Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1915 - Martha Tilton (aka "The Liltin' Miss Tilton"), singer and Capitol Records artist (1942-1949) is born Martha Ellen Tilton in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ms. Tilton is the first artist signed to Capitol Records (though at the time it is still named Liberty Records) and her tracks "Moon Dreams" and "The Angels Cried", both written and produced by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer and recorded on April 4, 1942, with backing by The Mellowaires and an Orchestra, are listed as Masters #1 & #2, respectively, for the label. "The Angels Cried" is released as a Capitol Records single (#105) with "I'll Remember April" on the flipside, and is one of the nine selections that make up Capitol's first release shipment to stores on July 1, 1942.
1950 - Colleen Peterson, singer, songwriter, Juno and CCMA award winner, and Capitol Records artist (1976 -1978) and Capitol/EMI Canada artist (1995 - until her death in 1996), is born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Buddy Cole records "U-24 Demonstration Record" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows what "U-24" was, please leave a comment.
1947 - Hal Derwin (on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Melody Time", "At The Flying 'W'", "I Go In When The Moon Comes Out", and "Always" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 15071), the second track as a single (Capitol 15160) with "Sissy" on the flipside, and the third track as a single (Capitol 15282) with "Louise" on the flipside.
1947 - During a three way split session held in Los Angeles, California first Johnny Mercer (on vocals) and The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and George Seaberg on trumpet; Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Carl Loeffler on trombone; Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Jack Ryan on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the track "I Don't Care If It Rains All Night", then Jo Stafford (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (probably same lineup) records the track "Funny Little Money Man" and finally The Starlighters (vocalists Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (still probably the same lineup) record the tracks "Night And Day" and "Poinciana". Capitol Records will issue Mercer's track as a single (Capitol 15134) with "Limehouse Blues" on the flipside, Stafford's track as a single (15336) with "These Will Be The Best Years Of Our Lives" on the flipside, and The Starlighter's tracks "Night And Day" as a single (Capitol 15114) with "Maria From Bahia" on the flipside and "Poinciana" as a single (Capitol 500) with "The Next Time I Fall In Love" on the flipside.
1947 - Ernie Felice (on accordion and vocals) and His Quartet (Dick Anderson on clarinet; Dick Fisher on guitar; Larry Breen on bass; and Bob Sandfelder on drums) record the tracks "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Solitude", "Woo-ga-ma-choo-ga" (vocals by Felice and ensemble (unlisted lineup), and "Love Is So Terrific (vocals by Felice) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Felice's album "Cocktail Time With The Ernie Felice Quartet" (EBF-192), the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 486) and the third the track as a single (Capitol 15082) with "Street Of Dreams" on the flip side.
1947 - Julia Lee (on vocals and piano) and Her Boyfriends (Dave Cavanaugh on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Charles Drayton on bass; and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the instrumental "Charmaine" and the tracks "Marijuana", "Lotus Blossom", "Sit Down And Drink It Over", "Away From You", and "The Glory Of Love" at the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15203) with "Christmas Spirit" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 1376) with  "Pipe Dreams" on the flipside, the fourth track as a single (Capitol 15367) with "I Didn't Like The First Time" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 57-70006) with "Take It Or Leave It" on the flipside.
1950 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with: Danny Alguire on trumpet; Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; Billy Liebert on piano; Eddie Kirk on rhytm guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "Won'tcha Be My Baby" and "Day Bread" at Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 1337).
1950 - Francis Scott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Deep In My Heart, Dear", "The Girl That I Marry", "Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile)" and the rejected track "I'll Take Romance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Scott's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Waltzes" (CD-262).
1951 - Helen O'Connell (on vocals), with Cliffie Stone's Music (which includes Cliffie Stone on bass along with unlisted musicians on clarinet, piano, guitar, steel guitar, and drums), records the tracks "Crazy Heart", "Any Time", "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often" and "There's Been A Change In Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1895), the third track as a single (Capitol 2506) with "Rub-a-dub-dub" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1976) with "Stingy" on the flipside.
1951 - Leon Chappel (on vocals and guitar, with listed as possibly Robert Hugh Rutland [aka Georgia Slim] or Elmer Leon "Lonnie" Hall on fiddle, possibly Paul Franklin Blunt on piano and unlisted rhythm guitar and bass players) records the tracks "You're A Lovin' Woman", "Little Bitty Blues", "Don't Dog Me 'Round", and "True Detective" in (listed as possibly) either Dallas, Texas or KWKH studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1954) with "Booger Blues" on the flipside, the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2065) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2611) with "Now Do Right Daddy" on the flipside.
1952 - Al Martino's Capitol Records single "Here In My Heart" is #1 on New Music Express' first Official Singles Chart in England based on sales and will remain #1 for nine weeks.
1952 - Edits are made to the American version of the tracks for the four parts of "The Story Of Robin Hood" (by Nestor Palva and unlisted cast members with music by Billy May) for the Australian release of the 2 disc children's record album (Capitol F1-3138 and Capitol F2-3138).
1952 - Gisele MacKenzie (on vocals), with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Gone", "The New Wears Off Too Fast", and "Let Me Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2307) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2354) with "Friend Of The Family" on the flip side.
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) re-record Schubert "Quartet N° 14 In D Minor ('Death Of The Maiden'), First Movement" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. As of 2005, the version of the track recorded on this date has yet to be issued.
1957 - Keely Smith (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, George Roberts, and Juan Tizol on trombone, Lee Elliott, Alex Gershunoff, and Harry Klee on flute, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, Ed Gilbert on bass, Bill Richmond on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp and a string section with Victor Arno, Alex Beller, Victor Bay, Ben Gill, Paul Nero, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin and David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "I Wish You Love", "Mr. Wonderful", "If We Never Meet Again", and "I Understand" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Smith's album "I Wish You Love" (TT 914).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Bob Bain (directing an orchestra with unlisted lineup) records the track "Amoure Solito (Lovely Love)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) records the tracks "Linda", "Rosetta", and "Tangerine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jones' album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (unlisted others) records the titles "Mom And Dad's Waltz", "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", "Bouquet Of Roses" and "Slowly" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the track on Young's album "Talk About Hits" (T 1245).
1960 - The Little Angels (Olympia, Leon, Charmaine, and James Sylvers, who would later join their younger siblings, Edmund and Ricky, in 1972 to become the Capitol Records group The Sylvers) records the track "Olympia", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Penny Melodie", and the track "Says You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 4490).
1961 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar, with: Glenn Blair on saxophone; Billy Strange on rhythm guitar; Howard Roberts on bass guitar; Curly Chalker steel guitar; and [listed as possibly] Marty Alfred on drums, Frank Maio on tenor saxophone and Mark Tully on bass) records the instrumental track "Dented Fender", "A Maiden's Prayer", "Weapin' Willow Twist", and "Twelfth Street Rag" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Clark's album "The Lighting Fingers Of Roy Clark" (T 1780).
1961 - The Kingston Trio (Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar and John Stewart on banjo, guitar, and vocals), with David Morris Wheat on bass, record the Pete Seeger track "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" in New York City, New York with producer Voyle Gilmore, Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol F4671) "O Ken Karanga" on the flipside which will peak at #21 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Dean Elliott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I Cried For You", "Peg O' My Heart", and "Ruby" at the first session and "Tea For Two", "Over The Rainbow", "The Song From Moulin Rouge", "Tenderly" and "Stardust" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Elliot's album "Heartstrings" (T 1864).
1962 - Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Benny Carter conducting the orchestra (which includes Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levey on drums with other unlisted musicians), records the tracks "I'm A Woman" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Close Your Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Woman" as a single (Capitol F4888) with "Big Bad Bill" on the flipside.
1965 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original cast of "Skyscraper", with John Lesko directing the orchestra and chorus (both lineups unlisted), as they use Jimmy Van Heusen's music and Sammy Cahn's lyrics to record the tracks "Skyscraper Overture" (instrumental), "The Gaiety" (vocals by unlisted chorus of singers), "Local 403" (vocals by Rex Everhart and chorus of unlisted singers), "Haute Coulture" (vocals by Rex Everhart and chorus of unlisted singers) at the first session, "Don't Worry" (vocals by Charles Nelson Riley and Dick O'Neill), "Just The Crust" (vocals by Charles Nelson Riley and Dick O'Neill), "Spare That Building" (vocals by the Company), "An Occasional Fight Of Fancy (vocals by Julie Harris and ensemble of unlisted singers), and "More Than One Way (vocals by Peter Marshall and chorus of unlisted singers) at the second session, and "Opposites" (vocals by Julie Harris and Peter Marshall), "Run For Your Life" (vocals by Peter Marshall and Dick O'Neill), "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong (Reprise)" (vocals by Julie Harris), "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong" (vocals by Peter Marshall and Julie Harris), and "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her (vocals by Peter Marshall) at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original cast album for "Skyscraper" (VAS 2442).
1966 - Bonnie Owens (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Will You Want Me Just As Much", "Any Part Of You", and "I Won't Go Lookin' For You" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Owens' album "All Of Me" (T 2660).
1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "My Only Sunshine" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1967 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Together From Now On", "Mr. & Mrs. John Smith", "Take Care On The Road", and "Just Before Dawn" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Make A Left & Right" (ST 2903).
1967 - Leeta Mbulu (on vocals), with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Aredze", "Magwalandini" and "Banoyi" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Mbulu's eponymous album "Leeta Mbulu" (ST 2874).
1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "Country Air" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859).
1967 - Tex Ritter (on vocals, with orchestra and chorus with unlisted lineups), records the tracks "China Doll", "I Just Can't Get Away (From These Old Memories)" and "Down In Old Matamoros" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ritter's album "Tex Ritter Sings The Songs Of Cindy Walker - Bump Tiddle Dee Bum Bum!" (ST 2890).
1967 - Composer, arranger and conductor Oliver Nelson (with The Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Joe Newman on trumpet and also conducting), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, and Benny Powell on trombone; Paul Faulise on baritone saxophone; Ray Alonge and Jim Buffington on french horn; Don Butterfield on tuba; Jerry Dodgion on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute; Phil Woods on alto saxophone and clarinet; George Marge on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute; Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone; Danny Bank on baritone saxophone, baritone clarinet and flute; Bobby Rosengarden on vibraphone and percussion; Patti Bown on piano; Ron Carter and George Duvivier on an unlisted instruments; and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, records his self-penned track "A Typical Day In New York" for his Verve Records album "Jazzhattan Suite" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Donnie Brooks records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "All In The Game", "Then", and "Together" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Al DeLory conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the track "Wichita Lineman" (featuring Billie Jo Spears on vocals) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2374) with "The Feeling Of Love" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Riley Wildflower records the tracks "Once Upon A Time" and "Sara Lee" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issue information listed, so if anyone knows if either of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "I Can Hear Music" at the first session and "All I Want To Do" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2432).
1969 - The Fourth Way (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Sun And The Moon Together", and "Ebony Plaza" at New Orleans House in Berkeley, California. Harvest Records,  distributed by Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the groups album "The Sun And Moon Have Gone Together" (SKAO-423).
1972 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Morning In Your Eyes", "Don't Misunderstand", and "Easy Evil" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Wilson's album "I Know I Love Him" (ST-11131).
1972 - Peter Duchin records the tracks "Angel Sea (Of The Seven Stars)", "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?", and "Child Of Mine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Duchin's album "Child Of Mine" (ST-11146).
1977 - Louisiana's Le Roux (aka Jeff Pollard Band) begin four days of sessions to record the tracks "Backslider", "Heavenly Days", "New Orleans Ladies", "Love Abductor", "I Can't Do One More Two Step", "Take A Ride On A Riverboat", "Slow Burn", "Rodeo", "Crazy In Love", "Bridge Of Silence", and "Snake Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Recors will issue all the tracks on the band's eponymous album "Louisiana's Le Roux" (SW-11734).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing Ray Sherman on piano; Mitchell Holder and Bob Bain on guitar; Chuck Domanico on bass; Carlos Vega on drums; and Abe Siegel on percussion) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "In The Mood", "Opus One", "Take The 'A' Train", and "Skyliner" in Studio B at Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records.
1979 - Tavares (lineup unlisted) records the track "Find Your Way" in Los Angeles, Calfornia for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Gene Clark) record the track "Skate Date" at the first session and "She Ain't Giving Herself Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the trio's album "City" (ST-12043).
1979 - René & Angela (René Moore and Angela Winbush on vocals) record the tracks "Love Won't Slip Away" and "Hotel California" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's eponymous album "René & Angela" (ST-12077).
1979 - Don Schlitz records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Dreamers Matinee" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1980 - Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, start the first of two days of live performances at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana where they record the tracks "You", "Changing Times", "Joy And Pain", "Happy Feeling", "Southern Girl", "Look At California", "Feel That You're Feeling", and "Look In Your Eyes". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks in 1981 on the group's album "Live In New Orleans" (SKBK-12156).
1984 - Kim Carnes (on vocals, with unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Beggin' For Favors" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue the track as a single (EMI America 8290) with "Rough Edges" on the flipside.
1986 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Waysted (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Heaven Tonight", "How The West Was Won", "Wild Night", "Out Of Control", "So Long", "Walls Fall Down", "Black And Blue", "Singing In The Night", "Hell Comes Home" and "Heroes Die Young". Capitol Records will issue all the track on Waysted's album "Save Your Prayers" (ST-12538).
1995 - To celebrated Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday, Capitol Records releases two new albums: "Sinatra 80th: Live In Concert" (his first live album in 20 years, the CD contains tracks recorded at concerts given at venues around the world) and the two-disc compilation CD "Sinatra 80th: All The Best" (which includes a newly created mix of the track "The Christmas Song" where Sinatra duets with Nat "King" Cole using the same technique that allowed Cole's daughter Natalie to duet with her father on the track "Unforgettable")
1999 - EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines". In exchange, the retailers are asked to lower the retail price of the Capitol Records album to as low as possible.
2000 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' "1" album in the United States with distribution by Capitol Records. I helped adapt the U.K packaging into U.S. templates, helped find artwork for the band's singles that was used in the packaging and posters, and designed the ads, buttons, posters, banners, and even the signage that was put along the entire top of The Capitol Tower, to promote the album in the U.S.
2006 - Capitol Records reissues Sonny James' 1990 compilation CD "Capitol Collector's Series" to celebrate his recent induction into the CMA's Country Music Hall Of Fame.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Judy Garland, singer, actress, and Capitol Records artist, marries actor Mark Herron in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1980 - EMI America registers the master of Cliff Richard's track "Keep On Looking" which it will issue as a single (EMI America 8076) with "Give A Little Bit More" on the flipside. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
115 Years Ago Today In 1903 - The residents of Hollywood, California vote to incorporate as an independent city but seven years later in 1910 they will decide to annex into the city of Los Angeles to obtain a sure water supply.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1915 - Jack Guthrie, singer, songwriter, cousin of Woody Guthrie, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1948), is born Leon Jerry Guthrie in Olive, Oklahoma
1932 - Meg Myles, actress, singer, and Capitol Records (1955-1957) and Liberty Records artist (1957-1958), is born Billie Jean Jones in Seattle, Washington
1937 - Rick Larence, radio producer for Wolfman Jack in the 1950s, Capitol Records employee in the 1960s (before going to Mercury Records in the 1970s), and sports talk show host, is born Anthony Richard Lacovara in Elmhurst, N.Y.
1949 - Terry Reid, singer, guitarist, session musician and Capitol Records artist (1979), is born in Huntingdon, England
1949 - Roger Steen, guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records band The Tubes, is born in Pipestone, Minnesota

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - During two sessions held this day in Amsterdam, Holland, The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Willem Mengelberg, records Franck's '"Symphony In D Minor: Third Movement - Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 1", "Symphony In D Minor: Third Movement - Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 2", and "Symphony In D Minor: Third Movement - Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 3" at the first session and Wagner's "Prelude to 'Die Meistersinger Von Numburg': Part 1" and "Prelude to 'Die Meistersinger Von Numburg': Part 2" for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue all the Franck titles on the orchestra's album "Symphony in D Minor" (EEL-8023) and both of the Wagner titles as a 78 rpm single (Capitol 80036).
1944 - Bobby Sherwood (on trumpet and guitar) and His Orchestra (Eddie Green, Don Anderson, George Throw, George Wendt on trumpet; Jack Jenny, Bob Leeman, and Joe Yukl on trombone; Eddie Lucas and Harry Schuchman on reeds; Larry Nichols on flute; Bill Covey on alto saxophone; Bud Carlton and Joe "Flip" Phillips on tenor saxophone; Stan Wrightsman on piano; Basil Hutchinson on guitar; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Johnny Cyr on drums) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Wish I Knew" (with vocals by Bobby Sherwood), and the tracks "Caravan", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "New World Jump" using Sherwood's arrangements in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Classics In Jazz - Bobby Sherwood" (T 320).
1946 - During a three-way split session with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) first Johnny Mercer and Martha Tilton (on vocals) record the title "A Fine Romance", then Andy Russell (on vocals) and The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) record the title "It's Dream Time", and finally The Pied Pipers record the title "You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying". Capitol Records will issue "A Fine Romance" on the compilation album "Jerome Kerns's Music" (CD-41), "It's Dream Time" as a single (Capitol 342) with "I'll Close My Eyes" (recorded October 17, 1946) on the flipside, and "You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying" as a single (Capitol 344) with "Make Me Know It" (recorded October 18, 1946) on the flipside.
1947 - Pianist and vocalist Julia Lee and Her Boys (Vic Dickenson on trombone, Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Jack Marshall on guitar, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the titles "I Didn't Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)", "Crazy World" (without the saxophones), "Tell Me Daddy", "Christmas Spirit" (aka "Chistmas Blues"), and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" (also without saxophones) in Los Angeles, California (probably) with Dave Dexter, Jr. producing the session. Capitol Records will issue "I Didn't Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)" as a single (Capitol 15367) with "Sit Down And Drink It Over" on the flipside, "Crazy World" as a single (Capitol 15060) with "That's What I Like" on the flipside, "Tell Me Daddy" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" together as a single (Capitol 15144), and "Christmas Spirit" as a single (Capitol 15203) with "Charmaine" on the flipside.
1947 - Vocalist Pinto Colvig (using scripts by Alan Livingston), with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Bozo Under The Sea: Part 1", "Bozo Under The Sea: Part 2" and "My Mule Charlie" in Radio Records' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on the children's album "Bozo Under The Sea" (DBX-99) and "My Mule Charlie" on the album "Bozo Sings" (DBS-84).
1947 - Vocalist and guitarist T-Bone Walker, with: John "Teddy" Buckner on trumpet, Hubert "Bumps" Myers on tenor saxophone, Willard McDaniel on piano, John W. Davis on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titless "Vacation Blues", two takes of "Inspiration Blues", two takes of "Description Blues" and two takes of "T-Bone Shuffle" in Los Angeles, California for Black and White Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and will issue "Vacation Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-70012) with "Prison Blues" on the flipside, the first take of "Description Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-70042) with "First Love Blues" on the flipside, and all the titles and takes on the CD "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
1947 - Harmonica player and vocalist Sonny Terry, with Melvin "Daddy" Merritt on piano, Brownie McGhee on guitar, and unlisted musicians on bass and drums, records the titles "Custard Pie Blues", "Crow Jane Blues", "Early Morning Blues", and "Hot Headed Woman" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Custard Pie Blues" and "Hot Headed Woman" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40122), "Crow Jane Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40097) with "Dear Garden Blues" on the flipside, and "Early Morning Blues" as a single (Capitol 15237) with "Harmonica Rag" on the flipside.
1951 - Bob Savage (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "A Miracle Happened", "My Downfall", "Chloe", and "Jungle" in Los Angeles, California. The first and third tracks (as of 2005) are unissued. Capitol Records will issue the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1918).
1952 - Two records are put together to help promote the Background Music Albums series. The first is "Actual Party Recordings" which will be issued as PRO_111. The second is Excerpts From Background Music Albums 1, 2, 3 & 4" which will be issued as PRO-112.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Billy May (conducting his own arrangements) and His Orchestra () record the tracks "One Miss (From 'New Moon')", "Serenade (From 'The Student Prince'", and "Rose Marie" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's EP "Naughty Operetta!" (EBF-487).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Ray Bloch directing unlisted musicians using arrangements by Gleason) records the tracks "Time On My Hands", "Yesterdays", "Once In A While", and "Diane" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music,Martinis And Memories" (W 509).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "March Of The Siamese Children", "Andalucia", "Polka (Age Of Gold)", and "A Musical Snuff Box, Opus 32) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Henderson's album "A Man And His Music" (H-502).
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) re-records Schubert's "Quartet N° 14 in D Minor ('Death Of The Maiden'), Third Movement" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005, the version of the track recorded this day is still unissued.
1956 - Capitol Records releases Sonny James' single "Young Love" (Capitol 3602) with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flipside.
1957 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", "My Home Town", and "What'cha Doin' After School" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" on Husky's album "Sittin' On A Rainbow" (T 976), "My Home Town" on Husky's EP "Country Music Holiday (Music From The Film)" (EAP-1-921), and "What'cha Doin' After School" as a single (Capitol F3862) with "Wang Dang Doo" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Jackie Davis (on organ with: five unlisted trombone players [possibly any of the trombonists listed as having performed on the album which includes Bob Fitzpatrick, Joe Howard, Ed Kusby, Nick DiMaio, Dick Nash, George Roberts, Lester Robinson, Frank Rosolino, and Ken Shroyer]; Vince De Rosa on French horn; Irving Ashby on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Milt Holland on drums; and Weedee Morris on bongos) records the tracks "Gonna Get A Girl", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "Charleston Alley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Jackie Davis Meets The Trombones" (T 1180).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Plas Johnson (on tenor saxophone, with: Ray Johnson and/or Ernie Freeman on piano; Irving Ashby, Rene Hall, and/or Bill Pitman on guitar; Red Callender on bass; Earl Palmer on drums; and/or  Raymond Martinez on drums and percussion) records the tracks "Robin's Nest Cha Cha", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Main Drag", "Downstairs" and "Plaz Jazz" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F4111) and "Downstairs" as a single (Capitol 4251) with "The Loop" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The John La Salle Quartet (vocalists John La Salle, Hugh Martin, Marlene Ver Planck, and William Smith with Billy Ver Planck directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Welcome To The Left Bank", "Dee Die Doe", "Just In Time", "Let There Be Love", and "I'll Never Smile Again" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the quartet's album "Jumpin' At The Left Bank" (T 1176).
1959 - Tak Shindo (conducting his own and Bill Holman's arrangements to: Pete Candoli and Conte Candoli on trumpet; Bud Shank on alto saxophone and flute; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Kazue Kudo on samisen and koto; Shelly Manne on drums) records the tracks "The Song Of Delilah", "The Lamp Is Low", and "Poinciana" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shindo's album "Brass And Bamboo" (T 1345).
1959 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (with Weston conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Love You", "Blue Moon", "Dream" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1960 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Wings Of A Dove", with "Next To Jimmy" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1960 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original Broadway cast of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", with Herbert Greene conducting the chorus and orchestra (lineups unlisted) using music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, records the instrumental tracks "Overture" and "Up Where The People Are" and the tracks "The Denver Police" (vocals by male chorus), "Happy Birthday, Mrs. J.J. Brown (vocals by Mony Dalmes, Mitch Gregg, and unlisted chorus singers), "Bon  Jour (The Language Song)" (vocals by Tammy Grimes and unlisted chorus singers, and "I've Already Started In" (vocals by Harve Pressnell, Joseph Sirola, Woody Hurst, Tom Larson, and Joe Pronto) at the first session, "I Ain't Down Yet" (vocals by Tammy Grimes and unlisted male chorus), "I Ain't Down Yet - Finale - Act II" (vocals by the Company), "Dolce Famiente/I May Never Fall In Love With You" (vocals by Mitchell Gregg and Tammy Grimes), "I'll Never Say No To You" (vocals by Harve Presnell), "Are You Sure?" (vocals by Tammy Grimes and unlisted chorus singers), and "Leadville Johnny Blues" (vocals by Harve Presnell) at the second session, and "Belly Up To The Bar, Boys" (vocals by Tammy Grimes, Joseph Sirola, and unlisted male chorus singers), "Bea-u-t-i-ful People Of Denver" (vocals by Tammy Grimes), "If I Knew" (vocals by Harve Presnell), "I Ain't Down Yet - Reprise (Finale - Act I)" (vocals by Tammy Grimes and Harve Presnell), "My Own Brass Bed" (vocals by Tammy Grimes) and "Chick-A-Pen" (vocals by Harve Presnell and unlisted chorus singers). Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original Broadway cast album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (WAO 1509).
1960 - Dave Sheffield records the tracks "Snatchin' Peaches" and "Ling Ting Laundry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4494).
1961 - The London Sinfonietta (lineup unlisted) records the track "Carousel Waltz" in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the compilation album "Staged For Stereo Highlights" (STAC 1633).
1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with (listed as possibly0 John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass; and Leon Petties on drums, records the titles "Near You", "Why Should I Cry Over You?", "Yearning", "All By Myself", "It's A Lonesome Old Town" (with the Belford Hendricks Orchestra and vocal chorus [both lineups unlisted]), and "Misery Loves Company" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Misery Loves Company" on Cole's album "Dear Lonely Hearts" (T 1838). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the CD box set "L-O-V-E - The Complete Capitol Recordings 1960 - 1964" (BCD 16717). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #36 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
1965 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Tiffany Records for Dick Curless' tracks "Rose Of San Antonio", "Rock Island Line", "Yellow Rose Of Texas", "Don't Fence Me In", "Big Rock Candy Mountain", "I've Been Working On The Railroad" which Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "Travelin' Man" (T 5015) and "Silver Threads Among The Gold", "You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine", "I Was Seeing Nellie Home", "Careless Love", "Foggy, Foggy Dew", "Beautiful Dreamer", My Old Kentucky Home", "Molly Darlin'", "Rainbow In My Heart", and "Cottage In The Pine" which Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "At Home With Dick Curless" (T 5016).
1966 - A session is held to create the titles "Why Did Lenny Bruce Die?: Part 1 - The Rise" and "Why Did Lenny Bruce Die?: Part 2 - The Fall" in Los Angeles, California. No artist or production information is listed. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "Why Did Lenny Bruce Die?" (KAO 2630).
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, guitarists James Burton and Ralph Mooney, with unlisted musicians, record the titles "Sneaky Strings" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" at the first session and "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's eponymous album "James Burton And Ralph Mooney" (T 2872).
1967 - Vocalist Letta Mbulu, with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wacha", "Sexwaxwa", "Thokoza" and "Qhinebe" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mbulu's eponymous album "Letta Mbulu" (ST 2874).
1967 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the title "I Don't Want To Spoil Your Party" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows who was at this session, where it was held, or if the title was issued, please leave a comment.
1967 - The Beach Boys (no lineup listed) record the title "I'd Love Just Once To See You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the groups album "Wild Honey" (T 2859).
1967 - Strings overdubs are recorded by unlisted musicians for Tony Sandler and Ralph Young's titles "Can I Trust You?", "You Don't Know Me", and "Yellow Days" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of "Can I Trust You?" and "Yellow Days" on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (T 2854). There is no issuing information listed for "You Don't Know Me", so if anyone knows if it has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1967 - Composer, arranger and conductor Oliver Nelson, with The Jazz Interactions Orchestra (Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, Joe Newman on trumpet and also conducting, Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, and Benny Powell on trombones, Paul Faulise on baritone saxophone, Ray Alonge and Jim Buffington on French horns, Don Butterfield on tuba, Jerry Dodgion on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute, Phil Woods on alto saxophone and clarinet, George Marge on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute, Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone, Danny Bank on baritone saxophone, baritone clarinet and flute, Bobby Rosengarden on vibraphone and percussion, Patti Bown on piano, Ron Carter and George Duvivier on unlisted instruments, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, records his self-penned titles "Complex City", "The East Side, The West Side", "125th and 7th Avenue", "A Penthouse Dawn", and "One For Duke" for his Verve Records album "Jazzhattan Suite" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for T.R. Murcy's tracks "40 Miles To L.A.", "Just Listen", and "Time And The Rain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first and second track together as a single (Capitol 2603) and the last track as a single (Capitol 2394) with "Happy" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Bob Engemann (on vocals), with Lex De Azevdo and Tommy Oliver conducting their own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "With These Hands" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Honey" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "With These Hands" on Engemann's album "My Own Thing" (ST-221).
1969 - Bruce Cloud records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Are You Happy" and "If You Let Me Make Love To You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1970 - Arthur Williamson records the tracks "Come On, Come On", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Angela's People", and the track "Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 3037).
1971 - Harvest Records releases Pink Floyd's album "Meddle" with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
1972 - The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel keyboards and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) begin five days of recording sessions at Bearsville Recording Studios in Bearsville, New York where unlisted tracks are recorded for Capitol Records. If anyone knows what was recorded or if any of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Like Young", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Theme From 'Love Story'" (featuring Ray Sherman on piano), and "Once In  A While" (featuring Uan Rasey on trumpet) in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. Time-Life will issue the "Like Young" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL 246), "Love Is Here To Stay" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 5" (STL 245), "Theme From 'Love Story'" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 7" (STL 247), and "Once In  A While" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 4" (STL 244).
1974 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" (with Elton John on piano, organ and backing vocals), with the instrumental "Beef Jerky" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart becoming his only solo record to do so. The disc is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Chip Taylor (on fiddle, guitar, and vocals with: Ed Monteleone on guitar; Bill Long on drums; Diane Grasselli, Kate Klugman, Sandy Martin, Bette Sussman, Myriam Naomi Valle, and Maria Vidal on vocals) records the tracks "Mary Ann", "He Ain't Making Music Anymore", "Something Young", "One Night Out With The Boys", "Saint Sebastian", "Somebody Else's Love Song", "Julie", "Save Yourself", "Turn Out The Lights", and "Some Tell The Truth" at North Lake Sound Studio in North White Plains, New York. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for all the tracks and issue them on Taylor's album "Saint Sebastian" (ST-11909).
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman with Gene Clark) record the track "One More Chance" at the first session and "Let Me Down Easy" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "City" (ST-12043).
1979 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Larry Farrow conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "Welcome Home" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4839) with "Let's Hold On To Love" on the flip side.
1979 - During two sessions held this day Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with: David Sancious and Richard T. Bear on keyboards; Bruce Kulick on guitar; Bucky Ballard on bass; Bobby Chouinard on drums; and Ernest Carter on percussion) records "Calley-Oh" at the first session and "Who Knows What Love Can Do?" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Squier's album "The Tale Of The Tape" (ST-12062).
1981 - Donna Washington (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "One More Night" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
1982 - Capitol Records releases George Clinton's first solo album, "Computer Games".
1985 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's single "Spies Like Us" with "My Carnival" on the flipside as both a 7" and a 12" which contained extended remixes of both songs. It is McCartney's first single for Capitol Records after his time with Columbia Records.
1987 - James Reyne, with unlisted others, records the title "Motor's Too Fast" in an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44180) with "Counting On Me" on the flipside.
1995 - Blind Melon's self-titled Capitol Records album is certified quadruple platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1997 - Onzy D. Matthews, pianist, songwriter, arranger (Lou Rawls, Les Brown, Dexter Gordon, Ray  Charles, Lionel Hampton, Herb Alpert, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and more), and a Capitol Records artist (1964) is last seen alive on this date. He is found dead of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease at age 67, sitting at his typewriter in his East Dallas apartment two days later on November 15, 1997 by singer Jeannette Brantley and her husband, Hans Wango.
2000 - The Beatles' first official Web site, www.thebeatles.com, launches on the same day as the U.K. release of their Parlophone Records compilation album "1". The album is released the next day, November 14, in the United States by Capitol Records.
2001 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' last album for the label, "Scarecrow"
2001 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's album "Driving Rain"
10 Years Ago Today In 2008 - Roberta Zito (born Roberta Rosser), background singer as part of Nat "King" Cole's Merry Young Souls starting when she was a freshman at UCLA, wife of Cole's orchestra conductor and arranger Joe Zito, mother of San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito as well as daughters Bonnie and Sally Zito, and an ordained minister (who led the Teaching of the Inner Christ, a metaphysical faith organization founded by her mother, Anne Makeever, and based in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon), dies of pneumonia and cardiopulmonary arrest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at age 65.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - United Artists premieres The Beatles' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine" in New York City. Apple Records will release the soundtrack album and re-issue a remastered and expanded version in 1999 on CD to coincide with MGM-UA's remastered DVD release. Capitol Records will handle distribution in the United States of both versions of the soundtrack.
1971 - Warner Bros. Records releases future Capitol Records artist Bonnie Raitt debut self-titled album. She will go on to record eight more albums for Warner Bros. before moving to Capitol Records in 1989.
1995 - Virgin Records America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases The Rolling Stones sixth live album "Stripped"
2001 - Virgin Records America releases D-Shot's album "Money, Sex & Thugs"

Monday, November 12, 2018

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1917 - Jo Stafford, singer, the first recording artist to sell 25 million records. a Columbia and Capitol Records artist as part of the group The Pied Pipers, a Capitol Records solo artist and vocalist with Red Ingle and His Natural Seven (using the name Cinderella G. Stump), a Columbia Records solo artist, wife of Capitol Records first music director and fellow label artist Paul Weston, with whom she later recorded with as part of the duo Jonathan and Darlene Edwards, were parents of Tim and Amy Weston, and co-founded Corinthian Records, is born Jo Elizabeth Stafford in Coalinga, California.
1929 - Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, motion picture actress and Capitol Records artist (on the track "True Love" from the motion picture soundtrack "High Society"), is born Grace Patricia Kelly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1964 - Dave Ellefson, Capitol Records group Megadeth's first bass player, is born David Ellefson, Jr. in Jackson, Minnesota
1965 - Vic Chesnutt, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1996) is born Jacksonville, Florida

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willem Mengelberg, record Franck's "Symphony In D Minor: First Movement - Lento: Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 1", "Symphony In D Minor: First Movement - Lento: Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 2", "Symphony In D Minor: First Movement - Lento: Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 3", "Symphony In D Minor: First Movement - Lento: Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Part 4", "Symphony In D Minor: Second Movement - Allegretto, Part 1", "Symphony In D Minor: Second Movement - Allegretto, Part 2", and "Symphony In D Minor: Second Movement - Allegretto, Part 3" in Amsterdam, Holland for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue all the titles on the album "FRANCK - Symphony In D Minor" (EEL-8023)
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first The Pied Pipers (vocalists Jo Stafford [on her 26th birthday], Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "You Grow Sweeter (As The Years Go By)" and "You And Your Love", then Johnny Mercer (on vocals) and The Pied Pipers (same lineup), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, trombone, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums and strings musicians), record the titles "On The Nodaway Road" and a new take of "Jamboree Jones". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Capitol Records' first album "Songs By Johnny Mercer" (CD-1).
1945 - Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (with DeVol conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Wonderful One" and "For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wonderful One" on the album "Concert Of Waltzes" (BD-31) and "For You" on the album "Waltzing On Air" (BD-53).
1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (harmonica players Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, Harry Henry Halicki), with rhythm accompaniment (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lullaby Of Broadway" and "Love Nest" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 483) with "Charmaine" on the flip side and "Love Nest" as a single (Capitol 15346) with "Lady Of Spain" on the flip side.
1947 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with guitarist Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (Heine Beau on clarinet; Benny Carter on alto saxophone and trumpet; Herbert Haymer on tenor saxophone; Ray Linn and/or Zeke Zarchy on trumpets; Red Callendar on bass, Buddy Cole on piano, Red Norvo on vibraphones, Nick Fatool on drums, and one or two unlisted trombonists) using arrangements by Heine Beau, Benny Carter, Billy May, and Harold Mooney, records the titles "Stormy Weather", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", and "Talkin' To Myself About You" in Los Angeles, California with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue "Story Weather" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" on Lee's album "Rendevous With Peggy Lee" (CC-72), "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe" on Lee's compilation CD "Miss Peggy Lee" (7-97826-2) in 1998, and "Talkin' To Myself About You" as a single (Capitol 15048) with "Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero" (recorded on November 25, 1947) on the flipside. If anyone knows who arranged which tracks, who the trombonists were, and/or at which studio in L.A. the session was held, please leave a comment.
1947 - The Sunset Trio (lineup unlisted), with unlisted musicians, records the titles "Wagon Wheels", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", "Too Late To Be Sorry", and "Whisper A Word of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wagon Wheels" as a single (Capitol 15059) with "A Little Imagination" on the flipside and have yet to issue the other three titles.
1947 - Guitarist and vocalist T-Bone Walker, with George Orendorff on trumpet,  Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone, Willard McDaniel on piano, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titles "The Natural Blues", "That's Better For Me", two takes of "First Love Blues" and three takes of "Lonesome Woman Blues" for Black and White Records in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for the titles from Black and White and will issue "First Love Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-70042) with "T-Bone Shuffle" on the flipside and all the titles on the three-CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
1947 - Trumpet player Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra (Chris Griffin and Will Bradley on trombones and other unlisted musicians) record the titles "Flip Flop", "Just Friends" (with vocals by Jerry Scott), and "Heat Wave" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Flip Flop" on the album "Classics In Jazz - Billy Butterfield" (H-424) and has yet to issue the other two titles.
1947 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service Buddy Cole records eleven titles at the first session and ten titles at the second session. There are no titles for the tracks or commercial issuing information listed, so if anyone knows what was recorded and if it's been issued commercially, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - During two sessions held this day in Paris, France George Tzipine and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Derecho Viejo" and "Jalousie" at the first session and "The Moon Was Yellow" and "A Media Luz" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tzipine's album "George Tzipine And His Orchestra Conducting
1949 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California first Kay Starr (on vocals), with Red Nichols (on cornet) and His Five Pennies (King Jackson on trombone; Rosy McHargue on clarinet; Joe Rushton on bass saxophone; Bobby Hammack on piano; and Rolly Culver on drums), records the track "Flow Gently Sweet Afton" then Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (same lineup as above with the addition of Doc Whiting on bass) record the tracks "Riverboat Shuffle", "Battle Hymn Of The Republic (Glory Hallelujah): Part 1" and "Riverboat Shuffle", "Battle Hymn Of The Republic (Glory Hallelujah): Part 2", the (as of 2005) unissued track "American Patrol" and the track "Lazy Daddy". Capitol Records will issue Starr's track as a single (Capitol 817) with "Poor Papa (He's Got Nothin')" on the flip side, and the first three of Nichols' tracks on the album "" (CCF-215) and "Lazy Daddy" as a single (Capitol 964) with "What D'Ya Mean, Lost Dog?" on the flipside.
1949 - Capitol Records will assign master numbers for Louis Kaufman with Orchestre Symphonique National, Paris (conducted by Roger Desormière)'s recordings of Vivaldi's "Concerto In G Minor ('For The Dresden Orchestra')", "Concerto In D Minor ('Senza Cantin')", and "Concerto In E Flat Major" which were recorded at The Rex Cinema in Paris on October 23, 1949. Capitol Records will issue the three tracks for "Concerto In G Minor ('For The Dresden Orchestra')" and the three tracks for "Concerto In D Minor ('Senza Cantin')" on the orchestra's album "VIVALDI - Concerto In G Minor/Concerto In D Minor" (ECL-8076) and the six tracks for "Concerto In E Flat Major" on the orchestra's album "VIVALDI - Concerto In E Flat Major/Double Concerto In B Flat Major" (KCM-8091).
1952 - During two sessions in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin leader and on violin, Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Tchaikovsky's "Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11: First Movement", Tchaikovsky's "Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11: Second Movement - Andante Cantabile" at the first session and Tchaikovsky's "Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11: Third Movement", "Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11: Fourth Movement" at the second movement. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the quartet's album "TCHAIKOVSKY - Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11/ BORODIN - Quartet N° 2 In D Major" (P-8187).
1952 - Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Kansas City Rag", "Redd Ball Whistle", "Close That Door Richard (I Just Saw The Thing)", "Ten Silver Dollars", and "Last Go Round" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service which will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on the transcription disc G-182 and the second and last tracks on the transcription disc G-181.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Stan Freberg, with George Bruns' Cotton Pickin' Quintet and an orchestra (lineups for both are unlisted) records new takes of the titles "A Dear John (And Marsha Letter)" and "C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)"in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both new takes together as a single (Capitol 2677).
1955 - In the issue of The Billboard magazine with today's street date, Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Sixteen Tons", with "You Don't Have to be a Baby to Cry" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of The Billboard magazine's new The Hot 100 singles chart at #27. The chart debuts in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine and is for the week ending November 2, 1955.
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued take of Schubert's "Quartet N°14 In D Minor ('Death Of The Maiden'), First Movement"
1957 - It's a Tuesday night and at 7:30 PM EST Mahalia Jackson is tonight's guest on "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" on NBC-TV.
1957 - Franco Ferrara conducts an orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record new takes of the titles "Main Title", "Three Soldiers", "The Alpine March", "The Death Of Passini", "Father Galli", "Love Theme", "Farewell, Part 1", "Farewell, Part 2", "Retreat", "Rinaldi's Death" (later renamed "Rinaldi's Madness"), "Henry's Escape", "The Lake Crossing", "Happiness", "Expectancy", and "End Title", all composed by Mario Nascimbene for the motion picture "A Farewell To Arms", in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all these takes of these titles on the original motion picture soundtrack album "A Farewell To Arms" (W 918).
1957 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Al Porcino, Conrad Gozzo, and Gene Duermeyer also on trumpets, Hoyt Bohannon, Lew McCreary, Jimmy Priddy, and Joe Howard on trombones, Med Flory and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinets and alto saxophones, Jules Jacob and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophones, Teddy Lee on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, Eddie Grady on drums, and Lou Singer on percussion), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "Darn That Dream", "I Fell In Love", "Bewitched", "When I Fall In Love", "The Dream Girl", and "My Foolish Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Anthony's album "The Dream Girl" (T 969).
1957 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Fascination", "Canadian Capers" (featuring The Twin Pianos [two unlisted pianists]), "Sleepy Time Gals (vocals by Kenny Gardner), and "'S Wonderful" (with vocals by The Lombardo Trio [linup unlisted]) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Fascination" on Lombardo's album "Dancing Room Only" (ST 1121) and the rest of the the tracks on the album "The Lombardo Touch" (SXA-2052).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Marie Adams, with Johnny Otis and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "A Fool In Love" and records a new take of "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4108).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Evelyn Kingsley (on vocals) with Gus Levene conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Gently, So Gently", "Over My Shoulder" and the (as of 2005) unlisted track "Something New" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4122).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Dakota Staton, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "Idaho" and "No Moon At All", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Best Thing For You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on Staton's album "Crazy He Calls Me" (T 1170).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (line up unlisted) as they record the tracks "Unfair", "You're My Thrill" (with rhythm later overdubbed), "Laughable" (with a vocals chorus with an unlisted lineup), "For Want Of A Kiss" (with a vocals chorus with an unlisted lineup and with rhythm later overdubbed) and then, with Dave Cavanaugh conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup still unlisted), records a mono take of "Again", a stereo take of "Again" (with rhythm later overdubbed) and "I Must Be Dreaming" (with a vocal chorus with an unlisted lineup and with rhythm later overdubbed) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Unfair" on Cole's album "To Whom It May Concern" (W 1190), the versions with the overdubbed vocal chorus of "You're My Thrill" and "For The Want Of A Kiss" on the album "The Unforgettable Nat King Cole" (T 2558), the mono take of "Again" on Cole's EP "Night Of The Quarter Moon" (EAP-1-1211), the stereo version "Again" with the overdubbed vocal chorus and the version of "I Must Be Dreaming" with the rhythm overdubbed on Cole's album "Looking Back" (T-2361), and the version of "I Must Be Dreaming" with unlisted vocal chorus without the rhythm overdubbed as a single (Capitol 4184) with "You Made Me Love You" on the flip side. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in the 11 CD box set "Stardust - The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955 - 1959" (BCD 16342) in Germany.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but listed as probably the same as used in the Nat "King" Cole session held earlier in the day), record the title "The Joy Of Living" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol F4120) with "Something Special" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as probably] ) records the tracks "Tennessee Waltz", "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way", "Making Believe" and "Almost" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and last tracks on Young's album "Talk About Hits" (T 1245) and "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way" on Young's album "Hello Walls" (T 1528).
1959 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an unlisted lineup of musicians) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Farmer In The Dell", "Little Bo-Peep", "Little Jack Horner", "Jack And Jill" and "Hickory Dickory Dock" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1962 - Trumpet player and vocalist Jack Sheldon, with Howard Roberts and Bob Bain on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums, records the titles "Conversation", "Atomic Bomb", "Love For Sale", "Sweet And Lovely", and "You Know What I Mean" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Sheldon's eponymous album "Jack Sheldon" (T 1851) and has yet to issue "You Know What I Mean".
1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with (listed as possibly) John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, and Leon Petties on drums, records the titles "Miss You", "Oh How I Miss You Tonight" (with Belford Hendricks Orchestra and vocal chorus [both lineups unlisted]), "All Over The World", "Lonesome And Sorry", and "My First And Only Lover" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Dear Lonely Hearts" (T 1838).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with either Frank DeVol or Vic Shoen conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Allez-Vous-En" and "Half A Photograph" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Starr's album "The Fabulous Favorites!" (T 2106)
55 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, record the tracks "Walkin' Papers", "Here We Go Again", "I Can Tell" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Acting That We Do" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the duo's album "Hold Me" (ST-286) and the second track on the duo's album "Just Hold My Hand" (ST-170).
55 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records will register the masters for Matt Monro's tracks "Que Tiempo Tan Feliz (Those Were The Days)", "Lo Que Quedo (All That Remains)", "No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)", "Todo Pasara (Everything will happen)", "Vete for favor (Walk away)", "Libre (Born free)", "La Montana (If She Should Come To You)", "No Me Dejes (If You Go Away)", "Amandote Otra Vez (Lovin' You Again)", "Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go)", and "La Perla Y El Rubi (The Ruby And The Pearl)" which were recorded at various dates in London, England. Capitol Latino will issue as on Monro's album "Todo Pasara" (ST-19006).
55 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Billy Taylor, with Oliver Nelson's Orchestra (with Nelson conducting his own arrangements to: Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Doc Severinsen, and Clark Terry on trumpet; Urbie Green, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, and Tony Studd on trombone; Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque, Stan Webb, and Danny Bank on saxophones; Billy Taylor on piano; Ben Tucker on bass; and Grady Tate on drums), records the tracks "That's Where It Is", "Lot Of Livin' To Do", and "Right Here, Right Now" in New York City, New York. Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on Taylor's album "Right Here, Right Now!" (T 2039).
55 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Dallas Frazier records the tracks "The Conspiracy Of Homer Jones", "Sundown Of My Mind" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "It's Gonna Rain Today" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2402).
1969 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California David and Tina Meltzer record the tracks "Heavenly City", "Do You Think Your God Will Let Me", "In Heaven After All I've Seen?", "Green Morning", "Feeling Alright", and "The Garden" at the first session and "Let The Door Stay Open", "Let The Light In", "Have You Ever Been Hungry?", "Keep On Loving", and "The Angel" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Feeling Alright" (which as of 2005 remains unissued) on the duo's album "Green Morning" (ST-431).
1969 - The Salvation Company (lineup unlisted) records the track "Earl Is Crazy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Earl Of Ruston" (ST-465).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Traces" and "Waterloo". Capitol Records will issue "Traces" as a single (Capitol 3398) with "I'm In Love You" on the flip side and "Waterloo" (after overdubs are recorded on December 13, 1969) on James' album "My Love/Don't Keep Me Hangin' On" (ST-478).
1970 - Beth Moore (on vocals, with unlisted recordings) records the tracks "Put Your Hand In The Hand", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Everybody Wants To Be Somebody", and the track "I'm Losing My Man". Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 3013).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the tracks "It's A Day And A Half", "To The Countryside", "Good Day At Yellowrock", "With A Little Bit Of Love", "I Gotta Get Through", "Get On Board", "Life Is A Wonderful Thing", "Grannie's Rocking Chair", "One Man Band", "Welcome To The Party", and "Fat Ladies" which were used on the soundtrack to the television film "The Double Deckers". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original television soundtrack album "The Double Deckers" (ST-672).
1971 - Freddie Hart (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I'm In Love", "Loving Her Through You", and "Would You Settle For Roses" in Nashville, Tennessee for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue the tracks on Hart's album "My Hang-Up Is You" (ST-11014).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "China" and "Young Girl Blues" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Merle Haggard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records overdubs for the track "The Waltz You Save" and then records the track "Cherokee Maiden" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Haggard's album "The Roots Of My Raising" (ST-11586).
1975 - Ray Griff records the final overdubs for the tracks "If I Let Her Come In", "Baby's Gettin' Around (To Givin' Up On Me)", and "Wrapped Around Your Finger" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Griff's eponymous album "Ray Griff" (ST-11486).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Bluesman" and "Not Even When It's Over" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks on Talley's album "Blackjack Choir" (ST-11605).
1979 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Larry Farrow conducting his arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "Someone Else" and "Let's Hold On To Love" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Wilson's album "Take My Love" (ST-12055).
1981 - Donna Washington (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Watch Out" and the track "Don't Be An Island" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Be An Island" on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the title "When You're Ready To Come" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Outside Inside" (ST-12260).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", with "Livin' For The Minute" on the flipside, debuts at #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1988 - Great White (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Bitches And Other Women" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's CD "Once Bit, Twice Shy" (7-92743-2).
1991 - Capitol Records releases Poison's live album "Swallow This Live"
1991 - The Cavedogs (Brian Stevens on bass and vocals, Todd Spahr on guitar and vocals, and Mark Rivers on drums and vocals) record the track "Part Of This" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on the radio only promotional CD "Rock Takes a Holiday" (Capitol DPRO-79096 5). If anyone knows where the session was held and who else participated in its recording please leave a comment. Here's a link to a great site about The Cavedogs that includes links to download some of the band's tracks, including "Part Of This".
1996 - Capitol Records releases Blind Melon's last studio album "Nico", named after the daughter of the band's late singer Shannon Hoon
1996 - Capitol Records releases Vic Chesnutt's album "About To Choke"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1891 - Richard Whiting, composer, writing partner with Capitol Records co-founders Buddy DeSylva and Johnny Mercer, as well as with Ray Egan, Neil Moret, Leo Robin, Gus Kahn, and Sidney Clare on songs and scores for motion pictures, and father of Capitol Records recording artist Margaret Whiting, is born Richard Armstrong Whiting in Peoria, Illinois
1931 - Sir Edward Elgar opens the new EMI Recording Studios at Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, London, England. EMI is the parent company of Capitol Records.
1946 - Walt Disney Pictures' live-action/animated feature film "Song Of The South" has its world premiere at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Capitol Records will release a soundtrack album as part of its children's records series.
2001 - Virgin Records America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases Mick Jagger's fourth solo album "Goddess In The Doorway"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Ellis Island closes after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892. My grandfather, Martin J. Nielsen, Sr., went through Ellis Island from Denmark and then went on to Chicago, Illinois.
1955 - The Billboard magazine's new The Hot 100 singles chart debuts in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine and is for the week ending November 2, 1955. The Four Aces' Decca Records single "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" is the first #1 single on the chart.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1902 - Webley Edwards, radio news reporter, host of the radio show "Hawaii Calls" for 37 years, and producer/compiler of Capitol Records' "Hawaii Calls" series of albums, is born in Corvallis, Oregon
1920 - Annisteen Allen, singer and Capitol Records artist (1954-1955) who introduced the song "Fujiyama Mama" in 1955, is born in Champaign, Illinois
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Nicki Lee Foster, daughter of Capitol Records artists Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour is born Nicki Lee Barbour in Los Angeles, California.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Marshall Crenshaw, singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and compiler/producer of the 1989 Capitol Records album "Hillbilly Music: Thank God!, Vol. 1", is born in Detroit, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - During two sessions held this day in Amsterdam, Holland Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Willem Mengelberg, records Beethoven's "Symphony N°3 In E-Flat, Opus 55 ('Eroica'): First Movement: Allegro Con Brio: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4", "Symphony N°3 In E-Flat, Opus 55 ('Eroica'): Second Movement: Marcia Funebre (Adagio Assai): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4", "Symphony N°3 In E-Flat, Opus 55 ('Eroica'): Third Movement: Scherzo-Allegro Vicace", and "Symphony N°3 In E-Flat, Opus 55 ('Eroica'): Fourth Movement: Finale: Allegro Molto: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3" at the first session and Julius Rontgen's "Old Netherland Dance, Opus 46: Bergerette (Les Grandes Doubleurs)/Pavane" at the second session. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue the Beethoven tracks on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Symphony #3 in E Flat, Opus 55 (Eroica Symphony)" (P-8002) and the Rontgen track on the orchestra's album "DOPPER - Gothic Chacone (Ciaconna Gotica)/RONTGEN - Old Netherland Dances, Opus 46" (ECL-8031).
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - The King Cole Trio's first Capitol Records single (#139) "All For You" with "Vom, Vim, Veedle" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Harlem Hit Parade chart. The record was originally released on by Excelsior Records. Capitol Records bought the masters when it signed the trio.
1947 - Chuy Reyes and His Mocambo Orchestra (lineup unlisted), featuring Tony Martinez on vocals, record the tracks "La Yuca", "La Ultima Noche", "Hokey Joe" and the instrumental "Rhumba Boogie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on the album "Rumba De Cuba" (H-152) and the last track on the album "Piano Brilliante" (H-196).
1947 - During two sessions held this day in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 Norht Western Avenue in Hollywood, California, vocalist and pianist Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends (Vernon "Geechie" Smith on trumpet; Vic Dickenson on trombone; Benny Carter on alto saxophone; Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Billy Hadnott on bass; and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the tracks "Pagan Love Song" (with Benny Carter also on trombone), "All I Ever Do Is Worry" (with Benny Carter also on trombone), "Take It Or Leave It", and "That's What I Like" at the first session between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM and "King Size Papa", "Blues For Someone", "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", and "Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)" at the second session (with Red Callender replacing Bill Hadnot on bass for all four tracks) between 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. Capitol Records will issue the "Pagan Love Song" as a single (Capitol 1149) with "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" on the flip side, "All I Ever Do Is Worry" as a single (Capitol 15106) with "Wise Guys" on the flip side, "Take It Or Leave It" as a single (Capitol 57-70006) with "The Glory Of Love" on the flip side, "That's What I Like" as a single (Capitol 15060) with "Crazy World" on the flipside, "King Size Papa" as a single (Capitol American 40082) with "When Your Smiling" on the flipside, "Blues For Someone" as a single (Capitol 57-70051) with "Dragging My Heart Around" on the flipside, and "Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)" as a single (Capitol 1589) with "Mama Don't Allow It" on the flipside.
1947 - Cliffie Stone's Western Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Moonlight On The Colorado", "Missouri Waltz", "There's A Silver Moon On The Golden Gate", "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Cliffie Stone Waltzes" (AD-108).
1949 - Kay Starr (on vocals, with unlisted piano, guitar, bass and drums musicians and vocal group) records the tracks "Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone" and "A Game Of Broken Hearts" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 792).
1951 - The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Joseph Keilberth, records the track "Egmont Overture, Opus 84" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Overtures: Leonore Overture N° 3, Opus 72/ Coriolan Overture, Opus 62/Egmont Overture, Opus 84" (P-8164).
1952 - Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan record the final vocal overdubs for the titles "Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend: Part 1" and "Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks together as the children's records album "Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend" (CAS-3147) with a picture sleeve.
1952 - Skeets McDonald (on vocals, with ) records the tracks "I've Got To Win Your Love Again", "Let Me Know", "I Can't Last Long", and "Baby, I'm Lost Without You" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2434), "Let Me Know" as a single (Capitol 2326) with "I'm Sorry To Say I'm Sorry" on the flip side, and "Baby, I'm Lost Without You" as a single (Capitol 3312) with "I Got A New Field To Plow" on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks (To A Wild Rose, Opus 51, N° 1", "Courtship", "Habanera" and "Tango In D, Opus 165, N° 2" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Henderson's album "A Man And His Music" (H-502).
1954 - Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, James "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica, Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar, Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals, [listed as possibly] Joseph Zinkan on bass, an unknown whistler and Jimmy Riddle on piano) records the tracks "The Great Speckled Bird", "Beneath That Lonely Mound Of Clay", "Pins And Needles (In My Heart)", and "Wabash Cannonball" at (listed as possibly) Castle Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Acuff's album "Songs Of The Smoky Mountains" (T 617).
1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #8 on WJJD 1160 AM's album chart in Chicago, Illinois.
1957 - Capitol Records releases Stan Freberg's single "Wun'erful, Wun'erful", a parody of "The Lawrence Welk Show" that covered both sides of the single (Capitol F3815) which were labeled "Side Uh-One" and "Side Uh-Two".
1957 - Johnny Otis (on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes saxophone, piano, guitar, bass and drums players) records the tracks "Until We Meet Again (Bye Bye Baby)" (vocals by Johnny Otis and Marie Adams), "All I Want Is Your Love" (vocals by Marie Adams), and "Shuggie's Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol F3852) with "Good Golly" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 14837) in England with "The Light Still Shines In My Window" on the flipside, and has yet to issue "Shuggies Song".
1957 - Mamie Van Doren (aka Mrs. Ray Anthony), with Warren Barker conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the track "I Fell In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol F3863) with "Something To Dream About" on the flipside.
1957 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Let's Fall In Love", "There's No Your", Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)", "My Isle Of Golden Dreams" and "Sea Of Dreams" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Riddle's album "Sea Of Dreams" (T 915).
1957 - Dick Curless (on vocals and rhythm guitar, with unlisted others) records the tracks "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Rainbow In My Heart" at Event Studios in Westbrook, Maine. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first track on Curless' album "Soul" (T 5013) and the second track on Curless' album "At Home With Dick Curless" (T 5016).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Bob Bain (directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the track "Maria Elena" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup includes unlisted brass, reeds, strings, and rhythm musicians), records the tracks "If You Said No", "That's You", "Something Happens To Me", "Sweethearts On Parade", "When You Belong To Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Cole's album "To Whom It May Concern" (W 1190), the second track as a single (Capitol 4369) with "That's You" (recorded on November 10, 1958) on the flipside,, the third track on Cole's EP "Night Of The Quarter Moon" (EAP-1-1211), and "Sweethearts On Parade" (after rhythm is overdubbed) on Cole's album "Sincerely" (SU 2680). Phillips Records will issue "When You Belong To Me" on a benefit album for the United Nations "United Nations' Unique Record to Aid the World's Refugees - All Star Festival" (UNS-1).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with: [listed as possibly] Marvin Hughes on piano; Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on electric guitar; Thomas "Grady" Martin and Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitar; Ben Keith Schauefele on steel guitar; Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass; and Murrey M."Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Last Night At A Party", "A Long Time Ago", and "Hey Good Lookin'" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol F4113) and the laasst track on Young's album "The Unpredictable Simon Crum" (T 1880).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (lineup unlisted) with Felix Slatkin conducting, records Morton Gould's "Latin American Symphonette: Rhumba, Tango, Guaracha, Congo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the album "GERSHWIN - Porgy And Bess/GOULD - Latin American Symphonette" (P-8474).
1959 - Overdubs are recorded for Johnny Otis and His Orchestra's tracks "I'm With You", "Mumblin' Mosie", "Voodoo Woman" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Until We Meet Again" and "And The Tears Come Tumblin' Down" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first three tracks on the compilation album "Johnny Otis - The Capitol Years" (C1-92858).
1960 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan, Bill Comstock, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, Hoyt Bohannon, and William Schaefer on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Jacob, Ted Nash, Justin Gordon, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; Irving Cottler and Hugh Anderson on drums; and Verlye Brilhart on harp), record the tracks "I Want To Be Happy", "Ol' Buttermilk Sky", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", and "Ac-cen-tuate The Positive" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Voices In Fun" (T 1543).
1962 - Vocalist Tex Riter, with Ralph Carmichael conducting unlisted Marimba Band and Mariachi players, records the titles "Cielito Lindo", "Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros", "Alla En El Rancho Grande", "Adelita", "Guadalajara", and "La Cucaracha" in Mexico City, Mexico. Capitol Records will register the masters for the titles on November 30, 1962, and will issue all the titles on Ritter's album "Border Affair" (T 1910).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins"
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Dick and Richard (no last names given), record the tracks "Santa Caught A Cold On Christmas Eve" and "Stinky, The Little Reindeer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5097).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love and Brian Wilson on lead vocals, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals, with unlisted guitar and drums musicians) record the tracks "I Do" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the CD "Surfer Girl And Shutdown Vol. 2" (7-93692-2).
1965 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Buck Owens (on vocals) and The Buckaroos (Don Rich on fiddle and other unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Where Would I Be Without Jesus", his self-penned track "Dust On Mother's Bible", and "Satan's Gotta Get Along Without Me" at the first session and re-record the tracks "Tom Cattin'" and "Cajun Fiddle" at the second session with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Owens' album "Dust On Mother's Bible" (T 2497) and the two re-recordings on the group's album "Roll Out The Red Carpet For Buck Owens And His Buckaroos" (T 2443).
1965 - Bobby Rydell (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "We Must Be Doing Something Right", "Roses In The Snow", "The World For Today", and "I Refuse" in New York City, New York. As of 2005 the first and last tracks are unissued. Capitol Records will issue the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5556).
1965 - Overdubs are recorded for Dallas Frazier's track "Elvira" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 5560).
1965 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Blue Canadian Rockies", "I Could Sing All Night", and "The Green, Green Grass Of Home" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third track on Husky's album "Ferlin Husky Sings The Songs Of Music City,U.S.A." (T 2439) and the second track as a single (Capitol 5615) with "What Does Your Conscience Say?" on the flipside.
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "You Won't See Me" and "Girl", each in just two takes, as well as overdubs for the tracks "Wait" and "I'm Looking Through You" from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer George Martin, recording engineer Norman Smith and second engineer Ken Scott. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Rubber Soul" (W 2442).
1965 - The Offbeats (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Mary" and "You Tell Me" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the tracks together as a single (Tower 205).
1966 - The Checkmates, Ltd. (vocalists Sonny Charles, Bobby Stevens, Harvey Trees, Bill Van Buskirk, and Marvin Smith) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "In Time" and the track "Please Don't Take My World Away" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Please Don't Take My World Away" as a single (Capitol 5814) with "Mastered The Art Of Love" on the flipside.
1966 - Overdubs are recorded by unlisted musicians (including brass players using arrangements by Billy May) for Matt Monro's tracks "The Apple Tree" and "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the finished version of the tracks on Monroe's album "Invitation To Broadway" (T 2683).
1967 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Bobbie Gentry (on vocals and guitar), with Shorty Rogers conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (eight unlisted musicians), records the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Seventh Son" and the tracks "Sermon" and "Reunion" (with additional vocals by Kelly Gordon and Sandra Styner) during the first part of the session and with Gentry (on vocals) with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (thirteen unlisted musicians) re-record the tracks "Refractions", "Morning Glory" and "Jessye 'Lisbeth" at the second part. Capitol Records, after overdubs are recorded on December 5 and 6, 1967, will issue the last five tracks on the album "The Delta Sweetie" (T 2842).
1969 - The Impalas (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Soul" and "Why Did I Let You Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2709) with "Speed Up" on the flipside. There is no issuing information for the last track, so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) records overdubs on the track "Legend Of Shenandoah" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Ritter's album "Green Green Valley" (ST-467).
1970 - Charlie Louvin and Melba Moore (both on vocals), with unlisted musicians, record the tracks "If We Don't Make It", "Whatever Happened To Happiness", "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds", and "Are You Teasin' Me?" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Something To Brag About" (ST-686).
1971 - Joseph (no last name listed) records the track "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3245).
1971 - The Raspberries (Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson on vocals and guitar, Dave Smalley on electric bass, and Jim Bonfanti on drums) record the tracks "Come Around And See Me" and "I Saw The Light" at The Record Plant in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Go All The Way" (SK-11036). Capitol Records master files give the recording date as November 16, 1971 but the above date was given in the liner notes for the CD reissue of the album (7-92126-2).
1971 - Freddie Hart (on vocals) with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Love Makes The Difference", "The Key's In The Mailbox", and "The Greatest Gift Of All" in Nashville, Tennessee for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on Hart's album "My Hang-Up Is You" (ST-11014).
1974 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for La Wanda Lindsey's tracks "I Finally Gave Him Enough Rope To Hang Himself" and "I Think I'm Going To Like Lovin' You", recorded at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California on October 28, 1974, and will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3999).
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for Sammy Hagar's tracks "Confession (Please Come Back)" and "Keep On Rockin'" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Merle Haggard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Am I Standing In Your Way", "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today", and "The Waltz You Saved For Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track on Haggard's album "The Roots Of My Raising" (ST-11586) and the second track as a single (Capitol 4370) with "When My Last Song Is Sung" on the flipside.
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for Ray Griff's tracks "If I Let Her Come In", "Baby's Gettin' Around (To Givin' Up On Me)", and "Wrapped Around Your Finger" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Griff's eponymous album "Ray Griff" (ST-11486).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Bluesman", "Not Even When It's Over", and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "What Will There Be For The Children" at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first two tracks on Talley's album "Blackjack Choir" (ST-11605).
1977 - Capitol Records releases Wings' "double A" sided single "Mull Of Kintyre" with "Girls' School" on the flipside.
1977 - A Taste Of Honey (lineup unlisted) record the track "Distant" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4655) with "You're In Good Hands" on the flipside.
1977 - Marcia Ball records the tracks "Good Times, Good Music, Good Friends", "Jackson, Oh Jackson", "Train To Dixie", and "Circuit Queen" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4591) and all the tracks on Ball's album "Circuit Queen" (ST-11752).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - 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) record the track "If Only For The Moment" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Rhyme & Reason" (ST-12315).
1985 - Paul McCartney records the track "Footprints" in England. Capitol Records will issue the track on McCartney's album "Press To Play" (JAS-12475).
1986 - Tina Turner, at a live show at an unlisted location, performs the song "What You Get Is What You See" which will be recorded. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5668) with a studio version of the same song on the flipside.
1987 - Pat McLaughlin (on guitar and vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "No Problem" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on McLaughlin's eponymous album "Pat McLaughlin" (C1-48033).
25 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Capitol Records band Blind Melon appear nude on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with lead singer Shannon Hoone's hair braided into pig-tails
2002 - Capitol Records Australia releases Dead Ringer Band's compilation CD "Very Best Of...So Far"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1927 - Mose Allison, songwriter, pianist, and Blue Note Records artist (1987-), is born in Tippo, Mississippi. Blue Note Records is currently a subsidiary of Capitol Records and its catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company.
1962 - Dimension Records releases The Cookies' single "Chains" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and later covered by The Beatles), with "Stranger In My Arms" on the flipside, is released
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, meets with TV variety show host Ed Sullivan in Epstein's suite at the Delmonico Hotel in New York City to arrange the band's first two appearances on Sullivan's show in February 1964
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Liberty Records releases Billy J. Kramer and The Dakota's single "I'll Keep You Satisfied" (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) with "I Know" on the flip side. Liberty Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1965 - The management company Nemperor Artists Limited is incorporated. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is one of the company's founding directors.
1966 - Don Cherry (on cornet), with Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone, Henry Grimes (on bass), and Edward Blackwell (on drums), records the tracks "There Is The Bomb", "Unite" (with Pharoah Sanders on piccolo), "The Thing", "Awake Nu (aka D.C.)", and "Taste Master" in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will release all the tracks on Cherry's album originally titled "The Art Of Smiling" but changed to "Where Is Brooklyn?" before its release (Blue Note BST84311). Note: Original album title for above session was "The Art Of Smiling" and was changed before release.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Apple Records releases its first non-soundtrack album, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins", after the cover art - a self portrait photo of both artists standing in a full frontal nude pose - is rejected by EMI and Capitol Records. The album is was licensed for distribution to Track Records in the UK and Tetragrammaton Records in the US.
1972 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flipside, debuts at #37 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Capitol Records parent company, Universal Music Group, currently owns the United Artists catalog.
1979 - Dimitri Tiomkin (born Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin), Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer of film scores (including the song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin' (The Ballad of High Noon)" which was one of Tex Ritter's biggest Capitol Records hits), dies in London, England at age 85 and is later interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
45 Years Ago Today In 1998 - EMI/Toshiba, Capitol Records distributor in Japan, releases Capitol Records band Megadeth's five-track instrumental EP "Cryptic Sounds (No Voices in Your Head)" on a CD which is sold only in Japan
1995 - Smashing Pumpkins' Virgin Records album "Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart. Virgin Records is currently a subsidiary of Capitol Records and Capitol's parent company, EMI Music, currently controls Virgin's catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
100 Years Ago Today In 1918 - The Allied and Central Powers sign an armistice agreement at 5:00 A.M. in Marshal Foch's railway car in the Forest of Compiegne, France which officially ends the first World War. One year later, United States president Woodrow Wilson declares the day a permanent national holiday called Armistice Day which will, in 1954, be renamed to Veterans' Day.
1932 - The National Broadcasting Company opens its new studios at Radio City in New York City which includes a gala celebration program at Radio City Music Hall
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - On her radio program, Kate Smith introduces Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America", giving it its first public performance. Berlin wrote the tune in 1917 but it "sat in the trunk" until Ms. Smith's performance.