Without a Song
~ 1951 Version
~ from the 1929 musical production "Great Day"
with lyrics by
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 3:12
January 11, 1951
, Matrix No.
E1VB-12 Take 1 - 1A
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-4033
Single Flip Side: "
More Than You Know
" ( 1951 version )
1970 'Live' Version
Notes: ~ introduced by baritone Lois Deppe and Russell Wooding's Jubilee Singers in the 1931
Stage musical "Great Day!" Lawrence Tibbett sang it in the Musical motion picture "The Prodigal"
( originally called "The Southerner" ) and recorded it for Victor. One of three major standards, the
other two being "Great Day!" and "More Than You Know," to come from the short-lived show.
This song was an apparent favourite of Perry's, performed several times on his television show
and recorded in "
" performance at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, June 25, 26 and 27, 1970,
for his first live-recorded album.
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