The Great Perry Como
 
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           Disc 1

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
 
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
 
I'm Gonna Love That Gal   ( Like She's Never Been Loved Before )
Words and Music by Frances Ash 1945

I'll Always Be With You
Words and Music by Marjorie Goetschius and Edna Osser
 

Temptation
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
 
More and More
From the Universal picture "Can't Help Singing"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg 1944
 
I Dream of You (  More Than You Dream I Do  ) 
Words and Music by Marjorie Goetschius and Edna Osser, 1944

Lili Marlene
Music by Norbert Schultze and English lyrics by Tommie Connor , 1944
Original German lyrics by Hans Leip

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
 
I Love You
from the 1944 Stage musical "Mexican Hayride"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
Have I Stayed Away Too Long?
Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1943
 
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

Deep In The Heart of Texas
Music by Don Swander with lyrics by June Hershey, 1941
With Ted Weems & His Orchestra
Recorded December 9, 1941 for Decca
Los Angeles

Little Man You've Had a Busy Day
Music by Mabel Wayne 
with lyrics by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman 1934 
 
Carolina Moon
Music by  Joe Burke and lyrics by Benny Davis , 1929

           Disc 2

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
 
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  ~  1947
~ 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
 
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
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba   ( My Bambino Go to Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
 
Easter Parade
Words and Music by Irving Berlin 
Irving Berlin Music
 
Song of Songs
~ An English translation of the French song "Chanson du Coeur Brise"
Music by Harold Vicars and lyrics by Clarence Lucas , 1914
Original French lyrics by Maurice Vancaire
 
So Far
from the 1947 Stage musical "Allegro"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
All Through the Day
from the 1945 20th Century-Fox film "Centennial Summer"
charted No. 8 for Perry and flip side to No. 1 charted single "Prisoner of Love"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
 
If I'm Lucky
~ from the 20th Century-Fox film "If I'm Lucky"
Words and Music by Eddie Delange and Joseph Myrow
 
Surrender
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
Bennie Benjamin Music Inc.
 
They Say It's Wonderful
~  recorded by Perry in April, 1946
~ from the musical production "Annie Get Your Gun" and Published 1946
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
 
Girl of My Dreams
~  recorded by Perry in March, 1946
a hit record by Gene Austin, whistling by Bob McGimsey, for Victor in 1928
Words and Music by Sunny Clapp, 1927

If You Were The Only Girl  ( In the World )
Music by Nat D. Ayer 
with lyrics by Clifford Grey 1916, 1946

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby 
~ from the 1938 Hollywood musical "Hard to Get"
Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Johnny Mercer

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


Disc 3

Sonata
Music by Alex Alstone 
with lyrics by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl, 1947
 
A Garden in the Rain
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1946, released again in 1947
With the Orchestra of Russ Case and The Satisfiers
Music by Carroll Gibbons and lyrics by James Dyrenforth, 1929
 
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
 
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 Confessin' ( That I Love You )
~  a double charted single from December, 1944, the "B" flip side to "I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do)"
Music by Doc Dougherty and Ellis Reynolds and lyrics by Al J. Neiburg , 1930
 
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
 
You Won't Be Satisfied ( Until You Break My Heart ) ( with The Satisfiers )
~  a double charted single from October, 1945, with flip side "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"
Words and Music by Freddy James and Larry Stock, 1946
 
(  Did You Ever Get  )  That Feeling In the Moonlight
Words and Music by James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock
and Ira Schuster , 1945
 
With a Song in My Heart
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926
 
Blue Room 
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hart, 1926
 
Far Away Places
a #4 Charted Hit for Perry in 1949
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
 
Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero
Music by Sydney Lippman
with lyrics by Sylvia Dee and Elizabeth Evelyn Moore 1948
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
What'll I Do?
~ featured in "Big City", 1948, sung by Danny Thomas
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1924
 
When Tonight Is Just a Memory
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss
 
White Christmas ~ 1947
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1942
 
The Great Perry Como
 
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ALL TRACKS MONAURAL 
DIGITALLY TRANSCRIBED FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF 78 RPM RECORDS
ALL SONGS FROM THE 1940S RECORDED IN MONAURAL ONLY AND RELEASED ON 78 RPM RECORDS
 
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