Born To Be a Hit Vol 1.
 
Perry Como
Born To Be a Hit
Premium Masters ( BMG Australia )
DISK 1
HIT SINGLES 1943 - 1948
 
Goodbye Sue
~ Perry's first recording for RCA Victor from June, 1943
original flip side "There'll Soon Be a Rainbow" and re-released on "B" side of "Temptation" in 1945
Words and Music by Jimmy Rule, Lou Ricca and Jules Loman, 1943
Recorded a cappella during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban with Mixed Chorus
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, June 20, 1943
US Chart Position No. 20
 
Long Ago (  And Far Away  ) 
~  a double charted single from February, 1944, the "B" flip side to "I Love You"
from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Cover Girl"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics Ira Gershwin, 1944
Recorded a cappella during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban with Mixed Chorus
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, February 8, 1944
US Chart Position No. 8
 
Lili Marlene
Music by Norbert Schultze and English lyrics by Tommie Connor , 1944
Original German lyrics by Hans Leip
Recorded during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban
Vocal with unidentified mixed chorus only
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 1, New York City
Recorded June 27, 1944
 
I Dream of You (  More Than You Dream I Do  ) 
Words and Music by Marjorie Goetschius and Edna Osser, 1944
With Orchestra Conducted by Lew Martin
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 1, New York City, December 8, 1944
US Chart Position No. 10
 
More and More
From the Universal picture "Can't Help Singing"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg 1944
With Orchestra conducted by Lou Martin
 
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
 
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
Williamson Music Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Orchestra Conducted by Russ Case
Produced by Herb Hendler
Recorded at Lottos Club, New York City
Recorded May 19, 1945
US Chart Position No. 3 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: July 28, 1945
 
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 Orchestra Conducted by Russell Case
Produced by Herb Hendler
Recorded at Lottos Club, New York City, July 3, 1945
US Chart Position No. 1
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and the Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 6 - 2, New York City
Recorded October 13, 1945
US Chart Position No. 3 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: December 8, 1945
 
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
~ from the 20th Century-Fox picture "The Dolly Sisters"
Music by Harry Carroll and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, 1917, 1946
EMI - Robbins Catalog Inc. ~ ASCAP
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and The Satisfyers ( The Satisfiers )
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded October 17, 1945
US Chart Position No. 5 Chart Debut: February 2, 1946
 
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
 
They Say It's Wonderful
~ from the musical production "Annie Get Your Gun" and Published 1946
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, April 2, 1946
US Chart Position No. 4
 
Surrender
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
Bennie Benjamin Music Inc.
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Song Hits Magazine "Record of the Month"
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded April 2, 1946
US Chart Position No. 1 Chart Debut: July 6, 1946
 
Sonata
Music by Alex Alstone 
with lyrics by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl, 1947
With Orchestra under the direction of Lloyd Shaffer
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
US Chart Position No. 9
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba   ( My Bambino Go to Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
Oxford Music Corp.
Orchestra conducted by Lloyd Shaffer 
with The Satisfiers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded April 10, 1947
US Chart Position No. 1 ( 3 Weeks ) Chart Debut: June 7, 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
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. ~ ASCAP
Orchestra Conducted by Lloyd Shaffer
with the Satisfiers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded April 10, 1947
US Chart Position No. 2 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: August 23, 1947
 
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
~ from the 20th Century-Fox Picture "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" 1947
Music by Joe Howard and Harold Orlob, 
with lyrics by Frank Adams and Will Hough, 1909
Edward B. Marks Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
Orchestra Conducted by Lloyd Shaffer with The Satisfiers
Produced by Mr. Kissinger
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded May 29, 1947
US Chart Position No. 2~4 Chart Debut: July 30, 1947 & October 25, 1947
 
So Far
from the 1947 Stage musical "Allegro"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded July 28, 1947
 
Because
a Gold Record for Perry in 1948
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
Chappell & Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Sing Magazine "Record of the Month"
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded December 2, 1947
US Chart Position No. 4 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: March 13, 1948
 
Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero
Music by Sydney Lippman
with lyrics by Sylvia Dee and Elizabeth Evelyn Moore 1948
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded November 11, 1947
 
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Born To Be a Hit Vol 2.
 
DISK 2
HIT SINGLES 1948 - 1951
 
Far Away Places
~  a popular single for Perry from December, 1948
nineteen weeks on "Your Hit Parade" in 1949 for Crosby, Whiting & Perry
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
With Orchestra Conducted by Henri René
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, December 14, 1948
US Chart Position No. 4
 
Blue Room
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926
With Chorus and Orchestra directed by Henri René
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at NBC Studio 3, New York City, December 17, 1948
US Chart Position No. 18
 
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 Chorus and Orchestra directed by Henri René
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at NBC Studio 3, New York City, December 23, 1948
 
Forever and Ever
~  a double charted single from January, 1949, with flip side "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore"
Music and original German lyrics by Franz Winkler
English lyrics by Malia Rosa, 1949
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, January 14, 1949
US Chart Position No. 2
 
I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin
and George Weiss
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded January 13, 1949
 
"A" ~ You're Adorable
~  a No. 1 hit single from March, 1949, the "B" flip side to "When Is Sometime?"
Music by Sidney Lippman with lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 1, 1949
US Chart Position No. 2
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 1, 1949
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Bali Ha'i
~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 1, 1949
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk
~  a double charted single from May, 1949, the "B" flip side to "Just One Way To Say I Love You"
from the 1949 Broadway musical production "Miss Liberty"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Aria Music Company / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC ~ ASCAP
Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
With the Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded May 24, 1949
US Chart Position No. 15
 
A Dreamer's Holiday
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Kim Gannon , 1949
Skidmore Music Co., Inc. and Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. ~ ASCAP
~ recorded at RCA Studio 2, NYC, August 11, 1949
with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
US Chart Position No. 3
 
I Wanna Go Home (  With You  ) (  alternate take  )  
~ recorded by Perry in August, 1949
Words and Music by Jack Joyce and Joe Candullo
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, August 11, 1949
US Chart Position No. 18
 
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
Walt Disney Music Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra 
Produced by Henri René
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded November 7, 1949
US Chart Position No. 14
 
Hoop-Dee-Doo
~  double charted single from March, 1950, with flip side "On The Outgoing Tide"
Music Milton de Lugg and lyrics by Frank Loesser
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 16, 1950
US Chart Position No. 18
 
Patricia
Words and Music by Benny Davis
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in RCA's Studio 2, New York City
Recorded August 10, 1953
US Chart Position No. 7
 
A Bushel and A Peck
Introduced by Vivian Blaine in the musical production "Guy's and Dolls"
Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1950
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Betty Hutton
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in RCA's Studio 2, New York City, September 12, 1950
US Chart Position No. 3
 
You're Just In Love  ( I Wonder Why )
~ from the 1950 Broadway musical "Call Me Madam"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin. 1950
Irving Berlin Music Company ~ ASCAP
with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
~ recorded at RCA Studio 2, NYC, September 26, 1950
US Chart Position No. 5 with flip-side "It's a Lovely Day Today"
 
Zing Zing Zoom Zoom
Music by Sigmund Romberg
with lyrics by Charles Tobias, 1951
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. and Ched Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by the Composer Sigmund Romberg
Produced by Bergman and Hugo Winterhalter
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recorded December 5, 1950
US Chart Position No. 12
 
If
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, November 28, 1950
US Chart Position No. 1
 
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 and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recorded March 20 & 27, 1951
 
Tulips and Heather
Words and Music by Milton Carson
With Mitchell Ayres and his Orchestra 
with Chorus ( under the direction of Ray Charles )
With Mitchell Ayres and his Orchestra 
with Chorus ( under the direction of Ray Charles )
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recorded December 18, 1951
 
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Born To Be a Hit Vol 3
 
DISK 3
HIT SINGLES 1952 - 1957
 
Maybe
~  a double charted single from May, 1952, with flip side "Watermelon Weather"
Words and Music by Allan Flynn and Frank Madden , 1940, 1952
both songs with Eddie Fisher & Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 13, 1952
US Chart Position No. 3
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, November 4, 1952
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
 
Say You're Mine Again
Words and Music by Charles Nathan and Dave Heisler , 1953
Blue River Music and Meridian Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded March 28, 1953
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
With Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 19, 1953
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Pa Paya Mama  
Words and Music by Larry Coleman, Norman Gimbel  
and George Sandler
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and The Ramblers
Produced by Joe Carlton
 
You Alone ( Solo Tu )
~  a double charted single from August, 1953, the "B" flip side to "Pa-paya Mama"
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman, 1953
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City, August 19, 1953
US Chart Position No. 9
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
Warner Bros. Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Engineer: unknown
Recorded December 29, 1953
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
 
( There's No Place Like ) Home For The Holidays
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman 1954
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman / Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded November 16, 1954
US Chart Position No. 8
 
Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )
Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter and Forest Wilson , 1955
Songs of PolyGram International ~ ASCAP
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
Recorded January 4, 1955
US Chart Position No. 2
 
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
Unichappell Music Inc. & United Artists Italy Edizioni BMI
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra 
and Jaye P. Morgan
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded April 28, 1955
US Chart Position No. 12
 
Tina Marie
~ a double charting single from June, 1955, with flip side "Fooled"
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 21, 1955
US Chart Position No. 5
 
Fooled 
~ a double charting single from June, 1955, with flip side "Tina Marie"
Original Music by Franz Lehár from "The Merry Widow"
English adaptation by Doris Tauber and Manny Curtis. 1955
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, 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
 
Juke Box Baby
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from February, 1956, 
and flip side to "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics Noel Sherman, 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. 10
 
Glendora
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "More"
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956
Unichappell Music Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded May 8, 1956
US Chart Position No. 8
 
More
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "Glendora"
Music by Tom Glazer and lyrics by Alex Alstone
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, May 8, 1956
US Chart Position No. 1
 
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
 
( The ) Girl with the Golden Braids
~ a  single from December, 1947, with flip side "Rambling Rose"
Music by Eddie Snyder and lyrics by Stanley J. Kahan, 1957
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded April 9, 1957
 
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Born To Be a Hit Vol 4
 
DISK 4
HIT SINGLES 1957 - 1973
 
Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )Recorded in stereo.
Words and Music by Luther Dixon and Billy Dawn Smith
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded July 01, 1957
US Chart Position No. 12
 
Ivy RoseRecorded in stereo.
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded July 2, 1957
US Chart Position No. 18
 
Catch a Falling StarRecorded in stereo.Released here in stereo.
~ 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 / German Chart Position No. 16
UK Chart Position No. 9 / Australia Chart Position No. 1
 
Magic MomentsRecorded in stereo.
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
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, December 3, 1957
US Chart Position No. 4 / UK Chart Position No. 1
Italian Best Seller 1958
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )Recorded in stereo.
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers & Ray Charles
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Recorded March 11, 1958
US Chart Position No. 6 / UK Chart Position No. 9
 
Moon Talk Recorded in stereo.
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
Roncom Music Company
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded March 6, 1958
US Chart Position No. 28 / UK Chart Position No. 17
 
Mandolins In the MoonlightRecorded in stereo.Released here in stereo.
Words and Music by George Weiss and Aaron Schroeder
Roncom Music Co., ASCAP
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded September 16, 1958
US Chart Position No. 47
German Chart Position No. 13 ( December 1958 )
UK Chart Position No. 14 ( No. 13 in January, 1959 )
Belgian Chart No. 2 ( April, 1959 )
Italian Chart No. 4 ( 1958/59 )
 
Love Makes the World Go 'RoundRecorded in stereo.Released here in stereo.
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
Winneton Music Corp., BMI
Arranged by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded September 16, 1958
US Chart Position No. 33 / UK Chart Position No. 7 ( No. 6 in January, 1959 )
Belgian Chart No. 5 ( March, 1959 )
 
TomboyRecorded in stereo.Released here in stereo.
Words and Music by Joe Farrell
and Jim Conway
Roncom Music Co. ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded January 29, 1959
US Chart Position No. 29 / UK Chart Position No. 10
Belgian Chart No. 16 ( May, 1959 )
 
I Knowreal stereo
~  a popular charted single for Perry from May, 1959, with flip side "You Are In Love"
Words and Music by Carl Stutz and Edith Lindeman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded May 14, 1959
 
Delaware Recorded in stereo.Released here in stereo.
Words and Music by Irving Gordon
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded December 28, 1959
US Chart Position No. 22 / UK Chart Position No. 3
 
Caterina Recorded in stereo.
Words and Music by Earl Shuman and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
Roncom Music Company
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded February 14, 1962
US Chart Position No. 23
Charted Adult Contemporary No. 6 / German Chart Position No. 11
Italian Chart No. 10
 
( I Love You ) Don't You Forget Itreal stereo
~ a popular single from May, 1963 with flip side "One More Mountain"
Music by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded May 1st, 1963
 
Seattle ( from the Screen Gems TV production "Here Come the Brides" )
Music by Hugo Montenegro 
with words by Ernie Sheldon and Jack Keller
Arranged and Conducted by Bill McElhiney
Produced by Chet Atkins and Andy Wiswell
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki
Recorded October 10, 1968
 
I Think I Love You
Words and Music by Tony Romeo, 1970
Produced by Don Costa Productions, Inc.
Conducted by Nick Perito
Recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas circa November, 1970
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford
 
It's Impossible
Original music with Spanish lyrics
by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Arranged and Conducted by Marty Manning
Recorded at RCA's Studio A, New York City, May 5/6, 1970
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
And I Love You SoRecorded in Stereo
Words and Music by Don McLean
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, January 17 & 19, 1973
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
 
For the Good TimesRecorded in Stereo
~ from the 1973 RCA Victor album "And I Love You So"
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, March 26 & April 4, 1973
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
 
Walk Right Back
Words and Music by Sonny Curtis
Arranged and Conducted by Bill McElhiney
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Recorded in Living Stereo & and QuadraDisc 4-Channel
Recorded August 17, 1973
 
Beyond Tomorrow ( theme from "Serpico" )
Words and Music by Mikis Theodorakis and Larry Kusik
Produced by Pete Spargo
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA's Studio "C", New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Technicians: Joe Lopes and Tom Brown
Recorded January 4th, ~ May 1st, 1974
 
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Caveat emptor!
 

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
& CD Companion

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First Edition Summer 1992
Second Edition Christmas 1993
Web Page Edition Christmas 1997
25th Anniversary Revision November, 2017
 
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