Love Me Or Leave MePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1928 Stage musical "Whoopee"
Music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Gus Kahn
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and The Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:40
Recorded September 30, 1947   ~   Matrix No. D7VB-1663 Take 1 - 1A
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-2662-B ( P 187 )
RCA-45RPM 47-2747 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "What'll I Do
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 2" 1940s Folio Release
The Russ Case Collection Volume 2
Notes: ~ introduced by Ruth Etting in the 1928 Stage musical "Whoopee"
and on records by Benny Goodman who recorded it twice for Columbia in
1934 and 1936. In the 1951 Gus Kahn film biography "I'll See You In My Dreams"
it was sung by Patrice Wymore. The song was so associated with Etting that it
became the title song for her screen biography "Love Me or Leave Me" in 1955
in which Doris Day played the role of Etting.

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