Original RCA Recording

The Last StrawPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Words and Music by Lenny Stack
Butterscotch Castle Music & Jena Music Pub. Co.
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Betty Hutton
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:42
 
Recorded June 19, 1952   ~   Matrix No. E2VB-6611 Take 1 
Lyrics| alternate take |

Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recording not released on vinyl

 
Perry is known to have recorded four songs with Betty Hutton, the first two on September 12, 1950, including "A Bushel & A Peck" and "She's a Lady", followed by two unreleased songs on June 19, 1952, including "The Last Straw" and "To Know You ( Is to Love You )", the latter which was remade with the Fontane Sisters in September of that year.
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