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Music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer and lyrics by Billy Rose, 1928
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded  May 17th, 1961    ~   Matrix No. M5PW-2289 Take 5 
Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ original album circa 1961
This song was featured by Al Jolson and then sung by him in the 1929 Hollywood Musical "Say It With Songs". He later sung it on the soundtrack for the 1949 Hollywood Musical "Jolson Sings Again" dubbing for Larry Parks and on records for Decca. Perry recorded this song during the sessions for his 1961 album "Sing To Me Mr. C." as one of two songs, "It All Depends On You" being the other, excluded from the album. This full length album of song medleys was recorded, remarkably, in three days.
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.

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