Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Duck's Memory Bag - 1960

I was three years old when the theme from "A Summer Place" by Percy Faith and his orchestra became a hit. I don't remember when I first heard this song, but it was some time after, probably 1963 or 1964. My father purchased a reel to reel tape player/recorder, and the Greatest Hits of Percy Faith was one of the first reels that he bought. He'd play it on Sunday mornings after church, and I grew to love with this breezy, schmaltzy, waltzy, ethereal tune. The 60's musical counterculture, with all its edginess, was still a few years from full rebellious bloom.

If Susan's Husband's theory of conservation of angst is correct, then Percy Faith represented the angst-balancing maestro of heart-lightening fantasy for the war-weary Greatest Generation.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ali said...

wow...very interesting site, thank you!!

October 03, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger monix said...

Thanks for the memory! Wasn't that smooth music just wonderful, who needs edge?

October 04, 2007 1:23 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

This is going to get confusing.

October 05, 2007 2:10 PM  

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