Marcus Roberts curated the following romantic playlist, which can be found on AFB's Spotify account!

Hear his thinking behind the song selections during the February 11 event, Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration.

  1. 2:57 You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder, from Talking Book)
  2. 3:26 Come Rain Or Come Shine (Sarah Vaughn, from The Divine Sarah Vaughan)
  3. 3:32 Don't Know Much (Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville from Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind)
  4. 4:20 Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat (Arthur Rubinstein)
  5. 4:25 Faithfully (Journey, from Revelation)
  6. 5:24 The Girl from Ipanema (Joao Gilberto; Stan Getz from Getz/Gilberto)
  7. 3:37 Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers from The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers)
  8. 5:00 Jeux D'eau (“Water Games” or “Water Play”, Ravel, from Martha Argarich – Debut Recital)
  9. 4:29 Endless Love (Lionel Richie, Diana Ross from Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love)
  10. 6:03 It Ain't Necessarily So (Marcus Roberts, from Gershwin for Lovers)
  11. 3:15 In My Life (Jose Feliciano from Feliciano!)
  12. 4:11 I Can't Stop Loving You (Ray Charles, from Love Songs or any available)
  13. 4:00 Where Or When (Duke Ellington, from Ellington Indigos)
  14. 2:57 I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton, from Jolene)
  15. 4:13 Mood Indigo (Marcus Roberts, from Alone with Three Giants)
  16. 4:36 My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion, from Let’s Talk about Love)
  17. 5:45 Blue and Green (Miles Davis, from Kind of Blue)
  18. 4:00 Your Song (Elton John, from Elton John)
  19. 3:43 I Say a Little Prayer for You (Aretha Franklin, from Aretha Now)
  20. 2:56 O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini, La Boheme; René Fleming with the London Phil, from Puccini: Gianni Schicchi)
  21. 3:35 Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles, from The Genius Hits)
  22. 3:24 Can’t Help Falling in Love (Live at Lake Las Vegas/2005) (Andrea Bocelli, from Amore)
  23. 3:07 La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin ("The Girl with the Flaxen Hair") (Debussy’s Prelude No. 8, with Kristian Zimerman, from Kristian Zimerman Claude Debussy Preludes)
  24. 3:22 The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle, from Days of Wine and Roses)
  25. 2:04 Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers, from Lean on Me, The Very Best of Bill Withers)
  26. 4:19 Say It Over and Over Again (John Coltrane, from Ballads)
  27. 5:54 Cheek to Cheek (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, from Ella and Louis)
  28. 3:11 Unforgettable (Nat Cole, from Unforgettable or from The Very Best of Nat King Cole)
  29. 4:12 It’s de-Lovely (Marcus Roberts, from Cole After Midnight)
  30. 5:12 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Pas de Deux from “The Nutcracker” (Tchaikovsky; any number of versions but perhaps Sir Simon Rattle with Berlin Phil)