So Smooth ~ 1955

In The Still Of The Night

~ from the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
Words and Music by Cole Porter 
Chappell & Company Inc.
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Lipman
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Producer Joe Carlton
Recording Time 2:45
 
Recorded  February 17, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1604 Take 8
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
February 17, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
 
Trumpet ~ Melven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder  
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster
 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda
 
Choral
 
Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Lois Winter 
Marilyn Palmer 
Marilyn Jackson 
Lillian Clark 
Miriam Workman 
Elisa Bretton
 
Stephen Steck 
Jack Brown 
Robert Spiro 
David Vogel 
Arthur Malvin 
Michael Stewart
 

So Smooth ~ original album cover 

| Lyrics | The Album | Album Notes | Album Links | Digital Finder |

Notes: ~ introduced by Nelson Eddy in the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
and it was heard again in the 1945 Cole Porter biography Hollywood musical
"Night and Day." Perry's version was recorded in February 1955 for his first full
length album "So Smooth" and believed to be the first recorded Como sessions
specifically intended for inclusion within the new 12" long play album format.

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
& Digital Companion

RCA Victor Memorial| Site Links | All Albums All Songs | The Recording Sessions | Digital Companion |

Made in Canada!
 
George Townsend
HQV Selekt Group
3 Seaview Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2G3
Canada

Telephone: (902) 698-9848

George TownsendSing to Me Mr. C.

Monday, January 18, 2021

2021