Bali Ha'iPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers 
with 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
Recording Time 2:32
Recorded March 01, 1949   ~  Matrix No. D9VB-234 Take 1 - 1A
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3402-B
Single Release: RCA-45RPM-47-2896-B ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Some Enchanted Evening"
US Chart Position No. 5 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: May 21, 1949
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10149 ( November 1951 )
Single Flip Side: "Some Enchanted Evening"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0109
Single Flip Side: "Some Enchanted Evening"
JAPAN Single release: VICTOR-78RPM-S-2 
Single Flip Side: "A - You're Adorable"
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Rogers and Hammerstein" EPA-409 MONO 1952
Rogers and Hammerstein ~ EPA-409
Notes: ~ Introduced by Juanita Hall, as "Bloody Mary", Myron McCormick, and William Tabbert in the Stage Musical "South Pacific".  In the 1958 Hollywood Musical, Juanita Hall portrayed her stage role but her vocal was dubbed on the soundtrack by Muriel Smith. Apart from Perry's popular recording of this song for RCA Victor, others were by Paul Weston and His Orchestra for Capitol, Bing Crosby for Decca, Peggy Lee for Capitol and Frank Sinatra for Columbia.

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