Original RCA Recording

"A" ~ You're Adorable ( The Alphabet Song )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Sidney Lippman and lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
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Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
With the Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:23
 
Recorded March 01, 1949   ~  Matrix No. D9VB-0218 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3381-B
Single Release: RCA-45RPM-47-2899 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "When Is Sometime?"
US Chart Position No. 1 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: April 9, 1949
 
Sings Just For You ~ 1958

Subtitled 'The Alphabet Song', this charming love ballad spells the listener through most of the alphabet and finds a fresh way to say 'I love you' with almost every letter along the way. It's exactly the kind of novelty tune Perry Como has always had great success with on jukeboxes and in record shops. Small wonder, since its writers, Buddy Kaye and Sidney Lippman, came by novelty naturally. Kaye started writing music for Popeye cartoons in the movies and later wrote such pop hits as 'Don't Be a Baby, Baby' and 'Full Moon and Empty Arms.' Lippman was the composer of 'My Sugar id so Refined' and 'Chickery Chick'.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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