Dream Along With Me  ( I'm On My Way To A Star )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Carl Sigman
Roncom Music Co.
 
Full version recorded 1956 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:50
 
Recorded June 07, 1956   ~   Matrix No. G2PB 4619 Take 9
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6590
Single Flip Side: "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
US Chart Position No. 85
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-POP-304 Blue Label ( March 1957 )
Single Flip Side: "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP "Somebody Up There Likes Me" EPA-903 MONO 1956
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me / On My Way to a StarSomebody Up There Likes Me  ~ 45 RPM Extended Play Album

Dream Along with Me was born in 1955, when Perry asked some songwriters he knew to come up with a theme for his TV show. 'I thought about what Perry Como meant to me, and to his fans,' Carl Sigman recalls, 'and I tried to capture him in a song. When he told me he had selected 'Dream Along with Me' I was thrilled.' The best part of this recording is that you finally get to hear the complete song, not just the few bars that Perry sang before greeting his TV audience. Among Sigman's other well-known songs are 'Ebb Tide', 'What Now My Love', 'Civilization ( Bongo Bongo Bongo ), and 'Enjoy Yourself ( It's Later Than You Think )'

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

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Theme version recorded 1958 ~

With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
Recording Time 42 sec intro 2:53 total ( with "Accentuate the Positive" )
 
Recorded March 12, 1958   ~  Matrix No. J2PB-1904 Take 2
Original "complete" Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
March 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Thomas Mitchell 
 
French Horn ~ Fred Klein 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Urbont 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Viola ~ Soloman Deutsch 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Red Sommer 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles 
 
EXACT LINE-UP UNIDENTIFIED
 
Trudy Packer 
Sue Singleton
Carla Houston 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan McCord
Bernice Massi 
 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea  
 
7" IPS HALF-TRACK "Saturday Night With Mr. C." CPS-153 STEREO ORTHOPHONIC TAPE JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP / LSO-1004 MONO / STEREO MAY / JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "Dear Perry" RD-27078 MONAURAL 1959
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ stereo half-track recording tape editionSaturday Night With Mr. C. Dear Perry ~ The Perry Como Show ( UK Release )

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Notes: ~ Perry recorded this opening theme for his first full stereophonic album "Saturday Night With Mr. C." in 1958. The full version of this song was recorded June 7, 1956, and charted for Perry at No. 85 on the flip side of his hit single "Somebody Up There Likes Me" which charted at No. 18. But it was "Dream Along With Me" that would become associated  with Perry throughout his entire career more than, perhaps, any other song excepting "Ave Maria".

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