Home for the Holidays ~ with Hugo & Luigi and Their Children's Chorus
Home for the Holidays ~ with Hugo & Luigi and Their Children's Chorus
Also featuring Hugo & Luigi's
Children's Chorus
 
RCA PRS-273 ( PRS-2737 )
Specially prepared by RCA in Association with
Jon M. Huntsman, Inc. ( Continental Productions Inc. )
1968 RCA New York, N.Y.

        Side One

Here We Come A-Caroling — We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional arranged by Ray Charles
 
( There's No Place Like ) Home for the Holidays
Music by Robert Allen
with lyrics by Al Stillman 1954
 
Choir Medley: Deck the Halls
Adeste Fideles
 
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional Christmas Music
 
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
 
Jingle Bells
Words and Music by J.S. Pierpoint

Side Two

Ave Maria ( Schubert )  
Original Music by Franz Schubert
 
Joy To The World
Words and Music by Isaac Watts
and George F. Handel
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
 
O Holy Night
Words and Music by Adolphe Charles Adam
 
Choir Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Good King Wenceslas
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 
 
Silent Night
Words and Music by Joseph Mohr
and Franz Gruber
 
Hugo & Luigi with Their Children's Choir
Home for the Holidays ~ with Hugo & Luigi and Their Children's Chorus
This compilation recording was released in 1968 at the same time as "The Perry Como Christmas Album" but with limited distribution. It included eight tracks from previously released albums plus four selections from Hugo & Luigi's "The Sounds of Children at Christmas" which had been recorded in 1960 prior to their well known association with Perry as producers for five of his albums during the early 1960s. This particular collection of Christmas songs is fondly remembered by many Como fans and is much sought after. The original Hugo & Luigi album is also quite rare.

All tracks STEREO except "Jingle Bells" and "Ave Maria" and "Joy To The World" and "Silent Night"

RCA PRS-273

Specially prepared by RCA in Association with
Jon M. Huntsman, Inc. ( Continental Productions Inc. )
1968 RCA New York, N.Y.
 
Home for the Holidays ~ compilation circa 1968 The Sound of Children at Christmas ~ circa 1960

| Children at Christmas | Gene Lees Notes |

"The Sound of Children at Christmas"
Hugo & Luigi with Their Children's Chorus
RCA Victor LSP-2254
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, 1960
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Hugo & Luigi produced five of Perry's most memorable RCA Victor albums, beginning with "For The Young at Heart" which was recorded during the late fall of 1960, and ending with "The Songs I Love" which was recorded during the spring of 1963. A very special Christmas album, "The Sound of Children at Christmas," was recorded sometime during 1960 just prior to their close involvement with Perry and his recordings. In 1968 a special compilation album titled "Home for the Holidays" was released which included several tracks from Hugo & Luigi  album in combination with some of Perry's previously released Christmas songs plus his original recording of "Ave Maria" recorded nineteen years earlier at the Church of Incarnation, New York City, and one of his earliest recordings with Mitchell Ayres and Ray Charles. The 1968 compilation had very limited distribution but it acquired many fans throughout the years following. A complete listing of this special compilation, as well as the original Hugo & Luigi 1960 album, is included here for the benefit of those who found enjoyment from these recordings. As a matter of interest, the Hugo & Luigi sessions were recorded in Webster Hall with Bob Simpson as recording engineer. Webster Hall was the recording facility for a great many of Perry's recordings and Bob Simpson engineered more of his recordings than any other. Bob Simpson is said to have been a personal "favourite" of Perry and he was one of RCA Victor's premier engineers.
 

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