Monday, October 22, 2018

OCTOBER 22, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Shelby Lynne, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records Nashville artist (2003-2006), is born in Quantico, Virginia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - At the same session held in Los Angeles, California Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Too Marvelous For Words" and "I Remember You" then Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (vocalists Jo Stafford, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, trombones, reeds, piano, guitars, bass, drums and strings players) record the tracks "Jamboree Jones" and "The Dixieland Band". Capitol Records issues Stafford and Weston's tracks together as a single (Capitol 10002) and all the tracks recorded at this session, except "Jamboree Jones (this version, as of 2005, is still unissued), on Capitol Records' first album "Songs By Johnny Mercer" (CD-1).
1946 - Jack Guthrie (on vocals and guitar) and His Oklahomans (with Cliffie Stone leading the rest: Clarence "Smoky" Fields on fiddle, "Porky" Freeman on electric guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, and Allen Williams on bass) record the titles "Oakie Boogie", "Next To The Soil", "You're Gonna Be Sorry", and "Shame On You" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues "Oakie Boogie" as a single (Capitol 341) with "The Clouds Rained Trouble Down" on the flipside, "Next To The Soil" as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40075) with "Ida Red" on the flipside, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40018) with "Bow Down Brother" on the flipside, and "Shame On You" on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1947 - Joe Lutcher (on alto saxophone) and His Band (Karl George on trumpet, Bill Ellis on tenor saxophone, Leon Beck on baritone saxophone, L.H. Morrow on piano, Bill Cooper on bass, and Booker Hart on drums) record the titles "Bebop Blues" (with Bill Cooper on vocals), "How Fine Can You Be" (with Joe Lutcher on vocals), "Mo Jo Jump", and "Bagdad Bebop" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Bebop Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40071) with "Shuffle Woogie" on the flipside as by Joe Lutcher and His Jump Band, "How Fine Can You Be" and "Mo Jo Jump" together as a single (Capitol 15109), and "Bagdad Be Bop" as a single (15170) with "Toodle-Oo" on the flipside.
1947 - At three sessions held this day at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California, Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombones, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, George Weidler and Art Pepper on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and Jack Costanzo on bongos) records the titles "Unison Riff (The Fatal Apple)" and "Lament" (with Rene Touzet on maracas) at the first session, the titles "Introduction To A Latin Rhythm (Prologue Suite-First Movement)" and "Impressionism" at the second session, and the titles "I Told Ya that I Love Ya, Now Get Out" and "He Was A Good Man As Good Men Go" (both with vocals by June Christy). Capitol Records will "Unison Riff (The Fatal Apple)" and "I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out" together as a single (Capitol 15108), "Lament" and "Impressionism" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79), and "He Was A Good Man As Good Men Go" as a single (Capitol 15327) with "How Am I To Know" on the flipside. Mosaic Records will issue all the titles on the 12 LP box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MQ12-163).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records remixes (or listed as possibly also with overdubs and remakes) the previously recorded Pete Daily and His Chicagoans tracks "When The War Breaks Out In Mexico" and "Circus Slide" (aka "Slippery Hawk") and will remix the updated tracks together as a single (Capitol 15315).
1949 - Louis Kaufmann (on violin), with the Orchestre Symphonique National, Paris conducted by Roger Desormière, records Vivaldi's "Double Concerto in B flat major: 1st Movement - Allego", "Double Concerto in B flat major: 2nd Movement - Andante", and "Double Concerto in B flat major: 3rd Movement - Allego Molto" in Paris, France. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the orchestra's album "VIVALDI - Concerto in E Flat Major/Double Concerto in B Flat Major" (KCM-8091).
1951 - Jerry Lewis (on vocals) with Dick Stabile conducting arrangements by Nelson Riddle to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lay Somethin' On The Bar (Besides Your Elbows)" and "I Love Girls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the titles together as a single (Capitol 1868).
1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #10 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart. Cole's single "Because You're Mine" is #19 and "Somewhere Along The Way" is #27 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart. "Somewhere Along The Way" is #21 and Cole's single "Faith Can Move Mountains" is #28 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart.
1952 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Tony Facciuto, Conrad Gozzo, John Coppola, and Bob McKenzie on trumpets, Karl De Karske, Bob Raesinger, Bob Robinson, and Si Zentner on trombones, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Charlie Deremoe on alto saxophones, Joe Spang and Ted Nash on tenor saxophones, Jack Agee on baritone saxophone, Cliff Fishbach on piano, Ray Pohlman on guitar, Carson Smith on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) as it records the titles "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)", "A Cute Piece Of Property" (with The Encores [Alicia Adams, Clark Burroughs, Jack Elliott, Bob Morse, and Randy Van Horne] on vocals), "Driftwood", and "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" (also with The Encores on vocals) at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" and "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" together as a single (Capitol 2284) and "A Cute Piece Of Property" and "Driftwood" together as a single (Capitol 2297).
1952 - Vocalist Jeanne Gayle records the titles "Painting The Town With Tears" and "I'll Be Hangin' Around" with Cliffie Stone conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) and the titles "Do, Baby, Do" and "Look-A My See (I Look-A Your Look)" with George Bruns conducting the orchestra in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Painting The Town With Tears" and "I'll Be Hangin' Around" together as a single (Capitol 2356) and "Do, Baby, Do" and "Look-A My See (I Look-A Your Look)" together as a single (Capitol 2287).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Kay Starr, with Hal Mooney directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Changing Partners" and "(If Anyone Finds This) I Love You)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Changing Partners" as a single (Capitol 2657) with "I'll Always Be In Love With You" on the flip side. Collectors Choice Music issues "(If Anyone Finds This) I Love You)" on the 2 CD set "The Definitive Kay Starr On Capitol" (CCM 276-2).
1957 - It's Tuesday night at 7:30 PM and on tonight's episode of "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" on NBC-TV Nat's guests are Cab Calloway, Hugh O'Brian, and The Randy Van Horne Singers.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Ed Townsend, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Rockin' Chair", "Lover Come Back To Me", "In The Still Of The Night", and "New Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Townsend's album "New In Town" (T 1140).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Bain, conducting an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the track "Yours (Quiereme Mucho)" at the first session and "Frenesi" at the second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Peggy Lee, with Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trombone and a small group of string players) records the tracks "Jim", "Bill", "When A Woman Loves A Man", and "Good For Nothin' Joe" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "I Like Men!" (T 1131).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dorothy Donegan (on piano, with unlisted bass and drum players) records the tracks "Louise", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Somebody Sweetheart", and "Fine And Dandy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
1959 - The King Sisters (vocalists Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King), with Alvino Rey conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Impossible", "Girls And Boys", and "Chree-See-Mus" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the sisters' album "TV's Wonderful King Sisters" (TT 2397) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4310).
1959 - George Shearing (on piano) and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) record a remake of "Like A Ship Without A Sail", and the tracks "In The Blue Of The Evening", "Deep Night", "First Floor Please", "If I Had You", and "Night Flight" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326).
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #19 on CKEY 580 AM's Silver Dollar Survey in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1962 - Lee Evans and Trio (lineup unlisted), record the titles "A Funky Night", "Teacher's Blues", "My Funny Valentine", and "I'm Old Fashioned" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's eponymous album "Lee Evans & His Trio" (T 1847).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Red Nichols (on cornet) and His Five Pennies (Richard Nelson on trombone; Bill Wood on clarinet; Bill Campbell on piano; Walt Yoder on bass; and Rollie Culver on drums) record the tracks "Plaintive Blues", "Wabash Blues", "Climax Rag", "New Orleans Blues", "Millenberg Joys", and "Basin Street Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except the version of "Plaintive Blues" recorded this day (which as of 2005 remains unissued), on Nichols' album "Blues And Old-Time Rags" (T 2065).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Lettermen (vocal trio of Jim Pike, Tony Butala, Bob Engemann), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Young Love", "Where Or When", "The Wonder Of You", and "Be My Girl" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "A Lettermen Kind Of Love" (T 2013).
1964 - Red Johnson records the tracks "There's A Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere" and "Railroaded" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5318).
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 the track "Nowhere Man" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England. Capitol Records issues the track in The United States on the group's album "Yesterday And Today" (T 2553).
1966 - The Beach Boys perform two shows on the same day at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan that are recorded. From the first show, a medley of "Surfin' Safari/Fun Fun Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." will be released by Capitol Records on the compilation album "Endless Harmony". From the second show, the track "Good Vibrations" will be released by Capitol in the five-CD box set "Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys".
1966 - The Sunrays (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Hi, How Are You", "Old Man Doubt", "I'm Tired Of You", "Time (A Special Thing)" and "Loaded With Love" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues "Hi, How Are You" as a single (Tower 290) with "Just 'Round The River Bend" on the flip side. As of 2005, the other tracks remain unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Denny McLain records the tracks "More", "Uptight", "Laura", "Sunny", and "Dreamsville" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Dreamsville" on McLain's album "Denny McLain In Las Vegas" (ST-204). The other tracks as of 2005 remain unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Bettye Swann (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "I Fall To Pieces" and "Sweet Dreams" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record has (of 2005) yet to issue "I Fall To Pieces" and issued "Sweet Dreams" on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Pollution's track "High Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on Pollution's album "Heir - Pollution" (ST-205).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Feeling Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song)", "Where Is Tomorrow", "Together", and "When The World Is Young" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
1969 - Billy Frazier records the tracks "I'm Gonna Stay Right Here This Morning" and "Let's Face Reality" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2717).
1969 - The Montiques (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When To Say Yes" and "Review The Situation" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1969 - The Panguitch Street Choir (lineup unlisted, also listed as "The Group" in Capitol Records' master file) records the tracks "Give Me Something To Believe In", "People Love Each Other", "(I Have Lost So Much) Now I'm Losing You", and "The Lady And The Outlaw" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 3264), the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3278), but (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last track.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Overdubs are recorded for tracks that will be issued by Capitol Records on Glen Campbell's album "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" (SW-11293).
1974 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Peter DeAngelis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Love Lady Of Arcadia", "To The Door Of The Sun (Alle Porte Del Sole)", and "Shadows" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Martino's album "To The Door Of The Sun" (ST-11366).
1974 - Stoney Edwards (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Cold Chills", "Jeweldene Turner (The World Needs To Hear You Sing)", "We Sure Danced Us Some Good 'Uns", and "One Man Woman" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the second and third tracks on Edwards' album "Mississippi You're On My Mind" (ST-11401). The first and fourth tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Dorothy Shay, singer, comedienne ("The Park Avenue Hillbillie"), Hollywood actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California at age 57. I know her Capitol albums were released in the late 1950s. If anyone has more exact release dates, please leave a comment.
1979 - At six sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Diane Pfeifer records the tracks "Free To Be Lonely Again" and "Second Hand Love" at the first session, "Just When I Needed A Love Song" at the second session, "Roses Ain't Red" at the third session, "Wishful Drinkin'" and "Sing You To Sleep" at the fourth session, "Blues From Your Little White Lies" at the fifth session, and "I Believe In Fairy Tales Too", "Do You Mind (If I Fall In Love With You)" and "Oh No, Not Love Again" at the sixth session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Pfeifer's eponymous album "Diane Pfeifer" (ST-12046).
1981 - April Wine's Capitol Records album "Harder…Faster" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1982 - The final mixes for George Clinton's titles "Loopzilla", "Pot Sharing Tots", "Get Dressed", "Computer Games", "Atomic Dog", "Free Alterations", "One Fun At A Time" and "Man's Best Friend" are mastered at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida. The titles "Man's Best Friend" and "Loopzilla" with be edited together as a single title. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Clinton's album "Computer Games" (ST-12246).
1987 - Angela Bofill records the track "Down The..". No studio information or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or if it was issued, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1929 - Dory Previn, songwriter, singer, former wife of composer and conductor Andre Previn, first released artist on the MediaArts label (founded by former Capitol Records Chairman Alan Livingston and record producer Nik Venet), and United Artists Records artist, is born Dorothy Veronica Langan in Rahway, New Jersey. The MediaArts library was sold to United Artists, whose catalog was later sold to EMI Music, and is currently controlled by Capitol Records in the United States.
1966 - On the day before his seventh birthday, future Capitol Records artist (the 1979 parody single "My Bologna" with "School Cafeteria" on the flipside) Alfred Yankovic (no relation to Frankie Yankovic), aka "Weird Al" Yankovic, is taken to his first ever accordion lesson with teacher Lee Terry Meisinger by his parents Mary and Nick Yankovic.
1979 - Washington, D.C. declares today Charles Mingus Day. Mingus may have recorded for Capitol Records before 1964 as his papers in the Library of Congress have a royalty statement from July 1964.
1984 - EMI America registers the masters for the titles on the original motion picture soundtrack for "First Born" and will issue all the titles on the motion picture's soundtrack album (ST-17144). EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company Universal Music Group, from whom EMI America originally got the album's tracks.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1905 - Joseph Kosma, a classical, ballet, operetta, and French film score composer, is born in Budapest, Hungary. His theme, "Autumn Leaves", would later be given lyrics by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer
1942 - Annette Funicello, television and motion picture actress, singer, and one of the first Mouseketeers, is born Annette Joanne Funicello in Utica, New York.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

OCTOBER 21, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet player, bandleader, singer, composer, and artist on Roost Records (1947), Capitol Records (1947 as part of the Metronome All-Stars and from 1949 to 1950 as leader of his own orchestra), Vogue Records (1952), Pacific Jazz Records (1965) and Blue Note Records (1967), is born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina.
1931 - Roy Nichols, guitarist, songwriter, Capitol Records session guitarist, 1988 inductee in the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, and first member hired by Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard for his backing band The Strangers (and a member for 22 years from 1967-1987), is born in Chandler, Arizona. If anyone knows his middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - At two sessions held this day at C. P. MacGregor Studios in Los Angeles, California St. Luke's Choristers (a boy choir conducted by William Ripley Dorr with Roy Bargy Orchestra [string orchestra with unlisted lineup]) records the tracks "The First Nowell", "Silent Night" (with Chauncey Haines, Jr. on organ), and "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" (featuring Phillip Haynes on soprano vocals" at the first session and "Deck The Halls/Christmas Eve Is Here" (with chimes played by unlisted musician) and "Away In A Manger" (with Chauncey Haines, Jr. on organ) at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Christmas Carols By The St. Luke's Choristers" (BD-2) which was also second album released by the label.
1944 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", with "I Realize Now" on the flipside, tops the "Race Music" charts in the United States. The single will also cross over to the Pop charts where it will peak at #20.
1947 - Freddie Stewart (on vocals), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Diane" and "As Sweet As You Are" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 479).
1947 - Bobby Sherwood (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Pardon Me, Pretty Baby" and "Forever Amber" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 477).
70 Year's Ago Today In 1948 - In Los Angeles, California Capitol Records assembles tracks previously recorded by Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (Frank Bruno on trumpet; Hunt on trombone and vocals; Rosy McHargue on clarinet; Carl Fisher on piano; Harvey Chernap on bass; and Glenn Waller on drums) for The Capitol Transcription Service to create final tracks for the titles "Royal Garden Blues" (issued as a single [Capitol 893] with "That's A Plenty" on the flipside), "High Society" (issued as a single [Capitol 15299] with "Wabash Blues" on the flipside), "Louella (issued as a single [Capitol 1319] with "Copenhagen" on the flipside), and "Freedom Don't You Weep, Don't You Moan" (which remains unissued).
1949 - At the same session held this day in Los Angeles, California first Margaret Whiting, with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere" and "Sorry" and then Mel Torme, also with Devol and His Orchestra, records the tracks "The Blossom On The Bough" and "Don't Do Something To Someone Else". Capitol Records issues Whiting's tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-776) and Torme's tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-775).
1949 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (on vocals and guitar with Charles Aldridge and Joyce "Red" Murrell on guitar; and Alan Barker on bass) records the tracks "Sorrows I Can't Hide", "All Alone In Texas", "I Ain't Gonna Bring My Bacon Home To You", "I'm Gonna Whittle You Down To Size", and "Who's Kiddin' Who?" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40261) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40287).
1949 - Gordon MacRae, with The Eddie Kirk Combo (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Mule Train" and "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" (with additional vocals by Andy Parker and The Plainsmen [vocal combo of Charles Morgan, George Bamby, Paul Walter Smith]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-777) with "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" on the A side.
1949 - The Calvary Quartet (lineup unlisted) records five tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. There is no track listing or commercial information listed. If anyone knows what was recorded please leave a comment.
1951 - Rod Morris (aka Rodney "Rod" Morris on vocals and guitar) and His Missourians (listed as probably Bob "Birdy" Birdsong and Jackie Bush on electric guitar; Bill Schlotter on steel guitar; Russ Cox on bass; and Johnny Cox on drums) record the tracks "I've Got News For You", "Nobody Home", "Ten To One I Love You", and "Three Empty Bottles" at radio station KSOO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2022), the second track as a single (Capitol 2541) with "Free, Wise And 21" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2301) with "When It Rains Banana Peels" on the flipside.
60 Year's Ago Today In 1953 - During the same session held this day at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California Daws Butler (on vocals) with music by Billy May using arrangements by Dave Cavanaugh to conduct the orchestra (Mannie Klein and John Best on trumpet; Si Zentner and Robert Raesinger on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Harry Klee, Jules Jacob, Arthur Fleming, and Gordon Green on saxophones; Walter "Moe" Wechsler on piano; Meyer Rubin on bass; Lou Singer on drums; and on strings: Harry Bluestone, Felix Slatkin, and Mischa Russell on violin; and Paul Robyn on viola) records the tracks "Peppy Possum: Part 1" and "Peppy Possum: Part 2" then Tom Conway does the narration with Art Gilmore to Billy May's music (May conducting his own arrangements to the same orchestra) records the tracks "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue: Part 1" and "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue: Part 2" using a script adapted by Robert Willheimat. Capitol Records issues Butler's tracks as the Children's 78 RPM record "Peppy Possum" with a picture sleeve (CAS-3189) and, after a vocal overdubbing session on November 19, 1953, issues Conway's tracks as the Children's 78 RPM record "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue" with a picture sleeve (CAS-3198).
1954 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet, rest of the lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Stella By Starlight", "Marie", "Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time" and "Dinah" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (H-570).
1955 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to Dick Cathcart on trumpet; Elmer "Moe" Schneider on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone; with John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; Vince De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, flute and clarinet; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and flute; Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, clarinet, oboe, and English horn; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, and bass saxophone; Paul Smith on piano, celeste, and calliope; Al Hendrickson on guitar and banjo; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record the tracks "Sugar Foot Strut" and "South Rampart Street Parade" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues both titles on May's album "Sorta-Dixie" (T 677).
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals) with Van Alexander conducting his own arrangements to his orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Charlie Teagarden on trumpets, Simon "Si" Zentner and Ben Benson on trombones, Gus Bivona and Phil Sobel on alto saxophones, Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone, Jules Jacob on baritone saxophone, Bobby Hammack on piano, Mike Rubin on bass, and Irv Cottler on drums), records the titles "Goin' Home""Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", and "Deep River" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles except the rejected take of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" on Teagarden's album "Swing Low Sweet Spiritual" (T 820). A new take of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" will be recorded on January 11, 1957 which will also be released on the "Swing Low Sweet Spiritual" album.
1957 - Capitol Records released Buck Owens' single "Come Back" (F3824) with "I Know What It Means" on the flipside
1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #30 on KNUZ 1230 AM's "Nifty 50" singles chart in Houston, Texas and #31 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York. Also, Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #14 on WCAO 600 AM's Top Twenty LP And EP Albums chart in Baltimore, Maryland.
1957 - Johnny Otis records vocal overdubs for his titles "Good Golly" (instrumental track recorded August 19, 1957), "Livin' In Misery", and "Shake It, Lucy Baby" (instrumental tracks for both recorded on September 23, 1957) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of the all titles on Otis' album "The Johnny Otis Show" (T 940).1
1957 - During two sessions held at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, William Steinberg conducts The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record Prokofiev's "Suite from 'Love For Three Oranges'" at the first session and Rismky-Korsakov's "Suite From 'Le Coq D'Or'" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Suite From 'Le Coq D'Or'/PROKOFIEV - Suite from 'Love For Three Oranges'" (P-8445).
60 Years Today In 1958 - Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "Fly Little Bluebird", "Little Do You Know", and "Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4116) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha".
60 Years Today In 1958 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his won arrangements to unlisted brass, reeds, strings and rhythm sections and featuring George Roberts on bass trombone) records the tracks "Indian Summer", "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "June In January", "Bye Bye Blues", "It's So Peaceful In The Country", and "The Joy Of Living" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Riddle's album "The Joy Of Living" (T 1148).
60 Years Today In 1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record the tracks Reddy Teddy" and "Vincent's Blues" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the group's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207).
60 Years Today In 1958 - Ray Stevens (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Clown", "Your Kisses" and "School" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F4101) and (as of 2005) yet to issue "Your Kisses".
60 Years Today In 1958 - Dorothy Donegan (on piano with unlisted bass and drum musicians) records the tracks "Little White Lies", "How High The Moon", "Caravan", and "It Had To Be You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
1959 - Don Baker (on organ with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Willow Weep For Me", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "The Moon Was Yellow", "Comedian's Gallop", and "Adios" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker's Dozen" (T 1363).
1959 - Sue Raney (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, (Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and George Roberts on trombone; Ted Nash, Harry Klee, Justin Gordon, and George Poole on woodwinds; Jimmy Rowles on pianos; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Mills on harps) records the tracks "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", "September In The Rain", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Raney's album "Songs For A Raney Day" (T 1335).
1959 - George Shearing (on piano) and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) record the tracks "You Look Like Something", "Chelsea Bridge", "Just Plain Bill", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except the last (which as 2005 remains unissued) on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326). A new take of "Like A Ship Without A Sail" will be recorded on October 22, 1959 which will be issued on the same album.
1959 - Dick Williams (on vocals), with Jack Marshall's Music (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I Cried For You", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Love Is A Serious Thing", and "There's No Fool Like An Old Fool" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Williams' album "Love Is Nothin' But Blues" (T 1330).
1960 - The Jonas Jones Quartet (Jones on trumpet; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) records the track "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Jones' album "Great Instrumental Hits" (T 1557).
55 Years Today In 1963 - At a single session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first vocalist Bing Crosby records the tracks "Christmas Dinner Country Style" and "Do You Hear What I Hear" with Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) then Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra record the tracks "Smile" and "The Beat Of The Night" alone. Capitol Records will issue Crosby's tracks together as a single (Capitol 5088) and Carmichael's tracks together as a single (Capitol 5104).
1964 - Sebastian Temple records the tracks "Africa Belongs To The Lion" and "Chicken Talk" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Temple's album "Africa Belongs To The Lion" (T 2303).
1964 - The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet and trumpet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Charles Lloyd on flute and tenor saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Sam Jones on bass; and Louis Hayes on drums) records the tracks "Sewing Machine" and "Matchmaker" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Fiddler On The Roof" (T 2216).
1965 - The Hollyridge Strings (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Opposites", "An Occasional Flight Of Fancy", "Gaiety 'Delicatessen'", and "Just The Crust" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Skyscraper" (T 2411).
1965 - The Beatles record the track "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (with George Harrison playing the sitar for the first time on one of the band's songs) and started recording the track "Nowhere Man" (which they would finish the next day, October 22, 1965) in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England
1966 - Pianist Rubin Mitchell, with Ray Ellis conducting his own arrangements to his orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the tracks "The Jitterbug Waltz", "Summer Wind", "Mas Que Nada""Slaughter On 10th Avenue", "That's All", and "Somewhere" in New York City, New York with producer Tom Morgan. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Mitchell's debut album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Bobbie Gentry records the titles "Refractions" and "Morning To Midnight" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the takes of either title recorded at this session. Another take of "Refractions" will be recorded on November 11, 1967, which will be released.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Bettye Swann (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Angel Of The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Pollution (lead by Otis Hale with Richard Lewis on keyboards and vocals; James Quill Smith on guitar and vocals; John Kenneth Lambert on bass and vocals; Duane Bryant and Barbara Busa on vocals and unlisted instruments) records the track "High Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Heir - Pollution" (ST-205).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I Believe", "Viva El Amor", "Make Me Rainbows", and "Something Is Happening" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters of Randy Fuller's tracks "A Thousand Miles In Space", "Captain Zig Zag", "Now She's Gone", "Revelation", and "It's Love Come What May". Show Town, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues the first and fourth tracks together and a single (Show Town 482), the fourth and fifth tracks together as single (Show Town 482), and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other tracks.
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "For Love", the medley "Traces/Memories", "Hang On Sloopy", "(I Want To Be Free) For Once In A Lifetime", and "Spinning Wheel" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished versions of "For Love" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865), "Traces/Memories", "Hang On Sloopy" and "Spinning Wheel" on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390), and "(I Want To Be Free) For Once In A Lifetime" as a single (Capitol 2697) with "Traces/Memories" on the flip side.
1969 - Grand Funk (aka Grand Funk Railroad - lineup unlisted) records the track "Inside Looking Out" in Cleveland, Ohio. Capitol Records purchases the master for this and other tracks the groups recorded for The Cleveland Recording Company and releases all the tracks on the band's eponymous album "Grand Funk" (SKAO-406).
1969 - Terry Knight records the track "I'll Keep Waiting Patiently" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 2737) with "Lullaby" on the flip side.
1972 - The Strangers (Roy Nichols on lead guitar; Bobby Wayne and Marcia Nichols on rhythm guitar; Norm Hamlet on steel guitar; Dennis Hromek on bass; and Biff Adam on drums) record the tracks "It's Only Love", "Cherokee Fiddle", and "Country Gas" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on The Strangers' album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141).
1974 - Tony Booth (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the track "Watch Out For Lucy" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records purchases the master on October 28, 1974 and releases the track as a single (Capitol 3994) with "Good As Gone" on the flip side.
1974 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Barbara Acklin (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by James L. Mack, records the track "I Like Your Love" at the first session and "You Gave Him Everything, But I Gave Him Love" and "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "I Like Your Love" and "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had" on Acklin's album "A Place In The Sun" (ST-11377) and "You Gave Him Everything, But I Gave Him Love" as a single (Capitol 4013) with "Special Loving" on the flipside.
1974 - John Lennon enters the Record Plant studios in New York City for 5 straight days of sessions to re-record tracks for his Capitol Records "Rock 'N' Roll" album which he will produce himself.
1975 - At two sessions held this day in Studio B at Jack Clemens Studios in Nashville, Tennessee James Talley (on acoustic guitar and vocals with Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Rick Durrett on piano and electric piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Steve Blailock on electric and acoustic guitar; Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Doyle Grisham on steel, acoustic, and electric guitar; Steve Mendell on upright and electric bass; Karl Himmel on drums and percussion; Chris Laird on drums; Dave Gillon, Steve Mendell, and Jim Rooney on harmony vocals) records the tracks "She's The One" and "You Can Never Tell" at the first session and "Everybody Loves A Love Song" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494). Later in the day Talley (on vocals with Jerry Shook on acoustic guitar and harmonica; Dave Gillon on acoustic guitar; Doyle Grisham on Dobro resonator guitar; on Mike Leech electric bass) records the track "Deep Country Blues" at Hound's Ear Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records also issues this track on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1977 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation album "Love Songs"
1980 - Juice Newton, with unlisted musicians, records the track "Queen Of Hearts" at Soundcastle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Newton's album "Juice" (ST-12136).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the title "Got To You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1985 - Dobie Gray (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the track "House Divided By Two" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track on Gray's album "From Where I Stand" (ST-12489).
1985 - Brenda and The Big Dudes (lineup unlisted) record the track "I'll Find You". There is no recording location or issue information listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded, the lineup of the band, or if the track was released, please leave a comment.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified as 5 times Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1994 - Ginger Mercer (born Elizabeth Meltzer), Broadway dancer and actress, wife of Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer, and founder of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, dies at age 85. If anyone knows the cause and location of her death, please leave a comment.
1995 - Shannon Hoon (born Richard Shannon Hoon), songwriter and lead singer of Capitol Records group Blind Melon, is found dead at age 28 of an intense cocaine overdose in the band's tour bus before a sound check for a show at Tipitina's in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is later buried in Dayton, Indiana.
1995 - Maxene Andrews, singer, actress, and member of the Capitol Records trio The Andrew Sisters, dies of a heart attack at age 79 in Hyannis, Massachusetts while on vacation from her role in the off-Broadway musical "Swingtime Canteen". She is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1915 - Owen Bradley, record producer, studio owner, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 1974, is born in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Capitol Record producer Ken Nelson would use Bradley's Nashville studio to record many Capitol artists including the single version of Gene Vincent's "Be Bop A Lula"
1982 - Marty Balin records the title "Will You Forever". EMI America will issue the title as a single (EMI America 8153) with "What Is Love" on the flipside. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or who else was performing at the session please leave a comment. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
1999 - Former Capitol Records artist Marilyn King (The King Sisters) and Herb Jeffries, with the Paul Smith Trio, perform "Salute to Duke Ellington" at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, Whittier, California at 8 p.m.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Fleischer Studios releases the 65th Popeye animated short, "Goonland".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Buddy Holly's last recording session is held at Pythian Temple in New York City, New York.
1970 - John Thomas Scopes, the high school teacher who was convicted of teaching evolution in a Tennessee school after the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, dies at age 70. He is later buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, Kentucky

Saturday, October 20, 2018

OCTOBER 20, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1937 - Wanda Jackson, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and a Capitol Records artist (1956-1973), is born Wanda Jean Jackson in Maud, Oklahoma, and is still performing and touring the world.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophones and other unlisted musicians), records the titles "Shoo Shoo Baby", "No Love, No Nothin'", "Solid Potato Salad", and "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Shoo Shoo Baby" and "No Love, No Nothin'" together as a single (Capitol 143), "Solid Potato Salad" on the two-CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051-2), and "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet" as a single (Capitol 151) with "Tess' Torch Song" on the flipside.
1947 - An article in the magazine Time gives sales of just one of Capitol Records Bozo Record Reader albums as reaching 1,000,000 units at $3.50 (that's approx. $37.39 a unit in 2016 dollars)
1947 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari, George Seaburg, and Irv Stumph on trumpets; Hoyt Bohannon, Lloyd Ulyate, Lou McGarity and Ed Kusby on trombones; Benny Carter and Clint Neagley on alto saxophones; John Hamilton, Jack Crowley, and Cavanaugh on tenor saxophones; Joe Koch on baritone saxophone; Arnold Ross on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Billy Hadnott on bass; Lee Young on drums; and Dan Lube on viola), records the titles "Many Happy Returns Of The Day", "You've Gotta See Mama Every Night", "Was That The Human Thing To Do?", and (without the brass players) "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Many Happy Returns Of The Day" as a single (Capitol 15137) with "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" (recorded on November 26, 1947) on the flipside, "You've Gotta See Mama Every Night" as a single (Capitol 497) with "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (also recorded on November 26, 1947) on the flipside, and "Was That The Human Thing To Do?" and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40066).
1947 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombones, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, George Weidler and Frank Pappalardo on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Jack Costanzo on bongos, and Salvador Armenta on maracas) record the titles "Monotony" and "Cubana" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Monotony" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79). "Cubana" was rejected, and the take's continued existence (unlikely) is unlisted.
1949 - Pete Daily (on cornet) and His Chicagoans (Warren Smith on trombone; Stan Story on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar; Phil Stephens and Country Washburne on tuba; and George Defebaugh on drums) record the tracks "Minnie The Mermaid", "Original Dixie One Step", "Daily Rag", and "Careless Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except "Daily Rag" on the band's eponymous album "Pete Daily's Dixieland Band" (T 183) and issues "Daily Rag" as a single (Capitol 805) with "Big Brass Horn Blues" on the flip side.
1950 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Harbor Lights", with "Nevertheless" on the flipside, debuts on Billboard's singles chart where it will spend 15 weeks, peaking at #15
1950 - Gordon MacRae, with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks with "Use Your Imagination", "I Am Loved", "You Died Your Hair Chartreuse" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]), and "Honky Tonk 10 Cent Dance" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 1289) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1317).
1950 - Marisha Data and The Polish Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Raindrops-Waltz", "Falling Leaves-Waltz", "Johnnie Is Not For Me-Polka" and "Goodnight-Waltz" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1333) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2238).
1950 - Steve Adamczyk and His Hungry Five (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Ballroom Polka", "Strollin' In The Forest-Polka", "Ridin' High Polka" and "Around And Around-Oberek" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Polka!" (T 805).
1951 - Eddie Dean (on vocals) with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Tears On My Guitar", "The Lord's Prayer" and "Beloved Enemy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 1915) with "Blue Wedding Bells" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1842).
1951 - At the first of two days of sessions at radio station KSOO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Rod Morris (aka Rodney "Rod" Morris, on vocals and guitar) and His Missourians (listed as probably Bob "Birdy" Birdsong and Jackie Bush on electric guitar; Bill Schlotter on steel guitar; Russ Cox on bass; and Johnny Cox on drums) record the tracks "Honey, Honey, Honey", "Drunkard's Blues", "Cry Baby Blues", and "I Fell Like A Wreck". Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1946) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1882).
1952 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Charles Romo (aka Chuy Reyes) conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Blue Skies", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Dinah" at the first session and the titles "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "Thou Swell", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "Smiles" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles from the first session, except "Sometimes I'm Happy", on the compilation album "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), "Sometimes I'm Happy" on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), "Do You Ever Think Of Me" also on "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), "Thou Swell" on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), and "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "Smiles" on the album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Songs For Harmonizing" (T 472).
1952 - Alexander Borisoff and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Cumba-Malta (Call Of The Andes)", "Ripui (Farewell)", "Incacho (Royal Anthem)", "Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Yma Sumac will later record vocal overdubs for "Cumba-Malta (Call Of The Andes)" on October 26, 1952, "Ripui (Farewell)" on December 2, 1952, "Incacho (Royal Anthem)" on December 2 and 17, 1952, and "Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)" on November 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles Sumac and Moises Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (FBF-423).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist and guitarist Owen Perry, with Billy Peters on fiddle; Bernie Harkness on piano; Jimmy Day on steel guitar; Don Davis on bass; and Ace Lewis on drums, record the titles "No Strings Attached", "Play Like You Love Me", "All Dressed Up With No Place To Go" and "Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree" at KWKH Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Capitol Records will issue "Play Like You Love Me" and "All Dressed Up With No Place To Go" together as a single (Capitol 2751) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other two titles.
1954 - Freddie Hart (on vocals and guitar with ) records the tracks "I'm Going Out To The Front Porch And Cry", "Please Don't Tell Her" and "Oh, Heart Let Her Go" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2991) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3090) with "Miss Lonely Heart" on the flip side.
1954 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Ruby" (with Bobby Hackett on trumpet), "Sweet Lorraine", "Cherry" and "Sweet Sue, Just You" (with Hackett again on trumpet) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (H-570).
1955 - Dakota Staton, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to The Felix Slatkin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Morning, Noon and Night", "It Feels So Nice", "Weak For the Man", "A Dangerous Age", and "How High The Moon" (with only the trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums in accompaniment) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on the album "" (T 1170), the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 3293) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3361) with "How High The Moon" on the flipside.
1957 - Danny Kaye, with Walter Scharf conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!", "Colored Kisses", "Crazy Barbara", and "I'm Hiding" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except for the version of "Crazy Barbara" recorded at this session which remains unissued, on Kaye's album "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!" (T 937). A new take of "Crazy Barbara" will be recorded on October 25, 1957, and also issued on Kaye's album "Mommy Gimmie A Drink A Water"
1957 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) with Carmen Dragon conducting, record the titles "La Cucaracha", "Carnival Of Venice" and Rubenstein's "Romance In E Flat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "La Cucaracha" and "Carnival Of Venice" on the orchestra's album "A World Of Music - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8412) and "Romance In E Flat" on the orchestra's album "Serenade - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8413).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on electric bass; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record one false start and two full takes of "I Might Have Known", two false starts, one incomplete take and two takes of "Important Words", "My Baby Don't 'Low" and "Over The Rainbow" (with Clifton Simmons on celeste) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first full take of "I Might Have Known" and "My Baby Don't 'Low" on the group's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207) and the false start of "I Might Have Known", the incomplete take and the final take of "Important Words" and "Over The Rainbow" on the 6 CD box set "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2). Rockstar Records issues the remaining takes on the album "Important Words" (RSR-LP1020) in England.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Dorothy Donnegan, with unlisted bass and drum players, records the titles "After You've Gone", "Body And Soul", "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" and "It's All Right With Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Donnegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, records Handel's "Water Music Suite" and Haydn's "Symphony Number 94 'Surprise'" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "HANDEL - Water Music Suite/HAYDN - Symphony N°94 'Surprise'" (P-8495).
1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Baker (on organ with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Lullaby Of Broadway", "Londonderry Air", "Riders In The Sky", and "Beyond The Blue Horizon" at the first session and "Granada", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Two Guitars" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker's Dozen" (T 1363).
1959 - Sonny James (on vocals with Hubbard Atwood directing Pete Jolly on piano; Tommy Tedesco on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; Roy Harte on drums; Herman Clebanoff, James Getzoff, Ben Gill, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaefer, and Gerald Vinci on violin; The Jack Halloran Singers [vocal chorus with unlisted lineup]) records the tracks "Till Tomorrow", "Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall", and "I Forgot More than You'll Ever Know" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (F4307). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on James' 6 CD box set "Young Love The Early Years 1952 -1962" (BCD 16373).
1959 - The King Sisters (Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King) record the track "Swing Medley: Do You Ever Think Of Me/Rain/Pagan Love Song/The Moon Is Low/I Never Knew/Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo/Taking A Chance On Love/Stompin' At The Savoy/Lullaby In Rhythm/You Stepped Out Of A dream/At Sundown/My Blue Heaven/You Stepped Out Of A Dream/At Sundown/Just Squeeze Me/Temptation/My Blue Heaven" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the sisters' album "Baby, They're Singing Our Song" (T 1333).
1959 - George Shearing on piano and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) records the tracks "I Could Write A Book" and "Sleepy Manhattan" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hey Jose Gonzales", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "Pastor Present" and "A-Tisket A-Tasket" in Los Angeles, California.
1960 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and [listed as possibly] vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) record the tracks "I've Already Started", "I Ain't Down Yet", "Keep-A-Hoppin'" at the first session and "Beautiful People Of Denver" and "Chick-A-Pen" at the second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Jones' album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1532).
1961 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocal; Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocal; Glen Larson on baritone vocal; and Ed Cobb on bass vocal) with Lincoln Mayorga directing a studio orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Seine" and "Once Around The Block" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4659).
1961 - The Edsels (George Jones Jr., Larry Greene, James Reynolds, Harry Greene, Marshall Sewell on vocals), with Teacho Wiltshire conducting the orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and [unlisted] two trumpet, piano, two guitar, bass, drum and percussion players) record the tracks "Don't You Feel", "Shake, Shake Sherry", "If Your Pillow Could Talk", and "Shaddy Daddy Dip Dip". Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 4836) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4675).
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #5 on Billboard Music Week magazine's 150 Best Selling Monaural LPs chart and #8 on its 50 Best Selling Stereo LPs chart. Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #2 on the magazine's Easy Listening chart, #3 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart, #7 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 and Hot R&B charts, #8 in Britain according to New Musical Express magazine, and #14 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California. Also, Nat "King" Cole does scenes in Hollywood, California with Vittorio Sala and Dean Martin for "Songs Around The World".
1962 - During two shows held this night at The Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California, Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals), with André Persiany on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, John Brown on bass, and Danny Farrar on drums, records the titles "It's All Right With Me", "Basin Street Blues", "From This Moment On" at the first show and "All Of You", "Tin Roof Blues", and "Lullaby Of Birdland" at the second show. Capitol Records recorded both shows and will issue all the titles on Jones' album "And Now In Person" (T 1948).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love on saxophone and vocals; Brian Wilson on keyboards, synthesizer, and vocals; Carl Wilson on guitar and vocals; Dennis Wilson on drums and vocals; and Al Jardine on vocals), with unlisted session musicians, record two versions of the track "Little Saint Nick" and do an edit of the first version as well as recording "The Lord's Prayer" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first version on the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (T 2164) which has overdubs that add glockenspiel, celeste and sleigh bells to the recording that do not appear on the single version (Capitol 5096) which the label issues with "The Lord's Prayer" on the flipside and later became the flipside of "Frosty The Snowman" on a Capitol Records Starline single (Capitol 6277). Capitol Records also issued all the tracks recorded at this session on the CD version of the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (7-95084-2). There have also been two different stereo mixes created by Capitol since 1992.
1965 - The Beatles begin recording the track "We Can Work It Out" for their soundtrack album "Help!" in Studio 2 at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England with producer George Martin, recording engineer Norman Smith, and second engineer Geoff Emerick. Sessions for the track will finish on October 29, 1965. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 5555) in The United States Of America with "Day Tripper" on the first side.
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Yesterday", with "Act Naturally" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1966 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Joe Zawinul on piano and electric piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums) record the titles "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Games", "Fun", "The Sticks", "Hippodelphia", "Sack O' Woe", "Lavender Woman", Midnight Mood" and "In The Good Old Summertime" live in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California which has been decorated as a nightclub and has an audience sitting at the tables. Capitol Records issues the first six titles on the quintet's album "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At 'The Club'" (T 2663) and has yet to issue the recordings of the last three tracks from this session.
1966 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys track "Heroes And Villains" in Los Angeles,
1966 - Rubin Mitchell (on piano), with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "My Liza Jane", "Flamingo", "What Now, My Love", "Cherish", and "My Love Forgive Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
California. Capitol Records issues the final track on the band's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
1967 - Vocalists Tony Sandler and Ralph Young, with Bob Bain directing the rhythm accompaniment performed by unlisted musicians, record the titles "Yellow Days", "It's All Right With Me", "It's The Sunshine Days" and "Harmonize" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (ST 2854).
1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Big In Vegas" with "White Satin Sheets" on the flipside
1969 - Apple Records release John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "The Wedding Album" and The Plastic Ono Band's single "Cold Turkey" that has a picture sleeve whose front is an X-Ray of a skull wearing Lennon's round wire-rimmed glasses, with "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)" on the flipside. Both releases are distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Dream Lover", "For Your Love", "Don't You Know" and "Medley: Traces/Memories" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390).
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Peggy Lee's tracks "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" and "Don't Smoke In Bed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
California. Capitol Records issues the final track on the band's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
1972 - Glen Campbell, with a session orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, records the titles "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)", "I Believe In Christmas", "New Snow On The Roof", and "On This Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issues "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)" and "On This Road" together as a single (Capitol 3548) and "I Believe In Christmas" and "New Snow On The Roof" together as a single (Capitol 3509).
1975 - At three session held this day in Studio B at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee James Talley (on accordion, guitar, and vocals with Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Rick Durrett on piano and electric piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Steve Blailock on electric and acoustic guitar; Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Doyle Grisham on steel, acoustic, and electric guitar; Steve Mendell on upright and electric bass; Karl Himmel on drums and percussion; Chris Laird on drums; and Dave Gillon, Steve Mendell, and Jim Rooney on harmony vocals) records the tracks "Forty Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues" and "Give My Love To Marie" at the first session, "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again" and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne" at the second session, and "She Tries Not To Cry" and "Tryin' Like The Devil" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1976 - Mel McDaniel records the tracks "A Little More Country", "Honky Tonk Lady", and "All The Sweet" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4373) and "Honky Tonk Lady" as a single (Capitol 4430) with "Gentle To Your Senses" on the flipside.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with unlisted session musicians, records the track "It's Been You All The Time" at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1980 - Eve Moon records the titless "Just One Dance" and "Rhythm And Booze" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Moon's eponymous album "Eve Moon" (ST-12132).
1980 - Juice Newton (with unlisted session musicians) records the titles "Shot Full Of Love", "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" at Soundcastle Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Newton's album "Juice" (ST-12136).
1981 - Minnie Riperton, with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Lover And Friend", "Young, Willing And Able", "Can You Feel What I'm Saying", "Moment With Minnie #1", and "Another Moment With Minnie (Moment With Minnie #2)" during a live performance in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Riperton's album "The Best Of Minnie Riperton" (ST-12189).
1981 - The Dramatics (Ron Banks, Willie Ford, Larry Demps, keyboardist James Mack Brown, L.J. Reynolds, and Leonard "Lenny" Mayes) record the tracks "It's A Dramatic Music", "Treat Me Right", "I Can't Stand It", "I Believe In You", "Live It Up", "She's My Kind Of Girl", "I Didn't Want To Lose Your Love", and "Night Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the band's album "New Dimension" (ST-12205).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Merle Travis (born Merle Robert Travis), singer, songwriter ("Sixteen Tons", "Dark as a Dungeon", etc.), guitarist ("Travis picking"), Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, actor, and Capitol Records artist (1946-1968), dies at age 65 at a hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his Tahlequah, Oklahoma home the day before. His body is later cremated and his ashes scattered around a memorial erected to him near Drakesboro, Kentucky.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - During two sessions held this day at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York, guitarist Earl Klugh, with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone; Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards; Ronnie Foster on keyboards; Eric Gale on guitar; Charlie Meeks and Phil Upchurch on electric bass; Ron Carter on bass; James Bradey Jr. on drums; and other unlisted musicians, using arrangements by Don Sebesky, records the title "Right From The Start" at the first session and the title "Take It From The Top" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" on CD for the first time
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Duran Duran, as part of a nine-city Caravan Club tour, perform in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood, California.
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Deana Carter's album "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" which she co-produced with Chris Farren

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Tenor Saxophonist Hank Mobley (with Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums) records the tracks "Gettin' Into Something", "Tune Up", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", and "Darn That Dream" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey with producer Alfred Lion for Blue Note Records. Blue Note's catalog was sold to Liberty Records which was sold to EMI Music, the parent company of Capitol Records. Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions" (MQ10-181 on vinyl and MD6-181 on CD)
1982 - Marty Balin records the title "When Love Comes" for EMI America. No location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or if it has been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company Universal Music Group.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - General Douglas MacArthur, who later would have recordings of some of his speeches released on a Capitol Records album, returns to the Philippines fulfilling a promise to its residents
1962 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Parrot Records (a subsidiary of London Records) single "Monster Mash", with "Monster Mash Party" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Both titles on the single were arranged and produced by Gary Paxton and originally released on his GARPAX label which Pickett took around to radio stations to build interest before he was signed to Parrot.
1964 - Before his clients, The Beatles, give two performances at the Caird Hall, Dundee, England, their manager, Brian Epstein, produces his first recording session. The session, held at IBC Studios, London, England, is for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, whose drummer had been Ringo Starr before he joined The Beatles (Ringo is at this session but doesn't play on it). Rory (aka Alan Caldwell)'s sister Iris had been George Harrison's first girlfriend when they were 14. The group recorded the titles "America" from the U.S. musical "West Side Story" (which would be the A-Side of the group's only released single), a cover of The Everly Brothers' "Since You Broke My Heart" (which would be the single's flipside), as well as "Ubangi Stomp" and "I'll Be There". There's an online reference to other titles being recorded at the session. If anyone knows for sure if any additional tracks were recorded, and what they were, please leave a comment.
1977 - The band Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes, killing six band members and backup singers

Friday, October 19, 2018

OCTOBER 19, 2018

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

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

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

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