PERRY BOTKIN

BIOGRAPHY

After a long and rewarding career in commercial music including a Grammy ("Nadias Theme"), an Oscar nomination, ("Bless the Beasts and Children"), and one of the longest running themes on television ("The Young and the Restless"), Perry Botkin began a dramatic musical shift. In 1990, he retired from commercial music and began experimenting with Electronic music in a passionate and very personal way. COMBINES, COMBINES 2, and COMBINES 3 ( three self produced CD's ) are prime examples of his new direction. A portion of James Harbert's liner notes for COMBINES accurately describe his new compositions:"You will hear no ' Young and the Restless' themes in these works. And no monotonous minimalist loops, rigid mathmatical systems, or New Age meanderings. His music is daring and original - emotional, uninhibited, explosive, enigmatic, off center! I would call him an American original, influenced to some degree by the John Cage 'every-sound-is-music' philosophy, and to some extent by the dream-like (hallucinatory?) musical world of Charles Ives".With these new musical works, Perry Botkin has achieved his musical goal. He has succeeded in being himself."

DISCOGRAPHY

TELEVISION
ADAM'S RIB - M-G-M SERIES
BETTE DAVIS SHOW - M-G-M PILOT
CIRCLE FAMILY - M-G-M PILOT
WONDERFUL WORLD OF PHILIP MALLEY - COLUMBIA MOVIE OF
THE WEEK
A NEW START - COLUMBIA MOVIE OF THE WEEK
MIXED NUTS - NBC PILOT:
NUTS AND BOLTS - NBC PILOT
SMOTHERS BROTHERS - FOUR STAR SERIES
NATIONAL SNOOP - 20TH CENTURY FOX PILOT
WALLY BROWN - PARAMOUNT PILOT
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PARADISE COVE - COLUMBIA MOVIE OF THE WEEK
SPENCERS PILOTS - UNIVERSAL PILOT
GUMSHOES - QUINN MARTIN PILOT
THE GOLDEN MOMENT - NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK
JENNIFER SLEPT HERE - NBC SERIES
MORK & MINDY - PARAMOUNT SERIES
QUARK - COLUMBIA SERIES
SLITHER - M-G-M PILOT
BERT CONVY SNOW - CBS PILOT
OZZIE AND HARRIET - SERIES
HAPPY DAYS - PARAMOUNT SERIES
DADDY-O - 20TH CENTURY FOX PILOT
LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY - PARAMOUNT SERIES
PIZAZZ - LEE MENDELSON SPECIAL
ABC MOVIE OF THE WEEK THEME
WINDMILLS OF THE GODS - CBS MINI-SERIES
THE SANDS OF TIME - TRIBUNE BROADCASTING MINI-SERIES FEATURESR.P.M. - COLUMBIA (WITH BARRY DEVORZON)
BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN - COLUMBIA (WITH BARRY DEVORZON)
THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS - M-G-M
LADY ICE - TOMORROW ENTERTAINMENT
SKYJACKED- M-G-M
YOUR THREE MINUTES ARE UP - INDEPENDENT
GOIN' SOUTH - PARAMOUNT (WITH VAN DYKE PARKS)
TARZAN THE APE MAN - M-G-M
DANCE OF THE DWARFS - HBO FEATURE
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT - TRI STAR
AN ORDINARY GUY - U.A.
HOLLYWOOD AIR FORCE BASE - CONVY-FIMBERG PRODUCTIONS

RECORDS (ARRANGING)

SINGLES
ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER - SHELBY FLINT
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN - CASCADES
EBB TIDE - RIGHTEOUS BROS.
WHO WILL ANSWER - ED AMES
GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD/CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU - LETTERMEN
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER - ED AMES
LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY - FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION
MAME - BOBBY DARIN
WONDERFUL SUMMER - ROBIN WARD
ANYTHING GOES - HARPERS BIZARRE
FELICE NAVIDAD - JOSE FELICIANO
NADIA'S THEME - BARRY DEVORZON/PERRY BOTKIN
I WANT MY BABY BACK - JIMMIE CROSS
IF YOU LOVE - JOHNNY FRYE
SABATO SERA - FRATERNITY BROS.
PASSION FLOWER - FRATERNITY BROS.
TOPOLINO - FRATERNITY BROS.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - HARPERS BIZARRE
LITTLE MISS UNDERSTOOD - CONNIE STEVENS
CHATANOOGA CHOO-CHOO - HARPERS BIZARRE
LITTLE BOXES - WOMENFOLK
THEME FROM MORK & MINDY - CAKE
DISCO KICKS - BOYSTOWN GANG
CHELSEA MORNING - JENNIFER WARNES
ELLIE'S THEME - PERRY BOTKIN
LOVERS WONDERLAND - SUGAR PLUMS
CHOCOLATE, VANILLA OR STRAWBERRY - BALBOA BELL BAND
HEY LITTLE GIRL - JIMMIE CROSS
THE PATH THAT LEADS TO TROUBLE - NEW SALVATION SINGERS
BABY IT'S OVER - DIXIE BURTON
THE BALLAD OF JAMES BOND - JIMMIE CROSS
AUTUMN AFTERNOON - TED NEELEY
SENTIMENTAL LISA - LARRY MEREDITH
THAT'S WHAT LOVE DOES - GROPUS CAKUS
KID POWER - THE CURBSTONES
WAKE UP SILLY BOY - HI-LOS
NOBODY'S BOY - PORTER JORDAN
WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME LIKE YOU DO - THE HYPERIONS

RECORDS (ARRANGING)

ALBUMS
PANDEMONIUM SHADOW SHOW ALBUM - NILSSON
FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION - HUES CORPORATION
PLAY ME - ROGER WILLIAMS
ACADEMY AWARD PERFORMANCE - MAUREEN MCGOVERN
BEAT AROUND THE BUSH - SARAH KERNOCHAN
THE ORIGINAL CAST - DIXIE LEE INNES
ONE MORE HALLELUJAH - JOHN HURLEY
STAND UP AND CHEER - JOHNNY MANN SINGERS
A TIME FOR LIVING, A TIME FOR HOPE - ED AMES
LOST HORIZON - ED AMES
KID POWER ~ ORIGINAL CAST
THE COLLAGE - COLLAGE
TIME TO GATHER SEEDS - THE LIMELIGHTERS
SING AWAY THE WORLD - ED AMES
SUMMER OF 42 - ROGER WILLIAMS
I CAN REMEMBER EVERYTHING - JENNIFER WARNES
SPIN AWAY - THE LETTERMEN
LETTERMEN I - THE LETTERMEN
HURT SO BAD - THE LETTERMEN
TRACES/MEMORIES - THE LETTERMEN
FEELINGS - THE LETTERMEN
GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD - THE LETTERMEN
LOVE BOOK - THE LETTERMEN
SOMEDAY MAN - PAUL WILLIAMS
MY GRIFFIN IS GONE - HOYT AXTON
FIREWORKS - JOSE FELICIANO
OLDIES, BUT GOODIES - HOLLYRIDGE STRINGS
BEATLES SONGBOOK - HOLLYRIDGE STRINGS
HITS OF BROADWAY - ED AMES
BLACK PEARL - CHECKMATES
. . . AND LIVE - THE LETTERMEN
FEELIN' GROOVY - HARPERS BIZARRE
THE RETURN OF THE INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND - INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND
REAL FRIENDS - FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION
BOSSA NOVA - THE SINGERS, INC.
IN A BROADWAY BAG - BOBBY DARIN
IGNUS FRTUUS - GUY FINLEY
PLAYING POSSUM - CARLY SIMON
SANDMAN- NILSSON
DUIT ON MON DEI. - NILSSON
THE SYLVERS II - SYLVERS
A SONG FOR YOU - JACK JONES
TAKING IT ALL IN STRIDE - TOM SNOW
WINGLESS ANGELS - JOHN STEWART
CANADIAN ROCK THEATRE - ORIGINAL CAST
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE BURNS - GEORGE BURNS
BONGO ROCK - INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND
PORTS - PERRY BOTKIN
GASLIGHT VARIETIES - PERRY BOTKIN
SPOTLIGHT ON NILSSON - NILSSON
THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS - SAMMY DAVIS
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER - WOMENFOLK
BEACH BOYS SONGBOOK - THE HOLLYRIDGE STRINGS
AT THE HUNGRY I - WOMENFOLK
IT'S ONLY THE GOOD TIMES - WAYNE NEWTON
WARM - THE LETTERMEN
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD - ED AMES
WE GIVE A HOOT - WOMENFOLK
THE HAPPY BACHELOR - GARY CROSBY
LOCAL GENTRY - BOBBI GENTRY
RAMBLIN' - NEW CHIRISTY MINSTRELS
CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND - SHELBY FLINT
THE LONELY THING - GLENN YARBROUGH
TIME TIME - ED AMES
THORINSHIELD- THORINSHIELD
SONGS FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS - WAYNE NEWTON
HITS TO REMEMBER - RAY ANTHONY
BOSS DRAG - THE T-BONES
MY FAIR LADY - THE KIRBY STONE 4
MCKUEN SINGS MCKUEN - ROD MCKUEN
LOVE AND THINGS - GENE BARRY
PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER - SI ZENTHER
LOVE IN DEPTH - THE LIMELIGHTERS
STRINGS WITH SOUL - PERRY BOTKIN
SINGS HIS OWN - ROD MCKUEN
THE LONER - RON MCKUEN
I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING - FRANKIE FANELLI
NOW -SAMMY DAVIS
THE HANK WILLIAMS SONGBOOK - CONNIE STEVENS
NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE - THE T-BONES
TIME TO MOVE ON - GLENN YARBROUGH
FAIR AND TENDER LADIES - PERNELL ROBERTS
RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY - FRANKIE FANELLI
MYTHICAL KINGS - DORY PREVIN
COME TOGETHER - MIKE CURB CONGREGATION
SWEET WITH A BEAT - PERRY BOTKIN
SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU - MIKE CURB CONGREGATION
PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND - MIKE CURB CONGREGATION
STONEY END - BARBRA STREISAND

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SONGS

Dreamin' (w/ Barry DeVorzon) - Johnny Burnette
Wonderful Summer (w/ Gil Garfield) - Robin Ward
Bless the Beasts and Children (w/ Barry DeVorzon) - The Carpenters
Nadias Theme (w/ Barry DeVorzon) - Perry Botkin and Barry DeVorzon
No More Drama (w/ Jimmy Jam. Terry Lewis, & Barry Devorzon) - Mary J. Blige
The Riot (w Barry Devorzon) - The Chemical Bros.

 
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