Two Sides of Como ~ Billboard January 1960Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!


Words and Music by Irving Gordon
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:18
Recorded December 28, 1959  ~  Matrix No. K2PB-6435 Take 5
Orchestra Session
MORNING 9:00AM TO 1:30 PM 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Jack Fulton
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, Lucien Schmit, Alan Shulman, Harvey Shapiro 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir, Howard Kay, George Brown, Leon Frengut
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman, Jack Zayde, Marc Brown, Tosha Samaroff, Mac Ceppos, Max Hollander, Felix Orlewitz,
Julius Schacter, Harry Melnikoff, Leo Kruczek, Harry Urbont, Maurice Wilk, Emanuel Green, Samuel Rand, Fred Baron, Charles Fleischmann 
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda, Fred Klein
Accordion ~ Nicholas Perito 
Piano  Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola, Dick Dia 
Harp ~ Myor Rosen 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder, Ted Sommer
Bass ~ Arnold Fishkin 
Choir ~ Susan Terry, Marie Crittenden, Trudy Packer, Pat Benton, Peggy Kopper, Jinx Liebinger, Barbara Nelson,
James Daugherty, Jerry Duane, Tom Kampman, Alan Sokoloff, Marc Pressel, Edwin Lindstrom, Bruce Baggett, Eugene Lowell,
Lois Winter, Sara Jane Tallman, Stephen Steck, Lou Angel, William Elliott, Art Lang, Kenneth Bridges, Robert Eaton,
Eric Carlson, Charles Magruder and Ray Charles ~ contractor
Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-7670
Single Flip Side: "I Know What God Is"
US Chart Position No. 22
UK Single release: RCA-78RPM-1170 ( February / April 1960 )
Single Flip Side: "I Know What God Is "
UK Chart Position No. 3
Stereo Single release: RCA-45RPM-61-7670 ( same flip side )
UK Single Maxi Million Series 45-RPM RCA 2469-B  ( 1963 )
Second Song Side B: "Caterina"
Single Flip Side A: "( I Love You ) Don't You Forget It"
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Delaware" GERMAN EP EPA-9734 MONO 1960
Album issue: CAM-LP12 "An Evening with Perry Como" CAL-742 MONO 1963
Delaware - Extended Play GermanyAn Evening With Perry Como ~ 1963UK Maxi Single 1963

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Note: ~ said to have been released in real stereo for the first time in 1993
within the BMG CD box set compilation "Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration in Song"
3 Compact Discs RCA 07863-66098-2 but in fact was released originally in stereo on a special series "61-XXX" single.

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