The Whiffenpoof SongPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
~ featured in the 1944 Air Force film "Winged Victory"
Music by Tod B. Galloway and lyrics by Meade Minnigerode
with George S. Pomeroy, 1909, 1936
Recorded in medley with:
"Almost Like Being In Love" / "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day" / "Gypsy In My Soul"
We Get Letters & "Dear Perry" Medley Arranged by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 155 E. 24th Street, New York City
This Song Recording Time 2:25
Full Medley Recording Time 9:42
Recorded February 12th, 1958   ~   Matrix No. J2PB-1596 Take 11
February 12, 1958 
A&R Joe Reisman and Ed O. Welker
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman 
Sax ~ Wolffe Taninbaum 
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind 
Trumpet ~ Malven Soloman 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trumpet ~ Bernie Glow 
Trumpet ~ Louis Oles
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Trombone ~ Eddie Bert 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Max Hollander 
Violin ~ Tosha Samaroff 
Violin ~ Harry Glickman 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Samuel Rand 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Lucien Schmit
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Don Arnone
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini
Drums ~ Frank Garisto 
Drums ~ Philip Kraus
Bass ~ Pat Merola
Contractor: Ray Charles
Lois Winter
Sue Singleton
Trudy Packer 
Carla Houston 
Rae Whitney 
Bernice Massi 
Joyce De Young 
Anne Ryan 
Steve Steck
Alan Sokoloff 
James Stuart 
Jack Brown 
Bob Harris 
Herbert Davidson 
Robert Hartman 
Edwin Lindstrom 
David Vogel 
Leonard Stea 
Lee Book 
James Steves 

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: ~ the song originated with a branch of the Yale University Glee Club who called themselves
"The Whiffenpoof Society." The name was derived from an imaginary character in Victor Herbert's
"Little Nemo." The lyrics of the song are from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Gentlemen Bankers." Rudy Vallee,
who attended Yale and the Class of '27, performed the song on radio and records in 1936 and it became
a major hit. It was sung in the Air Force film "Winged Victory" 1944.

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