Donkey SerenadePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart
with lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forest , 1937 
G. Schirmer Music ASCAP
 
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 2:43
 
Recorded April 16th, 1959   ~   Matrix No. K2PB-2314 Take 8 - 6
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
April 16, 1959 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Sid Jekowsky 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Romeo Penque 
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ John Lawson 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino
Trombone ~ Richard Hixon 
Trombone ~ Jack Satterfield 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde  
Violin ~ Raoul Poliskin 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Charles Fleischmann
Violin ~ Marc Brown   
 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin 
Cello ~ Charles McCracken 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Sol Gubin 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Australia Single release: RCA-45RPM-10839 ( K2PW-0736 )
Single Flip Side: "Dance Only with Me "
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Como Swings" LSP-2010 STEREO SEPTEMBER 1959
 
Como Swings original album

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Notes: ~ originally a piano solo titled "Chanson" to which words were added in 1927 by Dailey Paskman, Sigmund Spaeth and Irving Caesar and re-titled "Chansonette." The final version with new title, lyrics, and some music changes, was introduced by Allan Jones in the 1937 Hollywood musical "Firefly." Allan Jones, with whom the song is most associated, recorded it for Victor. The song was also heard in Hollywood musicals "Crazy House," 1943, and "Anchors Aweigh" in 1945.

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