To Know You ( Is To Love You )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Allan Roberts , 1952
Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc. / Music Sales Corp. ~ ASCAP
 
1st recordings 1952 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Fontane Sisters / Betty Hutton
Produced by Dave Kapp
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Final Recording Time 2:40
 
SESSION MUSICIANS
 
Orchestra
EVENING 7:00 TO 10:30 PM 
 
Conductor: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry Ross
 
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, James Maxwell, James Milazzo
Trombone ~ Lou McGarity, John D'agostino, Warren Covington
Sax ~ Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Philip Zolkind
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Accordion ~ Nicholas Periot
 
Recorded June 19, 1952   ~   Matrix No. E2VB-6610 Take 1 - 1A  ( Betty Hutton )
 
Remake September 09, 1952   ~ Matrix No. E2VB-6610 Take 2 - 2A ( The Fontane Sisters )
1952 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-4959
Single Flip Side: "My Lady Loves to Dance"
US Chart Position No. 19
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10400 ( January 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes"
 
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Dreamer's Holiday" CAL-582 MONO 1960
Album issue: UK Camden-LP12 "Dreamer's Holiday" CDN-149 MONO 1961
Album issue: Windmill-LP12 "Perry Como ~ Superstar" WMD-251 MONO 'Live' Broadcast Version 1975
Album issue: Napoleon-LP12 "Perry Como" Italy NLP-11090 MONO 'Live' Broadcast Version 1975
Album issue: Deja Vu - Italy-LP12 "Perry Como Collection" DVLP 2109 ELECTRONIC STEREO 'Live' Broadcast Version 1987
 
Dreamer's Holiday ~ 1960Dreamer's Holiday ~ circa 1961 UK VersionPerry Como ~ Superstar

Perry Como - Italy 1975

The Perry Como Collection ~ 20 Golden Greats

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Perry with the Fontane Sisters

| A Bushel and a Peck | She's a Lady | The Last Straw |

Note: ~ album credits for "Dreamer's Holiday" list this track as being recorded with Betty Hutton but in fact it is with The Fontane Sisters. The listing was corrected for it's supposed second release within the 1965 Camden album "No Other Love" but the track included there was Perry's 1959 recording from the RCA album "Como Swings" where he sings in duet with his choral director Ray Charles. 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.
 
2nd recording 1959 ~
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Final Recording Time 2:16
 
Recorded May 21, 1959   ~   Matrix No. K2PB-2336 Take 1
1959 Lyrics
SESSION MUSICIANS & VOCAL ACCOMPANIMENT
May 21, 1959 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Orchestra
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
 
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Abraham Richman 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Ernest Royal
Trumpet ~ Carl Poole 
Trumpet ~ Melvin Davis
 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ Chauncey Welsch 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Richard Hixon 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
 
Guitar ~ Allen Hanlon 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Milton Schlesinger 
 
Bass ~ Arnold Fishkin 
 
Tuba ~ Don Butterfield
 
Vocal Accompaniment  
 
Ray Charles  ( Solo )
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Como Swings" LSP-2010 STEREO SEPTEMBER 1959
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Delaware" GERMAN EP EPA-9734 MONO 1960
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "No Other Love" CAS-941(e)  ELECTRONIC STEREO 1965
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Como Swings" UK STARCALL HY-1035 STEREO 1976
 
Como Swings original albumDelaware - Extended Play GermanyNo Other Love ~ 1966Como Swings ~ UK Starcall Series 1976

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Notes: ~ recorded with The Fontane Sisters in 1952 (Charted at #19) and again in duet with his long time choral director Ray Charles, although not credited, for the 1959 RCA Victor Living Stereo album "Como Swings" which was recorded in early 1959. Arranger/Choral Director Ray Charles also sang in duet with Mr. Como on the recording "Kewpie Doll" in 1958 charting at #6 on Billboard.

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