THE RECORDING SESSIONS  1950 ~ 1954

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March 16, 1950

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With the Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& The Fontane Sisters on "Hoop-Dee-Doo"
Produced by Charles Grean
           On The Outgoing Tide   E0VB - 3908  Take 1 - 1A
Hoop-Dee-Doo    E0VB - 3909  Take 1 - 1A

April 03, 1950

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
           Let's Go To Church  ( Next Sunday Morning )   E0VB - 3996  Take 1 - 1A
If You Were Only Mine   E0VB - 3997  Take 1 - 1A

June 15, 1950

Recorded at NBC Studios, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
           If You Were My Girl   E0VB - 4795  Take 1 - 1A
I Cross My Fingers   E0VB - 4796  Take 1 - 1A

Perry Como Sings His Favorite Songs of WorshipPerry Como ~ Songs of Faith

June 26th & 29th, and July 6th, 1950    complete sessions

Recorded at Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City
Conducted by Mitchell Ayres with organ accompaniment
With Mixed Chorus and Women's Choir & the St. Patrick's Cathedral Boys Choir
Produced by Charles Grean

           August 10, 1950

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean
           Patricia   E0VB - 5250  Take 1 - 1A
Watchin' The Trains Go By   E0VB - 5251  Take 1 - 1A

August 15, 1950

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
           There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas   E0VB - 5279  Take 1 - 1A
( The ) Christmas Symphony   E0VB - 5280  Take 1 - 1A

August 31, 1950

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
           The Best Thing For You   E0VB - 5541  Take 1 - 1A
So Long Sally   E0VB - 5542  Take 1 - 1A
Marrying For Love   E0VB - 5610 Take 1 - 1A

September 12th & 26th, 1950

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Betty Hutton
Produced by Charles Grean
           A Bushel And A Peck   E0VB - 5576  Take 1 - 1A
She's A Lady    E0VB - 5577  Take 1 - 1A

September 26, 1950

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean
           It's A Lovely Day Today   E0VB - 5676  Take 1 - 1A
You're Just In Love  ( I Wonder Why )   E0VB - 5679  Take 1 - 1A

November 28, 1950

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Fontane Sisters for "If Wishes Were Kisses"
Produced by Charles Grean
           If Wishes Were Kisses   E0VB - 6212  Take 1 - 1A
If   E0VB - 6217  Take 1 - 1A

December 05, 1950

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by the Composer Sigmund Romberg
Produced by Bergman and Hugo Winterhalter
           Zing Zing — Zoom Zoom   E0VB - 6219  Take 1 - 1A
Black Moonlight   E0VB - 6246  Take 1 - 1A

December 18, 1950

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With the Western-Ayres ( Mitchell Ayres ) and The Sons of the Pioneers
           Tumbling Tumbleweeds   E0VB - 6300  Take 1A
You Don't Know What Lonesome Is   E0VB - 6301  Take 1 - 1A

January 11, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           Without A Song    E1VB - 12  Take 1 - 1A
More Than You Know    E1VB - 13  Take 1 - 1A
It's Only A Paper Moon    E1VB - 14  Take 1
Me And My Shadow   E1VB - 15  Take 1
That Old Gang of Mine   E1VB - 16  Take 1A

January 16, 1951

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           It's Only A Paper Moon    E1VB - 14  Take 1A
Me And My Shadow   E1VB - 15  Take 1A

February 01, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           It's Only A Paper Moon    E1VB - 14  Take 2 - 2A
Me And My Shadow   E1VB - 15  Take 2 - 2A
I Found A Million Dollar Baby  ( In A Five And Ten Cent Store )  E1VB - 17  Take 1 - 1A

March 20th & 27th, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           Hello, Young Lovers  E1VB - 1355  Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A
We Kiss In A Shadow  E1VB - 1356  Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A
You'll Never Walk Alone  E1VB - 1450  Take 1 - 1A & 2 - 2A     NOT RELEASED 

May 15, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters on "There's No Boat Like a Rowboat"
           There's A Big Blue Cloud E1VB - 2108  Take 1 - 1A
There's No Boat Like A Rowboat  E1VB - 2109  Take 1 - 1A

June 26, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           Surprising  E1VB - 2528  Take 1 - 1A
Cara Cara Bella Bella  E1VB - 2529  Take 1 - 1A

August 28, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters on "Rollin' Stone"
           Rollin' Stone  E1VB - 3228  Take 1 - 1A
With All My Heart and Soul  E1VB - 3229  Take 1 - 1A
Cold Cold Heart  E1VB - 3251  Take 1 - 1A      NOT RELEASED 

September 18, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters on "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"
Produced by Charles Grean
           It's Beginning To Look  Like Christmas    E1VB - 3394  Take 1 - 1A
Here's To My Lady  E1VB - 3395  Take 1 - 1A

December 18, 1951

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra with Chorus
           Tulips and Heather  E1VB - 4479  Take 1 - 1A
Please Mr. Sun  E1VB - 4646  Take 1 - 1A

January 29, 1952

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters
           Noodlin' Rag  E2VB - 5061  Take 1 - 1A
Play Me a Hurtin' Tune  E2VB - 5062  Take 1 - 1A

January 31, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           It's Easter Time   E2VB - 5077  Take 1 - 1A
One Little Candle  E2VB - 5078  Take 1 - 1A

TV Favoprites  1952 Sessions

March 4th, 11th & 13th, 1952    complete sessions

First 10" LP Album Sessions for "TV FAVORITES" RCA Victor LPM-3013
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
and Sally Sweetland for "Over The Rainbow" & "Summertime"
 
Songs from this compilation later incorporated within 12" format LP releases:
"Relaxing with Perry Como" and "Perry Como Sings Hits From Broadway Shows"
both released in 1956 as the 12" LP was standardized

           April 01, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           Lonesome, That's All  E2VB - 5948  Take 1 - 1A
Why Did You Leave Me?  E2VB - 5949  Take 1 - 1A

April 10, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           When You Come to the End of the Day  E2VB-5984 Take 1-1A  ( UNRELEASED )
Childhood Is A Meadow  E2VB - 5985  Take 1 - 1A

May 13, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and Eddie Fisher
Produced by Dave Kapp
           Watermelon Weather E2VB - 6350  Take 1 - 1A
Maybe   E2VB - 6351  Take 1 - 1A

June 19, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and Betty Hutton
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
           To Know You  ( Is To Love You ) E2VB - 6610  Take 1 ( UNRELEASED )
The Last Straw E2VB - 6611  Take 1  ( UNRELEASED )

July 15, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
           The Ruby and The Pearl   E2VB - 6695  Take 1 - 1A  ( UNRELEASED )
What More Is There To Say?   E2VB - 6696  Take 1 - 1A  ( UNRELEASED )

July 17, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
           Sweethearts Holiday E2VB - 6690  Take 1 - 1A
My Love and Devotion E2VB - 6691  Take 1 - 1A
You Are Never Far Away From Me E2VB - 6697  Take 1 - 1A   ( UNRELEASED )

September 09, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
           To Know You  ( Is To Love You )   E2VB - 6610  Take 2 - 2A
My Lady Loves To Dance E2VB - 7280  Take 1 - 1A

November 04, 1952

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
           Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes E2VB - 7690  Take 1
Lies E2VB - 7691  Take 1

January 06, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
           Wild Horses E3VB - 0311  Take 1 - 1A
I Confess E3VB - 0312  Take 1 - 1A

March 28, 1953

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and The Ramblers for "Say You're Mine Again"
Produced by Dave Kapp
           Say You're Mine Again E3VB - 1013  Take 1 - 1A
My One and Only Heart E3VB - 1014  Take 1 - 1A

Around the Christmas Tree ~ Sessions'Twas the Night Before Christmas & The Twelve Days of ChristmasI Say Mommy Kissing Santa Claus & Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

May 5th ~ June 22nd, 1953    complete sessions

Album Sessions for "Around The Christmas Tree" LPM-3133
Recorded at Manhattan Center & RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra, Chorus and String Ensemble 

           May 19, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
           No Other Love E3VB - 1313  Take 1 - 1A
Keep It Gay E3VB - 1314  Take 1 - 1A

August 19, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
and The Ramblers for "Pa-paya Mama"
Produced by Joe Carlton
           Idle Gossip  E3VB - 1688  Take 1 - 1A   ( UNRELEASED )
You Alone ( Solo Tu )   E3VB - 1689  Take 1 - 1A
Pa-paya Mama E3VB - 1690  Take 1 - 1A

Perry Como ~ I Believe 10" LPM-3188  1953

September 24th ~ November 23rd, 1953    complete sessions

Album Sessions for "I Believe" LPM-3188
Recorded at Manhattan Center & RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
With Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Hugo Winterhalter & Mitchell Ayres
and Chorus under the direction of Ray Charles where noted

           November 29, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
           I'll Love Nobody Else But You   E3VB - 2952  Take 1    NOT RELEASED 

December 29, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
           Wanted   E3VB - 2951  Take 1
I'll Love Nobody Else But You   E3VB - 2952  Take 2      NOT RELEASED 

December 31, 1953

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
           Look Out the Window ( And See How I'm Standing In The Rain )   E3VB - 2899  Take 1
Hit And Run Affair   E3VB - 2900  Take 1

January 02, 1954

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
           Door of Dreams   E4VB-2801 Take 1    NOT RELEASED 
There Never Was A Night So Beautiful   E4VB - 2802  Take 1

July 14, 1954

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra ( not confirmed )
and The Ames Brothers
           One More Time   E4VB-4743 Take 1 - 1A    NOT RELEASED 
Hopelessly   E4VB-4744 Take 1 - 1A    NOT RELEASED 

August 31, 1954

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitch Ayres & his Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           The Things I Didn't Do   E4VB-5168 Take 1 
Papa Loves Mambo   E4VB-5169 Take 1

September 2, 1954

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitch Ayres & his Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           The Things I Didn't Do   E4VB-5168 Take 2
Door of Dreams   E4VB-????  Take 1  ( UNRELEASED REMAKE )
Don't Ask Me Why   E4VB-5171 Take 1 ( UNRELEASED )

November 16, 1954

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers for "Home For The Holidays"
           Silk Stockings   E4VB-5937 Take D
( There's No Place Like )  Home For The Holidays    E4VB-5938 Take D

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