John Benson BrooksPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
Music by John Benson Brooks and lyrics by Bob Russell , 1948 
Jewel Music ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Notes: ~ John Benson Brooks was an American jazz pianist, songwriter, arranger, and composer. Brooks worked early in his career as an arranger for Randy Brooks, Les Brown, Boyd Raeburn, and Tommy Dorsey. He worked often with lyricists Eddie DeLange and Bob Russell in the 1940s; he and DeLange wrote the song "Just as Though You Were Here," a hit for Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra as vocalist. He wrote "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" with Bob Russell for Ray McKinley, released as a single in 1948.

 

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