My Coloring BookPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, 1962
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:33
Recorded March 26, 1963   ~  Matrix No. PHA1-3758 Take 2
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Songs I Love" LSP-2708 STEREO 1963
The Songs I Love ~ RCA Victor1963

In 1962, a music publisher brought John Kander and Fred Ebb together and suggested that they become a songwriting team. This wistful song of lost love, told in terms of colour, was their first effort and a major hit. Although they wrote it with supper-club and comedienne Kaye Ballard in mind, it became a hit for recording artist Sandy Stewart, who introduced it on one of the top TV programmes of the year, 'The Perry Como Show'! Kander and Ebb quickly moved from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway and started writing musicals with great success. Among their achievements: 'Cabaret', 'The Happy Time', 'Zorba', and 'Chicago'.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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Notes: ~ Introduced by Kaye Ballard in nightclubs. The song made it's national debut when sung
by Sandy Stewart on the Como television show. Stewart also recorded the song for Colpix as did
Kitty Kallen for RCA and Barbara Streisand for Columbia. Both Kaye Ballard and Sandy Stewart
were regulars on the Como television show and performed on the 1962 album "The Best of Irving Berlin's
Songs from Mr. President" with Mr. Como for RCA Victor. That album was released just prior to
"The Songs I Love" and one of the five albums produced by Hugo & Luigi with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers.

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