Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1917 - Tadd Dameron, pianist, arranger, bandleader, and Capitol and Blue Note Records artist, is born Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron in Cleveland, Ohio.
1951 - Vince Welnik, keyboardist with the Capitol Records band The Tubes and The Grateful Dead, is born in Phoenix, Arizona

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a Saturday and The King Cole Trio record a new episode of "King Cole Trio Time" in Louisville, Kentucky. The trio perform "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "I Feel So Smoochie", "But Beautiful", "Pianissimo", "Your Red Wagon", "This Is My Night To Dream", "A-N-G-E-L Spells Mary", "Too Marvelous For Words", and close with "Wildroot Bebop". The Armed Forces Radio Network will issue the entire show on an electronic transcription disc (King Cole Trio 39).
1951 - The Voices Of Walter Schumann (vocal choir - lineup unlisted), with rhythm accompaniment (lineup also unlisted), records the title "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" and the as yet unissued take of the title "Wonderful Counselor" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" on the group's album "Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" (CCN-316).
1951 - Vocalist Johnny Parker, with Sid Feller directing the orchestra (featuring Will Bradley on trombone with unlisted others), records the titles "Caring", "My Love Serenade", "Go Tell Your Troubles To Somebody Else", and "When Are You Gonna Come Home" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Caring" and "When Are You Gonna Come Home" together as a single (Capitol 1516) and "My Love Serenade" and "Go Tell Your Troubles To Somebody Else" together as a single (Capitol 1442).
1951 - Don Wilson records narration overdubs on to band tracks recorded by The INR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Franz Andre in Brussels, Belgium in 1950 for the four parts of Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on Wilson's album "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (DBS-3094) as part of the label's Classics For Children line.
1952 - Pianist and vibraphonist Ben Light, with unlisted organ, guitar, bass and drums players, records the titles "Rose Room", "I Got Rhythm", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and "Benny's Bounce" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Light's album "Juke Box Favorites" (H-330).
65 Year Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #10 and his single "Strange" is #42 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Al Rogers and His Rocky Mountain Boys (lineup unlisted) record the titles "All Alone, All Alone", "Too Blue To Care", "Am I Seeing Things", and "I Hope It Will Be Me" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "All Alone, All Alone" and "Too Blue To Care" together as a single (Capitol 2435) and has yet to issue the last two titles.
1956 - Vocalist Betty Hutton, with Vic Schoen directing the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Sleepy Head" and "Hit The Road To Dreamland" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3383).
1956 - Les Baxter conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Green Eyes", "The Breeze And I""Nightingale", and "Ay, Ay, Ay" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Baxter's album "Caribbean Moonlight" (T 733).
1957 - The Farmer Boys (Bobby Adamson on lead vocals, Woodie Wayne Murray on harmony vocals), with The Desert Stars ("Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Gene Breeden on electric guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, Norman Hamlett on steel guitar, Bud Mills on bass, and Richard Stokes on drums), record the titles "Flash, Crash And Thunder", "Yearning, Burning Heart", "No One", and "Someone To Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Flash, Crash And Thunder" and "Someone To Love" together as a single (Capitol F3732) and "Yearning, Burning Heart" and "No One" together as a single (Capitol F3827).
1957 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Mannie Klein, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Vince De Rosa or John Cave on French horn, Willie Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Ted Nash, Babe Russin, Justin Gordon, and Jim Williamson on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch or Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Nick Bonney or Allan Reuss on guitar, Joe Comfort or Joe Mondragon on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Frank Flynn on vibraphones and percussion, and a unlisted string section led by Felix Slatkin) as they record the titles "You Leave Me Breathless", "Then I'm Happy", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Then I'll Be Happy" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" on Riddle's album "Hey! Let Yourself Go!" (T 814) and have yet to issue the take of "You Leave Me Breathless" recorded at this session but will release a take of the song recorded on February 25, 1957.
1957 - Buck Owens signs a recording contract with Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California
1961 - During two sessions held this day at Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood, California, piano and celeste player Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Dalton Smith, Bud Brisbois, Bob Rolfe, and Sanford Skinner on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Tom Shepard, Jim Amlotte, and Bob Knight on trombones, Albert Pollan on tuba, Dwight Carver, Gene Roland, Gordon Davison, and Joe Burnett on mellophones, Pete Chivily on bass, Art Anton on drums, and Larry Bunker on percussion) records the titles "O Holy Night""O Come All Ye Faithful", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" at the first session between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and the title "Angels We Have Heard On High" and some of "Christmas Medley - Joy To The World/We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Away In A Manger/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/The First Noel/Silent Night" at the second session between 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. After finishing recording "Christmas Medley" on March 14, 1961, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kenton's album "A Merry Christmas" (T 1621).
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Nowhere Man" with "What Goes On" on the flipside (Capitol 5587) in the United States.
1962 - Bobby Kalina, with unlisted others, records the titles "When Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Morning", "Two Loves", and "Old English, New English" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "When Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Morning" and "Two Loves" together as a single (Capitol 4747) and has yet to issue "Old English, New English".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King Cole with The Four Coins finish the last of three performances in Tokyo, Japan and will make other appearances around Japan on March 4, 1963.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jackie Gleason conducts a large string orchestra (with Charlie Venture on tenor saxophone but rest of the players are unlisted) as they record the titles "Colette", "La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)", "The Man That Got Away", and "Days Of Wine And Roses" (featuring Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's album "Movie Themes: For Lovers Only" (W/SW 1877).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trumpeter Charlie Shavers, with Billy Byers on trombone, Jerome Richardson on alto saxophone, Budd Johnson on tenor saxophone, Bruce Martin on piano, George Barnes on guitar, Tom Bryant on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums, records the titles "I Kid You Not", "Bossa Nova Petite", "Tenderly", "Period Of Adjustment", and "Shiny Stockings" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shavers' album "Excitement Unlimited" (T/ST 1883).
1966 - The Girls (vocalists Diane Sandoval,  Margaret Sandoval, Rosemary Sandoval, and Sylvia Sandoval), with unlisted others, record the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Goodbye, Boys, Goodbye" and "Top 20" and the titles "Chico's Girl" and "The Dumb Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the titles "Chico's Girl" and "The Dumb Song" together as a single (Capitol 5675).
1966 - The Roundabouts (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Falling So In Love With You" and "Hey! Little Lover" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5627).
1966 - Vocalist Verdelle Smith, with Alan Lorber conducting the orchestra (Irving Markowitz and Burt Collins on trumpets, Richard Berg on cornet, Joe Grimaldi and Art Kaplan on reeds, Ernie Hayes on organ, Lee Pockriss on piano, Allen Hanlon and Al Gorgoni on guitars, Russ Saunders and Earl Chaplin on bass, Maurice Belkin on cello, Ted Sommer on drums, and Michael Chimes on harmonica), records the titles "Over The Rainbow""Oh How Much I Love You", and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Smith's album "(Alone) In My Room" (T 2476).
1967 - The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts on guitar, with three other unlisted musicians) records the titles "I Will Wait For You", "All", "So Nice (Summer Samba)", and "The Face I Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Jaunty Jolly" (T/ST 2716).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hearts And Flowers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Color Your Daytime" and "Second-Hand Sundown Queen" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Of Horses, Kids & Forgotten Women" (ST 2868).
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Pop singles charts one day after being released and just 26 days after being recorded
1971 - Vocalist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (lineup unlisted), at a live performance at the Assembly of God Tabernacle in Keyes, California after a "Introduction" by Reverend J.D. Smith and the congregation singing "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms", perform the titles "Guide Me, Lord""The Family Bible""I'll Be List'ning", and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" with the congregation joining in, then Reverend Smith delivers the "Closing Prayer". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Haggard and The Strangers' two-LP set "The Land Of Many Churches" (SWBO-803).
1972 - Vocalist Roy Rogers, with unlisted others, records the titles "He'll Have To Go", "Candy Kisses", "Tennessee Waltz", "In Another Lifetime", and "A Letter To Roy" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "He'll Have To Go", "Candy Kisses", "Tennessee Waltz" on Rogers album "Take A Little Love" (ST-11020), "In Another Lifetime" as a single (Capitol 3490), and have yet to issue "A Letter To Roy".
1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, trombonist and percussionist Raul De Souza, with Patrice Rushen on electric piano, Dawilli Gonga on electric piano and synthesizer, Ian Underwood on synthesizer, Al McKay on guitar, Byron Miller on bass, Leon "Ngudu" Chancler on drums and vocals, Airto Moreira on percussion, records the titles "A Vontade Mesno (At Will)", "Banana Tree" Deborah Thomas, Lynn Davis, Victoria Miles, and Sybil Thomas on background vocals, and "A Song Of Love" at the first session and, with the addition of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, the titles "Bottom Heat", "Wires" with vocals by Leon "Ngudu" Chancler, and "Sweet Lucy" with Deborah Thomas, Lynn Davis, Victoria Miles, and Sybil Thomas on background vocals at the second session. After overdubs are recorded on February 22, 23, 24, 25 and March 7, 8, and 9, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on De Souza's album "Sweet Lucy" (ST-11648).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Navarro (lineup unlisted) records the title "There's A War" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Straight To The Heart" (SW-11784).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Saxophonist Gary Bartz, with unlisted others including a string section using arrangements by Wade Marcus, records the title "Penelope" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Bartz's album "Love Affair" (SW-11789).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - At two sessions held this day at The Rat Hole studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Johnny McRae, vocalist Mel McDaniel, with unlisted others, records the titles "Dim The Lights (And Pour The Wine)" and "Misty Morning Memories" at the first session and the titles "Love Is A Miracle" and "The Farm" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Dim The Lights (And Pour The Wine)", "Love Is A Miracle", and "The Farm" on McDaniel's album "The Farm" (ST-11779) and "The Farm" as a single (Capitol 4569) with "Every Square Has An Angle" (recorded November 23, 1977) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "Misty Morning Memories".
1987 - Crowded House's Capitol Records single "Don't Dream It's Over", with "That's What I Call Love" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Tanya Tucker (with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet)'s Capitol Records single "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love", with "Heartbreaker" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country Singles charts
1990 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records album "Nick Of Time" wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year
1990 - Paul McCartney, Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Columbia and Capitol (again) Records artist, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony
2007 - Al Viola, mandolin player, guitarist, member of the Page Cavanaugh Trio, session musician for motion pictures (most notably the mandolin solo in the soundtrack for "The Godfather"), and a Capitol Records and Liberty Records session musician at many sessions for Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Zappa and with Bobby Troup, dies of cancer at age 87 at his home in Studio City, California. I was able to talk to Al briefly at Bill Miller's wake in 2006 and he was a very approachable guy and was still performing until late January 2007 at Spazio, a jazz supper club, in Sherman Oaks, California
2011 - Haila Stoddard, actress, Broadway producer as herself and as Bonard Productions which produced in association with Charles Russel the musical "Sail Away" whose original Broadway cast album was distributed by Capitol Records, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at her home in Weston, Connecticut at age 97.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Gary Lewis and The Playboy's United Artists Records single "This Diamond Ring" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - "Murray The K" Kaufman, a disc jockey at Radio WINS in New York City and an early United States supporter of The Beatles (aka "The Fifth Beatle"), dies of cancer at age 60 in Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1977 - Members of the band KISS have small quantities of their blood taken after their appearance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York which will later be mixed with the red ink used for the band's pseudo-autobiographical Marvel Comics comic book
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Tom Glazer, a singer and songwriter (best known for "On Top of Spaghetti" [1963]) dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 88

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1937- Nancy Wilson, singer, television variety show host and actress, 1999 Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Nancy Sue Wilson in Chillicothe, Ohio
1946 - Jerome Giles, guitarist and the leader of the Capitol Records group J. Giles Band, is born in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Carlos Molina and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Palabras De Mujer" with vocalist Bobby Rivera and the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Acabaste" with vocals by Jean Colby, "Pearl Fisher", and "Siboney" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Palabras De Mujer" as a single (Capitol 307) with "Estoy Apriendo Ingles
(I'm Learning To Speak English)" (recorded June 19, 1945) on the flipside.
1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country charts
1952 - Billy May conducts his own compositions and arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Si Zentner and James Priddy on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Kinsler, Jules Jacob, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Meyer Rubin on bass, John Cyr on drums, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello) as they record the music tracks for the two parts of the title "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" and the two parts of the title "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" (originally entitled "14 Carrot Rabbit") at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. After Mel Blanc and June Foray record vocal tracks for "Tweet, Tweet, Tweeety" using a script adaptation by Alan Livingston and "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" using a script by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster on February 28, 1952, Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" on the children's record of the same title (CAS-3118) and both parts of "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" on the children's record of the same title (CAS-3119).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae and June Hutton, with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpets, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup also unlisted), record the titles "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon", "My Home Town Is A One Horse Town" without Hutton, "Ain't We Got Fun", and "Be My Little Bumble Bee" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Home Town Is A One Horse Town" and "Ain't We Got Fun" on the 7" EP "Songs From 'By The Light Of The Silvery Moon'" (EAP-1-422), "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" and "Be My Little Bumble Bee" on the 7" EP "Songs From 'By The Light Of The Silvery Moon'" (EAP-2-422), all titles and the album "Songs From 'By The Light Of The Silvery Moon'" (EBF/FBF-422 on a two disc 45 RPM EP and H-422 on 10" 33 1/3 RPM LP).
1957 - Vocalist Chester Smith and vocalist and guitarist Del Reeves, with Red Sylva on fiddle, Jim Pierce on piano, Buck Owens on lead guitar, Grover Jackson on guitar, Skeets McDonald on bass, and Hank Stallings on drums, record the titles "One Life To Live", "There'll Be Other Times" without Reeves on vocals, "You're Not The Changing Kind" without Smith on vocals, and "Love, Love, Love" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "One Life To Live" and "There'll Be Other Times" together as a single (Capitol F3692) and "You're Not The Changing Kind" and "Love, Love, Love" together as a single (Capitol F3819).
1957 - During two session held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on saxophone,Laurindo Almeida and Jack Marshall on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio, Frank Carlson, and Frank Guerrero on drums and percussion, Lou Singer on drums and vibraphones, and Carlos Mejia on bongos), records the titles "I Learn A Merengue Mama" and "From A Logical Point Of View" at the first session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and a new take of "From A Logical Point Of View" and the titles "They Dance All Night" and "Take Me Down To Lover's Row" at the second session between 11:30 PM and 2:30 AM on February 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the first take of ""From A Logical Point Of View" which is listed as lost,  on Mitchum's album "Calypso - Is Like So..." (T 853).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, Nat "King" Cole overdubs vocals for the titles "Te Queiro Dijiste (Mucho, Mucho) (Magic Is The Moonlight)", "Arrivederci Roma (Goodbye To Rome)", and "Quizas, Quizas, Quiza (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)" over instrumental tracks recorded by Armando Romeu, Jr. And His Orchestra at the Panart Studio in Havana, Cuba in 1957 at the first session and for the titles "Las Mananitas (Few Early Morning)" and "Adelita" at the second session,  over instrumental tracks recorded by Mariachis de Alfredo Serra at the Panart Studio in Havana, Cuba. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Cole's album "Cole Español" (W1031). Bear Family Records will also issue all the titles in the box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Leopold Stokowski conducts a string orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Berger's "Rondino Giocoso", Purcell's "Hornpipe (From 'King Arthur' Suite)", Handel's "Tamburino (From 'Alcina')", and Boccherini's "Menuet" at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Stokowski's album "String Orchestra" (P/SP-8458).
1959 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records album "Hymns" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.1961 - The Derringers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Maybe Baby" and "Pledging My Love" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Venet. Capitol Records will issue "Maybe Baby" as a single (Capitol 4572) with "Don't Deceive Me" (recorded March 29, 1961) on the flipside. No release information is listed for "Pledging My Love".
1962 - B. Phillips records the title "The Laughing Man" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1962  - Vocalist Jan Howard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Tomorrow You Won't Even Know My Name", "The Belle Of The Ball", and "Please Pass The Kisses" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Tomorrow You Won't Even Know My Name" and "Please Pass The Kisses" together as a single (Capitol 4744) and "The Belle Of The Ball" on Howard's album "Sweet & Sentimental" (T 1779).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole, with The Four Coins, performs the second of three shows in Tokyo, Japan.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Al Martino, with unlisted others, records the titles "Chitarra Romana", "Al Di La", "Maria Mari", and "Vurria" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martino's album "The Italian Voice Of Al Martino" (T/ST 1907).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jackie Gleason conducts a large string orchestra (lineup unlisted but features Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet) as they record "Love Theme From 'Mutiny On The Bounty (Follow Me)", "A Home In The Meadow", "Theme From Tara Bulba (The Wishing Star)", and "Lawrence Of Arabia (featuring Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's album "Movie Themes: For Lovers Only" (W/SW 1877).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trumpetist Charlie Shavers, with Billy Byers on trombone, Jerome Richardson on alto saxophone, Budd Johnson on tenor saxophone, Bruce Martin on piano, George Barnes on guitar, Tom Bryant on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums, records the titles "Heckle Me", "Undecided", "School Days", and "Opus Five" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Heckle Me" and will issue the rest of the titles on Shaver's album "Excitement Unlimited" (T/ST 1883).
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "That Means a Lot" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios around midday
1966 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with John Barry conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes players of horns, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and strings) records the titles "Born Free" and "Other People" in London, England. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5623).
1967 - On her 30th birthday, vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Audino, Ray Triscari, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet, Vernon Friley, Lew McCreary, Dick Noel, and William Schaefer on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Ernest Green, Justin Gordon, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophone,s Don Trenner on piano, Mike Melvoin on organ, John Collins on guitar, Charles Williams on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums, Latin percussion, and bells), records the titles "What Now, My Love""Mercy, Mercy, Mercy""Winchester Cathedral", and "Alfie" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM with producer Dave Cavanaugh. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Just For Now" (T/ST 2712) and "Alfie" also as a bonus track on the CD release of Wilson's album "Hollywood-My Way" (3-64641-2).
1967 - The Ted Neeley Five (lineup unlisted) record the titles "You Must Believe Me" and "Love Her" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5781).
1967 - The Duncan Brothers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It's Magic", "Warm, Soft And Good", "Theme Of Love", and "A Feelin'" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records a new take of the title "Visions Of Sugarplums", "Have I Stayed Away Too Long?", "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde", and "She Called Me Baby" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "Have I Stayed Away Too Long?" and "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" on March 11, 1968, for "Visions Of Sugarplums" and "She Called Me Baby" on March 12, 1968, and for "She Called Me Baby" on April 14, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Campbell's album "A New Place In The Sun" (ST 2907).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Maffit & Davies (guitarists Clark Maffitt and Brian Davies), with Michael Lang on piano, Jimmy Bond and Joe Osborne on bass, James Gordon on drums, and Milt Holland on tabla, record the titles "City Sidewalks" and "A Kind Word" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "City Sidewalks" on the duo's album "The Rise & Fall Of Honesty" (ST 2999). No issuing information is listed for "A Kind Word".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ, and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, guitar, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) record the titles "If I Lose" and "Long Distance Operator" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the CD "Music From The Big Pink Remastered" (5-25390-2).
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flipside, is released by Capitol Records in the United States just 25 days after being recorded
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Billy May conducts The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "All The Things You Are", "Fascination", "The Impossible Dream", "Theme For Young Lovers", and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles, except "The Impossible Dream", in the three-LP set "Volume 6 - Billy May" (STL 246) and, after overdubs are recorded in March of 1973, will issue "The Impossible Dream" in the three-LP set "Volume 7 - Billy May" (STL 247) as part of its "As You Remember Them" series.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Navarro (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Run Away" and "Already Here" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's album "Straight To The Heart" (SW-11784).
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice actor (best known for "Donald Duck") and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 80
1991 - Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Zapple, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon is posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
2007 - Capitol Records releases Luscious Jackson's compilation album "Greatest Hits"
2009 - I was interviewed for a documentary about Johnny Mercer by director/producer Bruce Ricker at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA in the Eastwood Sound Stage. I followed Leonard Maltin and Miles Kreuger and met Richard Carpenter on the way in.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Dave Guard And The Calypsonians, forerunners of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, record an acetate demo of "Run Joe"
1961 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "Little Boy Sad", with "(I Go) Down To The River" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country singles charts55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Guitarist Grant Green, with John Patton on organ and Ben Dixon on drums, record the titles "Look At That Girl", "Personality", "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "This Little Girl Of Mine", "I'm Just A Lucky So And So", "Have You Ever Had The Blues", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", and "Big John" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will reject the take of "I'm Just A Lucky So And So" and will issue the rest of the titles on Green's CD "Blues For Lou" (5-21438-2).
1972 - James C. Bracken, co-owner of Vee Jay Records, dies in Chicago, Illinois at age 62.
1982 - Chrysalis Records artist Pat Benatar marries guitarist Neil Giraldo in Hawaii.

Monday, February 19, 2018

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1936 - Bob Engemann, singer with the Capitol Records group The Lettermen, is born in Highland Park, Michigan
1960 - Mike Lookinland, actor (best known as Bobby Brady in "The Brady Bunch"), singer, and Capitol Records artist (1974), is born Michael Paul Lookinland in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Igor Stravinsky conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record parts of Stravinsky's "The Card Game (Jeu De Cartes)", which they will finish recording at another session on February 21, 1938, in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue the complete piece (which includes "The First Deal" in two parts, "The Second Deal" in two parts, and "The Third Deal" in two parts) on the album "STRAVINSKY - The Card Game (Jeu De Cartes)" (L-8028).
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Nat "King" Cole reports to the Army and is turned down.
1947 - The Benny Goodman Quintet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Ernie Felice on accordion, Jess Stacy on piano, Harry Babasin on bass, and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the titles "I Know That You Know" featuring Ernie Felice on accordion and Harry Babasin on bass and "I Can't Get Started" then Benny Goodman (still on clarinet), with pianist Nadia Reisenberg,  record Weber's "Grand Duo Concertante For Piano Forte & Clarinet" in two parts at Radio Recorders' studios on 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Know That You Know" on the multi-artist compilation album "Campus Capers" (BD-58), "I Can't Get Started" on Goodman's album "Easy Does It!" (H-295), and have yet to issue either part of "Grand Duo Concertante For Piano Forte & Clarinet".
1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with rhythm accompaniment (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Moon Was Yellow", "Cheek To Cheek", and "S'posin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Moon Was Yellow" and "Cheek To Cheek" on Cole's album "Keys To Romance" (H-175) and have yet to issue the take of "S'posin'" recorded at this session.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a Thursday and The King Cole Trio appear at The Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Yvonne DeCarlo, Jack Leonard, and Carl Sands and His Orchestra. The trio performs "Ballerina", "What'll I Do?", "Save The Bones For Henry Jones", "Baby I Need You", and finishes up with "Those Things Money Can't Buy".
1951 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "The Hot Canary" with vocals by Paul Nero,  "Dreamy Melody", "Swingin' Down The Lane" with vocals by Roy Cordell and The Ewing Sisters (lineup unlisted), and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the take of "Dreamy Melody" recorded at this session and will issue "The Hot Canary" and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" together as a single (Capitol 1430) and "Swingin' Down The Lane" as a single (Capitol 1905) with "The Tavern Song" (recorded October 12, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra Ray Anthony(tp,arr-1) (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White also on trumpets, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Bob Quatsoe, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman and Steve Cole on clarinets and alto saxophones, Cliff Hoff and Robert "Buddy" Wise on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Danny Gregus on guitar, Frank Szosteck on bass, and Howie Mann on drums) record the titles "Vilia" using an arrangement by Ray Anthony, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle" using an arrangement by George Williams in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Villa" as a single (Capitol 1556) with "Melancholy Rhapsody" (recorded November 3, 1950) on the flipside, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" together as a single (Capitol 1438), and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle on Anthony's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Fox Trots" (T 258).
1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Leon Payne, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Lionel Lester Taylor on piano, Jimmy Bryant on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass), records the titles "Poke Salad Green""Weeping Willow", "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful", and "Mailman" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Poke Salad Green" and "Weeping Willow" together as a single (Capitol 2055), "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful" as a single (Capitol 2454), and "Mailman" as a single (Capitol 2295).
1952 - Rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist Floyd "Ole" Rasmussen and His Nebraska Cornhuskers (Kenny Cannan on trombone, John "Woody" Applewhite and Marvin "Rocky" Stone on fiddle, Edward Austin Strode on piano, Jerry Carter on accordion, Earl Finley, Jr. on electric guitar, William "Billy" Tonneson on steel guitar, Virgil "Lee" Stone on bass, and Joe Muto on drums) record the titles "Did The Man In The Moon Come From Texas?" with vocals by Teddy Wilds, the instrumentals "Duke's C Jam Blues" and "New Star Rag", and "Tuxedo Junction" with vocals by Virgil "Lee" Stone at Capitol Records studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Did The Man In The Moon Come From Texas?" and "Duke's C Jam Blues" together as a single (Capitol 2015), "New Star Rag" as a single (Capitol 2093), and "Tuxedo Junction" as a single (Capitol 2379).
1952 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter records the title "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" (lyrics by Ned Washington and music by Dimitri Tiomkin) to be used under the opening credits for the Stanley Kramer Productions/United Artists film "High Noon" with Merle Travis and Ernest Varner on guitars under the direction of Tiomkin. Ritter will record a studio version for Capitol Records on May 14, 1952 which the label will issue as a single (Capitol 2120). The version recorded on February 19, 1952 will win an Academy Award for Best Song at The 25th Academy Awards ceremony held at the RKO Pantages Theater on March 19, 1953.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Capitol Records files the masters it purchased for Les Paul and Mary Ford's titles "I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World" (with vocals by Mary Ford) and "Sleep" and will issue them together as a single (Capitol 2400).
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Robin Hood" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1957 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Art De Pew, Jack Laubach, and Jack Holman also on trumpet, Jimmy Henderson, Lew McCreary, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Med Flory on clarinet and alto saxophone, Gene Merlino also on alto saxophone, Bob Enevoldsen and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Bill Richmond on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "This Could Be The Night" with vocals by Gener Merlino and the instrumental titles "The Incredible Shrinking Man" and "Sleepy Lagoon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "This Could Be The Night" and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" together as a single (Capitol F3676) and "Sleepy Lagoon" on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Star Dancing" (T 831).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Bobby & Jim (lineup unlisted), with Johnny Otis and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record new takes of the titles "Carry My Books" and "A Lover Can't Tell" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the new takes together as a single (Capitol F3969).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Andy Griffith, with Dick Reynolds and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", "Andy's Lament", "Midnight Special", and "(She's) Bad, Bad Business" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" and "Andy's Lament" together as a single, "Midnight Special" and "(She's) Bad, Bad Business" together as a single (Capitol F4052), all the titles except "Midnight Special" on Griffith's album "This Here" (T 1215) and "Midnight Special" on the album "Andy Griffith Shouts The Blues And Old Timey Songs" (T/ST 1105).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Leopold Stokowski conducts a string orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Tchaikovsky's "Andante Cantabile (From 'Quartet N° 1 In D Major, Opus 11')" and Turina's "La Oracion Del Torero" at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles in the album "The String Orchestra" (P/SP-8458).
1962 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunrise In Siberia", "12th Street Twist", and "Whistling Ping Pong Game" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Sunrise In Siberia" and "12th Street Twist" together as a single (Capitol 4727) and has yet to issue "Whistling Ping Pong Game".
1962 - Rubin Williams, with unlisted others, records the titles "Blow Out The Sun" and "A Burning Memory" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4769).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King Cole, with The Four Coins, begins the first of three performance dates in Tokyo, Japan.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 -  Vocalist Marian Montgomery, with (collectively) Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Taylor on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Wayne on guitars, Milt Hinton or Joe Benjamin on bass, Osie Johnson on drums, Joe Venuto and Phil Kraus on vibraphones and xylophones, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion, records the titles "'Deed I Do", "The Exciting Mr. Fitch", and "Good Morning Heartache" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Montgomery's album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers" (T/ST 1884).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Nashville Singers (lineup unlisted), with unlisted others, records the titles "The Long Black Veil" and "The Bottom Of The Glass" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5017).
1965 - The Beatles record the track "You're Going To Lose That Girl" during a three-hour long session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Buddy Fo, with unlisted others, records the titles "And I Love Her", "That's Life", and "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Fo's album "Buddy Fo's New Hawaii" (ST 2879).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ, and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, guitar, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) record the title "Lonesome Suzie" as well as overdubs at the first session and another take and overdubs for the same title at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the take from the first session on the CD "Music From The Big Pink Remastered" (5-25390-2) and the final mix of the take from the second session on the group's album "Music From Big Pink" (SKAO 2955) as also on the CD "Music From The Big Pink Remastered".
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "This World Of Ours" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - Badfinger's Apple Records album "Straight Up", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the Pop album charts
1977 - Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole wins the Best R&B Female Vocal Performance Grammy for her track "Sophisticated Lady"
1977 - Wings' Capitol Records single "Maybe I'm Amazed", with "Soily" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - Amy Holland, with unlisted others and producer Michael McDonald, records the titles "You And I", "I Hang On Your Every Word", and "Not Enough" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You And I" and "I Hang On Your Every Word" on Holland's album "On Your Every Word" (ST-12178) and has yet to issue "Not Enough".
1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of the Chiffon's "He's So Fine" for his Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord" which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock (aka future Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent) enters the US Navy
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Jazz Crusaders (Wayne Henderson on trombone and euphonium, Wilton Felder on tenor saxophone, Joe Sample on piano, Bobby Haynes on bass, and Stix Hooper on drums) record the titles "Turkish Black", "Lonely Horn", and "Boopie" at the Pacific Jazz Studio in Los Angeles, California for Pacific Jazz Records. After EMI acquires Pacific Jazz's catalog, Blue Note Records will issue "Turkish Black" and "Lonely Horn" in the album "Tough Talk" (BN-LA170-G2) and "Boopie" in the album "The Young Rabbits" (BN-LA530-H2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trumpetist Howard McGhee, with Phil Porter on organ, Larry Ridley on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums, records the titles "Blue Bell", "Lonely Town", "Satin Doll", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Secret Love", and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" at the Regent Sound Studios in New York City, New York for United Artists Records which will release all the titles on McGhee's album "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" (UAJS 14028). After EMI acquires United Artists' catalog, Blue Note Records will issue all the titles in Japan in the CD release of the album (TOCJ-6302).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
140 Years Ago Today In 1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison who, after making a sketch of the device, paid his assistant $18 to make it.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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

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

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

FEBRUARY 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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

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

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