Saturday, November 18, 2017

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1909 - Johnny Mercer, songwriter, singer, motion picture actor, Broadway musical and radio performer, and co-founder of Capitol Records and The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, is born John Herndon Mercer in Savannah, Georgia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (Dick Cathcart, Russ Granger, Frank Nelson, and Billy Young on trumpets, Tasso Harris, Roger Thorndyke, Moe Schneider and Ed Kiefer on trombones, Buff Estes and John Gruey on alto saxophones, Herbie Steward and Zoot Sims on tenor saxophones, Lee Yardum on baritone saxophone, Rocky Coluccio on piano, Chick Parnell on bass, and Don Lamond on drums) record the titles "Al's Tune", "(I'll Be With You) Where You Are" with vocals by The Blue Reys (lineup unlisted but possibly including Billy Young and Rocky Coluccio) and "Raggin'  The Scale" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Al's Tune" and will issue "(I'll Be With You) Where You Are" as a single (Capitol 57-767) with "Washington And Lee Swing" on the flipside and "Raggin'  The Scale" as a single (Capitol 15272) with "He's Not Worth Your Tears" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Freddie Stewart, with Buddy Cole and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "More Than Anything Else In The World", "I"ll Always Be In Love With You", "For All We Know" and "Dream Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records has yet to issue "More Than Anything Else In The World" and will issue "I"ll Always Be In Love With You" and "Dream Girl" together as a single (Capitol 494) and "For All We Know" as a single (Capitol 15161) with "Ah! But It Happens" on the flipside.
1949 - The Mellomen Quartet (lineup unlisted, probably Thurl Ravenscroft on bass vocals, Max Smith on second tenor vocals, Bob Hamlin on top tenor vocals, and Bill Lee on baritone vocals) record three unlisted tracks in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded please leave a comment.
1951 - During three sessions held this day (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM) at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, New York the original Broadway cast of "Top Banana" (Phil Silvers, Rose Marie, Bill Callahan, Lindy Doherty, Judy Lynn, Bob Scheerer, Jack Albertson, Joey Faye, Herbie Faye, Bradford Hatton, Eddie Hanley, and Ted Morgan), with Harold Hastings conducting the orchestra (Nick Travis on trumpet; William [Bill] Schallen on trombone; Sanford Siegelstein on French horn; Larry Elgart on alto saxophone; Charles Albertine on saxophone; Arthur Beck on tenor saxophone; Al Chernet on guitar; Lew Chester on bass; Arnold Manchester on drums; Asunda "Del" Aquilla on harp; Fredric Fradkin, Max Hollander, Leo Kruczek, Sy Mirroff, Tosha Samaroff, Paul Winter on violin; Irving Manning on viola; Lucien Schmit on cello; and other unlisted musicians), record the tracks "The Man Of The Year/This Week" (vocals by chorus with unlisted lineup), "You're So Beautiful That" (vocals by Lindy Doherty and Phil Silvers), "Top Banana" (vocals by Phil Silvers, Jack Albertson, Lindy Doherty, Joey Faye, Herbie Faye, and chorus with unlisted lineup), "Elevator Song" (vocals by chorus with unlisted lineup), "Only If You're In Love" (vocals by Judy Lynn and Lindy Doherty), "My Home Is In My Shoes" (vocals by Bill Callahan and chorus with unlisted lineup), "I Fought Ever Step Of The Way" (vocals by Rose Marie), "O.K. For TV" (vocals by Phil Silvers, Judy Lynn, and chorus with unlisted lineup), "Slogan Song" (vocals by Phil Silvers and ensemble with unlisted lineup), "Meet Miss Blendo" (vocals by Phil Silvers and ensemble with unlisted lineup), "Sans Souci" (vocals by Rose Marie and chorus with unlisted lineup), "That's For Sure" (vocals by Judy Lynn, Lindy Doherty, and chorus with unlisted lineup), "A Dog Is A Man's Best Friend" (vocals by Phil Silvers and ensemble with unlisted lineup), "A Word A Day" (vocals by Phil Silvers and Rose Marie), and "Finale (vocals by The Company) using music and lyrics by Capitol Records' co-founder Johnny Mercer on his 42nd birthday. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original Broadway cast album "Top Banana" (FDR-308).
1951 - Jimmy Heap (on lead guitar) and Perk Williams (aka Houston "Perk" Williams, on vocals and fiddle), with The Melody Masters (Arlie Carter on piano; Horace Barnett on rhythm guitar; Cecil R. "Butterball" Harris on steel guitar; and Bill Glendening on bass), record the tracks "You Don't Kiss Me 'Cause You Love Me" (vocals by Jimmy Heap), "True Or False", "This One That I Won" (vocals by Perk Williams), "The One That I Won" (vocals by Perk Williams), and "You're In Love With You (vocals by Perk Williams) at The University Of Texas in Austin, Texas. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2142) as by Perk Williams with Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters, the second track as a single (Capitol 1958) with "Lifetime Of Shame" on the flip side as by Jimmy Heap, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2035) with "Girl With A Past" on the flip side as by Perk Williams with Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Jack Stern and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "My Gal Sal", "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi", and "Oh, Lady Be Good" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Gal Sal" on the compilation album "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375), "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and " The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi" on the compilation album "Background Music - Songs We Remember" (H-376), and "Oh, Lady Be Good" on the compilation album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (H-378).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, finishes recording Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony N° 3 In A Minor, Opus 65 ('Scotch')" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the orchestra's album "MENDELSSOHN - Symphony N° 3 In A Minor, Opus 65 ('Scotch')" (P-8192).
1953 - Don Wilson (on narration vocals) and Serge Glykson (on vocals) record overdubs at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studio in Hollywood, California using a script written by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster over The Continental Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted, conducted by Roger Desormiere)'s instrumental takes of music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcraker Suite: Little Abou, The Camel (Arabian Dance)" and "Nutcracker Suite: Chin Chow And The Golden Bird (Chinese Dance) which were recorded in Paris earlier in 1953. Capitol Records will issue all the final version of both tracks on the children's album "Don Wilson And Music From 'Nutcracker Suite'" (CAS-3193) as part of the label's "Classics For Children" series.
1954 - Willie Restum records the tracks "Oh, But She Did", "Rock A-Beatin' Boogie", and an untitled track in New York City, New York. As of 2005 the first and last tracks are unissued. Capitol Records will issue "Rock A-Beatin' Boogie" as a single (Capitol 3009) with "What'd He Say" on the flip side.
1955 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Maurice Harris, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Francis "Joe" Howard on trombone; Emmett Callen, Ed Rosa, and Joseph Stabile on saxophone; Louis Brown on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Norman Seelig on bass; John Cyr and Ray Toland on drums; and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter De Voogt, Dan Lube, Carl LaMagna, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, and Gerald Vinci on violin), records the tracks "When You Pretend", "You Look So Familiar" and "Innamorata (Sweetheart)" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Los Angeles, California between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on soundtrack EP "Artists And Models" (EAP-1-702).
1955 - The Roger Wagner Chorale (with Wagner directing unlisted singers, probably including Harve  Presnell) records the tracks "Snag Tooth Gal", "The Buffalo Skinners", "Goodbye Old Paint", "I'm A Poor Lonesome Cowboy", and a new take of "Night-Herding Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the chorale's album "Folk Songs Of The Frontier" (P-8332).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Freddy Martin conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "It's A Wonderful Thing To Be Loved" and "It's Good To Be Alive", both with vocals by The Martin Men (lineup unlisted), "So Beats My Heart For You" with vocals by Ralph Anthony, and "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" with vocals by Johnny Cochran, in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T 1156).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Les Baxter conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Shooting Star", "A Look Back At Earth", and "Moonscape" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Baxter's album "Space Escapade" (T 968).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Reed, with unlisted others, records the titles "Tear Drop Street", "Bessie Baby", and "Too Young To Be Blue" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Bessie Baby" and "Too Young To Be Blue" together as a single (Capitol F3882). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Reed's CD "Here I Am" (BCD 16306).
1958 - Sonny James (on vocals and guitar, with ) records the tracks "You Don't Hurt Me Any More", "Love Me Like I Am", and a new recording of "Sweet Thing" in Los Angeles, California. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in James' 6 CD box set "Young Love The Early Years 1952-1962" (BCD 16373).
1958 - Bob Bain (directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Perfidia" and "Poinciana" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) records the track "Lilette" and a new take of the track "Cherry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Lilette" on the album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193) and the version of "Cherry" recorded on this day on the album "Hit Me Again!" (T 1375).
1958 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with Floyd Cramer on piano; [listed as either] Walter "Hank" "Sugarfoot" Garland or Thomas Grady Martin on lead guitar; Ray Edenton on rhythm guitar; [listed as probably] Walter Haynes on steel guitar; Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass; and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Jeopardy", "Are You Certain", "Better Love Next Time", and "Have Heart, Will Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol F4191) and the second track on the album (Heartaches & Tears). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in the 5 CD boxset "The Melody Ranch Girl" (BCD 15905).
1958 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Looking Back", "The Gods Were Angry With Me", "Alabama Jubilee", and "Keeper Of My Heart" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "Ferlin's Favorites" (T 1280).
1959 - Gordon MacRae (on vocals), with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Sound Of Music" and "When Did I Fall In Love?" and then Gordon and Shelia MacRae (on vocals) record the track "You Were There". Capitol Records will issue the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol F4323) and the last track as a single (Capitol F4357) with "Our Love Story".
1959 - Les Baxter's Teen Drums (with Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Prelude And Theme From 'Ben-Hur'", "'Til Tomorrow", "Take One", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Ooch I Baba" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4322) and the third track on the group's eponymous album "Les Baxter's Teen Drums" (T 1355).
1963 - George Shearing (on piano) with Milton Raskin conducting Shearing's arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup that includes woodwinds and strings) records the tracks "Fantaisie Impromptu", "Theme From Sheherazade", and "Variations On A Theme Of Paganini" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shearing and the orchestra's album "Old Gold And Ivory" (T 2048).
1963 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records Brahms' "Hungarian Dance N° 6", Puccini's "Musetta's Waltz (From 'La Bohème')", Chopin's "Prelude N° 7", and Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Welcome's album "The Concert Zither" (P-9602).
1964 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "You Don't Know Me", "It Only Hurts For A Little While", "I Won't Forget You", and "Jealous Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and last tracks on Martino's album "We Could" (SXA 2200) and the second track on Martino's album "My Cherie" (T 2362).
1965 - Overdubs are recorded for the The Mustangs' track "Moanin' Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 5596) with "Everything I Do Is For You" on the flipside.
1965 - Red Simpson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac", "George For A Day", "I've Just Lost You", and "Ukulele Bailey" in Los Angeles, California. After an overdubs are recorded for "Ukulele Bailey" Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Simpson's album "Bakersfield Dozen" (T 2829).
1965 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Make The World Go Away""Hello Memory""The White Rose Of Athens""I Can't Stop My Loving You", and a (as of 2005) unissued take of "I'll Hold You In My Heart" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Martino's album "Spanish Eyes" (T 2435) and the fourth track on Martino's album "Think I'll Go Somewhere" (T 2528).
1966 - The Police (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Jefferson Washington Southwest Band" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - The Sing-A-Long Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I Want To Go With You", "Distant Drums", "Almost Persuaded", and "Snowflakes" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Country Song Roundup" (T 2692).
1966 - Sarge Clifford records the tracks "Bitter Wine" and "Misty Rose" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a sub-division of Capitol Records, will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 309).
1968 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard & The Stranger's album "Sing Me Back Home" in Los Angeles, California.
1968 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records album "Wichita Lineman" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' tracks "I Went To Sleep" and "The Nearest Faraway Place" at the first session and then The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the band's album "20/20" (SKAO-133).
1968 - Mariano Moreno (listed as possibly on vocals), with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Mariano's Fifth", "Lonely Afternoon", "Love Is Such A Sweet Thing", and "The Feeling Of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the third track as a single (Capitol 2548) with "25th Hour" on the flipside and the last track as a single (Capitol 2374) with "Wichita Lineman" on the flipside. There is no issuing information listed for the first two tracks, so if anyone knows if the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Water The Family Tree" and the tracks "All The Way", "Once More With Feeling", and "(I'm Goin') Home Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last three tracks on Campbell's album "Try A Little Kindness" (SW-389).
1969 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet and vocals; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Walter Booker on bass; Roy McCurdy on drums) records an untitled and (as of 2005) unissued track and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Who's Got The Funk" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1970 - Jackie Gleason (speaking and on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "A Cottage For Sale", "Didn't We", "September Song", and "Autumn Leaves" in Miami, Florida. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Words Of Love" (ST-693).
1970 - Dick Curless (on vocals, with Hargus "'Pig" Robbins on piano; Ray Edenton, Jerry Glenn Kennedy, and Billy Sanford on guitar; Pete Drake on steel guitar; Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass; and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Please Buy My Flowers", "Juke Box Man", and "Leaving It All Behind" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "Doggin' It" (ST-689).
1971 - "Little Junior" Parker (born Herman Parker), songwriter, harmonica player, band leader, Duke, Minit, and Capitol Records artist (1969), dies of a brain tumor in Chicago, Illinois at age 39.
1971 - Goose Creek Symphony (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "(Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me A) Mercedes Benz" and "Rush On Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3246).
1971 - Merle Haggard (on vocals) and The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record a new take of "Irma Jackson", "Recitation: The Proudest Fiddle In The World (A Maiden's Prayer)", "Turnin' Off A Memory", and "Grandma Harp" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Let Me Tell You About A Song" (ST-882).
1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) record the track "California State Correctional Facility Blues" and the unissued tracks "Come Fly With Me My Love" and "Jesus On My Mind" (which is also listed as destroyed) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the album "Comin' Thru" (SMAS_11002). If anyone knows why the last tracks was destroyed, please leave a comment.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Tony Booth's track "Midnight Race" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3795) with "Happy Hour" on the flip side.
1975 - Freddie Hart and The Heartbeatas (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "New York Joe and Red Neck Tennessee", "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" (with orchestra and string section with unlisted lineup using an arrangement by Bergen White), and "Try My Love For Size" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks after overdubs are recorded on December 2 and 4, 1975 on the Hart's album "People Put To Music" (ST-11504).
1978 - Billy May and His Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Robert Findley, and Uan Rasey on piano; Francis Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Justin Gordon, Plas Johnson, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones) record overdubs for the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "In The Mood", "Opus One", "Take The 'A' Train", and "Skyliner" in Studio B at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records.
1980 - Amy Holland records the track "Stars" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Holland's eponymous album "Amy Holland" (ST-12071).
1980 - During four sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Moon Martin records the tracks "Damn Your Eyes" and "Pushed Around" at the first session, "Sandy" and "Deeper" at the second session, "Rollin' In My Rolls" and "Trouble In My Veins" at the third session, and "Keeping Secrets From Me" and "Whispers" at the fourth and last session. Capitol Records will issue "Pushed Around""Rollin' In My Rolls", and "Whispers" on Martin's album "Street Fever" (ST-12099). There is no issuing information listed for the other tracks, so if anyone knows if any of them has been issued, please leave a comment.
1980 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Blue Magic (Ted "Wizard" Mills - lead tenor, Wendell Sawyer - baritone and lead vocals, Keith "Duke" Beaton - tenor, Richard Pratt - bass, and Vernon Sawyer- tenor), with producer Norman Harris, records the tracks "Welcome Back" and "Seems I Haven't Seen Her" at the first session, "Your Love Keeps My Motor Runnin'" and "Standin' On The Edge Of A Love Affair" at the second session, and "Remember November" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks from the first session and the last track from the second session on the group's album "Welcome Back" (ST-12143). There is no issuing information listed for the other tracks, so if anyone knows if any of them has been issued, please leave a comment.
1980 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Pure Gold (Gregory Corprew and Ronald Spencer - bass, Deland Lawhorn - drums, Reginald Johnson - guitar, Ronald Spencer - horns, Dwight Debro and Ronald Hayes - keyboards, Ronald Glover - lead vocals, Mike Stiggers - saxophone, and Ronald Spencer - trumpet), with producer Dennis Williams,  records the track "It's Over Now" at the first session, "Hold On To Your Love" and "Don't Fight The Feeling" at the second session, and "Move Your Sexy Body" at the the third and last session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Pure Gold" (ST-12150).
1980 - During five sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Private Eye (lineup unlisted) records the track "Red Wine and White Lies" at the first session, "She Really Wants You" at the second session, "Lovin' Me's Gonna Break Your Heart" at the third session, "Under Your Spell" at the fourth session, and "It's OK, It's Alright" at the fifth and last session for Capitol Records. As of 2005, all the tracks are unissued. If anyone has any information about the group, or if any of the tracks have been released, please leave a comment.
1980 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Lenny LeBlanc records the track "Blue Eyed Lady" at the first session and the track "Street Lover" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on LeBlanc's album "Breakthrough" (ST-12134).
1981 - Donna Washington (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Do You Wanna, Huh?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233) and an edited version of the track created at the same session as a single (Capitol 5164) with "Save Your Love For Me" on the flip side.
1983 - T-Connection (Theophilus Cockley on keyboards and vocals, Kirkwood Cockley on bass and vocals, and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Burnin' With Desire" and "In Another Life" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Take It To The Limit" (ST-12333).
1984 - Melissa Ethridge records the tracks "I Want You", "I Don't Want To Know", "Put Me Out Of My Misery", "They Feel A Lot Like You", and "Ready To Love" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows if any of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Poison (lineup unlisted) records the title"Gotta Face The Hangmen" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records and Enigma Records will issue the title on a 12" single (12CLG 520) with a gatefold  sleeve and with the title "Back To The Rocking Horse" on the same side and the title "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on the flipside.
1988 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified triple platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2003 - Apple Records releases The Beatles album "Let It Be... Naked" which is released by Capitol Records in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1959 - The musical "Little Mary Sunshine" premieres Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre on Second Avenue in New York City. Capitol Records will release the cast album, it's first for an Off-Broadway show.
1974 - The Beach Boys record the track "Child Of Winter (Christmas Song) at Brother Studio in Santa Monica, California
1985 - During three sessions held this day at an unlisted location The Osmond Brothers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "You Look Like The One I Love", "The Price You Pay", and "It's Only A Heartache" at the first session, "Back In Your Arms Again" and "Slow Ride" at the second session, and "When It Feels Like Love" and "Looking For Suzanne" at the third session. EMI America will release "You Look Like The One I Love" and "It's Only A Heartache" together as a single (EMI America 8325) and "Back In Your Arms Again" and "Looking For Suzanne" together as a single (EMI America 8360). There is no issuing information listed for the rest of the tracks, so if anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1986 - During two sessions held this day (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) overdubs are recorded for Jay Booker's tracks "Calico Dresses", "Sunday In The South", "The Mule Won't Move", "Mary Mandolin", "Hot Red Sweater", "Boyhood Memories", "Brand New Outlaw", and "Love Is Legal" by Brent Rowan, Jerry Kroon, Tom Robb, Terry Choate, Mark Casstevens, Gary Prim, and Mitch Humphries at Castle Studios in Franklin, Tennessee for EMI America. No issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows if the tracks have ever been issued, please leave a comment.

Friday, November 17, 2017

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1944 - Gene Clark, singer, songwriter, guitarist, member of the bands Dillard and Clark, The New Christy Minstrels, The Bryds, and the Capitol Records band McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, is born in Tipton, Missouri
1951 - Capitol Records artist Dean Martin, and his second wife Jeanne, welcome the first of their three children together, son Dean "Dino" Paul Martin, Jr., into the world. He would later become an actor and was a singer and guitarist in the group Dino, Desi & Billy. The depression caused by Dino's death in 1987 (at age 35 in the crash of his Air National Guard plane) is attributed as the cause of his father's complete retirement, rapid health decline, and eventual death.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Jim Babjak, songwriter and lead guitarist and founding member of the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born in Salzburg, Austria

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - The Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Franz Andre, records Debussy's "La Mer: De L'Aube Ȧ Midi Sur La Mer, Part 1 (From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea)", "La Mer: De L'Aube Ȧ Midi Sur La Mer, Part 2 (From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea)", "La Mer: Jeux Des Vagues (Sport Of The Waves), Part 1", "La Mer: Jeux Des Vagues (Sport Of The Waves), Part 2", "La Mer: Dialogue Du Vent Et De La Mer, Part 1", and "La Mer: Dialogue Du Vent Et De La Mer, Part 2" in Brussels, Belgium. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "RAVEL - Rhapsodie Espagnole / DEBUSSY - La Mer" (P-8082).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Trio (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Jimmy Crawford on drums) record the titles "At Sundown", "When You're Smiling", "All I Do Is Dream Of You", and "Stompin' At The Savoy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "At Sundown" and "When You're Smiling" on the trio's album "The Benny Goodman Trio" (CCN-343), "All I Do Is Dream Of You" on the compilation album "History Of Jazz, Volume 3 - Then Came Swing" (CDF-241), and "Stompin' At The Savoy" on the album "The Benny Goodman Combos" (T 669).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Tenor saxophonist Sam Donahue and His Orchestra (Lee Katzman, Phil Gilbert, Fern Caron, and Bill Faffley on trumpets, Bob Cutshall, Dick Nash, Owen Massingill, and Ed Fromm on trombones, Harry Peterson, Bill Nichol, and Joe Lenza on alto saxophones, George Perry on tenor saxophone, Joe Reisman on baritone saxophone, Ray Rossi on piano, Ed Cunningham on bass, and Harold "Hal" Hahn on drums), using Donahue's arrangements, record the titles "Sax-A-Boogie" (vocals by Bill Lockwood and Shirley Lloyd), "June In January (vocal Bill Lockwood), "Mama Inez" (vocals by the band), and "Steamboat Bill" (vocals by Shirley Lloyd) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Sax-A-Boogie" as a single (Capitol 15081) with "I'll Get Along Somehow" on the flipside and has yet to issue any of the other titles.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pee Wee Hunt, with unlisted others, records eight unlisted titles and Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, records eight unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded and if any of the tracks have been commercially issued, please leave a comment.
1948 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "A Tree In The Meadow", with "I'm Sorry But I'm Going" on the flipside, is at #3 on the U.S. singles chart and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)", with "You’re the Sweetest Rose in Texas" on the flipside, is at #4
1950 - Mel Blanc records final vocal overdubs for his tracks "Ten Little Bottles In The Sink", "Trixie,  The Piano Playing Pixie", "The Woody Woodpecker Polka" (script by Ted Poster and Warren Foster), and "The Flying Saucers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1727) with "O-K-M-N-X" on the flipside, the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1330) and the last track as a single (Capitol 1441) with "K-K-K Katy" on the flipside.
1950 - Buddy Cole and Mel Blanc record the tracks "I Taut I Taw A Record Clerk: Part 1" and "I Taut I Taw A Record Clerk: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks as a promotional Christmas record for dealers (PRO-15).
1951 - Jimmy Heap (on lead guitar) and Perk Williams (aka Houston "Perk" Williams, on vocals and fiddle), with The Melody Masters (Arlie Carter on piano; Horace Barnett on rhythm guitar; Cecil R. "Butterball" Harris on steel guitar; and Bill Glendening on bass guitar), record the track "You're Nothin' But A Nothin'", the (as of 2005) unissued instrumental track "Mingling", and the tracks "A Girl With A Past" and "Lifetime Of Shame" at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Capitol Records will issue the third track as a single (Capitol 2035) with "You're In Love With You" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1958) with "True Or False" on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue the first, third and last tracks on Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters' CD "Release Me" (BCD 15617) in Germany.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Roy Hogsed, with Myron Sautter on piano, Addison "Phil" Ransom on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Flat Top", "Ain't A Bump In The Road" (with Donald Hogsed on lead guitar, fiddle, and steel guitar and an ensemble chorus with an unlisted lineup), "So Cold, So Dead, So Soon", and "Red Wing" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ain't A Bump In The Road" as a single (Capitol 2350) with "Roll 'Em Dice" on the flipside and "Red Wing" as a single (Capitol 2468) with "It's More Fun That Way" on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Hogsed's CD "Cocaine Blues" (BCD 16191).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Van Alexander conducts an orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the instrumental tracks for Pinto Colvig's "Bozo's Nursery Songs: Part 1: Old Mother Hubbard/What Are Little Boys And Girls Made Of?/Mother, May I Go Out To Swim?/Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home/Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow", "Bozo's Nursery Songs: Part 2: Little Jack Horner/Old King Cole/Little King Pippin/Girls And Boys Come Out To Play", "Bozo's Nursery Rhymes: Part 1" and "Bozo's Nursery Rhymes: Part 2" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. After Pinto Colvig records his vocal overdubs on November 25, 1952, Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on the children's album "Bozo's Nursery Rhymes" (CAS-3154) and the last two titles on the children's album "Bozo's Nursery Rhymes" (CAS-3152).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist John Arcesi, with Lloyd Schaeffer and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Lost In Your Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2300) with "It's Over" (recorded July 30, 1952) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist June Christy, with Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Shorty Rogers, and Joe Triscari on trumpets, Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, Herbie Harper, and Si Zentner on tubas, Gus Bivona and Alex Gershunoff on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Ted Nash on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Buddy Cole on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums, records the titles "My Heart Belongs To Only You", "I Was A Fool" and a new take of the title of "Tattoo" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Heart Belongs To Only You" and "I Was A Fool" together as a single (Capitol 2308) and has yet to issue the take of "Tattoo" that was recorded at this date.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, begins recording Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony N° 3 In A Minor, Opus 65 ('Scotch')" at the first session and Richard Wagner's "Siegfried's Rhine Journey (From 'Götterdämmerung')", "Siegfried's Funeral Music (From 'Götterdämmerung')", "Prelude (From 'Tristan Und Isolde')", and "Liebestod (From 'Tristan und Isolde') at the second session. After finishing the recording of Mendelssohn's "Symphony N° 3 In A Minor, Opus 65 ('Scotch')" the next day, on November 18, 1952, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the orchestra's album "MENDELSSOHN - Symphony N° 3 In A Minor, Opus 65 ('Scotch')" (P-8192) and all the titles from the second session on the orchestra's album "Richard WAGNER - Prelude and Liebestod/ Siegfried's Funeral Music/ Siegfried's Rhine Journey" (P-8185).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Big Print Giveth (And The Little Print Taketh Away)", "Brother, Drop Dead", "Between You And The Birds And The Bees And Cupid", "Leaf Of Love", and "Foolish Tears" in Los Angeles, California. The Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue "The Big Print Giveth (And The Little Print Taketh Away)", "Between You And The Birds And The Bees And Cupid", and "Leaf Of Love" on the transcription disc (G-181) and "Brother, Drop Dead" and "Foolish Tears" on the transcription disc (G-182).
1953 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Jack Hohlman, Jack Laubach, Ray Triscari, and Warren Kime also on trumpet; Sy Berger, Phil Barron, Ken Schrudder, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone; Bill Usselton and Bill Slapin on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; Eddie Ryan on piano; Danny Perri on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; and Mel Lewis on drums) records the tracks "Oh Mein Papa (Oh My Papa)" (using an arrangement by Dick Reynolds, with The Anthony Choir [lineup unlisted]) and "Secret Love" (using an arrangement by Don Simpson, with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Anthony Choir [lineup still unlisted]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2678).
1953 - Don Wilson (on narration), Serge Glykson and Bud Freeman (on vocals) records vocal overdubs over a instrumental track recorded in Paris, France earlier in 1953 by The Continental Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roger Desormiere for Glazounov's "The Seasons - Music Of 'Seasons': Part 1" and "The Seasons - Music Of 'Seasons': Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Don Wilson & Music Of 'The Seasons'" (CAS-3195) as part of the label's "Classics For Children" series.
1953 - Ann Mason Stockton (on harp), with The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by Felix Slatkin, records André Caplet's "Masque Of Red Death" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "André CAPLET - Mask Of The Red Death / McDONALD - From Childhood Suite" (P-8255).
1954 - Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and His Orchestra (Chris Griffin, Ruby Braff, Bernie Privin, Carl Poole on trumpet; Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall, and Vernon Brown on trombone; Hymie Schertzer and Paul Ricci on alto saxophone; Boomie Richman and Al Klink on tenor saxophone; Sol Schlinger on baritone saxophone; Mel Powell on piano; Steve Jordan on guitar; George Duvivier on bass; and Bobby Donaldson on drums) record the tracks "Somebody Stole My Gal", "(I Would Do) Anything For You", "Big John's Special", and two versions of "Let's Dance" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first, third, fourth and fifth tracks on the album "B.G. In Hi-Fi" (W 565) and all the tracks on the CD version of "B.G. In Hi-Fi" (7-92864-2).
1955 - Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Clara Mae Turner, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Robert Rounseville, with Alfred Newman conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music and words by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein III, record the instrumental track "The Carousel Waltz" and the tracks "You're A Queer One Julie Jordan! (Shirley Jones and Barbara Ruick on vocals), "Mister Snow" (Barbara Ruick on vocals), "If I Loved You" (Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae on vocals), "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" (Barbara Ruick, Clara Mae Turner, and a mixed chorus of unlisted singers on vocals), "Soliloquy" (Gordon MacRae on vocals), "Blow High, Blow Low" (Cameron Mitchell and men's chorus with unlisted lineup on vocals), "When The Children Are Asleep" (Robert Rounseville and Barbara Ruick on vocals), "A Real Nice Clambake" (Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Robert Rounseville, Clara Mae Turner, and a mixed chorus of unlisted singers on vocals), "Stonecutters Cut It In Stone" (Cameron Mitchell and a mixed chorus of unlisted singers on vocals), "What's The Use Of Wonderin'" (Shirley Jones and girl's chorus of unlisted singers on vocals), "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Clara Mae Turner on vocals), "If I Loved You (Reprise)" (Gordon MacRae on vocals), and "Finale: You'll Never Walk Alone" (Shirley Jones and a mixed chorus of unlisted singers on vocals) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the motion picture soundtrack for "Carousel".
1955 - The Roger Wagner Chorale (with Wagner directing a chorale with an unlisted lineup, but probably includes Harve Presnell) records the tracks "Home On The Range", "O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie", "Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo (Get Along Little Dogies)' and an (as of 2005) unissued take of "Night-Herding Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on the chorale's album "Folk Songs Of The Frontier" (P-8332).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Dickie Harrell, who had quit the Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps earlier due to the stress of their heavy tour schedule, rejoins the group at Vincent's request for their appearance on tonight's episode of the "Ed Sullivan Show" and can be seen standing behind his drums as Vincent and the band perform the songs "Lotta Lovin'" and "Dance to the Bop"
1958 - Vocalist and guitarist Sonny James, with Danny Gould on piano, Howard Heitmeyer on guitar, Ray Leatherwood on bass, and Irving Kluger on drums, records the titles "Let's Make Up", "Yo-Yo", and "Dream Big" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Yo-Yo" and "Dream Big" together as a single (Capitol F4127). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the CD set "The Drugstore's Rockin', Volume 2" (BCD 16373).
1958 - Bob Bain directs the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the track "Besame Mucho" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; George Foster on drums) records the tracks "Cecilia", "Marcheta" and an (as of 2005) unissued take of "Cherry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193).
1958 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "If I Could Control Your Feelings" and "It Scares Me" and a rejected take of "Out Of A Clear Blue Sky" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
1959 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar) records Granados' "Zambra, Opus 5 (From '12 Danzas Espanolas')" and an (as of 2005) unissued take of Chopin's "Valse Opus 69, N° 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Almeida's album "The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8521).
1960 - Stan Freberg, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), The Jud Conlon Singers (lineup unlisted), including Coleen Collins, Jesse White, Marvin Miller, Peter Leeds, June Foray, Byron Kane, Ken Sullet, Walter Tetley, Barney Phillips, John Frank, Peter Forster, Maurice Dalimore, and Paul Frees on vocals, and with Jimmie McDonald providing special audio effects, records the track "The Discovery Of Electricity" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the CD "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (7-92061-2).
1961 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Wildwood Twist", "Talk About A Party", and "As Long As I'm Lovin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4670) with "The Texas Twist" on the flipside and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F4794).
1961 - Ralph Carmichel and His Orchestra (with Carmichel conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "The Lord Is My Shepherd", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and "It Took A Miracle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the all the tracks on Carmichel's album "Hymns At Sunset" (T 1746).
1961 - Russ Morgan and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Medley: Can This Be Love?/You Took Advantage Of Me/My Heart Stood Still", "Medley: There's Yes, Yes In Your Eyes/Baby Face/Gee But You're Swell" and "Medley: Rose Marie/Ain't We Got Fun?/My Buddy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Morgan's album "Medleys In The Morgan Manner" (T 1703).
1961 - The Lettermen (Jim Pike, Tony Butala, Bob Engemann on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Come Back Silly Girl", "I'll Be Seeing You", "(Where Are You) Now That I Need You", "A Song For Young Love", and a new version of the (as of 2005 unissued) track "It Happened Once Before". Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks together on the group's album "A Song For Young Love" (T 1669).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #52 and his single "Ramblin' Rose" is #61 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 singles chart. "Ramblin' Rose" is also #29 on the magazine's Hot R&B Singles chart and #20 on the magazine's Middle-Road Singles chart and his single "Dear Lonely Hearts" debuts at #17 on the magazine's Middle-Road Singles chart. "Ramblin' Rose" is also #27 and "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #59 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart. Cole's album "Ramblin' Rose" is #3 on Billboard Music Week magazine's 150 Best Selling Monaural LPs, #4 on its 50 Best Selling Stereo LPs chart, and #4 on KFWB's Favorite Albums chart in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)", with "Don't Let Her Know" on the flip side, is at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and spends six weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1964 - Donna Loren (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I Only Remember The Good Times" (unissued as of 2005), "Ten Good Reasons", and "A 90 Day Guarantee" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ten Good Reasons" and "A 90 Day Guarantee" together as a single (Capitol 5337).
1965 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals) record the track "Run James Run" (unissued as of 2005) at the first session and "Pet Sounds", the title track for their upcoming Capitol Records album, at Western Recorders in Los Angeles, California at the second session. After a final instrumental track is recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders on March 11, 1966 Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on the band's album "Pet Sounds" (T 2458).
1965 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Why Do I Put Up With You?", "What Does Your Conscience Say?" and "Sunny Nights" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5775) with "Once" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 5615) with "I Could Sing All Night" on the flipside, and all the tracks on Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies album "I Could Sing All Night" (ST 2548).
1966 - Cindy Carson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "You've Got The Wrong Bottle", "Just As I Am", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Not This Time Around" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on November 23, 1966 for the first track Capitol Records will  issue the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 5809).
1966 - The Police (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "They're Out To Get Me" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Merle Haggard (on vocals and guitar, with George French Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell and Lewis A. Talley on guitar, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Billy Mize on open string guitar and harmony vocals, Jerry Ward (aka Howard Lowe) on bass, Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums, and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals) records the tracks "My Past Is My Present", "Mom And Dad's Waltz", and "News Break" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The first two tracks were rejected, listed as lost, and are later re-recorded. Bear Family Records will issue the third track in Haggard's 5 CD box set "Untamed Heart" (BCD 15744).
1969 - The Salvation Company (lineup unlisted) record the track "Earl Was Ahead" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Earl Of Ruston" (ST-465).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Swingin' Medallions (lineup unlisted)' tracks "Rollin' Rovin' River""Don't Let Your Feet Touch The Ground", and "Lady, Save Yourself" in Los Angeles, California. 1-2-3 Records, distributed by Capitol Records, will issue the first two tracks as a single (1-2-3 1732). No issuing information is listed for the last track, so if anyone knows if the track was issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Jackie Gleason (speaking and on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I See Your Face Before Me", "Alone Together", "For Once In My Life", and "I'm Glad There Is You" in Miami, Florida. CApitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Words Of Love" (ST-693).
1970 - Billie Jo Spears (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Goin' Steady", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "I Can't Get Enough Of You", and "Faded Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Spears' album "Just Singin'" (ST-688) and the last track as a single (Capitol 4272) with "Heart Over Mind" on the flip side.
1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "County Fair" and "Take It Easy" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks are listed as being unissued and destroyed. If anyone knows why they were destroyed, please leave a comment.
1971 - The Raspberries (Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson on vocals and guitar; Dave Smalley on electric bass; and Jim Bonfanti on drums) record the track "Rock And Roll Mama" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Go All The Way" (SK-11036).
1971 - Stoney Edwards (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Tell Me That You Love Me", "Daddy Did His Best", and "She Believed In Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Edwards' eponymous album "Stoney Edwards" (ST-11090).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Don Sebesky conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I Know I Love Him", "Are We Losing Touch", and "(Don't Forget) The Laughter And The Tears" and overdubs for all the tracks in Los Angeles, California. After more overdubs are recorded on January 9 and 10, 1973 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Wilson's album "I Know I Love Him" (ST-11131).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Bobbie Roy records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Somewhere Between Leaving And Gone", "(You're Driving Me To) Someone Else's Arms" and the track "I Am Woman" at the first session and the tracks "Love Makes A Woman Field Good", "Baby, I've Waited", the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Wait For You" and "It's Funny What A Little Love Can Do" and the track "Till I Get It Right" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "I Am Woman" and and "Till I Get It Right" together as a single (Capitol 3513) and the first two tracks from the second session together as a single (Capitol 3587).
1973 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)", with "The Old Fashioned Way" on the flip side enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #29 and will peak at #3, and will be #1 on Billboard's AC singles chart for 4 weeks, be certified Gold by the RIAA and on January 5, 1974 will hit #1 on Cashbox Magazine's top singles chart
1973 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "The Joker", with "Something To Believe In" on the flipside, enters the top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #38 and will peak at #1 on January 12, 1974, displacing former Capitol Records artist Jim Croce's posthumously released "Time In A Bottle" from the #1 spot on Billboard's chart and fellow Capitol Records artist Helen Reddy's "Leave Me Alone" from the top spot on Cashbox Magazine's singles chart.
1975 - Gene Watson records the tracks "How Good A Bad Woman Feels", "Her Body Couldn't Keep You Off My Mind", and "And Then You Came Along" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Watson's album "Because You Believed In Me" (ST-11529).
1975 - Freddie Hart (on vocals) and The Heartbeats (with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Love Makes It Alright" and "She'll Throw Stones At You" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded on December 2 and 4, 1975 Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4251).
1976 - During two session held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Gene Watson records the tracks "Till You Can Make It On Your Own" and "Tennessee Sunshine" at the first session and the tracks "You Gave Me A Mountain" and "Paper Rosie" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Watson's album "Paper Rosie" (ST-11597).
1980 - Linda Clifford (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Shoot Your Best Shot", "I Had To Talk With My Man", "It Don't Hurt No More", "Red Light", "I Want To Get Away With You", "If You Let Me" and "I'm Yours" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Clifford's album "I'm Yours" (ST-12131).
1983 - T-Commection (Theophilus Cockley on keyboard and vocals; Kirkwood Cockley on bass and vocals; and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "You Found Someone New" and "Travelin' Man" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Take It To The Limit" (ST-12333).
1984 - Alcatrazz (listed as probably Graham Bonnet on vocals; Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drumbs, percussion and vocals) records the track "The Stripper" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
1986 - Peggi Blu records the tracks "All The Way With You" (as a duet with Bert Robinson), "Mesmerize Me" and "All And All" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Blu's album "Blu Blowin'" (ST-12550).
1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' two-disc concert set "Double Live" which will go on to sell over fifteen million copies making it the best selling live album in history to date.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1935 - Frank Gumm (born Francis Avent Gumm), vaudevillian, theatre manager, and father of future Capitol Records artist Frances Ethel Gumm (aka Judy Garland), dies of meningitis in Los Angeles, California at age 49.
1955 - Peter Cox, singer, composer, and member of the Chrysalis Records group Go West, is born in London, England. The Chrysalis catalog was owned by EMI, which was sold to Universal Music Group in 2012 who made it part of the Parlophone Music Group, which was sold to Warner Music Group in 2013.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The entertainment industry turned out en masse at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York for a dinner honoring W.C. Handy the day after his 84th birthday and capping a week of celebrations that had been proclaimed W.C. Handy Week by Mayor Wagner. Serving on the organizing committee for the dinner with its chairman ASCAP president Paul Cunningham are Nat "King" Cole, Oscar Hammerstein II, Morton Downey, and Ed Sullivan. Entertainment is provided by Milton Berle, Art Lund, Tallulah Bankhead, Betty Madigan, and Lena Horne with Paul Whiteman conducting the orchestra.
1980 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Lenono and Geffen Records album "Double Fantasy" is released. Capitol Records currently distributes the entire Lennon/Ono catalog and has re-issued the album, on CD, on the Capitol Records label.
1983 - EMI America registers the master for Talk Talk (lineup unlisted)'s track "Again, A Game...Again" which EMI America will issue as a single (EMI America 8195) with "It's My Life" on the flipside.
1986 - During two sessions held this day (2:00 PM -5:00 PM and 6:00 PM-10:00 PM) at Castle Studio in Nashville, vocalist Tennesse Jay Booker, with Brent Rowan, Tom Robb, Mark Gasstevens, Jerry Kroon, Gary Prim, and Mitch Humphries (insturments unlisted), records the titles "Calico Dresses", "Sunday In The South", "The Mule Won't Move", "Mary Mandolin", "Hot Red Sweater", "Boyhood Memories", "Brand New Outlaw", and "Love Is Legal" for EMI America. There is no issuing information listed for any of the titles If anyone knows if the tracks were ever issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY



140 Years Ago Today In 1877 - An announcement regarding Thomas Edison's invention of a sound recording device is printed in the November 17, 1877 issue of Scientific American. Edison will bring the device to Scientific American's office three weeks later for a demonstration which will be reviewed in the December 22, 1877 issue of the magazine. And thus the recording industry is born.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1913 - "Smiling" Jack Smith, singer, television game show host ("You Asked For It"), and Capitol Records artist (From 1946-1949 as a solo artist and with backing from The Clark Sisters and The Crew Chiefs, also in duets with Margaret Whiting), is born Jack Ward Smith in Fort Ward, on Bainbridge Island (near Seattle), Washington. Smith also released a series of children's records on Capitol's Toyland label. Smith got the nickname "Smiling" Jack Smith while working as a solo performer on CBS-Radio's show "The Prudential Hour" when its host, Deems Taylor, called him "The Man With the Smile in His Voice." The nickname also helped Smith from being confused with another singer of the time named "Whispering" Jack Smith who, co-incidentally, was born on the same day in 1918.
1916 - "Daws" Butler, radio actor, cartoon and commercial voice actor (Beany & Cecil, various MGM, Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera shows, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Cap'n Crunch), and Capitol Records artist on various children's records and with fellow Capitol Records artist Stan Freberg (co-writing most of their material), is born Charles Dawson Butler in Toledo, Ohio

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1943 - During a split session held this day in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California, first The Capitol Jazzmen (Billy May on trumpet, Jack Teagarden on trombone and vocals, Jimmie Noone on clarinet, Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone, Joe Sullivan on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Artie Shapiro on bass, and Zutty Singleton on drums) record two takes of the tracks "Clambake In B Flat" and "Casanova's Lament" (with vocal by Teagarden), as well as the tracks "Solitude Swaggie", "Solitude" and "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" (also with vocal by Teagarden) then Jack Teagarden's Chicagoans (same lineup as the Capitol Jazzmen) record thet tracks "Mighty Lak' A Rose" (without the trumpet, clarinet, and tenor saxophone), "Stars Fell On Alabama" (with vocals by Teagarden), and two takes of "'Deed I Do". Both parts of the session were produced by Dave Dexter, Jr. It is also Jimmie Noone's last session before his death on April 15, 1944. Capitol Records will issue the first, fourth, sixth, and seventh of The Capitol Jazzmen's track on the compilation album "New American Jazz" (CD-3) which includes a booklet, whose size and content, are uncannily close to what the best CD booklets contain in contemporary re-issues. Unfortunately, this landmark album has yet to be issued on CD by Capitol or any of its related labels (hint, hint!!!!). Capitol Records will issue the first, second and fourth of Jack Teagarden's Chicagoans tracks on the compilation album "History Of Jazz, Volume 2 - The Golden Era" (CE-17), another great series of four albums that included wonderful booklets of information and have woefully still not been issued on CD. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks from this split session in the CD box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MD12-170)
1944 - Piano soloist Joe Sullivan (who also wrote "Clambake in B Flat") records the tracks "The Moon Is Low", "Reflections", "It's The Talk Of The Town", and "My Silent Love" at Radio Recorders's studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the 2 disc EP "Classics In Jazz - Joe Sullivan" (EAP-1-636 and EAP-2-636).
1944 - King Guion (on tenor saxophone, with unlisted artists) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Miss Kris" and "Just You, Just Me" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1945 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California first Jo Stafford (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (listed as probably Bruce Hudson, Charles Griffard, Ray Woods, and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Carl Loeffler on trombone; Fred Stulce, Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Art Quenzer, and Len Hartman on saxophone; Charles LaVere on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Jack Ryan pm bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and six unlisted violin players) records the tracks "Sometimes I'm Happy" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", then Johnny Mercer (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (same as the above lineup) records "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" and "Sweet Lorraine". Capitol Records will issue Stafford's tracks on the album "Jo Stafford With Paul Weston And His Orchestra" (BD-23) and Mosaic Records will issue Mercer's tracks on the 3 CD set "Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki on harmonica, with rhythm accompaniment by unlisted musicians) record the titles "Lady Of Spain" and "Charmaine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's EP "Harmonica Holiday" (EBF-229).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - On his 34th birthday, Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters (lineup unlisted, on vocals), with Earl Sheldon and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted) record the titles "Teresa", "Someday Soon", "Shauny O'Shea", and "Hannah In Havanah" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Teresa" and "Shauny O'Shea" together as a single (Capitol 484), have yet to issue "Someday Soon" and will issue "Hannah In Havanah" as a single (Capitol 15293) with "Senorita, I Offer You The Moon" on the flipside.
1948 - George Tzipine and His Orchestra (with Tzipine conducting unlisted musicians) record the tracks "We Were Dancing", "Someday I'll Find You", "Zigeuner", and "Mad About The Boy" in Paris, France. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tzipine's album "Conducting Songs Of Noel Coward" (CC-146).
1948 - Studs Henderson (aka Sylverster "Duke" ["Studs"] Henderson on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Low Down Dog", "Bewildered", "So Long, Goodbye", "Proposition Baby", and "K.C. Boogie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15332), has as (of 2005) yet to issue "So Long, Goodbye", the fourth track as a single (Capitol 15376) with "Studs Boogie" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 978) with "I'm Not Fooling" on the flip side.
1948 - Juanita Jackson (on vocals, with unlisted pianist) records the tracks "Lord Jesus" and "I'll Search Heaven For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-70005). It's listed that some Capitol Records files give the date for this session as March 4, 1949. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a comment.
1949 - Peggy Lee, Mel Torme (on vocals), and The Mellomen (unlisted lineup of vocalists), with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Bless You (For The Good That's In You)" and "The Old Master Painter" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-791).
1949 - The Capitol Symphonic Band (with Louis Castellucci conducting unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Funiculi, Funicula", "Pavanne", "The Syncopated Clock" and "Sleigh Ride" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Symphonic Band Music" (CD-9011).
1950 - Jimmy Wakely (on vocals), with Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus (lineups for both unlisted) records the tracks "My Heart Cries For You" and "Music By The Angels" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 1328).
1950 - Frank DeVol records four tracks (titles unlisted) for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows the titles of the tracks recorded at this session or if any of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
1951 - Claude Gordon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Jealous", "Blue Orchids", "Love Sends A Little Gift Of Roses", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", and "My Man" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service which will issue the first two tracks on the transcription disc B-521 and the last three tracks on the transcripiton disc B-522.
1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (conducted by Ray Bloch and featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet with other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Louise", "Charmaine", "I Remember You", and "It Could Happen To You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (W-570) and the last two tracks on Gleason's album "Music,Martinis And Memories" (W-509).
1953 - The Smith Brothers (Audrey L. Smith and John O. Smith) re-record the tracks "I Walk With The King" (with Bill Lowery on additional vocals), "I'm Saved" and "I Believe There's A Heaven" (both with additional vocals by The Gospel Singers [lineup unlisted]), and the (as of 2005) unissued track "A Daughter Of Divorce" in (listed as possibly) Atlanta, Georgia. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2697) and the second track as a single (Capitol 2881) with "God's Rocket Ship" on the flip side.
1953 - Don Wilson (on narration vocals) and Serge Glykson (on vocals) record overdubs using a script written by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster on top of instrumental tracks recorded by The Continental Symphony Orchestra, with George Tzipine conducting, in Paris, France for the tracks "El Torito (Little Bull) - Music From Bizet's 'Carmen': Part 1" and "El Torito (Little Bull) - Music From Bizet's 'Carmen': Part 2" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios, in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Wilson's children's album "El Torito (The Little Bull)/Music From Bizet's 'Carmen'" (CAS-3194) that's part of the labels "Classics For Children" series.
1954 - Seventeen year old Jerry Reed performs at a gala country show in Atlanta, Georgia honoring Capitol Records artist Faron Young, who had just been discharged from the army. Capitol Records' country music chief Ken Nelson was there to celebrate the occasion, and Bill Lowery, who helmed a popular live country music show Saturday mornings over WGST radio, encourages Nelson to consider signing the young singer to Capitol Records. After some initial reluctance, with Nelson feeling that Reed was too young to be recording, Lowery's persistence paid off with Reed being signed to a three-year contract. Reed's first Capitol session will be held in Nashville's Castle Studios on October 17, 1955.
1954 - During a split held this day in Los Angeles, California first Gisele MacKenzie (on vocals using a script by Robert Willheim) records "Children's Songs From France: Part 1" and "Children's Songs From France: Part 2" (which include the songs "Savez-Vous Planter Les Choux?", "Ah! Vous Dirai-Je Maman!", "Au Clair De La Lune", "Fais Dodo", "Colas Mon P'Tit Frère", "Frère Jacques", and "Sur Le Pont D'Avignon"), then Dave Cavanaugh directs the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record his music for Mel Blanc's tracks "Woody Woodpecker's Fairy Godmother: Part 1" and "Woody Woodpecker's Fairy Godmother: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue MacKenzie's track on the children's album "Children's Songs From France" (CAS-3224) and, after Blanc records vocal overdubs on December 14, 1954, will issue Blanc's track on the children's album "Woody Woodpecker's Fairy Godmother" (CAS-3218).
1954 - Mickey Katz (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Yiddishe Mambo (My Yiddishe Mama)", "Kala Kala Polee Kala" and "Bazeball" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3005) and has (as of 2005) yet to issue the second and last tracks.
1954 - The Five Keys (Rudy West on lead vocals, Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, Bernie West on bass vocals), with Howard Biggs and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Cause You're My Lover", "Don't You Know I Love You", So Glad" (unissued as of 2005), "Close Your Eyes", and "Doggone It, You Did It" at Capitol Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3267) with "Gee Whittakers!" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 3185) with "I Wish I'd Never Learned To Read" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3032).
1954 - The Benny Goodman Trio (Goodman on clarinet, Mel Powell on piano, and Bobby Donaldson on drums) record the tracks "Rose Room" and "What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry" and The Benny Goodman Quintet (Goodman on clarinet, Ruby Braff on trumpet, Mel Powell on piano, George Duvivier on bass and Bobby Donaldson on drums) records the tracks "Rock Rimmon" and "You’re A Sweetheart" at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the CD "Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Trios" (5-21225-2) and the last three tracks on Goodman's album "B.G. In Hi-Fi" (W 565).
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Sixteen Tons", with "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" on the flipside, becomes the fastest-selling record in history to that date, jumping to #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best Sellers In Stores and Most Played By Jockeys singles charts in just 3 weeks, where it will stay for eight weeks.
1955 - Joe Bushkin (on piano), with Abe "Glenn" Osser conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "September Song", "Stormy Weather", "Manhattan", and "Above All, You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Bushkin's album "Midnight Rhapsody" (T 711).
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued version of Schubert's "Quartet N°14 In D Minor ("Death Of The Maiden"), Fourth Movement" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - It's a Tuesday night, and at 7:30 PM, Ella Fitzgerald is tonight's guest on NBC-TV's "The Nat King Cole Show". Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #37 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart, #47 on The Billboard magazine's Best Sellers In Stores chart and #59 on The Billboard's Top 100 Sides chart. Cole's single "Send For Me" is also #60 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart. Cole's EP "Around The World" is #5 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop EPs chart and his album "Love Is The Thing" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop EPs chart, #7 on the magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart, and #24 on its Best Selling Pop LPs chart.
1958 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Draggin' The River" and "Sea Sand" at Bradly Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for the first track on March 13, 1959 Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F4186).
1958 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on electric guitar, Thomas "Grady" Martin and Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitars, Ben Keith Schauefele on steel guitar, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and Murrey M."Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the tracks "Bimbo", "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy", "I Don't Hurt Anymore", and "I'll Go On Alone" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Young's album "Talk About Hits" (T 1245).
1959 - The mastering information for The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (unlisted lineup of musicians directed by Al Kealoha Perry and presented by Webley Edwards)'s the tracks "King's Serenade" (with Jules A See on steel guitar), "Hawaiian Wedding Song" (vocals by Nina Kealiiwahaman and Donald Paishon), "Songs Of The Islands", "Aloha Oe" (with Haunani Kahalewai and 24-voice chorus [lineup unlisted] on vocals), "Hawaiian War Chant" (Dan Kalehini and John Kamana on lead vocals), "The Hukilau Song" (with Dan Kalehini on vocals), "Mama's Muu-Muu" (with (James Kaopuiki, Ben Kalama, and Jules Ah See on vocals), "Blue Hawaii" (Haunani Kahalewai on vocals and Jules Ah See on steel guitar), "Lovely Hula Hands" (with Ben Kalama and Nina Kealiiwahamana on vocals), "Sweet Lailani" (with Nina Kealiiwahamana and chorus [lineup unlisted] on vocals), and "Beyond The Reef" (vocals by Ben Kalama) which were all recorded in Honolulu, Hawaii, are filed in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Webley Edwards presents Hawaii Calls" (T 1339).
1959 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar) records De Falla's "Farruca (From 'Three-Cornered Hat')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Almeida's album "The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8521).
1960 - Overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for The Little Angels tracks "Olympia" and "Says You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4490) as by The Four Angels.
1961 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Russ Morgan and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Medley: Cheerful Little Earful/Liza/Just One Of Those Things", "Medley: Remember Me/Deep Night/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", "Medley: I Want To Be Happy/Dancing In The Dark/Night And Day", and "Medley: The Blue Room/Thou Swell/Sweet Georgia Brown (Beginning)" at the first session and "Medley: The Blue Room/Thou Swell/Sweet Georgia Brown (End)", "Medley: 'S Wonderful/Memories/Tea For Two", "Medley: The Man I Love/Ain't She Sweet/When My Dream Boat Comes Home", and "Medley: Somebody Loves Me/Sometimes I'm Happy/It Had To Be You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Morgan's album "Medleys In The Morgan Manner" (T 1703).
1961 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Pink Velvet Swing", "The Texas Twist", and "In The Mood" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Clark's album "The Lighting Fingers Of Roy Clark" (T 1780).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Kirsten, Earle Wilkie, Richard Robinson, and William Felber, with The Roger Wagner Chorale & Orchestra (lineups unlisted) conducted by Van Alexander, record the titles "'The Desert Song': Then You Will Know", "'The Desert Song' (Finale)" (vocals by all), "'The Student Prince': Finale", and "'The Student Prince': Arrival At Heidelberg/Heidelberg Fair" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'The Desert Song': Then You Will Know" and "'The Desert Song' (Finale)" on the album "The Desert Song" (W 1842) and "'The Student Prince': Finale" and "'The Student Prince': Arrival At Heidelberg/Heidelberg Fair" on the album "The Student Prince" (W 1941).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "The Cradle Song", "Long, Long Ago", "Silver Threads Among The Gold", "In the Gloaming", and "When You And I Were Young Maggie" at the first session and "Smilin' Through", "Love's Old Sweet Song", and "Home Sweet Home" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Long, Long Ago" (T 1875).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - A editing session is held in Los Angeles, California for Frank Fontaine (aka Crazy Guggenheim)'s title (recorded at a unlisted prior session) "The Sweepstakes Winner". Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation album "Comedy Hits" (T 1854) and as a single (Capitol 4929) with Lou Holtz's "The Maharajah" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Marlina Mars records the titles "Build The Valley Up", "The Correct Form", "Johnny's Heart", and "I Thought I Knew Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Build The Valley Up" and will issue "The Correct Form" and "Johnny's Heart" together as a single (Capitol 4922) and "I Thought I Knew Me" as a single (Capitol 4997) with "Just For The Book" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Charles Nelson Reilly and Robert Morse, with Elliot Lawrence directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "A Jolly Theatrical Season", "Anything You Can Do", "Just An Honest Mistake" and "The Little Tin Box" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "A Jolly Theatrical Season" (T 1862).
1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Love’s Gonna Live Here", with "Getting Used To Losing You" on the flip side, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and will be #1 on the Country Singles chart for 16 weeks.
1963 - Frank Gazis records the tracks "September Song", "Tonight We Love", "Clair De Lune", "Lili Marlene", "Wunderbar", and "Two Guitars" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gazis' eponymous album "Frank Gazis" (T 2206).
1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jerry Cole and His Spacemen (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Midnight Surfer", "Tequila", and "One Color Blues" at the first session and "Wipe Out", "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow", "Point Manic", "Pipeline", Sukiyaki" and "Outer Limits". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Outer Limits" (T 2044).
1963 - Wayne Newton (on vocals) records "Dream Baby" and "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" (with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra of unlisted musicians) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5124).
1963 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Billy Taylor (on piano), with Oliver Nelson's Orchestra (with Nelson conducting his own arrangements to: John Bello, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones on trumpet; Wayne Andre, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, and Tony Studd on trombone; Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque, Stan Webb, and Danny Bank on saxophones; Ben Tucker on bass; and Grady Tate on drums), records the tracks After Thoughts", "Stolen Moments", "Give Me The Simple Life", and "Something Always Happens" at the first session and "Soul Sister", "Freedom" and "I Wish I Knew" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Taylor's album "Right Here,Right Now!" (T 2039).
1963 - Chuck Berry (on vocals and guitar, with: James Robinson on tenor saxophones; unlisted musicians on saxophones; Johnny Johnson on piano; [listed as possibly] Bo Diddley on guitar and Willie Dixon on bass; and Odie Payne on drums) records the track "Nadine (Is That You?)" in Chicago, Illinois for Chess Records. Capitol Records will issue the track on the compilation album "Super Oldies" (T 2562).
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" and their single "The Man With All The Toys" with "Blue Christmas" on the flip side
1964 - Donna Lynn (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls", "True Blue", "I'm Sorry, More Than You Know", and "When Your Heart Rings, Answer" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5378) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5456).
1964 - Judy Garland performs "Once In A Lifetime" as part of concert at the London Palladium. A recording of the performance will be released by Capitol on the CD "Judy Garland: The One And Only" in 1991.
1965 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Once""There Goes My Everything", and "A Touch Of Yesterday" at the first session and "Oh, Me, Oh, My""I Hear Little Rock Calling", and "The Blues Ain't Nothin' (But A Woman Lettin' A Good Man Down)" in Nashville Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "I Could Sing All Night" (T 2548).
1966 - Merle Haggard (on vocals, with: Glen D. Hardin on piano; James E.Burton on electric guitar and Dobro resonator guitar; Billy Mize on open-string guitar and harmony vocals; Maurice A. "Shorty" Mullins on guitar; Ralph Mooney on steel guitar; Jerry Ward (aka Howard Lowe) on bass; James Beck Gordon on drums; and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals) records the tracks "Drink Up And Be Somebody", "Gone Crazy", and "I Threw Away The Rose" at The Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the tracks on December 16, 1966 Capitol Records will issue the first track on Merle Haggard And The Strangers' album "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" (T 2702) and the second and last track on Merle Haggard And The Strangers' album "Branded Album" (T 2789).
1966 - Lou Rawls (on vocals, with Tommy Strode on piano, Cal Green and Dennis Budimir on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), using arrangements by H.B. Barnum, records the tracks "On Broadway", "Mean Black Snake", "Find Out What's Happening", "The Devil In Your Eyes", "Walking Proud", and "Something Stirring In My Soul" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Rawls album "Carryin' On" (T 2632).
1966 - Hearts And Flowers (vocalists and guitarists Larry Murray, David Dawson and Rick Cunha) records the tracks "Try For The Sun" and "Reason To Believe" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nik Venet. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers" (T 2762).
1966 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "There Goes My Everything", "Coming Or Going", and the rejected track "The Trouble With Girls" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Shepard's album "Your Forevers Don't Last Very Long" (T 2765).
1966 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for the tracks "Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs" (with unlisted vocalists), "Dr. Goldfoot's Igloo" (by The Mad Doctors), "Try My Word, Little Girl" (by The Sloopys), "The Mad, Mad Doctor" (by The Mad Doctors), "They Just Don't Make 'Em Like Her Anymore" (by Bobby Lyle), "(Ridin') Hidin' From Myself" (by Paul And The Pack), "The Golden Bomb" (by The Mad Doctors), "This I Say" (by The Candles), "The Golden Price" (by The Mad Doctors), and the instrumental version of "Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs" for the soundtrack to the motion picture "Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs" from Sidewalk Productions. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on the original motion picture soundtrack for the film "Dr. Goldfoot And the Girl Bombs" (T 5052).
1966 - Dick Curless (on vocals, with: ) records the tracks "My Side Of The Night", "The Game Of Love And Poker", "Try And Leave Me", and "Standing On The Outside Looking In" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a division of Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on Curless' album "All Of Me Belongs To You/House Of Memories" (T 5066).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Maffit & Davies (Michael Lang on piano, Clark Maffitt and Brian Davies on guitars, Jimmy Bond and Joe Osborne on basse, James Gordon on drums, and Milt Holland on tabla) record the titles "Tom Thumb's Blues" and "Just Like A Woman" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "The Rise & Fall Of Honesty" (ST 2999).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Bump Tiddle Dee Bum Bum", "Jim, I Wore A Tie Today", and "In The Mist Moonlight" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ritter's album "Tex Ritter Sings The Songs Of Cindy Walker - Bump Tiddle Dee Bum Bum!" (T 2890).
1968 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records album "Wichita Lineman" enters Billboard's album chart where it will hit #1 on December 21, 1968
1968 - Kansas (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "The Green Apple Quick Stuff Blues", "Speedo", "Get Outa My Life Woman", and "You're The Only One" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed for any of the tracks, so if anyone knows who was in the group and if any of the tracks have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - The Fourth Way (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Skiffling" and "Strange Love" at New Orleans House in Berkeley, California. Harvest Records, distributed by Capitol Records, will issue both tracks on the band's album "The Sun And Moon Have Gone Together" (SKAO-423). Capitol Records will issue "Skiffling" on the compilation cassette "Golden Sounds - Soul 'N Jazz" (M-460).
1970 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's "Grand Funk Live Album"Thanks to Gary Eaton for the correct date and check out his blog on Grand Funk
1970 - Anne Murray's second Capitol Records single "Snowbird", which is the flipside of "Just Bidin' My Time", is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. becoming the first Canadian recording artist to earn a U.S. Gold single.
1970 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Pete Candoli, John Best, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone; Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Don Raffell, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "The Dipsy Doodle" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Every Tub", "John's Idea", and "Music, Maestro, Please" (vocals by Eileen Wilson) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life will issue all the tracks on the album "The Swing Era 1937-1938: Vintage Years of Humor" (STL 342).
1970 - Jackie Gleason (on vocals and speaking) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When Your Lover Has Gone" and "I'll Remember You" in Miami, Florida. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Gleason's album "Words Of Love" (ST-693).
1970 - Jim and Jesee (Jim McReynolds and Jesse McReynolds on vocals, with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Congratulations Anyway", "Waiting For A Message" (unissued as of 2005), "Just Wondering Why" and "I'll Always Be Waiting For You" in Nashville, Tennesee. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and last tracks together on the duo's album "Freight Train" (ST-770).
1970 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, Billie Jo Spears (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Snowbird", "For The Good Times", and "Heavenly Sunshine" at the first session and "Mansion On The Hill (unissued as of 2005), "I Love You Because" and "Apartment #9" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the rest of the tracks on Spears' album "Just Singin'" (ST-688).
1971 - John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band's Apple Records single "Imagine", with "Its So Hard" on the flipside and distributed in the United States by Capitol Records", peaks at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the track "Doing Time In The U.S.A." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3349) with "Changes" on the flipside.
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Susan Raye's tracks "If I Could Love You More, Babe, I Would Try", "Adios, Farewell, Goodbye, Good Luck, So Long", "He Was Love", "I'll Be Swingin' Too", "You'll Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)", "Don't Ever Tell Me Goodbye", "Falling For You", "Without You", and "Gonna Roll Out The Red Carpet" which were recorded at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Raye's album "(I've Got A) Happy Heart" (ST-875).
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the tracks "Pfft You Were Gone", "You're A Real Good Friend", "Tobacco, White Lightning & Women Blues N°2", "I Won't Go Hunting With You, Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Wimmin)", "Cigareets, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women", and "Beautiful Morning Glory" for Buck Owens and Buddy Alan's album "Too Old To Cut The Mustard" (ST-874) which were recorded on November 1, 1971 at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Overdubs are recorded for Nancy Wilson's titles "Morning In Your Eyes", "Don't Misunderstand", "Easy Evil", "I Was Telling Him About You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of rest of the tracks on Wilson's album "I Know I Love Him" (ST-11131).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Pianist Peter Duchin records the titles "Fa-La", "Superfly" and "Touch Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Duchin's album "Child Of Mine" (ST-11146).
1974 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" with "Beef Jerky" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, Lennon's only solo single to do so.
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's track "For Cryin' Out Loud" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's track "Bluesman" at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Talley's album "Blackjack Choir" (ST-11605).
1979 - McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, with Gene Clark) record the track "Let's Sing The Same Song" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track was ever issued, please leave a comment.
1979 - Don Schlitz records the track "Face" (unissued as of 2005) for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the track "Theme Park" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Outside/Inside" (ST-12260).
1984 - Paul Laurence (aka Paul Laurence Jones III on vocals with Mike Campbell on synthesizer and Lillo Thomas, Freddie Jackson, and Paul Laurence on background vocals), records the track "Strung Out" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the track on Laurence's album "Haven't You Heard?" (ST-12407).
1987 - Tim Finn records the track "That Tunnel". There is no location or issuing information listed, so if anyone knows where the track was recorded or if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1988 - Capitol Records released Buck Owens' album "Hot Dog"
1993 - Frank Sinatra is presented Capitol Records' first "Tower Of Achievement" award by Charles Koppelman (then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EMI Records Group, North America) and Gary Gersh (then President and Chief Executive Officer, Capitol Records) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York. According to the press release, "The Tower of Achievement is an exclusive award given by Capitol Records to honor a label recording artist or group for their irreplaceable contribution to music. Artists become eligible for the award 15 years after their first Capitol Records release and when total worldwide album sales exceed the 10 million mark. The goal of The Tower of Achievement award is to honor Capitol artists whose musical achievements have left an indelible mark on American popular culture. The solid brass award with silver and gold accents was created by Michael Vanderbyl, a distinguished designer, who has served on international committees as well as chaired the 1992 National Endowment for the Arts Presidential Design Awards. Inspired by the sculptures by Brancusi, the Capitol Records landmark building is shown supported by an abstract silhouette of a heroic figure representing the artists integral role as the foundation of Capitol Records."
1995 - Les Baxter, arranger, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, gives his last public performance, which is held at the Century Club, in Century City, California. Baxter will die January 15, 1996 of a massive heart attack due to kidney failure at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California at age 73.
2001 - Tommy Flanagan, pianist, dies of an arterial aneurysm at age 71 in New York City, New York. He worked both as a solo artist and as a session player for, and group member with many Capitol, Blue Note, United Artists and Roulette artists as shown in the article on the Jazz Discography Project's website.
150 Years Ago Today In 2007 - It was announced on Santa Monica NPR radio station KCRW's local morning news segment that The Capitol Tower has been given Historical Monument status by Los Angeles' City Council which will protect the exterior of the building from any significant changes and the words CAPITOL RECORDS from being removed from the top of the building. No word yet if this will do anything to help protect or restore the mural on the south side of the building.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1873 - W.C. Handy, "father of the blues", composer (his best known work being "St. Louis Blues"), coronet player, and band leader, is born William Christopher Handy in Florence, Alabama. Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole with play Handy in "St. Louis Blues", the motion picture loosely based on Handy's life.
1958 - The Sonny Clark Trio (Sonny Clark on piano, Jymie Merritt on bass, and Wesley Landers on drums), record the titles "Black Velvet", "I'm Just A Lucky So And So", "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?", an alternate take of "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", "The Breeze And I", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey with producer Alfred Lion. Blue Note Records will issue "Black Velvet" and "Gee Baby, Aint I Good To You" together as a single (45-1731), "I'm Just A Lucky So And So" and "Ain't No Use" together as a single (45-1730), and "The Breeze And I" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" together as a single (45-1729), and all the titles and all the takes on the CD "Sonny Clark - Standards" (8-21283-2).
1979 - Kenny Roger's Liberty Records single "You Decorated My Life" is at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Liberty Records, a Capitol Records subsidiary that revived the Liberty Records name, became Capitol Records Nashville after its offices were moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Billy Idol's Chrysalis single "Mony Mony 'Live'" hits #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart. Universal Music Group, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns Chrysalis' United States catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1935 - The Rodgers and Hart musical, "Jumbo", opens in The Hippodrome, in New York City for a run of 233 performances. Here are some recordings of the original cast including Jimmy Durante and Donald Norvis.
"Memories Of Madison Square Garden"
"Laugh"
"Sing (Boom!)"