Como Swings 1959
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Perry Como
Recorded in April, 1959, one year following Perry's first two spectacular stereo albums, these recordings clearly indicate a design to one-up the previous tracks and to highlight Perry's ability to "swing" in big-band style for the stereo hi-fi era. With these arrangements, Perry comfortably shed his "dream along with me" image once and for all, but he still pulls it off with relative ease. Despite the fact that they appear to have been remastered well, there has always been a strong suspicion that there's more on the master tapes than revealed so far with conventional releases. With the future promise of high resolution digital recording, the next reference standard after compact disc, these are the recordings to watch!

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Recorded April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and May 21st, 1959

Album Sessions for "Como Swings" LSP-2010 ( K2PY-3559/60 )
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson.
Recorded in Living Stereo.

April 9, 1959

St. Louis Blues K2PB-2312 Take 3
I've Got You Under My Skin  K2PB-2313 Take 4

April 16, 1959

Donkey Serenade K2PB-2314 Take 8 & 6
Honey, Honey  ( Bless Your Heart ) K2PB-2330 Take 2
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella K2PB-2331 Take 8

April 23, 1959

Dear Hearts and Gentle People K2PB-2332 Take 5
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis K2PB-2333 Take 6
Route 66 K2PB-2334 Take 1

May 21, 1959

Begin the Beguine K2PB-2329 Take 8
Mood Indigo K2PB-2335 Take 5
To Know You ( Is To Love You ) K2PB-2336 Take 1
Linda K2PB-2337 Take 7
DJ-Promo ~ Route 66 / St. Louis Blues 1959DJ-Promo ~ Route 66 / St. Louis Blues 1959

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