Christmas Joy ~ RCA Victor 45 EPA-497Frosty the Snowman

Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, 1950
Chappell & Co. ~ ASCAPPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by Henri René
Recorded RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:18
Recorded May 21, 1953   ~  Matrix No. E3VB 1337 Take 1 - 1A
1953 Lyrics
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10776 ( December 1954 )
Single Flip Side: "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Original issue: "Around the Christmas Tree" LPM-3133 and "Christmas Joy" 45-EPA-497
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-1243 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" EPA-920 MONO 1956
Album Re-issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" EPA-920 MONO 1957
Album: RCA-UK EP "A Merry Christmas" RCX-120 MONO U/K
Australia album: RCA-45RPM EP "Twas the Night Before Christmas" EP-20031 MONO 1958
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAL-660 MONO 1961
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS(e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1964
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDM-1030 MONO 1969
Re-issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDS-1045 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1972
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "The Christmas Collection" PDA-027 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1979
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
Re-issue: Special Products-LP12 "Christmas with Perry Como" Noel-5211 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
Around the Christmas Tree ~ LPM 3133 circa 1953Merry Christmas Music ~ 1956Merry Christmas Music - 1956 EPSanta Claus Is Comin' To Town
Perry Como - A Merry ChristmasMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden alternate cover
Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music - UK Camden 1969The Perry Como Christmas CollectionMerry Christmas Music ~ 1964 Camden ReissueChristmas with Perry Como - 1987The Night Before Christmas - Australian EP

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Note: a number of Perry's original RCA Camden albums were later issued in Electronically Reprocessed Stereo during the mid-1960s when it became important for recordings to be available in a stereo format. Generally speaking, results were not very good but this was largely dependent on the remastering engineer. Oddly, a number of recordings previously recorded in real stereo were also remastered in this "fake" stereo for reasons assumed to be associated with the project budget but, nevertheless, in direct contradiction to RCA General Manager George R. Marek's original mission statement for RCA Camden recordings in 1958.

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