I'm Always Chasing RainbowsPerry Como

~ from the 20th Century-Fox picture "The Dolly Sisters"
Music by Harry Carroll and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, 1917, 1946
EMI - Robbins Catalog Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
1st recording 1945 ~
 
With the Orchestra of Russ Case
and The Satisfyers ( The Satisfiers )
Produced by Eli Oberstein and Herb Hendler
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:06
 
Recorded October 17, 1945   ~  Matrix No. D5VB-680 Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1788-B
Single Flip Side: "You Won't Be Satisfied ( Until You Break My Heart )"
US Chart Position No. 5 Chart Debut: February 2, 1946
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-BD-1130 ( June 1946 )
Single Flip Side: "You Won't Be Satisfied ( Until You Break My Heart )"
 
Single release: RCA-78RPM 20-2663-B ( P 187 )
Single Flip Side: "If We Can't Be the Same Old Sweethearts ( We'll Just Be The Same Old Friends ) "
 
Single release: RCA-45RPM 47-2845 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "If We Can't Be the Same Old Sweethearts ( We'll Just Be The Same Old Friends ) "
 
Album issue: RCA Generic 78 "Russ Case Collection Vol. 1" 1940s Folio Release
 
The Russ Case Collection Volume 1
 
Notes: ~ The melody of the song is taken from Chopin's "Fantaisie Impromptu in C# Minor." Although introduced in 1917, it was featured in the 1946 Hollywood musical "The Dolly Sisters" in which John Payne sang it. Perry Como then had a hit record and the revived song was on "Your Hit Parade" for twelve weeks.
 

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Time Magazine Article - March 18, 1946

2nd recording 1946 ~
 
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 CS-656-B
Serial No. JDB 74 D6TC 5168-1
 
Recorded circa February, 1946
"The Pause that Refreshes On the Air"
CBS Radio Broadcast
Liederkranz Hall, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain
with André Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Recording Time 3:02
 
Russian born André Kostelanetz immigrated to the United States in 1922 and began his long affiliation with the CBS network in 1932. He married coloratura soprano Lily Pons in 1938 and she was often featured with the Kostelanetz orchestra on its radio shows and Columbia recordings. On December 1, 1940, André Kostelanetz and his orchestra ( with violinist Albert Spaulding ) inaugurated the Coca Cola Company's "Pause That Refreshes On The Air" series on CBS ( Sundays, 4:30-5:00 P.M. ). These programs were broadcast from Liederkranz Hall until 1947 and featured Kostelanetz' 45 piece orchestra, chorus and guest vocalists and instrumentalists. Arrangements were by Kostelanetz, Herb Quigley ( to late 1944 ) and Joe Glover ( after early 1944 ).
 
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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