Original RCA Recording

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
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
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 )Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
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

Dreamer's Holiday ~ circa 1960

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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Final Recording September 9, 1952

Perry with the Fontane Sisters

| A Bushel and a Peck | She's a Lady | The Last Straw |
Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"Notes: ~ 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.

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