The Songs I Love (album)
|The Songs I Love|
|Studio album by Perry Como|
|Recorded||March 18, 19, 25 & 26, 1963|
|Producer||Hugo & Luigi|
|Perry Como chronology|
Perry Como hosted an hour-long program on NBC TV until 1963, the year that Songs I Love was released. A regular feature of the show was that Como would croon a favorite song while seated on a distinctive set that spelled out "Mr. C." A photo of the set adorns the cover of Songs I Love, and the album aims to reproduce the effect of that segment (which producers Hugo & Luigi describe as "one of the few great traditions in television") over a dozen soft ballads such as "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" and "This Is All I Ask." The leadoff track, "The Songs I Love", sets the tone for everything that follows, and, not surprisingly, it turns out that pop standards are the songs Como loves. The Songs I Love was a commercially successful album aimed at fans of The Perry Como Show, to whom it is recommended.
- "The Songs I Love" (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
- "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco" (music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglas Cross)
- "Fly Me to the Moon" (In Other Words)(words and music by Bart Howard)
- "Slightly Out of Tune" (music by Antonio Carlos Jobim)
- "This is All I Ask" (words and music by Gordon Jenkins)
- "(The) Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Ke Kali Nei Au )
- "Days of Wine and Roses" (music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
- "Carnival" (Music by Luiz Bonfá and lyrics by Antonio Maria)
- "My Coloring Book" (Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb)
- "I Wanna Be Around" (words and music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt)
- "Mrs. Vimmerstedt" (words and music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt)
- "When I Lost You" (words and music by Irving Berlin)
- "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (from the 1961 stage musical Stop the World I Want to Get Off)
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