Monday, January 07, 2008

JANUARY 7, 2008

1944 - The Capitol Jazzmen (Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Pete Johnson on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar, Hank Wayland on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and Peggy Lee on vocals) record the tracks "Sugar Swaggie", "Sugar", "Ain't Goin' No Place" with vocal by Lee, "Someday Sweetheart" with Stan Wrightsman on piano instead of Johnson, and "That Old Feeling" with Lee on vocals and Wrightsman on celeste and without Sherock, Bigard and Robinson, with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. in Los Angeles, California. This session would bring Lee out of retirement for an afternnon and lead to her signing with Capitol Records. All the tracks, except "Sugar Swaggie", would appear on the Capitol Records album "New American Jazz".
1952 - Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single "Blacksmith Blues", with "Love Me Or Leave Me" on the flip side, sells its first million copies
1956 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Memories Are Made of This" is still #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart
1964 - The Beatles record the track "Johnny B. Goode" at BBC Radio's studios for a "live" broadcast. The track would later be released on Apple Records' double album set "Live At The BBC" and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1978 - Bob Welch's Capitol Records single "Sentimental Lady", with "Hot Love, Cold War" on the flip side, peaks at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will stay for two weeks
1992 - Hammer's Capitol Records album "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" is certified Multi-Platinum x9 by the R.I.A.A.

1944 - Mike McCool, singer, member of the band Scaffold, and brother of Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney, is born Michael McCartney in Liverpool, England
1947 - The Illinois Jacquett All-Stars (on tenor saxophone; Joe Newman, Fats Navarro as Slim Romero, Miles Davis and Marion Hazel on trumpet; Gus Chapell, Fred Robinson, Ted Kelly, and Dickie Wells on trombone; Ray Perry and Jimmy Powell on alto saxophone; band leader Illinois Jacquet and George "Big Nick" Nicholas on tenor saxophones; Leo Parker on baritone saxophone; Bill Doggett and Leonard Feather on piano; Al Lucas on bass; and Shadow Wilson on drums), using arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, record the tracks "For Europeans Only" and "Big Dog" with Bill Doggett on piano, and "You Left Me All Alone" and "Jivin' with Jack the Bellboy" with Leonard Feather on piano, in New York City, New York. Alladin Records will issue the tracks on Jacquett's album "Illinois Jacquet & His Tenor Sax" (Alladin LP 704). Aladdin's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company EMI Music.

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