Hello, Young Lovers

~ from the 1951 Stage musical "The King and I"Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II , 1951 
Williamson Music, Inc.
1st recording 1951 ~
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording time 3:16
Recorded March 20th & 27th, 1951   ~  Matrix No. E1VB-1355 Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A
Lyrics ~ 1951 Version
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-4112-A
Single Flip Side: "We Kiss in a Shadow"
US Chart Position No. 27
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10541 ( October 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "We Kiss in a Shadow"
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Rogers and Hammerstein" EPA-409 MONO 1952
Rogers and Hammerstein ~ EPA-409

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Notes: ~ Introduced by Gertrude Lawrence in the 1951 Stage Musical "The King and I".  Perry had a best-selling record for RCA Victor that same year. In the 1956 Hollywood Musical it was performed by Deborah Kerr with her voice dubbed on the soundtrack by Marni Nixon.
2nd recording 1960 ~
Arranged by O.B. Masingill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra ( and Chorus )
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:45
Recorded October 26, 1960   ~  Matrix No. L5PT-5115 Take 4
Lyrics ~ 1960 Version
October 26, 1960 
A Hugo & Luigi Production
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Urban Green 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Ted Sommer 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
Contractor: Hugo & Luigi
Chorus members not identified 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "For the Young at Heart" LSP-2343 STEREO JANUARY 1961
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-COMPACT 33 DOUBLE "When You And I Were Young" SCP-1017 STEREO 1961
Album issue: RCA-UK "For the Young at Heart" RD-27206 & SF-5089 STEREO 1961
For the Young at Heart ~ RCA Victor 1961Japan Compact 33 DoubleRCA SF 5089 UK 1961
Shortly after the hit musical 'The King and I' opened on Broadway, composer Richard Rodgers noted, 'I've tried to tell the story through music. 'The King and I' is truly a musical drama, with every song advancing the plot. We ask the audience to believe that the people are on stage, who face many serious problems of life, will suddenly stop talking and burst into song. We tried to avoid the reality by the singing, and the singing by the reality.' Perry gives the play's Hello, Young Lovers a bright and bouncy reading, making the bittersweet words become happy and hopeful.

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

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Perry Como in Concert3rd recording 'Live' 1970 ~
I've Got You Under My Skin / Hello Young Lovers ( medley )
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Recorded Live June 25, 26, and 27, 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford ~ Recording Time 3:25 ( medley )
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas" LSPX-1001 STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "Perry Como In Person" R4P-5007 DISCRETE 4 CHANNEL STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas" SF-8159 STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-HOLLAND-LP12 "Perry Como In Concert" NL-42976 STEREO U/K
In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas ~ 1970Japan 4 Channel ReleaseIn Concert ~ Holland Release

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