Sing To Me Mr. C.
( Theme )
Words and Music by
Roncom Music Co. ASCAP
With Tony Mottola
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded Time: 41 SEC.
May 17th, 1961
M5PW - 2284 Take 4 ~ 6
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
May 17, 1961 ( 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM )
A Hugo & Luigi Production
The Ray Charles Singers
with Tony Mottola on Guitar
Guitar & Leader: Tony Mottola
Contractor: Ray Charles
Chorus: ( 21 singers )
Used for Opening Medley on Sides 1 & 2 of the original album
Notes: ~ "Sing to me, Mister C., sing to me . . . " The familiar theme music swells
as Mister C. takes his place at the boom mike. On screen you see Perry looking
over the music on the stand before him. Above him is the mike, and in the lower
right hand corner, a single rose stands in it's vase. Tony Mottola, on guitar, picks up
the melody from the Ray Charles Singers, and segues into Perry's first number.
As the medley builds, Mitchell Ayres expertly brings in rhythm, strings and brass.
Millions of TV viewers have enjoyed and applauded the above scene on
Perry Como's "Kraft Music Hall" as Perry does his weekly "medley time" spot.
Many of them participate in this particular segment by writing in comments and
requests. Others simply relax and enjoy it. In any case, the Como medley has
become one of the all-time favorite spots in the history of television.
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