Thursday, October 30, 2014

OCTOBER 30, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
1912 - Lee Gillette, musician with the group The Campus Kids (which was formed by future Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson, whom Gillette would bring to Capitol in 1945), publisher, and Capitol Records A&R man and producer (for artists such as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dean Martin, Kay Starr, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and many more), is born Lee James Gillette in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thanks to the anonymous commenter that let me know Lee's middle name!
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - T. Graham Brown, singer and Capitol Records artist (1985-1992) is born Anthony Graham Brown in Arabi, Georgia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Capitol Records releases Peggy Lee's single ""Waitin' For The Train To Come In" (Capitol 218) with "I'm Glad I Waited For You" on the flip side.
1945 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, and Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Vido Musso on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums) record the tracks "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'" (arranged by Gene Roland with vocals by June Christy), "Artistry Jumps" (arranged by Kenton), a version of "Painted Rhythm" (arranged by Kenton) that becomes the alternate, and the final version of "Painted Rhythm" (arranged by Kenton) at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 229) and the final version of "Painted Rhythm" as a single (Capitol 250) with "Four Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, One Hour Blues" on the flip side. Mosaic Record issues all the tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MD7-163).
1945 - Bobby Sherwood (on trumpet, guitar, vocals and arranger of all the tracks) and His Orchestra (Eddie Green, Bob Burns, Bob Haddick, and Keith Williams on trumpet; Don Kelly, Bob Leeman, and Kenny Martlock on trombone; Joe McAnarney on clarinet, alto saxophone, and English horn; Les Webel on alto saxophone; Herbie Haymer and Eddie Lucas on tenor saxophone; Garth Rasmussen on baritone saxophone; Hollis Sulser on piano; Basil Hutchinson on guitar; Ed Kalfas on bass; and Melvin Patterson on drums) record the tracks "Walkin' And Talkin'", "Snap Your Fingers (vocals by Bobby Sherwood), "Cotton Tail", "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (vocals by Marica Rice), and "Peg O' My Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third track on Sherwood's album "Classics In Jazz - Bobby Sherwood" (H-320), the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 231), has (of 2005) yet to issue "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and rejected "Peg O' My Heart" which Sherwood would later re-record.
1946 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the track "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" at radio station WMCA's studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the compilation album "Jerome Kerns's Music" (CD-41).
1947 - Smokey Rogers (on vocals), with Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Blue Bonnet Polka", "Ball Of Fire", "Give Me A Hundred Reasons", and "Chickashy Gal" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40123) with "Don't Come Cryin' To Me" on the flip side, "Ball Of Fire" as a single (Capitol 15217) with "Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue" on the flip side, has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Give Me A Hundred Reasons", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 40096) with "Slap 'Er Down Ag'in Paw" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Tommy Douglas (on baritone saxophone) and His Orchestra (Clarence Davis on trumpet, Bill Hodge on trombone; Herman Bell on tenor saxophone; Bob Williams also on baritone saxophone; George Salisbury on piano; Leonard Johnson on bass; and Joshua Reeves on drums) record the tracks "Douglas Boogie", "The Killion", "Leavin' Town Blues", and "Lights Out" in Kansas City, Kansas (probably with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.). Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 865), "The Killion" as a single (Capitol 1100) with "Jackson County Romp" on the flip side, and released "Leavin' Town Blues" and the rest of the tracks on the CD "Capitol Blues Collection, Volume 21: Kansas City Blues" (8-52047-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Werner Janssen conducts The Janssen Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Villa-Lobos' "Toccata: Little Train Of The Caipira (from 'Bachianas Brasilerias')", "Aria: On A Song Of Our Country (from 'Bachianas Brasilerias #2')", and "Choros #10: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4" (with The Los Angeles Oratorio Society [lineup unlisted]) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "VILLA-LOBOS - Choros #10/Toccata: Little Train of The Caipira & Aria" (L-8043).
1950 - Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Mama Son De La Loma", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas)", "Sonadora", and "Linda Mujer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together on the album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Rhumbas" (CD-259) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1548).
1950 - Joe Allison (on vocals) and His Nashville Boys (Marvin Hughes on piano, Chet Atkins on guitar, Jerry Byrd on steel guitar, and Jerry Shook on bass) record the tracks "It's No Secret", "Statue In The Bay", "Never Free", and "Let Me Give You A Clue" at Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1308), as of 2005 has yet to issue "Never Free", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 1553) with "Domino Gal" on the flip side.
1951 - Benny Strong (on vocals), with an orchestra and vocal group (unlisted lineups for both), records the tracks "Tulips And Heather", "I've Tried A Million Times", "A Tavern In The Town", and "Don't Let Julia Fool Ya" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1952) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1898).
1951 - Joe "Fingers" Carr (on piano) with The Carr-Hops (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Snow Deer Rag", "Ragtime Melody" (with The Old Hickory Singers [lineup unlisted]), and (as of 2005) the unissued track "Raggedy Ann Rag" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1876).
1951 - Carl Butler (on vocals, with either Robert Lee "Bob" Foster or Billy Robinson on steel guitar and unlisted piano, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass players) records the tracks "Vicious Lies", "River Of Love", "A Blue Million Tears", and "Everything Will Be The Same" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1996) with "Alone Without You" on the flip side, the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1891), and the last track as a single (Capitol 2084) with "A Penny For Your Thoughts" on the flip side.
1951 - Felix Slatkin conducts Ann Mason Stockton (on harp) with The Concert Arts Strings (lineup unlisted) as they record the tracks "Danse Sacrée" and "Danse Profane" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the album "Intimate Music: RAVEL - Introduction And Allegro/DEBUSSY - Danses Sacrée Et Profane/SCHOENBERG - Transfigured Night" (P-8304).
1952 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's tracks "Prologue, Part 1" and "Prologue, Part 2" are remastered and Capitol Records will issue the new version of the tracks on Kenton's EP "Prologue".
1952 - Van Alexander conducts the orchestra (unlisted lineup) as they record the instrumental tracks for Don Wilson and Stan Freberg's tracks "The Ugly Duckling: Part 1" and "The Ugly Duckling: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a Children's Records single (32103) with a picture sleeve.
1952 - Dave Cavanaugh conducts his own compositions to an orchestra (lineup unlisted) and records the instrumental tracks for Mel Blanc's "Sylvester And Hippety Hopper: Part 1" and "Sylvester And Hippety Hopper: Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the tracks as a Children's Records single (32098) with a picture sleeve.
1955 - William Steinberg conducts The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Beethoven's "Symphony N°3 In E Flat Major, Opus 55 'Eroica'" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Symphony N°3 In E Flat Major" (P-8334) and excerpts from the track on the demonstration album "Full Dimensional Sound From The Capitol Tower" (S 9031).
1956 - Sonny James (on vocals and guitar, with Herman "Pete" Wade on guitar, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, Harland Powell (unlisted instrument, possibly steel guitar), and The Jordanaires (vocal chorus with unlisted lineup) records the tracks "You're The Reason I'm In Love" and "Young Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol F3602) and "Young Love" goes on to become James' biggest popular and country hit.
1956 - Capitol Records purchases from Pathé-Marconi the masters for Andre Colbert and His Violins and Chorus (both with unlisted lineups)' tracks "Orly Arrival", "Rain On The Seine", "Cocktails On The Champs", "Rude Nude At The Lido", "Tuesday In The Louvre", "The Clown On The Effel Tower", "Atop The Sacré-Coeur", "Strolling The Sorbonne", "Circling the Arc de Triomphe", "Four o'clock at Les Halles", "The green Garters Of Au Mouton De Panurge", and "Mood Notre-Dame" which were recorded in Paris, France and issues all the tracks on Colbert's album "My Paris" (T 10057).
1957 - Overdubs are recorded for The Four Freshmen's track "Granada" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on the group's album "Voices In Latin" (T 922).
1957 - Molly Bee (on vocals), with Bob Bain's Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I'm Goin' Steady With A Dream", "Five Points Of A Star", and "Magic Mirror" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as s a single (Capitol F3865) and "Five Points Of A Star", after overdubs are recorded on June 4, 1958, as a single (Capitol F4064) with her re-recorded version of "After You've Gone" on the flip side.
1957 - Les Paul (on guitar) and Mary Ford (on vocals), with David Terry conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Goodnight My Someone", "Small Island", "Night Of The Fourth", and "More And More Each Day" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol F3858) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F3934).
1958 - Red Nichols (on trumpet and cornet, with Pete Beilmann on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Joe Rushton on bass saxophone, Gene Plummer on piano, and Rollie Culver on drums), at a live show at Marineland in Palos Verdes, California, performs the titles "Got To Have My Daddy Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "Fidgety Feet", "Silver Threads Among The Gold", and "Entry Of The Gladiators" which are recorded by Capitol Records. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Nichols' album "Red Nichols At Marineland" (T 1163).
1958 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted but included brass, reed and rhythm section musicians), records the tracks "For You", "Crazy She Calls Me", "(It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "You Are My Love" in New York City, New York. The listing gives New York City as the location but lists the studio as The Capitol Tower Studios. If anyone knows for sure where this session took place, please leave a comment. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "Tell Me All About Yourself" (W 1331).
1960 - Overdubs are recorded for The Pastor's tracks "Tommy, Tommy", "Lord Of All Creation", and the instrumental "Overture" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on the group's album "Cut Up Tenderloin" (T 1534).
1961 - Lou Rawls (on vocals with unlisted musicians), records the track "Nine Pound Hammer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4669) with "Above My Head" on the flip side.
1961 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Seven Lonely Days", "Don't Ask Me Why", "I Need You Now", and "This Should Go On Forever" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Jackson's album "Wonderful Wanda" (ST 1776) and the last track as a single (Capitol F4973) with "We Haven't A Moment To Lose" on the flip side.
1961 - Virgil Fox (on organ) records Luther's "A Mighty Fortress" and Franck's "Panis Angelicus" at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on William Warfield and Virgil Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
1962 - Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with Dick Hyman on organ, André Persiany on piano and percussion, Bob Bain and Howard Roberts on guitar, John Brown on bass, Danny Farrar on drums, and The Jubilee Four [unlisted vocalists]) records the tracks "Memories Are Made Of This", and "'Deed I Do", and "Look Up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Jones' album "That Righteous Feeling" (T 1839).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Bunde Tolimense", "El Pescador", "Hacia El Calvario", and "Andalucia" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records releases all the tracks on Welcome's album "Latin Zither" (T 1863).
1962 - Marvin Hughes records the tracks "Nashville Bossa Nova" and "Blast Off" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4950).
1963 - Peggy Lee (on vocals with Max Bennett conducting the orchestra [lineup unlisted]) records the tracks "The Moment Of Truth", "That's My Style", "I've Got Your Number", and "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "In Love Again!" (Capitol T 1969).
1963 - Elliot Field records the tracks "The Sounds Of Drags: Introduction/Stock Cars/Roadsters/Mishap/Great Sounds" and "The Sounds Of Drags: Winter Nationals/Elimination" in Los Angeles, California with producer William L. Robinson. Capitol Records will purchase the masters on November 8, 1963 and issue them on the album "The Big Sounds Of The Drags" (T 2001).
1966 - Capitol Records artist Mrs. Miller appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" where she does a medley of "Downtown", "How Gentle is the Rain", "Second Hand Rose" & "Bill Bailey".
1967 - Moorpark Intersection (lineup unlisted) records the track "Sure Is Good" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows if the track has been issued, please leave a comment.
1967 - The Magnificent Men (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Nobody Treats Me The Way You do", "Babe, I'm Crazy 'Bout You", and "Forever Together" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the group's album "The World Of Soul" (T 2846) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2062).
1968 - Ray Brown (aka Raymond Brown, on vocals with unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Tuesday Afternoon", "Grovin'", "How Little Men Care", "Good Day Sunshine", and "Don't Fall In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Groovin'" (unissued as of 2005) , on Brown's album "Just Ray Brown" (ST-186).
1968 - Harry Middlebrooks records the tracks "You Wouldn't Know A Good Thing", "500 Miles", and "How Did You Get To Be That Way" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information for the first track and the last two tracks are (as of 2005) still unissued.
1968 - Paul Klein (on vocals with unlisted musicians) record records the tracks "I Will Take You There" and "The Garbage Can" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 2364).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Patti Drew's tracks "It's Just A Dream", "I'm Calling" and "Why, Why, Why" and will later issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2989) and has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Why, Why, Why".
1970 - Overdubs are recorded for C. P. & W. (Cashman, Pistilli and West)'s tracks "Knock On My Door", "Across The Universe" and "Child Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Knock On My Door" and will issue the final versions of the other two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3078).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Double L Productions of The Sunshine Express' (as of 2005) still unissued tracks "Oh How Happy", "Woman With A Smile", and "Nobody But You".
1971 - Harvest Records, with distribution in the United States by Capitol Records, releases Pink Floyd's album "Meddle"
1972 - Final overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's tracks "I Believe In Christmas" and "New Snow On The Roof" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3509).
1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Baby Elephant Walk", "California Dreaming" (with Bob Bain on guitar), "Dreamsville" (with Ted Nash on alto saxophone), "Theme From 'Mannix'" (with Ray Sherman on Piano), and "Patricia" (with Billy May grunting) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life will issue first, fourth and last track on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 4" (STL 244), "California Dreaming" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 8" (STL 248), and "Dreamsville" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL 246).
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Curtis Potter's tracks "Oklahoma Sunshine", "Her Arms Are Always Open", "There's Nothing To Hold Me Anymore", "Not The Real Me", and "A Walking Case Of Sorrow" and will issue the first and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 3638), (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Her Arms Are Always Open", and issued the third and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3516).
1972 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with: Johnny Gimble on fiddle; Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Thomas Grady Martin on guitar; Mike Post on rhythm guitar; Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker on steel guitar; Bob Moore on bass; and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Tennessee Women's Prison", "Roll With The Tide", and "I Don't Know How To Tell Him" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
1973 - Dan Peddicord records the tracks "Proud Country Lady", "Mail Order Bride", "I Need All Of You", and "The Mover" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3806) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3906).
1973 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "William Tell", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "Country Boy" and "No Love At All" (arranged by Dennis McCarthy) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first and third tracks and issued the second and last tracks on Campbell's album "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" (SW-11293).
1973 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Hummers (lineup unlisted)' tracks "Julianna", "Daddy's Song", and "Big Toy Train". Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3870) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Big Toy Train".
1973 - Buck Owens and His Buckaroos record the title track for their novelty Capitol Records album "It's A Monster's Holiday" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. The track will be released as part of a Capitol Records single, with "Great Expectations" as the flip side on June 24, 1974 and will peak at #6 on Billboard's Country Singles chart. The album will be released in September 1974
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Bob Seger records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Nine Tonight" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Amy Holland records the track "Don't Kid Yourself" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4884) with "How Do I Survive" on the flip side.
1980 - Lee Clayton records the track "Won't You Give Me One More Chance" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the track on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
1985 - During two sessions held this day at The Music Mill in Nashville, Tennessee Tanya Tucker (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Just Another Love" at the first session and "Girls Like Me" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Tucker's album "Girls Like Me" (ST-12474).
1986 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's compilation album of unreleased tracks and alternate takes, "Menlove Ave."
1990 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Joey B. Ellis and Tynetta Hare's track "Heart And Fire (Go For It!)" which will be renamed "Go for It! (Heart And Fire) Rocky V Theme Song", M.C. Tab's "No Competition", Seven A3's "Take You Back (Home Sweet Home)", Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man", Elton John'S "Can't Stop The Fire", Rob Base's "I Wanna Rock", Joey B. Ellis' "Thought U Were The One For Me", and Snap's "Keep It Up". Bust It Records and Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the motion picture soundtrack album "Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Rocky V" (CDP795813 2) on November 20, 1990.
2006 - It is announced that EMI Music, which markets Dean Martin's recording catalogs, has struck a deal with the Dean Martin Trust to license his name, image and likeness and will continue to market Martin's Capitol Records and Reprise Records recording catalogs on a worldwide basis.
2007 - Capitol Records releases Skye Sweetnam's sophomore album "Sound Soldier"
2007 - Capitol Records releases the deluxe edition box set DVD of The Beatles' motion picture "Help!"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - The dance craze "The Lurch" (music by Gary Paxton) is introduced on today's episode of ABC-TV's dance show "Shindig" by actor Ted Cassidy, who plays Lurch on ABC-TV's comedy series "The Addams Family". Capitol Records will release the track as a single (Capitol 5503) with "Wesley" on the flip side.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Kim Carnes (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Living In A World" for EMI America. No session or issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows where the session was held and if the track was issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - At two sessions for EMI America held this day Michael Murphy records the tracks "The One That Got Away" and "Once A Drifter" at the first session and "Back Slider's Wine" at the second session. No session or issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows where the session was held and if the tracks were issued, please leave a comment.
2007 - EMI releases Nat "King" Cole's compilation CD "Platinum"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1938 - Orson Welles directs and stars in an adaptation of H.G. Wells' "War Of The Worlds" on CBS Radio's "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" that causes a nationwide panic.
1963 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Joe Pass on guitar, Les McCann on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums) records the tracks "Sermonette", "Bags' Groove", "Sister Sadie", "Li'l Darlin'", "Work Song", and "Blue 'n' Boogie" at The Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California
2002 - DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) of the group Run DMC is shot dead by two suspects in a waiting room in his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OCTOBER 29, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1891 - Fannie Brice, singer, burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, Motion Picture and Radio star and a Capitol Records artist (as Baby Snooks), is born Fania Borach in New York City, New York
1916 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (aka Jimmie Lee Dolan), singer, guitarist and Capitol Records artist, is born Lee Roy Petit in Gardena, California
1922 - Neal Hefti, trumpet player, composer and arranger whose works have been on many Capitol Records albums, is born Neal Paul Hefti in Hastings, Nebraska
1945 - Melba Moore, motion picture and television actress, singer and EMI America Records (1982) and Capitol Records (1982-1986) artist, is born Beatrice Melba Hill in New York City, New York. Thanks to Ron Richardson, her manager, for the hint about her first name.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Dave Franklin and His Franklinsteins (lineup unlisted), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted) record the tracks "Snore Your Blues Away" and "I Love To Listen To The Echo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single.
1947 - Henry Blair (as "Sparky") and Verne Smith (narration vocals), with Ray Turner on piano and with the Wright-Sonovox device used for the "talking" piano, using a script by Alan Livingston and music composed and arranged by Billy May, record the tracks "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 1", "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 2", "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 3" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks together on the children's album "Sparky's Magic Piano" (BC-73).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Capitol Records releases Tex William's single "Bluebird On Your Windowsill" (Capitol American 40025) with "A Letter Asking For My Broken Heart" on the flip side which will peak at #11 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart.
1951 - Time magazine runs an article in its issue with today's date about the success of Les Paul and Mary Ford's new sound on Capitol Records
1951 - Jimmie Skinner (on vocals and guitar with Tommy Jackson on fiddle, Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin, and unlisted musicians on guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass) records the tracks "'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered", "(Send Me) A Penny Postcard", "Women Beware", "(I Can't Believe) It's Our Goodbye", "When The Book Of Life Is Read", and "Holy Life Insurance" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1889), the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 2007), and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1935).
1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello, with Arthur Gleghorn on flute, Mitchell Lurie on clarinet, and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record Ravel's "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 1", "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 2", and "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 3" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the quartet's album "RAVEL/DEBUSSY" (L-8154).
1952 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing: Frank Beach, Mannie Klein, William Guy, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and William Schaefer on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Arnold Ross on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record a re-take of the track "Little Brown Jug" and the tracks "Makin Whoopee", "Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between Noon and 3:00pm. Capitol Records issues the tracks on May's album "Bacchanalia!" (H-374)
1952 - Margaret Whiting, with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Moonlight In Vermont", "Why Don't You Believe Me", and "Come Back To Me Johnny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2681) with "Isle Of Skye" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2292).
1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles Leonard Pennario (on piano) records De Falla's "Danse De La Meunière (Dance Of The Miller's Wife)", Albeniz's "Tango In D", De Falla's "Andaluza IV (From 'Pièces Espagnoles')", and Albeniz's "Seguidilla" at the first session and Gershwin's "Prelude #2 For Piano, "Prelude #1 For Piano, and "Prelude #3 For Piano at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks from the first session on Pennario's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190) and all the tracks from the second session on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN: Theme from "Rhapsody In Blue"/"Three Preludes For Piano" (FAP-8206).
1955 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin, with Marvin Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell and Eddie Hill on guitar, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Don't Laugh", "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby", "Childish Love" and "In The Middle Of Nowhere" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues "Don't Laugh" as a single (Capitol F3630) with "The new Partner Waltz" on the flip side, the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol F3300) and "Childish Love" as a single (Capitol F3413) with "Hoping That You're Hoping" on the flip side.
1956 - Capitol Records releases The Four Preps first single "Dreamy Eyes" (Capitol 3576) with "Fools Will Be Fools" on the flip side.
1956 - Capitol Records files the masters it received for the tracks for the soundtrack for the film "Giant" which were recorded by The Warner Brothers Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted) as conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ray Hiendorf". Capitol Records issues the tracks as the original motion picture soundtrack for "Giant" (EMD1-773).
1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jackie Davis (on organ with Irving Ashby on guitar and Milt Holland on drums) records the tracks "Darn That Dream", "Isn't It Romantic?", "What's The Trouble?", "I Got The Sun In The Morning", and "Coffee Time" at the first session and "I'd Love To Take Orders From You", "So Beats My Heart For You", "I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star", and "Moonlight Becomes You" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Hammond Organ - Jumpin' Jackie" (T 974).
1957 - During a split session held between 7:00pm and 12:00am this day at The Capitol Tower Studio in Hollywood, California first The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga directing his own arrangements to Billy May's Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Joe Howard, Ed Kusby, Si Zentner, and George Roberts on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; The Jud Conlon Singers [unlisted lineup]; and on strings: Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Walter Edelstein, Ben Gill, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Stanley Harris and David Sterkin on viola; Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), record the track "It's You" then Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting the same lineup as used on the Four Prep's track) records "Seventy-Six Trombones" (arranged by Billy May) and "Young And Dangerous" (arranged by Nelson Riddle), then Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to [listed as probably] the same lineup of musicians as listed for The Four Prep's track) record the tracks "Til There Was You (with vocals by Sue Rainey) and "'Pal Joey' Theme". Capitol Records issues "It's You" as a single (Capitol F3845) with "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" on the flip side, Billy May's tracks together as a single (Capitol F3846), and Riddle's tracks together as a single (Capitol F3847).
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, record Mozart's "Symphony N°40 In G Minor, K.550" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "MOZART - Symphony N°40 in G Minor, K.550/Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525" (PAO-8423).
1958 - The John La Salle Quartet (vocalists John La Salle, Hugh Martin, Marlene Ver Planck, and William Smith) with Billy Ver Planck directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Everybody Loves My Baby", "The Witch Song", "Tired Of Love", and "Jumpin' At The Left Bank" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Jumpin' At The Left Bank" (T 1176).
1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Alfred Newman, record Newman's "Conquest (from 'Captain From Castile')", Jessel's "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", Prokofiev's "March, Opus 33 (From 'The Love For The Three Oranges')", Berlioz's "Rakoczy March, Opus 24 (From 'Damnation Of Faust')", Delibes' "Procession Of Baccus (from 'Sylvia')", Schubert's "Marche Militaire, Opus 51" and Beethoven's "Turkish March, Opus 113 (From 'The Ruins Of Athens')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Marche!" (P-8479).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Roy Clark on lead guitar and unlisted electric bass, bass, and drum players and a vocal chorus that has an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Tounge Tied" (with Marvin Hughes on piano), "There's A Party Goin' On", "Lost Weekend" (with Marvin Hughes on piano), and "Man We Had A Party" (with Marvin Hughes on piano) at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jackson's album "There's A Party Goin' On" (T 1511)
1962 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' debut album "Surfin' Safari"
1962 - George Chakiris (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Second Chance", "Wait A Little Longer", "If This Should Be A Dream", and "I've Got Your Number" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1962 - Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with Dick Hyman on organ, André Persiany on piano and percussion, Bob Bain and Howard Roberts on guitar; John Brown on base, Danny Farrar on drums, and The Jubilee Four [lineup unlisted but possibly Bill Johnson, George McFadden, Jimmy Adams, and Ted Brooks]) records the tracks "Jonah's Sermon", "The Lonesome Road", and "Ramblin' Rose" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Jones' album "That Righteous Feeling" (T 1839).
1962 - Lee Evans (on piano) and Trio (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "All Right With Me", "The Sweetest Sounds" and "'West Side Story' Medley" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Evan's album "Lee Evans & His Trio" (T 1847).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Amor", "Guabina Santandereana", "Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes)", and "Tiplecito De Mi Vida" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Welcome's album "Latin Zither" (T-1863).
1962 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians and string players as well as a chorus with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Funny How Time Slips Away", "These Empty Arms", "But I Was Lying", and "We Haven't A Moment To Lose" (arranged by Bill McElhiney) at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Jackson's album "Love Me Forever" (T 1911), the third track as a single (Capitol F4917) with "Sympathy" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol F4973) with "This Should Go On Forever" on the flip side.
1963 - Bing Crosby begins three straight days of sessions with Bill Justis and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) in Los Angeles, California and on this day records the tracks "Still", "Wabash Cannonball", "A Little Bitty Tear", and "Jealous Heart". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Crosby's album "The Great Country Hits" (T 2346).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Peter Ford records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Candy Sweet" and "The Joke's On Me" in Los Angeles, California in Los Angeles, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals, with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to: Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumet; Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, and Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Dennis Budimir on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) records "It's Monday Every Day", "Blues For The Weepers", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and the rejected track "Since I Fell For You" at The Capitol Tower Studios In Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Rawls' album "Nobody But Lou" (T 2273).
1965 - The Beatles finish recording the track "We Can Work It Out" for their soundtrack album "Help!" at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England
1965 - Overdubs are recorded at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Peggy Lee's track "Big Spender". Then Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Bill Holman conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the the tracks "Well, Alright (All Tight, Okay, You Win)" (arranged by Billy Byers), "I Must Know" (also arranged by Billy Byers), "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him" (arranged by Dave Grusin), "Gotta Travel On (Travellin' On)" (with another Billy Byers arrangement), and "What What Happens" (arranged by Bill Holman). Capitol Records issues the finished version of "Big Spender" as a single (Capitol 5557) with "Trapped In The Web Of Love" on the flip side and all the other tracks on Lee's album "Big Spender" (T 2475).
1965 - Duane Hyatt records the track "The Troubadour" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 5547) with "From Clown To King" (recorded at a session by The Three D's in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 1965) on the flip side.
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poney's (as of 2005) unissued track "2:10 Train" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Mad River (lineup unlisted) records (the as of 2005) unissued track "They Brought Sadness" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Kelly Gordon records the tracks "Independently Poor", "Mornin' Glory", and "Love Took My Heart And Mashed That Sucker Flat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Gordon's album "Defunked" (ST-201).
1968 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals) with James Burton's Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Let It Be Me", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Tonight We're Calling It A Day", and "Hello To Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the duo's album "Just Hold My Hand" (ST-170) and (as of 2005) have yet to issue the last two tracks.
1970 - Capitol Records files the twenty masters it purchased from Columbia Pictures for the original motion picture "Cromwell" which were composed and conducted by Frank Cordell to unlisted musicians in London, England. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original motion picture soundtrack album for "Cromwell" (SW-640).
1970 - Roy Rogers (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Happy Anniversary", "Lovenworth", and "Happiness" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rogers' album "Man From Duck Run" (ST-785).
1971 - The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils (lineup unlisted, possibly Joe Crane on vocals and guitar, Glenn Walters on drums and backup vocals, Richard Greene on bass, and John Rewind on guitar) record the tracks "Hurtin' Side Of Love" and "High In Arkansas" in Los Angeles, California. Other listings online say that the session took place at Funky Features' studios on the second floor at 142 Central Avenue, San Francisco, California and was produced by Pullman & Johnny Prod and engineered by Richard Greene and Jack Leahy. Capitol Records issues "Hurtin Side Of Love" as a single (Capitol 3253) with "Four Set Blues" on the flip side. No issuing information is listed for "High In Arkansas" although the group did release an EP (not through Capitol Records) with a picture sleeve using the same title.
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Red Simpson's tracks "I'm A Truck" and "Where Love Used To Be" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 2326)
1973 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's single "Mind Games" with "Meat City" on the flip side. The single is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records.
1973 - Brewer & Shipley (aka Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley) record the track "Eco-Catastrophe Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the duo's eponymous album "Brewer & Shipley" (ST-11261).
1973 - Alex Harvey records the (as of 2005) still unissued tracks "Swananoa Morning", "Close To Home", "I Want To Keep You All To Myself", and "Reuben James" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Please Love Me Forever", "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" (Like These Arms Of Mine)", "That's All" and "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuano Caliente El Sol)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Merle Haggard (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Union Station" and "When My Last Song Is Sung" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Union Station" on Haggard's album "My Love Affair With Trains" (ST-11544) and "When My Last Song Is Sung" as a single (Capitol 4370 as by Merle Haggard and The Strangers) with "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Patty Tierney records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Dixie Girl", "Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree", and "Make The Man Love Me" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprisesd for La Wanda Lindsey's tracks "Matter Of Pride" and "The Road I'll Follow You Down" (recorded at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California) and will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4195).
1975 - Pam Rose records the tracks "Either Way", "Like A Wild Fire", and "Givin' It All To You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4213) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Givin' It All To You".
1976 - Freda Payne (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Bring Back The Joy", "It's Been A Good Time While It Lasted", "I Get High (On Your Memory)", "Can't Live On A Memory", "Baby, You've Got What It Takes", and "Song For Freda" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and fifth tracks together as a single (Capitol 4431) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 4383) but there is no issuing information listed for the second and last tracks. If anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1976 - Bill Cosby records the tracks "The English Language", "Henry Kissinger", "U.F.O.", "My Father Confused Me", "The Glazed Donut Monster", "Mothers Enunciate", "The FCC And Mothers", "Mothers Will Hit You For Nothing", "Fathers Are The Funniest People", "Marriage And Duties", "New Husbands Kill Things", "The Lizard And The Mouse", "Dudes On Dope", and "The Dentist" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release all the tracks on Cosby's album "My Father Confused Me..What Must I Do?" (ST-11590).
1980 - Lee Clayton records the tracks "What's A Mother Gonna Do" and "Industry" in Nashville, Tenessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Thelma" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records but the track is listed as voided.
1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Katrina and The Waves (Katrina Leskanich on vocals, Alex Cooper on drums, Vince de la Cruz on bass, and Kimberley Rew on guitar)' track "He's A Charmer" and will later issue the track as a single (Capitol 5528) with "Que Te Quiero" on the flip side.
1986 - Moses Tyson records the tracks "This Kind Of Music", "Let Me Love You Tonight", "Give Me A Sign", "I Love You", "Love Is My Reason", "Stomp", "Overnight Sensation", "Ode To A Black Cowboy", and "There's A Difference" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "I Love You" and "Overnight Sensation" on Tyson's eponymous album "Moses Tyson" (ST-12255) and "Love Is My Reason" as a single (Capitol 5227) with "Do You Want My Love" on the flip side. There is no issuing information listed for the other tracks. If anyone knows if any of them have been issued, please leave a comment.
1987 - Woody Herman (born Woodrow Charles Herman), band leader, clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and Capitol Records artist, dies of cardiac arrest at age 74
1991 - Capitol Records releases M.C. Hammer's third album "Too Legit To Quit"
1996 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' compilation "Anthology 3" which is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1996 - Capitol Records releases Mazzy Star's album "Among My Swan"
1996 - Capitol Records releases George Clinton's compilation album "Greatest Funkin' Hits"
1996 - Capitol Records releases Martin Denny's 2 cd compilation album "The Exotic Moods Of Martin Denny" as part of it's Ultra-Lounge series
2003 - Steve O'Rourke, manager of Capitol Records group Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke at age 63

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra divorces his first wife, the former Nancy Barbato
1963 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Joe Pass on guitar, Les McCann on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums) records the tracks "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Sack O' Woe", "Groove Yard", "Groove Yard (alternate take)", and "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Shiny Stockings" at The Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California
1977 - Virgin Records releases The Sex Pistols' debut album "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols". EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns Virgin Records' catalog.
1992 - Fred R. Maddox, vocalist, bass player, founder of the group The Maddox Brothers & Rose, and brother of Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox, dies at age 73
2007 - Virgin Records releases a special 30th anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols' debut album, "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols", on heavyweight vinyl with a 7" insert of "Submission" and a poster to match the contents of the album as it was released on October 29, 1977.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OCTOBER 28, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS
1936 - Charlie Daniels, singer and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born Charles E. Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina at the James Walker Memorial Hospital
1936 - Carl Davis, conductor, composer for ballet, stage, television and motion pictures, and collaborator with Sir Paul McCartney on "Liverpool Oratorio", the recording of which was released by Capitol Records in the United States, is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1953 - Desmond Child, songwriter, performer, record producer, Capitol Records artist with the band Desmond Child & Rouge and as a solo artist (1979), is born in Miami, Florida

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - The Berlin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willheim Furtwangler, record Gluck's "Overture To Alceste: Part 1" and "Overture To Alceste: Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records both tracks on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Cavatina (from "Quartet" in B Flat,Op.130,N° 13)/GLUCK - Overture To Alceste" (H-8130).
1943 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone and other unlisted musicians), records the titles "Why Shouldn't I?", "Boogie Blues", and "Tess' Torch Song (I Had A Man)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 176) with "Hello Suzanne" on the flipside and the last track as a single (Capitol 151) with "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Morse's box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117) in Germany.
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Martha Tilton's Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Anita O'Day & Band Ensemble)'s Capitol Records single "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" is #8, and Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Gene Howard)'s Capitol Records single "How Many Hearts Have You Broken" is #9.
1946 - Tex Williams (on vocals and guitar) and His Western Caravan (Cactus Soldi and Harry Simms on fiddle, Ossie Godson on piano, Pedro De Paul on accordion, Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Smokey Rogers on guitar and banjo, Spike Featherstone on harp, Deuce Spriggens on bass, and Muddy Berry on drums) record the tracks "Cowbell Polka", "Banjo Polka", "Yodelling Polka", "Roundup Polka" and "Miss Molly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on Williams album "Polka!" (AD-56), "Roundup Polka" as a single (Capitol Americana 40001) with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue this take of "Miss Molly".
1947 - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Jamboree (includes Shug Fisher, rest of lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Westphalia Waltz", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out (Varsouvianna)", "The Crawdad Song", and "Wabash Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40096) with "Spanish Bells" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40113) with "Sugar Pie" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 15229) by Shug Fisher and The Ranchmen's Trio with "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol Americana 40083) with "Peepin’ Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)" on the flip side.
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the tracks "The Love Nest", an alternate version of "The Love Nest", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track and the third track on the trio's EP "King Cole 10th Anniversary" (EAP-3-514), the last track on the 3 CD set "Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions" (5-60184-2), and the alternate version of "The Love Nest" in France on the album "Great Capitol Masters" (1566251).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - The Mellomen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record five tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, who was at the session or where the session was held, please leave a comment.
1952 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Infante's "El Vito (Gracia)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Pennario's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190).
1953 - Jimmy Heap (on lead guitar), Perk Williams (aka Houston "Perk" Williams on vocals and fiddle), and The Melody Masters (Arlie Carter on piano, Horace Barnett on rhythm guitar, Cecil R. "Butterball" Harris on steel guitar, Bill Glendening on bass, and Dough Hudson on drums) record the tracks "(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy", "Ethyl In My Gas Tank (No Gal In My Arms)", "You Oughta Know", and "Love In The Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Darling" on the flipside, the second and third track together as a single (Capitol 2866). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Heap's CD "Release Me" (BCD 15617) in Germany.
1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason and Ray Block directing Bobby Hackett on trumpet and other unlisted musicians including a string session) record the tracks "I Can't Get Started", "Mystery Street", "Golden Violins", and "Shangri-La" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Gleason's album "Music,Martinis And Memories" (W 509) and the middle two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2659).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Vincent De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record the track "Chicago" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on May's EP "Sorta-May" (ECF-562).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, James "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica, Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar, Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals, and [listed as possibly] Joseph Zinkan on bass) records the tracks "Six More Days", "The Thief Upon The Tree", "Don't Judge Your Neighbor", and "The Night Spots Of The Town" at (listed as possibly) Castle Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track on Acuff's album "The Voice Of Roy Acuff" (T 2276), the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 53604), and the last track as a single (Capitol F3115) with "That's What Makes The Jukebox Play" on the flip side.
1955 - Dean Martin (on vocals) and The Easy Riders (Richard James Dehr, Hamilton "Terry" Gilkyson and Frank Miller) with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violn), record the tracks "Memories Are Made Of This", "Change Of Heart", "When You Pretend", and "The Lucky Song" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3295) and "The Lucky Song" on Martin's EP "Artists And Models" (EAP-1-702). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the 8 CD box set "Memories Are Made Of This" (BCD 15781) in Germany.
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Nelson conducting his own arrangements to [listed as probably]: Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violins) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Lonny Starr Theme" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1955 - Marian McPartland (on piano with Bill Crow on bass, Joe Morello on drums, Betty Glamman on harp, and Lucien Schmit on cello) records the tracks "If I Love Again", "I'll Be Around", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McPartland's album "After Dark" (T 699).
1956 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell on guitar, George McCormick on guitar and harmony vocals, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) record the tracks "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone", "Praying", "Wait A Little Longer, Please, Jesus", "This Little Light Of Mine", and "I Steal Away And Pray" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks together on the brother's album "Nearer My God To Thee" (T 825).
1957 - Capitol Records releases Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps' single "Dance To The Bop" (Capitol 17223) with "I Got It" on the flip side.
1957 - Jackie Davis (on organ, with Irving Ashby on guitar and Milt Holland on drums) records the tracks "I Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home", "Across The Alley (From The Alamo)", and "Jumpin' Jackie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Hammond Organ - Jumpin' Jackie" (T 974).
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Mozart's "'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K.525" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records releases the track on the orchestra's album "MOZART - Symphony N°40 in G Minor,K.550/Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,K.525" (PAO-8432).
1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Alfred Newman, record the Sousa's "Stars And Stripes Forever", Fucik's "Entry Of The Gladiators", and Planquette's "Le Régiment De Sambre-Et-Meuse" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "Marche!" (P-8479) and the last track on the orchestra's 2 LP set "This Is The Hollywood Bowl!" (ABO-8496).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jackie Davis (on organ with unlisted guitarist and drummer) records the tracks "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" and "In A Little Old Spanish Town" at the first session and "Love Is Just Around The Corner" and "Then I'll Be Happy" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Console - Hammond Gone Cha Cha" (T 1338).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Marvin Hughes on piano, Roy Clark on lead guitar, and unlisted musicians on electric bass, bass, drums and a vocal chorus with unlisted singers) records the tracks "Riot In Cell Block #9", "Little Charm Bracelet", "Right Or Wrong", and "Funnel Of Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4520) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4553).
1960 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Under The Double Eagle" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4595) with "Black Sapphire" on the flip side.
1963 - Red Nichols (on cornet) and His Five Pennies (Richard Nelson on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Bill Campbell on piano, Walt Yoder on bass, and Rollie Culver on drums) re-record the tracks (which, as of 2005, are still unissued) "Plaintive Blues" and "Basin Street Blues" and then record the tracks "Maple Leaf Rag", "Apple Jack", "Hot House Rag", "Black And White Rag", and "Tin Roof Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the last five tracks on Nichol's album "Blues And Old-Time Rags" (T 2065).
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "In My Room" (Capitol 5069) with "Be True To Your School" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records band The Beach Boys appear on The T.A.M.I. (Teen Age Music International) Awards Show which is recorded at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California over two days for a feature film, which also features James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Jan & Dean, Gerry & Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, Bo Diddley, and Lesley Gore.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals) with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; and Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn) records the tracks "The Power Of Love", "Whispering Grass", "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", and "Nobody But Me" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rawls' album "Nobody But Lou"(T 2273).
1965 - Liza Minnelli records the tracks "Imprevu", "Did I Hurt Your Feelings?", and "I'm Not Laughing" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5473) and then issues the second and third tracks together as a single (number as yet unfound).
1965 - David McCallum (conducting an unlisted orchestra) records the tracks "A Taste of Honey", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "The 'In' Crowd", "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McCallum's album "Music - A Part Of Me" (T 2432).
1965 - Pupa Piccola records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Keep Lovin' Him Just The Same", "(Oh How I Miss) The Old Crowd" and "You'll Know When The Right Boy Comes Along" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1965 - Joe Sanchez records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Could" and "I've Got You On My Mind" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals) with The Botho Lucas Chorus (lineup unlisted) and a studio orchestra (lineup also unlisted) using arrangements by G. Sonneborn records the tracks "Wer An Das Meeer Sein Herz Verliert", "Louisiana Moon", "Ohne Sterne Ist Der Himmel Leer", and "Wenn Der Abschied Kommt" at Electrola Studios in Cologne, Germany. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (K23361) in Germany and the last two tracks together as a single (K23362) also in Germany.
1966 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Barbara and The Believers (Barbara South on vocals with unlisted musicians) tracks "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "What Can Happen To Me Now?" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5866) and Barbara South's tracks "The Boy Before You" and "He's My Hero" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5792).
1966 - The Tombstones (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Mule" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen records the tracks "Prologue", "Gallant Men", "The Story Of The Mayflower", "The Story Of The Battle For Independence", "The Story Of The Flag", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "The Story Of Gettysburg", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Story Of The Statue Of Liberty", "Epilogue", "Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag", "Gallant Men (Single Version)", and "The New Colossus" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except the single version of "Gallant Men" on Dirksen's album "Gallant Men" (T 2643) which will go on to win the 1967 Grammy for best spoken word album. Capitol Records issues "Gallant Men (Single Version)" as a double sided single (Capitol 5805).
1966 - Dave Allan and The Arrows (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Mad, Mad Doctor", "The Igloo", "Gold Bomb", "The Golden Price", "Blues Theme" and "Bongo Party" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issue information for the first two tracks, the third and fourth tracks (as of 2005) are unissued, and the last two tracks are issued by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, together as a single (Tower 295).
1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Been Way Too Long", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Lonely Days" and overdubs for the track "I Was Made To Love Her" in Los Angeles, California and then remixes the track "I Was Made To Love Her". Capitol Records has (of 2005) yet to issue "Been Way To Long" and "Lonely Days" and issues the original version of "I Was Made To Love Her" on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859) and the remixed version on the group's album "Beach Boys Rarities" (ST-12293).
1967 - Maffitt and Davies (aka Clark Maffitt and Brian Davies on guitar, with Michael Lang on piano, Jimmy Bond and Joe Osborne on bass, James Gordon on drums, and Milt Holland on tabla) record the tracks "Lungi Dal Caro Bene", "Quietly Blow My Mind", and "Come Back Moma" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the duo's album "The Rise & Fall Of Honesty" (ST 2999). There is no listing information for the second track, and "Come Back Moma" is (as of 2005) unissued. If anyone knows if "Quietly Blow My Mind" has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Harry Sonoda's tracks "It's Only You, "As Long As I Have You", "Pretty River", "When Love Is Gone", "I'll Cry If You Should Leave Me", "Very Strange", "I Don't Think I Care", Discover Love", and "Distant Winds" (on which Jimmie Haskell and H.B. Barnum conduct their own arrangements). All the titles will be issued by Hana-Ho Records, under a single album distribution deal with Capitol Records, on Sonoda's album "You Don't Need A Mind Just Soul" (ST-1).
1968 - Mad River (unlisted lineup) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Jersey Sloo" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - T.R. Murcy records the track "Happy", "It's Been So Long", "40 Miles To L.A." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Happy" as a single (Capitol 2394) with "Time And The Rain" on the flip side, (as of 2005) has yet to issue "It's Been So Long", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 2603) with "Just Listen" on the flip side.
1968 - Matt Monroe (on Spanish vocals with unlisted brass, horns, tuba, reeds, piano, harpsicord, guitar, banjo, bass, drum percussion, strings, and harp players) records the tracks "No Me Dejes (If You Go Away)", "Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go)", "Amandote Otra Vez (Lovin' You Again)", "Que Tiempo Tan Feliz (Those Were The Days)", and "La Perla Y El Rubi (The Ruby And The Pearl)" at EMI Studios in London England. The Capitol Latino label issues all the tracks on Monroe's album "Todo Pasara" (ST-19006).
1968 - The Honeys (Diane Rovell, Marilyn Rovell, and Ginger Blake on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Elmo Peeler, record the track "She's Out To Get You" at Cherokee Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Honeys" (7-93193-2)
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Surf Symphony (unlisted lineup) record the short version of "The Last Thrill" in Los Angeles for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track was issued, please leave a comment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "One Pair Of Hearts", "I Believe", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Oh Happy Day", and "Daddy Sang Bass" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Campbell's album "Oh Happy Day" (SW-443).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Fuzzy Wuzzy Ego", "Thomas In A Bed Of Roses", and "At The Mercy Of My Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the first and last tracks and issued "Thorns In A Bed Of Roses" on Montgomery's album "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" (ST-468).
1970 - C.P. & W. (Cashman, Pistilli and West aka Dennis Cashman on vocals, Gene Pistilli and Tommy West listed as possibly on guitar) record the tracks "Knock On My Door", "Across The Universe", and "Child Of Mine" (listed as possibly) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Knock On My Door" and issued the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3078).
1971 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (May conducting his own arrangements to: John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, Mickey Mangano, and George Werth on trumpet; Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Gil Falco, and Lloyd Ulyate on trumpet; Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Nat Brown, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rollie Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "At Last" (vocals by Bob Grabeau), "Moon Ray" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Moonlight Cocktail" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman), and "Serenade In Blue" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman) at The Capitol Tower Studios In Hollywood, California. Time-Life issues "At Last" and "Moonlight Cocktail" on the album "The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers" (STL-351) and "Moon Ray" and "Serenade In Blue" on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing" (STL-352).
1971 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad) record the a cappella track "Temptations Jam: 'Don't Look Back'/'Runaway Child, Running Wild'/'Cloud Nine'" and will then create and short version of the track at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York with producers David Dashev, Eric Malamud, and Jerry Lawson with engineers Edwin Kramer, David Palmer, Elliot Shelner, Eric Malamud, and Ed Sepanski (according to group member and co-producer Jerry Lawson) although Capitol Records' listing gives the recording session as being held in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the band's a cappella album "Street Corner Symphony" (ST-872). Jerry Lawson is still active and you can check what he's up to now onlinehereherehere, and with his new group and Rod Stewart here.
1971 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Country Child", "Hope I Never Love That Way Again", and "The Child" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 4290) with "He Called Me Baby" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 3297) with "Say You'll Never Leave Me" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "The Child".
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for Tony Booth's track "Watch Out For Lucy" which it will issue as a single (Capitol 3994) with "Good As Gone" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - La Wanda Lindsey (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I Finally Gave Him Enough Rope To Hang Himself" and "I Think I'm Going To Like Lovin' You" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for the tracks and issue them together as a single (Capitol 3999).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Overdubs are recorded for Merle Haggard's tracks "The Hobo", "The Coming And The Going Of The Trains", "My Love Affair With Trains", and "The Silver Ghost" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Haggard's album "My Love Affair With Trains" (ST-11544)
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises of Dennis Payne's tracks "Love Me Like You've Never Done Before" and "Remembering You" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4196).
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Forty Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues", and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne". Capitol Records issues the final version of all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Keep On Rockin'" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of The Righteous Brothers' tracks "Let Me Make The Music", "Father Of Rock And Roll", and "(It's Time For A) Happy Song" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1976 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Denny Laine records the tracks "It's So Easy/Listen to Me" and "I'm Looking For Someone to Love" at the first session and "Heartbreak", "Moondreams", "Rave On", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "Fool's Paradise", "Lonesome Tears", "Look At Me", and "Take Your Time" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 4340) and all the tracks on Laine's album "Holly Days" (ST-11588).
1981 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jay Ferguson records the track "I'm Down" at the first session and "Baby Come Back" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks together on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Don't Wait For Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Siberian Nightlife" (ST-12257).
1986 - Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil, with whom she will have eight children before they divorce
1987 - Capitol Records releases Canned Heat's compilation CD "The Best of Canned Heat"
1996 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' "Anthology 3" on CD
2002 - "Stuck Inside A Cloud", the first track to be released from George Harrison's Capitol Records album "Brainwashed", will premiere exclusively on AOL Music's First Listen for AOL members only at AOL Keyword: First Listen at 12:01 a.m
2002 - Terry Gibbs, with his band (Dave Carpenter, Barbara Morrison, Stix Hooper, Bill Henderson, Pete Christlieb, Terry Gibbs, Mike Melvoin, Jeff Hamilton, Antony Wilson, and Joey DeFrancesco) records the album "From Me To You", a tribute to Lionel Hampton, in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with recording engineer and mixer Franz Pusch and its SACD 5.1 mix is the first ever to utilize binaural audio during recording
2003 - Beatrice Milly McCartney, daughter of Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney and his then wife Heather Mills, is born
2008 - Capitol Records releases, as part of its "From The Capitol Vaults" Limited-Edition Capitol Records 180g Vinyl Series albums, The Band's "Music From The Big Pink" and "The Band", The Beach Boys' Double LP "Endless Summer", John Lennon’s "Rock ‘N’ Roll", Paul McCartney & Wings’ "Band On The Run", Megadeth’s "Peace Sells" and "Rust In Peace", Queensryche’s "Operation: Mindcrime", Roxy Music’s "For Your Pleasure" and "Roxy Music", Stray Cats’ "Built For Speed", and The Verve’s "Urban Hymns".
2008 - Capitol Records releases an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of "The Best Of Bond... James Bond" The CD and digital album both feature 23 tracks from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus John Arnold's previously unreleased "James Bond Theme" as a bonus track and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance, and more.
2008 - Today's scheduled releases by Capitol Records of Avant's self-titled first album for the label and of Varsity Fanclub's self-titled debut album have been pushed back. Avant's album is now scheduled for release on December 9, 2008 and Varsity Fanclub's album is now scheduled for January 13, 2009.
2011 - Beryl Davis, singer, actress and Capitol Records artist as part of the trio Beryl, Connie (Haines) and Jane (Russell), who released the album "The Magic Of Believing" (Capitol T 822), dies at age 87 in Los Angeles, California of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - The Gramophone Company (which later becomes EMI, owner of Capitol Records) makes its first electrical recording of a church organ, using a telephone land line linked to Western Electric System recording equipment
1957 - Look Records releases future Capitol Records artist Fred Neil's first single "You Ain't Treatin' Me Right" (Y-1002) with "Don't Put The Blame On Me" on the flip side.
1968 - The divorce trial of Cynthia and John Lennon is decided in favor of Cynthia
55 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Ben Harper, singer, guitarist, songwriter and Virgin Records artist, is born Benjamin Chase Harper in Pomona, California. EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company, currently owns the Virgin Records catalog.
1991 - EMI America Records releases Queensrÿche's live album "Operation: LIVEcrime". Capitol Records currently owns EMI America's catalog.
10 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Gil Melle (born Gilbert John Melle), saxophonist, synthesizer and drum machine player, graphic designer and first white artist signed by Blue Note Records (1950 at age 19) dies of a heart attack at age 72 in Malibu, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
2006 - My step-daughter, Maureen Majeswki, marries Nathaniel Johnson in Mendocino, California

Monday, October 27, 2014

OCTOBER 27, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1942 - Lee Greenwood, vocalist, keyboardist, banjo player, bass player, guitarist, saxophonist, and Capitol Records artist (1990-1993), is born in Southgate, California
1958 - Simon LeBon, lyricist and singer with the Capitol Records band Duran Duran, is born Simon John Charles Le Bon in in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Huddie Ledbetter (as Leadbelly, on vocals and guitar) records the tracks "Eagle Rock Rag" (with Ledbetter on piano), the instrumental "Hot Piano Rag (aka The Eagle Rocks)", "Sweet Mary Blues", and "Grasshoppers In My Pillow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Ledbetter's album "Leadbelly - His Guitar, His Voice, His Piano" (T 1821).
1947 - Nappy Lamare's Levee Loungers (John Best on trumpet, Lou McGarity on trombone, Matty Matlock on clarinet, Doc Rando on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Marvin Ash on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar, Artie Shapiro on bass, and Ray Bauduc on drums), record the tracks "South Rampart Street Parade", "Come Back Sweet Papa" (arranged by Matty Matlock), "Here Comes Your Pappy" (with vocal by Nappy Lamare), and "Mama Inez (Ay Mama Ines)" (with vocal Nappy Lamare) at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 15050) and the middle two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15325).
1948 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra, lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Soft Shoe Shuffle", "My Dear", "Mother Machree", and "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15305) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15382).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Sharkey and His Kings Of Dixieland (Sharkey Bonano on trumpet; Santo Pecora on trombone; Lester Bouchon on clarinet; Jeff Riddick on piano; Chink Martin on tuba and base; Charlie Duke on drums; and Monk Hazell on mellophone and drums) record the tracks "Bourbon Street Bounce" (aka "Bourbon Street Parade"), "Over The Waves", "Pizza Pie Boogie" (vocals by Sharkey Bono), and "I'm Satisfied With My Gal" in New Orleans, Louisiana (possibly with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.). Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 795) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 846).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Robert Clary (on vocals), with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (unlisted trumpet player, Heinie Beau and two other unlisted players on reeds; and unlisted piano, guitar, bass and drum players), record the tracks "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", "C'est Si Bon", "Please Do It Again", and "Alouette". Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 891) and second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 803).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and His Orchestra (John Wilson, Ziggy Schatz, Doug Mettome, and Al Stewart on trumpet; Mario Daone, Billy Byers, and George Monte on trombone; Mitch Goldberg and Angelo Cicalese on alto saxophone; Zoot Sims and Eddie Wasserman on tenor saxophone; Bob Dawes on baritone saxophone; Buddy Greco on piano; Francis Beecher on guitar; Bob Carter on bass; and Sonny Igoe on drums) record the tracks "Brother Bill" (vocals by Buddy Greco and The Heatherstones [vocal group with unlisted lineup]), "Spin A Record" (also listed as "Spin A Record For Me", vocals by Buddy Greco and The Heatherstones [vocal group with unlisted lineup]), "I Had Someone Else Before I Had You" (arranged by Chico O'Farrill and vocals by Buddy Greco), and "You're Always There" (vocals by Buddy Greco and The Heatherstones [vocal group with unlisted lineup]) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 57-788) and the second track as a single (Capitol 828) with "Little Girl, Don't Cry" on the flip side. All the tracks are issued by Capitol in Japan on the album "Modern Benny" (ECJ-40001).
1950 - Smiley Burnette (on vocals) and The Ewing Sisters (lineup unlisted), with instrumental accompaniment (unlisted musicians), record the tracks "It's My Lazy Day", "Rosie The Elephant", "You Put Me On My Feet", and "Hominy Grits in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1347) and the middle two tracks as a single (Capitol 1304).
1950 - Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (DeVol conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians), record the tracks "The One Finger Melody" (vocals by The Dream Makers [lineup unlisted]) and "You Can Marry Me" (vocals by Helen O'Connell) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 1297).
1950 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with chorus (lineup unlisted) record the track "Tambarina" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 1299) with "Somewhere, Somehow, Someday" on the flip side.
1950 - Margaret Whiting (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "A Man Ain't Nothin' But A Wolf" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 1309) with "Once You found Your Guy" on the flip side.
1950 - The Mellomen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record two tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1952 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Bruce Brukert, Dean Hinkle, Knobby Lee, and Jack Laubach also on trumpet; Keith Butterfield, Walter Shields, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone; Buddy Wise and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophone; Fred Savarise on piano; Vince Terri on guitar; Billy Cronk on bass; and Archie Freeman on drums) record the tracks "Tenderly", "On The Trail (from 'Grand Canyon Suite')", "Our Tango", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record issues the second track as a single (Capitol 2327) with "Street Scene" on the flip side and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the other three tracks.
1952 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting Boll Loose's arrangements to: Tony Facciuto, John Coppola, Andrew Peele, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Karl De Karske, Bob Raesinger, Bob Robinson, and Murray McEachern on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Dick Clay on alto saxophone; Bob Hardaway and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Jack Agee on baritone saxophone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; Ray Pohlman on guitar; Carson Smith on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the tracks "Cocktails For Two", "Top Hat, White Tie And Tails", and a take of "Little Brown Jug" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2364) with a take of "Little Brown Jug" recorded on October 29, 1952 on the flip side, the second track on the compilation album "High Fidelity - Popular Instrumentals In Full Dimensional Sound" (LAL-9022) and has, as of 2005, yet to issue the version of "Little Brown Jug" that was recorded at this session.
1952 - Molly Bee (on vocals), with Van Alexander conducting an orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", "Willy Claus (Little Son Of Santa Claus)", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2285) and the last track as a single (Capitol 2339) with "Honky Tonk Mountain" on the flip side.
1952 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Granados' "Players Opus 5, #5", "Albeniz's "Sevilla #1 (from 'Suite Espangole #3')", Granados' "Lament Of The Maiden And The Nightingale (from 'Goyescas')" and De Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Penarrio's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190).
1953 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra separates from his second wife, actress Ava Gardner, whom he'll divorce in 1957
1953 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Home On The Range", "Peg O' My Heart", "Sweet And Lovely", "Pagan Love Song", and "Poor Butterfly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on Loose's album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Songs For Harmonizing" (H-472) and the other four tracks on Loose's album "" (H-473).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Paul Smith (on piano with Jules Kinsler on flute, Abe Most on clarinet, Tony Rizzi on guitar, Sam Chieftz on bass, and Irv Cottler drums) records the tracks "This Can't Be Love", "Blue Moon", "Gary Boo", and What Is This Thing Called Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Smith's album "Liquid Sounds By Paul Smith" (T 493).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Carl Haden records the tracks "Has Been", "Go On With Your Dancing", "Answer With Your Heart", and "My Life Was So Simple" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3182) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the last two tracks.
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Les Paul (on guitar) records the many multi-tracks instrumental parts for the titles "That's What I Like", "The Things I Didn't Do", "Mister Sandman", and "I Need You Now" at Les Paul's studio in Oakland, New Jersey. Mary Ford will later overdub vocals for all the tracks. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on the duo's EP "Presenting Les Paul & Mary Ford" (EAP-1-9121).
1955 - Lonnie Sattin, with Glenn Osser conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) and chorus (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "Walk Along With Kings", "Your Home Can Be A Castle", "The Call Of The Wild", "Trapped (In The Web Of Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol F3632) with "I Think I Go, I Think I Stay" on the flip side, the second and last track together as a single (Capitol 3313), and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "The Call Of The Wild".
1956 - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (with Larry Green and The M-G-M Studio Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "True Love" is tied at #17 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart with Sanford Clark's Reo Records single "The Fool" and The Five Key's Capitol Records single "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" is #39.
1956 - Capitol Records releases Frank Sinatra's single (Capitol F3552) "Hey! Jealous Lover" with "You Forgot All The Words" on the flip side which will peak at #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart on December 22, 1956
1958 - At two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on lead vocal, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers on vocals), with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Stu Williamson, Buddy Childers, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, and Harry Betts on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Geoff Clarkson on piano and celeste; Al Viola on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Shelly Manne on drums) record the tracks "Rain" and "Invitation" at the first session and "I Never Know" and "It All Depends On You" at the second session. Both tracks from the first session are issued by Collector's Choice Music on the CD "Golden Anniversary Celebration" (CCM 069-2) and both tracks from the second session are issued by Mosaic Records on the group's box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1958 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and The Jud Conton Chorale (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Meaning Of Christmas" and "Green Chri$tma$" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol F4097).
1958 - Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio's single "Tom Dooley is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and Capitol Records artist Gordon MacRae's single "The Secret" is #32.
1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Newman, have a rehearsal session for their next day's recording session for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1958 - William Steinberg conducts The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record Ravel's "La Valse", "Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (Pavanne For A Dead Princess)" and "Bolero" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "RAVEL - Bolero/La Valse/Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte" (P-8475).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga directing his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Down By The Station (Early In The Morning)" and "Kaw-liga" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 4312) with "Listen Honey (I'll Be Home)" on the flipside and "Kaw-liga" as a single (Capitol 4435) with "The Sand And The Sea" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The Royal Teens (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Was It Or Wasn't It A Dream?", "The Moon's Not Meant For Lovers", and "Daydream" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4335) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Daydream".
1960 - At a split session held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California first Tex Williams (on vocals) and His Western Caravan (Jack Marshall conducting an unlisted lineup of musicians) record the tracks "Think It Over" and "Are You Sure" then Jack Marshall records the tracks "Keep-A-Hoppin'" and "So Happy In Love". Capitol Records issues Williams' tracks together as a single (Capitol 4479) and Marshall's tracks together as a single (Capitol 4480).
1960 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Phil Napoleon (on trumpet with Harry DeVito on trombone, Kenny Davern on clarinet, Johnny Varro on piano, Pete Rogers on bass, and Sonny Igoe on drums) records the tracks "Army Of The Just", "Reform", and "My Miss Mary" at the first session and "My Gentle Young Johnny", "How Money Changes Hands", "Good Clean Fun", and "Little Old New York" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Napoleon's album "Tenderloin Dixieland" (T 1535).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Marvin Hughes on piano, Roy Clark on electric guitar, and unlisted electric bass, bass, and drum players) records the tracks "Bye Bye Baby", "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", "Lonely Weekends", and "Tweedle Dee" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jackson's album "There's A Party Goin' On" (T 1511).
1960 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Black Sapphire" in Nasville Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4595) with "Under The Double Eagle" on the flip side.
1962 - Capitol Records artist Sonny James joins The Grand Old Opry.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Hollyridge Strings (lineup unlisted), with Stuart Phillips conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "A Hard Day's Night", "Things We Said Today", "If I Fell", and "I'll Cry Instead" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records releases the first three tracks on the group's album "The Beatles' Songbook, Volume 2" (T 2202) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue the take of "I'll Cry Instead" recorded at this session. A new take will be recorded on November 4, 1964 and will be issued on "The Beatles' Songbook, Volume 2" (T2202).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumpet; Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, and Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the tracks "Two Tickets West", "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" and "For You, My Love" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rawl's album "" (T 2273).
1965 - Peggy Lee (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "It's A Wonderful World" and "Let's Fall In Love" with Bill Holman conducting, "Come Back To Me" with Dave Grusin conducting, and "Big Spender" with Billy Byers conducting at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "Big Spender" (T 2475).
1966 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Gary Barone, Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Ronnie Ossa, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; John Worster on bass; Frank DeVito on drums; Frank Carlson, Emil Richards, and Chino Valdes on Latin percussion) record the tracks "Sabre Dance", "Somewhere My Love", and "Strangers In The Night" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Kenton's album "Stan Kenton Plays For Today" (T 2655) and rejects the take of "Strangers In The Night" which will be re-recorded at a later session.
1966 - The Tombstones (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Kicking The Mule" and "She Walks On Water" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the tracks have ever been released, please leave a comment.
1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record a version of "Heroes And Villans" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records that, as of 2005, remains unissued.
1966 - The Thrills (female vocal group with unlisted lineup), with Bert Keyes conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record the tracks "Brushfire", "Underneath My Make-Up", "An Inkpen Full Of Tears", and "Show The World Wher It's At" in New York City, New York. The first and third tracks, as of 2005, are unissued and Capitol Records issued the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5871).
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single (Capitol 2056) "Hello Goodbye" with "I Am The Walrus" on the flip side.
1967 - The Stone Poneys (Kenny Edwards and Bob Kimmel on guitar and Linda Ronstadt on vocals) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" and "Mr. Williams' Pianoless Street Band" and an overdub for the last track that is then listed as "Mr. Mulligan's Pianoless Street Band" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Tony Bruno's tracks "My Yellow Bird Can't Sing", "Somewhere There's Someone", "Hard To Get A Thing Called Love", "The Grass Will Sing For You", "Helaina", "They Say/(I Don't See) Tony's Tune", "Yesterday", "What's Yesterday", "Slow Up", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Small Town, Bring Down", and "I'll Be Seeing You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Bruno's album "The Original Tony Bruno" (T 2857).
1967 - An overdub is recorded for The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted)' (as of 2005) unissued track "Game Of Love" and the tracks "Darlin'" and "A Thing Or Two" are recorded in Los Angeles, California. After an overdub is later recorded for "Darlin'" on November 3, 1967 Capitol Records issues the final version of "Darlin'" and "A Thing Or Two" on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for second motion picture soundtrack album for "Romeo And Juliet" with music by Franco Zeffirelli conducted by Nino Rota from Paramount Pictures and will issue all the tracks on the 4 LP set ""Romeo & Juliet" (The Complete Film Soundtrack)" (SWDR-289).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Merle Haggard's track "Streets Of Berlin" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Haggard's CD "Vintage Collection Series: Merle Haggard" (8-33838-2).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "He", "Someone Above", "I'll Stand Beside You", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", and "People Get Ready" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "I'll Stand Beside You" (which as of 2005 remains unissued), on Campbell's album "Oh Happy Day" (SW-443).
1971 - Overdubs are recorded for Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra's track "Sidewalks Of Cuba" in Los Angeles, California. Time-Life will issue the final version of the track on the album "The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers" (STL 351).
1971 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad) record the a cappella tracks "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", and "So Much In Love" at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York with producers David Dashev, Eric Malamud, and Jerry Lawson with engineers Edwin Kramer, David Palmer, Elliot Shelner, Eric Malamud, and Ed Sepanski (according to group member and co-producer Jerry Lawson) although Capitol Records' listing gives the recording session as being held in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the band's a cappella album "Street Corner Symphony" (ST-872). Jerry Lawson is still active and you can check what he's up to now online hereherehere, and with his new group and Rod Stewart here.
1972 - Andra Willis (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Down Home Lovin' Woman", "Cryin' 'Cause You're Gone", "He Makes Me Feel Like A Woman", "Little Bit Of Love In The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3525), the third track as a single (Capitol 3747) with "Little Old Heartbreaker You" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 3591) with "The Last Thing I Needed" on the flipside.
1973 - Brewer and Shipley (aka Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley) records the title "Fair Play" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 3933) with "How Are You" on the flipside.
1975 - Capitol Records releases Bobby Womack's album "Safety Zone".
1975 - James Talley (on vocals and guitar) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Maiden's Prayer" and overdubs for his tracks "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again", "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne", "She Tries Not To Cry", "Tryin' Like The Devil", and "You Can't Ever Tell" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final versions of both tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494). 1979 - Jimmie Skinner, singer, songwriter, guitarist, radio show host, music store owner, and Capitol Records artist (1950-1953), dies from a heart attack in Hendersonville, Kentucky at age 70
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Dancing On The Ceiling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Siberian Nightlife" (ST-12257).
1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the track "Tip Of My Tongue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Outside/Inside" (ST-12260).
1986 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's CD "Menlove Ave." (CDP 7 46576 2), a collection of alternate versions and outtakes from the recording sessions for Lennon's albums "Walls & Bridges" and "Rock 'n' Roll"
1990 - Capitol Records releases the American version of the soundtrack to The Beatles motion picture "A Hard Day's Night" on CD.
1998 - Capitol Records releases Linda McCartney's posthumous 16-song compilation album "Wide Prairie" which features 13 original songs written by her and three cover songs. Linda sings lead vocals on all of the tracks and plays various keyboards, while Paul McCartney, who produced the album, sings backing vocals and plays a variety of instruments. The couple's son James plays lead guitar.
15 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Frank Denny De Vol, composer of television and movie themes ("My Three Sons", "Brady Bunch"), arranger (Nat "King" Cole's "Nature Boy"), conductor, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 88 of congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Lafayette, California. A memorial service was held later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.
2006 - Eddy Medora (born Edward Stephen Medora), saxophone player, singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist with the Tower Records group The Sunrays, dies of a heart attack or following a brief respiratory illness, at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California. Murray Wilson, father of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, produced and managed the Sunrays after his sons fired him. Capitol Records created the Tower label to release Sunrays recordings. If anyone knows Eddy's birthday (sometime in November 1945) please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Patience & Prudence's Liberty Records single "Tonight You Belong To Me" (with their father Mark McIntyre conducting the orchestra and produced by Dave Seville) is #7 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Blueberry Hill" is #12. EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company, currently owns the Liberty and Imperial Records catalogs.
1958 - Imperial Records artist Ricky Nelson's single "Lonesome Town" is #18 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart, Eddie Cochran's Liberty Records single "Summertime Blues" is #20, Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "I Got A Feeling" is #23, Tony Bennett with Count Basie and His Orchestra's Roulette Records single "Firefly" is #30, and Dion and The Belmonts' Laurie Records single "No One Knows" is #35. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Imperial, Liberty, Roulette and Laurie catalogs.
1981 - Keith Stegall records the tracks "In Love With Loving You", "Hurry On Home", "She's Playing Hard To Forget", and "Looks Like Love". EMI America issues the first two tracks together as a single (EMI America 8107). No issuing information is listed for the last two tracks. If anyone knows where the tracks were recorded or if the last two tracks were recorded, please leave a message. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1982 - Marty Balin records the track "Do It For Love", EMI America issues an edited version of the track as a single (EMI America 8160) with "Heart Of Stone" on the flip side.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Former Capitol Records artist Rick Springfield marries recording studio receptionist Barbara Porter