My Funny Valentine

~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, 1937 
Chappell & Co. Inc.
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Arranged by Joe Lippman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Recording Time 2:42
 
Recorded  January 20, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1015 Take 3 & 6 N.P.
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
January 20, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
 
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Sidney Harris 
Violin ~ Stanley Kraft 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Solomon Deutsch 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Samuel Persoff 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elister
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-POP-212 ( June 1956 )
Single Flip Side: "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
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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