TV Favorites [Collectables]

TV Favorites [Collectables]

by Perry Como
     
 

From 1948, when Columbia Records introduced the LP, to 1955, the dominant format for the 33 1/3 rpm disc was a 10" version that usually held eight tracks. As of 1955, the better-known 12" version came to the fore. RCA Victor Records, which initially opposed the LP, had given in by 1952, when its leading artist Perry Como issued several of the 10" albums. One was a… See more details below

Overview

From 1948, when Columbia Records introduced the LP, to 1955, the dominant format for the 33 1/3 rpm disc was a 10" version that usually held eight tracks. As of 1955, the better-known 12" version came to the fore. RCA Victor Records, which initially opposed the LP, had given in by 1952, when its leading artist Perry Como issued several of the 10" albums. One was a newly recorded set called TV Favorites, a collection of song standards such as "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Summertime," and "Over the Rainbow." Another was a revamped version of his 1949 album of 78s, Supper Club Favorites (the Chesterfield Supper Club was the initial name of his radio and later television show). This one was a hits compilation featuring number one singles, like "Prisoner of Love," "'Till the End of Time," and "If," that Como had scored between 1945 and 1951. Collectables Records' 2001 CD compilation TV Favorites contains all eight tracks from both these original 10" LPs, plus eight tracks culled from Como's first 12" LP, 1955's So Smooth, for a 24-track collection running more than 73 minutes. The result is a good sampling of Como's early hits and his performances of some classic pop songs between 1945 and 1955. That said, the collection could have been better assembled. It would have made more sense to sequence the Supper Club Favorites tracks before the TV Favorites tracks to make the album roughly chronological. And rather than using the So Smooth tracks, it would have made more sense to use a third 10" album, A Sentimental Date With Perry Como. The earlier material presents Como as the belter he was in the 1940s and early '50s, while the 1955 recordings are much more in his relaxed style, and the difference is noticeable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431276624
catalogNumber:
2766
Rank:
174995

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Perry Como   Primary Artist,Vocals
Will Bradley   Trombone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Warren Covington   Trombone
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
John Barrows   French Horn
Ruth Berman   Harp
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Dave Bowman   Piano
Maurice Brown   Cello
Russ Case   Leader
Mac Ceppos   Violin
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Isadore Zir   Violin,Viola
John Lawson   Trumpet
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Harry Melnikoff   Violin
Danny Perri   Guitar
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Samuel Rand   Violin
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Sylvan Shulman   Violin
Terry Snyder   Drums
Harry Urbont   Violin
Jack Zayde   Violin
Paul Ricci   Saxophone
Solomon Deutsch   Viola
Felix Orlewitz   Violin
Herman Shertzer   Saxophone
Sally Sweetland   Vocals
Stanley Webb   Saxophone
John d'Agostino   Trombone
Fred Dornbach   Saxophone
Maurice Hershaft   Violin
Harry Hoffman   Violin
Bernard Kaufman   Saxophone
Howard Kay   Viola
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Irving Prager   Violin
Henry Ross   Saxophone
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Harry Terrill   Saxophone
Herbert Winfield   Trombone
Philip Zolkind   Alto Saxophone
Harold Furmansky   Viola
Samuel Persoff   Viola
Henry Rowland   Piano
Frank Worrell   Guitar
Robert Haggart   Bass
James Maxwell   Trumpet
Murray Cohen   Saxophone
Abram Borodkin   Cello
Mel Solomon   Trumpet
Tom Terrill   Saxophone
Mitchell Ayres & His Fashions in Music   Leader
John "Buddy" Williams   Drums
Ruth Hill   Harp

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Orchestra Director
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Russ Columbo   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Clarence Lucas   Composer
Mitchell Ayres & His Fashions in Music   Orchestra Leader,Orchestra Director
George W. Meyer   Composer
E. Ray Goetz   Composer
Maurice Vancaire   Composer
Harold Vicars   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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