TV Favorites [Collectables]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
See more details below
CD
$13.54
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $8.49   
  • New (5) from $8.49   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431276624
  • Catalog Number: 2766
  • Sales rank: 170,928

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously