I Believe - 1956 LP Compilation Album

I Believe
 
Words and Music by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
 
With Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of
Hugo Winterhalter for Take 1 ( not released )
Mitchell Ayres for Take 2 ( released )
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Final Recording Time 3:22
 
Recorded September 24, 1953  ~  Matrix No. E3VB-1984 Take 1
Remake November 23, 1953  ~  Matrix No. E3VB-1984 Take 2
Lyrics
RCA-45RPM 47-5571 ( 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "Onward Christian Soldiers"
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0113-A
Single Flip Side: "Onward Christian Soldiers"
 
 
 
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With Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of
Hugo Winterhalter for Take 1
Mitchell Ayres for Take 2 ( released )
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded November 23, 1953
Notes: ~ The team of writer's and composers working on Jane Froman's TV Show 'USA Canteen' in 1952 was asked to come up with a song Miss Froman could popularize. Because the show's mail indicated that people were very concerned about the Korean War, writer Erwin Drake recalled: "We thought we might be able to write a kind of song that would give the average person hope." And what a song it was. "I Believe" became a million-seller for Frankie Laine. And practically every singer has performed it. Perry's version is almost like a hymn; he sings it with fervour and with a soaring, open-voiced sound that is beautiful to hear.
 
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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