Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1911 - Frank DeVol, bandleader, songwriter, television theme song and score composer, arranger, and Capitol Records artist is born Frank Denny De Vol in Moundsville, West Virginia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's Saturday and time for Wildroot's "King Cole Trio Time" which is being broadcast from WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa with Warren Bacon as MC. The Trio perform "Kate", "Wildroot Charlie", "Sweet Lorraine", "Sweet Georgia Brown", a seven second reprise of "Wildroot Charlie", "Tangerine", "Naughty Angeline", and sign off with "Straighten Up And Fly Right". The entire show exists on acetate discs but is not currently available on either YouTube or Spotify.
1951 - Trumpeter Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman on alto saxophone, Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bob Tricarico and Robert "Buddy" Wise on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophones, Fred Savarise on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Billy Cronk on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums), using arrangements by George Williams, record the titles "Wagon Wheels", "Dinah""Sentimental Journey", and "Perdidio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Anthony's album "House Party Hop" (T 292).
1951 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, John Howell, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, and John Coppola on trumpets, Dick Kenney, Bill Russo, George Roberts, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombones, Stan Fletcher on tuba, Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto saxophone, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), with June Christy on vocals, records the title "Street Of Dreams" and with vocalist June Christy "Easy Street", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Daddy" at the first session and "Blues In Burlesque, Part 1" and, with Shelly Manne also on vocals, "Blues In Burlesque, Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Street Of Dreams" and "Daddy" together as a single (Capitol 1823), "Easy Street" on the 4 CD set "Stan Kenton Retrospective" (7-97350-2), "Come Rain Or Come Shine" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (T 172), and both parts of "Blues In Burlesque" together as a single (Capitol 1874).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #12, "Somewhere Along The Way" is #13, "Because You're Mine" is #17, and "Faith Can Move Mountains" is #35 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford records the tracks "Sixteen Tons" and "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" with Jack Fascinato conducting his own arrangements to the studio orchestra (Charlie Parlato on trumpet, George Bruns on trombone, Red Mandel on clairnet, Darol Rice on bass clarinet, Bobby Gibbons on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Roy Harte on drums) at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks together as a single (Capitol  3262) on October 17, 1955.
1956 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Joe Maphis on lead guitar, Buck Owens and Lewis Talley on rhythm guitar, Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "Baby Loves Him""Honey Bop""Silver Threads And Golden Needles" and "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:45 AM and 1:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Baby Loves Him", "Honey Bop", and "Hot Dog! That Mad Him Mad" on Jackson's album "Rockin' With Wanda!" (T 1384) and "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" and "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" together as a single (Capitol F3575).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #1 on WMCA's Album survey and his single "With You On My Mind" is #26 and his single "Send For Me" is #36 on the station's Weekly Survey and #22 on KIOA 904 AM's weekly chart in Des Moines, Iowa.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Lucho Gatica, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Blue Moon", "If I Love", "Once In A Dream", and "Mexicali Rose" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blue Moon" and "If I Love" together as a single (Capitol F3828) and "Once In A Dream" and "Mexicali Rose" together as a single (Capitol F3932).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Angelus Bells", "Sunset Bells And Alabado", "Valley Song And Bells Finale", "La La La La", and "Mama What Is In The Pot Today?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Weston's album "The Bells Of Santa Ynez" (T/ST 1849).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Harlan Howard, with unlisted others, records the titles "From Ballads To Blues", "A Little Humor, Friends", "I Never Pass There Anymore", and "Someday Sweetheart" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Someday Sweetheart" as a single (Capitol 4928) with "My Baby's His Baby Now" (recorded September 19, 1962) on the flipside.
1963 - Judy Garland sings the song "Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)" live for her CBS television show and a recording of the performance will appear on her Capitol Records album "Just For Openers"
1966 - David Rose conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Theme From 'The Ten Commandments'", ""'King Of Kings' Theme", "Love Theme From 'Ben Hur'", and "Theme From 'Sodom & Gomorrah'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rose's album "Themes From The Bible" (T 2627).
1966 - Sandy & Sally (vocalists Sandy Griffiths and Sally Flynn from TV's "The Lawrence Welk Shows"), with unlisted musicians, record the titles "If He Would Care" and "There Comes A Tune" in Los Angeles, California with producer Alexis de Azevedo. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5794).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters in Los Angeles, California tha tit purchased for The Evil's titles "Always Runnin' Around", and "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2038).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Bonnie Owens, with (listed as possibly) George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitar, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums, records the titles "Just One Time", Somewhere Between", and "Wabash Cannonball" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Just One Time" and "Wabash Cannonball" on Owens' album "Somewhere Between" (T/ST 2861) and "Somewhere Between" as a single (Capitol 2029) with "Don't Tell Me" (recorded September 19, 1967) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitar, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums), with vocalist Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals, record a new take of the title "Sing Me Back Home" and the titles "Where Does The Good Time Go?" and "Good Times" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the take of "Sing Me Home" recorded at this session as a single (Capitol 2017) with "Good Times" on the flipside and all three titles on the Haggard's album "Sing Me Back Home" (T/ST 2848).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Organist and vocalist Billy Preston, with unlisted others, records the titles "She Will Be Groovy" and "An Encouraging Word" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, Dave Wells, and Gil Falco on trombone, Marshall Royal, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, and Nat Brown on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rollie Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "At The Jazz Band Ball (Bob Crosby Version)""Get Happy (Benny Goodman Version)""Satan Takes A Holiday (Tommy Dorsey Version)", and "Slow Mood (Crosby Bob Cats Version)" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the 3LP box set "The Swing Era: Volume 12 - Encore - The Day Of The Great Entertainers: Billy May" (STA 351).
1971 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted musicians, records the title "No Sad Song" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on October 13 and 15, 1971, Capitol Records will issue the title on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers in Los Angeles, California vocalist Larry Garner's title "It's Too Late To Keep From Losing You" recorded at Buck Owens' studios in Bakersfield, California that it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises and will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3467) with "Would You Settle For Roses" (registered on August 24, 1972) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted others, records the titles "Where Is My Friend", "Where Is The Love", "And I Love You So", and "This Masquerade" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded later in the same session, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Reddy's album "I Am Woman" (ST-11068).
1973 - Former Capitol Records artists, singer and guitarist Jim Croce (who recorded for Capitol as part of a duo with his wife Ingrid Croce), age 30, and guitarist and pianist Maury Muehleisen, age 24, are killed in a small commercial airplane when it crashes in Natchitoches, Louisiana along with Jim's road manager Dennis Rast, his booking agent Ken Cortese, the opening act comedian George Stevens, and the pilot Robert Newton Elliott
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Overdubs are recorded for Natalie Cole's titles "Nothing Stronger Than Love" and "Be Thankful" at a unlisted location. After more overdubs are recorded on September 21 and 22, 1977, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Cole's album "Thankful" (SW-11708).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Tavares (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Honey, Can I", "The Ghost Of Love", "We're Both Ready For Love", and "Slow Train To Paradise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Future Sound" (SW-11719).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records the title "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the titles as a single in Europe (1A 006-20 0317 7) with "Private Dancer" on the flipside.
1988 - Freddie Jackson's Capitol Records album "Don't Let Love Slip Away" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1988 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A. for selling 2 million copies
1996 - Paul Weston (born Paul Wetstein, aka pianist Jonathan Edwards), arranger, conductor, composer, band leader, creator of "Mood Music", Capitol Records' first music director and musical director for many movies, radio and television shows and specials, a founder and first national president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a founder of Corinthian Records, Capitol Records artist, and husband of Capitol Records artist Jo Stafford, dies at age 84 in Santa Monica, California and memorial services were later held at Church Of The Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills, California
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville announces that their recording artist Trace Adkins was released from the hospitol four days after undergoing emergency surgery for an abdominal inflammatory infection

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - Future Capitol Records artists The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Hal Kratzsch) perform at their first professional booking when they appear at the "113 Club" in Fort Wayne, Indiana
1953 - Ricci James Martin, actor and son of Capitol Records artist Dean Martin and his wife Jeanne Martin, is born
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, sons of actor and Imperial Records artist Rick Nelson and actress Kristin Harmon, are born Matthew Gray Nelson and Gunnar Eric Nelson in Santa Monica, California. Both were involved in the production of their father's Capitol Records box set "Legacy".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI-America Records registers the masters it purchased for Sheena Easton's title "Some Of Us Will" and will issue the titles as a single (EMI-America 8142) with "I Wouldn't Beg For Water" (registered on April 11, 1982) on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Marty Balin, with Bill Champlin, Daniel Moore, and Matthew Moore on backing vocals, Kevin McCormick on bass guitar, Rick Marotta on drums, Waddy Wachtel on guitar, William Bergman, Darrell Leonard, Greg Smith, Jerry Peterson, Jim Price, Kenneth W. Tussing, and Michael D. Slusher on horns using an arrangement by Steve Goldstein, Steve Goldstein on keyboards and synthesizer, Louis Biancaniello on synthesizer, M. L. Benoit on percussion, and producer Val Garay, records the title "Palm Of Your Hand" at Record One Studios in Los Angeles, California for EMI-America which will issue the title on Balin's album "Lucky" (ST-1708).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Dan Seals' EMI America Records single "Three Time Loser", with "On The Front Line" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1920 - Jay Ward, animator, animation director and producer, and animation studio owner, is born J Troplong Ward in Berekely, California
1973 - The Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California opens with headliner Neil Young

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1933 - David McCallum, motion picture and television actor ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "The Invisible Man", "N.C.I.S.", etc.) and Capitol Records recording artist, is born David Keith McCallum in Glasglow, Scotland
1934 - Brian Epstein, author, manager of his family's North End Road Music Stores (NEMS) and manager of the EMI/Capitol Records group The Beatles (1962-1967), as well as Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, The Fourmost, The Big Three, The Silkie, Tommy Quickly, The Cyrkle, The Remo Four, and others, is born Brian Samuel Epstein in Rodney Street, in Liverpool, England
1941 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, motion picture actress (movie version of "H.R. Pufnstuf"), singer (both with the group The Mamas And The Papas and as a solo artist), and a Capitol Records artist (on the soundtrack to “H.R. Pufnstuf”), is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Danny Kalb, guitarist and founder of the Capitol Records recording group (1971-1972) The Blues Project, is born in Mount Vernon, New York
1945- Freda Payne, singer, actress, and Invictus Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records formed by Brian and Eddie Holland) artist, is born Freda Charcelia Payne in Detroit, Michigan. On her birthday in 1970, her single "Band Of Gold" is #1 on the U.K. Pop singles charts.
1949 - Twiggy, supermodel, motion picture actress, judge on television talent show, singer, dancer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Lesley Hornby in the London suburb of Neasden, England
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nile Rodgers, singer, founding member of the group Chic, member of the group The Honeydrippers, record producer for Capitol Records band Duran Duran and EMI America artist David Bowie, and assisted with the production of Capitol Records band Power Station's self-titled debut album, is born in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalists Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters (lineup unlisted), with Earl Gordon and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record the titles "My Rancho Rio Grande", "Peggy O'Neil", "Oye Negra", "Nague", "Negro Leono" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Rancho Rio Grande" and "Peggy O'Neil" together as a single (Capitol 473), "Oye Negra" (Capitol 57-698) with "The Mariachi Serenade" (Recorded May 17, 1949) on the flipside, and have yet to issue either "Nague" and "Negro Leono".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Hal Derwin and Frank De Vol, with unlisted others, record five unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably in "The Chateau" on De Longpre near Vine Street in Hollywood, California. No issuing information is listed.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The fall edition of "The Biggest Show Of '52", featuring Nat "King" Cole, The Stan Kenton Orchestra, and Sarah Vaughan, in addition to Stump and Stumpy, George Kirby, Teddy Hale, and the Congaroos Cole plays at The Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse New York.
1955 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra hosts a special episode of the radio show "Biography in Sound" on the life of Capitol Records artist Stan Kenton, playing several of Kenton’s records and narrating the highlights of Kenton’s career and new approaches on Jazz music.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineup unlisted), records "The Lord's Prayer", "Sayonara", "IF I Forget You", "Never 'Til Now", and "Now" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sayonara" and "Never 'Til Now" together as a single (Capitol F3816) and "If I Forget You" and "Now" together as a single (Capitol F3864), all four previous titles on MacRae's album "This Is Gordon MacRae" (T 1050), and have to issue "The Lord's Prayer".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Dave Pell Octet (Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, Dave Pell on tenor saxophone, Ronnie Lang on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, Roland Bundock on bass, and Jack Sperling on drums) records the titles "Nap's Dream" arranged by Mary Paich, "Time After Time" and "The Way You Look Tonight" arranged by Bill Holman, and "People In Love" and "Crescendo Date" also arranged by Marty Paich, in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the Pell's album "I Had The Craziest Dream" (T 925).
1960 - Stan Kenton and his Orchestra record eight tracks at their first recording session with four mellophonium players (Gene Roland, Joe Burnette, Bill Horan and Tom Wirtel), playing to the charts of Johnny Richards and Gene Roland, at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Some of the tracks are included on the CD of Kenton's Capitol Records album "Cuban Fire!" that was re-issued by Capitol Jazz, a division of Blue Note Records, which is a subsidiary of Capitol Records
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #7 on WMCA's Top Ten survey in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone, and bass, Bill Comstock on vocals and guitar, Ross Barbour on vocals, trumpet and drums, and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, and bass) perform the titles "Route 66 (Theme)", "Poinciana", "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis", "Moon River", "Take Your Shoes Off, Baby", "Once In Love With Amy", "Wail For The Bread", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Act III", "Santa Claus Is Flat Gonna Come To Town", "Blues In The Night", and "And So It's Over (Closing Theme)" at a concert at City College in Long Beach California which was recorded by Capitol Records who issued all the titles on the group's album "The Four Freshmen In Person, Volume 2" (T/ST 1860).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Ernie Andrews, with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums), performs the titles "Opening-Spoken Introduction by Julian Adderley", "I'm A World Shaker", "Come On Back", "Bill Bailey", "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", "If You Ever Fall In Love With Me", "Since I Fell For You", "Next Time I See You", and "Ten Years Of Tears" at a show at Memory Lane in Los Angeles, California that was recorded by Capitol Records which issued "I'm A World Shaker", "If I Ever Fall In Love With You", "Since I Fell For You", "Next Time I See You", and "Ten Years Of Tears" on the album "Ernie Andrews With The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Live Session!" (T/ST 2284), rejected the recordings of "Bill Bailey" and "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco" and have yet to issue "Opening - Spoken Introduction By Julian Adderley" and "Come On Back".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Harlan Howard, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Old Moon", "In This Very Same Room", "My Baby's His Baby Now", and "When You're Nothing To No One" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "My Baby's His Baby Now" as a single (Capitol 4928) with "Somebody's Sweetheart" (recorded September 20, 1962) and have yet to issue any of the other titles.
1966 - At the first session for The Beach Boys' album "Smile", Brian Wilson records "Our Prayer" also known as just "Prayer" that he intends to be the unlisted intro to the album but not a proper track, at Columbia Studio in Los Angeles, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Bonnie Owens, with (listed as possibly) George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitars, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums, records the titles "I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine", "Number 82", and "Don't Tell Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine" and "Don't Tell Me" on Owens' album "Somewhere Between" (T/ST 2861), "Don't Tell Me" as a single (Capitol 2029) with "Somewhere Between" (recorded September 20, 1967) on the flipside, and "Number 82" on Bonnie Owens And The Strangers' album "Lead Me On" (ST-195).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitars, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums), with vocalist Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals, record the titles "Seeing Eye Dog", "Will You Visit Me On Sundays?", "and "Home Is Where A Kid Grows Up" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Seeing Eye Dog" and "Home Is Where A Kid Grows Up" on the Haggard's album "Sing Me Back Home" (T/ST 2848) and "Will You Visit Me On Sundays?" on Merle Haggard And The Strangers' album "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" (ST 2912).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Overdubs are recorded for Natalie Cole's title "Nothing Stronger Than Love" in an unlisted location. After more overdubs are recorded for the title on September 20, 21, and 22, 1977, Capitol Records will issue the title on Cole's album "Thankful" (SW-11708).
1979 - Louis Ferdinand Bush (aka Lou Busch and aka Joe "Fingers" Carr), pianist, Capitol Records and Warner Brothers Records A&R executive and producer, head of Capitol Records Transcription service, session pianist for Peggy Lee, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Jo Stafford, one-time husband of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting, father of Debbie Whiting, and Capitol Records recording artist under the name Joe "Fingers" Carr, is killed in an auto accident in Camarillo, California at age 69 and is later interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and Mortuary near UCLA in Westwood, California.
1979 - John Simmons, bass player in an early lineup of The King Cole Trio and with Capitol Records artist Illinois Jacquet's band as well as playing on Capitol Records sessions for Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee and Sammy Davis, Jr., dies either in Orange, New York or Los Angeles, California at age 61. If anyone knows for sure which city, please leave a comment.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "Abracadabra", with "Baby Wanna Dance" on the flipside, returns to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 single chart
1986 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Peace Sells"
1999 - Capitol Records artist Tommy Collins is inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame
2006 - Capitol Records releases Chingy's album "Hoodstar"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - At her first session for Blue Note Records, vocalist Sheila Jordan with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums, recorded "Falling In Love With Love", "Am I Blue", "Dat Dere" with only Steve Swallow on bass, "If You Could See Me Now", "Baltimore Oriole" without Barry Galbraith on guitar, and "When The World Was Young" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records issued all the titles on Jordan's album "A Portrait of Sheila" (BLP9002/BST89002 on vinyl, 7.89002-2 on CD).
2009 - Arthur Ferrante (born Arthur Richard Ferrante), pianist and part of the United Artists recording duo Ferrante and Teicher, has died at age 88 of natural causes early this morning at his home in Longboat Key, Florida according to his manager, Scott W. Smith.

Monday, September 18, 2017

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1894 - Willard Robison, singer, bandleader (Willard Robison's Levee Loungers and Willard Robison & The Deep River Boys, The Deep River Orchestra), radio show host, and composer (best known for "A Cottage For Sale" with lyrics by Larry Conley) whose songs were covered by various Capitol Records artists on the album "Willard Robinson's Deep River Music", is born in Shellbina, Missouri
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - June Foray, voice actor (Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha, Witch Hazel, and many others), actress and Capitol Records recording artist on many children's records and comedy records with Frank Morgan, Pinto Colvig, Stan Freberg and Daws Butler, is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1941 - Gary Lane, bass player with the Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) group The Standells, is born
1953 - Carl Jackson, vocalist, bluegrass instrumentalist, songwriter, and Capitol Records session player and recording artist, is born in Louisville, Mississippi

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - Frank Morgan (born Francis Phillip Wupperman), Broadway, motion picture (best remembered for his five roles in the M-G-M motion picture "The Wizard Of Oz"), and radio actor, and Capitol Records artist (narrator on the Dr. Seuss children's record "Gossamer Wump"), dies in Beverly Hills, California of a heart attack during a break in shooting the M-G-M motion picture "Annie Get Your Gun" and is later buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with Phil Stephens on bass and John Cyr on drums, records the titles "Headin' For Home" with vocals by The Carr-Hops (lineup unlisted) and "Kitten On The Keys" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Headin' For Home" as a single (Capitol 2257) with "Rattlesnake Rag" (recorded July 14, 1952) on the flipside and "Kitten On The Keys" on Carr's album "Rough House Piano" (T 345).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ukulele player Lyle Ritz, with Red Mitchell on bass, Gene Estes on drums, and Don Shelton on flute, begins recording sessions for his Verve Records album "How About Uke?" (MGV 2087) in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with engineer Alan Emig.
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Help!", with "I'm Down" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #4 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Harlan Howard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Little Darlin' #2", "Baby Rocked Her Dolly", and "Heartaches By The Number" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Smiley Smile"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Marian Love, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Put Tears In My Eyes", "Without Your Love", "No Advice", "The Right To Cry", and "Sweet Taste Of Lovin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Without Your Love" and "The Right To Cry" together as a single (Capitol 2032) and have yet to issue any of the other titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - At two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, The Stranglers (listed as probably George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitar, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums) at the first session with vocalist Bonnie Owens, record the titles "I Wish I Felt This Way At Home", "Hangin' On", and "The Back Of My Hand" and at the second session, between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, with vocalist and guitarist Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals record the titles "I'll Leave The Bottle On The Bar", "Sing Me Back Home", and "The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp". Capitol Records will issue "I Wish I Felt This Way At Home" and "Hangin' On" on Bonnie Owens ' album "Somewhere Between" (T/ST 2861), "The Back Of My Hand" on Bonnie Owens and The Strangers' album "Lead Me On" (ST-195), "I'll Leave The Bottle On the Bar" and "The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp" on Merle Haggard's album "Sing Me Back Home" (T/ST 2848) and has yet to issue the take of "Sing Me Back Home" recorded at this session but did issue the take recorded on September 20, 1967 as a single (Capitol 2017) with "Good Times" (also recorded September 20, 1967) on the flipside.
1970 - Jimi Hendrix, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (on the 1970 live album "Band Of Gypsys"), dies in the basement flat of the Samarkand Hotel at 22 Lansdowne Crescent in London, England at age 27 after drinking wine, taking sleeping pills prescribed for his girlfriend Monika Dannemann (who was with him and called for an ambulance), then choking on his own vomit
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", "Watch What Happens", and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for "Days Of Wine And Roses" and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" on September 26, 1972 and for "Watch What Happens" on January 8, 1973, Time-Life Records, as part of its "As You Remember Them" series, will issue "Days Of Wine and Roses" and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" in the three LP box set "Billy May - Volume 3" (STL 243), "Dream Of Me" in the three LP box set "Billy May - Volume 4" (STL 244), and "Watch What Happens" in the three LP box set "Billy May - Volume 5" (STL 245).
1981 - Billy Squier's second Capitol Records album, "Don't Say No", is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1988 - Dan Seals' Capitol Records single "Addicted", with "Maybe I'm Missing You Now" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1994 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later to be renamed Capitol Records Nashville) album "In Pieces" debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums and Country albums charts
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Jimmy Witherspoon, blues, R&B big band and jazz baritone singer and Capitol Records and Blue Note Records artist, dies in his sleep in Los Angeles, California at age 74

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1793 - George Washington lays the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. which was designed by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician living in the British West Indies. The Capitol building would later become part of Capitol Records' first logo, which will be later simplified to use just the dome and cuppola.
1905 - Eddie Anderson, radio, motion picture, and television actor (best remembered for the role of Rochester Van Jones on the Jack Benny radio and television shows and related movies), who introduced Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole to his future wife Maria Ellington, is born Edmund Lincoln Anderson in Oakland, California
1940 - Frankie Avalon, singer, motion picture actor, and United Artists Records artist (soundtrack of "Muscle Beach Party"), is born Francis Thomas Avallone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Future Capitol Records artist Tennessee Ernie Ford married Betty Jean Heminger
1961 - Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Take Good Care Of My Baby", with "Bashful Bob" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. The song would later be covered and recorded by The Beatles. Liberty Records catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, Universal Music Group.
1964 - "The Addams Family" debuts on ABC-TV. The character Lurch, played by Ted Cassidy, will release a single with a picture sleeve on Capitol Records called "The Lurch"
50 Year Ago Today In 1967 - Organist Larry Young, with Hank White on fluglehorn, Tyrone Washington and Herbert Morgan on tenor saxophones, Eddie Wright on guitar, Eddie Gladden on drums, and Stacey Edwards on congas, records the titles "Evening" without Eddie Wright on guitar, "Majestic Soul", "Means Happiness" again without Wright on guitar, "Major Affair" and "Tender Feelings" again without Wright on guitar and also Stacey Edwards on congas, and "Wild Is The Wind" with vocalist Althea Young" without Hank White on flugle horn, and Edwards on congas, in Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Young's album "Contrasts" (BST84266).
1973 - Ringo Starr buys John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Tittenhurst Park manor and immediately makes the in-house studio, re-christened Startling Studios, available for use by other recording artists
1988 - Bobby McFerrin's EMI Manhattan single "Don't Worry Be Happy" (Edit), with "Simple Pleasures" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
90 Years Ago Today In 1927 - After The Colombia Phonographic Company invests heavily in United Independent Broadcasters, the network is renamed The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System and debuts the new name when it broadcasts the opera "The King’s Henchman" performed by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, and fifteen affiliates. 26-year old William S. Paley will be appointed president in 1928 and will shorten the name to the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
1943 - Decca Records agrees to pay royalties into an American Federation Of Musicians fund for all records the label will release, thus ending the union-led ban on instrumental recordings for the label. Capitol Records will settle less than a month later on October 8, 1943, but Columbia and RCA/Victor Records will hold out until November 1944, giving Capitol an exclusive on many new recordings that will help make it into one of the top four labels in the United States.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1904 - Jerry Colonna, comedian, actor, saxophonist, second banana to Bob Hope on his radio show and during their USO tours, and Capitol Records artist, is born Gerardo Luigi Colonna in Boston, Massachusetts
1950 - Fee Waybill, lead singer of the Capitol Records group The Tubes, is born John Waldo in Omaha, Nebraska

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY!
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalists Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Jingle Bells" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 15004).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Fiddle player and vocalist Ernest "Red" Ingle and The Natural Seven (Carl "Tiny" Hunt on fiddle and possible mandolin, Joseph Quadri also on fiddle, Art Wenzel on accordion, Perry Botkin Jr., Les Paul, and Luke "Red" Roundtree on guitars, Don Whitaker on bass, and Ormand Downes on drums), with The Mad Madrigal Singers (vocalists Joseph "Country" Washburn, Karen Tedder, Red Ingle and Foster Carling) record the titles "Git Up Offn' The Floor, Hannah (A Bitter New Year's Eve)" and, with the addition of Victor Arno (as Niccolo Piu Noodnik, The Guest Violinist), "Pagan Ninny's Keep'er Goin' Stomp" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Git Up Offn' The Floor, Hannah (A Bitter New Year's Eve)" as a single (Capitol 15123) with "Moe Zart's Turkey Trot" (recorded December 19, 1947) on the flipside and "Pagan Ninny's Keep'er Goin' Stomp" as a single (Capitol 476) with "(You Come Along From Out Of) Nowhere" (recorded October 13, 1947) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #8 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #30 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart. "Somewhere Along The Way" is also #13 and Nat "King" Cole's single "Because Your Mine" debuts at #24 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart. "Somewhere Along The Way" is also #19 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Loden (as "Sonny James"), with Chet Atkins on electric guitar, Eddie Hill on rhythm guitar, Jerry Byrd on steel guitar, and Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, records the titles "That's Me Without You", "Cold, Cold, And Colder", "Somebody Else's Heartache", and "The One I Can't Forget" in the Castle Studio at Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "That's Me Without You" and "Cold, Cold, And Colder" together as a single (Capitol 2259) and "Somebody Else's Heartache" and "The One I Can't Forget" together as a single (Capitol 2399).
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford records both titles for the single "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry", with "Sixteen Tons" as the flipside, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with arranger Jack Fascinato and producer Lee Gillette. Disc Jockey's would quickly make the flipside the hit after Capitol ships the record on October 17, 1955.
1955 - Capitol Records released "Magic Melody, Part Two". The tune consists only of the last two notes of the musical phrase, “Shave and a haircut, two bits,” making it the shortest tune ever to be released.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - It's Tuesday night at 7:30 PM and on tonight's episode of "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" on NBC-TV Nat welcomes guests The Sparkletones (their network debut) and Tony Martin. Here's the script.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - At two sessions held at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, cornetist Bobby Hacket and trombonist Jack Teagarden, with Peanuts Hucko on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Ernie Caceres on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Gene Schroeder on piano, Billy Bauer on guitar, Jack Lesberg on bass, and Buzzy Drootin on drums, record the titles "Oh Baby", "Sunday", "Everybody Loves My Baby", "55th And Broadway", and "55th And Broadway (Mono Alternate Take)". Note: The two takes of "55th And Broadway" are different. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "55th And Broadway (Mono Alternate Take)" on the stereo version of Hackett and Teagarden's album "Ultimate Jazz" (ST 933) and all titles except the stereo version of "55th And Broadway" on the mono version of the album (T 933).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #6 on WHK 1420 AM's Top Ten Albums chart in Cleveland, Ohio and Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #19 on the station's Official Fabulous 50 Tunedex in Cleveland, Ohio.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "The Bells Of Santa Ynez", "Sunrise Bells And Alabado", and "Adobe" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Bells Of Santa Ynez" and "Sunrise Bells And Alabado" on Weston's album "The Bells Of Santa Ynez" (T/ST 1849) and have yet to issue the take of "Adobe" recorded at this session but will issue the take recorded on September 21, 1962 also on the album "The Bells Of Santa Ynez".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records artist Mark Guerrero, with The Mudd Brothers, perform at "the first ever Chicano rock concert" at Cal State L.A. Stadium
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records a cover version of The Motel's title "Total Control" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. Columbia Records will license the title and issue it on the multi-artist compilation "We Are The World" (40043). Capitol Records will issue the title on Turner's three CD set "The Collected Recordings (Sixties To Nineties)" (8-29724-2).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush) record the title "Rise" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the duo's album "Rise" (ST-12267).1990 - Captiol Records releases Poison's single "Something To Believe In" with "Ball And Chain" on the flipside
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ronnie Milsap's compliation album "Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best Hits For Capitol Records"
1996 - Capitol Records releases the faux leopard spotted fur covered "Ultra-Lounge Fuzzy Sampler" CD.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Pianist Duke Ellington, with Charles Mingus on bass and Max Roach on drums, records the titles "Very Special", fourteen takes of "A Little Max (Parfait)", two takes of "Fleurett Africans (African Flower)", three takes of "Rem Blues", "Wig Wise", four takes of "Switch Blade", "Caravan", two takes of "Money Jungle", four takes of "Solitude", three takes of "Warm Valley", and two takes of "Backward Country Boy Blues" in Sound Makers Studios in New York City, New York with producer Alan Douglas and recording engineer Bill Schwartau. United Artists Records will issue "Very Special", take 2 of "Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)", "Wig Wise", "Caravan", take 2 of Money Jungle", take 4 of "Solitude", and take 3 of "Warm Valley" on the trio's album "Money Jungle" (UAJS 15017). Blue Note Records will re-issue the album with the addition of take 6 of "A Little Max (Parfait)", take two of "Switch Blade", and take 2 of "Backward Country Boy" on the vinyl album "Money Jungle" (BT 85129). Blue Note Records, with issue all the titles on the vinyl release with the addition of take 14 of "A Little Max (Parfait)" and take 3 of "Solitude"on the first CD release of "Money Jungle" (7-46398-2) and will add take 1 of "Rem Blues", take 4 of "Switch Blade", and the false start take of "Backward Country Boy Blues" on the second CD release of "Money Jungle" (5-38227-2). Transamerica Corporation, which at the time owned United Artists, bought Liberty Records which at the time controlled the Blue Note catalog, E.M.I. bought United Artists' catalog, and, currently, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company, owns the United Artists, Liberty, and Blue Note Records catalogs. Blue Note is currently a division of, and distributed by, Capitol Records.

50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The first printed "Paul Is Dead" story appears in Tim Harper's article for the Drake Times-Delphic (the student newspaper of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa) titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?"
1999 - The United States Post Office issues a stamp, illustrated by Robin Shepherd (who started his career painting cels for the movie) and graphic designer Caleb Lawrence, to commemorate the re-issue of The Beatles' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1923 - Hank Williams, songwriter, guitarist, and singer, is born Hiram King Williams in Georgiana, Alabama

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1934 - George Chakiris, stage, motion picture and television actor, dancer, singer, jewelry designer, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Norwood, Ohio. Please visit his website.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - At a split session held in New York City, New York first Andy Russell (on vocals), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra, records the titles "You're Everything To Me" and "The More I Go Out With Somebody Else" then Jo Stafford, again with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, records the title "Promise". Capitol Records will release both of Russell's tracks together as a single (Capitol 310) and Stafford's track as a single (Capitol 317) with "This Time" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Tuesday, Yom Kippur and The King Cole Trio perform a concert at a barely more than half full Civic Opera House in Chicago, Illinois. The importance of the date was overlooked by the promoters until it was too late and was one of the reasons for the low turn out.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Guitarist Alvino Rey, with unlisted others, records four unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably at "The Chateau" on DeLongpres near Vine Street in Hollywood, California. No issuing information is listed.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophone, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) will finish recording the title "Improvisation" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois between 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM and is the last session for the album that Capitol Records will issue as "New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm" (H-383).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" debuts at #33 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Louis Adrian directs a mixed chorus and orchestra (lineups unlisted) as they record the titles "Overture", "I'm A Bad, Bad Man" with vocals by John Raitt, "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" with vocals by Mary Martin and girls (lineup unlisted), "The Girl I Marry" with vocals by John Raitt, "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" with vocals by Mary Martin, "Moonshine Lullaby" with vocals by Mary Martin and girls, "They Say It's Wonderful" with vocals by Mary Martin and John Raitt, "My Defenses Are Down" with vocals by John Raitt and men (lineup unlisted), "I'm An Indian Too" with vocals by Mary Martin and mixed chorus, "I Got Lost In His Arms" with vocals by Mary Martin, "I've Got The Sun In The Morning" with vocals by Mary Martin, "Anything You Can Do" with vocals by Mary Martin and John Raitt, and "Finale: There's No Business Like Show Business" with vocals by Mary Martin, John Raitt, and chorus in the Palace Theater on Vine Steet in Hollywood, California for RCA Victor. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the titles on the soundtrack to the television special "Annie Get Your Gun" (W 913).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - At two sessions held at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, cornetist Bobby Hacket and trombonist Jack Teagarden, with Peanuts Hucko on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Ernie Caceres on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Gene Schroeder on piano, Billy Bauer on guitar, Jack Lesberg on bass, and Buzzy Drootin on drums, record the titles "Indiana", "Indiana (Mono Take)", "It's Wonderful", "'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "'S Wonderful", and "'S Wonderful (Mono Take)" at the first session and the titles "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "I Found A New Baby", "Mama's Gone" and "Mama's Gone (Mono Take)" at the second session. Note: Mono takes are presumably edited from original tapes, whereas Capitol stereo issue used original tape. Capitol Records will issue "Indiana (Mono Take)", "It's Wonderful", "'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "'S Wonderful (Mono Take)", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "I Found A New Baby", and "Mama's Gone (Mono Take)" on the album "Bobby Hackett & Jack Teagarden - Jazz Ultimate" (T 933) and "Indiana", "It's Wonderful", "'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "'S Wonderful", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "I Found A New Baby", and "Mama's Gone" on the stereo version of the album (ST 933). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles and versions in the box set "The Complete Capitol Fifties Jack Teagarden Sessions" (MQ6-618 on vinyl, MD4-168 on CD).
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Surfer Girl"
1963 - Capitol Records Canada releases The Beatles' single "She Loves You", with "I'll Get You", on the flipside. In the United States, the single is released by Swan Records.
1964 - Capitol Records artist Donna Loren becomes a featured singer on the ABC Television show "Shindig!" which also premieres on this date. Loren will remain the featured female vocalist for the entire run of the show which ends January 8, 1966
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals, John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals, and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) and unlisted others record the title "Your Mother Should Know" at E.M.I.'s Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer George Martin. Capitol Records will issue the title in the United States on the soundtrack album for the group's television movie "Magical Mystery Tour" (MAL/SMAL-2835).
1968 - The Beatles record the title "I Will" for their self-titled album (aka "The White Album") at E.M.I.'s Studios on Abbey Road, in London, England. They also record a version of "Step Inside Love" (which they wrote for Cilla Black who also recorded it) which will appear on their album "Anthology 3"
1971 - Helen Reddy records an as yet unreleased version of ""New Year's Resolution" and the title "How?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "How?" on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (Capitol ST-857).
1981 - T-Connection (Theophilus Cockley on keyboards and vocals, Kirkwood Cockley on bass and vocals, Tony Flowers on percussion & unlisted others) records the tracks "Might As Well Dance" and "Goombay Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks on the band's album "Pure & Natural" (Capitol ST-12191).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with John Illsley on bass, Terry Williams on drums, Hal Lindes and Richie Zito on guitars, and Jeff Beck on guitar solo, records the title "Steel Claw" in Los Angeles, California with producer John Carter. Capitol Records will issue the title on Turner's album "Private Dancer" (ST-12330).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - Richard Marx, singer, songwriter, record producer and EMI America Records artist, is born Richard Noel Marx in Winnetka, Illinois. Capitol Records currently owns the EMI America library.
2003 - Virgin Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases A Perfect Circle's album "Thirteenth Step"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the H in the Hollywood sign.
1965 - "The Dean Martin Show" premieres in a Thursday 10:00 PM time slot on the NBC television network
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Marc Bolan, lead singer of the band T-Rex, is killed at age 29 early in the morning in auto accident on a tight curve in Barnes Common in London, England when his common law wife, mother of his son Rolan Seymour Bolan, and former Tower Records artist ("Tainted Love"), Gloria Jones, looses control of the car she's driving and hits a tree. Jones survives and arrives home the next day to find her home vandalized by Bolan's fans looking for souvenirs. Capitol Records will send a flower arrangement shaped like a large white swan to Bolan's funeral.

Friday, September 15, 2017

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1928 - Cannonball Adderley, alto saxophonist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Julian Adderley in Tampa, Florida

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Year Ago Today In 1947 - The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Anderson and Edna Leeper), with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "When You're Out Cheating With Somebody Else", "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)", "A Bridal Bouquet", and "There's A Blue Heart Tonight In The Mountain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "When You're Out Cheating With Somebody Else" as a single (Capitol Americana 40053) with "The Ties That Bind Have Been Broken" (recorded May 20, 1947) on the flipside, "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)" and "A Bridal Bouquet" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40070), and rejected the take of "There's A Blue Heart Tonight In The Mountain".
1951 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus Band (lineup unlisted), conducted by Merle Evans, records the titles "March Of The Spanish Soldiery", "World Events", "The Cantonians March", "March Ponderoso", "Colossus Of Columbia March" at the first session and "The Circus Bee March", "The Crimson Flush March" and a medley of "The Crimson Petal" and "The Bastinado Galop" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Circus Parade" (Capitol FBF-313).
1951 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and his Orchestra (Virgil Evans, Ray Linn, and George Seaburg on trumpets, Ray Heath, Francis "Joe" Howard, Robert Lawson, and Jerry Rosa on trombones, Jack Davis Eiken, Bob Lawson, Ed Rosa, Joseph Stabile, and Harold Steinfeld on saxophones, Louis Brown on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Ray Toland on drums), records the titles "(Ma Come Bali) Bela Bimba", "Sailor's Polka", "I Ran All The Way Home", and "Meanderin'" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "(Ma Come Bali) Bela Bimba" and "Meanderin'" together as a single (Capitol 1811), "Sailor's Polka" as a single (Capitol 1901) with "Never Before" (recorded November 19, 1951) on the flipside, and "I Ran All The Way Home" as a single (Capitol 1817) with "Solitaire" (recorded August 29, 1951) on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose", with "The Good Times" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Easy Listening chart, is #2 on WSAI 1360 AM's Fabulous 40 Hits Of The Week survey in Cincinnati, Ohio, is #3 on WLS' top 40 survey in Chicago, Illinois and The Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles chart, is #11 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California, is #19 on The Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart, and is #21 on C-FUN's C-Funtastic "50" survey in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophone, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums), record "Invention For Guitar And Trumpet" and "My Lady" between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the first session and the titles "Swing House", "Improvisation" and a partial take of "You Go To My Head" between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on September 17, 1952 at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Invention For Guitar And Trumpet" and "My Lady" on Kenton's album "New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm" (H-383) and "Swing House" and "Improvisation" in Kenton's four LP compilation box set "The Kenton Era" (WDX 569).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers in Los Angeles, California the masters that it purchased for Murry Wilson's titles "Love Don't Wait", "The Happy Song", "The Warmth Of The Sun", "Broken Heart", "Leaves", "The Plumber's Tune", "Painting With Teardrops", "Islands In The Sky", "Just Around The River Bend", "Italia", "Heartbreak Lane", and "Bettye Waltz" and will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "The Many Moods Of Murry Wilson" (T/ST 2819).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Thelma Houston, with unlisted others, records the titles "Goin' Down For The Third Time", "Looking Back", and "You're Gonna Lose A Good Thing" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, with unlisted others, records the titles "The First Time The Christmas Story Was Told", "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day", "The Prophecy: He Is Coming", "The Christ Has Come/Joy To The World", "The Shepards Are Guided/Away In A Manger", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "The Wise Men", "The Night Before Christmas", "Epilogue", "Silent Night", "Never Say Die", and "Momms Rands (Mama Rand's)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "The First Time The Christmas Story Was Told" and "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" together as a single (Capitol 2034) and, with "The Prophecy: He Is Coming", "The Christ Has Come/Joy To The World", "The Shepards Are Guided/Away In A Manger", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "The Wise Men", "The Night Before Christmas", and "Silent Night" on Dirksen's album "At Christmas Time" (ST 2792), and "Never Say Die" and "Momms Rands (Mama Rand's)" together as a single (Capitol 2052) as by Footprints. No issuing information is listed for "Epilogue".
1973 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Delta Dawn", with "If We Could Could Still Be Friends" on the flipside, peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Suzanne Stevens, with Artie Butler conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "You Saved Me", "Night Time Flight", and "Losin' End" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You Saved Me" as a single (Capitol 4536) with "Goodbye Yesterday's Heartaches" (recorded September 30, 1977) on the flipside, "Losin' End" as a single (Capitol 4503) also with "Goodbye Yesterday's Heartaches" on the flipside, and all the titles on Stevens' album "The Stardust Lady" (ST-11717).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During five sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, vocalist Foster Sylvers, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Don't Be Cruel", "Goody, Goody", "Silly Love Longs", and "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", all with arrangements by Jim Hughart, at the first session, the titles "Super Scoop", "I'll Miss You", "Sugarland", "Footsteps", and "I'll See You In My Dreams", all using arrangements by Eddie Karam, at the second session, the titles "Stealin' From The Cookie Jar", "Disco A Gogo", "Happy" arranged by Eddie Karam, and "Knockin' At Your Door" arranged by Larry Farrow at the third session, the title "Don't Let Me Go For Someone Else" arranged by Larry Farrow at the fourth session, and the title "The Drop" arranged by Sylvester Rivers at the fifth session. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Be Cruel", "Goody, Goody", "Super Scoop", "Sugarland", "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Happy", "Knockin' At Your Door", "Don't Let Me Go For Someone Else", and "The Drop" on Sylvers' self-titled album "Foster Sylvers" (ST-11716), and "Super Scoop" and "Don't Let Me Go For Someone Else" together as a single (Capitol 4553). No issuing information is listed for "Silly Love Songs", "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Footsteps", "Stealin' From The Cookie Jar", and "Disco A Gogo".
2005 - Michael Sidney Luft, third husband (1952-1964) Judy Garland, father of her children Joey and Lorna Luft, and Garland's manager during her early years with Capitol Records, dies at age 89 in Santa Monica, California after a heart attack.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1899 - Francis Barraud's painting "His Master's Voice" is purchased by The Gramophone Company Ltd. (which will become EMI). The picture is first used the following year on the Company's Record Supplement for January 1900 and becomes the company's official logo through out the world except for the United States. In the United States Victor Recording Company acquires the rights to use the image as their logo and  eventually becomes the logo for the Radio Corporation of America after it acquires Victor.
1955 - Frank Sinatra introduces the song "Love And Marriage" on the NBC television production of "Our Town" as well as acting in the special. Sinatra will later record the song (specially written by Sammy Cahn and his new partner James Van Heusen), for release on Capitol Records.
1961 - The Pendletones (later to become The Beach Boys) record the titles "Luau" and "Surfin'" at their first recording session. It's held in Hite Morgan's living room studio at 2511 Mayberry Street, Los Angeles, California. Check out the liner notes for "Lost & Found" for more information about the session.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums, records the three takes of the title "Lazy Bird", six takes of "Moment's Notice", nine takes of "Blue Train", eleven takes of "Locomotion", and twelve takes of "I'm Old Fashioned" at engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue take 3 of "Lazy Bird", "Moment's Notice", take 9 of "Blue Train" with the piano solo from take 8 edited in, "Locomotion", and "I'm Old Fashioned" on Coltrane's album "Blue Train" (BLP1577) and on the CD release of "Blue Train" (BN 8-53428-2) with the addition of take 2 of "Lazy Bird" and take 8 of "Blue Train"
1975 - Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here" is released by Harvest Records, a division of EMI, in the UK and on Columbia Records in the United States. Capitol Records currently releases all the Pink Floyd albums, and released a 25th anniversary CD edition of "Wish You Were Here" on April 25, 2000.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1959 - John Berry, singer and Capitol Records Nashville artist (1992-1998) is born in Aiken, South Carolina
1970 - Craig Montoya, bass player with the band Red Spector and the Capitol Records band Everclear (1992-2003), is born Craig Aloysius Montoya in Spokane, Washington

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - It's a Monday and Capitol Records' sixth ever release includes just one single, but what a single! It is Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra's "Trav'lin' Light" with vocals by Lady Day (Billie Holiday), featuring Skip Layton on saxophone, with "You Were Never Lovelier" with vocals by trumpeter Larry Neil on the flipside (Capitol 116).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #5 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart and #11 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Albums chart and his album "This Is Nat 'King' Cole" is #22 also on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Albums chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single single "Send For Me" is #8 on The Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers In Stores chart, #11 on the magazine's Most Played R&B By Jockeys chart, #14 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides and Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles charts, and #21 on The Billboard magazine's Best Sellers In Stores and Most Played By Disk Jockey's charts. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #47 and its flipside "(The Song Of) Raintree County" is #53 also on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. "Send For Me"'s flipside, "My Personal Possession" with The Four Knights, is #87 also on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Dean Elliott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "Where Or When", "And The Angels Sing", "Ramblin' Rose" and "The Very Thought Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Elliott's album "Heartstrings" (T/ST 1864).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Charles Nelson Reilly and Robert Morse, with Elliot Lawrence directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "You're The Top", "The Game", and "Siberia" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "A Jolly Theatrical Season" (T/ST 1862).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #13 on KRLA's Top Thirty survey in Los Angeles, California.
1963 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Surfer Girl", with "Little Deuce Coupe" on the flipside, peaks at #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "Hey Jude", with "Revolution" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1970 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Rainy Night In Georgia" with "Let The Lovelight In Your Eyes Lead Me On" on the flip side
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records releases Blind Melon's self-titled debut album "Blind Melon" and the compilation album "Christmas On The Range: Cowboy Classics From Capitol Records".
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Bunny Brunel on a 1956 Lavello upright bass made in Paris, France with Labella strings, a Rick Turner piezzo bridge pick-up and a Bartolini/Brunel magnetic pick-up, played through a Korg A5 and a Carvin amplifier, Mike Stern on guitar, Billy Childs on piano, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, begin sessions for their "Dedication" album at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with engineers Bernie Kirsh and Leslie N.Jones and executive producers Denis Lacharme and Antonie Olivier and record the titles "Fall", "Falling Grace", "Dolphin Dance", "Pinocchio", "Song For Bill & Eddie", "Stella By Starlight", "Pebble Beach", "Relaxin' At Camarillo", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and, with the addition of Chick Corea on piano, "Twelve Bars For Lieberstraum" which will be released on CD in France by Musidisc (500362).
1999 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' remastered soundtrack album "Yellow Submarine" in the United States, one day after EMI had released it in the rest of the world.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Crickets' Brunswick single "That'll Be The Day", with "I'm Looking For Someone To Love" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Best Sellers In Stores chart
1959 - Bill Britten begins playing Bozo and a number of other characters on "The Bozo Show" on WPIX Channel 11 in New York City. He'll stay with the show until April 1964. Capitol Records' VP of Children's Records, Alan Livingston, created Bozo in 1946.
1999 - Capitol Jazz, a subsidiary of Blue Note Records, releases The Benny Goodman Trio's compilation album "The Complete Capitol Trios" on CD. Blue Note Records is owned by Capitol Records.
1999 - Blue Note Records releases the 2 CD RVG edition of Sonny Rollins' album "A Night At The Village Vanguard". Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1916 - Dick Haymes, singer, radio and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), is born Richard Benjamin Haymes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
95 Years Ago Today In 1922 (Or Maybe September 10, 1923) - Yma Sumac, singer with 5 octave range, Broadway performer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo in Ichocán, Peru. If anyone knows for sure which year she was born in, please leave a comment.
1925 - Mel Tormé, singer, songwriter, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952), is born Melvin Howard Torme in Chicago, Illinois
1961 - Dave Mustaine, guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of the band Metallica and the Capitol Records band (1986-2000) Megadeth, is born David Scott Mustaine in La Mesa, California
55 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Stephen Perkins, drummer for the bands Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Hellride, and the Capitol Records bands Jane's Addiction and The Panic Channel, is born Stephen Andrew Perkins in Los Angeles, California
1993 - Niall Horan, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Mullingar, Ireland.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, records the titles "Out Of This World", "Conversations While Dancing" with additional vocals by Johnny Mercer, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" with additional vocals by The Pied Pipers in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Out Of This World" as a single (Capitol 191) with "There's No You" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, "Conversation While Dancing" as a single (Capitol 195) with "On The Atchison,Topeka And Santa Fe" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" as a single (Capitol 199) with "A Friend Of Yours" (recorded April 2, 1945) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - "King Cole Trio Time" is broadcast from Louisville, Kentucky where The King Cole Trio play listener's requests for the entire show. The Trio then goes on to bookings in Chicago, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Charlestown, West Virginia, Lansing, Michigan, and Rochester, Minnesota.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and guitarist T-Bone Walker, with John "Teddy" Buckner on trumpet, Hubert "Bumps" Myers on tenor saxophone, Lloyd Glenn on piano, Arthur Edwards on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titles "I Know Your Wig Is Gone", the instrumental "T-Bone Jumps Again", two takes of "Call It Stormy Monday", and two takes of "She Had To Let Me Down" in Los Angeles, California for Black & White Records. Black & White Records will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" together as a single (Black & White 122) and "T-Bone Jumps Again" as a single (Black & White 125) with "I Want A Little Girl" (recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside. Capitol Records will purchase Black & White's catalog and will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" on the album "Classics In Jazz - T-Bone Walker" (H-370), "T-Bone Jumps Again" on the album "T-Bone Walker - His Original 1945-50 Performances" (T 1958), and all the titles and takes in the three CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
1948 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis overdub their vocals on band tracks recorded by The Mario Ruiz Armengol Orchestra on September 9, 1948 for the titles "The Money Song" and "That Certain Party" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the two songs together as the duo's first single for the label (Capitol 15249).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #9 on The Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Single's chart and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is tied at #11 with Johnnie Ray's Columbia Records single of the same song on the same chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #1 on WMCA's weekly survey in New York City, New York and his single "With You In Mind" is #28 and his single "Send For Me" is #33 on the same survey.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Will Jordan, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Jules Jacob on saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Al Hendrickson and Alvino Rey on guitars, George "Red" Callender on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums), records the titles "Fly Carpet, Fly" and "Bye, Bye Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on September 14, 1957.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Martin Ruderman on flute and vocalist Salli Terri, records Jaym Ovalle's "Tre Pontos De Santo, Opus 10: Chario/Aruanda/Estrella Do Mar", Almeida's "O Caçador", and Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras N° 5" at the first session and Paurillo Barroso's "Para Ninar", Jayme Ovalle-Bandeira's "Azulao", Vladimir Henrique's "Boi Bumba", and Braga Ferreira's "Maracatu" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Laurindo Almeida, Martin Ruderman, and Salli Terri's album "Duets With The Spanish Guitar" (P/DP-8406).
55 Years Ago In 1962 - The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson on lead vocals, Mike Love on vocals, Carl Wilson and David Marks on guitars and vocals, and Dennis Wilson on drums and vocals) record the title "Cindy, Oh Cindy" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "The Beach Boys - 'Surfin' Safari' and 'Surfin' U.S.A.'" (7-93691-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Kirsten, Earle Wilkie, Richard Robinson, and William Felber, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and Orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "'The Desert Song': The Riff Song" with vocals by Gordon MacRae, "'The Student Prince': Drinking Song (Reprise)", "'The Student Prince': Serenade" with vocals by MacRae, "'The Desert Song': Let Love Go/One Flower/One Alone" with vocals by MacRae, "'The Student Prince': Golden Days" with vocals by MacRae, and "'The Student Prince': Gaudeamus Igitur" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'The Desert Song': The Riff Song" and "'The Desert Song': Let Love Go/One Flower/One Alone" on the album "Desert Song" (W/SW 1842) and "'The Student Prince': Drinking Song (Reprise)", "'The Student Prince': Serenade", "'The Student Prince': Golden Days", and "'The Student Prince': Gaudeamus Igitur" on the album "The Student Prince" (W/SW 1841).
1965 - Nancy Wilson, with arranger Sid Feller conducting the orchestra, records the track "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "(Leaning On) The Everlasting Arms", "His Amazing Grace", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "He'll Understand And Say Well Done", "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?", "A Walk In The Valley", and "Turn To Him" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Newton's album "God Is Alive" (T/ST 2832).
1968 - The Common People (Joel "Denny" Robinett, his brother Gerald Robinett on drums, William Fausto on keyboards, John Bartley III on guitar, and Michael McCarthy on bass) record the titles "Sing It Away", "I Have Been Alone", "Land Of A Day", and a rejected take of "Feeling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Have Been Alone" and "Land Of A Day" on the group's album "Of The People/By The People/For The People" (ST-266). "Sing It Away" has yet to be issued. Here's a great article about the history of the band.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at a rock 'n' roll revival concert at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White. It is the first time Lennon has given a rock performance on stage without Paul McCartney or the rest of The Beatles since 1957.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Larry Kingston, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Singin' Star", "Arkansas Roads", and "The Feminine Touch" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Kenny Vernon, with unlisted others, records the titles "Feel So Fine", "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More", and "Run, Baby, Run" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Feel So Fine" and "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More" together as a single (Capitol 3691) and all the titles on Vernon's album "Loversville" (ST-11227).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Al Martino, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Harold Wheeler, records the titles "One Last Time", "Here I Go Again", "The Next Hundred Years", and "A Song For Lovers" at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York. with producer Joel Diamond for Silver Blue Productions. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles in Los Angeles, California on September 19 and 20, 1977, Capitol Records will issue "One Last Time" and "Here I Go Again" together as a single (Capitol 4551), "The Next Hundred Years" as a single (Capitol 4508) with "After The Lovin'" (recorded August 16, 1977) on the flipside, and all the titles on Martino's album "The Next Hundred Years" (ST-11741).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Leopold Stokowsky, conductor and Capitol Records artist, dies in his sleep at age 95 in his house in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England
1991 - Vern Yocum, copyist, librarian, orchestrator and woodwind player, brother of Clark Yocum of the Capitol Records recording group The Pied Pipers, co-founder of The Musician’s Guild, founder of Hollywood’s top music preparation office which did work for hundreds of performers from the radio, television, film, and recording industries including Capitol Records artists and arrangers Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Alex Stordahl, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Frank Duval, George Cates, Don Costa, and André Previn, dies of bladder cancer at age 82
2005 - Capitol Records releases The Dandy Warhol's album "Odditorium or Warlords of Mars"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Zack Starkey, son of Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, is born
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI-America Records registers the John Hall Band's titles "Women Of Water" and "Original Sin". No issuing information is listed.
2005 - Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases David Axelrod's compilation album "The Edge - David Axelrod at Capitol Records 1966-1970"
2005 - EMI Classics, a division of Capitol Records, releases the compilation of recordings of compositions by Fritz Kreisler entitled "Kreisler: Original Compositions & Arrangements".

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1996 - Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter, poet, and actor, dies at age 25 of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada six days after being shot four times by an unknown drive-by shooter also in Las Vegas

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1924 - Ella Mae Morse, singer with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Mansfield, Texas
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Gerry Beckley, lead and backing singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bass guitarist, and harmonica player all for the Capitol Records group America (1975-1985), is born in Fort Worth, Texas

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At a split session held this day with Paul Weston directing His Orchestra (Ray Woods, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and George Seaberg on trumpets, Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombones, Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and seven unidentified violinists) at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California with producer Lee Gillette, first clarinetist and vocalist Benny Goodman and vocalists Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Margaret Whiting, and The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) record the title "The Freedom Train" then vocalist Margaret Whiting and The Pied Pipers record the title "God Bless America". Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 15003).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 Vocalist Wesley Tuttle with Darol Rice on clarinet, Otis "Joe" Maphis and Jimmie Widener on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass, records the titles "Our Love Isn't Legal", "Don't Break The Sixth Commandment" with additional vocals by Marilyn Tuttle, "Known Only To Him", and "Song Of Bernadette" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 1:30PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Our Love Isn't Legal" and "Don't Break The Sixth Commandment" together as a single (Capitol 2242), "Known Only To Him" as a single (Capitol 2271) with "Gathering Home" (recorded January 30, 1952) on the flipside, and have yet to issue "Song Of Bernadette".
1960 - Capitol Records artist Tommy Sands weds Nancy Sinatra, Jr., daughter of Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra
1960 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's single "Everglades" with "This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon"
1961 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Axel Stordahl conducting the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Mickey Mangano, Uan Rasey, and Zeke Zarchy on trumpet, Dick Nash, Dick Noel, and Milt Bernhart on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone), Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, and Richard Perissi on French horn, Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang, Gene Cipriano, Willie Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Ted Nash, and Babe Russin on saxophones and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Irving Cottler on drums, Emil Richards on percussion, Verlye Mills on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, and Felix Slatkin on violins, Alvin Dinkin, Virginia Majewski, Alex Neiman, and Paul Robyn on violas, and Justin DiTullio, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, and Eleanor Slatkin on cellos), records the titles "Somewhere Along The Way""A Million Dreams Ago""These Foolish Dreams", and "As Time Goes By" (all arranged by Stordahl), as well as "It's A Blue World" and "I'll Remember April" (both arranged by Heinie Beau) in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's last original album for the label, "Point Of No Return" (SW 1676). This will be the last of Sinatra's sessions for Capitol Records before he leaves to start Reprise Records although, due to contractual obligations, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", recorded during a Reprise session at United Recording Studios on March 6, 1962, will be included on the compilation album "Sinatra Sings...Of Love And Things" (SW 1729) released by Capitol.
55 Yeasr Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #2 on WMCA's Top Ten chart in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Kirsten, Earle Wilkie, Richard Robinson, and William Felber, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and Orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "'The Desert Song' Overture And Opening Chorus", "'The Student Prince' Overture And Opening Chorus", and "'The Student Prince': Students' Marching Song/Drinking Song/Come Boys" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'The Desert Song' Overture And Opening Chorus" on the album "The Desert Song" (W/SW 1842) and "'The Student Prince' Overture And Opening Chorus" and "'The Student Prince': Students' Marching Song/Drinking Song/Come Boys" on the album "The Student Prince" (W/SW 1841).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Be Honest With Me", "A Long Black Limousine", "Prima Donna", "I Hang My Head And Cry", and "Here I Am" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Be Honest With Me", "A Long Black Limousine", "I Hang My Head And Cry", and "Here I Am" on Campbell's album "Too Late To Worry-Too Blue To Cry" (T/ST 1881) and "Prima Donna" as a single (Capitol 4925) with "Oh My Darlin'" (recorded September 11, 1962) on the flipside.
1963 - The Beatles record "Don't Bother Me" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer George Martin. This is their first time recording a song written by George Harrison as EMI artists.
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Yesterday" with "Act Naturally" on the flipside
1966 - The Beatles Capitol Records single "Yellow Submarine", with "Eleanor Rigby" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - David Rose conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Wait Until Dark", "High Chaparral", and "Merci Cherie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "High Chaparral" and "Merci Cherie" together as a single (Capitol 2094) and has yet to issue "Wait Until Dark".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning", "Precious Memories", "God Is Alive", and "Bringing In The Sheaves" at the first session and "Love Of The Common People" and "It's Still Loving You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning", "Precious Memories", "God Is Alive", and "Bringing In The Sheaves" on Newton's album "God Is Alive" (T/ST 2832) and "Love Of The Common People" and "It's Still Loving You" together as a single (Capitol 2016) and on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (T/ST 2847).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Fortunes (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Wait Until September" and "Don't Sing To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3445).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - William Boyd (born William Lawrence Boyd), motion picture and television actor (best remembered for his on going roll as Hopalong Cassidy) and Capitol Records artist (the Hopalong  Cassidy series of Children's records), dies at age 77 in Laguna Beach, California and is later buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1993 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)", with "Kickin' And Screamin'" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
2000 - Capitol Records releases Amy Correia's album "Carnival Love" with Blind Melon's guitarist Christopher Thorn and bass player Brad Smith playing with her.
2004 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "Days Go By", released on a CD-Single with another version of the song on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
2006 - Capitol Records releases Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years, "Face The Promise", as both a standard CD and a limited edition CD/DVD package. Capitol has also scheduled releases for today of a Dean Martin compilation "Christmas With Dino", David Gray's album "Sell, Sell, Sell", The Proclaimers' album "Sunshine on Leith" and Talk Talk's album "Spirit of Eden".
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville and EMI Music Catalog Marketing release Merle Haggard's compilation album "Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard" with liner notes by Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1961 - Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Take Good Care Of My Baby", with "Bashful Bob" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1970 - "Josie And The Pussycats" debuts on CBS-TV. Capitol Records releases a soundtrack album featuring vocals by Cheryl Ladd.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - James Louis McCartney, son of Capitol Records artists Paul and Linda McCartney, is born
2000 - EMI Classics releases Plácido Domingo's album "Songs Of Love". EMI Classics is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
2006 - Virgin Records releases Daz Dillinger's album "So So Gangsta" in both an Edited and a Parental Advisory version. Virgin Records is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1866 - "The Black Crook", a four-act performance, becomes the first burlesque show to open in New York City and will run for 475 performances making $1.3 million for its producers (about $18,673,697 in 2016 dollars with inflation).
1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV becoming the first regularly-scheduled TV program broadcast in color. The series was green-lighted by Alan Livingston, former VP of Childrens records and VP A&R at Capitol Records and the company's future president and Chairman of the Board. The series' theme song was written by Livingston's brother Jay Livingston with writing partner Ray Evans.
1966 - "The Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
2003 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, dies at age 71 at at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure.