Come Rain or Come ShinePerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
~ from the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman"
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1946 
A-M Music
Arranged by Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
Recording Time 3:18
Recorded March 12th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1903 Take 4
March 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum 
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Thomas Mitchell 
French Horn ~ Fred Klein 
French Horn ~ John Barrows
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Urbont 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Viola ~ Soloman Deutsch 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Red Sommer 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
Contractor: Ray Charles 
Trudy Packer 
Sue Singleton
Carla Houston 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan McCord
Bernice Massi 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea

Saturday Night With Mr. C. - LSP-1971 

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Arranged by Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded February 12 ~ 20 & March 5 ~ 12, 1958
originally recorded in real stereoAll stereo pressings of "Saturday Night With Mr. C." excluded the track "Come Rain or Come Shine" 
despite having the title clearly printed on the jacket. It is assumed that this 'cut' had something to do with
space limitations within the new stereo format LP recording. This song was re- released in 1967 within the
RCA Camden compilation "Hello, Young Lovers," CAS-2122 (e), but the stereo version was electronically
reprocessed from monaural.
A special abridged tape edition of "Saturday Night With Mr. C." may actually have been released prior to the vinyl album
in early 1958. The tape is either an edited/abridged version of the intended release, from which a number of tracks are missing,
or the full release may have been expanded following. The tape version does include a stereo version of
"Come Rain or Come Shine" which was later deleted from stereo versions of the vinyl release apparently due to space
limitations. The tape is described as being 7 inches per second and requiring "In-Line" Heads on the tape reproducing
equipment ( later described as half-track ). The tape's description as being "Stereo-Orthophonic" instead of "Living Stereo"
is further evidence that this tape pre-dates the vinyl release.  Tape recording time is approximately 25:23.
Notes: ~ introduced by Ruby Hill and Harold Nicholas in the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman."
The first popular recording was by Margaret Whiting with Paul Weston's Orchestra for Capitol.

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