Perry Como ~ Book of the Month Club Edition, 1984Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB, INC.
1984 Compilation
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS
Assembled 1984

        Side One

'Till the End of Time
~ adapted from Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat Major
Words and Music by Ted Mossman and Buddy Kaye, 1945
 
Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill 
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
If
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves 
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
Round and Round
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance

        Side Two

Lazy Weather ( with whistling Elmo Tanner )
Music by Peter De Rose and lyrics by Jo Trent, 1927
Recorded May 15, 1936 for Decca No. 822
 
Until Today
Music by J. Fred Coots and Oscar Levant 
with lyrics by Benny Davis, 1936
Recorded July 6, 1936 for Decca No. 895
 
( Trouble Ends ) Out Where the Blue Begins
Music and lyrics by Cliff Friend, 1936
Recorded September 27, 1936 for Decca No. 959
 
Goodbye Sue
~ Perry's first recording for RCA Victor from June, 1943
original flip side "There'll Soon Be a Rainbow" and re-released on "B" side of "Temptation" in 1945
Words and Music by Jimmy Rule, Lou Ricca and Jules Loman, 1943
Recorded a cappella during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban with Mixed Chorus
 
Long Ago ( And Far Away )
~  a double charted single from February, 1944, the "B" flip side to "I Love You"
from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Cover Girl"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics Ira Gershwin, 1944
Recorded a cappella during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban with Mixed Chorus
 
Temptation ( 1945 )
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933

        Side Three

A Garden In the Rain
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1946, released again in 1947
With the Orchestra of Russ Case and The Satisfiers
Music by Carroll Gibbons and lyrics by James Dyrenforth, 1929
 
My Blue Heaven first release ~ see notes
~ unreleased track from March, 1946, recorded same day as "Blue Skies"
Music by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by George Whiting , 1927
With Orchestra conducted by Russ Case
and with the Satisfiers ( not confirmed )
 
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  ( 1947 version )
~ a charted single from May, 1947, with flip side "When Tonight Is Just a Memory"
from the 20th Century-Fox Picture "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" 1947
Music by Joe Howard and Harold Orlob, lyrics by Frank Adams and Will Hough and Published 1909
 
What'll I Do?
~ featured in "Big City", 1948, sung by Danny Thomas
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1924
 
When Day Is Done
~ a German song originally titled "Madonna, Du Bist Schöner als der Sonnenschein!"
Music and original German lyrics by Robert Katscher , 1926
English lyrics by B.G. DeSylva
 
I've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin'  ( with The Satisfiers )from RCA Camden CAE-443 "Perry Como"
~  recorded by Perry in October, 1947
sung by Helen Morgan in the Hollywood musical "Applause"
Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Link with lyrics by Billy Rose

        Side Four

Marcheta
~  recorded December, 1947, and released as the 1950 "B" flip side to "So Long Sally"
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman
With Orchestra Conducted by Russ Case
 
Rambling Rose
~  a popular single for Perry from December, 1947, with flip side "There Must Be A Way"
Music by Joseph Burke and lyrics by Joseph Allan McCarthy Jr. 1948
Orchestra conducted by Lloyd Shaffer with The Satisfiers
 
Far Away Places
a #4 Charted Hit for Perry in 1949
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
 
Blue Room  added in 1956
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926
 
Forever and Ever
~  a double charted single from January, 1949, with flip side "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore"
Music and original German lyrics by Franz Winkler
English lyrics by Malia Rosa, 1949
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
 
"A"— You're Adorable
~  a No. 1 hit single from March, 1949, the "B" flip side to "When Is Sometime?"
Music by Sidney Lippman and lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters

        Side Five

Hoop-Dee-Doo
~  double charted single from March, 1950, with flip side "On The Outgoing Tide"
Music Milton de Lugg and lyrics by Frank Loesser
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~  a double charted single from March, 1949, with flip side "Bali Ha'i"
from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
Bali Ha'i
~  a double charted single from March, 1949, with flip side "Some Enchanted Evening"
from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
 
A Bushel and A Peck ( with Betty Hutton )
Introduced by Vivian Blaine in the musical production "Guy's and Dolls"
Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1950
 
If You Were Only Mine first release ~ see notes
~  uncharted single "B" side from April, 1950, with flip side "Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning)"
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Charles Newman , 1932
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
 
Tumbling Tumbleweeds ( and Sons of the Pioneers with the Western-Ayres )
~ one two songs with this group from December, 1950, flip side with "You Don't Kno' What Lonesome Is"
the "Western-Ayres" is a country component of the Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Words and Music by Bob Nolan, 1934

        Side Six

Black Moonlight  
~ from the motion picture musical "Too Much Harmony"
Music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Sam Coslow, 1933
 
Watermelon Weather first release ~ see notes
~  a double charted single from May, 1952, with flip side "Maybe"
Music by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Eddie Fisher
Produced by Dave Kapp
 
No Other Love
~  a No. 1 Charted Single for Perry recorded in May, 1953
from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Ko Ko Mo ( I Love You So )
~ a charted single from January, 1955, with flip side "You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart"
Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter and Forest Wilson , 1955
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
My Funny Valentine
~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, 1937
 
One For My Baby ( and One More for the Road )
~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Young at Heart"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1943

        Side Seven

If I Could Be With You ( One Hour Tonight )
~  recorded by Perry in June, 1956, during early sessions for "We Get Letters"
This is believed to be the first release of this recording
featured in the 1953 Hollywood musical "The Jazz Singer"
Music by James P. Johnson and lyrics by Henry Creamer , 1930
 
As Time Goes By
~ from the 1931 Stage musical "Everybody's Welcome" and the 1942 film "Casablanca"
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
 
South of The Border
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, published 1939
 
More
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "Glendora"
Music by Alex Alstone and lyrics by Tom Glazer
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Magic Moments
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958

        Side Eight ( These tracks are STEREO )

Moon River
~ from the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
 
Yesterday
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1969
 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Words and Music by Paul Simon
 
Michelle ( Alternate take )
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
Send In the Clowns
~ from the 1973 Stage musical "A Little Night Music"
Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim, 1973
 
first release ~ see notes first documented release of "My Blue Heaven" and the first album release for "Watermelon Weather" and "If You Were Only Mine"
 
Book-of-the-Month Club Records, 11-7775
Book-of-the-Month Club Inc.
Produced by RCA Special Products Division
Re-mastering Engineer: [unknown]
Original Compilation Release 1984
 
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