If I Could Be With You ( One Hour Tonight )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ featured in the 1953 Hollywood musical "The Jazz Singer"
Music by James P. Johnson and lyrics by Henry Creamer , 1930 
Remick Music Corporation
 
With "Como's Little Combo" a section of Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, 155 East 24th Street, New York City
A&R Producer: Ed O. Welker 
Recording Engineer: not listed
Recording Time 2:32
 
Recorded June 18, 1956    ~   Matrix No. G2PB 5656 Take 3 
Lyrics
Leader: Mitchell Ayres 
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri
Electric Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Tenor Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
 
 NOT RELEASED 
 
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Door of Dreams" CASX-2482 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1971
Album reissue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings" CDS-1091 UK ELECTRONIC STEREO 1971
Album issue: Box Set "Perry Como" BOTMC RECORDS 11-7775 MONO 1984
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Box Set Vol. 2" CDS-1091 / CDS-1101 / CDS-1137 Circa 1980s
 
Note: This song was recorded in June of 1956 as one of five tracks during an early session for what
would become Perry's September 1957 RCA Victor pop album release "We Get Letters" . Only three
songs from this session were eventually used in the album with other tracks recorded in February
of 1957. Of the two unreleased songs, only one was released in later years within an RCA Camden
compilation.  This song remained un-released until it's inclusion within the 1971 RCA Camden
compilation "Door of Dreams" as listed above. ( see unreleased listings within the album link )
 
Unreleased track from "We Get Letters" ~ 1957Door of Dreams
 
Perry Como Sings ~ UK ReleasePerry Como ~ Book of the Month Club Edition, 1984Perry Como RCA Camden Set Volume 2
 

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