Tuesday, December 05, 2023


Al's Music Box:(( Theme From A Summer Place Percy Faith recorded the theme, an instrumental orchestral arrangement, at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City.  The single was not an immediate hit, but after it entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at No. 96 on 11 January 1960, it ascended to number one in just six more weeks, on 22 February 1960, going on to set an at-the-time record of nine consecutive weeks at number one,  "Theme From A Summer Place" remains the longest-running number-one instrumental in the history of the Hot 100. Billboard ranked Faith's version as the Number One song for 1960.  Faith won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961 for his recording. This was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record of the Year Grammy.  "Theme from A Summer Place" is the biggest hit on the American charts by a Canadian artist.

GROANER'S CORNER:((  My boss was honest with me today  He pulled up to work with his sweet new car this morning and I complimented him on it.  He replied, "Well, if you work hard, set goals, stay determined, and put in long hours, I can get an even better one next year."


While visiting a water show a tourist asked one of the divers, "Why do scuba divers always fall backward off their boats?  To which the diver replied, "If they fell forward, they'd still be in the boat."


- Sorry that I'm late. I got here as soon as I wanted to!

- It turns out that when asked who your favorite child is, you're supposed to pick out one of your own. I know that now.

- It's fine to eat a test grape in the produce section, but you take one bite of a rotisserie chicken and it's, "Sir, you need to leave the store!!!!





  1. Your fourth joke about picking your own child made me laugh out loud!
    I hope Kelly,Pheebs and you are warm and well,

  2. Did you see the movie, A Summer Place, with Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee in 1959? It was a great movie and I think the music really made it and/or added to the drama. It was one of those early beach movies that were so popular back then.

  3. That tune is still one of my top five.

  4. Oh, how the longing in that last pic hurts my heart.