Original RCA Recording

That Old Gang of MinePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ featured in the Stage musical "Ziegfield Follies of 1923"
Music by Ray Henderson with lyrics by Billy Rose and Mort Dixon
 
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:50
 
Recorded January 11, 1951   ~   Matrix No. E1VB-16 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-4035-A
Single Flip Side: "I Found a Million Dollar Baby ( In a Five and Ten Cent Store )"
 
Somebody Loves Me ~ original album 1965
 

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Notes: ~ Popularized by Van and Schenck in vaudeville. Then they interpolated it in the Stage musical "Ziegfield Follies of 1923" during its run. Recorded in 1951 on the same day as "More Than You Know" and "Without a Song" and released as a single on the flip side of "I Found a Million Dollar Baby ( In a Five and Ten Cent Store )" it was not released again until 1965 when included in the RCA Camden compilation "Somebody Loves Me."

Music 1903: "( You’re the Flower of My Heart ) Sweet Adeline" by U.S. composer Henry W. Armstrong, 24, lyrics by Richard H. Gerard (R. G. Husch), 27, whose words, inspired by the farewell tour of Italian diva Adelina Patti, will be sung by generations of barbershop quartets (the song will be used as a campaign theme for Boston mayoral candidate John W. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald)

"That Old Gang of Mine" was also recorded by Perry for Decca
With Ted Weems & His Orchestra
Recorded October 4, 1939 for Decca in New York
 
 
 

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