You Must Have Been a Beautiful BabyPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1938 Hollywood musical "Hard to Get"
Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
 
1st recording 1945 ~
 
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 ( Not Issued )
Serial No. VP 1219 D5TC 168-1
 
Recorded circa Mid February, 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 u/k
 
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 )
 
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.
 
2nd recording 1946 ~
 
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and the Satisfiers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:15
 
Recorded March 21, 1946, Matrix No. D6VB-1366 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1916-B
Single Flip Side: "A Garden in the Rain"
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1161 ( March 1947 )
Single Flip Side: "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day
 
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 1" 1940s Folio Release
 
The Russ Case Collection Volume 1

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PERRY COMO
50 YEARS OF MUSIC AND A LIFE WELL LIVED.
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Saturday, April 04, 2015