Thursday, October 19, 2017

OCTOBER 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1940 - Carl Lynn Shults, one-time vice president of promotion for Country music at Capitol Records (1978-?), member and vice president (1984-1985) of the Country Music Association, is born in Nashville, Tennessee
1968 - Rodney Carrington, comedian, musician, and Mercury Records Nashville (1998-2000), Capitol Records Nashville (2000-2009), and Laughter's Good Records (2009-present) artist, is born Rodney Scott Carrington in Longview, Texas.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, record Bach's "Italian Concerto: Part 1", "Italian Concerto: Part 2", and "Italian Concerto: Part 3" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the orchestra's album "BACH- Italian Concerto/The Musical Offering (Excerpts)" (L-8128).
1946 - Capitol Records band The King Cole Trio premiere in their own network radio show "King Cole Trio Time", a fifteen minute Saturday afternoon program that will run until April 1948
1946 - Merle Travis (on vocals and electric guitar), with Cliffie Stone (on bass) directing the orchestra (Jack McTaggart on trumpet; Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle; Ossie J. Godson on piano; Paul Sells on accordion; Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar; Allen J. Williams on bass), records the tracks "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", "Alimony Bound", "Follow Through""Three Times Seven", "I'm Sick And Tired of You, Little Darlin'", "Sunshine's Back In Town" and "The Devil To Pay" at (listed as possibly) Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 349) with "Sweet Temptation" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40115) with "A Fool At The Steering Wheel" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40050) with "I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size" on the flipside, the fourth track as a single (Capitol 384) with "Steel Guitar Rag" on the flip side, the fifth track as a single (Capitol Americana 40006) with "Lawdy, What A Gal" on the flipside, and the seventh track as a single (Capitol Americana 40072) with "Information Please" on the flipside. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Travis' 5 CD box set "Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past" (BCD 15637).
1946 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Take Me Back To Little Rock, Arkansas" then The Pied Pipers, also with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Make Me Know It" and "With All My Heart". Capitol Records issues "Take Me Back To Little Rock, Arkansas" as a single (Capitol 334) with Mercer's title "Huggin' And A Chalkin'" (recorded November 6,1946) on the flipside, "Make Me Know It" as a single (Capitol 344) with "You Can't See The Sun While Your Crying" on the flipside, and "With All My Heart" as a single (Capitol 15142) with "Goodbye Romance" on the flipside.
1946 - Jack Smith, with Earl Sheldon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I Haven't Got A Worry In The World", "Too Many Times", "Give Me You", "Let's Go Back And Kiss The Girls Goodnight Again", and "Life Can Be Beautiful" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues "Too Many Times" and "Let's Go Back And Kiss The Girls Goodnight Again" together as a single (Capitol 339) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue the other three tracks.
1946 - Hal Derwin "Buddy" Cole records sixteen tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1946 - Frank DeVol records seven tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1948 - An unidentified orchestra records the tracks "Rosewood Spinet" and an unknown title in Paris, France. The first track's issue status is unlisted and the last track was rejected so its continued existence is not listed.
1949 - Mel Blanc records a vocal overdub over Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra's track "The Regal Rhumba (Take It Easy, Take It Light)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the combined track as a single (Capitol 57-790) with Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra's track "Guantanamera" (with vocals by Pepin Betancourt) on the flip side.
1949 - Pete Dailey (on cornet) and His Chicagoans (Warren Smith on trombone: Stan Story on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar; Phil Stephens and Country Washburne on tuba; and George Defebaugh on drums) record the tracks "At A Georgia Camp Meeting", "When The Saints Go Marchin' In", "Dixieland Shuffle", "Sensation Rag", and "Big Bass Horn Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Pete Daily's Dixieland Band" (T 183).
1949 - Frank DeVol records 10 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - The Calvary Quartet (lineup unlisted) records 5 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1950 - Tex Ritter records special instruction to "Daddy's Last Letter" (with Cotton Seed Clark on dialog) that Capitol Records will be issue as a promotional record (PRO 8).
1951 - Capitol Records band Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's concert at Carnegie Hall is broadcast on radio. Copies of the broadcast have been released on unauthorized CDs.
1953 - Rod Morris (on vocals on guitar) and His Missourians (Joe Byers on steel guitar; and unlisted fiddle, electric guitar, bass and drum players) record the tracks "Bimbo", "That's Nature", "Hey Mr. Mocking Bird", and "Everything To Lose, Nothing To Gain" at (listed as possibly) either radio station KWKH or at Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 2669), "That's Nature" as a single (Capitol 3006) with "Nobody Knows Grandpa Like Grandma" on the flipside, and the third track as a single (Capitol 2785) with "Bimbo #2" on the flipside.
1954 - Roy Hogsed (on vocals and guitars with Jean Dewez on accordion; Richard "Rusty" Nitz on bass; and Lee Hughes on drums) records "I'm Hurtin' Again", "Yes He Did", "Do You Call That A Sweetheart" (with a vocal chorus with an unlisted lineup) and "Gonna Build A Fence Around You" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3007). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the box set "Cocaine Blues" (BCD 16191).
1954 - The New Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Rudolf Schwarz, record parts of Dvorak's "Cello Concerto In B Minor" in London, England. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "DVORAK - Cello Concerto in D Minor,Op.104" (P-8301).
1955 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angles, California Bobby Hackett (on cornet) and His Jazz Band (Abe Lincoln and Jack Teagarden on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on banjo and guitar; Phil Stephens on bass and tuba; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Basin Street Blues", "St. James Infirmary" (with vocals by Jack Teagarden), and "That's A Plenty" at the first session and "I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man", "Fidgety Feet", "Royal Garden Blues", and "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "St. James Infirmary", on Hackett's LP "Coast Concert" (T 692). Mosaic Records issues all the tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Fifties Jack Teagarden Sessions" (MD4-168).
1955 - Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander's Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "A Woman In Love", "(Here's To) A Wonderful Christmas", and "Fate" (with a chorus of six unlisted vocalists) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3284) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3315) with "Never Before And Never Again" on the flip side.
1955 - Overdubs are recorded for Les Baxter and His Orchestra's track "The Trouble With Harry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 3291) with "Havana" on the flip side.
1955 - Overdubs are recorded for The Four Freshmen's tracks "Charmaine" and "In This Whole Wide World" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final tracks together as a single (Capitol 3292).
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Lisboa Antigua" (aka "Lisbon Antiqua [In Old Lisbon]") featuring Arnold Rossip on piano with unlisted strings and a vocal group of 4 unlisted singers, "Robin Hood", and Johnny Concho Theme (Wait For Me)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3287) and , as of 2005, yet to issue the last track.
1956 - The Andrews Sisters (vocalists Patty, Maxene, and Laverne Andrews), with Vic Schoen conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Tulip Time""Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)""Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Within Anyone Else But Me)""I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time", and a re-recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on the sisters' album "The Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi" (W 790).
1956 - The King Sisters (vocalists Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King) with Alvino Rey conducting an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, record the tracks "Imagination", "You're My Thrill", "In Hamburg (Where The Nights Are Long), and "When The Lights Are Low" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3713) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3594).
1956 - Ann Leonardo (listed as Maratha Lou Harp on the last two tracks recorded), with Earl Sheldon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Now Is The Time", "The Law Of Attraction", "I'll Hold You In My Heart", "The Greatest Fool In The World" (with Chorus [lineup unlisted]) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol F3627) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3609).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Send For Me" is #27 and his single "With You On My Mind" is #34 on The Billboard's Top 100 Sides chart. "Send For Me" and its flipside, "My Personal Possession" with The Four Knights, are also #29 on the magazine's Best Sellers In Stores chart. Also, "With You On My Mind" is #24 and "Send For Me" is #48 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #2 and his album "This Is Nat 'King' Cole" is #9 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Albums - Popular chart. "Love Is The Thing" is also #7 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart. Cole's album "Around The World" is #3 and the EP version of "Love Is The Thing" is #10 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop EPs chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Danny Kaye, with Walter Scharf conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Puddle", "The Thank You Letter", "Bathtub Admiral", and "Crazy Barbara" at the first session and the titles "I Like Old People, Don't You?", "The New Baby", "I'm Five!", and "Just Imagine" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "The Thank You Letter", "Bathtub Admiral", "The New Baby", "I'm Five!", and "Just Imagine" on Kaye's album "Mommy, Gimme A Drinka Water!" (T 937) and has yet to issue the recordings of "The Puddle" and "Crazy Barbara" from the first session and "I Like Old People, Don't You?" from the second session. New recordings of those titles will be made on September 25, 1957, and Capitol will issue those versions also on the album "Mommy, Gimme A Drinka Water!".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and guitarist Sonny James, with The Bob Bain Chorus (unlisted lineup) and Orchestra (John "Plas" Johnson on tenor saxophone; Eddie Beal on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; Red Callender on bass; and Raymond Martinez on drums) using Bain's arrangements, records the titles "Uh-Huh-Mm", "Climb Up The Ladder Of Love", and "Why Can't They Remember?" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Uh-Huh-Mm" and "Why Can't They Remember?" together as a single (Capitol F3840). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the six CD box set "Sonny James - Young Love - The Early Years 1952-62" (BCD 16373).
1958 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to a small group of musicians (including Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpet; Milt Bernhardt and Frank Rosolino on trombone; Benny Carter on alto saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; and Shelly Manne on drums), is back in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California to record the tracks "I Love To Love", "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House", "So In Love" and "I Like Men!". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lee's album "I Like Men" (T 1131).
1959 - Vocalist Sue Raney, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, and George Roberts on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Harry Klee, Justin Gordon, and George Poole on woodwinds; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Mills on harp), records the tracks "My Prayer", "A Blossom Fell", Exactly Like You", and "Rain" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between (2:00pm and 5:00pm). Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Raney's album "Songs For A Raney Day" (T 1335).
1959 - Micki Grant records the tracks "Everybody Knows It" and "Because You're You" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
1959 - Capitol Records releases Kay Starr's album "Movin'!" which was produced by Dave Cavanaugh with Alexander conducting the orchestra using his and Cavanaugh's arrangements
1960 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Jonah Jones Quartet (with Jones on trumpet and possibly vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) records the tracks "I'll Never Say No", "If I Knew Then", and "Belly Up To The Bar Boys" at the first session and "Dolce Famiente", "Bonjour" and "Are You Sure?" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1532).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Don't Worry About Strangers", "It's Monday Everyday", "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now", and "Old Folks" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
1960 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Crazy Rhythm" (with unlisted percussionists), "In An 18th Century Drawing Room" (with unlisted percussionists), "Shining Moon" (with unlisted combined voices), and "Singing Violins" (with unlisted string section) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker Displays The Many Voices Of The Morton Pipe Organ - Sound Showcase" (T 1908).
1961 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Christmas Kisses" (with vocals by The Bookends [lineup unlisted]), "Girl In the Valley", "Let Me Walk With You (with vocals by The Bookends [lineup unlisted]), and "Sabor A Mi" at the first session and "My Hands Upon The Keys" and Valzer" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 4667) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other two tracks from the first session and "Valzer" from the second. Aero Space Records (owned by Anthony) issued "My Hands Upon The Keys" on Anthony's album (RAS 2208). I can't find the album on Aero Space's website so if anyone knows the title, please leave a comment.
1961 - Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted with Carmichael conducting his own arrangements) record the titles "Beyond The Sunset", "In The Garden", "It's No Secret", and "How Great Thou Art" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Carmichael's album "Hymns At Sunset" (T 1746).
1961 - Vocalist William Warfied and organist Virgil Fox record Mendelssohn's "O God Have Mercy", the traditional tune "Deep River", and Malotte's "The Lord's Prayer" at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Warfield and Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #28 on KRLA's Top Thirty singles survey in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Jimmie Haskell, record the titles "Theme From 'Taras Bulba' (The Wishing Star)" and "Let Me Entertain You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both titles together as a single (Capitol 4876).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Violinist Nathan Milstein, with The Philharmonic Orchestra (listed as probably conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini), recorded the conclusion of Mozart's (Violin Concerto Number 3) in (listed as possibly) London, England. Capitol Records has yet to issue the complete version of the title.
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' live album "Concert"
1964 - Don Hinson and The Riga-Morticians (Don Hinson and Gary Paxton) record the tracks "Home In Castle East", "Robbin' Graves", "Monster Surf Stomp", and "Phantom Of The A Go-Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "A Monster Dance Party" (T 2219).
1964 - During two sessions held this day in New York City (listed as possibly at Capitol Record's studios), New York King Curtis (on tenor saxophone) records overdubs for tracks "Tanya", "Hung Over" and "Soul Twine" at the first session and (with George Stubbs on piano; an unlisted organist; Cornell Dupree on guitar; Chuck Rainey on bass; and Ray Lucas on drums) records remakes of the tracks "Hung Over" and "Misty" as well as recording the tracks "Bill Bailey" and "Peter Gunn" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Curtis' album "The Best Of King Curtis" (ST 2858) and Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Curtis' 3 CD box set "The Capitol Years 1962-1965" (BCD 15670) in Germany.
1964 - At two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet and trumpet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Charles Lloyd on flute and tenor saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Sam Jones on bass; and Louis Hayes on drums) record the tracks "Fiddler On The Roof", "Sabbath Prayer" and "To Life" at the first session and "Do You Love Me", "Now I Have Everything", and "Cajvalach (Chavalah)" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Fiddler On The Roof" (T 2216).
1965 - The Beatles record "The Beatles Third Christmas Record" which will be released by their fan club
1965 - H.B. Barnum and His Orchestra (with Barnum conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "The Reason" and "Go Home And Cry" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 both tracks are unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Pleasure Seekers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls'" and "If You Climb On The Tiger's Back" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both titless together as a single (Capitol 2050).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Tony Sandler and Ralph Young, with Bob Bain directing rhythm accompaniment (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Can I Trust You?", "Angel Eyes", "You Don't Know Me", and "Spanish Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titless except "You Don't Know Me" on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (T 2854). There is no issuing information listed for "You Don't Know Me".
1968 - Guy Lombardo conducts His Royal Canadians at the second of two consecutive days of live performances in Las Vegas, Nevada. Files mention that over the two days 92 masters were recorded but no tracks are listed or have any, as of 2005, been issued.
1971 - Overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's track "My First Night Alone Without You", and for Anne Murray and Glen Campbell's tracks "Easy To Love", "My Ecstasy", and "Let me Be the One" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005, the final track of "My First Night Alone Without You" is unissued. Capitol Records issues Murray and Campbell's tracks on their eponymous album "Anne Murray & Glen Campbell" (SW-869).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Strangers (Roy Nichols on lead guitar; Bobby Wayne and Marcia Nichols on rhythm guitar; Norm Hamlet on steel guitar; Dennis Hromek on bass; and Biff Adam on drums) record the titles "See The Sunset", "Roller Coaster", and "Cotton Picker" with Merle Haggard on vocals in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the "See The Sunset" and "Cotton Picker" on the band's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141) and has yet to issue "Roller Coaster".
1976 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I Think I Know" and "Wanting The Need" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the band's album "Amnesia" (SW-11608) and, as of 2005, yet to issue "Wanting The Need".
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the title "Texas, Me And You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
1978 - At two sessions held this day at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California Natalie Cole, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "You're So Good" at the first session and "Oh! I Love You So" at second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1979 - Pyrymyd (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Shake It Down", "Mr. Music Man" and "Tune In Your Mind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Pyrymyd's eponymous album "Pyrymyd" (ST-12027).
1981 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Russell Smith (on vocals and guitar), with Barry Beckett on keyboards; James Hooker on keyboard and vocals; Pete Carr on guitar; Duncan Cameron on Dobro guitar; Joe Osborne on bass; Larry Londin on drums; Tom Roady on percussion; Ava Aldridge and Cindy Richardson on vocals; and The Sheldon Kurland Strings (lineup unlisted), records the track "Southern Music" at the first session, "Your Eyes" at the second session, and "Lonely Knight" and "Mississipi Gal" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Smith's eponymous album "Russell Smith" (ST-12197).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Thomas Dolby records the titles "She Blinded Me With Science" and "One Of Our Submarines". Capitol Records issues the tracks on Dolby's album "The Golden Age Of Wireless" (ST-12271). No session location information is listed. If anyone knows where the tracks were recorded, please leave a comment.
1984 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' self-titled album
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 drums, percussion, and vocals) records the track "Wire And Wood" at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Tim Finn records the track "Not Even Close". No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Lorelei (lineup unlisted) records the title "Lipstick Politics". No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment.
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases the album "Kids' Country Hits 2" which features a collection of country songs sung by kids, for kids, and was produced by Darrell Brown, who had also produced the earlier album
2011 - Mickey Goldsen, one-time head of Capitol Records' publishing arm, Capitol Songs, and founder and CEO for 61 years of publishing company Criterion Music, dies at his home in Encino, California at age 99.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Guitarist Earl Klugh, with Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar, Hubie Crawford on electric bass, Gene Dunlap on drums and percussion, and a string section (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Booker T. Jones, records the titles "Julie" with the addition of Darryl Dybka on electric piano and "Cry A Little While" at Music City Music Hall in Nashville, Tennessee. Blue Note Records will issue both "Julie" on Klugh's CD "Love Songs" (8-53354-2) and both titles on the CD "Magic In Your Eyes" (7-48389-2).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Marty Balin records the title "Just Like That" at a session for EMI America. No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the session took place or if the title has been issued, please leave a comment. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog.
1983 - EMI America purchases the masters of an extended vocal version and an instrumental dub mix of Jules Shear's track "When Love Surges" that the label will issue together as a single (EMI America 7818). Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog. If anyone knows when or where the titles were recorded, please leave a comment.
1983 - RCA VideoDiscs announces that Scott R. Holtzman, former attorney in Capitol Records Entertainment Law Department, joins their company as Director of Business Affairs, West Coast out of their headquarters in Burbank, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - The Vitascope Theater, the first theater built specifically to show motion pictures in the United States, opens under the Edisonia Hall at 305 Main Street in the Ellicott Square Building in Buffalo, New York.
1964 - My youngest brother, Peter Andrew Nielsen, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Happy Birthday, Bro!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OCTOBER 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1918 - Bobby Troup, actor, singer, songwriter ("[Get Your Kicks On] Route 66"), pianist, record producer, second husband of Liberty Records artist Julie London, and Liberty and Capitol Records artist, is born Robert William Troup in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (Heinie Beau on clarinet; Don Lodice on tenor saxophone; Earl Sturgis on piano; Gene Englund on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums) record the titles "Little By Little", "If I Had You", "Royal Garden Blues" (with Floyd O'Brien on trombone), and "I'm In The Mood For Love" (with Floyd O'Brien on trombone) in Los Angeles, California, probably with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. Capitol Records issues "Little By Little" and "If I Had You" on Nichols' album "Jazz Time With Red Nichols" (CCF-215) and "Royal Garden Blues" and "I'm In The Mood For Love" on the compilation album "History Of Jazz, Volume 2 - The Golden Era" (CE-17).
1945 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano; Oscar Moore on guitar; and Johnny Miller on bass) records the instrumental track "Homeward Bound", "I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm" (with Nat "King" Cole on vocals), and the instrumental tracks "This Way Out", and "I Know That You Know" in radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm" on the band's album "Nat King Cole 10th Anniversary Album" (W 514) and "This Way Out" and "I Know That You Know" on the band's album "King Cole Trio, Volume 2" (BD-29). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles on the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138).
1945 - The King Sisters record three tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. There is no session or commercial release informataion listed for any of the tracks. If anyone knows what was recorded and if it's been issued commercially, please leave a comment.
1946 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flipside, is #1 for the first week on The Billboard magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Folk Records chart (the precursor to the Country Music chart).
1946 - Uncle Henry's Original Kentucky Mountaineers (Henry Warren [aka Uncle Henry] on vocals with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Two Time Loser", "You Should Have Thought Of That Before", "What Would You Give In Exchange" and "Molly Darling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40004), has (as of 2005) yet to issue the third track, and rejected the last track so it's continued existence is unknown since recordings made before the advent of magnetic tape where made to fragile disc masters and rejected takes where literally smashed and trashed.
1946 - Jo Stafford, with Lloyd Schaeffer and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "It's As Simple As That""Give Me Something To Dream About""Fools Rush In", and "September Song" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues "It's As Simple As That" and "September Song" together as a single (Capitol 352), and issued "Give Me Something To Dream About" as a single (Capitol 808) with "Just One Of Those Things" on the flipside. DRG Records will issue all the titles on the CD "The Capitol Rarities 1943-1950" (DRGCD 91517). on March 24, 2009.
1946 - Sam Donahue (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Mitch Paul, Fern Caron, Lyman Vunk, and Tony DiNardi on trumpet; Dick LeFave, Harry DeVito, Kenny Miesel, and Ed Fromm on trombone; Harry Peterson, Bill Nichol, and John Forys on alto saxophone; Don Brindley on tenor saxophone; Otto "Jimmie" Brenner on baritone saxophone; Ray Rossi on piano; Benny Heller on guitar; John Change on bass; Harold Hahn on drums; and Bill Lockwood on vocals) record the tracks "Mad Man McCarthy", "If We Never Meet Again", "Conversation At Lindy's", and "My Melancholy Baby" in New York City, New York. As of 2005, Capitol Records has yet to issue the first two tracks, issued the third track on Donahue's album "Classics In Jazz - Sam Donahue" (T 626) and the last track as a single (Capitol 357) with "I Can't Believe It Was All Make Believe" on the flipside.
1946 - Peggy Lee, with Dave Barbour (on guitar) and His Orchestra (Hank D'Amico on clarinet; Jake Koven on trumpet; Bob Haggart on bass; Sanford Gold on piano; and Johnny Blowers on drums) records the titles "(It's) The Bluest Kind Of Blues" (a vocal version of the Django Reinhardt's instrumental "Nuages"), "You Can Depend On Me""Trouble Is A Man", and "Music, Maestro, Please", at Capitol Records's New York City studios on 46th Street, with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records issues the first title on the CD "Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures" (5-27564-2) and the second title on the 4 CD set "Miss Peggy Lee" (7-97826-2). Collectors Choice Music released all the titles on the CD "The Lost '40s & '50s Capitol Masters" (CCM 917) on May 27, 2008.
1946 - Hal Derwin and Lou Busch record four tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track or issue information is listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - "King Cole Trio Time" radio show has changed its format so from now on all the shows will be broadcast from New York City studios, Irving Ashby replaces Oscar Moore permanently, and Nat introduces Freddie Robbins as the new announcer. Robbins will use the style of a disc jockey when introducing the songs performed on the show. Later that day, The King Cole Trio performs at an afternoon show at Carnegie Hall in New York City to a two-thirds house that had to be rushed out at 7:45 PM to allow for the regular evening concert at the hall. Cole introduces the titles "Now He Tells Me" and "Baby I Need You" and the trio performs Ashby's "Allegro-Suite".
1949 - Ray Robbins and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Skirts" I'll Take An Option On You", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)", and "Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me?' in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issued the first and third track together as a single (Capitol 57-778) and the second an last tracks together as a single (Capitol 861).
1949 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart on vocals with Sweedish accent) with The Johnny Duffy Trio (Duffy on organ, others unlisted), records "Yingle Bells", "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas", "Real Gone Galoot" and "She Calls Me Nincompoop" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on Yorgesson's album "The Great Comedy Hits Of Yogi Yorgesson" (T 1620) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the last track.
1949 - Andy Russell and Della Russell (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Chickenfoot, Sparegrass And Honey" and "Shine On Harvest Moon" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-779).
1949 - Mel Blanc (on vocals) with Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye" and "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-780).
1949 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals) with Cliff Snyder (aka Cliffie Stone on bass) and His Orchestra (Merle Travis on whip sound effect; Eddie Kirk on guitar; and Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar) records the track "Mule Train" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Ford's album "Sixteen Tons" (T 1380).
1950 - Jess Willard (on vocals with Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle; Vic Davis on piano; Jimmie Widener on guitar; Noel Boggs on steel guitar; and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time", "Little Shoes", "One Way Street", and "Someday You'll Remember" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1290) and the third and last track together as a single (Capitol 1436).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Because You're Mine" is #12, his single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #15, his single "The Ruby And The Pearl" is #19 and its flipside, "Faith Can Move Mountains", is #25, and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #26 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Four Freshmen record the titles "Holiday", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Baltimore Oriole", and "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. The take of "Holiday" is rejected and its continued existence is unlisted. Capitol Records will "Baltimore Oriole", and "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)" together as a single (Capitol 2398). Mosaic Records will issue "I'll Be Seeing You", "Baltimore Oriole", and "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)" on the box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1953 - Jack Hunt (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Stepping Stone", "Another Man's Darling", "My Sunday Sweetheart" and "Send Me A Phonograph Record" in Nashville, Tennessee. As of 2005, Capitol Records has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1954 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Baker (on organ) records the tracks "Rhythm Mood Medley: Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart/Fascinatin' Rhythm" and "Moonlight Moon Medley: Poem (title unlisted but possibly My Moonlight Madonna)/All Through The Night) at the first session, "Blue Mood Medley: Am I Blue/Blues In The Night/Birth Of The Blues" and "Dancing Mood Medley: Dancing On The Ceiling/Dancing In The Dark" at the second session, and "Waltzing Mood Medley: A Kiss In The Dark/Zigeuner/The Waves Of The Danube" and "Romantic Mood Medley: The Very Thought Of You/You And The Night And The Music/Love Is The Sweetest Thing" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Organ Moods For Listening" (T 612).
1954 - At Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California, between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Nat "King" Cole records the tracks "If I Give My Heart To You" and "Hold My Hand" with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Bill Miller on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Lee Young on drums; Alvin Stolller, Stephen Dweck, and Carlos Vidal on percussion; Ann Mason Stockton on harp; and on strings: Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure, Victor Bay, Mischa Russell, Eudice Shapiro, and Alex Beller on violin; Alvin Dinkin and Stanley Harris on viola; Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello). Cole then records the tracks "Papa Loves Mambo" and "Teach Me Tonight" with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the same orchestra. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Cole's album "8 Top Pops" (H-9110).
1954 - Jane Froman, with Sid Feller conducting an orchestra and chorus with unlisted lineups, records the tracks "The Song From 'Desiree' (We Meet Again)", "The Finger Of Suspicion Points At You", "I Wonder", and "I'll Never Be The Same" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Froman's EP "Jane Froman Sings" (EAP-1-600).
1954 - Rudolf Schwarz conducts Andre Navarra (on cello) with The New Symphony Orchestra of London (lineup unlisted) as they record parts of Dvorak's "Cello Concerto In B Minor) in London, England and will finish the rest on October 19, 1954. Capitol Records issues the complete track on the orchestra's album "DVORAK - Cello Concerto In D Minor, Opus104" (P-8301).
1955 - Yma Sumac records vocal overdubs for her track "Cha Cha Gitano" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on Sumac's album "Mambo" (T 564).
1955 - Bobby Hackett (on cornet) and His Jazz Band (Abe Lincoln on trombone; Jack Teagarden on trumpet; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on banjo and guitar; Phil Stephens on bass and tuba; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", "Muskrat Ramble" and "New Orleans" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Hackett's album "Coast Concert" (T 692).
1955 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (with Baxter conducting his own arrangement to an unlisted lineup of musicians and an unlisted chorus of six voices) record the track "The Trouble With Harry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Baxter's EP "The Poor People Of Paris" (EAP-1-730).
1955 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on lead vocal and Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Errair on harmony vocals) with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Skeets Herfurt, Wilbur Schwartz, and Ted Nash on reeds; Milt Raskin on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; Frank Carlson on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and an unlisted string section) record the tracks "Charmaine" (with Bob Flanigan on trombone), "In This Whole Wide World" (with Ken Errair on trumpet), and "Soon" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3292) and rejects the third track whose continued existence is unlisted.
1955 - Dorothy Warenskjold (soprano vocals), with Jack Crossan on piano, records the tracks "Columbetta (Venetian Serenade)" by Buzzi-Peccia, "On Wings of Song" by Mendelssohn, "Al Amor" by Obradas, "Let My Song Fill Your Heart" by Ernest Charles, "Brahms Lullaby (Craddle Song) (Wiegenlied)" by Brahms, and "The Lord's Prayer" by Mallote in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks (except the third and last tracks which, as of 2005, remain unissued) on Warenskjold's album "On Wings Of Song" (P-8333).
1956 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Art DePew, Jules Chaikin, and Jack Holman on trumpet; Jimmy Henderson, Lew McCreary, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone; Med Flory and Gene Merlino on alto saxophone; Bob Enevoldsen and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Mike Apruzzese (Abruze) on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; Bill Richmond on drums; and on strings: John De Voogt, Morris Brenner, Walter Wiemeyer, Darrell Terwilliger, Arnold Belnick, Joe Livoti, Victor Arno, Lou Raderman, Erno Neufeld, Emil Briano, and Harry Bluestone on violins; Paul Robyn and Stanley Harris on viola), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the tracks "You Do Something To Me", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Through! (How Can You Say We're Through?)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Dancers In Love" (T 786).
1956 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup on guitar; Paul Peek on rhythm guitar; Jack Neal on bass; Dickie Harrell on drums), with The Jordanaires (Hoyt H. Hawkins, Hugh T. Jarrett, Neal Matthews Jr., Hugh Gordon Stoker) on vocal chorus for all the tracks (except the third track), record the tracks "Important Words" (first version), "You Better Believe", "Red Bluejeans And A Pony Tail", and "Five Days, Five Days" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol F3617) with "Crazy Legs" on the flipside, the second and third track on the band's eponymous album "Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps" (T 811) and the last track as a single (Capitol F3678) with "B-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #2 on WMCA's albums chart in New York City, New York and Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #23 on the station's Weekly Survey of singles.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - George McFadden records a vocal overdub for Lonnie Sattin's track "Think Man Think" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 the final track is still unissued.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Felix Slatkin, record Johann Strauss' "Artist's Life", "Vienna Life", and "You And You (From "Die Fledermaus)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on the orchestra's album "STRAUSS Waltzes" (PAO-8421).
1958 - Ed Townsend, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Prisoner Of Love", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "Goin' My Way", and "Symphony" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Thompson's album "New In Town" (T 1140).
1960 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Veini, Veini" (with unlisted percussion players), "Blow Gabriel, Blow" (iwth unlisted brass players), "Twilight In Turkey" (with combined voices by unlisted singers), "The Toy Trumpet" (with combined voices by unlisted singers), and "The Song Of India" (with combined voices by unlisted singers) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker Displays The Many Voices Of The Morton Pipe Organ - Sound Showcase" (T 1908).
1960 - Dinah Shore, with Dick Reynolds directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "I Ain't Down Yet" and "I Gotta Love You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issued both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4476).
1960 - Joey Villa records the tracks "(She's My) All-American Girl", "You're Driving Me Crazy", and "Mickey Mouse Got A Girl Friend" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4484). No issue information is listed for "You're Driving Me Crazy".
1961 - Gene Vincent (on vocals with Jim Pierce on piano; Glen Campbell on guitar; Jerry Kolbrak [as "Jerry Cole"' on electric bass; and Jesse Sailes on drums) records the tracks "Baby Don't Believe Me" and "Lucky Star" with producer Nik Venet in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4665).
1961 - Virgil Fox (on organ) records the tracks "Lead, Kindly Light (vocals by William Warfield), "Kol Nidrei (Traditional)", and "Komm Süsser Tod (Come Sweet Death)" (vocals by William Warfield), at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on William Warfield and Virgil Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Judith Kennedy, with unlisted session musicians), records the titles "Too Close For Comfort", "Frankie And Johnny", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "Little Girl Blue" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During three session held this day in London, England, violinist Nathan Milstein, with The Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, records Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto Number 1 in D Major, Opus 19, Part 2" at the first session, Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto Number 1 in D Major, Opus 19, Part 3", and the beginning of Mozart's "Violin Concerto Number 3" at the third session. Angel Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues the first two titles on Milstein's album "PROKOFIEV - Violin Concerto N° 1 in D Major, Op. 19/BACH - Violin Concerto N° 2 in G Minor, Op. 63" (S-36009) and has yet to issue the last title.
1964 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) record the tracks "I Feel Fine", "She's A Woman", "Rock And Roll Music", "I'll Follow The Sun", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "Words Of Love" and "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records issues the first five tracks in the USA on the band's album "Beatles '65" (T 2228) and the last two tracks on the band's album "Beatles VI" (T 2358).
1965 - Donna Loren (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Call Me", "Hold Your Head High" and "Woman In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 5548) with "Smokey Joe's" on the flip side and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last two tracks.
1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) start recording the track "In My Life" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England and will finish the track on October 22, 1965. Capitol Records issues the final track in the USA on the band's album "Rubber Soul" (W 2442).
1966 - The Ted Neeley Five (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Autumn Afternoon", "Dreams", "I Can't Believe", and "Nothing Sacred" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol issues "Autumn Afternoon" as a single (Capitol 5907) with "Always Something There To Remind Me" on the flip side and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the other three tracks.
1966 - Fred Neil (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "That's The Bag I'm In", "Cynierustpetefred-John Rags", "I've Got A Secret" and "The Green Rocky Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Neil's album "Fred Neil, Folksinger" (T 2665)
1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "Do You Like Worms" and undetailed overdubs in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's 5 CD set "Good Vibrations - 30 Years Of The Beach Boys" (7-81294-2).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocal overdubs by an unlisted session singer are recorded for H.B. Barnum's titles "Bad Luck's On Me" and "Baby Love Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles together as a single (Capitol 2036).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Johnny Magnus records the titles "Trip On" and "Ballad Of Living Dead" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
1968 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Since I Met You Baby", with "Clinging To A Hope" on the flipside, tops the U.S. Country charts
1968 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters of David and The Giants (lineup unlisted)' tracks "Rolling In My Sleep", "Raining In My Heart", "Superlove", and "Let's Go Flying". Capitol Records issues "Superlove" on the compilation 2 album set "Super Oldies, Volume 5" (STBB-216). Crazy Horse Records, distributed by Capitol Records, issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Crazy Horse 1307). There is no issue information listed for "Raining In My Heart" and "Let's Go Flying" (as of 2005) has yet to be issued.
1968 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) begin two days of live performances (listed as possibly) in Las Vegas, Nevada during which it is stated that over 92 masters are recorded but no details about what was recorded is listed and no tracks are listed as being issued.
1968 - Jonathan Smith records the tracks "Soldier Man" and "Hangin' Around" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track.
1968 - Cannibal and The Headhunters (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Get It On Up (Get Up The Courage)" and "Mean So Much" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2393).
1969 - The Cannoball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet and vocals; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Walter Booker on bass; and Roy McCurdy on drums) record the tracks "Walk Tall", "Oh Babe", "Afro-Spanish Omelet Medley: a) Umbakwen, b) Soli Tomba, c) Oiga, and d) Marabi", and "The Scene" at the second day of live performance at a benefit held for Operation Breadbasket at a church in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the quintet's album "Country Preacher" (SKAO-404).
1971 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the track "As You Remember Them" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. The tracks is listed as a promotional track not to be sold so it may have been recorded to introduce the series. There is no issue information listed.
1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service's track "I Found Love" is edited in Los Angeles, California for release as a single (Capitol 3233) with "Hope" on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Overdubs are recorded for Kenny Vernon's title "Feel So Fine" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Vernon's album "Loversville" (ST-11227).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When the Roses Die", "Champagne", "I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World" and "There You Go Again" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records the first three tracks on the band's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141) and, as of 2005, yet to issue "There You Go Again".
1974 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Please Love me Forever", "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You (Like The Arms Of Mine)", "That's All", and "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Callente El Sol)" in Los Angeles, California. All the finished tracks will be issued on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
1976 - Gene Watson records the tracks "I'd Settle For Just Crossing Her Mind", "Paper Rosie", "I Knew We Could Never Love For Long", and "If The Shoe Fits, Wear It" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on Watson's album "Paper Rosie" (ST-11597), has (as of 2005) yet to issue the version of "Paper Rosie" recorded this day, and issued the third track on Watson's album "Gene Watson's Beautiful Country" (ST-11715).
1976 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "County Line", "I Don't Know Why", and "Winterness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the band's album "Amnesia" (SW-11608).
1979 - Tavares (lineup unlisted) records the track "Happy Music" in Los Angeles, California. No issue information is listed.
1979 - Mystic Merlin (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Just Can't Give You Up", "Got To Make The Best (Of A Love Situation)", "Don't You Want To Be A Star?", "Dark Side Of Your Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Mystic Merlin" (ST-12047).
1988 - Bebe and Cece Winan's Capitol Records album "Heaven" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1988 - Capitol Records releases Duran Duran's album "Big Thing"
1989 - Capitol Records releases The Smithereens' album "11"
1991 - Funeral services for Capitol Records artist Lloyd Leslie George are held at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookville, Tennessee. He will later be buried at Netherlands Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee.
1993 - Capitol Records releases Iron Maiden's live album "A Real Dead One", recorded in 1992/93 at concerts across Europe
1994 - Bob Seger places his handprints and signature in cement at Rockwalk, in front of the Guitar Center, on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, with Bill Shanahan on piano, Charlie Byrd on guitar, Mert Oliver on bass, Don Lamond on drums, and an unlisted congas player performs the titles "Scrapple From The Apple" and "Medley: Out Of Nowhere/Now's The Time" during a performance at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. which is recorded by Blue Note Records which will issue both titles on the CD "Charlie Parker - The Washington Concerts" (5-22626-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Paul McCartney sang in public for the first time as part of the group The Quarrymen when they performed at New Clubmoor Hall (aka The Conservative Hall) in Norris Green, a large housing estate in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. After messing up performing a solo in the song "Raunchy", a much chagrined McCartney would sing one of his own songs, "I Lost My Little Girl", to John during a break in the show.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Stanley Turrentine Sextet (Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Butch Warren on bass, and Al Harewood on drums) record the titles "You Said It", "Cotton Walk", "Little Girl Blue", "Brother Tom", an alternate take of "Brother Tom", an alternate take of "My Ship", "My Ship", and "Jubilee Shout" at the session's recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey with producer Alfred Lion. Blue Note Records will issue "You Said It", "Cotton Walk", the first take of "Brother Tom", the second take of "My Ship", and "Jubilee Shout" on Turrentine's album "Jubilee Shout" (BN-LA883-J2). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles and takes in the CD box set "The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quitnet/Sextet Sessions" (MD5-212).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Guitarist Earl Klugh, with Chet Atkins also on guitar, Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar, Hubie Crawford on electric bass, Gene Dunlap on drums, and a string section (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Booker T. Jones, records the title "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" at C. A. Workshop, in Nashville, Tennessee. Blue Note Records will issue the title on Klugh's CD "Magic In Your Eyes" (7-48389-2).
1998 - The Carl Wilson Benefit Concert is held at The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. Each guest who attended received a limited edition CD compilation called "Long Promised Road" which contains highlights of Carl Wilson's musical career, both with the Beach Boys and as a solo performer. This collection was produced by EMI/Capitol Records and Billy Hinsche, with track selection and liner notes by Brad Elliott. A limited quantity of the CDs have been offered for sale to benefit the Central Los Angeles Unit of the American Cancer Society.
2000 - EMI Japan releases Megadeth's Capitol Records compilation CD "Capitol Punishment" with the bonus track "Wake Up Dead"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1926 - Chuck Berry, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and bandleader is born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in Saint Louis, Missouri

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OCTOBER 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1923 - Barney Kessel, guitarist, band leader and Capitol Records session musician for session lead by Billy May, Mel Torme and others, arranger and guitarist for Julie London on her "Julie Is Her Name" Liberty Records album, member of the Jazz Hall of Fame, owner of Kessel's Music World in Hollywood, California, columnist and writer of guitar instruction manuals, is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Swingmusic.net has a great biography of Kessel.
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Lee Greenwood, singer, songwriter and Capitol Records (1990), Liberty Records (1992-1993), and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born in South Gate, California. Liberty Records would later become Capitol Records Nashville.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Tor Mann conducts The Orchestra des Konzertvereins, Stockholm (lineup unlisted) as they record Sibelius' "Symphony Number 2 In D Major: 1st Movement - Allegretto" in two parts, "Symphony Number 2 In D Major: 2nd Movement - Andante Ma Ruberto" in three parts, "Symphony Number 2 In D Major: 3rd Movement - Vivacissimo" in two parts, and "Symphony Number 2 In D Major: 4th Movement - Finale: Allegro Moderato" in four parts in Stockholm, Sweden for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "SIBELIUS - Symphony N° 2 in D Major" (P-8107).
1944 - June Hutton and The Pied Pipers (Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the track "There's A Fella Waitin' In Poughkeepsie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 180) with "Accentuate The Positive" on the flipside.
1944 - Martha Tilton, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (featuring Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone but no listing for the rest of the lineup) records the tracks "A Stranger In Town" and "Does Everyone Know About This?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 184) with "I Should Care" on the flipside and releases the second track on the CD "From The Vaults: Volume 3 - Capitol Jumps" (5-25544-2).
1944 - Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records "Jingle Bells" in Los Angeles, California which will be released on a promotional record for Capitol Records.
1945 - Wally Fowler and His Georgia Clodhoppers (unlisted lineup but listed as probably including 8 members with an accordion, two guitars, and bass player and vocalists) records the tracks "Wastin' My Time On You", "Just Thirteen Steps Away", "I'm Sending You Red Roses", and "I'll Be Waiting At The Gate" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40045), the second track as a single (Capitol 242) with "You Can't Conceal A Broken Heart" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40045) with "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone" on the flipside.
1946 - Andy Russell and The Pied Pipers (lineup unlisted) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I'll Close My Eyes", "Dreams Are A Dime A Dozen", and "As Long As I'm Dreaming" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 342) with "It's Dream Time" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 386) with "Unless It Can Happen With You" (with additional vocals by Della Russell) on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 417) with "Je Vous Aime" on the flipside.
1946 - Vocalist and guitarist Hal Derwin, with Lou Busch conducting Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "Mi Vida" and "Another Night Like This" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Mi Vida" and issued the second track as a single (Capitol 336) with "You'll Always Be The One I Love" on the flipside.
1946 - Peggy Lee, with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Birmingham Jail", "Don't Be So Mean To Baby", and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track on Lee's 4 CD set "Miss Peggy Lee" (7-97626-2), the second track as a single (Capitol 1776) with "While We're Young" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 15159) with "Just A Shade On The Blue Side" on the flipside. The last track (as of 2005) is unissued.
1946 - Carl Kress (on guitar) and His Kresstette (Chris Griffin on trumpet; Hank D'Amico on clarinet; Artie Drellinger on tenor saxophone; Stan Freeman on piano; Bob Haggart on bass; and Dave Tough on drums) record the tracks "There's A Small Hotel", "Just You, Just Me", "Coquette", and "I May Be Wrong" at WMCA Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the second and third track on Kress' album "Classics In Jazz - Carl Kress" (H-368). Mosaic Records issues all the tracks on the box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170) in 1997.
1946 - At sessions for The Capitol Records Transcription Service held in Los Angeles, California Lou Busch records three tracks, The King Sisters record four tracks, and Buddy Cole records 13 tracks. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Save The Bones For Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat No Meat) debuts at #12 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most-Played On The Air chart and is Mercer and the single's flipside, "Harmony", is #2 in The Billboard magazine's Record Possibilites section.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clark Yocum) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "My Melancholy Baby", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "Girl Of My Dreams" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Harvest Moon" (H-212).
1949 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin on violin and leader; Paul Shure on violin; Paul Robyn on viola; and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Villa-Lobos'
"Quartet Number 6 In E Major: 1st Movement - Poco Animato" in two parts and "Quartet Number 6 In E Major: 2nd Movement - Allegretto" in two parts at the first session and "Quartet N° 6 In E Major: 3rd Movement - Andante, quasi adagio" in two parts and "Quartet Number 6 In E Major: 4th movement - Allegro vivace" in two parts at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the parts together on the quartet's album "WALTON - String Quartet In A Minor/VILLA-LOBOS-Quartet N° 6 In E Major" (P-8054).
1950 - Pinto Colvig records vocal overdubs for his tracks "Teena, The Laughing Hyena: Part 1" and "Teena, The Laughing Hyena: Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records releases the tracks on Colvig's Children's Records 78 rpm picture sleeve single "Teena, The Laughing Hyena"(DAT-3086).
1950 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (with Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "El Choclo", "Cristal", Adios Muchachos" and "Adios" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baxter's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Tangos" (CD-263).
1954 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Percussionists (unlisted lineup) as the record Chavez's "Toccata For Percussion Instruments" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the album "Percussion: MILHAUD - Concerto For Percussion and Small Orchestra/CHAVEZ - Toccata for percussion/BARTOK - Music For String Instruments,Percussion and Celesta" (P-8299).
1955 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry", with a cover version of Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons" on the flip side, both produced by Lee Gillette. D.J.s turn the flip side into Ford's biggest hit and Capitol's fastest million selling single (twenty four days) to that date. The story of "Sixteen Tons" is wonderfully written at ErnieFord.com.
1955 - Kay Carson (aka Kay "Kit" Carson) with Dick Hyman directing a chorus and orchestra with unlisted lineups, records the tracks "Band Of Gold", "Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters", "The Fellow Over There", and "There's A Shadow Between Us" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks as a single (Capitol 3283) and has, of 2005, yet to issue the last two tracks.
1955 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison, John Best, Shorty Sherock, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, and Paul Tanner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Mahlon Clark and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Justin Gordon and Warren Webb on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Frank Flynn on percussion; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Samuel Cytron, Robert Gross, Henry Hill, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, and Mischa Russell on violins; Maxine Johnson, Paul Robyn, and David Sterkin on viola; Ennio Bolognini, Ray Kramer, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records a remake of the track "You Forgot All The Words (While I Still Remember The Tune)" (released by Capitol as a the flip side of the single "Hey, Jealous Lover" [Capitol 3552], and will be included as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Sinatra's album "No One Cares"), "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (included on Sinatra's Capitol Records album "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" [W 653]), and a remake of "Weep They Will" (released as the flip side of the Capitol Records single [Capitol 3290] "The Tender Trap") at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:00 PM.
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Harry Edison, John Best, Shorty Sherock, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, and Paul Tanner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Mahlon Clark and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Justin Gordon and Warren Webb on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Frank Flynn on percussion; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Samuel Cytron, Robert Gross, Henry Hill, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, and Mischa Russell on violins; Maxine Johnson, Paul Robyn, and David Sterkin on viola; Ennio Bolognini, Ray Kramer, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) record a remake of the track "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" at Capitol Record's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Riddle's EP "Lisbon Antigua" (EAP-1-710).
1955 - Eighteen year old singer and guitarist Jerry Reed has his first Capitol Records recording session at Castle Studios in the Tulane Hotel at Eighth Avenue North and Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee. With producer Ken Nelson and Nelson's front-line Nashville session musicians to back him, Reed records "If The Good Lord's Willing And The Creeks Don't Rise" and "Here I Am" (which Capitol Records issues as Reed's first single [F3294]), as well as "Just A Romeo" (which ends up as the flip side Reed's fourth single "This Great Big Empty Room" [Capitol F3592]) and "I'm Tired Of Playing Cupid" (which went unreleased until Bear Family Records released it on Reed's box set "Here I Am" [BCD 16306] in 1999).
1956 - Coleman Hawkins (with Glenn Osser conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup that includes woodwinds, strings and rhythm players) records the tracks "A Cottage For Sale", "My Mother's Eyes", Withe Every Breath I Take", and "Out Of The Right" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Hawkins' album "The Gilded Hawk" (T 819).
1956 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup on guitar; Paul Peek on rhythm guitar; Jack Neal on bass; and Dickie Harrell on drums) record the tracks "B-i-bickey-bi, Bo-bo-go", "Pink Thunderbird", "Pretty, Pretty Baby", and "Crusin'" at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol F3678) with "Five Days, Five Days" on the flip side, and the last three tracks on the band's eponymous album "Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps" (T 811).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) to record Johann Strauss' "Emperor Waltz", "Tales Of The Vienna Woods", and "On The Beautiful Blue Danube" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "STRAUSS Waltzes" (PAO-8421).
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Remember", "Carolina Moon", "Paradise", and "Till We Meet Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The Sweetest Waltzes This Side Of Heaven" (T 1306).
1958 - Ed Townsend, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Mam'selle", "Till the End Of Time", "I Am", and "The More I See You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Townsend's album "New In Town" (T 1140).
1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record two versions each of the tracks "Who's Pushing Your Swing", "Anna Annabelle", and "Gone Gone Gone" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the 6 CD boxset "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2).
1958 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Come Prima" and "My Heart's In Portugal" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol F4091).
1958 - Peggy Lee records the tracks "Charley, My Boy", "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh!", "My Man", "I'm Just Wild About Harry" with arranger Jack Marshall conducting his Orchestra (Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpet; Milt Bernhardt and Frank Rosolino on trombone; Benny Carter on alto saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; and Shelly Manne on drums, with other unlisted musicians), and Dave Cavanaugh producing at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Lee's 1959 Capitol Records album "I Like Men" (T 1131).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Remember", "Pale Moon", "Indiana", and "Let's Behave" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 none of the tracks have been issued.
1960 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Italian Street Song (with unlisted brass section), "Yours Is My Heart Alone" (with unlisted strings and flute plyers), "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" (with unlisted strings and flute players), "I Love A Parade" (with unlisted brass section), and "Lover, Come Back To Me" (with unlisted strings and flute players) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker Displays The Many Voices Of The Morton Pipe Organ - Sound Showcase" (T 1908).
1960 - Nat "King" Cole has the first try out of his musical revue "I'm With You", which uses songs from his Capitol Records album "Wild Is Love", at the beginning of his fall tour in Denver, Colorado. The tour would end November 26 in Detroit, Michigan and would evolve into his 1961-1964 stage show "Sights And Sounds: The Merry World Of Nat 'King' Cole".
1960 - Robin Clark records the tracks "Love Has Come My Way", "Daddy, Daddy (Gotta Get A Phone In My Room)", and "The Butterfly Tree" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 4503) and the last title as a single (Capitol 4636) with "It's Love" on the flipside.
1961 - Les Baxter (on piano and conducting his own arrangements to unlisted chorus and orchestra players) records the tracks "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World", "I Concentrate On You", "Calcutta", "'Exodus' Theme", "Havah Nagilah", "'Never On Sunday' Title Number", "Vereda Tropical (Havana For A Night)", and "I Could Have Danced All Night" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baxter's album "Les Baxter, His Piano, Chorus And Orchestra - Sensational!" (T 1661).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #14 on WMCA's Top Twenty-Five chart in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Trumpet player Jonah Jones, with André Persiany on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, John Brown on bass, and Danny Farrar on drums, performs the titles "I Can't Get Started", "High Society" and "Undecided" live at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records recorded the show and will issue all the titles on Jones' album "And Now In Person" (T 1948).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Violinist Nathan Milstein, with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto Number 1 In D Major, Opus 19, Part 1" in London, England. Angel Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases the title on Milstein's album "Nathan Milstein: PROKOFIEV - Violin Concerto N° 1 In D Major, Op. 19/Violin Concerto N° 2 In G Minor, Op. 63" (S-36009).
1963 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals, John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals, and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) record the titles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy" in E.M.I.'s studios on Abbey Road in London, England. Capitol Records issues both tracks in the United States on the band's album "Meet The Beatles!" (T 2047).
1964 - During three sessions held this day at (listed as possibly) Capitol Records' New York City studios, King Curtis (on tenor saxophone) records overdubs for the track "Tanya" at the first session, then (with Curtis on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; an unlisted organist; George Stubbs on piano; Cornell Dupree on guitar; Chuck Rainey on bass; and Ray Lucas on drums) records the tracks "Moon River", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Sister Sadie", and "Something You've Got" (with an unlisted vocal group) at the second session, and "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Let It Be Me", and "Misty" at the third session. Capitol Records issues the final version of "Tanya" and "Sister Sadie" as a single (Capitol 5324). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks, except "Misty", on the box set ""King Curtis - Capitol Years 1962-1965" (BCD 15670).
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Wayne Newton (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Nothing Matters But You", "My Special Angel", and "How D'Ya Talk To A Girl" at the first session and "Standing In The Ruins" and "Happy Is Gone" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "Nothing Matters But You" and "My Special Angel" on Newton's album "It's Only The Good Times" (T 2635), "How D'Ya Talk To A Girl" as a single (Capitol 5793) with "Happy Is Gone" on the flip side, and "Standing In The Ruins" on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (T 2847).
1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "I'm In Great Shape" in Los Angeles, California which has yet to be issued.
1966 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Heart To Heart (And Fool To Fool)", "Possession Is Nine-Tenths Of The Law", and "Read All About It" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track on Shepard's album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690) and the second track on her album "Your Forevers Don't Last Very Long" (T 2765). The last track is still unissued.
1968 - Jody Miller records overdubs for her track "All The Crying In The World" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 2398) with "Bonsoir Cher" on the fli side.
1968 - Lou Rawls (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "The Split" and "Why Can't I Speak" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2348).
1968 - Bettye Swann (with an unlisted session orchestra using arrangements by Tank Jernigan) records the tracks "Tell It Like It Is", "Bring Me Your Lovin'", and "These Arms Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190) and has yet to issue "Bring Me Your Lovin'".
1968 - Max Frost and The Troopers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Sitting In Circles" and "Blowin' In The Wind" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues the first track as a single (Tower 478) with "Paxton Quigley's Had The Course" on the flip side and (as of 2005) the last track has yet to be issued.
1969 - George Tipton directs Israel Baker, Ralph Schaefer, Stanley Plummer, William Hector, Henry Peber, Assa Drori, Tibor Zelig, and Bernard Kundell on strings, Raphael Kramer and Raymond Kelley on cello and Gayle (Gail) Levant on harp as they record overdubs for Peggy Lee's tracks "Something", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "Whistle For Happiness" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1969 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters for Candi Staton's tracks "What Would Become Of Me", "That's How Strong My Love Is", and "(Just) Someone You Use" (recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama). Fame Records, distributed by Capitol Records, issues the first track on Staton's eponymous album "Candi Staton" (ST-4202) and the last two tracks on her album "I'm Just A Prisoner" (ST-4201).
1969 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on coronet and vocals; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Walter Booker on bass;, and Roy McCurdy drums) record the tracks "Country Preacher" and "Hummin'" live at a church in Chicago, Illinois at a benefit for Operation Breadbasket. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the album "Country Preacher" (SKAO-404).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Strangers (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Goes Without Saying", "Swing High", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "When My Conscience Takes Over" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on the band's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last track.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Helen Reddy's track "New Year's Resolution" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished track on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
1973 - Pat LaRocca records the tracks "Hoodooin' Of Miss Fanny De Berry", "Then Came You", and "Just Outside Of Chicago" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 3820) and "Then Came You" as a single (Capitol 3910) with Al Martino's track "She" on the flip side.
1973 - Brush Arbor (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Danddy Was A Preacher", "On The Road To Mulian", "The Old Fashioned Few" and "Macy's Barn Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 3901) with "Carpenter Of Wood" on the flip side, the second track and last track together as a single (Capitol 3838) and the third track as a single (Capitol 4118) with an edited version of "Billy Ray" on the flip side.
1973 - Virgil Warner (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Watch For Children", "Texas Dancehall Girl", and 'Til You Make It On Your Own" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 3799) with "Frisco Depot" on the flip side and has (as of 2005) yet to issue the last two tracks.
1974 - The Lettermen (listed as probably Donny Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike on vocals with unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "Please Love Me Forever", "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You (Like The Arms Of Mine), "That's All", and "Love Me With All Your Heart" (Cuando Caliente El Sol)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar with unlisted session musicians) records the track "All American" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The final session of overdubs are recorded for Juice Newton's title "Come To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on Juice Newton & Silver Spur's "Come To Me" (ST-11682).
1978 - McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman) record the track "All Of My Love" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. No issue information is listed.
1979 - Larry Farrow (playing unlisted instruments and conducting his own arrangements to unlisted session musicians) records the track "Little Altar Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Farrow's album "It's The Happiest Time Of The Year" (ST-12021).
1980 - Mystic Merlin (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Hideaway" and "Monkey Love' in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the group's album "Sixty Thrills A Minute" (SKAO-12137).
1991 - Exactly thirty-six years after "Sixteen Tons" was released, Tennessee Ernie Ford (born Ernest Jennings Ford), singer, actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies in a hospital in Reston, Virginia of advanced liver disease at age 72. Ford will later be buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California.
1994 - Foo Fighters begin to record tracks for their self-titled Capitol Records debut album at Robert Lang Studio in Seattle, Washington which they will co-produce with Barrett Jones, with recording engineer Steve Culp and mixers Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Dierks Bentley's third album "Long Trip Alone”

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1960 - The musical "Tenderloin" opens at 46th Street Theatre in New York City. Capitol Records will later release the original cast album which will later be re-released by Broadway Angel Records. The show features the song "Artificial Flowers" which would later become a hit Capitol Records single for Bobby Darin.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Beatles make their television debut with a live appearance on an episode of "People and Places" on Granada TV where they sing "Some Other Guy" and "Love Me Do"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - All four of The Beatles attend the Memorial Service for Brian Epstein held at the New London Synagogue
1979 - Kwick records the track "Here I Go Again (Another Weekend)" (lineup and location unlisted). EMI America issues on the eponymous album "Kwick" (SW-17025). EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
2001 - Jay Livingston, three-time Oscar-winning songwriter with partner Ray Evans, actor, and brother of former Capitol Records, VP, President and Chairman Alan Livingston, dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles, CA at age 86. There's a great biography at Lucyfan.com.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - In an article with today's date in Variety is the first found mention of a pirate version of a studio outtake being released, when it states that a Fats Waller pirate included one unreleased track taken from studio vaults.

Monday, October 16, 2017

OCTOBER 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1969 - Wendy Wilson, singer, daughter of the founder of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson and Marilyn Wilson who was a member of the Capitol Records group The Honeys, younger sister of Carnie Wilson, member of SBK Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) trio Wilson Phillips (with sister Carnie and Chynna Phillips), as well as the group The Wilsons (with Carnie and her father Brian), is born in Los Angeles, California. SBK's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Vocalist Jack Guthrie (cousin of Woody Guthrie) and his backing band, The Oklahomans (Porky Freedman on lead guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass), and Billy Hughes on fiddle), have their first Capitol Records session recording the A-Side of their first single (Capitol 201) "Oklahoma Hills", the B-side "I'm Brandin' My Darlin' With My Heart", and a cover of an Ernest Tubb number, "Careless Darlin'". The single will be released early in 1945 and will be #1 for six weeks on the country charts. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Guthrie's eponymous album "Jack Guthrie" (T 2426) with extra drums overdubbed on all the titles.
1945 - Wally Fowler and His Georgia Clodhoppers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Unlock The Door", "I'll Count The Stars In The Heavens", "It's Too Late For Tears", "You Can't Conceal A Broken Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40027), has of 2005 yet to issue the second track, and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 242) with "Just Thirteen Steps Away" on the flip side.
1945 - Johnnie Johnston (on vocals) with Lloyd Schaeffer's Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "As Long As I Live" (with The Satisfiers [Ted Hansen, Robert G. Lange, Helen Carroll, and Arthur S. Lambert] on vocals), "Indian Summer", and "One More Dream" [with The Satisfiers [Ted Hansen, Robert G. Lange, Helen Carroll, and Arthur S. Lambert] on vocals) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 228) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Indian Summer".
1946 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Margaret Whiting, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes a string section), records the titles "Time After Time""Beware My Heart" (both of which are listed as being with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra on the labels of the issued singles but were in Paul Weston's Capitol artist files), and "If I Had You" at the first session and "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and a as yet unissued take of "What Am I Gonna Do About You" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "Time After Time" as a single (Capitol 383) with "Spring Isn't Everything" on the flipside, "Beware My Heart" as a single (Capitol 350) with a different take of "What Am I Gonna Do About You" (recorded December 6, 1946 in New York City, New York with definitely Frank DeVol and His Orchestra) on the flipside, "If I Had You" on Whiting's album "Love Songs By Margaret Whiting" (T 410), "I Get A Kick Out Of You" on the CD "Spotlight On ..,Vol. 14 - Margaret Whiting" (8-29395-2). If anyone knows for sure who backed Miss Whiting on these recordings, please leave a comment.
1946 - Tex Ritter and His Texans (Paul Sells on accordion and leader; Margie Ann DeVere and Charles Linville on fiddle; Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle on guitar; Phil Marx Jr. on steel guitar; and Allen Williams on bass), record the tracks "Fort Worth Jail", "I Told My Heart", " Ninety-Nine Years Is A Long Time", "I'll Forget If You'll Forgive", and "I Don't Want You Anymore" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (Capitol Americana 48004), the third track as a single (Capitol 366) with "One Little Tear Drop Too Late" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15375) with "Teneha, Timpson, Bobo And Blair" on the flip side. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the 4 cd box set "Blood On The Saddle" (BCD 16260) in Germany.
1946 - Vocalist Jesse Price and His Blues Band (Eugene "Snooky" Young on trumpet, George "Buddy" Tate and Gene Porter on tenor saxophone, Allen Beal on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar; Bill Davis on bass, and Al Wichard on drums) record the titles "I'm The Drummer Man", "Froggy Bottom", "Big Town Blues", and "Just Another Day Wasted Away" (with hand clapping by unlisted lineup) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 348) with "I Ain't Mad At You" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40093) with "Frettin' For Some Pettin'" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 391) with "You Can't Take It With You" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15370) with "The Whirligig" on the flipside.
1946 - Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records a as yet to be issued take of the track "I Do, Do, Do Like You" in Los Angeles, California.
1946 - Martha Tilton with The Carl Kresstette (Carl Kress on guitar, Chris Griffin on trumpet, Hank D'Amico on clarinet, Artie Drellinger on tenor saxophone, Stan Freeman on piano, Bob Haggart on bass, and Dave Tough on drums) records "This Can't Be Love""Exactly Like You""These Foolish Things", and "Time On My Hands" (without the tenor saxophone and clarinet) in New York City, New York. Collectors Choice Music issues all the tracks on the 2 CD set "The Liltin' Miss Tilton: The Complete Capitol Sessions" (CCM 142 2).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio is scheduled to begin a one month engagement at The Club Troubadour in New York City, New York but the engagement was canceled when the nitery shuttered the last week of September. The trio will fill in the first two weeks with one-nighters and concerts and start a two-week engagement at Frank Dailey's Meadowbrook on October 28, 1947.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and drummer Jesse Price, with Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Paul Quinichette and Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, and unlisted alto and baritone saxophone, piano, guitar, and bass players, records the titles "Mistreated", "Frettin' For Some Pettin" (with an unlisted vocal ensemble), and the instrumental "Whirligig" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Mistreated" as a single (Capitol 15245) with "What's Happening" on the flipside, "Frettin' For Some Pettin'" as a single (Capitol Americana 40093) with "Big Town Blues" on the flipside, and "Whirligig" as a single (Capitol 15370) with "Just Another Day Wasted Away" on the flipside.
1950 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White on trumpet; Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Bob Quatsoe, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman on alto saxophone; Steve Cole on clarinet and alto saxophone; Cliff Hoff and Ed Martin on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; Ray Browne on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Al Simi on bass; and Buddy Lowell on drums) record the tracks "Autumn Leaves" with vocals by Ronnie Deauville and The Skyliners), "Blue Moon" (arranged by George Williams with vocals by Ronnie Deauville), and "Mr. Anthony's Boogie" (arranged by George Williams) in Los Angeles, California. apitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 1280) and "Blue Moon' on Anthony's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Fox Trots" (T 258).
1950 - Tex Ritter records a narration overdub for Leon Payne's track "The Great American Eagle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 1338) with "Fatal Letter" on the flipside.
1950 - Hal Derwin "Buddy" Cole records four unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows either what was recorded, who else performed at the session and/or where it was recorded, please leave a comment.
1951 - Deuce Spriggens (on vocals with unlisted instrumental accompaniment) records the tracks "Hungover" and "Calm, Cool, and Collected" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 1981).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Yma Sumac, with Moises Vivanco and His Peruvians (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)" and "Wak'ai (Cry)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Sumac and Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (L-423).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Jimmy Work (on vocals and rhythm guitar), with (listed as possibly) Al Myers on lead guitar; Jerry Byrd on steel guitar; and an unknown bass player, records the titles "If I Should Lose You", "Don't Play With My Heart", "I'm Lonesome For Someone", and "Puttin' On The Dog (Tom Cattin' Around)" in Cincinnati, Ohio. Capitol Records issues "If I Should Lose You" and "Don't Play With My Heart" together as a single (Capitol 2372) and "I'm Lonesome For Someone" as a single (Capitol 2682) with "How Can I Love You (When You're Not Around)" on the flipside. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the two CD set "Making Believe" (BCD 15651) in Germany.
1953 - Tony Romano (on vocals with George Greeley conducting a studio orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Santa Lucia", "Vicin'o Mare", "Toma A Surriento", and "Vieni Sul Mar" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Romano's album "Love Songs Italiana" (H-478).
1953 - Gordon MacRae (with Van Alexander directing an unlisted orchestra playing brass, reeds, piano, drums, strings, and harp) records the tracks "Stranger In Paradise", "Never In A Million Years", "Soothe My Lonely Heart" and "open Your Arms" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together a single (Capitol 2652), the third track as a single (Capitol 2672) with "High On A Windy Hill" on the flip side, and (as 2005) has yet to issue "Open Your Arms".
1956 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Valencia", "Vienna Dreams" and "Japanese Sandman" at the first session and "Canadian Capers", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Song Of The Islands", and "Russian Lullaby" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Far Away Music" (T 797).
1956 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Art DePew, Jules Chaikin, and Jack Holman on trumpet; Jimmy Henderson, Lew McCreary and Jimmy Priddy on trombone; Med Flory and Gene Merlino on alto saxophone; Bob Enevoldsen and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Mike Apruzzese (Abruze) on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; Bill Richmond on drums; and on strings: John De Voogt, Gerald Vinci, Walter Wiemeyer, Darrell Terwilliger, Arnold Belnick, Joe Livoti, Victor Arno, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Emil Briano, and Harry Bluestone on violin; Paul Robyn and Stanley Harris on viola), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the tracks "Easy To Love", "I'll Close My Eyes", "I Can't Get Started", "Dancing Lovers" and I've Got You Under My Skin" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first, second and last tracks together on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Dancers In Love" (T 786) and "Dancing Lovers" as a single (F3593) with "Love Is Just Around The Corner" on the flip side. Aero Space Records (formed by Ray Anthony in 1967) issues "I Can't Get Started" on Anthony's CD "Tenderly" (RACD 1029).
1956 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup on guitar; Paul Peek on rhythm guitar; Jack Neal on bass; and Dickie Harrell on drums) record the tracks "Double Talkin' Baby", "Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me", and "Unchained Melody" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps" (T 811).
1956 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, records Toch's "Symphony Number 3, Opus 75" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "HINDEMITH - Mathis Der Maler/TOCH - Symphony N°3,Op.75 5:916" (P-8364).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Bob Bain and a vocal group (lineup unlisted) record overdubs in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood California for Hank Thompson's titles "Klishame Klingo", "If I'm Not Too Late", and "How Do You Hold A Memory" in an extended session from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Capitol Records the final mix of "Klishame Klingo" on Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boy's album "Dance Ranch" (T 975) and the finished mix of "If I'm Not Too Late" as a single (Capitol F3850) with "Just An Old Flame" on the flipside.
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 "My Private Melody" and "The Big Record" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the take of "My Private Melody" recorded at this session. The group will record a new take on October 23, 1957. Capitol Records will issue "The Big Record" as a single (Capitol F3897) with "Till There Was You" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) at a rehearsal session for recording sessions to be held the next two days in Los Angeles, California.
1958 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Gus Bivona, Dale Issenhuth, Jules Jacob, Abe Most, and Wilbur Schwartz on reeds; Frank Beach, and Conrad Gozzo on trumpet; Francis Howard, Murray McEachern, and Dale McNickle on trombone; John Cave, Vincent De Rosa, and Richard Perissi on French horn; George Roberts on baritone trombone; Al Viola on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; William 'Bill' Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Bill Richmond on drums; Larry Bunker on percussion; Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Jacques Gasselin, Carl Lamagna, Dan Lube, Ricky Marino, Lou Raderman, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Joseph Di Fiore, Alvin Dinkin, Stan Harris, and Paul Robyn on viola; James Arkatov, Elizabeth Greenschpoon, Edgar Lustgarten, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) records two takes of "To Love And Be Loved" and "I Couldn't Care Less" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Capitol Records releases the first take of "To Be Love And Be Loved" on Sinatra's album "All The Way" (W 1538), the second take as a single (Capitol F4103) with "No One Ever Tells You" on the flip side, and the last track on the 5 LP box set "Frank Sinatra - The Capitol Years" (C1-94777).
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Let The Rest Of The World Go By", "Missouri Waltz", "Three O'Clock In The Morning" and "Beautiful Ohio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The Sweetest Waltzes This Side Of Heaven" (T 1306).
1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone; Gil Bernal on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record: four false starts, two alternate takes and a final take of "Beautiful Brown Eyes"; two false starts, an alternate take and a final take of "Rip It Up"; one false start, two alternate takes and one final take of "Maybellene"; and one false start, one incomplete take, one alternate take, and two versions of "High Blood Pressure" at an extended session at The Capitol Tower Records between 10:00am and 1:30am in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records released the final takes of all the titles on Vincent's 6 CD boxset "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2). Some of the alternate takes and false starts have been issued by Capitol (in France and had scheduled to issue tracks on an album (CL 15307) that was not released), Rockstar, Charly Records (in England) and Bear Family Records in Germany.
1959 - At two live shows held at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on this day Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra (Lombardo conducting an unlisted lineup featuring Carmen Lombard) records "Medley: Auld Lang Syne/Love Look Away/Humoresque/September Song/When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/Fascination/Silver Dollar" at the first performance and "Medley: Return To Me/Boo-Hoo/Frankie And Johnny/When The Saints Go Marching In" and "Lombardo Sing-Along Medley: I Can't Give You Anything But Love/Button Up Your Overcoat/Shine On Harvest Moon/My Gal Sal/Everywhere You Go/Auld Lang Syne" at the second performance. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The Guy Lombardo Show Recorded Live At Lake Tahoe-Harrah's Club" (T 1393).
1959 - Jackie Davis (on organ with unlisted musicians on guitar and drums) records the tracks "A Woman In Love", "Rain On The Roof", "Mañana", and "Perfidia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Console - Hammond Gone Cha Cha" (T 1338).
1960 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on coronet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Victor Feldman on piano; Sam Jones on bass; and Louis Hayes on drums) records the tracks "Blue Daniel" and "Sack O'Woe" live at The Lighthouse Club in Hermosa Beach, California. Capitol Records issues "Blue Daniel" on the album "Cannonball Adderley" (VMP 1023) in England as part of its' Vine Street series. Blue Note Records releases "Sack O'Woe" on the CD "Cannonball Adderley" (BN 8-54898-2).
1961 - Les Baxter, with His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (Baxter conducts his own arrangements to an unlisted lineup of musicians), records the tracks "La Vie En Rose", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "All The Things You Are", and "Autumn Leaves" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baxter's album "Sensational!" (T 1661).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #7 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Piltdown Men (Dave Burgess and unlisted members of The Champs) record the titles "Night Surfin'" and "Tequila Bossa Nova" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both the titles as a single (Capitol 4875).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Len Weinrib records the title "Love Express" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4877) with "Swami" on the flipside.
1964 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Hinson and The Riga-Morticians (Hinson with Gary Paston) record the tracks "Monster Mash", "A Monster Party", "Riboflavin-Flavored, Non Carbonated Polyunsaturated Blood", and "Monster Swim" at the first session and "Do The Rigamortis", "Werewolf Watusi", "A Monster's Dance Party" and "Little Old Grave Robber Me" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the band's album "A Monster Dance Party" (T 2219).
1964 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Susan Lynn's tracks "Queen Of The Drags", "The Boy In The Stingray", "Me Sitting Next To Billy", "Sports Car Sally", "I Wish I Had A G.T.O.", and "Silver Is His Jaguar" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1964 - During three session held this day listed as possibly at Capitol Records' New York City Studios, King Curtis and His Soul Music (King Curtis on tenor saxophone; an unlisted organ player; George Stubbs on piano; Cornell Dupree on guitar; Chuck Rainey on bass; and Ray Lucas on drums) records three takes of "Tanya" (as listed in Capitol's records but not in the Bear Family box set notes), two takes of "Hung Over" and a stereo and a mono take of "Soul Twine" at the first session, "Moon River", The Girl From Ipanema", "Sister Sadie" and two takes of "Something You've Got (with Voclas by King Curtis) at the second session and "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Let It Be Me" and Misty" at the third session. Capitol Records issues "Tanya" and "Sister Sadie" together as a single (Capitol 5324), "Hung Over" on Curtis' CD "The Best Of King Curtis" (8-36504-2) and the mono version of "Soul Twine" as a single (Capitol 5377) with "Bill Bailey" on the flip side. "Take These Chains From My Heart" and "Let It Be Me" will be issued by Harlem Hit Parade Records on the album "Soul On Soul" (HHP 8001). All the tracks, except for the version of "Misty" recorded this day (which as of 2005 remains unissued), were issued by Bear Family Records in the 3 CD box set "King Curtis - Capitol Years 1962-1965" (BCD 15670).
1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals) John Lennon on rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; Ringo Starr on drums) record the tracks "Day Tripper" and two takes of "If I Needed Someone" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England. Capitol Records issues "Day Tripper" as a single (Capitol 5555) with "We Can Work It Out" on the flip side and one version of "If I Needed Someone" on the band's CD "Rubber Soul" (7-46440-2) and the other on George Harrison's album "Best Of George Harrison" (ST-11578).
1965 - Joe Leahy and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Manhattan Spiritual", "Two Hearts" (aka "Champagne And Roses"), "Arribe (Can Tan Do)", "Girl Talk", "A Taste Of Honey" and "A Pair Of Queens" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues all the tracks on Leahy's album "Tabasco & Trumpets" (T 5014).
1965 - Tracks for the original soundtrack for "The Agony And The Ecstasy" listed as featuring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison with unlisted session musicians and vocal choir are recorded in Los Angeles, California. Capitol issues all the tracks on the soundtrack album (MAS 2427).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California Jimmie Haskell, conducting his own arrangements to 15 unlisted musicians, records overdubs for Bobbie Gentry's tracks "Okolona River Bottom Band" and "Courtyard" at the first session and, with the addition of Bobbie Gentry on vocals and guitar, a remake of "Courtyard" and "Penduli Pendulum" and overdubs for "Penduli Pendulum" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of all the titles on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie" (T 2842).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Johnny Draper records the titles "Trippin'", "One Way Love", and "Diggin' On My TV" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Trippin'" and "One Way Love" together as s a single (Capitol 2077). No issuing information is listed for "Diggin' On My TV".
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Buck Owens and His Buckaroos' tracks "I Wanna Be Wild And Free", "Where Has Our Love Gone?", "I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This A Way", "Darlin' You Can Depend On Me", "Sing That Kind Of Song", "Love Is Me", "Hurry, Come Running Back To Me", and "Alabama, Louisiana Or Maybe Tennessee" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "I've Got You On My Mind Again" (ST-131) except "Darlin' You Can Depend On Me" and "Sing That Kind Of Song" which the label issued on the band's album "Tall Dark Stranger" [ST=212]).
1968 - Nancy Wilson, with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to a large orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes Benny Carter on alto saxophone), records "Quiet Soul", "Prisoner Of My Eyes", "Looking Back", and "We Could Learn Together" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Wilson's album "Nancy" (ST-148).
1968 - At the last of three days of live performances in Las Vegas, Nevada Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (Lombardo conducting unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Mrs. Robinson", "Roller Skate Rag", "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" (vocals by Cliff Grass), "Folsom Prision Blues" (vocals by Cliff Grass), and "Garbage". Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The New Songs! The New Sounds!" (ST-128).
1968 - Bettye Swann (on vocals with an orchestra with unlisted lineup playing Tank Jernigan's arrangements) records "Don't Ever Stop Loving Me" and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the first track and issued the second track on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
1968 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "Trinka" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the track.
1968 - Denny and The Chadwicks (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Battle Of The Bands" and "I Wanna Girl" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track.
1969 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters of Spencer Wiggins' tracks "I'm At The Breaking Point", "Ooh-Be-Ooh-Be-Doo", "Old Friend", and "Love Machine". The first track is listed as unissued, no issue information is listed for the second and third tracks and the last track was issued by Fame Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, as a single (Fame 1463) with "Love Me Tonight" on the flip side.
1969 - Trudy Johnson records the tracks "It Takes A Lotta Good Love", "To Feel Like A Woman", and "Let Me Be Good To You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has, of 2005, yet to issue any of the tracks.
1969 - John Stewart records overdubs for his track "The Lady And The Outlaw" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records has, of 2005, yet to issue the track.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the master for Anne Murray's title "Danny's Song" which was recorded in Toronto, Canada and will issue the title on Murray's album "Danny's Song" (ST-11172).
1978 - Natalie Cole (with unlisted session musicians) records the track "Your Lonely Heart" at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1979 - THORN Electrical Industries Limited makes an offer of £148m for EMI Ltd., Capitol Records' parent company.
1980 - Mystic Merlin (Clyde Bullard on bass; Barry Roark Strutt on saxophone and keyboards; Leslie Dorsey on keyboards, lead and background vocals; Jerry Anderson on guitars and background vocals; Keith Gonzales on lead vocals and harmonica; Sly Randolph on drums, percussion, and background vocals; Betty Brown on lead and background vocals; and Paulinho Da Costa, Jim Gilstrap, Bill Champlin, Cheryl Lynn, Gene Page, Charles Veal and Ernie Watts amongst others providing unlisted contributions) records the track "Sign Of The Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the group's album "Sixty Thrills A Minute" (SKAO-12137).
1981 - O'Bryan (aka O'Bryan Burnette) records the tracks "Doin' Alright", "Love Has Found Its Way", "Mother Nature's Callin'", "It's Over", "Right From The Start", "Can't Live Without Your Love", "The Gigolo", and "Still Water (Love)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on O'Bryan's album "Doin' Alright" (ST-12192).
1981 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Russell Smith (on vocals and guitar with ) records the track "Night Flight" at the first session, "Someday We Will" at the second session, and "Tender Heart" at the third. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Smith's eponymous album "Russell Smith" (ST-12197).
1984 - Alcatrazz (listed as probably including Graham Bonnet on vocals; Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion and vocals) records the track "Will You Be Home Tonight" at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
1991 - Lloyd George (born Lloyd Leslie George), singer, guitarist, bass player, part of the Capitol Records duo Lonzo and Oscar, and Capitol Records solo artist (using the name Ken Marvin), dies at Livingston Regional Hospital in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee at age 67.
1995 - Capitol Records/EMI Music releases Johnny Rivers' compilation "Greatest Hits" that contains ten tracks he recorded for Liberty Records and his own Soul City label
1999 - Ella Mae Morse, singer, vocalist for Capitol Records band Freddie Slack and His Orchestra and Capitol Records solo artist, dies of respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona at age 75. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in front of the south parking lot of Capitol Records, between the Tower and the empty hamburger stand. I was working at Capitol when Ms. Morse died and noticed that flowers hadn't been placed over her star as is the custom. At the time there was a small flower shack in the parking lot (the shack is still there but its been abandoned for about 5 years) and I bought a few white roses and put them on her star. I then called the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, informed them of her death, and Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant ok'd the wreath of flowers which were placed over her star within a few hours. They were beautiful and were gone by the next morning.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland begins what was to be a 4 week engagement that re-opens The Palace Theatre in New York as a live performance venue that will stretch out to 19 weeks, finally ending on February 24, 1952
1963 - The Beatles record a live-in-studio performance of "I Saw Her Standing There" at the BBC studios in London, England for later broadcast
1998 - EMI Gold releases Bobby Darin's compilation album "The Capitol Years" in the U.K.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
2013 - My stepmother, Betty, called me at work to let me know that my father, Martin Johann Nielsen, Jr., had died at age 76 at a hospital in Munster, Indiana of complications from congestive heart failure as well as kidney and liver disease. I miss you, Dad.