Original RCA Recording

Missouri WaltzPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Frederick Knight Logan  
and lyrics by James Royce Shannon 1916
With Chorus and Orchestra Conducted by Henri René
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:00
Recorded December 14, 1948   ~   Matrix No. D9VB-4054 Take 1 - 1A
December 14, 1948 
A&R Production J. Burgess and Charles Grean
EVENING 7:30 TO 10:00 PM 
Leader: Henri René
Contractor: Union Musicians
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff  
Violin ~ H. Glickman 
Violin ~ K. Dieterle 
Violin ~ S. Rand 
Violin ~ M. Schumitsky 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ B. Lambert 
Cello ~ M. Stonzek 
Cello ~ M. Brown 
Viola ~ Isador Zir 
Viola ~ H. Pakaln 
Piano ~ J. Guarnieri
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ E. Shawker 
Bass ~ J. Teiko 
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3316-B.
Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-3267
Single Flip Side: "Far Away Places"

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Notes: ~ the name James Royce Shannon is a pseudonym for James Joyce
who added the words to the melody originally published in 1914 and based
on "an original melody procured by John Valentine Eppell." It became the
official state song of Missouri and later was associated with President Harry
Truman, who would often play it on the piano for guests at the White House.

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