Sunday, February 18, 2018

FEBRUARY 18, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
85 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Yoko Ono, artist, singer, songwriter, wife and partner of Apple, Capitol, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon, mother of Capitol Records artist Sean Lennon, and solo Apple, Geffen, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Toyko, Japan
1952 - Juice Newton, singer, guitarist, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Judith Kaye Newton at the Lakehurst Naval Base, Lakehurst, New Jersey
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Derek Pellicci, the percussionist and drummer with the group Mississippi and the Capitol Records group Little River Band, is born somewhere in Australia. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocalist Benjamin "Scat Man" Crothers, with Riff Charles and his Friends (includes Vic Dickenson on trombone, Riff Charles on piano, and unlisted guitar, bass, and drums players), records the titles "Riff's Blues", "The Thing", "Mabel The Lush", and "Dead Man's Blues" in Radio Recorders' studios at 931 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Riff's Blues" and "Mabel The Lush" together as a single (Capitol 15220) and "The Thing" and "Dead Man's Blues" together as a single (Capitol 15076).
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flipside, returns to the #1 spot on the U.S. Country singles chart
1952 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Who's Excited", "My Intuition", "Love, Where Are You Now?", and "If You See Stars In My Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Who's Excited" as a single (Capitol 2033), "My Intuition" and "Love, Where Are You Now?" together as a single (Capitol 2012), and "If You See Stars In My Eyes" as a single (Capitol 2312).
1952 - Ferlin Husky (as "Terry Preston"), with unlisted others, records the titles "I'm Missin' Lots Of Lovin'", "Words", "Counting My Heartaches", and "Don't Believe A Word They Say" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'm Missin' Lots Of Lovin'" and "Words" together as a single (Capitol 2024), "Counting My Heartaches" as a single (Capitol 2105), and has yet to issue "Don't Believe A Word They Say".
1952 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Sid Feller conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players), records the titles "Goin' On A Hayride""Ev'rytime""Let's Call It A Day""Baby, Come Home""Whee Baby", and "Louisville Lou" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Goin' On A Hayride" and "Ev'rytime" together as a single (Capitol 2025), "Let's Call It A Day", "Whee Baby", and "Louisville Lou" on Lee's album "All Aglow Again" (T 1366), and "Baby Come Home" on the compilation CD "Peggy Lee - Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures" (5-27564-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Bandleader and bassist Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Pretend", "The Last Roundup", and "The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pretend" and "The Last Roundup" together as a single (Capitol 2407) and "The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)" as a single (Capitol 2620) with "Steel Guitar Rag" (recorded September 9, 1953) on the flipside.
1956 - Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "The Poor People Of Paris", with "Theme from 'Helen of Troy'" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1956 - Pianist Madam Agi Jambor, records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata In D Minor""Toccata In G Minor""Toccata In G Major", and "Toccata In E Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jambor's two-LP album "BACH-Toccatas/Fantasias" (PBR-8354).
1957 - Vocalist and pianist Merrill Moore, with Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Roy Lanham on rhythm guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Red Wooten on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Buttermilk Baby", "Nursery Rhyme Blues", "Barrel House Bessie", and "Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records wil issue "Buttermilk Baby" and "Nursery Rhyme Blues" together as a single (Capitol F3788) and "Barrel House Bessie" and "Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home" together as a single (Capitol F3721).
1957 - Vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles also conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on tenor saxophone and flute, Jack Marshall on guitar and banjo, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio, Frank Carlson, Frank Guerrero, and Ralph Hansell on drums and percussion, and Carlos Mejia on bongos and percussion) and unlisted background singers, records the titles "Jean And Dinah""What Is This Generation Coming To?", and "Mama, Looka Boo Boo (Shut Your Mouth, Go Away)" at the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California at a session that was scheduled to go from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM but was extended and went to 1:00 AM on February 19, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mitchum's album "Calypso - Is Like So..." (T 853).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #37 on WDGY's Official Top Forty Survey in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Missouri.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole overdubs a piano track on the title "Tu Mi Delirio (You're My Obsession)" and vocals tracks on the titles "El Bodegurero" (Grocer's Cha Cha)" and two takes of "Come To The Mardi Gras" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, over instrumental tracks by Armando Romeu, Jr. And His Orchestra and backing vocal tracks by The Rivero Four (lineup unlisted) at the Panart Studio in Havana, Cuba in 1957. Capitol Records will issue "Tu Mi Delirio (You Are My Obsession)" and "El Bodeguerao (Grocer's Cha Cha) on Cole's album "Cole Español" (W 1031) and the first take of "Come To The Mardi Gras" in England on the album "The Unreleased Nat King Cole" (EMS 1279). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and takes in Germany in the eleven-CD box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Tenor saxophonist George Auld, with an orchestra and vocal group The Jud Conlon Rhythmaires (lineups unlisted), records the titles "The Nearness Of You", "Take Me", and "Love Me Or Leave Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Love Me Or Leave Me" on Colin's album "Sax Gone Latin" (EAP-1-1045 on a single 7" 45 RPM EP) and all the titles on the 12" 33 1/3 RPM release of the album (T 1045).
1961 - Van Alexander conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (featuring Milt Bernhart and Dick Kenney on trombone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone, and unlisted others) as they record an unissued take of the title "Black And Tan Fantasy", the title "Say It Isn't So", a as yet unissued take of the title "Pick Yourself Up", and the title "In A Mellow Tone" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Say It Isn't So" and "In A Mellow Tone" on Alexander's album "Swing! Staged For Stereo" (STAC 1635).
1961 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with Johnnie Spence conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (4 trumpets, 4 trombones, possibly. Johnny Scott on flute and saxophone, and unlisted piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and harp players) records the titles "My Kind Of Girl" at EMI Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "Spotlight On...,Volume 18 - Matt Monro" (8-29394-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King Cole, with The Four Coins, arrives in Japan to begin two weeks of performances around the country after finishing their tour of Australia. Here's a photo of Cole being presented flowers in Japan.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Marian Montgomery, with (collectively) Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Taylor on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Wayne on guitars, Milt Hinton or Joe Benjamin on bass, Osie Johnson on drums, Joe Venuto and Phil Kraus on vibraphones and xylophones, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion, records the titles "Wee Baby Blues", "Can't Help It", "Roll 'Em Pete", and a new take of "All By Myself" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Montgomery's album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers" (T/ST 1884).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Ross Sisters (lineup unlisted), with unlisted others, record the titles "I Ain't Never", "You Still Want Her", and "A Fallen Angel" in (listed as possibly) Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records has yet to issue "I Ain't Never" and will issue "You Still Want Her" and "A Fallen Angel" together as a single (Capitol 4953).
1965 - The Beatles record tracks for their songs "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Tell Me What You See" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1967 - Vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Audino, Ray Triscari, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet, Vernon Friley, Lew McCreary, Dick Noel, and William Schaefer on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones, Don Trenner on piano, Mike Melvoin on organ, John Collins on guitar, Charles Williams on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums, Latin percussion, and bells), records the titles "That's Life", "If He Walked Into My Life", "Born Free", and "Just For Now" in The Capitol Tower studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Just For Now" (T/ST 2712).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd as the replacement for founding member and guitarist Syd Barrett
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Buddy Fo, with unlisted others, records the titles "Goin' Out Of My Head", "Crazy About You", "Hawaii", and "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" at the first session and the titles "Come Back To Me", "Watch What Happens", "Sadie The South Sea Lady", and "Hawaiian Wedding Song" at the second session. Capitol Records has yet to issue "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" and "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and will issue all of the rest of the titles on Fo's album "Buddy Fo's New Hawaii" (ST 2879).
1972 - Vocalist Roy Rogers, with unlisted others, records the titles "Lay Some Happiness On Me", "I'll Sing A 'Sing-A-Long' Love Song", "It's Not The Things That You Do", and "Talkin' About Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Lay Some Happiness On Me" and "Talkin' About Love" on Rogers' album "Take A Little Love" (ST-11020) and have yet to issue  "I'll Sing A 'Sing-A-Long' Love Song" and "It's Not The Things That You Do"
1974 - Apple Records (with Capitol Records handling U.S. distribution) releases Ringo Starr's single "Oh My My", with "Step Lightly" on the flipside
1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the title "Through Thick And Thin" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "This Girl's Got A Hold On Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
1982 - America (vocalists and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell), with unlisted others, record the title "Desperate Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "View From The Ground" (ST-12209).
1982 - The Motels (Martha Davis on lead vocals and guitar, Guy Perry on guitar and backing vocals, Michael Goodroe on bass, Steve Goldstein on keyboards, Marty Jourard on keyboards and saxophone, Brian Glascock and Craig Krampf on drums and percussion, and M.L. Benoit on percussion) record the title "He Hit Me (And It Felt Just Like A Kiss)" at Record One studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Val Garay. Capitol Records will release the title on the band's album "All Four One" (ST-12177).
1982 - On her 30th birthday, vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "Ever True" at Sound Castle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5120) and on Newton's album "Quiet Lies" (ST-12210).
1986 - Alcatrazz (Graham Bonnet on vocals, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals, Steven Vai on guitar and vocals, Gary Shea on bass, and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion and vocals) record the titles "That Ain't Nothin'" at American Recording Studios in Woodland Hills, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Dangerous Games" (ST-12477).
1986 - Vocalists Marie Osmond and Paul Davis, with unlisted others, record the title "You're Still New to Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5663) with "New Love" (recorded February 26, 1986) on the flipside and on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
2001 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "But For The Grace Of God" hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1967 - Johnny Rivers' Imperial Records single "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", with "Gettin' Ready For Tomorrow" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Trumpetist Chet Baker and tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, with Jum McNeely on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums perform the title "Stella By Starlight" at a concert given in Stockholm, Sweden that was recorded by Sonet Records and released by it in England on the album "Line For Lyons" (SNTF 899)as by Stan Getz and Chet Baker. Blue Note Records will license the title and release it in the United States on the CD "The Definitive Chet Baker" (5-40039-2).
25 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Pianist Don Pullen and The African-Brazilian Connection (Carlos Ward on flute and alto saxophone, Nilson Matta on bass, Guilherme Franco on tumba, berimbau, and percussion, and Mor Thiam on jembe, tabula, rainsticks, and wind chimes) record the titles "The Third House On The Right", "Paraty", "El Matador", "George, We Harldy Knew Ya", "Aseeko! (Get Up And Dance!)" with vocals by Mor Thiam, "Anastasia/Pyramid", and "Variation On 'Ode To Life'" in Sorcerer Sound's studio in New York City, New York at a session that will end on February 19, 1993. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on the CD album "Ode To Life" (7-89233-2) as by Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

FEBRUARY 17, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
95 Years Ago Today In 1923 - Buddy DeFranco, clarinet player, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist (as part of The Metronome All Stars in 1947 and as a bandleader of his own orchestra and sextet in 1949), is born Boniface Ferdinand Leonard DeFranco in Camden, New Jersey.
Possibly 1971? - Walter Gross, former Senior Director, Digital Strategy - EMI Music North America at EMI is born in Brooklyn, New York
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Laguna Beach, California
1984 - Farrah King, singer and founding member of the Capitol Records group Cherish, is born in Maywood, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Guitarist Django Reinhardt and Et Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France (The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France) (Gérard Lévêque and André Lluis on clarinets, Eugène Vées on rhythm guitar, Jean Storne on bass, and Gaston Léonard on drums) record the titles "Douce Ambiance", "Cavalerie", and "Oui Si Tu Me Dis Oui" in Paris, France for the Swing label. Capitol Records will license all the titles and issue them on the album "Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club Of France" (T 10361).
1946 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York, first Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records a rejected take of the title "Li'l Angie Is A Natural Man" then Margaret Whiting, with Paul Weston conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, records the title "Come Rain Or Come Shine". Capitol Records will issue "Come Rain Or Come Shine" as a single (Capitol 247) with "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine" (recorded January 12, 1956) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, vocalist Julius La Rosa, with unlisted others, records the titles "Anywhere I Wander" and "This Is Heaven" at the first session and the titles "Let's Make Up Before We Say Goodnight" and "My Lady Loves To Dance" at the second session for Capitol Records which will issue "Anywhere I Wander" and "This Is Heaven" in England as a singe (CL13892) and "Let's Make Up Before We Say Goodnight" and "My Lady Loves To Dance" in England as a single (CL13941). Cadence Records will issue all the titles in the United States.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Hank's Song", "Get Me Off The Fence", "I'll Never Have You", and "I'll Always Speak Well Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hank's Song" on the multi-artist compilation album "The Country's Best" (EAP-2-1179 on 7" EP and T 1179 on 12" LP) and with "I'll Never Have You" as a single (Capitol 2397). Pickwick Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "Green, Green Grass Of Home" (JS-6086).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, pianist George Greeley, with unlisted others, records a new take of "Dancing On The Ceiling" at the first session and the titles "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "These Foolish Things" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Greeley's album "Piano Demitasse" (EBF-438 on a two-disc 7" EP and H-438 on a 10" LP).
1956 - Jackie Gleason conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Japanese Sandman", "and "I Cover The Waterfront" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's 2 LP set "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
1956 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "Surrender" and "Lonely Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles in France on Hunt's EP "Pee Wee Hunt" (EAP-1-20163).
1956 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Felix Slatkin conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Rhapsody In Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN - Rhapsody In Blue/An American In Paris" (P 8343).
1956 - Pianist Madam Agi Jambor records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata In D Major", "Toccata In F Sharp Minor", and "Toccata In C Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jambor's 2LP album "BACH-Toccatas/Fantasias" (PBR-8354).
1957 - Vocalist Joe Alexander, with Dave Cavanaugh conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'll String Along With You", "I Never Had A Chance", "If I Could Make The World Stand Still", and "A Thousand Times A Day" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll String Along" and "A Thousand Times A Day" together as a single (Capitol 407), "I Never Had A Chance" as a single (Capitol 15274), and "If I Could Make The World Stand Still" as a single (Capitol Blues 57-70054).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Just One Of Those Things" is #17 on WJJD's Top Twenty LP And EP Albums chart in Chicago, Illinois and Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #20 on CHUM's CHUM Hit Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole records vocal overdubs for the title "Maria Elena" and, with the vocal group The Facundo Rivero Four (lineup unlisted), the titles "Lisbon Antigua (English Version)" and "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas) (English Version)" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California over instrumental tracks recorded in 1957 by Armando Romeu Jr. And His Orchestra at The Panart Studio in Havana, Cuba. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Maria Elena" on Cole's Capitol Records EP "Cole Español" (EAP-1-1031) and the final mix of "Acercate Mas (Come Closer To Me) (English Version)" as a single (Capitol F4004) with "Nothin' In The World" (recorded November 22, 1957) on the flipside and on Cole's single-disc 7" EP "Non Dimenticar" (EAP-1-1138). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - An orchestra (lineup unlisted) record selections from the soundtrack of the film "Merry Andrew", with words and music by Saul Chaplin and Johnny Mercer, in Los Angeles, California with "The Pipes Of Pan" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye and an unidentified boys choir, "Chin-Up Stout Fellow" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye, Robert Coote, and Rex Evans, "Everything Is Ticketty-Poo" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye and the boys choir, "You Can't Always Have What You Want" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, and the boys choir, "The Square Of The Hypotenuse" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye and the boys choir, and "Salud (Buona Fortuna)" featuring vocals by Danny Kaye, Salvatore Baccaloni, Pier Angeli, and the boys choir. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the soundtrack album "'Merry Andrew' Plus: Music Of The Big Top Circus Band" (T 1016).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Marian Montgomery, with (collectively) Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Taylor on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Wayne on guitars, Milt Hinton or Joe Benjamin on bass, Osie Johnson on drums, Joe Venuto and Phil Kraus on vibraphones and xylophones, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion, records the titles "Breezin' Along With The Breeze", "When Sunny Gets Blue", and "All By Myself" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Breezin' Along With The Breeze" and "When Sunny Gets Blue" on Montgomery's album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers" (T/ST 1884), "When Sunny Gets Blue" as a single (Capitol 4978) with "Roll 'Em Pete" (recorded February 18, 1963) on the flipside, and has yet to issue the take of "All By Myself" recorded at this session. Montgomery will record a new take of "All By Myself" also on February 18, 1963 and that version will also be issued on her album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers".
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "The Night Before" in the afternoon and then at 11 pm they record "You Like Me Too Much" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1966 - Brian Wilson, at the first session of nineteen full sessions (and many other hours of separate recordings) held between today and September 21, 1966, records tracks for The Beach Boys' title "Good Vibrations" at Gold Star Studios at 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version as a single (Capitol 5676), with "Let's Go Away For Awhile" (recorded January 18 and 19, 1966) on the flipside, on October 10, 1966.
1967 - Smiley Burnette (born Lester Alvin Burnette), singer, songwriter, motion picture, radio, and television actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 55 of leukemia in Encino, California and is later interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Strawberry Fields Forever" with "Penny Lane" on the flipside and the group begins four straight days of sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London, England to record the title "For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" which Capitol Records will issue in the United States on the group's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS/SMAS 2653).
1972 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone, Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Plas Johnson, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as the record the titles "Flatbush Flanagan", "I Know That You Know", "I Surrender Dear", and "Carpice XXIV Paganini" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of the "Swing Era Series" in the three-LP box set "Volume 14 - One More Time - Swing Lives!: Billy May" (STA/STL 353).
1972 - Capitol Records creates a short version edit of Joyous Noise's "Rock & Roll Cowboy" edited from master 78007 in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
1972 - Skylark (lineup unlisted) records the title "The Writing On The Wall" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3511) and on the group's self-titled album "Skylark" (ST-11048).
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40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - John "Moon" Martin, with unlisted others, records the titles "Cool Down", "Night Thoughts", and "Bad Case Of Lovin' You" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for "Cool Down". Capitol Records will issue "Night Thoughts" and "Bad Case Of Lovin' You" on Martin's album "Shots From A Cold Nightmare" (SW 11787).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Brian Cadd, with unlisted others, records the titles "Ol' 55" and "Skating On Thin Ice" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Cadd's album "Yesterday Dreams" (SW-11681)
1981 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the as yet unissued title "Eyes On You" and "Secret Rendezvous" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Secret Rendezvous" as a single (Capitol 5220) with "Bangin' The Boogie" (recorded September 21, 1982).
1981 - Vocalist Lisa Dal Bello, with unlisted others, records the title "Just Like You" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Dal Bello's album "Drastic Measures" (ST-12140).
1982 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Sail Away (Here Comes Another Heartache)" and "Adios Mi Corazon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Newton's album "Quiet Lies" (ST-12210).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Project Future (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Ray-Gun-Omics" and "Arcade Love" in an unlisted studio for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1985 - Mel McDaniel's Capitol Records single "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On", with "The Gunfighter's Song" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Climie Fisher's titles "Love Changes (Everything)", "Rise To The Ocassion", "I Won't Bleed For You", "Room To Move", "Precious Moments", "This Is For Me", "Never Let A Chance Go By", "Bite The Hand That Feeds", "Break The Silence", "Keeping The Mystery Alive", and "Never Close To Show" and will issue all of the titles, except "Never Close To Show" on the group's album "Everything" (C1-90514 on 12" vinyl and 7-48338-2 on CD), "Love Changes (Everything)" and "Never Close To Show" together as a single (Capitol 44137), and "Rise To The Occasion" in two parts as a single (Capitol 44197).
1999 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Lady Madonna", with "Inner Light" on the flipside, and their Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", with "For You Blue" on the flipside, which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, are certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2010 - Kathryn Grayson, singer, motion picture actress and wife of Capitol Records artist and motion picture actor Johnnie Johnston, died at age 88 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California.
5 Years Ago Today In 2013 - Mindy McCready, singer and Capitol Records Nashville (2002) artist is found dead at age 37 on the porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1962 - The Beach Boys' first single "Surfin'" on Candix Records enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Gene Pitney is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

Friday, February 16, 2018

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1914 - Jimmy Wakely, singer, guitarist, and a Capitol Records artist, is born James Clarence Wakely in Mineola, Arkansas
1920 - Patty Andrews, singer, and a member of the Capitol Records group The Andrews Sisters, is born Patricia Marie Andrews in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1961 - Andy Taylor, the lead guitarist of the Capitol Records groups Duran Duran and The Power Station, is born in Dolver-Hampton, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Capitol Records artist Jack Guthrie debuts as a guest on "Purina's Grand Ole Opry" radio show.
1949 - Gordon MacRae records the track "Were Thine That Special Face", then he and Jo Stafford record the track "Wunderbar", and finally Jo records the track "Why Can't You Behave" in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra and members of an unlisted string section and vocal chorus. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Kiss Me Kate" (CD-144).
1949 - Frank De Vol, with unlisted others, records four unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles,, California. No issuing information is listed.
1950 - Les Baxter directs unlisted members of an orchestra in Los Angeles, California, recording the instrumental tracks for "Monkeys (Monos)", "Dance Of TheWinds (Wayra)", "High Andes (Ataypora!)" and "Earthquake (Tumpa)". The next day vocal overdubs by Yma Sumac will be recorded the next day. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sumac's album "Voice Of The Xtabay" (CD-244).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vicky Young, with Dave Cavanaugh and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'll Stop Loving You", "I'm Wonderin'", "Let Me Hear You Say (I Love You)", "I Love You So Much" and "Goodbye, Charlie, Goodbye" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "I'll Stop Loving You" and will issue "I'm Wonderin'" and "Goodbye, Charlie, Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 2395) and "Let Me Hear You Say (I Love You)" and "I Love You So Much" together as a single (Capitol 2478).
1954 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, bass and trombone; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums and Ken Errair on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass) record the tracks "After You" and "Mood Indigo" at Capitol's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release the tracks on the album "Voices In Modern" (H-522).
1954 - The Ever Ready Singers (vocalists Chris Tyler, Isiah Robertson, James Knight, Leroy Fontenot and Sam Campbell) record the tracks "One Day When I Was Walking" "I'm A Pilgrim And A Stranger, "Two Wings" and "This Heart Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2763) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2867).
1955 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison on trumpet; Mahlon Clark, Skeets Herfurt, Champ Webb, Babe Russin and Ted Nash on saxophones and woodwinds; Bill Miller on piano; Paul Smith on celeste; George Van Eps on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp and Harry Bluestone, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin on violins; Alvin Dinkin and Eleanor Slatkin on viola), records 4 takes of the title "What Is This Thing Called Love?" and the titles "Ill Wind", "I See Your Face Before Me" and "Mood Indigo" at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the last take of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and the last three tracks on Sinatra's album "In The Wee Small Hours" (W 581).
1956 - The Roger Wagner Chorale (unlisted singers directed by Roger Wagner with uncredited musicians) records the tracks "Spain: Baile De Gaita", "England: Greensleeves" featuring Frank Alpers on vocals, and "Spain: Ayer Te He Visto" featuring Harve Presnell on vocals in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the chorale's 2 LP set "Folk Songs of the Old World" (PBR-8345).
1959 - Murray McEachern (on trombone), and unlisted others, record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Amor" and an overdub for previously recorded (and still unissued) "Satin Doll" in Los Angeles, California.
1959 - Jack Marshall (on guitar and zither), using his own arrangements, and His Music (Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Milt Bernhart on trombone; Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone; Justin Gordon and George Smith on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Joe Mondragon and Mike Rubin on bass; Shelly Manne on drums and Larry Bunker, Milt Holland and Lou Singer on percussion) record the tracks "Should I", "A Hot Sombrero" (listed as "Mexican Hat Dance" in the files), "Mimi" (with George Roberts on bass trombone) and "Whistlin' Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshll's album "Soundsville! - Swinging Sketches By Jack Marshall And His Music" (T 1194).
1959 - The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo and guitar, Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar, Robert "Bob Shane" Schoen on vocals and guitar) with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass, record the tracks "Blow Ye Winds", "M.T.A.", Getaway John", and "Remember The Alamo" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "The Kingston Trio At Large" (T 1199).
1959 - Kenyon Hopkins conducts his to own arrangements to his Orchestra (unlisted musicians) as they record "Serenade In Blue", "Serenade (From 'The Student Prince')", and "Serenade For A Wealthy Widow" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hopkins' album "Swingin' Serenades" (T 1236).
1960 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (listed as similar to Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson and Si Zentner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record a retake of "Stars And Stripes Forever" and the tracks "Panama", "Cotton Belt Cannonball", "That's A Plenty" and Riverboat Shuffle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on the album "Swingin' Southern Style" (T 1400).
1960 - Evalyn Tyner (on piano with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Sound Of Music", "The Very Next Man", "Do You Ever Dream Of Vienna?", and "Staying Young" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tyner's album "On & Off Broadway" (T 1431).
1961 - Rita Faye (on autoharp) records and does overdubs for the tracks "Are Ye Able?" and "Showers Of Blessing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "Rita Faye's Autoharp" (T 1606).
1961 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Garden In The Rain", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", and "I May Be Wrong" at the first session and the medley "Someday I'll Find You/I Can't Get Started/I Remember It Well/I'll Follow My Secret Heart/If I Didn't Care/I See Your Face Before Me/Allez-Vous-En/Lovely To Look At/The Touch Of Your Hand/What Is There To Say" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #31 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 50 Best Sellers - Stereo chart
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - At a concert at The Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California that was recorded by Capitol Records, the George Shearing Quintet (Gary Burton on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, John Gray on guitar, Bill Yancey on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) performed "Walkin'", Look No Further", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Bel Aire", "Lee's Blues", "My Reverie", "Love For Sale", "African Inspiration" (with the addition of Armando Peraza on congas), "There With You", and "Moanin'". Capitol Records will issue the titles "Walkin'", Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Bel Aire" and "There With You" on the album "George Shearing - Jazz Concert" (T 1992). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles on the album "The Complete Capitol Live Recordings of George Shearing Quintet" (CD MD5-157).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Marian Montgomery, with, collectively, Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Taylor on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Wayne on guitars, Milt Hinton or Joe Benjamin on basses, Osie Johnson on drums, Joe Venuto and Phil Kraus on vibraphones and xylophones, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion, records the titles "My Buddy", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Confessin' The Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Montgomery's album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers" (T 1884).
1965 - 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), with Gary Paxton conducting his arrangements to unlisted orchestra members, record the tracks "When I Stop Loving You" and "Nights Are Long" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5401).
1965 - 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) record tracks for their title "Yes It Is" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5407) with "Ticket To Ride" on the flipside.
1965 - Charlie Louvin (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Live Begins At Love", "That's What Your Leaving's Done To Me", "I Don't Have Any Place To Go", and "I Gave My Love A Cherry" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Louvin's album "The Many Moods Of Charlie Louvin" (T 2437).
1966 - David McCallum, directing unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Isn't It Wonderful?""Far Away Blue", a as yet unissued take of "British Grenadier", "The Edge" and "Final" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except "British Grenadier" on the album "Music - A Bit More Of Me" (T 2498).
1966 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with unlisted musicians), records the track "Together Again" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "I'm The One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Together Again" on Campbell's album "Burning Bridges" (T 2679).
1967 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Freddie Hill and Tony Terran on trumpet; Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone; Jim Horn on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone; Gerald Wiggins on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass and Earl Palmer on drums), records the titles "You're Always On My Mind", "Dead End Street - Song", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "I'll Take Time", and "Dead End Street - Monologue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rawls' album "Too Much!" (T 2713).
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Good Morning Good Morning" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Grace Markay, with unlisted others, records the titles "Sally Go 'Round The Roses", "Distraction", and "Sonny Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" and "Sonny Boy" together as a single (Capitol 2161) and has yet to issue "Distraction".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) record the title "Waiting" and overdubs for the title in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1970 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Billy Sanford on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and The Jordanaires (vocal chorus of Hoyt H. Hawkins, Neal Matthews Jr., Hugh Gordon Stoker, and Raymond C. Walker), records the titles "Let Trouble Be You", "The Man You Could Have Been", and "Stop The World" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Let Trouble Be You" and "Stop The World" on Jackson's album "Woman Lives For Love" (ST-554) and "The Man You Could Have Been" as a single (Capitol 3218) with "I Already Know" on the flipside.
1971 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike, with unlisted musicians) record final overdubs for the tracks "Yes, I'm Ready" and "Don't Make Me Over" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks on the group's album "Feelings" (SW-781).
1971 - Roy Rogers (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the as yet unissued take of the track "Follow The Lamb" and the tracks "Take Your Time" and "Spotted Dog Named Sam" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Rogers' album "Man From Duck Run" (ST-785).
1971 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals) with Mike Deasy conducting the orchestra (unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Happy Songs Of Love" and "Don't Life Pass You By" and overdubs for both tracks in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3079).
1972 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Steve Miller Band records the titles "Enter Maurice" and "Journey From Eden" at the first session and the title "Guitar Blue" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Enter Maurice" and "Journey From Eden" on the band's album "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" (SMAS-11022). There is no release listing for "Guitar Blue".
1976 - Bjorn Skifs records the tracks "Firefly" and "You Better Run" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no release information for either track.
1976 - Tom Snow, with Jeff Porcaro, David Paich, Wilton Felder, Fred Tackett, Elliot Randall, Waddy Wachtel, Milt Holland, Stevie Nicks, Valerie Carter, Tom Jans, Bill Scwhartz, records the title "Hurry Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Snow's eponymous album "Tom Snow" (ST-11545).
1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records, The Section (lineup unlisted) records the title "Spider Man" at the first session and the title "Rainbows" at the second session for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mink DeVille (lineup unlisted) records the title "Young Boy Blues" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Brian Cadd records the titles "Hangin' By A Thread" and "Yesterday Dreams" at the first session and the titles "Next Time I See You" and "Pale Fire" at the second session. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Hangin' By A Thread" and will issue "Yesterday Dreams", "Next Time I See You", and "Pale Fire" on Cadd's album "Yesterday Dreams" (SW-11681).
1979 - Lee Dresser records the tracks "Love Me Tonight (Let's Love Tonight)", "Someone Who Loved You Just Like Me", and an unissued take of the track "Just Be You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4798).
1982 - Missing Persons (Chuck Wild on keyboards and synthesizer, Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and vocals, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and synthesizer, Terry Bozzio on drums, guitar, synthesizer, and vocals, and Dale Bozzio on vocals) records the title "Words" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5127), with "Hello, I Love You" (recorded on February 15, 1982) on the flipside, and on the band's album "Spring Session M" (ST-12228).
1982 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, record the title "Change My Mind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the title as a single (Capitol 5114), with "Only The Lonely" (recorded June 5, 1981) on the flipside, and on the band's album "All Four One" (ST-12177).
1984 - Zappacosta records the track "Spread Myself Too Thin". Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Zappacosta" (ST-12296).
2006 - Sid Feller, trumpet and piano player, record producer, composer, conductor, and arranger (East Coast in-house arranger for Capitol Records from 1951 to 1955 and freelance through possibly 1969 and for ABC Records from 1955 to 1965), dies at age 89 in Beechwood, Ohio.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - EMI America will purchase the masters for Jules Shear's titles "Whispering Your Name", "Standing Still", All Through The Night", "I Need It", "The Longest Drink", "Never Fall", "I Know, I Know", "She's In Love Again", "Love Will Come Again", and "Marriage Made In Heaven" and will issue all the titles on Shear's self-titled album "Jules Shear" (ST-17092), "Whispering Your Name" and "The Longest Drink" together as a single (EMI-America 8163), "Whispering Your Name" and "I Need It" together as a single (EMI-America MLP-19009), "I Know, I Know" as a single (EMI-America 8199) with an edited version of the Michael Stanley Band's title "Love Hurts" (recorded April 28, 1982) on the flipside and with "Love Will Come Again" as a single (EMI-America MLP-19009).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Michael Murphey, with unlisted others, records the title "Radio Land" at an unlisted studio for Liberty Records. EMI will purchase Liberty's library and EMI America will issue the title on Murphey's compilation album "Best Of Michael Martin Murphey" (ST-17143).
1997 - Trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker, with John Scofield on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and unlisted keyboardist, records the titles "If You Could See Me Now" and "Oh, You Crazy Moon" with producer Don Sebesky for A&M Records. Blue Note Records will license both titles and issue them on the compilation CD "The Definitive Chet Baker" (5-40039-2).
1997 - The Spice Girls' Virgin Records single "Wannabe" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1905 - Harold Arlen, composer (Oscar-winning songwriter: Somewhere Over the Rainbow "Stormy Weather" and "It’s Only a Paper Moon" with Ted Koehler, "That Old Black Magic" with Ira Gershwin and Johnny Mercer, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with "Yip" Harburg for which they won the 1939 Academy Award for Song Of The Year, score for the 1946 Broadway musical "St. Louis Woman" with Johnny Mercer which was the first Original Broadway Cast album released by Capitol Records, and many more), singer, and Capitol Records artist (1955 album "Harold Arlen and His Songs"), is born Hyman Arluck in Buffalo, New York
1941 - Brian Holland, composer (best known as part of the teams Holland, Dosier, and Holland and Dosier/Holland), record producer, and co-founder of Invictus Records which was distributed by Capitol Records, is born in Detroit, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio's "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1951 - During two session held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, vocalist Ernest "Red" Ingle and The Natural Seven (John LaMonte on trombone, Paul Sells on accordion, Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant on guitar and fiddle, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Frederick "Hank" Wayland on bass, and Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums) record the title "Run, Little Eva" with vocalist Mimi Laurie at the first session between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM and the titles "People Are Funny" and "Let Me In" at the second session between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Let Me In" as a single (Capitol 1431) with "Chew Tobacco Rag" (recorded February 5, 1951) on the flipside and "People Are Funny" as a single (Capitol 1599) with "Pool" (recorded March 31, 1950) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the CD compilation "Tim-Tay-Shun" (BCD 16115).
1952 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, James Priddy, and Si Zentner on trombone, Les Robinson and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Bob Dawes on baritone saxophone, Buddy Cole on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Don Whitaker on bass, and Remo Belli on drums), records the titles "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Perfidia", "Diane", and "Tenderley" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on February 16, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on May's album "Big Band Bash" (CCN-329).
1956 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Art DePew, and John Dolny also on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombones, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinets and alto saxophones, Georgie Auld and Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Corky Hale on piano and harp, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums), using an arrangement by Don Simpson, George Williams, and Dick Reynolds, record a new take of the title "Rhaposdy In Blue" (a rejected take was recorded on February 13, 1956) in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Anthony's album "Concert" (T 406).
1956 - Les Baxter conducts his arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Carnival""Taboo""Temptation", and "Sway (Quien Sera)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Baxter's album "Caribbean Moonlight" (T 733).
1957 - The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by Leopold Stokowski, records Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" and Johann Strauss, Jr.'s "On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Blue Danube Waltz)" in the Riverside Plaza Hotel, in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "Leopold Stokowski Conducting His Symphony Orchestra - Landmarks Of A Distinguished Career (BACH/DEBUSSY/STRAUSS/SIBELIUS)" (P/SP-8399).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #24 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart. Cole's album "Just One Of Those Things" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys album chart. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #28 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart and #39 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Singles chart and #43 on the magazine's Top 100 Sides chart.
1962 - Vocalist Vic Damone, with Sid Feller conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "No Strings" and "Once Upon A Time" with an unlisted vocal group, "My Heart Will Tell You So", and "Come With Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "No Strings" and "Once Upon A Time" together as a single (Capitol 4718), "My Heart Will Tell You So" as a single (Capitol 4756), and has yet to issue "Come With Me".
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocal group The Lettermen (Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with unlisted others, records the titles "A Tree In The Meadow", "How Is Julie", "Lover's Beach", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" and "Jeannie Malone" at the first session and "Summer's Come And Gone", "Michael", and "Hearts Were Young" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "A Tree In The Meadow", Summer's Come And Gone", and "Michael" on the group's album "Jim, Tony And Bob" (T/ST 1761), "How Is Julie?", "Lover's Beach", and "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" on the group's album "Once Upon A Time" (T/ST 1711), and have yet to issue "Jeannie Malone" and "Hearts Were Young".
1962 - The Manhattans (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sing All Day" and "La La La" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4730).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - At a concert recorded by Capitol Records in the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, The George Shearing Quintet (George Shearing on piano, Gary Burton on vibraphone, John Gray on guitar, Bill Yancey on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) performs the titles "Maramor Mambo", "Mambo Serenade", "All Through The Night", "I'd Be Wonderful For You", "Mam'selle", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "I Wished On The Moon", "Evermore", "Walkin'", "Look No Further", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "The Sweetest Sounds", "I Cover The Waterfront" with only Shearing on piano, "Love Walked In" with only Shearing, Yancey, and Fournier, "Bel Aire", and "Lee's Blues". Capitol Records will issue "Mambo Serenade", "All Through The Night", "Yours In My Heart Alone", and "I Wished On The Moon" on the quintet's album "Latin Rendezvous" (T/ST 2326) and "I Cover The Waterfront", "Love Walked In", and "Lee's Blues" on the album "Jazz Concert" (T/ST 1992) as by George Shearing, Mosaic Records will issue "The Sweetest Sounds", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Love Walked In" in the five-CD box set "The Complete Capitol Live Recordings of George Shearing Quintet" (MQ7-157 on vinyl and MD5-157 on CD). The other titles recorded that night have yet to be issued but were performed and recorded again at another concert at the Civic Auditorium the next night on February 16, 1963, and those versions will also be issued on the album "Jazz Concert".
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Meet The Beatles" is #1 on the U.S. album charts
1964 - Al Martino's Capitol Records single "I Love You More And More Every Day", with "I'm Living In Heaven With You" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - Nat "King" Cole (born Nathaniel Adams Coles), pianist, singer, motion picture actor, television variety show host, member of the Capitol Records group The King Cole Trio, husband of Capitol Records artist Maria Ellington, father of Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies of lung cancer at age 45 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California and is later buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1965 - Nat "King" Cole dies of complications of lung cancer at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California at 5:30 AM at age 45.
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Eight Days A Week" with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flipside
1965 - After John Lennon passes his driving test in Weybridge, England, The Beatles record the titles "Ticket To Ride", "I Need You", and "Another Girl" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. In the United States, Capitol Records will issue "Ticket To Ride" as a single (Capitol 5407) with "Yes It Is" on the flipside, and "I Need You" and "Another Girl" on the group's soundtrack album "Help!" (MAS/SMAS-2386).
1966 - Vocalist Andy Russell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Longin'" and "Enamorado" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for both titles on February 18, 1966 and for "Longin'" on March 3, 1966, Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5626).
1967 - Nat "King" Cole's recordings and a discussion of the late artist featuring taped interviews with Vic Damone, Andre Previn, Jerry Vale, Margaret Whiting, and Oscar Peterson was broadcast by Mike Rapchak on radio station WLS under Capitol Records' sponsorship in Chicago, Illinois.
1967 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Freddie Hill and Tony Terran on trumpet, Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone, Jim Horn on alto and baritone saxophone, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), records the titles "Righteous Woman", "You're Takin' My Bag", "Yes, It Hurts (Doesn't It)", and "I Want A Little Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rawls' album "Too Much!" (T/ST 2713).
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Standells' title "Riot On Sunset Strip", The Mugwumps' title "Sunset Sally", The Sidewalk Sounds' title "The Sunset Theme", Debra Travis' title "Old Country", "Chocolate Watch Band's title "Don't Need Your Lovin'", Mom's Boys' title "Children Of The Night", The Sidewalk Sounds' title "Make The Music Pretty", The Standell's title "Get Away From Here", Drew's title "Like My Baby", and Chocolate Watch Band's title "Sitting There Standing" from Sidewalk Productions. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on the soundtrack to the motion picture "Riot On Sunset Strip" (T/DT 5065).
1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Dana Rollin's titles "My Yellow Bird Can't Sing", "The Man I Love", "Tap Your Feet", and "Blue". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "My Yellow Bird Can't Sing" and "The Man I Love" together as a single (Tower 316) and "Tap Your Feet" and "Blue" have yet to be issued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968, The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ, and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, guitar, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar, and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals, record the title "Caledonia Mission", as well as an overdub for the title, in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Music From Big Pink" (SKAO 2955).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Elli St. James (aka Ellen Janov) records the titles "Oriol" and "Vagabond" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for vocalist Red Simpson's titles "Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer", "You're The First", "Truckin' On Down The Road", and "Ole Ben" and will issue all the titles on Simpson's album "The Very Real Red Simpson" (ST-11093).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Al Martino, with unlisted others, records the titles "I'd Fight The World", "Sweet Memories", and "I Fall To Pieces" at the first session and the titles "I Have Lived" and "Crazy Arms" at the second session. After overdubs are recorded on February 27, 1973, for "I'd Fight The World" and "Sweet Memories" and on February 28, 1973, for "I Fall To Pieces", "I Have Lived", and "Crazy Arms", Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Crazy Arms" on Martino's album "Country Style" (ST-11184) and have yet to issue any of the other titles.
1975 - Capitol Records rush releases John Lennon's "Rock and Roll" album after a version called "Roots" was marketed on late-night television. "Roots" was put together by music publisher Morris Levy from the "oldies" sessions Lennon was court-ordered to record as payment for a line ("Here come old flat-top, he come groovin' up slowly") from a Chuck Berry song, to which Levy owned the copyright, that Lennon used in the Beatles' track "Come Together".
1975 - Linda Ronstadt's Capitol Records single "You're No Good", with "I Can't Help It" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Linda Ronstadt's Capitol Records album "Heart Like a Wheel" hits #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
1977 - George Harrison's Apple Records album "The Best Of George Harrison", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States (ST-11578), is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - The Section (Danny Kortchmar on guitar, Leland Sklar on bass, Craig Doerge on keyboards, Russ Kunkel on drums, and Steve Forman on percussion) records the title "L.A. Changes" at either United Western Studios or Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Fork It Over".
1977 - Chuck Crane records the titles "Over And Over" and "Whatever Happened To That Rock & Roll" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Crane's album "Crane" (ST-11742).
1982 - Missing Persons (Chuck Wild on keyboards and synthesizers, Warren Cuccurullo on guitar, and vocals, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and synthesizers, Terry Bozzio on drums, guitar, synthesizers, and vocals, and Dale Bozzio on vocals) records the titles "Destination Unknown", "I Like Boys", "Mental Hopscotch", and "Hello, I Love You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Destination Unknown", "I Like Boys", and "Mental Hopscotch" on the group's self-titled 7" EP album "Missing Persons" (DLP-15001), "Destination Unknown" on the group's album "Spring Session M" (ST-12228) and as a single (Capitol 5161), "Mental Hopscotch" as a single (Capitol 5212) and "Hello, I Love You" as a single (Capitol 5127).
1982 - Beau Williams records the titles "Another Place And Time" and "You Know Something I Don't Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Williams' self-titled album "Beau Williams" (ST-12213).
1982 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "I'm Gonna Be Strong" at Sound Castle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the title on Newton's album "Quiet Lies" (ST-12210).
1982 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for vocalist L.J. Reynolds titles "Say You Will", "Special Effects", "You And Me", "Let Me Satisfy You", and Fast Action" which were recorded in Detroit, Michigan. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Reynolds' album "Travelin'" (ST-12223).
1986 - Tanya Tucker's Capitol Records single "One Love At A Time", with "Fool Fool Heart" on the flipside, enters the Billboard Country Singles chart
2001 - George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chat via Yahoo! Chat and MSN Live to help promote the release of the re-issue of his album "All Things Must Pass". Harrison was in the ninth floor conference room of The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California and I was in the art department on the fifth floor trying to participate in the chat. Security was tight and management asked that staff not go to the ninth floor to watch, but there was a just a kind of happiness and thrill that was felt by most just knowing he was there. The chat was flooded with participants (many of whom just made quick comments and didn't ask questions) and lasted about an hour.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Chet Baker (on trumpet and vocals), with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Bob Neel on drums, records the titles "But Not For Me", "I Get Along Without You Very Well" (with Freeman also on celeste), "My Funny Valentine", and "I Fall In Love To Easily" for Pacific Jazz Records at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Pacific Jazz issued all the songs on Baker's album "Chet Baker Sings" (PJLP-11). Capitol Records' parent organization, currently owns Pacific Jazz's catalog.
1960 - Mikey Craig, bass player with the Virgin Records group Culture Club, is born in Hammersmith, London, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Horace Parlan Sextet (Johnny Coles on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Horace Parlan on piano, Grant Green on guitar, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums) records the titles "Happy Frame Of Mind", "A Tune For Richard", "Home Is Africa", "Dexi", "Back From The Gig", "and "Kucheza Blues" without Green on guitar at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's stuido in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will initially release the titles on the album "Back From The Gig" (BN-LA488-H2) as by Booker Ervin and would release them in 1986 as by The Horace Parlan Sextet on the album "Happy Frame Of Mind" (BST84134).
50 Year Ago Today In 1968 - Trumpetist Lee Morgan, with Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, John Hicks on piano, George Benson on guitar, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, records the titles "Haeschen", "Avoctja One", "Durem", "Dee Lawd", "Taru, What's Wrong With You" (aka "What's Wrong?", and "Get Yourself Together" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Morgan's album "Taru" (LT-1031).
1977 - Glen Matlock, the bass player for the Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols, is fired and replaced by Sid Vicious who has a better look but has as much talent playing the bass as Stuart Sutcliffe did.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1932 - George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on future Capitol Records artist Guy Lombardo's CBS Radio show "The Guy Lombardo Show"
1966 - The ABC-TV series "Batman" debuted.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1894 - Jack Benny, comedian, vaudeville performer, radio, motion picture, and television actor and host, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Billy May and his Orchestra (Donald Anderson, Charles Griffard, Paul Earl Geil, and Joe Yukl on trumpet, Carl Loeffler, James LeRoy Skiles, Elmer Smithers, and Joe Mikl on trombone, Henry "Heinie" Beau on alto and baritone saxophones, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Richard Clark, Herbie Haymer, and Harry Schuchman on tenor saxophone, Edwin LeMar "Buddy" Cole on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Raymond Thomas Hagan on drums), records the titles "Ya' Betcha", "Captain Kidd", and "Jumpin' Jack" at C.P. MacGregor's studios at 729 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ya' Betcha" and "Captain Kidd" together as a single (Capitol 193) and "Jumpin' Jack" on the two-CD compilation set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051-2).
1947 - Vocal group The Dinning Sisters (Ginger Dinning, Jayne Bundesen, and Jean Dinning), with The Art Van Damme Quintet (Art Van Damme on accordion with unidentified vibraphonist, bass player, and drummer players) record the titles "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "My Adobe Hacienda", and "Santa Catalina" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "If I Had My Life To Live Over" and "My Adobe Hacienda" together as a single (Capitol 389) and Collector's Choice will issue all the titles on the CD "The Dinning Sisters Sing Their Tremendous Hits" (CCM045-2).
1947 - Pappy "Gube" Weaver records the titles "Somebody Said", "The Straight And Narrow Way", "Cruel Hearted Gal", and "The Great Judgment Day" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Somebody Said" as a single (Capitol Americana 40035) with "As Long As I Live" on the flipside, "The Straight And Narrow Way" as a single (Capitol Americana 40010) with "I'm Dying A Sinner's Death" on the flipside, and "Cruel Hearted Gal" and "The Great Judgment Day" together as a single (Capitol 392).
1947 - Vocalist Betty Hutton and The Four Hits (unlisted vocalists), with Joe Lilley conducting the orchestra (unlisted brass, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums and strings musicians), record the titles "Rumble, Rumble, Rumble" and "Poppa Don't Preach At Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 380).
1949 - Vocalist Joseph "Country" Washburne, with an unidentified Western band, records the titles "Open Up Your Heart", "Money, Marble And Chalk", "Crowderville Jail", and "I Was Trying To Be" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Open Up Your Heart" and "Money, Marble And Chalk" together as a single (Capitol 15413) and "Crowderville Jail" and "I Was Trying To Be" together as a single (Capitol 57-40210).
1949 - Pinto Colvig records wild tracks of sound effects and laugh effects for Margaret O'Brien children's albums "Margaret O'Brien Favorite Fairy Tales, Volume 1" and "Margaret O'Brien Favorite Fairy Tales, Volume 2", Frank Morgan's children's album "Gossamer Wump" and Bozo The Clown's children's album "The Laughing Hyena Song" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California.
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places" (with "My Own True Love" on the flipside) is #4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside) is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Vocalist Helen O'Connell, with Harold Mooney directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "He Didn't Ask Me", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "Green Eyes", and "Body and Soul" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "He Didn't Ask Me" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" together as a single (Capitol 1459), "Green Eyes" as a single (Capitol 1759) with "When You're Near Me" on the flipside, and "Body and Soul" as a single (Capitol 2137) with "Zing A Little Zong!" on the flipside.
1952 - Pianist and vibraphonist Ben Light, with unlisted organ, guitar, bass, and drums players, records the titles "Tea For Two", "Siboney", "Perfidia", and "After You've Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tea For Two", "Siboney", and "Perfidia" on Light's album "Juke Box Favorites" (T 330) and "After You've Gone" on Light's album "Rhythm Rendezvous" (T 361).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #10 on The Billboard magazine's Top R&B Records - National Best Sellers chart, #11 on the magazine's Best Selling Singles chart, and #14 on both its Most Played In Juke Boxes and Most Played By Jockeys charts. Also, "Pretend" is #11, and Cole's single "Strange" is #37, on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1956 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The George Shearing Quintet (Johnny Rae on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, Armando Peraza on congas, Tony Martinez on Latin percussion, and Chico Guerrero on timbales) records the titles "Yours", "Perfidia", "Canto Karabali" and "Mi Musica Es Para Ti (My Music Is For You)" at the first session between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and the titles "Watch Your Step", "Strange Enchantment", "Mambo With Me", and "Poodle Mambo" at the second session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Yours" and "Perfidia" from the first session and all the titles from the second session on the group's album "Latin Escapade" (T 737) and has yet to issue "Canto Karabali" and "Mi Musica Es Para Ti (My Music Is For You)".
1956 - Trumpetist and bandleader Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Art DePew, and John Dolny on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombone, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Corky Hale on piano and harp, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums), using an arrangement by Don Simpson, George Williams, and Dick Reynolds, recorded Gershwin's "An American In Paris" in Los Angeles, California, Capitol Records will issue the title on Anthony's album "Concert" (T 406).
1957 - Vocalist Ann Leonardo, with The Earl Sheldon Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Straws In The Wind", "Traveling Stranger", "One Is A Lonely Number", and "I'm No Stranger To The Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Straws In The Wind" and "Traveling Stranger" together as a single (Capitol F3677) and Prep Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue "One Is A Lonely Number" and "I'm No Stranger To The Blues" together as a single (Prep F103) as by Martha Lou Harp.
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're the Reason I'm in Love" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #24 on WDGY's Official Top 40 Survey in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Missouri.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Harold Geller conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "His Eye On The Sparrow", "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere", Jesus Savior, Pilot Me", and "Whispering Hope" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Nearer The Cross" (T 1005).
1960- Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (listed as similar to Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Dixie", "Cajun Shout", "Carolina In The Morning", and "Stars And Stripes Forever". Capitol Records will issue "Dixie", "Cajun Shout", and "Carolina In The Morning" on the band's album "Swingin' Southern Style" (T 1400) and has yet to issue "Stars And Stripes Forever".
1961 - Autoharpist Rita Faye records the titles "Where No One Stands Alone", "It Is No Secret", "The Three Bells (Jimmy Brown Song)", and "Beyond The Sunset" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Faye's album "Rita Faye's Autoharp" (T1606).
1961 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangement to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "The Anniversary Song", "I Love You Truly","Let Me Call You Sweetheart", and "No Other Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Weston's album "Music For My Love" (T/ST 1563).
1961- Jackie Gleason directs his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "The Kiss", "The Wine", and "How Sweet It Is" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's two-LP set "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
1961 - Pianists Arthur "Buck" Whittemore and Jack Lowe (aka Whittemore and Lowe), with Glenn Osser directing The Concert Arts Orchestra and Chorus (members unlisted for both), record the titles "The Song From Moulin Rouge", "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (From 'Lili')", "Ruby (from 'Ruby Gentry'), and "Love Letters" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Immortal Music From The Movies" (T 1599).
1962 - Jack Marshall directs His Orchestra (a large orchestra of unlisted musicians) as they record the titles "New Orleans", "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "The Wild One", and "Be-Bop-A-Lula" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Marshall's album "Tuff Jack" (T 1727).
1962 - The Four Cal-Quettes (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Again" and "I'll Never Come Back" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4725).
1962 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unknown musicians  including a strings section) and chorus (unlisted vocalists), records the titles "Between The Window And The Phone" (arranged by Bill McElhiney), "If I Cried Every Time You Hurt Me", "I Misunderstood" (arranged by Bill McElhiney), and "Let My Love Walk In" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Between The Window And The Phone" and "I Misunderstood" together as a single (Capitol F4785) and "If I Cried Every Time You Hurt Me" and "Let My Love Walk In" together as a single (Capitol F4723).
1962 - Alto saxophonist and vocalist Eddie Vinson, with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on vibraphones, and Louis Hayes on drums), records the title "Just A Dream" at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, New York for Riverside Records. Capitol Records will lease the title and issue it on the album "Julian Cannonball Adderley With Friends" (SWBO-812).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist and guitarist Buck Owens, with Don Rich and The Buckaroos (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Saw Mill", "Sweethearts In Heaven", "Sally Was A Good Old Girl", and "Release Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Owens' album "On The Bandstand" (T 1879).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Bobby Darin, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "Somebody Stole My Gal" and "I Cried For You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Dick Dale & His Del-tones titles "Jungle Fever", "Surf Beat", "Eight Till Midnight", "Del Tone Rock", "Surf Beat", "Sloop John B", "Take It Off", "Night Owl", "Fanny Mae", Misirlou Twist", "Peppermint Man", Surfing Drums", "Shake 'N' Stomp", "Lovie Dovie", "Death Of A Gimmie", and "Let's Go Trippin'" from Deltone Records. Capitol Records will issue "Misirlou Twist" and "Eight Till Midnight" together as a single (Capitol 4939), "Peppermint Man" and "Surf Beat" together as a single (Capitol 4940), "Surf Beat", "Sloop John B", "Take It Off", "Night Owl", "Fanny Mae", Misirlou Twist", "Peppermint Man", Surfing Drums", "Shake 'N' Stomp", "Lovie Dovie", "Death Of A Gimmie", and "Let's Go Trippin'" on Dale's album "Surfer's Choice" (T/DT 1886), and "Del Tone Rock" in France on the compilation album "Rock 'N' Roll At The Capitol Tower" (2C150-85029/30).
1964 - Vocalist Johnny Burnette, with Gus Levene directing the orchestra (Gene Garf on piano, Ervan "Bud" Coleman and Bill Pitman on guitar, Stephen LaFever on bass, Earl Palmer Jr. on drums, Emil Richards on mallets and percussion and a string section with Leonard Atkins, Elliott Fisher, Sol Klein, Carl LaMagna, Wilbert Nuttycombe, andy Jerry Reisler on violin, Nathan Gershman, Kurt Reher, Karl Rossner, Joseph Saxon, and Frederick Seykora on cello), records the titles "Aunt Marie", "Two Feet In Front Of Me", "If I Were An Artist", and "And Her Name Is Scarlet" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Rockstar Records will issue all the titles in England on Burnette's album "That's The Way I Feel" (RSRCD 006) and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the CD box set "Johnny Burnette - The Complete Recordings" (BCD 16438).
1964 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for producer William L. Robinson's titles "The Big Sounds Of The Drag Boats, Part 1" and "The Big Sounds Of The Drag Boats, Part 2" and will issue both parts on the album "Big Sounds Series, Volume 3 - The Big Sounds Of The Drag Boats" (T/ST 2049).
1964 - Vocalist and guitarist Mac Wiseman, with Marion Worth on vocals, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Ray Edenton on guitar, Lew "Chilree" Houston on Dobro, Donnie Bryant on banjo, Roy M. "Huskey" Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the titles "Katie Waits For Me", "Sweet Summers Gone Away", "Brush It Off", and "They're All Goin' Home But One" at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the six-CD set "Mac Wiseman - 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered" (BCD 15976).
1965 - It's a Sunday and a beautiful Valentine's Day. Nat "King" Cole is picked up at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California and a takes brief ride along the Santa Monica beach along with his wife Maria Cole, her sister Charlotte, Cole's nurse Viviane "Mac" McKenzie., and Dr. James Scott (a friend from Chicago) for about an hour and a half then returns to the hospital.
1966 - Vocalist Buck Owens, with Don Rich on fiddle and other unlisted musicians, records the titles "You Made A Monkey Out Of Me", "Congratulations, You're Absolutely Right", "You, You, Only You", "Where Does The Good Times Go", and "Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You Made A Monkey Out Of Me" on Owens' album "Your Tender Loving Care" (T 2760), "Congratulations, You're Absolutely Right", "You, You, Only You", and "Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You" on Owens' album "Open Up Your Heart" (T 2640), and has yet to issue "Where Does The Good Times Go".
1966 - David McCallum directs the orchestra (unlisted musicians) as it records the titles "Uptight", "Batman Theme", "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Michelle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on McCallum's album "A Bit More Of Me" (T 2498).
1966- The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals, with a band featuring Glen Campbell on guitar and Hal Blaine on percussion) record the title "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" at Gold Star Studio in Hollywood, California. After further overdubs are recorded on March 10, 1966 at Western Recorders, Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Pet Sounds" (T 2458).
1967 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Freddie Hill and Tony Terran on trumpet, Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone, Jim Horn on alto and baritone saxophone, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), records the titles "The Twelfth Of Never", "Why (Do I Love You So?)", I Just Want To Make Love To You", and "It's Just An Uphill Climb To The Bottom" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rawls' album "Too Much!" (T 2713).
1967 - Capitol Records assigned numbers to the masters it purchased of vocalist Patti Drew's titles "Tell Him", "Turn Away From Me" and "When I Go Home". All three titles feature Carlton Black on bass vocals and other unlisted musicians and are listed as possibly being recorded in Chicago, Illinois sometime in 1967. Capitol Records will issue "Tell Him" and "Turn Away From Me" together as a single (Capitol 5861) and has yet to issue "When I Go Home".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hearts And Flowers record the titles "She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune", "Legend Of Ol' Tenbrooks", and "Two Little Boys" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the band's album "Of Horses, Kids & Forgotten Women" (T 2868).
1969 - Vocalist Bobbie Gentry, with unlisted musicians, records an as of yet unissued take of "Cotton Candy Sandman" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1969 - The Beach Boys record overdubs on to the as yet unreleased take of the track "I Got To Know The Woman" (recorded February 13, 1969) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1969 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist and guitarist John Stewart, with, collectively, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Jerry Smith, and Beegie Cruser on piano, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Fred Carter and Kelso Herston on guitar, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Norbert Putnam on bass, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. and Kenneth Buttrey on drums, Bergen White directing a string section of unlisted musicians, and Mary John Wilkin on additional vocals, records the title "The Pirates Of Stone County Road" at the first session and the titles "July, You're A Woman (continuation)", "Mother Country", and "You Can't Look Back" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Stewart's album "California Bloodlines" (ST-203).
1969 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon finish recording the track "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. It will be the first track released as a single by The Beatles not to feature George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
1970 - During three sessions held this day (listed as possibly) in the Los Angeles, California area, vocalist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am", "Corrine, Corrina", "Every Fool Has A Rainbow", "T.B. Blues", "When Did Right Become Wrong", and "Philadelphia Lawyer" (with additional vocals by Bonnie Owens) at the first session and "Stealin' Corn" (by just The Strangers), and with Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens on vocals "Harold's Super Service", a medley of "Devil Woman/I'm Movin' On/Folsom Prison Blues/Jackson/Orange Blossom Special/Love's Gonna Live Here", "Today I Started Loving You Again", Oakie From Muskogee", and "The Fightin' Side Of Me" at the second session which was recorded at a live performance, and Merle Haggard did a vocal overdub for "Theme- Hammin' It Up" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Haggard's album "The Fightin' Side Of Me" (ST-451).
1972 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart seven years after it was released
1972 - Apple and Capitol Records artists John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long stint as guest hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show", a syndicated U.S. variety television series
1972 - According to Capitol's master file, Jodi Mathis records the track "God Is Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3292) with "Young Power" (recorded December 7, 1971) on the flipside.
1972 - Joseph Horowitz and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Theme From 'The Search For The Nile'" and "Caribbean Charisma" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3284).
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the titles performed by vocalist and guitarist Buck Owens, Kenni Huskey, Susan Raye, and the Bakersfield Brass (lineup unlisted) at The Nugget in Los Angeles, on November 30, 1970 which include "Introduction", "Good Ole Mountain Dew", "Nugget Lament", "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms", "Ruby (Are You Mad)", then Kenni Huskey performs "Help Me Make It Through The Night", then Owens performs "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "Fishin' On The Mississippi", "Introduction", then The Bakersfield Brass performs "Sally Was A Good Old Girl" and "Flint Hill Special", then vocalist Susan Raye performed "Pitty, Pitty, Patter", "L.A. International Airport", and "We're Gonna Get Together", then Owens performs "I'll Still Be Waiting For You" and "Johnny B. Goode". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Owens' album "Live At The Nugget" (SMAS-11039).
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters for conductor Ron Goodwin's titles "One Less Bell to Answer", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Alfie", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", "(They Long To Be) Close To You", "The Look Of Love", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "This Guy's In Love With You", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Walk On By", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Wives And Lovers" which were recorded in England and first issued by EMI on the album "Ron Goodwin Plays Burt Bacharach" (260092-1). Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and "Wives And Lovers" on Goodwin's album "Somebody Named Ron Goodwin Plays Somebody Named Burt Bacharach" (ST-11012).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Vocalist Al Martino, with unlisted others, records the titles "Carolyn", "Heaven Is My Woman's Love", and "Eleven Roses" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs for all the titles are recorded in Nashville Tennessee on February 27, 1973, Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martino's album "Country Style" (ST-11184).
1975 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Gene Page conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "This Time Last Summer", "Come Get To This", "He Called Me Baby" at the first session, "All My Love Comes Down" and "Dont' Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" at the second session, and "Like A Circle Never Stops", "Boogeyin' All The Way", "Houdini Of The Midnight Hour", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", and "Happy Tears" at the third session. After overdub sessions are held on March 22, 26, 27, April 3, 7, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 1975 Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Miss Wilson's album "Come Get To This" (ST-11386).
1975 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Coda's (lineup unlisted) titles "Get Your Best Ready", and "Smooth Sailing" but have yet to issue either title.
1977 - Emil Richards records vibraphone and percussion overdubs on to Helen Reddy's titles "If It's Magic", "One More Night", and "Long Distance Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the titles on Reddy's album "Ear Candy" (SO-11640).
1977 - The Section (Danny Kortchmar on guitar, Leland Sklar on bass, Craig Doerge on keyboards, and Russ Kunkel on drums) records the title "Nevermore" at either United Western Studios or Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no listing for a release of the track.
1977 - Chuck Crane records the tracks "Every Day" and "Oh Dancer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the original versions of these tracks on Crane's album "Crane" (ST-11742) and edited versions of both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4471).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Raul De Souza records the title "Jazz Jam" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Pam Rose records the titles "Whirlwind", "Love It Away", "Two's A Party", and "Living My Life For You" possibly in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no release information for any of these tracks.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mel McDaniel records the titles "Dim The Lights (And Pour The Wine)" and "Misty Morning Memories" in Nashville Tennessee. Capitol Records will "Dim The Lights (And Pour The Wine)" on McDaniel's album "The Farm" (ST-11779). There is no issuing information listed for "Misty Morning Memories".
1980 - Eduardo "Eddie" Del Barrio records the titles "Pretty Polly" and "New B.G." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pretty Polly" on Del Barrio's album "Edu" (ST-12084) and has yet to issue the take of "New B.G." recorded at this session.
1980 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with Gene Barge directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "(I've Seen) Paradise" and "Don't Look Back" at Scott/Sunstorm Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Cole's album "Don't Look Back" (ST-12079).
1980 - Jay Ferguson records the titles "You Should Have Known Better Than That", "When You're Gone", and "My Baby's Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the "You Should Have Known Better Than That" and "My Baby's Eyes" on Ferguson's album "Terms And Conditions" (ST-12083) and has yet to issue "When You're Gone".
1980 - Le Roux records the titles "Mystery" and "It Could Be The Fever" listed as possibly in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Le Roux's album "Up" (ST-12092).
1980 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records the track "People, Places And Things" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Careful" (ST-12070).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - At two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Moses Tyson records the titles "Do You Want My Love" and "Thank You" at the first session and "If You Want Me To Stay" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the  "Do You Want My Love" and "Thank You" together as a single (Capitol 5227) and "Do You Want My Love" and "If You Want Me To Stay" on Tyson's album "Moses Tyson" (ST-12255).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records the title "Killing Time" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1985 - Paul Laurence Jones III (aka Paul Laurence, on vocals and synthesizer), with Ira Segal on guitar and Timmy Allen on electric bass, records the track "Havent You Heard?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Laurence's album "Haven't You Heard?" (ST-12407).
1986 - Vocalist Barbara Fairchild, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "Loving You Out Of My Mind", "All My Cloudy Days Are Gone", "Too Much Love", and "Just Out Riding Around" at Jack's Tracks Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Loving You Out Of My Mind" and will release "All My Cloudy Days Are Gone" as a single (Capitol 5607) with "You Burned Me So Bad" on the flipside, "Too Much Love" as a single (Capitol 5688) with "Bluebird" on the flipside, and "Just Out Riding Around" as a single (Capitol 5582) also with "You Burned Me So Bad" on the flipside.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" is certified Triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2009 - Louis Bellson (born born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni), drummer with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, the Capitol Records groups The Benny Goodman Sextet and Ray Anthony and His Orchestra, and at Capitol Records sessions for Helen O'Connell, Frank DeVol, Nat "King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, the tribute album "Giants Of Jazz" for the movie "A Song Is Born and the 1969 All Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington which was issued by Blue Note Records, leader of the Louis Bellson "Just Jazz" All Stars, and husband of actress, singer and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album for "St. Louis Woman") Pearl Bailey until her death in 1990, has died at age 84 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
2011 - George Shearing, pianist, songwriter, arranger and Capitol Records artist, died of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, New York at age 91. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert twice. Once opening for Carol Lawrence and Robert Goulet at Melody Fair in Tonawanda, New York and with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, New York.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - Roger Fisher, founding guitarist (1976-1979) of the future Capitol Records group Heart, is born in Seattle, Washington
1965 - Gary Lewis And The Playboys' Liberty Records single "This Diamond Ring", with "Tijuana Wedding" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1972 - Electric pianist and vocalist Horace Silver, with Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and flugelhorn, Harold Vick on tenor saxophone, Richie Resnicoff on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Salome Bey, Andy Bey, and Gail Nelson on vocals, records the titles "Summary" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, Salome Bey and Gail Nelson, without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), "The Merger Of The Minds" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, Salome Bey and Gail Nelson), "My Soul Is My Computer" (vocals by Salome Bey, without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), "Horn Of Life" (without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), and "All" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, and Gail Nelson, without Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Harold Vick on tenor saxophone) at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note will issue all the titles on Silver's album "The United States Of Mind Phase 3-All" (BST84420).
1989 - Pianist Don Grolnick, with Randy Brecker on trumpet, Barry Rogers on trombone, Bob Mintzer on bass clarinet, Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone, Dave Holland on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums, begins three straight days of sessions at Skyline Studios in New York City, New York where the titles "Nothing Personal", "Taglioni", "A Weaver Of Dreams", "His Majesty The Baby", "I Want To Be Happy", "Persimmons", "Or Come Fog", and "Five Bars" are recorded. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Grolnick's CD "Weaver Of Dreams" (7-94591-2).
1994 - Vocalist Kurt Elling, with Laurence Hobgood on piano, Eric Hochberg on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums and percussion, records the titles "Close Your Eyes", "Dolores Dream", "Now It Is Time That Gods Came Walking Out", and "Remembering Veronica" at Tone Zone Recording's studio in Chicago, Illinois. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Elling's CD "Close Your Eyes" (8-30645-2).
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Guitarist Pat Martino, with Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, Delmar Brown on keyboards, James Genus on electric bass, and Kenwood Dennard on drums and percusssion, records the titles "Uptown Down", "Stone Blue", and "With All The People" at Avatar Studios in New York City, New York, Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Martino's CD "Stone Blue" (8-53082-2).
1999 - Vibraphonist Stefon Harris begins two straight days of sessions at Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn, New York, and with Jason Moran on piano, and Tarus Mateen on bass, and Eric Harland on drums, records the titles "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" (just Harris), "Bass Vibes" (just Harris and Mateen), "There Is No Greater Love" (without Moran), "After Day Is Done", "My Little Black Action Figure", then, with the addition of Gary Thomas on tenor saxophone and alto flute, "Collage", then with the addition of Stanley Turre on trombone, and Greg Osby on alto saxophone, "Of Things To Come", "Feine Blues", "Alovi", "The Alchemist", "Chorale", and "Faded Beauty". Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Harris CD "Black Action Figure" (4-99546-2) where the CD opens with "Clud madness" which is made of voices and sound effects and closes with "Musical silence" which is a track of silence.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Bill Nowlin, one of the founders of Rounder Records, is born in Boston, Massachusetts
1999 - Doug Weston, owner of The Troubadour, Los Angeles' prime talent showcase during the '60s and '70s, dies in a local hospital after a bout of pneumonia at age 72