Perry Como In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
 
The Very Best of Perry Como - BMG 2000
It’s always fair weather
when hep cats get together!
And every time they meet
here’s the way you’ll hear them greet ( greet! )
A hubba-hubba-hubba tell O’ Dad!
 
I'm Gonna Love That Gal   ( Like She's Never Been Loved Before )
Words and Music by Frances Ash 1945
Bourne Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Orchestra Conducted by Russ Case
Produced by Herb Hendler
Recorded at Lottos Club, New York City
Recorded May 19, 1945
US Chart Position No. 18
 
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
With Orchestra Conducted by Russell Case
Produced by Herb Hendler
Recorded at Lottos Club, New York City, July 3, 1945
US Chart Position No. 1
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and the Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 6 - 2, New York City
Recorded October 13, 1945
US Chart Position No. 3 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: December 8, 1945
 
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
~ from the 20th Century-Fox picture "The Dolly Sisters"
Music by Harry Carroll and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, 1917, 1946
EMI - Robbins Catalog Inc. ~ ASCAP
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and The Satisfyers ( The Satisfiers )
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded October 17, 1945
US Chart Position No. 5 Chart Debut: February 2, 1946
 
Prisoner of Love  (1946)
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, December 18, 1945
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Surrender
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
Bennie Benjamin Music Inc.
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Song Hits Magazine "Record of the Month"
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded April 2, 1946
US Chart Position No. 1 Chart Debut: July 6, 1946
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba   ( My Bambino Go to Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
Oxford Music Corp.
Orchestra conducted by Lloyd Shaffer 
with The Satisfiers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded April 10, 1947
US Chart Position No. 1 ( 3 Weeks ) Chart Debut: June 7, 1947
 
Because
a Gold Record for Perry in 1948
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
Chappell & Co., Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
Produced by Eli Oberstein
Sing Magazine "Record of the Month"
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded December 2, 1947
US Chart Position No. 4 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: March 13, 1948
 
"A" ~ You're Adorable
~  a No. 1 hit single from March, 1949, the "B" flip side to "When Is Sometime?"
Music by Sidney Lippman with lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 1, 1949
US Chart Position No. 2
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 1, 1949
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Hoop-Dee-Doo
~  double charted single from March, 1950, with flip side "On The Outgoing Tide"
Music Milton de Lugg and lyrics by Frank Loesser
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City, March 16, 1950
US Chart Position No. 18
 
If  (1950)
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, November 28, 1950
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, November 4, 1952
US Chart Position No. 1
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
With Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 19, 1953
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
Warner Bros. Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Engineer: unknown
Recorded December 29, 1953
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York, August 31, 1954
US Chart Position No. 4
 
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
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, February 2, 1956
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Round and Round
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, January 15, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City, October 9, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
It's ImpossibleRecorded in Stereo
~ from the 1970 RCA Victor album "It's Impossible"
Original music and Spanish lyrics by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
Arranged and Conducted by Marty Manning
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, May 5 & 6, 1970
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
And I Love You SoRecorded in Stereo
~ from the 1973 RCA Victor album "And I Love You So"
Words and Music by Don McLean
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, January 17 & 19, 1973
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson

Recorded in Stereoreleased here in real stereo / all other tracks monaural 

The Very Best of Perry Como - BMG 2000
 
BMG 2000 - CD RCA 07863 67968-2
 
1 Disc ~ 21 tracks 62:37
 
Compilation produced by Paul Williams for House of Hits Productions, Ltd.
Audio Restoration: Bill Lacey
Digital Transfers from Original Tapes: Mike Hartry and Bill Lacey
Digital Transfers from Original Metal Parts: Jim Crotty and Bill Lacey
Repertoire Selection and Sequence: Buzz Ravineau
Tape and Metal Research: Paul Williams
Art Direction and Design: Carrie Hamilton 
Essay: Joseph F. Laredo
 
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