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Perry Como

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One of the most popular vocalists between the end of World War II and the rise of rock & roll in the mid-'50s, Perry Como perfected the post-big-band approach to pop music by lending his own irresistible, laid-back singing — influenced by Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo — to the popular hits of the day on radio, TV, and LP. Both his early traditional crooning style plus his later relaxed manner and focus on novelty material were heavily indebted to Bing Crosby, though Como's appeal during the early '50s was virtually unrivaled. Born in 1912 in Canonsburg, PA, Como was working as a singing barber in his hometown when he began touring with local bandleader Freddie Carlone at the age of 21. By the mid-'30s, he got his big break with Ted Weems & His Orchestra, who headed a popular radio show named Beat the Band. After the orchestra broke up in 1942, Como hosted a regional CBS radio show later called Supper Club. The show's success gained him a contract with RCA Victor Records by 1943, and he also began working in Hollywood with Something for the Boys.

Perry Como's real big break came with the 1945 film A Song to Remember. His rendition of "Till the End of Time" spent ten weeks at the top of the charts and became the biggest hit of the year. Como's dreamy baritone worked especially well on ballads, such as the additional 1945-1947 number one hits "Prisoner of Love," "Surrender," and "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)." Hired by NBC for another radio show in 1948, Como crossed over to the emerging medium of television that same year with the Chesterfield Supper Club. The show quickly took off, and eventually earned him four Emmy Awards. In the mid-'50s, Como began to indulge in light novelty fare, the titles often comprising nonsense words — "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Doo," "Hoop-Dee-Doo," "Pa-Paya Mama," and "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)." Though he often disliked the songs, they frequently became huge of the road pop.

Como's breezy songs had worked well at the beginning of the decade, but his appeal began to wane towards the end of the '50s, with the emergence of rock & roll and the wave of teen idols. His last number one hit, "Catch a Falling Star," came in 1958. Como was much less visible during the '60s, but returned in 1970 with his first live show in over two decades, and a world tour followed; a single ("It's Impossible") even made the Top Ten in late 1970. Como continued to record LPs and occasional television specials while making scattered appearances during the '70s and '80s. On May 12, 2001, Perry Como died in his sleep at his home in Florida.

Title: In The Fairy Land

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Play My Favorite Hits

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Hair Blues

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: I Believe

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Men World

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Wanted

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Litter And Glitter

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Look Down

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Legends CD 3

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: In New Ways

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Colorful Fruit

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Laid Back

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Merry X Mas

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Share My Heart

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Two Birds

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Spring Awakening

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Million Sellers

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Fallen

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: We Get Letters

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Search For Meaning

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: This Spring Feeling

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Prismatic Colours

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Brave Heart

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: My Favorite Record

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Fresh As Dew

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Coffee Shop

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Live on Tour

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop, Classical

Title: Classics By Perry Como

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Perry Como Wild Horses

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Masked Ball

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Seattle

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Backseat

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Follow Me

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Catch

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Holiday Music

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Players Club

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Back To The Roots

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Sunday Ride

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Members Club, Vol. 2

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Our Starlet

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Trombone

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rollin' Stone

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Golden Days

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delightful Trip

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: All Time Greatest Hits

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Blue Man

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Butterfly Times

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Good Prospects

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hello Young Lovers

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Easter Singing

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Perry

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Stormy Hours

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: The Best of British

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Aurora Borealis

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Crooners & Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cocktail Bar Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: 50's Souvenirs

Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas Memories

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Title: Jazz and Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ballads Vol 1

Genre: Pop

Title: Pop Gold, Vol. 1

Genre: Pop

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