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Tony Perkins + on a Rainy Day

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2 LPs ON 1 CD


This edition presents two of only three albums ever recorded by celebrated actor Anthony Perkins in their entirety: his debut release Tony Perkins (1957) and On a Rainy Afternoon (1958). Best remembered for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary 1960-horror film Psycho (and its three sequels), Perkins decided to briefly try his luck as a jazz vocalist on three outstandings LPs during 1957-1958. A musical talent deserving of a lengthy discography, Perkins would never record another album again, instead choosing to dedicate himself exclusively to his acting career. Perkin’s vocal timbre, versatility and ability to evoke a mood bear a striking resemblance to Chet Baker.


TONY PERKINS, vocals, accompanied by:

[1-12] T
ony Perkins (Epic LN3394):
The Marty Paich Orchestra featuring :
Don Fagerquist (tp), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bill Perkins (ts, cl),
Marty Paich (p, cond), Howard Roberts (g), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Hollywood, 1957.

Bonus Album: [13-24] On A Rainy Afternoon (RCA Victor LPM1853):
The John Mehegan Orchestra featuring:
Jerome Richardson (fl), Hal McKusick (as), Jimmy Cleveland (tb),
John Mehegan (p, arr, cond), Chuck Wayne (g), Eddie Safranski (b).
New York, 1958.



01 April Fool 
02 Just Friends
03 Hit The Road To Dreamland
04 This Time The Dream’s On Me
05 How Long Has This Been Going On?
06 But Beautiful
07 Why Shouldn’t I?
08 I Wish I Knew
09 Accidents Will Happen
10 Gone With The Wind
11 Better Luck Next Time
12 How About You?
13 The World Is Your Balloon*
14 I Remember You*
15 Why Was I Born? *
16 Miss Otis Regrets*
17 I’ve Got Sand In My Shoes*
18 Long Ago And Far Away*
19 You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To*
20 Have You Met Miss Jones?*
21 You Came Along*
22 It Could Happen To You*
23 Darn That Dream*
24 Back In Your Own Backyard*

Total Time: 76:10