Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!



Tie a Yellow Ribbon
'Round the Ole Oak Tree

Music by L. Russell Brown and lyrics by Irwin Levine , 1973 
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Released in Stereo & and Quadra Disc 4-Channel
Recording Time 3:00
Recorded March 26th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1268 Take 1 +
Over Dub April 4th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1268 Take O.D.
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APL1-0100 STEREO DYNAFLEX MAY 1973
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APD1-0100 QUADRADISC SEPTEMBER 1973
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" AYL1-3672 STEREO MAY 1975
And I Love You So ~ original albumAnd I Love You So ~ QuadraDisc VersionAnd I Love You So ~ Best Buy Version 1975


Irwin Levine and Larry Brown began writing songs together in 1970. They had 17 hits in just three years, including the overwhelming success of this happy melody about an ex-convict coming home to his love. The song was one of the most performed tunes of 1973 and the first song in the history of BMI  ( Broadcast Music, Inc., an American performing rights society ) to be played more than a million times on the air in less than a year. In all, there have been more than 400 separate recorded versions of Tie a Yellow Ribbon one of the biggest was by Country artist Johnny Carver and another by Tony Orlando and Dawn, who made it into a hugely successful hit.

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

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