John A. RichardsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
( The ) First Christmas  ( 1950 )
The First Christmas as told and sung by Perry Como
with Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Henri Renť
 
The story "The First Christmas" was adapted by John A. Richards
first recorded in 1950 monaural and then again in 1959 within
an expanded version in RCA Victor's Living Stereo.
 
Musical arrangements by Mitchell Ayres with Christmas carols:
O Little Town of Bethlehem; Come, Come, Come to the Manger;
The First NoŽl; O Come All Ye Faithful;
We Three Kings of Orient Are; Silent Night
Roncom Music
 
( The ) Story of the First Christmas ( 1959 ) Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Adapted by John A. Richards with musical arrangements by Mitchell Ayres
Narration with Christmas carols: O Little Town of Bethlehem;
Come, Come, Come to the Manger; The First NoŽl; O Come All Ye Faithful;
We Three Kings of Orient Are; Silent Night
Roncom Music
  
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( 1959 )
 
The story was adapted by John A. Richards as noted
within each release.
 
Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"with The Ray Charles Singers

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