IfPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves  
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
Shapiro Bernstein, Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 3:07
Recorded November 28, 1950   ~  Matrix No. E0VB-6217 Take 1 - 1A
EVENING 6:30 TO 10:00 PM 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Anthony Eidus, Mac Ceppos,
Harry Melnikoff, Fred Buldrini, Felix Orlewitz, Maurice Hershaft 
Viola ~ Harold Furmansky, Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, F. Miller 
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, Bernard Privin, James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Buddy Morrow, John D'agostino 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Philip Zolkind, Stanley Webb
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3997
Single Flip Side: "Zing Zing - Zoom Zoom"
US Chart Position No. 1
Belgian Chart Position No. 10 (1951)
Discos RCA Victor Argentina: RCA 68-0583
Single Flip Side: "Zing Zing - Zoom Zoom"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10042 ( March 1951 )
Single Flip Side: "Zing Zing - Zoom Zoom"
Germany Single release: HMV-78RPM-X-7293
Single Flip Side: "A Penny a Kiss" ( E0VB-5050 )
performed by Tony Martin and Dinah Shore
with Henri René and his Orchestra
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "Supper Club Favorites" LPM-3044 MONO ASSEMBLED MAY 1952
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "With a Song In My Heart" EPA-5152 MONO 1960
Supper Club Favorites ~ 1953With a Song In My Heart ~ 45 EPA 5152 circa 1960

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The moving love song IF was first published in 1934 but did not become well known
until 1951 when eight different versions became hits almost simultaneously!
Perry Como's was the No. 1 recording; others were by Jo Stafford, Dean Martin,
Billy Eckstine, the Ink Spots, Guy Lombardo, Jon Garber and Vic Damone.

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First Edition Summer 1992
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