You'll Never Walk Alone

~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1945 
Williamson Music
           First recording 1951:
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time u/k
Recorded March 27th, 1951, ~ Matrix No. E1VB-1450 Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A 
           Second recording 1952:
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Final Recording Time 2:48
Recorded March 11, 1952  ~ Matrix No. E2VB-5577 Take Test Only
Recorded March 13, 1952  ~ Matrix No. E2VB-5577 Take 1 - 1A
Lyrics 1952
March 13, 1952 
A&R Production Hugo Winterhalter & Dave Kapp
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Sax ~ Harry Terrill
Sax ~ Bernard Kaufman
Sax ~ Philip Zolkind
Sax ~ Stanley Webb
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon 
Trumpet ~ James Maxwell 
Trumpet ~ James Milazzo 
Trombone ~ L. McGarity 
Trombone ~ John D'agostino 
Viola ~ Isadore Zir 
Viola ~ Howard Kay 
Cello ~ Maurice Brown 
Cello ~ Harvey Shapiro 
Violin ~ Sylvan Shulman 
Violin ~ Mac Ceppos 
Violin ~ Jack Zayde 
Violin ~ Fred Buldrini 
Violin ~ Felix Orlewitz 
Violin ~ Maurice Hershaft 
Violin ~ Harry Melnikoff 
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Drums ~ Terry Snyder 
Bass ~ J. Lesberg 
Choralchoral support from "The Ray Charles Singers"
Single issue: RCA-78/45RPM 20/ 47-4527 ( 1952 )
Single Flip Side: "Over the Rainbow"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10324 ( August 1952 )
Single Flip Side: "One Little Candle"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0107
Single Flip Side: "Over the Rainbow"
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "TV Favorites" LPM-3013 MONO ASSEMBLED MARCH 1952
TV Favorites ~ Original Album 1952
Note: BMG lists the Matrix No. for the March 13th, 1952, recording as E2VL 4411 but this number does not correlate with other recordings at the same time. The version actually released has not been confirmed.

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Perry Como in ConcertThird recording 1970: "LIVE"
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Vocal Accompaniment by The Doodletown Pipers
Special Material and Musical Consultant: Ray Charles
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Recorded Live June 25th, 26th, and 27th, 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford
Recording time 2:42
UK Single release: RCA-2142 ( November 12, 1971 ) ( Matrix A2PY-9836 )
Single Flip Side: "The Father of Girls" ( 1970 Live Stereo Performance )
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas" LSPX-1001 STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "Perry Como In Person" R4P-5007 DISCRETE 4 CHANNEL STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-UK-LP12 "In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas" SF-8159 STEREO 1970
Album issue: RCA-HOLLAND-LP12 "Perry Como In Concert" NL-42976 STEREO U/K
In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas ~ 1970Japan 4 Channel ReleaseIn Concert ~ Holland Release

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Perry Como in ConcertFourth recording 1980: "LIVE"
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
RCA Mobile Unit: Ron Olson and Tom Brown
Mastering Engineer: Mike Posner
Recorded 'Live' at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July 29th, 30th, 31st, 1980
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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