Tuesday, January 17, 2017

JANUARY 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1913 - Vido Musso, clarinetist and tenor saxophonist with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Harry James and His Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, and Capitol Records artist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (1945-1947) as well as his own small groups, is born in Carini, Italy
1931 - Clifford Solomon, tenor saxophonist with Capitol Records artist Johnny Otis as well as John Mayall, Charles Brown, Ray Charles and others, is born in Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, enters The Billboard magazine's "Records Most-Played On The Air" chart at #9 and its "Most-Played Juke Box Records" chart at #13.
1946 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Wesley Tuttle on guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass, records the titles "Down In The Valley", "Billy The Kid", "O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie", "Ridin' Ole Paint", "De Camptown Races", "Sam Bass", "Zebra Dun", "Trail To Mexico", "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Get Along Little Doggies)", "Casey Jones" and "When The Work's All Done This Fall" for the Capitol Records Transcription Service at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. The Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue the first five titles on transcription disc G-26 and the rest of the tracks, except "Casey Jones" on transcription disc G-25. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the 4 CD box set "Tex Ritter - Have I Stayed Away Too Long?" (BCD 16239),65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin leader and violin, Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello), with Kurt Reher on cello, records parts 1 and 2 of the third and fourth movements of Franz Schubert's "Quintet In C Major, Op. 163" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts for the title on the Quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In C Major, Op. 163" (P-8133).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flipside, is back to #1 for the thirteenth and last week on The Billboard magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Folk Records chart (the precursor to the Country Music chart) after falling to #2 on the January 10th chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Kay Starr is called into Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California late at night to quickly record, with Harold Mooney directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), the tracks "Too Busy", "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Three Letters" for a rush release. Capitol Records will release "Wheel Of Fortune" as a single (Capitol 1964) in February 1952 with "Angry" on the flipside. The single will become Starr's first gold record and will eventually become the #2 selling single of 1952.
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals), with Harry Geller's Orchestra (Simon "Si" Zentner, Benny Benson, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Gus Bivona on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Stars Fell On Alabama""Old Pidgeon-Toed Joad""My Kinda Love", and "Peg O' My Heart" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Teagarden's album "This Is Teagarden" (T 721).
1956 - Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (which included Jimmy Zito, Joe Triscari, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Herb Taylor, Nick DiMaio, and Si Zentner on trombone, Art Shapiro on bass, and unidentified others), record the title "Well Did You Evah?" at MGM's studios in Culver City, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the original soundtrack album for the movie "High Society" (W 750).
1961 - Rose Maddox (on vocals), with "Gentleman" Jim Pierce on piano, John Calvin Maddox, William Everett "Billy" Strange, and Roy Ernest Nichols on guitars, Norman Daniel Hamlett on steel guitar, Allen J. Williams on bass, and Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "Conscience, I'm Guilty""Read My Letter Once Again""Tall Men", and "Early In The Morning" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. After overdubs are recorded for "Early In The Morning" on January 18, 1961, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Maddox's album "A Big Bouquet Of Roses" (T 1548).
1961 - Diane Maxwell, with the Hank Levine Orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Whispering Pines", "Remember Me, I'm The One Who Loves You", "Born To Be With You", and a as yet unreleased take of "Big Shot Nothing Bringer" in Los Angeles, California with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 4541) and the second title as a single (Capitol 4571) with "Rainbows" (recorded April 26, 1961) on the flipside.
1961 - Pianist Lee Evans (aka Eli Levine), with uncredited musicians in a orchestra, records a as yet unissued take of the title "Where Have You Been" and the titles "The Moon Is Yellow", "Beyond The Reef", and "Tin-Tun-Tan" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the last three titles on Evan's album "Big Piano, Big Band, Big Sound" (T 1625).
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flipside, is #1 on the Country singles charts.
1966 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Stanley Wilson conducting The Concert Arts Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Arioso From The Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor" and Silvius Leopold Weiss' "Suite In A Minor (5 mvts.): Prelude/Allemande/Sarabande/Gavotte/Gigue)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Almeida's album "Concerto For Guitar And Small Orchestra: VILLA-LOBOS - Concerto For Guitar And Small Orchestra/WEISS - Suite In A Minor/J.S. BACH - Arioso From The Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor" (P-8638).
1969 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "The Christmas Song" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - Jerry Corbitt records the title "John Deere Tractor" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Corbitt's album "John Corbitt" (ST-771).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "I'll Still Be Waiting For You" with "Full Time Daddy" on the flipside
1976 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Roots Of My Raising", with "The Way It Was In '51" on the flipside, enters the Country singles charts
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) artist Garth Brooks' first TV special airs on NBC-TV
1996 - Tower, Harvest, and Capitol Records group (The) Pink Floyd is inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
1998 - Cliffie Stone, singer, songwriter, bandleader, radio and television variety show host, personal manager, 1989 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee, Capitol Records A&R executive and record producer, dies of a heart attack at his Saugus, California home at age 80.

ON THIS DATE NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1918 - Elmore James, guitarist and songwriter (whose Blues songs have been covered by Capitol Records artists from The Raspberries to Bonnie Raitt) is born in Durant, Mississippi
1981 - John Lennon's Geffen/Lenono Music Records single "Woman", with Yoko Ono's "Beautiful Boys" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Capitol Records currently distributes the John Lennon and Yoko Ono catalogs.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1880 - Mack Sennett, motion picture director, producer and studio owner, is born Michael Sinnott in Richmond, Quebec, Canada.
1978 - Benny Goodman returns to Carnegie Hall forty years and one day after his 1938 concert to celebrate the show's anniversary. Goodman puts together a big band, which includes George Benson on guitar, but does not recreate the first concert's playlist. A recording of the new show will be released in 1982.
1994 - The Northridge Earthquake hits the Los Angeles basin starting at 4:30:55 AM PST. Along with the unfortunate deaths that occurred, structural damage will cause the later demolition of the original Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street and the closure of The Pacific Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

JANUARY 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Bill Francis, keyboardist with the Capitol Records group Dr. Hook, is born William Francis in Mobile, Alabama
1946 - Ronnie Milsap, singer and Capitol Records artist (1996), is born Ronnie Lee Milsap in Robbinsville, North Carolina

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo directing his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Graas on french horn, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone on oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, bells, and percussion, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "That's All""'Round Midnight""The Wind", and "Day Dream" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725).
1956 - Frank Sinatra (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Milt Bernhart and Jimmy Priddy on trombones, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Harry Klee and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone and clarinet, Justin Gordon and James Williamson on tenor saxophones, Mort Friedman 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 a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harold Dicterow, David Frisina, Henry Hill, Paul Nero, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and Milton Thomas on viola, and Cy Bernard, Ennio Bolognini, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records, "Makin' Whoopee""Old Devil Moon""Anything Goes""Too Marvelous For Words", and "We'll Be Together Again" at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's album "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" (W 653). This would mark the last time that Frank Sinatra would record in the KHJ studios.
1960 - Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent and Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran appear together on ITV's pop show "Boy Meet Girl" in England
1961 - Buck Owens (on vocals and guitar) and Rose Maddox (on vocals), with George French Jr. on piano, Donald Eugene Ulrich aka Don Rich on guitar and fiddle, Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar, Allen J. Williams on bass, and Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, record the titles "Loose Talk""Mental Cruelty" and as yet unissued takes of the titles "Under The Influence Of Love" and "Talk Of The Town" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 4550).
1973 - Merle Haggard records the track "If We Make It Through December" for Capitol Records
1975 - Paul McCartney and Wings arrive in New Orleans to begin sessions on their Capitol Records album "Venus and Mars" at Allen Toussaint's Sea Saint studios
1976 - Final overdubs are recorded for Natalie Cole's tracks "Can We Get Together Again?", "No Plans For The Future", "Mr. Melody", "Hard To Get Along (Without You)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Keep Smiling", "Touch Me", "Not Like Mine", "Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)", and "Heaven Is With Me" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all tracks on Cole's album "Natalie" (ST-11517).
1980 - Kenny Rogers' Capitol Records album "Kenny" is certified Gold and Platinum by the R.I.A.A.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Bob Bogle, bass guitarist and lead guitarist with the Dolton Records (a subsidiary of Liberty Records, whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company EMI Music) group The Ventures, is born Robert Lenard Bogle at his family's home near Wagoner, Oklahoma
1938 - Future Capitol Records artist Benny Goodman, his orchestra, and his quartet, with future Capitol Records artist Martha Tilton supplying vocals, play Carnegie Hall for the first time at the venue's first Jazz and Swing concert. The performance is broadcasted by CBS Radio, transcribed, and later released on album and CD by Columbia Records. Anyone for a 12 plus minute version of "Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing")? Wow! It's my favorite Big Band track.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Cavern Club opens under Matthew Street in Liverpool, England.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Ross Bagdasarian (aka David Seville), actor, songwriter, singer, record producer, creator (and voices) of the Liberty Records group The Chipmunks, dies at age 52 of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California and is later cremated at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California
1976 - The television variety show "Donny and Marie", starring future Capitol Records artists (as solo performers) Donny and Marie Osmond, debuts on ABC-TV
1980 - Paul McCartney is jailed in Tokyo, Japan, for possession of a half-pound of marijuana found in his luggage. He will spend ten days in jail before being thrown out of the country by the Japanese authorities, forcing the cancellation of his Japanese tour.
1988 - George Harrison's Dark Horse Records single "I Got My Mind Set On You", with "Lay His Head" on the flip side and distributed by Warner Bros. Records in the United States, hits #1 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles chart setting a record for longest span between #1s (23 years and 11 months after The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" hit #1 in February 1964). Harrison's record will be broken the same year by Capitol Records artists The Beach Boys when their Elektra Records single "Kokomo" (from the soundtrack to the motion picture "Cocktail"), with Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" on the flip side, hits #1 on November 5, 1988 (24 years and 6 months after their Capitol Records single "I Get Around" hit #1 in May 1964).
1996 - Former Capitol Records artist Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th show in Las Vegas

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1884 - Irving Mills, agent and music publisher (including "Straighten Up And Fly Right"), is born in New York City, New York
1909 - Ethel Merman, Broadway, motion picture, and television actress and singer, is born Ethel Agnes Zimmerman in Astoria, New York
1921 - Charlie Chaplin's motion picture "The Kid", co-starring Jackie Coogan (later known for his role of Uncle Fester on the ABC-TV series "The Addams Family"), opens.
JANUARY 15, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1920 - Yvonne King, singer and member of the Capitol Records group The King Sisters, is born Cornelia Yvonne Driggs in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Margaret O'Brien, motion picture, radio and television actress, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1948), is born Angela Maxine O'Brien in San Diego, California
1951 - Martha Davis, singer, songwriter, and member of the Capitol Records band The Motels, is born in Berkeley, California
1959 - Pete Trewavas, bass player, backing vocalist, and member of the Capitol Records group Marillion, is born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals and guitar) and His Texas Stars (Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" De Vere and Charles Linville on fiddle; Paul Sells on accordion; Jack Rivers Lewis and Don Weston on guitar; Phil Marx Jr. on steel guitar; Allen Williams on bass; and Robert "Bob" Conzelman on drums) record the tracks "The End Of The World", "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often", "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder", "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine", "Born To Lose", "We Live In Two Different Worlds Now", "That Pioneer Mother Of Mine", "No Letter Today", "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral", "Pins And Needles In My Heart", and "Home In San Antone" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Tuttles' 4 CD box set "Detour" (BCD 16416) in Germany.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Andy Russell (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "My Best To You" and "Anniversary Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 368).
1948 - Jack Guthrie (born Leon Jerry Guthrie), singer, songwriter, cousin of Woody Guthrie, and a Capitol Records artist (1945-1948), dies of tuberculosis at Livermore Veterans Tubercular Hospital near Sacramento, California at age 32 and is later buried in Sacramento's Memorial Cemetery.
1948 - Tex Ritter (on vocals, guitar, and skybird effects) records the tracks "Skybird, Part 1", "Skybird, Part 2", "Skybird, Part 3", "Skybird, Part 4", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Skybird, Part 4B" at the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California. Bear Family Records will issue the first four tracks in Ritter's CD box set "High Noon" (BCD 16356) in Germany.
1949 - Gordon MacRae & Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "My Darling, My Darling", with "Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts.
1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin leading and on violin; Paul Shure on violin; Paul Robyn on viola; Eleanor Aller on cello), with Kurt Reher (on additional cello), record Schubert's "Quintet In C Major, Opus 163: First Movement, Part 1; Part 2; and Part 3" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In C Major, Opus 163" (P-8133).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (on vocals and guitar, with William Harris on piano, Maurice Cameron Hill and Jimmie Widener on guitar, Leodie Jackson on steel guitar, and Jimmy Wyble on bass) records the tracks "Got My Heart Set On You", "Trade Winds Now Die", "There's A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder", and "Stingy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2006) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1970).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Kay Starr (on vocals) and The Lancers (vocal group with unlisted lineup), with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "I Wanna Love You", "I Waited A Little Too Long", the (as of 2005) unissued track "If You Don't Hug 'Er By Nine O'Clock", the track "More I Cannot Wish You", and a rejected take of the track "I'll Always Be In Love With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1964) with "Wheel Of Fortune" on the flip side and the second track as a single (Capitol 2062) with "(Ho Ho Ha Ha) Me Too" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York Jane Froman, Dick Beavers, Pat Northrup, Elaine Stritch, Helen gallagher, and Lewis Bolyard, with unlisted members of the Broadway cast of "Pal Joey" and with Max Meth directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, record the tracks "What Is A Man" (vocals by Jane Froman), "Happy Hunting Horn" (vocals by Dick Beavers), "Bewitched" (vocals by Jane Froman), "Pal Joey" (vocals by Dick Beavers), and "Finale" at the first session, the tracks "I Could Write A Book" (vocals by Dick Beavers and Pat Northrop), "Zip" (vocals by Elaine Stritch), "In Our Little Den" (vocals by Jane Froman and Dick Beavers), "Do It The Hard Way" (vocals by Dick Beaver), "Take Him" (vocals by Pat Northrop and Jane Froman), and "Bewitched (Reprise)" (vocals by Jane Froman) at the second session, and the instrumental track "Overture" and the tracks "You Musn't Kick It Around" (vocals by Dick Beavers), "Chicago" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), "That Terrific Rainbow" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), "The Flower Garden Of My Heart" (vocals by Lewis Bolyard and Helen Gallagher), "Plant You Now, Dig You Later" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), and "Finale" (vocals by The Company) at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Froman and Beavers' album "Pal Joey" (S-310).
1953 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing: [listed as possibly] Jack Laubach, Tony Facciuto, Bob McKenzie, and Andy Peele on trumpet; Bob Raesinger, Dick Nash, George Kenny, and Karl DeKarske on trombone; Willie Smith and Dick Clay on alto saxophone; Len Mitchell and Charlie Deremoe on tenor saxophone; John Agee on baritone saxophone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; John Collins on guitar; Carson Smith on bass; and Larry Bunker on drums) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hollywood Hop" (arrangement by Larry Cramer) and "Comin' Thru The Rye" (arrangement by Billy May, vocals by The Encores - Alicia Adams, Clark Burroughs, Jack Elliott, Bob Morse, and Randy Van Horne. Clark Burroughs and Bob Morse), and the track "From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters" (arrangement by Billy May). Capitol Records will issue the last track as a single (2474) with "Good Gravy" on the flip side.
1954 - Al "Jazzbo" Collins records the tracks "Little Hood Riding Red" and "Pee Little Thrigs (Three Little Pigs)" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Back In The Jean Stalk", "How To Change A Diaper", "Fut Nudge Recipe", "Fricken Chickasee", "Recipe For Sop Suey", "Paul Revides Here", "Panderella And The Cince", "Sea Food Recipe", "Drayonnaise Messing", "Pie Berry Goose", and "Cham Chowder" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2773).
1954 - During two sessions held this day at (listed as possibly) Castle Studio in Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle; James L. "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica; Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar; Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals; and (listed as possibly) Joseph S. Zinkan on bass) record a new take of the track "I Closed My Heart's Door" at the first session and the tracks "I'm Planting A Rose", "River Of Crystal", "Please Daddy Forgive", and "Streamline Heartbreaker" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the new take of "I Closed My Heart's Door" as a single (Capitol 2820) with "Sunshine Special" on the flip side, the first and last track from the second session together as a single (Capitol 2901), "River Of Crystal" on Acuff's album "The Voice Of Roy Acuff" (T 2276) and "Please Daddy Forgive" on Acuff's album "The Great Roy Acuff" (T 2103).
1955 - Electric Musical Industries (EMI) of Great Britain buys 70 percent of Capitol Records, and a 96.41 percent equity controlling interest, for $8,500,000 and Sir Joseph Lockwood joins Capitol Records’ Board of Directors. EMI's investment will payoff a hundred fold by 1971.
1955 - Pinto Colvig (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) and using a script by Alan Livingston and Robert Willheim, records the tracks "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 1, Part 1: Ciribiribin", "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 1, Part 2: Our Director", "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 2, Part 1: The Thunderer", and "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 2, Part 2: Artist's Life" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the children's album "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride" (CAS-3173) and planned to issue the last two tracks on another children's album, and was assigned the number CAS-3174, but are listed as probably not released.
1955 - Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (lineups for both unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "There You Are", and the tracks "Blue Mirage (Don't Go)", "Take My Love", and "Unchained Melody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 3040) with "I Ain't Mad At You" on the flip side and the third and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3055).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, Ken Albers), with Bob Enevoldsen conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Nino Tempo, and Bud Shank on tenor saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Buddy Clark on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums), record the tracks "What It's Gonna Be", "How Can I Begin To Tell?" and a rejected take of the track "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3652) and on the group's album "Freshmen Favorites Volume 2" (T 1103).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist on trumpet; Frank Rosolino on trombone; Vince De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone; Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Dave Pell on baritone saxophone; Benny Aronov on piano; Howard Roberts on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; Larry Bunker on percusssion; and on strings: Nick Pisani, Mischa Russell, and Erno Neufeld on violin; David Sterkin on viola; and Edgar Lustgarten on cello) records the tracks "I've Never Been In Love Before", "I Know Why", "Let There Be Love", and "No More" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Christy's album "Fair And Warmer" (T 833).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Pete King conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups for both unlisted), records the tracks "I Leaned On A Man" and "Children And Fools" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "I Leaned On A Man" on January 17, 1957 Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3640) and on Ritter's album "Songs From The Western Screen" (T 971).
1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as probably] Merrill Moore on piano; Buck Owens on guitar; The Jack Halloran Singers (vocal group of unlisted singers), and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Who Wouldn't Love You", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "The Object Of My Affection" and "It All Depends On You" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Young's album "The Object Of My Affection" (T 1004).
1958 - Johnny Richards (directing his own arrangements) and His Orchestra (Al Stewart, Doug Mettome, Burt Collins, Jerry Kail, and John Bello on trumpet; Slide Hampton, Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland, and Eddie Bert on trombone; Al Antonucci on French horn; Jay McAllister on tuba; Gene Quill on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone; Billy Slapin on baritone saxophone and piccolo; Shelly Gold on bass saxophone; Hank Jones on piano; Whitey Mitchell on bass; Maurice Marks on drums; and Joe Venuto on percussion) record rejected takes of the tracks "Neolore", "Omo Ado" (with the band providing vocals) and "What Is There To Say?" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1959 - Mavis Rivers (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "At the Eleventh Hour", "Dinner At Eight", Four A.M." and "Three Coins In The Fountain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Rivers' album "Take A Number" (T 1210).
1959 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Vince De Rosa and John Cave on French horns, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and Marty Berman on saxophones, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Lou Singer on percussion, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with Lou Klass, George Kast, Nathan Ross, Israel Baker, Erno Neufeld, Ben Gill, Victor Arno, James Getzoff, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, and Alex Neiman on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello), records the tracks "Willow Weep For Me", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Lonesome Road", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Please Be Mine (Please Be Kind)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Christy's album "June Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days" (T 1202).
1959 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals; Don Clarke on high tenor vocals; Glen Larson on baritone vocals; and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Somewhere Along The Way", "I'll Be Around", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Dancing And Dreaming" (T 1216).
1959 - Judy Garland (on vocals), with Gordon Jenkins conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Worst Kind Of Man" and "The Red Balloon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Garland's album "The Letter" (T 1188).
1959 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record a new take of the track "Pink Chiffon" and the tracks "Violet Mist", "Dawn Desire", "Rapture", and "Farewell Rendezvous" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents: Aphrodisia" (W 1250).
1961 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California final overdubs are recorded for Stan Freberg's track "Betsy Ross And The Flag" at the first session and then Stan Freberg records narration vocals for parts used throughout Frebeg's album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573) which will also include the final version of the track "Betsy Ross And The Flag".
1961 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo, and guitar; Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar; Bob Shane on vocals and guitar), with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass, record the tracks "Lemon Tree", "Wines Of Madeira", "Adieu To My Island", "You're Gonna Miss Me", and "Senora" at the first session between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM and the tracks "Golden Spike", "Razors In The Air", and "It Was A Very Good Year" at the second session between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first, fourth, and last track from the first session and the last two tracks from the second session on the trio's album "Goin' Places" (T 1564) and all the tracks from the first session, except "Lemon Tree", and "Golden Spike" on the group's 4 CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1963 - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra (with Martin conducting to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Medley: For Me And My Gal/Stars Fell On Alabama/Who's Sorry Now", "Medley: Moonglow/Mood Indigo/Star Dust", "Medley: When You're Smiling/I've Got The World On A String/Jealous", "Medley: Home/Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody/
Lonesome And Sorry", and an (as of 2005) uniissued take of the track "Sophisticated Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martin's album "In A Sentimental Mood" (T 1889).
1963 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; Dave Wells(bass tp) Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby,Tommy Shepard and George Roberts on trombone; Paul Horn on flute and alto saxophone; Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone and piccolo; Chuck Gentry on bass; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Joe Gibbons on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; and Irv Cottler on drums) record the tracks "The Preacher", "Dat Dere", "Little Suede Shoes", and "Shiny Stockings" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30pm and 11:30pm. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "Bill's Bag" (T 1888).
1963 - Jay Miller records the track "It's Just A Waste Of Time", the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Need Your Love So Bad", the track "Can't You Tell Him No?" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4959).
1964 - Jack Teagarden (born Weldon Leo Teagarden), trombonist, bandleader, singer, radio and motion picture performer, and Capitol Records (1942, 1943, 1955-1959) and Roulette Records (1959-1961) artist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 58 in his room at the Prince Conti Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana after playing a gig there the night before. Teagarden is later buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - Capitol Records obtains an injunction in Chicago, Illinois which prohibits Vee-Jay Records from manufacturing or distributing any further Beatles records. Vee-Jay files suit against Capitol and Swan Records, which owned the rights to "She Loves You".
1964 - During two sessions held this day in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios, in Hollywood, California, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and recording engineers John Kraus and Joe Polito, Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to The Capitol Orchestra (featuring Jack Sheldon on trumpet; unlisted brass players; Joe Mondragon on bass; Shelly Manne on drums, and unlisted flute and guitar players), records the tracks "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I'm In Love Again", "Something Happens To Me", and an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "When Sonny Gets Blue" at the first session and the tracks "Quiet Nights (Corcovado)" and a new take of "When Sunny Gets Blue" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the all the tracks, except the first take of "When Sunny Gets Blue" on Dearie's only album for the label "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Shorty Sherock, and Pete Candoli on trumpet; Ed Kusby and Lew McCreary on trombone; Joe Howard on trombone and vocals; Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Larry Wagner, record the tracks "Never On Sunday" (in the style of Tommy Dorsey), "Misty" (in the style of Claude Thornhill), "One Note Samba" (in the style of Les Brown), and "Washington Square" (in the style of Artie Show) in Los Angeles, Calfornia. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Sounds Of The Great Bands, Volume 8: More Of Today's Best" (T 2014).
1964 - Leon McAuliffe records the tracks "Star Dust", "Memphis", and "Muskrat Ramble" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on McAuliffe's album "Everybody Dance, Everybody Swing" (T 2148).
1964 - Dr. Ray LaScola records the tracks "Let's Try To Stop Smoking, Part 1: Instruction" and "Let's Try To Stop Smoking, Part 2: Hypnosis" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Dr. LaScola's album "Let's Try To Stop Smoking" (T 2077).
1964 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason conducting a large string orchestra featuring Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet and Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Fools Rush In", "Have You Heard", "Charade", and "Theme From 'The Cardinal'" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Today's Romantic Hits For Lovers Only, Volume 2" (W 2056).
1964 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Least Of All You", a rejected take of "Ask Marie" and the track "Baltimore" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5129).
1965 - The Beach Boys' finish the second of two sessions to record the stereo track "Kiss Me, Baby" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 5395) with "Help Me Rhonda" on the flip side.
1965 - Jill Harris (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Lover Boy" and "You Got Me Waiting" for Capitol Records in New York City, New York.
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Barbara Ann", with "Girl Don't Tell Me" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #31 and will peak at #2 for two weeks on January 29, 1966.
1968 - Final overdubs are recorded for The Stone Poneys' tracks "Hobo (Morning Glory)", "Carnival Bear", "By The Fruits Of Their Labor", and "Up To My Neck In High Muddy Water" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the first track as a single (Capitol 2195) with "Some Of Shelly's Blues" on the flip side, the second track and the last track together as a single (Capitol 2110), and the third track on the album "Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III" (ST 2863) and both singles and the album as by Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys.
1969 - Merryweather records the track "Peek-A-Boo" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if it was ever issued please leave a comment.
1969 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike) record the tracks "I Love How You Love Me", "The Worst That Could Happen", "I'm Gonna Make Make You Love Me", and "Wichita Lineman" at the first session and the tracks "You Showed Me", "Catch The Wind", "California Dreaming", and T.K.E. Sweetheart Song (Of All The Girls That I Have Known" at the second session. After overdubs are recorded on January 28, 29, and March 13, 1969 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Catch The Wind", on the group's album "I Have Dreamed" (ST-202) and will issue "Catch The Wind" as a single (Capitol 2482) with "Hurt So Bad" on the flip side and on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390).
1969 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Cashman, Pistilli & West (Terry Cashman on vocals; Gene Pistilli on guitar and vocals; Tommy West on keyboards, guitar, and vocals), with Ed Freeman conducting his own arrangements, record the track "Richard And Me" at the first session and the track "Oscurita" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's eponymous album "Cashman, Pistilli & West" (ST-211).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Mean Ole Mississippi", "She Will, I Know", and "Wake Up To Me Gentle" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on James' album "Only The Lonely" (ST-193).
1969 - Billy Jo Spears (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Keep Me From Cryin' Today" and "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" in Nashville, Tennesseee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Spear's album "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" (ST-224).
1970 - The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel on keyboard and vocals; Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals; Rick Danko on bass and vocals; and Levon Helm on drums) records the track "Get Up Jake" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master and issue the track as a single (Capitol 3758) with "Ain't Got No Home" on the flip side.
1970 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" and "You're All The Woman I Need", and "Whatever (Baby) Happened To You And I" in Studio A at United Recording in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2746) and all the tracks on Martino's album "Can't Help Fallin' In Love" (ST-405).
1970 - Smokey Roberds records the tracks "Don And Rosemarie" and "Irma Jackson" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2745).
1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Willow Tree Rock", "My Babe", and "I Always Tried To Please You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for any of the tracks so if anyone knows if any of them have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Linda Ronstadt (on vocals, with [listed as probably] Elliot Mazer on keyboards and [listed as possibly synthesizer; Adam Mitchell on guitar; Norbert Putnam on bass; and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Try Harder" at the first session and the track "Love Sick Blues" (arranged and conducted by Kenneth Buttrey) and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Why You Been Gone So Long" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Lovesick Blues" as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" on the flip side.
1971 - Apple Records finally releases George Harrison's single "My Sweet Lord", with "Isn't It A Pity" on the flip side, in the U.K.
1971 - Final overdubs are recorded for Stoney Edwards' track "Mama's Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 3061) with "Poor Folks Stick Together" on the flip side.
1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jerry Corbitt records the track "Burning In Your Lovelight" at the first session and the track "Pain" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Corbitt's eponymoums album "Jerry Corbitt" (ST-771) and the second track as a single (Capitol 3137) with "Country Boy Blues" on the flipside.
1971 - Dunn & McCashen (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Heartbeat" and "Come On And Dance" for Capitol Records.
1971 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Happy & Artie Traum (Artie Traum on guitar, banjo, and vocals and Happy Traum on guitar and banjo) record the track "Please Mister Movie Man" at the first session and the track "Jackaboro" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's album "Double-Back" (ST-799).
1973 - During four days of overdub sessions that start today at Bearsville Recording Studios in Bearsville, New York The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel on keyboard and vocals; Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals; Rick Danko on bass and vocals; and Levon Helm on drums) record unlisted and (as of 2005) unissued tracks that were recorded between November 6-10, 1972for Capitol Records.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Tennesse Ernie Ford's tracks "Thanks For The Mem'ries", "Farther Down The River (Where The Fishin's Good", "Baby", "Sweet Child Of Sunshine", "Good Old Time Religion Thing", "I"d Like To Be", "You've Still Got Love All Over You", "Colorado Country Morning", "Daddy Usta Say", and "Printer's Alley Stars" in Los Angeles, California. After final overdubs are recorded on March 2 and 13, 1973 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Ford's album "Country Morning" (ST-11205).
1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Bewitched", Dance Of The Spanish Onion", "High Noon", "Port Au Prince" and "Sabre Dance Boogie" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the tracks, except "Port Au Prince" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 5" (STL-245) and will issue "Port Au Prince" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL-246).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for Natalie Cole's tracks "Can We Get Together Again?", "No Plans For The Future", "Mr. Melody", "Hard To Get Along (Without You)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Keep Smiling", "Touch Me", "Not Like Mine", "Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)", and "Heaven Is With Me" at an unlisted location. After final overdubs are recorded the following day on January 16, 1976 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all tracks on Cole's album "Natalie" (ST-11517).
1976 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Earl Slick Band (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Heaven Couldn't Find", "Star Of The Street", "Sho' Nuff", "Doom", "Burnt Love", "Bright Light", "Do It", "Lady Luck", "Very Blue", "P.J. Proby", and "The Way Down" and will issue all the tracks, except "Doom" (which, as 2005, is still unissued) on the group's eponymous album "The Earl Slick Band" (ST-11493).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Night Moves", with "Main Street" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #36 and will peak at #4 for two weeks on March 12, 1977.
1978 - Helen Reddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "If I Ever Had To Say Goodbye To You" and "Poor Little Fool" at Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4582) with "Ready Or Not" on the flip side and the second track as a single (Capitol 4628) with "Lady Of The Night" on the flip side.
1978 - A Taste Of Honey (lineup unlisted) record the track "Disco Dancing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4668) with "Sky High" on the flip side and on the group's eponymous album "A Taste Of Honey" (ST-11754).
1978 - Bob Seger records the track "Star Gazer" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if the track was ever issued please leave a comment.
1979 - Face Dancer records the track "Red Shoes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4734) with "Time Bomb" on the flip side and on the group's album "This World" (ST-11934).
1979 - Cheryl Ladd (on vocals) records the track "Whatever Would I Do Without You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Ladd's album "Dance Forever" (ST-11927).
1979 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) records the track "Long Legs" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Never Enough" (ST-11935).
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Benjamin Wright, records the track "If You Leave Me Now" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4881) with "First Thing First" on the flip side and on Washington's album "For The Sake Of Love" (ST-12076).
1980 - Gene Watson records the tracks "Tryin' To Satisfy", "A Cold Day In July", "No One Will Ever Know", and "Have A Good Day" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Watson's album "No One Will Ever Know" (ST-12102).
1981 - Earl Klugh records the track "Crazy For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Klugh's album "Key Notes" (ST-12405).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Donna Washington (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Livin' With Out You" and "Where You Are Is Where I Wanna Be" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "White Monkey" and the track "Love's The Last To Know" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the last track on the group's album "The Distance" (ST-12254).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Frankie Miller (on vocals and guitar, with with Barry Beckett on keyboards; Pete Carr, Wayne Perkins, and Chris Spedding on guitar; David Hood on bass; Roger Hawkins on drums; Mickey Bucins on percussion; Ava Aldridge, Linda Brockway, and Robert Byrne on vocals) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Surrender" at the first session and the track "On My Way" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the last track as a single (Capitol 5152) with "Danger, Danger" on the flip side and on Miller's album "Standing On The Edge" (ST-12206).
1983 - Capitol Records will register the masters for America (Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell on vocals and guitar)'s tracks "My Kinda Woman", "She's A Runaway", "Cast The Spirit", "Love's Worn Out Again", "The Border", "Your Move", "Honey", "My Dear", "Tonight Is For Dreamers", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", and "Someday Woman", which were recorded on an unlisted date earlier in January 1983 at EMI Studios on Abbey Road in London England, and will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Your Move" (ST-12277).
1991 - Garth Brooks' Capitol Records Nashville single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabamba Clay" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1996 - Les Baxter, bandleader, arranger, music director, and Capitol Records artist (1947-1962), dies of a heart attack brought on by kidney failure at age 73 at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California at age 73.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1961 - Blue Note Records releases Kenny Dorham (with Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones)'s album "Whistle Stop". Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records parent company, EMI Music.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Don MacLean's United Artists Records single "American Pie" (with part 1 on one side and part 2 on the flipside) peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will stay for four weeks.
1978 - Cliff Richards (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Count Me Out" in England. EMI Americal will issue the track as a single (EMI America 8025) with "We Don't Talk Anymore" on the flip side. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in England for RAK Records Ltd. Kim Wilde records the tracks "Water On Glass", "Our Town", "Everything We Know", "Young Heroes", "Kids In America", "Chequered Love", "2-6-5-8-0", "You'll Never Be Wrong", "Falling Out", and "Tuning In, Tuning Out" at the first session and the tracks "Boys", "Cambodia", and "Watching For Shapes" at the second session. EMI will purchase the masters for the tracks and issue all of the tracks from the first session in the United States on the EMI America label on Wilde's eponymous album "Kim Wilde" (ST-17065) and "Boys" in England on the album "The Very Best Of Kim Wilde" (EJ 2601081). No issuing information is listed for the last two tracks so if anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1986 - The Del Lords (featuring Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Manny Caqiate, and Frank Funaro making unlisted contributions) record the tracks "Drug Deal", "Saint Jake" and "Against My Will" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Johnny Comes Marching Home" (AML 3103) in England. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1993 - Sammy Cahn, lyricist (responsible for such Oscar-winning songs recorded by Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra [and many others] as "Call Me Irresponsible", "Three Coins in the Fountain", and "All the Way", as well as many other standards) dies in Los Angeles, California at age 79
1994 - Harry Nilsson (born Harry Edward Nelson III), singer, songwriter, friend of John Lennon, and RCA Records artist, dies of heart failure at his home in Agoura Hills, California at 52 after completing the vocal tracks for his last album ""Harry's Got a Brown New Robe" with producer Mark Hudson earlier that day. The album has yet to be released. Among his biggest hits were the theme from the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy", "Everybody's Talkin'" (composed by Capitol Records artist Fred Neil), and 1972's "Without You, (composed by Pete Ham and Tom Evans, of the Capitol Records group Badfinger and which on this day in 1972 entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart). Among my favorites of his other tracks are "Jump In To The Fire" (which heavily influenced The Cult's single "She Sells Sanctuary"), "Coconut", "Me And My Arrow" from Nilsson's score for the full length animated feature "The Point", as well as the soundtrack to the motion picture "Skidoo" (in which he also had an acting role).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Elizabeth Short (aka The Black Dahlia) is found dead, her body badly mutilated, in a vacant lot on the 3800 block of South Norton Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Her murder has yet to be solved and has spawned many books and a motion picture.
1974 - "Happy Days" premieres on ABC-TV

Saturday, January 14, 2017

JANUARY 14, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Billy Butterfield, trumpeter, fluglehorn player, cornetist, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Charles William Butterfield in Middletown, Ohio
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Billie Jo Spears, singer and Capitol Records artist (1968-1975) and United Records artist (1975-1980), is born Billie Jean Spears in Beaumont, Texas
1938 - Jack Jones, son of actor and singer Allan Jones, singer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1959 album "Jack Jones In Love"), is born John Allan Jones in Hollywood, California
1949 - Maury Muehleisen, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born in Trenton, New Jersey
1969 - Dave Grohl, drummer, composer, member of the group Nirvana and the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born David Eric Grohl in Warren, Ohio

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - During two sessions held this day for Telefunken Records in Vienna, Austria, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Clemens Krauss, records Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; and Part 4" at the first session and Johann Strauss II's "An Der Schönen Blauen Donau: Part 1; and Part 2" at the second session. After purchasing the masters, Capitol Records will issue all the parts for "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" on the orchestra's album "Richard STRAUSS - Death and Transfiguration Opus 24/Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" (P-8100) and both parts of "An Der Schönen Blauen Donau", retitled in English to "On The Beautiful Blue Danube", as a single (89-80129).
1944 - Dave Matthews (on alto saxophone) and His Orchestra (Roger Hansen on trumpet; Joe Quartell on trombone; Dave Matthews on alto saxophone; Les Baxter on baritone saxophone; Tommy Todd on piano; Dave Barbour on guitar; Gene Englund on bass; and Henry Coleman on drums), with Johnny Mercer on vocals, record the rejected tracks "Just Another Blues" and "Singin' The Blues" (additional vocals by The Barries [Lee, Sharon & Linda Barrie]) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records
1946 - During two sessions held this day at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Ray Klein, Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums) record the tracks "All The Time" (vocals by Gene Howard, solos by Musso and Kenton) and "That's The Least You Can Do" (vocals by Gene Howard) at the first session and "Intermission Riff" (solos by Kenton, Safranski, Musso, and Musulli), and "Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues" (vocals by June Christy and solos by Mussulli and Musso) at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Intermission Riff" as a single (Capitol 298) with "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" on the flipside and "Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues" as a single (Capitol 250) with "Painted Rhythm" on the flipside. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the 7 CD set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MD7-163).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Frank DeVol records five unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals; Irving Ashby on guitar; and Joe Comfort on bass) records the tracks "Portrait Of Jennie" (with Carlyle Hall conducting an unlisted lineup of string musicians), "Don't Cry, Cry Baby", "An Old Piano Plays The Blues", and "How Lonely Can You Get" at WMGM Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 15387) and the second track as a single (Capitol 15418) with "If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon" on the flip side. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MD18-138).
1950 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra and Chorus (lineup unlisted) record the instrumental tracks "Stout-Hearted Men", "Finale - The Vagabond King", and "Finale - New Moon" in Los Angeles, California. After vocal overdubs are recorded on January 24-27, 1950 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "New Moon"/"The Vagabond King" (P-219) as by Gordon MacRae with Lucille Norman.
1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (on vocals) "Beyond The Sunset", "Near Me", "Dearie" and "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (I Love You)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks as a single (868) and the last two tracks as a single (Capitol 858) which will enter Billboard's Pop singles chart on March 3, 1950 where it will peak at #12 and last for 11 weeks.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Ya Sure, Please Excuse Me" and "Don't Put Off Chasing Women" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 1972).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Skeets McDonald (on vocals, with Eddie Kirk and Billy Strange on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Roy Harte on drums) record the titles "Big Family Trouble", "Tell Me Why", "Be My Life's Companion", and "The Love That Hurt Me So" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Big Family Trouble" as a single (Capitol 2216) with "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" on the flipside, "Tell Me Why" and "Be My Life's Companion" together as a single (Capitol 1967), and "The Love That Hurt Me So" as a single (Capitol 1993) with "Wheel Of Fortune" on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two session held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California Margaret Whiting (on vocals) and Jimmy Wakely (on vocals and possibly guitar), with an orchestra (Paul Sells on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the title "I Learned To Love You Too Late" and the yet to be issued track "Poor Whip-Poor-Will" at the first session and the titles "Give Me More, More, More Of Your Kisses" and "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way" at the second session which was a split session with vocalists Wesley Tuttle and Marilyn Tuttle, with Jimmy Wakely also on vocals and guitar and an orchestra (same as above) then recording the title "The Flying Enterprise". Capitol Records will issue "I Learned To Love You Too Late" as a single (Capitol 2402) with "Gomen-Nasai (Forgive Me)" on the flipside and both tracks from the second session together as a single (Capitol 1965). Bear Family Records will issue the track in the 4 CD box set "Detour" (BCD 16416) in Germany.
1953 - Mel Blanc (on vocals), with The Robert Thompson Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "Mother Dixie And You" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "If You Knew Suzie" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for "Mother Dixie And You" so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1953 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, Tony Facciuto, Robert McKenzie, Andy Peele, and Jack Laubach on trumpet; Si Zentner, Dick Nash, Karl De Karske, and Bob Raesinger on trombone; Willie Smith and Richard Clay on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Charles Deremoe on tenor saxophone; unlisted clarinet and saxophone players; Jack Agee on baritone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; John Collins on guitar; Jack Agee and Ralph Pena on bass; John Markham on drums; and Jack Costanzo on percussion), records the tracks "Angel Eyes", "Lover Come Back To Me" (vocal chorus by The Encores [lineup unlisted]), and "(Didn't I Tell You So) Can't I?" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2498) with "Return To Paradise" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 2610) with "That's All" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2389) with "Blue Gardenia" on the flipside.
1955 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, Ken Errair), with an orchestra (Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Kinsler, Ted Nash, and Jules Jacob on reeds; Maury Ellenhorn on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums), record the tracks "There's No One But You", "This Love Of Mine" (both arranged and conducted by Dennis Farnon), "How Can I Tell Her", and "It Never Occurred To Me" (both arranged and conducted by Dick Reynolds) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first and last tracks on January 19, 1955 Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on the group's EP "Freshmen Favorites" (EAP-1-743). Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1956 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Memories Are Made Of This" (Capitol 3295), with "Change Of Heart" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Joe Maphis on guitar and fiddle; Buck Owens on guitar; Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar; Bud Dooley on bass; and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "A New Love", "Hold Back Tomorrow", and "Sweethearts In Heaven" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3651). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in the 10 CD box set "Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Paul Smith, with Barney Kessel on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; and Stan Levey on drums, records the titles "Taking A Chance On Love", "The Man I Love", "Softly", and "I'll Remember April" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Smith's album "Softly Baby" (T 829).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Five Keys (Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Rudy West on lead tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with an unlisted orchestra of musicians, record the titles "The Face Of An Angel", "Let There Be You" (with Dave Cavanaugh conducting), "This I Promise" (with Van Alexander conducting), and "Maybe You'll Be There" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Face Of An Angel" as a single (Capitol F3786) with "Boom Boom" (recorded February 27, 1956) on the flipside, the "Let There Be You" as a single (Capitol F3660) with "Tiger Lily" (recorded January 14, 1957) and also with "Maybe You'll Be There" on the group's album "The Five Keys On Stage!" (T 828), and "This I Promise" as a single (F3738) with "The Blues Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)" (recorded January 21, 1967) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Merrill E. Moore on piano; Bob Bain on lead guitar; Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players and vocal chorus singers) records the titles "Teenage Crush" and "Hep Dee Hootie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3639).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Joe Bushkin (on piano) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "A Fellow Needs A Girl", "Don't Blame Me", "Willow Weep For Me", and "I'll Be Around" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Sylvia Marlowe (on harpsicord and conducting), with The Concert Arts Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Haydn's "Concerto For Harpsicord, Movements 2 and 3" in Studio A at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on Marlowe's album "BACH - Concerto N° 1 In D Minor For Harpsichord/HAYDN - Concerto In D For Harpsichord" (P-8375).
1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as possibly] Merrill Moore on piano; Buck Owens on guitar; The Jack Halloran Singers [vocal group of unlisted singers] and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "If I Had You", "Stay As Sweet As You", and "My Darling, My Darling" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California between 1:00pm and 5:30pm with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Young's second album for the label, "The Object of My Affection" (T 1004).
1958 - The Andrews Sisters (vocalists La Verne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, and Patty Andrews), with Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: John Best on trumpet; Simon "Si" Zentner, Tommy "Pullman" Pederson, and Murray McEachern on trombone; Ted Nash, Buddy Collette, and Fred Falensby on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Bob Gibbons on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass and tuba; Alvin Stoller and Lawrence "Larry" Bunker on drums) record the tracks "Don't Bring Lulu", "When Francis Dances With Me", "The Japanese Sandman", and "That Naughty Waltz" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the sisters' album "The Andrews Sisters Sing The Dancing '20s" (T 973).
1958 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on lead vocal, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers on harmony vocals), with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Pete Candoli, and Don Paladino on trumpet; Milt Bernhart and Dick Kenney on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Ronnie Lang and Matt Utal on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums), record the tracks "Till", "Nights Are Longer", and "Whistle Me Some Blues" at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the tracks on the same day Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Freshmen Favorites, Volume 2" (T 1103).
1958 - Johnny Richards (conducting his own arrangements) and His Orchestra (Al Stewart, Doug Mettome, Burt Collins, Jerry Kail, and John Bello on trumpet; Frank Rehak, Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland, and Eddie Bert on trombone; Al Antonucci on French horn; Jay McAllister on tuba; Gene Quill on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone; Billy Slapin on baritone saxophone and piccolo; Shelly Gold on bass saxophone; Hank Jones on piano; Whitey Mitchell on bass; Maurice Marks on drums; and Joe Venuto on percusion) record rejected takes of the tracks "Terpsichore" and "Concerto To End All Conertos" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1959 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason conducting two large string orchestras of unlisted musicians, one for the left channel and one for the right channel), using arrangements by George Williams, record the tracks "Blue Crystal" and "Seraglio" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Glamour" and "Pink Chiffon" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents: Aphrodisia" (W 1250).
1960 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals, with John Collins on guitar; Charlie Harris on bass; and Lee Young drums), with Antonio Morelli conducting the orchestra (Irving Bush, Earl Blues, and Buddy Childers on trumpet; Milt Bernhart and Freddy Lewis on trombone; Jimmy Clark on alto saxophone; and other unlisted musicians, with Dave Cavanaugh as musical director), performs (though in what order is not listed) "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll", "Ballerina", "Funny (Not Much)", "The Continental", "I Wish You Love", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Thou Swell", "My Kinda Love", "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", the instrumental track "Where Or When" (with Cole on piano), "Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)", and "Joe Turner's Blues" live at The Sands in Las Vegas, Nevada. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll" on Cole's album "Nat 'King' Cole Live At The Sands" (MAS 2434) in 1966 and will issue "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll" on the 4 CD set "Nat 'King' Cole" (7-99777-2).
1961 - During two sessions held this day between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM and between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM in Los Angles, California The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo, and guitar; Nick Reynolds on vocals, guitar, and percussion; Bob Shane on vocals, guitar, and banjo; with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass), record the tracks "Billy Goat Hill", "Pastures Of Plenty", "Guardo El Lobo", "Mary Was Pretty", "Run Molly", and "You Don't Knock". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Mary Was Pretty" on the group's album "Goin' Places" (T 1564) and will issue "Mary Was Pretty" on the 4 CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California George Shearing (on piano, with: [listed as possibly] Douglas Marsh on vibraphone; Ron Anthony on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; and Vernell Fournier on drums), with Milton Raskin directing unlisted string musicians, records the tracks "Your Blasé", "Just Imagine", and "Suddenly It's Spring" at the first session and "Be Careful It's My Heart", "Lila's Theme From 'The Stripper'", and "Fairy Tales" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With String Choir - Touch Me Softly" (T 1874) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4921).
1963 - During two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California Bobby Darin (on vocals), with the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Shorty Rogers, records the tracks "Sally Was A Good Old Girl", "It Keeps Right On Hurtin'", "and "Under Your Spell Again" at the first session and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle", "Who Can I Count On" (with additional vocals by Mary [Merry] Clayton), "Stop the World And Let Me Off", and "Oh, Lonesome Me" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Stop the World And Let Me Off", on Darin's album "You're The Reason I'm Living" (T 1866). Collectors' Choice Music will issue "Stop the World And Let Me Off" on Darin's CD "The Unreleased Capitol Sides" (CCM 079-2).
1963 - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra (with Martin conducting unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Medley: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me/When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Farewell Blues", "Medley: In A Sentimental Mood/I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You", "Medley: I Surrender Dear/It Must Be True", and "Medley: Does Your Heart Beat For Me?/Sweet Lorraine/The Sheik Of Araby" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martin's album "In A Sentimental Mood" (T 1889).
1963 - Jan Howard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Wind Me Up (I Cry)", "Wind Up Doll", "I Can't Stop Crying", and "Get It Off Your Mind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4918) with "You've Got Me Where You Want Me" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol 4987) with "A Dime A Dozen" on the flip side. Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue the first, second, and last track on Howard's album "The Real Me" (DT 5119) and the third track on Howard's eponymous album "Jan Howard" (ST 5068).
1964 - Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with The Capitol Orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Marshall, records the tracks "Charade", "The Best Is Yet To Come", Don't Wait Too Long", "I Wish You Love", and "May I Come In" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Dearie's album "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Shorty Sherock, and Pete Candoli on trumpet; Ed Kusby and Lew McCreary on trombone; Joe Howard on trombone and vocals; Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Larry Wagner, record the tracks "Charade" (in the style of Charlie Barnett), "Danke Schoen" (in the style of Lucky Millinder), the (as of 2005) unissued track "More (From Mondo Cane)" (in the style of Glenn Miller), and the track "I Can't Stop Loving You" (in the style of Count Bassie) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the remaining tracks on the group's album "Sounds Of The Great Bands, Volume 8: More Of Today's Best" (T 2014).
1964 - The Goodtime Singers (vocalists Tom Drake, Craig Smith, Mike Storm, Lee Montgomery, Dave Jackson, Dave Ratkin, Doug Brookins, Maggie Basseley, Marilyn Miller, and Alexandra Hutton) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Titanic" and "One Step More" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1964 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Ralph Charmichael conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Dick Nash, Ken Shroyer, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Donald Robertson on piano; James Burton, Glen Campbell, John Collins, and Milton Norman on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Dale Anderson and Milt Holland on percussion; and on strings: Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Bob Barene, Emil Briano, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Lou Klass, Lou Raderman, Isadore Roman, Paul Shure, Joseph Stepansky, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Allan Harshman, Lou Kievman, and Paul Robyn on viola; Joe DiTullio, Ed Lustgarten, Emmett Sargeant, and William Vandenburg on cello; and The Merry Young Souls [lineup unlisted] on vocal chorus), records two takes of "Silver Bird", the tracks "My True Carrie Love", "I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore", two takes of the track "A Rag, A Bone, A Hank Of Hair", two takes of the track "People" and two takes of the track "Let Me Tell You, Babe" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 12:30 AM. Capitol Records will issue the second take of "Silver Bird" on Cole's album "Sincerely" (T 2680), "My True Carrie Love" and the first take of "A Rag, A Bone, A Hank Of Hair" together as a single (Capitol 5125), "I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore" and "People" together as a single (Capitol 5155), and the last take of "Let Me Tell You, Babe" as a single (Capitol 5683) with "For The Want Of A Kiss" on the flip side. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Cole's 11 CD Box set "L-O-V-E" (BCD 16717) in Germany.
1964 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Super Stocks (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Thunder Road", "Ballad Of Bonneville", "D/Gas Chevy", and "Draggin' Deuce" at the first session and the tracks "Custom Caravan", "Ramcharger", "Hot To Trot", and "427 Super Stock" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Thunder Road" (T 2060).
1964 - Donna Lynn (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "My Boyfriend Got A Beatles Haircut" and "That Winter Weekend" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5127) and on her album "Java Jones & My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut" (T 2085).
1964 - Neal Merritt records the tracks "A Wet Bird Never Flies" and "Your Name's Become A Household Word" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5182).
1965 - The Gallants (lineup unlisted), with The H.B Barnum Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record the track "Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "The Vagabond", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Theme From 'Zorba The Greek'" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two track together as a single (Capitol 5376).
1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Too Many Teardrops Too Late", "I've Got My Pride", "Yesterday's Best", and "The Bitter Tears" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "It's A Man Every Time" (T 2416).
1966 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for David Clayton Thomas' tracks "Out Of The Sunshine", "Born With The Blues", "Take Me Back", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Send Her Home". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Tower 206) and the second track as a single (Tower 263) with "Brainwashed" on the flip side.
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home" (Capitol 2017), with "Good Times" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1969 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Glad She's A Woman", "Then I'll Be Over You", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "You're Easy To Love" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first two tracks on January 19, 1969, Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Martino's album "Sausalito" (ST-180).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "It's Worth It All", "Keep Me In Mind", and "Where Did My Love Go" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on James' album "Only The Lonely" (ST-193).
1970 - Final overdubs are recorded for Linda Ronstadt's tracks "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and the retake of "Are My Thoughts With You? in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first track as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Lovesick Blues" on the flip side and the second track on Ronstadt's album "Silk Purse" (ST-407).
1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Hot Chili", "Nothing Is The Same", "I Ain't Got The Time", and "More Bulldog Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the band's album "Number 5" (SKAO-436). No issuing information is listed for the other tracks so if anyone knows if any of them were issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Where Do We Go From Here", "Walk On Me", and "The Closer She Gets" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Montgomery's album "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" (ST-468).
1970 - Gene MacLellan records the tracks "Face In The Mirror", "Snowbird", and "Hard As I Try" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for any of the tracks so if anyone knows if any of them were issued, please leave a comment.
1971 - Al DeLory (conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra of unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hold On" and "Are You Ready", an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "Spindrifter" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Get It Together" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1971 - Joe South (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "United We Stand", two tracks with unlisted titles, "Lady Moon Walker", and "Motherless Children" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first track and the last two tracks on January 25, 1971 Capitol Records will issue the the final versions of those three tracks on South's album "So The Seeds Are Growing" (ST-637).
1971 - Capitol Records register the masters it purchased for The Tams (unlisted vocalists)' tracks "Wings And Wheels" and "Wire Help" and will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 3050) with "The Tams Medley" on the flip side. No issuing information is listed for the first track so if anyone knows if it was ever issued, please leave a comment.
1971 - Happy & Artie Traum (aka Artie Traum on guitar, banjo and vocals and Happy Traum on guitar and banjo) record the track "The Seagull" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the duo's album "Double-Back" (ST-799).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Nat Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Ernie Watts on flute, tenor saxophone, and tambourine; George Duke on electric piano; Mike Deasy on guitar; Walter Booker on electric piano; Roy McCurdy on drums; Rick Holmes on recitation vocals) record the tracks "Introduction", "Aries" (with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone), "Libra" (with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone), "Capricorn", "Aquarius", "Pisces", "Sagittarius", "Gemini", "Leo", "Virgo", "Scorpio", "Cancer", and "Taurus" (as out) at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the 2 LP set "Cannonball Adderley Presents "Soul Zodiac"" (SVBB-11025).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Somebody, Somewhere, Help Me" and "Heal Your Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" (SMAS-11022).
1975 - Connie Cato (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "A Good Hearted Woman", "Somewhere South Of Macon", "The Man From Bowling Green" and "You Win Again" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Record will issue all the tracks on Cato's album "Good Hearted Woman" (ST-11387).
1976 - Final overdubs are recorded for Freddie Hart and The Heartbeats tracks "Divorce Is Hell To Pay", "Your Place Or Mine", and "I Had No Place To Go", Capitol Records will issue the first and second tracks on Hart's album "People Put To Music" (ST-11504) and the last track on Hart's album "That Look In Her Eyes" (ST-11568)
1978 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger records the track "The Famous Final Scene" at the first session and "Kuwait" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Seger's album "Stranger In Town" (SW-11698). No issuing information is listed for "Kuwait" so if anyone knows if it was ever issued, please leave a comment.
1980 - David Crosby records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Last Dance" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1980 - Graham Shaw and the Sincere Serenaders (lineup unlisted) record the track "Can I Come Near?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4876) with "Just To See You" on the flip side and on the group's eponymous album "Graham Shaw And The Sincere Serenaders" (ST-12065).
1980 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with ) records the track "Like I'm Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4877) with "You Should Be High Love" on the flip side and on Squier's album "The Tale Of The Tape" (ST-12062).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the track "Gonna Get It Next Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master and issue the track as a single (Capitol 5091) with "Sport Fans" on the flipside.
1984 - Red Rider (lineup unlisted) records the track "Among The Ruins (I'll Be There)" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5335) with "Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)" on the flip side.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Duane Eddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians), records the track "Los Campaneros" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Eddy's eponymous album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks appears on "Sesame Street"

Friday, January 13, 2017

JANUARY 13, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1931 - Charles Nelson Riley, Broadway, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records artist (1962), is born in The Bronx, New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Trace Adkins, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born Tracy Darrell Adkins in Sarepta, near Springhill, Louisiana

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - The Stross Quartet (lineup unlisted), with Franz Rupp on piano, record Schubert's "Quintet In A Major, Opus 114 (Trout Quintet): 1st Movement: Allegro Vivace, Part 1; 1st Movement: Allegro Vivace, Part 2; 2nd Movement: Andante, Part 1; 2nd Movement: Andante, Part 2; 3rd Movement: Scherzo-Presto; 4th Movement: Theme And Variations, Part 1; 4th Movement: Theme And Variations, Part 2; 5th Movement: Allegro Giusto, Part 1; and 5th Movement: Allegro Giusto, Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the Quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In A Major, Opus 114" (KDM-8019).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Joe Alexander (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (lineup unlisted), records the titles "If I Should Lose You", "If I Had A Chance With You", "Heartaches", and "Blue Holiday" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last titles together as a single (Capitol 15100) and the second and third titles together as a single (Capitol 372).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with her Boogie Four (unlisted piano, guitar, bass, and drum musicians), records the titles "Pinetop Schwartz" and "Hoodle Addle" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 370).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Frank DeVol records six unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (Capitol 15243), with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1949 - Sammy Davis Jr. (on vocals), with The Dave Cavanaugh Orchestra (with Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone and directing his own arrangements to: Shirley Goedike and Vito "Mickey" Mangano on trumpet; Edward Kuczborski (aka Ed Kusby), Simon "Si" Zentner, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Jack Crowley on baritone saxophone; Gerald Wiggins on piano; Bob Bain and Wally Nellermoe on guitar; John Simmons on bass; and Jesse Price on drums), records the tracks "I Don't Care Who Knows", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and "I'm Sorry Dear" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15390), the second and third tracks on Davis' eponymous EP "Sammy Davis Jr." (EAP-1-555), and the last track as a single (Capitol 1050) with "Dedicated To You" on the flip side.
1949 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but possibly the same as the one for Sammy Davis Jr's session above), records the track "You Broke Your Promise" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 15380) with "Second Hand Love" on the flip side.
1949 - Mel Tormé (on vocals), with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted, but may be similar to lineup used at Tormé's next session where Burke conducted his own arrangements to: Ziggy Elman, Paul Geil, Ray Linn, and George Seaburg on trumpet; Walter Benton, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, and Si Zentner on trombone; Skeets Herfurt and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute; Don Raffell and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Walter "Moe" Wechsler on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Larry Breen on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) records the tracks "Do Do Do", "Good-bye", "She's A Home Girl" (with a string section of unlisted musicians), and "There Isn't Any Special Reason" (with a string section of unlisted musicians) in Los Angeles, California.
1950 - Max Steiner conducts his own compositions to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they records the tracks "The Informer, Part 1", "The Informer, Part 2", and "Since You Went Away, Part 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Steiner's album "Music By Max Steiner" (KCF-250) as by The Max Steiner Orchestra.
1953 - The Dave Cavanaugh Orchestra (listed as possibly with Dave Cavanaugh conducting to unlisted musicians) record the instrumental tracks for "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery, Part 1" and "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery, Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After Willian Boyd (aka Hopalong Cassidy) records voice and narration overdubs on March 2, 1953 Capitol Record will issue all the parts on the children's album "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery" (CAS-3164).
1953 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (with Rugolo directing his own arrangements to: Uan Rasey, Shorty Rogers, and Joe Triscari on trumpet; Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; Gus Bivona and Bud Shank on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Milt Raskin on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the tracks "Great Scot (I've Got A Lover)" and "I Lived When I Met You", an (as of 2005) unissued take of "Something Cool", and the tracks "I've Got A Letter" and Let Me Share Your Name" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2432) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2384).
1954 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record a rejected take of the track "I Would Do Anything For You" and the unissued tracks "The Dixieland Band (vocals by Helen Ward) and "Lullaby In Rhythm" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1956 - The Cheers (vocalists Bert Convy, Gil Garfield, and Sue Allen), with The Les Baxter Chorus and Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Heaven On Earth" and "Chicken", the (as of 2005) unissued track "One Kiss Led To Another", and the track "Don't Do Anything" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3409) as by Bert Convy with "Que Pasa Muchacha" as by The Cheers on the flipside and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3353) as by The Cheers.
1956 - Lou Busch and His Orchestra (with Busch directing unlisted musicians and chorus singers) record the titles "Jato" and "11th Hour Melody", the as yet unissued title "Piano", and the title "The Charming Mademoiselle From Paris, France" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3432) with "Tango Afrique" on the flipside and the second and last titles together as a single (Capitol 3349).
1958 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Geoff Clarkson on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; and unlisted musicians on strings), record the tracks "Warm", "Moonlight" and "You're All I See" and then overdubs for all the tracks at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of all the tracks on the group's album "Voices In Love" (T 1074).
1959 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Don Clarke on high tenor voice, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night", "Time", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", and "Lonesome Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Dancing And Dreaming" (T 1216).
1960 - Jack Marshall (on guitar, with unlisted musicians), using his own arrangements, records the tracks "Wagon Wheels", "On The Alamo", "Pistol Packin' Mama", and "Way Out In The Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshall's album "The Marshall Swings!!!" (T 1351).
1960 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (with Weston conducting his own arrangements to: Don Fagerquist on trumpet; Justin Gordon and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Paul Smith on piano; and [listed as possibly] George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and with unlisted strings musicians and male chorus) record the tracks "The Thrill Is Gone", "Linger Awhile", "All By Myself", and "Sometimes I'm Happy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Weston's album "The Sweet And The Swingin'" (T 1361).
1960 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Franz Liszt's "Liebstraum" and Sergi Rachmaninoff's "Prelude In G Minor, Opus 23, N° 5" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Pennario's album "Favorite Classics For Piano (CHOPIN/DEBUSSY/LISZT/RACHMANINOFF/STRAUSS)" (P-8312).
1961 - Stan Freberg, with The Judd Conlon Singers (lineup unlisted), Paul Frees, Barney Phillips, and Walter Tetley, records the vocals for the title "Yankee Doodle Go Home" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California as well as overdubs for "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and music cues for tracks that will be on his album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573) and Capitol Records will issue the final version of the "Yankee Doodle Go Home" on the same album.
1961 - Kenny Preston, with Ray Ellis conducting the chorus and orchestra (lineups unlisted) records the as yet unissued titles "There, I've Said It Again", and "Give Me Love", the title "Somewhere Along The Way", and the as yet unissued track "Flowing" in New York City, New York with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue "Somewhere Along The Way" as a single (Capitol 4549) with "The Greatest Thing On Earth" on the flipside. If anyone knows the first, second, or fourth titles have been issued, please leave a comment.
1961 - Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra (with Lombard conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "The Swan", "Beyond The Clouds", "A Beautiful Lady In Blue", "Tennessee Waltz", "Illusion", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", and "Charmaine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lombardo's album "Waltzing With Guy Lombardo" (T 1738).
1961 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar, with Vincent De Rosa on French horn) records Bach's "Partita N°1 In B Flat Major: Praeludum And Double; Allemande And Double; and Sarabande And Double" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida (with Virginia Majewski/Vincent De Rosa)'s album "The Intimate BACH" (P 8582).
1963 - Bobby Darin (on vocals), with an orchestra of unlisted musicians using arrangements by Gerald Wilson, records the tracks "Release Me", "Be Honest With Me", "Here I Am", and "Please Help Me I'm Falling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Darin's album "You're The Reason I'm Living" (T 1866).
1964 - Capitol Records had originally planned to release The Beatles' single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (Capitol 5112) with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flipside on this date, but once Washington, D.C. radio station WWDC DJ Carroll Baker got an early copy from a BOAC stewardess, he put in heavy rotation and demand spread to other cities, causing Capitol Records to move up the release date to December 26, 1963 and increase the initial printing from 200,000 copies to 1 million.
1964 - Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with The Capitol Orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Marshall, records the tracks "I'm Old Fashioned", "Put On A Happy Face" and an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "May I Come In?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Dearie's album "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Bobby Darin (on vocals), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Things In This House", "Two Tickets", "Wait By The Water (Lillian)", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Maybe Today" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5257). Collector's Choice Music will issue "Two Tickets" on Darin's CD "The Unreleased Capitol Sides" (CCM 079-2).
1965 - Wayne Newton (on vocals), with Richard Wess conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "One More Memory", and "Laura Lee" at RCA Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Newton's album "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (T 2335).
1965 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Beach Boys record the track "Be Good To My Baby" at the first session, the track "In The Back Of My Mind" at the second session, and the track "Bull Session With Big Daddy" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "The Beach Boys Today!" (T 2269).
1965 - The Gerald Wilson Orchestra records tracks for their Pacific Jazz album "On Stage" (ST 88) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Ricky King (aka possibly as Rick Clark) records the tracks "Return Of The Soldier" and "Hymn To A Returning Soldier" (which is listed in master files as by Lex De Azevedo) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5854).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Beth Gallery records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Kookie Over You", the tracks "It's A Ghost Town", "Like The Rain" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Willingly" in Los Angeles, California (listed as possibly on this date). Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5895).
1969 - Capitol Records releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to United Artists' animated feature film "The Yellow Submarine".
1969 - Danny O'Connor records the tracks "Imaginary Worlds", "If I'm Not Free", "Ridin' Red Hood", and "Can You Imagine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2441). No issuing information is listed for the first and third tracks so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Merryweather (lineup unlisted) record the track "Mrs. Stevens" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Kansas (lineup unlisted but not the group from the 1970s) records the track "Almost The One" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the first and third tracks so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "If This Is Love", "Time", "Oh What A Woman", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "How Come Every Time I Itch (I Wind Up Scratchin' You)", and "Friends" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 21, 1969 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Campbell's album "Galveston" (ST-210).
1969 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "San Miguel" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 14, 22, 24 and 27, 1969, February 5, 1969, and July 9, 1969 Capitol Records will issue the track on the 5 CD set "Good Vibrations - 30 Years Of The Beach Boys" (7-81294-2).
1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Me And My Dog" and "Blues N° 3" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for either track so if anyone knows if either has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May and the Time-Life Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone; Les Robinson, Skeets Herfurt, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Don Raffell, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Chopin Prelude N° 7", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Body And Soul" and "High Society" in at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the tracks on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing " (STL-352).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Joyous Noise (lineup unlisted) records the track "Wandering Man Suite, Part 2 - Story Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Wandering Man" (ST-11018).
1975 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Angie Baby", with "I Think I'll Write A Song" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1976 - Final overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Storm Of Troubled Times" and the disco version of the track "The Way You Look Tonight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4226).
1978 - Mink DeVille records the track "'A' Train Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on DeVille's album "Return To Magenta" (SW-11780).
1978 - during two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger records the track "I Ain't Got No Money" at the first session and the track "Till It Shines" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Seger's album "Stranger In Town" (SW-11698).
1984 - Capitol Records registers the masters for World Premiere (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Share The Night" and an instrumental version of "Share The Night", which were recorded in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, and will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5326).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - During two sessions held this day at The Music Mill in Nashville, Tennessee Tanya Tucker (on vocals), with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet (contributions unlisted), records the track "Alien" at the first session and the track "I Hope You Find What You're Loving For" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the trio's album "Love Me Like You Used To" (CLT-46870) as part of the label's International series.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Duane Eddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Blue City" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Eddy's eponymous album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).
1988 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's third album for the label, "So Far, So Good… So What?" (EST 2053) which features new member Jeff Young on guitar and Chris Behler on drums.
1993 - Clark Yocum (born Clark Albert Yocum), singer, brother of music copyist Verne Yokum, member of the local and national boards of directors of AFTRA, AFofM contract and recording session supervisior, and member of the Capitol Records group "The Pied Pipers", dies of complications of diabetes at age 80 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His daughter, Judy Yocum Check, helped write an online biography page for her dad.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - Future Capitol Records artist Buck Owens marries another future Capitol Records artist, fifteen-year-old Bonnie Campbell, who will later divorce Owens and marry Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Hank Mobley And His All-Stars (Mobley on tenor saxophone, Milt Jackson on vibraphones, Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums) record the tracks "Reunion", "Lower Stratosphere", "Don't Walk", "Ultramarine", and "Mobley's Musings" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey for Blue Note Records. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, Universal Music Group and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Incorporated.
1958 - The Horace Silver Quintet (Horace Silver, piano and composer; Art Farmer, trumpet; Clifford Jordan; tenor saxophone; Teddy Kotick, bass; Louis Hayes, drums) records the track "Moon Rays" for Blue Note Records at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, Universal Music Group and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Incorporated.
1959 - Three days of sessions begin at Webster Hall in New York City, New York with Bill Potts (directing his own arrangements to: Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, and Charlie Shavers on trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Earl Swope, and Rod Levitt on trombone; Gene Quill and Phil Woods on alto saxophone; Zoot Sims and Al Cohn on tenor saxophone; Sol Schlinger on baritone saxophone; Bill Evans on piano; Herbie Powell on guitar; George Duvivier on bass; and Charlie Persip on drums) recording the tracks "Summertime", "A Woman Is A Sometime Thing", "My Man's Gone Now", "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "It Takes A Long Pull To Get There", "Medley: Prayer/Strawberry/Honey Man/Crab Man", "I Loves You Porgy", "Clara Clara", "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon", "Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess", and "Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way". United Artists Records will issue all the tracks on Pott's album "The Jazz Soul Of Porgy And Bess" (UAL 4032). United Artist's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
50 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Guitarist Grant Green, with Sonny Clark on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Blakey on drums, records the two takes of the title "Airegin", the titles "Nancy (With The Laughing Face", "I Concentrate On You", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "The Song Is You", and "It Ain't Necessarily So" in Englewood, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue the second take of "Airegin", "I Concentrate On You", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "The Song Is You", and "It Ain't Necessarily So" on Green's album "Nigeria" (LT-1032), "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)" on the compilation CD "Midnight Blue - The Bewitching Hour" (8-54365-2), and all the titles and takes on the 2 CD compilation "Grant Green - Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark" (8-57194-2).
1981 - Past and future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard's MCA Records single "I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink", with "Back To The Barrooms Again" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1984 - SSQ records the tracks "Synthicide", "Jet Town", "Big Electronic Beat", "Clockwork", "Screaming In My Pillow", "Anonymous", "Walkman On", "N'Importe Quoi", "Fire", and "Synth Samurai" at an unlisted location. EMI America will purchase the masters for all the tracks and issue "Sythicide" and "Fire" together as a single (EMI America 8214). No issuing information is listed for the other tracks so if anyone knows if they were ever issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, Universal Music Group.
1986 - The Del Lords (featuring Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Manny Caqiate, and Frank Funaro making unlisted contributions) record the tracks "Heaven", "Love Lies Dying", "Soldier's Home", "Dream Come True", "True Love", "Everlovin'", and "No Waitress No More" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Johnny Comes Marching Home" (AML 3103) in England. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1986 - Talk Talk (including Stevie Winwood on organ, Danny Thompson on bass, and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Happiness Is Easy", "I Don't Believe In You", "April 15th", "Living In Another World", "Give It Up", "Chameleon Day", and "Time, It's Time" at an unlisted location. EMI Records will issue all the tracks on the band's CD "The Colour Of Spring" (7-46228-2).