Santa Claus Is Comin' To TownPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots , 1934
           First recording 1946:
With Russ Case and His Orchestra
and The Satisfiers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:15
Recorded August 01, 1946   ~  Matrix No. D6VB-2570 Take 1 - 1A
1946 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1969-B
Single release: RCA-45RPM 47-2970 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Single release: RCA-45RPM-WBY-57 Bluebird Children's Record
Single Flip Side: "Jingle Bells"
Original 78RPM Musical Smart Set "Merry Christmas Music"  P-161 1946/47
Original 45RPM Musical Smart Set "Merry Christmas Music"  WP-161 1949 & EPB-3023 1952
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-51 / LPM-3023 MONO 1951/52
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "The Story of The First Christmas" EYA-19 MONO 1953
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
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDM-1030 MONO 1969
Original Musical Smart Set 1946/4745 RPM Musical Smart Set 1949/52Merry Christmas Music ~ LPM 3023 circa 1951The Story of the First Christmas ~ 1953 45 Extended Play
Merry Christmas Music ~ 1956Merry Christmas Music - 1956 EPSanta Claus Is Comin' To TownPerry Como - A Merry Christmas
Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music - UK Camden 1969

           1946 Version | Lyrics | CD-Finder |

Note: this track was dropped from the 1961 RCA Camden re-issue
           Second recording 1959:
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:41
Recorded July 14, 1959    ~   Matrix No. K2PB 4548  Take 5 
1959 Lyrics
Orchestra Session
MORNING 10:00AM TO 2:00 PM 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Musicians AF of M Contract #8132
Chorus Contractor: Ray Charles
Others: T.B.A.
Choir ~ Lois Winter, Sue Singleton, Trudy Packer, Muriel Shaw, Bernice Massi, Joyce DeYoung, Ann Ryan McCord, Rosemarie Jun, Alan Sokoloff, Bob Miller, Bob Spiro, Dave Vogel, Dean Parker, Earl Rodgers, Dave Starkey, Tom Motto, Herb Davidson, Bob Hartman, Leonard Stea, Lee Book
Stereo Compact 33 Double release: RCA VP-3-2066 ( M2PO-5359 1S )
Single Flip Side: "White Christmas"
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-CAMDEN-LP12 "Christmas Greetings" PICKWICK UK CDS-1113 STEREO 1972/76
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" SRA-5032 STEREO 1976
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "The Christmas Collection" PDA-027 STEREO 1979
Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959The Songs of Christmas - UK Release 1959Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959
Christmas Greetings from Perry Como ~ UK CamdenPerry Como Christmas Album ~ JapanThe Perry Como Christmas Collection

           1959 Version | Lyrics | CD-Finder |

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