Because

Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward TeschemacherPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Chappell & Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Sing Magazine "Record of the Month"
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:47
 
Recorded December 02, 1947   ~  Matrix No. D7VB - 2569  Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
December 2, 1947 
A&R Production Eli Oberstein
 
Orchestra
EVENING 7:30 TO 11:30 PM 
NO OVERTIME
 
Leader: Russ Case
Contractor: Anthony Natoli
 
Violin ~ Arnold Eidus 
Violin ~ Leo Kruczek 
Violin ~ Jack Gasselin 
Violin ~ Kurt Dieterle 
Violin ~ Sylvan Kirsner 
Violin ~ Rudolph Bochco 
Violin ~ Fred Fradkin 
Violin ~ Bertrand Hirsch 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
 
Viola ~ Isador Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Harold Furmansky 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ M. Stonzek 
 
Horn ~ Joseph Rescigno 
Horn ~ W. Sandberg 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Trumpet ~ Carle Poole 
Trumpet ~ Mel Solomon 
 
Trombone ~ Buddy Morrow 
Trombone ~ Billy Rausch 
Trombone ~ C. Heather 
 
Drums ~ Norris Shawker 
 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Piano ~ Joe Bushkin
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster 
 
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-2653-A
Single release: 45RPM-47-2728 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "If You Had All the World and It's Gold"
US Chart Position No. 4 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: March 13, 1948
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1215 ( October 1948 )
Single Flip Side: "It Only Happens When I Dance With You"
 
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3299-A ( P-237 )
Single release: RCA-45RPM 47-2887 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Till the End of Time
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0108
Single Flip Side: "Till the End of Time"
 
Collectables Single release: COL-045817
Single Flip Side: "Prisoner of Love"
 
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 2" 1940s Folio Release
 
The Russ Case Collection Volume 2Original Box Set - 78 & 45 RPM

There is probably no other song so ideally suited to be played at a wedding as "Because", a heartfelt vow of eternal devotion. Tenor Richard Crooks made this song by Edward Teschemacher and Guy d'Hardelot an American favourite when he performed it on his radio programme in the 1920s. With this recording, Perry Como made "Because" an international success, too. If you feel that a woman's touch is evident in the song, you're absolutely correct. Guy d'Hardelot is actually Mrs. W. I. Rhodes, whose maiden name was Helen Guy, and she wrote the lovely, soaring melody.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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Saturday, April 04, 2015