Frank Perkins

Frank S. Perkins (April 21, 1908 in Salem, Massachusetts – March 15, 1988 in Los Angeles, California) was an American song composer best known for the song "Stars Fell on Alabama" (with lyrics by Mitchell Parish) and his band classic, Fandango.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 21st, 1908 (Salem), Died March 15th, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-58975 10-in. 8/17/1932 Sentimental gentleman from Georgia Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-67491 10-in. 3/5/1931 Doin' the rumba Irving Mills Orchestra ; The Sunshine Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BRC-72514 10-in. 4/27/1932 Cabin in the cotton Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Charles Socci Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-72560 10-in. 5/10/1932 The scat song Billy Banks Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73309 10-in. 8/18/1932 You wonderful thing Billy Banks Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73906 10-in. 11/2/1932 Sentimental gentleman from Georgia Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BS-74732 10-in. 12/27/1932 The scat song The Sizzlers Male vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor BS-75216 10-in. 2/14/1933 Down a Carolina lane Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-75217 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/14/1933 Down a Carolina lane Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor LBS-75223 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/14/1933 You've got me crying again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75521 10-in. 3/15/1933 Down a Carolina lane George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75563 10-in. 3/23/1933 Dream of Indiana Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77497 10-in. 8/16/1933 Turn back the clock Ramona Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-77498 10-in. 8/16/1933 You excite me! Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and piano composer  
Victor BS-77685 10-in. 9/18/1933 I learned about love from her Cab Calloway ; Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-78867 10-in. 12/18/1933 The scat song Cab Calloway ; Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus composer  
Victor BVE-78869 10-in. 12/18/1933 There's a cabin in the cotton Cab Calloway ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Bennie Payne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-81095 10-in. 1/23/1934 Emaline Cab Calloway ; Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84439 10-in. 10/5/1934 Stars fell on Alabama Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84459 10-in. 10/8/1934 Stars fell on Alabama Eddie Stone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152187 10-in. 5/5/1932 Sing that thing Log Cabin Four Male vocal quartet, with guitar composer  
Columbia W152188 10-in. 5/5/1932 Cabin in the cotton Log Cabin Four Male vocal quartet, with guitar composer  
Columbia W152704 10-in. 2/2/1934 Emaline Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36042 10-in. 2/9/1931 Doin’ the rumba Don Bigelow Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick E36213 10-in. 3/3/1931 Doin’ the rumba Cab Calloway Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Perkins, Frank," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108850.

Perkins, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108850.

"Perkins, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108850

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