Blue SkiesPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1927
Irving Berlin Music Co. ASCAP
1st recording 1946 ~
With Orchestra conducted by Russ Caserecorded with orchestra only
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:18
Recorded March 19, 1946, Matrix No. D6VB-1698 Take 1 - 1A
1946 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1917-A ~ 
Single Flip Side: "Girl of My Dreams"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1154 ( December 1946 )
Single Flip Side: "If I'm Lucky"
Discos RCA Victor Argentina: RCA 63-0196
Single Flip Side: "With a Song In My Heart"
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 1" 1940s Folio Release

           | Lyrics 1946 | Lyrics 1961 |

The Russ Case Collection Volume 1Dream Along With Me ~ RCA Camden 1957
recorded with orchestra onlyalbum credits for "Dream Along With Me" list "Blue Skies" as having been recorded with The Satisfiers but in fact it was recorded Orchestra conducted by Russ Case only.

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2nd recording 1961 ~
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Medley recording time 7:20
Recorded May 15th, 1961   ~   Matrix No. M5PW - 2281  Take 5
1961 Medley Lyrics
May 15th & 17th, 1961
A Hugo & Luigi Production
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Urban Green 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Sonny Igoe 
Drums ~ Arthur Marotti 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
Harp ~ Margaret Ross 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Harry Urbont 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Alan Shulman 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Sing To Me Mr. C." LSP-2390 STEREO AUGUST 1961
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Sing To Me Mr. C." RCA UK SF-8191 STEREO 1971
Recorded as a medley with: "Say It Isn't So" and "Here's That Rainy Day"
Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ original album circa 1961Sing To Me Mr. C. ~ Quarter-Track 1961Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ Special UK Version 1971Hugo & Luigi ~ Producers

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Perry Como in Concert3rd recording 'Live' 1980 ~
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
RCA Mobile Unit: Ron Olson and Tom Brown
Mastering Engineer: Mike Posner
Recorded 'Live' at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July 29th, 30th, 31st, 1980
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
Notes: ~ "Blue Skies" was written specially for Belle Baker in 1927 who introduced it is the Stage musical "Betsy" the score of which was otherwise written by Rodgers & Hart. It became the hit song of the show and one of the sheet music best-sellers of the year. Al Jolson sang it in "The Jazz Singer" 1927 and again in "The Jolson Story" 1946 where he dubbed it for Larry Parks. It was sung by Eddie Cantor in "Glorifying the American Girl" 1929. by Ethel Merman and Alice Faye in "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1938 and by Bing Crosby in "Blue Skies" 1946 and "White Christmas" 1954.
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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