Original Album #1: Columbia Records CL 6131 (1950)
Original Album #2: Columbia Records CL 6178 (1951)
Original Album #3: Columbia Records CL 6242 (1953)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Though early in Percy's Columbia Records recording career, Percy was well established conducting and arranging, having delighted audiences on the radio where he honed his skills to perfection; Collectables presents three three albums, originally 10" LP's, on one CD. There are tunes that swing, and melodies that are unabashedly romantic - all the way from "A Waltz In Swingtime" to "The Carousel Waltz" to "Flight 33 1/3," where Percy makes the Rimsky-Korsakov tune (Flight Of The Bumblebee, of course!) S W I N G. (Bill Halvorsen)
1.Flight 33 1/3
2.One Night Of Love
5.What Is This Thing Called Love?
8.Brazilian Sleigh Bells
10.The Girl That I Marry
12.I'll Take Romance
13.Waltz In The Swingtime
14.A Kiss In The Dark
15.While We're Young
16.When I Got Near The Girl I Love
18.Kitten On The Keys
20.The Hot Canary
21.The Syncopated Clock
23.The March Of Siamese Chidren
3 LPs on 1 CD: YOUR DANCE DATE WITH PERCY FAITH (1950)/AMERICAN WALTZES (1951)/CAREFREE RHYTHMS (1953).
Originally released on Columbia Records.
Personnel: Lou Stein, Stan Freeman, Bernie Leighton (piano).
Recording information: 05/11/1950-01/11/1952.
In 2003, Collectables released Percy Faith's Your Dance Date, American Waltzes, and Carefree Rhythms, originally released in 1950 and 1951 as long-playing 10" records on Columbia. These 24 tracks are contained to one compact disc and will be treasured by any fan of early easy listening. ~ Al Campbell