Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ LSP-1971Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

RCA VICTOR LOP/LSO-1004changed later to LPM/LSP-1971( J2PY-3426/27 )
STEREO-ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY
MAY / JULY 1958
 
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recorded February 12 ~ 20 & March 5 ~ 12, 1958
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

Side One

Opening Theme: Dream Along With Me Time :40
Words and Music by Carl Sigman
  
Accentuate the Positive Time 2:53
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944
 
It Could Happen To You Time 2:47
~ from the 1944 Paramount film "And the Angels Sing"
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke , 1944
 
Love Letters Time 2:00
~ from the 1945 Paramount film "Love Letters"
Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman, 1945

Letters ( medley ): Time 9:42

Letters Theme: We Get Letters & Dear Perry Time :28
Words and Music by Ray Charles
 
Almost Like Being In Love
~ from the musical production "Brigadoon" 1947, 1954
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  
Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman 1934
  
( The ) Gypsy In My Soul
~ from the University of Pennsylvania Mask & Wig revue "Fifty-Fifty"
Music by Clay Boland and lyrics by Moe Jaffe, 1938
  
( The ) Whiffenpoof Song
~ featured in the 1944 Air Force film "Winged Victory"
Music by Tod B. Galloway and lyrics by Meade Minnigerode with George S. Pomeroy, 1909, 1936
 
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Time 2:20
~ from the 1930 revue "Rhythm-Mania"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, 1930
 
Red Sails in the Sunset Time 3:05
~ featured in the Stage musical "Provincetown Follies"
Music by Hugh Williams ( Will Grosz ) and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy, 1935

Side Two

Birth of the Blues Time 3:22
Music by Ray Henderson with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown , 1926
 
When I Fall in Love Time 2:58
~ featured in the 1957 film "Istanbul"       
Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman, 1952
 
Come Rain or Come Shinethis track was dropped from stereo versions of the LP due to space limitations Time 3:18
from the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman"
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1946

Letters ( medley ): Time 10:21

Letters Theme: Dear Perry Time :14
Words and Music by Ray Charles
 
You Made Me Love You  ( I Didn't Want to Do It )
~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Love Me or Leave Me"
Music by James V. Monaco and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy , 1913
 
I May Be Wrong  ( But I Think You're Wonderful )
~ from the musical comedy "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"
Music by Harry Sullivan and lyrics by Harry Ruskin, 1929
  
Like Someone In Love
~ from the Hollywood musical "Belle of the Yukon"
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke , 1944
  
Vaya Con Dios ( May God Be With You )
Words and Music by Larry Russell, Buddy Pepper and Inez James, 1953
 
It Had To Be You Time 2:34
~ from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Show Business"
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn, 1924, 1944
 
Twilight on the Trail Time 3:34
~ from the 1936 Paramount film "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell, 1936
  
Closing Theme: You Are Never Far Away Time :40
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Allan Roberts

Unreleased recording from this session:

Begin the Beguine
~ from the 1935 Stage musical "Jubilee"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ stereo half-track recording tape editionSaturday Night With Mr. C. - LSP-1971Saturday Night With Mr. C. - Monaural
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ Album JacketDear Perry ~ The Perry Como Show ( UK Release )Perry Como Alla TV
 
Album produced by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers.
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Released on Compact Disc
Total Recorded Time Approximately 49:00 ( including "Come Rain or Come Shine" )
 
Perry’s first full stereo recordings were made between February 12th and March 12th, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, 155 East 24th Street, New York City
changed later to LPM/LSP-1971The original RCA Victor release of this set was LOP/LSO-1004 which was later changed to LPM/LSP-1971.
 
this track was dropped from stereo versions of the LP due to space limitationsAll stereo pressings of "Saturday Night With Mr. C." excluded the track "Come Rain or Come Shine" despite having the title clearly printed on the jacket. It is assumed that this 'cut' had something to do with space limitations within the new stereo format LP recording. This song was re-released in 1967 within the RCA Camden compilation "Hello, Young Lovers," CAS-2122 (e), but the stereo version was electronically reprocessed from monaural.
 
The first known release of " Come Rain or Come Shine" in real stereo was in 1989 within a CD compilation titled "The Harold Arlen Songbook" RCA 9936-2-R ( VA ), featuring songs of the composer Harold Arlen by various artists. Strangely, a companion CD released at the same time, "The Johnny Mercer Songbook" RCA 9788-2-R ( VA ), featuring songs composed by Johnny Mercer, contained the same selection in monaural.
 
"The Johnny Mercer Songbook" RCA 9788-2-R ( VA ) ~ MONAURAL ( 1989 )
"The Harold Arlen Songbook" RCA 9936-2-R ( VA ) ~ LIVING STEREO ( 1989 )
 
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