Perry Como's Wednesday Night Music Hall - 1959
Perry Como's Wednesday Night Music Hall - 1959
RCA CAMDEN
CAL- 551 MONAURAL ( K3PP-2064/65 )
ASSEMBLED 1959
 
RCA Camden compilation
with the Orchestras of Mitchell Ayres,
Russ Case and Henri René.
An RCA Victor Statement about RCA Camden Records
ORIGINAL MONAURAL RECORDINGS
 from the 1940s and early 1950s
 
"On a Saturday night in September 1955, NBC unveiled "The Perry Como Show." The success of the program was immediate, with critics and public agreeing that the Como brand of easy-going entertainment was a viewer’s delight. In fact, toward the end of the show’s first season, it was not uncommon to hear the sixth evening of the week referred to as Perry Como Night."

~ from the original 1959 album jacket notes

        Side One

Door of Dreams ( and The Ray Charles Singers )With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ this recording is from February, 1955
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman
 
Love of My Life
~ recorded by Perry in October, 1947
from the 1948 Hollywood musical "The Pirate"
Words and Music by Cole Porter , 1948
 
Roses of Picardy
~ recorded by Perry in November, 1947
written in England as a paean to British soldiers fighting in France
Music by Haydn Wood and lyrics by Frederick E. Weatherley, 1916
 
Keep It Gay
~ recorded by Perry in May, 1953
from the musical production "Me and Juliet"
charted No. 30 for Perry and flip side to No. 1 charted single "No Other Love"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
All Through the Day
~ recorded by Perry in December, 1945
from the 1945 20th Century-Fox film "Centennial Summer"
charted No. 8 for Perry and flip side to No. 1 charted single "Prisoner of Love"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
 
Why Did You Leave Me ?With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ recorded by Perry in April, 1952
an early 50s single with flip side "Lonesome, That's All"
Words and Music by Norman Kaye and Steve Nelson

        Side Two

A Dreamer's Holiday ( with The Fontane Sisters )With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ recorded by Perry in August, 1949
one of Perry's popular 1949 singles, charting at No. 3
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Kim Gannon , 1949
 
So Far
~ recorded by Perry in July, 1947
from the 1947 Stage musical "Allegro"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
A Fellow Needs a Girl
~ recorded by Perry in July, 1947
from the 1947 Stage musical "Allegro"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
I Wanna Go Home ( With You ) ( with The Fontane Sisters )With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ recorded by Perry in August, 1949
original single version of this novelty song
Words and Music by Jack Joyce and Joe Candullo
 
When You're Smiling ( The Whole World Smiles With You ) ( with The Satisfiers )
~ recorded by Perry in November, 1947
a late 40s single with flip side "My Melancholy Baby"
Words and Music by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay , 1928
 
If Wishes Were Kisses ( with The Fontane Sisters )With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ recorded by Perry in November, 1950
an early 50s single with flip side "Here's To My Lady"
Words and Music by Larry Stock and Milton Drake
 
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra ( and the Ray Charles Singers for "Dream Along With Me" )
      Other tracks with Russ Case and His Orchestra except "Keep It Gay" with Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus

This is Perry's third RCA Camden release, originally issued in 1959, and named for the moving of his weekly television show from Saturday nights to Wednesday. Officially, the show was known as "The Perry Como Kraft Music Hall", so-named after his new sponsor Kraft Foods. The album was simply  titled "Perry Como's Music Hall" for international releases. All tracks within this compilation were drawn from previously released recordings for inclusion within this RCA Camden budget series. Recorded in the 40s and early 50s with the Orchestras of Mitchell Ayres, Russ Case and Henri René, all recordings are monaural. This album was never re-released in an "electronically reprocessed" stereo version. Note: This compilation contains the original released 'take' of "I Wanna Go Home ( With You )" recorded with the Fontane Sisters on August 11, 1949. Subsequent releases within Japanese compilations and compact disc have included an alternate 'take' with slightly different lyrics and intro.

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