So Smooth

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So Smooth
So Smooth.jpg
Studio album by Perry Como
Released September, 1955
Recorded January 20, 1955 Webster Hall, New York City
Genre Vocal
Length 33:11
Label RCA Victor
Perry Como chronology
So Smooth
(1955)
We Get Letters
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

So Smooth is Perry Como's first RCA Victor 12" long-play album, recorded and originally released in 1955.[2] This was also Perry's first album recorded at Webster Hall in New York City, and his first album with the Ray Charles Singers who would support him generally throughout the remainder of his recording career.[3] So Smooth was released in England as We Get Letters Volume 2 as Perry's popularity gained international appeal during the late 1950s.

Como viewed the LP format differently from the singles market, eschewing the kind of novelties he was often recording for single releases on the 45 and 78 RPM format in favor of collections devoted to well-known standards dating back to the 1930s.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "It's a Good Day" (Words and music by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour)
  2. "As Time Goes By" (Words and music by Herman Hupfeld)
  3. "I've Got the World on a String" (Words and music by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler)
  4. "My Funny Valentine" (Words and music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)
  5. "For Me And My Gal" (Words and music by George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie and E. Ray Goetz)
  6. "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Words and music by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler)

Side Two

  1. "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" (Words and music by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons and Richard Whiting)
  2. "It's the Talk of the Town" (Words and music by Jerry Livingston and Marty Symes with Al J. Neiburg)
  3. "You Do Something to Me" (Words and music by Cole Porter)
  4. "It Happened in Monterey" (Words and music by Mabel Wayne and William Rose)
  5. "One for My Baby and One More for the Road" (Words and music by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer)
  6. "In The Still of the Night" (Words and music by Cole Porter)

References[edit]

  1. ^ So Smooth at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "So Smooth". Kokomo. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "So Smooth-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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