Clarence GaskillPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Prisoner of Love

"Prisoner Of Love" is a 1931 popular song with music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill and lyrics by Leo Robin. The song was popularized by Columbo and later became a major hit for Billy Eckstine, Perry Como and The Ink Spots. Como's first recording was made on December 18, 1945 and released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1814-B. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on March 30, 1946 and lasted 3 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. The flip side was "All Through the Day". This recording was re-released in 1949, by RCA Victor, as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-3298-A) and a 45rpm single (catalog number 47-2886), with the flip side "Temptation." Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song of the year for 1946.

Como made two further recordings of the song: one in February, 1946 for a V-Disc, number CS-656-B, and another in July 1970 in a live performance in Las Vegas, issued as a long-playing album (titled In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas in its United States and United Kingdom releases, Perry Como In Person in its Japanese release, and Perry Como In Concert in its Dutch release).

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