Sunday, July 05, 2020

JULY 5, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
85 Years Ago Today In 1935 - Richard Levitt, countertenor soloist with the Capitol Records group The Roger Wagner Chorale (1964) is born in Los Angeles, California
1943 - Robbie Robertson, a guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records group The Band, and a solo artist, is born Jaime Robert Robertson in Toronto, Canada

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Cootie Williams and His Orchestra (Williams and Bob Merrill on trumpet and vocals; E. V. Perry, Otis Gamble, and Billy Ford on trumpet' Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet and vibraphone' Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Julius "Hawkshaw" Watson on trombone; Rupert Cole and Daniel Williams on alto saxophone; Chuck Clarke and Edwin Johnson on tenor saxophone; Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone; Arnold Jarvis on piano; Pee Wee Tinney on guitar; Norman Keenan on bass; and Butch Ballard on drums) record the tracks "Wrong Neighborhood", "Piney Brown's Gone", "I May Be Easy But I'm No Fool" (all with vocals by just Bob Merrill), the instrumental "Vibraphobia", and "Let's Do The Whole Thing Or Nothing At All" (with vocals by just Cootie Williams) at WMCA Studios in New York City. Capitol Records will release "Wrong Neighborhood" as a single (#289) with "Let's Do The Whole Thing Or Nothing At All" on the flip side, and "I May Be Easy But I'm No Fool" as a single (#314) with "Ain't Got No Blues Today" (recorded September 11, 1946) on the flip side. The remaining tracks will finally be released in 1997 on Mosaic Records box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Session".
1947 - Red Ingle and The Natural Seven (with vocals by Cinderella G. Stump aka Jo Stafford)'s Capitol Records single "Tim-Tay-Shun" (aka "Temptation) enters the top 5 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart at #5
1949 - Capitol Records artist Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart) sings "Object Of My Affection" on "Command Performance" with Shirley Ross, Errol Garner, Arthur Stevens and Mark Stevens
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Mel Blanc overdubbed his vocals, using a script adaptation by Alan Livingston, on to instrumental tracks recorded June 29, 1950 by arranger Billy May, who conducted the orchestra, for the titles "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat" and "Yosemite Sam" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles together as a single (Capitol 1360) which will go on to be Blanc's biggest seller for the label.
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Vocalist Margaret Whiting, with pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Funny Bunny Hug" and, with additional vocals by Gillette & The Peppers (lineup unlisted), the titles "Let's Do It Again" and "Closer, Closer, Closer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Let's Do It Again" as a single with "Friendly Star" (recorded July 7, 1950) on the flipside and has yet to issue "Funny Bunny Hug" or "Closer, Closer, Closer".
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Bandleader and trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Woody Fansler, Chuck Mederios, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield on trumpet and trombone, Tom Oblak and Bob Quatsoe on trombones, Dick
Reynolds on trombone, Earl Bergman on alto saxophone, Steve Cole on clarinet and alto saxophone, Tom Arthur and Bob Tricarico on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto and bass saxophones, Ray Browne on piano, Danny Gregus on guitar, Al Simi on bass, and Buddy Lowell on drums) records the titles "Skycoach", "Harlem Nocturne", and "Dixie Doodle" with vocals by Gene Reynolds and The Skyliners (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by George Williams and, with Betty Holliday on vocals and arrangements by Dick Reynolds, the titles "I'm Gonna Tell My Mommy On You" and "Marshmallow World" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Skycoach" as a single (Capitol 1131) with "Can Anyone Explain No No No" (recorded July 6, 1950) on the flipside, "Harlem Nocturne" as a single (Capitol 1249) with "My Heart Is Out Of Town" (recorded August 20, 1950) on the flipside, "Dixie Doodle" as a single (Capitol 1169) with "All Of A Sudden" (recorded July 6, 1950) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "I'm Gonna Tell Mommy On You" and "Marshmallow World".
1952 - Jane Froman (with orchestra conducted by Sid Feller)'s Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is still #14, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" (with "What Does It Take" on the flipside) debuts on the top 20 at #16, Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s Capitol Records single "Take My Heart" (with "I Never Cared" on the flipside) debuts at #17, and Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Smoke Rings" (with "In The Good Old Summertime" on the flipside) debuts at #20  on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart.
1956 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and base; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass), with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Uan Rasey, Ray Triscari, Joe Triscari, Buddy Childers, and Mannie Klein on trumpets, Jack Marshall on guitar, Milt Raskin on piano, Don Simpson on bass, and Frank Carlson on drums), record the titles "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Someone Like You" and the first rejected take of "For Sentimental Reasons" at the first session, and a second take of "For Sentimental Reasons" (which will remain unissued until it appears on Mosaic Records' 2000 box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Sessions April 1950-July 1960"), "Got A Date With An Angel", "Goodnight Sweetheart", and "Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Someone Like You", "Got A Date With An Angel", "Goodnight Sweetheart", and "Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)" on the group's album "The Four Freshman And Five Trumpets".
1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #30 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart
1959 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "To Whom It May Concern" is #45 on The Billboard magazine's Top LPs - Best Selling Monophonic LPs chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole", with pianist Ralph Carmichael conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Away In A Manger", "I Saw Three Ships" with no orchestra, "Silent Night" with the orchestra, and "The First Noel" also without the orchestra in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "The Magic Of Christmas" (W/SW 1444).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Vocalist Mark Murphy, with Bill Holman conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Jimmy Rowles on piano and unlisted other musicians playing trumpets, saxophones, guitar, bass, and drums) records the titles "Put The Blame On Mame" with uncredited female voices, "My Gal's Come Back", "Playing The Field" with Murphy also whistling, "Swingin' On A Star", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", and "Heart And Soul" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mark Murphy and Bill Holman's Orchestra's album "Playing The Field" (T/ST 1458).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - The George Shearing Quintet (Eddie Costa on vibraphones, George Shearing on piano, Dick Garcia on guitar, and listed as probable George Duvivier on bass and Walter Bolden on drums) records the titles "On Green Dolphin Street", "Let's Live Again", and "Ghost Of Yesterday" with vocalist Nancy Wilson and the instrumental "Whisper Not" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Let's Live Again" on George Shearing and Nancy Wilson's album "The Swinging's Mutual" (T/ST 1524) and all the titles on the CD "The George Shearing Quintet With Nancy Wilson" (5-97935-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - At two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Jackie Gleason conducts a large orchestra (lineup unlisted but featuring woodwinds and two trumpets) as they record the titles "Will You Still Be Mine" and "How High The Moon" at the first session and the titles "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "By Myself" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents: The Gentle Touch" (W/SW 1519).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Capitol Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack of "Bells Are Ringing" which stars Judy Holliday and Capitol Records artist Dean Martin and The Charlie Barnet Quartet's album "Jazz Oasis" (ST 1403).
1963 - Pianist George Shearing (along with Gary Burton on vibraphone, Ron Anthony on guitar, Gene Cherico on bass, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Armando Peraza on congas), begins the first of two straight days of live sets at The Blackhawk, in San Francisco, California which will be recorded and released by Capitol Records on the album "Rare Form".
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Organist Eddie Lund and an uncredited quartet record the titles "Pearly Shells", "Blue Coral Sea", "Bora Bora", "Tahiti Is Blue", "Island Angel", "The Far Land", "Lovely Hula Girls", "Blue Hawaii", "Mareva", "Lovely Lotus Flower", "Hinano Lei", and "How High The Moon" at an unlisted studio. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Lund's album "Mai Tai Time" (T/ST 5001).
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Only You (Can Break My Heart)" with "Gonna Have Love" on the flipside and The Beach Boys' album "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)"
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' compilation album "Best Of The Beach Boys" as well as Peter & Gordon's compilation album "The Best Of Peter & Gordon" on it's The Star Line subsidiary
1967 - Mariano Moreno, with unlisted others, records the titles "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "Windy", "Up, Up And Away", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Moreno's album "Mariano Moreno And The Unbelievables" (T/ST 2831).
1967 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with Dick Hazard conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Just One Smile", "I Have Love", "No Other Love", and "For All We Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "No Other Love" as a single by Jim Pike (Capitol 2203) with "Holly" (recorded January 20, 1968) on the flipside and have yet to issue the other three titles.
1967 - The Beach Boys record the title "She's Goin' Bald" (originally titled "Untitled #1") in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
1967 - Vocalist Kay Adams, with Cliffie Stone and His Group (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Alcohol & Tears", "I Let A Stranger (Buy The Wine)", "The Day You Left Me", and "Close Up The Honky Tonk" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "I Let A Stranger (Buy The Wine)" on August 5, 1967, Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Adams' album "Alcohol & Tears" (ST 5087).
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for the soundtrack of "Albert Peckingpaw's Revenge", aka "Jennie, Wife/Child", which includes Don Epperson's titles "Gonna Have A Good Time", "Lord Have Mercy On Me", "Please Mrs. Peckingpaw", and "Revenge", Davie Allan And The Arrows' titles "Mario's Theme", "Lulu's World", and "Peckinpaw's Theme", Lydia Marcelle's "My Birthday Suit", Jimmy August's "Tender Grass", and Jan Sweet's title "Love Me Now And Forever". Sidewalk Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on the soundtrack album "Albert Peckinpaw's Revenge" (ST-5907).
1969 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Working Man Blues" enters the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1970 - At the International Pop Festival in Atlanta, Georgia Grand Funk Railroad's (Mark Farner and keyboard, guitar, and vocals, Mel Schacher on bass, and Don Brewer on drums and vocals) performance of the titles "Are You Ready", "Paranoid", "In Need", "Heartbreaker", "Inside Looking Out", "Mean Mistreater", "Mark Says Alright", "T.N.U.C.", "Into The Sun", "Introduction" and "Words Of Wisdom" are recorded. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Live Album" (SWBB-633).
1972 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, record the titles "Sandman", "Maybe We Should" and "Everything That Touches You" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on July 10 and 25, 1972 and August 2, 1972, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Spin Away" (SW-11124).
1972 - Capitol Records purchases the masters Goose Creek Symphony (lineup unlisted)'s titles "Mary", "Cindy", and "Tulsa Turnaround" but have yet to issue any of the titles.
1977 - Richard Torrance, with unlisted others, records the titles "Main Squeeze" and "Keep On Running" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1977 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Fire Down Below" and "Your Place Or Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Fire Down Below" on Juice Newton And Silver Spur's album "Come To Me" (ST-11682) and has yet to issue "Your Place Or Mine".
1977 - Lee Clayton, with unlisted others, records the title "Tequila Is Addictive" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Clayton's album "Border Affair" (ST-11751).
1983 - Harry James, a trumpeter, bandleader, actor and Capitol Records artist (1955-1958), dies of lymphatic cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 67 just nine days after his last concert appearance held in Los Angeles, California
35 Years Ago Today In 1985 - W.A.S.P. records the title "Widowmaker" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "The Last Command" (ST-12435).
1987 - Heart's Capitol Record single "Alone" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1992 - A bus carrying the Capitol Records band Helix, as well as its roadies, goes off the road near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and plunges down a 40-foot precipice. Two roadies were seriously injured and the band's bassist Daryl Gray escaped with minor injuries, but the band's guitarist and co-founding member Paul Hackman was killed at age 39
2006 - Eight days after it's scheduled release, the 30th anniversary edition of The Steve Miller Band's album "Fly Like An Eagle" still isn't in stores.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s BBS Records single "Here In My Heart" is #3 down from #2 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart.
1952 - Gerry Mulligan (with Chet Baker on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Joe Mondragon on bass) records two sides for Pacific Jazz. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Pacific Jazz's catalog.
1954 - The Bob Brookmeyer Quartet (Brookmeyer on valve trombone, John Williams on piano, Bill Anthony on bass, and Frank Isola on drums) record the tracks "Liberty Belle", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "Traditional Blues" with Brookmeyer producing and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey for their self-titled album released by Pacific Jazz Records, whose catalog is now owned by Capitol Records
1962 - Dinah Washington, with arranger Don Costa, records the tracks "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "My Devotion", " If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Our Love" (which Roulette Records will release on the album "In Love"), "It's A Mean Old Man's World" (which will appear on the Roulette Records album "Back to the Blues", and "Was It Like That?" (which will also be on the album "In Love") at Bell Sound, in New York City, New York. EMI Music Group currently owns Roulette's catalog and re-releases the albums on the Capitol Jazz label, a division of Blue Note Records, which is a division of Capitol Music Group.
45 Years AGo Today In 1975 - Pink Floyd, The Steve Miller Band, and Captain Beefheart perform at a live concert at the Knebworth Festival in Hertfordshire, England
1978 - The City of Los Angeles declares The Pantages Theatre a historic landmark. Capitol Records would store items in space below the theatre and, in one instance, used one of its staircases leading up from the basement, which had a great view of The Capitol Tower, for a publicity photoshoot for The Beach Boys
1981 - Capitol Records group America joins Three Dog Night, former Liberty Records duo Jan and Dean, and John Sebastian in commemorating The Beach Boys' twentieth anniversary with a concert on a barge next to The Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California. The concert is hosted by Wolfman Jack and broadcast via satellite worldwide.
1982 - Michael Johnson, with unlisted others, records the title "City Of Angels" in an unlisted location. EMI-America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the title on Johnson's album "Lifetime Guarantee" (SN-16390).
2001 - Ernie K-Doe (aka Ernest Kador, Jr.), who scored a #1 in 1961 with the Minit Records single "Mother-In-Law", written by Allen Toussaint and with "Wanted" on the flip side, dies at age 65 and, after a traditional jazz funeral, was interred in the 200-year-old Duval tomb in Saint Louis Cemetery #2, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit Records' catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - 19-year-old Elvis Presley records the title "That's All Right (Mama)" at his first session at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Sun Records will issue the title as a single two weeks later on July 19, 1954, with "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" (also recorded during this two-day session, along with the titles "I Love You Because" and "Harbor Lights") on the flipside.
1976 - At approximately 9:00 a.m. I met my future wife, Kristine Heimback, on the first day of a summer school musical theater class taught by Bernie Green at Amherst Central Junior High School. She was going to Bishop Neumann High School.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

MARCH 8, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
75 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Mickey Dolenz, motion picture and television actor, director, singer, musician, member of the groups The Monkees and the Capitol Records group Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, and Hart, is born George Michael Dolenz in Tarzana, California
1957 - Clive Burr, a drummer and a member of the Capitol Records group Iron Maiden (1979-1983), is born in England. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1945 - The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records single "Dream", with "Tabby The Cat" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1946 - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and his orchestra's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, is #1 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most-Played On The Air chart for the week ending March 8, 1946.
1949 - Frank Morgan (best known as The Wizard in the M-G-M motion picture "The Wizard Of Oz") signs with Capitol Records where he'll narrate the children's record "Gossamer Wump"
1951 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums, records the titles "I'm Lonesome For You", "Let Me Change Your Name", "No Parking Here", and "Boogie Woogie Fever" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 1821) with "It's No Use Talkin' Baby" (recorded February 2, 1951) on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 1943) with "I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart" (recorded June 11, 1951) on the flipside and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1508).
1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Just One Of Those Things" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #28 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart, #34 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California and #55 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides singles chart.
1953 - Trumpet player and bandleader Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Bruce Brukert, Darryl Campbell, Ray Triscari, and Dale Turner also on trumpets, Sy Berger, Vince Forrest, Ken Schrudder, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinets and alto saxophones, Tom Loggia and Bob Tricarico on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone and also on alto saxophone, Dave Sills on piano, Danny Perri on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums), using arrangements by George Williams, record the titles "Bunny Hop" with vocals by Jo Ann Greer, Marcie Miller, Ray Anthony, and The Skyliners (lineup unlisted), "Birth Of The Blues", and, with vocals again by Jo Ann Greer, Marcie Miller, Ray Anthony, and The Skyliners, "The Hokey Pokey", and "Ever Since You Went Away" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "The Bunny Hop" and "The Hokey Pokey" together as a single (Capitol 2427), "The Birth Of The Blues" on possibly a Special Markets album with an unknown title (SL-6916), and has yet to issue "Ever Since You Went Away".
1958 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Pete Candoli on trumpets,  Walt Benson, Joe Howard, and Si Zentner on trombones, Murray McEachern also on trombone and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt also on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and also on alto saxophone, Babe Russin and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophones, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gifford and Larry Wagner, as they record the titles "Symphony In Riffs" in the style of Gene Krupa, "Boogie Woogie On The St. Louis Blues" in the style of Earl Hines, "Huckleberry Duck" in the style of Raymond Scott, "After Hours" in the style of Erskine Hawkins, and "720 In The Books" in the style of Jan Savitt in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Huckleberry Duck" on the album "Sounds Of The Great Bands" (W/SW 1022) and "Huckleberry Duck" on the album "Sounds Of The Great Bands, Volume 2" (ST 1067), with both albums credited to Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra.
1958 - The George Shearing Quintet (George Shearing on piano, Emil Richards on vibraphones, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, and Armando Peraza on congas) perform the titles "Lullaby Of Birdland", East Of The Sun", "September In The Rain", "On The Street Where You Live", "Roses Of Picardy", "Little Niles", "I'll Remember April", "Pick Yourself Up", "Little White Lies", "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid", "Caravan", and "Nothing But De Best" at a live concert held at Claremont College in Claremont, California which was recorded by Capitol Records which will issue all the titles, except "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Pick Yourself Up", and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" which remain unissued, on the album "Shearing On Stage! - Live Jazz Concert By The George Shearing Quintet" (T/ST 1187).
1958 - During two sessions held this day in Stage 7 of The Goldwyn Studios in Los Angeles, California, Erich Leinsdorf conducts The Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record ballet highlights from Saint-Saens "Bacchanale (from 'Sampson Et Dalila')" and Wagner's "Venusberg Music (from 'Tannhäuser')" at the first session and ballet highlights from Verdi's "Ballabile (from 'Aïda')" and "Dance Of The Moorish Slaves (from 'Aïda')", Ponchielli's "DanceOf The Hours (from 'La Gioconda')", and Rossini's "Passo A Sei (from 'William Tell')" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Ballet Highlights From The Opera" (G/SG-8488).
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Tadd Dameron, pianist, arranger, bandleader, and Capitol and Blue Note Records artist, born Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron in Cleveland, Ohio, dies of cancer at age 48 in New York City, New York.
1968 - The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts on guitar, rest of the lineup unlisted) records the titles "Spooky", "Shifty", and "The Girls From Spain (Por Que Te Quiero Tanto)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Out Of Sight But 'In' Sound" (ST 2901) as by Howard Roberts.
1968 - Vocalist Dick Miles, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just Beyond The Moon", "The Runt", "The Touch Of Her Hand", and "The Night Before" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Miles' album "The Last Goodbye"(ST 2925).
1969 - Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry's Capitol Records duet single "Let It Be Me", the flipside of "Little Green Apples", enters Billboard's Country singles chart
1973 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, records the titles "If Not For You", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", and "Someday Soon" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on March 13 and 14, 1973 for "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" and "Someday Soon" and on March 18, 1973 for "If Not For You", Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Campbell's album "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)" (SW-11185) and "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" as a single (Capitol 3735) with "Wherefore And Why" (recorded April 20, 1971) on the flipside.
1978 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "The Fightin' Side Of Me", with "Every Fool Has A Rainbow" on the flip side is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1983 - Vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, records the titles "SOS", "Stay With Me" (although listed in master files as from April 25, 1983), and "Wherever I'll Be" in Los Angeles California. Capitol Records will issue "SOS" and "Stay With Me" on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286). No issuing information is listed for "Wherever I'll Be".
1983 - Dayton (lineup unlisted) records the title "The Sound Of Music" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5327) with "Fast Lane" (recorded March 4, 1983) on the flipside and on the group's album "Feel The Music" (ST-12297).
1983 - Vocalist Ellen Shipley, with unlisted others, records the titles "Let Me Take You Under", "Stranded", and "Love's Out Of Line" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shipley's album "Call Of The Wild" (ST-12289).
1988 - Great White (lineup unlisted) performs the titles "Gonna Get Ya", "Money (That's What I Want)", "Since I've Been Lovin' You", "Face The Day", "All Over Now", and "Rock Me" at a live concert held at The Ritz in London, England that was recorded. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Since I've Been Lovin' You", on the band's album "Twice Shy/Live At The Marquee" (7-93636-1 on vinyl LP and 7-93636-2 on CD).
1989 - Don Dokken signs with Capitol Records
1991 - The group Mazzy Star signs with Capitol Records
1992 - Red Callender (born George Callender), bandleader (trio and sextette), string bass and tuba player, motion picture actor (1958's "St. Louis Blues" which starred Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole) and Capitol Records session musician who worked with Judy Garland, Nat "King" Cole and Art Tatum, dies in Saugus, California two days after his 76th birthday
1999 - Joe DiMaggio, Baseball Hall of Famer and Capitol Records artist, dies of complications from lung cancer surgery at his home in Hollywood, Florida at age 84 and is later interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California
2014 - Jerry Corbitt, a guitarist, a founding member of The Youngbloods, a record producer, and a Capitol Records artist (the 1971 album "Jerry Corbett"), dies at his home in Smiley, Texas after a long battle with lung cancer at age 71.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - Guitarist René Thomas, with Jacques Pelzer on soprano and alto saxophones and flute, Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Kenny Drew on piano, Gilbert Rovere on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums, records the titles "I Remember Sonny", "Theme For Freddy", "Theme", "Short Bridge", "Meeting", "B Like Bud", "Crepuscule With Nellie" as a guitar solo by Thomas, and "When I Fall In Love" without Pelzer at an unlisted studio in Paris, France for United Artists Records with producer George Wayne but all the titles were later scheduled to be issued by Blue Note Records but no issuing information is listed and online references say that the producer may have lost the tapes.
1968 - Organist John Patton, with Junior Cook on tenor saxophone, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Clifford Jarvis on drums, records the titles "Daddy James", "Early A.M.", "Minor Swing", "Dirty Fingers", "I Want To Go Out" without Cook on tenor saxophone, and "STring Bean" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Patton's album "That Certain Feeling" (BLP4281/BST84281).
1971 - Francis Wolffco-founder of Blue Note Records and a prolific photographer of the label's sessions, dies in New York City, New York at age 64. Blue Note is currently owned by Universal Music Group and is a division of Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Call Me" (written by Giorgio Moroder and the band's singer Debbie Harry), with Giorgio Moroder performing a version on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1987 - Huey Lewis & The News' Chrysalis single "Jacob's Ladder", with a live version of "Heart Of Rock 'N" Roll" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1994 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Suzy Bogguss's compilation album "Greatest Hits"

Friday, January 24, 2020

JANUARY 24, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1936 - Jack Scott, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1961-1964), is born Giovanni Dominico Scafone, Jr. in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
1939 - Ray Stevens, comedian, actor, singer, 1980 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, and Prep Records (1957, the label was a subsidiary of Capitol Records) and Capitol Records (1958) artist, is born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarksdale, Georgia
1941 - Neil Diamond, a singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1980 - the soundtrack to "The Jazz Singer" and 2014-present), is born Neil Leslie Diamond in Brooklyn, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "In The Moon Mist" and "Madame Butterball" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 243).
1947 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and Don Anderson on trumpet, Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombone, Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and a unidentified string section with six violins, two violas, a cello, and a harp) first vocalist Hal Derwin records the title "When Day Is Done" then vocalist Johnny Mercer records the title "Possum Song". Capitol Records will issue "When Day Is Done on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49) and Mosaic Records will issue "Possum Song" as part of the three-CD Mosaic Select set "Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
1947 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and unlisted others record ten unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
1948 - It's a Saturday and on this afternoon's episode of "King Cole Trio Time", being broadcast from WTAM's studios in Cleveland, Ohio, the trio performs "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "I Feel So Smoochie", "But Beautiful", "Pianissimo", "Your Red Wagon", "This Is My Night To Dream", "A-N-G-E-L Still Spells Mary", "Too Marvelous For Words" and "The Geek". The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue an electronic transcription disc of the episode. (King Cole Trio 39).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Using band tracks recorded on January 3 and 14, 1950 by Paul Weston and His Orchestra, vocalists Gordon MacRae and Lucille Norman overdub vocal tracks for the title "Wanting You", MacRae and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted) overdub vocal tracks for the title "Stout-Hearted Men", MacRae overdubs vocal tracks for the title "Marianne", and Norman overdubs vocal tracks for the title "One Kiss" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the album "'New Moon'/'The Vagabond King'" (EBF-217 on multidisc 7" set, H-217 on 10" album, and T 219 on 12" vinyl).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Vocalist and pianist Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, with Jimmy Richardson on bass and Red Saunders on drums, records the titles "Say, Little Girl", "Bouncing Ball Boogie", "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer", and "Christmas Boogie" in Detroit, Michigan. Capitol Records will issue "Say, Little Girl" and "Bouncing Ball Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 897) and "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Christmas Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 1259).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Vocalist and guitarist Leon Payne, with Ernie Hunter on fiddle, Cecil "Gig" Sparks on guitar, Frank Juricek on steel guitar and (listed as probably) J.T. "Tiny" Smith on bass, records the titles "I'm A Lone Wolf", "Did I Forget To Tell You?", "I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams", and "I Miss That Gal" in (listed as possibly) ACA Studios in Houston Texas. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Lone Wolf" and "I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams" together as a single (Capitol 920) and "Did I Forget To Tell You?" and "I Miss That Gal" together as a single (Capitol 1164).
1951 - The Ewing Sisters (vocalists Jeanne Ewing and Jolaine Ewing), with Van Alexander conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), recorded the titles "Fiddle Faddle" and the still unreleased takes of the titles "Old Man Of The Mountain", "Willow Will You Weep For Me", and Papagayu" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Fiddle Faddle" as a single (Capitol 1421) with "You've Been So Good To Me, Daddy" (recorded January 4, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Jimmie Skinner (on vocals and guitar), with Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin, Art Wooten on fiddle, and a uncredited guitarist and bass player, records the titles "Running Out Of Time", "Station Door Blues", "Falling Rain Blues", and "It's All The Same To Me" at radio station WROL's studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1413) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1476).
1952 - Vocalist Cathy Crosby, with additional vocals by Bob Crosby and with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Cathy" and "The Bucket Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 1988).
1952 - Vocalist Gisele MacKenzie, with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wishin'", "Goodbye Sweetheart", "Egbert, The Easter Egg", and Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wishin'" and "Goodbye Sweetheart" together as a single (Capitol 1983) and "Egbert, The Easter Egg" and "Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" together as a single (Capitol 1997).
1952 - During a split session in Los Angeles, California with Vic Schoen conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Bob Crosby records the titles "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" then Kay Starr records the titles "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String". Capitol Records has yet to issue "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" and issued "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String" on Starr's album "The Kay Starr Style" (T 363).
1953 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "Side By Side", with "Noah" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1953 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Franz Waxman conducts The Los Angeles Orchestral Society (lineup unlisted) as they record Tchaikovsky's "Romeo And Juliet Duet" using an arrangement by Taneieff with vocals by soprano Jean Fenn, contralto Katherine Hilgenberg, and tenor Raymond Manton at the first session and Gounod's "Non, Ce N'est Pas Le Jour (From 'Romeo Et Juliette', Act IV)" with vocals by contralto Katherine Hilgenberg. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "GOUNOD - Non, Ce N'est Pas Le Jour (From 'Romeo Et Juliette', Act IV)/TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo And Juliet Duet" (P-8189).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Jim and Jesse (Jim McReynolds on guitar and vocals and Jesse McReynolds on mandolin and vocals), with Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden on fiddle, George France on banjo, and Leslie Sandy on bass, record the titles "I'll Wear The Banner", "My Garden Of Love", "Tears Of Regret", and "I'll See You Tonight (In My Dreams)" at Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Wear The Banner" and "My Garden Of Love" together as a single (Capitol F3505) and all the titles on the duo's two-LP set "20 Great Songs By Jim & Jesse" (DTBB-264).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Soprano vocalist Maria Kurenko, with pianist Vsevolod Pastukhoff, records Prokofiev's "Five Poems OF Akhmatova: Sunlight In My Room, Tenderness Of Love, Thoughts Of The Sunlight, Greeting, and The Grey-Eyed King" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kurenko's album "Songs" (P-8310).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Pierre Michel Le Conte conducts The Orchestra of The Paris Opera (lineup unlisted) as they record Delibes' "Coppelia (Ballet Music)" in Paris, France for EMI. Capitol Records, after licensing the master, will issue the title on the album "DELIBES - Sylvia/Coppelia (Ballet Music)" (P-18001) as part of the label's Classical Import series.
1956 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record Wieniawski's "Mazurka, Op. 19, N° 2", Gluck-Kreisler's "Melodie", an unissued take of Nardini's "Larghetto", Chopin's "Nocturne In C Sharp Minor", and Stravinsky's "Russian Maiden Song" in Capitol Records' Studio A in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Larghetto" on Milstein's album "Milstein Miniatures" (P-8339). Capitol Records' catalog of classical music is currently released by Warner Music Group. Here's Side 1 and here's Side 2.
1956 - The George Shearing Quintet (Johnny Rae on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Bill Clark on drums) with Armando Peraza on congas and a string choir (lineup unlisted) arranged and conducted by Dennis Faron, record the titles "September Song""'Round Midnight""Starlight Hour", and "Autumn Leaves" in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. After an overdub is recorded for "'Round Midnight" on January 26, 1956, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "The Velvet Carpet" (T 720).
1957 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Eugene Lowell directing The Sid Bass Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Same Two Lips" and "There I Was In Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
1958 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Military Band (lineup unlisted) as they record the title "Reveille/The U. S. Field Artillery March", "U. S. Marines On Parade", "U. S. Air Force Song", and "Semper Paratus" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Slatkin's album "The Star-Spangled Banner And Themes Of Our Armed Forces" (EAP-1-1142 on 7" EP) and on The Military Band's, (conducted by Felix Slatkin) album "A Salute To The Services (W/SW 1056 on 12" LP).
1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Teen-Age Doll" and "Every Little Once In A While" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Teen-Age Doll" on the multi-artist compilation album "Everybody Rock!" (T 1025). Bear Family Records will issue "Every Little Once In A While" in Germany on the CD "Tommy Sands" (BCD 15643).
1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkunsy records the titles "Rêverie", "First And Second Arabesques", and "Poissons D'or" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Firkunsy's album "DEBUSSY By Firkusny" (P-8451).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and Thomas "Grady" Martin on electric guitars, Darrell McCall on rhythm guitar and harmony vocals, Ben Keith Schauefele on steel guitar, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums, records a new take of the title "I'll Be Alright (IN The Morning)" and the titles "Your Old Used To Be" with the addition of a string section (lineup unlisted) and "There's Not Any Like You Left" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the new take of "I'll Be Alright (In The Morning)" and "Your Old Used To Be" together as a single (Capitol F4351) and has yet to issue the take of "There's Not Any Like You Left" recorded at this session and a new take will be recorded on June 10, 1960 and will be issued as a single (Capitol F4410).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Alfred Wallenstein conducts The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record movements 1 and 4 of Rachmaninoff's "Symphony N° 2 In E Minor, Opus 27" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both movements on the orchestra's album "RACHMANINOFF - Symphony N° 2 in E Minor, Opus 27" (P/SP-8386).
1961 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with unlisted others, records the titles "His Love (Makes the World Go Round)", a as yet unissued take of the title "900 Pages Of 66 Books", the titles "Dark As A Dungeon" and a as yet unissued take of the titles "Four Feet Wide, Six Feet Long And Six Feet Deep" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "His Love (Makes The World Go Round)" and "Dark As A Dungeon" together as a single (Capitol 4531).
1962 - Violinist Nathan Milstein, with a chamber orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Vivaldi's "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, Third Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, First Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Second Movement", and "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Third Movement" in New York City, New York. Angel Records, then a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Milstein's album "" (S-36001). Angel Records catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
1962 - Future Parlophone and Capitol Records artists The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel
1966 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals) with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ronnell Bright on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles "Buster" Williams and Ralph Pena on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Catherine Gotthoffer on harp, and a string section with Edward Bergman, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Walter Edelstein, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Benny Gill, Dan Lube, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Ambrose Russo, Marshall Sosson, and Albert Sternberg on violins, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, and Sanford Schonbach on viola, and Armand Kaproff, David Pratt, Nino Rosso, and William Vandenburg on cello), records the titles "Try A Little Tenderness""Close Your Eyes""Too Late Now", and "Don't Go To Strangers" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Tender Lovin' Care" (T 2555).
1966 - The New Classic Singers (lineup unlisted) record "Bye Bye Blues", "A Taste Of Honey", "Yesterday", "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", "Lover's Concerto", and "The World's Greatest Lover (Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's eponymous album "The New Classic Singers" (T 2440).
1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The Bridge I Never Crossed", "General 'G'", and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "The Bridge I Never Crossed" as a single (Capitol 5938) and "General 'G'" and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" together as a single (Capitol 5852).
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home", with "Good Times" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1968 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, record the titles "Cabaret", "Welcome To My World", "Only You", and "There Goes My Everything" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Welcome To My World" which remains unissued, on Ford's album "World Of Pop & Country" (ST 2896).
1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangments by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Dick Hazard, records the titles "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Spooky", and "Wake Up Me Gentle" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 31, 1968 for the first three titles, Capitol Records will issue "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves" as a single and, with "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "Spooky" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865), and has yet to issue "Wake Up To Me Gentle".
1968 - The Chaparral Brothers (vocalists John and Paul Chaparral), with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "Standing In The Rain", "For The Last Time", and "Hart Times Come Easy For Me" and the titles "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind" and "Winner Take All" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Standing In The Rain" as a single (Capitol 2153), "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind" as a single (Capitol 2772), and all the titles on the brother's self-titled album "The Chaparral Brothers" (ST 2922).
1968 - Guitarist and vocalist Merle Travis, with unlisted others and using his own arrangments, records the titles "Cuddle Up A Little Closer", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", and "(Up The) Lazy River" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Cuddle Up A Little Closer" and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" on Travis' album "" (ST 2938) and has yet to issue "(Up The) Lazy River".
1972 - Bridge (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Leave Her", "Reason Why", "Before The Sun Goes Down", and "Where Does Your Love Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Reason Why" and "Where Does Your Love Go" and has yet to issue "Leave Her" and "Before The Sun Goes Down".
1973 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, record the titles "We Will Meet At The Ocean" and "Something To Believe In" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on February 2 and 5, 1973 for "We Will Meet At The Ocean" and on January 30, 1973 and February 5, 1973 for "Something To Believe In", Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "We Will Meet At The Ocean" on the group's album "Now And Forever" (SW-11319) and has yet to issue "Something To Believe In".
1973 - Vince Martin, with unlisted others, records the titles "Take Your Time", "Brother", "Roy's Song", "Leaving Song", "Honest Joe", "Catch Me, I'm Fallin'", "Fayetteville", "You Wonder Why", "Now She's Gone", and "Givers And Takers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's self-titled album "Vince Martin" (ST-11181).
1973 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitar, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and Kenneth Malone on drums, records the titles "Ruben James", "A Wound Time Can't Erase", and "Your Memory Comes And Gets Me" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will isssue "Your Memory Comes And Gets Me" as a single (Capitol 3599) and all the titles on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
1979 - Brian Wilson, a member of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys, divorces his wife, Marilyn Rovell
40 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Perry & Sanlin (Phil Perry and Kevin Sanlin), with unlisted others, record the title "With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4852) with "Just Want To Make You Happy" (recorded January 25, 1980) on the flipside and on the duo's album "For Those Who Love" (ST-12118).
1982 - Juice Newton's Capitol Records single "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", with "Ride 'Em Cowboy" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1983 - Vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, records the title "Love And Happiness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286)
1983 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Charles Calello, records the titles "Slippin' Away" and "Dirty Looks" at Sound Castle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Dirty Looks" as a single (Capitol 5289) and both titles on Newton's album "Dirty Looks" (ST-12294).
1986 - Gordon MacRae (born Albert Gordon MacRae), singer, Broadway, motion picture, and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1947-1969), dies of of pneumonia, the result of complications from cancer of the mouth and jaw, at age 65 in Lincoln, Nebraska
2006 - Capitol Records releases Roseanne Cash's album "Black Cadillac", Linda Ronstadt's 2 CD compilation "The Best Of Linda Ronstadt", and Starsailor's album "On The Outside". EMI/Capitol Records releases Al Green's album "Livin' For You".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
95 Years Ago Today In 1925 - Jimmy Scott, a conga drummer, is born Jimmy Anonmuogharan Scott Emuakor in Nigeria. Paul McCartney, who got to know Scott when he played in London night clubs, used Scott's catchphrase "ob-la-di ob-la-da" (a Yoruba tribal phrase meaning "life goes on") as the basis of The Beatles' track "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da".
75 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Spirits of Rhythm record the tracks "Honeysuckle Rose", "Last Call Blues", "She Ain't No Saint", and "Scattin' The Blues" for Black & White Records in Los Angeles, California. EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns the Black & White catalog
1947 - Warren Zevon, singer, songwriter, and Virgin Records America artist (1987), is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1962 - Art Blakely (on drums, tympani, gong, and telegraph drum) and The Afro-Drum Ensemble (Yusef Lateef on flute, oboe, tenor saxophone, cowbell, and thumb piano, Solomon Ilori on vocals, pennywhistle, and talking drum, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Curtis Fuller on tympani, Chief Bey on congas, telegraph drum, and double gong, Montego Joe on Bambara drum, double gong, corboro drum, and log drum, Garvin Masseaux on chekere, African maracas, on congas, James Ola Folami on congas, and Robert Crowder on bata drum and congas) record the titles "Prayer by Solomon G. Ilori", "Ife L'ayo (There Is Happiness In Love)", "Ero ti Nr'ojeje", "The Mystery Of Love", "Ayiko Ayiko  (Welcome, Welcome My Darling)", "Obirin African (Woman Of Africa)", and "Tobi Ilu" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Blakely's album "The African Beat" (BLP4097/BST84097).
1963 - Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, with John Patton on organ, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums, records the titles "The Holy Ghost", "Good Gracious", "Caracas", "Cherry", "Bad John", and "Don't Worry About Me" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "Good Gracious" possibly as a single (Blue Note 45-1896) and all the titles on Donaldson's album "Good Gracious" (BLP4125 in mono and BST84125 in stereo).
1964 - Brian Epstein signs Sounds Incorporated to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises and gets them a deal with EMI.
40 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Gambler (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Even A Loser" and "Life On The Line" at an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue both titles on the group's album "Love And Other Crimes" (SW-17017).
40 Years Ago Today IN 1980 - Chuck Jackson, with unlisted others" records the titles "No Tricks", "The Way You Hold Me", and "After You" in an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue "After You" as a single (EMI America 8056) with "Let's Get Together" (recorded January 23, 1980) on the flipside and all the titles on Jackson's album "I Wanna Give You Some Love" (SW-17031).
35 Years Ago Today In 1985 - The Tann (lineup unlisted) record the title "Talking To Myself" in an unlisted studio for EMI America. No issuing information is listed.
1986 - Vincent Minnelli (born Lester Anthony Minnelli), Broadway and motion picture director, father of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli and husband for six years to Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, dies at age 82 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1987 - Future Capitol Records/Grand Royal Records artists The Beastie Boys' Def Jam single "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)", with "Paul Revere" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1998 - Trumpet player Marcus Printup, with Kevin Bales on piano, Ricky Ravelo on bass, and Woody Williams on drums, records the titles "Woody's Beat", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Shertzing Along", "Body And Soul", "Black Coffee", "Pier Pressure", "Nocturnal Traces", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", and "Freddie's Inferno" at Avatar Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Printup's album "Nocturnal Traces" (4-93676-2 on CD).

Thursday, January 23, 2020

JANUARY 23, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
95 Years Ago Today In 1925 - Marty Paich, pianist, composer, arranger (with and/or for Peggy Lee, Shorty Rogers’ Giants, Dorothy Dandridge, Shelley Manne, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Mel Torme, Ray Brown, Anita O’Day, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Ella Fitzgerald, and Buddy Rich) and record producer, is born Martin Louis Paich in Oakland, California
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Pat Simmons, singer, guitarist, with the Capitol Records group The Doobie Brothers, is born Patrick Simmons in Aberdeen, Washington

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with Jack McTaggart on trumpet, Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle, Joseph Strand on piano, Paul Sells on accordion, Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar, Noel Edwin Boggs on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "Steel Guitar Rag", "Lawdy, What A Gal", and "Sioux City Sue" in Los Angeles, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will release the first track as the flip side of the single "Three Times Seven" (Capitol 384), the second as a single (Capitol 40006) with "I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin'" on the flipside, and the last track on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Golden Earrings", with "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" on the flipside, peaks at #2 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart. It had peaked at #3 on the magazine's January 16, 1943 Records Most Played By Disc Jockeys chart. It will peak at #3 on the magazine's Most-Played On Juke Box Records chart on January 30, 1948.
1948 - The King Cole Trio starts seven straight days of shows at The Café Tia Juana in Cleveland, Ohio.
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shot Gun Boogie", with I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1952 - Pianist and vocalist Nellie Lutcher, with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "What A Diff'rence A Day Made", "That's How It Goes", "The Heart Of A Clown", and "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "What A Diff'rence A Day Made" and "The Heart Of A Clown" together as a single (Capitol 1978) and "That's How It Goes" and "Keepin' Out Of Mischief" together as a single (Capitol 2038).
1953 - Jerry Shard directs His Music (lineup unlisted) as they record "Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes", "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'", "The Bells Of St. Mary's", "Alabamy Bound", and "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes" and "Alabamy Bound" together as a single (Capitol 2422), "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'" as a single (Capitol 2520), "The Bells Of St. Mary's" as a single (Capitol 2672), and has yet to issue "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee".
1956 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Bud Shank on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone and oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, percussion, and bells, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, Claude Williamson on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Dearly Beloved""A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening""I Didn't Know About You", and "Sing Something Simple" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725).
1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "How Green Was My Valley", "Cowboy's Lament", and "The Last Round-up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on MacRae's album "Cowboy's Lament" (T 834).
1957 - Vocal group The Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxene, Laverne Andrews), with initially Gordon Jenkins conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Frank Beach, Charles Griffard, Al Golden, and Pete Candoli on trumpet, Elmer Schneider on trombone, Dent Eckles, Jack Dumont, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, and Julian "Matty" Matlock on saxophones, Nathaniel Farber on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Lou Singer and Nick Fatool on drums, and Jack Costanzo on percussion), record the titles "Stars, Stars, and "By His Word" then Billy May takes over as conductor and they record the titles "Give Me Back My Heart" and "No, Bay-Bee" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Stars, Stars" and "Give Me Back My Heart" together as a single (Capitol F3707), "By His Word" as a single (Capitol F3784), and "No, Bay-Bee" as a single (Capitol F3658).
1957 - Conductor Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Walt Benson, Joe Howard, Si Zentner, and Murray McEachern on trombone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gifford and Larry Wagner, as they record the titles "Paramour", "Girl Of My Dreams" with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "Time On My Hands", and "I Concentrate On You" also with vocals by Kenny Sargeant in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Paramour", "Time On My Hands" and "I Concentrate On You" on the group's album "Casa Loma Caravan" (T 856) and "Girl Of My Dreams" on the multi-artist compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T/ST 1156).
1958 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Cecil Read on trumpet, Ray Heath, George Roberts, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Heinie Beau, Babe Russin, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Dominic Frontiere on accordion, Ken Lane on piano, Alvino Rey, Howard Roberts, and Jack Rose on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frankie Carlson and Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Kurt Dieterle, Natalie Kaproff, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violins, Virginia Majewski and David Sterkin on viola, and Jim Arkatov and Kurt Reher on cello), records the titles "Return To Me", "Buona Sera", "Forgetting You", "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina", and "Angel Baby" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Return To Me" and "Forgetting You" together as a single (Capitol F3894) and with "Buona Sera" on Martin's EP "Return To Me" (EAP-1-939), "Return To Me", "Buono Sera", and "Angel Baby" on Martin's album "This Is Dean Martin!" (T/DT 1047), "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina" as a single (Capitol 4518) with "Sparklin' Eyes" (recorded December 12, 1960) on the flipside, and "Angel Baby" as a single (Capitol F3988) with "I'll Gladly Make The Same Mistake Again" (recorded August 12, 1954) on the flipside.
1958 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as they records the titles "Honey Bun" arranged by Charlie Naylor with vocals by Charlie Naylor and "Younger Than Springtime" arranged by Hawley Ades with vocals by Gordon Goodman at the first session, the titles "Bali Ha'i" with vocals by Eleanor Forgione, "This Nearly Was Mine" arranged by Hawley Ades and Harry Simeone with vocals by Patti Beens, and "Some Enchanted Evening" arranged by Roy Ringwald with vocals by Chuck Nelson at the second session, and the titles "Happy Talk" arranged by Hawley Ades with vocals by Frank Davis and "There Is Nothing Like A Dame" arranged by Hawley Ades and William Stickler also with vocals by Frank Davis at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Waring and The Pennsylvanian's album "South Pacific" (EAP-1/2/3-992 on  7" EP and T/ST 992 on 12" LP).
1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkusny records Debussy's "The Engulfed Cathedral", "The Minstrels", "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair", and "Reflections In The Water" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Firkusny's album "DEBUSSY By Firkusny" (P-8451).
1958 - Vocalist Bobby Norris, with unlisted others, record the titles "I Went Rockin'" and "Rockabye Me Mama" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3945).
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist and Frank Beach on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone, Vince De Rosa and Richard Perissi on French horns, Sam Rice and Red Callender on tubas, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Russ Freeman on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), records the titles "The Merriest""Hang Them On A Tree""Ring A Merry Bell", and "Sorry To See You Go" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
1962 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, violinist Nathan Milstein, with a chamber orchestra (lineup unlisted) records Vivaldi's "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 1st Movement", "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 2nd Movement", "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 3rd Movement", and "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 106, 1st Movement" at the first session and Vivaldi's "Concerto In A major, F.1 N° 106, 2nd Movement", "Concerto In A major, F.1 N° 106, 3rd Movement", "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, 1st Movement", and "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, 2nd Movement" at the second session. Angel Records, at the time a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Milstein's album "VIVALDI - Four Concerti, Volume 1" (S-36001).
1962 - The Brothers Castro (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "I'll Remember April", "Tenderly", and "How High The Moon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Latin & Hip" (T/ST 1706).
1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with Glen Campbell on banjo and Dean Reilly on bass, record the background and vocal tracks for the title "Reverend Mr. Black" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM with producer Voyle Gilmore. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol F4951) and on the trio's album "Kingston Trio #16" (T/ST 1871).
1963 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles  "I Really Don't Want To Know", "City Lights", "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'", "On And On And On", and "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "The Heart And Soul Of Ferlin Husky" (T/ST 1885).
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "I Go To Pieces", with "True Love Ways" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work It Out", with "Day Tripper" on the flipside, returns to the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, records the titles "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide", "The Solid Rock", "A Child Of The King", "Pass Me Not", and "Faith Of Our Fathers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles of Ford's album "Faith Of Our Fathers" (T/ST 2761).
1968 - Mariano Moreno, with unlisted others, records the titles "25th Hour", "Tomorrow Is Far Away", and "Hello Goodbye" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "25th Hour" as a single (Capitol 2165) and, with "Hello Goodbye", on Moreno's album "25th Hour" (ST 2875). No issuing information is listed for "Tomorrow Is Far Away".
1968 - The Chaparral Brothers (vocalists John and Paul Chaparral), with unlisted others, record the titles "Standing In The Rain" and "For The Last Time" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
1968 - Vocalist Ray Pennington, with unlisted others, records the titles "You Be My Woman (I'll Be Your Man)", "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte", and "Git Up Mule" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" as a single (Capitol 2118) and has yet to issue the other two titles.
1973 - Supersax (Conte Candoli on trumpet, Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto saxophone, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Ronnell Bright on piano, Buddy Clark bass, and Jake Hanna on drums) record the titles "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Be Bop", and "My Old Flame" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Oh, Lady Be Good" and "Be Bop" on the group's album "Supersax Plays Bird" (ST-11177). No issuing information is listed for "My Old Flame".
1973  - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitars, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and Kenneth Malone on drums, records the titles "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today", "He Is My Everything", "Pass Me By", and "You Took Him Off My Hands" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
45 Years Ago Today In 1975 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Kentucky Gambler", with "I've Got A Darlin' For A Wife" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1981 - Bobby Sherwood, singer, actor (motion picture "Pal Joey"), orchestra leader ("The Milton Berle Show"), and Capitol Records artist (whose Capitol Records single "Elk's Parade", with "I Don't Know Why" on the flipside, is the label's seventh single, part of Capitol's first release schedule, and is the label's third-biggest seller during its first decade), dies of throat cancer at age 66 in Auburn, Massachusetts.
1983 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the title "Drums" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Outside Inside" (ST-12260).
35 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Iron Maiden signs with Capitol Records
1991 - Megadeth's Capitol Records album "Rust In Peace" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball And Chain" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabama Clay" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1993 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "Ordinary World", with "Save A Prayer" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records releases Jo Stafford's compilation CD "Spotlight On Jo Stafford" as part of the label's "Great Ladies Of Song" series
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ty England's album "Highways & Dance Halls"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1943 - Future Capitol Records artist Duke Ellington, and his orchestra, perform at their first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
1962 - Organist Jimmy Smith, with Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Baildy on drums, records the titles "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Ain't She Sweet", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Bess You Is My Woman" with only Jimmy Smith on organ, "Squeeze Me", and "Lulu's Back In Town" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, After rejecting the takes of "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" and "Bess You Is My Woman", Blue Note Records will issue "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Ain't She Sweet", "Ain't She Sweet", "I've Found A New Baby", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Squeeze Me", and "Lulu's Back In Town" on Smith's album "Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller" (BLP4100).
1982 - Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Larry Willis on electric piano and synthesizer, George Benson on guitar, Wayne Braithwaite on electric bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums and tambourine, records the titles "Battlescar Galorica", and "Soul Mates" at M & I Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue both titles on Hubbard's album "Life Flight" (BT 85139).
2007 - Blue Note Records releases the companion soundtrack to the documentary "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life". Blue Note Records is a subsidiary of Capitol Music Group which is owned by Universal Music Group.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

JANUARY 22, 2020

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Cootie Williams and His Orchestra record the titles "Jumping To Conclusions (part one)", "Jumping To Conclusions (part two)", "Someone I Knew", and "You're The One For Me, Sweetheart" at the WMCA studios in New York City, New York for Capitol Records. The tracks will remain unreleased until they are included in Mosaic Records' 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
1947 - Violinist Jascha Datsko and His Gypsy Ensemble (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Yablochko (Red Apple)" and "Tachanka" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Datsko's album "Gypsy Dreams" (CC-100).
1951 - During two sessions held today at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, pianist Leonard Pennario records Franz Liszt's "Sonetto Del Petrarca #104 (From 'Années De Pèlerinage - 2ème Année - Italie') St. François d'Assise Prédicant Aux Oiseaux (#1 of "Deux Légendes") (Grove's #57)" in two parts, and "Hungarian Rhapsody #12 In C Sharp Minor" in two parts at the first session and "Sonata In B Minor" in five parts at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles and parts on Pennario's album "Liszt (Selections)" (P-8136).
1952 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Call Her Your Sweetheart", "Gentle Hands", "Nine Hundred Miles", "These Things Shall Pass", and "Brotherly Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Call Her Your Sweetheart" and "Nine Hundred Miles" together as a single (Capitol 1990), "Gentle Hands" and "These Things Shall Pass" together as a single (Capitol 2010), and "Brotherly Love" as a single (Capitol 2311).
1952 - Francis Scott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It's A Blue World", "This Love Of Mine", "I'll Get By", and "More Than You Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Scott's album "Music For Candlelight" (H-304).
1952 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Bruce Brukert, Dean Hinkle, Chris Griffin, Jack Laubach, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombone, Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bob Hardaway and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Billy Cronk on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums), record the titles "There Are Such Things" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Anthony Choir (lineup unlisted), "Moonlight Saving Time" with vocals by Marcie Miller and The Skyliners (lineup unlisted), "You're So Right" with vocals by Tommy Mercer, and, using an arrangement by George Williams, "Bandstand Matinee" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "There Are Such Things" and "Moonlight Saving Time" together as a single (Capitol 2002), "Bandstand Matinee" on Anthony's album "House Party Hop" (T 292), and has yet to issue "You're So Right".
1953 - Pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Frank Rosolino, Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombones, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) record the titles "Hush-A-Bye", "Harlem Nocturne" and, with vocals by Frank Rosolino, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" in Capitol Records studios at 5515 Melrose Avenu in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hush-A-Bye" and "Harlem Nocturne" together as a single (Capitol 2373) and has yet to issue the take of "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" recorded at this session.
1953 - During two sessions held this day in Indianapolis, Indiana, Fabien Sevitsky conducts The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as it records Dvorak's "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor", and Enesco's "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" at the first session and Enesco's "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1", Khachaturian's "Masquerade Suite", "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1", and "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1-A" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor" on the albums "DVORAK - Slavonic Dances, Opus 46" (H-8211), "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1" and "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" on the album "ENESCO - Rumanian Rhapsodies Op.11,Nos. 1 & 2" (H-8210), "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor", "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1" and "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" on the album "DVORAK - Slavonic Dances, Op.46/ENESCO - Rumanian Rhapsodies Op.11, Nos. 1 & 2" (P-8209), "Masqurade Suite", "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1", and "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1-A" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Gayne Ballet Suite/ Masquerade Suite" (P-8223), excerpts from "Gayne Ballet Suite N° 1" including "Sabre Dance", "Lesginka", and "Lullaby" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Selections From 'Gayne Ballet Suite N° 1'" (FAP-8233), and from "The Masquerade Suite" including "Waltz", "Mazurka", "Romance", and "Galop" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Selections From 'The Masquerade Suite'" (FAP-8234).
1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra and a vocal chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Oklahoma Hills", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", and "The Cowboy's Serenade" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on MacRae's album "A Cowboy's Lament" (T 834).
1957 - Pianist and arranger George Shearing, with Emil Richards on vibraphone, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Percy Brice on drums, Armando Peraza, Frank Guerrero, Carlos Vidal on congas, and The Jud Conlon Singers (Loulie Jean Norman, Sue Allen, Betty Noyes Hand, Peggy Clark, Dorothy McCarty, Clark Yocum, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean, Thurl Ravenscroft, Charles Schrouder, Jud Conlon, Gil Mershon, and Robert Wagner), records "Long Ago And Far Away", "Cubano Chant", and "Imagination" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
1957 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Walt Benson, Joe Howard, Si Zentner, Murray McEachern on trombones, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Nash, and Howard "Pete" Terry on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gilford and Larry Wagner, as it records the titles "Lover's Lullaby", then, with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "The World Is Waiting For Sunrise", "Through (How Can You Say We're Through)", and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Casa Loma Caravan" (T 856).
1957 - The Paul Smith Quartet (Paul Smith on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) records the titles "Easy To Love", "Blues A La P.T.", "I Got Rhythm", "Invitation", "Long Live Phineas", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Softly, Baby" (T 829).
1957 - The Jodimars (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Guess What", "Hurry Back To Me", and the instrumental "Sandy" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has not yet issued any of the titles.
1957 - The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Leopold Stokowski, records Barber's "Adagio For Strings" and Sibelius' "The Swan Of Tuonela" at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Adagio For Strings" on the album "The Orchestra Full Dimensional Sound" (SAL/SSAL-8385), "The Swan Of Tuonela" on the album "Leopold Stokowski Conducting His Symphony Orchestra - Landmarks Of A Distinguished Career (BACH/DEBUSSY/STRAUSS/SIBELIUS)" (P/SP-8399), and both titles on the album "The Best Of Leopold Stokowski In Stereo" (SP-8673).
1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "All Over Again" and "Afraid in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sands' album "This Thing Called Love" (T 1123).
1958 - Harpist Marcel Grandjany records Bach's "Corrente and Minuetto from Piano Partita N°5 in G Major, S.829", "Andante from Violin Sonata N°2 in A Minor, S.1003", and "Gigue, from Piano Partita N°1 in B Flat Major, S.825" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Grandjany's album "BACH Transcribed By Marcel Grandjany" (P-8459).
1959 - Overdubs are recorded for The King Sisters' titles "That's All", "Jealous", "Nina Never Knew", and "Too Late Now" which were recorded on August 7, 1958. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the sisters' album "Warm And Wonderful" (T/ST 1205).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Capitol Records opens a new pressing plant in Los Angeles, California. It has been closed for a while but there's a recent photo of the site on Flickr.com.
1963 - The male vocal group The Uniques (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Blue Skies" and "Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4949).
1966 - The Wrecking Crew (Hal Blaine on drums, Frank Capp on percussion, bells, and tympani, Roy Caton on trumpet, Jerry Cole on detuned 12-string guitar, Steve Douglas and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, Jay Miglioni on baritone saxophone, Carl Fortina and Frank Marocco on accordion, Carol Kaye on electric bass, Barney Kessel and Ray Pohlman on mandolin, Larry Knechtel on organ, Al de Lory on piano, and Lyle Ritz on string bass) record 21 takes of the instrumental track for The Beach Boys' title "Wouldn't It Be Nice" at Gold Star Recording Studios with engineer Larry Levine and producer Brian Wilson. The vocal tracks will be recorded on March 10 and April 11, 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, California with engineer Ralph Balantin. The finished song will be released on July 18, 1966 as a single (Capitol 5706), with "God Only Knows" on the flipside, and will be included on their Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" (T2458).
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Day Tripper" peaks at #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. On the same date, the single's flip side, "We Can Work It Out", is currently #11 on the chart, after peaking at #1 on January 8, 1966.
1966 - The Checkmates, Ltd. (vocalists Sonny Charles, Bobby Stevens, Harvey Trees, Bill Van Buskirk, and Marvin Smith), with unlisted musicians, records the title "Do The Walk (The Temptation Walk)", a as yet unissued take of the title "Searching For Love", and the titles "Glad For You" and "Mastered The Art Of Love" in Los Angeles, California with producers Nancy Wilson and David Cavanaugh. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 5603) and the last title as a single (Capitol 5814) with "Please Don't Take My World Away" (recorded November 11, 1966) on the flipside.
1968 - The George Shearing Quintet and Orchestra (Anthony Terran and Bob Hardaway on trumpets, Charles Shoemake on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Neil Levang, Michael Anthony, and Dave Koonce on guitars, Bob Whitlock on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, John Cyr on percussion and a string section with unlisted players) record the titles "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Here Comes The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "George Shearing Today!" (T/ST 2699).
1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Dick Hazard, record the titles "Love Is Blue", "For Love", and "I Wanna Be Free" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "For Love" on October 21, 1969, and for "I Wanna Be Free" on February 1, 1968, Capitol Records has yet to issue "Love Is Blue" and will issue "For Love" as a single (Capitol 2774) and on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390) and "I Wanna Be Free" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865).
1968 - Capitol Records will file the masters it purchased on January 19, 1968, for vocalist Dick Miles' titles "Candle-Lighted World", "The Rope", and "The Last Goodbye" and will issue "Candle-Lighted World" and "The Last Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 2113) and has yet to issue "The Rope".
1968 - Vocalist Duane Dee, with unlisted others, records the titles "It Won't Matter So Much", "That Was My Shining Hour", and "Money Trees Don't Grow (On The Streets Of Chicago)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "It Won't Matter So Much" as a single (Capitol 2250), "That Was My Shining Hour" and "Money Trees Don't Grow (On The Streets of Chicago)" together as a single (Capitol 2125) and "Shining Hour" on Dee's album "My Shining Hour" (ST 2931).
1969 - The Beatles record the tracks for the songs "I Dig A Pony", "I've Got A Feeling", and "Don't Let Me Down". On the same day, George Harrison, at a meeting held at the Apple Corps. offices, persuades Billy Preston to join The Beatles' "Get Back" sessions, which will later be released by Capitol Records in the United States as the album "Let It Be"
1969 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Wichita Lineman", the flipside of "Fate Of Man" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1973 - Supersax (Conte Candoli on piano, Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto saxophones, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Ronnell Bright on piano, Buddy Clark on bass and Jake Hanna on drums) record the titles "Moose The Mooche" with the addition of Ray Triscari, Larry McGuire, and Ralph Osborne also on trumpets and Charley Loper, Mike Barone, and Ernie Tack on trombones, "Hot House, and "A Night In Tunisia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Supersax Plays Bird" (ST-11177).
1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Eleanor Rigby", "Georgia On My Mind" featuring Bob Bain on guitar, "Moon River" "Nevertheless" featuring Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone, and "Windy" also featuring Bob Bain on guitar in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded at the same session for "Nevertheless", Time-Life Records will issue "Eleanor Rigby", "Georgia On My Mind", and "Nevertheless" as part of its "As You Remember Them" series in the three-LP set "Volume 6 - Billy May" (STL 246) and "Moon River" and "Windy" also as part of the series in the three-LP set "Volume 5 - Billy May" (STL 245).
1977 - Wings' Capitol Records album "Wings Over America" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Rance Allen Group (lineup unlisted) records an unknown title and the title "Peace Of Mind" at the first session, and the title "You're My Everything" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the "Peace Of Mind" and "You're My Everything" on the group's album "Say My Friend" (ST-11613).
1978 - Vocalist Carole King, with unlisted others, records the titles "Run Dog" and "Wings Of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wings Of Love" on King's album "Welcome Home" (SW-11785). No issuing information is listed for "Run Dog".
1982 - The J. Geils Band's Capitol Records single "Centerfold", the flipside of "Rage In The Cage" is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2004 - Billy May, trumpet player, composer, arranger, bandleader, conductor, and Capitol Records recording artist, dies of a heart attack at his home in San Juan Capistrano, California at age 87

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1914 - Frank and Ethel Gumm, a vaudeville team known as Jack and Virginia Lee, and parents of the vaudeville team The Gumm Sisters which included Capitol Records artist Francis Gumm (aka Judy Garland) and grandparents of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, are married in Superior, Wisconsin.
1931 - Sam Cooke, singer, songwriter and record executive, is born Samuel Cook in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He would later record at two sessions at The Capitol Tower Studios for his own record company.
1957 - Vocalist Roy Brown, listed as probably with Lee Allen, Clarence Hall, and Herb Hardesty on saxophones, Edward Frank on piano, Justin Adams on guitar, Frank Fields on bass, and Charles Williams on drums, records the title "Let The Four Winds Blow" in New Orleans, Louisiana for Imperial Records. After the Imperial catalog is sold to Liberty Records and Liberty Records is sold to EMI Music Group, Blue Note Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "Jump Blue - Rockin' The Jooks" (8-54364-2). Universal Music Group currently owns the Imperial, Liberty, Capitol Records, Blue Note Records catalogs.
1958 - Trombonist Curtis Fuller, with Slide Hampton also on trombone, Sonny Clark on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums, records the titles "Pajama Tops", "Slide's Ride", "Loquacious Lady", "Mean Jean", "Fuss Budget", "Oatmeal Cookie", and "Da-Baby" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles in Japan on the album "Two Bones" (GXF-3064). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions" (MQ5-166 on vinyl and MD3-166 on CD).
1963 - Gerry and The Pacemakers, at their first session for Parlophone Records, record the track "How Do You Do It?" (which had been recorded by The Beatles in 1962 but not released until the "Anthology 1" albums came out in 1995) written by Mitch Murray and Pete Callendar (who went on to write songs for other acts like Mud and Tony Christie) as well as the tracks "Away From You" and "Pretend", with producer George Martin
1968 - Apple Corps (home of the boutique and the label) opens its first London headquarters at 95 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, 4th floor
1972 - Don McLean's United Artists Records album "American Pie" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
1977 - The Sex Pistols leave the EMI label 3 1/2 months after signing with the label and will later write and record the song "EMI" about their experiences with the label which will be released on the band's Virgin Records album "Never Mind The Bollocks". Virgin Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music and the label is now owned by EMI.
1982 - Vocalist George Clinton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Free Alteration", "Generator Pop", and "A Dog Is Man's Best Friend" at United Sound Systems' studios in Detroit, Michigan for EMI America. No issuing information is listed.
25 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Zak Starkey, eldest son of Ringo Starr, marries Sarah Menikides at a private ceremony in a registry office in Bracknell, Berkshire, England

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
145 Years Ago Today In 1875 - D.W. Griffith, playwright, actor, director, film producer, and one of the four founders (Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin were the other three) of United Artists Studios (which many years later would release three movies and one soundtrack by The Beatles as well as the James Bond franchise and spawn the United Artists Records label whose catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company), is born David Llewelyn Wark Griffith in La Grange, Kentucky.
1889 - The Columbia Phonograph Company is formed in Washington, DC. The record label would eventually morph into the Columbia Broadcast System, better known today as CBS. The record label is currently owned by Sony.
1947 - KTLA, Channel 5 in Hollywood, California, broadcasts for the first time, becoming the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River
1968 - "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", filmed in "beautiful downtown Burbank", California, debuts on NBC-TV