Sunday, December 10, 2017

DECEMBER 10, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1914 - Dorothy Lamour, motion picture actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (in duets with fellow Capitol Records artist Bob Hope), is born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana
1924 - Ken Albers, arranger, trumpet player, mellophone player, and bass singer with the Capitol Records group The Four Freshmen, is born in Pitman, NJ
1951 - Johnny Rodriguez, singer, songwriter, television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1987-1988) is born in a four room house in Sabinal, Texas that he will share with his parents and 9 older siblings.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Paul Geil, Uan Rasey, and Irv Shulkin on trumpet, Lester Jenkins, Si Zentner, and Bill Shaefer on trombone, Heinie Beau and Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Harold Lawson and Harry Schuchman on tenor saxophone, Bob Poland on baritone saxophone, Buddy Cole on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the tracks "Body And Soul", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Sunset and Vine" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "Join The Band" (H-237).
1945 - Margaret Whiting (on vocals), with Carl Kress conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "In Love In Vain" and "All Through The Day" at radio station WMCA's studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 240).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Andy Russell, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "If I Were You", "Love Of My Life", "Long After Tonight", and "It Only Happens When I Dance With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "If I Were You" and "It Only Happens When I Dance With You" together as a single (Capitol 15086), "Love Of My Life" as a single (Capitol 15063) with "Blue Shadows On The Trail" (recorded December 12, 1947) on the flipside, and "Long After Tonight" as a single (Capitol 15055) with Andy and Della Russell's title "What Do I Have To Do" (recorded December 13, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki on harmonicas) records the titles "Adios", "When I Lost You", and "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Adios" and "When I Lost You" on the trio's album "Harmonica Holiday" (CCF-229) and have yet to issue "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Margaret O'Brien, with Billy May and His Orchestra (Ray Martinez on violin, uncredited Latin percussionists, and unlisted others), records the title "Let's Fly To Mexico" in three parts in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all three parts on O'Brien's album "Let's Fly To Mexico" (CC-71).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes string section), records the titles "This Is The Moment", "Congratulations", "Make Believe", and "If I Loved You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "This Is The Moment" and "Congratulations" together as a single (Capitol 15139) and "Make Believe" and "If I Loved You" on Stafford's album "Autumn In New York" (CCF-197).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California, The Mel Powell Quintet (Mel Powell on piano, Jake Porter on trumpet and vocals, Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone, Red Callender on bass, and Lee Young on drums), with orchestral accompaniment (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Anything Goes" without Jake Porter on trumpet and orchestral accompaniment, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "You Go To My Head" with only Powell on piano, and "You Better Not Mess With Me" with vocals by Jack Porter and orchestral accompaniment at the first session and the titles "If Dreams Come True" again with orchestral accompaniment, "There's A Small Hotel" without Porter on trumpet and Myers on tenor saxophone, and "Hallelujah" without Porter on trumpet at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Anything Goes", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "You Go To My Head", "There's A Small Hotel" and "Hallelujah" on Powell's album "Mel Powell On Piano" (CC-87). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Trumpet player Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra (Archie Johnson, Bobby Peck, and Jack Stametz also on trumpet, Chris Griffin, Will Bradley, Keith Butterfield, and Ray Jenkins on trombones, Bill Stegmeyer on clarinet and alto saxophone, Earl Pearson on alto saxophone, Art Drellinger on tenor saxophone, Norman Elvin on baritone saxophone, Mickey Crane on piano, Hy White on guitar, Sam Bruno on bass, and Cozy Cole on drums) record the titles "Jittebug Waltz, "Lover Man", and "The Night Of December" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Lover Man" on the album "Classics In Jazz - Billy Butterfield" (H-424) and have yet to issue either "Jitterbug Waltz" or "The Night Of December".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, records four unlisted titles at the first session and fifteen unlisted titles at the second session. No issuing information for any of the titles is listed.
1951 - The Oklahoma Ranch Hands (accordion player Ernie Felice and unlisted Square Dance musicians) record the music parts for the titles "Charlie My Boy", "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time", "If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)", and "There'll Be Some Changes Made" in Los Angeles, California. After Paul Phillips' Square Dance calls are dubbed on the titles, Capitol Records will issue each title as a separate 78 album single: "Charlie My Boy" (DAS-4021), "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" (DAS-4022), "If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)" (DAS-4023), and "There'll Be Some Changes Made" (DAS-4024).
1951 - Trumpet player Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Clayton Cash, and Uan Rasey also on trumpet, Si Zentner, Ed Kusby, and Tommy Pederson on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Romersa on alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), record the titles "Memphis Blues""Sugar Blues""Basin Street Blues", and "St. Louis Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the bands album "Sugar Blues" (CCN-311).
1951 - Harold Byrns conducts The Harold Byrns Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Edvard Grieg's "The Holberg Suite" in four parts at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the orchestra's album "ARENSKY - Variations On A Theme By Tchaikovsky/GRIEG - The Holberg Suite" (P-8158).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - A mastering session is held in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records' titles "Christmas 1952, Promotional Record, Side 1" and "Christmas 1952, Promotional Record, Side 2". No issuing information is listed.
1955 - Jackie Gleason's Vocal Orchestra with The Voices of Artie Malvin (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Capri In May (Je Me Sens Si Bien)" and "You're My Greatest Love (The Theme Of 'The Honeymooners')" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3337).
1956 - Capitol Records files the masters that it purchased for guitarist Les Paul and vocalist Mary Ford's titles "Cinco Robles" and "Ro-Ro-Robinson" and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3612).
1956 - During two sessions held this day between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, pianist George Shearing records the titles "Stella By Starlight", "On The Street Where You Live", "Tenderly", and "So Would I" at the first session and "Sigh No More", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "If", and a rejected take of "My Funny Valentine" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Stella By Starlight", "On The Street Where You Live", "Sigh No More", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "If" on Shearing's album "The Shearing Piano" (T 909), and add "Tenderly" and "So Would I" on the CD release of the album in Europe (5-31574-2).
1956 - During two sessions that take place to day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Amos Lee Hedrick, Julian Franklin "Curly" Lewis, and Billy Peters on fiddle, Donald Charles McDaniel on piano, Merle Travis on guitar, Floyd Lester "Bobbie" White on steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Paul McGhee on drums) record the titles "You'll Be The One", "I Don't Want To Know", "Someone Can Steal Your Love From Me", and "Old Napoleon" at the first session that was scheduled to go from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM but was extended another hour to 2:00 PM and "I Was the First One" and "Rockin' In The Congo" at the second session from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "You'll Be The One", "I Don't Want To Know", "Someone Can Steal Your Love From Me", and "Old Napoleon" on the group's album "Hank" (T 826) and "I Was the First One" and "Rockin' In The Congo" on Thompson's album "Most Of All" (T 1360).
1956 - Guy Lombardo conducts His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Want What You Got" with vocals by Kenny Gardner and the Lombardo Trio (lineup unlisted), "I Wont Let You Out Of My Heart" with vocals by Kenny Gardner, and "Our Little Ranch House" with vocals by Kenny Gardner and The Lombardo Trio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I Want What You Got" and "Our Little Ranch House" together as a single (Capitol F3682) and "I Won't Let You Out Of My Heart" as a single (Capitol F3613) with "Tears In Your Eyes" (recorded December 17, 1956) on the flipside.
1956 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Carmen Dragon conducts pianist Emanuel Bay and The Hollywood Bowl Symphony (lineup unlisted) as they record Chopin's "Prelude In A Major, Op. 28, N° 7""Prelude In E Minor, Op.28, N° 4", and "Nocturne In E Flat, Op. 9, N° 2" at the first session and a new take of "Nocturne In E Flat, Op. 9, N° 2", as well as "Etude In E, Op. 10, N° 3" and "Waltz In D Flat, Op. 64, N° 1 ('Miniature Waltz')" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the version of "Nocturne In E Flat, Op. 9, N° 2" recorded at the first session, on the orchestra's album "Chopin By Starlight" (P-8371).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" airs at 7:30 PM EST on NBC-TV and features The Mills Brothers performing "Lazy River", "Paper Doll" and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and Nat singing "These Foolish Things", "Love is Sweeping the Country" and "Lullaby of Leaves".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Max Lipscomb on piano and rhythm guitar, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda as clapper boys and chorus) record the titles "You Belong To Me", "Keep It A Secret", and "Yes, I Love You Baby" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "You Belong To Me" on the group's album "Gene Vincent Rocks And The Blue Caps Roll" (T 970), "Keep It A Secret" on Vincent's album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (T 1059), and "Yes I Love You Baby" as a single (Capitol 4010) with "Rocky Road Blues" (recorded March 27, 1958) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, clarinetist, alto saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader Les Brown and His Band Of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpets, Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombones, arranger Jim Hill on bass trombone, Stumpy Brown also on bass trombone, Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flutes, clarinets and alto saxophones, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Butch Stone on clarinet and baritone saxphone, Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones and bass clarinet, Don Trenner on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, arranger Don Bagley on bass, Lloyd Morales on drums, and David Grupp on percussion and bells), using additional arrangements by Frank Comstock, record the beginning of the titles "Rhapsody In Blue" and "An American In Paris" at the first session and the end of both titles at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on Brown and the band's album "Concert Modern" (T/ST 959).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Joseph Levine conducts The Ballet Theatre Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record parts Tchaikovsky's "Suite From 'The Sleeping Beauty'" in at Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. After the rest of the parts of "Suite From 'The Sleeping Beauty'" are recorded the next day on December 11, 1957, Capitol Records will issue the complete mix of the title on the album "TCHAIKOVSKY - The Sleeping Beauty" (P/SP-8449).
1959 - The Kingston Trio record the track "The Mountains O' Mourne", with Nick Guard doing lead vocal, for their Capitol Records album "Sold Out"
1961 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with David "Buck" Wheat on bass, guitar, and leading other unlisted musicians, record German language versions of the titles "Rocky" and "Old Kentucky Land" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single in German (Capitol Germany K 22442) and on the four-CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (James Edward "Jimmy" Belken, Tommy Camfield, and Curtis Ray Potter on fiddles, Jimmy Pruett on piano, Billy Gray and Merle Travis also on guitars, Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar, and Bernard Nelson Young on drums), record the titles "San Antonio rose" and "Detour" at the first session between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM and the titles "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down", and "Beer Barrell Polka" at the second session between 11:15 PM and 4:00 AM on December 12, 1962. Capitol Records will issue all titles on Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys' album "Country Hits" (T/ST 2089).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball Adderley, with Pedro Paulo(tp-1) Paulo Moura-1, Sergio Mendes on piano, Durval Ferreira on guitar, Octavio Bailly Jr. on bass, and Dom Um Romao on drums, records the titles "Sambop", "O Amor Em Paz" with the addition of Pedro Paulo on trumpet and Paulo Moura also on alto saxophone, eight takes of "Corcovado", and "Minha Saudade" in the Plaza Sound Studio in New York City, New York for Riverside Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters of all the titles (though only take 6 and take 8 of "Corcovado") and first issue them all, except take 6 of "Corcovado" on Adderley's album "Viva Cannonball!" (T/ST 2877) and all the titles and the two takes of "Corcovado" on the CD "Cannonball Adderley" (5-22667-2).
1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Love’s Gonna Live Here" is #1 on the Country singles charts
1965 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted others) records the tracks "I Get Fooled, Don't I?" and "Love Me Like That" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on James' album "True Love's A Blessing" (T 2500).
1965 - David Clayton-Thomas recorded the tracks "Out Of The Sunshine", "Born With The Blues", "Take Me Back" and a unissued take of "Send Her Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records purchased the masters and registered them on January 14, 1966 and released the first and third track together as a single through its subsidiary Tower Records (Tower 206) and the second track as a single (Tower 263) with "Brainwashed" (recorded on July 13, 1966) on the flipside.
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Good Vibrations" peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will stay for one week.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Steve Miller Blues Band signs with Capitol Records for $50,000 (an unheard of amount at the time for an "unknown" band signing their first contract). Capitol will later run a trade ad with a photo of Miller asking who is this man and why did Capitol pay him so much?
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Epic Splendor's titles "Jim's Tune", "Looking At Leaves", and "Reputation" but has yet to issue any of the titles.
1969 - Jim and Irene Croce record the as yet unissued track "Gunga Din" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1970 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals), with Larry Butler on piano, Jack Eubanks, Glenn David Keener, Billy Sanford, and Lawrence Wilkerson on guitar, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass, and Murrey "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the tracks "I Can See Sunshine", "Unforgotten Man", "High Heaven", and "For The Good Times" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stewart's album "Baby It's Yours" (ST 687).
1976 - Capitol Records releases Wings' album "Wings Over America"
1980 - Future Flight (Brynwood Tanner, David Swanson, Sy Jeffries, Anthony Patler on vocals with Anthony Patler on bass, synthesizer and Moog bass, clavinet, acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, and rhythm guitar) record the track "24 Hour Service" at Concorde Recording Center in Los Angeles, California with producer Lamont Dosier. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Future Flight" (ST-12154).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Monkey Time" and "Outside Looking Inside" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Monkey Time" as a single (Capitol 5254) with "Sports Fans" (recorded January 7, 1982) on the flipside.

1985 - George Clinton (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Do Fries Go With That Shake?" at United Sound Studio in Detroit Michigan. Capitol Records will issue the track on Clinton's album "R & B Skeletons (In The Closet)" (ST-12481).
1986 - A instrumental version of Da Krash's "Trapped In Phases" is mastered. No issuing information is listed but possibly released as the flipside of the vocal version (Capitol 44193).
1996 - Faron Young, singer, guitarist and Capitol Records artist, dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred the day before on December 9, 1996. Later, per his request, Young is cremated and his ashes spread over Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee.
1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for the Capitol Records group The Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, New York at age 56

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1893 - Lew Brown, lyricist and part of the songwriting team of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson with Capitol Records' co-founder Buddy DeSylva, is born Louis Brownstein in Odessa, Russia
1900 - The Gramophone Company Ltd. transfers its business to a newly incorporated company, registered as The Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd. The company would later become EMI, Capitol Records' one-time parent company.
1949 - Antoine "Fats" Domino records his first tracks for Imperial Records, including "The Fat Man", one of the earliest rock and roll records. Imperial's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, Universal Music Group.
1965 - Parlophone Records releases comedian and actor Peter Sellers' single "A Hard Day's Night" (arranged and conducted by George Martin), with "Help" on the flipside, in the U.K. (Parlophone R 4393). Sellers and Martin had worked together earlier on recordings by the cast of the BBC Radio series "The Goon Show". Capitol Records will later release the single in the United States (Capitol 5580). Sellers will later perform "A Hard Day's Night" live on television.
1968 - Al and Judi Martino are married.
1981 - David Laskey records the title "Got To Find Love". EMI America Records, a division of Capitol Records, will issue the title as a single (EMI-America 8118) with "I Don't Go Shopping" (recorded May 10, 1982) on the flipside. If anyone has any additional session information, please leave a comment.
2005 - Patricia Lynn Yearwood and former Capitol Records Nashville artist Troyal Garth Brooks are married at their home near Claremore, Oklahoma. It was Brooks' second marriage and the third for Yearwood.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., son of former Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, is released unharmed by his kidnappers after his father pays their $240,000 ransom demand. The kidnappers were subsequently apprehended and convicted. Later, a motion picture called "Stealing Sinatra" is made about the events.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Three days after the release of his Stax Records single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", singer Otis Redding, age 26, and The Bar-Kays (Redding's backup group who had their own hit, "Soul Finger", in June 1967) members Ronald Caldwell (keyboard player, age 19), Carl Cunningham (drummer, age 18), Phalon Jones (saxophonist, age 18), and James King (guitarist, age 18) are killed in the crash of a private plane in Lake Monona, near Madison, Wisconsin. Ben Cauley, The Bar-Kays' trumpet player, survives the crash and will briefly reform the group with James Alexander, the band's bass player (who had not been on the plane), and replacements for the other members.
1991 - Alan Freed, the disc jockey credited with giving "Rock 'N' Roll" its name, is posthumously (Freed died January 20, 1965) awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday, December 09, 2017

DECEMBER 9, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Donny Osmond, singer, Broadway musical performer, television variety and talk show host, member of the group The Osmonds, part of a duo with his sister, Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond, and a Capitol Records solo artist (1989-1990), is born Donald Clark Osmond in Ogden, Utah. I met and briefly talked to him at the listening party for Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers' album "Conscious Party" held in Virgin Records America's offices. I think we were the only two who didn't drink alcohol or smoke (anything). :)
1958 - Nick Seymour, painter, record producer, and electric bass player for the Capitol Records group Crowded House, is born Nicholas More Seymour in Benalla, Victoria, Australia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Pianist Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Far Away Island" with vocals by Ray Kellogg, "Misirlou", and "Dancing With A Deb" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Far Away Island" and "Misirlou" together as a single (Capitol 351) and "Dancing With A Deb" as a single (Capitol 441) with "Dream On A Summer Night" (recorded March 26, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse and Her Boogie Woogie Sextet(Vernon "Geechie" Smith on trumpet, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Pete Johnson on piano, Ulysses Livingstone on guitar, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Lee Young on drums), conduted by Dave Cavanaugh, record the titles "Early In The Mornin'", "Bombo B. Bailey", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" in Radio Recorders' Studio B at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Early In The Mornin'" and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" together as a single (Capitol 487) and "Bombo B. Bailey" as a single (Capitol 15097) with "A Little Further Down The Road A-Piece" (recorded May 7, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Jake Porter on trumpet, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Mel Powell on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Artie Shapiro on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums) records the titles "I'm In A Crying Mood", "High Falutin'", and (without Porter on trumpet) "That's A Plenty" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "High Falutin'" on the multi-artist compilation album "Classics In Jazz - Small Combos" (H-322) and "That's A Plenty" on Goodman's album "Benny Goodman - Easy Does It!" (CCN-295). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955" (MQ6-148 on vinyl and MD4-148 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Margaret Whiting, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but included string section), records the titles "Please Don't Kiss Me", "St. Louis Blues", "My Own True Love", and "It's You Or No One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Please Don't Kiss Me" as a single (Capitol 15058) with "April Showers" (recorded January 3, 1947) on the flipside, "St. Louis Blues" as a single (57-724) with "It's A Most Unusual Day" (recorded June 23, 1949) on the flipside, "My Own True Love" as a single (Capitol 15278) with "Faraway Places" (recorded October 1, 1948) on the flipside, and "It's You Or No One" as a single (Capitol 15079) with "Nobody But You" (recorded December 23, 1947) on the flipside.
1949 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart)'s Capitol Records single "Yingle Bells", with "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Hot Lips" featuring Red Nicols and Pete Condoli on trumpet, "Tell Me Tonight" with vocals by Ralph Siegwald, "The Building Of A Band (The Bells Of St. Mary's" with narration by Heidt, and "The Lord's Prayer" also with vocals by Ralph Siegwald in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights' album "Souvenirs" (H-402).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Joe Resetar and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Plastic Polka", "Hi-Dee-Hey-Dee-Ho", "Velvet Polka", and "So Long, Darlin'" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - A mastering session is held in Los Angeles, California to put together six promotional records using materials from various artists for Capitol Records: Popular Promotion Releases Of January And February 1953 (PRO 114), "Children's Promotion For Releases Of January And February 1953" (PRO 115), "Classical Promotion For January 1953 Releases" (PRO 116), "Popular And Children Promotion Of January 1953 Releases" (PRO 117), "Classical Promotion Of February 1953 Releases" (PRO 118), and "Popular And Children Promotion of February 1953 Releases (PRO 119).
1953 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (Arthur "Skeets" Herfert, Harry Klee, and Warren Webb on reeds; Tommy Pederson on trombone; John Cave and John Graas on french horns; George Roberts on bass trombone; Robert Bain on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Alvin Stoller on drums; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Paul Robyn and Dave Sterkin on viola; and Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "Rain (Falling From The Skies)" (which will be released as single Capitol 2816 with the flipside being "Three Coins In A Fountain" in 1954), "Young At Heart" (after it had been turned down by Nat "King" Cole and will be released as the flipside of single Capitol 2703 "I've Got The World On A String"), and "I Could Have Told You" (which will be released as Capitol single 2787 with "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" on the flipside) 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 8:30 PM and 1:00 AM on December 10, 1953.
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Alvin Dinkin on viola, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello), conducted by Felix Slatkin, records Schubert's "Quartet N°14 In D Minor ('Death And The Maiden"), 2nd and 4th Movements" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "SCHUBERT - Quartet N°14 In D Minor 'Death And The Maiden'" (P-8359).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Max Lipscomb on piano and rhythm guitar, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and vocal chorus) record the titles "Should I Ever Love Again", "Flea Brain", "Brand New Beat", and "Frankie And Johnny" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on their album "Gene Vincent Rocks And The Blue Caps Roll" (T 970).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra as they record Thomas' "Polonaise (From 'Mignon')", Gounod's "Faust Waltz", Offenback's "Can-Can (from 'Orpheus In The Underworld')", and Deblibes' "Waltz (from 'Coppelia', Act I)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "La Belle France" (P/SP-8427).
1958 - At the first session for his Capitol Records album "Come Dance With Me", Frank Sinatra, with arranger Billy May conducting the studio orchestra and Dave Cavanaugh producing, records the tracks "The Song Is You", "Something's Gotta Give", and "Just In Time" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1960 - Laurindo Almeida on guitar (with an unlisted flute player), records the tracks "SANZ - Pascalle", "GUERAU - Canarios", "WEISS - Allemande", and "WEISS - Scherzo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida's album "The Guitar Worlds Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8546).
1961 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Virginia Majewski on viola, record Bach's "Komm, Susser Tod", "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", "Partita N°1 In B Minor, Bourree And Double", and "Sarabande and Double" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the Almeida's album "The Intimate BACH" (P-8582).
1964 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "Pass Me By", and "That's What It Takes" for a Capitol Records single and, with arranger and conductor Cy Coleman, "Then Was Then (And Now Is Now)" (which will be used as the title track for her next Capitol Records album on which the other two tracks will also appear) at the The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted others) records the tracks "Dirt Under His Feet""Day To Day (Tear To Tear)""Outstanding In Your Field", and "Your Name's Become A Household Word" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, and fourth tracks on Shepard's album "Many Happy Hangovers" (T 2547) and the third track on her album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690).
1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay, with either Bob Bain or Sid Feller conducting their own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The Good Things Are Happening", "My Heart Sings", "A Man And A Woman", and "Can't Buy Me Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Markay's eponymous album "Grace Markay" (T 2687).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "The Christmas Song" is #5 on Billboard magazine's Christmas LPs chart and his single "The Christmas Song" is #7 on the magazine's Christmas Singles chart.
1968 - Merle Haggard records the tracks "Silver Wings" and "Hungry Eyes" for Capitol Records
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Endlessly", with "Happy Memories" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1970 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals), with Larry Butler on piano, Jack Eubanks, Glenn David Keener, Billy Sanford, and Lawrence Wilkerson on guitars, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass, and Murrey "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums), records the tracks "She Was Made After Man", "Do It To Someone You Love", "Baby, It's Yours", and "I Was The First One To Know" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stewart's album "Baby, It's Yours" (ST-687).
1971 - During two sessions held this day at the Jack Clement Studio at 3102 Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Ferlin Husky (with unlisted musicians, background vocalists, and producer Bill Walker) records the titles "Just Plain Lonely""I Musn't Pass This Way Again", "and "How Could You Be Anything But Love" at the first session and "The Builder Of Your Dreams", "Always In All Ways", and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Just Plain Lonely" and "Always In All Ways" together as a single (Capitol 3308), "How Could You Be Anything But Love" and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" together as a single (Capitol 3415), "Just Plain Lonely""I Musn't Pass This Way Again", "Always In All Ways", and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" on Husky's album "Just Plain Lonely" (ST-11069), and has yet to issue "The Builder Of Your Dreams".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "I Am Woman", with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside, hits US #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "The Christmas Song" is #3 on Billboard magazine's Christmas LPs chart, and The Raspberries' Capitol Records album "Fresh" enters Billboard's album charts where it will stay for 16 weeks, peaking at #36.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the title "Ruler Of My Heart" at the first session and the title "Song Of The Wanderer" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with an unidentified orchestra using arrangements by Johnny Pate, records a as yet unissued take of "Until Forever" and the tracks "I Want You Tonight" and "I See Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Washington's album "Going For The Glow" (ST-12147).
1981 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records a yet to be issued take of the title "You Won't Be Lonely" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1985 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the track "Till It's Over"c at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "Enough Is Enough" (PJ-12483).
1986 - Eric Martin records the title "Confess" with unlisted other musicians, background singers, and producer Rick Nowels in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol 44016) and on Martin's album "I'm Only Fooling Myself" (ST-12521). If anyone has any additional session information, please leave a comment.
1989 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records single "If Tomorrow Never Comes", with "The Dance" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart becoming the first #1 of his career. Liberty Records was Capitol Records' Country division and reviving the Liberty name after the original's catalog had been sold to Capitol Record's parent company EMI. It would later be renamed Capitol Records Nashville.
1996 - Former Capitol Records artist Faron Young, depressed over his failing health, shoots himself in the head at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He will die in a hospital the next day at age 64.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1926 - 17 year old future Capitol Records artist Benny Goodman, at the time a clarinetist with Ben Pollack and His Californians (which includes Pollack on drums, vocalist Joey Ray, Harry Greenberg, Al Harris, and Earl Baker on cornet, Glenn Miller on trombone, Gil Rodin on alto saxophone, Fud Livingston on tenor saxophone, Victor Young and Al Beller on violin, Wayne Allen on piano, John Kurzenknabe on banjo and Benny's brother Harry Goodman on double bass), takes part in his first recording session (from which tracks are released) when the band waxes the track "When I First Met Mary" in Chicago, Illinois for Victor Records. Later that night, before he could hear his sons' recording, the Goodmans' father, David Goodman, dies at the corner of Madison and Kostner streets in Chicago, Illinois after being struck by a speeding auto.
1941 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra is declared 4-F at Newark Induction Center in New Jersey due to a perforated eardrum that he suffered at birth during a difficult forceps deliverу.
1985 - Dan Seals (on vocals with unknown other musicians) records the tracks "Out On The Front Line" and "You Still Moves Me" at a unlisted location. EMI America will issue both tracks on Seals' album "On The Front Line" (7-46352-2).

Friday, December 08, 2017

DECEMBER 8, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1925 - Sammy Davis, Jr., singer, dancer, vibraphonist, trumpet player, drummer, impressionist, motion picture actor, member of the the Will Mastin Trio (with his father and uncle), a solo Capitol Records artist (1946-1949), and (posthumously) a member of the Capitol Records group The Rat Pack (2001-), is born in in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York
1956 - Warren Cuccurullo, songwriter, restaurant owner, a guitarist who worked with Frank Zappa, a founding member of the Capitol Records group Missing Persons (1980-1986), session musician, member of the Capitol Records band Duran Duran, and a solo artist, is born Warren Bruce Cuccurullo in Brooklyn, New York
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Marty Friedman, guitarist with the Capitol Records group Megadeth, is born in Baltimore, Maryland

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Ray Turner records Chopin's "Etude Op. 25, #2 In F Minor", "Prelude Op. 28 N° 6 In B Minor", "Waltz Op. 69 #2 In B Minor", "Waltz Op. 64 #3 In A Flat", "Waltz Op. 64 #2 In C Sharp Minor", and "Etude Op. 25 #1 In A Flat Major" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Waltz Op. 69 #2 In B Minor" and "Waltz Op. 64 #3 In A Flat" which remain unissued, on Turner's album "Ray Turner Plays Chopin" (CC-97).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record four unlisted titles at the first session and Tex Williams, with unlisted others, records ten unlisted titles. No issuing information is listed for any of the titles.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Bas-Sheva (on vocals) with Harold Mooney and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Sim Sholom" and "Zorea Tzedokos" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both songs on Bas-Sheva's album "Soul Of A People" (L-8287).
1953 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (Arthur "Skeets" Herfert, Harry Klee, and Warren Webb on reeds; Tommy Pederson on trombone; John Cave and John Graas on french horn; George Roberts on bass trombone;, Robert Bain on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Alvin Stoller on drums; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Paul Robyn and Dave Sterkin on violas; and Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "Take A Chance", "Ya Better Stop", and "Why Should I Cry Over You" 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 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue the first song as a single (Capitol 2703) with "Young At Heart" on the flipside, the second song in England on the album "The Rare Sinatra" (E-ST 24311), and the last song as a single (Capitol 3050) with "Don't Change Your Mind About Me" on the flipside.
1954 - The Al Belleto Sextet (Jack Martin on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jimmy Guinn on trombone and vocals, Al Belletto on clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, Fred Crane on piano and baritone saxophone, Skip Fawcett on bass, and Charles McKnight on drums) record "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" (arranged by Jack Martin and featuring vocals by the band) and "Jeepers Creepers" (also with band vocals) at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Sounds And Songs" (T 6514).
1955 - Jackie Gleason conducts his orchestra (featuring Lou Stein on piano and 35 unlisted musicians, including 23 flutes) as the record the tracks "Close As Pages In A Book", "Goodnight, Sweet Nightingale", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Alone", "Love Letters In The Sand", and "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Night Winds" (W 717).
1955 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Chris Griffin, Billy Butterfield, Carl Poole, and Jimmy Maxwell on trumpet, Urbie Green and Will Bradley on trombone, Goodman on clarinet, Hymie Schertzer and Phil Bodner on alto saxophone, Al Klink and Peanuts Hucko on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano, Tony Mottola on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums) record the tracks "Shine""One O'Clock Jump", and, with the addition of Ruby Braff on trumpet, "Bugle Call Rag" and "King Porter Stomp" at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. After Harry James records trumpet overdubs for "Shine" and "One O'Clock Jump" on December 12, 1955 in New York City, New York, Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on the album "Selections from 'The Benny Goodman Story'" (S 706) and all the tracks on the CD release (8-33569-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Alouette", Debussy's "Sur Le Pont D'Avignon", Saint-Saens "My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice (from 'Sampson And Dalilah')", and "Frère Jacques" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "La Belle France" (P/SP-8427).
1958 - Julia Lee, pianist, singer and Capitol Records artist, dies in Kansas City, Missouri at age 56
1960 - Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and Joe Triscari on trumpet, Ed Kusby, Dick Noel, and William Schaefer on trombone, James Decker and Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Harry Klee, Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Jacob, Justin Gordon, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, John Kitzmiller on bass, Irving Cottler and Lou Singer on drums, and Ann Stockton on harp), records the tracks "Round Round World (Columbus Discovers America)", "Take An Indian To Lunch (Pilgrim's Number)", and "Top Hat, White Feather & Tails (Sale Of Manhattan)" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Freberg's album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573).
1960 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), performs a live show at North Hollywood High School near Los Angeles, California. The group performs "Opening", "Heart And Soul", "More Money For You And Me Medley: Mr. Blue/Alley Ooop/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/In This Whole Wide World/A Worried Man/Tom Dooley/Teenager In Love", "Young And Foolish", "Rock 'N Roll", "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", "Swing Down Chariot", "He's Going Away", "Preps Hit Medley: 26 Miles/Early In The Morning/Lazy Summer Night/Got A Girl/Big Man", and "In The Good Old Summertime". The entire concert is recorded and Capitol Records will release it on the group's album "The Four Preps On Campus" (T 1566).
1961 - ‎Capitol Records purchases the masters to Rusty York's titles "That's What I Need" and "Just Like You" from Goodlettsville, Tennessee based New Star Records and will re-issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4663).
1961 - Saxophonist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (Morgan Thomas on trumpet and saxophone, Lou Sineaux on trombone, Freddie Simon Lue also on saxophones, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and Bobby Morris on drums) records the titles "Better Twist Now Baby", "Twistin' The Blues", "The Continental Twist", "Tag That Twistin' Dolly", "O Ma-Ma Twist", and "Come And Do The Twist" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM). Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Butera's album "The Continental Twist" (T 1677)
1961 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Com A-Wanderin' With Me", "The Label On The Bottle", "I'm Glad I'm Single", "Oh Mein Liebchen", and "Who Can? You Can" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Riddle's album "Magic Moments From 'The Gay Life'" (T 1670).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #15 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart, #20 on KDWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in St. Paul, Minnesota, and #25 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 singles chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #8 on Billboard Music Week magazine's 50 Best Selling Stereo LPs chart and #9 on the magazine's 150 Best Selling Monaural LPs chart.
1964 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "I Can't Say Why", "Never Let Him Go", "I Wish I May, I Wish I Might", and "Be My Man" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Never Let Him Go" and "Be My Man" together as a single (Capitol 5353) and has yet to issue "I Can't Say Why", and "I Wish I May, I Wish I Might".
1964 - Vocalist Bobby Rydell, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie", "Bellazza", "Time For Tears", "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You", and "Herb The Jerk" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first four titles on Rydell's album "Somebody Loves You" (T 2281) and Capitol Catalog Marketing will issue "Herb The Jerk" digitally as part of the collection "Bobby Rydell: The Complete Capitol Recordings" in 2014 which is available on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes.
1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay records overdubs with a string section (Lou Raderman, James Getzoff, Louis Kaufman, Marshall Sosson, Anatol Kaminsky, Alfred Lustgarten, Stanley Plummer, Ambrose Russo, Albert Steinberg, John DeVoogt, and Isadore Roman on violin, Alvin Dinkin and Alex Neiman on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Emmet Sargeant on cello) arranged by Billy May and conducted mostly by Bob Bain for the titles "How Insensitive", "Theme From 'The Sandpipers'", "Look For Small Pleasures", "Born Free" with May conducting, and "What Makes It Happen?" with Bain back conducting at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of the first four titles on Markay's eponymous album "Grace Markay" (T 2687) and has yet to issue "What Makes It Happen?".
1966 - Brothers And Sisters (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Ali Shuffle""Shake A Lady", and "Run A Young'in" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue the first two songs together as a single (Capitol 5818) and has yet to issue "Run A Young'in".
1968 - Capitol Records band The Beach Boys perform two shows at The Astoria Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, England that are recorded and tracks from which are later released as a live album called "Live In London" in the U.K.
1971 - Hoyt Axton records the track "Speed Trap" and an unissued take of "It's Been Fun" in Los Angeles, California. Also this day edits are made to Axton's track "Hey, Mr. Pilot Man". Capitol Records will issue "Speed Trap" and "Hey, Mr. Pilot Man" together as a single (Capitol 3259).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist and electric guitarist Shaun Harris, with Michael Omartian on keyboards, Bob Phillips on guitar, Dan Harris also on guitar and vocals, Joe Osborne on bass, and John Guerin on drums, records the titles "Canadian Ships", "Untitled #1", and "Misty Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Canadian Ships" and "Misty Morning" on Harris' self-titled album "Shaun Harris" (ST-11168). No issuing information is listed for "Untitled #1".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Sir Robert Charles Griggs, with unlisted others, records the titles "Fabulous Body And Smile", "Keep It Country", "West Coast Billy", "Goodbye Hangs Above Us", "Singing For The Lord", "Sing My Old Songs To Someone New", "Vhi-Vhamp-Thieu", and "A Sideman Talks To God" in (listed as possibly) Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except for "Goodbye Hangs Above Us", on Griggs' album "The Legend Of Sir Robert Charles Griggs" (ST-11234).
1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Apple Records single "Helen Wheels", with "Country Dreamer" on the flipside and distributed in the United States by Capitol Records, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the title "The Pine Grove Blues (Hey Negress) at the first session and the title "The Same Rope" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "The Pine Grove Blues (Hey Negress)" on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726). No issuing information is listed for "The Same Rope".
1980 - John Lennon is shot four times at approximately 10:50 PM while entering through the gates outside of his family's home at The Dakota Apartments in New York City, New York and is pronounced dead pronounced dead at age 40 on arrival at Roosevelt Hospital at approximately 11:15 PM.
1981 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, record the title "Take The 'L' Out Of Love And It's Over" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol 5149) with "Mission Of Mercy" on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the title "Wild Woman Of Wongo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Outside/Inside" (ST-12260).
1986 - Les Brown and His Band of Reknown (Don Smith, Darrel Gardner, Fred Koyen, Don Rader on trumpets and flugelhorns; Mat Utal on alto saxophone; Rusty Higgins and Greg Huckins on alto and soprano saxophones; Lou Ciotti on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet; Jack Redmond, Andy Martin, and Bob Payne on trombone; Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Mundell Lowe on guitar; Eric Doney on piano; Tom Hill on bass; and Jack Sperling on drums) finish recording sessions in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, with producer Ralph Jungheim and recording engineer Charlie Paakkari, for their Ryko Distribution album "Digital Swing"
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball And Chain" on the flipside, peaks at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2006 - Martha Tilton, singer with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra at their first Carnegie Hall Concert in 1938 and Capitol Records' first recorded artist and first female artist, dies in her sleep at her home in Brentwood, California at age 91.
2011 - Paul Shure, violinist, concertmaster on hundreds of movie scores over more than 50 years, and was one of founding members of the legendary Capitol Records group The Hollywood String Quartet, dies at his home in Seattle, Washington at age 89.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - Jimmy Smith, organist, Los Angeles club owner, and Blue Note Records artist, is born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company Universal Music Group.
1958 - The Chipmunk's (Alvin, Theodore, and Simon) Liberty Records single "The Chipmunk Song" (later given the subtitle "Christmas Don't Be Late"), with David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian) and The Chipmunk's "Alvin's Harmonica" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart where it will peak at #1 on December 22, 1958. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company Universal Music Group.
1961 - Candix Records releases future Capitol Records band The Beach Boys' first single "Surfin’" with "Luau" on the flipside

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. is kidnapped in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Thursday, December 07, 2017

DECEMBER 7, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1910 - Louis Prima, songwriter, bandleader, singer, trumpet player, one time husband and partner of Capitol Records artist Keely Smith, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1930 - Members of the original cast of "Die Dreigroschenoper" (aka "The Threepenny Opera"), Lotte Lenya (as Jenny), Erika Helmke (as Polly), Willy Trenk-Trebitsch (as Macheath), Kurt Gerron (as Moritatensänger and Brown), and Erich Ponto (as Peachum), with Theo Mackeben conducting The Lewis Ruth Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Overture",  "Liebeslied/Kanonensong", "Die Seerauberjenny", "First Act Finale", "Barbarasong/Eifersuchtsduett", "Abschied And Second Act Finale", "Zuhalter-Ballade/Lied Von Der Unzulanglichkeit Menschlichen Lebens", and " Moritat And Finale" in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken. After Capitol Records licenses the Telefunken library, it will issue the recordings on the album "WEILL-BRECHT - Die Dreigroschenoper (Three Penny Opera)" (KDM-8117). Here's side one and here's side two.
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Quintette Du Hot Club De France (violinist Stéphane Grappelli, guitarist Django Reinhardt, rhythm guitarists Joseph Reinhardt and Eugène Vées, and bass player Louis Vola) Avec Michel Warlop (also on violin) record the titles "Swinging With Django" and "Paramount Stomp" in Paris, France for the Swing label which will issue both titles together as a single (Swing SW. 40). Capitol Records will license the masters for both titles and will issue both on the two-disc album "The Best Of Django Reinhardt" (TBO 10226).
1943 - Dennis Day (on vocals),  with an unidentified orchestra, records the tracks "With A Song In My Heart", "Falling In Love With Love", "My Heart Stood Still", and a as yet unreleased take of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Day's album "Dennis Day Sings!" (CD-5).
1944 - The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records single "The Trolley Song", with "Cuddle Up A Little Closer" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles chart.
1944 - Eddie LeMar (aka "Buddy" Cole) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Anything Goes", "I Married An Angel", and an unissued take of "She Didn't Say Yes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on LeMar's album "Manhattan Moods" (BD-43).
1945 - Lois Butler (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "A Kiss In The Dark" and "Thine Alone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Butler's album "Lois Butler With Paul Weston Orchestra Sings Victor Herbert" (BD-30).
1950 - Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians (lineup unlisted) recorded the tracks "Song Of The Sunset" with vocals by Eddie Bush, "Menehune Lullaby" with vocals by Gene Conklin, and the as of yet unissued takes of the tracks "Timmy" and "The Hukilau Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1348).
1951 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, John Howell, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, and John Coppola on trumpet, Dick Kenney, Bill Russo, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Stan Fletcher on tuba, Bud Shank on alto saxophone and flute, Art Pepper on alto saxophone and clarinet, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, oboe, and English horn, Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, and bassoon, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with concert master Alex Law, Earl Cornwell, Phil Davidson, Dwight Muma, Maurice Koukel, Barton Gray, Seb Mercurio, Danny Napolitano, Charlie Scarle, and Ben Zimberoff on violn, Paul Israel, Aaron Shapiro, and Dave Smiley on viola, Gregory Bemko, Zachary Bock, and Gabe Jellen on cello) record the tracks "City Of Glass, 1st Movement, Part 1: Entrance Into The City" and "City Of Glass, 1st Movement, Part 2: The Structures" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Kenton's album "Stan Kenton Conducts Robert Graettinger's City Of Glass" (FBR-353).
1953 - The Four Knights (vocalists Gene Alford, Oscar Broadway, Clarence Dixon, and John Wallace), with Billy May (conducting his arrangements) and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt on alto saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson and John Wallace on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin
Stoller on drums), record the tracks "Till Then", "The One Rose", "I Was Meant For You (The Wah-Wah Song)", "They Tell Me", and "How Wrong Can You Be" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Till Then" on the group's album "" (T 346), sell the master of "The One Rose" to Coral Records who will issue it as a single (Coral CLR-57221), "I Was Meant For You (The Wah-Wah Song)" and "They Tell Me" together as a single (Capitol 2782), and "How Wrong Can You Be" as a single (Capitol 2847) with "Period" (recorded May 18, 1954) on the flipside.
1954 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony, with The Dick Stabile Orchestra (Johnny Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey also on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Si Zentner, and Ed Kusby on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Dick Stabile, Skeets Herfurt, and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Morris Bercov, and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone, saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and Lou Singer on percussion), records the tracks "Hornblowers Serenade" and "Baby You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3069).
1954 - The Al Belletto Sextet (Jack Martin on trumpet and flugelhorn, and arranger of the vocals, Jimmy Guinn on trombone and vocals, Al Belletto on clarinet, alto saxophone, and baritone saxophone, Fred Crane on piano and baritone saxophone, Skip Fawcett on bass, and Charles McKnight on drums), record the tracks "The Way You Look Tonight", an unissued take of "My Heart Stood Still", and the track "A Foggy Day" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "The Way You Look Tonight" and "A Foggy Day" on the group's EP "An Introduction To The Al Belletto Sextet" (EAP-1-6508).
1954 - Stan Kenton records narration vocals over excerpts from his previous recordings for the tracks "The Kenton Era: Prologue, Part 1", "The Kenton Era: Prologue, Part 2", and "Epilogue" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Kenton's box set "The Kenton Era" (WDX-569).
1955 - During two sessions held today at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, clarinet player Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Chris Griffin, Billy Butterfield, and Bernie Privin on trumpet, Urbie Green and Will Bradley on trombone, Hymie Schertzer and Phil Bodner on alto saxophone, Al Klink and Peanuts Hucko on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano, Tony Mottola on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums) record the tracks "Down South Camp Meeting", a rejected take of "Don't Be That Way", and the track "And The Angels Sing" at the first session then record "Goodbye""Sing Sing Sing, Part 1", "Sing Sing Sing, Part 2", and a as yet unissued take of "Bugle Call Rag" at the second session. After two separate sessions are held on December 15, 1955 in New York City where Harry James records overdubs for "And The Angels Sing", "Sing Sing Sing, Part 1", and "Sing Sing Sing" Part 2" at the first session and then Martha Tilton records overdubs for "And The Angels Sing" at the second session, Capitol Records will issue "Down South Camp Meeting", "And The Angels Sing", "Goodbye", "Sing Sing Sing, Part 1" and "Sing Sing Sing, Part 2" on the album "Benny Goodman Plays Selections Featured In 'The Benny Goodman Story'" (S 706).
1956 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Carmen Dragon, records the tracks "Polonaise In A, Opus 40, N° 1 ('Militaire')" and "Polonaise In A flat, Opus 53, N° 6 ('Heroic')" at the first session and "Waltz in E flat, Opus 18 ('Grande Valse Brillante')", "Waltz in C sharp minor, Opus 64, N° 2", and "Fantaisie-Impromptu, Opus 66" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Chopin By Starlight" (P/SP-8371). Angel Records will later reissue the album (Angel S-36061).
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted), conducted by Felix Slatkin, record Schubert's "Quartet N° 14 in D minor ('Death of the maiden'), 1st movement" and "Quartet N° 14 in D minor ('Death of the maiden'), 3rd movement" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quartet N° 14 In D Minor 'Death and the Maiden'" (P-8359).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #44 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart and #51 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. "With You On My Mind", and its flipside "Raintree County", are #46 on The Billboard magazine's Best Sellers In Stores chart. Cole's single "Send For Me" is also #74 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing", and his Capitol Records album "Just One Of Those Things" is #21, on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart. "Just One Of Those Things" is also #2 on The Billboard magazine's "Most Played By Jockeys" chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Paree!" and Rouget De Lisle's "La Marseillaise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the orchestra's album "Le Belle France" (P/SP-8427).
1959 - Four of The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records albums ("The Kingston Trio", "From The Hungry i", "At Large" and "Here We Go Again") are in the top 10 of Billboard's album chart
1961 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart) with David "Buck" Wheat on bass, perform live at the University of California in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM where the tracks "Roddy McCorley", "M.T.A.", "500 Miles", " Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Ballad Of The Shape Of Things", and "Goin' Away To Leave You" were recorded. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the trio's album "College Concert" (T 1658) and in Germany by Bear Family in the ten CD box set "The Kingston Trio - The Stewart Years" (BCD 16161). According to the liner notes in the Bear Family issue "Roddy McCorley", "500 Miles", " Where Have All The Flowers Gone", and "Goin' Away To Leave You" were re-recorded in a studio later on and issued on Capitol's release with dubbed applause from the concert tape. Both versions (live and studio) were issued on the Bear Family set.
1961 - During two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bob Rolfe, Bob Behrendt, and Norman Baltazar on trumpet, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dee Barton, and Bud Parker on trombone, Jim Amlotte and Dave Wheeler on trombone and tuba, Ray Starling, Dwight Carver, Keith LaMotte, and Carl Saunders on mellophone, Gabe Baltazar on alto saxophone, Buddy Arnold and Paul Renzi on tenor saxophone, Joel Kaye and Allan Beutler on baritone saxophone, Pat Senatore on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) records the tracks "If I Were A Bell", "Just In Time", and "Begin The Beguine" at the first session between Noon and 3:00 PM and "Old Devil Moon", "Reuben's Blues" (with Gene Roland on soprano saxophone), "Exit Stage Left" (with Gene Roland on mellophone), and "Blue Ghost" at the second session between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the last three tracks on Kenton's album "Adventures In Blues" (ST 1985). Creative World Records will issue the first four tracks their re-issue of the album (ST-1025).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #39 on KRLA's in-house survey in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, with Pedro Paulo on trumpet, Paulo Moura also on alto saxophone, Sergie Mendes on piano, Durval Feffeira on guitar, Octavio Bailly, Jr. on bass, and Dom Um Romao on drums, records seven takes of the title "Clouds" and the title "Groovy Samba" in Plaza Sound Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue take 7 of "Clouds" and "Groovy Samba" on Adderley's album "Viva Cannonball!" (T/ST 2877) and take 5 and take 7 of "Clouds" and "Groovy Samba" on the CD "Cannonball Adderley" (5-22667-2)..
1963 - Peggy Lee, records the tracks "Little By Little", "I Got Lost In Her Arms", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "Unforgettable" with Max Bennett conducting the studio orchestra, and producer Dave Cavanaugh, at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "In Love Again!"
1964 - Brian Wilson, member of the Capitol Records band The Beach Boys, marries sixteen-year-old Marilyn Rovell
1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay with Bob Bain directing the orchestra (Arnold Ross on piano, Mike Melvoin on organ, Louis Morell and Howard Roberts on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, Stan Levey on drums, and Larry Bunker on percussion) using arrangements by Billy May, records the titles "How Sensitive", "Theme From 'The Sandpipers'", "Look For Small Pleasures", "Born Free" with Billy May directing the orchestra using his own arrangement, and "What Makes It Happen" with Bain back directing the orchestra at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM on December 8, 1966.. After overdubs are recorded between 8:00PM and 11:00 PM on December 8, 1966, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of the first four songs on Markay's eponymous album "Grace Markay" (T 2687) and has yet to issue "What Makes It Happen?".
1966 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Lex de Azevedo conducting his own arrangements to unlisted string and brass musicians and producing the session, records a new take of "Distant Shores" and the titles "Here's That Rainy Day", "Soft Mood", and "'Cause I Love Her" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Almeida's album "A Man And A Woman" (T 2701).
1966 - Vocalist Ruben Wright, with Luther Randolph conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "You've Done Me Wrong" and "Show Me Anyhow" in New York City, New York with producer Marvin Holtzman and Harthon Enterprises. Capitol Records will issue "You've Done Me Wrong" as a single (Capitol 5835) with "I'll Be There" (recorded December 14, 1966) on the flipside and has yet to issue "Show Me Anyhow".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Buck Owens and His Buckaroos (lineup unlisted) record the titles "You'll Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)", "There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made Around Here", and "If I Had Three Wishes" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. After overdubs are recorded for "You'll Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)" and "There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made Around Here" on January 8, 1968, Capitol Records will issue "You'll Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)" and "If I Had Three Wishes" on Owens' album "Sweet Rosie Jones" (ST 2962) and "There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made Around Here" as a single (Capitol 2377) with Buck Owens' and Susan Raye's title "Whose Gonna Mow Your Grass?" (recorded December 4, 1968) on the flipside and on Buck Owens and His Buckaroos' album "Tall Dark Stranger" (ST-212)
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - West Coast Workshop (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Gong With The Wind" and "Gong Fever" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
1971 - Vocalist Jodi Mathis records the titles "Love Is Knocking At Your Door", "Let The Battle Begin", "Young Power", and "God Is Love" (although Capitol's master file gives the recording date as February 14, 1972) in Los Angeles, California with producer Sidney Miller. Capitol Records will issue "Young Power" and "God Is Love" together as a single (Capitol 3292). There is no issuing information for the first two songs.
1971 - Apple Records releases Wings' first album "Wild Life" which is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "All I Know" and "Clowns Exit Laughing" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title recorded at this session. Campbell will record another take of "Clowns Exit Laughing" on June 7, 1973 and overdubs for that take on June 8, 1973 but that version also remains unissued.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Louisiana" and "Don't Forget The Trains" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Louisiana" as a single (Capitol 4601) with "Ghost Dancer" on the flipside and "Louisiana" and "Don't Forget The Trains" on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
1981 - America (vocalists and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell) record the title "American Child" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. The title has yet to be issued.
1981 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, record the title "Mission Of Mercy" at the first session and "Forever Mine" at the second session. Capitol Records released "Mission Of Mercy" as a single (Capitol 5149) with "Take The 'L' Out Of Love And It's Over" (recorded on December 8, 1981) on the flipside, "Forever Mine" as a single (Capitol 5182) with "So L.A." (recorded on August 10, 1981) on the flipside, and all the titles on the band's album "All Four One" (ST-12177).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - The Smithereeens (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Something Stoppin'", "Power Of My Heart", "Psycho Daisies", "Lust For Life", and "The Girl I Left Behind" at an unlisted location for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1998 - Filling in for an ailing Madonna, Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks and his alter-ego, Capitol Records artist Chris Gaines, are the opening act for the 1998 Billboard Music Awards. Brooks is named Country artist of the year at the ceremony.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles' The Apple Boutique opens in London, England at the corner of Baker and Paddington Streets.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - Over 2,000 people, on ships and on land, are killed in a series of air attacks executed by pilots of the Japanese Navy on the United States Naval facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

DECEMBER 6, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1923 - Jim Eanes, singer, songwriter, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1951), is born either James Robert Eanes or Homer Robert Eanes in Danville, Virginia. If anyone knows for sure what Jim's birth name is, please leave a comment.
1946 - Frankie Beverly, vocalist with the Capitol Records band Maze, is born Howard Beverly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - At a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Charles Griffard, Don Anderson, and Nate Kazebier on trumpet, Allan Thompson and Joe Yukl on trombone, Arthur "Doc" Rando, Julian "Matty" Matlock, Harold Lawson, Eddie Miller, and Lennie Hartman on reeds, Stan Wrightsman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums and a string section) record a remake of the track "Candy", the unissued track "You Wear Love So Well" and a rejected take of "There's No You" and then The Pied Pipers, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, record a remake of the track "Dream". Capitol Records will issue "Candy" as a single (Capitol 183) with "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside and "Dream" as a single (Capitol 185) with "Tabby The Cat" on the flipside.
1945 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1945 - Clyde Hurley records the as yet unissued takes of "Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life", "Glendale Glide", "I Cover The Waterfront:, and "Twelve-Thirty Deadline" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "The Christmas Song" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flipside, is #1 for the eighth week on The Billboard magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Folk Records chart (the precursor to the Country Music chart).
1946 - Margaret Whiting, with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lover", "My Romance", "My Heart Stood Still" and "What Am I Gonna Do About You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Whiting's album "Margaret Whiting" (BD-51) and the last track as a single (Capitol 350) with "Beware My Heart" (recorded October 16, 1946) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Saturday night and "King Cole Trio Time" is coming from Cincinnati, Ohio with guest Duke Ellington. Songs performed by the trio on the show were "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "When I Take My Sugar To Tea", "Let's Be Sweethearts Again", "These Things Money Can't Buy", "Mood Indigo" with Ellington playing piano, "For Once In Your Life", You're The Cream In My Coffee" and "I Know That You Know".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day at RKO Pathe Studios in New York City, New York, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombones, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, George Weidler, and Art Pepper on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Jack Costanzo on bongos, Carlos Vidal on congas, Jose Mangual on timbales and cowbell, and Machito aka Frank Grillo on maracas) record the titles "Cuban Carnival (Cuban Fantasy)" and "Peanut Vendor" at the first session between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and, without Vidal, Mangual, and Machito, the titles "Lonely Woman" with vocals by June Christy and "Thermopolae" at the second session between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Cuban Carnival (Cuban Fantasy)" and "Lonely Woman" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79), "Peanut Vendor" on Kenton's album "Milestones" (CDN-190), and "Peanut Vendor" and "Thermopolae" together as a single (Capitol 15052).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Art Vand Damme Quintet (Art Van Damme on accordion, Charlie Calzaretta Jr. on vibraphone, Claude Sheiner on guitar, Lewis Skalender on bass, and Max Mariash on drums) records the titles "The Breeze And I", "I Know That You Know", "Meadowland", "Hawaiian War Chant", and "Dark Eyes" in New York City New York. Capitol Records will issue "The Breeze And I", "Meadowland", and "Dark Eyes" on the quintet's album "Cocktail Capers" (CC-105), "I Know That You Know" as a single (Capitol 15322), with "The Man I Love" (recorded December 5, 1947) on the flipside, "Hawaiian War Chant" as a single (Capitol 1331) with "This Can't Be Love" (recorded November 29, 1949) on the flipside and on the quintet's album "Cocktail Capers" (T 300), and all the titles, except "Hawaiian War Chant", on the album "Cocktail Capers" (T 178).
1948 - Blue Lu Barker (on vocals),  with unlisted trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drum players, records the track "Leave My Man Alone", and a vocal track for "Trombone Man Blues" (whose band track was recorded on November 2, 1948) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "Leave My Man Alone" as a single (Capitol Americana 15347) with "Here's A Little Girl" (recorded on October 26, 1948) on the flipside and "Trombone Man Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-7007) with "Now You're Down In The Alley" (recorded March 21, 1949) on the flipside. 1949 - Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter), guitarist, songwriter, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1946), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka "Lou Gehrig's Disease") in New York City, New York at age 60
1950 - Mel Blanc records vocals for the tracks "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic - Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California which will be overdubbed onto instrumental tracks recorded on November 30, 1950. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic" (DBS-3091)
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "The Ruby And The Pearl" is #32 and his single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #35 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1954 - The Cheers (vocalists Bert Convy, Gil Garfield, and Sue Allen), with Buddy Bregman and his Orchestra (lineup not listed) record the tracks "Blueberries", "Whadaya Want", "I Must Be Dreaming", and "Bernie's Tune" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blueberries" (after a vocal overdub is recorded on February 2, 1955) as a single (Capitol 3075) with "Can't We Be More Than Friends?" (recorded sometime in August 1954) on the flipside, "Whadaya Want" and "Bernie's Tune" together as a single (Capitol 3019), and "I Must Be Dreaming" as a single (Capitol 3146) with "Fancy Meeting You Here" (also recorded sometime in August 1954) on the flipside.
1954 - The Al Belletto Sextet (Jack Martin on trumpet, flugelhorn, and who also did the vocal arrangement, Jimmy Guinn on trombone, tenor saxophone and vocals, Al Belletto and clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, and vocals, Fred Crane on piano, baritone saxophone, and vocals, Skip Fawcett on bass, and Charles McKnight on drums and vocals) records the track "Russ Job" and a as yet unreleased take of "Ebb Tide" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "Russ Job" on the group's album "Sounds And Songs" (T 6514).
1955 - pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch, with unlisted others) records the tracks "Moonlight And Roses", "That Old Gang Of Mine", "Smiles", "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'", and "On Moonlight Bay" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Carr's album "Joe 'Fingers' Carr Plays Parlor Piano" (T 698).
1956 - Organist Jackie Davis, with Irving Ashby on guitar, and Shelly Manne or Ed Hall on drums, records the tracks "Blue Orchids", "You Keep Coming Back Like A Song", "Lovely Lady Waltz", and "The Fable Of The Rose" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Chasing Shadows" (T 815).
1956 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Gus Levend directing the orchestra (John Cave, Vincent De Rosa, and Richard Perissi on French horn, Alexander Gershunoff, Ethmer Roten, Warren "Champ" Webb, and James Williamson on woodwinds, Fred Travers on accordion, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Jack Rose on mandolin, Abe Luboff on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Ben Gill, William Miller, and Joseph Pepper on violin, Louis Kievman on viola, Kurt Reher on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), records the tracks "A Day In The Country", "Hollywood Or Bust", and "The Man Who Plays The Mandolin (Guaglione)" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Martin and Lewis' soundtrack EP "Hollywood Or Bust" (EAP-1-806) and the last track as a single (Capitol F3648) with "Captured" (recorded on August 20, 1956) on the flipside.
1956 - Guy Lombardo conducts His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Could Write A Book", "September Song", and "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" with vocalist Kenny Gardner, and the titles "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered" and "All The Things You Are" with vocalist Bill Flannigan in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Lombardo's album "Decade On Broadway '35-'45" (T 916).
1956 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida records Turina's "Sonata For Guitar" and Albeniz's "Cadiz" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sonata For Guitar" on Almeida's album "The New World Of The Guitar" (P-8392) and "Cadiz" on his album "Vistas D'España: ALBENNIZ/TURINA" (P-8367).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Max Lipscomb on piano and rhythm guitar, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and vocal chorus), record "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Baby Blue", "Walkin' Home From School", "and "It's No Lie" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "It's No Lie" on the group's LP "Gene Vincent Rocks And The Blue Caps Roll" (T 970), "Baby Blue" as a single (Capitol F3959) with "True To You" (recorded June 20, 1957) on the flipside, and "Walkin' Home From School" as a single (Capitol F3874) with "I Gotta Baby" (recorded December 5, 1957) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Harry Geller conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Down Deep" and "Bless Your Peas Pickin' Heart" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3868).
1958 - Jeri Southern (on vocals) with Billy May conducting his arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo Vito "Mickey" Mangano, Alexander Golden, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Ed Kusby, William Schaefer, Murray McEachern, and Dick Nash on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, Ted Nash, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacob, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, John Kitzmiller on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums), records the tracks "It's Bad For Me", "You're The Top", "Let's Fly Away", and "Don't Look At Me That Way" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Southern's album "Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter" (T 1173).
1961 - Vocalist and guitarist Buck Owens, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall", "Storm Of Love", "One Way Love", a cover of Wanda Jackson's "Kickin' Our Hearts Around", and a new take of "The King Of Fools" (which remains unissued) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall" as a single (Capitol 4679) with "Nobody's Fool But Yours" (recorded May 24, 1961) on the flipside, "Storm Of Love" on Owens' album "Together Again" (T 2135), and "One Way Love" and "Kickin' Our Hearts Around" on Owens' album "On The Bandstand" (T 1879).
1961 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with David "Buck" Wheat on bass, give two live show at the University of California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM where they perform "Little Light", "Coplas Revisited", "Chilly Winds", "Oh, Miss Mary", "Laredo", and "O Ken Karanga". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "College Concert" (T 1658) and in Germany by The Bear Family in the ten CD box set "The Kingston Trio - The Stewart Years" (BCD 16161) and according to its liner notes, "Chilly Winds" and "Oh, Miss Mary" were remade in studio later on and issued on Capitol with dubbed applause from the concert tape.
1961 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bob Rolfe, Bob Behrendt, and Norman Baltazar on trumpet, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dee Barton, and Bud Parker on trombone, Jim Amlotte and Dave Wheeler on trombone and tuba, Ray Starling, Dwight Carver, Keith LaMotte, and Carl Saunders on mellophone, Gabe Baltazar on alto saxophone, Buddy Arnold and Paul Renzi on tenor saxophone, Joel Kaye and Allan Beutler on baritone saxophone, Pat Senatore on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) record the titles "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered", "It's All Right With Me", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and a rejected take of "Almost Like Being In Love" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Creative World will release the first three titles on Kenton's album "Adventures in Standards" (ST-1025) and Capitol Records will issue "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered" on the CD "Sophisticated Approach" (3-52994-2).
1964 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter is inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul" and single "We Can Work It Out" with "Day Tripper" on the flipside. Neither "We Can Work It Out" nor "Day Tripper" appear on "Rubber Soul" and would later appear on the album "Yesterday And Today".
1966 - The Beatles record the title "When I'm Sixty-Four" at Abbey Road Studios in London England with producer George Martin. Capitol Records will issue the title in the United States of America on the group's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (SMAS 2653).
1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay, with either Bob Bain or Sid Feller conducting their own arrangements to unlisted musicians, records the titles "On A Clear Day", "Summer Wind", "What Now My Love", and "Matchmaker" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Markay's album "" (T 2687) and has yet to issue "Matchmaker".
1966 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Lex de Azevedo conducting his own arrangments to unlisted string and brass musicians as well as producing the session, records the titles "Michelle", "Secret Love", "A Man And A Woman", and "Distant Shores" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Almeida's album "A Man And A Woman" (T 2701) and has yet to release the take of "Distant Shores" recorded at this session.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Jimmie Haskell conducts his own arrangements to seven unlisted musicians as they record overdubs for Bobbie Gentry's titles "Sermon" and "Refractions" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie" (T/ST 2842).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Knack (lineup unlisted) records the title "Lady In The Window" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2075) with "Freedom Now" (recorded November 21, 1967) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the title "Pride Of Man" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2194) with "Dino's Song" (recorded March 3, 1968) on the flipside and on the group's self-titled album "Quicksilver Messenger Service" (ST 2904).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Buck Owens, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Heartaches Have Just Started", "Your Mother's Prayer", "That Sunday Feeling", and "Hurtin' Like I've Never Hurt Before" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Heartaches Have Just Started" on Owens' album "Sweet Rosie Jones" (ST 2962), "Your Mother's Prayer" and "That Sunday Feeling" on his album "Your Mother's Prayer" (ST-439), and "Hurtin' Like I've Never Hurt Before" on Buck Owens and His Buckaroos' album "Tall Dark Stranger" (ST-212).
1968 - The Beatles' self titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album"), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold in by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - The final mastering session for John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and The Harlem Community Choir's title "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" and Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band's title "Listen, The Snow Is Falling" is held. Apple Records will issue both titles together as a single (Apple 1842) which Capitol Records will distribute in the United States of America.
1971 - The final mastering session for Badfinger's Apple Records album "Straight Up" is held. Capitol Records will issue the album in the United States Of America" (SW-3387).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist and electric guitarist Shaun Harris, with Larry Knechtel on keyboard, Dean Parks on guitar, Dan Harris on guitar and vocals, Carol Kaye on bass, and Jim Gordon on drums, records the titles "Today's A Day", "Rock And Roll Idol", "Empty Without You", and "I'll Cry Out" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Cry Out" as a single (Capitol 3697) with "Colour Of Your Eyes" (recorded December 4, 1972) on the flipside and all the titles on Harris' self-titled album "Shaun Harris" (ST-11168).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Brush Arbor (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Trucker And The U.F.O.", "God'll Do The Changin'", "The Show Must Go On", "All That I Want To Be", and "House Of Gold" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Trucker And The U.F.O.", "God'll Do The Changin'", "The Show Must Go On", and "All That I Want To Be" on the group's self-titled album "Brush Arbor" (ST-11158) and "House Of Gold" on the group's album "Brush Arbor N° 2" (ST-11209).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the title "Ghost Dancer" at the first session and "Pipe Dreams" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Ghost Dancer" as a single (Capitol 4601) with "Louisiana" (recorded December 7, 1977) on the flipside and both titles on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - The Smithereens (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The House We Used To Live In", "Something New", "Deep Black", "Green Thoughts", "909", "Harlem Nocturne", "Surf Song", "Say Goodbye", and "Really Love The Things You Do" in an unlisted studio. Enigma and Capitol Records will issue the titles "The House We Used To Live In", "Something New", "Deep Black", and "Green Thoughts" on the group's CD "Green Thoughts" (7-48375-2). No issuing information is listed for the other titles.
1994 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records compilation album "Live at the BBC" in the United States
2000 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks is divorced from his wife Sandy

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1966 - Johnny Richards (with Burt Coillins, Jerry Kail, Ray Copeland, Nat Pavone, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre or Mickey Gravine on trombone; Ray Starling on mellophonium; Don Butterfield on tuba; Arnie Lawrence on alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone; Joel Kaye on baritone saxiphone and piccolo; Johnny Campo on bass saxophone; Johnny Knapp on piano; Chet Amsterdam on bass; Ronnie Bedford on drums; Steve Little and Chino Pozo on percussion) begins two days of sessions (the next will be on December 8, 1966) at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York recording tracks for his Roulette album "AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL (SPANISH SPOKEN HERE)". Roulette's catalog is currently managed by Blue Note Records and owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1984 - Paul McCartney’s film "Give My Regards to Broad Street" and George Harrison’s film "A Private Function" are released
1988 - Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, guitarist, 1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Virgin Records America artist, dies of a heart attack while visiting his mother in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 52 after losing 50 pounds from a crash diet he went on before the release of his upcoming Virgin Records America album "Mystery Girl". All the artwork had been approved the day before so the album was released on schedule. At the direction of his wife, Barbara, Orbison is interred on December 15, 1988 at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Virgin Records is now owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
2011 - Twenty three years to the day of her husband Roy's death, Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs Orbison, his wife, manager, producer, mother of his sons Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr.and Alexander Lee Orbison, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61 in Los Angeles, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Fred Chichin, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the Virgin Records SA/Virgin Records America group Le Rita Mitsouko, will be buried in a private ceremony at the Parisian cemetery of Montmartre. He died on November 28, 2007 at age 53 from heart failure following complications of the cancer the doctors had diagnosed two months earlier.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist (including "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Nice Work if You Can Get It", "Love Walked In", and many other standards that have been recorded by many Capitol Records artists and others), older brother of, and partner with, composer George Gershwin, is born Israel Gershovitz in New York City, New York