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THE RECORDING SESSIONS  1965 ~ 1969

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"My Own Peculiar Way" with flip side "Dream On Little Dreamer"The Scene Changes ~ SessionsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

February 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, 1965    Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions "The Scene Changes"
Produced by Chet Atkins with Arrangements by Anita Kerr
With The Anita Kerr Quartet
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort
June 22nd and 23rd, 1965 
Follow-up Sessions to "The Scene Changes"
With The Anita Kerr Quartet
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort ( not confirmed )
Arrangements by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
June 22nd, 1965
Roamin' Through the Countryside Matrix No. SPA4 2553 Take 1 +   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Bye, Bye Little Girl Matrix No. SPA4 2554 Take 1 +  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Bummin' Around  Matrix No. SPA4 2555 Take 1 + Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Oowee, Oowee Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 1 + 
June 23rd, 1965
Oowee, Oowee ( REMAKE )  Matrix No. SPA4 2556 Take 2 + 
( The ) Summer Wind  Matrix No. SPA4 2557 Take 1 + 
Meet Me At The Altar  Matrix No. SPA4 2558 Take 1 +  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Beady Eyed Buzzard  Matrix No. SPA4 2559 Take 1 +  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Chronological Notes: In June, 1965, Perry recorded seven songs in a Nashville follow-up
session to his successful first album "The Scene Changes" recorded at the beginning of
that year. For one reason or another, an album never resulted from these sessions and
he returned to New York in the Fall of 1965 for his first recordings with Nick Perito and
A&R Producer Andy Wiswell, where two songs of the Nashville recorded songs
"Bye, Bye Little Girl" and "Meet Me At The Altar" were re-recorded in Webster Hall
on November 12th, but this time with Nick Perito conducting and The Ray Charles
Singers singing background. Of the seven songs recorded in Nashville, only two
were released as a single during the summer of 1965, "Oowee, Oowee" and it's
flip side "Summer Wind" charting in the United States at No. 88. Perry never
recorded again with Anita Kerr or the very distinctive Anita Kerr Quartet.
November 12, 1965
Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
With the Ray Charles Singers and Orchestra Conducted by Nick Perito
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson ( not confirmed )
Also recorded in Nashville with Anita Kerr Quartet but not released ( see June sessions 1965 )
First recordings conducted by Nick Perito and may be first recordings produced by Andy Wiswell
Meet Me At The Altar    SPA1-6149 Take 2   ( RELEASED VERSION )

		
Bye, Bye Little Girl     SPA1-6150 Take 9  ( RELEASED VERSION )

Lightly Latin ~ Sessions

December 29th, 1965 ~ March 1st, 1966    Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions "Lightly Latin"
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Choral Director: Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Singers.
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

Perry Como In Italy ~ Sessions

May 9th ~ 19th, 1966    Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions "Perry Como In Italy"
Produced by Andy Wiswell ~ Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
Recorded at RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
 
January 12th and February 15th, 1967

		
Recorded January 12th in  Webster Hall, New York City
and February 15th at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
How Beautiful The World Can Be   UPA1-0301 Take 25
A World of Love ( That I Found In Your Arms )   UPA1-0302
Stop! And Think It Over    UPA1-0303 Take 13
What Love Is Made Of   UPA1-0304
June 1, 1967
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
A World of Love ( That I Found In Your Arms )  UPA1-0302 Take 14  ( REMAKE )
What Love Is Made Of   UPA1-0304 Take 32  ( REMAKE )
I Looked Back   UPA1-0377 Take 8  
June 2, 1967
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Happiness Comes, Happiness Goes   SPA1-6222 Take 17  ( REMAKE )
Happy Together   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
That's All This Old World Needs    ( Possible New York version ~ Not verified )
July 28th and August 3rd, 1967
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Happy Man     UPA1-0398 Take 1+ Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
He Who Loves   Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"  UPA1-0399 Take 20 & 29
Another Go Around     UPA1-0400 Take 1 & 9
August 22, 1967
Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki
Produced by Chet Atkins and Andy Wiswell
You Made It That Way ( Watermelon Summer )     UPA4-2701
That's All This Old World Needs    UPA4-2702
Deep In Your Heart    UPA4-2703

Love Is A Christmas Rose / Christmas Bells

August 24, 1967
Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki.
Arranged and Conducted by Cam Mullins
Produced by Chet Atkins and Andy Wiswell
Love Is A Christmas Rose     UPA4-2704
Christmas Bells  ( In the Steeple )     UPA4-2705
Nobody But You    UPA4-2706
Hearts Will Be Hearts    UPA4-2707
Happy Man    UPA4-2708
December 29, 1967
Recorded in RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
( The ) Father of Girls   UPA1-6480 Take 8
How To Handle a Woman  UPA1-6481 Take 5  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"
Somebody Makes It So  UPA1-6482 Take 7

Look To Your Heart ~ Sessions

June 5th, 7th, 12th & 19th, 1968    Complete Session Dates
Album Sessions for "Look to Your Heart" LSP-4052 WPRS 5606/07
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers,
Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 
The Perry Como Christmas Album ~ Sessions
 
July 9th ~ August 6th, 1968    Complete Session Dates
 
Album Sessions for "The Perry Como Christmas Album" LSP-4016 WPRS 5624/25
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with The Ray Charles Singers,
Recorded in  Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City ( remakes only )
Recording Engineers: Ed Begley and Ray Hall
October 7, 1968

		
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted Nick Perito
Produced by Andy Wiswell ( not confirmed )
I Want That Girl  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"    WPA1-5640
Buongiorno Teresa    WPA1-5641
That's Me  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"  WPA1-5642
October 10, 1968
Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Produced by Chet Atkins ~ Arranged and Conducted by Bill McElhiney
Recording Engineer: Al Pachucki
Sunshine Wine   WPA4-5020
Seattle   WPA4-5021
June 25, 1969
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Arranged and Conducted Nick Perito
Produced by Andy Wiswell ( not confirmed )
Summer Me, Winter Me  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"   XPA1-6425
A Love To Wear Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British"   XPA1-6426
That's Me  Released in the RCA UK album "The Best Of British" XPA1-6427 ( REMAKE )

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

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