with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus and String
Produced by Henri René
Release 1953 in 10" LP format RCA Victor album
"Around the Christmas Tree" RCA Victor LPM-3133
Released simultaneously as two
45 RPM Extended Play Albums EPA-496, titled
the Christmas Tree," and EPA-497, titled
"Christmas Joy" in 1953.
with Russ Case and His Orchestra, Organ and Mixed Choir,
recorded August 1, 6, 20 and 22, 1946.
set was released in several formats under the title
"Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music. "
original compilation included "O
Little Town of Bethlehem" , recorded
during the 1946 sessions, which was substituted in the
1951 compilation, RCA Victor LPM-3023, with Irving
Berlins "White Christmas," recorded with
Lloyd Shaffer and His Orchestra.
In 1961, the RCA Victor album was re-released as RCA
Camden CAL-660 excluding the 1946 version of
"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town ( with the
Satisfiers ) " With the release of the RCA
Camden version, two of the original 1946 tracks
were now withdrawn from commercial release.
Note: the RCA Camden release was
later issued in Electronically Reprocessed Stereo during the mid-1960s
when it became important for recordings to be available in a stereo
format. Generally speaking, results were not very good but this was
largely dependent on the remastering engineer. Oddly, a number of
recordings previously recorded in real stereo were also remastered in this
"fake" stereo for reasons assumed to be associated with the
project budget but, nevertheless, in direct contradiction to G. R. Marek's
original mission statement
for RCA Camden recordings in 1958.