RCA Half Track MONO Tapes 1954 - 1957    |    RCA 2-Track Tapes 1954 - 1956    |    RCA 2-Track Tapes 1957 - 1959


   CLASSICAL series   |   POPULAR series
  

RCA Victor POPULAR Pre-Recorded Monophonic Half Track High Fidelity
and "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Reel-to-Reel tapes 1954-57

 

TP-1 / CP-1   George Melachrino - The Melachrino Strings
Music for Dining (June 1954)

 

TP-2 / BP-2   George Melachrino - The Melachrino Strings
Music for Relaxation (June 1954)

 

Popular series. Recorded in London, UK. Charles D Sigsbee's review is from the August 1955
edition of Tape Recording Magazine. TP-2 image from Matt Fisher's Collection.

1955 "BP" edition, 5" text box and reel.

 

TP-3 / BP-3   Al Goodman and His Orchestra
Music from Hollywood - Theme Music from Great Motion Pictures (June 1954)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel.

 

1957 edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

TP-4 / CP-4   The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Inside Sauter-Finegan (June 1954)

 

Popular series. Recorded February 24-26, 1954 in New York. This is a 7" reel.
Charles D Sigsbee's review is from the June 1955 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.

 

1957 edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

CP-5   Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
The Great Music Themes of Television (August 1955)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel.

 

1957 edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

CP-6   Henri René and his Orchestra
Passion in Paint - Famous Paintings Set to Music (August 1955)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel. Also released on LPM-1033.

 

1957 edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-7   The Three Suns with String Orchestra
Soft and Sweet (August 1955)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-8   The Progressive Piano of Hal Schaefer
Just Too Much (1955)

 

With Joe Mondragon (b) and Alvin Stoller (d). 1957 edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-9   Various Artists
Lullaby of Birdland (1956)

Popular series. This is a 5" reel.

 

CP-10   Harry Belafonte
Belafonte (1956)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel. Also released on LPM-1150.

 

1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-11   Kay Starr - Hal Mooney, Musical Director
The one - the only (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-12   Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
So Smooth (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

xP-13   UNRELEASED
No tape seems to have been issued under this catalog number.

 

CP-14   The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Concert Jazz (1956)

 

AP-15   Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
I Love You (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AP-16   Jaye P. Morgan with Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
Jaye P. Morgan (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AP-17   The Voices of Walter Schumann
Flirtation Walk (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-18   The Cities Service Band of America - Paul Lavalle
Lavalle at Work (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AP-19   Frankie Carle
Plays Cole Porter (1956)

 

AP-20   Perez Prado and his Orchestra
Mambo Mania (1956)

 

xP-21   UNRELEASED
No tape seems to have been issued under this catalog number.

 

BP-22   George Melachrino and His Orchestra
The Immortal Ladies (1956)

 

1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-23   Lena Horne with Lennie Hayton and His Orchestra
It's Love (1956)

Popular series. This is a 5" reel.

 

1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-24   Bobby Dukoff
Sax in Satin (1956?)

 

CP-25   The Three Suns with Orchestra
High Fi and Wide (1957)

 

Popular series. With orchestra conducted by Marty Gold and Sid Ramin.

 

BP-26   Tony Scott
Both sides of (1956?)

 

BP-27   Al Nevins and his Orchestra
Escapade in Sound (1956)

 

Popular series. 1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

CP-28   David Broekman and his Orchestra
Music from Wide Wide World (1956)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel.

 

1957 edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AP-29   The Ames Brothers
Exactly Like You (1956)

 

Popular series. With Joe Riesman and His Orchestra.

 

AP-30   George Melachrino - The Melachrino Orchestra
Music for Daydreaming (1956)

Popular series. Recorded in London, UK. This is a 5" reel.

 

AP-31   Frankie Carle
Frankie Carle's Finest (1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series.

 

AP-32   Dinah Shore with Harry Zimmerman and his Orchestra
Holding Hands at Midnight (1956?)

 

AP-33   Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
Shall we dance? (1956?)

 

BP-34   Matt Dennis
She dances overhead (1957)

 

BP-35   Barbara Carroll Trio
Have You Met Miss Carroll? (1956)

 

Popular series, blue label.

 

BP-36   Joe Riesman and his Orchestra and Chorus
Walt Disney Song Carousel (1956)

Popular series. This is a 5" reel.

 

BP-37   Coleman Hawkins with Billy Byers and His Orchestra
The Hawk in Hi Fi (1956)

Recorded in NYC on January 17, 18 and 20, 1956. This is a 5" reel.

 

AP-38   Henri René and His Orchestra
Perfect for dancing - Waltzes (1956)

 

Popular series. Produced and prepared under the direction of the Fred Astaire Studios.

 

xP-39   UNRELEASED
No tape seems to have been issued under this catalog number.

 

AP-40   André Previn
André Previn plays Gershwin (1957)

 

Popular series. With rhythm accompaniment by Al Hendrickson (g), Artie Shapiro (b) and I Gottler (d).

 

BP-41   The Voices of Walter Schumann
Though Not a Word Was Spoken (1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label.

 

CP-42   Perez Prado and his Orchestra
Havana, 3 A.M. (1956)

Popular series. This is a 7" reel.

 

AP-43   Henri René and His Orchestra
Music for Bachelors (1956)

Popular series. This is a 5" reel.

 

BP-44   Julius La Rosa - Joe Reisman and his Orchestra
Julius La Rosa (1957)

 

BP-45   Armando [Trovajoli] and His Orchestra
One Night in Venice (April 1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label.

 

BP-46   Tito Puente and His Orchestra
Puente Goes Jazz (1957)

 

BP-47   Teddi King with George Siravo and his Orchestra
To You from Teddi King (1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label.

 

BP-48   Harry Belafonte
Calypso (1957)

 

Recorded August 18, October 20 and November 9, 1955 in the Manhattan Center, NYC. Also released in 1956 on LPM-1248,
which was RCA Victor's first ever million-selling LP. Features Tony Scott and His Orchestra and Millard Thomas on guitar.

 

BP-49   The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Under Analysis (April 1957)

 

Originally released as LPM-1341. Popular series, blue label.

 

BP-50   Eddie Cano and His Sextet
Cole Porter and Me (April 1957)

 

AP-51   Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band
The Beauty and the Beat (April 1957)

 

CP-52   The Melachrino Orchestra
Melachrino on Broadway (April 1957)

 

BP-53   Pablo Beltrán and His Orchestra
Dust on the Moon (April 1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label.

 

BP-54   Matt Dennis
Play Melancholy Baby (April 1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label. With Ray Leatherwood (b), Bill Pitman (g),
Richmond Frost (d) and Guest Stars: Don Fagerquist (t) and Ronny Lang (alto flute).

 

BP-55   Ray Bohr, pipe organ
The Big Sound on Broadway (1957)

 

CP-56   Red Norvo Quintet
Hi-Five (1957)

 

First and only edition. Popular series, blue label.

 

Catalog:   RCA Victor pre-recorded Tapes
Including dual track stereo-orthophonic. All with brilliant "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Sound (July 1957)

 

Contains all Popular and Jazz mono tapes up to CP-56.
From the same catalog, RCA's tape prefixes are explained to the right.

 

xP-57   UNRELEASED
No tape seems to have been issued under this catalog number.

 

BP-58   Shorty Rogers and His Giants
Plays Richard Rodgers (late 1957)

 

Popular series, blue label. From Matt Fisher's Collection.

 

AP-59   Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
We Get Letters (late 1957)

 

This was the final half-track MONO release from RCA-Victor. Popular series, blue label.

 

RV-53   Around the Reel
with "The World's Greatest Artists" (late 1957)

 

This monaural sampler contains popular selections ranging from CP-5 up to BP-48.
Popular series, blue label. Images from Matt Fisher's Collection.

 

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