Original RCA Recording

Bali Ha'iPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers 
with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:32
Recorded March 01, 1949   ~  Matrix No. D9VB-234 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3402-B
Single Release: RCA-45RPM-47-2896-B ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Some Enchanted Evening"
US Chart Position No. 5 ( 1 Week ) Chart Debut: May 21, 1949
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0109
Single Flip Side: "Some Enchanted Evening"
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Rogers and Hammerstein" EPA-409 MONO 1952
 
Perry Como Sings Hits From Broadway Shows ~ 1956
 
 
Notes: ~ Introduced by Juanita Hall, as "Bloody Mary", Myron McCormick, and
William Tabbert in the Stage Musical "South Pacific".  In the 1958 Hollywood Musical,
Juanita Hall portrayed her stage role but her vocal was dubbed on the soundtrack by
Muriel Smith. Apart from Perry's popular recording of this song for RCA Victor, others
were by Paul Weston and His Orchestra for Capitol, Bing Crosby for Decca, Peggy Lee
for Capitol and Frank Sinatra for Columbia.
 
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With Orchestra Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and J. Burgess
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded March 1, 1949

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