My Cup Runneth OverPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1966 Broadway musical "I Do! I Do!"
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones 
Chappell & Co., Inc. ASCAP
 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:45
 
Recorded June 12th, 1968, ~ Matrix No. WPA1-5601 Take 7
Lyrics
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Look to Your Heart" LSP-4052 STEREO NOVEMBER 1968
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Love Songs" NL-42076 STEREO 1968/69
 
Look to Your Heart ~ 1968Perry Como Sings Love Songs - UK Release
 

Perry's voice has been described by experts as 'a lovely Italian baritone with close to a two-octave range, a flawlessly even scale from top to bottom, a masterly use of half-voice and head-voice, phrasing at once fastidious and eloquent . . . and immaculate, unobtrusive enunciation.' To hear that description come to life, listen to this charming love song. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the song was one of the delights of their 1966 Broadway musical 'I Do! I Do!', based on the play 'The Fourposter' by Jan de Hartog. The musical had only two characters Robert Preston and Mary Martin in a remarkable performance, which covered the life together, from honey moon to old age, of a couple in love.

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

| Lyrics | The Album | Album Notes | Album Links | CD-Finder |

Notes: ~ Introduced by Mary Martin and Robert Preston in the Broadway Stage musical "I Do! I Do!" in 1966 and a hit recording for Ed Ames the following year. Mr. Como's rendition is less aggressive than Ames and an example of what music critic Gene Lees describes, " Listen in this album to the perfection of his intonation, the beauty of the sound he produces, the constant comfortable breath control. And take notice of his high notes. Layman are often impressed by the high note you can hear for five blocks. Professionals know that it is far more difficult to hit a high note quietly. Como lights on a C or D at the top of a tune as softly as a bird on a branch, not even shaking it. "

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
& CD Companion

RCA Victor Memorial| Site Links | Selekt Links  | Contact |

 
First Edition Summer 1992
Second Edition Christmas 1993
Web Page Edition Christmas 1997
Revision Easter 2015
 
Made in Canada!
 
PERRY COMO
50 YEARS OF MUSIC AND A LIFE WELL LIVED.
AN EXAMPLE TO ALL.
 
George Townsend
3 Seaview Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2G3
Canada

Telephone: (902) 698-9848

 

George TownsendSing to Me Mr. C.

Saturday, April 04, 2015