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    Quote Originally Posted by barrydidit View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    I don't know if any of you are into the "Easy Listening" genre (if, indeed, it is a genre) but I saw a really inneresting documentary on BBC 4 the other night all about it.

    Couldn't believe how many of the leading lights of easy listening are German - Bert Kaempfert, Klaus Wunderlich, James Last. Even Richard Clayderman is a furriner who can't speak English!

    My own favourite has to be Jimmy Webb - wrote some absolute classics with Up, Up and Away (In My Beautiful Balloon) being my favourite.

    What's your favourite EL track?
    Anything by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

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    Not sure it's the same thing but I like The Classical Chillout CDs, great for relaxing.

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    https://youtu.be/2Lp1D4Otimg

    PS Just looked it up, it's Trance - a genre of electronic music that developed during the early 1990s, in Germany!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Anything by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
    Apparently Herb got his inspiration from the bands he heard when he attended corridas on the Mexican border.

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    PS Just looked it up, it's Trance - a genre of electronic music that developed during the early 1990s, in Germany!
    The Germans again!

    I say it's atonement for giving the world Boney M!

    Going back to Up,Up and Away - I notice that the version that was a hit in the UK wasn't by the Fifth Dimension but was, in fact, covered by the Mike Sammes Singers.

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    Anyone remember Petula Clark? Don't sleep in the Subway? - A Bacharach / David classic, that one.

    In fact, a lot of the easy listening classics were Bacharach / David numbers - think The Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, BJ Thomas.

    Burt The hitmaker's still alive and performing too at the ripe old age of 89. I must get tickets the next time he's in town.

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