The First NoŽlPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Traditional Christmas Music
 
Performed by The Ray Charles Singers & Perry Como
 
1st recording circa 1953 ~ medley "The First Christmas"
 
Included as part of the medley within Perry's recording of "The First Christmas", believed to have been recorded at the Manhattan Center, New York City ( not confirmed ). Story adapted by John A. Richards  Recording Time 7:00 ( approx. ) Told and Sung by Perry Como and recorded as Part 1 and Part 2 ~ Perry Como tells the Complete Story of the First Christmas and Sings beloved Christmas songs With Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Lyrics
Single release: RCA Little Nipper Junior Series WY-422 ( 47-0259-A/B ) ( 45-5290-A/B )
Also released single side EYA-19 with flipside
"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town ( with The Satisfiers )" & "Jingle Bells" 
Recorded May 18, 1953, Manhattan Center, New York City 
 
The Story of the First Christmas ~ Little Nipper JUNIOR Series
 
2nd recording 1959 ~ medley "The Story of The First Christmas"
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded July 13, 1959 in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Matrix No. K2PB 454 ( ? ) Take ( ? ) ~ Recording Time 10:01
Lyrics
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como" LSP-2066 STEREO 1959
Album issue: RCA UK-LP12 "The Songs of Christmas" SF-5045 STEREO 1959
Album issue: RCA-CAMDEN-LP12 "Christmas Greetings" PICKWICK UK CDS-1113 STEREO 1972/76
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "The Christmas Collection" PDA-027 STEREO 1979
 
Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959The Songs of Christmas - UK Release 1959Christmas Greetings from Perry Como ~ UK CamdenThe Perry Como Christmas Collection
 
3rd recording 1968 ~ "Carol Medley"
 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
 
Session 1 Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Session 2 Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineers: Ed Begley,  Ray Hall and Bob Simpson
Recorded July / August, 1968
Recording Time 4:50
 
Recorded July 9th ~ August 6th, 1968   ~   Matrix No. WPA1-5619 Take 20 - 25
Lyrics
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" LSP-4016 STEREO 1968
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" ANL1-1929 STEREO 1975
Album issue: Box Set Bonus "Christmas With Perry Como" RD US STEREO RDA-144/A 1983
 
The Perry Como Christmas Album ~ 1968Christmas With Perry Como ~ Reader's Digest 1983

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