For the Young at Heart - 1961

Hello, Young Lovers ~ 1960 version 
~ from the 1951 Stage musical "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II , 1951 
Williamson Music, Inc.
Hugo & Luigi
Arranged by O.B. Masingill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra ( and Chorus )
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:45
 
Recorded October 26, 1960   ~  Matrix No. L5PT-5115 Take 4
Lyrics ~ 1960 Version
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
October 26, 1960 
A Hugo & Luigi Production
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Urban Green 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Ted Sommer 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Hugo & Luigi
 
Chorus members not identified 
 
For the Young at Heart - 1961
 
 
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Arranged by O.B. Masingill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra ( and Chorus )
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded October 26, 1960
 
Notes: ~ Shortly after the hit musical 'The King and I' opened on Broadway, composer Richard Rodgers noted, 'I've tried to tell the story through music. 'The King and I' is truly a musical drama, with every song advancing the plot. We ask the audience to believe that the people are on stage, who face many serious problems of life, will suddenly stop talking and burst into song. We tried to avoid the reality by the singing, and the singing by the reality.' Perry gives the play's Hello, Young Lovers a bright and bouncy reading, making the bittersweet words become happy and hopeful.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

 
Notes: ~ Introduced by Gertrude Lawrence in the 1951 Stage Musical "The King and I". 
Perry had a best-selling record for RCA Victor that same year. In the 1956 Hollywood Musical
it was performed by Deborah Kerr with her voice dubbed on the soundtrack by Marni Nixon.

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