Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NOVEMBER 14, 2007

1915 - Martha Tilton (aka "The Liltin' Miss Tilton"), singer and Capitol Records artist (1942-1949) is born Martha Ellen Tilton in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ms. Tilton is the first artist signed to Capitol Records and her tracks "Moon Dreams" and "The Angels Cried", both written and produced by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer and recorded on April 4, 1942, with backing by The Mellowaires and an Orchestra, are listed as Masters #1 & #2, respectively, for the label. "The Angels Cried" is released as a Capitol single #105, with "I'll Remember April" on the flip side, as one of the nine selections that make up Capitol's first release shipment to stores on July 1, 1942.
1950 - Colleen Peterson, singer, songwriter, Juno and CCMA award winner, and Capitol Records artist (1976 -1978) and Capitol/EMI Canada artist (1995 - until her death in 1996), is born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

1950 - Merle Travis records the track "Won'tcha Be My Baby" for Capitol Records
1961 - The Kingston Trio record the Pete Seeger track "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" for Capitol Records with producer Voyle Gilmore in New York City, New York which is released as a single, with "O Ken Karanga" that peaks at #21 on Billboard's singles chart
1967 - Composer, arranger and conductor Oliver Nelson (with The Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Joe Newman on trumpet and also conducting), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, and Benny Powell on trombone; Paul Faulise on baritone saxophone; Ray Alonge and Jim Buffington on french horn; Don Butterfield on tuba; Jerry Dodgion on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute; Phil Woods on alto saxophone and clarinet; George Marge on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute; Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone; Danny Bank on baritone saxophone, baritone clarinet and flute; Bobby Rosengarden on vibraphone and percussion; Patti Bown on piano; Ron Carter and George Duvivier on ; and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, records his self-penned track "A Typical Day In New York" for his Verve Records album "Jazzhattan Suite" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City
1980 - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly start the first of two days of performances at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana that are recorded and later released in 1981 by Capitol Records on the album "Live In New Orleans"
2000 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' "1" album in the United States with distribution by Capitol Records. I helped adapt the U.K packaging into U.S. templates, helped find artwork for the band's singles that was used in the packaging and posters, and designed the ads, buttons, posters, banners, and even the signage that was put along the entire top of The Capitol Tower, used to promote the album in the U.S.
1995 - To celebrated Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday, Capitol Records releases two new albums: "Sinatra 80th: Live In Concert" (his first live album in 20 years, the CD contains tracks recorded at concerts given at venues around the world) and the two disc compilation CD "Sinatra 80th: All The Best" (which includes a newly created mix of the track "The Christmas Song" where Sinatra duets with Nat "King" Cole using the same technique that allowed Cole's daughter Natalie to duet with her father on the track "Unforgettable")
1999 - EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines". In exchange, the retailers are asked to lower the retail price of the Capitol Records album to as low as possible.
2006 - Capitol Records reissues Sonny James' 1990 compilation CD "Capitol Collector's Series" to celebrate his recent induction into the CMA's Country Music Hall Of Fame.

1965 - Judy Garland, singer, actress, and Capitol Records artist, marries actor Mark Herron

1903 - The residents of Hollywood, California vote to incorporate as an independent city but will decide to annex into the city of Los Angeles in 1910 to obtain a sure water supply

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