Perry Como In Italy - 1966

O MarenarielloPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ an original Italian melody
Arranged and adapted by Ray Charles and Nick Perito
with additional Italian adaptation by Salvatore Gambardella 
Roncom Music Company
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Produced on location by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
Final Recording Time 2:35
Recorded May 13th, 1966  ~ Matrix No.  TPA6-4205 Take 6

Perry Como In Italy ~ original RCA Victor album 1966

Notes: ~ "O Marenariello" is " . . . another lovely old Italian standard, adapted and arranged by Nick Perito for Perry, with vocal arrangements by Ray Charles, is sung completely in Italian by Mr. C. and the chorus. The song is a memory of another era, but it says something universal about all lovers: 'Let us go together by the sea and make love, you and I, heart to heart . . . for I may perish for the love of you.' "

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


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