Shown at RCA's salute to Perry Como on his 40th anniversary with RCA Records and 50th anniversary in show business are Robert D. Summer, President of RCA Records (left), Como and Thornton F. Bradshaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RCA Corporation. Summer is holding a special non-commercial album containing some of Perry's favorite songs given to guests. The bronze silhouette of Perry's face, presented to the artist, is at Perry's right. The reception was held at the Rainbow Grill of New York's Rockefeller Center. It was announced to the guests that Como and his wife, Roselle, who also attended, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 31.
 
Perry Como
40 GOLDEN YEARS
A Special Tribute To Perry Como For His 40th Year with RCA Victor
A Very Limited Edition
RCA VICTOR PC-1983
STEREO / MONAURAL
1983

        Side One

It's Impossible
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero and lyrics by Sid Wayne
Blue Network Music Inc. ASCAP 3:14
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Arranged & Conducted by Marty Manning
Recorded at RCA Studio A, NY 5/5/70
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
Acuff-Rose Songs BMI 2:39
with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra & Chorus and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at RCA Studios NY 11/4/52
 
'Till the End of Time
~ adapted from Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat Major
Words and Music by Ted Mossman and Buddy Kaye, 1945
Intersong Music and Budd Music ASCAP 3:09
with Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Herb Hendler
Recorded at the Lotos Club, NY 7/3/45
 
Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
E.H. Morris & Co. and Colgems Music Inc. ASCAP 3:26
with Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
Recorded at RCA Studios NY 12/18/45
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
Robbins Music Corp ASCAP 3:04
with Russ Case and His Orchestra and the Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Studios NY 10/13/45
 
Temptation
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
Robbins Music Corp ASCAP 2:45
with Orchestra Conducted by Ted Steele
Produced by Lew Martin
Recorded at RCA Studios NY 3/27/45

        Side Two

And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
Mayday Music Inc. BMI 3:12
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Recorded in Living Stereo & and QuadraDisc 4-Channel
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee 1/17/73
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
Public Domain 2:48
with Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Sing Magazine "Record of the Month"
Recorded at RCA Studios, NY 12/2/47
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Marvin Music Corp ASCAP 2:28
Produced and Arranged by Joe Reisman
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Studio A, 24th Street NY 10/9/57
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
Roncom Music Co. ASCAP 2:22
Produced by Joe Carlton and Arranged by Joe Reisman
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, NY 2/2/56
 
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton and Published 1898
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. ASCAP 3:11
and The Satisfiers with Lloyd Shaffer's Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Studios, NY 4/10/47
 
No Other Love
from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Williamson Music Inc. ASCAP 3:10
with Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
Recorded at Manhattan Center, NY 5/19/53
 
A Special Tribute to Perry Como for His 40th Year with RCA Victor
 

| 40th Anniversary Tribute | Como Then and Now | First Recordings |

This RCA Victor album was pressed exclusively to commemorate Perry's 40th Anniversary
with RCA Victor Records in 1983. It was never released commercially and was issued only
as a very Limited Edition. The album graphics and track information have been provided
here by Linda Maxom, a long time Como fan from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
who received an autographed copy of this album directly from Perry.
This record album is one of Linda's prized possessions!

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
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