Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas MusicIts Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Words and Music by Meredith Willson, 1951
Frank-Meredith Willson Music ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and the Fontane Sisters
Produced by Charles Grean
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recorded September 18, 1951

           | 1994 Version |

Original and label approved sources:

Greatest Christmas Songs  ( HOUSE OF HITS  ) ( 1999 CD )

Merry Christmas Music HQV Selekt Digital Private Release

Your Hit Parade: Christmas Memories   ( TIME-LIFE MUSIC )  1990

           Unconfirmed and public domain sources:
           One More Time ( 2 CD ) Jasmine 2006
           Songs for Christmas  ( Christmas Legends ) ( 2005 CD )

For the secret of how to have fun while you work, watch Perry Como on his thrice-weekly musical fests. That affable gentleman of song disproves the old adage that business and pleasure don't mix. When he's doing a solo or teaming up with the Fontane Sisters, as he is in the above picture for a slick rendition of "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas," Perry always brings in an air of informal, infectious fun to his television productions. His friendly easy-going manner sets the keynote for serving up songs and melodies in one of the most pleasant quarter hours on TV.  Despite the fact that he is the most popular vocalist on the tele-waves today, less than ten years ago, Perry was almost ready to give up his singing career. He had been barnstorming around the country with the Ted Weems orchestra and when Weems broke it up top go into the Army, Perry was ready to return to his home town and settle down with his family. But he was offered a radio job in New York and accepted it when he was assured that he would not have to travel and could bring his family with him. He immediately began to attract attention, and he was signed for the well remembered Supper Club Show. Perry is still in New York, singing and settled in a lovely Long Island home with his wife and three children. Perhaps these things more than anything else account for his "casual and relaxed" style of singing that endears him to millions of fans.Original RCA Recording

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Monday, January 18, 2021