Original RCA Recording

Oowee OoweePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Sydney Robin, Ramona Marie Witry
Ronald Lawrence and Bonita Ann Andre
 
Perry Como with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
 
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort ( not confirmed )
Final Recording Time 2:22
 
Recorded June 22nd, 1965   ~ Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 1 +
Remake  June 23rd, 1965   ~ Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 2 +
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-8636 ( July 6, 1965 )
Single Flip Side: "The Summer Wind"
US Chart Position No. 88 ( July 31, 1965 )
Charted Adult Contemporary No. 18 ( July 31, 1965 )
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "How Beautiful the World Can Be" TP-326 PORTUGAL MONO
 
Oowee, Oowee / The Summer WindHow Beautiful the World Can Be - Portugal EP

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Chronological Notes: In June, 1965, Perry recorded six songs in a Nashville follow-up
session to his successful first album "The Scene Changes" recorded at the beginning
of that year. For one reason or another, an album never resulted from these sessions
and he returned to New York in the Fall of 1965 for his first recordings with Nick Perito
and A&R Producer Andy Wiswell, where two songs of the Nashville recorded songs
"Bye, Bye Little Girl" and "Meet Me At The Altar" were re- recorded in Webster Hall
on November 12th, but this time with Nick Perito conducting and The Ray Charles Singers
singing background. Of the six songs recorded in Nashville, only two were released as a
single during the summer of 1965, "Oowee, Oowee" and it's flip side "Summer Wind"
charting in the United States at No. 88. Perry never recorded again with Anita Kerr
or the very distinctive Anita Kerr Quartet.

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