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Percy Faith

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Percy Faith was one of the most popular easy listening recording artists of the '50s and '60s. Not only did he have a number of hit albums and singles under his own name, but Faith was responsible for arranging hits by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, and Burl Ives, among others, as the musical director for Columbia Records in the '50s.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Faith was a child piano prodigy, giving his first recital at Massey Hall at the age of 15 and playing various movie theaters, providing the soundtrack to silent films. His career as a concert pianist was cut short when he injured his hands in a fire when he was 18. Faith moved into arranging, beginning with local, hotel orchestras but quickly moving to radio. It was here where he developed his lush pop-instrumental style. For most of the '30s, he worked on Canadian Broadcast Company. At the end of the decade his radio show, Music by Faith, was also being aired within the United States.

Upset with CBC slashing the budget of his program, Faith moved to Chicago in 1940. Shortly afterward, he relocated to New York; by 1945, he had become an official U.S. citizen. Working for NBC in New York, he arranged and conducted for a number of shows and singers, including Coca-Cola's radio show and Buddy Clark. During the late '40s, he recorded for both Decca and RCA Victor.

Faith joined Columbia Records as musical director and a recording artist in 1950. While he arranged traditional pop songs, as well as show tunes, folk songs, and traditional pop songs for the label's vocalists, Faith became a pioneer of easy listening "mood music" with his own albums. In addition to popularizing the light, orchestrated pop, he was the first to record albums solely consisting of songs from Broadway shows; he also was one of the first mainstream composers/arrangers to experiment with Latin rhythms.

Faith had his first number one single, "Delicado," in 1952. In the mid-'50s, he began composing film scores, beginning with the Oscar-nominated collaboration with George Stoll, Love Me or Leave Me. But he scored his biggest hit of the 1960s with a piece of music written by another film composer. His late-1959 recording of Max Steiner's "The Theme From 'A Summer Place'" became a number one hit in 1960 and earned Faith his first Grammy. As rock & roll took over popular music in the early '60s and his work became more schlocky in format (easy listening arrangements of Beatles and pop/rock songs, etc.), the musical quotient remained high, thanks in large part to Faith's arranging skills and penchant for picking good material. Faith slowly withdrew from a professional career in the late '60s, but continued recording until just before his death in 1976. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Cub Koda, Rovi

Title: Black Or White

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Rock

Title: Behind

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Winter Dress

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Epic

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: South Pacific

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Title: Touch Down

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Carefree

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: My Love

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Percy Faith (Vol 2)

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Summertime

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Concerto For Harp

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: La Mer

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Evergreen Super Hits

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Forest Walk

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Noble Blue

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Golden Days

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Greatest Hits

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Duckling

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Rock

Title: Viva

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Percy Faith (Vol 1)

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Super Bright Hits

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: One By One

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Share My Heart

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Pop

Title: Delightful Trip

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Title: Porgy And Bess

Artist: Percy Faith

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Title: Rainbow Bubble

Artist: Percy Faith

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Symphony of Love

Genre: Pop

Title: Bye Bye Love

Genre: Pop

Title: Easy Listening Vol. 4

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Title: Grandes Orquestas

Genre: Pop

Title: The Hits of 1953

Genre: Pop

Title: Grandes Orquestas

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Featuring albums

Title: Wish Upon a Star

Artist: Peggy King

Genre: Pop

Title: Lover Man

Artist: Sarah Vaughan

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Title: An Education

Artist: Various Artists

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