So Smooth ~ 1955

Nobody ~ 1955 Version

~ from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1910 and the 1955 movie "Seven Little Foys"
Music by Bert Williams and lyrics by Alex Rogers, 1905, 1933
Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc.
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra 
Arranged by Jack Andrews
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
A& R Production Joe Carlton
Final Recording Time 3:45
 
Recorded  February 8, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 0663 Take 3
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
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
 
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6059
Single Flip Side: "Door of Dreams"
 

So Smooth ~ original album cover 

 
Note:  Perry first recorded "Nobody" during album sessions for the RCA Victor
10" LP "TV FAVORITES" LPM-3013 in March of 1952 but not included within the set.
The released version recorded in February, 1955, was made during the album sessions 
for Perry's first full length RCA Victor 12" LP "SO SMOOTH" LPM-1085 but, once again,
not included within the set. Recorded on the same day as it's flip side "Door of Dreams",
master numbers seem to indicate that there may be several other recordings or "takes"
on or about the same date. The re-recording of "Nobody" in 1955 was possibly inspired
by the movie "Seven Little Foys" released that year.

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