Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Record #0036: Until Yesterday (Non e la pioggia) / Please Driver (Once Around the Park Again) – TONY BENNETT

Columbia 40213 (original) USA, 1954
Words & Music by:  Side A – William Engvick, Giuseppe Fanciulli; Side B – Chilton Price
Musicians:  Tony Bennett (vocals), Percy Faith and his orchestra, including: Bernie Leighton (piano), Art Ryerson (guitar), Frank Carroll (bass), Terry Snyder (drums) and many others
Recording sessions:  CBS Studios, New York, NY, Dec.4, 1953
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #25; Side B – US #29

Though this is not among Bennett’s big and famous hit songs, it’s still classy, smooth and well produced.

Art Ryerson played guitar also on Bill Haley’s early rock’n’roll recordings, including “Crazy Man Crazy” in 1953.

List price:  “Very Good+” is $6 and “Near Mint” is $12

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