Original RCA Recording

Catch a Falling StarPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Emily Music & Music Sales Corp. ~ ASCAP
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City  
Matrix No. H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20
Recording Time 2:26
Recorded October 09, 1957, Matrix No. H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20
Single release: RCA-45/78RPM-47/20-7128
Single Flip Side: "Magic Moments"
US Chart Position No. 1
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958
Music critics agree that one of the most appealing, but most difficult vocal achievements is
to sing softly and still remain musical and moving. Perry Como accomplishes this nuance
of the vocal art with almost every song he sings. He performs this best seller
written by Paul J. Vance and Lee Pockriss so simply and easily that it seems almost
tossed away. Perry's colleagues in the American recording industry recognized the
artistry in the deceptively simple sound of this hit and rewarded it with
a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance, Male, in 1958.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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