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Frank Perkins

p, tb, sax, perc, 1908-1988 US, Salem, Massachusetts
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Pop and Classical
A.k.a. Frank S. Perkins

American song composer best known for the song "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Fandango". He earned his Ph.B from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in economics in 1929. In 1934 he joined Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians and remained with them as arranger until 1938 when he joined Warner Brothers as a composer and conductor, where he remained for many years. Decca records called upon Perkins to record some of his own light compositions on LP's in the 1950s. Perkins also worked in film music. born: 21 April 1908 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA deceased: 15 March 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA .

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Fandango on Coastal Communities Concert Band - Spring Concert 2011 by Coastal Communities Concert Band
Popgun Patrol on The Golden Age of Light Music: Childhood Memories - Vol. 2 by Various Artists, Charles Williams, Dolfvan der Linden, Frank Perkins, Robert Farnon, Roger Roger, Anton Durem, Barnabas von Geczy, Eric Robinson, George Grohrock-Ferrari, Hans May, Hugo De Groot, Louis Voss, Nat Shilkret, Sidney Torch, Dan Godfrey, Barnabas von Geczy Orchestra, BBC Television Orchestra, Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Charles Williams Concert Orchestra, Danish State Radio Orchestra, Dolf van der Linden Orchestra, Frank Perkins Pops Orchestra, George Grohrock-Ferrari Orchestra, Hilversum Radio Orchestra, Hilversum Symphony Orchestra, International Radio Orchestra, London Promenade Orchestra, Louis Voss Orchestra, Nat Shilkret Orchestra, New Century Orchestra, New Concert Orchestra, Queen's Hall Light Orchestra, The Harmonic Orchestra & West End Celebrity Orchestra

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