Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ~ 1959 version
Words and Music by Johnny Marks , 1949
St. Nicholas Music ~ ASCAP
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 2:53
 
Recorded July 14, 1959  Matrix No. K2PB-4550 Take 7
1959 Lyrics
Orchestra Session
MORNING 10:00AM TO 2:00 PM 
 
Leader: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross
Musicians AF of M Contract #8132
Chorus Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Others: T.B.A.
 
Choir ~ Rosemarie Jun, Alan Sokoloff, Bob Miller, Bob Spiro, Dave Vogel
 
Season's Greetings from Perry Como ~ 1959

 
Notes: ~ The recording by Gene Autry with The Pinafores ( Columbia ) sold over eight-million copies
and is listed as the second biggest-selling record during the first half of the 20th century, surpassed
only by Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" which sold over thirty million. The song has had sheet music
sales exceeding five million copies and has been translated into dozens of languages. Mr. Como
recorded his version first in 1953 and then again very uniquely with the arrangements of Joe Lipman
and Jack Andrews for his 1959 full stereophonic album "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como"
LPM/LSP 2066 on RCA Victor.
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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded July 14, 1959
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

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