In The Still Of The NightPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
Words and Music by Cole Porter 
Chappell & Company Inc.
 
1st recording 1955 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Lipman
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Producer Joe Carlton
Recording Time 2:45
 
Recorded  February 17, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1604 Take 8
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
February 17, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
 
Trumpet ~ Melven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder  
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster
 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Lois Winter 
Marilyn Palmer 
Marilyn Jackson 
Lillian Clark 
Miriam Workman 
Elisa Bretton
 
Stephen Steck 
Jack Brown 
Robert Spiro 
David Vogel 
Arthur Malvin 
Michael Stewart
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "So Smooth" LPM-1085 MONO SEPTEMBER 1955
Album issue: RCA UK-LP12 "We Get Letters Vol 2" RD-27070 MONO CIRCA 1958
 
So Smooth ~ 1955We Get Letters Vol 2 - UK 1957

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Perry Como in Concert2nd recording 1972 'Television Soundtrack' ~

Performed by Perry Como
 
Musical Director: Elliott Lawrence
Arrangements: Nick Perito
 
NBC Television Production
Bell System Family Theatre
Recorded September 11th to 15th, and 22nd to 24th, 1972
Broadcast date: January 17, 1973
 
Album issue: Private Label-LP12 "Cole Porter in Paris" BELL SYSTEMS MONO 1973
 
Cole Porter in Paris - Television Soundtrack

Notes: ~ introduced by Nelson Eddy in the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie" and it was heard again in the 1945 Cole Porter biography Hollywood musical "Night and Day." Perry's version was recorded in February 1955 for his first full length album "So Smooth" and believed to be the first recorded Como sessions specifically intended for inclusion within the new 12" long play album format.

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