THE RECORDING SESSIONS  1955 ~ 1959

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January 04, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
           Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )    F2PB 0300 Take 1
You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart   F2PB 0301 Take 1

So Smooth ~ Sessions

January 20th & 25th, February 8th, 17th & 22nd, 1955  Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "SO SMOOTH" LPM-1085 Matrix No. F2PP-4734/5
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews
Album notes by Jack O'Brien, Newspaper Columnist
All tracks are monaural

April 28, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Duet with Jaye P. Morgan
           Chee Chee-Oo Chee ( Sang the Little Bird ) F2PB 3532 Take 1
Two Lost Souls   F2PB 3533 Take 1

June 21, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
           Fooled  F2PB 4901 Take 3
( The ) Rose Tattoo  F2PB 4902 Take ( ? )
Tina Marie  F2PB 4903 Take 3

September 27, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers in "All At Once You Love Her"
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           ( The ) Rose Tattoo  F2PB 4902 Take H
All At Once You Love Her  F2PB 7126 Take 16

February 02, 1956

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           Juke Box Baby  G2PB 0867 Take 12
Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )   G2PB 1200 Take 9

May 08, 1956

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
           More  G2PB 4151 Take 7
Glendora  G2PB 4152 Take 11

Somebody Up There Likes Me

June 07, 1956

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
           Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way To A Star )  G2PB 4619 Take 9 
Somebody Up There Likes Me  G2PB 4620 Take 3

June 13, 1956

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
           Try a Little Tenderness  G2PB 4683 Take 10   NOT RELEASED 
Say It Isn't So G2PB 4684 Take 2   NOT RELEASED 
Unchained Melody G2PB 4685 ( TO BE REMADE )     NOT RELEASED 

We Get Letters ~ Sessions

June 18th, 1956 & February 12th & 19th, 1957 Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "WE GET LETTERS" LPM-1085 Matrix No. F2PP-4734/5
Recorded at Webster Hall, RCA Victor Studio's  2 & 3, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & "Como's Little Combo"
All tracks are monaural

September 06, 1956

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
           Moonlight Love  G2PB 4346 Take 10
Chincherinchee  G2PB 4347 Take ( unknown )

January 8, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           Close  H2PB 0872 Take 7     NOT RELEASED 
Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )   H2PB 0873 Take 5

January 15, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles and Produced by Joe Carlton
           I Accuse  H2PB 0964 Take 6     NOT RELEASED 
Round and Round  H2PB 0965 Take 15
I Have You to Thank  H2PB 0966 Take ( unknown )     NOT RELEASED 

The Girl with the Golden Braids ~ Italian EP

April 09, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman
           The Girl With The Golden Braids  H2PB 3372 Take 9
My Little Baby  H2PB 3373 Take 15
Dancin'  H2PB 3375   NOT RELEASED 
 

July 01, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
           Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )  H2PB 4933 Take 10
Sad and Lonely H2PB 4935 Take 7 & 8     NOT RELEASED 
Dancin'  H2PB 4936 Take 6 ( Remake )

July 02, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
           Ivy Rose  H2PB 4934 Take 10
Heartaches For Sale H2PB 4943 Take 6    NOT RELEASED 
Marching Along To The Blues  H2PB 4944 Take 11

October 09, 1957

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           Catch A Falling Star  H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20

December 3, 1957

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
           Magic Moments  H2PB 8173 Take 8-A 

Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ Sessions

February 12th ~  20th, and March 5th ~ 12th, 1958  Complete Session Dates

Album session for "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP/LSO-1004 S/N J2PY-3426/7
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Lipman and Produced by Joe Reisman

           March 04, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
           Dance Only With Me  J2PB-1864 Take 10
Moon Talk  J2PB-1865 Take 1 +
Kewpie Doll  J2PB-1866 Take 1 +
Beats There A Heart So True J2PB-1867 Take 1 +

March 6, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
           Moon Talk  J2PB-1865 Take 22

March 11, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
           Kewpie Doll J2PB-1866 Take 1 & 17 & 20 ( Comp. )

March 12, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
           Beats There A Heart So True J2PB-1867 Take XX     NOT RELEASED 

When You Come To The End Of The Day ~ Sessions

April 30, May 1, June 18, 19, and 23, 1958  Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "When You Come to The End of The Day" LPM & LSP-1085 J2PY 5363/5364
Produced by Joe Reisman with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Reisman, Jack Andrews and Joe Lipman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded in Living Stereo.

           May 29, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
           Beats There A Heart So TrueJ2PB-4073 Take 1 ( REMAKE - TRACK ONLY )
Sow the Seeds of Happiness J2PB-4074 Take 1 ( REMAKE - TRACK ONLY )

June 5th, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
           Beats There A Heart So TrueJ2PB-4248 Take 9 & 32 ( REMAKE  )
Sow the Seeds of Happiness J2PB-4249 Take 14    NOT RELEASED 

September 5, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
           If And WhenJ2PB-6572 Take 1 +    NOT RELEASED 
Love Makes The World Go 'RoundJ2PB-6573 Take 1 +    NOT RELEASED 

Mandolins In The Moonlight

September 16, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
           If And WhenJ2PB-6687 Take 6 ( REMAKE )    NOT RELEASED 
Love Makes The World Go 'RoundJ2PB-6688 Take 12 ( REMAKE )
Mandolins In The MoonlightJ2PB-6689 Take 9

December 17, 1958

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
           Bella Bella SueJ2PB-8282 Take 13    NOT RELEASED 
Trouble Comes J2PB-8283 Take 1    NOT RELEASED 
Tell Her Of My Love, Paloma   J2PB-8284 Take 1    NOT RELEASED 

January 29, 1959

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
           TomboyK2PB-0802 Take 1
Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me  ( Tre Voite Baciami )K2PB-0803 Take 1

Como Swings ~ Complete Recording SessionsDJ-Promo ~ Route 66 / St. Louis Blues 1959

April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and May 21st, 1959  Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "Como Swings" LPM & LSP-2010
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Ray Charles
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( not confirmed )
Recorded in Living Stereo.

        Original "single" cover circa 1959

May 14, 1959

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers in "I Know"
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
           You Are In LoveK2PB-3563 Take 4
I KnowK2PB-3564 Take 6

Seasons Greetings from Perry Como ~ Sessions

July 13, 14 and 15, 1959    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como" LPM/LSP-2066 K2PY-5283/4
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews and Ray Charles
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria ~ 1959 version

October 26, 1959

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Male Voices of the Robert Shaw Chorale
           Ave Maria ( Schubert )  K2PB-6075 Take 3
( The ) Lord's Prayer ( Albert Hay Malotte )  K2PB-6076 Take 6

December 28, 1959

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
           I Know What God Is K2PB-6433 Take 5
I Can't Remember   K2PB-6434 Take 4    NOT RELEASED 
Delaware K2PB-6435 Take 5
Mandolino   K2PB-6436 Take    NOT RELEASED 

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