Perry Como "First Christmas" Special Release

 

( The ) Story of the
First Christmas

~ 1950 VERSION

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
           First recording 1950 : original title "The First Christmas"
Story adapted by John A. Richards  
as told and sung by Perry Como recorded as Part 1 and Part 2
Perry Como tells the Complete Story of the First Christmas
and Sings beloved Christmas songs
With Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Henri Renť
 
"The First Christmas" is a 12-inch 33-1/3 rpm special DJ pressing.
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 8:08
Recorded Circa 1949/50  ~   Matrix No. E0 CC 1891
Flipside ~  Special Voice Track Intros - Matrix No. E0 CC 1892
 
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "The Story of The First Christmas" EYA-19 MONO 1953
Remastered May 18, 1953   ~   Matrix No. E3 VB 1298 Take 1 - 1A
1950 Lyrics
Single release: RCA Little Nipper "Blue" Junior Series WY-422 45-RPM Yellow Vinyl
Matrix Nos. ( 47-0259-A/B ) ( 45-5290-A/B ) Parts 1 and 2
 
EP release: RCA Little Nipper "Yellow"  EYA-19 45-RPM Extended-Play Black Vinyl
Matrix Nos. E3PW-1298 ( A Side ) and E3PW-1299 ( B Side )
 
EP Flip Side: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" ( with The Satisfiers ) ( 1946 )
and "Jingle Bells" ( 1946 )
 
First Christmas - a special release for the nation's disc jockiesThe Story of the First Christmas ~ Little Nipper JUNIOR SeriesEYA-19 45-RPM Extended-Play Black Vinyl

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