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BIKINI BEACH
To Listen:
Fast: Sun-bleached blondes and surfin' safaris of the early 60s, complete with background doo-wop vocals.
SPY DUDES
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Up-Tempo: Evocative of trench coat, lamp post and hidden camera, this dramatic action theme pushes forward with unrelenting mystery and suspense.
FEMME FATALE
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Moderate: A swank and sultry piece of night-beat jazz, reminiscent of Film Noir's smoke-filled rooms and the woman in the red dress.
DANGER CHASE
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Fast: Suspicion and intrigue mark this secret agent theme. A cat-and-mouse game of dodging danger while in hot pursuit of the bad guy.
COUNTRY PICKERS
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Fast: This lively barn-storming romp through musical passages of incredible dexterity shows off the impressive talents of some of the best pickers in the country.
QUICK AND CLEVER
To Listen:
Fast: Jazz violin at a fleet-footed pace. Features virtuoso acoustic guitar riffs, brushes on the drums, and a harried upright bass incessantly driving the tempo. Lightening fast and very cool.
CARE-FREE DAYS
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Moderate: Time out for leisure and travel, or just a backyard barbecue with plenty of sunshine and iced tea. This versatile southern blues tune sports just a hint of Dixie, plantation life and the Mississippi.
SMOKIN' SWING (Core Mix)
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: This big band swing tune is hot! So, press your zoot suit and just see if you can sit still.
SMOKIN' SWING (Full Mix with Guitar)
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: This big band swing tune is hot! So, press your zoot suit and just see if you can sit still.
AFTER HOURS
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Moderate: Walk into a smoky nightclub to check out this cool jazz combo. Laced with liquid guitar licks and relaxed piano.
BIG-SKY ADVENTURE
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Fast: Evoke some western majesty with orchestral sweeps as wide as the prairie sky. Everything from a hint of hoedown to the grit and spectacle of a cattle drive.
DUSTY TRAIL
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Moderate: Straight out of the movies. Imagine a cowpoke on his ambling pony coming into town and doffing his hat to a mining-town maid.
SHOWDOWN (Full Mix)
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Up-Tempo: Gunslinger guitar and sly, tongue-in-cheek strings portray the western ambiance of coiled rattlers, tumbleweed and trigger fingers.
SHOWDOWN (Underscore)
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: Gunslinger guitar and sly, tongue-in-cheek strings portray the western ambiance of coiled rattlers, tumbleweed and trigger fingers.
AULD LANG SYNE
To Listen:
Slow: Honoring the past, this nostalgic melody waves a graceful good-bye with elegance, tenderness and sincerity.
BIG BAND NOSTALGIA
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Moderate: Evoking the black-tie elegance of nostalgic ballrooms, this Basie-esque arrangement features tight muted brass and seamless solo licks flowing over a solid rhythm section.
DISCO
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Up-Tempo: With plenty of dance floor hustle, sleek background vocals and all the classic disco cliches, this cut is ideal for retro products, flashbacks and boomer college reunions.
MOTOWN SOUND (Full Mix)
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Up-Tempo: The soul of the mid 60s. Featuring all the classic Detroit drum riffs and horn licks.
MOTOWN SOUND (Underscore)
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Up-Tempo: The soul of the mid 60s. Featuring all the classic Detroit drum riffs and horn licks.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
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Up-Tempo: This cut's unpretentious strings offer a hint of Southern charm and a return to the simple life. It's free, like the weekend after a long week. It creates a backdrop for the basic pleasures - without stress, without pressure, without attachment.
TEXAS SWING
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Up-Tempo: Young country at its best. A high-energy rockabilly track with plenty of ranch fiddle, barn-dance steel guitar and tasty piano.
DEEP SOUTH
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Up-Tempo: Plantation blues of the "Old South" featuring authentic dusty dobro and humble harmonica.
ELECTION CAMPAIGN
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Up-Tempo: Portray strength, confidence, dependability and pride with this brilliant collage of orchestral flourishes and military rhythms. The ideal music track for news updates and global events.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
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Moderate: A deeply moving arrangement of this memorable classic. From intimate phrases to majestic swells, the smooth combination of instrumental elegance and choral warmth will leave you misty-eyed.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (w/o Child)
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Moderate: A deeply moving arrangement of this memorable classic. From intimate phrases to majestic swells, the smooth combination of instrumental elegance and choral warmth will leave you misty-eyed.
BATTLE HYMN
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Up-Tempo: Experience the thrill of bold percussive cadences, brass fanfares and expansive string crescendos as this famous historical theme marches from distant challenge to final victory.
OLD-TIME BLUES
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Moderate: The authentic style of early 20th century jazz. This soulful piece of true art-music strolls along, in no hurry, with a quaint melody, original upright bass and brushes on the snare drum. Slightly humorous in places, consistently tasteful throughout.
SCENIC LAND (Placid/Active)
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Varied: Echoing the home-spun simplicity of America's heartland, this attractive music is the perfect accompaniment for rural scenes and nature documentaries.
SCENIC LAND (Active)
To Listen:
Varied: Echoing the home-spun simplicity of America's heartland, this attractive music is the perfect accompaniment for rural scenes and nature documentaries.
SCENIC LAND (Placid)
To Listen:
Varied: Echoing the home-spun simplicity of America's heartland, this attractive music is the perfect accompaniment for rural scenes and nature documentaries.
ZYDECO
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Fast: Party music personified. This festive and exuberant ensemble romps through Cajun country with authentic accordions, mandolins and tuba. Complete with a lagniappe of incredible snare-drumming.
COSMOPOLITAN
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Up-Tempo: An easy swing of straight-ahead jazz. A cool flute and a piano-bar trio make a perfect combination for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
CLASSIC COUNTRY
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Up-Tempo: This good-time, good-natured, good ol' boy background track trots along with a homespun good-neighbor attitude.
PATRIOTIC
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Up-Tempo: This colorful orchestral march campaigns for pride and freedom with a panoply of martial panache.
RAGTIME
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Moderate: A quaint, turn-of-the-century piano rag, reminiscent of the authentic style heard in old-time salons and parlors.
DIXIELAND
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Up-Tempo: The good-time, roaring 20's legacy of New Orleans, complete with campy cowbell, slide trombone and Satchmo's trumpet.
BIG BAND
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Fast: Unmistakably swing, from the days of live radio and the jitterbug, it's the inimitable sound of the war years.
NOSTALGIC
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Slow: A sentimental reverie for violin and guitars. Reminiscent of small towns, by-gone days and fond memories.
50'S ROCK 'N ROLL
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Fast: Packed with all the early rock 'n roll riffs, a la Chuck and Jerry Lee.
BLUE GRASS
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Up-Tempo: Authentic banjo and harmonica head up this happy back-porch performance. Listen for the twangy jews harp.
AFRICA
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Up-Tempo: Log drums, mbira (African thumb piano) and mysterious male voices intertwine as this rhythmic safari unfolds.
BAGPIPES
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Moderate: This classic sound of the Isles. Backed by a mighty complement of military drums.
MIDDLE EAST
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Fast: A feverish and mystic dance of dulcimers, oboes and tambourines. Includes an improvisatory gamelon section.
HOTSTUFF (Awards Show - Cue #2)
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Up-Tempo: Personality prancing out.
MILITARY MARCH (Awards Show - Cue #5)
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Up-Tempo: Honor, order and pomp.
COWGIRL BOOTS
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Up-Tempo: Sassy pedal steel, fiddle and dobro team up to strut a seductive, "come hither" sashay.
COWGIRL BOOTS (Underscore)
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Up-Tempo: Sassy pedal steel, fiddle and dobro team up to strut a seductive, "come hither" sashay.
DRIVIN' BLUES (Full Mix)
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Up-Tempo: Promote a product or propel a scene with this punchy little tune. Complete with crisp jazzy flute, funky guitars and classic Hammond B3 organ.
DRIVIN' BLUES (Underscore)
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: Promote a product or propel a scene with this punchy little tune. Complete with crisp jazzy flute, funky guitars and classic Hammond B3 organ.
ROCKIN' IT
To Listen:
Fast: Fun, head-bobbin' and free, this country-influenced arena rock piece is ideal for getting the audience's attention and their hearts pumping.
FUNK A DELIC
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Up-Tempo: The classic sounds of early urban street funk. This soulful and sassy cut could be the theme for a hip private detective, a street fight, or a battle of attitudes.
CLASS OF '69
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: With a retro-rock style all boomers bond with, this cut is perfect for class reunions and historical retrospectives.
COWBOY STRUT
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Up-Tempo: This cocky piece struts on the scene with a funky Southern style. It's kicky - and it kicks, with a presence that says "You've got everyone's attention." If it were a person it would be the best looking guy at the bar and the star player on the football team.
MELANCHOLY JAZZ
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Slow: Right out of the 1940s and 50s, this deeply pensive and moody number conjures up a dimly-lit lounge, a quiet corner table, and smoky candlelight. The smooth guitar improvisations are masterfully executed on an authentic Gibson L5.
COUNTRY TRAVELER
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Fast: Joyride down an old country road, do some ranchin' and ropin' or just go sightseeing on your day off. This brisk-paced hoe-down music sports hillbilly harmonica, chicken-pickin' guitar and authentic dobro.
SOPRANO SAX
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Moderate: Bluesy and urbane, with just a hint of droll tongue-in-cheek. This sax virtually talks to you.
BLUES
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Up-Tempo: This grooving beat features the inimitable sound of the classic amplified harmonica romping against B.B.'s blues guitar and killer piano. A really fun cut.
BE-BOP
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Fast: A virtuoso performance by this brilliant jazz quartet. Intelligent and stunning melodic lines flawlessly executed at a break-neck pace.
TRUMPET ECHOES
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Slow: A stately and dignified fanfare performed by a lone trumpeter.
JAZZ BASS
To Listen:
Up-Tempo: The foundation of classic jazz. Pizzicato string bass and finger snaps with a delightful medium bounce.
JAZZ
To Listen:
Moderate: A blues guitar mingling with a cool groove, interspersed with tasty vibraphone and jazz-flute solos.
BALLAD
To Listen:
Moderate: Sounds like a 50's-60's rock 'n roll classic. Features a crooning sax with a swooning guitar solo.
PIANO RECITAL
To Listen:
Moderate: Pensive and salon-like.
COTTON PICKIN'
To Listen:
Fast: Featuring mandolin.
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