Swank Café relives the golden age of production music by bringing the best compositions recorded in the 1940s – early 1980s from legendary composers, including Syd Dale, Keith Mansfield, Sam Fonteyn, and Johnny Pearson.
Fresh from the Vault
- 13 Feb 2023
Gerhard Trede was one of the most prolific composers in history. The three decades from 1952-1982 were Gerhard's most productive years. He wrote over 3,000 pieces, with some attributed to his pseudonym Victo Cavini. This staggering volume is the largest music archive by a single composer. His music has been used in various productions, from documentaries to TV shows to feature films, even to this day.
- 06 Feb 2023
1976 was certainly a sizzling and scintillating year. Rocky, Jimmy Carter, Apple Computers Inc., NASA’s space shuttle Enterprise, there was even a 6.5 Earthquake in North Eastern Italy. But something else was rocking Italy during that year. And it was more of a Psychedelic Funk attack from Freedom Powe
- 30 Jan 2023
Decades before Brian May shredded his way into immortality, there was Bert Weedon. Before Jimmy Page "theremin-ed" his path to Stairway to Heaven, Bert was already there.
- 23 Jan 2023
Jazz band archives from the legendary Kosinus library bring swing band pomp and vintage energy to any production. These archival tracks were originally recorded in the ‘60s and preserved by the storied French music library Kosinus
- 09 Jan 2023
The APM vault contains hundreds, if not thousands, of works by bonafide geniuses.