Come Rain or Come ShinePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman"
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1946 
A-M Music
 
Arranged by Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
Recording Time 3:18
 
Recorded March 12th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1903 Take 4
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
March 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Thomas Mitchell 
 
French Horn ~ Fred Klein 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Urbont 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Viola ~ Soloman Deutsch 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Red Sommer 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles 
 
EXACT LINE-UP UNIDENTIFIED
 
Trudy Packer 
Sue Singleton
Carla Houston 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan McCord
Bernice Massi 
 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea  
 
7" IPS HALF-TRACK "Saturday Night With Mr. C." CPS-153 STEREO ORTHOPHONIC TAPE JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP / LSO-1004 MONO / STEREO MAY / JULY 1958this track was dropped from stereo versions of the LP due to space limitations
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "Dear Perry" RD-27078 MONAURAL 1959
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ stereo half-track recording tape editionSaturday Night With Mr. C. Dear Perry ~ The Perry Como Show ( UK Release )Perry Como Alla TV

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originally recorded in real stereoAll stereo pressings of "Saturday Night With Mr. C." excluded the track "Come Rain or Come Shine"  despite having the title clearly printed on the jacket. It is assumed that this 'cut' had something to do with space limitations within the new stereo format LP recording. This song was re- released in 1967 within the RCA Camden compilation "Hello, Young Lovers," CAS-2122 (e), but the stereo version was electronically reprocessed from monaural.
 
The first known release of " Come Rain of Come Shine" in real stereo was in 1989 within a CD compilation titled "The Harold Arlen Songbook" RCA 9936-2-R ( VA ), featuring songs of the composer Harold Arlen by various artists. Strangely, a companion CD released at the same time, "The Johnny Mercer Songbook" RCA 9788-2-R ( VA ), featuring songs composed by Johnny Mercer, contained the same selection in monaural.
 
"The Johnny Mercer Songbook" RCA 9788-2-R ( VA ) ~ MONAURAL ( 1989 )
"The Harold Arlen Songbook" RCA 9936-2-R ( VA ) ~ LIVING STEREO ( 1989 )
 
Notes: ~ introduced by Ruby Hill and Harold Nicholas in the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman." The first popular recording was by Margaret Whiting with Paul Weston's Orchestra for Capitol.

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