SmileA superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

Music by Charles Chaplin and lyrics by John Turner  
and Geoffrey Parsons, 1954 
Bourne Inc. ASCAP

Medley version recorded 1961 ~

With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
 
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Medley recording time 9:03
 
Recorded May 17th, 1961   ~   Matrix No. M5PW - 2290  Take 6
Lyrics ~ 1961 Version
SESSION MUSICIANS
May 15th & 17th, 1961
A Hugo & Luigi Production
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Urban Green 
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Sonny Igoe 
Drums ~ Arthur Marotti 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Harp ~ Margaret Ross 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Harry Urbont 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Alan Shulman 
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Sing To Me Mr. C." LSP-2390 STEREO AUGUST 1961
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Sing To Me Mr. C." RCA UK SF-8191 STEREO 1971
 
Recorded as a medley with:  "How Deep Is The Ocean ?" and "This Nearly Was Mine"
 
Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ original album circa 1961Sing To Me Mr. C. ~ Quarter-Track 1961Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ Special UK Version 1971Hugo & Luigi ~ Producers
 

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Full version recorded 1977 ~
 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Produced by Roncom Music Company
 
Recorded at Number One Studio, Olympic, Barnes, England
Recording Engineer: Phil Chapman
Recording Time 3:11
 
Recorded June 6th, 7th & 10th, 1977    ~ Matrix No. GPC6-1810 Take 1
Lyrics ~ 1977 Version
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Best of British" AFL1-2373 STEREO 1977
 
Produced by Roncom Music Co.
Orchestra under direction of Nick Perito
The Tony Mansell Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Arrangements by Nick Perito with exception of "Michelle" and "The Very Thought of You" by Don Costa
Album Coordinator — David Machray
Album concept — Tommy Loftus.
Recorded June 1977 at Number One Studio, Olympic, Barnes.
Recording Engineer: Phil Chapman. Album notes by Benny Green.
Album released in the U.K. and Canada only
 
The Best Of British ~ Perry Como

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Notes: ~ The music for "Smile" was originally written by Charles Chaplin for the score of his 1936 film "Modern Times" and in it's new form was recorded by Nat King Cole, David Whitfield and Ferrante & Teicher.

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