Tina MariePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Bob Merrill
712 Stone Avenue Music ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:31
Recorded June 21, 1955   ~   Matrix No. F2PB 4903 Take 3
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6192 
Single Flip Side: "Fooled"
US Chart Position No. 5
Belgium Single release: RCA 18313
Single Flip Side: "Fooled"
Belgian Chart Position No. 68 (1955)
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-BY/WBY-50 Children's Bluebird Series
Single Flip Side: "Round and Round"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-POP-103 Blue Label ( October 1955 )
Single Flip Side: "( There's No Place Like ) Home for the Holidays"
UK Chart Position No. 24
UK Single release: HMV-45RPM-7M-326 ( Pirate Issue )
UK Matrix No. TBASee Note( See Note )
Single Flip Side: "( There's No Place Like ) Home for the Holidays"
German Gold Standard Series EPA-5012 release:
Substitutes "Papa Loves Mambo" with "Tina Marie"
Children's Bluebird Series  ~ Round and Round / Tina MarieComo's Golden Records ~ Volume 1 EPA-5012 German Release

This novelty song is a bright ditty, with Perry and the chorus having fun with the interpolated 'Ah-hahs' and the frisky little melody. The tune was the 1954 brainchild of writer Bob Merrill, whose accomplishments also include the scores for such hit musicals as 'New Girl in Town' 'Take Me Along', 'Carnival', and 'Funny Girl'. Joe Reisman, Perry's chief arranger and record producer during the mid- and late 1950s, created this hit arrangement.

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

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See Note Note: At the time of this release, records in the UK were reportedly pirated from records received from the United States.  A new master was created from the American record and, hence,  a new matrix umber was created. This HMV release appears to be an example of this activity which is said to have been common.

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