Intrada: PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND [1963]


The 1963 Warner Bros. soundtrack album from Palm Springs Weekend was roughly one third songs (performed by popular young stars of the era) and two thirds original scoring by Frank Perkins—a meld of danceable numbers and orchestral background music. Perkins (1908–1988) was classically trained but, after graduating from Brown University in 1929, he formed a dance band and started writing popular songs. His biggest hit was the 1934 jazz standard “Stars Fell on Alabama,” recorded by Guy Lombardo and over 100 other artists. He joined Warner Bros. as a composer and conductor in 1939. Much of his film work involved un-credited stock music. He was also active in television, contributing to such shows as Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip. In 1962 he was nominated for an Academy Award for orchestrating, supervising and conducting the musical Gypsy,starring Rosalind Russell.

This premiere CD release on Intrada presents the complete Warner Bros. album, newly mastered from the ¼” 15 ips stereo album master made at that legendary studio on September 19, 1963.

Troy Donahue headlines this romp as Jim Munroe, captain of the West’s #1 college basketball team, in town with his buddies for a fast-break frolic of fun, sun and romance. Jim meets true love Bunny (Stefanie Powers) at a record store. Gail (Connie Stevens) falls for the wrong guy (Robert Conrad) but emerges with her reputation unsullied thanks to Stretch (Ty Hardin). Team nerd Biff (Jerry Van Dyke) finds he doesn’t need the “romance machine” he’s invented when the real thing (Zeme North) comes along. And Coach Campbell (Jack Weston) puts on a full-court press to win Naomi (Carole Cook). It’s a spring fling for one and all!


Color me, intrigued... as I have said before "how cool to find this".
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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