The Songs I Love ~ original album 1963
The Songs I Love - Perry Como
" . . . one of the great TV traditions."
Side One
The Songs I Love
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
( I Left My Heart ) In San Francisco
Music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglas Cross
Fly Me to the Moon  ( In Other Words )
Words and Music by Bart Howard
Slightly Out of Tune ( Desafinado )
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
with original lyrics by Newton Mendonça, 1962
English lyrics by Jon Hendricks and Jessie Cavanaugh
This is All I Ask
Words and Music by Gordon Jenkins, 1963
( The ) Hawaiian Wedding Song ( Ke Kali Nei Au )
Music by Charles E. King
with English lyrics by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1959
Original written in 1926 by Charles E. King
with Hawaiian words and title "Ke Kali Nei Au"
Side Two
Days of Wine and Roses
~ from the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1962
~ from the film "Black Orpheus"
Music by Luiz Bonfa and lyrics by Antonio Mariz, 1960
English lyrics by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore ( Hugo & Luigi )
My Coloring Book
~ this song made it's national debut when sung by Sandy Stewart on the Como television show.
Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, 1962
I Wanna Be Around
~ Mrs. Vimmerstedt, a housewife from Youngstown, Ohio, sent Johnny Mercer the title
and idea for this song. Mercer wrote it and shared the royalties which emanated from the popular recording by Tony Bennett.
Words and Music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt, 1963
When I Lost You
~ This song was composed the year Mr. Como was born. Irving Berlin wrote this ballad after the death of his young bride,
who died shortly after their honeymoon. It had a tremendous sheet music sale and remains one of Berlin's most moving songs.
Words and Music by Irving Berlin , 1912
What Kind of Fool Am I ?
~ from the 1961 Stage Musical "Stop the World I Want to Get Off"
Music by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Anthony Newley
The Songs I Love ~ original album circa 1963
Vinyl Version| Album notes |
Produced by Hugo and Luigi
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and ( The Ray Charles Singers )
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded March 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th, 1963

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