Original RCA Recording

Silk StockingsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
~ from the 1955 Broadway musical "Silk Stockings"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman 
Produced by Joe Carlton
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:46
 
Recorded November 16, 1954, Matrix No. E4VB-5937 Take D
Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & CHOIR
 
Orchestra
 
Conductor: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax ) 
Choir Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Sax ~ Hank Ross, Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Philip Zolkind
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, James Maxwell, James Milazzo
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne, John D'Agostino, Bart Varsalona
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Robert Rosengarden, Terry Snyder 
Harp ~ Lucille Lawrence 
Violins ~ Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Mac Ceppos, Raoul Poliakin, Jack Zayde,
Harry Melnikoff, Julius Schacter, Paul Winter, Harry Glickman, Felix Orlewitz, Sidney Harris, Samuel Rand
Viola ~ Isadore Zir, Howard Kay, George Brown, Samuel Persoff
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, Lucien Schmitt
 
Choir ~ Ray Charles, Lois Winter, Peggy Powers, Marilyn Palmer, Marsha Heil, Marilyn Jackson,
Elise Bretton, Lillian Clark, Francine Carroll, Steven Steck Jr., William Ventura, Jack Brown, Arthur Malvin,
Robert Spiro, David Vogel, Eugene Lowell, Michael Stewart
 
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5950-A ( Christmas 1954 )
Single Flip Side: "( There's No Place Like ) Home for the Holidays"
 
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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman 
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded November 16, 1954

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