So Smooth ~ 1955
 
RECORDING SESSIONS
 
This album was Perry's first full length album recorded specifically for the new 12" LP format including twelve songs in place of eight. Arrangements are by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews and the chorus is officially listed as The Ray Charles Singers. Ray Charles would be Perry's choral director for the next thirty years for both television and recordings and the significance of his contribution would be difficult to over estimate. The producer and recording engineer for these recordings is unknown but this is Perry's first album of many recorded at Webster Hall, New York City.
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Recorded January 20th & 25th, February 8th, 17th & 22nd, 1955
Album Sessions for "SO SMOOTH" LPM-1085 Matrix No. F2PP-4734/5
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews
Album notes by Jack O'Brien, Newspaper Columnist
All tracks are monaural
January 20, 1955
Talk of the Town  F2PB 1014 Take 3 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
My Funny Valentine  F2PB 1015 Take 3 & 6 N.P.
As Time Goes By  F2PB 1016 Take 3 & 4 N.P.
I've Got the World on a String F2PB 1017 Take 5
Ain't Misbehavin'   F2PB 1018 Take 6 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
You Do Something to Me  F2PB 1019 Take 4
January 25, 1955
It Happened in Monterey   F2PB 1020 Take 6
I Gotta a Right to Sing the Blues  F2PB 1021 Take 8
Breezin' Along with the Breeze   F2PB 1022 Take 5
February 8, 1955
It's a Good Day   F2PB 1023 Take 4
When You're Away   F2PB 1024 Take 3 & 4 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
For Me and My Gal   F2PB 1025 Take 4
Nobody  F2PB 0663 Take 3  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
February 17, 1955
One for My Baby ( and One More for the Road )   F2PB 1603 Take 1
In the Still of the Night  F2PB 1604 Take 8
It's the Talk of the Town  F2PB 1605 Take 8
Trees  F2PB 1606 Take 3  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

February 22, 1955

Door of Dreams  F2PB 1643 Take 3  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Maderia  F2PB 1644 Take 1  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
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Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recordings not released on vinyl

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