Monday, October 15, 2018

OCTOBER 15, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1912 - Nellie Lutcher, pianist, singer, daughter of bandleader and bass player Issac Lutcher, sister of saxophonist Joe Woodman Lutcher, aunt of Latin jazz percussionist Daryl "Munyungo" Jackson, an officer of LA Musicians' Union Local 47 for many years, and a Capitol Records (1947-1952), Liberty Records (1956) and Imperial Records (1957) artist, is born Nellie Rose Lutcher in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Lutcher was signed to Capitol by Dave Dexter, Jr. who heard her perform "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" when she closed a March of Dimes benefit broadcast at Hollywood High School.
1917 - Alan Livingston is born Alan Wendell Levison, in McDonald, Pennsylvania. Livingston is youngest of three children which includes his elder sister Vera Livingston Drazen and his brother Jay Livingston, pianist and songwriter, who with his partner Ray Evans wrote many hits that were covered by Capitol Records artists including "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)", as well as the popular Christmas song "Silver Bells". Ray and Jay had a cameo as themselves in the motion picture "Sunset Boulevard" which also featured actress Nancy Olsen, who later married Alan. Livingston was also a saxophone player and would be a bandleader while a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and during his first stint with Capitol Records starting in 1946, served as vice president of Children's Records creating Bozo The Capitol Clown, the concept of the record-reader, as well as writing and producing many of Capitol's children's releases including the hit single "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat". Later, as a VP of A&R, Livingston would be responsible for Capitol signing Frank Sinatra. Alan married actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist Betty Hutton in 1955. Livingston would leave Capitol in 1956 to become Vice President of West Coast programming at NBC and would greenlight the pilot for "Bonanza" (for which his brother Jay, again with partner Ray Evans, wrote the theme song). Livingston returned to Capitol in 1960 as president, bringing Capitol into the "modern" rock era with the signing of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Steve Miller Band, The Band, and others. Livingston would later have to authorize the recall the "butcher" cover of The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Yesterday and Today" and will protest against the R.I.A.A. when their song "Yesterday" was not nominated for Song Of The Year. Livingston would become chairman of Capitol Records heading the merger with Audio Devices, Inc. that created Capitol Industries, Inc. He would leave Capitol for the last time in 1968 but will return to speak in the Capitol Tower Studios to celebrate the release of The Beatles "1" CD and the start of the group's official website.
1970 - Eric Benét, singer, member (with his sister and cousin) of the Capitol Records group Benét (1992), solo recording artist for Warner Bros. Records, actor, and former husband of actress Halle Berry, is born Eric Benét Jordan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting, records Beethoven's "Cavatina (from 'Quartet' In B Flat, Opus 30, Number 13): Part 1" and "Cavatina (from 'Quartet' In B Flat, Opus 30, N° 13): Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records purchases the masters and issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Cavatina (from "Quartet" in B Flat, Op. 130, N° 13)/GLUCK - Overture To Alceste" (H-8130).
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - During one long session (probably held in the C. P. MacGregor Studios at 729 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California) with producer Johnny Mercer:
First, Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but included brass, reeds, rhythm and strings players), records the titles "Old Acquaintance" and "How Sweet You Are" which Capitol Records will issue together as a single (Capitol 142).
Second, Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (Jo Stafford, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (now with Heinie Beau on clarinet and alto saxophone, as well as unlisted trumpet, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, and drum players), record the titles "G.I Jive" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Right Myself A Letter" which Capitol Records will issue together as a single (Capitol 141).
Third, The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Deacon Jones" which Capitol Records will issue together as a single (Capitol 140).
Finally, Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and the rest of The Pied Pipers, using an arrangement by conductor Paul Weston and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the track "Blues In the Night" (issued on Capitol Record's first album "Songs By Johnny Mercer" [CD-1]). Phew!
1945 - Hal Derwin (aka Hal Stevens, on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Stardust" and "Goodnight Sweetheart" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks are rejected and their current status is unlisted.
1945 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, and Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Vido Musso on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums) records the tracks "Just-A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' (arranged by Gene Roland with vocals by June Christy) and "Stan Jumps (Artistry Jumps)" (arranged by Kenton) at the studios of radio station WMCA in New York City, New York. The first track was issued by Mosaic Records on the box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943- 1947" (MQ10-163) and the second track was rejected and its continued existence is unlisted (many rejected tracks of the era, since they were recorded on discs versus tape, were destroyed).
1946 - Hal Derwin, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Sonata", "You Can't See The Sun When You're Cryin'", "I'll Close My Eyes", "And So To Bed", "I Haven't Got A Worry In The World", "Give Me You", and "So Would I" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks, as of 2005, are still unissued.
1946 - Merle Travis (on vocals and electric guitar), with Cliffie Stone directing the orchestra (Jack McTaggart on trumpet; Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle; Billy Liebert on piano; Art Wenzel on accordion; Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar; Phil F. Marx Jr. on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone and Allen J. Williams on bass), records two takes of "Steel Guitar Rag" (the second becomes the issued take), two takes of "Honey Bunch" (the second becomes the issued take), "Sweet Temptation", and "Don't Hand Me That Old Line" at (listed as possibly) Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Sweet Temptation" as a single (Capitol 349) with "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" on the flipside. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks in the five CD box set "Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past" (BCD 15637).
1946 - During sessions for The Capitol Records Transcription Service held in Los Angeles, California Uncle Henry's Kentucky Mountaineers record 5 tracks, Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston and His Orchestra record 10 tracks, and Hal Darwin "Buddy" Cole records 8 tracks. No titles or lineup information are listed. If anyone knows who was in the lineup, what was recorded and/or where the sessions were held, please leave a comment.
1947 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra record seven tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No title or personnel information is listed. If anyone knows who was in the lineup, what was recorded and/or where the sessions were held, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The Starlighters Chorus (vocalists Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson) record vocal overdubs in Los Angeles, California for the tracks "Silent Night, Holy Night", "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", and "Joy toe The World" on band tracks that were recorded by on orchestra with an unlisted lineup in Mexico on an unlisted date. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Carols For Christmas" (H-9007).
1949 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (John Wilson, Ziggy Schatz, Doug Mettome, and Al Stewart on trumpet, Mario Daone, Billy Byers, and George Monte on trombone, Benny Goodman on clarinet, Mitch Goldberg and Angelo Cicalese on alto saxophone, Wardell Gray and Eddie Wasserman on tenor saxophone, Joe Casalaro on baritone saxophone, Buddy Greco on piano, Francis Beecher on guitar, Bob Carter on bass, and Sonny Igoe on drums) record the tracks "Egghead", "Little Girls Don't Cry" (vocals by Buddy Greco), "Why Don't We Do This More Often?" (vocals by Dolly Houston), and "Spin A Record" (vocals by Buddy Greco and The Heatherstones [lineup unlisted]) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-651) and the second track as a single (Capitol 828) with "Spin A Record" (a version recorded on October 27, 1949) on the flipside, and (as of 2005) yet to issue the version of "Spin A Record" recorded on this date.
1951 - The Dinning Sisters (vocalists Ginger, Delores, and Jean Dinning, all on vocals), with Eddie Ballentine (listed as possibly on piano) and an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, record the tracks "The Little Brown Gal", "I'm Lost", "I Love You", "Riddle Song", and "Love Me Sweet And Love Me Long" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2004) with "Whatsa Malla U (The Pidgin English Hula)" on the flipside, the second and last track together as a single (Capitol 2082) and, as of 2005, has not issued the third and fourth tracks.
1951 - Mel Tormé (on piano and vocals with Mary Osborne on guitar; Clyde Lombardi on bass; and Bunny Shawker on drums), records the tracks "I Love Each Move You Make" and "Foolish Rumors" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track on the CD "Spotlight On...Vol. 2 - Mel Torme" (7-89941-2) and the second track as a single (Capitol 1864) with "You're A Heavenly Thing" on the flipside.
1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #12 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, #15 on the magazine's  Best Selling Pop Singles chart, and #28 on its Most Played Juke Box Records chart. Cole's single "Because You're Mine" is #19 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart, Cole's single "Faith Can Move Mountains" is #25 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart. Cole's album "Penthouse Serenade" debuts at #10 on the magazine's Best Selling 33 1/3 R.P.M. chart.
1952 - Vocalist Helen O'Connell, with Harold Mooney's Monsters (lineup unlisted), records the titles "You're The Only One I Adore", "Don't Bother To Knock", "I Just Can't Remember The Words", and "You Can Do It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You're The Only One I Adore" and "Don't Bother To Knock" together as a single (Capitol 2280) and "I Just Can't Remember The Words" and "You Can Do It" together as a single (Capitol 2324).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - William Boyd (as Hopalong Cassidy), with Orchestra (lineup unlisted directed by Dave Dexter, Jr. and conducted by Van Alexander), records the tracks "Hopalong Cassidy and The Sheep Rustlers: Part 1" and "Hopalong Cassidy and The Sheep Rustlers: Part 2", and vocal overdubs for both tracks in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both finished tracks on Boyd's children's album ""Hopalong Cassidy and The Sheep Rustlers" (CAS-3197).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records the titless "Midnight" and "Variations On The Kerry Dance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either of the titles.
1954 - Billy May (conducting his own arrangements) and His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; John Graas on french horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer and Ralph Hansell on percussion; Mike Pacheco on congas; Jack Costanzo on bongos; Stephen Dweck on timbales; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) records the tracks "You're The Top", "You Go To My Head", and "La Bomba" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 10:00  PM and 2:30 AM. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on May's album "Sorta-May" (T 562) and the last track on the compilation album "Further Studies In High Fidelity" (Capitol SAL-9027).
1956 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Flying Down To Rio", "Moonlight On The Ganges", "In A Persian Market", and "April In Paris" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Far Away Music" (T 797).
1956 - Les Brown (on clarinet) and His Band of Renown (Wes Hensel, Don Smith, Mickey McMahan, and Bob Styles on trumpet; Ray Sims, Roy Main, and Jim Hill on trombone; Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Matt Utal and Ralph La Polla on alto saxophone; Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone; Abe Aaron on tenor and baritone saxophone; Butch Stone on bass; Dick Shreve on piano; Vernon Polk on guitar; Mel Pollan on bass; and Lloyd Morales on drums) record the tracks "I Never Knew", "Morning Star", "The Best Years Of My Life" (vocals by Jo Ann Greer), and "Priscilla" (vocals by Butch Stone and an unlisted ensemble) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on Brown's album "Dancers' Choice" (T 812), has yet to issue the second track recorded at this session, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3587).
1956 - Tex Ritter, with Van Alexander conducting the Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted), records the track "He Is There" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol F3589) with "Green Grow The Lilacs" on the flipside.
1956 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone) with unlisted session musicians, records the titles "Hawksville", "The Stretch", "Crystal" and "Caribe" at an unlisted studio in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1956 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup on guitar; Paul Peek on rhythm guitar; Jack Neal on bass; and Dickie Harrell on drums) record the tracks "Teenage Partner", "Blues Stay Away From Me", "Five Feet Of Lovin'", and "Catman" at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks on the group's album "The Bop That Just Won't Stop" (ST-11287) and the second and last tracks on the group's eponymous album "Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps" (T 811).
1956 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with William Steinberg conducting, records Hindemith's "Mathis Der Maler" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the title on the orchestra's album "HINDEMITH - Mathis Der Maler/ TOCH - Symphony N° 3, Op. 75" (P-8364).
1957 - It's a Tuesday night and at 10:00 PM saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Stan Getz, trumpeter Roy Eldridge, drummer Jo Jones, and The Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar,  and Ray Brown on bass) are Nat's guests on tonight's episode of "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" on NBC-TV. Here's a clip from the showHere's a description of the show:
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Frank Sinatra conducting the orchestra (Benjamin Barrett: Contractor; Frank Beach, Conrad Gozzo, and Dale McMickle on trumpet; Francis "Joe" Howard, Murray McEachern, and George Roberts on trombone; Gus Bivona, Dale Issenhuth, Jules Jacob, Abe Most, and Wilbur Schwartz on saxophones; Ken Lane and Bill Miller on piano; Al Viola on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Richmond on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Arno, Dan Lube, Amerigo Marino, Louis Raderman, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin and Paul Robyn on viola; Elizabeth Greenschpoon and Edgar Lustgarten on cello) using arrangements by Pete King, records the tracks "Hit the Road To Dreamland", "Sleepy Time Gal", "All I Do Is Dream Of You", and "Wrap Your Trouble In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on October 16, 1958 with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Martin's Capitol Records album "Sleep Warm" (T 1150).
60 Years Ago Today In  1958 - Vocalist Yma Sumac, with Bob Bain directing a studio orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "La Pampa Y La Puna" and "La Perla De Chira" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Sumac's album "Fuego Del Ande" (T 1169).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Tenderly", "Alice Blue Gown", "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Lombardo's album "The Sweetest Waltzes This Side Of Heaven" (T 1306).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar and vocals; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar and vocals; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record the tracks "I Got To Get You Yet", "My Heart", and "The Night Is So Lonely" (with Simmons on celeste) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00am and 2:00 pm. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Vincent's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207) and the last track as a single (Capitol 4237) with "Right Now" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Ray Triscari, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet; Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone; Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Abe Most on clarinet; Les Brown(cl-1,as-2) Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flute, clarinet and alto saxophone; Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on clarinet, baritone saxophone and vocals); Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone; Don Trenner on piano; Tony Rizzi on guitar; Bob Berteaux and bass; and Lloyd Morales on drums) record the tracks "Mexican Hat Dance" (arranged by Ben Homer), "Sentimental Journey (arranged by Ben Homer, with Brown on clarinet and vocals by Laurie Johnson), "Bizet Had His Day" (arranged by Ben Homer, with Brown on clarinet), and "Invitation" (arranged by Frank Comstock) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records isssues all the titles on Brown's album "The Les Brown Story" (T1174).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Ricard Cannon records the tracks "St. Louis Blues", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", and "Lover Come Back To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4093) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last track.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Johnny Otis and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "My Dear" (featuring vocals by Mel Williams), "My Heart Tells Me" (also featuring Williams' vocals), and "I Wonder" (featuring vocals by Marie Adams). Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first two tracks and issued the last track on Otis' album "Johnny Otis - The Capitol Years" (C1-92858).
1959 - The King Sisters (vocalist Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King with unlisted session musicians) record the track "Ballad Medley: Ruby, Part 2/For All We Know/I Don't Know About You/Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the sister's album "Baby,They're Singing Our Song" (T 1333).
1960 - Virgil Fox, on organ, records the tracks "Chorale N°1 In E Major (Completion)" by Franck, "Scherzo (From 'Second Symphony')" by Vierne, and "Prelude And Fugue In G Minor" by Dupre at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Fox's album "Organ Music From France" (P 8544).
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose is #1 on KAKC 970 AM's Top 10 Albums chart and Cole's single "Ramblin' Rose" is #48 on the station's Top 50 Survey in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1962 - Charles Nelson Reilly and Robert Morse, with Elliot Lawrence directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, record the titles "Everybody Ought To Have A Maid", "Lolita", and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title on the duo's album "A Jolly Theatrical Season" (T 1862).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Bobby Darin, with Walter Raim conducting Rudy Clark's arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the track "Since You've Been Gone" at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 5079) with "Be Mad Little Girl" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Andy Griffith (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Andy and Cleopatra, Part 1", "Andy and Cleopatra, Part 2", and "The Discovery Of America" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Griffith's album "Andy And Cleopatra" (T 2066).
1964 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with listed as probably Thomas Grady Martin on lead guitar; Hal Rugg on steel guitar; and other unlisted session musicians) records "There's More Love Than This" and "Franklin County Moonshine" at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennesee. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Shepard's album "It's A Man Every Time" (T 2416).
1964 - Craig Breedlove records "Side 1" and "Side 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Breedlove's eponymous album "Craig Breedlove" (KAO 2175).
1964 - Capitol Records legally takes control of the 14 Beatles songs that Vee-Jay Records had stretched into five albums, six singles, four reissue singles, and an EP
1964 - The Beatles end an 105 week consecutive run on the U.K. singles chart which started October 11, 1962 making them the group with the most consecutive weeks on the British singles chart
1965 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine with unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "Stella By Starlight" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has (as of 2005) yet to issue either track.
1965 - Capitol Records registers Joe Leahy and His Orchestra (lineup unllsted)'s tracks "Gilligan", "Oh Trumpets, "Chantilly", "Little Boy Buglar", and "Slinky". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues all the tracks, except "Little Boy Buglar" which (as of 2005) remains unissued, on Leahy's album "Tabasco & Trumpets" (T 5014).
1966 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters of Gary Buck's tracks "The Weather Man" and "Whatever's Right" which were recorded in Canada. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases both tracks together as a single (Tower 290).
1967 - Andy Russell overdubs vocals in Spanish onto the tracks "Mi Amor Es Para Ti (Your Love Is Everywhere)" and "Me Faltas Tu (I'm Still Not Through Missing You)" in Los Angles, California on tracks by unlisted musicians that were recorded August 31, 1967 for the English versions of the songs. Even after transferring the tracks to its subsidiary Tower Records, they (as of 2005) remain unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Nancy Wilson (with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to an unlisted large session orchestra that includes Benny Carter on alto saxophone and a string section) records the tracks "One Soft Night", "Only Love", "If We Only Have Love" and "In A Long White Room" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on Wilson's album "Hurt So Bad" (ST-353) and the remaining three tracks on Wilson's album "Nancy" (ST-148).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - At the second day of a live engagement in Las Vegas Nevada Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Harper Valley P.T.A." (featuring Kenny Garder on vocals), "My Special Angel" (also featuring vocals by Kenny Gardner), "Help Yourself" (again featuring vocals by Kenny Gardner) and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle". Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The New Songs! The New Sounds!" (ST-128).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Bettye Swann (with an orchestra of unlisted musicians using arrangements by Tank Jernigan) records "Cover Me" and "Touch Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190) and the last track as a single (Capitol 2383) with "My Heart Is Closed For The Season" (which appeared on an earlier Swann's single [Capitol 2263] with "I'm Lonely For You on the flip side) on the flip side.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs for Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poney's track "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" in Los Angeles, California. The final track will be issued on Ronstadt's album "Hand Sown...Home Grown" (ST-208).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers Matt Monroe's tracks "Todo Pasara (Everything Will Happen)", "No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)" which were recorded in London, England. Capitol Latino, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol Latino 6855).
1969 - Leon Haywood (on vocals and piano and directing his arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) record the track "I Wanna Thank You" and "I Am In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2752) with "I Was Sent To Love You" on the flip side, and has (of 2005) yet to issue the last track.
1969 - During two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar with Larry Muhoberac on piano; Russ Hansen, Tommy Collins, and John Wakely on guitar; Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar; Bob Austin on electric bass; and Archie Francis on drums) records the tracks "You Don't Care What Happens To Me" and "You Can't Wynn, Stewart) at the first session between 4:00pm and 7:00pm and "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I'd Do The Impossible", "Care" and "Bar Fly" at the second session between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on October 16, 1969). Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "I'd Do The Impossible", on Stewart's album "You Don't Care What Happens To Me" (ST-453). Bear Family Records issues "I'd Do The Impossible" on the 10 CD box set "Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886) in 2000.
1969 - Peggy Lee with George Tipton and Mike Melvoin directing the orchestra (Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, Marion "Buddy" Childers, and Jimmy Zito on trumpet; Dick Hyde and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone; William Hinshaw and Henry Sigismonti on french horn; Jim Horn, Don Menza, and Charles Harrington on reeds; Mike Melvoin listed as possibly on organ; Lou Levy on piano; Howard Roberts and Dennis Budimir on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Earl Palmer on drums; Victor Feldman listed possibly on vibraphone; and Gary Coleman on percussion) records the tracks "Something", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show", and Whistle For Happiness" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1969 - Food (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Open My Eyes" and "Going To Wauwautosa" (listed as probably in New York City, New York). Capitol Records purchases the tracks but, as of 2005, they are unissued.
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Mayf Nutter's tracks "Never Had A Doubt" and "The Litterbug Song" (recorded at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California) from Buck Owens Enterprises and will issue the tracks on Nutter's album "The First Batch Of Mayf Nutter" (ST-11194).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Capitol Records releases The Band's album "Moondog Matinee"
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar with unlisted session musicians) records the track "Confession (Please Come Back)" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Stoney Edwards (on vocals with James "Phil" Trimble on fiddle; Don Brooks on harmonica; Joseph "Crazy Joe" Renda on keyboards; David Mansfield on guitar, keyboards, and strings; Chip Taylor, John Platania, and George Kiriakis on guitar; David Kappell on bass; and Bennett "Beau" Segal on drums) records the tracks "July 12, 1939" and "Pickin' Wildflowers And Butterfly Days Are Gone" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Edwards' album "Blackbird" (ST-11499).
1977 - Capitol Records releases Bob Welch's single "Sentimental Lady" (Capitol 4479) with "Hot Love, Cold War" on the flipside
1979 - Mystic Merlin (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Can't Stop Dancing (No Matter What I Do)", "Dreams", and "Burned To Learn" in Los Angeles, California. Captiol Records issues all the tracks on the band's eponymous album "Mystic Merlin" (ST-12047).
1980 - Mystic Merlin (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Searching For The Meaning The Love" and "60 Thrills A Minute" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the band's album "60 Thrills A Minute" (SKAO-12137).
1981 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Russell Smith (on vocals and guitar with Barry Beckett on keyboards; James Hooker on keyboards and vocals; Pete Carr on guitar; Duncan Cameron on Dobro resonator guitar; Joe Osborne on bass; Larry Londin on drums; Tom Roady on percussion; Ava Aldridge and Cindy Richardson on vocals; and The Sheldon Kurland Strings [lineup unlisted]) records the track "What I Learned From Loving You" during the first session and "Hold Me" and "Our Lady Of The Blues" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Smith's eponymous album "Russell Smith" (ST-12197).
1981 - The McCrary's (lineup unlisted) record the track "Miles Above" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the group's album "All Night Music" (ST-12198).
1982 - René and Angela (vocalists René Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the title "Keep Runnin'" and an instrumental version of "Keep Runnin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the vocal version of the title as a single (Capitol 5249) with "Bangin' The Boogie" (recorded September 21, 1982) on the flipside and on the duo's album "Rise" (ST-12267). No issuing information is listed for the instrumental version of the title.
1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the title "Out Of The Business" (listed as possibly) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Outside/Inside" (ST-12260).
1982 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles compilation album "The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Bob Whitlock on bass record the titles "Walkin' Shoes", "Freeway", "Frenesi", "Nights At The Turnstable", and "Aren't You Glad You're You" at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, California. for Pacific Jazz. Pacific Jazz' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.
1971 - Rick Nelson, former Imperial Records, future Capitol Records artist, and one of the acts performing at a '50s nostalgia concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, is booed by the audience for playing new music. The incident would be the basis for Nelson's next hit single "Garden Party".
2005 - Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson speaks at "Bop Street", a tribute to Gene Vincent, in Van Nuys, California

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1955 - Local act Buddy (aka Buddy Holly) and Bob open for Elvis Presley at his concert in Lubbock, Texas

Sunday, October 14, 2018

OCTOBER 14, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Thomas Dolby, composer, record producer, keyboardist, singer, and Parlophone and Capitol Records artist (1981-1988), is born Thomas Morgan Robertson in Cairo, Egypt

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1937 - Nicolai Johannes Schuler conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the German Opera House of Berlin (lineups unlisted) as they record the titles "'The Merry Wives Of Windsor' by Nicolai (Excerpts) Part 1" and "'The Merry Wives Of Windsor' by Nicolai (Excerpts): Part 2", both featuring Martina Hulf on soprano vocals and Friedrich Eugen Engels on tenor vocals and "'A Night In Venice' by Johann Strauss (Excerpts): Part 1" and "A Night In Venice' by Johann Strauss (Excerpts): Part 2" featuring Friedrich Eugen Engels on tenor vocals in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will issue license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue both of the Nicolai titles together as a single (Capitol 8-80038) and both of the Strauss titles on the album "Johann Strauss Operettas" (KCM-8012) as part of the label's Promenade Classical Series.
1944 - William Ripley Dorr conducts the St. Luke's Choristers (lineup unlisted), the Roy Bargy Orchestra (string orchestra with unlisted lineup), and organist Chauncey Haines Jr., as they record the titles "O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis)", "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing", and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" at the C. P. MacGregor Studios at 729 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the choristers' album "Christmas Carols By The St. Luke's Choristers" (H-9000).
1946 - Hal Derwin and Frank DeVol, with unlisted others, record nine titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track or session information is listed. If anyone can fill in the gaps, please leave a comment.
1947 - The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clark Yocum on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline?", "Under The Lone Star Moon", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline?" on the group's album "Harvest Moon" (CC-103), "Under The Lone Star Moon" as a single (Capitol 478) with "Penny" on the flipside, and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" on the CD "Collectors Series - The Pied Pipers" (7-95289-2).
1947 - Red Norvo's Nine (Bobby Sherwood on coronet, Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Dave Cavanaugh and Eddie Miller on tenor saxophones, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Arnold Ross on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Jesse Price on drums) record two takes of the title "Hollyridge Drive", as well as the title "Under A Blanket Of Blue" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first take of "Hollyridge Drive" and "Under A Blanket Of Blue" together as a single (Capitol 15083). Mosaic Records issues the alternate take of "Hollyridge Drive" in the 12 CD box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MD12-170).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocalists Bob Hope and The Clark Sisters (lineup unlisted), with unlisted others, record the titles "Button And Bows" and "That's Not The Knot" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 15292).
1949 - The Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) being conducted by Harold Byrns, records the tracks for Bartok's "Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 1: First Movement - Andante Tranquillo, Part 1", "Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 2: First Movement - Andante Tranquillo, Part 2/Second Movement - Allegro, Part 1" and ""Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 3: Second Movement - Allegro, Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "BARTOK - Music For String Instruments, Percussion, And Celesta" (L-8048).
1951 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (John Howell, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, and John Coppola on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Harry Betts, Bill Russo, Dick Kenney, and George Roberts on trombones, Stan Fletcher on tuba, Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, John Graas, Lloyd Otto, and George Price on french horns, and a string section with concert master Alex Law as well as Earl Cornwell, Danny Napolitano, Maurice Koukel, Phil Davidson, Seb Mercurio, Ben Zimberoff, Barton Gray, Dwight Muma, and Charlie Scarle on violins, Dave Smiley, Paul Israel, and Aaron Shapiro on violas, Gregory Bemko, Zachary Bock, and Gabe Jellen on cellos, and Abe Luboff on bass) record the titles "Ennui", "Samana", "Coop's Solo" (by Bob Cooper), and "Salute" at a live concert held at Bailey Hall on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the 4 12" LP box set "The Kenton Era" (WDX-569).
1952 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with vocal group (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Yours (Quiereme Mucho)", "Hang Your Wishes On The Tree" with a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), "Santa Claus' Party", and "As Long As You Care (I Don't Care)" with vocals by Sue Allen in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Yours (Quiereme Mucho)" as a single (Capitol 2274) with "Flute Salad" on the flipside, "Hang Your Wishes On The Tree" and "Santa Claus' Party" together as a single (Capitol 2275), and "As Long As You Care (I Don't Care)" as a single (Capitol 2328) with "Vieni, Vieni" on the flipside.
1952 - Walter Gorecki and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Set 'Em Up", "Hide And Seek Polka", "Ring Around The Rosie Polka", and "Special Delivery Polka" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue releases "Hide And Seek Polka" and "Ring Around The Rosie Polka" together as a single (Capitol 2900) and has yet to issue the other titles.
1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Lee (aka Jimmy Le Fautheree), with unlisted trombone and piano players and, listed as possibly, Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on rhythm guitar, Al Petty on steel guitar, and either Floyd T. "Lightnin' Chance or Bob Moore on bass, records the titles "Mistakes", "How About A Date", "Blowin' And Goin'", and "Crying Won't Change My Mind" at Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Mistakes" and "Blowin' And Goin'" together as a single (Capitol 2320) and "How About A Date" and "Crying Won't Change My Mind" together as a single (Capitol 2491). If anyone knows for sure who played on this session, please leave a comment.
1952 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody #2" in two parts in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on Pennario's album "RACHMANINOFF - Prelude in C Sharp Minor,Op.3 N° 2/Prelude in G Minor,Op.23,N° 5/LISZT - Hungarian Rhapsody N° 2" (H-8186).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Frances Faye (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh conducting the orchestra (with an unlisted lineup), records the tracks "You're Heavenly", "Summertime", "Mad About The Boy", and "Miss Otis Regrets" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Faye's album "No Reservations" (H-512).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "MUSSORGSKY - Pïctures At An Exhibition" (LAL-8266).
1954 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals with Bobby Bruce on fiddle; Bill Wardle piano; Johnny Bond on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass; and Gwyn Merle Nichols on drums) records the tracks "A Penny Love Affair", "That Little Boy Of Mine", "Higher, Higher And Higher" (with vocals with Marilyn Tuttle) and "Tennessee Mambo" (also with Marilyn Tuttle on additional vocals) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3072) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2983) as by Wesley Tuttle and Marilyn Tuttle).
1954 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart on vocals) with Johnny Duffy and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "I Give Up - What Is it?", "Be Kind To The Street Corner Santa", "Over The Hill", and "Mm Uh Uh No Thank You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2978) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last two tracks.
1955 - Yma Sumac records vocal overdubs for her tracks "Cha Cha Gitano", "Carnavalito Boliviano" and "Goomba Boomba" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final tracks on Sumac's album "Mambo" (T 564).
1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #38 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York and his album "Love Is The Thing" is #7 on WJJD 1160 AM's Top Twenty LP and EP Albums chart in Chicago, Illinois.
1957 - Guitarist Bob Bain records overdubs for Hank Thompson's titles "After All The Things I've Done" and "Lil' Liza Jane" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final mixes of both titles on Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys' album "Dance Ranch" (T 975).
1957 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocal, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocal, Glen Larson on baritone vocals,and Ed Cobb on bass vocals) record vocal overdubs for the title "26 Miles (Santa Catalina) in Los Angeles, Calfornia. Capitol Records issues the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol F3845) with "It's You" on the flipside.
1957 - Vocalist Jack Jones, with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "For Crying Out Loud" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol F3844) with "Born To Be Lucky" on the flip side.
1957 - Tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson, with unlisted trumpet, baritone saxophone, piano, bass, and drum players, records the titles "Swanee River Rock" and "You Send Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3835).
1957 - Pianist Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone with unlisted session musicians) record the titles "Street Scene '58" and "Cool" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both together as a single (Capitol F3837).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dean Martin is back in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM to record the tracks "Sleep Warm", "Let's Put Out the Lights (And Go To Sleep)", "Brahms' Lullaby", and "Goodnight, My Love" with Frank Sinatra using Pete King's arrangements, still conducting the orchestra (Benjamin Barrett: Contractor; Vincent De Rosa on french horn; Herman Gunkler, Dale Issenhuth, Jules Jacob,Abe Most, and Ted Nash on saxophones; Ken Lane and Bill Miller on piano; Al Viola on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Stella Castellucci on harp; and in the string section: James Getzoff ,Dan Lube, Amerigo Marino, Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld, Paul Shure, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alexander Neiman and Paul Robyn on viola; Elizabeth Greenschpoon and Kurt Reher on cello) with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Martin's album "Sleep Warm" (T 1150).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Johnny Meeks on guitar and vocals; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar and vocals; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record the tracks "In Love Again", "Say Mama", Be Bop Boogie Boy", and "I Can't Believe You Wanna Leave" (with Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on the band's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (Capitol T 1207) and the middle two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4105).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Ray Triscari, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet; Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone; Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Abe Most on clarinet; Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone; Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on clarinet, baritone saxophone, and vocals; Abe Aaron on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone; Don Trenner on piano; Tony Rizzi on guitar; Bob Berteaux on bass; and Lloyd Morales on drums) record the tracks "Ramona" (arranged by Skip Martin), "Sophisticated Swing" (arranged by Frank Comstock), "Midnight Sun" (arranged by Frank Comstock) and "Leap Frog" (with Brown on alto saxophone and arranged by Frank Comstock) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Brown's album "The Les Brown Story" (T 1174).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Laurindo Almedia (on guitar) records Jose Barroso's "Dansa Mexicana", Juan Bautista's "Preludio Y Danza", and Albeniz's "Danza Espanola Number 5" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Almeida's album "Danzas!" (P-8467).
1959 - The Don Baker Trio (with Baker on organ and the rest of the trio unlisted) records the tracks "Carinoso", "Cherokee", "Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)", "Frasquita Serenade", "I Could Have Danced All Night", and "Taboo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the trio's album "Hammond For Dancing" (T 1357). If anyone knows who the remaining member of the trio were at this session, please leave a comment.
1959 - The King Sisters (Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King as a vocal quartet with unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "Medley: Street Of Dreams/Spring Is Here/Ebb Tide/Over The Rainbow/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/A Faded Summer Love/Don't Blame Me/Ruby,pt.1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the sisters' album "Baby,They're Singing Our Song" (T 1333).
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #44 on KDMS 1290 AM's The Top 50 Survey in El Dorado, Arkansas.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "Be True To Your School" with "In My Room" on the flipside
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Cindy Malone (on vocals) with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "You Pulled A Fast One" and "Watch What You Do With My Baby" in Los Angeles, California. The first track (as of 2005) remains unissued. Capitol Records issued the second track as a single (Capitol 5115) with "The Fool I Used To Be" on the flipside.
1964 - The Beach Boys with Glen Campbell record the track "Guess I'm Dumb" in Los Angeles, California. The track, as of 2005, remains unissued.
1964 - Billy Taylor (on piano, with Oliver Nelson conducting his own arrangements to Bob Singer, Dick Berg, and Ray Alonge on french horn; Barry Galbraith on guitar; Ben Tucker on bass; Grady Tate on drums; Julius Held, Bob Northern, and Carmelita on percussion) records the tracks "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis", "A Secret", "Don't Ever Say We're Through" and "Love For Sale" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Taylor's album "Midnight Piano" (T 2302).
1964 - Junior Mance (on piano, with George Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums) records the tracks "Hanky Panky", "I Want A Little Girl", "That's Where It Is", "In The Dark" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Mance's album "That's Where It Is" (T 2393).
1965 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Glen Campbell (on vocals with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Private John Q", "The Less Of Me", "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)", and "A Satisfied Mind" at the first session and "Goodbye Girl" and "Walk Right In" at the second session. Capitol Records issued the first two tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 5545) and the third track from the first session on Campbell's album "Hey Little One" (ST 2878). Pickwick Records, at the time a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues "A Satisfied Mind" on the album "Satisfied Mind" (PC 3134). Both tracks from the second session, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1965 - Roy Clark (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Rose-Colored Glasses", "Just Like That There", and "Everybody Watches Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 5619) and "Just Like That There" is released by Pickwick Records (at the time partially owned by Capitol Records) subsidiary Hilltop Records, on Clark's eponymous album "Roy Clark" (JM-6046).
1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay, at a live session held at an unlisted location, records unlisted titles for Capitol Records which have yet to be issued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to a large orchestra that includes Benny Carter on alto saxophone but whose lineup is otherwise unlisted) records the tracks "I'm Your Special Fool", "You'd Better Go", "What Do You See In Her", and "Player Play On" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Wilson's album "Nancy" (ST-148).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - At the first of three days of live performances in Las Vegas, Nevada Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Dear World" (featuring Kenny Gardner on vocals), "Honey", and "Gentle On My Mind" (featuring vocals by Kenny Gardner). Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the band's album "The New Songs! The New Sounds!" (SU-128).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Jody Miller (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Bonsoir Cher" and "Johnny One Time" at the first session and "Only Mama That'll Walk The Line" and "All The Crying In The World" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the first track from the first session and the last track from the second session together as a single (Capitol 2398), the second track from the first session on Miller's album "The Best Of Jody Miller" (ST-11169), and has (of 2005) yet to issue the last track from the second session.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Bettye Swan (on vocals with an orchestra with an unlisted lineup using arrangements by Tank Jernigan), records the tracks "No Faith, No Love" and "Words" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Linda Ronstadt (on vocals) and The Stone Poneys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "I Shall Be Released". Capitol Records issued the first track on Ronstadt's album "Hand Sown...Home Grown" (ST-208) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "I Shall Be Released".
1969 - Capitol Records holds a session to edit Tommy Brooks track "A Little Bit Of Time" (recorded on August 21, 1969) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the edited track as a single (Capitol 2727) with "A Little Kind Attention" on the flip side.
1969 - Peggy Lee (on vocals) with Mundell Lowe directing the orchestra (Anthony Terran, John Audino, Jimmy Zito, and Paul Hubinon on trumpet, Dick Leith, Jimmy
Cleveland, and Charles Loper on trombone, Donald Waldrop on bass trombone, William Hinshaw on French horn, Howard Roberts, Dennis Budimir, Mundell Lowe, Louis Shelton, Tommy Morgan, Tom Scott, Peter Woodford, and John Kelson Jr. on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, Earl Palmer on drums, and Lawrence Knechtel and Gary Coleman on percussion) records the tracks "Didn't We", "Love Story", and "Johnny (Linda)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Didn't We?" and issued the last two tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1970 - The Primo People (roster unlisted, with Larry Muhoberac conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Baby Let Me Feel Your Love", "Stay Sweet My Lady", "When I Was A Little Boy", "Children Could Be Children", "Magnificent Sanctuary Band", "Look Upon A Time", "Look At All The People", "MacArthur Park", "He's Only A Man", "Someday When You Fall In Love", and "But I Can't Get Back" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Children Could Be Children", on the group's eponymous album "The Primo People" (ST-695). If anyone knows who was in this group, please leave a comment.
1970 - Janis Ian records the tracks "Patriots", "Can You Reach Me", "Liberty" and "Alabama" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Can You Reach Me", on Ian's album "Present Company" (SKAO-683). There is no issue information for the track "Patriots". If anyone knows more about this track, please leave a comment.
1971 - Overdubs are recorded for Helen Reddy's tracks "I Don't Remember My Childhood" and "Time". Capitol Records issues the finished tracks on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
1972 - The Nat Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophones, George Duke and Nat Adderley Jr. on pianos and electric pianos, Francisco Centeno on electric bass, Walter Booker on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums) with Airto Moreira, Mayuto Correa, Octavio, and King Errison on percussion, Fleming Williams, Arthur Charma, Olga James, and Stephanie Spruill on vocals, and Rick Holmes doing recitation, records the titles "In the beginning", "Yield", "Obeah", "Fun In The Church", "The Eternal Walk", "Krukma", "Gone", "Behold", "Psalm 24", "Make Your Own Temple", "Taj", "Psalm 54", "Amani", and "Space Spiritual" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cannonball Adderley's two-disc album "Soul Of The Bible" (SABB-11120).
1972 - Vocalist Sonny Throckmorton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Midnight Baptist Chimes", "Wake Up, Judy", and "Angels In Red" with producer Dave Kirby in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Midnight Baptist Chimes" and will issue "Wake Up, Judy" and "Angels In Red" together as a single (Capitol 3617).
1974 - Supersax (Conte Candoli on trumpet; Frank Rosolino on trombone; Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto saxophone; Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Lou Levy on piano; Buddy Clark on bass; and Jack Hanna on drums; with & 19 unlisted string musicians) records the tracks "Kim" (arranged by Roger Kellaway) and "Cool Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the band's album "Supersax Plays Bird With Strings" (ST-11371).
1975 - During two consecutive days of recording sessions In Nashville, Tennesee Stoney Edwards (on vocals with {collectively over the two days of sessions] James "Phil" Trimble on fiddle; Don Brooks on harmonica; Joseph "Crazy Joe" Renda on keyboards; David Mansfield on guitar, keyboards and strings; Chip Taylor, John Platania, and George Kiriakis on guitar; David Kappell on bass; and Bennett "Beau" Segal on drums) records the tracks "Holdin' On To Myself", "Yankee Lady", and "Blackbird (Hold Your Head High)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Edwards' album "Blackbird" (ST-11499).
1976 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's tracks "Southern Nights" and "Just Like A Woman" at the first session and "For Cryin' Out Loud" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the final tracks for "Southern Nights" and "For Cryin' Out Loud" on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Just Like A Woman".
1976 - Richard Torrance records the titles "Under Your Spell" and "Alley Cat Jack" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both songs on Torrances' album "Bareback" (SW-11610).
1977 - Bing Crosby (born Harry Lilas Crosby), singer, actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies of a heart attack after finishing 18 holes of golf.
1977 - The Honeys (Diane Rovell, Marilyn Rovell, and Ginger Blake all on vocals), with an unlisted Orchestra playing arrangements by Brian Wilson, record the titles "Had To Phone Ya" and "Don't Be Cruel" at United/Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Honeys" (7-93193-2).
1980 - T-Connection (Theophilus Cockley on keyboards and vocals; Kirkwood Coakley on bass and vocals; and Tony Flowers on percussion), with Ray Chew conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the track "Heaven In Your Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records releases the track on the band's album "Everything Is Cool" (ST-12128).
1980 - Mystic Merlin (roster unlisted) records the tracks "Got To Make It Better" and "Haunting You (Crystal Ball)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the band's album "Sixty Thrills A Minute" (SKAO-12137).
1982 - Rene and Angela (Rene Moore and Angela Winbush) record "When It Comes To Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the duo's album "Rise" (ST-12267).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Earl Klugh (on guitar), with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone; Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards; Ronnie Foster on keyboards; Eric Gale on guitar; Charlie Meeks and Phil Upchurch on electric bass; Ron Carter on bass; James Bradey Jr. on drums; and unlisted others, records the track "All The Time" (arranged by Don Sebesky) at Media Sound Studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the track on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
1985 - Capitol Records releases Iron Maiden's first "live" album "Live After Death"
1997 - Capitol Records releases Duran Duran's album "Medazzaland"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
105 Years Ago Today In 1913 - Larry Russell, a composer ("Vaya Con Dios" with Inez James, and Buddy Pepper) and film arranger ("Limelight" with Ray Rasch, Russell Garcia and Charlie Chaplin), is born in Indiana. Les Paul and Mary Ford's version of "Vaya Con Dios", released by Capitol Records, would hit #1 on both Billboard and Cash Box Magazine's singles charts.
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - DTS releases Megadeth's Capitol Records album "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" in DVD Audio format.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

OCTOBER 13, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1909 - Art Tatum, pianist and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952) is born Arthur Tatum, Jr. in Toledo, Ohio
1947 - Sammy Hagar, singer, guitarist, with the band Van Halen, and Capitol Records solo artist (1976-1980), is born Samuel Roy Hagar in Monterey, California
1959 - Marie Osmond, television actress and host, singer, sister of Capitol Records artist Donny Osmond, and Capitol Records artist (1986-1990) is born Olive Marie Osmond in Ogden, Utah

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS
1945 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single (with much help by future Capitol Records artist Wesley Tuttle during the recording session) "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often", with "Green Grow The Lilacs" on the flipside, tops the U.S. country charts. Both tracks were produced by Lee Gillette at C. P. MacGregors Studios at 729 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California
1947 - Red Ingle and The Natural Seven (Charles "Chuck" Mackey on trumpet; Harry Jack "Chick" Dougherty on trombone; Richard Shannon on clarinet and saxophone; Herman Crone on piano; Hayden Causey Jr. on guitar; Frederick "Hank" Wayland on bass; and Red Cooper on drums) record the titles "(You Came Along) From Out Of Nowhere" with Ernest "Red" Ingle on vocals and "Pearly Maude" with Miss Fifi Y'okum (Karen Tedder) on vocals between 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM at Radio Recorders' studios in 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "(You Came Along) From Out Of Nowhere" as a single (Capitol 476) with "Pagan Ninny's Keep 'Er Goin' Stomp" on the flipside and "Pearly Maude" as a single (Capitol 15045) with "Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women" on the flipside.
1947 - Ten Cats And A Mouse (Dave Barbour on trumpet; Billy May and Bobby Sherwood on trombone; Paul Weston on clarinet; Eddie Miller alto saxophone; Benny Carter on tenor saxophone; Dave Cavanaugh on baritone saxophone; Red Norvo on piano; Hal Derwin on guitar; Frank DeVol on bass; and Peggy Lee on drums) record the titles "Ja-Da" and "Three-Thirty Jump" (aka "Three O'Clock Jump") at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 15015).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Isham Jones and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), featuring Curt Massey on vocals, record the tracks "I'll See You In My Dreams", "On The Alamo", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", and "You've Got Me Crying Again" at the first session and "It Had To Be You", "Swingin' Down The Lane", "The Wooden Soldier And The China Doll", and "I'll Never Have To Dream Again" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones and Massey's album "Songs For Summer Evenings" (H 230).
1949 - The Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by Harold Byrns, records Bartok's "Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 4: Third Movement - Adagio, Part 1", "Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 5: Third Movement - Adagio, Part 2/Fourth Movement- Allegro Molto, Part 1", and "Music For String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta: Part 6: Fourth Movement - Allegro Molto, Part 2" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the Orchestra's album "BARTOK - Music For String Instruments, Percussion And Celesta" (L-8040).
1950 - At their first session for Capitol Records The Four Freshman record the tracks "Pick Up Your Tears (And Go Home)", "(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy", and “Mr. B’s Blues”. Capitol Records will reject the first track and issue the last two tracks together as the group's first single for the label (Capitol 1203) in November 1950.
1950 - Norma Larsen (on vocals) with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "But Not For Me", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Out Of My Dreams", "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. Capitol Records issues the first track on Larsen's transcription album "Norma Larsen with Louis Busch's Orchestra" (C-89) and the last three tracks on Larsen's transcription album "Norma Larsen with Louis Busch's Orchestra (C-90).
1950 - William Reeve (on vocals) with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I've Confessed To The Breeze", "Sally", "The Lily And The Nightingale", and "Gypsy Love Song" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service which issues the tracks on Reeve's transcription album "William Reeve with Louis Busch's Orchestra (C-91).
1952 - Vocalist Yma Sumac, with Moises Vivanco and His Peruvians (lineup unlisted) records the title "Malaya! (My Destiny)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issue the title on Sumac and Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (FBF-423).
1952 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records the tracks Rachmaninoff's "Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Opus 3 #2" and "Prelude In G Minor, Opus 23 #5" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Pennario's album "LISZT/RACHMANINOV" (H-8186).
1952 - During three sessions held this day at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, Joseph Levine conducts The Ballet Theatre Orchestra (lineup unlisted) ast it records the Aaron Copland's "Rodeo" and parts of Tchaikovsky's "Princess Aurora (Themes)" at the first session, Leonard Bernstein's "Fancy Free" and parts of "Princess Aurora (Themes)" at the second session, and Chopin's "Les Sylphides (Ballet)" in five parts at the third session. Capitol Records will issue "Rodeo" on the orchestra's album "COPLAND - Rodeo Ballet" (L-8198), all of "Princess Aurora (Themes)" on orchestra's album "TCHAIKOVSKY - Princess Aurora Ballet" (L-8195), all five parts of "Les Sylphides (Ballet)" on the orchestra's album "CHOPIN - Les Sylphides" (L-8194), and "Fancy Free" on the orchestra's album "BERNSTEIN - Fancy Free" (L-8197).
1954 - Woody Herman (on clarinet and alto saxophone) and His Orchestra (Dick Collins, John Howell, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp, and Bill Castagnino on trumpet; Cy Touff on bass trumpet; Dick Kenney and Keith Moon on trombone; Richie Kamuca, Dick Hafer, and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Nat Pierce on piano; Red Kelly on bass; and Chuck Flores on drums) record the tracks "I'll Never Be The Same" (arranged by Ralph Burns), "Gina" (arranged by Ralph Burns), "Kiss The Baby" (with vocals by Woody Herman and Leah Matthews), and "Long, Long Night" (arranged by Nat Pierce) in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on band's album "Road Band" (T 658) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3087).
1955 - Marian McPartland (on piano with Bill Crow on bass; Joe Morello on drums; Betty Glamman on harp; and Lucien Schmit on cello) records the tracks "Chelsea Bridge", "Sand In My Shoes", "Easy Come, Easy Go", and "For All We Know" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McPartland's album "After Dark" (T 699).
1956 - Rudolf Firkusny (on piano) and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by William Steinberg record the track "Piano Concerto Number 1 in D Minor, Opus 15" by Brahms in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues the track on Firkusny's album "BRAHMS - Piano Concerto N° 1 in D Minor, Op.15" (P-8356).
1957 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Carmen Dragon, records Godard's "Berceuse From 'Jocelyn'", Kreisler's "The Old Refrain", and Tchaikovsky's "Romance In F Minor" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Serenade - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8413).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Non Dementicar (Don't Forget)" is #30 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York and #46 on CKWX's The Sensational Sixty survey in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar and vocals; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar and vocals; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record the tracks "Lonesome Boy" (three full takes and two incomplete takes), "You Are The One For Me" (final and alternate take), and "Maybe" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the final take of "You Are The One For Me" and "Maybe" on the album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207) and all but 1 of the full takes and 1 of the incomplete takes on the 6 CD box set "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Les Brown and His Band Of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Ray Triscari, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet; Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone; Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Abe Most on clarinet; Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone; Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on clarinet and baritone saxophone; Abe Aaron on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone; Don Trenner on piano; Tony Rizzi on guitar; Bob Berteaux on bass; Lloyd Morales on drums) record the tracks "Lover's Leap" (arranged by Bob Higgins), "Twilight Time" (arranged by Frank Comstock with Brown on alto saxophone), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (arranged by Skip Martin with Brown on alto saxophone), and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" (with vocals by Butch Stone) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release all the tracks on Brown's album "The Les Brown Story" (T 1174)
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Frank Sinatra conducting the orchestra (John Cave on french horn, Herman Gunkler, Dale Issenhuth, Jules Jacob, Abe Most, and Ted Nash on saxophones; Ken Lane and Bill Miller on piano; Al Viola on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; and the string section: Victor Arno, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, Seymour Kramer, Carl LaMagna, Dan Lube, Amerigo Marino, and Paul Shure on violin; Alvin Dinkin and Louis Kievman on viola; Elizabeth Greenschpoon and Edgar Lustgarten on cello) using arrangements by Pete King, records the tracks "Dream", "Dream a Little Dream Of Me", "Good Night Sweetheart", and "Cuddle Up A Little Closer" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on October 14, 1958, with producer Lee Gillette. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martin's album "Sleep Warm" (T 1150).
1959 - The Don Baker Trio (with Baker on organ and the rest of the trio unlisted) records the tracks "I Won't Dance", "Dansero", "Mack The Knife", "The Old Refrain", "Mule Train", and "When Day Is Done" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Hammond For Dancing" (T 1357).
1959 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Sunny Side Of Heaven" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks as a single (Capitol 4302) with "Love Is The Only Thing" on the flip side.
1959 - Frank Sinatra and Maurice Chevalier (with an unlisted studio orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle using his own arrangement) record the track "I Love Paris" at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the original film soundtrack for "Can Can" (W 1301).
1960 - Tommy Sands records overdubs on the track "Doctor Heartache" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the completed track as a single (Capitol F4470) with "On And On" on the flip side.
1961 - Pat Suzuki records the tracks "New Orleans", "The Bilbao Song", "On A Little Street In Singapore", "Mississippi Mud", and "Buttons And Bows" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1961 - Judy Garland, with Mort Lindsey conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Comes Once In A Lifetime" and "Sweet Danger" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Garland's album "The Garland Touch" (SW1710).
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #3 on KDWB 630 AM's Fabulous Forty Survey in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and #7 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California.
1962 - At the third day of live performances at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Texas, vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and The Brazos Valley Boys (Dubert Dobson on trumpet, James Edward "Jimmy" Belken, Roddy Bristol, and Billy Jack Saucer on fiddles, Billy Gray and Merle Travis on guitars, Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Bernard Nelson Young on drums) perform the titles "Beautiful Texas", "There's A Little Bit Of In Texas", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Charmaine", and "River Road Two-Step". Producer Ken Nelson and engineer John Kraus record the show for Capitol Records which will issue all the titles on the album "Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys At The State Fair Of Texas" (T 1955).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "That Sunday, That Summer" is #16 on WKLO's Tundex in Louisville, Kentucky and KQV's Top "50" Tunedex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "That Sunday, That Summer" and its flipside, "Wishing Well", are #19 on KRLA's Tune-Dex in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jimmy Briggs records the unissued track "If She Calls" (listed as possibly) in New York City, New York).
1964 - Pianist Billy Taylor, with Oliver Nelson conducting his own arrangements to Snooky Young, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, and Joe Wilder on trumpet; Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, and Quentin Jackson on trombone; Tony Studd on bass trombone; Julius Held, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Bob Ashton, Phil Woods, and Danny Bank on saxophone; Ben Tucker on bass; and Grady Tate on drums, records the titles "You Tempt Me", "Midnight Piano", "Miss Fine", and "It's A Grand Night For Swinging" in New York City, New York. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Taylor's album "Midnight Piano" (T 2302).
1964 - Junior Mance (on piano with George Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums) records the tracks "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Caribe Blues", and "I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Mance's album "That's Where It Is" (T 2393).
1964 - Jean Shepard (on vocals and listed as probably with Thomas Grady Martin on lead guitar; Hal Rugg on steel guitar; and unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Someone's Gotta Cry", "Ain't You Ashamed?", "Don't Take Advantage Of Me", and "Let Me Be The Judge" at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks on Shepard's album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690) and the second and fourth tracks on Shepard's album "It's A Man Every Time" (T 2416).
1965 - Roy Clark (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "And I Do" and "My Lonesome Room" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Clark's album "Roy Clark Sings Lonesome Love Ballads" (T 2452).
1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) record the track "Drive My Car" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England. The tracks will be issued by Parlophone in the U.K. on the band's album "Rubber Soul" (SKBO-3403) and in the U.S. on their Capitol Records album "Yesterday and Today" (SKBO-11537).
1965 - Jody Miller records overdubs for the track "Let Me Walk With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 5768) with "If You Were A Carpenter" on the flip side.
1965 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals with unlisted studio musicians) record the track "The Little Girl I Once Knew" and overdubs for the unissued track "I Ran" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the album "The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3" (DKAO 2945).
1965 - Fred Neil (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Everybody's Talking", "Everything Happens", "Sweet Cocaine", and "Fare Thee Well" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Neils album "Fred Neil Sessions" (T 2665).
1966 - Beth Moore (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Conscience, I'm Guilty", "Heartaches Can Be Fun", "Odds And Ends", and "One More Time Around" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first and last track together as a single (Tower 311) but the other two tracks (as of 2005) remain unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - It's a Sunday and, at the final session for The Beatles' self-titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album"), John Lennon records the title "Julia" with producer George Martin and engineer Ken Scott in Studio Two of EMI's studios at 3 Abbey Road in London, England.
1969 - Hedge & Donna (aka Hedge and Donna Capers) record the tracks "Seasons" and "Strawberry Malt" in Los Angeles, California. There is no listed issue information.
1970 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters for Glen Wood's tracks "I'd Run It Everyday" and "I'm Not Scared Anymore". There is lo listed issue information.
1971 - Helen Reddy does overdubs for her tracks "New Year's Resolution", "I Don't Remember My Childhood", and "Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Smokey Taverns, Bar Room Girls" with "The Devil Ain't A Lonely Woman's Friend" on the flip side
1976 - Glen Campbell records overdubs for his unissued title "One Of These Nights" and "William Tell Overture" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished version of "William Tell Overture" as a single (Capitol 4376) with "Southern Nights" on the flipside.
1977 - Carl Jackson records the titles "Sweet Dixie", "Sweet Dixie (Reprise)", "Old Friends", and "What Was I Before" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jackson's album "Old Friends" (ST-11760).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Natalie Cole records the track "Who Will Carry On" at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1980 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation album "The Beatles' Ballads"
1980 - Capitol Records Canada releases Prism's compilation album "Greatest Hits"
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - During two sessions held this day in Media Sound Studio in New York City, New York, guitarist Earl Klugh records the track "Tropical Legs" (with Carlos Rios on electric guitar) and "Wishful Thinking" (with Joe Beck on electric guitar) at the first session (with Barry Eastmond on keyboard; Luico Hopper on electric bass; Ted Thomas Jr. on drums: and Sammy Figueroa on percussion) and "The Only One For Me" at the second session (using an arrangement by Don Sebesky with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone; Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards; Ronnie Foster on keyboards; Eric Gale on guitar; Charlie Meeks and Phil Upchurch on electric bass; Ron Carter on bass; James Bradey Jr. on drums and unlisted others). Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters it got from EMI for Reflex's tracks "Flex It", "Hit Line", "Couldn't Stand A Day", and "Sensitive" which were all recorded in England. Capitol Records issues "Flex It" as a single with "The Politics Of Dancing" on the flip side, "Hit Line" and "Couldn't Stand A Day" on the band's album "The Politics Of Dancing" (ST-12314), and there is no issue information listed for "Sensitive".
1987 - Angela Bofill, with unlisted others, records the titles "Everlasting Love" and "Special Lover". There is no issue information listed. If anyone knows if the tracks were issued. Please leave a comment.
1987 - Suave (lineup unlisted) records the track "I Wanna Please You" but there is no location or issuing information listed. If anyone can fill in the gaps, please leave a comment.
1993 - Wade Flemons, a founding member of the Capitol Records group The Salty Peppers which would become Earth, Wind and Fire, died of cancer in Battle Creek, Michigan.
2009 - Al Martino (born Alfred Cini), actor (Johnny Fontaine in "The Godfather"), singer whose version of "Here In My Heart" was the first single to hit #1 in England, and Capitol Records artist (whose hits included "Spanish Eyes", "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare") died today of unlisted causes at his childhood home in Springfield, Pennsylvania according to publicist Sandy Friedman of Rogers & Cowan. He is later buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
2010 - General Norman Johnson, the lead singer of the Invictus Records Group Chairmen Of The Board, dies at his home in Atlanta, Georgia of undisclosed causes at age 67. Invictus Records was distributed by Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1982 - Sheena Easton records the title "Loner" for EMI America, whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, Universal Music Group. If anyone knows where this track was recorded and if and when this track was issued, please leave a comment.
1982 - Marty Balin records the title "Heart Of Stone". EMI America issues the track as a single (EMI America 8160) with an edited version of "Do It For Love on the flip side.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - Lenny Bruce, a comedian, is born Leonard Alfred Schneider in Long Island, New York. A recording of one of Bruce's UK appearances was to be released in the U.K. by Zapple Records, a division of Apple Records, but the label was shut down by Allen Klein in 1969 and the record was never completed.
1974 - Ed Sullivan, (born Edward Vincent Sullivan), newspaper sportswriter and theater columnist, newsreel gossip columnist, radio and television host, dies of esophageal cancer in New York City at age 73 and is later interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York.

Friday, October 12, 2018

OCTOBER 12, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1955 - Pat DiNizio, guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born Patrick Michael DiNizio in Plainfield, New Jersey

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record 10 unlisted tracks in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - During two sessions held this day Claude Rains, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Rafael Mendez and Gene Lafreniere on trumpet; Ed Kusby and James Priddy on trombone; Arthur Frantz on french horn; George Smith and Fred Falensby on clarinet; Henry Woempner on flute; Gordon Green on oboe; Arthur Fleming on basson; Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano; Larry Breen on bass; John Cyr on drums; Kathryn Thompson on harp; and on strings: Sarah Kreindler, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman on violns; and Lou Kievman on viola; and Cy Bernard on cello) records the tr tracks "The Story Of Jesus: Part 1", "The Story Of Jesus: Part 2", and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 3" at the first session from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 4", "The Story Of Jesus: Part 5", and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 6" at the second session from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Rains' album "Bible Stories For Children" (DC-3049).
1949 - The Mellowmen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record 5 tracks in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. If anyone knows what was recorded or has a listing of the members of The Mellowmen Quartet, please leave a comment.
1950 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (unlisted with Baxter conducting his own arrangements) record the tracks "La Cumparsita-Tango", "Jalousie (Jealousy)", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "The Moon Was Yellow" (And The Night Was Young) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Baxter's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Tangos" (T 263).
1951 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), featuring Lee Bennett, Roy Cordell, and The Dinning Sisters (Ginger, Delores, and Jean Dinning) on vocals, record the titles "No! No! No! Not That!" with vocals by The Dinning Sisters, "Hindustan" with vocals by Lee Bennett, "Bedelia", and "The Tavern Song" with vocals by Roy Cordell in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "No! No! No! Not That!" as by The Dinning Sisters as a single (Capitol 1858) with "Heartbreak Hill" on the flipside, "Hindustan" as a single (Capitol 2107) with "Busybody" on the flipside, has yet to issue "Bedelia", and will issue "The Tavern Song" as a single (Capitol 1905) with "Swingin' Down The Lane" (with vocals by Roy Cordell and an unlisted ensemble) on the flipside.
1951 - Boots Faye and Idaho Call, with unlisted instrumental accompaniment, record the titles "Stranded (On The Sea Of Life)""Grinnin' Like A Possum""I'm Sinkin' In A Hole", and "Cry, Cry, Cry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Stranded (On The Sea Of Life)" and "Grinnin' Like A Possum" together as a single (Capitol 1871) and "I'm Sinkin' In A Hole" and "Cry, Cry, Cry" together as a single (Capitol 2027).
1952 - Johnny Pecon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "So Many Times" with vocals by Nettie Pecon, "You Never Say Goodbye", "I Wanna Be Your Darlin'" and "Pee Tee Polka" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "So Many Times" and "Pee Tee Polka" together as a single (Capitol 2712), has yet to issue "You Never Say Goodbye", and will issue "I Wanna Be Your Darlin'" as a single (Capitol 2527) with "Lollapalooza" (recorded October 11, 1952) on the flipside.
1952 - Ella Mae Morse, with Joe Lipman directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Greyhound""Jump Back Honey""Bouncin' Ball", and "Find A Man For Me Mama" at WMGM's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Greyhound" and "Jump Back Honey" together as a single (Capitol 2276) and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in Ella Mae Morse's five-CD box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
1952 - Faron Young (on vocals with Chet Atkins on electric guitar; Velma E. Williams Smith on rhythm guitar; and listed as probably Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitar; Bob Foster on steel guitar; and Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) records the tracks "Goin' Steady", "Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)", and "I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)" at Castle Studio at Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Goin' Steady" and "Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" together as a single (Capitol 2299) and "I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)" as a single (Capitol 2461) with "What's The Use To Love You" (recorded April 7, 1953) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Anthony, Jack Hohlman, Jack Laubach, Ray Triscari, and Warren Kime on trumpet; Sy Berger, Phil Barron, Ken Schrudder, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone; Bill Usselton and Bill Slapin on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on bass; Eddie Ryan on piano; Milt Norman on guitar; and Don Simpson on bass; and Mel Lewis on drums) record the tracks "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Skyliners (members unlisted] using an arrangement by Don Simpson), "Moonlight Serenade" (using an arrangement by George Williams), "In The Mood", (using an arrangement by Billy May) and "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" (using an arrangement by Billy May) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Anthony's album "I Remember Glenn Miller" (T 476) in 1954.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953- Bill Loose and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Missouri Waltz", "Make Believe", "Moonlight And Roses" and "Jealous" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records releases all the tracks on Loose's album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Sweet And Sentimental" (T 473).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Tony Romano, with George Greenley conducting an unlisted orchestra, records the tracks "O Sole Mio", "La Spagnola", "Mattinata", and "Funiculi Funicula". Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Love Songs Italiana" (H 478).
1954 - Tommy Collins (on vocals and rhythm guitar with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Alvis "Buck" Owens on lead guitar; Lewis Talley on rhythm guitar; and Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen on bass) records the tracks "I'll Be Gone", "Wait A Little Longer", "Let Down", and "It Tickles" in Los Angeles, California. Additional vocals by Wanda Collins will be added at a later unlisted date. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Collins album "This Is Tommy Collins" (T 1196), the second track as a single (Capitol 3370) with "What Kind Of Sweetheart Are You" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol 3082) with "It Tickles" on the flip side.
1954 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted with John Barnett conducting) records the track "Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2" by Liszt at Republic Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "Starlight Encores" (P-8296).
1955 - Merrill Moore (on vocals and piano with ), records "Cooing The Wrong Pidgeon", "Gotta Gimme Whatcha Do", "Down The Road A Piece" and "She's Gone" in Los Angeles, California. The session is listed as being held in Studio B of The Capitol Tower Studios but this is unlikely as the studios didn't open until April 1956 so the session may have been held in Studio B at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Cooing The Wrong Pidgeon" and "Down The Road A Piece" together as a single (Capitol 3351) and "Gotta Gimme Whatcha Do" and "She's Gone" together as a single (Capitol F3563).
1955 - Vocalist Stan Freberg, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Uan Rasey on trumpets, Si Zentner on trombone, Vince De Rosa on French horn, J.A. Krechter, Skeets Herfurt, Ted Nash, and Harry Schuchman on reeds, Paul Smith on piano, Meyer Rubin on bass, Lou Singer on drums, Ann Stockton on harp, and Mischa Russell, Harry Bluestone, and Paul Shure on violins) records the titles "(I'm Gettin') Nuttin' For Christmas" (with burglar and The King Sisters on vocals) and "The Night Before Christmas" (with vocals by Babette Bain) at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3280). Other listing have given this as the date of the release of the single.
1956 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone with unlisted session musicians) records the titles "Linger Awhile", "The Great Lie", "Hawk In The Straw", and "Just Ramblin'" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #23 and Cole's single "Send For Me" is #33 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1957 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks Tchaikovsky's "Polonaise From 'Eugen Onegin'" and Tchaikovsky's "The Maid With The Flaxen Hair" at the first session and Drigo's "Serenade", Saint-Saens' "The Swan", Leoncavallo's "Mattinata", and  Brahms' "Waltz In A Flat, Opus 39, Number 15" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles from the first session and the last title from the second session on Dragon and the orchestra's album "A World Of Music" (P-8412) and the rest of the titles on the orchestra's album "Serenade" (P 8413).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Larry Hovis (on vocals with Jack Marshall's Music [unlisted lineup)), records the tracks "A Rose To Remember You By", "I Love You More And More", "Exactly Like You", and "When I'm With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4130) and "Exactly Like You" on Hovis' album "My Heart Belongs To Only You" (T 1218). There is no listing to indicate "When I'm With You" has been issued as of 2005.
1959 - Elmer Bernstein (conducting an unlisted orchestra), records the tracks "April In Paris", "Under Paris Skies", "Pauvre Moi, Pauvre Moi (Poor Me)", "Autumn Leaves", and a track untitled at the time it was recorded which was later named either "Adieu De Amour (Love Is Farewell)" or "Souvenir Du Printemps (Memories Of Spring)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Elmer Bernstein And The Swinging Bon Vivants' album "Paris Swings" (T 1288).
1960 - Organist Virgil Fox records portions of the track "Chorale Number 1 In E Major" by Franck at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the final track on Fox's album "Organ Music From France".
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #13 on KRLA's Top Thirty survey in Los Angeles, California.
1962 - Jimmie Haskell and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Look No Further - Bossa Nova" and "The Sweetest Sounds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4865).
1962 - Vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and The Brazos Valley Boys (Dubert Dobson on trumpet; James Edward "Jimmy" Belken, Roddy Bristol, and Billy Jack Saucer on fiddle; Billy Gray and Merle Travis on guitar; Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar; Billy Briggs Stewart on bass; and Bernard Nelson Young on drums) perform the titles "How Many Teardrops Will It Take?", "I Cast A Lonesome Shadow", and "The New Wears Off Too Fast" live on their second day at The Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. Capitol will record the show and will issue all the titles on Thompson's album "Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys At The State Fair Of Texas" (T 1955).
1962 - Odessa Harris, with unlisted others, records the titles "Nothing In The World", "I'll Never Kiss You Goodbye", "I Wonder What's Come Over You", and "A Rockin' Good Way" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Nothing In The World" and "A Rockin' Good Way" together as a single (Capitol 4881) and has yet to issue either "I'll Never Kiss You Goodbye" or "I Wonder What's Come Over You".
1964 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Mad Lads (unlisted lineup)' tracks "Don't Cry At The Party" and "I'll Survive" (recording date and location unknown) and will release them together as a single (Capitol 5284).
1964 - Pianist Billy Taylor (with Ben Tucker on bass; Grady Tate on drums; and with a string sections arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson) records the tracks "This Is All I Ask", "My Romance", "Just The Thought Of You", and "Days Of Wine and Roses" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Taylor's album "Midnight Piano" (T 2302).
1964 - Pianist Junior Mance (with George Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums) records the track "Cubano Chant", "Wabash Blues", "Miss Thing", "St. Louis Blues", "Junior's Theme", "God Bless The Child"; and "The Host" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the second, fourth and sixth tracks on Mance's album "That's Where It Is" (T 2393) and has yet (as of 2005) to issue the other tracks from the session.
1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocasl), at the fourth session for their album "Rubber Soul" which is due for release in December(!), record the tracks "This Bird Has Flown" (later retitled "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)") and five takes of "Run For Your Life" in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records issues both tracks in the United States on the band's album "Rubber Soul" (W 2442).
1965 - Jody Miller, with unlisted session musicians, records overdubs for her tracks "Let Me Walk With You" and "Things" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished track "Let Me Walk With You" as a single (Capitol 5768) with "If You Were A Carpenter" on the flip side and "Things" as a single (Capitol 5743) with "Quite A Long, Long Time" on the flipside.
1965 - Roy Clark (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "I Mill You Already", "I Could Have Been Lonely At Home", and "Savannah Sun" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Clark's album "Roy Clark Sings Lonesome Love Ballads" (T 2452) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Savannah Sun".
1965 - Steve Douglas records overdubs for his tracks "Yesterday, Part 1" and "Yesterday, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the final tracks together as a single (Capitol 5527).
1965 - Alex North and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "'The Agony And The Ecstacy' Theme (Mountains Of Carrra)" and "'The Long Hot Summer' Theme" listed as possibly in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks as a single (Capitol 5539). If anyone knows for sure where this session took place, please leave a comment.
1966 - The Beach Boys record overdubs for their unreleased track "Child Is The Father Of The Man" in Los Angeles, California.
1966 - George Shearing (on piano and harpsichord with a quintet with an unlisted lineup and Julian Lee conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Too Good To Be True", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "Once In A Lifetime" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Shearing's album "New Look" (T 2637).
1966 - At two sessions held this day pianist Rubin Mitchell, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Cherish" and "My Love Forgive Me" at the first session and "Mas Que Nada", "Summer Wind", and "A Man And A Woman" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "A Man And A Woman" which remains (as of 2005) unissued, on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Glenn Campbell records overdubs for his tracks "Cold December (In Your Heart)", "Bad Seed", "I'll Be Lucky Someday", and "Love Is A Lonesome River" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue final versions of the first three tracks on Campbell's album "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (ST 2851) and the final version of "Homeward Bound" on his CD "The Essential Glen Campbell, Volume 2" (8-33829-2).
1969 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Okie From Muskogee" enters Billboard's Country Singles chart
1970 - Billy May, conducting his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Best, Uan Rasey, Frank Beach, Shorty Sherock, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacob, and Chuck Gentry on saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and Larry Bunker on vibraphone) record the tracks "The Good Earth", "Northwest Passage", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Wildroot" (with Jack Marshall on additional guitar) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life issues the first track on the album "The Swing Era Post War Years: A Clutch of Characters" (Time-Life STL 349) and the last three tracks on the album "The Swing Era 1944-1945: The Golden Age of Network Radio" (Time-Life STL 348).
1970 - Tony Dalli records the tracks "Mala Femmena", "Mama", "You're Such A Good Looking Woman", and "This Is My Life" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3002) but (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first two tracks.
1970 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for the tracks that make up the original film soundtrack album for "His Wife's Habit" which it will issue (SW 641).
1971 - Gene Vincent, songwriter, guitarist, singer, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 36 at Inter-Valley Hospital in New Hall, California where he had been admitted with a bleeding stomach ulcer
1972 - Capitol Records registers the master for Buddy Alan's track "Magic Man", recorded in Bakersfield, California which is purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises and will issue as a single (Capitol 3485) with "Move It On Over" on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Bill Graham records the unissued (as of 2005) tracks "Dime A Ton Thinker", "Life Goes On", "Vira Liva" and "Momma's Picture in Los Angeles, California.
1976 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted orchestra and background singers) records a new take of the title "(I'm Getting) Used to The Cryin'", as well as the titles "William Tell Overture" and "For Cryin' Out Loud" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "William Tell Overture" as a single (Capitol 4376) with "Southern Nights" on the flipside and the last track on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601). Overdubs for Campbell's tracks "Dreamin'" (unissued as of 2005), "God Only Knows" (issued on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601), and "Just Like A Woman" (also still unissued as of 2005) are recorded the same day in Los Angeles, California.
1981 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Heart Like A Wheel", "Get On Home", "Baby Wanna Dance", "Circle Of Love", "Macho City" and an instrumental version of "Circle Of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except the last, on the band's album "Circle Of Love" (ST-12121) and issues the last track as a single (Capitol 5086) with the full version of "Circle Of Love" on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Enigma Records releases Poison's single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", with "Livin' For The Minute" on the flipside, which is manufactured and distributed by Capitol Records.
1995 - Capitol Records releases Charlie Daniels' album "Same Ol' Me" twenty four years after releasing his first album, "Charlie Daniels", in 1971. In between, Daniels had recorded for Kamasutra, Capricorn, Epic and Liberty Records.
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records distributes a seven-cut sampler of tracks featured on both the four-CD box set "The John Lennon Anthology" and "Wonsaponatime", the single disc digest culled from the four-CD set, to triple-A and AC radio

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1934 - Hans Bund conducts the choir and orchestra of The Berlin State Opera record the titles "Am Weihnachtsbaum" with vocals by soprano Rosl Seegers, "O Tannenbaum", "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht", and "O Du Fröhliche" in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will later license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States, but there is no listing that they were issued in the United States.
1964 - Vee-Jay Records releases the album "Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles"
1969 - The "Paul Is Dead" theory gets its first wide radio exposure when Eastern Michigan University Student Tom Zarski calls during WKNR-FM's Russ Gibb's usual Sunday afternoon "rap" with listeners in Detroit, Michigan with questions about the supposed death of Paul McCartney. The rumor had been getting some airplay starting on October 9 on Ann Arbor, Michigan's WOIA midnight show hosted by Larry Monroe, who held a panel discussion on the next night's show to discuss it.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - EMI America registers masters it purchased from RAK Records of Kim Wilde's tracks "Dancing In The Dark (Vocal Version)" and "Dancing In The Dark (Instrumental Version). EMI America will issue the first track on Wilde's album "Catch As Catch Can" (ST-17090) and the second track as a single (EMI America 7817) with a remastered vocal version of "Dancing In The Dark" on the flip side. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
2001 - Natalie Cole, singer, daughter of Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole, and former Capitol Records artist, marries Bishop Kenneth Dupree, senior pastor of the Victory Baptist Church in Tennessee.