Dear Hearts and Gentle PeoplePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard , 1950 
E.H. Morris & Co. ASCAP
 
1st recording 1959 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Final Recording Time 2:48
 
Recorded April 23rd, 1959   ~  Matrix No. K2PB-2332 Take 5
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
April 23, 1959 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ John Lawson 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Chauncey Welsch 
Trombone ~ Urban Green 
Trombone ~ Richard Hixon 
 
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Sol Gubin 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Tuba ~ Don Butterfield
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Como Swings" LSP-2010 STEREO SEPTEMBER 1959
 
Como Swings original album

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Perry Como in Concert2nd recording 1980 'Live' Medley version~
 
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: ~ This song was included within a tribute to Bing Crosby which Perry performed several times in live performance and on his well known television specials throughout the 1980s.  The tribute was again featured in live performance on a 1989 PBS television special with the Boston Pops and John Williams which included an encore performance with Perry singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings" interspersed with Crosby and Como video footage from their 1960 television shows where each was the guest of the other. This PBS Special was repeated many times during the years following.
 

| Bing Crosby 'Tribute' Medley |

Notes: ~ the title of this song was derived from a note in Stephen Foster's handwriting found in his pocket after his death. Popular recordings by Bing Crosby (Decca), Dinah Shore (Columbia) and Gordon MacRae (Capitol). The song was on "Your Hit Parade" for fifteen weeks.
 
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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First Edition Summer 1992
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Saturday, April 04, 2015