Ain't Misbehavin'Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ featured in the Stage Musical "Hot Chocolates"
Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks
with lyrics by Andy Razaf , 1929 
Mills Music Corp. 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Recorded  January 20, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1018 Take 6  
January 20, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Sidney Harris 
Violin ~ Stanley Kraft 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Solomon Deutsch 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Samuel Persoff 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elister
So Smooth ~ 1955

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This song was introduced by Margaret Simms, Paul Bass and Russell Wooding's Hallelujah Singers in the Stage Musical "Hot Chocolates" , an all-Negro revue. Shortly after the opening, Louis Armstrong joined the company and played the song on solo trumpet during the intermission.  Fats Waller performed this song in the 1943 Hollywood Musical "Stormy Weather". It was also featured in the 1955 Musical "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" and, again in 1955, as the title song in the Musical "Ain't Misbehavin' ". This song was recorded by Perry during the album sessions for his first 12" LP compilation "So Smooth" but not released.

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