Twilight On the Trail Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
~ from the 1936 Paramount film "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell, 1936 
Famous 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 3:01 ( excluding theme )
Recording Time 3:34 ( including theme )
Recorded March 6th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1900 Take 3
March 6, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Abraham Richman
Sax ~ Stanley Webb 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Raoul Poliakin 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz  
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Viola ~ Leon Frengut 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Anthony Mottola
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Don Lamond 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Drums ~ Jack Saunders
Bass ~ Robert Haggart
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
Organ ~ Mel Wechsler
Contractor: Ray Charles
Lois Winter
Sue Singleton
Trudy Packer 
Carla Houston 
Kathleen Wallace 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan 
Bernice Massi 
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
James Tushar 
Warren Hayes 
Robert Harris 
James Stover 
Robert Spiro
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea 
Lee Book 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. - LSP-1971
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Arranged by Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded February 12 ~ 20 & March 5 ~ 12, 1958
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Notes: ~ sung by Fuzzy Knight in the 1936 drama "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" starring
Henry Fonda and Fred MacMurray which was the first outdoor film in full Technicolor. It was
the title song in the 1941 film "Twilight on the Trail" starring William Boyd who later became
known as Hopalong Cassidy. Bing Crosby had a hit recording for Decca which was a favorite
of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A gift to the President, through Mrs. Roosevelt, of Alter's
manuscript and Crosby's record are now part of the collection of the FDR Museum in Hyde Park,
New York. Perry Como performed this song on his television show within a segment reserved for
songs of reflection which usually came at the end of the show. The sentiment expressed within
this song is very similar to "When You Come to the End of the Day" which also came to be an
end of show theme and the title of Mr. Como's next album following the recorded sessions for
"Saturday Night With Mr. C." These songs were among the first full stereophonic recordings
made by Mr. C. in 1958.

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