by Michelle Vo
Here at The UP Lab, we’ve decided to retire our weekly UPlifting Music Series and upgrade into a more nostalgic and sharable medium: mixes. Every month, we will share a new playlist with songs that encompass a certain theme. These mixes can be inspired by submissions, so if there is a particular song or genre that you would like to hear in the next playlist, please check out our UPlifting Music page to share a track or suggestion with us.
‘Tis the season for holiday decorating, and finals! December’s mix will help soothe any finals-related stress, with classics running from Satchmo to Thelonious Monk. And when you’re done with exams, listen again while enjoying the chilly weather in a warm home. It’s time to take it back a few decades to a jazzier time, and slow dance our way into the holidays.
Round About Midnight– Thelonious Monk
The Thrill of You– Billie Holiday
In a Sentimental Mood– Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Love is Here to Stay– Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)– Sarah Vaughan
Blue Moon– Julie London
Along Came Betty– Benny Golson
Ain’t No Use– Sarah Vaughan
In the Mood for Love- James Moody
The Nearness of You– Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Cover art by: Claudine Castro