Classical guitarist John Perrone was born in Toronto, of Spanish and Italian extraction. As a young man he traveled and studied music with Manuel Lopez Ramos in Mexico and Alirio Diaz in Italy. After moving back to Canada, Perrone often wrote and played music for the CBC, appeared as a guest on many television and radio variety shows, established a reputation as a popular and critically-respected live performer and taught at The Royal Conservatory Of Music.
He also recorded a number of albums, including this CTL release named Estudio de Juan, which was recorded by engineer Peter Houston, with CTL musical director Johnny Burt acting as recording supervisor. Perrone is accompanied by an orchestra on this LP, but none of the orchestral performers are identified. "La Fiesta" is a cover of a jaunty number written by Byron Williams and popularized in the late '60s by The Nashville String Band. The melancholy "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet" is another oft-covered tune, written by Nino Rota for the soundtrack to Franco Zeffirelli's cinematic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. And the pensive "Taboo" is another standard, written by Ernesto Lecuona; longtime visitors to this blog may remember organist Phil La Penna's version.
Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet
Note: These songs have been archived at It Came From Canada.