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Perry Como

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (; May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. In the official RCA Records Billboard magazine memorial, his life was summed up in these few words: "50 years of music and a life well lived. An example to all."

Como received five Emmys from 1955 to 1959, a Christopher Award (1956) and shared a Peabody Award with good friend Jackie Gleason in 1956. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1987. Posthumously, Como received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002; he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. He has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 18th, 1912 (Canonsburg), Died May 12th, 2001 (Jupiter Inlet Colony)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63319 10-in. 2/22/1938 Goodnight, sweet dreams, goodnight Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63320 10-in. 2/22/1938 A gypsy told me Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63322 10-in. 2/22/1938 What are you doing the rest of your life? Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63323 10-in. 2/22/1938 Sunday in the park Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63324 10-in. 2/22/1938 Three shif'less skunks Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63325 10-in. 2/23/1938 In my little red book Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63327 10-in. 2/23/1938 A shack in the back of the hills Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65162 10-in. 3/10/1939 Ad-de-day Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65168 10-in. 3/10/1939 Class will tell Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66717 10-in. 10/4/1939 Goody goodbye Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66718 10-in. 10/4/1939 Two blind loves Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66722 10-in. 10/4/1939 That old gang of mine Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66725 10-in. 10/5/1939 I wonder who's kissing her now Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66726 10-in. 10/5/1939 On the island of Catalina Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 68627 10-in. 1/27/1941 May I never love again Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 68631 10-in. 1/28/1941 Rose of the Rockies-1 Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 68632 10-in. 1/28/1941 It all comes back to me now Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90728 10-in. 5/15/1936 Lazy weather Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90729 10-in. 5/15/1936 You can't pull the wool over my eyes Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90817 10-in. 8/6/1936 Until today Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90893 10-in. 9/27/1936 Picture me without you Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90894 10-in. 9/27/1936 (Trouble ends) Out where the blue begins Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90895 10-in. 9/27/1936 Rainbow on the river Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca C 90896 10-in. 9/27/1936 Darling, not without you Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 1441 10-in. 8/23/1938 The cute little hat-check girl Ted Weems Orchestra vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Como, Perry," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105480.

Como, Perry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105480.

"Como, Perry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105480

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