Perry Como ~ We Get Letters 1957

Honey, Honey  ( Bless Your Heart )

Music by Larry Stock and lyrics by Dominick Belline
Roncom Music Limited
With "Como's Little Combo" a section of Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 3, 155 East 24th Street, New York City
A&R Producer: Ed O. Welker 
Recording Engineer: not listed
Final Recording Time 2:39
Recorded February 19, 1957 ~ Matrix No. H2PB 1781 Take ( To Follow )
1957 Lyrics
Leader: Mitchell Ayres 
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Trombone ~ Eddie Bert
Piano ~ Henry Rowland 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola 
Drums ~ Robert Haggart 
Bass ~ Terry Snyder 
. . . a cross-section of the requests that Perry Como sings on his weekly TV show. The style is relaxed, the backgrounds ( by a section of the Mitchell Ayres' orchestra known during the recording sessions as "Como's Little Combo" ) are light and easy, and Perry's singing is, as always, superb.
Perry Como ~ We Get Letters original album

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Notes: ~ two very different versions of this song generally believed to have been co-written by a
relative of Mr. Como, Dominick Belline. The first version, recorded in February 1957 for the "We Get Letters"
album, was low-key and intimate while the second version, recorded two years later for the "Como Swings"
album, is up-tempo and big-band. Not just the styles were different for these two recordings. The two album
sessions marked the end of the monaural era and the beginning of the stereophonic recording standard.
The up-tempo recordings for "Como Swings" were not just simply showing off Perry's ability to swing but
rather the new era of big stereo productions. Three full stereo albums came out of this period including,
"Saturday Night with Mr. C." and "When You Come to the End of the Day" which were released in 1958
and "Como Swings" released in 1959. The first and the latter were spectacular show pieces but the middle
one, "When You Come to the End of the Day" must really be heard in stereo to be fully appreciated and is
perhaps Perry's finest vocal performance from the 1950s. The second best performance, ironically, was probably
the album sessions for "We Get Letters" that would have benefited tremendously had it been recorded in stereo.

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