Saturday Night with Mr. C

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Saturday Night with Mr. C
Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1958
Recorded February 12, 13, 19, 20 & March 5, 6, 11, 12, 1958
Genre Vocal
Length 49:00
Label RCA Victor
Producer Joe Reisman
Perry Como chronology
We Get Letters
(1957)We Get Letters1957
Saturday Night with Mr. C
When You Come to the End of the Day
(1958)When You Come to the End of the Day1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Saturday Night with Mr. C was Perry Como's third RCA Victor 12" long-play album, and his first recorded in stereophonic sound.[2][3][4] The album is structured as an extended version of the request section of his popular television show, beginning and ending with his theme songs "Dream Along With Me" and "You Are Never Far Away" and with his TV request theme, "We Get Letters" used twice in the album as an intro. At the time, Perry was seen on NBC's Saturday night schedule at 8 P.M. Eastern Time.

All stereo pressings of Saturday Night With Mr. C. excluded the track "Come Rain or Come Shine", despite that song having its title clearly printed on the jacket. It is assumed that this cut had something to do with space limitations within the new stereo LP format. This song was re-released in 1967 on the RCA Camden compilation Hello, Young Lovers, but the stereo version was electronically reprocessed from monophonic. In 2001, this album was reissued by the Collectables Records third-party label by arrangement with RCA for the first time complete in stereo including "Come Rain or Come Shine".[5]

As with his previous LPs, So Smooth and We Get Letters, Como eschewed the kind of novelties he was recording for 45/78 release in favor of collections devoted to well-known pop standards dating back to the 1920s.

Since Como's television show ran on Thursday evenings in Australia, the title for the Australian pressing of this album is Thursday Night With Mr. Como.[6]

Background accompaniment is provided by the Mitchell Ayres orchestra, with the Ray Charles Singers.[7] Cover art by Victor Kalin.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Opening Theme: Dream Along With Me Time" (Words and Music by Carl Sigman)
  2. "Accentuate the Positive" (Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
  3. "It Could Happen To You" (Music by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke)
  4. "Love Letters" (Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman)
  5. "We Get Letters" (Words and Music by Ray Charles)
  6. "Almost Like Being In Love" (Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner)
  7. "Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day" (Music by Mabel Wayne, Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman)
  8. "The Gypsy In My Soul" (Music by Clay Boland and lyrics by Moe Jaffe)
  9. "The Whiffenpoof Song" (Music by Tod B. Galloway and Meade Minnigerode with George S. Pomeroy)
  10. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler)
  11. "Red Sails in the Sunset" (Music by Hugh Williams (Will Grosz) and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy)

Side two

  1. "The Birth of the Blues" (Music by Ray Henderson with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
  2. "When I Fall in Love" (Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman)
  3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
  4. "Dear Perry Theme" (Words and Music by Ray Charles)
  5. "You Made Me Love You" (Music by James V. Monaco and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
  6. "I May Be Wrong" (Music by Harry Sullivan and lyrics by Harry Ruskin)
  7. "Like Someone in Love" (Music by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke)
  8. "Vaya Con Dios" (Words and Music by Larry Russell, Buddy Pepper and Inez James)
  9. "It Had to Be You" (Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn)
  10. "Twilight on the Trail" (Music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell)
  11. "Closing Theme: You Are Never Far Away Time" (Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Allan Roberts)


  1. ^ Saturday Night with Mr. C at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Saturday Night with Mr. C". Kokomo. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Hammerston, Claude (7 June 1958). "Perry's New Album a Gem". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Saturday Night with Mr. C-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Saturday Night with Mr. C-2001 re-release". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Como, Fisher and Boone Releases". The Age. 7 November 1958. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Saturday Night with Mr. C. (Media notes). Perry Como. RCA Victor Records. 1958. LOP-1004. 

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