Thanksgiving Playlist: Jazz

I’ve created a playlist from my music collection for background music while enjoying family and friends before and after the Thanksgiving meal.  If you enjoy a bit of traditional jazz, try a few of these songs.  Good music is always welcome at my house, no matter the age.  This playlist will run about an hour and forty five minutes.

Thanksgiving in Jazz

“If I Had You” by Benny Goodman Sextet

“These Foolish Things” by Billie Holiday

“Sleepy Time Gal” by Harry James & His Orchestra  – Listen on YouTube

“Please Consider Me” by Nat King Cole Trio

“How Long, How Long Blues” by Albert Nicholas, Henry Chaix Trio

“Sitting in the Sun” by Lucky Lucy Ann Polk  – Listen on YouTube

“This Will Make You Laugh” by Nat King Cole Trio

“If You Were Mine” by Billie Holiday

“Stormy Weather” by Django Reinhardt – Listen on YouTube

“I Don’t Know Enough About You” by The Mills Brothers

“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” by Chet Baker

“Sittin’ and A-Rockin” by Lucky Lucy Ann Polk

“The Man I Love #1” by Nat King Cole Trio

“Waiting” by Gaucho Pearl  – Listen on YouTube

“Save it Pretty Mama” by Papa Blue’s Viking Jazz  Band

“When We’re Alone” by Nat King Cole Trio with Anita O’Day

“Bittersweet” by Pearl Django  Listen on YouTube

“Summertime” by Sidney Bechet

“Love is Here to Stay” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

“Speak Low” by Frank Sinatra

“It Only Happens Once” by Nat King Cole Trio  Listen on   YouTube

“That’s What You Call Romance” by Slim Gaillard, Slam Stewart – Listen on YouTube

“The Nearness of You” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Listen on

“A Ballad” by Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan – Listen on YouTube

“My Ideal” by Kenny Dorham – listen on YouTube

“Softly” by Joni Paladin

“I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” by Mel Torme

“Misty” by Bobby Brookmeyer and Friends

“Autumn in New York” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong


I’ve included some links so you can sample some songs you may not have heard before.  I do not get anything in return for clicks on links, they are just there to make it easier to listen and share the love.
Enjoy and have a laid back, happy Thanksgiving!










3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Playlist: Jazz

  1. Thats a great playlist – I love playing jazz quietly when I’ve got company, got some new bookmarks for future Youtube playlists of my own. Quite a few of the links don’t work, though.


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