The Best of Perry Como
The Best of  . . .
Perry Como
 
Catch a Falling Star PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
 
Magic MomentsPREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
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
 
I've Got You Under My Skin Originally recorded in Stereo
~ from the 1936 Hollywood musical "Born to Dance"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
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
 
It's Only a Paper Moon
~  a double charted single from February, 1944, the "B" flip side to "I Love You"
from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Cover Girl"
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics Ira Gershwin, 1944
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
 
Papa Loves Mambo
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Round and RoundPREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Door of Dreams  ( and The Ray Charles Singers )
~ this recording is from February, 1955
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman
 
Kiss Me And Kiss Me And Kiss Me ( Tre Voite Baciami )PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
~  a popular  single for Perry from January, 1959, and flip side to "Tomboy"
Original music by Luciano Beretta with Italian lyrics by Arturo Casadei
English lyrics Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
Juke Box Baby  
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from February, 1956, and flip side to "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
Oh, How I Miss You Tonight
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1947
introduced by Bennie Davis in vaudeville.
Words and Music by Benny Davis, Joseph A Burke and Mark Fisher 1925
 
Mandolins In The MoonlightOriginally recorded in Stereo
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from September, 1958, and flip side to "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"
Words and Music by George Weiss and Aaron Schroeder
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
My One and Only Heart
~  a double charted single from March, 1953, with flip side "Say You're Mine Again"
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman
With Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
 
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
 
ALL TRACKS ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO
EXCEPT ( LOW GRADE ) STEREO Originally recorded in Stereo
PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN STEREO
 
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CD ERRATA & ADDENDA
 
This long-play record and compact disc provides a rare opportunity to hear how "bad" some of the early
"electronically reprocessed" stereo really was. When Perry's 1958 album "Como's Golden Records" was
reprocessed for stereo in the early 1960s it was perhaps one of the worst examples possible. It sounded
as if he were singing in a large empty can and this CD provides a unique opportunity to hear this effect
within the compact disc format.
 
The two real stereo tracks within this compilation are medium to low grade but, surprisingly,
Perry's 1958 hit single "Mandolins In the Moonlight" appears to be released here in real stereo
for the first time in an album format. Although released originally in a special series stereo single,
on the flip side of "Love Makes The World Go Round", all known releases since that time have been
either monaural or electronically reprocessed stereo.
 
Public Domain Notice
 
 PUBLIC DOMAIN SOURCES:   These recordings have not been licensed or authorized by the original artist or issuing label. They have been digitally transferred from public domain sources which may include private record collections, radio broadcast transcriptions and, or, other sources unidentified by the issuer. The quality of these sources will vary and is solely dependent upon the issuing label. Caveat emptor! It is important for all consumers to understand that neither the artists nor the original issuing labels receive any remuneration from the sale of these recordings. No recording can ever be better than its source.

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