Twilight On the Trail Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1936 Paramount film "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell, 1936 
Famous Music
 
Arranged by Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
Recording Time 3:01 ( excluding theme )
Recording Time 3:34 ( including theme )
 
Recorded March 6th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1900 Take 3
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
March 6, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Don Lamond 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Drums ~ Jack Saunders
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
 
Organ ~ Mel Wechsler
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Lois Winter
Sue Singleton
Trudy Packer 
Carla Houston 
Kathleen Wallace 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan 
Bernice Massi 
 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
James Tushar 
Warren Hayes 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea 
Lee Book 
 
7" IPS HALF-TRACK "Saturday Night With Mr. C." CPS-153 STEREO ORTHOPHONIC TAPE JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP / LSO-1004 MONO / STEREO MAY / JULY 1958
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "Dear Perry" RD-27078 MONAURAL 1959
Album issue: RCA-UK EP "Perry Como In Person" EPA-9687 MONO 1960
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ stereo half-track recording tape editionSaturday Night With Mr. C. Dear Perry ~ The Perry Como Show ( UK Release )
 
Perry Como Alla TVPerry Como In Person ~ UK Extended Play
 

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Notes: ~ sung by Fuzzy Knight in the 1936 drama "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" starring Henry Fonda and Fred MacMurray which was the first outdoor film in full Technicolor. It was the title song in the 1941 film "Twilight on the Trail" starring William Boyd who later became known as Hopalong Cassidy. Bing Crosby had a hit recording for Decca which was a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A gift to the President, through Mrs. Roosevelt, of Alter's manuscript and Crosby's record are now part of the collection of the FDR Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Perry Como performed this song on his television show within a segment reserved for songs of reflection which usually came at the end of the show. The sentiment expressed within this song is very similar to "When You Come to the End of the Day" which also came to be an end of show theme and the title of Mr. Como's next album following the recorded sessions for "Saturday Night With Mr. C." These songs were among the first full stereophonic recordings made by Mr. C. in 1958.

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