Perry Como "First Christmas" Special Release

We Three Kings of Orient Are 1950 Version
Traditional Christmas Music
We Three Kings of Orient Are as told and sung by Perry Como
with Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Henri Renť
We Three Kings of Orient Are performed by Chorus and Orchestra
The story "The First Christmas" was adapted by John A. Richards
first recorded in 1950 monaural and then again in 1959 within an expanded
version in RCA Victor's Living Stereo.

First Christmas - a special release for the nation's disc jockies

| Original release 1950 | Promotional Insert | Album Links | 1959 Version |
Musical arrangements by Mitchell Ayres 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
Released on a 12" 33-1/3 RPM Special DJ pressing pre-dating the LP format.
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

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