Saturday, November 03, 2012

The Percy Faith Strings
"Exotic Strings" (Vinyl)

In a former existence, I was a member of a strolling string ensemble that walked around serenading high-ranking political and military personnel, romancing them during their occasional high-falootin' nights out.  
It was the behavior of a relic of a bygone age.

Percy Faith's age, actually. In the 50's and 60's strolling string ensembles were all the rage.  I don't know why, but they were.

The arrangements here are all luscious and warm; Percy Faith's name is well known and remembered for his "pop" orchestral arrangements.  If it weren't for my history with this sub-genre of music I might be able to enjoy its kitschy charm.  As it is, my skin is crawling.

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