Friday, December 02, 2016

DECEMBER 2, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1954 - Kenni Huskey, singer, guitarist, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist (1959-1964), is born Nora Carolene Huskey in Newport, Arkansas
1968 - Nate Mendel, bassist in the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born Nathan Gregor Mendel in Seattle, Washington

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Smilin' Ed McConnell (on vocals) and His Buster Brown Gang (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Jiggles Niggles and Piggle Diggle" and "Witch-A-Ma-Jig-Song" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 7-27003).
1947 - During a split session held this day at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, using arrangements by Mel Powell, first The Benny Goodman Septet (Benny Goodman on clarinet; Ed Kusby on trombone; Red Norvo on vibraphone; Mel Powell on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) records the track "Keep Me In Mind" (vocals by Peggy Lee), then The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet; Red Norvo on vibraphone; Mel Powell on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) records "Shirley Steps Out", then Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and His Orchestra (John Best on trumpet; Ed Kusby on trombone; Sinclair Lott on French horn; Paul McLarand and Jack Dumont on alto saxophone; Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Louis Kievman on viola; Red Norvo on vibraphone; Mel Powell on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) records the track "For Every Man There's A Woman" (vocals by Peggy Lee), and finally Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and His Orchestra (without John Best on trumpet; Sinclair Lott on French horn; Paul McLarand and Jack Dumont on alto saxophone; Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone; and Louis Kievman on viola) records the track "Give Me Those Good Old Days" (vocals by The Sportsmen [Bill Days, Max Smith, Martin Sperzel, and Gurney Bell]). Capitol Records will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 15069) with "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 15030) with "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15044) with "You Turned The Tables On Me" on the flip side. Columbia/Legacy will issue "Keep Me In Mind" on the 2 CD set "Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings" (C2K 65686).
1947 - Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Dave Barbour (on guitar) and his orchestra (unlisted flute, saxophone, oboe, piano, bass, drums, and strings players), records the tracks "Just A Shade On The Blue Side", "Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere", "Bubble-Loo, Bubble-Loo", and "Don't Smoke In Bed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15159) with "Don't Be So Mean To Baby" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 15232) with "So Dear To My Heart" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 15118) with "Why Don't You Do Right" on the flip side, and the last track on Lee's album "Rendezvous With Peggy Lee" (CC-72).
1947 - The Sportsmen (vocalists Bill Days, Max Smith, Martin Sperzel, and Gurney Bell), with Perry Botkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "The Sad Cowboy (Cowboy's Life)", "Goodnight Ladies", and "The Sleigh" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15120) with "I Don't Want To Be The Richest Man In The Cemetary" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 15295) with "Siesta" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15235) with "The House Is Haunted" on the flip side.
1949 - Yogi Yorgesson's Capitol Records single "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart.
1949 - Peggy Lee (on vocals) and The Guadalajara Boys (lineup unlisted), with Dave Barbour conducting the orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "When You Speak With Your Eyes" and "My Small Señor With The Sorriente Eyes (Smiling Eyes)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 801).
1950 - Dean Martin (on vocals) and The Starlighters (unlisted vocalists), with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Ziggy Elman on trumpet; Lou McGarity on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, and Ted Romersa on saxophone; George Greeley on piano; Stanley Ellison on accordion; George Van Eps on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and on strings: Harry Bluestone, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin; and Cy Bernard and Kurt Reher on cello) record the tracks "If""Beside You""I Love The Way You Say Goodnight", and "You And Your Beautiful Eyes" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1342), the second track as a single (Capitol 1458) with "Who's Sorry Now?" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1358) with "Tonda Wonda Hoy" on the flipside.
1952 - Yma Sumac records vocal overdubs for her track "Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Sumac and Moises Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (FBF-423).
1952 - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats (lineup unlisted) record the t racks "Rocky Mountain Express", "Listen To The Mockingbird", "Cattle Call", and "When The Bloom Is On The Sage" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2571) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2362).
1952 - George Tzipine and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with Princess Ruspoli Di Adriano, record the tracks "Neva Florita", "Canti Della Steppa" and "Aquas Del Mariel (The Legend Of Mariel)" in Los Angeles, California. The first two tracks (as of 2005) are unissued and Capitol Records will issue the last track on Tzipine's album "Romantic Sketches" (H-501).
1953 - The Royal Polynesians (lineup unlisted), directed by Michael Goldsen and featuring Charles Mauu on vocals, record the tracks "Tanga Tika", "Café Au Lait", "Manu Rere", and "Vahine Anamite" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the group's album "Polynesia!" (H-483).
1953 (according to the date shown on the tapecards) - Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, James L. "Jimmy" Riddle on piano and harmonica, Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar, Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on banjo, Dobro resonator guitar, and harmony vocals, and (listed as possibly) Joseph S. Zinkan on bass) record the tracks "Rushing Around", "Whoa Mule", "Sunshine Special" and a rejected take of the track "I Closed My Heart's Door" at (listed as possibly) Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 2738) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2820) with a different take of "I Closed My Heart's Door" recorded on January 15, 1954 on the flip side. Producer Ken Nelson's files list the date for the session as November 27, 1953)
1954 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra, presented by Webley Edwards, with Al "Kealoha" Perry, records the tracks "Twilight In Hawaii" (vocals by Andy Bright), "Mauna Loa" (vocals by Sam Kapu and The Waikiki Girls [female trio with unlisted lineup]), "I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You" (vocals by Dan Kinilau), and "Lei Alohoa Le Makamae" (vocals by Lani Custino and Ben Kalama) in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Webley Edwards Presents Hawaii Calls At Twilight With Al Kealoha Perry" (T 582).
1954 - Nat Brandwynne and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "From This Moment On", and "I Won't Dance" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Brandwynne's album "Arthur Murray Society Fox Trots" (EBF-566).
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Sixteen Tons", with "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Memories Are Made of This", with "Change Of Heart" on the flipside, is #3.
1955 - Meg Myles (on vocals), with Buddy Bregman directing the orchestra, records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Papa Papa", the track "Sing On Baby", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Language Of Love", and the track "Will You Shed A Tear For Me?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second and last track together as a single (Capitol 3330).
1955 - Harry James (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Nick Buono, Art De Pew, Donald Smith, Conrad Gozzo, and Joe Dolny also on trumpet; Juan Tizol on valbe trombone; Roy Main and Dick Nash on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone; Willie Smith on alto saxophone; Jeff Massingill and Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone; Bob Poland on baritone saxophone; Larry Kinnamon on piano; Tiny Timbrell on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Buddy Combine on drums) record the tracks "September Song""Blue Again""Melancholy Rhapsody", and "These Foolish Things" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on James' album "More Harry James In Hi-Fi" (W 712).
1955 - Rudolf Firkusny (on piano) records Schumann's "Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on Firkusny's album "SCHUMANN - Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13 / Davidsbündler Dances, Opus 6" (P-8337).
1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Laubach, and Jack Holman also on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Lew McCreary, Jimmy Priddy, and Abe Lincoln on trombone; Med Flory and Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone; Georgie Auld and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; Buddy Cole on piano; Bob Bain and Al Hendrickson on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; Ray Martinez on drums; and The Skyliners [unlisted vocalist]), using an arrangement by Don Simpson, record the track "Haul Off And Rock" at the first session, and "Jailhouse Rock", "Bebop Baby" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the track on Anthony's EP "Rock And Roll With Ray Anthony" (EAP-1-958).
1957 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Wang Dang Doo", the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "When It Rains It Pours" and "Don't Walk Away", and the track "Somewhere There's Sunshine" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol F3862) with "Whatcha Doin' After School" on the flip side and the last track on Husky's EP "Country Music Holiday (Music From The Film)" (EAP-1-921).
1957 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as probably] ) records the tracks "When It Rains It Pours" and "The Face Of Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Young's album "Falling In Love" (T 2307) and Bear Family Records will issue both tracks on Young's 5 CD box set "The Classic Years" (BCD 15493) in Germany.
1957 - The Jordanaires (vocalists Hugh Gordon Stoker, Hoyt H. Hawkins, and Neal Matthews Jr.), with Marvin Hughes' Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "All I Need Is You" and "Little Miss Ruby" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "One Little Baby" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3940).
1958 - Capitol Records releases Stan Freberg's single "Green Chri$tma$" with "The Meaning Of Christmas" on the flipside. With animation voice work demanding more of his time, this would be the last single that Daws Butler (who voices Bob Cratchit on this single) would appear on with Freberg.
1958 - Keely Smith (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Indian Love Call", "The Nearness Of You", and "Someone To Watch Over Me" in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Smith's album "Swingin' Pretty" (T 1145).
1958 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with William Everett "Billy" Strange on guitar and leading the band: Gordon Terry on fiddle; Merrill Moore on piano; Howard Roberts on guitar; Skeets McDonald on bass; and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums) records the tracks "Reaching", "I'd Rather Have You", "Savin' My Love", and "You're The One For Me" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4286), the third track as a single (Capitol F4142) with "You've Turned Into A Stranger" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol F4207) with "A Date With Jerry" on the flip side.
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (with Lombardo conducting unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Ti-Pi-Tin", "Dinah", "The Breeze And I", "Frenesi", and "Cecilia" in New York City New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lombardo's album "Lombardo Goes Latin" (T 1191).
1958 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Carmen Dragon, records Liszt's "Liebestraum", Siebelus' "Valse Triste, Opus 44", and Grieg's "Solvieg's Song, Opus 55) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Melody" (P 8476).
1959 - Bob Bain (on guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Baia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Bain's album "Guitar De Amor" (T 1500).
1959 - Joel Gray (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Roumania, Roumania", "The Lonely Birch Tree", "Turn Balalaika", Machutonim", and "Joelish Medley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gray's album "Songs My Father Taught Me" (W 1373).
1959 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar) records the (as of 2005) unissued second take of his own composition "Brazilliance N° 1", and (as of 2005) unissued takes of Rachmaninoff's "Prelude In C Sharp Major" and Debussy's "Clair De Lune (From 'Suite Bergamasque')" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1960 - Final overdubs by The Swingin'est Chorale (lineup unlisted) for Jonah Jones' tracks "Lisbon Antigua", "La Rosita", and "Song From Moulin Rouge" are recorded in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the the final versions of the tracks on Jones' album "Great Instrumental Hits" (T 1557).
1960 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) and The Jud Conlon Singers (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "Betsy Ross And The Flag" with Paul Frees and Helen Kleeb and "Columbus Discovers America" with Paul Frees, Coleen Collins, Jesse White, Barney Phillips, and Marvin Miller in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded, Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Freberg's album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573).
1960 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Little Old New York", "Good Clean Fun", "Bless This Land", "An Army Of The Just", "A Picture of Happiness" and "Finale" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Riddle's album "Music From 'Tenderloin'" (T 1536).
1960 - The Jordanaires record vocal overdubs on previous masters for Hylo Brown and The Timberliners' tracks "Test Of Love", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Lost To A Stranger", and two takes of "Sweethearts Or Strangers" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Bear Family Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the Browns's 2 CD set "Hylo Brown and The Timberliners 1954-1960" (BCD 15572) in Germany.
1962 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Ralph Carmicheal conducting a Marimba band and Mariachi players (lineups for both unlisted) records the tracks "El Abandonado", "Lo Que Digo", "Poor Lonesome Cowboy", and "Las Golondrinas" in Mexico City, Mexico. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ritter's album "Border Affair" (T 1910).
1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Love’s Gonna Live Here", with "Getting Used To Losing You" on the flipside, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with John Steuber on guitar and Dean Reilly on bass, records the track "Seasons In The Sun" at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the trio's album "Time To Think" (T 2011).
1963 - Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Bobby Hammack on organ and a vocal choir of unlisted singers, records the tracks "Whiter Than Snow", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "I Love To Tell The Story" and a rejected take of "Sweet Hour Of Prayer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the rest of the tracks on Stafford's album "Sweet Hour Of Prayer" (T 2069).
1963 - The Good Time Singers (vocalists Tom Drake, Craig Smith, Mike Storm, Lee Montgomery, Dave Jackson, Dave Ratkin, Doug Brookins, Maggie Basseley, Marilyn Miller, and Alexandra Hutton) record the track "John Peel And The Fox", the (as of 2005) unissued track "This Train", and the track "Banks Of The Ohio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks on the group's eponymous album "The Good Time Singers" (T 2041).
1964 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Ralph Carmichael conducting the orchestra (featuring Bobby Bryant on trumpet; Reunald Jones, Larry McGuire, Al Porcinio, and Ray Triscari also on trumpet; Bob Fitzpatrick, Fred Mergy, and Tommy Shepard on trombone; Ernie Tack on bass trombone; Charlie Kennedy and Bud Shank on alto saxophone; Wayne Dunstan and Dan Patiris on tenor saxophone; Modesto Briseno on baritone saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano: John Collins, Eddie Duran, and Juvenal Amaral on guitar; George Butterfield on bass; and Leon Petties on drums, and on strings: Sherrill Coltrin, James Getzoff, Leo Kailin, Lou Klass, Alexander Koltun, Robert Konrad, Mischa Myers, and Isadore Roman on vocals; Stanley Harris and Harry Hyams on viola; Paul Bergstrom and Anne Goodman on cello), records a new take of "More", "Your Love", "My Kind Of Girl", "Thanks To You", "There's Love", and "Swiss Retreat" at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "L-O-V-E" (T 2195).
1964 - H.B. Barnum and His Orchestra (with Barnum conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Can't You See It", "No More", and "Don't Forget 127th Street" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Barnum's album "Instrumental Hits From "Golden Boy" (T 2278).
1964 - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (on vocals), with Bill Loose directing the orchestra (Dick Cathcart, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, William Schaefer, and Elmer "Moe" Schneider on trombone; Julian "Matty" Matlock, Dale Issenhuth, Harry Klee, Eddie Miller, Abe Most, and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and saxophone; Stan Wrightsman on piano; Allan Reuss on guitar; George "Red" Callender on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Brilhart on harp) record the tracks "Come To The Mardi Gras", "Ciao Ciao Bambina", "The Daughter Of Molly Malone", and "I Get Ideas" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "That Travelin' Two-Beat" T 2300).
1965 - Bonnie Owens (on vocals, with [listed as probably]: Merle Haggard on guitar; with George French Jr. on piano; Phil Baugh on guitar; Billy Mize on open-string guitar; Lewis A. Ley on rhythm guitar; Ralph Mooney on steel guitar; Jerry Ward [aks Howard Lowe] on bass; and Helen "Peaches" Price on drums) records the track "Livin' On Your Love" and "What's It Gonna Cost Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5618) with "Merry Go Round" on the flipside and "What's It Gonna Cost Me" as a single (Capitol 5688) with "You Don't Even Try" on the flipside.
1965 - Kay Adams (on vocals), with Cliffie Stone Group (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Roll Out The Red Carpet", "She Didn't Color Daddy", and "Old Heart Get Ready" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Tower 201) and the last track after an overdub is recorded on March 9, 1966 as a single (Tower 235) with "Anymore" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Andy Russell records vocal overdubs over an instrumental tarcks recorded by unlisted musicians for the tracks "The Leaves Of Love", "Guantanamera", "Spanish Eyes", "Yesterday", and "As Long As There's Forever (Perdoname Mi Vida)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Russell's album "More Amor" (T 2659).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Hearts and Flowers (lineup unlisted) records the track "Flower Lady" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - The Honeys (vocalists Diane Rovell, Marilyn Rovell, and Ginger Blake, with unlisted musicians) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Think It's Going To Be Alright", the track "Come To Me", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "(Let's Take A) Holiday" at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and will issue "Come To Me" on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Honeys" (7-93193-2).
1969 - William Marshall records the tracks "Merry-Go-Round", "Long Gone", and "Drums Cue" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "It's All Because Of You", "I'm Not Your Kind Of Woman", and "Our Conscience, You, And Me (Just Between The Three Of Us)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Oh, Love Of Mine" (ST-737).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Fortune's tracks "Someone Is Standing Outside", "Today I Killed A Man I Didn't Know", "Red Clay Country Line", "Books And Films", "Feelings", "Everything In The Garden", "The Town", "Same Old Feeling", "Lifetime Of Love", "Sad, Sad, Sad", "Clowns Exit Laughing", and "Whether You Like It Or Not" which were recorded in England. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks and the last track on the group's album "Freedom" (ST-847).
1970 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Marty Gray""The Wonders You Perform", and "Leaving On A Jet Plane" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "Here And Now" (ST-738).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Overdubs are recorded for Tennessee Ernie Ford's tracks "The Night The Drove Old Dixie Down", "West Texas Highway", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Mr. Words And Music", "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)", and "Big Mabel Murphy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Ford's album "Mr. Words And Music" (ST-11001).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jim Capaldi records the track "Big Thirst" at the first session and the tracks "Love Is All You Can Try", "How Much Can A Man Really Take" and an unlisted track (that is listed as possibly an unused master number) at the second session. Island Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, will issue all the tracks on Capaldi's album "Oh How We Danced" (SW-9314).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)", with "My Heart Would Know" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart and #4 on it's Hot 100 Singles chart
1974 - Capitol Records releases Unicorn's single "Electric Night" with "Blue Pine Trees" on the flip side. Both tracks were produced by Dave Gilmour, member of Capitol Records group Pink Floyd.
1975 - Glen Campbell (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I Got Love For You Ruby""The Bottom Line""Everytime I Sing A Love Song""See You On Sunday", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Birmingham" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Campbell's album "Bloodline" (SW-11516).
1975 - Connie Cato (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Evidence" and "I Let You Love Me" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for Freddie Hart and The Heartbeats tracks "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" "Try My Love For Size", and "What's Left On My Mind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks together on the group's album "People Put To Music" (ST-11504).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Overdubs are recorded for Sammy Hagar's tracks "Hungry", "Filmore Shuffle", and "The Pits" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Hagar's eponymous album "Sammy Hagar" (ST-11599).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Joe Harnell record the track "Alone Together", "See You Later", "Jaimie's Theme (Theme From 'Picnic Woman')", and "For A Brief Time (Theme From 'A Brief Vacation')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Harnell's album "Harnell" (ST-11657).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee The Dusty Chaps (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Kiss Of The Hops", "Drunken Mistake", "No Damn Good", "The Hoochie Coochie Man's Been Hoochied Cooed", "Honky Tonk Music", "Rounder", "Back In The Woods", "Heat Stroke", "Invisible Man", "Juke Joint Daddy", "Too Many Pretty Women (To Love Just One)", "Fast Song", "Don't Haul Bricks On '66'", and "You've Been On My Mind" at the first session and "Domino Joe", "Annabel Walker", "When The Full Moon Rises", "Cattle Rustler", "Dance With Me, Dolores", "Keep Me Out Of Jail Tonight", "Club De Mexico Polka", "Nogales Song", "Drugstore Cowboy", "Shot Out At The Rocket Club", and "Ashes To Ashes" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks from the first session on the group's album "Honky Tonk Music" (ST-11614) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue any of the tracks from the second session.
1978 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records single "Broken Hearted Me", with "Why Don't You Stick Around" on the flipside, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1980 - Y.B.S. (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I'm The One Who Loves You""Who You Been Doing""Electricity", and "If You Ever Change Your Mind" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. It's not know, yet, if it's these takes of the songs that were released on the YBS - Yates Brothers and Sisters album by MCA in 1982.
1980 - Billy Squier (on vocals, with Allan St. John on keyboard; Gary Sharaf on guitar; Mark Clark on bass and vocals; and Bobby Chouinard on drums) records the track "My Kinda Lover" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5037) with "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You" on the flipside.
1980 - Kitty and The Haywoods (singers Kitty Haywood and her sisters Mary Ann Stewart and Vivian Haywood, and her niece Cynthia Harrell with unlisted musicians), using an arrangement by Gene Barge record the track "Mystic Stranger" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Excuse Me, I've Got A Life To Catch" (ST-12149).
1982 - During two sessions that started late on December 1 and ending early on December 2 in Los Angeles, California Amy Holland records the tracks "I Still Run To You" and "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" at the first session and "(It) Hurts A Little Bit" and "So Sentimental" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Holland's album "On Your Every Word" (ST-12178).
1985 - Billy Squier records the track "Glory Road" at an unlisted studio for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for the track, so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Brother Beyond (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I Should Have Lied" and "Act For Love" at an unlisted studio. There is no issuing information listed for the track, so if anyone knows who was in the band, where it was recorded or if either of the tracks have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1987 - During two sessions held this day at Compass Point Studio in Nassau, Bahamas Tanya Tucker (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Same Old Story" and "Chasing The American Dream" at the first session and "Call On Me" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tucker's CD "Tanya: The Collection" (C2-28822).
1998 - First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks light the Christmas tree in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center for the first time for the season
2000 - The Beatles' Apple Records compilation "1" debuts at #1 on Billboard magazine's Billboard 200 album chart where it will stay for 1 week, selling nearly 595,000 copies in the U.S. (where it is distributed by Capitol Records) during its first week of release. It becomes the group's sixteenth number-one album and sets a record for the longest time span for a run of number-one albums (31 years and 10 months) between "Meet the Beatles" and "Anthology 1".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60Years Ago Today In 1956 - Lee Morgan (on trumpet, with Kenny Rodgers on alto saxophone, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums) records the tracks "Latin Hangover" (arranged by Benny Golson), "Whisper Not" (also arranged by Golson), "His Sister" (arranged by Owen Marshall), "D's Fink" (also arranged by Marshall), "Slightly Hep" (arranged by Golson), and "Where Am I?" (also arranged by Golson) in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the tracks on Morgan's album "Lee Morgan, Volume 2" (BLP1541/BST81541).
1974 - EMI Records releases The Country Hams' instrumental single "Walking In The Park With Eloise" with "Bridge Over The River Suite" on the flip side in a picture sleeve. The Country Hams are Paul and Linda McCartney, Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins and the tracks are recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at the same time that McCartney and Wings recorded "Junior's Farm" and "Sally G". "Walking In The Park With Eloise" was written by James McCartney, Paul's father. There is nothing on the label or the sleeve that let's on who is on the single, which probably explains why it did not chart. McCartney will never release another solo single on Apple Records. Both tracks will later be included on the CD version of Wings' Capitol Records album "Wings at the Speed of Sound".
1983 - J. Geils Band (lineup unlisted), using an arrangement by producer Seth Justman, records the track "Eenie Meenie Minie Moe". EMI America will issue the track on the band's album "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd" (ST-17137). EMI America's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
110 Years Ago Today In 1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, cellist, pianist, inventor of the Long Playing (LP) vinyl record and developer of the first commercial color television, is born in Budapest, Hungary
1948 - Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate" premieres at a tryout at the Shubert Theatre, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 01, 2016

DECEMBER 1, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1913 - Mary Martin, Motion Picture, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, mother of actor Larry Hagman, and Capitol Records artist (Soundtrack to television version of "Annie Get Your Gun" with John Raitt) is born Mary Virginia Martin in Weatherford, Texas
1915 - Johnnie Johnston, vocalist with Art Kassel and His Castle's In the Air Orchestra, motion picture actor, and as a solo artist is one of the first singers signed to Capitol Records, is born John Clifford Johnston in Saint Louis, Missouri. Johnnie Johnston's first session for Capitol Records (which was still called Liberty Records at that time) was the company's second one after the company's first which was a split session with Martha Tilton and Johnny Mercer. The session was held May 12, 1942 in Los Angeles, California (probably at C. P. MacGregor Studios) with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra. Johnston recorded "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline", "Conchita Lopez", "Easy To Love", and "Windmill Under The Stars". Capitol Records issued "Conchita Lopez" and "Windmill Under The Stars" together as the company's ninth single (Capitol 109).
1930 - Matt Monro, singer and EMI, Liberty and Capitol Records artist, is born Terence Parsons in Shoreditch, in the London Borough of Hackney, England
1933 - Lou Rawls, Grammy Award-winning singer, film, television, and commercial actor, member of the group The Soul Stirrers, and Capitol Records artist (1962-1971), is born Louis Allen Rawls in Chicago, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1938 - The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willem Mengelberg, record Vivaldi's "Concerto Grosso In A Minor, Opus 3 #8: Part 1: Allegro Moderato", "Concerto Grosso In A Minor, Opus 3 #8: Part 2: Adagio", and "Concerto Grosso In A Minor, Opus 3 #8: Part 3: Allegro" and Bach's "Air (From 'Suite N° 3')" in Amsterdam, Holland. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "VIVALDI - Concerto Grosso In A Minor, Opus 3 #8 / BACH-Air (From Suite #3)" (EBL-8057).
75 Years Ago Today In 1941 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Frank Beach, Chico Alvarez, and Earl Collier on trumpet; Harry Forbes and Dick Cole on trombone; Jack Ordean and Bill Lahey on alto saxophone; Ted Romersa on tenor saxophone; Red Dorris on tenor saxophone and vocals; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Al Costi on guitar; Howard Rumsey on bass; Marvin George on drums) perform the tracks "Two Moods", "I Got It Bad" (with Kay Gregory on vocals), "La Cumparsita", and "Arkansas Traveler" for an NBC broadcast at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California which is transcribed for the Armed Forces Radio Service. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the 4 LP box set "The Kenton Era" (WDX-569).
1944 - Johnnie Johnston (on vocals), with Paul Baron and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Strange Music", the tracks "What A Sweet Surprise" and "My Heart Sings", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Please Don't Say 'No'" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "What A Sweet Surprise" and "My Heart Sings" together as a single (Capitol 186).
1945 - Danny Kuanna (on ukelele) and His Islanders (Bernie Kaai on steel guitar; Mel Peterson and Joe Kealoha on guitar; adn Al McIntire and Ernest Tavares on bass) record the "Hawaiian War Chant", "He 'Ui (You're Beautiful), the instrumenta "Kohaa March", and "Kalima Waltz" (listed as possibly with vocals by Scotty Harrell) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Holiday In Hawaii" (T 169).
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flipside, is #4 on the Pop singles chart
1947 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (with Weston conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra of unlisted musicians including brass, reeds, and strings players) records the tracks "Gone With The Wind", "Poor Buttefly", "My Romance", and "Sleepy Time Gal" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Music For Romancing" (T 153).
1947 - During two session s held this day at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California Kay Starr, with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Dick Anderson on clarinet, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on vibraphones, Arnold Ross on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Jack Turner on drums) records the tracks "I Haven't Changed A Thing", "There Ain't No Sweet Man (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears)", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", and "Between A Kiss And A Sigh" at the first session and "Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong", "Steady Daddy (I Like A Man Who Takes His Time)", "Please Love Me", and "Believe It, Beloved" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "There Ain't No Sweet Man (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears)" and "Please Love Me" together as a single (Capitol 15288), "Snuggled On Your Shoulder" and "Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong" together as a single (Capitol 15087), and "Steady Daddy (I Like A Man Who Takes His Time)" as a single (Capitol 15314) with "So Tired" on the flip side. Mosaic Records' will issue all the tracks on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MD12-170).
1947 - The Sportsmen (vocalists Bill Days, Max Smith, Martin Sperzel, and Gurney Bell), with Perry Botkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the (as of 2005) unissued track "It's A Lonesome Old Town" in Los Angeles, California for Los Angeles, California.
1947 - Sam Donahue (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Lee Katzman, Phil Gilbert, Fern Caron, and Bill Faffley on trumpet; Bob Cutshall, Dick Nash, Owen Massingill, and Ed Fromm on trombone; Harry Peterson and Bill Nichol on alto saxophone; Norman Elvin and George Perry on tenor saxophone; Joe Reisman on baritone saxophone; Ray Rossi on piano; Ed Cunningham on bass; and Harold "Hal" Hahn on drums), using Donahue's arrangements, record the tracks "Robbin' Nest", "I'll Get Along Somehow" (vocals by Bill Lockwood), the (as of 2005) unissued track "When A Woman Loves A Man" (vocals by Shirley Lloyd), and the track "Tocos, Enchiladas and Beans" (vocals by Shirley Lloyd) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and the last track together as a single (Capitol 493) and the second track as a single (Capitol 15081) with "Sax-A-Boogie" on the flip side.
1947 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals and guitar) and His Texas Stars (Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the tracks "Ages And Ages Ago", "The Last Mile", "Teardrops On My Heart", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "Foggy River" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service which will issue all the tracks on disc G-129.
1948 - The Starlighters (vocal group with unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Season's Greetings, Part 1" and "Season's Greetings, Part 2" in Paris, France. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together on a Christmas 1948 DJ Promo Record.
1948 - Marcel Laurence (aka Edwin "Buddy" Cole, on Hammond organ) records the tracks "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" and "Pigalle Rag (Pig Alley Rag)" in Paris, France. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 15338).
1949 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unlisted track "Lost In A Dream Last Night", the tracks "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes", "Confidentially (vocals by Ernie Mathias), "Dinah" and an unissued take of "Dinah" without verse in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"as as single (Capitol 925) with "Deep Night" on the flipside, and "Confidentially" and the first take of "Dinah" together as a single (Capitol 804).
1950 - Frank DeVol and His Music Of The Century (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Teardrops From My Eyes" (vocals by Helen O'Connell), "It's A Lonesome Old Town" vocals by The Dream Makers [vocal group with unlisted lineup]), and "Lullaby Of Broadway" (vocals by Helen O'Connell and The Dream Makers) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks togehter as a single (Capitol 1340) and the last track as a s single (Capitol 1359) with "Seven Wonders Of The World" on the flipside.
1950 - Paul Neighbors and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Hullabaloo", "No One But You", "Give Me You", and "Sentimental Music" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1341) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1353).
1952 - Capitol Records takes excerpts from previous recordings by Pinto Colvig and creates a promotional record for "Bozo's Nursery Rhymes" (PRO-113).
1953 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Vic Minichiello, Sam Noto, Don Dennis, and Don Smith on trumpet; Tom Shepard, Keith Moon, Milt Gold, and Paul Severson on trombone; Bob Dockstader on bass trombone; Dave Schildkraut and Lee Konitz on alto saxophone; Bill Holman and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Lorraine Ragon on baritone saxophone; Bob Lesher on guitar; Don Bagley on bass; and Stan Levey on drums), with The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Errair) on vocals, record the tracks "Malaya" (with Candido Camero on bongos), "I'll Be Seeing You" (without the saxophone players), "I Knew You When" (without orchestra), and a rejected take of "Seems Like Old Times" (without orchestra) at Western Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Be Seeing You" as a single (Capitol 2832) with "Please Remember" on the flip side. Mosaic Records will issue the first three tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1953 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, record Tchaikovsky's "Serenade For Strings" and Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony In D Major, Opus 28" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Recods will issue both tracks on the orchestra's album "PROKOFIEV - Classical Symphony In D Major, Opus 28 / TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade For Strings, Opus 48" (P-8290).
1954 - Nat Brandwynne and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "Cheek To Cheek", "Mine" and "It's De-Lovely" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Brandwynne's album "Arthur Murray Society Fox Trots" (H-566).
1955 - During two sessions held this day Woody Herman (on clarinet, alto saxophone, and vocals) and The Las Vegas Herd (Dick Collins and John Coppola on trumpet; Cy Touff on bass trumpet; Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone; Norman Pockrandt on piano; and Monte Budwig on bass) record the tracks "9:20 Special" (arranged by Nat Pierce), "Jumpin' At The Woodside" (arranged by Nat Pierce)", "Bags' Other Groove" (arranged by John Coppola), and "Bass Face" (arranged by John Coppola) at the first session and (with Cy Touff on trumpet instead of bass trumpet) the tracks "The Boot (John's Rendezvous)" (arranged by John Coppola), "Wailing Wall" (arranged by Cy Touff), "Junior" (arranged by John Coppola), "Broadway" (arranged by Nat Pierce), and "A Smo-o-oth One" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Herman's album "Jackpot!" (T 748).
1955 - Harry James (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Nick Buono, Art DePew, Donald Smith, Conrad Gozzo, and Joe Dolny also on trumpet; Juan Tizol on valve trombone; Roy Main and Dick Nash on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone; Willie Smith on alto saxophone; Jeff Massingill and Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone; Bob Poland on bass saxophone; Larry Kinnamon on piano; Tiny Timbrell on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Buddy Combine on drums) records the tracks "Beguine""Ram's Horn", a rejected take of "Ultra", and "Smogbound" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Smogbound" on the compilation 2 LP set "Dance To The Bands!" (EAP-4-727). Mosaic Records will issue "Beguine", "Ram's Horn" and "Smogbound" in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James" (MD7-192).
1958 - Mark Murphy (on vocals), with an orchestra (Stu Williamson, Al Porcino, and Lee Katzman on trumpet; Dick Kenney on trombone; Ronnie Lang on alto saxophone; Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Mel Lewis on drums; and Carlos Mejia on conga) using arrangements by Bill Holman, records the tracks "That Old Black Magic/Cheek To Cheek", "Jersey Bounce", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Lucky In Love", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", and "For Me And My Gal" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Murphy's album "This Could Be The Start Of Something" (T 1177).
1959 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and The Toads (unlisted vocalists), records the track "The Old Payola Roll Blues, Part 1" and a new take of the track "The Old Payola Roll Blues, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4329).
1959 - The Castaways (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "The Twitch" and "Vibrations" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4340).
1960 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Tommy, Tommy", "My Gentle Young Johnny", "My Miss Mary", and "Artificial Flowers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Riddle's album "Music From 'Tenderloin'" (T 1536).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Kay Starr (on vocals, with: Ben Webster on tenor saxophone; Gerald Wiggins on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Lee Young on drums) records the tracks "I Cry By Night", "It Had To Be You", "P.S. I Love You", "More Than You Know", "My Kinda Love", and "What Do I See In Her?" (with Mannie Klein on trumpet instead of Ben Webster on tenor saxophone) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Starr's album "I Cry By Night" (T 1681).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vic Damone (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milton Raskin on piano; H.J. Timbrell and Al Hendrickson on guitar; Myer Rubin on bass; Sid Bulkin, Emil Richards, and Ralph Hansell on percussion; Verlye Brilhart on harp; and on strings: Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure, Lou Raderman, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Robert Barene, Nathan Ross, Anatol Kaminsky, Marshall Moss, Lou Klass, James Getzoff, and Eudice Shapiro on violin; Ralph Lane, Cecil Figelski, Alvin Dinkin, and Virginia Majewski on viola; Armand Kaproff, Eleanor Slatkin, Edgar Lustgarten, and Victor Gottlieb on cello), records the tracks "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)", "Beyond The Reef", "Flamingo", and "Bali Ha'i" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Damone's album "Strange Enchantment" (T 1691).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The Four Amigos (Miguelito Alcaide on vocals and guitar, and Felito Melendez, Pedrito Berrios, and Guito Vadiz on vocals) record the tracks "Ed Cid - Love Theme" and "Amor En Abril" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4860).
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Mexico City, Mexico the (as of 2005) unissued orchestral tracks "Tennessee Waltz", "You Are My Sunshine", "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "San Antonio Rose" are recorded at the first session and "San Antonio Rose", "High Noon", "A Border Affair", and "You Don't Know Me" are recorded at the second session for Capitol Records. The tracks were planned to be used for unrecorded vocal tracks by Tex Ritter.
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts", with "Who's Next In Line" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1964 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Cryin' Time" and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" for Capitol Records
1964 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Ralph Carmichael conducting the orchestra (Bobby Bryant on trumpet solo; Bobby Bryant, Reunald Jones, Larry McGuire, Al Porcinio, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; Fred Mergy, Tommy Shepard, and Wilbur Sudmeier on trombone; Robert Knight on bass trombone; Charlie Kennedy and Bud Shank on alto saxophone; Wayne Dunstan an Dan Patiris on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Kenneth Hildebrand on piano; John Collins, Eddie Duran, and Paul Miller on guitar; George Butterfield on bass; Leon Petties on drums; and on strings: Sherrill Coltrin, James Getzoff, Leo Kailin, Lou Klass, Alexander Koltun, Robert Konrad, Mischa Myers, and Isadore Roman on violin; Stanley Harris and Harry Hyams on viola; and Paul Bergstrom and Anne Goodman on cello), records a rejected take of "More" and the tracks "How I'd Love To Love You" and "Coquette (Little Coquette)" at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, California between 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on album "L-O-V-E" (T 2195).
1964 - H.B. Barnum and His Orchestra (with Barnum conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Night Song", "Lorna's Here", "Gimme Some" and "This Is The Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Barnum's album "Instrumental Hits From 'Golden Boy'" (T 2278).
1964 - Buck Owens (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "We're Gonna Let The Good Times Roll", "Cryin' Time", and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Owens' album "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" (T 2283).
1965 - Merle Haggard (on vocals and guitar) and The Strangers (George French Jr. on piano; Phil Baugh on guitar; Billy Mize on open-string guitar and harmony vocals; Lewis A. Ley on rhythm guitar; Ralph Mooney on steel guitar; Jerry Ward [aka Howard Lowe] on bass; Helen "Peaches" Price on drums; and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals) record two takes of the track "Singing Doors" and "The Girl Turned Ripe" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first take of "Swinging Doors" and "The Girl Turned Ripe" together as a single (Capitol 5600) and the second take of "Swinging Doors" on the compilation album "Great Stars Sing Their Great Hits" (T 2739).
1965 - The Perfect Strangers (lineup unlisted), with Bill Ramal conducting the orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "I Will Always Wait For You" and "Take A Chance" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Let Him Go" and "Baby Come Back" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5607).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Sandler & Young (aka Tony Sandler and Ralph Young on vocals), with the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by (listed as either) Sid Feller or Billy May, record the tracks "Walk An Autumn Day With Me", "Just Say I Love Here (Dicitencello Vuie)", "Put On A Happy Face", "Chanson D'Amour (Song Of Love)", and "Sunrise, Sunset" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5873) with "Walk An Autumn Day With Me" on the flip side and the rest of the tracks on the duo's album "On The Move" (T 2686).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Paul & Paula (no last names listed)'s tracks "Paper Crown" and the instrumental "Patsy". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 304).
1967 - The final overdubs are recorded Bobbie Gentry's track "Parchman Farm" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the tracks on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie" (T 2842).
1967 - The Stone Poney's (Kenny Edwards and Bob Kimmel on guitar and Linda Ronstadt on vocals) record the track "Some Of Shelly's Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the album "Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys And Friends, Volume III" (ST 2863).
1967 - Kris Peterson records the (as of 2005) unissued track "It's Unbelievable" and "Just As Much As I Love You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1967 - Dick Curless records the tracks "Bury The Bottle With Me", "Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wanted Dollar Bill", "Just For The Record" and "I'm Worried About Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first three tracks on Curless' album "" (T 5108). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Curless' 7 CD box set "A Tombstone Every Mile" (BCD 15882) in Germany.
1968 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) records an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "Barbara Ann" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Max Frost and The Troopers (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Brave New World" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's tracks "And The World Keeps Spinning" and the second take of the track "Country Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on the album "Try A Little Kindness" (SW-389).
1969 - Capitol Records registers the masters for The Cannonball Adderley Quintet's tracks "Country Preacher" and "Hummin'" and Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's album "Country Preacher" (SKAO-404).
1969 - The Chaparral Brothers (John and Paul Chaparral) record the tracks "Let Somebody Love You", "I Let Another Good One Get Away", and "Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham". Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together on the brothers' album "Just For The Records" (ST-551). There is no issuing information listed for the second track so if anyone knows if the track was ever issued, please leave me a comment.
1969 - Mel Tormé (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "Requiem: 820 Latham", the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Something" and "Wanderin' Star", and the track "Take A Letter, Maria" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together on Tormé's album "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (ST-430).
1969 - Bobby Young (aka Jami Ross) records the tracks "Love's Got A Hole In The Middle" and "Romaine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2773).
1969 - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet and vocals, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone, Joe Zawinul on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Our November" and "N° 1 Direction" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1969 - Bobbie Gentry (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "No Me Quiero Enamorar (I'll Never Fall In Love Again)", "En Todas Partes (Here, There And Everywhere)" and "You're Number One Fan" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and Capitol Latino, a division of Capitol Records, issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol Latino 6904) and Capitol Records will issue the last track on Gentry's album "Patchwork" (ST-494).
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Jean Shepard's tracks "What Went Wrong" and "A Woman's Hand" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2779).
1969 - Capitol Records will registers the masters it purchased for Dick Dodd's tracks "We Got The Power", "Intrepid", "Love Is The Last Word", "Serina" and "Time Will Tell". There is no issuing information listed for any of the tracks so if anyone knows when or where the tracks were recorded and if any of them have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Endlessly", with "Happy Memories" on the flipside is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1970 - Overdubs are recorded for C. P. & W. (Cashman, Pistelli and West, aka Dennis Cashman [listed as possibly] on vocals and Gene Pistilli and Tommy West [listed as possibly] on guitar)'s (as of 20055) unissued track "Knock On My Door" and the track "Child Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 3078) with "Across The Universe" on the flip side.
1970 - Lesley Warren record the tracks "Sooner Or Later", "It's Too Late", and "Don't Change On Me" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information for the tracks so if anyone knows if any of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Tim Rose records the tracks "I Don't Believe In It Any More" and "Without You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information for the tracks so if anyone knows if either of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - The Hollyridge Strings (unlisted lineup of string musicians), directed by Stu Phillips, record a new take of "Imagine" and the tracks "Theme From 'Shaft'", "Bridge Over Troubled Waters", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Theme From "Summer Of '42'", and "It's Impossible" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Hits Of The '70s" (ST-883).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Dorsey Burnette (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "She Don't Cry Anymore", the track "Mama, Mama", the (as of 2005) unissued track "If I Didn't Hear The Church Bells Ring", and the track "Lonely To Be Alone" in Los Angeles, California. The second track as a single (Capitol 3588) with "Keep Out Of My Dreams" on the flipside and the last track as a single (Capitol 3463) with "Cry Mama" on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jim Capaldi records the tracks "Eve" and "Oh! How We Danced" at the first session and the track "Last Day Of Dawn" at the second session. Island Records, distributed at the time by Capitol Records, issues all the tracks on Capaldi's album "Oh How We Danced" (SW-9314).
1972 - Bobby Paris records the tracks "Baby, Spread Your Love On Me", "You're A Friend", and "Love Looks So Good On You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3592) and the last track together as a single (Capitol 3727) with "Day Dreamer" on the flip side.
1972 - During two sessions held this day for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California Joanie Summers records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Steppin'", "Mary C. Brown And The Hollywood Sign" and "Disillusion (The Jump)" at the first session and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Let Me Be The One" and "Just One Smile" at the second session.
1973 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Dorsey Burnette's (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Stormy Years", "We Can't Go On Meeting Here Like This", and "Love Is What I've Got To Find Again", the tracks "Tangerine" and "Daddy Loves You Honey", the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "She Looks A Whole Like Her Mama", "You Love Me Just Enough To Change My Mind", and "Don't Close The Doors To Heaven Anymore", and the track Bob, All The Playboys And Me". Capitol Records will issue "Tangerine" as a single (Capitol 3963) with "What Ladies Can Do (When They Want To)" on the flipside, "Daddy Loves You Honey" as a single (Capitol 3887) with "True Love Means Forgiving" on the flipside, and "Bob, All The Playboys And Me" as a single (Capitol 3829) with "The Boogleggers" on the flipside.
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Where Flamingos Fly" and "Little Star" in Sausalito, California for Capitol Records.
1975 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the track "It Doesn't Take Much" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's eponymous album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Overdubs are recorded for Sammy Hagar's tracks "Crusin' & Boozin'", "Red", "Catch The Wind", and "Free Money" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the all the tracks on Hagar's eponymous album "Sammy Hagar" (ST-11599).
1977 - The Dusty Chaps (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Domino Joe", When The Full Moon Rises", "Annabel Walker", "Dance With Me Dolores", "Keep Your Hands Of Her, Stranger", "Chili Today, Hot Tamale", "Keep Me Out Of Jail Tonight", "Club De Mexico Polka", "Nogales Song", "Shoot Out At The Rocket Club" and "Ashes To Ashes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Domino Joe" (ST-11755).
1977 - Freddie Hart (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Our Love (Is Our Castle)", "You'll Never Know", "And Then Some", "How Right You Are", "Born A Fool", "Only You", "Unimportant Love Affair", "So Good, So Rare, So Fine", "Colorado" and "For Lovers Only" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hart's album "Only You" (ST-11724).
1977 - Gary Portland records the track "Letter Of Introduction" in an unlisted studio. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1977 - Billy "Crash" Craddock records the tracks "We Never Made It In Chicago", "I've Been Too Long Lonely, Baby" and "Not A Day Goes By" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Craddock's eponymous album "Billy "Crash" Craddock" (ST-11758).
1978 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation "The Beatles Collection" as a limited edition with only 3,000 copies made.
1978 - Raul DeSouza (on percussion) records (listed as possibly with Leslie Drayton and Bobby Bryant on trumpet; Maurice Spears, Donald Cooke, and Lou McCreary on trombone; William Green, Ernie Fields, and Moacir Santos on saxophone; Alan Oldfield on keyboards and synthesizers; Greg Phillinganes on keyboard; David Walker, Greg Poree, and Arthur Wright on guitar; Eddie Watkins on bass; James Gadson and Edward Green on drums; Clarence "Butch" Robinson and Eddie "Bongo" Brown on conga and bongo drums; Bonita Wilson, Lynn B. Davis, Aneida James, and Mare Jones on bacground vocals using vocal arrangements by Jozef Powell; and a string section with unlisted musicians directed by by Assa Drori) the track "Fe-No-Me-Nol" at NSP Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on DeSouza's album "Til Tomorrow Comes" (ST-11918).
1980 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals with Allan St. John on keyboards, Gary Sharaf on guitar, Mark Clark on bass and vocals, and Bobby Chouinard on drums) records the track "In The Dark" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "Don't Say No" (ST-12146).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - A Taste Of Honey (lineup unlisted) records the track "I'll Try Something New" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Ladies From The Eighties" (ST-12173).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Levon Helms records the track "You Can't Win Them All" in (listed as possibly) Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Capitol Records will issue the track on Helm's eponymous album "Levon Helm" (ST-12201).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Keith Stegall records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Looks Like Love", "So In Love With Loving You", "She's Playing Hard To Forget", and "Hurry On Home" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1984 - Alcatrazz (listed as probably Graham Bonnet on vocals; Jimmy Waldo on keyboard and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion and vocals) records the track "Lighter Shade Of Green" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
1987 - Tanya Tucker (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Lonely At The Right Time" and "Lonesome Town" at Compass Point Studio in Nassau, Bahamas. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tucker's album "Strong Enough To Bend" (C1-48865).
1988 - Charvoni (lineup unlisted) records the instrumental track "Always There" at an unlisted studio. There is no issuing information listed so if anyone knows who was in the band, where the track was recorded and if it was ever issued, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
120 Years Ago Today In 1896 - Ray Henderson, composer and partner in the songwriting team DeSylva, Brown and Henderson with future Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva and lyricist Lew Brown, is born Raymond Brost in Buffalo, New York
1957 - Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole hosts the 64th and final episode of "The Nat King Cole Show", a 15-minute weekly variety show on NBC-TV. The series is cancelled because the network, and the show's producers, can't find any national advertisers willing to sponsor it due to Cole's race.
1960 - Future Capitol Records artist Bobby Darin marries actress Sandra Dee in a private ceremony at 3:00 AM at Don Kirshner's home in Camden, New Jersey.
1979 - Kenny Rogers' United Artists Records single "Coward Of The County", with "I Want To Make You Smile" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1980 - The Scooters (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I'll Do Anything", "In Love Again", "Alien Nights", "Where Did We Go Wrong", "Blue Eyes", "Love Stealer", Time", "Standing Up Straight", "Every Good Reason", "Living In Character", "Hold On", and "Second Chance" in England for Utopia Records. EMI America Records will issue all the tracks, except the last two tracks, on the band's album "Blue Eyes" (SW-17045). There is no issuing information for the last two tracks so if anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1879 - Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore", opens with Arthur Sullivan conducted the orchestra while William Gilbert plays the role of a sailor in the chorus
1924 - George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" opens at The Liberty Theatre in New York City starring Fred and Adele Astaire and will run for 330 performances

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
85 Years Ago Today In 1931 - Jack Sheldon, bebop and West Coast jazz trumpeter, singer, actor, and Capitol Records session and solo artist (1954-1964), is born in Jacksonville, Florida
1937 - Frank Ifield, singer, songwriter, yodeler, and EMI and Capitol Records artist, is born Francis Edward Ifield in Coventry, England
1959 - Cherie Ann Curie and Marie Michelle Curie, singers, actresses and Capitol Records artists as a duo, are born in Encino, California. Thanks to Marie for letting me know her middle name!
1954 - George McArdle, bass guitarist with the Capitol Records group Little River Band, is born in Melbourne, Australia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1938 - The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willem Mengelberg, record Shubert's "Overture To 'Rosamunde': Part 1" and "Overture To 'Rosamunde': Part 2" in Amsterdam, Holland. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue both parts on the orchestra's album "Overturtes: BRAHMS - Tragic Overture, Opus 81 / SCHUBERT - Overture To Rosamunde / BEETHOVEN - Overture Allegretto And Finale (From 'Die Geschopfe des Prometheus') / BEETHOVEN - Turkish March (Ruins Of Athens) / BEETHOVEN - Overture (From 'Die Geschopfe Des Prometheus')" (P-8078).
1943 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar and Johnny Miller on bass), at their first Capitol Records recording session, wax the tracks "Straighten Up and Fly Right", "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?", the instrumental "Jumpin' At Capitol", and "If You Can't Smile, Say Yes Please (If You Can't Smile And Say Yes)" at C.P. MacGregor Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 154) with "I Just Can't See For Lookin'" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 169) with "I Realize Now" on the flipside, the third track on the compilation album "History Of Jazz, Volume 4 - This Modern Age" (CE-19), and the last track as a single (Capitol 192) with "Bring Me Another Drink" on the flipside.
1944 - The Buddy Cole Trio (Buddy Cole on piano, with unlisted guitar and bass players) record the tracks "Body And Soul", "The Song Is You", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Temptation" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the trio's album "Piano Cocktails" (BD-24).
1945 - The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records single "I’ll Buy that Dream" is #3 on the U.S. Pop singles charts.
1945 - Danny Kuaana (on ukelele) and His Islanders (Bernie Kaai on steel guitar, Mel Peterson and Joe Kealoha on guitar, Al McIntire and Ernest Tavares on bass) records the track "Beautiful Carnation" (vocals by Foy Harrell), the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Blue Shadows And White Gardenias (vocals by Scotty Harrell) and "In Hawaii You And I" and the track "King's Serenade" (vocals by Scotty Harrell) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first tracks as a single (Capitol 37-647) with "He Manao No'u Ia Oe (I'm Thinking Of You)" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 37-571) with the instrumental "Kohala March" on the flip side.
1945 - Skip Farrell (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "You Can Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder", "I Wish I Could Tell You", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "In A Moon Mist" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 232).
1947 - Margaret Whiting (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted and includes strings players), "Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song)", "There's Something About Midnight", and "When Is Sometime" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15024) with "But Beautiful" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 15146) with "Look For The Silver Lining" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15426) with "The Story Of My Life" on the flip side.
1948 - The Tomcats (unlisted lineup of male vocalists) record the tracks "I Ain't Nowhere", "Daddy's Lullaby", "Honey, I'm Yours", "You Better Get Yourself Some Gold", "I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In", and "Hey, Andrew!" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 15415), the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 15341) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15348, as by Fanny and Faro Falmouth).
1948 - Pops Cravath (on guitar, with unlisted rhythm musicians) records the tracks "Down The Creek Blues" and "Up The Creek Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40142).
1949 - The Mellomen Quartet records six unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcripiton Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what tracks were recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
1949 - Buddy Cole records eight unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcripiton Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what tracks were recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
1949 - Frank DeVol records twelve unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcripiton Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what tracks were recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
1950 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements for the music he wrote to: Uan Rasey and Origene LaFreniere on trumpet; Ed Kusby and Elmer Smithers on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, Arthur Fleming, and Paul McLarand on saxophones; Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano; Phil Stephens on bass; John Cyr and Ralph Hansell on drums; Kathryn Thompson on harp; and on strings: Nick Pisani, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violin; Paul Robyn on viola; and Cy Bernard on cello) records the instrumental tracks for "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic: Part 1", "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic: Part 2", "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic: Part 3", "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic: Part 4" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios, in Hollywood, California between 9:00pm and 12:00am. After Mel Blanc records vocal overdubs on December 6, 1950 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic" (DBS-3091).
1950 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service Tex Williams records six unlisted tracks at the first session and six unlisted tracks at the second session. If anyone knows what tracks were recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals), with Jimmy Wakely and Orchestra (Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; Paul Sells on piano: Johnny Bond and Don Weston on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; and Fred Whiting on bass) records the tracks "The Devil's Heart", "(Heartsick Soldier On) Heartbreak Ridge" (with vocals by Jimmy Wakely and Tex Ritter), "Tennessee Rose", and "I Stopped Living" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2091) with "I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven" on the flipside and the second and third track together as a single (Capitol 1916). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Tuttle's CD "Detour" (BCD 16416) in Germany.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Johnny Pecon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Junior's Waltz", "Tra-La-La-La Waltz" (vocals by Eddie Platt), "My Little Girl", "Old Timer's Polka" in New York City, New York. Capitol Recods will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2306) with "Sweet Polka Dot", the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1953), and the third track as a single (Capitol 2061) with "Perme Polka" on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Jack Hunt (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "(Are Those) Tears In Your Eyes", "I Love You Better Than You Know", "I Learned My Lesson From You", and "Postage Due" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2003) with "How Can I Lie To My Heart" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 2533) with "They Tell Me It's Wrong" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 2129) with "Trifflin' On Me" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1934) with "All I Do Is Sit And Cry" on the flip side.
1952 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg with The Mendelssohn Choir (featuring Robert B. Anderson on baritone vocals, Nell Rankin on vocals, and the rest of the lineup unlisted), directed by Russell B. Wichmann, records Ralph Vaughan-Williams' "Five Tudor Portraits, Parts 1 and 2" at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will register the masters for the track on July 7, 1953 and issue the track on the orchestra's album "VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS - Five Tudor Portraits" (P-8218).
1953 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Vic Minichiello, Sam Noto, Don Dennis, and Don Smith on trumpet; Tom Shepard, Keith Moon, Milt Gold, and Paul Severson on trombone; Bob Dockstader on bass trombone; Dave Schildkraut and Lee Konitz on alto saxophone; Bill Holman and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Lorraine Ragon on baritone saxophone; Sal Salvador on guitar; Don Bagley on bass; and Stan Levey on drums) record the tracks "The Creep" and "Tenderley" (with vocals by The Four Freshmen [vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Errair]) at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2685).
1953 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Tchaikovsky's "Serenade For Strings" and Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony In D Mafor, Opus 28" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the orchestra's album "TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade In C Major, Opus 48 / PROKOFIEV - Symphony N° 1 In D, Opus 25 ('Classical')" (P-8290).
1954 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Hal Mooney conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "He's Funny That Way" and "After You've Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Starr's album "In A Blue Mood" (T 580).
1955 - Tommy Collins (on vocals and guitar, with: J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Buck Owens on lead guitar; Lewis Talley on rhythm guitar; and Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen on bass) records the tracks "What Kind Of Sweetheart Are You", "No Love Have I", "All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo", and "That's The Way Love Is" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 10:30am and 1:30pm. Capitol Records will issue the first track as as single (Capitol 3370) with "Wait A Little Longer" on the flip side, the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 2466), and the third track on Collin's album "Words And Music Country Style" (T 776).
1955 - Vicki Young (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the (as of 2005) unissued takes of the tracks "No, No Baby, I Can't" and "I'm All Shook Up", the tracks "Steel Guitar" and "Bye, Bye For Just A While", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "How Jack Got Jules" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Steel Guitar" and "Bye, Bye For Just A While" together as a single (Capitol 3308).
1955 - Harry James (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Nick Buono, Art De Pew, Donald Smith, Conrad Gozzo, and Joe Dolny on trumpet; Juan Tizol on valve trombone; Roy Main and Dick Nash on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone; Willie Smith on alto saxophone; Jeff Massingill and Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone; Bob Poland on baritone saxophone; Larry Kinnamon on piano; Tiny Timbrell on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Buddy Combine on drums) record the tracks "April In Paris" and "Walkin' Home" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After James records trumpet overdubs on December 7, 1955 Capitol Records will issue both tracks on James' album 2 LP set "Dance To The Bands!" (TBO 727) and Mosaic Records will issue both tracks on the CD "The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James" (MD7-192).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar) records Rodrigo's "En Los Trigales", Turina's "Ràfaga", Turina's "Sacro-monte Opus 55 N° 5", and "Albeniz's "Zambra Granadina" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Almeida's album "The New World Of The Guitar" (P-8392) and the other three tracks on Almeida's album "Vistas D'España: ALBENNIZ / TURINA" (P-8367).
1959 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records an (as of 2005) unissued take of "The Old Payola Roll Blues, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1960 - Overdubs are recorded for The DeCastro Sisters' track "I Enjoy Being A Girl" in Los Angeles, California. After final overdubs are recorded on January 1, 1961 Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on the sister's album "A Rockin' Beat" (T 1501).
1960 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and The Jud Conlon Singers (lineups for both unlisted), records the track "Declaration Of Independence" and overdubs for the track in Los Angeles, California. After final overdubs are recorded on December 21, 1960 Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Freberg's album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573).
1960 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (with Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Sunken City", "The Ancient Galleon", "The Sea Nymph" and "Dancing Diamonds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Baxter's album "Jewels Of The Sea" (T 1537).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - During two sessions held this day in London, England Gene Vincent (on vocals), with The Sounds Incorporated (Alan Holmes on saxophone; Griff West on tenor saxophone; Bobby Cameron on piano and organ; Barrie Elmes on guitar; Wess Hunter on electric bass; and Tony Newman drums), records two incomplete takes and two full takes of the track "Spaceship To Mars" at the first session at EMI Studios, in both St. Johns Wood and on Abbey Road and, with The Norrie Paramor Orchestra (listed as same lineup of musicians in The Sounds Incorporated), records one full take of "There I Go Again", an incomplete take of "There I Go Again (Whoops I'm Dreaming)" and a full take of "There I Go Again (Whoops I'm Dreaming) at the second session at EMI Studios, St. Johns Wood. Capitol Records will issue the fourth take of "Spaceship To Mars" and the third take of "There I Go Again (Whoops I'm Dreaming) on Vncents' EP "Be Bop A Lula 1962" (EAP-1-20448). Capitol Records issue the first incomplete take and the two full takes of "Spaceship To Mars" and the last two takes of "There I Go Again (Whoops I'm Dreaming) on the 6 CD box set "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2). Rockstar Records in England will issue the second incomplete take and the first full take of "Spaceship To Mars" on the album "Important Words" (RSR-LP1020) and will add the first take of "There I Go Again" on CD version of the album "Important Words" (RSCD 027 or Rockstar 027).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with Jack Fascinato conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee", "(Give Me) A Straw Hat And A Cane", "The Band Played On", "The Old Piano Roll Blues", and "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ford's album "Here Comes The Tennessee Ernie Ford Mississippi Showboat" (T 1684).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Gerald Wiggins Music (Mannie Klein on trumpet, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Lee Young on drums), records the titles "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)", "Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)", "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)", "I'm Alone Because I Love You", and "I'm Still In Love With You" with producer Dave Cavanaugh in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Starr's album "I Cry By Night" (T 1681).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Bobby Edwards (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "What's The Reason", "Walk Away Slowly", an unlisted track, and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Will You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4674).
1963 - Judy Garland performs the tracks "Jamboree Jones" and "More" live for her CBS television series. The tracks will be released by Capitol Records on Garland's album "Just For Openers".
1965 - Final overdubs are recorded for The Mustangs' track "Everything I Do For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 5596) with "Moanin' Blues" on the flip side.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' (as of 2005) unissued track "My Only Sunshine" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Sandler & Young (aka Tony Sandler and Ralph Young, on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by (listed as either) Sid Feller or Billy May, record the tracks "There Will Never Be Another You", "Let It Be Me", "Sand And Sea (Plien Soleil), and "I Will Wait For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together on the duo's album "On The Move" (SU 2686) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the second and last tracks.
1967 - Vocal overdubs are recorded for Norma Lee's tracks "My Kinda Lovin'", "If That's The Fashion" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "A Broken Heart Hasn't Got A Thing To Lose". Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2098).
1967 - The Stone Poneys (Kenny Edwards and Bob Kimmel on guitar; Linda Ronstadt on vocals) record the tracks "Hobo (Morning Glory)" and "Star And A Stone" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 15, 1968 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III" (ST 2863).
1967 - The Magnificent Men (unlisted lineup of male vocalists) record the tracks "Nobody Can Turn Me Around", "A Change Is Gonna Come", and "I Found What I Wanted In You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "The World Of Soul" (T 2846).
1967 - Dick Curless (on vocals, with Jerry Reed on guitar and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "You Can't Go Back Again", "Shoes", "When Dad Was Around", and "End Of The Road" in Nashville, Tennessee. Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "Long, Lonesome Road" (ST 5108).
1969 - The Beatles' double sided hit Apple Records single "Come Together" with "Something" on the flip side, which is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Okie from Muskogee" is #4
1970 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Pete Candoli, John Best, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Don Raffell, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) records the track "Changes", the rejected track "The Jeep Is Jumping", and the trackss "Liza" and "Sleepy Time Gal" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life will issue the remaining three tracks on the album "The Swing Era 1937-1938: Vintage Years of Humor" (STL 342).
1970 - Buck Owens (on vocals), with Susan Raye, Kenni Huskey, The Bakersfield Brass (lineup unlisted), and other unlisted musicians, performs live at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada where the tracks "Introduction", "Good Ole Mountain Dew", "Nugget Lament", "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms", "Ruby (Are You Mad)", "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (vocals by Kenni Huskey), "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "Fishin' On The Mississippi", "Introduction", "Sally Was A Good Old Girl" ( with The Bakersfield Brass), "Flint Hill Special" (with The Bakersfield Brass), "Pitty, Pitty, Patter" (vocals by Susan Raye), "L.A. International Airport" (vocals by Susan Raye), "We're Gonna Get Together" (vocals by Susan Raye), "I'll Still Be Waiting For You", and "Johnny B. Goode" are recorded. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Owens' album "Live At The John Ascuaga's Nugget" (SMAS-11039).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co. (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Medley: It's Gonna Be High Tonight/It's A Drag, I'm A Drag", "Still Got A Long Way To Go", "The Falling Song", "Ballad Of The Remo Four", "(The Old) Rock And Roll Boogie Woogie", "Got To Get Back To You", "What A Bloody Long Day It's Been", and "I'm Going To A Place" and will issue all the tracks on the group's album "What A Bloody Long Day It's Been" (SMAS-862).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Trini Lopez (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Put Your Hand In The Hand" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if this track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Dick Curless (on vocals, with: David Paul Briggs on piano; Harold Ray Bradley, Jerry Shook, and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitar; Weldon Myrick on steel guitar; Bob Moore on bass; and Muurey M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums), records the tracks "January, April And Me", "Travelin' Light" and "You Really Got A Hold On Me" at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "Stonin' Around" (ST-11087).
1972 - Pepper Tree (unlisted lineup) records the track "Midnight Lady" and "Teach Me How To Fly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3536).
1974 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "Only You", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1977 - Billy "Crash" Craddock records the the tracks "We Never Made It To Chicago", "I've Been Too Long Lonely, Baby", and "Not A Day Goes By" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Craddock's eponymous album "Billy "Crash" Craddock" (ST-11758).
1978 - Zbigniew Seifert (on violin and alto saxophone, with: Richie Beirach on piano; John Scofield on guitar; Eddie Gomez on bass; Jack De Johnette on drums; and Nana Vasconcelos on percussion) records the track "Escape From The Sun" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Siefert's album "Passion" (ST-11923).
1978 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Domenic Troiano record the tracks "Give Me A Chance" and "Fret Fever" at the first session and "Victim Of Circumstance" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Troiano's album "Fret Fever" (ST-11932).
1979 - Beth Nielsen Chapman records the track "Here Today And Gone Again Tomorrow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Chapman's album "Hearing It First" (ST-12050).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Capitol Records registers the masters for The Church (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "For A Moment We're Strangers", "The Unguarded Moment", "Memories In Future Tense", "Is This Where You Live", "Bel Air", "Too Fast For You", "Sisters", "Tear It All Away", and "Don't Open The Door To Strangers", which were recorded in Australia, and will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "The Church" (ST-12193).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - A Taste Of Honey (lineup unlisted) records the track "Lies" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Ladies Of The Eighties" (ST-12173).
1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Rosemary Butler (with an orchestra with unlisted lineup using Peter Bernstein's arrangements)'s tracks "Call Of The Wild", Just Can't Let Go", "What You Really Want", "You Light Up The Night", "Choto Mate", "Tears In The Night", "Imagination", "First To Know", "Through Different Eyes" and "Take The Floor" from Toshiba-EMI and will issue all the tracks on Butler's album "Rose" (ST-12320).
1985 - Heart's Capitol Records single "Never" is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Poison's Capitol Records live album "Swallow This Live" peaks at #51 on Billboard's Pop albums chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1953 - Shuggie Otis, guitarist; bass, harmonica and keyboards player; and son of Capitol Records artist Johnny Otis, is born Johnny Otis, Jr.
1955 - Billy Idol, singer, actor, and Chrysalis Records artist, is born William Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, parent company of Capitol Records

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1913 - Charlie Chaplin makes his screen debut in Mack Sennett's short film "Making A Living"
1929 - Dick Clark, disc jockey, television host and producer, is born
1940 - It's a Saturday, and at noon, Lucille Ball, motion picture and radio actress, elopes with Desi Arnaz, singer, musician, bandleader, and motion picture actor, and they marry in a ceremony held at the Byram River Beagle Club in Greenwich, Connecticut by Justice Of The Peace John P. O'Brien after Probate Judge Harold L. Nape waived the five-day wait required by Connecticut law.
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Pop icon, vocalist, and ukulele player Tiny Tim dies at 11:20 PM at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota at age 64 as the result of a heart attack that occurred after he finished performing a truncated set at a benefit concert at the Women's Club of Minneapolis.