Sunday, January 22, 2017

JANUARY 22, 2017

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).
70 Years Ago Today In 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).
65 Years Ago Today In 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).
65 Years Ago Today In 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).
65 Years Ago Today In 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".
60 Years Ago Today In 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).
60 Years Ago Today In 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.
60 Years Ago Today In 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).
60 Years Ago Today In 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).
60 Years Ago In 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.
60 Years Ago Today In 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).
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.
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.
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.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Wings' Capitol Records album album "Wings Over America" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Rance Allen Group (lineup unlisted) records a 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).
35 Years Ago Today In 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, band leader, conductor, and Capitol Records recording artist, dies of a heart attack at his home in 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.
60 Years Ago today In 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 catalogues.
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
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Don McLean's United Artists Records album "American Pie" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Sex Pistols leave the EMI label 3 1/2 months after signing with 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.
35 Years Ago Today In 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.
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
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.
70 Years Ago Today In 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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

JANUARY 21, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) records the titles "Give Me Twenty Nickles For A Dime", "Meet Me At No Special Place", and "If You Don't Like My Apples" at the RKO Pathé Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Meet Me At No Special Place" as a single (Capitol 393). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
1949 - Buddy Cole, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The King Sisters sign with Capitol Records and Ford has his first recording session for Capitol Records
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, Clyde Raesinger, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, and Jerry Munson on trumpet, Dick Kenney, Gerald Finch, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Dick Meldonian and Herbie Steward on alto saxophone, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums) record the titles "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daizy (Lazey Dazey)", and "Tenderly" with vocals by the band" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on the CD "Easy Go" (5-24553-2) and Classics will issue all the titles in France on the CD "The Chronological Stan Kenton 1951-1952" (1428).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Ted Nash on woodwinds, Louis Brown on piano, Alvino Rey on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, Ray Toland on drums, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with John Augustine, Victor Bay, Emil Briano, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Jerry Reisler, and Gerald Vinci on violin, Alan Harshman and Reuben Marcus on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Cy Bernard on cello), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Won't You Surrender", "All I Have To Give You Is My Love", and, with a vocal quartet (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Gus Levene, "Pretty As A Picture" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM on January 22, 1952. Capitol Records will issue "When You're Smiling" and "All I Have To Give You Is My Love" together as a single (Capitol 1975) and "Won't You Surrender" and "Pretty As A Picture" together as a single (Capitol 2001).
1956 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Tommy Pederson and Paul Tanner on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Jerry Kasper, Ted Nash, and Champ Webb on reeds, Bill Miller on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Paul Nero,  Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and David Sterkin on viola, Cy Bernard, Ennio Bolognini, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), at the first session from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Nat "King " Cole records a rejected take of the titles "Here I Am", and the titles "Unfair""Make Me", and "Sometimes I Wonder" then, at the second session held between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, first Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra record the instrumental title "Midnight Blues" then Nat "King" Cole records the titles "Once Before""I'm Willing To Share This With You" and "I Need A Plan" with an uncredited vocal group, and without the group the title "The Story's Old". Capitol Records will issue (after a rhythm overdub) "Unfair" on Cole's album "Thank You, Pretty Baby" (T 2759), "Make Me", "Sometimes I Wonder" and all of Cole's titles from the second session on the CD "Night Lights" (5-31964-2), and Riddle's "Midnight Blues" as a single (Capitol 3374) with "Port Au Prince" (recorded December 25, 1955) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all of the versions of Cole's titles, except "Here I Am", in Germany in the 11 CD box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Vince De Rosa on French horn, Clarence Karella on tuba, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Dave Pell on baritone saxophone, Benny Aronov on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Larry Bunker on percusssion and a string section with Nick Pisani, Marshall Sosson, and Erno Neufeld on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Beware My Heart", "I Want To Be Happy", "Better Luck Next Time", and "Irresistible You" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol will issue all the titles on Christy's album "Fair And Warmer" (T 833).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocal group The Five Keys (Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Rudy West on lead tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Open Sesame", "The Blues Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)", "Four Walls", "All I Need Is You", and "Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Open Sesame", issued "The Blue's Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)" as a single (Capitol F3738), "Four Walls" as a single (Capitol F3710), and "All I Need Is You" and "Dream" on the group's album "The Five Keys On Stage!" (T 828).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Those Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me", and "Falling In Love With You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
1959 - The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records single "Tom Dooley" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1966 - George Harrison marries Patricia Anne Boyd at the Esher Register Office, Surrey, England with fellow member of the Capitol Records group The Beatles Paul McCartney, and their manager Brian Epstein, in attendance. Harrison met Boyd on the set of the motion picture "A Hard Day's Night" where Boyd appeared in the train scenes with Harrison.
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" and "Finishing Touches" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" on February 3, 1971 and for "Finishing Touches" on March 12, 1971, Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1979 - Crystal Gale's Capitol Records single "Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For" is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1981 - Gary O' (aka Gary O'Connor of Kid Rainbow), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Pay You Back With Interest""The Way You Look Tonight", and "Been A Long Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pay You Back With Interest" as a single (Capitol 5018) with "Just A Little Love" (recorded on January 19, 1981) on the flipside and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson, Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, Virgin Records America artist Roy Orbison, as well as Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankin, Jackie Wilson and others are inducted into The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in New York City, New York at the organization's second induction ceremony.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Peggy Lee, singer, songwriter, one-time wife of fellow Capitol Records artist Dave Barbour, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies of a heart attack at age 81 in Bel Air, California and is later interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1976 - Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice") singer, with the Virgin Records group The Spice Girls, is born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1984 - John Lennon's single "Nobody Told Me" entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Bill Haley and The Comets' album "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first Rock 'n' Roll album to enter the U.S. album charts

Friday, January 20, 2017

JANUARY 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1888 - Leadbelly, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born Huddie William Ledbetter on the Jeter plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana
95 Years Ago Today In 1922 - Ray Anthony, trumpet player, bandleader, one time husband of actress Mamie Van Doren, and Capitol Records artist, is born Raymond Antonini in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
1929 - Jimmy Cobb, drummer, in Capitol Records artist Cannonball Adderly's band, as well as Nat Adderly's and the Miles Davis Quintet, is born in Washington, DC

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - During a split session held between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Graas on French horn, Harry Klee, John Hacker, and Lenny Hartman on saxophones, George Greeley on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Meyer Rubin on bass, Ralph Hansell on drums, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, George Kast, Lou Raderman, and Olcott Vail and Cy Bernard and Kurt Reher on cello), first Clark Dennis (on vocals) records the titles "Tell Me You Love Me" (adapted from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci") and "Let Me Look At You" (from the MGM picture "Mr. Imperium") then Margaret Whiting (on vocals), records the title "Faithful". Capitol Records will issue both of Clark's titles together as a single (Capitol 1400) and Whiting's title as a single (Capitol 1391) with "Lonesome Gal" (recorded January 26, 1951) on the flipside.
1956 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (with Anthony, Johnny Best, Frank Beach, Ray Triscari, and Bob Fowler on trumpet, Dick Nash, Hoyt Bohannon, and Murray McEachern on trombone, Abe Most and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Charles Butler on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, Larry Bunker on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson and George Williams, record the titles "Lullaby Of Birdland" with vocals by The Skyliners (lineup unlisted) and, with vocals by Don Durant and The Skyliners, "Cry Me A River""It's Almost Tomorrow", and "Are You Satisfied?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Durant and Anthony's EP album "Top Pops By Don Durant With Ray Anthony's Orchestra" (EAP-1-9131).
1956 - Harry James and His Orchestra (Harry James, Nick Buono, Art De Pew, Conrad Gozzo, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Dick Nash on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone, Willie Smith on alto saxophone, Corky Corcoran and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone, Tom Suthers on baritone saxophone, Larry Kinnamon on piano, Tiny Timbrell on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Buddy Combine on drums) record the titles "Don' Cha Go 'Way Mad" with vocals by The Starlighters (lineup unlisted), "Crazy Rhythm", and "Strictly Instrumental" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on James' album "More Harry James In Hi-Fi" (W 712).
1956 - Carole Bennett (aka Carol Bergenthal), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not", an unissued take of "Here We Are", the title "Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt", and an unissued take of "I'll Meet You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" and "Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt" together as a single (Capitol F3365).
1958 - Both The Four Preps' Capitol Records single "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", with "It's You" on the flipside, and Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records single "Witchcraft" with "Tell Her You Love Her" on the flipside, enter the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart.
1961 - Salli Terri (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the title "The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies O!", and unissued take of "O Willow Willow", and the titles "The Cuckoo" and "The Old Maid Song (I Wonder If I'll Ever Marry)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third, and fourth titles on Terri's album "I Know My Love" (P-8556).
1964 - Capitol Records releases Johnny Burnette's second single for the label "The Opposite", with "You Taught Me the Way To Love You" on the flip side. The Beatles' first album for the label, "Meet The Beatles", is also released. As part of a promotional campaign, all Capitol executives and salesmen are ordered to wear Beatle wigs for one week beginning today. Burnette's single did not chart. The Beatles' album will peak at #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart in less than a month on February 15, 1964.
1964 - The Beach Boys record the instrumental tracks for their song "Pom Pom Playgirl". When the vocals are later recorded, the track will be the band's first to feature Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The final track will be delivered to Capitol on February 20, 1964 and will be included on The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Shut Down Vol. 2".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles finish recording the track "A Day In The Life" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England
1969 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "20/20"
1971 - Jimmy Helms records the titles "He Gives Us All His Love" and "We Are Not Helpless" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both the titles together as a single (Capitol 3063).
1981 - Gary O' (Kid Rainbow) (aka Gary O'Connor), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "All The Young Heroes", "California Goodbye", and "Suzanne" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "All The Young Heroes" and "Suzanne" together as a single (Capitol 5041) and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
1974 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single (distributed by Capitol Records in the U.S.) "You're Sixteen", with "Devil Woman" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1986 - Jerry Reed records an unissued take of "Every Dream I Have I Coming True Tonight" and the titles "What Made Me Believe I Could Live Without You" at Young'un Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "What Made Me Believe I Could Live Without You" on Reeds album "Looking At You" (ST-12492).
1988 - Capitol Records artists The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Leadbelly, and Les Paul are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
1996 - Gerry Mulligan (born Gerald Joseph Mulligan), baritone saxophonist, pianist, clarinet player, arranger, band leader, and Pacific Jazz, Blue Note and Capitol Records artist, dies of complications from a knee infection at age 68 in Darien, Connecticut
1998 - EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties releases Garth Brooks' video "Garth Live From Central Park", distributed in the United States by Orion Home Video. The video will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Home Video chart on Februay 2, 1998

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - Slim Whitman, singer, yodeler, guitarist, and United Artists Records artist is born Otis Dewey Whitman, Jr., in Tampa, Florida. EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company, currently owns United Artists' catalog.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records album "Ricky" hits #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart
1979 - Kenny Roger's United Artists Records album "The Gambler" is #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI Music.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - George Burns, vaudeville, radio, motion picture (played Mr. Kite in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") and television performer (best know as part of the duo Burns and Allen with his wife Gracie Allen) is born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City, New York
1965 - Alan Freed, radio disc jockey (called "Moon Doggy" at WJW Radio in Cleveland where he coined the phrase “Rock ’N’ Roll” before moving to WABC in New York) and motion picture actor, dies of uremia at age 43 in Palm Springs, California

Thursday, January 19, 2017

JANUARY 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1911 - Ken Nelson, Capitol Records producer, founding member of the Country Music Association (CMA), and 2001 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee, is born in Caledonia, Minnesota
1919 - Rollin Sullivan, singer, comedian, and "Oscar" of the Capitol Records duo Lonzo and Oscar, is born in Edmonton, Kentucky
1919 - Ray Eberle, singer, motion picture actor, band leader, and Capitol Records artist (with Tex Beneke & His Orchestra and The Modernaires) is born in Mechanicville, New York
1944 - Laurie London, singer in English and German, actor, Odeon and Capitol Records artist, and the first and youngest person (at age 13) to have single certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. ("He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" with "Handed Down" on the flip side, Capitol 3891), is born in London, England and would retire from singing at age 19
1949 - Robert Palmer, singer, guitarist, solo artist and lead singer of the Capitol Records band Power Station, is
1971 - John Wozniak, guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter with the Capitol Records group Marcy Playground, is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flipside is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "A Gal In Calico", with "Winter Wonderland" on the flipside, is #3
1951 - Mel Blanc's Capitol Records single "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat", with "Yosemite Sam" on the flipside (both tracks were written by Capitol Records VP Alan Livingston), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1951 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart, on vocals), with Johnny Duffy and His Scandahoovians (lineup unlisted), records a new take of the title "(I Yust Got) A Letter From Harry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 1531) with "All Pooped Out" (recorded January 9, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Buddy Cole (on organ), with unknown other musicians, records the titles "Tilin' Tilin'" and "Somebody Stole My Gal" with vocals by Lou Singer in Los Angeles, California, Capitol Records will issue both titles as a single (Capitol 1403).
1956 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM with producer Dave Cavanaugh conducting Big Dave's Music/Orchestra (John Anderson on trumpet, William Green on alto saxophone, Lorenzo Holden and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, Jewell Grant on baritone saxophone, Ernie Freeman on piano, Irving Ashby on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Raymond Martinez on drums), first Anita Tucker (on vocals) records the titles "Hop, Skip And Jump""Trying To Get You", "Shiver My Timbers", and "If You Go" then Ella Mae Morse records the title "What Good'll It Do Me?". Capitol Records will issue "Hop, Skip And Jump" as a single (Capitol 3452) with "Handcuffed Heart" (recorded September 1, 1955) on the flipside, "Trying To Get To You" and "Shiver My Timbers" together as a single (Capitol 3376), all four of Anita Tuckers titles in France on the 10" album "Slow, Smooth & Easy" (1566360) and (after a overdub is recorded on January 23, 1956) "What Good'll It Do Me?" as a single (Capitol F3688) with "Mister Memory Maker" (recorded January 11, 1957) on the flipside.
1959 - Ray Anthony's Capitol Records single "Peter Gunn", with "Tango For Two" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1961 - Rose Maddox (on vocals), with "Gentleman" Jim Pierce on piano, John Calvin Maddox on guitar and harmony vocals, William Everett "Billy" Strange and Roy Ernest Nichols on guitar, Norman Daniel Hamlett on steel guitar, Allen J. Williams on bass, and Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "North To Alaska""Lonely Street""Gotta Travel On""Just One More Time", and "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Maddox's album "A Big Bouquet Of Roses" (T 1548).
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bud Shank, Ted Nash, and Paul Horn on flutes, Bob Cooper on oboe, Al Viola on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Gene Estes on drums and a string section with Dan Lube and Lou Raderman on violin, Stanley Harris on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Seven Shades Of Snow""Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve", and "The Magic Gift" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on January 20, 1961. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Quinn Williams records the as yet unissued tracks "Cherry Red", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Just A Dream" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Mickey Katz and "Der Ganser Gang" (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Havah Nagila, "My Yiddische Momme", "Shalom", "Papirossen", and "The Calle Twist" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Katz's album "Sing Along With Mickele" (T 1744) and the last track as a single (Capitol 4714) with "Knock Around The Clock" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Lee Evans (on piano) and Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When Did I Fall In Love?", "Something You Never Had Before", "Again", and "There Is No Greater Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Evans' album "Piano Plus" (T 1708) and the first track as a single (Capitol 4748) with "I Feel Pretty" on the flipside.
1966 - The Magnificent Men (Dave Bupp on lead vocals, Buddy King on backing vocals and trumpet, Tom Pane on backing vocals and saxophone, Terry Crousare on guitar, Jim Seville on bass, Tom Hoover on organ, and Bob "Puff" Angelucci on drums, organ, and piano), with Horace Ott conducting to a unlisted string section using "IMU" arrangements and with producer Marvin Holtzman, record the titles "Peace Of Mind" and "Maybe, Maybe, Baby" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "The Magnificient Men" (ST 2678).
1966 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Ingram on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb bass vocals), with unlisted musicians, record the titles "Something To Remember You By" and "Annie In Her Granny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5609).
1966 - A flute and strings overdub session with Jules Jacob on flute, and the Sid Sharp Strings (Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, William Kurash, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, and Tibor Zelig on violin, Joe Di Fiore and Harry Hyams on viola, and Justin Di Tullio and Joseph Saxon on cello) for The Beach Boys title "Let's Go Away For Awhile" is held at Western Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California. The recording will be added onto instrumental tracks that were recorded January 18, 1966. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Let's Go Away For Awhile" as the B side of single (Capitol 5676) with the mix of "Good Vibrations" from June 18, 1966 on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Elli Saint-James records the as yet unissued track "Highways" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Farther Down The Road", "Country Joe", and "You're A Little Bit Cuter" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5876) with "" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5965).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles begin recording the track "A Day In The Life" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the finished track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
1971 - George Harrison's Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord", with "Isn’t It a Pity" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1971 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records a as yet unissued take of the title "Family Of Man" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the title "Hospitality Song" and a as yet unissued take (even after overdubs are recorded on March 11, 1971) of the title "Right Before Your Eyes" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "Hospitality Song" on March 10, 1971, Capitol Records will issue "Hospitality Song" on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "What's He Doin' In My World", "Easy Loving", the as yet unissued track "Guess I'd Better Move Along", and "Sweet Memories" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first, second and last track on Husky's album "Just Plain Lonely" (ST-11069).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Donna Washington (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "You Can't Hide From The Boogie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - The Grapes Of Wrath (lineup unlisted) records the track "Seems Like Fate" at unlisted location. Capitol Records will release the track on the band's album "Treehouse" (CDP 7 48018-2). If anyone has more information about this session, please leave a comment.
1994 - Capitol Records artists The Band and John Lennon are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
2008 - John Stewart, singer, guitarist, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, and a solo artist, died after suffering a stroke in San Diego, California (also the city where he was born) at age 68.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Richard Lester, television and motion picture producer and director (The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!", "The Knack...And How to Get It", "Petulia", "How I Won The War", "Robin And Marian", "The Three Musketeers", its sequels, and many more), is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Johnny Cash makes his first network TV appearance on Capitol Records artist Jackie Gleason's CBS-TV show "The Jackie Gleason Show"
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bud Shank, Ted Nash, and Paul Horn on flutes, Bob Cooper on oboe, Al Viola on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Gene Estes on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube and Lou Raderman on violin, Stanley Harris on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Seven Shades Of Snow""Winter's Got Spring Up It's Sleeve", and "The Magic Gift" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on January 20, 1961. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
1963 - Caron Wheeler, singer with the Virgin Records America band Soul II Soul, is born in London, England. Virgin Records is owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company.
1976 - The former members of The Beatles are offered fifty million dollars to reform by concert promoter Bill Sergent. They decline the offer. The offer becomes a parody on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" when producer Lorne Michaels makes an on-air offer to The Beatles of $5000 dollars to reform on his show. The gag reappears when former member George Harrison appears on the show and is told the offer was only good if all four members appear.
1985 - Sheena Easton's EMI America Single "Sugar Walls" (written by Prince), with "Straight Talk" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1953 - Desi Arnaz, Jr., actor, drummer with the group Dino, Desi, and Billy, and singer, is born via Caesarian section on the same day the episode airs where his mother's character of Lucy Ricardo gives birth to "Little Ricky" on his parents' television show "I Love Lucy". It becomes the highest rated television show up to that time as sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. are tuned in to watch.
1995 - Gene MacLellan, singer and songwriter ("Snowbird", a worldwide hit for Capitol Records artist Anne Murray), dies in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 54
1998 - Carl Perkins, singer, songwriter, ("Blue Suede Shoes" and three songs covered by Capitol Records group The Beatles: "Matchbox", "Honey Don't", and "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby"), guitarist, 1985 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, and 1987 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, dies from throat cancer at age 65 and is later interred in the Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

JANUARY 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1913 - Danny Kaye, motion picture and television actor (who, among many other roles, played the role of Capitol Records artist Red Nichols in the biopic "The Five Pennies"), comedian, singer, dancer, UNICEF ambassador, and Capitol Records artist, is born David Daniel Kaminski in Brooklyn, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single "You Will Have To Pay", with "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Don Wilson records the vocal overdubs on to music tracks recorded by Billy May and a orchestra on October 11, 1950 for the titles "The Flying Mouse: Part 1" and "The Flying Mouse: Part 2" using a script adaptation by Alan Livingston at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release the final version of both tracks on the children's album "The Flying Mouse" (CAS-3092).
1951 - Composer Ferde Grofé conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "On The Trail""Sunset", and parts 1 and 2 of "Cloudburst" from his "Grand Canyon Suite" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles and parts on Grofé and the orchestra's album "Grand Canyon Suite" (L-270).
1951 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California, first Wesley "Speedy" West (on steel guitar), with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on organ, Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant and Eddie Kirk on guitar, Clifford "Cliffie Stone" Snyder on bass, and Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums), records a unreleased and lost take of the title "Railroadin'" then Tex Williams and Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), also with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (with the addition of Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar), records the titles "I'm A Bad Man" and "You Can Tell A Texan Every Time". Capitol Records will eventually release the "I'm A Bad Man" on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - Tennessee Ernie Ford" (7-95291-2) and "I'm A Bad Man" and "You Can Tell A Texan Every Time" on the CD "Tennessee Ernie Ford - Masters 1949-1976" (C2-30292).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with vocal group The Carr-Hops and a orchestra (both with unlisted lineups) records the titles "Music Makin' Man From Texas", "Noodlin' Rag", "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" and "When You're Smiling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Music Makin' Man From Texas" and "When Your Smiling" together as a single (Capitol 1974) and "Noodlin' Rag" and "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" together as a single (Capitol 2009).
1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet sign with Capitol Records
1960 - Capitol Records releases The Louvin Brothers single "Nellie Moved To Town" with "The Stagger" on the flipside.
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals) with Van Alexander's Orchestra (Mannie Klein and Charlie Teagarden on trumpet, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ben Benson on trombone, Gus Bivona and Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Beale Street Blues", "If I Could Be With You", "I'm Coming Virginia", and "Fare Thee Well To Harlem" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Teagarden's album "This Is Teagarden" (T 721).
1956 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Johnny Best, Frank Beach, Ray Triscari, and Bob Fowler on trumpet, Dick Nash, Hoyt Bohannon, and Murray McEachern on trumpet, Abe Most and Wilbur Schwartzon clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Charles Butler on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony and baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson and George Williams, records the titles "Dream Dancing", "Moonlight In Vermont", and a rejected take of the title "Poet And Peasant Overture". Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Dream Dancing" (T 723).
1956 - Jerry Reed (on vocals and guitar), with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter""How Can I Go On This Way?""Mister Whiz", and "Honey Chile" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter" and "Honey Chile" together as a single (Capitol F3381) and "Mr. Whiz" as a single (Capitol F3429) with "When I Found You" (recorded March 28, 1956) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the compilation CD "Jerry Reed - Here I Am" (BCD 16306).
1964 - The Beatles appear on Billboard's Pop singles chart for the first time with their Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
1966 - During their first two session held in New York City, New York for Capitol Records with producer Marvin Holtzman and conductor Horace Ott using "IMU" arrangements, The Magnificent Men (Dave Bupp on lead vocals, Buddy King on backing vocals and trumpet, Tom Pane on backing vocals and saxophone, Terry Crousare on guitar, Jim Seville on bass, Tom Hoover on organ, and Bob "Puff" Angelucci on drums, organ, and piano) record the title "I've Got News" and an unissued take of the title "So Smooth" at the first session and another unissued take of "So Smooth", the title "All Your Loving's Gone To My Head", and an unissued take of the title "Break Down And Let It All Out" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "I've Got News" as a single (Capitol 5732) with "Maybe, Maybe Baby" (recorded January 19, 1966) on the flipside and "All Your Loving's Gone To My Head" as a single (Capitol 5608) with "Peace Of Mind" (also recorded on January 19, 1966) on the flipside.
1969 - The Capitol Records soundtrack to United Artists' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine" debuts on Billboard's Pop albums chart
1971 - Happy & Artie Traum (Artie Traum on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Happy Traum on guitar and banjo), record the title "Handful Of Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title on the duo's album "Double-Back" (ST-799).
1973 - Pink Floyd begin the last 11 of 38 days of recording tracks at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England for their album "Dark Side Of The Moon", after taking a break on October 27, 1972 for touring. Sessions will end on February 1 and the completed album will be distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
1993 - Capitol Records releases Hoyt Axton's album "American Originals"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Irene Kral, singer, and a United Artists Records artist (whose UA album "The Band And I" has been reissued on the Capitol Jazz label by Blue Note Records), is born in Chicago, Illinois
1944 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts it's first jazz concert which features performances by future Capitol Records artists Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, and Lionel Hampton (who recorded for Capitol as part of Goodman's bands), as well as Louis Armstrong (who would record tracks for Verve Records at The Capitol Tower Studios as well as perform on the soundtrack for the motion picture "High Society" which was released by Capitol), Artie Shaw, and Roy Eldridge.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The duo Shirley & Lee (vocalists Shirley Goodman & Leonard Lee) sign with Imperial Records whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group. Their first recording session for the label will be held in New Orleans on February 1, 1962 where the will record the tracks "The Joker", "Together We Stand", "My Last Letter" and "I'm Old Enough" with Dave Bartholomew and Wardell Quezergue on trumpets, Waldron 'Frog' Joseph on trombone, Warren Bell and Clarence Ford on tenor saxophones, Carl Bluin on baritone saxophone, James Booker on piano, Justin Adams on guitar, George French on bass, and either Robert French or Joe 'Smokey' Johnson on drums. Imperial will release the first two tracks together as a single (Imperial 5818) and the last two tracks together as a single (Imperial 5854).
1969 - The Foundations' UNI single "Build Me Up Buttercup", with "New Direction" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Capitol will later release the track as part of its soundtrack to the movie "There's Something About Mary" in 1998
1975 - Epic Records releases future Capitol Records artist Minnie Ripperton's single "Lovin' You" with "Edge Of A Dream" on the flip side. Capitol Records currently distributes Ripperton's catalog.
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Right Said Fred's Charisma Records (a division of Virgin Records America, whose catalog is now owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company) single "I'm Too Sexy", with a 7" version on one side and a Spanish version on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Future Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
125 Years Ago Today In 1892 - Oliver Hardy, comedian and motion picture actor, best known as part of the team Laurel and Hardy, is born Oliver Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Curly Howard (born Jerome Lester Horwitz), vaudeville and motion picture actor, comedian, brother of Moe and Shemp Howard, and member of The Three Stooges dies at age 48 in San Gabriel, California. He would later be buried at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles in the Western Jewish Institute Section, Row 5, Grave 1.
1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, stage and motion picture actor, dies at age 74 and is later interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Billy Vera & The Beaters' single "At This Moment" peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The single, reissued by Rhino Records after being featured on the television series "Family Ties", was originally issued in 1981 by Alfa Records, which was shuttered by its Japanese owners, and Rhino licensed the track from ATCO. The single was originally released by Rhino with Vera's own composition "I Can Take Care Of Myself" on the flipside but later, according to Billy, "Rhino got word that 'Peanut Butter' was popular within the Carolinas Beach Music scene, so they repressed with that song on the flip...". Billy's still busy performing, writing, producing, and doing some really fun voiceover work.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

JANUARY 17, 2017

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, enters The Billboard magazine's "Records Most-Played On The Air" chart at #9 and its "Most-Played Juke Box Records" chart at #13.
1946 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Wesley Tuttle on guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass, records the titles "Down In The Valley", "Billy The Kid", "O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie", "Ridin' Ole Paint", "De Camptown Races", "Sam Bass", "Zebra Dun", "Trail To Mexico", "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Get Along Little Doggies)", "Casey Jones" and "When The Work's All Done This Fall" for the Capitol Records Transcription Service at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. The Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue the first five titles on transcription disc G-26 and the rest of the tracks, except "Casey Jones" on transcription disc G-25. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the 4 CD box set "Tex Ritter - Have I Stayed Away Too Long?" (BCD 16239),
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flipside, is back to #1 for the thirteenth and last week on The Billboard magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Folk Records chart (the precursor to the Country Music chart) after falling to #2 on the January 10th chart.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "When Am I Gonna Kiss You Good Morning" and "Open The Door Richard" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 369).
1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin leader and violin, Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello), with Kurt Reher on cello, records parts 1 and 2 of the third and fourth movements of Franz Schubert's "Quintet In C Major, Op. 163" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts for the title on the Quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In C Major, Op. 163" (P-8133).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Kay Starr is called late at night into Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California to quickly record, with Harold Mooney directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), the titles "Too Busy", "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Three Letters". Capitol Records will issue "Too Busy" on Starr's album "The Kay Starr Style" (CDN-363), rush release "Wheel Of Fortune" as a single (Capitol 1964) in February 1952 with "I Wanna Love You" (recorded January 15, 1957) on the flipside, and has yet to issue the take of "Three Letters" recorded this night but did release a take recorded on July 3, 1952. "Wheel Of Fortune" will become Starr's first gold record and will eventually become the #2 best-selling single of 1952.
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals), with Harry Geller's Orchestra (Simon "Si" Zentner, Benny Benson, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Gus Bivona on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Stars Fell On Alabama""Old Pidgeon-Toed Joad""My Kinda Love", and "Peg O' My Heart" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Teagarden's album "This Is Teagarden" (T 721).
1956 - Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (which included Jimmy Zito, Joe Triscari, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Herb Taylor, Nick DiMaio, and Si Zentner on trombone, Art Shapiro on bass, and unidentified others), record the title "Well Did You Evah?" at MGM's studios in Culver City, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the original soundtrack album for the movie "High Society" (W 750).
1961 - Rose Maddox (on vocals), with "Gentleman" Jim Pierce on piano, John Calvin Maddox, William Everett "Billy" Strange, and Roy Ernest Nichols on guitars, Norman Daniel Hamlett on steel guitar, Allen J. Williams on bass, and Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "Conscience, I'm Guilty""Read My Letter Once Again""Tall Men", and "Early In The Morning" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. After overdubs are recorded for "Early In The Morning" on January 18, 1961, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Maddox's album "A Big Bouquet Of Roses" (T 1548).
1961 - Diane Maxwell, with the Hank Levine Orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Whispering Pines", "Remember Me, I'm The One Who Loves You", "Born To Be With You", and a as yet unreleased take of "Big Shot Nothing Bringer" in Los Angeles, California with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 4541) and the second title as a single (Capitol 4571) with "Rainbows" (recorded April 26, 1961) on the flipside.
1961 - Pianist Lee Evans (aka Eli Levine), with uncredited musicians in a orchestra, records a as yet unissued take of the title "Where Have You Been" and the titles "The Moon Is Yellow", "Beyond The Reef", and "Tin-Tun-Tan" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the last three titles on Evan's album "Big Piano, Big Band, Big Sound" (T 1625).
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flipside, is #1 on the Country singles charts.
1966 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Stanley Wilson conducting The Concert Arts Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Arioso From The Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor" and Silvius Leopold Weiss' "Suite In A Minor (5 mvts.): Prelude/Allemande/Sarabande/Gavotte/Gigue)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Almeida's album "Concerto For Guitar And Small Orchestra: VILLA-LOBOS - Concerto For Guitar And Small Orchestra/WEISS - Suite In A Minor/J.S. BACH - Arioso From The Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor" (P-8638).
1969 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "The Christmas Song" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - Jerry Corbitt records the title "John Deere Tractor" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Corbitt's album "John Corbitt" (ST-771).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "I'll Still Be Waiting For You" with "Full Time Daddy" on the flipside
1976 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Roots Of My Raising", with "The Way It Was In '51" on the flipside, enters the Country singles charts
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) artist Garth Brooks' first TV special airs on NBC-TV
1996 - Tower, Harvest, and Capitol Records group (The) Pink Floyd is inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
1998 - Cliffie Stone, singer, songwriter, bandleader, radio and television variety show host, personal manager, 1989 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee, Capitol Records A&R executive and record producer, dies of a heart attack at his Saugus, California home at age 80.

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

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

JANUARY 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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