A Bushel And A PeckPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1950
Frank Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& Betty Hutton
Produced by Charles Grean
 
Recorded in RCA's Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:47
 
Recorded September 12, 1950  ~  Matrix No. E0VB 5576 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-3930-A
Single Flip Side: "She's a Lady"
US Chart Position No. 3
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10501 ( June 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "My Lady Loves to Dance"
 
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "Hits from Broadway Shows" LPM-3124 MONO 1953
 
Perry Como ~ Hits From Broadway Shows
 
Notes: ~ Introduced by Vivian Blaine in the musical production "Guy's and Dolls" and popularized with best-selling records by Como and Hutton (RCA Victor), Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely (Capitol) and Doris Day (Columbia). The song was not used in the film version.
Perry is known to have recorded four songs with Betty Hutton, the first two on September 12, 1950, including "A Bushel & A Peck" and "She's a Lady", followed by two unreleased songs on June 19, 1952, including "The Last Straw" and "To Know You ( Is to Love You )", the latter which was remade with the Fontane Sisters in September of that year.

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