Wouldn't It Be Nice?Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson
Harold Adamson Music and Chappell & Co. Inc.
 
V-Disc Recording
 
At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.
 
V-Disc Record Number A-410-B ( Navy N-190-B )
Serial No. VP 1109 D5TC 34-1
 
Recorded circa Early January, 1945
"Chesterfield Supper Club" Radio Broadcast
NBC Studios, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain with The Satisfiers
with Ted Steele's Orchestra
Recording Time 1:58
Lyrics
Trumpets: George Shellenberger and Melvin "Red" Solomon
 
Trombones: Tim Murphy and Thomas Reo
 
Saxes: Fred Dornbach, Sal Franzella Jr., Edward Hellman,
Artie Owen and Stan Webb
 
Violins: Max Ceppos, Robert Freda, Isidore Gralnick, Sid Harris,
Samuel Rand, and Max Senofsky
 
Viola: Samuel Persoff
 
Piano: Thomas Speledore
 
Guitar: Tommy Kay.
 
Bass: Frank Carroll ( Carvana )
 
Drums: Terry Snyder
 
Harp: Ruth Hill
 
Vocal Group: The Satisfiers ( Helen Carroll, Ted Hanson, Art Lambert and Bob Lange )
 

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In December 1944, Perry Como began a long association with the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Company and its "Chesterfield Supper Club" series on NBC Radio ( Monday to Friday, 7:00-7:15 P.M. ). During the V-Disc years, accompanying orchestras included those of Ted Steele, Lloyd Shaffer, Carl Kress and Mitchell Ayres. Ted Steele's Orchestra accompanied Perry on the Chesterfield broadcasts from December 11, 1944, through to July 27, 1945.

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First Edition Summer 1992
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Revision Easter 2015
 
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PERRY COMO
50 YEARS OF MUSIC AND A LIFE WELL LIVED.
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Saturday, April 04, 2015