Little Man You've Had a Busy DayPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Mabel Wayne 
with lyrics by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman 1934 
T.B. Harms & Co.
 
First recording 1946:
 
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and The Satisfiers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:08
 
Recorded March 12, 1946, Matrix No. D6VB-1343 Take 1 - 1A
1946 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1918-A
Single Flip Side: "Kentucky Babe"
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1161 ( March 1947 )
Single Flip Side: "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"
 
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 1" 1940s Folio Release
 
The Russ Case Collection Volume 1

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Second recording 1958:
Recorded in medley with:
"Almost Like Being In Love" / "Gypsy In My Soul" / "Whiffenpoof Song"
 
We Get Letters & "Dear Perry" Medley Arranged by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
This Song Recording Time 2:44
Full Medley Recording Time 9:42
 
Recorded February 12, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1594 Take ?
 
Recorded February 20, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1594 Take 9
1958 Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
February 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman and Ed O. Welker
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Sax ~ Stanley Webb ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
Sax ~ Abraham Richman ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trombone ~ John D'agostino ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Trombone ~ Eddie Bert ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz   ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
Violin ~ Ralph Silverman  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
Violin ~ Harry Hoffman  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Don Arnone ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
 
Drums ~ Frank Garisto ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Drums ~ Don Lamond  ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
Bass ~ Pat Merola ( FEB 12TH ONLY  )
Bass ~ Robert Haggart ( FEB 20TH ONLY  )
 
7" IPS HALF-TRACK "Saturday Night With Mr. C." CPS-153 STEREO ORTHOPHONIC TAPE JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP / LSO-1004 MONO / STEREO MAY / JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "Dear Perry" RD-27078 MONAURAL 1959
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ stereo half-track recording tape editionSaturday Night With Mr. C. Dear Perry ~ The Perry Como Show ( UK Release )Perry Como Alla TV

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Notes: ~ the title of this song was suggested by the best-selling book "Little Man, What Now?" by Hans Fallada

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