Selekt LinksPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

          The Ted Weems Era
          — Decca Records

In 1934 a USA branch of Decca was launched, which quickly became a major player in the depressed United States record market thanks to it's roster of popular artists . . . including Perry Como who was then a featured vocalist with The Ted Weems Orchestra.

Perry Como with Ted Weems' Orchestra
The Decca Years
— 1936 thru 1942

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          Perry Como
          — In Profile

On May 18,1912. Born to Pietro and Lucia Como. In Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Pierino ( Perry ) Ronald Como. Seventh son of a seventh son. Favourite nephew of Lady Luck.

          Perry Como
          — The Magic Moments of Music

A singer, like a songwriter, must be judged by his staying power. You can't point to one or two hit records that he made. You must ask "How good has his average been over the years?" Perry Como's record ( no pun intended  ) will show that he's been up there on top for a good many years and I know he will remain there for a good many more.  Irving Berlin

The Story of
 Papa Loves Mambo

How does a song hit 'get born'? It takes a lot of things: clever lyrics, catchy melody,
a sixth sense of judgment about the mood of the times, shrewd exploitation.
Here's the story behind my recent RCA Victor hit "Papa Loves Mambo," just as it happened.

V-Disc Recordings
WW-II Army & Navy Program

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.

Nicest Guy
in Show Business

In the multimillion-dollar class now as television entertainer, Perry Como found success by doing
hardly more than living his own life and singing the songs he loves best. < The Star Weekly — Toronto, Canada, 1955 >

          Perry Como
          — Circa 1947 Biography

Perry Como, singer of popular songs, has been billed as "King of the Jukes" as a result of the widespread sale of his recordings. The baritone left his trade as a barber to become, first, a vocalist with a band and, later, a solo singer who is rated high in the popularity polls. The inspiration for a number of fan clubs, Como is heard not only through records, but also on the "Supper Club", a radio network program.

          Perry Como
          — An Early Biography

Perry Como, singer of popular songs, has been billed as "King of the Jukes" as a result of the widespread sale of his recordings. The baritone left his trade as a barber to become, first, a vocalist with a band and, later, a solo singer who is rated high in the popularity polls. The inspiration for a number of fan clubs, Como is heard not only through records, but also on the "Supper Club", a radio network program.

          Roselle Como
          — His Girl and Best Friend

The Como's have three children, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In an era when superstar’s children grow up slightly screwed up, the Como children weren’t ... thanks to Roselle.

          Perry Como
          — His Song Goes On

He was there at the beginning of television, hosting one of the first weekly variety shows. For almost a decade, Perry Como was the weekly Saturday-night date at eight for millions. He won a fistful of Emmys and a handful of Grammys, many for the 27 gold records he proudly owns. ``For the amount of talent I had ~ and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke ~ I enjoyed a tremendous career," says Perry. ``I worked with the world's greatest talents and then went home to the world's greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life.''

          Super Crooner Perry Como
          — Superman Comic

Can even Superman blast Lois Lane's super-crush on super-crooner Perry Como?

          Work Can Be Fun
          — Como Proves It On His Shows

For the secret of how to have fun while you work, watch Perry Como on his thrice-weekly musical fests. That affable gentleman of song disproves the old adage that business and pleasure don't mix. 

          Look Magazine - Cover 1959
          — 25 Million Contract

Perry's contract with Kraft Foods achieves recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest in the history of the television medium.

          Billboard Magazine - Ad 1960
          — The Two Sides of Como

Perry records the novelty song "Delaware" back to back with the inspirational "I Know What God Is" as his first single of the new decade.

About this Site
— CD Companion Explained

The CD Companion is a parallel sub-web within the Perry Como Discography having independent internal links. Individual song links within the Companion will open a special CD-Finder database which will help you identify  songs  released on specific compact discs — whereas discography links have a very different purpose. Discography links will follow individual songs to their original source with full background information in minute detail. You may move between the Discography and the CD Companion through hyperlinks located at the bottom of each page. Take care to learn the two different purposes of the CD Companion and the Discography Sites while searching for information about these recordings.

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
& CD Companion

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Monday, October 30, 2017