Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
An RCA Victor Statement about RCA Camden Records
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever ( 1981 )
~ recorded for Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas Television Special, 1981
Music by Nick Perito and lyrics by Richard B. Matheson
Christmas Eve ( 1968 )
Music by Gerard Andre Biesel and lyrics by Ray Charles
Carol Medley ( 1968 )
Caroling, Caroling — The First NoŽl — Hark! The Herald Angels Sing — Silent Night
(a) Caroling, Caroling ~ Words and Music by Wihla Hutson and Alfred Burt
(b) The First NoŽl ~ Traditional Christmas Music
(c) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ~ Music by Felix Mendelssohn and lyrics by Charles Wesley
(d) Silent Night ~ Words and Music by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber
Christmas Dream ( with The London Boy Singers ) ( 1974 )
~ from the original 1974 Columbia Pictures film soundtrack "The Odessa File"
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by and Tim Rice
with German lyrics by Andrť Heller
( There's No Place Like ) Home For The Holidays ( 1959 )
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman 1954
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town ( 1959 )
Words and Music by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots , 1934
There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas ( 1968 )
Words and Music by Carl Sigman and Mickey J. Addy
O Holy Night ( 1968 )
Words and Music by Adolphe Charles Adam
Ave Maria ( Schubert ) ( 1968 )
Original Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged and Adapted by Nick Perito
Do You Hear What I Hear?  ( 1968 )
Words and Music by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, 1962
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen ( 1959 )
Traditional Christmas Music
Winter Wonderland ( 1959 )
Words and Music by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith
Christ Is Born  ( 1968 )
Words and Music by Domenico Bartolucci and Ray Charles
Bless This House MONO ( 1950 )
Words and Music by Helen Taylor and May H. Morgan ( a.k.a. Brahe ), 1927
White Christmas ( 1959 )
Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1942
( The ) Christmas Song ( Merry Christmas to You ) ( 1959 )
Music by Mel Tormť and lyrics by Robert Wells, 1946
Toyland  ( 1968 )
~ from Perry's 1968 RCA Victor LP "The Perry Como Christmas Album"
Words and Music by Victor Herbert
Arranged and Adapted by Nick Perito
Silver Bells  ( 1968 )
~ from Perry's 1968 RCA Victor LP "The Perry Como Christmas Album"
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans 1951
 WARNING:   The RCA Camden Label was established in 1957 as a value-for-money "budget" compilation release.
The label was purposely designed for sale at very low "affordable" prices. While it was claimed that the quality
of these releases were not being compromised, the facts clearly show this not to be the case. Common sense clearly
suggests that it's impossible ( pardon the pun ) to maintain the same engineering standards for a budget release label
such as RCA Camden as compared with the premium RCA Victor label. In 1957 this may have been reasonably possible
but with the advent of stereo recordings, and higher technical standards, this claim became increasingly difficult to
maintain. By 1960 the number of tracks contained within the average Camden album was reduced from 12 to 10 and
for stereo Camden releases it wasn't uncommon for some tracks to be reprocessed from monaural masters to simulate
stereo. In general, Camden releases are remastered from second generation sources and that continues to be the
case even today within compact disc compilations. While some RCA Camden compilations can be very good,
as were a number of Perry's original Camden albums, it is an unusual occurrence.

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
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