Easy Listening music is many times instrumental music that was designed to be soothing and relaxing. Unlike jazz, which demands your utmost attention, easy listening slips into the background, which is the very reason many critics and listeners dismissed the music as nothing more than disposable fluff. However, in many geographic areas in our world tensions have been created by conflicting beliefs, etc. so that many people have turned back to listening to this brand of music to help then unwind and relax.
48 Easy Listening artists are within the blog:
Ade, King Sunny (1946- ). “JA Fummi” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/JBxreBgrJSA) (RQ 9).
Afante, Justine (13 yrs old). “Never Enough” Post 47 (https://youtu.be/cmrnqxbUwVQ) (RQ 8).
Armenian Flute. Post 37 (https://youtu.be/t1v6aQHUFss) (RQ 10).
Artis, Thunderstorm (23 yrs old). ”Blackbird” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/Yk9ae17IroU) (RQ 9).
Bryant, Benicio (15 yrs old). “Who Am I” (an original) Post 37 (https://youtu.be/hKLOPrXrUUk) (RQ 7).
Butler, Jerry (1939- ). “He Will Break Your Heart” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/8xF1FOztyVs) (RQ 10+).
Cara, Alessia (25 yrs old). In 2018 Alessia won Pitchfork’s Best New Artist Award. “Here” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/UKp2CrfmVfw) (RQ 9).
Carpenter, Sabrina (22 yrs old). She is beginning to land acting roles as in Law and Order. “Skin” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/CA9E4HHHbRk) (RQ 10+).
Celtic Spirit Chants. Post 48 (https://youtu.be/QayTXe_TXh4) ( RQ 9).
Clark, Daisy (19 yrs old). “Complicated” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/Hr_Kh2VNQrA) (RQ 9).
Davies, Grace (25 yrs old). She is signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records. “Don’t Go” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/vzl4NKR4DGs) (RQ 9).
DeLeon, Carmen (19 yrs old). She has already lived in Venezuela, Barcelona and now Mexico. “El Mismo Aire” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/8LNd5S4tRN4) (RQ 10).
Duboc, Anna (15 yrs old). “Blamed It on Me” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/HnKcbLW49gY) (RQ 7).
Elkington, Miles (26 yrs old). “Hey Ya” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/5gwsTplPYBc) (RQ 8).
Elias Sahlin (16 yrs old). From Stockholm. “Polar Ice Chant” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/ybJE1x9rJHg) (RQ 10).
Evancho, Jackie (22 yrs old). She’s already produced one platinum EP and three Top200 Billboard songs. “Burn” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/PDrM8-AXI3g) (RQ 9).
Everett, Betty (1939-2001). “Let It Be Me” (with Jerry Butler) Post 6 (https://youtu.be/YwTh4OkPTb0) (RQ 9).
Floyd, Eddie (1937- ). “Knock on Wood” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/Kceiks__PsE) (RQ 8).
Folley, Jess (18 yrs old). At 14, she won the UK Voice Kids. “Got It Bad” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/t0cbEZIGUOc) (RQ 8).
Gagaku (Japan). “Flutes” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/5OA8HFUNfIk) (RQ 7).
Gilberto, Joao (1931-2019). Guitarist. “Amor Gertinho” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/6DV-xIhS9ow) (RQ 10).
Glazova, Olga (28 yr old Russian). “Harp” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/cDhHSYZeMW8) (RQ 7).
GOA Spirit. “Chants” Intended to be an intuitive healing tool. Post 48 (https://youtu.be/MpnT0rt3ZJQ) (RQ 8).
Hale, Angelica (14 yrs old). Runnerup in 12th season of America’s Got Talent.& “Shallow” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/vkStwMi6bsw) (RQ 7).
H.E.R. (Gabreilla Wilson) (25 yrs old). “Hard Place” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/zfHbuTG8IHE) (RQ 9).
Jobim, Antonio (1927-1994). From Brazil originally. “Tereza My Love” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/yaRTCObEO-8) (RQ 9).
Jordan, Angelina (16 yrs old). From Norway. Signed with Republic Records in 2020. Released new single “Million Miles.” (https://youtu.be/3KxvwuZ7oEM) (RQ 10) and “Bohemian Rhapsody” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/qF0JV28vgLw) (RQ 9).
Kelly, Amir (23 yrs old). A master of existing in multiple worlds. “Maui” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/2KB9sKGC9Mk) (RQ 9).
Kostov, Kristian (22 yrs old). He represented Bulgaria in the 2017 Eurovision. “Beautiful Mess” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/aX2viNRWFq8) (RQ 10).
Kuti, Fela (1938-1997). From Nigeria. Considered to be the pioneer of Afrobeat. “Palm Wine” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/FTIDUPStr2s) (RQ 8).
Larsson, Zara (24 yrs old). From Sweden. She has recorded six singles one (“Symphony”) of which topped the charts in the UK. An earlier song is: “Uncover” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/U-PXEe-qeK4) (RQ 9).
Lenae, Ravyn (23 yrs old). She is from Chicago and is currently signed to Atlantic Records and the Three Twenty Three Music Group. She is also a member of the musical collective Zero Fatigue. “4 Leaf Clover” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/YzI76YfVXD4) (RQ 8).
Leao, Nara (1942-1989). A Brazillian bossa nova singer. “Garota de Ipanema” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/OLGpU2WsDwQ) (RQ 9).
Lewis, Barbara (1943- ). Her smooth style influenced rhythm and blues. “Hello Stranger” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/-k0wveWxF2w) (RQ 8).
Maley, Manon (19 yrs old). “Writings on the Wall” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/AD3J9QUdBwQ) (RQ 8).
Mallrat (Grace Shaw) (23 yrs old). From Australia. “Charlie” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/9C1flskssaQ) (RQ 8).
Maxtoon (Maia) (21 yrs old). From Oakland, CA. Has produced three albums. She plays the uke. “Prom Dress” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/AeUeLzBO0go) (RQ 8).
Miller, Bea (23 yrs old). Signed to Hollywood Records.“Feel Something” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/3eLfRb6_Css) (RQ 8).
Moody Blues (1967). “Nights in White Satin, Go Now & Days of Future Passed” Posts 7, 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/QdykXAT19Go) (RQ 10).
Nadal, Kitchie (1980- ). From Manila, Philippines. Was the lead singer of the alternative rock band Mojofly. “Majika” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/CswGO501J6w) (RQ 6).
Naruto. “Sadness & Sorrow” (Floor Harp). Post 48 (https://youtu.be/wEWF2xh5E8s) (RQ 9).
Pamoja, Tuko. “African Relaxing Music” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/Njj4CX4OAMU) (RQ 10).
Parks, Arlo (21 yrs old). Her debut studio album (Collapsed in Sunbeams) was released in 2021 and charted No3 in the UK. “Sophie” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/6ljQX9DUhOY) (RQ 8).
Parx, Tayla (28 yrs old). In 2018, Tayla is credited with co-writing three Top10 Billboard singles (Love Lies, Thank U. Next and High Hopes). One of her songs: “Slow Dancing” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/OVfEoyKJnRk) (RQ 7).
Rodriguez (Japan) Shakuhachi (1978- ). From Argentina. “Flutes” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/hmRPECd9Yig) (RQ 9).
Ruby & The Romantics (1961-1971). The group was comprised of Ruby Nash, George Lee, Ronald Mosely, Leroy Fann and Ed Roberts. They were from Akron, Ohio. Topping the Billboard chart in 1963 was: “Our Day Will Come” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/qw9RVjEN9OI) (RQ 10).
Simpson, Cody (25 yrs old). From Australia. Since his debut, he has released three solo studio albums (Paradise, Surfers Paradise and Free). Between 2018-2019 he portrayed Dmitry on Broadway in Anastasia. On top of all this, he was a competitive swimmer. In 2012, he had won gold medals in the 100 fly and 200 IM at the Queensland Swimming Championships. One of his songs: “Golden Thing”’Post 37 (https://youtu.be/YmFX6xVWR3I) (RQ 10).
Sinatra, Frank (1935-1995). was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the “Chairman of the Board” and later called “Ol’ Blue Eyes”, Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He is among the world’s best-selling music artists with an estimated 150 million record sales. Sinatra never learned how to read music well, he had a fine, natural understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. He could follow a lead sheet (simplified sheet music showing a song’s basic structure) during a performance by “carefully following the patterns and groupings of notes arranged on the page” and made his own notations to the music, using his ear to detect semitonal differences. He charted 44 songs on Billboard. But, only two were No1s: “Strangers in the Night” (1966) (https://youtu.be/Fd_3EkGr0-4) (RQ 10+) and “Something Stupid” (1967) (https://youtu.be/Y_t2gNCXYbY) (RQ 10+) a duet with his daughter Nancy.
Singh, Arijit (1987- ). He sings predominantly in Hindi and Bengali, but has also performed in various other Indian languages. He is the recipient of a National Award and six Filmfare Awards. One of his recordings: “Bollywood, Best Of” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/HPkydJOXXNs) (RQ 10).
T-Bones (1963-1966). The studio recordings of all of their albums but the last were done by American session musicians, The Wrecking Crew. One of their best recordings: “No Matter What Shape.” https://youtu.be/xfdL62ss-vQ (RQ 8).
Thomas, Irma (1941- ). From New Orleans. Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. An excellent recording of hers: “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/wPT4UizFUEY) (RQ 9).
Thompson, Ayoni (21 yrs old). Ayoni is a senior at Thornton School of Music from Barbados. She was awarded the USC Thornton School of Music Scholarship Award (2021). Was raised in North America, Singapore, and Jakarta. One of her songs: “Wife You Up” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/Ny8f7JWlPuA) (RQ 9).
Thompson, Jasmine (21 yrs old). She is an English singer and songwriter. Thompson began her career at the age of ten by filming herself singing and uploading the videos to YouTube. One of her popular recordings: “Sun Goes Down” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/mVqDkDzAGkY) (RQ 9).
UMI – Tierra Wilson (23 yrs old). Born in Seattle, Washington, she attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out in 2019 in order to pursue music. A recording of hers: “Remember Me” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/CLcEe3uYlmI) (RQ 8).
Vanderwaal, Grace (18 yrs old). From Lenexa, Kansas (a suburb of Overland Park). She is known for her distinctive vocals and has often accompanied herself on the ukulele. Since first appearing on “AGT (2018),” VanderWaal has built a successful movie and film career. She recently started in the Disney+ adaption of the young adult novel “Stargirl,” which premiered in March. And she’s released two EPs and one full-length album, “Just the Beginning,” An example of her work: “Today & Tomorrow” (Uke) Post 37 (https://youtu.be/plkC6SiyD00) (RQ 10).
Volur Norse Viking (978 BC). The Völva in the Viking age were the predecessors of the medieval witches. A Völva is not something that just dates back to the Viking age, a Völva is, in fact, very ancient, and their roots go back more than 2.000 – 3.000 years. A sample of their music: Post 48 (https://youtu.be/rR5tQLix8uw) (RQ 10+).