Goodbye SuePerry Como

Words and Music by Jimmy Rule, Lou Ricca  
and Jules Loman, 1943
 
1st recording 1943 ~
 
Recorded during the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban
 
With Mixed Chorus:
Anna-Jean Merrill, Elise Bretton, Diane Carol,
Virginia Black, Barbara Allen, Richard E. Campbell,
Robert G. Lange, Richard Paige, William Paige and Morgan Davies
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:15
 
Recorded June 20, 1943   ~  Matrix No. D3VB - 79  Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A

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Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1538
Single Flip Side: "There'll Soon Be a Rainbow"
US Chart Position No. 20
 
Reissue: 78RPM-20-1919-B with Single Flip Side: "Temptation"
 
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "Young Perry Como" RJL-2015-16 MONO 1981
Album issue: Box Set "Perry Como" BOTMC RECORDS 11-7775 MONO 1984
 
The Young Perry Como ~ JapanPerry Como ~ Book of the Month Club Edition, 1984

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Perry's original recording of "Goodbye Sue" was his first recording with the RCA Victor Records label in 1943. The song was recorded a-cappella, having vocal background only, due to the American Federation of Musicians ( AFM ) recording ban which lasted until late in 1943.  Throughout this period he recorded nine songs, eight of which were released, prior to the lifting of the ban. The song "Goodbye Sue" was recorded again with orchestral background only for release exclusively through the government V-Disc program.
 
2nd recording 1944 ~
 
V-Disc Recording
 
At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.
 
V-Disc Record Number A-312-A "N" release ( Navy N-92-A  "E" Release )
Serial No. VP 849 D4TC 284-1
 
Recorded July 31, 1944
NBC "For the Record Show" Radio Broadcast
NBC Studios, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain
with Benny Goodman and His All Star Band
Recording Time 3:28
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Trumpets: David "Roy" Eldridge, Yank Lawson (John Lausen)
and R. Dale "Mickey McMickle
 
Trombones: Vernon Brown and Ward Stillaway
 
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
 
Alto Saxes: Reggie Merrill and Herman "Hymie" Shertzer
Tenor Saxes: Arturo "Art" Rollini and Wolfe Tayne (Taninbaum)
Baritone Sax: Ernesto "Ernie" Cacares
 
Piano: Teddy Wilson
 
Guitar: Tommy Kay.
 
Bass: Gene Traxler
 
Drums: Gordon "Specs" Powell.
 
NBC "For the Record Show"
Announcer: Jack Costello
Master of Ceremonies: Deems Taylor
Vocalists: Mildred Bailey, Perry Como and Carmen Miranda
All Star Band assembled by Benny Goodman and George Simon for program

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In December 1944, Perry Como began a long association with the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Company and its "Chesterfield Supper Club" series on NBC Radio ( Monday to Friday, 7:00-7:15 P.M. ). During the V-Disc years, accompanying orchestras included those of Ted Steele, Lloyd Shaffer, Carl Kress and Mitchell Ayres. Ted Steele's Orchestra accompanied Perry on the Chesterfield broadcasts from December 11, 1944, through to July 27, 1945.

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