Perry Como
Perry Como ~ A Classic Collection

        Perry Como ~ A Classic Collection

Round and Round
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956recorded in stereo but released here in monaural
 Catch a Falling Star recorded in stereo but released here in monaural
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
I May Never Pass This Way Againrecorded in stereo but released here in monaural
Words and Music by Murray Wizel and Irving Melcher
Scarlet Ribbonsrecorded in stereo but released here in monaural
Music by Evelyn Danzig and lyrics by Jack Segal , 1949
If ~ 1950
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
I Believe 
Words and Music by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, 
Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
He's Got the Whole World In His Handsrecorded in stereo but released here in monaural
Traditional gospel song adapted by Geoff Love
As Time Goes By
~ from the 1931 Stage musical "Everybody's Welcome" and the 1942 film "Casablanca"
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
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
"A"— You're Adorable
~  a No. 1 hit single from March, 1949, the "B" flip side to "When Is Sometime?"
Music by Sidney Lippman and lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Fontane Sisters
Magic Momentsrecorded in stereo but released here in monaural
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )recorded in stereo but released here in monaural
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1958
un-credited duet with Perry's Choral Director, Ray Charles
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )
Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter
and Forest Wilson , 1955
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  ~ 1947
from the 20th Century-Fox Picture "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" 1947
Music by Joe Howard and Harold Orlob,
lyrics by Frank Adams and Will Hough and Published 1909
Music by Tom Glazer and lyrics by Alex Alstone
Ave Maria ( Schubert )  ~ 1968  released here in real stereo
Original Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged and Adapted by Nick Perito


Dream Along With Me  ( I'm On My Way To A Star )
~  recorded by Perry in June, 1956
theme song from "The Perry Como Show"
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956
Hoop-Dee-DooElectronically Enhanced Stereo( FAKE STEREO )
Amy Dee Music Corp. / Frank Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Music by Milton de Lugg with lyrics by Frank Loesser
If I Loved You
~  recorded by Perry in May, 1945
from the Musical Show "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
Dear Hearts & Gentle People released here in real stereo
Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard , 1950
Temptation  ~ 1945
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
Far Away Places
a #4 Charted Hit for Perry in 1949
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
And I Love You Soreleased here in real stereo
Words and Music by Don McLean
Bless This House  
~ a single release recorded June, 1950, with flip side "The Rosary"
Words and Music by Helen Taylor 
and May H. Morgan ( a.k.a. Brahe ), 1927
The Lord's Prayer  ( 1949 Original )
Text from the Bible, 
set by Albert Hay Malotte ( 1895-1964
You'll Never Walk Alone  ~ 1952
~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
It's Impossiblereleased here in real stereo
Original music with Spanish lyrics
by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1952
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
Papa Loves Mambo
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
You're Just In Love ( I Wonder Why ) ( with The Fontane Sisters )
~ from the 1950 Broadway musical "Call Me Madam"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin , 1950
All At Once You Love Her ( and The Ray Charles Singers )
~ from the musical production "Pipe Dream"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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
No Other Love
~  a double charted single from May, 1953, with flip side "Keep It Gay"
from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
When You Come to the End of the Day  ( alternate version ) MONO
Music by Frank C. Westphal and lyrics by Gus Kahn
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep Yourecorded in stereo but released here in monaural
Words and Music by Meredith Willson
ALL TRACKS MONAURAL EXCEPT STEREO released here in real stereo
ORIGINALS RECORDED IN STEREOrecorded in stereo but released here in monauralRELEASED HERE IN MONO
Perry Como ~ A Classic Collection
DISK 1 ~ 20 TRACKS TIME 59:49
DISK 2 ~ 20 TRACKS TIME 59:49
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