TV Favorites / Supper Club FavoritesPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
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You'll Never Walk Alone
~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Black Moonlight
~ from the motion picture musical "Too Much Harmony"
Music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Sam Coslow, 1933
If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You 
~  introduced in the stage musical "Revenge with Music"
Music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, 1934
Summertime ( with Sally Sweetland )
Introduced by Abbie Mitchell in the musical production "Porgy and Bess"
Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Du Bose Heyward , 1935
While We're Young ( with Chorus ) 
Music by Alec Wilder and Morty Palitz with lyrics by Bill Engvick , 1943
My Heart Stood Still ( with Chorus )
~ from the musical production "A Connecticut Yankee"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart 1927
I Concentrate On You
~ from the Hollywood musical "Broadway Melody of 1940"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Over The Rainbow ( with Sally Sweetland )
~ from the Hollywood musical "The Wizard of Oz"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg , 1939
Prisoner of Love
a Gold Record for Perry in 1946
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
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
When You Were Sweet Sixteen  ( with The Satisfiers )
a Gold Record for Perry in 1947
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton and Published 1898
Far Away Places
a #4 Charted Hit for Perry in 1949
Words and Music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, 1948
Song of Songs
~ An English translation of the French song "Chanson du Coeur Brise"
Music by Harold Vicars and lyrics by Clarence Lucas , 1914
Original French lyrics by Maurice Vancaire
'Till the End of Time
a Gold Record for Perry in 1945
~ adapted from Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat Major
Words and Music by Ted Mossman and Buddy Kaye, 1945
a Gold Record for Perry in 1945
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
a Gold Record for Perry in 1951
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
As Time Goes By
~ from the 1931 Stage musical "Everybody's Welcome" and the 1942 film "Casablanca"
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
I've Got The World On A String
~ featured in the 1950 Hollywood musical "I'll Get By"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler, 1933
My Funny Valentine
~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, 1937
For Me And My Gal
~ featured in the 1942 Hollywood musical "For Me and My Gal"
Music by George W. Meyer, lyrics by Edgar Leslie and E. Ray Goetz, published 1917
Breezin' Along With The Breeze
~ appeared in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Pete Kelly's Blues"
Words and Music by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons and Richard Whiting, 1926
It's The Talk of The Town
~ featured by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Music by Jerry Livingston and lyrics by Marty Symes with Al J. Neiburg, 1933
It Happened In Monterey
~ from the 1930 film "King of Jazz" with Paul Whiteman
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by William Rose, published 1930
In The Still of The Night
~ from the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
TV Favorites ~ original album 1952
Perry Como ~ TV Favorites
All tracks were recorded at the Manhattan Center, New York City, in March of 1952 except "Black Moonlight" which was recorded in December, 1950. All tracks with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra and conducted by Ayres with the exception of "Black Moonlight" which was conducted by Sigmund Romberg. Romberg conducted the 1950 sessions which included the novelty song "Zing Zing, Zoom Zoom" which he himself composed.
All tracks monaural.
Supper Club Favorites ~ original compilation 1953Relaxing With Perry Como ~ 1956
Perry Como ~ Supper Club Favorites  and Relaxing With Perry Como
This compilation of hit singles recorded at RCA Victor's Studio 2, the Lottos Club and the Manhattan Center, New York City, between 1945 and 1951, with the Orchestra's of Ted Steele, Russ Case, Lloyd Shaffer and Mitchell Ayres, and vocal accompaniment by The Satisfiers for "When You Were Sweet Sixteen". The album might have been described as a "Greatest Hits" album for it's time period, highlighting Perry's "gold" records from the early 40s up to and including his rendition of "If" which would have been current at the time of this release.
In 1956 this 10" LP was expanded to the 12" LP format and released under the title "Relaxing With Perry Como" with the addition of four songs taken from Perry's 1952 10" LP titled "TV Favorites".
All tracks in this compilation were monaural.
So Smooth ~ original album cover
Perry Como ~ So Smooth ( BONUS TRACKS )
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews
Recorded January 20th, 25th and February 8th, 17th, 1955
Album notes by Jack O'Brien, Newspaper Columnist
Album Release: September, 1955
All tracks are monaural
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