Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song ~ RCA Records Label 1993CD Box Set Vol. 2Perry Como In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
 
Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song
VOLUME TWO
 
You'll Never Walk Alone 
~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City, March 13, 1952 
 
I Concentrate On You
~ from the Hollywood musical "Broadway Melody of 1940"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, March 4, 1952
 
You Are Never Far Away From Me  not released  ) 
Music and Lyrics by Allan Roberts and Robert Allen
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, July 17, 1952
 
Maybe
~  a double charted single from May, 1952, with flip side "Watermelon Weather"
Words and Music by Allan Flynn and Frank Madden , 1940, 1952
both songs with Eddie Fisher & Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 13, 1952
US Chart Position No. 3
 
Watermelon Weather
~  a double charted single from May, 1952, with flip side "Maybe"
Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael and Paul Francis Webster
both songs with Eddie Fisher & Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 13, 1952
US Chart Position No. 19
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, November 4, 1952
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Wild Horses
~  a double charted single from January, 1953, with flip side "I Confess"
Words and Music by Johnny Burke ( K.C. Rogan )
Adapted from "Wilder Reiter" ( "Wild Horseman" ) by Robert Schumann
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, January 6, 1953
US Chart Position No. 6
 
I Confess
~  a double charted single from January, 1953, with flip side "I Confess"
Words and Music by Jack Lawrence, Gunnar Hoffsten and Tryggve Arnesson
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, January 6, 1953
US Chart Position No. 17
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
With Henri René's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Hugo Winterhalter
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, May 19, 1953
US Chart Position No. 1
 
You Alone ( Solo Tu )
~  a double charted single from August, 1953, the "B" flip side to "Pa-paya Mama"
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman, 1953
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City, August 19, 1953
US Chart Position No. 9
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York, August 31, 1954
US Chart Position No. 4
 
Tina Marie
~ a double charting single from June, 1955, with flip side "Fooled"
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 21, 1955
US Chart Position No. 5
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, February 2, 1956
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Juke Box Baby
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from February, 1956, 
and flip side to "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, February 2, 1956
US Chart Position No. 10
 
More
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "Glendora"
Music by Tom Glazer and lyrics by Alex Alstone
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, May 8, 1956
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me
~  a double charted single from June, 1956, 
with flip side "Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way To a Star )"
from the 1956 MGM film "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and performed by Perry
Music by Bronislau Kaper and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, June 7, 1956
US Chart Position No. 18
 
Dream Along With Me  ( I'm On My Way To A Star )
~  a double charted single from June, 1956, 
with flip side "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
theme song from "The Perry Como Show"
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, June 7, 1956
US Chart Position No. 85
 
Try A Little Tenderness  not released  ) 
Words and Music by Harry M. Woods, 
James Campbell and Reginald Connelly
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 13, 1956
 
Unchained Melody  not released  ) 
Words and Music by Alex North and Hy Zaret
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City, June 13, 1956
 
Round and Round
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, January 15, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )
~ a popular single for Perry from July, 1957, 
with flip side with "Ivy Rose"
Words and Music by Luther Dixon and Billy Dawn Smith
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, July 1, 1957
US Chart Position No. 12
 
Catch a Falling Star
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City, October 9, 1957
US Chart Position No. 1
 
Magic Moments
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City, December 3, 1957
US Chart Position No. 4
 
Accentuate the Positive STEREO
~ from the 1958 RCA Victor album "Saturday Night With Mr. C."
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944
Arranged by Joe Lipman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 
155 E. 24th Street, New York City, February 19, 1958
 
Birth of the Blues STEREO
~ from the 1958 RCA Victor album "Saturday Night With Mr. C."
Music by Ray Henderson with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown , 1926
Arranged by Joe Lipman
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A , 
155 E. 24th Street, New York City, March 11, 1958
 
Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration In Song ~ RCA Records Label 1993Volume OneVolume Three
24 TRACKS ON DISK 1 ARE MONAURAL
23 TRACKS ON DISK 2 ARE MONAURAL PLUS 2 STEREO STEREO
22 TRACKS ON DISK 3 STEREO
 
RCA VICTOR 07863-660982 DISK 2 1993 BMG Music
Chronological compilation 1943 — 1987
 
All selections transferred to digital from original metal parts, analog master, first generation session and/or master tapes
and/or molds where available ~ "You Are Never Far Away From Me" (complete version) — "Try A Little Tenderness"
— "Unchained Melody" — "Bumming Around" are released here for the first time ~ "Delaware" and "The Summer Wind"
are released here in Living Stereo for the first time ~ "I Wanna Go Home (With You), recorded with the Fontane Sisters,
is an alternate 'take' to the original release ~ Both "The Summer Wind" and "Bumming Around" were recorded with
the Anita Kerr Quartet during the summer following Mr. Como's first recordings in Nashville in 1965 and his debut
album "The Scene Changes" RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3396
 
Compilation Produced by Paul Williams
Audio Restoration by Bill Lacey
Digital Re-mastering by Bill Lacey, Dick Baxter, Edward Tallia

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