Dear Mr. C.A superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

 
 
JAPAN BOX SET ( 5 DISCS ) 
104 TRACKS
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7301~5
 
DISK 1
 
Dear Mr. C. - Million Sellers
 
 
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
 
I'm Gonna Love That Gal   ( Like She's Never Been Loved Before )
Words and Music by Frances Ash 1945
 
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
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
 
Temptation
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
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
 
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
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
If  (1950)
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
 
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
 
Papa Loves Mambo
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
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
 
More
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "Glendora"
Music by Alex Alstone and lyrics by Tom Glazer
 
Glendora
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "More"
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956
 
Round and Round
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
 
Magic Moments
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1958
un-credited duet with Perry's Choral Director, Ray Charles
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
 
I May Never Pass This Way Again
Words and Music by Murray Wizel 
and Irving Melcher
 
Delaware
Words and Music by Irving Gordon 
 
It's Impossible
Original music and Spanish lyrics by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
SONG BOX DISC 1 ~  24 TRACKS TIME 69:17
THESE TRACKS SHOULD BE IN STEREOrecorded in stereo OTHERS MONO
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7301
 
DISK 2
 
Dear Mr. C. - Hit Songs I
 
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
Oxford Music Corp.
 
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
 
Rambling Rose
Music by Joseph Burke 
with lyrics by Joseph Allan McCarthy Jr. 1948
With Russ Case and His Orchestra and the Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded December 30, 1947
 
Far Away Places
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
Bourne Co. ~ ASCAP
With Orchestra Conducted by Henri René
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded December 14, 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
 
"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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
SONG BOX DISC 2 ~  20 TRACKS TIME 58:28
ALL TRACKS MONAURAL
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7302
 
DISK 3
 
Dear Mr. C. - Hit Songs II
 
 
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
 
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
 
Tina Marie
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
 
( The ) Rose Tattoo
~ a popular single for Perry in Japan from September, 1955
inspired by the Paramount-Wallis film "The Rose Tattoo"
Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Jack Brooks
 
Juke Box Baby
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
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Music by Bronislau Kaper 
and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
 
Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way to a Star )
~  recorded by Perry in June, 1956
theme song from "The Perry Como Show"
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956
 
Chincherinchee
one of Perry's popular singles from September, 1956
Words and Music by John Jerome, 1956
 
I Know
~  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
 
Make Someone Happy
~ a charted single from October, 1960, with flip side "Gone Is My Love"
from the Broadway production "Do Re Mi"
Music by Julie Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 
Caterina
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
 
( I Love You ) Don't You Forget It
Music by Henry Mancini 
with lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
 
Dream On Little Dreamer
Words and Music by Jan Crutchfield 
and Fred Burch
 
Stop! And Think It Over
Words and Music by Sid Tepper 
and Roy C. Bennett
 
( The )  Father of Girls
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
 
Seattle ( from the Screen Gems TV production "Here Come the Brides" )
Music by Hugo Montenegro 
with words by Ernie Sheldon and Jack Keller
 
I Think of You
Music by Francis Albert Lai 
with lyrics by Rod McKuen
 
And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
I Don't Know What He Told You
Original Italian Words and Music by Giulio Rapetti, Elio Cesari, Alberto Testa
English lyrics by Robert I. Allen
 
World of Dreams
Words and Music by Des O'Connor
 
SONG BOX DISC 3 ~  20 TRACKS TIME 53:59
THESE TRACKS SHOULD BE IN STEREO recorded in stereo OTHERS MONO
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7303
 
DISK 4
 
Dear Mr. C. - Standards
 
 
Over The Rainbow ( with Sally Sweetland )
~ from the Hollywood musical "The Wizard of Oz"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg , 1939
 
When You're Smiling ( The Whole World Smiles With You ) ( with The Satisfiers )
~ recorded by Perry in November, 1947
a late 40s single with flip side "My Melancholy Baby"
Words and Music by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay , 1928
 
More Than You Know  ~ 1951
~  Perry's second recording of this song from January, 1951
from the 1929 musical production "Great Day"
Music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu
 
Blue Skies  ~ 1946
~  Perry's first recording of this song from March, 1946
sung by Bing Crosby in "Blue Skies" 1946
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
 
My Melancholy Baby
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1947
sung by Bing Crosby in the Hollywood musical "The Birth of the Blues" ( 1941 )
Music by Ernie Burnett with lyrics by George A. Norton and Maybelle E. Watson , 1912
 
Without a Song  ~ 1951
~  Perry's first recording of this song from January, 1951
from the 1929 musical production "Great Day"
Music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu
 
Me and My Shadow
~  recorded by Perry in January/February, 1951
Music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer and lyrics by Billy Rose, 1927
 
Carolina Moon
Music by  Joe Burke and lyrics by Benny Davis , 1929
 
What'll I Do?
~ featured in "Big City", 1948, sung by Danny Thomas
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1924
 
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
 
Love Me Or Leave Me
~ from the 1928 Stage musical "Whoopee"
Music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Gus Kahn
 
Body and Soul
~ from the United Artists Film "Body and Soul"
Music by Johnny Green
and lyrics by Robert B. Sour, Edward Heyman, and Frank Eyton
 
It's Only a Paper Moon
~  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
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
If I Could Be With You  ( One Hour Tonight )
~ featured in the 1953 Hollywood musical "The Jazz Singer"
Music by James P. Johnson and lyrics by Henry Creamer , 1930 
Remick Music Corporation
 
Love Letters
~ from the 1945 Paramount film "Love Letters"
Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman, 1945
 
It Had To Be You
~ from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Show Business"
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn, 1924, 1944
 
Young at Heart
~ featured in the 1955 film "Young at Heart"
Music by Johnny Richards and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, 1954
 
Try to Remember ( from the musical production "The Fantasticks" )
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones
 
 
The Very Thought of You
Words and Music by Ray Noble, 1934
 
Smile
Music by Charles Chaplin
and lyrics by John Turner
and Geoffrey Parsons, 1954
 
SONG BOX DISC 4 ~  20 TRACKS TIME 59:04
THESE TRACKS SHOULD BE IN STEREO recorded in stereo OTHERS MONO
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7304
 
DISK 5
 
Dear Mr. C. - Contemporary Pops
 
 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1969
 
Something
Words and Music by George Harrison
 
A House is Not a Home
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1964
 
We've Only Just Begun
Words and Music by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, 1970
 
If ( Gates )
Words and Music by David A. Gates
 
Yesterday I Heard the Rain
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero 
with lyrics by Gene Lees
 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Words and Music by Paul Simon
 
Where Do I Begin ( from "Love Story" )
Music by Francis Lai 
with lyrics by Carl Sigman, 1970
 
For All We Know ( from the Motion Picture "Lovers and Other Strangers" )
Music by Fred Karlin 
with lyrics by Arthur James and Robb Wilson, 1970
 
The Way We Were
Music by Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman , 1973
 
The Hand's of Time ( Brian's Song )
Music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman
 
Beyond Tomorrow ( theme from "Serpico" )
Words and Music by Mikis Theodorakis and Larry Kusik
 
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Words and Music by Stevie Wonder
 
Here, There and Everywhere
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
 
Michelle
Words and Music by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
There's a Kind of Hush
Words and Music by David Leslie Reed
and Geoff Stevens, 1966
 
You Light Up My Life
~ from the film "You Light Up My Life"
Words and Music by Joe Brooks , 1977
 
Feelings
Music by Mauricio Kaiserman with English lyrics by Morris Albert , 1975
Brazilian song with original Portuguese words by Thomas Fundera
 
The Colors of My Life
~ from the Broadway musical "Barnum"
Music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart , 1980
Arranged by Kenny Ascher
 
You Are So Beautiful
Words and Music by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher
Arranged by Stanley Schwartz and Gerald Alters
Orchestra Conducted by Nick Perito
 
SONG BOX DISC 5 ~  20 TRACKS TIME 65:06
ALL TRACKS SHOULD BE IN STEREO
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
BVCP-7305

 

Dear Mr. C. - Million SellersDear Mr. C. - Hit Songs I

Dear Mr. C. - Hit Songs IIDear Mr. C. - StandardsDear Mr. C. - Contemporary Pops

JAPAN BVCP-7301/5
5 CD BOX SET 104 TRACKS
1993 BMG VICTOR, INC.
CD RELEASE MAY 21, 1993 9000 YEN ( $90 US )

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