Category Archives: Easy Listening

(Mar. 7, 2015): Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – This Guy’s In Love With You

From the 1968 album, The Beat of the Brass.  The first and definitive version of this Burt Bacharach and Hal David tune.  The 1968 single indicates that it is an Alpert solo recording.  I can recall hearing this for the first in … Continue reading

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(May 7, 2014): Lambchop – Up With People (Zero 7 remix)

A twofer today.  First Lampchop’s “Up With People” from the 2000 EP, Up With People!  The tune appears on the album Nixon, but the EP is the only place to find the Zero 7 remix).  The title of the song is … Continue reading

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(Sept 7, 2013): Johnny Mathis – Misty

From the 1959 7″ single, Misty / The Story of Our Love.   This Erroll Garner classic — a signature tune for Mathis —  also featured on his long player, Heavenly.  For reasons I cannot remember now, I used to whistle … Continue reading

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(Nov 10, 2012): Percy Faith and His Orchestra – Theme from “A Summer Place”

From the 1959 single, Theme from “A Summer Place”/Go-Go-Po-Go. This song has the distinction of being on top of the Billboard charts the week I was born (Mar 20, 1960). It still holds the record for time spent at number … Continue reading

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(Oct 12, 2012): DeVotchKa – Somethin’ Stupid

From the 2006 covers EP, Curse Your Little Heart.  For this outing, DeVotchKa provides new music with the title track and five disparate covers — everything from Carson Parks easy listening track that you get here to the Velvet Underground’s … Continue reading

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