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 21, 1908 (Salem), Died March 15, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 26-28 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-28 of 28 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Perkins, Frank," accessed July 14, 2024,

Perkins, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from

"Perkins, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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