The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

For the 95th installment of Ambient DJs’ wedding cocktail hour series, Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, takes listeners on a musical journey back to the 1960s.  With his love of soul music and curiosity about hip hop samples from this decade, Mike has compiled a  feel good, nostalgic hour of music from artists including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder and more.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected a cocktail recipe from our friends and wedding clients Kris and Wesley from the “How to Feed a Loon” culinary series; specifically the “Brown Derby” – a retro drink that mixes bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey. To view the recipe, click here.   Do check out the video and other recipes from – as this duo is entertaining and awesome!

Immediately after the playlist, listen to the tracks on the accompanying Spotify playlist.

The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. You Send Me – Aretha Franklin (1968)
  2. I’m Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify (1966)
  3. Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited (1969)
  4. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke (1960)
  5. Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke (1962)
  6. Tell it Like It Is – Aaron Neville (1966)
  7. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding (1965)
  8. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (1963)
  9. What a Man – Linda Lyndell (1968)
  10. As Long as I’ve Got You – The Charmels (1967)
  11. La-La Means I Love You – The Delfonics (1968)
  12. Hey Love – Stevie Wonder (1966)
  13. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason (1965)
  14. Cross My Heart – Billy Stewart (1968)
  15. I’m So Proud – The Impressions (1964)
  16. Don’t Have to Shop Around – The Mad Lads (1965)
  17. It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – James Brown (1966)
  18. Going in Circles – The Friends of Distinction (1969)
  19. Rescue Me – Fontella Bass (1965)
  20. Our Day Will Come – Fontella Bass (1963)
  21. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson (1967)
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DJ Iron Mike – Musical Curator of the Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings and servicing the New Jersey, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.  To book DJ Iron Mike or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2018 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 94 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here


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