Original RCA Recording

No Other LovePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Williamson Music Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
With Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 3:12
 
Recorded May 19, 1953   ~   Matrix No. E3VB-1313 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5317-A
Single Flip Side: "Keep It Gay"
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Single release: RCA-78EP-109-B ( Yellow Label ), 1955
Matrix No. F2PW-4908
Single Flip Side: "Tulips and Heather"
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0813
Single Flip Side: "One Little Candle"
 

No Other Love ~ 1966

Composer Richard Rodgers borrowed from himself for the melody
for this lovely ballad from the show 'Me and Juliet'. The melody was
originally a theme called Beneath the Southern Cross, which Rodgers
had composed for 'Victory at Sea', the TV series about World War II. 
Perry's vocal version climaxes in a full-voiced high note ending that i
s superb singing and makes for dramatic listening. Como's tine control
and the ease with which he soars to the top of his register, as critic
Henry Pleasants noted, 'so easy, so natural, so inevitable. Como sings
so well that few notice how well he sings.'

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

 
Notes: ~ the original music of this song was the haunting theme
"Beneath the Southern Cross" written for the television series
"Victory at Sea" telecast by NBC-TV for twenty-six weeks
during 1952-1953. Lyrics were added by Oscar Hammerstein
and as a song it was introduced by Isabel Bigley and
Richard Hayes in the Stage musical "Me and Juliet"
and recorded by Perry in May of 1953. The song appears t
o one of Perry's favourites and he performed it many
times 'live' in public performance and on television
but he never again recorded it.

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