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Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra: Studio 102 Essentials

101 Strings Orchestra & Les Baxter

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Very evocative of a time when music meant something

I rememember growing up hearing all the noise about elevator music and stuff like that, I get it. It wasn't pop music so therefore it was odd or old fashioned or something. Little did I know that the music that I had been the soundtrack of my life was to be catagorized as such. What do I mean by this? Well to me, I recall these types of songs playing, always in the background of most of my daily experiences. Yes I seem to recall them playing in elevators. But they also played in supermarkets and department stores. To me these songs, or types of songs bring back memories of my growing up.


Formed: 1957

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

One of the most prolific and reliable names in instrumental easy listening music, the 101 Strings Orchestra has literally recorded hundreds of albums since its inception in 1957. Their trademark sound is built on a reverence for melody, pristine production, and a pleasant, relaxing ambience; while occasional albums have concentrated on brass, piano, guitars, and even mild rock & roll rhythms, the string section — true to the group's name — nearly always remains front and center, because...
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