Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song ~ RCA Records Label 1993CD Box Set Vol. 3Perry Como In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
 
Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song
VOLUME THREE
 
Begin the Beguine
~ from the 1959 RCA Victor album "Como Swings"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
~ from the 1935 Stage musical "Jubilee"
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Arranged by Joe Lipman & Produced by Joe Reisman
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, March 5, 1958
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Delaware
Words and Music by Irving Gordon
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, December 28, 1959
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
US Chart Position No. 22
 
What Kind of Fool Am I?
~ from the 1965 RCA Victor album "The Songs I Love"
Music by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Anthony Newley
~ from the 1961 Stage Musical "Stop the World I Want to Get Off"
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, March 26, 1963
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Dream On Little Dreamer
~ from the 1965 RCA Victor album "The Scene Changes"
Words and Music by Jan Crutchfield and Fred Burch
with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, February 11, 1965
Recording Engineer: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort 
 
Bumming Around  not released  ) 
Words and Music by Pete Graves, 1953
with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, June 22, 1965
Recording Engineer: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort ( not confirmed )
 
( The ) Summer Wind
Music by Henry Mayer ( original German lyrics by Hans Bradtke ) 1965
English lyrics Johnny Mercer
with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, June 23, 1965
Recording Engineer: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort ( not confirmed )
 
How Insensitive ( Insensatez )
~ from the 1966 RCA Victor album "Lightly Latin"
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Choral Director: Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Singers.
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, December 29, 1965
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Anema e core
~ from the 1966 RCA Victor album "Perry Como In Italy"
Music by Salve D'Esposito with Italian lyrics by Tito Manlio , 1954
English lyrics by Manny Curtis and Harry Akst
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Produced on location by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy, May 17, 1966
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
 
( The ) Father of Girls
~ from the 1968 RCA Victor album "Look to Your Heart"
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
With The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in RCA Victor Studio A, December 29, 1967
and Webster Hall, New York City, June 19, 1968
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Sunrise, Sunset ( from the Broadway and musical production "Fiddler on the Roof" )
~ from the 1968 RCA Victor album "Look to Your Heart"
Music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 19, 1968
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
In These Crazy Times
~ from the 1968 RCA Victor album "Look to Your Heart"
Music by Sydney Lippman and lyrics by Sylvia Dee
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 7, 1968
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
It's Impossible
~ from the 1970 RCA Victor album "It's Impossible"
Original music and Spanish lyrics by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
Arranged and Conducted by Marty Manning
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, May 5 & 6, 1970
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
Something
~ from the 1970 RCA Victor album "It's Impossible"
Words and Music by George Harrison
Conducted by Nick Perito and Arranged by Don Costa
Produced by Don Costa Productions, Inc.
Recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, November 23, 1970
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford
 
I Think of You
~ from the 1971 RCA Victor album "I Think of You"
Music by Francis Albert Lai 
with lyrics by Rod McKuen
Arranged and Conducted by Don Costa
Produced by Don Costa
Recorded at RCA's Studio A, New York City, January 14, 1971
Recording Engineer: Tony Salvatore
 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
~ from the 1971 RCA Victor album "I Think of You"
Words and Music by Paul Simon
Arranged and Conducted by Don Costa
with the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Don Costa
Recorded  at RCA's Studio A, New York City, April 30, 1971
Recording Engineer: Tony Salvatore
 
And I Love You So
~ from the 1973 RCA Victor album "And I Love You So"
Words and Music by Don McLean
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, January 17 & 19, 1973
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
 
For the Good Times
~ from the 1973 RCA Victor album "And I Love You So"
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, 
Nashville, Tennessee, March 26 & April 4, 1973
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
 
Where You're Concerned
~ from the 1978 RCA Victor album "Where You're Concerned"
Words and Music by Nancy Goland
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Produced by Roncom Music Company
Recorded at Number One Studio, Olympic, Barnes, England, June, 1977
Recording Engineer: Phil Chapman
 
Not While I'm Around
~ from the 1980 RCA Victor album "Perry Como"
Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim, 1978
~ from "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Arranged and Conducted by Byron Olsen
Produced by Mike Berniker
Recorded at RCA Studios C and D, New York, April, 1980
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
Mastering Engineer: Jack Adelman
 
( The ) Colors of My Life
~ from the 1980 RCA Victor album "Perry Como"
Music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart , 1980
~ from the Broadway musical "Barnum"
Arranged by Kenny Ascher & Conducted by Byron Olsen
Produced by Mike Berniker
Recorded at RCA Studios C and D, New York, April, 1980
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
Mastering Engineer: Jack Adelman
 
( The ) Best of Times  ( single version  ) 
~ from the score of the Broadway musical "La Cage Aux Folles"
Words and Music by Jerry Herman, 1983
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
With the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Mike Berniker
Recorded at RCA Studios C and D, New York, October, 1983
 
( The ) Wind Beneath My Wings
~ from the 1987 RCA Victor album "Perry Como Today"
Words and Music by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar, 1983, 1988
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by Nick Perito
Co-Produced by Roncom Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Evergreen Studios, Burbank, California, February, 1987
Orchestra Contractor: Joe Soldo
Recording Engineer: John Richards
Assistant Engineer: Mike Hatcher
Remixing by Mike Moran, RCA Studios, New York City.
Mastered by Jack Adelman at RCA, New York City
 
Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song ~ RCA Records Label 1993Volume OneVolume Two
24 TRACKS ON DISK 1 ARE MONAURAL
23 TRACKS ON DISK 2 ARE MONAURAL PLUS 2 STEREO STEREO
22 TRACKS ON DISK 3 STEREO
 
RCA VICTOR 07863-660982 DISK 1 1993 BMG Music
Chronological compilation 1943 — 1987
All selections transferred to digital from original metal parts, analog master, first generation session and/or master tapes and/or molds where available ~ "You Are Never Far Away From Me" (complete version) — "Try A Little Tenderness" — "Unchained Melody" — "Bumming Around" are released here for the first time ~ "Delaware" and "The Summer Wind" are released here in Living Stereo for the first time ~ "I Wanna Go Home (With You), recorded with the Fontane Sisters, is an alternate 'take' to the original release ~ Both "The Summer Wind" and "Bumming Around" were recorded with the Anita Kerr Quartet during the summer following Mr. Como's first recordings in Nashville in 1965 and his debut album "The Scene Changes" RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3396
 
Compilation Produced by Paul Williams
Audio Restoration by Bill Lacey
Digital Re-mastering by Bill Lacey, Dick Baxter, Edward Tallia

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