Perry Como–Videos

Posted on October 27, 2009. Filed under: Art, Communications, Life, Music, Songs, Videos | Tags: , , , , , , , |


“People have always thought that I wasn’t ambitious. They judged by appearances and were fooled. I was competitive. I wanted success and was willing to work for it.”

“Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career – particularly when I was on camera performing – that I had died.”

Perry Como sings “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Perry Como – I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now

Perry Como sings “Here Comes Heaven (Again)”

Perry Como – I Wanna Go Home (With You)

Perry Como and Bob Hope perform “Small Fry”

Perry Como sings “Hey Good Lookin'”

Perry Como sings “Sway”


Perry Como sings “Papa Loves Mambo” – 1954

Perry Como – Catch a Falling Star

Perry Como – Easter Parade

When Your Smiling – Perry Como

Perry Como – For The Good Times

Days of Wine and Roses..Perry Como

Perry Como – Because

Perry Como with The McGuire Sisters — April 1958

Perry Como – Love Makes The World Go Round

Perry Como – Magic Moments.

Perry Como – Make Someone Happy

Perry Como – It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas – 1958

Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney – 1958

PERRY COMO & LENA HORNE Sing a Medley 1960

Perry Como with Luiz Bonfá circa 1963

Perry Como sings “Didn’t We”

Perry Como – And I Love You So

Ella Fitzgerald, Caterina Valente, Perry Como

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (1 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (1 of 6)From 12/20/1969
–Perry Como & singers – “Home for the Holidays,” “Love in a Home”
–Perry Como Diahann Carroll Shecky Greene – Santa Claud sketch

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (2 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (2 of 6) From 12/20/1969
–Burr Tillstrom’s Kukla & Ollie (puppets)
–Edward Villella (dancer from the New York City Ballet) – dances to “Little Drummer Boy”
–Diahann Carroll – “Sweet Beginning”

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (3 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (3 of 6) From 12/20/1969 –Diahann Carroll – “Remember” & “How Deep Is the Ocean?” –Perry Como and Diahann Carroll – “Silver Bells”

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (4 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (4 of 6) From 12/20/1969 –Shecky Greene (comedian) –Perry Como & singers – “Christmas Eve”

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (5 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (5 of 6) From 12/20/1969 –Burr Tillstrom’s Kukla & Ollie (puppets)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (6 of 6)

Perry Como hosts Hollywood Palace Christmas 1969 (6 of 6) From 12/20/1969
–Perry Como & singers – “Christmas Eve,” “The First Noel,” “Oh Holy Night,” “Christ Is Born” & “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

Perry Como Killing Me Softly


Karen Carpenter and Perry Como Medley

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 1

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 2

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 3

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 4

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 5

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 6

Perry Como Live in Tokyo – 1979 part 7

Perry Como – For the Good Times/The Wind Beneath My Wings

Perry Como – Seattle

Perry Como Sings – Palm Beach Fl. 1993–Part 1

Perry Como Sings – Palm Beach Fl. 1993–Part 2

Perry Como – It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas – 1994

Perry Como – And I Love You So ( Japan 1993 )

Perry Como Tribute To Bing Crosby–Part 1

Perry Como Tribute To Bing Crosby–Part 2

Perry Como at disco Studio 54 New York City

Perry Como – When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver

Mona Lisa – Perry Como in Paris

Perry Como: I Think of You

Christmas Music: “Home For The Holidays”, Perry Como

Perry Como – Happy Holidays

Silver Bells – Perry Como – Christmas

Perry Como – And I Love You So

Perry Como – Toora Loora Loora

Perry Como – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Perry Como – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Perry Como – Ave Maria 1994

Perry Como – Bless This Hou

Perry Como – Jingle Bells

Christmas songs Perry Como – Jingle Bells Lyrics

Perry Como – Jingle Bells

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ~ Perry Como – Christmas

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Perry Como

Perry Como – Little Drummer Boy

Perry Como – White Christmas

Perry Como – O Holy Night

Perry Como – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Perry Como – O Little Town of Bethlehem

Perry Como – Silent Night

Perry Como – O Come Al Ye Faithful

Perry Como – Round and Round


“I worked with the world’s greatest talents and then went home to the world’s greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life.”

“My only regret in life is that I didn’t spend as much time with my kids as I now wish I had.”

Background Articles and Videos


Como on Como – A UK Profile

t’s Impossible – A UK Profile circa 1975

Perry Como

“…Pierino “Perry” Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943. “Mr. C”, as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time.

A popular television performer and recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records with record sales so high the label literally stopped counting at Como’s behest. His weekly television hobo and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world and his popularity seemingly had no geographical or language boundaries. He was equally at ease in live performance and in the confines of a recording studio. His appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. 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.”

Well known composer Ervin Drake said of him, ” . . . occasionally someone like Perry comes along and won’t ‘go with the flow’ and still prevails in spite of all the bankrupt others who surround him and importune him to yield to their values. Only occasionally.”

Perry Como received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. …”

“…Como, an Italian American, was born the seventh son of a seventh son in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, seventh of the 13 children of Pietro Como and Lucia Travaglini, who both immigrated to the US in 1900 from the Abruzzese town of Palena. He was a Roman Catholic. His father was an amateur baritone, and had all his children attend music lessons even if he could barely afford them. Young Perry started to help his family at age 10 by helping in Steve Fragapane’s barber shop for 50¢ a week.

Although he always liked to sing, and had shown his early musical talent in his teenage years as a trombone player in the town’s brass band and as organist in the local church, his first great ambition was to be the best barber in Canonsburg. After graduation from high school, he opened his own barber shop. In 1933, he married his teenage sweetheart, Roselle Belline, whom he had met at a picnic in 1929 when he was just 17. They raised three children. In 1993, he was successfully treated for bladder cancer. Perry and Roselle remained married until her death in August 1998 at age 84. Como was reportedly devastated by her passing. …”

“…Perry Como modelled his voice and style after Bing Crosby[3] as most male singers of the 1930s and 1940s did. Perry Como’s voice is widely known for its good-natured vocal acrobatics as portrayed in his highly popular novelty songs such as “Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)”. But there was another side to Perry Como described by music critic Gene Lees in his sleeve note to Como’s 1968 album “Look To Your Heart”:

Despite his immense popularity, Como is rarely given credit for what, once you stop and think of it, he so clearly is: one of the great singers and one of the great artists of our time. Perhaps the reason people rarely talk about his formidable attributes as a singer is that he makes so little fuss about them. That celebrated ease of his has been too little understood. Ease in any art is the result of mastery over the details of the craft. You get them together to the point where you can forget about how you do things and concentrate on what you are doing. Como got them together so completely that the muscles don’t even show. It seems effortless, but a good deal of effort has gone into making it seem so. Como is known to be meticulous about rehearsal of the material for an album. He tries things out in different keys, gives the song thought, makes suggestions, tries it again, and again, until he is satisfied. The hidden work makes him look like Mr. Casual, and too many people are taken in by it — but happily so. I have of necessity given a good deal of thought and study to the art of singing, and Como’s work consistently astonishes me. He is a fantastic technician. Listen in this album to the perfection of his intonation, the beauty of the sound he produces, the constant comfortable breath control. And take notice of his high notes. Laymen are often impressed by the high note you can hear for five blocks. Professionals know that it is far more difficult to hit a high note quietly. Como lights on a C or D at the top of a tune as softly as a bird on a branch, not even shaking it. And then there’s his phrasing. A number of our best singers phrase well. The usual technique is to rethink the lyrics of a song to see how they would come out if you were saying them, and then approximate in singing the normal speech inflections and rhythms. This often involves altering the melody, but it is a legitimate practice and when done well can be quite striking. But Como is beyond that. He apparently does not find it necessary to change the melodic line in order to infuse a song with emotion. A great jazz trumpeter once told me, “After fifteen years of playing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the hardest thing to do is to play melody, play it straight and get feeling into it.” Como has been doing this from the beginning. Stylistically, he comes out of the Bing Crosby-Russ Colombo school. That was all a long time ago. Como has been his own man for many years now. He sounds like nobody else. And nobody sounds like him, either. He is hard to imitate precisely because his work is so free of tricks and gimmicks. There are no mannerisms for another singer to pick up from him. All one can do is try to sing as well and as honestly as Como, and any singer who does that will end up sounding like himself, not Como. …”


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