THE RECORDING SESSIONS  1965 ~ 1969

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"My Own Peculiar Way" with flip side "Dream On Little Dreamer"The Scene Changes ~ SessionsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

February 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, 1965    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions "The Scene Changes"
Produced by Chet Atkins with Arrangements by Anita Kerr
With The Anita Kerr Quartet
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort

          June 22nd and 23rd, 1965

Follow-up Sessions to "The Scene Changes"
With The Anita Kerr Quartet
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort ( not confirmed )
Arrangements by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins

          June 22nd, 1965

Roamin' Through the Countryside Matrix No. SPA4 2553 Take 1 +    NOT RELEASED 
Bye, Bye Little Girl Matrix No. SPA4 2554 Take 1 +   NOT RELEASED 
Bummin' Around  Matrix No. SPA4 2555 Take 1 +    NOT RELEASED 
Oowee, Oowee Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 1 +

June 23rd, 1965

Oowee, Oowee ( REMAKE )    Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 2 +
( The ) Summer Wind    Matrix No. SPA4 2557 Take 1 +
Meet Me At The Altar Matrix No. SPA4 2558 Take 1 +   NOT RELEASED 
Beady Eyed Buzzard Matrix No. SPA4 2559 Take 1 +    NOT RELEASED  

Chronological Notes: In June, 1965, Perry recorded seven songs in a Nashville follow-up session to his successful first album "The Scene Changes" recorded at the beginning of that year. For one reason or another, an album never resulted from these sessions and he returned to New York in the Fall of 1965 for his first recordings with Nick Perito and A&R Producer Andy Wiswell, where two songs of the Nashville recorded songs "Bye, Bye Little Girl" and "Meet Me At The Altar" were re-recorded in Webster Hall on November 12th, but this time with Nick Perito conducting and The Ray Charles Singers singing background. Of the seven songs recorded in Nashville, only two were released as a single during the summer of 1965, "Oowee, Oowee" and it's flip side "Summer Wind" charting in the United States at No. 88. Perry never recorded again with Anita Kerr or the very distinctive Anita Kerr Quartet.

November 12, 1965

Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
With the Ray Charles Singers and Orchestra Conducted by Nick Perito
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( not confirmed )
Also recorded in Nashville with Anita Kerr Quartet but not released ( see June sessions 1965 )
First recordings conducted by Nick Perito and may be first recordings produced by Andy Wiswell
Meet Me At The Altar    SPA1-6149 Take 2   ( RELEASED VERSION )
Bye, Bye Little Girl     SPA1-6150 Take 9  ( RELEASED VERSION )

Lightly Latin ~ Sessions

December 29th, 1965 ~ March 1st, 1966    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions "Lightly Latin"
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Choral Director: Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Singers.
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

         Perry Como In Italy ~ Sessions

May 9th ~ 19th, 1966    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions "Perry Como In Italy"
Produced by Andy Wiswell ~ Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
Recorded at RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni

January 12th and February 15th, 1967

Recorded January 12th in  Webster Hall, New York City
and February 15th at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
           How Beautiful The World Can Be   UPA1-0301 Take 25
A World of Love ( That I Found In Your Arms )   UPA1-0302
Stop! And Think It Over    UPA1-0303 Take 13
What Love Is Made Of   UPA1-0304

June 1, 1967

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
           A World of Love ( That I Found In Your Arms )  UPA1-0302 Take 14  ( REMAKE )
What Love Is Made Of   UPA1-0304 Take 32  ( REMAKE )
I Looked Back   UPA1-0377 Take 8 

June 2, 1967

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
           Happiness Comes, Happiness Goes   SPA1-6222 Take 17  ( REMAKE )
Happy Together    NOT RELEASED 
That's All This Old World Needs    ( Possible New York version ~ Not verified )

July 28th and August 3rd, 1967

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
           Happy Man     UPA1-0398 Take 1+  NOT RELEASED 
He Who Loves    NOT RELEASED  UPA1-0399 Take 20 & 29
Another Go Around     UPA1-0400 Take 1 & 9

August 22, 1967

Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki
Produced by Chet Atkins and Andy Wiswell
           You Made It That Way ( Watermelon Summer )     UPA4-2701
That's All This Old World Needs    UPA4-2702
Deep In Your Heart    UPA4-2703

Love Is A Christmas Rose / Christmas Bells

August 24, 1967

Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki.
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins and Andy Wiswell
           Love Is A Christmas Rose     UPA4-2704
Christmas Bells  ( In the Steeple )     UPA4-2705
Nobody But You    UPA4-2706
Hearts Will Be Hearts    UPA4-2707
Happy Man    UPA4-2708

December 29, 1967

Recorded in RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
           ( The ) Father of Girls   UPA1-6480 Take 8
How To Handle a Woman  UPA1-6481 Take 5   NOT RELEASED 
Somebody Makes It So  UPA1-6482 Take 7

Look To Your Heart ~ Sessions

June 5th, 7th, 12th & 19th, 1968    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "Look to Your Heart" LSP-4052 WPRS 5606/07
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers,
Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
The Perry Como Christmas Album ~ Sessions

          July 9th ~ August 6th, 1968    Complete Session Dates

Album Sessions for "The Perry Como Christmas Album" LSP-4016 WPRS 5624/25
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers,
Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City ( remakes only )
Recording Engineers: Ed Begley and Ray Hall

October 7, 1968

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted Nick Perito
Produced by Andy Wiswell ( not confirmed )
           I Want That Girl   NOT RELEASED    WPA1-5640
Buongiorno Teresa    WPA1-5641
That's Me   NOT RELEASED   WPA1-5642

October 10, 1968

Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Produced by Chet Atkins ~ Arranged and Conducted by Bill McElhiney
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki
           Sunshine Wine   WPA4-5020
Seattle   WPA4-5021

June 25, 1969

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted Nick Perito
Produced by Andy Wiswell ( not confirmed )
           Summer Me, Winter Me   NOT RELEASED    XPA1-6425
A Love To Wear   NOT RELEASED   XPA1-6426
That's Me   NOT RELEASED    XPA1-6427 ( REMAKE )

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