It's The Talk of the TownPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ featured by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Music by Jerry Livingston and lyrics by Marty Symes with Al J. Neiburg, 1933 
Joy Music
 
1st recording 1944 ~
 
V-Disc Recording
 
At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.
 
V-Disc Record Number A-189-A
Serial No. VP 479 D4TC 42-1
 
Recorded circa mid January, 1944
CBS Radio Broadcast, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain with clarinet solo
with Paul Baron Orchestra ( not confirmed )
Recording Time 3:30
 
Trumpets: Charles "Billy" Butterfield, David "Roy" Eldridge, Gordon "Chris"
Griffin, Yank Lawson (John Lausen), Jimmy Maxwell and Charlie Shavers.
 
Trombones: Will Bradley (Wilbur Schwichtenberg) and Ward Stillaway;
later James "Trummy" Young.
 
Saxes: Ernesto "Ernie" Cacares, Nick Caiazza, Henry "Hank" D'Amico and Paul Rizzi.
 
Piano: Teddy Wilson; occasionally Phil Moore and Mary Lou Williams
 
Guitar: Remo Palmieri; later Tommy Kay.
 
Bass: Al Hall; occasionally Billy Taylor.
 
Drums: Gordon "Specs" Powell.
 
Vibraphone: Red Norvo (Kenneth Norville)
 
Harp: Elaine Vito
 
Arrangements: Clyde Hart, Paul Link, Phil Moore, Walter Morrant, Eddie Sauter,
Johnny Thompson, Alec Wilder and Julian Work.
 
In December 1944, Perry Como began a long association with the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Company and its "Chesterfield Supper Club" series on NBC Radio ( Monday to Friday, 7:00-7:15 P.M. ). During the V-Disc years, accompanying orchestras included those of Ted Steele, Lloyd Shaffer, Carl Kress and Mitchell Ayres. Ted Steele's Orchestra accompanied Perry on the Chesterfield broadcasts from December 11, 1944, through to July 27, 1945.
 
2nd recording 1955 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Producer Joe Carlton
Recording Time 3:38
Lyrics
Recorded  February 17, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1605 Take 8
 
SESSION MUSICIANS
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
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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