Catch a Falling StarPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Emily Music & Music Sales Corp. ~ ASCAP
Original single recording 1957 ~
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City  
Matrix No. H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20
Recording Time 2:26
Recorded October 09, 1957, Matrix No. H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20
Single release: RCA-45/78RPM-47/20-7128
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments"
US Chart Position No. 1 / German Chart Position No. 16
UK Single release: RCA-78RPM-1036 ( February 1958 )
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments "
UK Chart Position No. 9 / Australia Chart Position No. 1
Single release: RCA-45RPM-WBY-90 ( H2PW-7411 )
Single Flip Side: "Chincherinchee"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0815
Single Flip Side: "Round and Round"
RCA ITALIANA Single release: NR-0667
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments "
GERMANY Single release: RCA-45RPM-74-16-380 ( 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments "
GERMANY Single release: RCA-45RPM-PPBO-7041 ( 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "And I Love You So"
Collectables Single release: COL-045277
Single Flip Side: "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
first certified "Gold" record ( million selling ) by The Record Industry Association of America
Single release: RCA Special Products URC-1097 ( 1985 )
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments"
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958Catch a Falling Star / ChincherincheeRCA Italiana SingleCatch a Falling Star / And I ove You So

Music critics agree that one of the most appealing, but most difficult vocal achievements is to sing softly and still remain musical and moving. Perry Como accomplishes this nuance of the vocal art with almost every song he sings. He performs this best seller written by Paul J. Vance and Lee Pockriss so simply and easily that it seems almost tossed away. Perry's colleagues in the American recording industry recognized the artistry in the deceptively simple sound of this hit and rewarded it with a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance, Male, in 1958.

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

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Perry Como in Concert"Perry Como" medley 'Live' 1980 ~
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
( Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included )
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
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
Note: The opening Overture ( Como Medley ) includes: Till the End of Time / Round and Round / Catch a Falling Star / Prisoner of Love / Temptation / Hot Diggity / It's Impossible arranged and conducted by Nick Perito
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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