~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's
1st theme of Espaņa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
first certified "Gold"
record ( million selling ) by The Record Industry Association of America
album charting 14 Gold Records from 1945 ~ 1958
Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles
the Orchestras of Russ Case, Hugo Winterhalter, Ted
Steele and Lloyd Shaffer.
Album quote by Irving Berlin. All tracks recorded between
1945 and 1957. All recorded in monaural with exception of
at least two, "Magic Moments" and "Catch a
Falling Star" recorded late 1957 in two track
With Mitchell Ayres'
Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded December 28, 1959, New York, Produced by
1970, a special British version of "Como's Golden
Records" was released on the RCA International Label
substituting the 1959 recording of "Delaware"
in place of "Mi Casa, Su Casa ( My House is Your House )" ~ a song about
American "states" which had been popular
throughout the UK in 1960. During the early 70s Mr. Como
was on the UK charts again with "It's
Impossible" and closely followed by Don McLean's
"And I Love You So," Kris Kristofferson's
"For the Good Times" and Sonny Curtis'
"Walk Right Back." [ an exact cover of the
original US "Como's Golden Records" had
previously been released in the UK as were the majority
of other American releases. ]