So Smooth ~ 1955

It's A Good Day

Words and Music by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour, 1947 
Michael H. Goldson, Inc.
 
1st recording 1955 ~
 
Arranged by Joe Lippman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Producer Joe Carlton
Recording Time 1:45
 
Recorded  February 8, 1955    ~ Matrix No. F2PB 1023 Take 4
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
February 8, 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 ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
French Horn ~ James Buffington
 
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 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder  
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster
 
Choral
AFTERNOON 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
 
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 

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