Sing to Me Mr. C. - 1961

Sing To Me Mr. C. ( Theme )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Words and Music by Ray Charles  
Roncom Music Co. ASCAP
With Tony Mottola 
and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson 
Recorded Time: 41 SEC.
Recorded May 17th, 1961   ~   Matrix No. M5PW - 2284  Take 4 ~ 6
May 17, 1961 ( 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM )
A Hugo & Luigi Production
The Ray Charles Singers 
with Tony Mottola on Guitar
Guitar & Leader: Tony Mottola
Contractor: Ray Charles
Chorus: ( 21 singers )
Ray Charles
Lou Angel 
Bruce Baggett 
Kenneth Bridges 
Robert Carlson
Marie Crittenden
Robert Easton 
William Elliott 
Lila Farmer 
Robert Hartman
Thomas Kampman 
Peggy Kopper 
Art Lang 
Dee Laws 
Virginia Leibinger
Marg Pressel 
Muriel Shaw 
Alan Sokoloff 
Stephen Steck 
Sallie Valante 
Lois Winter 
Used for Opening Medley on Sides 1 & 2 of  the original album
Notes: ~ "Sing to me, Mister C., sing to me . . . " The familiar theme music swells
as Mister C. takes his place at the boom mike. On screen you see Perry looking
over the music on the stand before him. Above him is the mike, and in the lower
right hand corner, a single rose stands in it's vase. Tony Mottola, on guitar, picks up
the melody from the Ray Charles Singers, and segues into Perry's first number.
As the medley builds, Mitchell Ayres expertly brings in rhythm, strings and brass.
Millions of TV viewers have enjoyed and applauded the above scene on
Perry Como's "Kraft Music Hall" as Perry does his weekly "medley time" spot.
Many of them participate in this particular segment by writing in comments and
requests. Others simply relax and enjoy it. In any case, the Como medley has
become one of the all-time favorite spots in the history of television.

Sing to Me Mr. C. ~ original album circa 1961 

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Monday, April 18, 2022