Style characterized by pleasant, soothing arrangements of familiar melodies. Reached its peak of popularity in the 1950s and 60s. Examples include string orchestrations by Percy Faith, choral recordings by Henry Mancini, and instrumental soloists such as pianist Peter Nero. Earlier, merchandisers and writers also included smooth vocalists who are not identified with rock, jazz, country or folk (for example, Perry Como and Andy Williams) but today these singers are generally classified under a style called Vocal.
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Light Music Hall of Fame
A textual tribute to light orchestral music from the 1940s through the early 1960s. Features biographical information on the top composers, arrangers, and orchestrators; lists of their songs and links to other sources.
Robert Farnon Society
For fans of light music, including a guide to composers such as Leroy Anderson, Percy Faith and Andre Kostelanetz.
Global Suitcase Musical Recordings
Free MP3 songs including smooth jazz, ambient, acoustic instrumentals.
Legends of Light Music
Brief biographies of about 50 of the most well-known composers, conductors, and performers of easy listening music, from the Robert Farnon web site.
Founders of piped music and the science of how music affects the behavior of customers.
Space Age Pop Music
An online encyclopedia of exotica, lounge, space age pop, and easy listening music.
Topix: Easy Listening
News about easy listening, collected from various sources on the web. [RSS]
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