( The ) Whiffenpoof Song

~ featured in the 1944 Air Force film "Winged Victory"
Music by Tod B. Galloway and lyrics by Meade Minnigerode
with George S. Pomeroy, 1909, 1936Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
 
Recorded in medley with:
"Almost Like Being In Love" / "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day" / "Gypsy In My Soul"
 
We Get Letters & "Dear Perry" Medley Arranged by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
This Song Recording Time 2:25
Full Medley Recording Time 9:42
 
Recorded February 12th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1596 Take 11
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
February 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman and Ed O. Welker
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Eddie Bert 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Don Arnone
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
 
Drums ~ Frank Garisto 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
 
Bass ~ Pat Merola
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Lois Winter
Sue Singleton
Trudy Packer 
Carla Houston 
Rae Whitney 
Bernice Massi 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan 
 
Steve Steck
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Bob Harris 
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
Edwin Lindstrom 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea 
Lee Book 
James Steves 
 
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
 
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 TV

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Notes: ~ the song originated with a branch of the Yale University Glee Club who called themselves "The Whiffenpoof Society." The name was derived from an imaginary character in Victor Herbert's "Little Nemo." The lyrics of the song are from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Gentlemen Bankers." Rudy Vallee, who attended Yale and the Class of '27, performed the song on radio and records in 1936 and it became a major hit. It was sung in the Air Force film "Winged Victory" 1944.

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