Como Swings original album

Como Swings - 1959 Stereo LP

Honey, Honey  ( Bless Your Heart )
Music by Larry Stock and lyrics by Dominick Belline
Roncom Music Limited
Second recording 1959: ( 1957 Version |
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Final Recording Time 2:00
Recorded April 16th, 1959   ~  Matrix No. K2PB-2330 Take 2
1959 Lyrics
April 16, 1959 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Sid Jekowsky 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Sax ~ Romeo Penque 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ John Lawson 
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino
Trombone ~ Richard Hixon 
Trombone ~ Jack Satterfield 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde  
Violin ~ Raoul Poliskin 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Charles Fleischmann
Violin ~ Marc Brown   
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Abram Borodkin 
Cello ~ Charles McCracken 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony "Tony" Mottola 
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Drums ~ Sol Gubin 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart

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Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Ray Charles
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson.
Recorded April 9th, 16th, 23rd & May 21st, 1959
Notes: ~ two very different versions of this song generally believed to have been co-written by a
relative of Mr. Como, Dominick Belline. The first version, recorded in February 1957 for the "We Get Letters"
album, was low-key and intimate while the second version, recorded two years later for the "Como Swings"
album, is up-tempo and big-band. Not just the styles were different for these two recordings. The two album
sessions marked the end of the monaural era and the beginning of the stereophonic recording standard.
The up-tempo recordings for "Como Swings" were not just simply showing off Perry's ability to swing but
rather the new era of big stereo productions. Three full stereo albums came out of this period including,
"Saturday Night with Mr. C." and "When You Come to the End of the Day" which were released in 1958
and "Como Swings" released in 1959. The first and the latter were spectacular show pieces but the middle
one, "When You Come to the End of the Day" must really be heard in stereo to be fully appreciated and is
perhaps Perry's finest vocal performance from the 1950s. The second best performance, ironically, was probably
the album sessions for "We Get Letters" that would have benefited tremendously had it been recorded in stereo.

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