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THE RECORDING SESSIONS  1955 ~ 1959

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January 04, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )    F2PB 0300 Take 1
You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart   F2PB 0301 Take 1

So Smooth ~ Sessions

January 20th & 25th, February 8th, 17th & 22nd, 1955  Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "SO SMOOTH" LPM-1085 Matrix No. F2PP-4734/5
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman, Joe Reisman and Jack Andrews
Album notes by Jack O'Brien, Newspaper Columnist
All tracks are monaural

April 28, 1955

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Duet with Jaye P. Morgan
Chee Chee-Oo Chee ( Sang the Little Bird ) F2PB 3532 Take 1
Two Lost Souls   F2PB 3533 Take 1
June 21, 1955
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Carlton
Fooled  F2PB 4901 Take 3
( The ) Rose Tattoo  F2PB 4902 Take ( ? )
Tina Marie  F2PB 4903 Take 3
September 27, 1955
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers in "All At Once You Love Her"
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
( The ) Rose Tattoo  F2PB 4902 Take H
All At Once You Love Her  F2PB 7126 Take 16
February 02, 1956
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Juke Box Baby  G2PB 0867 Take 12
Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )   G2PB 1200 Take 9
May 08, 1956
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
More  G2PB 4151 Take 7
Glendora  G2PB 4152 Take 11

Somebody Up There Likes Me

June 07, 1956
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way To A Star )  G2PB 4619 Take 9 
Somebody Up There Likes Me  G2PB 4620 Take 3
June 13, 1956
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Try a Little Tenderness  G2PB 4683 Take 10 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Say It Isn't So G2PB 4684 Take 2   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Unchained Melody G2PB 4685 ( TO BE REMADE )   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

We Get Letters ~ Sessions

June 18th, 1956 & February 12th & 19th, 1957 Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "WE GET LETTERS" LPM-1085 Matrix No. F2PP-4734/5
Recorded at Webster Hall, RCA Victor Studio's  2 & 3, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & "Como's Little Combo"
All tracks are monaural
September 06, 1956

		
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
Moonlight Love  G2PB 4346 Take 10
Chincherinchee  G2PB 4347 Take ( unknown )
January 8, 1957
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Close  H2PB 0872 Take 7   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )   H2PB 0873 Take 5
January 15, 1957
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Ray Charles and Produced by Joe Carlton
I Accuse  H2PB 0964 Take 6   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Round and Round  H2PB 0965 Take 15
I Have You to Thank  H2PB 0966 Take ( unknown )  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

The Girl with the Golden Braids ~ Italian EP

April 09, 1957
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
Arranged by Joe Reisman
The Girl With The Golden Braids  H2PB 3372 Take 9
My Little Baby  H2PB 3373 Take 15 
Dancin'  H2PB 3375 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

July 01, 1957

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
Just Born ( To Be Your Baby )  H2PB 4933 Take 10
Sad and Lonely  H2PB 4935 Take 7 & 8 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Dancin'  H2PB 4936 Take 6 ( Remake )
July 02, 1957
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
Ivy Rose  H2PB 4934 Take 10
Heartaches For Sale H2PB 4943 Take 6 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Marching Along To The Blues  H2PB 4944 Take 11
October 09, 1957
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Catch A Falling Star  H2PB 7411 Take 8 & 20
December 3, 1957
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Magic Moments  H2PB 8173 Take 8-A 

Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ Sessions

February 12th ~  20th, and March 5th ~ 12th, 1958  Complete Session Dates
Album session for "Saturday Night With Mr. C." LOP/LSO-1004 S/N J2PY-3426/7
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Lipman and Produced by Joe Reisman
 
March 04, 1958
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
Dance Only With Me  J2PB-1864 Take 10
Moon Talk  J2PB-1865 Take 1 +
Kewpie Doll  J2PB-1866 Take 1 +
Beats There A Heart So True  J2PB-1867 Take 1 +
March 6, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
Moon Talk  J2PB-1865 Take 22
March 11, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
Kewpie Doll  J2PB-1866 Take 1 & 17 & 20 ( Comp. )
March 12, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman
Beats There A Heart So True  J2PB-1867 Take XX  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

When You Come To The End Of The Day ~ Sessions

April 30, May 1, June 18, 19, and 23, 1958  Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "When You Come to The End of The Day" LPM & LSP-1085 J2PY 5363/5364
Produced by Joe Reisman with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Reisman, Jack Andrews and Joe Lipman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded in Living Stereo.
May 29, 1958
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Beats There A Heart So True J2PB-4073 Take 1 ( REMAKE - TRACK ONLY )
Sow the Seeds of Happiness  J2PB-4074 Take 1 ( REMAKE - TRACK ONLY )
June 5th, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Beats There A Heart So True J2PB-4248 Take 9 & 32 ( REMAKE  )
Sow the Seeds of Happiness J2PB-4249 Take 14  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
September 5, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
If And When J2PB-6572 Take 1 + Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Love Makes The World Go 'Round J2PB-6573 Take 1 +  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

Mandolins In The Moonlight

September 16, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
If And When J2PB-6687 Take 6 ( REMAKE ) Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Love Makes The World Go 'Round J2PB-6688 Take 12 ( REMAKE )
Mandolins In The Moonlight J2PB-6689 Take 9 
December 17, 1958
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Bella Bella Sue J2PB-8282 Take 13  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Trouble Comes J2PB-8283 Take 1 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Tell Her Of My Love Paloma  J2PB-8284 Take 1  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
January 29, 1959
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Tomboy K2PB-0802 Take 1 
Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me  ( Tre Voite Baciami ) K2PB-0803 Take 1 

Como Swings ~ Complete Recording SessionsDJ-Promo ~ Route 66 / St. Louis Blues 1959

April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and May 21st, 1959  Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "Como Swings" LPM & LSP-2010
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Ray Charles
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( not confirmed )
Recorded in Living Stereo.

Original "single" cover circa 1959

May 14, 1959

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers in "I Know"
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
You Are In Love  K2PB-3563 Take 4 
I Know  K2PB-3564 Take 6 

Seasons Greetings from Perry Como ~ Sessions

July 13, 14 and 15, 1959    Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como" LPM/LSP-2066 K2PY-5283/4
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews and Ray Charles
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria ~ 1959 version

October 26, 1959

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Male Voices of the Robert Shaw Chorale
 Ave Maria ( Schubert )  K2PB-6075 Take 3 
( The ) Lord's Prayer ( Albert Hay Malotte )  K2PB-6076 Take 6 

December 28, 1959

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Charles Grean
I Know What God Is  K2PB-6433 Take 5 
I Can't Remember   K2PB-6434 Take 4  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Delaware K2PB-6435 Take 5 
Mandolino   K2PB-6436 Take 5 Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"

Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" ~ original recordings not released on vinyl

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