We Get Letters

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We Get Letters
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Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1957
Recorded September 1957, 1955 RCA Victor Studio's 2 & 3, New York City
Genre Vocal, Jazz
Length 31:52
Label RCA Victor
Producer Ed O. Welker
Perry Como chronology
So Smooth
(1955)
We Get Letters
(1957)
Saturday Night with Mr. C (1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

We Get Letters was Perry Como's Second RCA Victor 12" long-play album.[2] The LP's concept is an album of requests from Como's television show, but forgoing the usual big-band sound of Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers for a small group known as "Como's little Combo", with soft, breezy jazz arrangements.[3] The album was recorded between June 1956 and February 1957.

As with his previous album, So Smooth, Como eschewed the kind of novelties he was recording for singles release in favor of LP collections devoted to well-known pop standards dating back to the 1920s.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Swingin' Down the Lane" (Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn, 1923)
  2. "It's Easy To Remember" (Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, 1935)
  3. "South of The Border" (Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, 1939)
  4. "That's What I Like" (Words and Music by Mae Boren Axton and Glenn Reeves)
  5. "Honey, Honey (Bless Your Heart)" (Music by Larry Stock and lyrics by Dominick Belline)
  6. "Angry" (Music by Henry Brunies and Jules Cassard with lyrics by Dudley Mecum, 1925)

Side Two

  1. "They Can't Take That Away From Me" (Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, 1937)
  2. "Sposin'" (Music by Paul Denniker and lyrics by Andy Razaf, 1929)
  3. "I Had the Craziest Dream" (Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon, 1942)
  4. "'Deed I Do" (Music by Fred Rose and lyrics by Walter Hirsch, 1926)
  5. "Somebody Loves Me" (Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and B.G. DeSylva, 1924)
  6. "Sleepy Time Gal" (Music by Ange Lorenzo and Richard A. Whiting with lyrics by Joseph R. Alden and Raymond B. Egan, 1925

References[edit]

  1. ^ We Get Letters at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "We Get Letters". Kokomo. Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "We Get Letters-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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