Saturday, February 25, 2017

FEBRUARY 25, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Faron Young, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist is born near Shreveport, Louisiana
1943 - George Harrison, MBE, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor and producer, lead guitarist of the Parlophone, Capitol and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo Apple, Dark Horse and Capitol Records artist, and member of The Traveling Wilburys, is born at 12:10 PM in Liverpool, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Dennis Diken, drummer, percussionist and vocalist for the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born in Belleville, New Jersey
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Foster Sylvers, singer, member of the Capitol Records group The Sylvers, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Theme From Robin Hood" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1964 - The Benny Goodman Quartet appear live at Koesi Ninkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The concert was recorded and later the tracks the "Cheek To Cheek", "Like Someone In Love", "Close Your Eyes", "As Long As I Live", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "My Melancholy Baby", "Memories of You", "I've Got The World On A String", "You're Blase", "Dinah", and "Goodbye" were released by Capitol Records on the album "Recorded Live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo".
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunrise, Sunset", "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Try To Remember", and "Alley Cat" at the first session and "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", "Thunderball", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the "Sunrise, Sunset", "Try To Remember", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (ST 2559) and "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Alley Cat", "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Thunderball" on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (ST 2481).
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh and associate producer Jack Marshall, The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts and Bill Pittman on guitar, Henry Cain on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), record the titles "Manha De Carnaval" and "Whatever's Fair" at the first session and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)""A Taste Of Honey", and, with the addition of Jill Roberts on Latin percussion, "Sweet September" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roberts' album "Whatever's Fair!" (T 2478).
1969 - The Beach Boys record the track "Celebrate The News" which will be released as the flipside of their Capitol Records single "Break Away" on June 23, 1969
1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Shorty Sherock, Frank Beach, John Best, and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ed Kusby on trombones, Abe Most, Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Jules Jacob, and Don Raffell on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Boogie Woogie Maxixe (Bob Crosby Version)""My Inspiration (Bob Crosby Version)""G.T. Stomp (Earl Hines Version)", and "Slow Freight (Glenn Miller Version)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the 3 LP set "Swing Era" Series - Volume 5 (1939-1940) - 1939: A Real Dream Of A Year" (STA/STL 344).
1974 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "On The Cover Of The Music City News" with "Stony Mountain West Virginia" on the flipside
1976 - During two sessions held today in Los Angeles, California, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (vocalists Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart), with unlisted others, record the titles "Along Came Jones""Moonfire", and "Sail On Sailor" at the first session and additional recording and possibly remakes at the second session for "Along Came Jones" and "Sail On Sailor". Capitol Records will issue all the final versions of the titles on the group's eponymous album "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart" (ST-11513).
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "Don't Ya Try It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
1995 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra give his last concert at a performance at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom in Palm Desert, California
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Capitol Records group Megadeth perform live at a concert at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California where the tracks "Tornado Of Souls" and "A Tout Le Monde" are recorded and later released by Toshiba EMI in Japan on the six track (actually seven tracks since it includes the track "Peace Sells" as a hidden track) CD EP "Live Trax"
2001 - Capitol Records releases Billy Idol's album “VH1 Storytellers”
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - All music lovers were invited to a viewing of the body of Al Viola on Sunday night from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Faith Chapel at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. A service will be held the next day, Monday afternoon at 3PM, at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1980 - Sir Joseph Lockwood resigns from the Board of EMI Ltd, Capitol Records' parent company, having been a director for 26 Years (20 of which are spent as Chairman)
1991 - EMI International releases Glen Campbell's 2 CD compilation album "The Capitol Years '65/'77"
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Natalie Cole wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year for her Elektra album "Unforgettable" and her recording of the title track, which uses tracks from her father's Capitol Records stereo re-recording of "Unforgettable", wins her the Grammys for Traditional Pop Performance and Record Of The Year. "Unforgettable"'s writer, Irving Gordon, wins the Grammy for Song Of The Year.

Friday, February 24, 2017

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Lonnie Turner, songwriter and bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Steve Miller Band, is born Leonard Lewis Turner in Berkeley, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Sonny Greer and the Duke's Men (Taft Jordan on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Otto Hardwicke on alto saxophone, Duke Brooks on piano, Fred Guy on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Greer on drums) record the tracks "Mood Indigo" (two takes, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), "Bug In A Rug", "The Mooche" (also two tracks, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), and "Kandylamb" in Los Angeles, California
1946 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flipside" is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1954 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love", with "Why?" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1956 - Vocalist Andy Griffith, with Dick Ryan, records the titles "Opera Carmen, Part 1" and "Opera Carmen, Part 2" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3402) and on Griffith's album "Just For Laughs" (T 962).
1956 - The Cues (Ollie Jones on lead tenor vocals, Abel De Costa and Jimmy Breedlove on tenor vocals, Robie Kirk on baritone vocals, and Eddie Barnes on bass vocals), with possibly King Curtis on tenor saxophone, and unlisted trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players, record the titles "Don't Make Believe" with Jimmy Breedlove on lead vocals, "Crazy, Crazy Party" and "Rock 'N' Roll Mr. Oriole" both with Ollie Jones on lead vocals, and a as yet unissued and lost take of "Destination Twenty-One Hundred And Sixty-Five" in Capitol Records' 47th Street studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Make Believe" as a single (Capitol F3400) with a remake of the title "Destination Twenty-One Hundred And Sixty-Five" (recorded March 1, 1966) on the flipside, Prep Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue "Crazy, Crazy Party" as a single (Prep F104) with "I Pretend" (recorded September 20, 1956) on the flipside, and Bear Family Records will release the first three titles in Germany on the album "The Cues" (BFX 15309) and on the CD "The Cues/The Four Students - Why: The Cues" (BCD 15510).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with Andy Bartha on clarinet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Art Ryerson on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums and using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the titles "Hi-Ho Pee Wee (from Rossini's 'William Tell Overture')", "Hunt's Goulash (from Brahms' 'Hungarian Dance #6')", "The Iceman Cometh (from 'Waldteufel')", and "Twelfth Street Toreador (from Bizet's 'Toreador Song')" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except the take of "Twelfth Street Toreador (from Bizet's 'Toreador Song')" recorded today (and will be re-recorded on February 25, 1957), on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Rose Room", "I Can't Get Started", "My Blue Heaven" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "Royal Garden Blues" and "I Could Have Danced All Night" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "I Could Have Danced All Night" which has yet to be issued, on the quartet's album "Muted Jazz" (T/ST 839).
1961 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Always", "For You", "Goodnight Sweetheart", and "Our Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Weston's album "Music For My Love" (T 1563).
1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "My Heart Skips A Beat" with "Together Again" on the flipside. Both sides will go on to hit #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1966 - Conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "King Of The Road", "Dear Heart", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", and "Yesterday" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (T 2481).
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh and associate producer Jack Marshall, The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts and Bill Putman on guitars, Henry Cain on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), records the titles "Bye Bye Blues" and "Pussy Cat" at the first session and "Michelle""The Shadow Of Your Smile""This Is The Life", and "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roberts' album "Whatever's Fair!" (T 2478).
1966 - Vocalist Cindy Malone, with unlisted others, records the titles "Is It Over, Baby?" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue "Is It Over, Baby?" as a single (Capitol 5629) with "It's Up To You" (recorded February 9, 1966) on the flipside. There is no issuing information listed for "Thou Shall Not Lie".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Alexis De Azevedo records the titles "I Wanna Be Free" and "'Hotel' Theme" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5891).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Born Free", "What Now, My Love", "Michelle", "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)", and "Almost Persuaded" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Newton's album "Song Of The Year" (T/ST 2714).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Dallas Frazier records the titles "Write That Down", "Tell It Like It Is", "Honk 'N Tonk", and "Ain't Nothin' Shakin' But The Leaves" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frazier's album "Tell It Like It Is" (T/ST 2764).
1975 - Grand Funk's Capitol Records single "Some Kind Of Wonderful", with "Wild" on the flipside, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1981 - Jay Ferguson records the titles "Million Dollar (Love Affair)", "Debra Lee", and "She's Mine Tonight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Million Dollar (Love Affair)" and "She's Mine Tonight" on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196) and has yet to issue "Debra Lee".
1981 - Vocalist Cheryl Ladd, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just Another Lover Tonight" and "Hold On To Love" in Los Angeles, California with producer Daryl Dragon. Capitol Records, with distribution by Toshiba-EMI, will issue both titles in Japan on Ladd's album "Take A Chance" (ECS-91031) which was released only in Japan.
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "How Many Times" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
1983 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Shame On The Moon", with "House Behind A House" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1994 - Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916), singer, radio show performer, motion picture actress, television talk show host, golfer, and Capitol Records artist from 1959 to 1962, dies of ovarian cancer in Beverly Hills, California at age 77, five days before her 78th birthday (though some would say she had 2 years and 5 days before her next birthday as she was born on a leap year and her next birthday, her 20th, would be in 1996). Her ashes are later divided and half are interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California and the other half at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - George Thorogood, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and EMI America Records artist, is born in Wilmington, Delaware.
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland ends a 19 week engagement (originally scheduled for just 4 weeks) that reopens The Palace Theatre in New York City
1959 - Colin Farley, bass player with the Virgin Records America group Cutting Crew, is born in England
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Pat Benatar wins the Best Female Rock Performance Grammy for her Chrysalis Records track "Fire and Ice"
1998 - Virgin Records America, Inc. files suit against The Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1950 - Steve Priest, bass player, vocalist, and founding member of the Parlophone and Capitol Records group Sweet, is born Stephen Norman Priest in Hayes, Middlesex, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Michael Wilton, bass guitarist with the Capitol Records group Queensrÿche, is born in San Francisco, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Howard McGhee on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Denzil Best on drums) record "April In Paris", "Rifftide", "Stardust" and "Stuffy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the album "Classics In Jazz - Coleman Hawkins" (CCF-327), the second track as a single (Capitol 15335) with "What Is There To Say" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 205) with "It's The Talk Of The Town" on the flip side.
1945 - Shug Fisher and His Ranchmen Trio (Shug Fisher and Wesley Tuttle on vocal, Merle Travis on vocals and lead guitar with Charles Linville and Margie Ann DeVere on fiddle, Don Whiston on guitar. Frankie Marvin on steel guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass) record "The Texas Plain", the (as of 2005) unreleased track "Cool Water", and the tracks "Out On The Open Range" and "The Cowboy's Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on the album "Sing, Cowboy, Sing" (AC-77).
1946 - Margaret O'Brien records the vocal track for a as yet unissued take of the title "Goldilocks And The Three Bears" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1951 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra with a chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Sparrow In The Treetop" and "Tonight We'll Go Dancing", both with additional vocals by Linda Doherty,  a as yet unissued take of the title "John And Marsha", and the titles "Roller Coaster" and, also with additional vocals by Linda Doherty, "Sarah Kelly From Plum Nelly (Way Down In Georgia)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1440), "Roller Coaster" as a single (Capitol 1546) with "On Top Of The Ferris Wheel" (recorded March 22, 1951) on the flipside, and the last title as a single (Capitol 1731) with "Longing For You" (recorded May 28, 1951) on the flipside.
1956 - Vocalist and guitarist "Texas" Bill Strength, with unlisted piano, guitar, steel guitar, bass and drums players, records the titles "Where Did My Heart Go?", "When The Bright Lights Grow Dim" with a unlisted fiddle player, "Gotta Lotta Love", and "It Ain't Much But It's Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol F3477) and the second and fourth titles together as a single (Capitol F3394).
1956 - Vocalist Kathy Lloyd, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "You Are Mine", "The Wind-Up", "Only When You're Lonely" and a as yet unissued take of the title "Let The Chips Fall (Where They May)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 3385) and the "The Wind-Up" as a single (Capitol 3479) with "The West Point Dress Parade" (recorded June 8, 1956) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Teen-Age Crush", with "Hep Dee Hootie (Cutie Wootie)" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Hollywood String Quartet (unlisted musicians), conducted by Felix Slatkin, records Beethoven's "Quartet N°12 In E Flat Major, Opus 127, 3rd Movement" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N°12 in E Flat Major, Op.127" (P-8443).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pee Wee Hunt (on trombone, with Andy Bartha on cornet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Joe Galbraith on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the titles "Springtime Down In Dixie (From 'Spring Song' By Mendelssohn)", "Cotton Pickin' Carmen (From 'Habanera' By Bizet)", "Hoffman's Hideaway (From 'Barcarolle' By Offenbach)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
1961 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Jimmie Haskell conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Foolin' Around" and a as yet unissued take of the title "Two Brothers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Foolin' Around" as a single (Capitol 4542) with "Kay's Lament" (recorded on February 10, 1961) on the flipside.
1961 - Cornet player Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (Robbie Robinson on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Joe Rushton on bass saxophone, Bobby Hammack on piano, and Rollie Culver on drums), record the titles "Summertime", "Corky", "Londonberry Air", "Moonlight Bay", "Why Was I Born?", and "What Is There To Say" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Nichols' album "Dixieland Supper Club" (T 1665).
1961 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with unlisted others, record the title "There's Got To Be A Girl" and unissued takes of the titles "My Desire" and "The Glory Of Love". Capitol Records will issue "There's Got To Be A Girl" on the trio's album "A Song For Young Love" (T 1669).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During four sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. trumpet player and vocalist Louis Prima, with tenor saxophonist and vocalist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (Morgan Thomas also on trumpet, Lou Sineaux on trombone, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and James Vincent Faraci on drums), record the titles "You're Just In Love", "Harlem Nocturne", "Glow-Worm", and "Just One Of Those Things" at the first session between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, then, with the addition of Allan Reuss on guitar, record the titles "All Night Long", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Everybody Knows", and "Ain't Misbehavin'/'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" at the second session between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM, then the titles "Three Handed Woman" and "St. Louis Blues" at the third session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, then the titles "Twist All Night" and "John Ping Pong" between 11:30 PM and 12:00 AM on February 24, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "John Ping Pong" on Prima's album "The Wildest Comes Home!" (T/ST 1723) and will issue "John Ping Pong" as part of the Ultra-Lounge series on the two CD set "Wild,Cool And Swinging: Louis Prima" (5-20437-2),
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Lou Rawls and The Pilgrim Travelers (vocal group with unlisted lineup), with J.W. Alexander and Rene Hall conducting their arrangements to Bobby Bryant and Stu Williamson on trumpet, Dave Wells and John Ewing on trombone, Edgar Redmond on saxophone, Ernie Freeman on piano, Cliff White and Tommy Tedesco on guitars, Jimmy Bond on bass, Sharkey Hall on drums, Frank Capp on percussion, a uncredited string section, records the titles "Please Let Me Be The first To Know", "Didn't It Rain", "Count On Me", and "Trust Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Please Let Me Be The First To Know" and "Trust Me" together as a single (Capitol 4743) and "Didn't It Rain" on the album "The Soul Stirring Sounds Of The Pilgrim Travelers" (T/ST 1768). Mighty Quinn will issue all the titles on the CD version of the album (MQP-1102).
1966 - Vocalist Mrs. Elva Miller, with Fred Block conducting his arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Shadow Of Your Smile""My Love""These Boots Are Made For Walkin'", and "Gonna Be Like That" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mrs. Miller's album "Mrs. Elva Miller's Greatest Hits" (T 2494).
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles record the title "Lovely Rita" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The "E" Types (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Put The Clock Back On The Wall" and "4th Street" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 325).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Sunrays record the titles "I Wanna Know", "Loaded With Love" and "Time (A Special Thing)" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "Loaded With Love" and "Time (A Special Thing)" together as a single (Tower 340). Capitol Records has yet to issue "I Wanna Know".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Pink Floyd records the title "Matilda Mother" in London, England. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the track on the band's album "The Piper At The Gate Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1971 - Vocalist and piano player Leon Russell and The Shelter People (lineup unlisted) finish recording their eponymous album "Leon Russell And The Shelter People" (SW-8903) which will be released by Shelter Records and distributed by Capitol Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Dorsey Burnette, with unlisted others, records the titles "Cry Mama", "In The Spring (The Roses Always Turn Red)", "The Same Old You, The Same Ole Me", and "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Burnette's album "Here & Now" (ST-11094).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Jim Roberts records the titles "Night Is Done", and "Take Yourself" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3299).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Merle Haggard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Combine Blues", "Blues Stay Away From Me", and "Tired Of Your Understanging Ways" at the Buck Owens Studio in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blues Stay Away From Me" as a single (Capitol 4477) and on Haggard's album "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" (ST-11693) and have yet to issue "Combine Blues" and "Tired Of Your Understanding Ways".
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings Apple Records single "Jet", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States with "Let Me Roll It" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1976 - Sweet's Capitol Records single "Fox On The Run", with "Burn On The Flame" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist Martha Davis records the titles "Heaven Outside Your Door" and "Tender Love" for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for either title.
1991 - Wilson Phillips' SBK Records (a division of Capitol Records) single "You're In Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart1993 - Capitol Records releases Eddie Cochran's 2-album set "Singin' To My Baby/Never To Be Forgotten", originally released on Liberty Records, on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - David Sylvian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, with the group Japan, recorded with Virgin Records America artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a solo Virgin Records America artist, is born David Batt in London, England
1959 - The Chipmunk's single "Alvin's Harmonica", the flipside of "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Time Is Here Again), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1978 - Kenny Rogers' wins the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his United Artists Records track "Lucille". The flip side of the single is "Till I Get It Right".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records single "Centerfold" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FEBRUARY 22, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Candy", with Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside, is #2 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Vocalist Mary Mayo, with Al Ham conducting the orchestra (Louis Mucci and Joe Ferrante on trumpets, Will Bradley on trombone, Bill Stegmeyer, Stanley Webb, and Sam Donahue on reeds, probably Art Wagner on piano, Arnold Fishkin on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums), records the titles "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" and the as yet unissued titles "Mighty Lak' A Rose" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" together as a single (Capitol 1439).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Tex Ritter and The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Aderson and Edna Leeper), with Lionel Taylor on piano, George Bamby on accordion, Wesley Tuttle on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, record the titles "The Letter Edged In Black", "When It's Springtime In The Rockies", "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing", and "When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "The Letter Edged In Black" and "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing" together as a single and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the four CD box set "High Noon" (BCD 16356).
1956 - At the first recording session held in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Frank Sinatra conducts the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and Cecil Read on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, James Decker, John Cave, Arthur Frantz, and Hyman Markowitz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinets, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboes, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoons, Bill Miller on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, George Boujie, Sam Goldman, and Eddie Gilbert on basses, David Grupp and Milt Holland on drums and percussion, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Cytron, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, Milton Thomas, and Abraham Weiss on violas, and Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, Joseph Saxon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), with copyist Vern Yocum, as they record the titles "Black" arranged by Victor Young, "Orange" arranged by Nelson Riddle, "White" arranged by Victor Young, and "Brown" arranged by Jeff Alexander between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Also in attendance are copyist Vern Yocum, Capitol Records president Glenn Wallichs, and photographer Ken Veeder. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's album "Tone Poems Of Color" (W735).
1956 - Vocalists Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "True Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the soundtrack album "High Society" (W 750) as well as a single (Capitol 3507) with "Well Did You Evah" (recorded January 17, 1956) on the flipside. The single will go on to earn Crosby a gold record, the last of his career.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on saxophone, Laurindo Almeida and Jack Marshall on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio and Frank Carlson on drums and percussion, Mike Pacheco on drums and bongos, Lous Singer on drums and vibraphones, and Carlos Mejia on bongos) records the titles "Tic, Tic, Tic" and "Coconut Water" at the first session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and the titles "Matilda, Matilda", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Not Me" at the second session between 11:30PM and 2:30 AM on February 23, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mitchum's album "Calypso-Is Like So..." (T 853).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, John Halliburton, and Jim Amlotte on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lennie Niehaus and Charlie Mariano on alto saxophone, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, and Jack Costanzo on bongos), with vocals by The Modern Men (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Eager Beaver", "Temptation", and, with additional vocals by Ann Richards, "Softly" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kenton's album "Kenton With Voices" (T 810).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Judy Garland, with Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) , records the titles "Mean To Me", "By Myself", "Blue Prelude" and "Then You've Never Been Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mean To Me", "By Myself", and "Blue Prelude" on Garland's album "Alone" (T/DT 835) and all the titles on the album's CD release (7-92346-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with unlisted others, records the titles "Under The Double Eagle", "The March Of The Siamese Children", "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", and "Stars And Stripes Forever" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Carr's album "Honky Tonk Street Parade" (T 809).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "Molly-O", and "Undecided" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife", and "Undecided" on the quartet's album "Muted Jazz" (T 839) and "Molly-O" on Jones' album "Hit Me Again!" (T/ST 1375).
60 Years Ago today In 1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) as they record Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127, 1st Mvt." in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studio at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127" (P-8443).
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun, Fun, Fun", with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the soundtrack to the show "Hello, Solly!" featuring Mickey Katz's with Company and Orchestra's titles "Mickey Katz: Overture & Introduction - 'Darktown Strutters Ball', 'Sunrise, Sunset', 'Yiddish Folk Song'", "Vivian Lloyd: Song & Humor - 'Matchmaker', 'Shein Vi Di L'vone'", "Mickey Katz: Stories, Sing-Along, & Heb-Bop - 'Die Greene Koseene' and 'The Wedding Dance'",  "Stan Porter:  Songs Of Childhood & Israel - 'Childhood Medley (Seise Kinder Yohren/Zing, Faigele, Zing)', 'Chassidic Nigun (A Zemmer, Sheyibone Beis Hamikdosh)'", and "Larry Best: Jokes & Stories - Closing ('Kishenever Shtickel/Hey Look Me Over')" which were recorded on September 9, 1966 live at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York with musical director Al Hausman. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the soundtrack album "Hello, Solly!" (W/SW 2731).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Dallas Frazier, with unlisted others, records the titles "Green Green Grass Of Home", "Ain't Had No Lovin'", "Hurtin' From The Hunger Of Your Love", and "Don't Come Knockin' On My Door" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frazier's album "Tell It Like It Is" (T/ST 2764).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Ray Triscari on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Gil Falco, Dave Wells, and Phil Teele on trombone, Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall and Al Hendrickson on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Drumboogie" with vocalist Eileen Wilson, "Ingie Speaks", "It's De-Lovely", and "Painted Rhythm" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of "The Swing Era" series in the three LP box set "Volume 14 - One More Time - Swing Lives!: Billy May" (STA/STL 353).
1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me", with "I Forget You Every Day" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1975 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "No. 9 Dream", with "What You Got!" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "No No Song", with "Snookaroo" on the flip side, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Lonnie Mack, with unlisted others, records the titles "Running Wild", "My House", "Funky Country Living", "Lay Some Loving On Me", "Glad That I'm Home", "Love And You And Me", "Britches", "Drive To The Country", "The Other Side", "Give Me Your Love", and "Outskirts Of Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mack's album "Home At Last" (ST-11619).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Trombonist, percussionist, and vocalist Raul De Souza, with Freddie Hubbard on fluegelhorn, Patrice Rushen on electric piano, Ian Underwood on synthesizer, Al McKay on guitar, Embamba on bass, Byron Miller on bass, and Leon "Ngudu" Chancler on drums, records the titles "New Love (Cançao Do Nosso Amor)" and "Wild And Shy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on De Souza's album "Sweet Lucy" (ST-11648).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "I Get Around", with "Don't Worry Baby" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1989 - Dan Seals Capitol Records single "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", with "Factory Town" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
2011 - Jean Dinning (born Eugenia Dinning), singer, songwriter ("Teen Angel" recorded by her younger brother Mark Dinning), and part of the Capitol Records vocal group The Dinning Sisters, died of respiratory illness in Garden Grove, California at age 86.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, singer, songwriter and Minit Records artist (best known for the 1961 #1 track "Mother-In-Law"), is born Ernest Kador, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company
1964 - Classics IV's Liberty Records single "Traces" with "Everyday With You Girl" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records Single "Please Please Me", with "From Me To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - The Beatles start filming their second film "HELP!" ("this one's a gonna be in colour") in the Bahamas
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Straight Up", with "Cold Hearted" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, composer (while working for M-G-M he wrote "Broadway Melody", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Temptation", "Singing In The Rain" and many others with lyricist Arthur Freed and also composed with Richard Whiting, father of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting, and Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva) and music publisher (managing the sales of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Fain and many others), is born Ignacio Herb Brown Jr. in Deming, New Mexico.
110 Years Ago Today In 1907 - Sheldon Leonard, motion picture actor ("Another Thin Man", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "To Have And Have Not", "Guys and Dolls"), radio actor (recurring role as the race track tout on "The Jack Benny Show" and various roles on "The Adventures Of The Saint"), Emmy Award-winning television director ("The Danny Thomas Show", "My Favorite Martian"), and Executive Producer ("The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Spy" and "My World and Welcome to It"), inspiration for the names of the roommates on "Big Bang Theory", and voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon character Dodsworth ("Y'know, one of these days I'ma gonna have to buy me a mousetrap"), is born Sheldon Leonard Bershad in New York City, New York.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1951 - Vince Welnik, keyboardist with the Capitol Records band The Tubes and The Grateful Dead, is born in Phoenix, Arizona

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

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

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

FEBRUARY 20, 2017

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Carlos Molina and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Palabras De Mujer" with vocalist Bobby Rivera and the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Acabaste" with vocals by Jean Colby, "Pearl Fisher", and "Siboney" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Palabras De Mujer" as a single (Capitol 307) with "Estoy Apriendo Ingles
(I'm Learning To Speak English)" (recorded June 19, 1945) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country charts
1952 - Billy May conducts his own compositions and arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Si Zentner and James Priddy on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Kinsler, Jules Jacob, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Meyer Rubin on bass, John Cyr on drums, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello) as they record the music tracks for the two parts of the title "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" and the two parts of the title "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" (originally entitled "14 Carrot Rabbit") at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. After Mel Blanc and June Foray record vocal tracks for "Tweet, Tweet, Tweeety" using a script adaptation by Alan Livingston and "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" using a script by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster on February 28, 1952, Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" on the childrens' record of the same title (CAS-3118) and both parts of "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" on the children's record of the same title (CAS-3119).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - vocalist Chester Smith and vocalist and guitarist Del Reeves, with Red Sylva on fiddle, Jim Pierce on piano, Buck Owens on lead guitar, Grover Jackson on guitar, Skeets McDonald on bass, and Hank Stallings on drums, record the titles "One Life To Live", "There'll Be Other Times" without Reeves on vocals, "You're Not The Changing Kind" without Smith on vocals, and "Love, Love, Love" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "One Life To Live" and "There'll Be Other Times" together as a single (Capitol F3692) and "You're Not The Changing Kind" and "Love, Love, Love" together as a single (Capitol F3819).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two session held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on saxophone,Laurindo Almeida and Jack Marshall on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio, Frank Carlson, and Frank Guerrero on drums and percussion, Lou Singer on drums and vibraphones, and Carlos Mejia on bongos), records the titles "I Learn A Merengue Mama" and "From A Logical Point Of View" at the first session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and a new take of "From A Logical Point Of View" and the titles "They Dance All Night" and "Take Me Down To Lover's Row" at the second session between 11:30 PM and 2:30 AM on February 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the first take of ""From A Logical Point Of View" which is listed as lost,  on Mitchum's album "Calypso - Is Like So..." (T 853).
1959 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records album "Hymns" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.1961 - The Derringers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Maybe Baby" and "Pledging My Love" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Venet. Capitol Records will issue "Maybe Baby" as a single (Capitol 4572) with "Don't Deceive Me" (recorded March 29, 1961) on the flipside. No release information is listed for "Pledging My Love".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - B. Phillips records the title "The Laughing Man" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962  - Vocalist Jan Howard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Tomorrw You Won't Even Know My Name", "The Belle Of The Ball", and "Please Pass The Kisses" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Tomorrow You Won't Even Know My Name" and "Please Pass The Kisses" together as a single (Capitol 4744) and "The Belle Of The Ball" on Howard's album "Sweet & Sentimental" (T 1779).
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "That Means a Lot" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios around midday
1966 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with John Barry conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes players of horns, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and strings) records the titles "Born Free" and "Other People" in London, England. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5623).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - On her 30th birthday, vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Audino, Ray Triscari, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet, Vernon Friley, Lew McCreary, Dick Noel, and William Schaefer on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Ernest Green, Justin Gordon, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophone,s Don Trenner on piano, Mike Melvoin on organ, John Collins on guitar, Charles Williams on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums, Latin percussion, and bells), records the titles "What Now, My Love", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Winchester Cathedral", and "Alfie" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM with producer Dave Cavanaugh. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Just For Now" (T/ST 2712) and "Alfie" also as a bonus track on the CD release of Wilson's album "Hollywood-My Way" (3-64641-2).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Ted Neeley Five (lineup unlisted) record the titles "You Must Believe Me" and "Love Her" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5781).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Duncan Brothers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It's Magic", "Warm, Soft And Good", "Theme Of Love", and "A Feelin'" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flipside, is released by Capitol Records in the United States just 25 days after being recorded
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice actor (best known for "Donald Duck") and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 80
1991 - Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Zapple, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon is posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
25 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Capitol Records releases Luscious Jackson's compilation album "Greatest Hits"
2009 - I was interviewed for a documentary about Johnny Mercer by director/producer Bruce Ricker at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA in the Eastwood Sound Stage. I followed Leonard Maltin and Miles Kreuger and met Richard Carpenter on the way in.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Dave Guard And The Calypsonians, forerunners of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, record an acetate demo of "Run Joe"
1961 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "Little Boy Sad", with "(I Go) Down To The River" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - James C. Bracken, co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, dies in Chicago, Illinois at age 62
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Chrysalis Records artist Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Gerado, in Hawaii

Sunday, February 19, 2017

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Quintet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Ernie Felice on accordion, Jess Stacy on piano, Harry Babasin on bass, and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the titles "I Know That You Know" featuring Ernie Felice on accordion and Harry Babasin on bass and "I Can't Get Started" then Benny Goodman (still on clarinet), with pianist Nadia Reisenberg,  record Weber's "Grand Duo Concertante For Piano Forte & Clarinet" in two parts at Radio Recorders' studios on 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Know That You Know" on the multi-artist compilation album "Campus Capers" (BD-58), "I Can't Get Started" on Goodman's album "Easy Does It!" (H-295), and have yet to issue either part of "Grand Duo Concertante For Piano Forte & Clarinet".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with rhythm accompaniment (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Moon Was Yellow", "Cheek To Cheek", and "S'posin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Moon Was Yellow" and "Cheek To Cheek" on Cole's album "Keys To Romance" (H-175) and have yet to issue the take of "S'posin'" recorded at this session.
1951 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "The Hot Canary" with vocals by Paul Nero, a as yet unissued take of the title "Dreamy Melody", and the titles "Swingin' Down The Lane" with vocals by Roy Cordell and The Ewing Sisters (lineup unlisted) and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Hot Canary" and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" together as a single (Capitol 1430) and "Swingin' Down The Lane" as a single (Capitol 1905) with "The Tavern Song" (recorded October 12, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra Ray Anthony(tp,arr-1) (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White also on trumpets, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Bob Quatsoe, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman and Steve Cole on clarinets and alto saxophones, Cliff Hoff and Robert "Buddy" Wise on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Danny Gregus on guitar, Frank Szosteck on bass, and Howie Mann on drums) record the titles "Vilia" using an arrangement by Ray Anthony, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle" using an arrangement by George Williams in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Villa" as a single (Capitol 1556) with "Melancholy Rhapsody" (recorded November 3, 1950) on the flipside, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" together as a single (Capitol 1438), and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle on Anthony's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Fox Trots" (T 258).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Leon Payne, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Lionel Lester Taylor on piano, Jimmy Bryant on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass), records the titles "Poke Salad Green", "Weeping Willow", "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful", and "Mailman" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Poke Salad Green" and "Weeping Willow" together as a single (Capitol 2055), "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful" as a single (Capitol 2454), and "Mailman" as a single (Capitol 2295).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist Floyd "Ole" Rasmussen and His Nebraska Cornhuskers (Kenny Cannan on trombone, John "Woody" Applewhite and Marvin "Rocky" Stone on fiddle, Edward Austin Strode on piano, Jerry Carter on accordion, Earl Finley, Jr. on electric guitar, William "Billy" Tonneson on steel guitar, Virgil "Lee" Stone on bass, and Joe Muto on drums) record the titles "Did The Man In The Moon Come From Texas?" with vocals by Teddy Wilds, the instrumentals "Duke's C Jam Blues" and "New Star Rag", and "Tuxedo Junction" with vocals by Virgil "Lee" Stone at Capitol Records studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Did The Man In The Moon Come From Texas?" and "Duke's C Jam Blues" together as a single (Capitol 2015), "New Star Rag" as a single (Capitol 2093), and "Tuxedo Junction" as a single (Capitol 2379).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter records the title "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" (lyrics by Ned Washington and music by Dimitri Tiomkin) to be used under the opening credits for the Stanley Kramer Productions/United Artists film "High Noon" with Merle Travis and Ernest Varner on guitars under the direction of Tiomkin. Ritter will record a studio version for Capitol Records on May 14, 1952 which the label will issue as a single (Capitol 2120). The version recorded on February 19, 1952 will win an Academy Award for Best Song at The 25th Academy Awards ceremony held at the RKO Pantages Theater on March 19, 1953.
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Robin Hood" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Art De Pew, Jack Laubach, and Jack Holman also on trumpet, Jimmy Henderson, Lew McCreary, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Med Flory on clarinet and alto saxophone, Gene Merlino also on alto saxophone, Bob Enevoldsen and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Bill Richmond on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "This Could Be The Night" with vocals by Gener Merlino and the instrumental titles "The Incredible Shrinking Man" and "Sleepy Lagoon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "This Could Be The Night" and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" together as a single (Capitol F3676) and "Sleepy Lagoon" on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Star Dancing" (T 831).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunrise In Siberia", "12th Street Twist", and "Whistling Ping Pong Game" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Sunrise In Siberia" and "12th Street Twist" together as a single (Capitol 4727) and has yet to issue "Whistling Ping Pong Game".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Rubin Williams, with unlisted others, records the titles "Blow Out The Sun" and "A Burning Memory" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4769).
1965 - The Beatles record the track "You're Going To Lose That Girl" during a three hour session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "This World Of Ours" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Badfinger's Apple Records album "Straight Up", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the Pop album charts
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole wins the Best R&B Female Vocal Performance Grammy for her track "Sophisticated Lady"
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Wings' Capitol Records single "Maybe I'm Amazed", with "Soily" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Amy Holland, with unlisted others and producer Michael McDonald, records the titles "You And I", "I Hang On Your Every Word", and "Not Enough" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You And I" and "I Hang On Your Every Word" on Holland's album "On Your Every Word" (ST-12178) and has yet to issue "Not Enough".
1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of the Chiffon's "He's So Fine" for his Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord" which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock (aka future Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent) enters the US Navy

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

FEBRUARY 18, 2017

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flipside, returns to the #1 spot on the U.S. Country singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Who's Excited", "My Intuition", "Love, Where Are You Now?", and "If You See Stars In My Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Who's Excited" as a single (Capitol 2033), "My Intuition" and "Love, Where Are You Now?" together as a single (Capitol 2012), and "If You See Stars In My Eyes" as a single (Capitol 2312).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Ferlin Husky (as "Terry Preston"), with unlisted others records the titles "I'm Missin' Lots Of Lovin'", "Words", "Counting My Heartaches", and "Don't Believe A Word They Say" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'm Missin' Lots Of Lovin'" and "Words" together as a single (Capitol 2024), "Counting My Heartaches" as a single (Capitol 2105), and has yet to issue "Don't Believe A Word They Say".
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Sid Feller conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players), records the titles "Goin' On A Hayride", "Ev'rytime", "Let's Call It A Day", "Baby, Come Home", "Whee Baby", and "Louisville Lou" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Goin' On A Hayride" and "Ev'rytime" together as a single (Capitol 2025), "Let's Call It A Day", "Whee Baby", and "Louisville Lou" on Lee's album "All Aglow Again" (T 1366), and "Baby Come Home" on the compilation CD "Peggy Lee - Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures" (5-27564-2).
1956 - Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "The Poor People Of Paris", with "Theme from 'Helen of Troy'" on the the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1956 - Pianist Madam Agi Jambor, records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata In D Minor""Toccata In G Minor""Toccata In G Major", and "Toccata In E Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jambor's two LP album "BACH-Toccatas/Fantasias" (PBR-8354).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and pianist Merrill Moore, with Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Roy Lanham on rhythm guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Red Wooten on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Buttermilk Baby", "Nursery Rhyme Blues", "Barrel House Bessie", and "Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records wil issue "Buttermilk Baby" and "Nursery Rhyme Blues" together as a single (Capitol F3788) and "Barrel House Bessie" and "Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home" together as a single (Capitol F3721).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles also conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on tenor saxophone and flute, Jack Marshall on guitar and banjo, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio, Frank Carlson, Frank Guerrero, and Ralph Hansell on drums and percussion, and Carlos Mejia on bongos and percussion) and unlisted background singers, records the titles "Jean And Dinah", "What Is This Generation Coming To?", and "Mama, Looka Boo Boo (Shut Your Mouth, Go Away)" at the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California at a session that was scheduled to go from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM but was extended and went to 1:00 AM on February 19, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mitchum's album "Calypso - Is Like So..." (T 853).
1961 - Van Alexander conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (featuring Milt Bernhart and Dick Kenney on trombone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone, and unlisted others) as they record a as yet unissued take of the title "Black And Tan Fantasy", the title "Say It Isn't So", a as yet unissued take of the title "Pick Yourself Up", and the title "In A Mellow Tone" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Say It Isn't So" and "In A Mellow Tone" on Alexander's album "Swing! Staged For Stereo" (STAC 1635).
1961 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with Johnnie Spence conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (4 tps,4 tbs,poss. Johnny Scott(fl,sax) & p,g,b,dm,perc,harp) records the titles "My Kind Of Girl" at EMI Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "Spotlight On...,Volume 18 - Matt Monro" (8-29394-2).
1965 - The Beatles record tracks for their songs "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Tell Me What You See" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Audino, Ray Triscari, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet, Vernon Friley, Lew McCreary, Dick Noel, and William Schaefer on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones, Don Trenner on piano, Mike Melvoin on organ, John Collins on guitar, Charles Williams on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums, Latin percussion, and bells), records the titles "That's Life", "If He Walked Into My Life", "Born Free", and "Just For Now" in The Capitol Tower studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Just For Now" (T/ST 2712).
1968 - David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd as the replacement for founding member and guitarist Syd Barrett
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Roy Rogers, with unlisted others, records the titles "Lay Some Happiness On Me", "I'll Sing A 'Sing-A-Long' Love Song", "It's Not The Things That You Do", and "Talkin' About Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Lay Some Happiness On Me" and "Talkin' About Love" on Rogers' album "Take A Little Love" (ST-11020) and have yet to issue  "I'll Sing A 'Sing-A-Long' Love Song" and "It's Not The Things That You Do"
1974 - Apple Records (with Capitol Records handling U.S. distribution) releases Ringo Starr's single "Oh My My", with "Step Lightly" on the flipside
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the title "Through Thick And Thin" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "This Girl's Got A Hold On Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - America (vocalists and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell), with unlisted others, record the title "Desperate Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "View From The Ground" (ST-12209).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Motels (Martha Davis on lead vocals and guitar, Guy Perry on guitar and backing vocals, Michael Goodroe on bass, Steve Goldstein on keyboards, Marty Jourard on keyboards and saxophone, Brian Glascock and Craig Krampf on drums and percussion, and M.L. Benoit on percussion) record the title "He Hit Me (And It Felt Just Like A Kiss)" at Record One studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Val Garay. Capitol Records will release the title on the band's album "All Four One" (ST-12177).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - On her 30th birthday, vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "Ever True" at Sound Castle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5120) and on Newton's album "Quiet Lies" (ST-12210).
1986 - Alcatrazz (Graham Bonnet on vocals, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals, Steven Vai on guitar and vocals, Gary Shea on bass, and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion and vocals) record the titles "That Ain't Nothin'" at American Recording Studios in Woodland Hills, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Dangerous Games" (ST-12477).
1986 - Vocalists Marie Osmond and Paul Davis, with unlisted others, record the title "You're Still New to Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5663) with "New Love" (recorded February 26, 1986) on the flipside and on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
2001 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "But For The Grace Of God" hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Johnny Rivers' Imperial Records single "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", with "Gettin' Ready For Tomorrow" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Friday, February 17, 2017

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York, first Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records a rejected take of the title "Li'l Angie Is A Natural Man" then Margaret Whiting, with Paul Weston conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, records the title "Come Rain Or Come Shine". Capitol Records will issue "Come Rain Or Come Shine" as a single (Capitol 247) with "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine" (recorded January 12, 1956) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Joe Alexander, with Dave Cavanaugh conducting a orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'll String Along With You", "I Never Had A Chance", "If I Could Make The World Stand Still", and "A Thousand Times A Day" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll String Along" and "A Thousand Times A Day" together as a single (Capitol 407), "I Never Had A Chance" as a single (Capitol 15274), and "If I Could Make The World Stand Still" as a single (Capitol Blues 57-70054).
1956 - Jackie Gleason conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Japanese Sandman", "and "I Cover The Waterfront" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's 2 LP set "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
1956 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "Surrender" and "Lonely Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles in France on Hunt's EP "Pee Wee Hunt" (EAP-1-20163).
1956 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Felix Slatkin conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Rhapsody In Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN - Rhapsody In Blue/An American In Paris" (P 8343).
1956 - Pianist Madam Agi Jambor records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata In D Major", "Toccata In F Sharp Minor", and "Toccata In C Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jambor's 2LP album "BACH-Toccatas/Fantasias" (PBR-8354).
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "The Night Before" in the afternoon and then at 11 pm they record "You Like Me Too Much" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1966 - Brian Wilson, at the first session of nineteen full sessions (and many other hours of separate recordings) held between today and September 21, 1966, records tracks for The Beach Boys' title "Good Vibrations" at Gold Star Studios at 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version as a single (Capitol 5676), with "Let's Go Away For Awhile" (recorded January 18 and 19, 1966) on the flipside, on October 10, 1966.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Smiley Burnette (born Lester Alvin Burnette), singer, songwriter, motion picture, radio and television actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 55 of leukemia in Encino, California and is later interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Strawberry Fields Forever" with "Penny Lane" on the flipside and the group begins four straight days of sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London, England to record the title "For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" which Capitol Records will issue in the United States on the group's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS/SMAS 2653).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone, Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Plas Johnson, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as the record the titles "Flatbush Flanagan", "I Know That You Know", "I Surrender Dear", and "Carpice XXIV Paganini" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of the "Swing Era Series" in the three LP box set "Volume 14 - One More Time - Swing Lives!: Billy May" (STA/STL 353).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records creates a short version edit of Joyous Noise's "Rock & Roll Cowboy" edited from master 78007 in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Skylark (lineup unlisted) records the title "The Writing On The Wall" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3511) and on the group's self-titled album "Skylark" (ST-11048).
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1981 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the as yet unissued title "Eyes On You" and "Secret Rendezvous" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Secret Rendezvous" as a single (Capitol 5220) with "Bangin' The Boogie" (recorded September 21, 1982).
1981 - Vocalist Lisa Dal Bello, with unlisted others, records the title "Just Like You" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Dal Bello's album "Drastic Measures" (ST-12140).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Sail Away (Here Comes Another Heartache)" and "Adios Mi Corazon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Newton's album "Quiet Lies" (ST-12210).
1985 - Mel McDaniel's Capitol Records single "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On", with "The Gunfighter's Song" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1999 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Lady Madonna", with "Inner Light" on the flipside, and their Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", with "For You Blue" on the flipside, which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, are certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2010 - Kathryn Grayson, singer, motion picture actress and wife of Capitol Records artist and motion picture actor Johnnie Johnston, died at age 88 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California.
2013 - Mindy McCready, singer and Capitol Records Nashville (2002) artist is found dead at age 37 on the porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

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

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

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
40 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker, with John Scofield on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and unlisted keyboardist, records the titles "If You Could See Me Now" and "Oh, You Crazy Moon" with producer Don Sebesky for A&M Reocrds. Blue Note Records will license both titles and issue them on the compilation CD "The Definitive Chet Baker" (5-40039-2).
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Spice Girls' Virgin Records single "Wannabe" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.