Perry Como Box Set 1957Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
 
Perry Como
 
A 1957 Special Products Division Box-Set
featuring 10 Extended-Play Records
 
RCA VICTOR 45 EP BOX SET SPD-27
NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY
MONAURAL RECORDINGS
ASSEMBLED 1957

          | Chronological Order | Record Order | Release Sources | Notes |

Side 1
Record No. 599-9156-A

For Me And My Gal
~ featured in the 1942 Hollywood musical "For Me and My Gal"
Music by George W. Meyer, lyrics by Edgar Leslie and E. Ray Goetz, published 1917
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
 
As Time Goes By
~ from the 1931 Stage musical "Everybody's Welcome" and the 1942 film "Casablanca"
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side 2
          Record No. 599-9157-A

Far Away Places
a #4 Charted Hit for Perry in 1949
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
With Henri RenÚ's Orchestra
 
'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
With Russ Case and His Orchestra

        Side 3
          Record No. 599-9158-A

It's A Good Day
Words and Music by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour, 1947
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
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side 4
          Record No. 599-9159-A

If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
~  introduced in the stage musical "Revenge with Music"
Music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, 1934
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
Over The Rainbow ( with Sally Sweetland )  
~ from the Hollywood musical "The Wizard of Oz"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg , 1939
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side 5
          Record No. 599-9160-A

Temptation
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933 
With Ted Steele and His Orchestra
 
Black Moonlight  
~ from the motion picture musical "Too Much Harmony"
Music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Sam Coslow, 1933
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side 6
          Record No. 599-9161-A

If
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves 
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
When You Were Sweet Sixteen  ( with The Satisfiers )
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton and Published 1898
With Orchestra Conducted by Lloyd Shaffer
and The Satisfiers

        Side 7
          Record No. 599-9162-A

Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
 
Carolina Moon
~ best remembered as the theme song of Morton Downey, 
who used it on his radio shows and public appearances.
Music by  Joe Burke and lyrics by Benny Davis , 1929
With Orchestra Conducted by Lloyd Shaffer

        Side 8
          Record No. 599-9163-A

What'll I Do?
~ featured in "Big City", 1948, sung by Danny Thomas
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1924
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
 
Blue Room 
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926
With
Henri RenÚ's Orchestra
and Chorus

        Side 9
          Record No. 599-9164-A

With A Song In My Heart 
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926 
With
Henri RenÚ's Orchestra
and Chorus
 
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
With
Henri RenÚ's Orchestra
and Chorus

        Side 10
          Record No. 599-9165-A

WantedAlternate take ( only known release )
a No. 1 Charted Gold Record for Perry recorded in December, 1953 ( Alternate Take )
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and Chorus
 
Love Me Or Leave Me
~ from the 1928 Stage musical "Whoopee"
Music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Gus Kahn
With Orchestra Conducted by Lloyd Shaffer
and The Satisfiers

        Side 11
          Record No. 599-9165-B

Pa-Paya Mama  ( with The Ramblers )
~  a No. 11 Charted Single for Perry recorded in August, 1953
"A" flip side to "You Alone ( Solo Tu )" which also charted at No. 9
Words and Music by Larry Coleman, Norman Gimbel and George Sandler
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and Chorus
 
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, 1932
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus

        Side 12
          Record No. 599-9164-B

Breezin' Along With The Breeze
~ appeared in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Pete Kelly's Blues"
Words and Music by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons and Richard Whiting, 1926
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
 
It's The Talk of The Town
~ featured by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Music by Jerry Livingston and lyrics by Marty Symes with Al J. Neiburg, 1933
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 13
          Record No. 599-9163-B

Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of Espa˝a, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
 
It Happened In Monterey
~ from the 1930 film "King of Jazz" with Paul Whiteman
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by William Rose, published 1930
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus

        Side 14
          Record No. 599-9162-B

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
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
In The Still of The Night
~ from the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 15
          Record No. 599-9161-B

I've Got The World On A String
~ featured in the 1950 Hollywood musical "I'll Get By"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, 1933
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
You Do Something To Me
~ featured in the 1952 Hollywood musical "Because You're Mine"
Words and Music by Cole Porter , 1929
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers

        Side 16
          Record No. 599-9160-B

All At Once You Love Her ( and The Ray Charles Singers )
~ 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
 
Look Out the Window  ( And See How I'm Standing in the Rain )
Music by Dave Mann and lyrics by Bob Hilliard
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and Chorus

        Side 17
          Record No. 599-9159-B

Body and Soul
~ from the United Artists Film "Body and Soul"
Music by Johnny Green 
with lyrics by Robert B. Sour, Edward Heyman, and Frank Eyton
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
 
Lies ( with The Ramblers )
~ popular flipside to Perry's 1952 gold record 
"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"
Music by Harry Barris and lyrics by George Springer, 1930
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra

        Side 18
          Record No. 599-9158-B

You'll Never Walk Alone
~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
Hello Young Lovers
~ from the 1951 musical production "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side 19
          Record No. 599-9157-B

Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1952
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
 
Bali Ha'i
~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra

        Side  20
          Record No. 599-9156-B

I Believe
Words and Music by Ervin Drake, 
Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus
 
When Day Is Done
~ a German song originally titled "Madonna, Du Bist Sch÷ner als der Sonnenschein!"
Music and original German lyrics by Robert Katscher , 1926
English lyrics by B.G. DeSylva
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
 
This 45 RPM Extended Play Box-Set compilation was released circa 1957. With ten records each containing four tracks ( two per side ) the collection includes a total forty Como songs. This compilation includes the whole of Perry's first 12" Long Play RCA Victor album "So Smooth"  from 1955 with other songs from several of his albums released during that same era. Of peculiar interest is an alternate take of Perry's 1954 Gold Record "Wanted" released only within this compilation plus the flip-side of this same single "Look Out the Window (And See How I'm Standing in the Rain") which has never been re-released in any other compilation or album format. 
 
Compilation notes by Jack O'Brien, Newspaper Columnist
All tracks are monaural
 

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