Tag Archives: Easy listening

SONG(S) OF THE DAY Alessandro Alessandroni – “Meccanico” & Ennio Morricone “I Due Evasi Di Sing Sing (Oh Little Birdy)”

Today I’ve found two pieces of music to share, which I guess you can call songs- they are songs but because they are rather brief (at just over a minute each), so I thought I’d put a couple in! They … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Sinatra Jr – Black Night

When it comes to talent in the Sinatra family, the apple didn’t stray too far, and such is the case for Frank Sinatra Jr! Born Francis Wayne Sinatra in 1944, Frank Jr a singer-songwriter, actor and conductor who celebrated a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elias Rahbani and His Orchestra – I Want to Be

Elias Rahbani was an award winning Lebanese composer, arranger, songwriter, conductor and producer whose prolific musical career spanned over nearly 60 years. I’m including a link to another Song of the Day (one that I did back in June this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pete Drake – Forever

Born in Georgia, US in 1939 and son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Roddis Franklin Drake, a.k.a Pete Drake, was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player. He’s one of those artists that you would presume everyone has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Baxter – Simba

The soothing dreaminess of Les Baxter never ceases to enchant me and, no matter where I am, this sound whisks me away from everything. It’s like my comfort magic carpet! Today’s ethereal offering, entitled Simba, is taken from his 1955 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Baxter – Quiet Village

Les Baxter was a visionary composer, conductor,  pianist and arranger who recorded some of the most innovative popular music of his time, influencing countless artists along the way, with names ranging from Nat King Cole to Jefferson Airplane. His monster … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lorez Alexandria – Baltimore Oriole

“My grandmother on my mother’s side was a minister, my grandmother on my father’s side was a minister, and my mother’s sister is married to a Methodist minister so this influence is very strong. Everyone in my family sings…” Described … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ben von Wildenhaus II – The Knife Thrower I

Hailing from Seattle, WA, guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ben Von Wildenhaus has been labelled as “one of the best loopmusic performers around”, and if you haven’t heard him yet, prepare for just about anything really! His sound wanders the realms of psych’y surf … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elisabeth Waldo – Balsa Boat

I was completely captured and truly spellbound by this piece of music when I heard it last night for the first time.  I couldn’t decide whether I was lost on an exotic island or wandering a scorched, parched desert in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Piero Umiliani – Lady Magnolia

Attaining just the right balance between mellow and titillating, Piero Umiliani was on to a scorcher when he wrote Lady Magnolia.  With a sound that transcends it’s original 1971 issue date, this track whacks out some ultra cool flute melodies … Continue reading

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