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non-classical Living Stereo titles

The Living Stereo title was applied to many of RCA Victor's early stereo LPs, despite the fact that the recording techniques and venues used for the non-classical sessions varied. While one might rightly consider the classical titles the true Living Stereo, a great many non-classical Living Stereo titles did feature superb sound quality and would work well reissued in a similar approach as the current Sony/BMG Living Stereo SACD series.

There were literally a couple hundred titles the first year of the stereo LP (1958). They appear to have used the phrase for about 5 years, from 1958 into 1963. In my limited and subjective opinion, the sound quality of RCA's releases remained similar into 1965. The following is a very partial, non-selective listing of non-classical Living Stereo titles that I'm aware of. Additions and corrections welcome.


Charles Mingus -
Tijuana Moods

Henry Mancini -
The Music From Peter Gunn
More Music from Peter Gunn
The Blues & The Beat
The Music from Mr. Lucky
Mr. Lucky Goes Latin
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Our Man in Hollywood
Experiment in Terror

Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins At Home (1958)
Chet Atkins in Hollywood (1958)
Hum and Strum Along With Chet Atkins (1960)
Mr. Guitar (1960)
Chet Atkins' Teensville (1960)
Chet Atkins and His Guitar (1960)
The Other Chet Atkins (1960)
A Session With Chet Atkins (1961)
Christmas With Chet Atkins (1961)
Down Home (1961)
The Most Popular Guitar (1961)
Workshop (1961)
Back Home Hymns (1962)
Caribbean Guitar (1962)
Our Man In Nashville (1963)
Teen Scene (1963)
Travelin' (1963)

Rosemary Clooney -
Fancy Meeting You Here - with Bing Crosby (Billy May, arr)
Clap Hands Here Comes Rosie (Billy May, arr)
A Touch of Tabasco - with Perez Prado (1960)

Richard Rodgers -
Victory At Sea (3 Volumes)

Tito Puente -
Dance Mania, Volume 1

Jimmy Driftwood -
Wilderness Road
Driftwood At Sea: Sea Shanties by Jimmy Driftwood

Eddy Arnold -
Have Guitar, Will Travel (1959)
Thereby Hangs a Tale (1959)
Sings Them Again (1960)
One More Time (1960)
You Gotta Have Love (1960)
Let's Make Memories Tonight (1961)
Christmas With Eddy Arnold (1962)
Our Man Down South (1963)
Cattle Call (1963)
Faithfully Yours (1963)

John Klein -
A Christmas Sound Spectacular (1959)

Harry Belafonte -
Belafonte Sings The Blues (1958)
Love Is A Gentle Thing (1958)
To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1959)
At Carnegie Hall (1959)
Returns to Carnegie Hall (1960)
Swing dat Hammer (1960)
Jump Up Calypso (1961)
The Many Moods of Belafonte (1962)
The Midnight Special (1962)
At The Greek Theatre (1963)
Streets I Have Walked (1963)

Shorty Rogers -
Afro-Cuban Influence (1958)
Plays The Wizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs
Chances Are It Swings (1958)

Perez Prado -
Big Hits By Prado
Pops and Prado (1959)
Rockambo (1961)
Exotic Suite of the Americas (1962)

Bob & Ray -
Bob & Ray Throw A Stereo Spectacular (1958)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack -
South Pacific (1958)

Howard Keel -
Show Boat

Dick Schory -
Music For Bang, Baaroom & Harp

Esquivel & Orchestra -
Exploring New Sounds in Stereo (1958)

Eddie Heywood -
Canadian Sunset (1959)

Sonny Rollins -
Our Man In Jazz (1961)
The Bridge

Chet Baker -
Chet Is Back (1962)

Alex North -
North of Hollywood

Elvis Presley -
Elvis Is Back! (1959)

Sons of the Pioneers -
Cool Water

The Limelighters -
Tonight In Person!