Original RCA Recording

Cold, Cold Heart

Words and Music by Hank Williams, 1951
Fred Rose Music, Inc.
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
The Fontane Sisters ( Como version not released )
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra 
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at the Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:48 
Recorded August 28, 1951, Matrix No. E1VB-3251 Take 1 - 1A 
EVENING 2:00 TO 5:00 PM 
Conductor: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry Ross
Violins ~ Sylvan Shulman, Mac Ceppos, Julius Schacter, Raoul Poliakin,
Harry Melnikoff, Felix Orlewitz, Maurice Hershaft, Dave Novales
Viola ~ Isador Zir, Howard Kay
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, Abram Borodkin
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, James Maxwell, James Milazzo
Trombone ~ Lou McGarity, John D'agostino
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Philip Zolkind
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elister
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-4274-A
Single Flip Side: "I Get the Blues When It Rains"
US Chart Position No. 24
"I was in the hospital for some minor ailment. We had an argument.
He and the children had come to visit me and brought me the first fur
coat I ever owned. During the entire visit I spoke to the children, but I
didn't speak to Hank. On his way home he told our housekeeper,
Audrey Ragland, 'She's got the coldest heart I've seen.'
That same night he wrote this song. Among the 100 songs Hank Williams wrote,
this song was his favorite." --- Audrey Williams

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