Scarlet RibbonsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Evelyn Danzig and lyrics by Jack Segal , 1949
 
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Joe Reisman
 
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York,
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:37
 
Recorded June 19th, 1958  ~ Matrix No. J2PB-4576 Take 11
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
Similar to June 23, 1958 ( Exact line-up not available )
A&R Joe Reisman
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Irving Horowitz 
 
Trumpet ~ Joseph Wilder
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Arnold Eidus 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Viola ~ Harold Furmansky 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Bialkin 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Al Caiola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ Thomas Kay
 
Bass ~ George Duvivier
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Arthur Marotti 
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini 
 
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda 
French Horn ~ Fred Klein
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "When You Come to the End of the Day" LSP-1885 STEREO OCTOBER 1958
 
When You Come to the End of the Day
 
Featuring a most appealing melody and a very sentimental set of lyrics, "Scarlet Ribbons" came into the world in 1949 with a recording by Juanita Hall ( who played Bloody Mary in "South Pacific" ). Harry Belafonte had a big-selling recording of it in 1956. It was much beloved by cafe performers and folk singers, because the story of the scarlet ribbons that appeared on the little girl's bed in answer to her prayers never failed to move audiences. And when the singer is Perry Como, the song becomes an extra treat , because Perry sings it slowly and sweetly, and holds those whole notes beautifully , as only he can.
 
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
 

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