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Percy Faith was a band leader and famous instrumental artist. In 1960, after the big band era ended and well into the rock era, Percy Faith had a number one hit song with The Theme From A Summer Place. This instrumental band song became the top song of the year, top song of the decade, and perhaps the top instrumental of the recorded era. In 1969, Percy Faith remade the song with vocals. Then in 1976, he redid the song again as an instrumental dance version, retitling it Summer Place '76.
Aside from this spectacular achievement with Summer Place, Percy Faith had a long career as a band leader, and performed many movie scores and show tunes over the years. He worked with singers like Tony Bennett, Doris Day, and Johnny Mathis.
The Shillelagh Singers, as shown occasionally, were the regular backup vocal group for Percy Faith, even where not credited, up to at least 1954. They were also known as Ray Charles Singers.


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  1 Amor   1944  
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  2 Stardust   1944  
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  3 All Through The Night   1947  
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  4 I Cross My Fingers   1949  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Russ Emery  
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  5 Christmas In Killarney   1950  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with The Shillelagh Singers  
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  6 Christmas In My Heart   1950  
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  7 All My Love   1950  
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  8 Tzin-Tzun-Tzan   1950  
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  9 I Was Dancing With Someone   1950  
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  10 In The Middle Of A Riddle   1950  
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  11 Sleigh Ride   1950  
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  12 Grandfather Kringle   1951  
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  13 The Twelve Days Of Christmas   1951  
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  14 Blue Velvet   1951  
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  15 You Are The One (De Temps En Temps)   1951  
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  16 Goodbye John   1951  
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  17 On Top Of Old Smoky   1951  
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  18 The Wondrous Word (Of The Lord)   1951  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Les Scott and The Skylarks  
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  19 I Want To Be Near You   1951  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Peter Hanley  
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  20 When The Saints Go Marching In   1951  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with All Star Dixielanders  
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  21 Delicado   1951  
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  22 The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)   1952  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Felicia Sanders  
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  23 Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil)   1952  
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  24 Return To Paradise   1952  
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  25 Many Times   1953  
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  26 Genevieve   1953  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Burt Taylor  
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  27 Dream, Dream, Dream   1953  
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  28 The Bandit   1953  
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  29 Joy To The World   1954  
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  30 Would You   1954  
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  31 If Hearts Could Talk (Theme Of Abdullah The Great)   1954  
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  32 Land Of The Pharoahs   1955  
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  33 The Rose Tattoo   1955  
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  34 Valley Valparaiso   1955  
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  35 With A Little Bit Of Luck   1955  
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  36 Baby Doll   1956  
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  37 We All Need Love   1956  
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  38 Till   Apr 1957  
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  39 What's It Like In Paree?   Oct 1957  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra with Barbara Manners  
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  40 Ave Maria   Apr 1958  
  Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith Orchestra  
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  41 Indiscreet   Aug 1958  
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  42 Goin' Home Train   Mar 1959  
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  43 The Theme From A Summer Place 1   Feb 1960  
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  44 Sons And Lovers   Jun 1960  
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  45 Theme For Young Lovers   Jun 1960  
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  46 Theme From The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs   Nov 1960  
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  47 Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia   Feb 1963  
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  48 The Sound Of Surf   Sep 1963  
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  49 We Need A Little Christmas   Dec 1966  
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  50 Yellow Days   Sep 1967  
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  51 Can't Take My Eyes Off You   Nov 1967  
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  52 Zorba   Feb 1969  
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  53 Theme From A Summer Place   Aug 1969  
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  54 Everything's All Right   Feb 1971  
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  55 Theme From Summer Of '42   Jun 1971  
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  56 Crunchy Granola Suite   Dec 1973  
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  57 Hill Where The Lord Hides   Apr 1974  
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  58 Theme From Chinatown   Oct 1974  
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  59 Cherry, Cherry   Jun 1975  
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  60 Summer Place '76 (The Theme From A Summer Place)   Dec 1975  
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  61 Hava Negilah   Dec 1975  
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