Kewpie DollPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers & Ray Charles
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Final Recording Time 2:30
 
Recorded March 4th, 1958   ~ Matrix No. J2PD-1866 Take 1 +
 
Recorded March 11th, 1958   ~ Matrix No. J2PD-1866 Take Take 1 & 17 & 20 ( Comp. )
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
March 11, 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 ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles 
 
Trombone ~ Thomas Mitchell 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Guitar ~ Sebastian Mure
Guitar ~ Mundel Lowe 
 
Drums ~ Don Lamond 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles ( Solo )
 
MALE MEMBERS ONLY
 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea  
 
Single release: RCA-45/78RPM-47/20-7202
Single Flip Side: "Dance Only With Me"
US Chart Position No. 6
 
UK Single release: RCA-78RPM-1055 ( May 1958 )
Single Flip Side: "Dance Only With Me "
UK Chart Position No. 9
 
German Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-9182
Single Flip Side: "It's a Good Day"
 
Stereo Single release: RCA-45RPM-61-7202 ( same flip side )
 
Album issue: CAM-LP12 "Dreamer's Holiday" CAL-582 MONO 1960
 
Dreamer's Holiday ~ 1960
 
Note: Ray Charles himself, sometimes referred to as "the other Ray Charles", to distinguish him from
the popular American gospel/soul/blues singer/composer, joins Perry in an un-credited duet on
"Kewpie Doll". He did this one other time with Perry in his 1959 recording of "To Know You ( Is To Love You )"
for the album "Como Swings". Ray Charles was Perry's choral director for records and television for more
than forty years. The Ray Charles Singers have been featured on the majority of Perry's New York studio
recordings and they also appeared with him on television.

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First Edition Summer 1992
Second Edition Christmas 1993
Web Page Edition Christmas 1997
Revision Easter 2015
 
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PERRY COMO
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