Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of Espaņa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Roncom Music Co. ~ ASCAP
 
Original single recording 1956 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:20
 
Recorded February 02, 1956   ~   Matrix No. G2PB 1200 Take 9

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Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6427
Single Flip Side: "Juke Box Baby"
US Chart Position No. 1 / German Chart Position No. 10
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-POP-212 ( May / June 1956 )
Single Flip Side: "My Funny Valentine"
UK Chart Position No. 4
 
UK Single release: HMV-45RPM-7MC-39 ( Pirate Issue )
UK Matrix No. 7XAV-1428-1NSee Note( See Note )
Single Flip Side: "Juke Box Baby"
 
Japan Single release: RCA ES-5036 
Single Flip Side: "Juke Box Baby"
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0814
Single Flip Side: "Juke Box Baby"
 
GERMANY Single release: RCA-45RPM-PPBO-4106
Single Flip Side: "Caterina "
 
Collectables Single release: COL-045277
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star"
 
Mexico Single release: RCA-45RPM-SP-4531 RCA Mexicana ( White Label ) 1977
Single Flip Side: "Papa Loves Mambo"
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP "Somebody Up There Likes Me" EPA-903 MONO 1956
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me  ~ 45 RPM Extended Play AlbumMexican Single - 1977

 

See Note Note: At the time of this release, records in the UK were reportedly pirated from records received from the United States.  A new master was created from the American record and, hence,  a new matrix number was created. This HMV release appears to be an example of this activity which is said to have been common.

Al Hoffman and Dick Manning also provided Perry with this peppy novelty. The perky melody first saw the light of day as one of the themes in Emmanuel Chabrier's Espaņa rhapsody. Hoffman and Manning turned the Spanish piece into a new fangled love song, and Perry and the Ray Charles Singers had a ball recording it.

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

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Note: beginning in the 1960s, electronically reprocessed stereo versions were released for many popular RCA Victor albums including "Como's Golden Records". These albums were designated with an "LPE" number or with an enclosed lower case "(e)" following the regular album designation. Despite several attempts to make them sound better, the majority of them were bad.
 
"Perry Como" medley 'Live' 1980 ~ ( instrumental Overture only )
 
Live On Tour ~ 1980
 
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
( Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included )
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran / RCA Mobile Unit: Ron Olson and Tom Brown / Mastering Engineer: Mike Posner.
Recorded 'Live' at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July 29th, 30th, 31st, 1980.
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
 
Note: The opening Overture ( Como Medley ) includes: Till the End of Time / Round and Round / Catch a Falling Star / Prisoner of Love / Temptation / Hot Diggity / It's Impossible arranged and conducted by Nick Perito
 

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