Original RCA Recording

MandolinoPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Original music with Italian lyrics by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini
English language lyrics by Al Stillman and Alex Kramer 
M. W. Tmark & Sons ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:28
Recorded  December 28th, 1959    ~   Matrix No. K2PB-6436 Take 5  

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Orchestra Session
MORNING 9:00AM TO 1:30 PM 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Jack Fulton
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, Lucien Schmit, Alan Shulman, Harvey Shapiro 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir, Howard Kay, George Brown, Leon Frengut
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman, Jack Zayde, Marc Brown, Tosha Samaroff,
Mac Ceppos, Max Hollander, Felix Orlewitz, Julius Schacter,
Harry Melnikoff, Leo Kruczek, Harry Urbont, Maurice Wilk,
Emanuel Green, Samuel Rand, Fred Baron, Charles Fleischmann 
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda, Fred Klein
Accordion ~ Nicholas Perito 
Piano  Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola, Dick Dia 
Harp ~ Myor Rosen 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder, Ted Sommer
Bass ~ Arnold Fishkin 
Choir ~ Susan Terry, Marie Crittenden, Trudy Packer, Pat Benton, Peggy Kopper, Jinx Liebinger,
Barbara Nelson, James Daugherty, Jerry Duane, Tom Kampman, Alan Sokoloff, Marc Pressel,
Edwin Lindstrom, Bruce Baggett, Eugene Lowell, Lois Winter, Sara Jane Tallman, Stephen Steck,
Lou Angel, William Elliott, Art Lang, Kenneth Bridges, Robert Eaton, Eric Carlson,
Charles Magruder and Ray Charles ~ contractor
Perry often recorded songs between Christmas and New Year's Day
and December, 1959, was no exception. This song was recorded on the
same day as a song which turned out to be one of Perry's most novel hits,
a song punning the names of American "states" which turned out to be more
popular in England than anywhere else. Along with "Delaware", he recorded the flip side
of the single, "I Know What God Is", and two other songs which were never released,
"Mandolino" (above) and a song titled "I Can't Remember".

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