So Smooth ~ 1955
For Me And My Gal
~ featured in the 1942 Hollywood musical "For Me and My Gal"
Music by George W. Meyer, with lyrics by Edgar Leslie  
and E. Ray Goetz, published 1917 
Mills Music Inc.
 
Arranged by Joe Lipman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
 
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 
A&R Producer Joe Carlton
Recording Time 2:33
 
Recorded  February 8, 1955   ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1025 Take 4
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHORAL
February 8, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
French Horn ~ James Buffington
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder  
 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster
 
Choral
AFTERNOON 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
 
Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Lois Winter 
Marilyn Palmer 
Marilyn Jackson 
Lillian Clark 
Miriam Workman 
Elisa Bretton
 
Stephen Steck 
Jack Brown 
Robert Spiro 
David Vogel 
Arthur Malvin 
Michael Stewart
 

So Smooth ~ original album cover

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Notes: ~ featured in the 1942 Hollywood musical "For Me and My Gal"
by Busby Berkeley with Judy Garland & Gene Kelly

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