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Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:41 pm

Mine would be;
ANDY WILLIAMS
THE CARPENTERS
PERRY COMO
JIM REEVES
NEIL DIAMOND

Sinatra doesn't figure in there for me, but I guess he will be top of the pile for a lot of people on this board.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Tom Jones
Neil Diamond
Neil Sedaka
Frank Sinatra
Rod Stewart

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Rod Stewart is Easy listening'?! Check out "All in the name of rock n roll", "Stay with me" (with The Faces) and "Dynamite" (from "Out of order") for starters!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjPdrCY_Ao

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:01 pm

CARPENTERS
STYLISTICS
JIMMY ELLIS
COUNT BASIE
CHARLEY PRIDE

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:09 pm

in my little country we dont have this notion of 'Easy listening' :wink:

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:07 pm

TONY wrote:Rod Stewart is Easy listening'?! Check out "All in the name of rock n roll", "Stay with me" (with The Faces) and "Dynamite" (from "Out of order") for starters!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjPdrCY_Ao

Iam well aware of Rod Stewarts back catalogue Tony,he is however currently making easy listening music

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:31 pm

1 Jim Reeves - does it GET any easier to listen to than Jim?

2 Nat King Cole - he sooths the very soul

3 Nilsson - Especially his Touch of Shmilsson in the Night recordings

4 Bobby Darin - just angelic vocal quality

5 Mark Lindsay - his Arizona and Silverbird albums are like a good massage!

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:42 pm

I can't classify "easy listening" as a musical genre. If I did, Elvis would be in there.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:46 pm

Frankie Teardrop wrote:I can't classify "easy listening" as a musical genre. If I did, Elvis would be in there.

"Easy listening" is anything but Rod Stewart,or so i am led to believe

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:06 pm

keninlincs wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:I can't classify "easy listening" as a musical genre. If I did, Elvis would be in there.

"Easy listening" is anything but Rod Stewart,or so i am led to believe


Rod has been an "adult contemporary" artist since Tonight's The Night, at least.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:14 pm

Frankie Teardrop wrote:
keninlincs wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:I can't classify "easy listening" as a musical genre. If I did, Elvis would be in there.

"Easy listening" is anything but Rod Stewart,or so i am led to believe


Rod has been an "adult contemporary" artist since Tonight's The Night, at least.

Absolutely

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:47 pm

1.Burt Bacharach
2.Henry Mancini
3.Herb Alpert
4.Montavoni
5.Smooth Jazz (various artists)

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Instrumentals:
Lawrence Welk
Lenny Dee
Ray Conniff
Henry King
Mantavoni

Vocalists:
Eddy Arnold
Jim Reeves
Patsy Cline
Nat King Cole
Dean Martin

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:25 pm

Richard Harris should make any top five list because of My Boy.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:25 pm

i can only name 3 im not a big fan of easy listening.


1.dean martin
2.doris day
3.judy garland

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:12 am

TONY wrote:Rod Stewart is Easy listening'?! Check out "All in the name of rock n roll", "Stay with me" (with The Faces) and "Dynamite" (from "Out of order") for starters!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjPdrCY_Ao

So, you're not just a rap and R&B Svengali.

For your information, Rod Stewart has sold MILLIONS of units in the past eight years doing pop standards:

2002 - It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook
* UK: Platinum
* CAN: 3× Platinum
* US: 3× Platinum

2003 - As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook 2
* UK: Platinum
* CAN: 2× Platinum
* US: 2× Platinum

2004 - Stardust: The Great American Songbook 3
* UK: Platinum
* CAN: Platinum
* US: Platinum

2005 - Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook 4
* UK: Platinum
* CAN: Platinum
* US: Platinum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Stewart_discography#Studio_albums



These releases are the definition of "Easy Listening."

Oh, and a fifth volume is due before the end of this month. Maybe you should grab a copy and listen, TONY.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:16 am

midnightx wrote:Richard Harris should make any top five list because of My Boy.

Stop it.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:58 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Oh, and a fifth volume is due before the end of this month. Maybe you should grab a copy and listen, TONY.

It is already out! Yay Rod! If there was ever a disappointing scenario where an artist turned his back on his craft and talent for money, this is it....

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:05 am

There's many individual songs and different artists that I'd listen to when I'm in an Easy Listening mood, whatever one of those moods is. So I'll just name the best albums, whether these are classified as E/L I wouldn't have the faintest clue - but when I want something to soothe mind so to speak, late at night, and not Elvis, I'll stick on one of these wonderful albums:

Carole King - Tapestry, 1971
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me, 2002
LiliAna Rose - Postage Stamp, 2009

Here's LiliAna Rose, singing one of her compositions of the album in her house. She became a YouTube sensation, and has since released 2 albums, or rather 2 EP's. The above mentioned is available on iTunes. Fantastic talent.

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Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:21 am

Just my opinion, but I feel Rod Stewart murdered the American songbook!!

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:55 am

Jove wrote:Just my opinion, but I feel Rod Stewart murdered the American songbook!!

Some of his readings are quite nice if one is into that material. The general complaint is that a novelty project turned into a decade-long diversion that took one of rock's icons and talents out of the game.

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:28 pm

[quote="keninlincs
Iam well aware of Rod Stewarts back catalogue Tony,he is however currently making easy listening music[/quote]

Mainly because he's practically lost his voice!

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:30 pm

[quote="drjohncarpenter


Oh, and a fifth volume is due before the end of this month. Maybe you should grab a copy and listen, TONY.[/quote]

No thanks. I'd rather listen to the superior originals. Rod's only doing these covers because his voice has gone. Might as well listen to Susan Boyle (God forbid)!

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:12 am

TONY wrote:No thanks. I'd rather listen to the superior originals.

Where's your apology to Ken?

You called him out, and you were VERY mistaken.

And what is your problem using the "Quote" function?

Re: Top 5 'Easy listening'?

Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:28 am

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