Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

 Original RCA Recording

( There's No Place Like )
Home for the Holidays ( 1954 Version )
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman 1954
Roncom Music  ~ ASCAP
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman
Produced by Joe Carlton
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:50
 
Recorded November 16, 1954   ~  Matrix No. E4VB-5938 Take D
1954 Lyrics
Orchestra
 
Conductor: Mitchell Ayres
Contractor: Henry "Hank" Ross ( Sax ) 
Choir Contractor: Ray Charles
 
Sax ~ Hank Ross, Harry Terrill, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Philip Zolkind
Trumpet ~ Melven Solomon, James Maxwell, James Milazzo
Trombone ~ Robert Byrne, John D'Agostino, Bart Varsalona
Piano ~ Henry Rowland
Guitar ~ Danny Perri 
Bass ~ Robert Haggart 
Drums ~ Robert Rosengarden, Terry Snyder 
Harp ~ Lucille Lawrence 
Violins ~ Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Mac Ceppos, Raoul Poliakin, Jack Zayde,
Harry Melnikoff, Julius Schacter, Paul Winter, Harry Glickman, Felix Orlewitz,
idney Harris, Samuel Rand
Viola ~ Isadore Zir, Howard Kay, George Brown, Samuel Persoff
Cello ~ Maurice Brown, Lucien Schmitt
 
Choir ~ Ray Charles, Lois Winter, Peggy Powers, Marilyn Palmer, Marsha Heil,
Marilyn Jackson, Elise Bretton, Lillian Clark, Francine Carroll, Steven Steck Jr.,
William Ventura, Jack Brown, Arthur Malvin, Robert Spiro, David Vogel,
Eugene Lowell, Michael Stewart
 
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5950-B ( Christmas 1954 )
Single Flip Side: "Silk Stockings"
US Chart Position No. 8
 
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-6321-B ( E3VW-1355 ) ( Christmas 1955 )
Single Flip Side: "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0812
Single Flip Side: "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
 
Single release: RCA-SP-45-119 ( E4VW-5938 ) ( 1962 )
Single Flip Side: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
| Lyrics | Digital Finder | 1959 Version |
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman / Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recorded November 16, 1954

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