Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ Original Stereo Orthophonic Tape Consumer MastersPerry Como

Saturday Night
with Mr. C.
 
RCA Victor CPS-153
a "Stereo Orthophonic" Tape Recording
7" per second for "In-Line" Heads
by Radio Corporation of America 1958
 
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( not verified )
 
Opening Theme: Dream Along With Me Time :40
Words and Music by Carl Sigman
  
Accentuate the Positive Time 2:53
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944 

Letters ( medley ): Time 9:42

Letters Theme: We Get Letters & Dear Perry Time :28
Words and Music by Ray Charles
 
Almost Like Being In Love
~ from the musical production "Brigadoon" 1947, 1954
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  
Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman 1934
  
( The ) Gypsy In My Soul
~ from the University of Pennsylvania Mask & Wig revue "Fifty-Fifty"
Music by Clay Boland and lyrics by Moe Jaffe, 1938
  
( The ) Whiffenpoof Song
~ featured in the 1944 Air Force film "Winged Victory"
Music by Tod B. Galloway and lyrics by Meade Minnigerode with George S. Pomeroy, 1909, 1936
 
Birth of the Blues Time 3:22
Music by Ray Henderson with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown , 1926
 
Come Rain or Come Shine  Time 3:18
from the Stage musical "St. Louis Woman"
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1946
 
It Had To Be You Time 2:34
~ from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Show Business"
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn, 1924, 1944
 
Twilight on the Trail Time 3:34
~ from the 1936 Paramount film "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell, 1936
  
Closing Theme: You Are Never Far Away Time :40
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Allan Roberts
 
Saturday Night With Mr. C. Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ Album Jacket
 
Album produced by Joe Reisman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers.
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
This special edition version of "Saturday Night With Mr. C." may actually have been released prior to the vinyl album in early 1958. This tape is either an edited version of the intended release, from which a number of tracks are missing, or the full release may have been expanded following. The tape version does include a stereo version of "Come Rain or Come Shine" which was later deleted from stereo versions of the vinyl release apparently due to space limitations. The tape is described as being 7 inches per second and requiring "In-Line" Heads on the tape reproducing equipment ( later described as half-track ). The tape's description as being "Stereo-Orthophonic" instead of "Living Stereo" is further evidence that this tape pre-dates the vinyl release.  Tape recording time is approximately 25:23.
 
Perry’s first full stereo recordings were made between February 12th and March 12th, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio 2, 155 East 24th Street, New York City
The original RCA Victor release of this set was LOP/LSO-1004 which was later changed to LPM/LSP-1971.
 
An RCA Victor 
"Stereo-Orthophonic" Tape Recording 
 
"Stereo-Orthophonic" pre-recorded tape establishes a new standard of quality 
in the art of recording and reproducing sound. It offers an entirely new 
experience in sound which gives the listener a spatial, three-dimensional 
effect, resulting in a greater faithfulness to "live" 
conditions than has been known before. 
 
This magnetic tape record is a dual track, stereophonic recording and must be 
reproduced on an in-line head, two channel, stereophonic reproducer, 
operating at 7 inches per second. 
 
Equalization has been incorporated into the recording to provide a flat 
response when reproduced using equipment adjusted to conform to the 
"NARTB Magnetic Tape Standard Reproducing Characteristic." 
 
In stereophonic reproduction, room size will govern the placement of speakers 
and, in general, your loud speakers should be placed in opposite corners at 
one end of the room and with the axes of the speakers intersecting at a 
point about three-quarters of the room length. 
 
The life of this tape is virtually unlimited if subject to 
proper care and storage. 
 
Proper Care of This Recorded Tape: 
 
In the event that your equipment has a recording facility, great care should 
be taken to prevent unintentional erasure. 
 
Under no circumstances should this tape be brought into 
contact with a magnet. 
 
Return tape to container after use and store in a cool, clean place. 
 
Be sure that playing equipment is in good condition, that tape tension and 
speed are correct, that reproducing head and driving 
mechanism is clean at all times. 
 
In the unlikely event of accidental breakage, this tape may be easily repaired. 
Your tape dealer will be able to advise you on this. 

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Friday, December 09, 2011