The First Christmas - 45RPM Extended Play
the story of
The Shepherds hurry to the manger, fall on their knees before the baby, and they worship him! For He is Christ the Lord!
RCA VICTOR 45 EYA-19 ( E3VB-1298 / 1299 )

Side One

The Story of the First Christmas
Adapted by John A. Richards  
Story as told and sung by Perry Como recorded as Part 1 and Part 2
Perry Como tells the Complete Story of the First Christmas and Sings beloved Christmas songs
With Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Henri René
1950 Lyrics
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 8:04 ( approx. )
Recorded Circa 1949/50  ~   Matrix No. E0 CC 1891
Remastered May 18, 1953   ~   Matrix No. E3 VB 1298 Take 1 - 1A

        Side Two

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Words and Music by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots , 1934
~ from the 1946 Musical Smart Set "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music"
With Russ Case and his Orchestra and The Satisfiers
Jingle Bells
~ from the 1946 Musical Smart Set "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music"
Words and Music by J.S. Pierpoint
With Russ Case, his Orchestra and Chorus
Side One recorded circa 1949 / 1950  ( actual dates unknown )
Originally released as a single 78RPM & 45RPM in two parts
45 Extended Play Album Assembled: May, 1953
Perry recorded an expanded version of "The Story of The First Christmas" in full stereophonic high-fidelity
sound for his 1959 album "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como" in addition to the
presentation many times within his seasonal television broadcasts and specials.
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