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Percy Faith

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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: April 7, 1908 | Died: February 9, 1976    

One of the founding fathers of easy listening, but not always the purveyor of pablum he's made out to be. Faith was a child prodigy on the piano, but his hopes for a career as a concert pianist ended when he injured his hands in a fire when he was 18. He switched to arranging and conducting, working in hotel and theater orchestras in Toronto and eventually landing his own radio show on CBC in 1938.

In 1940, Faith moved to Chicago and became a naturalized citizen a few years later. He moved to New York City and worked in radio for a while until he joined the A&R staff of Decca. By 1950, he was working for Mitch Miller at Columbia, who found Faith's rich but not overbearing string work perfect for the sound he was trying to cultivate. Faith began recording instrumentals under his own name in 1951 and soon had a #1 hit with his adaptation of a popular Brazilian song, “Delicado.” Faith had three #1 hits: “Delicado” in 1952; “Theme from 'Moulin Rouge'” in 1953, and “Theme from 'A Summer Place'” in 1960....
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    Chinatown Featuring The Entertainer - Summer Place '76

    Columbia
    2003
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    2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)

    Columbia
    1977
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    Christmas Album

    Columbia
    1976
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    Emmanuelle The Joys Of A Woman

    Columbia
    1976
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    Great Moments Of Percy Faith

    Columbia
    1976
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    Country Bouquet

    Columbia
    1974
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    Clair

    Columbia
    1973
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Theme From A Summer Place

Columbia Records (1960)
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