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Edges of a Canyon: Easy Listening & Avant Garde music from America 1959-1979 | A Mixtape by Travis Weller


Half of this music I heard as a kid; in the car, in stores, elevators, etc. Everyone heard it. The other half, I unearthed in fine arts libraries. Difficult to commodify, this is music you rarely encounter. One track from each stack for every year, whiplash style! We begin in '59, at the dawn of the experimental 60s; and end in '79 when Billboard mag re-branded "Easy Listening" as "Adult Contemporary." Adjacent tracks are seemingly a million genre-miles apart, yet somehow, in a conversation.

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