Perry Como
Perry Como
Round and Round 
& Other Hits
 
Round and Round
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, January 15, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of Espaņa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, February 2, 1956
US Chart Position No. 1
 
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
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, December 18, 1945
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Wild Horses
~  a double charted single from January, 1953, with flip side "I Confess"
Words and Music by Johnny Burke ( K.C. Rogan )
Adapted from "Wilder Reiter" ( "Wild Horseman" ) by Robert Schumann
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, January 6, 1953
US Chart Position No. 6
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City, October 9, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York, August 31, 1954
US Chart Position No. 4
 
Temptation
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
With Orchestra Conducted by Ted Steele
Produced by Lew Martin
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 27, 1945
US Chart Position No. 15
 
Dream On Little Dreamer
~ from the 1965 RCA Victor album "The Scene Changes"
Words and Music by Jan Crutchfield and Fred Burch
with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, February 11, 1965
Recording Engineer: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort 
 

Perry Como was cutting hair in his own barber shop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania long before he decided to put his appealing baritone voice to work cutting records. He hung up the clippers for good in 1933 to join the Freddy Carlone Band and performed with Ted Weems from 1936-42.

A local CBS radio affiliate was impressed enough with Como's romantic style to give him a chance on the air in 1942, and the singer secured a record deal the following year, scoring his first chart single with "Good-bye Sue." From there it didn't take long for Como to develop a large fan base which earned him a total of 14 number-one singles through the 40s, 50s and 60s, including "Round And Round," which charted for 29 weeks beginning on 2-23-57 and peaked at number one for two weeks. He hosted his own successful TV series through the 50s and 60s and remains an active performer today.

 
ALL TRACKS IN MONAURAL EXCEPT "DREAM ON LITTLE DREAMER"
 
RCA VICTOR 07863-52167-2 1993 BMG Music
Original Concept — Don Wardell
Compilation Produced by Chick Crumpacker
Art Direction/Design — Jacqueline Murphy
Album Notes — Christopher Niccoli
Digitally Re-mastered by Dick Baxter at BMG Recording Studios, New York City, September 1992

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
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