O Holy Night

Music by Adolphe Charles Adam, 1803-1856Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Words by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847 - Tr. John Sullivan Dwight
           First recording 1959:
Arrangement by Ray Charles
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:53
 
Recorded July 13, 1959    ~  Matrix No. K2PB 4545 Take 1+
Lyrics
Orchestra Session
MORNING 10:00AM TO 2:30 PM 
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Chorus Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Harp ~ Gloria Agostini 
 
Choir ~ Lois Winter, Sue Singleton, Trudy Packer, Muriel Shaw,
Rosemarie Jun, Bernice Massi, Joyce DeYoung, Ann Ryan McCord,
Dean Parker, Earl Rodgers, Alan Sokoloff, Dave Starkey, Bob Miller,
Tom Motto, Bob Spiro, Herb Davidson, Bob Hartman, Dave Vogel,
Leonard Stea, Lee Book 
 
Stereo Compact 33 Double release: RCA VP-5-2066 ( M2PO-5363 1S )
Single Flip Side: "Christmas Medley"
 
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-COMPACT 33 DOUBLE "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como" VP-2006 STEREO 1961
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Home for the Holidays" PRS-273 STEREO 1968
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
Album issue: Box Set Bonus "Christmas With Perry Como" RD US STEREO RDA-144/A 1983
 
Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959The Songs of Christmas - UK Release 1959Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959Home for the Holidays ~ compilation circa 1968
 
Christmas Greetings from Perry Como ~ UK CamdenThe Perry Como Christmas CollectionChristmas With Perry Como ~ Reader's Digest 1983
 

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Second recording 1968: 
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineers: Ed Begley and Ray Hall
Recording Time 3:25
 
Recorded July 9th ~ August 6th, 1968   ~   Matrix No. WPA1-5615 Take 8 - 16
Lyrics
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" LSP-4016 STEREO 1968
Album issue: RCA UK-LP12 "The Songs of Christmas" SF-5045 STEREO 1959
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" ANL1-1929 STEREO 1975
Album issue: Pure Gold-LP12 "Season's Greetings" CANADA KNL1-7045 STEREO 1976 
Album issue: Broadcast Set "William B. & Company" NARWOOD STEREO 293~296 1976
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" SRA-5032 STEREO 1976
Album issue: RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS-LP12 "Great Songs of Christmas" DPL1-0285 STEREO 1977
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Whittaker & Como Christmas Favorites" RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS DPL1-0615 STEREO 1983
 
The Perry Como Christmas Album ~ 1968Season's Greetings Pure Gold ~ circa 1976William B. Williams ~ US Army Reserve 1976
 
Perry Como Christmas Album ~ JapanGreat Songs of Christmas ~ 1977Roger Whittaker & Perry Como - Christmas Favorites
 

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Saturday, April 04, 2015