|With origins in the big band and swing ear of the mid 20th century Easy Listening shares its musical standing with light music and beautiful music. The ear friendly genre is often known for laid back and jazzy feel highlighted by pleasing melodies led by either instrumentation or rich and smooth vocals.
String sections, pianos, guitars, organs, basses - upright, fretted and fretless, synthesizers, percussion and drums lend themselves well to this orchestrated and romantic musical form. Mood music with dreamy, ambient textures, often soft and warm, it could be argued that Easy Listening fell out of favour with the mainstream contemporary audiences from the 1960s although performers like Tom Jones would continue to record as writers with a Burt Bacharach and Hal David touch would continue to add to the musical canon. However with a younger generation, and artists like Harry Connick Jr, re-embracing Easy Listening, names such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Engelbert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, Jack Jones and Perry Como would again become popular and gain respect with the public, musicians and bands alike.
White Beetle has made every attempt to continue this rich genre with an array of pleasing and sympathetic recordings. You can instantly preview a piece of royalty free music in this Easy Listening category by clicking Play on the adjacent Audio button, clicking the button a second time will Pause the music. While a preview is playing it is also possible to click the small Rewind button at any time to hear the track from the start again. All track previews contain an audio water mark which will be removed from the purchased product.
All pieces in this category are royalty free music and can be purchased as either MP3 (320kbps) or WAV (44.1k 16-bit) formats.