Magic Moments: The Very Best of Perry ComoPerry Como
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CD DISK: ONE

TILL THE END OF TIME
~ Golden Memories from the '40s
 
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
 
Prisoner of Love ( 1946 Version )
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
You Won't Be Satisfied ( Until You Break My Heart ) ( with The Satisfiers )
Words and Music by Freddy James and Larry Stock, 1946
 
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows ( with The Satisfiers )
~ melody adapted from Chopin's "Fantaisie Impromptu in C# Minor
Music by Harry Carroll and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, 1917, 1946
 
Forever and Ever
Music and original German lyrics by Franz Winkler
English lyrics by Malia Rosa, 1949
 
Surrender
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
Bennie Benjamin Music Inc.
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba   ( My Bambino Go to Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
 
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
 
Temptation ( 1945 )
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
A Dreamer's Holiday
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Kim Gannon , 1949
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot
with lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
CATCH A FALLING STAR
~ Golden Memories from the '50s
 
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
 
If  (1950)
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
 
Catch a Falling Star
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss
and Paul Vance
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning
and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Round and Round
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro
and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Wanted
Words and Music by Lois Steele
and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
Magic Moments
Music by Burt Bacharach
and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Wild Horses
Words and Music by Johnny Burke ( K.C. Rogan )
Adapted from "Wilder Reiter" ( "Wild Horseman" ) by Robert Schumann
 
Tina Marie
Words and Music by Bob Merrill

CD DISK: TWO

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
~ Perry On Broadway
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
They Say It's Wonderful
~ from the musical production "Annie Get Your Gun" and Published 1946
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
 
If I Loved You
~  recorded by Perry in May, 1945
from the Musical Show "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
 
You're Just In Love ( I Wonder Why ) ( with The Fontane Sisters )
~ from the 1950 Broadway musical "Call Me Madam"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin , 1950
 
Hello Young Lovers ( 1951 Version )
~ from the 1951 musical production "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
I Love You
from the 1944 Stage musical "Mexican Hayride"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
Two Lost Souls ( with Jaye P. Morgan )
from the 1944 Stage musical "Mexican Hayride"
~ from the musical production "Damn Yankees"
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross , 1955
 
Bali Ha'i
~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
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
 
Make Someone Happy
Music by Julie Styne 
with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 
DIG YOU LATER ( A Hubba-Hubba Hubba )
~ Havin' Some Fun With Perry
 
( I Love You ) Don't You Forget It
Music by Henry Mancini 
with lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom ) ( Alternate Take )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of Espaņa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
 
Juke Box Baby
Music by Joe Sherman
with lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956
 
Delaware
Words and Music by Irving Gordon 
 
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo ( The Magic Song ) 
~ from the 1950 Walt Disney film "Cinderella"
Music by Al Hoffman and Mack David
with lyrics by Jerry Livingston
 
Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So ) ( Alternate Take )
Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter
and Forest Wilson , 1955
 
Chee Chee-Oo Chee ( Sang the Little Bird )
Music by Saverio Seracini  
with English lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, 1955
Original Italian lyrics by Ettore Minoretti
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
 
Glendora
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956

CD DISK: THREE

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE
~ "MR. C." in the '60s and '70s
 
It's Impossible  ( Alternate Take )
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero
with lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
Caterina
Words and Music by Earl Shuman 
and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
 
And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
Seattle ( from the Screen Gems TV production "Here Come the Brides" )
Music by Hugo Montenegro 
with words by Ernie Sheldon and Jack Keller
 
( The )  Father of Girls
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
 
"A" -- YOU'RE ADORABLE
~ Perry and Friends
 
"A" ~ You're Adorable
Music by Sidney Lippman
with lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
 
Maybe ( with Eddie Fisher  )
Words and Music by Allan Flynn
and Frank Madden , 1940, 1952
 
A Bushel and A Peck ( with Betty Hutton )
Introduced by Vivian Blaine in the musical production "Guy's and Dolls"
Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1950
 
Watermelon Weather ( with Eddie Fisher  )
~  a double charted single from May, 1952, with flip side "Maybe"
Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael and Paul Francis Webster
 
Hoop-Dee-Doo ( with The Fontane Sisters )
Music by Milton de Lugg 
with lyrics by Frank Loesser
 
LONG AGO (  And Far Away  )
~ Gettin' Sentimental With Perry
 
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now ( Ted Weems 1939 Version )
Music by Joe Howard and Harold Orlob, 
with lyrics by Frank Adams and Will Hough, 1909
 
Far Away Places
Words and Music by Alex Kramer
and Joan Whitney, 1948
 
Long Ago  ( And Far Away )
from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Cover Girl"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics Ira Gershwin, 1944
 
I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin
and George Weiss
 
Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk  ( Alternate Take )
from the 1949 Broadway musical production "Miss Liberty"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
 
DREAM ALONG WITH ME
~ Gettin' Romantic With Perry
 
More
Music by Tom Glazer
with lyrics by Alex Alstone
 
All Through the Day
from the 1945 20th Century-Fox film "Centennial Summer"
Music by Jerome Kern
with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
 
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
 
Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way to a Star )
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956

A Message from Perry ( recorded in June 1998 approximately 10 sec. )

Magic Moments: The Very Best of Perry Como
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
~ first documented alternate 'take' of "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )" ( US & UK Versions )
~ first documented alternate 'takes' of "Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )" and "Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk"
~ alternate 'take' release of "It's Impossible" ( first released in "Legendary Performer" CD )
~ rare mono re-release of "Hello, Young Lovers" 1951 single version ( also from "Broadway Hits" album )
~ unusual release of "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", a non RCA Victor recording from Perry's Decca years
~ rare stereo re-release for  "Love Make the World Go 'Round" and "Delaware"
~ special 10 second message from Perry recorded at his home in Jupiter, Florida, in 1998
DOCUMENTED ERRORS:
~ the electronic stereo version of "Kewpie Doll" is obviously in error
~ 8 out of 13 stereo recordings are re-released here in mono including "Seattle" and "Caterina"
~ the premise for releasing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" is erroneous
 
READER'S DIGEST US/CANADA CD BOX SET ( 3 DISK ) 1999
RECORD NUMBER GCD3 5591-3 ( 3409-1/3 )
60 TRACKS 10 sec message
PRICE $49.96 US
 
 

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