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A Summer Place: A Moment In Time

A Summer Place

One of the most beautiful music soundtracks is from A Summer Place, 1959.  It starred heart-throb, Troy Donahue and beautiful teen idol, Sandra Dee.  The music composed by Max Steiner became famous and Percy Faith’s rendition became a number one hit. I recently saw this movie on television.  Although the story is somewhat dated, the performances, scenery and passion are ... Read More »

Night and Day

Night and Day Cole Porter

I was recently listening to the music of Sergio Mendes and suddenly “Night and Day” came on…”Night and Day”. Then I remembered I recently heard Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons singing “Night and Day”, the same song, sung so differently, yet both so great. I have the song, “Night and Day”, performed by no less than 24 musicians. I ... Read More »

Percy Faith Weekend at Movies Broadway Singers and Beyond

Percy Faith

If you like movie soundtracks, or just beautiful songs delivered in the most sumptuous way, Percy Faith never fails to deliver. Whether Camelot, or Kismet, or Cherry Blossom, or The Love Goddess, Percy Faith’s music can transport you to a peaceful place. I listen to Percy Faith songs all the time while doing art. I dance with a paint brush ... Read More »

Almost Like Being In Love

Brigadoon

I once mentioned I was a sucker for lost continents, fascinating legends and mystical realms. In 1954, Lerner and Loewe produced Brigadoon, first as a Broadway show (1947) and then as a movie. The movie starred the incredible Gene Kelly and the beautiful Cyd Charisse. This musical made you want to believe in the impossible. The music “Heather on the ... Read More »

Where Are You, Atlantis?

Lost Horizon

I think I’m a sucker for lost continents, lost treasures and mystical realms. I love the song “Lost Horizon” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Although the movie did not fare well, I loved it and I particularly loved the title song. So Burt, you made one fan very happy, and I’m sure many more! Read More »

The Legend of Legend

Legend Soundtrack

Did you know that the movie Legend has two soundtracks? One was created by genius Jerry Goldsmith (as well as the Sand Pebbles, Chinatown, and The Wind and the Lion). But another soundtrack was created by a group called Tangerine Dream composed of Yes members John Anderson and Bryan Ferry. So, now there are two versions of the soundtrack and ... Read More »

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