Monday, 6 July 2015

Easy Listening music - Identification help needed

Our friend Suffering Fools has asked again for our help in identifying some Easy Listening music from a contemporary recording:

Please listen to these fragments of Easy Listening recordings and leave a comment with any information you may have that could help identify them. Thank you. Time index follows below:

0:05 - Fragment 1
0:26 - Fragment 2
0:59 - Fragment 3
1:30 - Fragment 4 (Once in a While)
2:07 - Fragment 5 (Gone with the Wind)
3:22 - Fragment 6 (Cycles)
3:51 - Fragment 7 (Night and Day)
4:27 - Fragment 8
5:00 - Fragment 9
 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Mark,

    I access your blogspot on a regular basis and I am fully appreciative of all the beautiful music that you so kindly share with us.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Unfortunately I have absolutely no recognition of any of the music that you want identifying. Sorry that I cannot help.

    All the best in your sarch for the answers.

    Cheers,

    Douglas (UK)

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  2. Some of the fragments are too short and don't actually include the melodies, so it's quite impossible to identify them.

    Fragment 3 is "My Silent Love".

    Fragment 5 is not "Gone With The Wind"; that is a different tune entirely. This one is "Tara's Theme" from the movie Gone With The Wind. Big difference.

    I have no idea who performed any of this music.

    - der bajazzo

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  3. Thanks, der bajazzo. A person with encyclopedic knowledge of the genre could identify these recordings without the benefit of the melody, and indeed has already done so in the case of fragments 8 and 9!

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  4. Hi Mark.
    The track Night And Day is play by: Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra.
    Newton, from Brazil

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  5. Fragment 3 is "My Silent Love", by Caesar Giovannini.
    Fragment 6 (Cycles) - by Joe Reisman (recorded on Reader's Digest
    Fragment 8 - Snowbird by Ronnie Aldrich

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  6. Many thanks! Only 1, 2 and 4 (Once in a While) still unidentified.

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  7. @ Suffering Fools:
    The only person I know of who is still alive and has encyclopedic knowledge of the genre is Alan Bunting. You could do worse than consult him at http://www.robertfarnonsociety.org.uk/

    - der bajazzo

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  8. Thanks, db, I'll give that a go.

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  9. Shazam identified fragment 2 as "Moon of Manakoora by Ferrante & Teicher"

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJaWmQ3CqI

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  10. Excellent! Thanks, guess Shazam is better than SoundHound! :)

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  11. Shazam has now identified fragment 1 as Spanish Eyes by Leroy Holmes. This leaves only fragment 4! Whose version of Once in a While?

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  12. Alan Bunting was stumped by #4, which could make that the most obscure easy listening track in the world.

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