Billy May - Billy May's Bacchanalia! - Capitol Records - Easy Listening
Track ListingA1 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (2:40)
A2 Cocktails For Two (2:29)
A3 Cheek To Cheek (2:33)
A4 You And The Night And The Music (3:09)
A5 Pick Yourself Up (2:23)
A6 Show Me The Way To Go Home (3:02)
B1 Little Brown Jug (2:34)
B2 Makin\' Whoopie! (3:09)
B3 Bacchanalia (2:16)
B4 Let\'s Put Out The Lights (2:17)
B5 Accent On Youth (2:46)
B6 It\'s The Natural Thing To Do (2:35)
Media Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
|Title||Billy May's Bacchanalia!|
|Catalogue||ED 26 0420 1|
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Information on the Easy Listening GenreEasy listening (also known as orchestral pop) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s. It is related to middle-of-the-road (MOR) music and encompasses instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals. It was differentiated from the mostly instrumental beautiful music format by its variety of styles, including a percentage of vocals, arrangements and tempos to fit various day parts during the broadcast day.
Easy listening music is often confused with so-called elevator music provided by Muzak Holdings and other music services for malls and elevators, or lounge music, but while it was popular in some of the same venues it bore only modest resemblance to the background sound of this kind of music.
A significant portion of easy listening music is purely instrumental and included some big band and orchestral arrangements of standards, themes from movies, bossa nova hits and small instrumental ensembles playing instrumental versions of popular songs, including light jazz and even some soft rock and roll.