive
The Love I Lost
This Time Baby
Turn The Beat Around

Bee Gees
Earth Wind & Fire
Michael Jackson
K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Evelyn Champagne King
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
featuring: Teddy Pendergrass
Boz Scaggs
Sister Sledge
Donna Summer
Village People
Barry White
Bill Withers

All Right Now
American Pie
Bad Case Of Lovin’ You
Brown-Eyed Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
Charlie On The MTA
Dancing Queen
Greased Lightnin’
I Think I Love You
I Want You To Want Me
More Today Than Yesterday
Mustang Sally
Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll
Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Piano Man
Play That Funky Music
Proud Mary
S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y Night
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Stuck In The Middle
Sweet Caroline

Bandstand Boogie
Cheeseburger In Paradise
County Line
Crank It Up
Dancing Machine
Don’t Bring Me Down – E.L.O.
Instant Replay
Keep On Truckin’
Knock Three Times
Let’s All Chant
Let’s Go Round Again
Lido Shuffle
Pina Colada
Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
Still The One
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
Use Me
Working Day‘n’Night
Young Hearts Run Free

David Bowie
B. T. O.
Jimmy Buffett
Eric Clapton
Neil Diamond
Doobie Brothers
Fleetwood Mac
Billy Joel
Elton John
Peter Frampton
Led Zeppelin
Barry Manilow
Steve Miller
Van Morrison
Tom Petty
Rolling Stones
Barbra Streisand
Bob Seger
Boz Scaggs
Paul Simon
Bruce Springsteen
James Taylor

ABC (Poison Arrow)
Communards (Jimmy Somerville)
Elvis Costello
The Clash
The Cure
Culture Club
Duran Duran
English Beat
Cyndi Lauper
Huey Lewis & News
Midnight Oil
New Order
Pet Shop Boys
Police (Sting)
Roxy Music (Bryan Ferry)
Talking Heads
Thompson Twins
Wham (George Michael)

500 Miles
Come On Eileen
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hot Hot Hot
I Melt With You
I Wanna Be Sedated
Jessie’s Girl
Just Like Heaven
Let’s Go Crazy
Livin’ On A Prayer
Our Lips Are Sealed
Rock Lobster
Spin Me Round
Sweet Dreams
The Ghost In You
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Walking On Sunshine
We Got The Beat
What I Like About You
Whip It
Workin’ For The Weekend
You Shook Me

Bon Jovi
Def Leppard
Dire Straits
Peter Gabriel
John Mellencamp
Stevie Nicks
Bonnie Raitt
Rolling Stones
George Thorogood
Tina Turner
U 2
Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Ain’t Nobody
Billie Jean
Burn Rubber
Can You Feel The Beat
Candy Girl
Don’t Go – Yaz
Double Dutch Bus
Fantastic Voyage
Funky Cold Medina
Give It To Me
Give Me Tonight
I Feel For You
I’m So Excited
Into The Groove
Jamaica Funk
Jump (Pointer Sisters)
Just Got Paid
Let It Whip
Let The Music Play
Let’s Groove Tonight
Oh Sheila
Pump Up The Volume
Rapper’s Delight -1979
She’s A Bad Mama Jama
Square Biz
Super Freak
Take Your Time Do It Right
Tell It To My Heart
Wanna Be Startin’ Something
What Have You Done For Me Lately?
Word Up

Rick Astley
Gloria Estafan
Gap Band
Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
Michael Jackson
Rick James
Kool & the Gang
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Midnight Star
Pointer Sisters
Run – D.M.C.
Salt – n – Pepa
S.O.S. Band
Luther Vandross
Jody Watley
More @

8th Wonder
Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent
Back To Life
The Bird
The Breaks
Buffalo Stance
Can You Feel It
Come Go With Me
Control – Janet
Don’t Look Any Further
He Will Never Love You
Hooked On You
I Beg Your Pardon
I Specialize In Love
In My House
Jungle Love
Just An Illusion
Just Be Good To Me
Living In America
Mama Used To Say
No More Lies
Party Your Body
Somebody’s Watching Me
Stay With Me Tonight
Teardrops…Remind Me Baby
Wikka Wrap
The Word Is Out
You’re The One For Me – D Train

Paula Abdul
Bel Biv DeVoe
Bobby Brown
Boys II Men
C + C Music Factory
Mariah Carey
Color Me Badd
En Vogue
MC Hammer
Janet Jackson
Milli Vanilli
New Edition
New Kids On The Block
Tone Loc
Luther Vandross

Bust A Move
California Love – TuPac
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Everybody Dance Now
Get Ready For This
Getting Jiggy With It
Good Vibrations
Groove Is In The Heart
Hip Hop Hooray
I Want Her
I’m Too Sexy
Ice Ice Baby
It Takes Two
Joy And Pain
Livin’ La Vida Loca
Love Shack
Mambo # 5
Man, I Feel Like A Woman
Mo Money, Mo Problems
Move This
Never Gonna Get It (En Vogue)
Now That We Found Love
Pump Up The Jam
Rhythm Is A Dancer
Teen Spirit
This Is How We Do It
U Cant Touch This
Venga Bus
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Who Let The Dogs Out
Whoop! There It Is

BareNaked Ladies
Mariah Carey
Counting Crows
Sheryl Crow
Celine Dion
Fine Young Cannibals
Hootie & the Blowfish
Lenny Kravitz
Matchbox 20
Dave Matthews
Sarah McLachlan
Puff Daddy
Spin Doctors
Will Smith

C’mon And Ride… The Train
Crazy – Seal
Ghetto Superstar
How Bizarre
I’ll Do For You
Let Me Clear My Throat
Mercedes Boy
Missing, Like The Desert Miss the Rain
Return Of The Mack
She Drives Me Crazy
Song 2 – Blur
Spice Up Your Life
Strike It Up
Summer Girls… Aber&Fitch – LFO
Super Model
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Tubthumping.. I Get Knocked Down
Unbreak My Heart
You Get What You Give


Alejandro-Lady Gaga
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
Are You Gonna Be My Girl-Jet
Baby-Justin Beiber
Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
Better Together-Jack Johnson
Billionaire-Travis McCoy / Bruno Mars
Black Horse & The Cherry Tree-K.T. Tunstall
Bleeding Love-Leona Lewis
Boom Boom Pow-Black Eyed Peas
Born This Way-Lady Gaga
Break Your Heart-Tiao Cruz
Bulletproof-La Roux
California Gurls-Katy Perry
Calling All Angels-Train
Carry Out-Timbaland /Justin Timberlake
Cha Cha Slide-DJ Casper (2000)
Cheers Drink To That-Rihanna
Club Can’t Handle Me-Flo Rida / David Guetta
Country Grammar-Nelly
Crazy In Love-Beyonce
Cupid Shuffle-Cupid (2007)
Danger!HighVoltage-Electric Six
Destination Calabria-Alex Gaudino
DJ Got Us Falling In Love-Usher / Pitbull
DJ Mr Ed’s HitList 2000-2011
Dog Days Are Over-Florence & The Machine
Don’t Cha Wish-Pussycat Dolls
Don’t Phunk With My Heart-Black Eyed Peas
Don’t Stop The Music-Rihanna
Don’t Want To Go Home-Jason Derulo
Dynamite-Taio Cruz
Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z / Alicia Keys
Evacuate The Dancefloor-Cascada
Fergalicious-Black Eyed Peas, Fergie
Fire Burning-Sean Kingston
Firework-Katy Perry
Fly-Rihanna / Nicki Minaj
Forever Dancing-Chris Brown
Gasolina-Daddy Yankee
Get The Party Started-Pink
Give Me Everything- Pitbull
Glamourous-Black Eyed Peas, Fergie
Gold Digger-Kayne West/Jamie Foxx
Good Feeling- Flo Rida
Good Life-Kanye West
Good Life-One Republic
Here For The Party-Gretchen Wilson
Hey Baby-Pitbull / T-Pain
Hey, Soul Sister-Train
Hey Ya-Outkast
Hot N Cold-Katy Perry
How You Remind Me-Nickelback
I Believe In A Thing Called Love- Darkness, The
I Gotta Feeling-Black Eyed Peas
I Kissed A Girl-Katy Perry
I Know You Want Me-Pitbull
I Like It-Enrique Iglasias
I Like The Way You Move-Outkast
I Like To Move It-(Madagascar,2005), Reel 2 Reel(1994)
I’m A Believer-Smashmouth (Shrek, 2001)
I’m Yours-Jason Mraz
In My Head-Jason Derulo
In The Dark-Dev
In The End-Linkin Park
In The Waiting Line-Zero 7
International Love-Pitbull / Chris Brown
It’s 5:00 Somewhere-Jimmy Buffett / Alan Jackson
Just A Dream-Nelly
Just Dance-Lady Gaga
Just The Way You Are-Bruno Mars
Lady Marmalade-Moulin Rouge (2001)
Last Friday Night-Katy Perry
Let’s Get It Started-Black Eyed Peas
Let’s Get Loud-Jennifer Lopez
Lettin Go-Sean Kingston
Life Is A Highway-Rascal Flatts
Like A G 6 -Far East Movement
Love Song-Taylor Swift
Love Song-Sara Bareillis
Love The Way You Lie-Rihanna / Eminem
Lovegame-Lady Gaga
Low (Apple Bottom Jeans)-Flo Rida
Miss Independent-Ne-Yo
Move For Me-Kaskade
Move Like Jagger-Maroon 5
Move Ya Body-Nina Sky
Mr. Saxobeat-Alexandra Stan
O M G -Usher
On The Floor- Jennifer Lopez/ Pitbull
One More Time-Daft Punk
One Thing-Amerie
Only Girl In The World-Rihanna
Paparazzi-Lady Gaga
Party In The USA-Miley Cyrus
Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO
Pocketful of Sunshine-Natasha Bedingfield
Poker Face-Lady Gaga
Pon De Play-Rihanna
Promiscuous-Nelly Furtado
Pumped Up Kicks-Foster The People
Raise Your Glass-Pink
Remedy-Jason Mraz
Ride Wit Me-Nelly
Right Round-Flo Rida
Rock This Party:C+C Music Factory REMIX- Bob Sinclair
Rockefella-Fatboy Slim
Rolling n The Deep-Adele
Rude Boy-Rihanna
Run It-Chris Brown
S & M-Rihanna
Say Hey, I Love You-Michael Franti
Say It Right-Nelly Fertado
See You Again-Miley Cyrus
Sexy And I Know It-LMFAO
Sexy Bitch-David Guetta
Sexy Can I-Ray J.
Sexyback-Justin Timberlake
Shake Your Tail Feather0Nelly, P.Diddy, Murphy Lee
Shut Your Eyes-Snow Patrol
Since You’ve Been Gone-Kelly Clarkson
Single Ladies, Put A Ring-Beyonce
Skater Boy-Avril Lavigne
Somebody Told Me-Killers
Someone Like You-Adele
Stereo Love-Edward Maya
Stronger-Kanye West
Suddenly I See-K.T. Tunstall
Summer Nights-Rascal Flatts
Super Bass-Nicki Minaj
Teenage Dream-Katy Perry
Telephone-Lady Gaga
That’s Not My Name-Ting Tings
The Time – Of My Life-Black Eyed Peas
The Time Of My Life-David Cook
The Way I Are-Timbaland
Tik Tok-Kei$ha
Till The World Ends-Britney Spears
Tonight I’m Lovin You-Enrique Iglasias/Ludacris
U + Ur Hand-Pink
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
We Found Love-Rihanna
What’s My Name-Rihanna
Without You-David Guetta / Usher
Zombie Nation-Kernkraft 400 (BRUINS) (yr-2000)
100 Years – Five For Fighting 1985 – Bowling For Soup

2000 -2011 SUPERSTARS
Christina Aguilera
Backstreet Boys
Black Eyed Peas (Fergie)
Destiny’s Child
Kanye West
Jennifer Lopez
Jack Johnson
John Mayer
Jason Mraz
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
N’ Sync
No Doubt
Katy Perry
Britney Spears
Gwen Stephani
Snoop Dogg
Taio Cruz
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Garth Brooks
Big & Rich
Rascal Flatts
Kenny Chesney
Faith Hill
Alan Jackson
Tim McGraw
Shania Twain
Keith Urban
Gretchen Wilson

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Eva Cassidy : MusicNotes-EdMullen

1963 – Eva Cassidy. Born: Feb.2 1963. Died Nov 2. 1996 at age 33.
Born In Oxon Hill, Maryland. Grew up in Bowie, Maryland

1980 – Her father, Hugh Cassidy, created a family folk music act, with
Eva and her brother Danny. Eva also sang for a high school
band called “Stonehenge”.

1986 – Lifelong friend Dave Lourim asked Cassidy to record
some vocals at a recording session for his soft rock group,
Method Actor. (The results were eventually reissued in 2002.)
At the studio, Cassidy met D.C.-area producer Chris Biondo,
who agreed to help her put together a demo tape.

1988 – The versatile Cassidy sings back-up on E.U.’s 1988
album, “Livin’ Large”, including the hit single, “Da Butt”. The
massive “go-go” dance single was featured in Spike Lee’s
movie, “School Daze”. Written by bassist and producer,
Marcus Miller. The legendary Miller produced, wrote and was
that funky bass player for Luther Vandross, as well as,
hundreds of other sessions for artists such as Miles Davis,
Herbie Hancock Whitney Houston, George Benson, David
Sanborn and Frank Sinatra (1984). Miller played bass on Tom
Browne’s landmark anthem, “Funkin’ For Jamaica” from
Browne’s 1980 Love Approach album.

1992 – “The Other Side” CD released. Chuck Brown, a Washington
D.C.-area record funk producer, recorded a CD of blues and
jazz standards. The set called “The Other Side” was released
in 1992 and it includes her stunning version of “Somewhere
Over The Rainbow”, with Eva on guitar, keyboards and
vocals. A tour followed, with Chuck’s showmanship shielding
the spotlight from the shy Cassidy.

1993 – A cancerous mole was discovered and removed from her neck.
She broke up with boyfriend, Chris Biondo.

1994 – The Blue Note label paired Cassidy with a jazz-pop outfit from
Philadelphia called Pieces of a Dream; they recorded the
single “Goodbye Manhattan” together, and Cassidy toured with
them that summer. She returned to D.C. and began playing
more gigs on her own, though she still made the occasional
appearance with Chuck Brown. Cassidy won a Washington
Area Music Award for traditional jazz vocals, that year. Later,
her diverse song selections on her audition tapes caused
executives to pass on signing her to a major label.

1996 – “Live At Blues Alley” recorded. 13 songs from her January,
two-night appearance. Songwriters of her choice were Irving
Berlin, Paul Simon, Sting, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Pete
Seeger and Al Green. Eva also included classics like (they call
it…) “Stormy Monday” and “What A Wonderful World”.
-This was her only solo CD released during her lifetime.
-At her July CD release performance, she needed a cane.

1996 – While working as an artist, painting murals at an elementary
school, Eva took her bothersome hip to the doctor’s office to
be examined. It was not only broken but, it revealed that
cancer had spread throughout her body.

1996 – A September benefit show, in her honor, was staged and
Cassidy found the strength to give her last performance,
singing a show-stopping version of “What A Wonderful World”
accompanied by her acoustic guitar.

1996 – Eva Cassidy died on November 2, 1996. Age 33.

1996 – Cassidy virtually swept the 1996 Washington Area Music
Awards. Eva was honored her as Best Female Vocalist in four
separate categories! Blues, Jazz-contemporary,
Jazz-traditional and Roots Rock – traditional R&B,
in addition to naming her Artist of the Year.

1997 – “Eva By Heart” CD released. Including “Time Is A Healer” and
Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird”.

1998 – “Songbird” CD released. Washington D.C.-based, Celtic folk
singer Grace Griffith finally found someone interested in
releasing Cassidy’s music at the label she recorded for, BLIX
Street Records. 1998’s Songbird was a compilation from
Cassidy’s three previous releases, and when BBC Radio 2 Disc
Jockey, Terry Wogan started playing her version
of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” then “Songbird” started to
sell in the U.K.
-Then, the British music-TV show, “Top of the Pops” aired an
amateur video recording of a breath-taking Cassidy
performance of the Judy Garland classic, at the Blues Alley,
and were deluged with requests.
-“Songbird” became Number One in the U.K. and sold over a
million copies.

2000 – “Time After Time” CD released. Profiles of Cassidy began to
appear in American media, including segments on NPR’s
Morning Edition and ABC’s NightLine.
-“No Boundaries” CD was released despite family objections.

2002 – “Imagine” CD released. {10 songs} Includes John Lennon’s
classic title track, “Danny Boy”, Peggy Lee’s “Fever”, Gordon
Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain” -and the “Tennessee Waltz”.

2011 – “Simply Eva” CD released. New versions of her repertoire for
her devoted fans. Many versions with her guitar only.
So missed! Add a comment, if you like.

Eva – Recommendation by DJ MR.ED
Start with “Songbird”, but I know you will want more….
then…“Live From Blues Alley”

Music Notes compiled by D.J. Ed Mullen.
Eva’s CD liner notes, Steve Huey, William Cooper, James Gavin-Songbird liner notes, Bill Straw-Blix Street Records.

“At Last” by Etta James: MusicNotes-EdMullen

Etta James : Born in Los Angeles CA. (b.Jan 1938- d.2012, at age 73)
“At Last” by Etta James :
-Peak Top 40 Billboard Chart Position: # 47 in 1961
-Peak Billboard R+B Position: # 2 in 1961

-Etta James. 4-time Grammy winner.
-Inducted into 3 Halls Of Fame; Blues (Foundation), Grammy & Rock ‘n’ Roll.
-“CADILLAC RECORDS” (2008), the Etta James bio-pic, starring Beyonce Knowles.
-The hit song by Flo Rida, “Good Feeling” uses the beginning of Etta James’ “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” (1962). “Sometimes, I get a good feeling… that i never never never….
Her gospel “call and response” introduction is a R&B classic.
Flo Rida’s real name is Tramar Dillard from Florida (see his stage name spells…)

-Glenn Miller “1938-1942, The Popular Recordings” 3-CD set
(1989). Recommended.
-Ray Anthony (1952)
-Nat King Cole (1956)
-Around 1990, “At Last” becomes one of the most requested wedding songs of all-time. Disc Jockey Mr. Ed Mullen.
-Phoebe Snow. See CD: “New York Rock and Soul Revue” (1991).
Comprised of Donald Fagan (of Steely Dan) w/ Boz Scaggs /
Michael McDonald. It is a rocking live CD. Recommended.
-Eva Cassidy (2000) Time After Time. Recommended.
-Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, Lou Rawls, etc. Stevie Nicks ’98 AT+T CD

-On January 20th, 2009 Beyonce Knowles sings “At Last” at
President Obama’s Inaugural Ball.
-“At Last” recently heard on Jaguar commercials (c.2002)
-In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Etta James # 62 on their
list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

-Movies where “At Last” appears (recently).
“Rain Man” (1988),
“How to Make An American Quilt” (1995),
“Father Of The Bride II” (1995),
“Pleasantville” (1998),
“American Pie” (1999)
“It Had To Be You” (2000),
“Reindeer Games” (2000),
“See Spot Run” (2001),
“The Tuxedo” (2002),
“Phat Girlz” (2006),
“Little Manhattan” (2006),
“My Best Friend’s Girl” (2008).
Many TV shows, too.

Written by : Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
Harry Warren wrote hundreds of popular songs and show tunes, including three for which he received Oscars: “Lullaby of Broadway,” “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe,” and “You’ll Never Know,” which was also his biggest seller in sheet music. Other well-known tunes penned by Warren include “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1934), “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” (1938), “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (1941), “That’s Amore,” His last chart hit came in 1957, “An Affair to Remember”.


At Last, My Love Has Come Along
My Lonely Days Are Over, And Life Is Like A Song
Oh Yeah, Yeah. At Last, The Skies Above Are Blue
My Heart Was Wrapped Up In Clover, The Night I Looked At You
I Found A Dream That I Could Speak To, A Dream That I Can Call My Own
I Found A Thrill To Press My Cheek To, A Thrill That I Have Never Known
Oh Yeah . You Smiled, You Smiled, And Then The Spell Was Cast
And Here We Are In Heaven, For You Are Mine, At Last

Music Notes by DJ Mr Ed Mullen (2009) (Etta james obituary Jan20, 2012)

An iPod Weddings? Are You Kidding? Also known as, the “cold hard facts” for the DIY Groom.

“ iPod Weddings”  by Ed Mullen

Getting married, mister? Congratulations.                                               

Are you handling the details with your fiancée? Great.                         

Your job is to arrange the music? Brilliant.                                               

You are doing it yourself? How so?  

Your iPod! You’re kidding, right?    

How much are you spending on your wedding?            

Oh, it’s a control issue? You want your favorites played?                                                         

Have you really thought this through? Didn’t think so.

Although an iPod is a very efficient personal music system, there are several problems that arise when depending on your iPod to handle your wedding reception. Your risk vs. reward is not as clear cut as you might think. So, here comes the “tough love.” I’ve been a mobile disc jockey since 1979. I have some frank advice for you, since you get only one chance to handle this wedding music issue…

To put it as simply as possible: Get a pro. A experienced professional disc jockey solves many reception issues in the planning. Your preferences and song list should be completely explored months before the ceremony and delivered by someone who has been there before. The well-prepared DJ also has professional grade sound equipment and back-up gear that is dependable.

Technical Difficulties

Got some home speakers? What are you using for your amplifier? Briefly, my professional DJ speakers are better than your home speakers. I use powered JBL EON-15 G2 speakers, some of the best portable speakers available. A mobile disc jockey depends on durable, high-performance equipment gig after gig after gig.

Thinking of renting PA gear? Rental equipment costs money. Rental equipment also costs time. Pick-up and drop-off does not include your shopping time spent finding the right sound rental company. Got time? In the week prior to your wedding, time is your most precious commodity. Does the money-back guarantee give you any comfort if it fails at your wedding reception?

Risky business. You will not get a chance to test rental equipment. You can’t even do a venue sound check. Are all the connecting wires included? Are your XLR cables matched with 1/4″ speaker inputs? Too technical? This is just chapter one. Do you plan on any toasts or blessings to be delivered? Did you forget about the microphone? Would you say that all microphones the same?

When you are listening to your iPod, you involuntarily adjust the volume to your comfort. You’ll soon find out that all songs are not recorded at the same volume. Since you are pumping raw iPod sound, you have no volume control or equalizer (bass vs. treble) control. Your iPod is smaller than your keys. Have you ever misplaced your keys? Doesn’t it turn your stomach if your drop your digital camera on the floor or your cell phone on the parking lot? How durable is your iPod? Any back-up plan? What could possibly go wrong?

Musical Magic – or Mayhem?

What about your song selections? With an iPod wedding, you’ll get your songs and your random mix, but, you won’t get pacing, such as breaking up a lengthy, fast-paced set with one or two ballads. This is especially vital for a reception including a variety of ages. Are guests of all age groups attending?

“Got my favorite song?” Who will be asked this question? You will. It seems you forgot about audience requests or what tendencies are occurring on the dance floor. Observation is one of the most important skills of disc jockeying.

A pro disc jockey takes the bride’s and groom’s song preferences and presents them in such a way as to provide the guests with the couple’s very own musical signature. “Reading the crowd” is the disc jockey’s primary skill. Do you really think that “the crowd will dance to anything” anyway? Are you willing to bet your special day on that idea?

Time Keeps on Slippin’…

Should your wedding day responsibilities include troubleshooting power needs like batteries or chargers? Your attention will be directed to many different people during the ceremony and reception. Every person in attendance would like some of your time. Not to mention, your new partner. Your priorities need to be re-examined if your iPod gets as much attention as your new wedding ring. This statement will also be posed to you, by your new spouse. Guaranteed. Remember the difficulty that you two had selecting the names on your guest list? Your time spent with selected family and selected friends is such a memorable part of the wedding reception, so hold it as a gift with great value. Is your attention going to be diverted by sound equipment during the most important day of your life?

Maybe you had the breakthrough idea to ask a wedding party attendant to watch your iPod. So it seems that this friend is no longer a guest, but is now working for you. Maybe you’ll trust a non-guest who will baby sit the iPod. And maybe you’ll want a first-time chef baking your wedding cake too. Speaking of other vendors, are you aware that experienced vendors like the disc jockey, caterer, photographer, venue manager, video-grapher and wedding coordinator together work out the final details and fine-tune the timing…during the event!

Money Well Spent

Is it cheaper? Sure, hiring a professional costs more than a do-it-yourself project. But, is your wedding really a do-it-yourself project? This may not be the best time to show how frugal you are. You are planning the biggest party in your life and you have the opportunity to select experienced, professional vendors-so do the right thing. Although your input and your needs are essential in the planning stage, you must transition to the “guest of honor” stage to fully enjoy your wedding day. Don’t you want to experience it together with your new bride as the happy couple?

You will get a fair representation of what the modern disc jockey does during your personal meeting, months before your event. That’s why I like meeting the wedding couple to get both bride and groom perspectives on what to do and what not to do. The clients supply me with a song list and wedding preference timeline, just like they will tell their needs to the caterer, florist and so on. Your mix of traditional and modern choices makes your wedding unique. The DJ is the one who will weave your choices into a musical tapestry worthy of your most special occasion.

Get Real

You should know, by now, that the modern disc jockey is not so anxious to play line dances. This optional choice is covered in part of the couple’s song-list and is called the “do not play list”. We understand and appreciate that kind of instruction. You should know that the modern disc jockey uses judgment concerning objectionable lyrics. Your iPod does not have that kind of filter. The glut of sunny wedding music advice on the web does not give you the real life pros and cons about the modern disc jockey. There are some major practical limitations when you pre-program the music event, days before your guests see you walk down the aisle.

Every vendor wants a well-planned wedding, just like every client. So, let the chefs cook. Let the florist bring the flowers. Let the photographers shoot. Let the limousine driver drive. Let the professional disc jockey provide the soundtrack for your once-in-a-lifetime reception. Did you ever hear the old line about “making or breaking the reception”? What do you think they were talking about? A smart bride once said, “Good entertainment isn’t cheap and cheap entertainment isn’t good”. So, you want to have an iPod wedding? Are you kidding?

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