Oh, MarķePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Original Italian melody arranged and adapted by Ray Charles and Nick Perito
Additional Italian adaptation by Edoardo DiCapua
 
1st recording 1966 ~
 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Produced on location by Andy Wiswell
 
Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
Final Recording Time 3:47
 
Recorded May 18th, 1966  ~ Matrix No.  TPA6-4212 Take 8
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Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como In Italy" LSP-3608 STEREO 1966
Quarter Track Reel "Lightly Latin & In Italy" TF3-5006 STEREO 1966
 
Perry Como In Italy ~ original RCA Victor album 1966Lightly Latin & Perry Como In Italy - Quarter Track Reel
 
Notes: ~ "Perry's Italian heritage comes to the four in this simple and touching love song. His parents came from the district of Abruzzi in Italy, and as a child, he absorbed the customs and the language of the Italian neighborhood he was born into in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Nick Perito, pianist, accordionist, and musical director for Perry, adapted the old Italian melody for today's style. Ray Charles, conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, has been with Perry as choral director since 1954. He had the assignment of tailoring the Italian chorus to Perry's style for ( these songs ) which were cut in the RCA studios in Rome."
 
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
 

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Perry Como in Concert2nd recording 1980 'Live' Encore version~
 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
 
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included
 
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
RCA Mobile Unit: Ron Olson and Tom Brown
Mastering Engineer: Mike Posner
 
Recorded 'Live' at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July 29th, 30th, 31st, 1980
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Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
 
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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