'The crazy thing about this song', recalls Maurice ( Bugs ) Bower, 'is that we had a song, but we needed a title. We called it 'Caterina', and it turned out to be perfect because the title doesn't have to translate overseas . . . and we had this song, with the original title, in the Top Ten in almost every country in the world.' 'Caterina' added another hit to the list of Earl Shuman, who wrote such favourites as 'Seven Lonely Days', 'Hey There Lonely Boy', and 'Left Right Out of Your Heart'. Says Bower of Perry's recording, 'I think the record was popular with little kids because of all those 'ha-ha-ha's' and 'ho-ho-ho's' in it. Kid's think he's Santa Claus!'
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
Notes: ~ Released in
real stereo for the first time in 1970 within the RCA Victor double
"This Is Perry Como Volume 1"
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