Como Swings

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Como Swings
Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1959
Recorded April 9th, 16th, 23rd & May 21st, 1959
Genre Vocal
Length 34:56
Label RCA Victor
Producer Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Perry Como chronology
When You Come To The End of The Day 1958 Como Swings
(1959)
Seasons Greetings from Perry Como (1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Como Swings was Perry Como's fifth RCA Victor 12" long-play album, released in 1959 and the third recorded in full "living" stereophonic sound.[2][3] The album's concept was one of swing standards from the Great American Songbook, set to loud, complex, booming arrangements which only the new high fidelity stereophonic vinyl records could properly reproduce. The album was, in part, recorded to showcase and test the limits of the new technology.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "St. Louis Blues" (Words and music by W. C. Handy)
  2. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Words and music by Cole Porter)
  3. "Route 66" (Words and music by Bobby Troup)
  4. "Dear Hearts & Gentle People" (Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard)
  5. "Mood Indigo" (Words and music by Duke Ellington)
  6. "Donkey Serenade" (Music by Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Robert Wright and George Forrest)

Side Two

  1. "To Know You" (Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Allan Roberts)
  2. "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis" (Music by John Benson Brooks and lyrics by Bob Russell)
  3. "Honey, Honey ( Bless Your Heart)" (Music by Larry Stock and lyrics by Dominick Belline)
  4. "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" (Music by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Francis Wheeler)
  5. "Linda" (Words and music by Jack Lawrence)
  6. "Begin the Beguine" (Words and music by Cole Porter)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Como Swings at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Como Swings". Kokomo. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Como Swings-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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