Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music 1956 LP

White Christmas

Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1942
           First recording 1947: 
With Mixed Chorus and Lloyd Shaffer's Orchestra
 
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 3:27
 
Recorded July 10, 1947   ~   Matrix No. D7VB-1272
1947 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1970-B
Single release: RCA-45RPM 47-2971-B WP161 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Silent Night"
US Chart Position No. 23
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10374 ( November 1952 )
Single Flip Side: "Silent Night"
 
Original issue: replaced "O Little Town of Bethlehem" in some subsequent album sets and singles
 
Original 78RPM Musical Smart Set "Merry Christmas Music"  P-161 1946/47
Original 45RPM Musical Smart Set "Merry Christmas Music"  WP-161 1949 & EPB-3023 1952
Album issue: RCA-LP10 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-51 / LPM-3023 MONO 1951/52
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-1243 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM DOUBLE EP "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" EPB-1243 MONO 1956
Album: RCA-UK EP "Christmas With Como" RCX-164 MONO 1958
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAL-660 MONO 1961
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1964
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDM-1030 MONO 1969
Re-issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDS-1045 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1972
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
Re-issue: Special Products-LP12 "Christmas with Perry Como" Noel-5211 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
 
Original Musical Smart Set 1946/4745 RPM Musical Smart Set 1949/52Merry Christmas Music ~ LPM 3023 circa 1951Merry Christmas Music ~ 1956
 
Merry Christmas Music ~ EPB 1243CHRISTMAS WITH COMO - 1958 UK EPMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden
 
Merry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden alternate coverPerry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music - UK Camden 1969Merry Christmas Music ~ 1964 Camden ReissueChristmas with Perry Como - 1987

1947 Version | Lyrics | Digital Finder | 1959 Version | 1980 Version |

Note: a number of Perry's original RCA Camden albums were later issued in Electronically Reprocessed Stereo during the mid-1960s when it became important for recordings to be available in a stereo format. Generally speaking, results were not very good but this was largely dependent on the remastering engineer. Oddly, a number of recordings previously recorded in real stereo were also remastered in this "fake" stereo for reasons assumed to be associated with the project budget but, nevertheless, in direct contradiction to RCA General Manager George R. Marek's original mission statement for RCA Camden recordings in 1958.

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