My Heart Stood StillPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1927 London and American Stage musicals "One Dam Thing After Another" 
and "A Connecticut Yankee"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart 1927
1st recording 1948 ~
Perry Como and Chorus
Recording Time u/k
Musical Direction: Lennie Hayton
Orchestration: Conrad Salinger
Vocal Arrangements: Robert Tucker
Musical numbers staged and directed by: Robert Alton
Recorded July 10, 1948   ~  MGM Matrix No. 27502 /   Not Used 
SESSION: MGM-LP12 "Words & Music Soundtrack" MGM-3771 MONO 1949 
            Words and Music Soundtrack - MGM Records 3771

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2nd recording 1952 ~
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording time 3:13
Recorded March 11, 1952 ~ Matrix No. E2VB-5574 Take 1
Recorded March 13, 1952 ~ Matrix No. E2VB-5574 Take 1A
Lyrics ~ 1952 Version
March 13, 1952 
A&R Production Hugo Winterhalter & Dave Kapp
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ L. McGarity 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Bass ~ J. Lesberg 
Choralchoral support from "The Ray Charles Singers"
Single issue: RCA-78/45RPM 20/47-4529 ( 1952 )
Single Flip Side: "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You"
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "TV Favorites" LPM-3013 MONO ASSEMBLED MARCH 1952
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "Sings Hits From Broadway Shows" LPM-1191 MONO 1956
TV Favorites ~ Original Album 1952Perry Como Sings Hits From Broadway Shows ~ 1956

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3rd recording 1987 ~
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by Nick Perito
Co-Produced by Roncom Productions, Inc.
Trombone Soloist: Chauncey Welch
Recorded at Evergreen Studios, Burbank, California
Orchestra Contractor: Joe Soldo
Recording Engineer: John Richards
Assistant Engineer: Mike Hatcher
Recording Time 3:33
Recorded February 2nd & 3rd, 1987    ~ Matrix No. unknown
Lyrics ~ 1987 Version
Remixing by Mike Moran, RCA Studios, New York City.
Mastered by Jack Adelman at RCA, New York City
Album issue: BMG-LP12 "Perry Como Today" 6368-1-R STEREO 1987
Perry Como ~ 1987 BMG

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Notes: ~ from the 1927 London Stage musical "One Dam Thing After Another" and later in the American Stage musical "A Connecticut Yankee". It was played as background music in the 1948 Hollywood musical, a biography of Rodgers and Hart, "Words and Music" in which Mr. Como made one of his few movie appearances. In 1944 Perry went to Hollywood where he co-starred with Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers and Carmen Miranda in his first movie for 20th Century Fox titled "Something for the Boys." In 1946 he followed with "Doll Face" and "If I’m Lucky." In 1948 he was chosen to appear with the all-star cast of MGM’s musical "Words and Music."

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