Perry Como ~ Collector's Items ~ Japan
 
Collector's Items - Japan compilation
 
RCA JAPAN RJL-2023 ~ 24
MONAURAL
1982
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Collector's tracks from 1954 to 1961

        Side 1

Hit and Run Affair
~ a double charting single from December, 1953,
with flip side "There Never Was a Night So Beautiful"
Words and Music by Don Roseland, Ray Cormier and Mel Van, 1954
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
 
The Things I Didn't Do
~ a popular single for Perry from September, 1954
this song charted at No. 22,  a popular "B" flip side to "Papa Loves Mambo"
Words and Music by Fred Jay, Ira Kosloff and Irving Reid
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus ( Singers )
 
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
 
Chee Chee-Oo Chee ( Sang The Little Bird )
~ a double charting single from April, 1955,
with flip side "Two Lost Souls"
Music by Saverio Seracini
with English lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, 1955
Original Italian lyrics by Ettore Minoretti
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Jaye P. Morgan
 
Two Lost Souls
~ a double charting single from April, 1955,
with flip side "Chee Chee-Oo Chee ( Sang the Little Bird )"
from the musical production "Damn Yankees"
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, 1955
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Jaye P. Morgan
 
Tina Marie
~ a double charting single from June, 1955, with flip side "Fooled"
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Fooled
~ a double charting single from June, 1955,
with flip side "Tina Marie"
Music by Doris Tauber and lyrics by Manny Curtis, 1955
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
All At Once You Love Her
~  a double charted single from September, 1955,
with flip side "The Rose Tattoo"
from the musical production "Pipe Dream"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 2

( The ) Rose Tattoo
~ a popular single for Perry in Japan from September, 1955
inspired by the Paramount-Wallis film "The Rose Tattoo"
Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Jack Brooks
 
Juke Box Baby
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from February, 1956,
and flip side to "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956 Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
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
 
Glendora
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "More"
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me
~  a double charted single from June, 1956,
with flip side "Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way To a Star )"
from the 1956 MGM film "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and performed by Perry
Music by Bronislau Kaper and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Dream Along With Me  ( I'm On My Way To A Star )
~  recorded by Perry in June, 1956
theme song from "The Perry Como Show"
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Moonlight Love
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from September, 1956,
and flip side to "Chincherinchee"
Music from "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
Adapted by Domenico Savino with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Chincherinchee
one of Perry's popular singles from September, 1956
Words and Music by John Jerome, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 3

( The ) Girl with the Golden BraidsOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a double charting single from April, 1957,
with flip side "My Little Baby"
Music by Eddie Snyder and lyrics by Stanley J. Kahan, 1957
 
My Little BabyOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a double charting single from April, 1957,
with flip side "The Girl With The Golden Braids"
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman ( composers of "Round and Round" )
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Dancin' Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a charted single from July, 1957,
with flip side "Marchin' Along to the Blues"
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a popular single for Perry from July, 1957,
flip side with "Ivy Rose"
Words and Music by Luther Dixon and Billy Dawn Smith
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Ivy RoseOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a popular single for Perry from July, 1957,
flip side with "Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )"
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1958
un-credited duet with Perry's Choral Director, Ray Charles
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Moon - Talk Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ charted single from March, 1958,
with flip side "Beats There a Heart So True"
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Love Makes the World Go 'RoundOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a double charting single from September, 1958,
with flip side "Mandolins In The Moonlight"
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 4

Mandolins In The MoonlightOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from September, 1958,
and flip side to "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"
Words and Music by George Weiss and Aaron Schroeder
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Tomboy Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ Perry's charted single from January, 1959,
with flip side "Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me"
Words and Music by Joe Farrell and Jim Conway
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
I KnowOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~  a popular charted single for Perry from May, 1959,
with flip side "You Are In Love"
Words and Music by Carl Stutz and Edith Lindeman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Delaware Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a popular single from December, 1959,
with flip side "I Know What God Is"
this was Perry's last recorded single of the 50s and his first release of the 60s double charted
Words and Music by Irving Gordon ( composer of Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" )
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
I Know What God Is Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a double charting single from December, 1958,
flip side to "Delaware"
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Words and Music by Don Raye, Ned Freeman and John G. Bowen
 
Make Someone Happy Originally Recorded in Stereo
~ a charted single from October, 1960, with flip side "Gone Is My Love"
from the Broadway production "Do Re Mi"
Music by Julie Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
You're Following MeOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a charting single from October, 1961,
with flip side "Especially For the Young"
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Bob Hilliard
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
CaterinaOriginally Recorded in Stereo
~ a popular single from February, 1962
Words and Music by Earl Shuman and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Originally Recorded in Stereooriginal tracks recorded in stereo
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers.
Two record set RCA Japanese compilation 1982.
Many tracks available here for first time since the original single release
All tracks in this album are monaural.
 
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