"A" ~ You're Adorable ( The Alphabet Song )

Music by Sidney Lippman and lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Aria Music Company / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC ~ ASCAP
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
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
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1250 ( June 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Forever and Ever"
JAPAN Single release: VICTOR-78RPM-S-2 
Single Flip Side: "Bali Ha'i"
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Just For You" CAL-440 MONO 1958
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Just For You" CDN-110 MONO UK 1959
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Just For You" CAS(e)-440 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1964
Album Re-issue: Pickwick International-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Just For You" CDS-1130 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1972
Sings Just For You ~ 1958Perry Como Sings Just For You ~ UK Release circa 1959Perry Como Sings Just For You ~ Electronically Reprocessed StereoPerry Como Sings Just For You ~ UK Re-release 1972


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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