V-Disc Armed Forces Program

Like Someone In LovePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the Hollywood musical "Belle of the Yukon"
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke , 1944 
Dorsey Brothers Music, Inc. / Burke & Van Heusen. Inc.
 
1st recording 1945 ~
 
At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.
 
V-Disc Record Number A-444-B ( Navy N-224-B )
Serial No. VP 1202 D5TC 145-1
 
Recorded circa Mid February, 1945
"Chesterfield Supper Club" Radio Broadcast
NBC Studios, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain
with Ted Steele's Orchestra
Recording Time 1:59

Lyrics| 1958 Version |

Trumpets: George Shellenberger and Melvin "Red" Solomon
 
Trombones: Tim Murphy and Thomas Reo
 
Saxes: Fred Dornbach, Sal Franzella Jr., Edward Hellman,
Artie Owen and Stan Webb
 
Violins: Max Ceppos, Robert Freda, Isidore Gralnick, Sid Harris,
Samuel Rand, and Max Senofsky
 
Viola: Samuel Persoff
 
Piano: Thomas Speledore
 
Guitar: Tommy Kay.
 
Bass: Frank Carroll ( Carvana )
 
Drums: Terry Snyder
 
Harp: Ruth Hill
 
Vocal Group: The Satisfiers ( Helen Carroll, Ted Hanson, Art Lambert and Bob Lange )
 
In December 1944, Perry Como began a long association with the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Company and its "Chesterfield Supper Club" series on NBC Radio ( Monday to Friday, 7:00-7:15 P.M. ). During the V-Disc years, accompanying orchestras included those of Ted Steele, Lloyd Shaffer, Carl Kress and Mitchell Ayres. Ted Steele's Orchestra accompanied Perry on the Chesterfield broadcasts from December 11, 1944, through to July 27, 1945.

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