Accentuate The Positive Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944
1st recording 1958 ~
Arranged by Joe Lipman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
Recording Time 2:53 ( with theme "Dream Along with Me" )
Recorded February 19, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1601 Take 7
February 19, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman and Ed O. Welker
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Thomas Parshley
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum  
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles 
Trumpet ~ Nick Travis 
Trombone ~ Robert Alexander 
Trombone ~ Frank Rehak 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Osie Johnson 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
Contractor: Ray Charles
Lois Winter
Sue Singleton
Carla Houston 
Rose Marie Jun
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan 
Steve Steck
Alan Sokoloff 
Jack Brown 
Bob Harris 
Bob Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. - LSP-1971

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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recorded February 12 ~ 20 & March 5 ~ 12, 1958
Notes: ~ Also known as "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," this song was introduced by Bing Crosby
and Sunny Tufts in the 1944 Hollywood musical "Here Come the Waves." It was nominated for an
Academy Award. Best-selling records by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (Decca), and
Johnny Mercer (Capitol). Artie Shaw, vocal by Imogene Lynn (Victor), and Kay Kyser, vocal by
Dorothy Mitchell (Columbia), also had popular recordings. The song was on "Your Hit Parade"
for thirteen weeks, four times as #1. Perry recorded this song in early 1958 for one of his very
first full stereophonic albums as noted above.

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