So Smooth ~ original album cover
Trees ~ unreleased session recording
~ featured in the 1948 Musical "Melody Time"
Music by Oscar Rasbach with lyrics by Joyce Kilmer , 1922, 1931 
G. Schirmer Inc. and Jerry Vogel Music Company Inc.
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
A& R Production Joe Carlton 
Recorded Time u/k
Recorded  February 17th, 1955    ~   Matrix No. F2PB 1606 Take 3  
Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recording not released on vinyl
February 17, 1955 
A&R Production Joe Carlton
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax )
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Trumpet ~ Melven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Zelly Smirnoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder  
Harp ~ Reinhardt Elster
French Horn ~ John Barrows
French Horn ~ Anthony Miranda
Contractor: Ray Charles
Lois Winter 
Marilyn Palmer 
Marilyn Jackson 
Lillian Clark 
Miriam Workman 
Elisa Bretton
Stephen Steck 
Jack Brown 
Robert Spiro 
David Vogel 
Arthur Malvin 
Michael Stewart
So Smooth ~ original album cover       

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Notes: ~ A poem by Joyce Kilmer set to music by Oscar Rasbach in the form of a concert song.
Recorded by such diverse musical aggregations as Bunny Berigan and his Band for
RCA Victor, Claude Hopkin's Band for Decca, and the country group The Sons of the
Pioneers for RCA Victor. Perry recorded two songs with the Sons of the Pioneers in the
early 1950s, a cover version of their popular "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and a song titled
"Lonesome, That's All". This song was recorded by Perry during the album sessions for his
first 12" LP compilation "So Smooth" but not released.

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