The Songs I Love (album)

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The Songs I Love
Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1963
Recorded March 18, 19, 25 & 26, 1963
Genre Vocal
Label RCA Victor
Producer Hugo & Luigi
Perry Como chronology
The Best of Irving Berlin's Songs from Mr. President 1963 The Songs I Love
(1962)
The Scene Changes (1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Songs I Love was Perry Como's 11th RCA Victor 12" long-play album, the ninth recorded in full "living" stereophonic sound and the first featuring Dynagroove technology.[2][3]

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."[4][5] 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.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "The Songs I Love" (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
  2. "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco" (music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglas Cross)
  3. "Fly Me to the Moon" (In Other Words)(words and music by Bart Howard)
  4. "Slightly Out of Tune" (music by Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  5. "This is All I Ask" (words and music by Gordon Jenkins)
  6. "(The) Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Ke Kali Nei Au )

Side Two

  1. "Days of Wine and Roses" (music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
  2. "Carnival" (Music by Luiz Bonfá and lyrics by Antonio Maria)
  3. "My Coloring Book" (Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb)
  4. "I Wanna Be Around" (words and music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt)
  5. "Mrs. Vimmerstedt" (words and music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt)
  6. "When I Lost You" (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  7. "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (from the 1961 stage musical Stop the World I Want to Get Off)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Songs I Love (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "The Songs I love". Kokomo. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Songs I Love-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "It's impossible! Perry Como actually hated those sweaters". Milwaukee Journal. 24 July 1985. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Smith, Cecil (22 January 1970). "Perry Como's Relaxed As Ever". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 

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