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    Perissi, Richard

    French horn player who was busy in the recording studios from the 1940s to the 1980s.  One of his earliest recordings was Frankly Sentimental by Frank Sinatra, which hit the shelves on 20th June 1949.


    Other recordings on which he appeared include Big Fat Brass/Bill’s Bag by Billy May, The Blues and the Beat by Henry Mancini, I Am by Earth, Wind & Fire, Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa, Mr. Guitar:  The Complete Recordings 1955-1960 by Chet Atkins, Scheherajazz by Skip Martin, The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys, Soul of a People by Gordon Jenkins, Sound Pieces by Oliver Nelson, That’s What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams, The Thriller by Pete Rugolo, and Time of the Barracudas by Miles Davis & Gil Evans.


    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of Caddyshack, Charade, The Color Purple, Electra Glide in Blue, Enter the Dragon, The Fox, I Want to Live, The Man Who Robbed the Bank at Santa Fe, The Man With the Golden Arm, Mr. Lucky, Predator, Red Dawn, Stripes, Sudden Impact, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.


    Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams recordings

    Emotion (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)

    S CBS 6164B (UK 45)



    1. http://www.united-mutations.com/p/richard_perissi.htm
    2. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/richard-perissi-mn0001749759/credits
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankly_Sentimental
    4. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Richard+Perissi?anv=Richard+E.+Perissi&filter_anv=1
    5. http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/credits/richard-perissi/478420
    6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enter_the_Dragon_%28soundtrack%29
    7. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.jots.200017750/default.html
    8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fox_%281967_film%29











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