Perry Como In Italy - 1966

Oh, MarķePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Original Italian melody arranged and adapted by Ray Charles and Nick Perito
Additional Italian adaptation by Edoardo DiCapua
 
1st recording 1966 ~
 
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 3:47
 
Recorded May 18th, 1966  ~ Matrix No.  TPA6-4212 Take 8
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Perry Como In Italy ~ original RCA Victor album 1966

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Notes: ~ "Perry's Italian heritage comes to the four in this simple and touching love song. His parents came from the district of Abruzzi in Italy, and as a child, he absorbed the customs and the language of the Italian neighbourhood he was born into in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Nick Perito, pianist, accordionist, and musical director for Perry, adapted the old Italian melody for today's style. Ray Charles, conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, has been with Perry as choral director since 1954. He had the assignment of tailoring the Italian chorus to Perry's style for ( these songs ) which were cut in the RCA studios in Rome."
 
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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