Original RCA Recording

Some Enchanted EveningPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ from the 1949 Stage Musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II , 1949
Williamson Music Inc. ~ ASCAP
With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:25
Recorded March 01, 1949   ~  Matrix No. D9VB-233 Take 1 - 1A
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3402-A.
Single Release: RCA-45RPM-47-2896-A ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Bali Ha'i"
US Chart Position No. 1 ( 5 Weeks ) Chart Debut: April 30, 1949
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0109
Single Flip Side: "Bali Ha'i"
Perry Como Sings Hits From Broadway Shows ~ 1956
Notes: ~ Introduced by Ezio Pinza in the Stage Musical "South Pacific". Pinza's single,
from the cast album, was a million-seller as was Perry's recording for RCA Victor.
Other best-sellers were recorded by Jo Stafford for Capitol, Frank Sinatra for Columbia,
and Bing Crosby for Decca.  In the 1958 Hollywood Musical it was sung by Giorgio Tozzi,
dubbing for Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor. There were later popular recordings by Jay
and the Americans in 1965 for United Artists and Jane Olivor for Columbia in 1977.

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