Soul in the Bones
Ray Charles and James Brown had it and you want it; a soulful music background for the production you’ve made your life’s work. Soulful music combines elements of African-American music, gospel music, jazz and R&B but Soul music also emphasizes gospel-music devices, vocalists and a blending of religious and secular themes. It’s evolved from the unique music heard on the 60s musical hit “Soul Train” to the soulful styles and sounds of artists Mary J. Blige and Joss Stone today.
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More Jazz Royalty Free MusicGenre :: December 19, 2012
Soul in the Bones
Jazzin’ it Up
You’ll find the perfect background music for your projects when searching for royalty free Soothing Background Jazz Music in the SmartSound library. We’ve got a mix of jazz in all flavors—Rhythm & Blues, Cool Jazz, Fusion, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz and oh yes, World Fusion Jazz. SmartSound’s technology allows you to control the intensity of the instrumentals to enhance your scenes and stamp your project with success.
Funky Royalty Free Music is all about the beat and groove, with the accent on danceable smooth. It de-emphasizes melody and harmony, with bass and drums predominating, and electric instruments thrown in. James Brown is called the father of funk; when he originated the style in the late 1960’s he took elements of jazz, soul and R&B, and streamlined them to create the funky sound that’s still just right for any scene needing a cool boost.
Check out Smartsound’s Slam Funk, for the gamut of what funk is about. Friend or Funk, billed as funk for the new millennium jams R&B Band with Organ breakdown to punch up Product Videos and On Hold music. This pulsating track is slick and edgy. Pump up action and chase scenes with Funk Proof—driving guitars and piping hot organ give the track a punchy Motown vibe.
Mellow jazz music can be used to portray several different scenarios: beach scenes, romance, coffeehouses, elevator music, and more. SmartSound has the beats for all these occasions in our in-depth jazz collection. Here are five songs that we would like to highlight to start your browsing off right:
Looking to escape for a while? Westwind is a jazzy cut can underscore all sorts of projects, from travel stories to corporate videos. It features acoustic guitar and a groovy bass line that will have listeners thinking about a special time they spent on a white, sandy beach. This and other tunes from the Travel & Leisure album help you to relax and unwind with casual music for your travel footage. Whether taking a stroll in the plaza or going for a weekend jaunt, these tracks are the perfect travel companions.
A singer in a jazz tune can add a whole new element to either a slow, silky number or a fast, racing beat that has the ability to blow you back with its huge sound. It’s hard to imagine what great jazz songs would have sounded like without vocalists like Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and others at the front. SmartSound channels some of the greats of yesteryear with its vocal jazz collection – it is sure to truly reach listeners with the added instrument of the voice.
It's the soundtrack for strolls down big city streets, the sunny deck of a private pool at a Miami resort, a pensive moment on an isolated California beach. A warm saxophone sets the tone, a piano answers and perhaps an acoustic guitar interrupts the conversation.
It's smooth jazz and very few musical styles have the ability to create a distinctive backdrop for so many different scenes. If your next production calls for musical accompaniment that can be both unobtrusive and filled with personality, consider one of SmartSound Inc’s distinctive royalty free smooth jazz collections.
Check out earlier suggestions in a post from June 4, 2013, when Funky Royalty Free Music was the topic.
Singing saxophone and cool piano strike up a slick collaboration in Stephan Sechi’s Da Vibe from Acid Jazz Vol. 2. Bring this hip hop background in for infusing club scenes or pretend tough guy acts with the required funky foundation. Smooth vocals add to the groove.
Cool Jazz from SmartSound swims in and out of consciousness, while continuing to weave its magic of laid-back ambience.
From Romance & Memories, “After Five,” evokes elegant evenings of subtle candlelight and quiet entertainment. Jazz Combo and Piano strike an urbane, sophisticated mood in this cool jazz ballad, also an effective background track for narration.
A little later in the evening, for On Hold Music, bring out “After Eight,” a jazz outing laced with liquid guitar licks and relaxed piano from album Light and Jazzy . You’ll feel like you just walked into a smoky nightclub, instead sitting on the shelf for your designated “wait time.” Bluesy and intimate, it definitely makes you feel suave and cool, while you cool your heals…
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