Original RCA Recording

If ( They Made Me a King )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves  
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
Shapiro Bernstein, Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 3:07
 
Recorded November 28, 1950   ~  Matrix No. E0VB-6217 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS
 
Orchestra
EVENING 6:30 TO 10:00 PM 
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Anthony Eidus, Mac Ceppos,
Harry Melnikoff, Fred Buldrini, Felix Orlewitz, Maurice Hershaft 
Viola ~ Harold Furmansky, Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, F. Miller 
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, Bernard Privin, James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Buddy Morrow, John D'agostino 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Philip Zolkind, Stanley Webb
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
 
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-3997
Single Flip Side: "Zing Zing - Zoom Zoom"
US Chart Position No. 1)
 
 
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With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recorded November 28, 1950
 
Notes: ~ The moving love song IF was first published in 1934 but did not become well known
until 1951 when eight different versions became hits almost simultaneously!
Perry Como's was the No. 1 recording; others were by Jo Stafford, Dean Martin,
Billy Eckstine, the Ink Spots, Guy Lombardo, Jon Garber and Vic Damone.

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