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vtravelled Playlist: After Hours L.A.

by andrew January 2011 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager

Inspired by our Barfly's Guide to Los Angeles this week, we're taking a moonlit musical journey into the underbelly of LA. This is a world of speakeasy style bars, cocktails and city secrets. For our soundtrack we’re taking some moody West Coast-themed and LA-associated tracks: jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll for after hours in the City of Angels.

Playlist 8. After Hours Los Angeles

  • Chet Baker – "My Funny Valentine"
  • Joni Mitchell – "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns"
  • The Doors – "Moonlight Drive"
  • The Kinks – "Celluloid Heroes"
  • David McCallum – "The Edge"
  • Bill Withers – "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?"
  • The Rolling Stones – "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man"
  • Terry Callier – "Sunset Boulevard"
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers – "Sin City"
  • Tom Waits – "The Ghosts Of Saturday Night"

If you're in the UK or Europe and use Spotify, you can hear the whole playlist here.

And here are some of video clips to kick things off:


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Andrew Bowman

Andrew is an occasional contributor to the Virgin Atlantic blog. He lived in the Japanese countryside for two years until he could no longer resist the pull of London's galleries, pubs and clubs. He likes to pretend he can speak Japanese and also sometimes writes about music.