Songs of All FaithsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Nick Perito is quoted as saying that Perry wants to be remembered for the "way he sounds". Perry's performances are done with such incredible sincerity that it's difficult to tell whether he is singing a popular song or a hymn. His association with songs of inspiration is second only, if not equal, to his connection with Christmas music. Some hymns such "Ave Maria" and "Bless this House" are commonly performed within a religious context, while "I Believe" and "Onward Christian Soldiers" are generally considered popular songs.  This index is expanded to include 45 songs broadly interpreted to fit into the category of inspirational songs.

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Traditional Hymns of Faith:

All of these traditional hymns were recorded in the early 1950s in monaural with the exception of "Ave Maria" and "The Lord's Prayer" which were first recorded by Perry in 1949 ( monaural ) and then again in 1959 for the first time in Living Stereo. "Ave Maria" was recorded once again in 1968 for "The Perry Como Christmas Album". It should be noted that "I Believe" is generally considered a popular song and not a hymn but there is a school of thought which suggests that a "hymn" is not "what" you sing but "how" you sing. By this definition, the majority of Perry's performances are in fact hymns.

Abide With Me

Act of Contrition

Ave Maria ( Franz Schubert )

Bless This House

Eli, Eli

Goodnight, Sweet Jesus

Holy God We Praise Thy Name

I Believe

Kol Nidrei

( The ) Lord's Prayer

Mother Dear, O Pray For Me

Nearer My God to Thee

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Rock of Ages

( The )  Rosary

Popular Songs of Inspiration:

All of these songs were recorded in Living Stereo with exception of only three recorded prior to 1958. Twelve of the tracks are from Perry's 1958 album "When You Come To The End of The Day" which are among his first full stereophonic recordings. A number of the songs are from popular albums released by Perry throughout the years recorded in New York and Nashville. It was common for Perry to include at least one song of inspiration on his recordings as he did at the end of his television specials.

A Still Small Voice

All Through the Night

A Garden In The Rain

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Everybody Is Looking For An Answer

He's Got the Whole World In His Hands

I Know

I Know What God Is

I May Never Pass This Way Again

I Want to Give

In the Garden

It's Easter Time

Look To Your Heart

Love in a Home

Love Is Spreading Over The World

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

No Well On Earth

One Little Candle

Only One

Prayer For Peace

Put Your Hand in the Hand

Scarlet Ribbons

Somebody Cares

Somebody Makes It So

Somebody Up There Likes Me

That's All This Old World Needs

Twilight On the Trail

Vaya Con Dios

When You Come to the End of the Day

Whither Thou Goest

You'll Never Walk Alone

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I Believe ~ 1956Songs of All Faiths ~ circa 1953The Lord's Prayer ~ 1969When You Come to the End of the Day ~ 1958

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Monday, January 18, 2021