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
|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|
|Brunswick||E36667||10-in.||4/28/1931||Blue flame||Blue Rhythm Boys [Mills Blue Rhythm Band]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E36668||10-in.||4/28/1931||Red devil (Diablo roja) (Fox trot)||Artists vary||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
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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