Monday, November 20, 2017

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1925 - June Christy (aka Sharon Leslie), singer and Capitol Records artist, as a vocalist with Stan Kenton and His Orchestra and as a solo artist, is born Shirley Luster in Springfield, Illinois
1926 - Kaye Ballard, Broadway (in Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer's 1952 show "Top Banana" with Phil Silvers), motion picture, and television actress, singer, comedienne and Capitol Records artist, is born Catherine Gloria Balotta in Cleveland, Ohio
1940 - Tony Butala, child motion picture actor, and singer with the groups The Mitchell Boys' Choir, The Fourmost, The Rhythm Boys, and a founding member of the Capitol Records group The Lettermen, is born Anthony Francis Butala in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He is also the uncle of actress Jenna Elfman (born Jenna Butala), founder of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame which is located in his hometown of Sharon, and a Napa Valley vineyard owner.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Steve Alexander, clinician of Zildjian, television and film composer, and drummer with a variety of bands including Brother Beyond, the Capitol Records group Duran Duran (1995-2000), and with Jeff Beck, is born in Wales, England.
1965 - Michael Diamond, singer and songwriter for the Grand Royal/Capitol Records group The Beastie Boys, is born Michael Louis Diamond in New York City, NY,
1975 - Dierks Bentley, singer and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born in Phoenix, Arizona

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Peter Anders on tenor vocals, Carla Spletter on soprano vocals, Hans-Heinz Nissen on baritone vocals, with N. Schultze conducting the chorus and orchestra (lineups both unlisted) of The German Opera House, Berlin, record Millocker's "The Beggar Student (Excerpts): Part 1" and "The Beggar Student (Excerpts): Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue them on the album "MILLOCKER" (89-80130).
1945 - Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (with DeVol conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Silver Moon""Shadow Waltz", and "Three O'Clock In The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the album "Waltzing On Air" (BD-53) as by The Frank DeVol Orchestra and the last two tracks on the album "Concert Of Waltzes" (BD-31) as by Frank DeVol's Orchestra.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Wesley Tuttle, with Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle, Merle Travis on guitar, and Lloyd Armstrong on bass, records the titles "Please Write To Me Harva Lee", "Go And Cry Yourself To Sleep", "I'm Writing A Letter To Heaven", "Mom Understands", "There's A Star Spangled Rainbow", and "Your Picture Of Love" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM on November 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue "Go And Cry Yourself To Sleep" and "There's A Star Spangled Rainbow" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40073), "I'm Writing A Letter To Heaven" as a single (Capitol Americana 40104) with "Who Do You Spend Your Dreams With?" on the flipside, and "Mom Understands" as a single (Capitol Americana 40121) with "You Can't Fool My Broken Heart" on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in Tuttle's four-CD box set "Detour" (BCD 16416).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with guitarist Dave Barbour  and His Orchestra (Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Herbie Haymer on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Buddy Cole on piano, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "Them There Eyes", "Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me", "Everybody Loves Somebody", and "Foolin' Nobody But Me" in Los Angeles, California with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue "Them There Eyes" on Lee's album "Rendezvous With Peggy Lee" (CC-72), "Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me" as a single (Capitol 15090) with "Caramba! It's The Samba" on the flipside, "Everybody Loves Somebody" as a single (Capitol 15151) with "Don't Smoke In Bed" on the flipside, and "Foolin' Nobody But Me" on the CD "Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures" (5-27564-2).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Crown Prince Waterford (aka Charles "Crown Prince" Waterford), with Maxwell Davis on tenor saxophone, Pete Johnson on piano, Tiny Webb on guitar, Shifty Henry on bass, and Jess Price on drums, records the titles "Move Your Hand Baby" (without Davis on tenor saxophone and without Tiny Webb on guitar), "L.A. Blues" (without Tiny Webb on guitar), "Coal Black Baby", and "Weeping Willow Blues" (without Maxwell Davis on tenor saxophone) at the first session and the titles "Strange Woman Blues", "P.I. Blues", "Crown Prince Blues", and "Leaping Boogie" (with only Jesse Prince on piano and Pete Johnson on drums) at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Move Your Hand Baby" and "Weeping Willow Blues" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40074), "L.A. Blues" and "Strange Woman's Boogie" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40132), "Coal Black Baby" and "Crown Prince Blues" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40103), and "P.I. Blues" and "Leaping Boogie" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40137).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Hal Derwin and Frank DeVol record nine unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Frank DeVol records eight unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1950 - The Starlighters (lineup unlisted) record five unlisted tracks in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1950 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Frank DeVol records four unlisted tracks at the first session and eight unlisted tracks at the second session. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1951 - During a split session held this day in New York City, New York first Lindy Doherty (on vocals), with Sid Feller and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "With No One To Love Tonight", "Sweet Temptation", "Salt Water Tears", and "My Heart Stood Still" then Bob Sands (on vocals), with Sid Feller and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Love Me Now" and "I Am Music". Capitol Records will issue the first two of Doherty's tracks together as a single (Capitol 1928), his third track as a single (Capitol 1949) with "What's The Use" on the flipside, and both of Sands' tracks together as a single (Capitol 1980). Doherty's track "My Heart Stood Still" (as of 2005) is still unissued.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, in Hollywood, California, vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Louis Brown on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Norman Seelig on bass, Ray Toland on drums, Helen Bliss on harp, and a string section with John Augustine, Victor Bay, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, and Mischa Russell on violins, Louis Kievman and Reuben Marcus on violas, Armand Kaproff and Elias Friede on cellos), records the titles "Just One More Chance", "I'm Yours" (arranged by Gus Levene), "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming", "There's My Lover", and "A Girl Named Mary And A Boy Named Bill" at the first session between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM and records the titles (with the lineup of the orchestra changed to include Conrad Gozzo, Joe Dolny, and James Rosselli on trumpets, Ray Heath, Ed Kusby, and Paul Tanner on trombones, Jules Jacob, Bob Lawson, Ted Nash, and Ed Rosa on saxophones, Louis Brown on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Ray Toland on drums) "Louise", "Who's Your Little Who-Zis!", "I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze", and "I Feel A Song Comin' On" at the second session between 9:30 PM and 12:30 AM on November 21, 1952, with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "There's My Lover" on Martin's first album for the label, "Dean Martin Sings" (H-401) and will issue "There's My Lover as a single (Capitol 2378) with "Little Did We Know" (recorded June 12, 1952), on the flipside.
1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Ray Bloch conducting the orchestra featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet and other listed musicians) record the tracks "Tangerine", "Jo Anne", "Rosanne", and "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (W-570). Collectors Choice Music will issue all the tracks on the CD version "Music To Remember Her" (CCM 193-2).
1956 - Frank Sinatra (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Mickey Mangano, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; George Arus, Ed Kusby, and Dick Noel on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Harry Klee and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; James Briggs and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Joe Koch on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; Nick Bonney on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and David Sterkin on viola; Cy Bernard, Edgar Lustgarten, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "At Long Last Love", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Voyle Gilmore between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sinatra's album "Swingin' Affair!" (W 803).
1956 - Rudolf Firkusny (on piano) records the (as of 2005) unissued track of Smetana's "Czech Dances" for Capitol Records.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During a split session held this day between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Los Angeles, California, first Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Towner Williams on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, Ed Gilbert on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Dave Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Dan Lube, Alfred Lustgarten, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Mischa Russell, Eudice Shapiro, and Gerald Vinci on violins, Stanley Harris, Lou Kievman, Ralph Lane, Sandy Schonbach, Barbara Simmons, and David Sterkin on violas, Naoum Benditzky, Victor Gottlieb, Irving Lipschultz, Edgar Lustgarten, George Neikrug, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cellos, and Kathryn Julye on harp) records the title "How Did I Change?" and then Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (lineup listed as similar to the one above) record the titles "Easter Isle", "The Call Of Tahiti", and "Out Of The Night". Capitol Records will issue "How Did I Change" in England on the album "The Unreleased Nat King Cole" (EMS1279) and all of Riddle's titles on his album "Sea Of Dreams" (T 915).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Al Porcino, Conrad Gozzo, and Gene Duermeyer also on trumpets, Hoyt Bohannon, Lew McCreary, Jimmy Priddy, and Joe Howard on trombones, Med Flory and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinets and alto saxophones, Jules Jacob and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophones, Teddy Lee on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Don Simpson on bass,  Eddie Grady on drums, and Lou Singer on percussion), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "There's A Small Hotel", "Along The Santa Fe Trail", "Venezuela", "Home", "Blue Hawaii" and "Dream While You Dance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the take of "Dream While You Dance" recorded at this session, and will issue all the remaining titles on Anthony's album "More Dream Dancing" (T 1252).
1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) records the track "Mandy Make Up Your Mind" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on Jones' album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193).
1958 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I'll Always Return", "Still Water", "Detour", "Home In San Antone", and "Sioux City Sue" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records, after overdubs are recorded for "I'll Always Return" on March 13, 1959, will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "Ferlin's Favorites" (T 1280).
1959 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Country Girl", with "I Hear You Talkin'" on the flipside, hits #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1959 - Joel Grey (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Papa, Play For Me", "Schluf, Yingele, Schluf", "Oil'n Prepetchok", "Der Rebbe Allmelech", and "Artza Allnu" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Grey's album "Songs My Father Taught Me" (W 1373).
1959 - Laurindo Almeida (on piano) records a new take of Chopin's "Valse Opus 69, N°1" and Bach's "Our Father Who Art In Heaven (From 'Clavierubung' Part 3)" and "Duetto III (From 'Clavierubung' Part 3)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Almeida's album "The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8521) and has (as of 2005) yet to issue the take recorded at this session for the last track.
1960 - Jack Scott (on vocals) and The Chantones (unlisted vocalists), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Found A Woman" and "Is There Something On Your Mind?" at Bell Sound Studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the second track on the album "Burning Bridges" (ST 2035). Bear Family Records will issue both tracks in the 5 CD box set "Classic Scott" (BCD 15534).
1961 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals) with Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Reunald Jones, Conrad Gozzo, John Best, and Frank Beach on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Tom Shepard, William Schaefer, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Red Callender on tuba; Willie Schwartz and Gene Cipriano on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; John Collins on guitar; Charlie Harris on bass; Lee Young on drums; Emil Richards on vibraphone and percucssion; and Verlye Mills on harp) records the tracks "Ebony Rhapsody", "Day In, Day Out", "Too Little, Too Late", and "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "Let's Face The Music" (W 2008).
1961 - Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra (with Carmichael conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "The Old Rugged Cross", "His Amazing Grace", and "The Love Of God" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Carmichael's album "Hymns At Sunset" (T 1746).
1961 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original Broadway cast of "Kwamina" (Isa Arnal, Joseph Attles, Ethel Ayler, Terry Carter, Scott Gibson, Robert Guillaume, Victoria Harrison, Lillian Hayman, Lee Hooper, Sally Ann Howes, Mary Louise Jones, Rosalie Maxwell, Brock Peters, Helen Phillips, Mike Quashie, Charles Queenan, Mal Scott, George Tipton, and Gordon Watkins), with additional cast members (Joseph Crawford, Doreese Du Quen, Wanza King, James Lowe, John Miles, Clark Morgan, Rawn Sperman, and Arthur Wright) and Colin Romoff directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music and lyrics by Richard Adler, record the tracks "The Cocoa Bean Song" (vocals by Robert Guillaume, Scott Gibson, Gordon Watkins, and Company), "Welcome Home" (vocals by Scott Gibson, Mal Scott, Lee Hooper, Mike Quashie, and Company), "The Sun Is Beginning To Crow" (vocals by Company), "Nothing More To Look Forward To" (vocals by Robert Guillaume and Ethel Ayler), and "Seven Sheep, Four Red Shirts And A Bottle Of Gin (vocals by Joseph Attles, Scott Gibson, Charles Queenan, George Tipton, and Company) at the first session, "One Wife" (vocals by Lillian Hayman, Rosalie Maxwell, Isa Arnal, Victoria Harrison, Lee Hooper, Mary Louise Jones, and Helen Phillips), "Something Big" (vocals by Company), "What's Wrong With Me?" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes), "What Happened To Me Tonight?" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes), and "A Man Can Have No Choice" (vocals by Brock Peters) at the second session, and "Another Time, Another Place" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes), "Ordinary People" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes and Terry Carter), "Did You Hear That?" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes and Terry Carter), and "You're As English As" (vocals by Sally Ann Howes) at the last session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original Broadway cast album "Kwamina" (W 1645).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - It's a Tuesday night and, at 10:00 PM EST, Nat "King" Cole is a guest on CBS-TV's "The Garry Moore Show".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Jimmie Haskell conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records two takes of the title "Bossa Nova Casanova" in Los Angles, California. The first take remains unissued and Capitol Records will issue the second take as a single (Capitol 4894) with "Swingin' At The Hungry 'i'" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist George Chakiris, with unlisted musicians, records the titles "My Coloring Book" and "Beloved, My Beloved" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Coloring Book" as a single (Capitol 4892) with "I've Got Your Number" on the flipside and has yet to issue "Beloved, My Beloved".
1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart with John Steuber on guitar and Dean Reilly on bass), record the tracks "The Deportee", "Four Strong Winds", "Turn Around" at Coast Recorders in San Francisco. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together on the group's album "Time To Think" (T 2011) and the second track on the 4 compilation CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1963 - The Good Time Singers (vocalists Tom Drake, Craig Smith, Mike Storm, Lee Montgomery, Dave Jackson, Dave Ratkin, Doug Brookins, Maggie Basseley, Marilyn Miller, and Alexandra Hutton) record the tracks "Tall Growin' Corn", "Eloise", "Sing Along With Me", and "Rock Island Line" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "The Good Time Singers" (T 2043).
1964 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Peter DeAngelis and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "My Heart Would Know", "Less Than Tomorrow", and "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together on Martino's album "Somebody Else" (T 2312) and the second track on Martino's album "We Could" (SXA 2200).
1965 - Voices Of Hope (a large chorale of over 100 unlisted singers) record the tracks "Peace Be Still", "Oh, To Be Kept By Jesus", "Faith Is The Substance", "Mine For The Asking" (unissued as of 2005), "Only What You For Christ Will Last", an unnamed track, "Walk On By Faith", "Lord, I Need You", "Jesus All Around Me", "Love Open Doors For Me", "Jesus Lifted Me", "Is It Well With My Soul", and "My Soul Waits" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the rest of the tracks on the group's album "Walk On By Faith" (T 2480).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s The Little Things", with "Don't Cut Timber On a Windy Day" on the flip side, hits #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Joe South, with unlisted others, records the titles "Birds Of A Feather" and "It Got Away" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2060).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Within In Memory" and "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Within In Memory" on Campbell's album "A New Place In The Sun" (ST 2907) and has yet to issue the take of "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me" recorded at this session.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Bonnie Owens, with unlisted others, records the titles "Yes, I Love You Only" (this take is rejected and will be re-recorded at a later date) and "Tonight I'll Throw A Party" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tonight I'll Throw A Party" on the album "Lead Me On" (ST-195) as by Bonnie Owens And The Strangers.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Guitarist George Van Eps, with unlisted others, records the titles "Moonglow", "Baubles, Bangles And Beads", "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Moonglow" and will issue the remaining three titles on Van Eps' album "7 String" (ST 2783).
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' tracks "Never Learn Not To Love" and "All I Want To Do" in Los Angeles, California. Capiitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "20/20" (SKAO-133).
1968 - Bobby Engemann (on vocals), with Lex DeAzevedo and Tommy Oliver conducting their own arrangement), records the tracks "Blue On Blue", "Stormy", and "A World Without Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Engemann's album "My Own Thing" (ST-221).
1968 - The Guitars Unlimited (orchestra with unlisted lineup), directed by Jack Marshall, record the tracks "A Happening", "The Sea Is Shining", "Esposa No Aqui", and "Cuando Sali De Cuba (The Wind Will Change Tomorrow)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records will issue the first, third and last tracks on the group's album "Tender Is The Night" (ST-173).
1968 - Human Beinz (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Hold On Baby" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Linda Ronstadt (on vocals), with The Stone Poneys (lineup unlisted), records the track "The Dolphins" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Ronstadt's album "Hand Sown...Home Grown" (ST-208).
1968 - Sonny James (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Out Of This World", "That's Why I Love You Like I Do", and "Amazing Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdub sessions are held on March 20, 24, 25, and December 13, 1969, Capitol Records will issue the first track on James' album "Only The Lonely" (ST-193), the second track on James' album "That's Why I Love You Like I Do" (ST-11067), and the last track on James' album "It's Just A Matter Of Time" (ST-432).
1968 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Dandy Sang Bass", "His Love Takes Care Of Me", "I'll Fly Away", and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "I'll Fly Away" (ST-171).
1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Tuesday Love's tracks "Certain Kind Of Lover" and "I Don't Want To Cry" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track. If anyone knows anything about Tuesday Love, please leave a comment.
1969 - William Marshall records two takes of the track "Tell God" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed for either track, so if anyone knows if they've ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Patti Drew (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Hundreds And Thousands Of Years" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for the track, so if anyone knows if its ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the track "(Going Through The) Changes" at the first session and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Stormy Water" and "Everyday" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "(Going Through The) Changes" on the group's album "Comin' Thru" (SMAS-11002).
1971 - The Raspberries (Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson on vocals and guitar; Dave Smalley on electric bass; and [listed as possibly] Jim Bonfanti on drums) record the track "Get It Movin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Go All The Way" (SK-11036).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Pree Sisters' (vocalist Karen Pree and unlisted sisters) titles "Part Time Lover, Full Time Fool", "Sweetest Thing Since Sugar", and "I'm Not Made For Love", produced by Muscle Shoals' producing team, Terry Woodford and Clayton Ivy,  in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Part Time Lover, Full Time Fool" as a single (Capitol 3567) with You've Got To Use What You've Got" on the flipside and have yet to issue "Sweetest Thing Since Sugar" and "I'm Not Made For Love".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Kay Adams' titles "Step Aside Girl", "Second Hand Sugar Spoon", "You Better Not Do That" and "Let George Do It" and the same day overdubs are recorded for the track "Step Aside Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Step Aside Girl" and "Second Hand Sugar Spoon" together as a single (Capitol 3551) and has yet to issue "You Better Not Do That" and "Let George Do It".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel on keyboards and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) begin four days (November 20, 21, 22, and 24) of recording sessions on unlisted and unissued titles at Bearsville Recording Studios in Bearsville, New York for Capitol Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Cracklin' Rosie", "Delicado", "Girl Talk", "Goldfinger", and "Misty" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time Life will issue "Cracklin' Rosie" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL 246), "Delicado" and "Girl Talk" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 4" (STL 244), "Goldfinger" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 7" (STL 247) and "Misty" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 5" (STL 245).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Stu Phillips, with unlisted others, records the titles "Restless Woman", "Keeper Of My Heart", "I Shouldn't Have Stayed Too Long", and "If Loving You Means Anything" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Restless Woman" and "If Loving You Means Anything" together as a single (Capitol 3575) and has yet to issue "Keeper Of My Heart" and "I Shouldn't Have Stayed Too Long".
1973 - Red Simpson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Blackboard Of My Heart", "Honky Tonk Ladies' Lover Man", "Squirmin'", and "Yip-Yip" in Los Angeles, California with producer Gene Breeden. Capitol Records will issue "Honky Tonk Ladies' Lover Man" and "Yip-Yip" together as a single (Capitol 3872). The other tracks (as of 2005) are still unissued.
1974 - Freddie Hart (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Hang In There Girl" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters from Buck Owens Productions on January 10, 1974 and issue the track on Hart's album "Hang In There Girl" (ST-11296).
1974 - The final mix is created for Buck Owens' track "Weekend Daddy" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master for the track and register it on December 4, 1974 and will issue it and the track "41st Street Lonely Hearts' Club together as a single (Capitol 4043).
1976 - Maze (Frankie Beverly on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Sam Porter on keyboards, Wayne Thomas on lead guitar, Robin Duke on bass, Joe Provost on drums, McKinley "Bugs" Williams on percussion and vocals, Ronald "Roane" Lowry on congas and vocals) records the tracks "Time Is On My Side", "Happy Feelin's", "Color Blind", "Lady Of Magic", "While I'm Alone", "You", and "Look At California" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Maze, Featuring Frankie Beverly" (ST-11607).
1978 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Original Texas Playboys (unlisted lineup), directed by Leon McAuliffe, record the tracks "Big Beaver", "Blues So Bad", "Walkin' On New Grass", "We Played The Game Too Long", "It's My Life", and "Silver Bells (That Ring In The Night)" at the first session and ""That's My Home", "I'm Satisfied With You", "Heaven, Hell Or Houston", "Westphalia Waltz", "Jelly Bean Rag", and "Blue Bonnet Rag" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Westphalia Waltz" and "Jelly Bean Rag" which (as of 2005) remain unissued, on the group's eponymous album "The Original Texas Playboys" (ST-11917).
1978 - Domenic Troiano records the tracks "It's You" and "We All Need Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Troiano's album "Fret Fever" (ST-11932).
1979 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with: David Sancious and Richard T. Bear on keyboards; Bruce Kulick on guitar; Bucky Ballard on bass; Bobby Chouinard on drums; and Ernest Carter on percussion) records the track "Young Girls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "The Tale Of The Tape" (ST-12062).
1979 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Sweet Talkin'" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1979 - Gene Watson records the tracks "We Robbed Trains", "I've Been Down Some Roads", and "Down And Out This Way Again" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Watson's album "No One Will Ever Know" (ST-12102).
1979 - Billy "Crash" Craddock (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Making Plans" and "Aint' No Easy Way To Lose" in Woodland Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Craddock's album "'Crash' Craddocck" (ST-12129) and the last track on Craddock's album "Changes" (ST-12054).
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), using arrangements by Benjamin Wright, records the tracks "Going For The Glow" (with Chuck Jackson, Nick Johnson, Oren Waters and Tony Coleman on backing vocals, Nathan East on bass, Michael McGloiry on guitar, Nick Johnson, Patrice Rushen, and Tony Coleman on keyboards, Chuck Jackson on percussion, and Tony Coleman on synthesizers) and "'Scuse Me While I Fall In Love" (with Julia Tilman, Maxine Waters Willard, Rodney Wayne on background vocals, Ready-Freddie Washington on bass, James E Gadson and Leon (Ndugu) Chancler on drums, E. J. Mitchell and Paul M. Jackson, Jr. on guitars, John Bards, Patrice Rushen, and Tony Coleman on keyboards, Micheal J. Boddicker and Paulinho DaCosta on percussion, and Michael J. Boddicer and Tony Coleman on synthesizers) at MCA Whitney Recording Studio at 1516 West Glen Oaks Avenue, Glendale, California with Chuck Jackson producing (although the background singers were recorded at Golden Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California). Capitol Records will release "Going For The Glow" as a single (A-5028) with "It's Something" on the flipside and "'Scuse Me While I Fall In Love" as a single (Capitol 4991) with "Save Your Love For Me" on the flipside, and both songs on Washington's album "Going For The Glow"(ST-12147).
1980 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with: Allan St. John on keyboards; Gary Sharaf on guitar; Mark Clark on bass and vocals; and Bobby Chouinard on drums) records the track "You Know What I Like" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Squier's album "Don't Say No" (ST-12146).
1991 - Garth Brook's Liberty Records single "Shameless", with "The Thunder Rolls" on the flipside, hits #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Liberty Records is later renamed Capitol Records Nashville.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Robert Palmer (born Robert Franklin Palmer Jr.), journalist, writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, blues record producer, and member of the Capitol Records band Insect Trust (1968), dies of liver disease in New York City, New York at age 52
2000 - Capitol Records Nashville releases a version of Garth Brooks' track "Wild Horses", with new vocals by Brooks, solely to Country Radio to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of Brooks' Liberty Records album "No Fences", and its re-release, on CD, on the Capitol Records Nashville label
2001 - Capitol Records releases The Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr.)'s live album "The Rat Pack Live at the Sands" which was originally was going to be released by Rhino (who had completed packaging for the CD) a recording of one of Martin's shows held in The Sands's Copa Room on September 7, 1963. I did the final photo restoration and packaging files for the CD and cassette versions of the album as released by Capitol.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Arturo Sandoval starts two days of sessions in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studio in Hollywood, California. There are a lot of great shots of how the studio was set up on Royer Labs' website.
2004 - Chingy records the track “Balla Baby” for Capitol Records, and a full length interview for Sessions @ AOL, at the Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, California

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1976 - George Harrison becomes the first of the former Beatles to appear on an episode of NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live", where he'll perform "Homeward Bound" and "Here Comes The Sun" with Paul Simon' Also aired are promo videos of George's "Crackerbox Palace" and "This Song". Harrison is told on camera by the show's producer, Loren Michaels, that the $5,000 dollars he offered on an earlier episode, was only if all four of The Beatles appeared. This is Harrison's last live performance until October 21, 1985.
1984 - Michael Murphey records the tracks "Fiddlin' Man" and "Rollin' Nowhere" for EMI America. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows where the tracks were recorded and if either has ever been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
2001 - Angel Records (now EMI Classics) releases Sarah Brightman's album "Classics". EMI Classics is a subsidiary of Blue Note Records which is a subsidiary of Capitol Records.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Angel Records (now EMI Classics) releases Anoushka Shankar's (daughter of Ravi Shankar) album "Live at Carnegie Hall"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1959 - WABC disc jockey Alan Freed is replaced mid-record, while he was on the air, by Fred Robbins, due to the allegation that Freed took "payola". The next day Freed will refuse "on principle" to sign a statement that he never received money or gifts for playing and promoting records.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1934 - Dave Guard, songwriter and vocalist with the Capitol Records groups The Kingston Trio (1956-1961) and Dave Guard's Whiskeyhill Singers (1961-1963), is born Donald David Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Tim Weston, guitarist, music producer, and son of Capitol Records artists Jo Stafford and Paul Weston, is born in Beverly Hills, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Django Reinhardt (on guitar, with Bill Coleman on trumpet; Frank "Big Boy" Goudie on tenor saxophone; Christian Wagner on clarinet and alto saxophone; Emil Stern on piano; Lucien Simoens on bass; and Jerry Mengo on drums) records the tracks "Big Boy Blues" (with Frank "Big Boy" Goudie on clarinet) and "Swing Guitars" in Paris, France. Capitol Records purchase the masters and will issue the tracks on the album "The Best Of Django Reinhardt" (TBO 10226).
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, record Von Suppe's "Poet And Peasant Overture, Part 1", "Poet And Peasant Overture, Part 2", "Boccaccio Overture, Part 1" and "Boccaccio Overture, Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Von SUPPE Overtures" (P-8108) as part of the Promenade series of classical music albums.
1943 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Ray Borden, John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, and Dick Morse on trumpet; Harry Forbes and George Faye on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Eddie Meyers and Art Pepper on alto saxophone; Red Dorris on vocals and tenor saxophone; Maurice Beeson on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Clyde Singleton on bass; and Joe Vernon on drums) record two takes of the track "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" (both with vocals by Red Dorris and arranged by Frank Comstock), two takes of the track "Eager Beaver" (both arranged by Stan Kenton), two takes of "Harlem Folk Dance" (arranged by Frank Comstock), and "Artistry in Rhythm" (also arranged by Kenton, which will become Kenton's theme song) at C.P. MacGregor Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first take of "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" as a single (Capitol 15197) with "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'" on the flip side, the second take of "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" as a single (Capitol 145) with the first take of "Harlem Folk Dance" on the flip side, the second take of "Harlem Folk Dance" as a single (Capitol 15912) with the first take of "Eager Beaver" on the flipside, and "Artistry In Rhythm" as a single (Capitol 159) initially with the second take of "Eager Beaver" on the flipside and in later pressings with the first take of "Eager Beaver" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Wednesday and The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) begins a series of performances at The Paramount Theatre in New York City, New York.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (unlisted musicians making up a large orchestra with string section) using arrangements by Billy May, records the tracks "Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)", "'Deed I Do", and "Hold Me" in Los Angeles, California with producer by Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Lee's album "Rendezvous With Peggy Lee" (CC-72) and "Hold Me" as a single (Capitol 15298) with "I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy)" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pinto Colvig (on vocals) and cast (lineup unlisted), using music by Billy May and scripts by Alan Livingston, record the tracks "Bozo Under The Sea, Part 3", "Bozo Under The Sea, Part 4", and "Honkety Hank" at Radio Records' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the children's album "Bozo Under The Sea" (DBX-99) and the last track on the children's album "Bozo Sings" (CAS-3126).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Johnny Mercer (on vocals) and The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the track "The First Baseball Game", the (as of 2005) unlisted track "Five'll Get You Ten", and "Goofus" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15096) with "Sweetie Pie" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15051) with "Hills Of California" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service Buddy Cole records eleven unlisted tracks at the first session and ten unlisted tracks at the second session. If anyone knows what was recorded at these sessions, please leave a comment.
1949 - "Happy" Jack Smith records vocal overdubs using a script by Alan Livingston for the track "The Schnitzel Band" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a children's record single (Capitol 30132) with "Bulgy The Bass" on the flip side.
1949 - Clark Dennis (on vocals) with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "When You Come To The End Of A Perfect Day" and "The Lord's Prayer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 796).
1951 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Virgil Evans on trumpet, Vince De Rosa on French horn, Jack Davis Eiken, Bob Lawson, Ed Rosa, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones, Louis Brown on piano, Jack Rose and Vince Terri on guitar, Norman Seelig on bass, Ray Toland on drums and a string section with John Augustine, Victor Bay, Emil Briano, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, and Gerald Vinci on violin, Alan Harshman, Armand Kaproff, and Louis Kievman on viola), records the tracks "Until" (also released as "Until You Love Someone"), "Oh Boy! (Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!)", "Come Back To Sorrento (Toma A Surriento)", and "Never Before" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California between 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1938) with "My Heart Has Found A Home Now" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 1921) with "As You Are" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 2140) with "Oh Marie" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1901) with "Sailor's Polka" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Roger Wagner Chorale with The Concert Arts Players (lineups for both unlisted), conducted by Roger Wagner, record Villa-Lobos' "Quatuor For Flute, Harp, Celesta And Alto Saxophone With Women's Voices, Part 1" at the first session and "Quatuor For Flute, Harp, Celesta And Alto Saxophone With Women's Voices, Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the groups' album "VILLA-LOBOS (The Roger Wagner Chorale): Nonetto For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Harp, Celeste, Percussion And Mixed Chorus / Quatuor For Flute, Harp, Celesta And Alto Saxophone And As With Women's Voices" (P-8191).
1953 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California first Daws Butler (on vocals, with Dave Cavanaugh conducting unlisted musicians), records overdubs for the tracks "Peppy Possum: Part 1" and "Peppy Possum: Part 2", then Daws Bugler and June Foray record vocal overdubs for Tom Conway's tracks "Rob Roy, The Highland Rouge: Part 1" and "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue: Part 2". Capitol Records will issue the final version of Butler's tracks together as a children's album "Peppy Possum" (CAS-3189) and the final versions of Conway's tracks as a children's album "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue" (CAS-3198).
1953 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing his own arrangements to: ) records the tracks "Huguette Waltz (from 'The Vagabond King')" and "Desert Song", and "Vilia (from 'The Merry Widow')" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "Billy May's Naughty Operetta" (T 487).
1953 - Maria Kurenko (on vocals), with Vsevolod Pastukhoff (on piano), records the (as of 2005) unissued take of Mussorgsky's "At The Nursery" for Capitol Records in New York City, New York.


1955 - Madam Agi Jambor (on piano) records tracks for Bach's "Concerto In The Italian Style" and "Prelude And Fugue In A Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Jambor's album "BACH Program" (P-8348).
1956 - Capitol Records purchases the masters from EMI International for Voices Of The Atolls (unlisted vocalists) and The Zizou Bar Trio (unlisted musicians) tracks "Pinoi (Tahitian Love Call)", "Te Inu Nei (Tahitian Drinking Song)", "Fare Niau (My Native Hut)", "Tautira Mutu E (My Little Island In Tautira)", "Tiare Hinano (Flower Of Hinano)", "Paina Te Matai (Song Of The Wind)", "Ua Rere (Song Of Victory)", "Otohetohe (The Song Of The Fishermen)", "Tarevereva (Crest Of The Wave)", "Karapara (Who Will Dance With Me?)", "Titiriri (The Lily)", and "Haapeu Mai Na (Tahitian Love Song)" which it will release on the group's album "South Seas Honeymoon" (T 10080).
1956 - Rudolf Firkusny (on piano) records the (as of 2005) unissued track of Smetana's "Czech Dances" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1956 - Laurindo Almedia (on guitar) records Albeniz's "Tango In D" and "Malaguean" and Turina's "Sevillana" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida's album "Vistas D'España: ALBENNIZ/TURINA" (P-8367).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jud Collin Singers (vocal group with unlisted lineup) records overdubs for the tracks "The Girl Most Likely (Main Title)"(instrumental) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on the original RKO motion picture soundtrack for "The Girl Most Likely" (W 930).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tommy Sands (on vocals), with Lionel Newman conducting the orchestra (lineup includes unlisted trumpet, tenor saxophones, piano, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and drums and string players and a vocal chorus with unlisted singers), records the tracks "I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord", "Who Baby", "A Bundle Of Dreams", "Just A Little Bit More", "People In Love", "Crazy 'Cause I Love You", "Your Daddy Wants To Do Right", "That's All I Want From You", "Soda-Pop Hop", "Would I Love You", "Rock Of Ages", and "Sing Boy Sing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the motion picture soundtrack to "Sing Boy Sing" (T 929).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Take The 'A' Train", "Three Little Words", "What's New?", and "September Song" in New York City, New York.
1958 - Bob Bain (directing an orchestra with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Amour" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Tico Tico". Capitol Records will issue "Amour" on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) records the tracks "Louise" and "Blue Lou" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Jones' album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193).
1958 - Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with: Floyd Cramer on piano; [listed as either] Walter "Hank" "Sugarfoot" Garland or Thomas Grady Martin on lead guitar; Ray Edenton on rhythm guitar; listed as probably Walter Haynes on steel guitar; Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass; and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) record the tracks "Heartaches, Teardrops And Sorrow", "I Didn't Mean To Make You Cry", and "Sweetheart, Don't Come Back" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol F4279). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's 5 CD boxset "The Melody Ranch Girl" (BCD 15905) in Germany.
1958 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Till You Come Back Again", "Deep Water", "So Used To Livin' You", and "Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "Ferlin's Favorites" (T 1280).
1958 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "It's No Secret", "Where No One Stands Alone", and "Life's Railway To Heaven" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "I'll Fly Away" (ST-171).
1959 - Anna Maria Alberghetti (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Anema E Core (With All My Heart And Soul)", and "Porgy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Alberghetti's album "Warm And Willing" (T 1379).
1959 - Tak Shindo (conducting his own and Bill Holman's arrangements to: Pete Candoli and Conte Candoli on trumpet; Bud Shank on alto saxophone and flute; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Kazue Kudo on samisen and koto; and Shelly Manne on drums) records the tracks "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "No Place To Go", "Brass And Bamboo", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", "Flamingo", "Skylark" and "Bali Ha'i" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the last four tracks on November 23, 1959 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shindo's album "Brass And Bamboo" (T 1345).
1960 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Christian Brothers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "His Hand In Mine", "Victory Is Jesus", "Open Your Heart", "Circuit Ridin' Preacher", the (as of 2005) unissued track "I'm Feelin' Mighty Fine", and the tracks "I'll Tell It Lord", and "I'm Bound For The Kingdom" at the first session and "Old Time Religion", "I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy", "Keys To The Kingdom", "Someone To Care", "All Of This And Heaven Too", and "Hevenly Love" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all of the tracks, except "I'm Feelin' Mighty Fine" on the brothers' eponymous album "The Christian Brothers" (ST 1558).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "Ten Little Indians" with "County Fair" on the flipside. Both tracks were written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher and produced by Nik Venet.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - George Chakiris (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "I've Got Your Number (Little Me)" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Wait A Little Longer", "If This Should Be A Dream", "I'll Always Be In Love With You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I've Got Your Number (Little Me)" as a single (Capitol 4892) with "My Coloring Book" on the flipside.
1963 - The Kingston Trio (Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart on vocals, with John Steuber on guitar and Dean Reilly on bass) record the tracks "Ann", "Hobo's Lullaby", and "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream", at Coast Recorders in San Francisco. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks together on the trio's last studio album for the label "A Time To Think" (T 2011). "Ann" will be issued on The Kingston Trio's 10 CD box set "The Stewart Years" (BCD 16161) in 1995.
1963 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks for Richard Strauss' "Waltz (from 'Der Rosenkavalier')", Beethoven's "Für Elise", Drigo's "Serenade", Dvorak's "Songs My Mother Taught Me", and "Offenbach's "Barcarolle (from 'The Tales of Hoffman')" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Welcome's album "The Concert Zither" (P-8602).
1964 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "No Other Arms, No Other Life", "My Darling, I Love You", "With All My Heart", "Pardon Me" and "I Don't Want To See Tomorrow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on Martino's album "Somebody Else" (ST 2312) and the second and last tracks on Martino's album "We Could" (ST 2200).
1964 - The Hollyridge Strings (lineup unlisted), with Stewart "Stu" Phillips conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Kiss Me Quick", "Are You Lonesome Tonight", "Return To Sender", and "Ask Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Hit Songs Of Elvis Presley" (T 2221).
1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Elements (Fire)" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' tracks "Time To Get Alone" and "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "20/20" (SKAO-133).
1968 - Gary Crosby (on vocals) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Gotta Travel On" and the tracks "Green, Green Grass Of Home", "You Win Again", and "Mental Journey" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for the last three tracks, so if anyone knows if any of them have been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - Bob Engemann (on vocals), with Lex De Azevedo and Tommy Oliver conducting their own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" and "And I Love Her" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Engemann's album "My Own Thing" (ST-221).
1968 - Pure (lineup unlisted) records the track "That's The Bag I'm In" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for the track, so if anyone knows who was in the group and/or if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - Human Beinz (lineup unlisted) record the track "This Little Girl Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2431) with "I've Got To Keep On Pushin'" on the flip side.
1968 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (David Freiberg on bass, viola, and vocals; John Cipollina on guitar; Greg Elmore on drums; and Gary Duncan on guitar and vocals) record the track "Calvary" live at Golden State Recorders in San Francisco, California. The track will be included on the band's Capitol Records album "Happy Trails".
1968 - Wild tracks of "church bells" are recorded for "Zorba" in New York City, New York. No other information is listed.
1970 - Bill Rice records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Wake Up World" and the tracks "Travelin' Minstrel Man", and "T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness, It's Forever)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 3049) with "Special" on the flipside and the third track as a single (Capitol 3156) with "Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy" on the flipside.
1970 - During two sessions held this day at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Dick Curless (on vocals) records the tracks "Rocky Top", "Juke Box Man""Watermelon Man" and "Weary, Lonesome Road Blues" (aka "Lonesome Road") at the first session (with Hargus "¨Pig" Robbins on piano, Ray Edenton, Billy Sanford, and Robert Thompson on guitars, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums as well as unlisted background singers) between 6:00PM and 9:30PM and "Coastline Charlie", "Waiting For A Train" and "Homing Pigeon" at the second session (with Hargus "¨Pig" Robbins on piano, Jerry Glenn Kennedy and Billy Sanford on guitars, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) between 10:00PM and 1:00AM on November 20, 1970. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Juke Box Man" on Curless' album "Doggin' It" (ST-689) and will issue "Juke Box Man" as a single (Capitol 3034) with "Please Buy My Flowers" on the flipside.
1971 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California Merle Haggard (on vocals) and The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "They're Tearin' The Labor Camps Down", "Bill Woods From Bakersfield", and "Old Doc Brown" at the first session and new take of the track "A Shoulder To Cry On" and the tracks "The Funeral" and "Bring It On Down To My House, Honey" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "A Shoulder To Cry On" on the group's album "Let Me Tell You About A Song" (ST-882) and will issue "A Shoulder To Cry On" as a single (Capitol 3376) with "I'm A Light Boy" on the flip side.
1971 - Stoney Edwards (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Why Don't You Go Home (Where You Belong)", "All She Made Of Me", and "You Can't Call Yourself Country" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Edwards' eponymous album "Stoney Edwards" (ST-11090).
1971 - Roy Rogers (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Good To Be Home Again" and "Sunday Kind Of Love" and the tracks "Pass It On" and "Leavin' The Leavin' Up To You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Rogers' album "Take A Little Love" (ST-11020).
1973 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Sweet Child Of Sunshine" (Capitol 3783) with "She Picked Up The Pieces" on the flip side.
1975 - Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart) record the tracks "You Didn't Feel That Way Last Night (Don't You Remember)", "Right Now", "Sweet Heart Attack", "I Can't Be Anybody But Me", "I Love You (And I'm Glad that I Said It)", "It Always Hurts Most In The Morning", and "Savin' My Love For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "I Can't Be Anybody But Me", on the group's eponymous album "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart" (ST-11513). There is no issuing information listed for "I Can't Be Anybody But Me", so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1975 - An editing session is held in New York City, New York for the tracks "The Man Who Would Be King" and "The Sikandergul Theme (The Ballad Of East And West)", that were performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra and six Indian musicians, with composer Maurice Jarre conducting, at the Anvil Studios in Denham, England where they are recorded before September 23, 1975, which is the date the original masters were registered by Capitol Records. Capitol will release the recordings on the original soundtrack album for the motion picture "The Man Who Would Be King" (SW-11474).
1975 - Freddie Hart (on vocals) and The Heartbeats (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Divorce Is Hell To Pay", "What's Left On My Mind", "Your Place Or Mine" and "I Had No Place To Go" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Hart's album "People Put To Music" (ST-11504) and the last track on his album "That Look In Her Eyes" (ST-11568).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Bob Welch's Capitol Records single "Sentimental Lady", with "Hot Love, Cold World" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #8 on January 7, 1978, and stay for two weeks. Thanks to Brent Popham for getting me the correct name for the flipside.
1979 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar, with Alan Fitzgerald on keyboards, Gary Pihi on guitar, Bill Church on bass, and Denny Carmassi on drums) records the tracks "Red", "Rock 'N' Roll Weekend", "Make It Last", "Reckless", "Turn Up The Music", "I've Done Everything For You", "Young Girl Blues", "Bad Motor Scooter", and "Someone Out There" in San Francisco, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Somewhere Out There" on Hagar's album "Sammy Hagar "Live" - All Night Long" (SMAS-11812) and will issue "Somewhere Out There" as a single (Capitol 4596) with "I've Done Everything For You" on the flip side.
1979 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Larry Farrow producing the session for Piano Man Productions and conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I'm Coming Home", "Not Afraid To Love", "Bows" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "I'm the One Who Loves You, Baby" live at CBA Recording Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Wilson's album "Take My Love" (ST-12055) in 1980.
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with: David Sancious and Richard T. Bear on keyboards; Bruce Kulick on guitar; Bucky Ballard on bass; Bobby Chouinard on drums; and Ernest Carter on percussion) records the track "Rich Kid" at the first session and "The Big Beat" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Squier's album "The Tale Of The Tape" (ST-12062).
1979 - Rene & Angela (Rene Moore and Angela Winbush) record the tracks "Everything We Do" and "Free And Easy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's album "Rise" (ST-12267).
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Don Schlitz records the track "Smilin' Boy" at the first session and "Walkin' The Walk" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Schlitz's album "Dreamers Matinee" (ST-12086).
1980 - Blue Magic (Ted "Wizard" Mills - lead tenor, Wendell Sawyer - baritone and lead vocals, Keith "Duke" Beaton - tenor, Richard Pratt - bass, and Vernon Sawyer- tenor), with producer Norman Harris, records the tracks "Who Could Ever Leave You" and "The Oscar" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Welcome Back" (ST-12143) in 1981.
1983 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "Union Of The Snake", with "Secret Oktober" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #30.
1984 - Alcatrazz (listed as probably Graham Bonnet on vocals; Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drumbs, percussion and vocals) records the track "Painted Lover" at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - EMI Records releases Robbie Williams album "Swing When You're Winning" which was recorded in The Capitol Tower Studios
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records releases, posthumously, George Harrison's last studio album, "Brainwashed"
2004 - Craig Nicholls, lead singer of the Capitol Records group The Vines, reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Capitol Records artist Faron Young is inducted into the United States Army
1976 - George Harrison and Paul Simon videotape a performance for NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live", including a duet of "Homeward Bound", as well as "Here Comes The Sun", "Bye Bye Love", "Rock Island Line" and a few seconds each of "Yesterday", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long"
1986 - During two sessions held this day for EMI America (the first at Castle Studio in Brentwood Tennessee between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM and the second at Castle Studio in Franklin, Tennessee between 8:00 PM and 12:00 PM) Brent Rowan, Lynn Barry Burton, Terry McMillan, and Jerry Kroon record overdubs for Jay Booker's tracks "Calico Dresses", "Sunday In The South", and "Love Is Legal" at the first session and Brent Rowan records overdubs for Booker's tracks "The Mule Won't Move", "Hot Red Sweater", "Boyhood Memories", and "Brand New Outlaw" at the second session. There is no issuing information listed for the tracks, so if anyone knows if any of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, Universal Music Group.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - The United States premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" is played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra under the baton of Laurence Foster.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

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

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

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

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

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

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

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