Monday, August 13, 2018

AUGUST 13, 2018

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on vocals and piano, Oscar Moore on electric guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "Poor Butterfly", "How High The Moon", "I'll Never Be The Same", "These Foolish Things", "Cole Capers", "Three Little Words" and "Blues In My Shower" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenu in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record will issue all the songs on Cole's album "Nat 'King' Cole At The Piano" (H-156).
1947 - Four Of A Kind (Buddy Cole on piano with unlisted guitar, bass, and drums players) and vocalist Yvonne King records the titles "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare", "Who Put That Dream In Your Eyes?" (without King), "Near You", and "Lazy Country Side" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably at "The Chateau" on De Longpre Avenue, west of Vine Street, in Hollywood, California which will issue all the titles on disc A-63.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - "Smilin' Jack" Smith's Capitol Records recording of "You Call Everybody Darlin'" enters Billboard's singles charts. It will peak at #13.
1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records singles "Somewhere Along The Way" is #10 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #12 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, "Somewhere Along The Way" is #12 and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #14 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart and "Somewhere Along The Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" are tied for #22 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart.
1952 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Avalon", "Who", and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll See You In My Dreams" and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Songs We Remember" (H-376), "Avalon" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Bright And Bouncy" (H-377), and "Who" on the multi-artist album "Background Music,Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile conducting the orchestra (Virgil Evans, Maurice Harris, Manuel Stevens, and Charles Zimmerman on trumpets, Marshall Cram, Francis "Joe" Howard, George Roberts, and Elmer Smithers on trombones, Jack Dumont, Chuck Gentry, Herman Gunkler, and David Harris on saxophones, Ernie Felice on accordion, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Ray Toland on drums, and Max Grolnik, Ralph Hansell, and Jack Rose on marimbas) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "That's Amore (That's Love)" (which was used in the soundtrack of Martin and Lewis' Paramount Pictures movie "The Caddy"), "You're The Right One", then just the musicians record a band track for the title "I Want You" (which Martin would re-record with vocals on December 24, 1953) , then Martin returns to vocals and records the title "I'd Cry Like A Baby" (which he will also re-record on December 24, 1953) at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California at an extended session between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1953. Capitol Records will issue "That's Amore" and "You're The Right One" together as a single (Capitol 2589) and will issue the take of "I'd Cry Like A Baby" recorded at this session in the 2 CD set "Dean Martin - The Capitol Years" (7-98409-2).
1957 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, and George Seaburg on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Russell Brown, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Skeets Herfurt, Harry Klee, Champ Webb, Ted Nash, and Joe Koch on saxophones, and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson and Barbara Simmons on violas, and Cy Bernard, Armand Kaproff, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", "All The Way", "There's A Small Hotel", and "Chicago" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1957. Capitol Records will issue "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", and "There's A Small Hotel" on the original soundtrack album for "Pal Joey" (W/DW 912), "All The Way" and "Chicago" together as a single (Capitol F3793), "All The Way" on Sinatra's album "All The Way" (W/SW 1538), and "Chicago" on Sinatra's album "Sinatra Sings... Of Love And Things!" (W/SW 1729).
1957 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and (again, probably) Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitars, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and The Anita Kerr Singers (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Vacation's Over" and "Honey Stop" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3805).
1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (Ray Sherman on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Ralph Hansell on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Walt Edelstein, Dave Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Joseph Quadri, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Lou Kievman, Ray Menhennick, Alexander Neiman, Paul Robyn, and Sandy Schonbach on viola, Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello, and Kathryn Thompson on harp), records the titles "Farewell To Arms", "Happy New Year", "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", "Am I Blue?", and a rejected take of "Laughing On The Outside" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. After rhythm tracks are overdubbed on "Farewell To Arms" and "Happy New Year" Capitol Records will issue them on the album "The Unforgettable Nat King Cole" (T 2558). Capitol will issue "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", and "Am I Blue?" on Cole's album "Where Did Everyone Go?" (W 1859). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #12 on CHUM 1050 AM's CHUM Hit Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1965 - Capitol Records releases the soundtrack to The Beatles' movie "HELP!"
1967 - Capitol Records will register the masters for The Checkmates, Ltd. titles ""Medley: What'd I Say/Can I Get A Witness/Bread And Butter/Little Bitty Pretty One/Rockin' Robin/ Everybody Loves A Lover/Mr. Lee", "Sunny", "A Quitter Never Wins", "I've Got That Lovin' Feelin' (You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'), "Show Me", "Ebb Tide", "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" that were recorded live at performances given by the group at Caesar's Place in Las Vegas in 1966 and will issue all the titles on the group's album "Live At Caesar's Palace" (ST 2840).
1972 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad), with unlisted others, record the titles "When Jesus Comes" and "Without A Song" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Spread The World" (ST-11101).
1982 - Gentle Persuasion (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Please Mr Postman" and "I Believe In You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5207).
1994 - Capitol Records band Blind Melon play at the 25th anniversary Woodstock concert
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Ed Townsend, singer ("For Your Love"), BMI Award-winning songwriter ("What's Goin' On"), producer, and Capitol Records artist (1958-1959) who recorded two albums with arranger Nelson Riddle, dies of heart failure at age 74 in San Bernadino, California
2009 - Les Paul, guitarist, guitar designer, inventor of various multi-track recording devices, and Capitol Records solo artist as well as part of the Capitol Records duo Les Paul and Mary Ford, has died at the age of 94 at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, with family and friends by his side, of complications from pneumonia. The flag on The Capitol Tower has been lowered to half mast.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1964 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Pass on guitar, John Pisano on rhythm guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, Colin Bailey on drums), with producer Richard Bock, records the titles "Jambalaya", "Cold Cold Heart", "You Win Again", and "Hey Good Lookin'" for Pacific Jazz Records at the label's studios in Los Angeles, California. The Pacific Jazz catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company and distributed by Blue Note Records, currently a subsidiary of Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - According to The New York Times, the first recorded use of the term "disc jockey" appears in Variety magazine
1942 - Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by RKO Pictures, premieres the movie "Bambi" in the United States of America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York after a sneak preview on February 28, 1942 in Pamona, California and its world premiere in London, England on August 8, 1942. RKO will also premiere two other films this day in New York City - Daymon Runyan's "The Big Street" at the RKO Palace theater and Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Capitol Theater.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

AUGUST 12, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1929 - Buck Owens, guitarist, singer, bandleader, television variety show co-host, record producer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - The King Cole Trio and the Sammy Franklin orchestra are appearing at the Savoy Ballroom at 55th Street and Central Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (harmonica players Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) providing rhythm accompaniment, record the titles "Sleepy Time Gal" and "The Carioca" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records rejected the take of "Sleepy Time Gal" and the group re-recorded it on October 8, 1947. Capitol will issue "The Carioca" as a single (Capitol 470) with "Always In My Heart" (recorded August 26, 1947) on the flipside.
1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with The Ernie Felice Quintet (lineup unlisted), record the titles "The Lady From 29 Palms" and "I Have But One Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 460).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Dean Martin signs his first contract with Capitol Records.
1952 - Vocalist Nat "King Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "My Flaming Heart""Faith Can Move Mountains""Too Soon", and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Flaming Heart" as a single (Capitol 2459) with "I Am In Love" (recorded March 31, 1953) on the flipside and on the CD "Nat 'King' Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2), "Faith Can Move Mountains" as a single (Capitol 2230) with "The Ruby And The Pearl" (recorded September 14, 1951) on the flipside, "Too Soon" on the compilation album "Nat 'King' Cole - 10th Anniversary Album" (W 514), and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" on the CD "Nat King Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2).
1957 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted), presented by Webley Edwards, records the titles "Hawaiian Paradise", "Muana Kea", "Girl In The Yellow Holoku", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Mai Poina Oe Lau", "Paradise Isle", "Beyond The Reef", "Sand", "Harbor Lights", "Hawaiian Shores (Chant Of The Islands)", "Beautiful Kahana", and "Song Of Old Hawaii" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian Shores" (T/DT 904).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist John Browning records the second and third movements of Beethoven's "Sonata N° 23 In F Minor, Opus 57 ('Appassionata')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on Browning's album "BEETHOVEN - Sonata In F Minor (Appassionata)/BACH - Chromatic Fantasy/Organ Prelude And Fugue In A Minor" (P/SP-8490).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on electric guitar, Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on rhythm guitar, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and Murray M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums, records the titles "I Hate Myself For Falling In Love With You", "That's The Way I Feel", and "Beautiful Garden Of Prayer" at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I Hate Myself For Falling In Love With You" and "That's The Way I Feel" together as a single (Capitol F4050 and rejected the take of "Beautiful Garden Of Prayer" recorded at this session. Young will record a new take of the title on August 13, 1958, which Capitol will issue on his album "My Garden Of Prayer" (T 1185).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist and pianist Esquerita (aka Eskew Reeder), with E.R. "Dutch" McMillin on tenor saxophone, Marvin Hughes on piano, Vincent Moses on guitar, Floyd Chance on bass, and Richard (Ricardo) Young on drums, records the titles "Good Golly Annie Mae", "I Found Her", "Hey Miss Lucy", "I'm Battie Over Hattie", "Crazy Crazy Feeling", and "Esquerita And The Voola" at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee at an extended session between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Hey Miss Lucy", "I'm Battie Over Hattie", and "Crazy Crazy Feeling" on Esquerita's album "Esquerita!" (EAP-1-1186 and EAP-2-1186 on 7" EP and T 1186 on 12" vinyl), "Esquerita And The Voola" as a single (Capitol F4058) with "Rockin' The Joint" (recorded August 13, 1958) on the flipside, and all the titles on the compilation CD "Capitol Collectors Series - Esquerita" (7-91871-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Peter De Angelis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", "You Always Hurt The One You Love", "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Any More", and "Ramona" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martino's album "Painted, Tainted Rose" (T/ST 1975).
1965 - Vocalist Al Martino, with unlisted others, records the titles "My Foolish Heart", "Not One Minute More", and a new take of the title "Forgive Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Foolish Heart" on Martino's album "Spanish Eyes" (T/ST 2435), has yet to issue "Not One Minute More", and will issue the new take of "Forgive Me" as a single (Capitol 5506) with "What Now, My Love?" (recorded July 6, 1965) on the flipside and also on the album "Spanish Eyes".
1967 - Vocalist Sonny James, with vocal group The Jordanaires and a instrumental group (lineups unlisted), records the titles "A Mighty Lovable Man" and "(Love Came, Love Saw) Love Conquered" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3792).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for Glen Campbell's title "Within Memory". Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Campbell's album "A New Place In The Sun" (ST 2907).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Mariano Moreno, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Is Such A Sweet Thing" and "Mariano's Fifth" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title recorded at this session. New takes of both titles will be recorded on November 19, 1968, and Capitol will issue the take of "Love Is Such A Sweet Thing" recorded at that session as a single (Capitol 2548) with "25th Hour" (recorded January 23, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hedge & Donna (Hedge Capers and Donna Capers), with unlisted others, record the titles "Sparrow In The Tree", "The Turning Point", and "From Silverlake" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sparrow In The Tree" in the duo's self-titled album "Hedge & Donna" (ST-107). No issuing information is listed for the other two titles.
1974 - To commemorate his 25th anniversary with the label, Capitol Records releases two double album compilations by Tennessee Ernie Ford entitled "Yesterday" (blue cover containing Gospel Hymns) and "Today" (lavender cover containing Ford's pop hits).
1977 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1985 - Kyu Sakamoto, singer and Capitol Records artist (best known for his #1 single "Sukiyaki"), dies in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 near Tokyo, Japan that also kills, both on board and on the ground, 520 other people
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - King Tee, with his homeboys Young Floyd and J. R. Coes, producer DJ Pooh, and unlisted others, records the title "Can This Be Real" at Milagro Sound Recorders in Glendale, California. After getting a remix by DJ Aladdin, DJ Pooh, and King Tee, Capitol Records will issue the title in 1990 on King Tee's album "At Your Own Risk" (C1-92359 on 12" vinyl, C4-92359 on cassette, and CDP 7 92359 2 on CD).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Capitol Records registers the masters it acquired from Parlophone Records in the UK for Duran Duran's titles "Big Thing", "I Don't Want Your Love", "All She Wants Is", "Too Late Marlene", "Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind)", "Do You Believe In Shame", "Palamino", "Interlude One", "Land", "Flute Interlude", "The Edge Of America", and "Lakeshore Driving" and will issue all the titles in the United States on the group's album "Big Thing" (C1-90958 on 12" vinyl, C4 90958 on cassette, and CDP 7 90958 2 on CD), "I Don't Want Your Love" in two parts as a single (Capitol 44237), "All She Wants Is" as a single (Capitol 44287) with "Medley: I Believe/All I Need To Know" (date unlisted) on the flipside, and "Do You Believe In Shame?" and "The Edge Of America" together as a single (Capitol 44337). The album is now distributed by Warner Bros. Music Group.
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Tanya Tucker and Tanya Tucker, Inc. bring suit against Capitol Records, Inc., alleging breach of contract in two counts and seeks compensatory damages, attorney fees, and pre-judgment interest along with a trial by jury.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, motion picture director, is born Cecil Blount DeMille in Ashfield, Massachusetts. DeMille's movie "The Squaw Man" was the first feature-length film shot in Hollywood for the fledgling Laskey Players Company. The movie's success would lead to creating a permanent studio in Hollywood which would become Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures would eventually hire Buddy DeSylva as production manager. This would give him enough money of his own to be able to invest $25,000 with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs to form Capitol Records.
1960 - Pete Best, drummer, auditions for The Beatles at the Blue Angel Club.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Kim Carnes, with Chas Sanford on guitar and background vocals, Bill Cuomo on keyboards, Bill Fairweather and Martin Page also on background vocals, producer Keith Olsen, and unlisted others, records the title "The Universal Song" at Olsen's Goodnight L.A. studio at 15458 Cabrito Road in Van Nuys, CA 91406. EMI America will issue the title on Carnes' album "Café Racers" (SO-17106 on 12" vinyl and 7-46022-2 on CD).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1972 - The last U.S. ground troops withdraw from Vietnam

Saturday, August 11, 2018

AUGUST 11, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1920 - June Hutton, a singer with the Capitol Records group The Pied Pipers, a Capitol Records solo artist, and the wife of arranger and conductor Axel Stordahl, is born in Chicago, Illinois. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1949 - Eric Carmen, the lead singer in the Capitol Records band The Raspberries, is born Eric Howard Carmen in Cleveland, Ohio

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - The King Cole Trio record the titles "Solid Potato Salad", "I Know That You Know", "Slender, Tender And Tall", "Straighten Up And Fly Right", and "Honeysuckle Rose" as electronic transcriptions at NBC Radio City's studios in Hollywood, California for the Armed Forces Radio Service which will issue all the songs on the transcription disc Personal Album 227.
1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Red Norvo on xylophone, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums) record the titles "Hi 'Ya Sophia" and, with vocals by Al Hendrickson, "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 462).
1952 - Lee Gillette overdubs drums onto Tex Ritter's title "High Noon" which was recorded on May 14, 1957 and additional drum overdubs recorded on August 1, 1957. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title when it re-releases the single (Capitol 2120) with "Go On! Get Out" (recorded February 25, 1952) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records purchased the masters for Mark Warnow and His Orchestra's titles "Sound Off Chant", "Stars And Stripes Forever", "El Capitan", and "Hail! America" and would issue all the titles in Warnow and the orchestra's album "Sound Off" (CB-111).
1952 - Vocalist Skeets McDonald, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Herman "Herman The Hermit" Snyder on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", and "A Losing Hand" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" as a single (Capitol 2216) with "Big Family Trouble" (recorded January 14, 1952) on the flipside and "A Losing Hand" as a single (Capitol 3117) with "You're Too Late" (recorded January 11, 1955) on the flipside.
1952 - Vocalist Jane Froman, with Sid Feller and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "My Love, My Life", "Stay Where You Are", and "No!" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love, My Life" and "No!" together as a single (Capitol 2219) and "Stay Where You Are" as a single (Capitol 2241) with "Laughing" (recorded May 6, 1952) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is #23 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Kingston Trio (Donald "Dave" Guard on vocals and guitar, Robert "Bob Shane" Schoen on vocals, guitar, and banjo, and Nicholas "Nick" Reynolds on vocals, guitar, and congas), with Morty Corb on bass and Jack Sperling on drums, records the titles "Gue Gue", "New York Girls", "Como Se Viene, Se Va", and "Ruby Red" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and records overdubs for all the titles between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Como Se Viene, Se Va" on the trio's EP "M.T.A." (EAP-1-1119), the final mix of "Ruby Red" as a single (Capitol F4049) with "Tom Dooley" (recorded February 5, 1958) on the flipside and also on the trio's EP "Raspberries, Strawberries" (EAP-1-1182). Bear Family Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles in Germany in the ten-CD box set "The Kingston Trio - The Guard Years" (BCD 16160).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Russell Brown, Dick Noel, and Tommy Pederson on trombones, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Jerry Kasper, Harry Klee, and Ronnie Lang on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, John Collins on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Lee Young on drums, Israel Baker, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Dan Lube, Alfred Lustgarten, Lisa Minghetti, Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, and Mischa Russell on violins, Stanley Harris and Ralph Lane on violas, and Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cellos), records the titles "To Whom It May Concern", "Love-Wise", "In The Heart Of Jane Doe", "My Heart's Treasure", and "You're Bringing Out The Dreamer In Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:15 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "To Whom It May Concern" (W/SW 1190 on 12" vinyl and 8-31773-2 on CD).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist John Brown records the first movement of Beethoven's "Sonata N° 23 In F Minor, Opus 57 ('Appassionata')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Browning's album "BEETHOVEN - Sonata In F Minor (Appassionata)/BACH - Chromatic Fantasy/Organ Prelude And Fugue In A Minor" (P/SP-8490).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Ed Leddy, and Al Porcino on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, and Herbie Harper on trombones, Vince De Rosa and John Cave on French horns, Sam Rice on tuba, George Roberts on bass trombone, Bud Shank and Ronnie Lang on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Paul Horn on tenor saxophones, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Russ Freeman on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and Larry Bunker on vibraphone), records the titles "As Long As I Live", "My Shining Hour", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", and "I Wished On The Moon" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Song Is June!" (T/ST 1114 on 12" vinyl and 8-55455-2 on CD).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles "My Reason For Living", All Of The Time", and "I Will" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "My Reason For Living" as a single (F4123) with "Wrong" (recorded August 20, 1958) on the flipside, "All Of The Time" and "I Will" together as a single (Capitol F4046), and all the titles on Husky's album "Gone" (T/DT 1383).
1962 - The Beach Boys' debut Capitol Records single "Surfin' Safari" peaks at #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The single's flipside "409" also charted and peaks at #76.
1962 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Belford Hendricks conducting the orchestra (Ray Johnson on piano, Rene Hall, Allan Reuss, and Billy Strange on guitars, Red Callender on bass, Earl Palmer on drums, Milt Holland on percussion, and a string section with Victor Arno, Elliott Fisher, James Getzoff, Alfred Lustgarten, Leonard Malarsky, Emanuel Moss, Isadore Roman, and Sidney Sharp on violins, Allan Harshman and Virginia Majewski on violas, and Justin DiTullio and William Vandenburg on cellos) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Wolverton Mountain", "One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart", "Skip To My Lou", and "Sing Another Song (And We'll All Go Home)" at the first session between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM and the titles "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight", "I Don't Want It That Way", "Twilight On The Trail", "and "He'll Have To Go" at the second session between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "Ramblin' Rose" (T/ST 1793).
1964 - The Beatles record the track "Baby's In Black" at EMI Studios in London, England. It's the first session for their album "The Beatles For Sale"
1966 - John Lennon, with the rest of The Beatles in attendance, apologizes for his misinterpreted remarks regarding Christianity at a press conference held in The Astor Tower Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
1967 - Vocalist Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Bobby Hammack conducting the orchestra and The Bill Lee Singers (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Let There Be Peace On Earth", "A Christmas Prayer", "Decembertime", and "What Color Is Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the couple's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
1967 - A concert at The Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii by the vocal group The Four Amigos, with unlisted others, which contains performances of the titles "Something Stupid", "Oh, Marie", "More", "Moliendo Cafe", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "Zorba The Greek", "Malaguena Salerosa", "Day By Day", "Malaguena De Lecuona", and "Vereda Tropical" is recorded by producer Lex De Avezedo for Capitol Records which will issue the recordings on the band's album "The Amigos 'Live' At The Ilikai Hotel, Hawaii" (T/ST 2860).
1967 - Lothar And The Hand People (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)", "Weather Man", "Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow", and "Let the Boy Pretend" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)" and "Let The Boy Pretend" together as a single (Capitol 2008). No issuing information is listed for the other two titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Final overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell's title "Terrible Tangled Web". Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the duo's album "Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell" (ST 2928).
1975 - Capitol Records Canada releases Brian Browne's album "Morning, Noon, & Night Time Too", Malka And Joso's album "Jewish Songs", Lee Gagnon's album "Discotheque" and The Kings Singers' album "Keep On Changing".
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records, vocalist Suzy Storm, with unlisted others records the title "Hey Baby" at the first session and the title "Hold Me Like You Never Had Me" at the second session. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
1982 - Rheingold (lineup unlisted) records the title "Triad Dimensions" in Germany. Harvest Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records, releases the title on the group's 7" album "Fan Fan Fanatic" (DLP-15005).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records registers the master for K-9 Corp (Featuring Pretty C)'s title "Dog Talk" and will issue the title as a 12" single (Capitol 8562) with an instrumental version of George Clinton's title "Man's Best Friend" (recorded July 27, 1983) on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - George Clinton, with unlisted others, records the title "Uh!" at United Sound Studio in Detroit, Michigan for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)'s titles "Gimme Your Love", "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow", "Don't Stop Me Now", "No Time For Losers", "Follow The Night", "Get Out", "Love Is Not A Game", "Time", "I Don't Want To Lose", and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy" and will issue "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Follow The Night" together as a single (Capitol 44156), "Get Out" and "Love Is Not A Game" together as a single (Capitol 44113), and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy", an edited version of "Gimme Your Love" together as a single (Capitol 44079), and all the titles on the group's debut album for the label "Perfect Timing" (CLT-46985).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Capitol Records registers the masters in acquired from Polydor UK for Lloyd Cole and The Commotions' titles "Rich", "Why I Love Country Music", "Pretty Gone", "Grace", "Cut Me Down", "Brand New Friend", "Lost Weekend", "James", "Minor Character", "You Will Never Be No Good", and "Her Last Fling" and will issue all but the last two titles on group's album "Easy Pieces" (C2-91183-2), and "You Will Never Be No Good" and "Her Last Fling" in the compilation album "1984-1989" (C1-92223 on 12" vinyl and 7-92223-2 on CD).
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Matador Records, with distribution by Capitol Records, releases Liz Phair's third album "whitechocolatespaceegg".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1964 - United Artists releases The Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night"
1964 - Atco Records releases Tony Sheridan and The Beatles' single "Ain't She Sweet", with "Nobody's Child" on the flipside
1972 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley, parents of Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley, file for divorce.
1982 - EMI America purchases the masters for Sheena Easton's titles "Weekend In Paris", "I Wouldn't Beg For Water", "Are You Man Enough", "Ice Out In The Rain", "Madness, Money And Music", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "There When I Needed You", "In The Winter", and "You Do It" and will issue all the titles on Easton's album "Madness, Money And Music" (ST-17080).
35 Year Ago Today In 1983 - EMI America licenses Rads' (aka The Radiators) titles "How Does It Feel", "Sitting In My Armchair", "Gravitational Pull", "Living On A Razor's Edge", "You", "No Tragedy", "Comin' Back For More", "Right Before My Eyes", "Don't Call Us", "Getting Closer", and "Too Much Too Soon" from EMI Australia and will issue "How Does It Feel", "You", "No Tragedy" and "Too Much Too Soon" on the group's mini-album "Scream Of The Real" (DLP 19007). No listing information is listed for the other titles in the U.S. but all the titles were included on the full LP of "Scream Of The Real" released in Australia.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Joe Jackson, a singer and a songwriter, is born David Ian Jackson in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Friday, August 10, 2018

AUGUST 10, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1940 - Jonie Mosby, member of the Capitol Records husband and wife country duo Johnny & Jonie Mosby, is born Janice Irene Shields in Van Nuys, California. Some of the duo's songs were also released by Challenge, Toppa, Columbia, Liberty (whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group) and Ban Dar Records.
1967 - Chris Gaines, singer as part of the Capitol Records band Crush and as a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Brisbaine, Australia according to the biography in his "greatest hits" album "...In The Life of Chris Gaines" which was released by Capitol Records in 1999. Gaines in reality is Garth Brooks who recorded this album as a "pre-soundtrack" to a movie called "The Lamb" that was in development at Paramount Pictures but never released.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio begin a week of performances at The Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
1951 - Capitol Records releases Les Paul and Mary Ford's single "The World Is Waiting For The Sunshine" (Capitol 1748) with "Whispering" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" debuts at #6 on Billboard magazine's Hits Of The World - Israel chart according to Kol Israel Broadcasting and is #9 on Billboard magazine's Hits Of The World - Hong Kong chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #14 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 50 Best Sellers - Stereo chart and #22 on the magazine's Top LPs - 150 Best Sellers - Monaural chart.
1964 - The Beach Boys record the track "When I Grow Up"
1964 - Capitol Records Canada releases Andy Stewart's album "Scottish Soldier", Larry Dubin's Big Muddys' album "At The Ports Of Call", and Ottawa based The Esquires' album "Introducing The Esquires".
1965 - Freddie Slack, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, dies in Hollywood, California at age 55
1967 - Vocalists Tennessee Ernie Ford and Marilyn Horne, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Hear Thou My Prayer", "Whispering Hope", "All The Way My Savior Leads Me", "Come Holy Spirit", "A Morning Prayer Hymn", " and "Lead Me Saviour" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles 50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Bobby Hammack conducting The Bill Lee Singers and the orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Star Of Hope", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Remember Whose Birthday It Is/Happy Birthday Gentle Saviour", and "What Child Is This/Sweet Little Jesus Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the couple's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Al Martino, with John Andrew Tartaglia conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and vocal chorus (lineups unlisted) and producer Voyle Gilmore, records the titles "If You Must Leave My Life", "The Impossible Dream", "Wake Up To Me Gentle", and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on October 24, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Wake Up To Me Gentle" and "If You Must Leave My Life" together as a single (Capitol 2285), "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" as a single (Capitol 2355) with "I Can See Only You" (recorded August 19, 1968), and all the titles on the LP also titled "Wake Up To Me Gentle" (ST 2983).
1977 - Vocalist Freda Payne, with unlisted others, records the title "Loving You Means So Much To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4494) with "Love Magnet" (recorded July 22, 1977) on the flipside and on Payne's album "Stares And Whispers" (ST-11700)
1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records the title "Don't Rush Good Things" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1982 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the title "Keep Your Mind On It" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Johnny Clegg & Savuka's album "Third World Child": "Are You Ready", "Asimbonanga", "Giyana", "Scatterlings Of Africa", "Great Heart", "Missing", "Ring On Her Finger", "Third World Child", "Berlin Wall", and "Don't Walk Away" and will issue the album on vinyl (CLT-46778) and on CD (7-46778-2) and will issue "Asimbonanga" and "Berlin Wall" together as a single (Capitol 44109), "Scatterlings Of Africa" and "Don't Walk Away" together as a single (Capitol 44324), and "Great Heart" on both sides of a promo single (Capitol PB-44152).
1996 - Capitol Records and King Kini present "Return To The Ultra-Lounge" at Club Velvet in Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate the release of six volumes of Capitol's Ultra-Lounge series
2004 - Capitol Records/EMI releases Blondie's "Blondie: Singles Box" set in the U.S.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Ian Anderson, flutist and vocalist with the band Jethro Tull, is born in Blackpool, England. Jethro Tull's catalog was distributed by EMI America in the 1990s and, since the closing of that label, is currently distributed by Capitol Records
1962 - Julia Fordham, singer and Virgin Records recording artist is born in Partsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK. Capitol Records currently owns Virgin and its catalog.
1964 - Neneh Cherry, singer and Virgin Records recording artist is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Capitol Records currently owns Virgin and its catalog.
1985 - Northern Songs, owner of the Lennon-McCartney song catalog, is sold to Michael Jackson for $47.5 million. The sale will be finalized on September 6, 1985. The only Lennon-McCartney songs not included are "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "Please Please Me", and "Ask Me Why".

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
120 Years Ago Today In 1898 - Jack Haley, singer, dancer, and motion picture actor (best remembered as The Tin Man in "The Wizard Of Oz", is born in Boston, Massachusetts
1907 - Leo Fender, guitar manufacturer, is born Clarence Leonidas Fender in Fullerton, California
1945 - Japan surrenders to the United States, ending the second World War

Thursday, August 09, 2018

AUGUST 9, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Wallichs Family: Mrs. Dorothy Wallichs, Glenn Wallichs, their daughters Linda and Susan, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wallichs at a luncheon honoring Glenn on the groundbreaking of The Capitol Tower on September 27, 1954. It was also Glenn and Dorothy's 21st wedding anniversary.
1910 - Glenn Wallichs, electronics inventor, founder of the Wallichs' Music City chain of record and music shops, co-founder (as well as vice president and eventually president and chairman of the board) of Capitol Records and it's associated companies, is born Glenn Everett Wallichs in Grand Island, Nebraska. Wallichs will also become the first record executive to come up with the idea (and implementing it) of giving free personalized promotional copies of upcoming releases on high-quality vinylite to radio disc jockeys to encourage airplay.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Tex Williams' Capitol Records single "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", with "Roundup Polka" on the flipside, hits #1 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most-Played On Air and Best-Selling Popular Retail Records charts. The single is also the first release (40001) on the red and gold Capitol Americana label. 1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Sophia", "Sea Breeze (Puamama)", and "Dominique" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sophia" and "Sea Breeze (Puamama)" together as a single (Capitol F3791), "Dominique" as a single (Capitol F3883) with "Fingers Medley: Hot Potatoes/Two Dollar Rag/Looney Louie" (recorded April 2, 1956) on the flipside, and "Sophia" and "Dominque" on Carr's album "Joe "Fingers" Carr Goes Continental" (T 1000). 60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is #13 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California and #27 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. 1962 - Vocalist Jack Scott, with Bill Hendricks conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted but contains piano, guitar, bass, drums, and strings players) and a vocal group (lineup unlisted), records two takes of the title "If Only" with the first version using the string section, and "Go Away From Here (Cryin' In My Beer)", and "Green Green Valley" at Bell Sound Studio in New York City, New York with producer Lee Gillette). Capitol Records will issue the first take of "If Only" and "Green Green Valley" together as a single (Capitol F4855) and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and takes in Germany in the five-CD box set "Jack Classic Scott - The Way I Walk" (BCD 15534).
1967 - Vocalists Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with The Bill Lee Singers and Bobby Hammack conducting an orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", "Merry Christmas, My Darling", "Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells", and "Christmas Is Always" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Santa Claus' titles "Jingle Bells", "Up On The House Top", "Santa's Night Before Christmas", "Jolly Old St. Nicholas", "Finale: Holiday On Ice", "Stories About The North Pole", "Story Of Small One", "What Santa Wants For Christmas", and "Introduction" Holiday On Ice" and will issue all the titles on the album "Santa's Own Christmas - Narrated by Santa Claus" (T 2836).
1967 - Vocalists Tennessee Ernie Ford and Marilyn Horne, with Jack Fascinato conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "More Love To Thee O Christ", "Softly And Tenderly", "In The Garden", Nearer, Still Nearer", and "Who At My Door Is Standing?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Our Garden Of Hymns" (T/ST 2845).
1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Rod McKuen's The Love Movement recorded by Arthur Greenslade who arranged and conducted the titles for The Echo Symphony Orchestra and Pablo Bernstein's Rubber Band (lineup unlisted) which included the titles "Overture To 'The Love Movement'", "Kill The Wind", "Salvation Army Workers Don't Belong In Bars", "I'm Strong But I Like Roses", "The Complete Madam Butterfly", "Eddie's Theme From Concerto For Four Harpsicords", "Eastward The Buffalo (The Raga Rag)" with Moltan Lava on sitar, "Mini Love (Grand Finale)", "The Love Movement", "The Way It Was Before" with vocals by Flo Bennett, "The Eighty-Third Psalm", "Who Kills A Butterfly On A Wheel", "Me Thinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much" with voclas by Percy Protest, "Smoking Banana's Will Clean Your Mind", and "It Gets Lonesome When Love Goes" with vocals by Flo Bennett and will issue all the titles on McKuen's album "The Love Movement" (T/ST 2838).
1967 - Ruben Wright, with unlisted others, records the titles "No One Knows", "When The World Is Ready", "Let Me Go Lover", and "Breaking Into The Big Time" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "When The World Is Ready" and "Let Me Go Lover" together as a single and has yet to issue "No One Knows" and "Breaking Into The Big Time".
1972 - Vocalist Marjorie McCoy, with unlisted others, records a unidentified track, "Rockin' In The Same Old Boat", "I Don't Believe", and "Guess Who" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1972 - Vocalist Stoney Edwards, with unlisted others, records the titles "She's My Rock", "She'ls Helping Me Get Over You", and "Honky Tonk Heaven" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Edwards' album "She's My Rock" (ST-11173).
1976 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's last album for the label, "For The 83rd Time", whose title references how many albums Ford had, in various configurations, released on Capitol.
1977 - Diana Williams, with unlisted others, records the titles "Here Comes Another One", "My First Night Alone", "One Night Of Cheatin' (Ain't Worth Reapin')", and "I'll Love You Back Together" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "My First Night Alone" and "One Night Of Cheatin' (Ain't Worth Reapin')" together as a single and has yet to issue either "Here Comes Another One" and "I'll Love You Back Together".
1992 - School Of Fish (lineup unlisted) record the title "Save It For Later" in a unlisted location for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Flutist Herbie Mann (with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Buddy Clark on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, and Frank DeVol conducting a string section) records the tracks "Moonlight In Vermont", "Body And Soul", "Oodles Of Noodles", and "Stardust", then (with just Rowles, Clark and Lewis) the tracks "Let's Dance", "Strike Up The Band", St. Louis Blues", and "Tenderly", and then (with Laurindo Almedia and Tony Rizzi on guitar, Tony Reyes on bass, Milt Holland on drums, and Frank "Chico" Guerrero on congas) the tracks "Frenesi", "Baia", "Peanut Vendor", and Evolution of Man(n)" for his Verve Record albums "The Magic Flute of Herbie Mann" at The Capitol Tower Studios. Some of the tracks will also appear on the Verve/VSP album "Big Band Mann".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - EMI, Capitol Records parent company, signs 17 year-old singer Cliff Richard to the label
1976 - Brother Records releases two singles by The Beach Boys - "It’s O.K." with "Had To Phone Ya" on the flipside and "Everyone's In Love With You" with "Susie Cincinnati" on the flipside. Capitol Records currently distributes Brother Records catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Nagasaki, Japan is the second, and so far last, city to have a United States atomic bomb dropped on it. After this bomb is dropped the Japanese military forces, under orders by its emperor, will surrender to the United States, not knowing that the U.S. has used up all it's existing atomic weapons.
1967 - Joe Orton, an English playwright and author, who had been commissioned by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to write the screenplay for The Beatles' next movie "Up Against It", is found murdered and his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, is dead from an overdose of sleeping pills in their Islington flat. Their bodies were discovered by The Beatles' PR man Derek Taylor.
1969 - The bodies of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski, and Steven Parent are found, murdered by Charles Manson's "family". They are found in a house that Tate and her husband, Roman Polanski, had recently leased. It's previous tenant was The Beach Boys' producer (as well as the son of Doris Day and, at the time, boyfriend of Candice Bergen) Terry Melcher. When Manson sent his "family" to "kill everyone in the house", he didn't know that Melcher had moved out. Manson, after meeting The Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson, wrote a song originally titled "Cease To Exist", but released as "Never Learn Not To Love" (after Wilson changed some of the lyrics and took sole writing credit), the flip side of The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", on December 2, 1968. Wilson also produced tracks for a demo for Manson at The Capitol Tower Studios in 1968 and had gotten Melcher to listen to Manson at an audition for a possible recording contract with Capitol. Melcher turned Manson down, earning Manson's hatred. Manson's "family" also killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their nearby residence.
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency of The United States of America and Gerald Ford is sworn in as the country's thirty eight president.
1995 - Jerry Garcia, guitarist and vocalist with The Grateful Dead, dies at the Serenity Knolls drug rehabilitation center in Forest Knolls, California at age 53 of a heart attack exacerbated by sleep apnea.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

AUGUST 8, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1902 - Welton Becket, architect whose firm Welton Beckett and Associates designed The Capitol Tower, is born Welton David Becket in Seattle, Washington
1907 - Benny Carter, alto saxophonist, trumpet player, clarinetist, pianist, trombone player, songwriter, arranger, bandleader and Capitol Records artist, is born Bennett Lester Carter in New York City.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records album (4 78rpm discs), "The King Cole Trio Volume 2" (BD 29), hits #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Record Albums chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an uncredited orchestra, records the titles "The Little Boy Santa Claus Forgot", an unissued take of "You're Wrong, All Wrong", and "Mrs. Santa Claus" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Little Boy Santa Claus Forgot" and "Mrs. Claus" together as a single (Capitol 2616), and after editing and re-titling "Mrs. Claus" to "Mr. & Mrs. Claus" will issue it on Cole's album "The Christmas Song" (T 9026). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "I Am In Love" is #32, his single "Return To Paradise" is #34, and his single "Pretend" is #43 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1957 - Nat "King" Cole, with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle, records the track "An Affair To Remember" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Judy Garland is back in EMI Studios in London, England, with Norrie Paramour conducting the studio orchestra, to record the tracks "After You've Gone", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby), "It's A Great Day For The Irish", and "Judy At The Palace" (a medley that includes "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Some Of These Days", "My Man" and "I Don't Care"). Capitol Records will release the tracks on the album "Judy In London" in 1972.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole donates the total proceeds from the world premiere of his show "Sights And Sounds" as a start in what he hopes will raise upwards of $50,000 (the equivalent of $410,405.54 in 2018)) for key civil rights organizations during the show's summer run. The premiere is presented at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California under the sponsorship of The N.A.A.C.P, CORE, and SNCC.
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" in the United States as well as their single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside
1969 - The Beatles are posed walking across Abbey Road by photographer Iain MacMillan for the cover shot of their Apple Records album "Abbey Road" which will be distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1975 - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, saxophonist and Capitol Records artist, dies at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, in Gary, Indiana at age 46, 25 days after suffering a stroke in a cafe which put him in a coma
1989 - Irv Cottler, studio drummer on various Capitol Records recording sessions, who appeared on albums by Bobby Darin, June Christy and, for over 36 years, Frank Sinatra, dies of cardiac arrest in Rancho Mirage, California at age 71. Spaceagepop.com has a short but fun biographical article about Cottler on their site.
2007 - A hundred year celebration of Capitol Records artist Benny Carter and his music will be held tonight at the Hollywood Bowl.
2017 - Barbara Cook, singer, actress, Broadway star, and Capitol Records artist dies in her Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan at age 89.
2017 - Glen Campbell, singer, guitarist, actor, television variety show host, and a Capitol Records session and solo artist dies of complications of Alzheimer's at age 81 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

AUGUST 7, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1910 - Freddie Slack, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Frederick Charles Slack in Westby, Wisconsin
105 Years Ago Today In 1913 - George Van Eps, innovator of the seven string (extra bass string) guitar, Capitol Records and Columbia Records (as part of Paul Weston and His Orchestra) studio musician (1950s), and a Capitol Record solo artist (late 1960s) is born George Abel Van Eps in Plainfield, New Jersey
1926 - Stan Freberg, voice actor for cartoons, puppeteer, radio and television actor, commercial writer and creative director, and Capitol Records artist is born Stanley Victor Freberg in Los Angeles, California and will grow up in Pasadena, California
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Dino Valente, songwriter, singer and original member of the Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born Chester William Powers, Jr. in New York City

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass), record the titles "This Is My Night To Dream", "Makin' Whoopee", the instrumental "Laguna Mood", and "There! I've Said It Again" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "This Is My Night To Dream" and "Makin' Whoopee" in the trio's album "King Cole Trio, Volume 3" (CC-59) and "There! I've Said It Again" in the compilation album "King Cole 10th Anniversary" (W 154). "Laguna Mood" was rejected and the master destroyed. After strings and drums are overdubbed and the instrumental solo work spliced out on March 31, 1969, Capitol Records will issue the new edit of "There! I've Said It Again" in the compilation album "There I've Said It Again" (ST-310).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It is reported by The Billboard magazine that Nat "King" Cole and his personal manager, Carlos Gastel, have extended their existing contract for an additional five years.
1957 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to his orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, and Harry "Sweets" Edison on trumpet, William Schaefer, Murray McEachern, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Francis Howard on bass trombone, Red Callender on tuba, Willie Smith and Harry Klee alto saxophone, Buddy Collette and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, Frank Flynn on percussion and vibraphone, and Helen Bliss Hutchison on harp), records the titles "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", a mono take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" and a stereo take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:15 PM. Capitol Records will issue "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", and the mono take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" on Cole's album "Just One Of Those Things" (W 903) and "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", and the stereo take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" on the stereo version of the album (SW 903).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Louvin Brothers, with Spider Rich and Odell Martin, record the titles "Read What's in My Heart", "Red Hen Hop", "She Will Get Lonesome", "I Wonder If You Know", and "Blue" for their Capitol Records album "Country Love Ballads"
1967 - Rubin Mitchell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Spellbound Concerto", "Willkommen", "Medley: Fiddler On The Roof/The Matchmaker", and "I Feel Merry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Medley: Fiddler On The Roof/The Matchmaker" as a single (Capitol 2090) with "Theme From 'The Fox'" (date of recording unlisted) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for the other titles.
1967 -  Capitol Records released the album "Lumpy Gravy" by Frank Zappa who also wrote and produced the album. Following the release of Freak Out!, the debut album of the rock band the Mothers of Invention, Capitol Records A&R representative Nick Venet commissioned an album of orchestral music composed by the Mothers of Invention's leader, Frank Zappa, a self-taught composer. Venet spent $40,000 on the album. Because Zappa's contract with Verve and MGM Records did not allow for him to perform on albums recorded for any other label, he could not play any instrument on the proposed album, and instead served as the conductor of an orchestra consisting of session musicians hired for the recording. Zappa named the group assembled for the sessions the "Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra". Personnel included these WC members: Chuck Berghofer – bass, Jimmy Bond (musician) – bass, Dennis Budimir – guitar, Frank Capp – drums, Gene Cipriano – woodwinds, Gene Estes – percussion, Victor Feldman – percussion, drums, John Guerin – drums, Emil Richards – percussion, Tommy Tedesco – guitar, and Bob West – bass.
1972 - Guitarists Bob Bain and Jack Marshall, with unlisted others, record the titles "Pussy Cat", "Primrose Lane", "Mama's Gone, Goodbye", "Bra Less Bertha" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pussy Cat" and "Mama's Gone, Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 3721) and have yet to issue "Primrose Lane" and "Bra Less Bertha".
1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records the title "Hot For You Baby" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Rock And Hyde's (lineup unlisted) title "Sea Of Holes (Medley): Sea Of Time/Sea Of Holes". No issuing information is listed
1997 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks performs a free evening concert in Central Park's North Meadow in New York City, New York for over 750,000 fans

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - The Quarry Men play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1957 - Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy), actor and part of the film duo Laurel and Hardy, dies after a series of strokes at age 65. Hardy was one of the celebrities on the cover of The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1985 - George Thorogood And The Destroyers' EMI America album "Bad To The Bone" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1939 - My mother was born Roberta Joan Stolz in Midlothian, Illinois
1969 - Joseph Kosma, composer (best know for "Autumn Leaves" for which Capitol Records' co-founder Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics) and motion picture, ballet and light opera scorer, dies at age 63 near Paris, France

Monday, August 06, 2018

AUGUST 6, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1917 - Robert Mitchum, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records recording artist (the album "Calypso – Is Just So..."), is born Robert Charles Durman Mitchum in Bridgeport, Connecticut
1972 - Geri Halliwell, member of the musical group The Spice Girls and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Geraldine Estelle Halliwell in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The Giants Of Jazz (Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Benny Goodman on clarinet, Charlie Barnet on alto saxophone, Lionel Hampton on vibraphones, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, Louis Bellson on drums, Jeri Sullivan on vocals, and The Golden Gate Quartet [Clyde Riddick, Orlandus Wilson, Henry Owens, and Bill Johnson] on vocals) record the titles "A Song Was Born (Part One)" and "A Song Was Born (Part Two)" in Los Angeles, California for the Samuel Goldwyn motion picture "A Song Is Born". The recordings will be released by Capitol Records in 1948 on one of the four discs in the 78 rpm soundtrack album for the movie. The album was sold for the benefit of the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for cancer research. The artists' fees were waived by the AFM as a donation to the fund and the profits were accepted on behalf of the fund by Walter Winchell.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records album "King Cole For Kids" gets an excellent (85 out of 100) review in The Billboard magazine. The album is also Capitol's first three disk album for children manufactured on "unbreakable" Superflex vinyl.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Capitol Records records Judy Garland at a live concert at The Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, California. The recording will be released on the Capitol Records album "Live At The Grove".
1959 - Dean Martin records the tracks "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Out In The Cold Again", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" for his Capitol Records album "A Winter Romance" with an orchestra conducted by Gus Levene at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" in the U.S. minus the tracks" I'm Only Sleeping", "And Your Bird Can Sing", and "Doctor Robert", which appear on Parlophone Records' UK release. Capitol also releases The Beatles' single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside
1994 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records single "You", with "Feeling Of Falling" on the flipside, debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. CEMA presses a limited jukebox clear red vinyl version.
1999 - Colleen Brooks, Capitol Records artist (under the name Colleen Carroll) and mother of Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks, dies of cancer.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
100 Years Ago Today In 1918 - Norman Granz, jazz music impresario who founded the "Jazz At The Philharmonic" series of concerts and recordings, record producer, and founder of Clef Records, Norgran Records, Down Home Records, Verve Records and Pablo Records, is born in Los Angeles, California. Granz would use The Capitol Tower Studios many times to record various artists for his Verve label.
1956 - Gemma Corfield, VP of A&R for Virgin Records America, videographer, video editor, and wife of Blue Note president Don Was, is born in England.
1965 - Parlophone Records in the U.K. releases The Beatles' soundtrack album "HELP!" in England

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The United States drops the atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan killing more than 92,000 civilians
1970 - M. Night Shyamalan, a film director, writer, producer, and actor, is born Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan in Pondicherry, India
1989 - Creator Burke Breathed ends the production of his comic strip "Bloom County"

Sunday, August 05, 2018

AUGUST 5, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1926 - Jeri Southern, a pianist, vocalist, and Decca (1951-1958), Roulette (1958), and Capitol Records (1958-1960) artist, was born Genevieve Lillian Hering in Royal, Nebraska.
1964 - MCA, a member of the Grand Royal/Capitol Records trio The Beastie Boys, is born Adam Nathaniel Yauch in Brooklyn, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The Unnatural Seven (uncredited members of Red Ingle and The Natural Seven but Red did not attend the session), with Karen Tedder on vocals, Jim Hawthorne as "Enrohtwah" doing the recitation, and members of the Pasadena Uke Club on ukuleles, record the title "Serutan Yob" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records would issue the song as a single (Capitol 15210) with "Oh! Nick-O Deemo" (recorded during a long session from late December 5 to early December 6, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The California Eagle newspaper publishes an article titled "King Cole Determined To Move Into Newly Purchased Home" describing the neighbor's resistance to the Coles presence.
1950 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" is #1 on the singles charts. "Mona Lisa" was originally the flipside of the single "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All" until it got more airplay.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist John Browning records Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz" in Los Angeles, California. After retakes are recorded on August 20, 1958, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Browning's album "Debut" (P/SP-8464).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) as they record the second and third movements Villa-Lobos' "Quartet N° 6" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the second movement and will issue the third movement on the quartet's album "KODALY-Quartet N° 2/VILLA-LOBOS - Quartet N° 6" (P/SP-8472).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals), with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell and Ray Edenton on guitar, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and Murray M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums, record the titles "If I Could Only Win Your Love" and "You're Learning" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "If I Could Only Win Your Love" on the brothers' album "Country Love Ballads" (T 1106) and "You're Learning" as a single (Capitol F4255) with "My Curly Headed Baby" (recorded August 4, 1958) on the flipside and also on the brothers' album "Encore" (T/ST 1547).
1960 - Judy Garland returns to EMI's London studios with Norrie Paramour conducting the orchestra to record the tracks "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody", "You Go To My Head", and a medley of "You Made Me Love You" with "For Me and My Gal" and "The Trolley Song"
1962 - The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on clarinet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Yusef Lateef on tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes on drums) perform a concert at a jazz festival in Belgium as part of their Comblain La Tour which is recorded and includes the titles "P Bouk", "A Few Words From Cannonball", "Work Song", "More Words From Cannonball", "Trouble In Mind", and "Dizzy's Business". Capitol Records will issue the recording on the CD "Cannonball In Europe" (5-60437-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trombonist Bob Flanigan and guitarist John Gray, with either Al Viola or John Pisano also on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Bob Neal on drums, record the titles "It's A Wonderful World", "Moanin'", and "Work Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "It's A Wonderful World" and "Moanin'" on Flanigan and Gray's album "Togetherness" (T/ST 1957) and has yet to issue the take of "Work Song" recorded at this session but will issue a new take recorded on August 6, 1963 also on the album "Togetherness".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "So Much In Love", "Till Then" and "Green, Green" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Songs For A Campus Party" (T/ST 1976).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Somewhere", "Forget Him", "I Heard You Cried Last Night", and "Hearts Were Full Of Spring" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Forget Him" on the group's album "Look At Love" (T/ST 2083) and has yet to issue the other three titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Kenny Fox, with unlisted others, records the titles "Whatcha Gonna Do?", "I Came Running Back From The Party", "Rain Or Shine", and "I'll Take Care Of You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Whatcha Gonna Do?" and "Rain Or Shine" together as a single (Capitol 5094) and has yet to issue the other two titles.
1967 - Vocalist Kay Adams, with Cliffie Stone and His Group (lineup unlisted) records overdubs for the titles "I Let A Stranger (Buy The Wine)", "Husband Stealer", "Get Out Of My Heart", and "Cheatin' Good Time" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Adams' album "Alcohol & Tears" (ST 5087).
1977 - Vocalist La Costa, with unlisted others, records overdubs for the titles "I Still Love You" and "Play Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on La Costa's self-titled album "La Costa" (ST-11713).
1982 - Vocalist Ebonee Webb, with unlisted others, records the titles "Is Your Husband Married?", "Coldblooded Lady", "Here My Love Is", "Do You Want My Love", "Give Me A Little Sign", "Too Hot To Be Cool", "Don't Ever Stop Loving Me", and " What's That You're Doing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Is Your Husband Married?" on Webb's album "Too Hot" (ST-12250), a edited version of "Too Hot To Be Cool" on the soundtrack album ""Bad Boys" (Music From The Motion Picture)" (ST-12272), and has yet to issue "Is Your Husband Married?".
1982 - Gary O'Connor, with unlisted others, records the title "One Time For Old Times" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Rick Nelson, with unlisted others, records the title "Give 'Em My Number" at the first session and "Switchboard Suzy" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Give 'Em My Number" as a single (Capitol 5178) with "No Fair Falling In Love" (recorded May 28, 1982) on the flipside and has yet to issue "Switchboard Suzy".
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - George Clinton, with unlisted others, records the title "Atomic Cut Church's" at United Sound Studio in Detroit, Michigan for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1987 - Lorelei, with unlisted others, records the title "Passion And The Pain" in an unlisted location for Capitol Records, no issuing information is listed.
1991 - Capitol Records releases the CD compilation "Cole Porter: Anything Goes" as part of its "Capitol Sings" series
2006 - Ed Thrasher, photographer, designer and Grammy-nominated art director with Capitol Records from 1957-1964, dies of cancer at his home in Big Bear Lake, California. According to his son (by former wife and actress Linda Gray), Jeff Thrasher, Ed was working on a book of his historic music photos at the time of his death.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1966 - Parlophone Records, a subsidiary of EMI in the UK, releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" as well as their single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside. Both will be released by Capitol Records on August 8, 1966
1967 - Columbia Records in the UK releases Pink Floyd's debut album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release a version of the album, entitled "Pink Floyd" a month later.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Pianist Andrew Hill, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Ron Carter on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums, records the titles "Grass Roots", "Venture Inward", "Bayou Red", Soul Special", and "Mira" and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Hill's album "Grass Roots" (BST 84303 on 12" vinyl and 5-22672-2 on CD).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Soprano and tenor saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, with Dino Piana on valve trombone, Paul Grassl on piano, Paco de Algeciras on guitar, Eric Peter on bass, and Peer Wyboris on drums, records the titles "Bulerias", "Adios Granada", "Anda Jaleo!", and "Homenaje A Granados" at the Hispavox studios in Madrid, Spain for the Hispavox (EMI Spain) label. Blue Note Records will later issue all the titles in Spain on the CD "Pedro Iturralde Con Paco De Lucía ‎– Jazz Flamenco Vols. 1 Y 2" (8-53933-2).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1957 - "American Bandstand" debuts on ABC-TV, its first time on network television
1962 - Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bungalow.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

AUGUST 4, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Craig (aka "Pitbull"), a summer intern at Capitol Records (2002 and 2003), is born in Palm Springs, California. If anyone has more information about him, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1937 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducts The German Opera House Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and tenor Peter Anders as they record Richard Strauss' "Di Rigori Armati (from 'Der Rosekavalier')" in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog and releases the title as a single by Peter Anders (7-80165) with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Hindulied" (recorded September 17, 1937) on the flipside. Capitol's classical catalog is now owned by Warner Classics.
1952 - Vocalist Jeanne Gayle, with Cliffie Stone's Music (aka Cliffie Stone and his Orchestra [lineup unlisted]), records the titles "Bim Bam Baby", "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", "(Makin' Love) Around The Clock With You", and "Butterflies" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Bim Bam Baby" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" together as a single (Capitol 2200), "Butterflies" as a single (Capitol 2222) with "It Takes Two To Tango" (recorded August 25, 1952) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "(Makin' Love) Around The Clock With You".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Come Closer (Acercate Mas)" is #25 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York.
1960 - Judy Garland goes back into EMI Studios in London to record the tracks "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "The Man That Got Away", "Over The Rainbow", and "San Francisco", with an orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramour, which were released in 1972 on the album Judy In London".
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Standels' (Larry Tamblyn on keyboards and vocals, Gary Lane and Tony Valentino on guitars, Dave Burke on electric bass, and Dick Dodd on drums) titles "Can't Help But Love You", and "Ninety Nine And A Half" and will issue them together through its subsidiary Tower Records as a single (Tower 348) and on the band's album "Try It" (ST 5098).
1977 - During two sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, vocalist Colleen Peterson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music", "Tryin' To Start Out Clean", and "Closest Thing To You" at the first session and the titles "Delaney" and "Stealin' Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Peterson's album "Colleen" (ST-11714).
1977 - Vocalist Freda Payne, with unlisted others, records the title "Stares And Whispers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4537) with "Feed Me Your Love" (recorded July 15, 1977) on the flipside and on Payne's album "Stares And Whispers" (ST-11700)
1977 - The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Party Maker" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Party Maker" on the group's album "New Horizons" (ST-11705) and "I'll See You In My Dreams" on Foster Sylvers' self-titled album "Foster Sylvers" (ST-11716).
1977 - Sammy Hagar, with unlisted others does overdubs for the titles "You Make Me Crazy", "Someone Out There", "Crack In The World", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Try (Try To Fall In Love)", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "Reckless". Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the titles on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706).
1982 - Vocalist Kim Carnes, with unlisted others, records the title "Undertow" in an unlisted location. EMI-America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the title on Carnes' album "Voyeur" (ST-17078).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - Timi Yuro, singer and Liberty Records artist, is born Rosemary Timotea Yuro in Chicago, Illinois
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Poor Little Fool" (written by Sharon Sheeley, who was Eddie Cochran's girlfriend), with "Don't Leave Me This Way" on the flipside (Imperial X5528), is the first single to be #1 on the debut of Billboard's new Hot 100 Singles chart which was for the week ending August 4, 1958. Universal Music Group, the parent company of Capitol Records, currently owns Imperial's catalog.
1997 - Harry Connick, Jr. beings a week of sessions at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, Califonia, recording tracks for his "Come By Me" album

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1901 - Louis Armstrong is born Louis Daniel Armstrong in New Orleans, Louisiana
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Billboard Magazine starts it's Hot 100 Singles chart

Friday, August 03, 2018

AUGUST 3, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1924 - Gordon Stoker, manager, first tenor, piano player and briefly second tenor with Capitol Records recording artists (1950-1961) The Jordanaires, is born Hugh Gordon Stoker in Gleason, Tennessee
1945 - Cecil Hale, radio personality, promoter, president of the National Association of Television and Radio Artists, and a vice president at Capitol Records/EMI (1979-1981), is born in St. Louis, Missouri. The History Makers website has a short biography of Hale.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - Capitol Records issues Tex Ritter and His Texan's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" and "Goodbye, My Little Cherokee" (Capitol 110) and Jack McLean and His Orchestra's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" with vocals by Wayne Gregg and a male vocal trio and "Today Is My Lucky Day" with vocals just by Wayne Gregg (Capitol 111) as part of the label's third release.
1959 - The Kingston Trio appear on the cover of Life magazine with today's cover date
1962 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "How Great Thou Art" and "Eternal Life (Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4838) and on Ford's album "God Lives!" (T/ST 2618).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer" is #37 on KDWB's Top 40 chart in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1967 - Lottie Jo Jones, with unlisted others, records the titles "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" and "When A Woman Loves A Man" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" as a single (Capitol 5994) with "I Believe To My Soul" (recorded January 12, 1967) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "When A Woman Loves A Man".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records releases its first album on cassette, "Sounds Of The Great Bands!" by Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
1992 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's compilation album "The Best of the Capitol Masters: The London Sessions" on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1926 - Tony Bennett, singer, painter, and Roulette Records recording artist, is born Antonio Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York. Capitol Records currently owns the Roulette catalog.
1929 - Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone disc record and founder of the Berliner Gramophone Company whose London branch would become EMI, dies of a heart attack at age 78 in the United States. The Library of Congress has a site on Berliner and the birth of the recording industry.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beatles perform for the 292nd and last time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1965 - Arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson (with musicians Melvin Moore, Al Procino, Freddie Hill, and Jules Chaitkin on trumpet; John Ewing, Bob Edmondson, and Lester Robertson on trombone; Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone; Curtis Amy on soprano saxophone; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone and flute; Teddy Edwards and Don Raffell on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Phil Moore, Jr. on piano; Dennis Budimir on guitar; Buddy Woodson on bass; and Mel Lee on drums) record the tracks "Satin Doll", "Softly As I Leave You" and "For Lonely Hearts" for Wilson's Pacific Jazz Records album "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue" in Los Angeles, California that were rejected. The tapes from the session are currently missing and are presumed destroyed. Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
10 Years Ago Today In 2008 - Louis Teicher (born Louis Milton Teicher), pianist and United Artists Records artist as part of the duo Ferrante and Teicher, has died of heart failure at his summer home in Highlands, North Carolina at age 83. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the United Artists catalog.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

AUGUST 2, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1937- Garth Hudson, instrumentalist (Lowrey organ, piano, keyboards, saxophones, accordion, horns) with the Capitol Records artists The Band, is born Eric Garth Hudson in Windsor, Ontario

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - The King Cole Trio perform on episode 36 of "Jubilee" at NBC Radio City's studios in Hollywood, California with Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman as MC along with other artists including the Lucky Millender Orchestra, Rosetta Tharpe, Mabel Scott, and Trevor Bacon. The show is recorded as an electronic transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.
1946 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, and Ken Hanna on trumpets; Kai Winding, Harry Forbes, and Miff Sines on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Kenton on piano; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Shelly Manne on drums), with vocalist June Christy, record the tracks "Collaboration" arranged by Pete Rugolo, with solos by Kenton, Safranski, Winding and Alvarez; "Don't Want That Man Around" arranged by Rugolo with vocals by Christy and solos by Kenton, Safranski, and Alvarez; and two versions of "Opus In Pastels" arranged by Kenton using the saxophones and rhythm sections only at Radio Recorders studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Lee Gillette.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records registers in Los Angeles, California the masters it purchased for Artie Wayne's titles "Little Mr. Future President" and "(I Offer You The Moon) Senorita" and will issue "Little Mr. President" as a single (Capitol 15219) with another purchased master, "Sleepy Baby", (registered on August 10, 1948) on the flipside. "(I Offer You The Moon) Senorita" has yet to be issued.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is #35 and the single's flipside, "Nothing In The World", is #62 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is also #25 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) record the titles "I'm In The Market For You" and "From The Inside" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles in the group's album "Jonah Jumps Again" (T/ST 1115).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Donna Hightower, with Joe Wilder on trumpet, Ben Webster on tenor saxophone, Hank Jones on piano, Mundell Lowe on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Don Lamond on drums, records the titles "Maybe You'll Be There", "Too Young", "Because Of You", and "Trouble In Mind" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hightower's album "Take One!" (T 1133).
1960 - Judy Garland records the tracks "Lucky Day", "Stormy Weather", "Chicago", and "Do It Again" in stereo for the first time at EMI Studios in London England with producer Norman Newell and conductor Norrie Paramour. The recordings would eventually be released in 1972 on the Capitol Records Club album "Judy In London".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole was rehearsing for an appearance on episode 6 of "The Judy Garland Show" which would have also featured comedian Jack Carter as a guest when CBS executives declared that they weren't happy with the first 5 episodes, fired producer George Schlatter, the show's writers and choreographer, and cancelled this episode which would have been the first time Cole worked with Garland. The two would never have another opportunity to work together as Cole was bitter about being dropped and refused an invitation to appear on a later episode. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #2 on KTKT 990 AM's Album Sound Of The Day chart in Tucson, Arizona.
1967 - Vocalist Al Martino, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Dream Of You", "Unchained Melody", "Love Letters In The Sand", "More Than The Eyes Can See" and "With Your Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I Dream Of You", "Unchained Melody", and "Love Letters In The Sand" on Martino's album "Mary In The Morning" (T/ST 2780), "More Than The Eyes Can See" on Martino's album "This Is Al Martino" (T/ST 2843), and has yet to issue "With Your Love".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Cindy Malone, with unlisted others, records the titles "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Big Things Are Happening", and "Break My Heart, Break" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Every Beat Of My Heart" and "Big Things Are Happening" together as a single (Capitol 5036). No issuing information is listed for "Break My Heart, Break".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Final overdubs are recorded for Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell's titles "My Elusive Dreams", "Gentle On My Mind", "Heart To Heart Talk", and "Less Of Me". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the album "Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell" (ST 2928).
40 Years Ago Today In 1979 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Neville Brothers (Charles Neville on horns, percussion, and vocals, Gerald Tillman on organ, Arthur Neville, Jr. on keyboards and vocals, Jimmie Ballero and Tony Berg on guitars, Casey Kelly on guitar and harmonica, Eugene Synegal on bass, Newton Mossop, Jr. on drums, Aaron Neville on percussion and vocals, and Cyrille Neville on congas and vocals) record the title "Dancin' Jones" at the first session, the title "If It Takes All Night" at the second session, and the titles "I'll Take My Chances", "Breakaway", "Arianne", and "You Make It Come So Easy" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "You Make It Come So Easy", on the group's self-titled album "The Neville Brothers" (ST-11865) and "If It Takes All Night" also as a single (Capitol 4688) with "Speed Of Light" (recorded July 31, 1978) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "You Make It Come So Easy".
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Kenny Dale, with unlisted others, records the titles "Wrong Side Of Laredo", "Every Other Word Is You", and "Mama's Roses" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Every Other Word Is You" as a single (Capitol 4704) with "Rainbow Man" (recorded sometime in 1979) on the flipside and has yet to issue the other two titles.
1986 - Enigma Records (which had both a joint venture deal and a distribution deal with Capitol Records) releases Poison's debut album "Look What The Cat Dragged In". Capitol would buy Enigma in 1989 and currently EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company owns Enigma's catalog.
1999 - Chris Gaines' (aka Garth Brooks) video for his Capitol Records single "Lost In You" premieres on VH1

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
120 Years Ago Today In 1898 - Fred Gainsberg, The Gramophone Company (later to become EMI)'s first recording engineer, has his first recording session in London at Gramophone & Typewriter's basement studio on Maiden Lane in Convent Garden, London, England where he records a track sung by Syria Lamonte, an opera singer from Australia who was working at Rules Restaurant which is also (and still) located on Maiden Lane. Miss Lamont, according to Gainsberg in a 1949 interview with Brian Rust, had "a large voice" as well as a high enough pitch to overcome the surface noise on the early recording medium. He would later record her again in the same studio on October 3, 1898, when they recorded the track "When A Merry Maiden Marries" from Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Gondoliers" which will become the earliest known surviving disc of a Gilbert & Sullivan selection.
1957 - The Stan Getz Quartet (Stan Getz on tenor saxophone, Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) record the tracks "Where or When", "Woody 'N You", "Smiles", "Three Little Words", "But Beautiful", "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", "Time After Time Verve", and "This Can't Be Love" for their Verve Records album "Award Winner" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1957 - The Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond Quartet (Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Joe Benjamin on acoustic bass, and Dave Bailey on drums) are in The Capitol Tower Studios to record the tracks "Body And Soul", "Blues In Time", "Wintersong" for their Verve Records album "Blues In Time" produced by Norman Granz
1960 - Ella Fitzgerald is back in The Capitol Tower Studios to record the tracks "Get Happy", "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead", "Sing My Heart", "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block (Alternate Take)", and "Sing My Heart (Alternate Take)" with arrangements by Billy May who also conducts the orchestra which includes Ted Nash on alto saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, John Collins or possibly Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums.
1961 - Guitarist and vocalist Joao Gilberto, with Antonia Carlos Jobim conducting his own arrangement to unlisted trumpets, flutes, bass, drums, percussion, and string players, records the title "O Barquinho" at an unlisted studio in Brazil for EMI Odeon (Brazil). Odeon Records, a subidiary of Blue Note Records, will issue the title in Japan on the CD "João Gilberto ‎– The Legendary João Gilberto : The Original Bossa Nova Recordings (1958-1961)" (TOCP-7874).
Joao Gilberto(g,vo) with Orchestra arr. & cond. by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Organist John Patton, with George Braith on soprano saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums, records the titles "Hot Sauce", "Bermuda Clay House", "Chunky Chicks", "Dem Dirty Blues", "Country Girl", "Untitled Patton Tune", "Davene", and "Kinda Slick" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note records rejected the recordings of "Chunky Chicks", "Untitled Patton Tune", "Davene", and "Kinda Slick" and would issue "Hot Sauce", "Bermuda Clay House", "Dem Dirty Blues", and "Country Girl" on Patton's album "Blue John" (BST84153 on 12" vinyl and 7-84143-2 on CD.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Kim Carnes, with unlisted others, records the title "Invisible Hands" for EMI-America which will issue the title on Carnes' album "Cafe Racers" (SO-17106) and an edited version as a single (EMI America 8181) with "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" (recorded February 23, 1983) on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Lane Brody, with unlisted others, records the titles "Alibis" and "One Heart Away" for EMI America which will issue both titles together as a single (EMI America 8218).