Saturday Night With Mr. C.Round and RoundPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
Rush Music Corporation
Original single recording 1957 ~
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:30
Recorded January 15, 1957   ~   Matrix No. H2PB 0965 Take 15
Orchestra Studio Time  2:00 PM to 7:00PM 
Chorus 1:00 pm to 7:00 PM 
Session times include "I Accuse" and "I Have You to Thank"
Conductor: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax ) 
Choir Contractor: Ray Charles
Sax ~ Hank Ross, Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman,
Stanley Webb, Philip Zolkind, Abraham Richman
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, James Maxwell, James Milazzo, Bernie Glow
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne, Warren Covington, John D'Agostino, Bart Varsalona
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri, Anthony "Tony" Mottola
Bass ~ Jack Lasberg 
Choir ~ Ray Charles, Lois Winter, Sue Singleton, Carla Houston,
Rosemary Jun, Ann Phillips, Ann Ryan, Steve Steck, James Tushar,
Jack Brown, Bob Harris, Robert Spiro, Herbert Davidson,
David Vogel, Leonard Stea 
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6815.
Single Flip Side: "Mi Casa, Su Casa ( My House Is Your House )"
US Chart Position No. 1 / German Chart Position No. 9
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-BY/WBY-50 Children's Bluebird Series
Single Flip Side: "Tina Marie"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-POP-328 ( April 1957 )
Single Flip Side: "Mi Casa, Su Casa ( My House Is Your House )"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0815
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star"
Collectables Single release: COL-045287
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments"

           Album issue: RCA-ITALIANA 45RPM EP "The Girl with the Golden Braids" ITV- A72V-0142 MONO 1957

Children's Bluebird Series  ~ Round and Round / Tina Marie The Girl with the Golden Braids ~ Italian EPRound and Round / Mi Casa Su Casa ~ Italian single
On an icy January afternoon in 1957, Perry Como recorded one of his hottest hits. For perhaps an hour, Perry and the musicians experimented with the background sound, then settled on drummer Terry Snyder's wire brushes on his drum case. 'We all thought it would be a hot one,' Perry said later of Round and Round. But if we handed it to an arranger, what could he arrange? There was really nothing there. I said why don't we do a row-row-row-your boat-thing. I started the beat on the piano, and that's what we came up with.' And that's how some million-sellers are born!

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

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Perry Como in Concert"Perry Como" medley 'Live' 1980 ~
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
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
Note: The opening Overture ( Como Medley ) includes: Till the End of Time / Round and Round /
Catch a Falling Star / Prisoner of Love / Temptation / Hot Diggity / It's Impossible arranged and conducted by Nick Perito
Perry Como Live On Tour ~ 1980


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