Notes: ~ "Sing to
me, Mister C., sing to me . . . " The familiar theme
music swells as Mister C. takes his place at the boom
mike. On screen you see Perry looking over the music on
the stand before him. Above him is the mike, and in the
lower right hand corner, a single rose stands in it's
vase. Tony Mottola, on guitar, picks up the melody from
the Ray Charles Singers, and segues into Perry's first
number. As the medley builds, Mitchell Ayres expertly
brings in rhythm, strings and brass.
Millions of TV
viewers have enjoyed and applauded the above scene on
Perry Como's "Kraft Music Hall" as Perry does
his weekly "medley time" spot. Many of them
participate in this particular segment by writing in
comments and requests. Others simply relax and enjoy it.
In any case, the Como medley has become one of the
all-time favorite spots in the history of television.