Original RCA Recording

WantedPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
Warner Bros. Music Corp. ~ ASCAP
 
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
 
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Engineer: unknown
Recording Time 3:07
 
Recorded December 29, 1953  ~ Matrix No. E3VB 2951 Take 1
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5647-A
Single Flip Side: "Look Out The Window ( And See How I'm Standing in the Rain )"
US Chart Position No. 1
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0112
Single Flip Side: "Papa Loves Mambo"
 
In 1943, one-time barber Perry Como launched his solo singing career, and the one-time crooner
and trombonist Jack Fulton started writing songs. Their paths crossed some years later when
"Wanted", a Fulton song that Perry recorded and made one of the big hits of 1954. An intriguing
feature of this pretty performance by Perry is the way his voice seems to float over the
gentle shuffle rhythm in the background.
 
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
 
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958
 

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