Mood IndigoPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard  
with lyrics by Mitchell Parish , 1931 
Mills Music
 
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 3:10
 
Recorded May 21st, 1959   ~   Matrix No. K2PB-2335 Take 5
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS 
May 21, 1959 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Ernest Royal
Trumpet ~ Carl Poole 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ Chauncey Welsch 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Richard Hixon 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Allen Hanlon 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Milton Schlesinger 
 
Bass ~ Arnold Fishkin 
 
Tuba ~ Don Butterfield
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Como Swings" LSP-2010 STEREO 1959
 
Como Swings original album

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Notes: ~ this Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington and Albany "Barney" Bigard instrumental was introduced in 1930 under the title "Dreamy Blues" and performed by the Ellington Orchestra. The song became a standard after the lyric was re-titled and written by Mitchell Parish under a "for hire" contract with the publisher, Mills Music ( Irving Mills ), for which he received neither credit or royalties for his contribution. Ellington recorded the new version for Victor in 1931 and later for Decca.  Among the many recordings are: The Boswell Sisters for Brunswick; Cab Calloway for Perfect; Jimmie Lunceford for Decca; Clyde McCoy for Columbia; Lee Morse for Columbia; Dinah Shore for Victor; Sonny Greer for Capitol; The Como recording was done in full stereophonic sound, recorded in May, 1959, and benefits from a big spectacular sound stage. 1958 and 1959  were big years for both Perry and the recording industry. Como's career was at an all-time high for both television and recordings and at the same time the industry was in full transition from black and white to color television and from monaural to stereophonic sound recordings. Along with his busy weekly television show, Perry found time to record four major record albums, "Saturday Night with Mr. C." and "When You Come to the End of the Day" and "Como Swings" and "Season's Greetings" which at the time were released in both monaural and stereophonic versions. They were released in long play and extended play album formats.

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Saturday, April 04, 2015