Words and Music by
1st recording 1943 ~
Recorded during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban
With Mixed Chorus:
Anna-Jean Merrill, Elise Bretton, Diane Carol,
Virginia Black, Barbara Allen,
Richard E. Campbell,
Robert G. Lange, Richard Paige, William Paige and Morgan Davies
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:15
June 20, 1943
~ Matrix No. D3VB - 79 Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1538
Single Flip Side: "
There'll Soon Be a Rainbow
US Chart Position No. 20
Reissue: 78RPM-20-1919-B with Single Flip Side: "
Perry's original recording of "Goodbye Sue" was his first recording with the RCA Victor
Records label in 1943. The song was recorded a-cappella, having vocal background only,
due to the
American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban which lasted until late in 1943.
Throughout this period he recorded nine songs, eight of which were released, prior to the
lifting of the ban. The song "
" was recorded again with orchestral background
only for release exclusively through the government V-Disc program.
A Perry Como Discography
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The Recording Sessions
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