Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OCTOBER 28, 2008

2008 - Capitol Records releases, as part of its "From The Capitol Vaults" Limited-Edition Capitol Records 180g Vinyl Series albums, The Band's "Music From The Big Pink" and "The Band", The Beach Boys' Double LP "Endless Summer", John Lennon’s "Rock ‘N’ Roll", Paul McCartney & Wings’ "Band On The Run", Megadeth’s "Peace Sells" and "Rust In Peace", Queensryche’s "Operation: Mindcrime", Roxy Music’s "For Your Pleasure" and "Roxy Music", Stray Cats’ "Built For Speed", and The Verve’s "Urban Hymns".
2008 - Capitol Records releases an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of "The Best Of Bond... James Bond" The CD and digital album both feature 23 tracks from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus John Arnold's previously unreleased "James Bond Theme" as a bonus track and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance, and more.
2008 - Today's scheduled releases by Capitol Records of Avant's self-titled first album for the label and of Varsity Fanclub's self-titled debut album have been pushed back. Avant's album is now scheduled for release on December 9, 2008 and Varsity Fanclub's album is now scheduled for January 13, 2009.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
1936 - Charlie Daniels, singer and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born Charles E. Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina at the James Walker Memorial Hospital
1936 - Carl Davis, conductor, composer for ballet, stage, television and motion pictures, and collaborator with Sir Paul McCartney on "Liverpool Oratorio", the recording of which was released by Capitol Records in the United States, is born in Brooklyn, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Desmond Child, songwriter, performer, record producer, Capitol Records artist with the band Desmond Child & Rouge and as a solo artist (1979), is born in Miami, Florida

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - The Berlin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willheim Furtwangler, record Gluck's "Overture To Alceste: Part 1" and "Overture To Alceste: Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records both tracks on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Cavatina (from "Quartet" in B Flat,Op.130,N° 13)/GLUCK - Overture To Alceste" (H-8130).
65 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone and other unlisted musicians), records tracks "Why Shouldn't I?", "Boogie Blues", and "Tess' Torch Song (I Had A Man)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 176) with "Hello Suzanne" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 151) with "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" on the flip side. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Morse's box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117) in Germany.
1944 - Martha Tilton's Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Anita O'Day & Band Ensemble)'s Capitol Records single "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" is #8, and Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Gene Howard)'s Capitol Records single "How Many Hearts Have You Broken" is #9.
1946 - Tex Williams (on vocals and guitar) and His Western Caravan () record the tracks "Cowbell Polka", "Banjo Polka", "Yodelling Polka", "Roundup Polka" and "Miss Molly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on Williams album "Polka!" (AD-56), "Roundup Polka" as a single (Capitol Americana 40001) with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Miss Molly".
1947 - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Jamboree (includes Shug Fisher, rest of lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Westphalia Waltz", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out (Varsouvianna)", "The Crawdad Song", and "Wabash Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40096) with "Spanish Bells" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40113) with "Sugar Pie" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 15229) by Shug Fisher and The Ranchmen's Trio with "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol Americana 40083) with "Peepin’ Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)" on the flip side.
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the tracks "The Love Nest", an alternate version of "The Love Nest", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track and the third track on the trio's EP "King Cole 10th Anniversary" (EAP-3-514), the last track on the 3 CD set "Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions" (5-60184-2), and the alternate version of "The Love Nest" in France on the album "Great Capitol Masters" (1566251).
1949 - The Mellomen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record five tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, who was at the session or where the session was held, please leave a comment.
1952 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Infante's "El Vito (Gracia)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Pennario's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190).
55 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Jimmy Heap (on lead guitar), Perk Williams (aka Houston "Perk" Williams on vocals and fiddle), and The Melody Masters (Arlie Carter on piano, Horace Barnett on rhythm guitar, Cecil R. "Butterball" Harris on steel guitar, Bill Glendening on bass, and Dough Hudson on drums) record the tracks "(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy", "Ethyl In My Gas Tank (No Gal In My Arms)", "You Oughta Know", and "Love In The Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Darling" on the flip side, the second and third track together as a single (Capitol 2866). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Heap's CD "Release Me" (BCD 15617) in Germany.
55 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason and Ray Block directing Bobby Hackett on trumpet and other unlisted musicians including a string session) record the tracks "I Can't Get Started", "Mystery Street", "Golden Violins", and "Shangri-La" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Gleason's album "Music,Martinis And Memories" (W 509) and the middle two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2659).
1954 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Vincent De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record the track "Chicago" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on May's EP "Sorta-May" (ECF-562).
1954 - Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, James "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica, Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar, Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals, and [listed as possibly] Joseph Zinkan on bass) records the tracks "Six More Days", "The Thief Upon The Tree", "Don't Judge Your Neighbor", and "The Night Spots Of The Town" at (listed as possibly) Castle Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track on Acuff's album "The Voice Of Roy Acuff" (T 2276), the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 53604), and the last track as a single (Capitol F3115) with "That's What Makes The Jukebox Play" on the flip side.
1955 - Dean Martin (on vocals) and The Easy Riders (Richard James Dehr, Hamilton "Terry" Gilkyson and Frank Miller) with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violn), record the tracks "Memories Are Made Of This", "Change Of Heart", "When You Pretend", and "The Lucky Song" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3295) and "The Lucky Song" on Martin's EP "Artists And Models" (EAP-1-702). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the 8 CD box set "Memories Are Made Of This" (BCD 15781) in Germany.
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Nelson conducting his own arrangements to [listed as probably]: Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell
Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violins) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Lonny Starr Theme" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1955 - Marian McPartland (on piano with Bill Crow on bass, Joe Morello on drums, Betty Glamman on harp, and Lucien Schmit on cello) records the tracks "If I Love Again", "I'll Be Around", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McPartland's album "After Dark" (T 699).
1956 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell on guitar, George McCormick on guitar and harmony vocals, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) record the tracks "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone", "Praying", "Wait A Little Longer, Please, Jesus", "This Little Light Of Mine", and "I Steal Away And Pray" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks together on the brother's album "Nearer My God To Thee" (T 825).
1957 - Capitol Records releases Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps' single "Dance To The Bop" (Capitol 17223) with "I Got It" on the flip side.
1957 - Jackie Davis (on organ, with Irving Ashby on guitar and Milt Holland on drums) records the trcks "I Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home", "Across The Alley (From The Alamo)", and "Jumpin' Jackie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Hammond Organ - Jumpin' Jackie" (T 974).
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Mozart's "'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K.525" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records releases the track on the orchestra's album "MOZART - Symphony N°40 in G Minor,K.550/Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,K.525" (PAO-8432).
50 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Alfred Newman, record the Sousa's "Stars And Stripes Forever", Fucik's "Entry Of The Gladiators", and Planquette's "Le R├ęgiment De Sambre-Et-Meuse" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "Marche!" (P-8479) and the last track on the orchestra's 2 LP set "This Is The Hollywood Bowl!" (ABO-8496).
1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jackie Davis (on organ with unlisted guitarist and drummer) records the tracks "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" and "In A Little Old Spanish Town" at the first session and "Love Is Just Around The Corner" and "Then I'll Be Happy" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Console - Hammond Gone Cha Cha" (T 1338).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Marvin Hughes on piano, Roy Clark on lead guitar, and unlisted musicians on electric bass, bass, drums and a vocal chorus with unlisted singers) records the tracks "Riot In Cell Block #9", "Little Charm Bracelet", "Right Or Wrong", and "Funnel Of Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4520) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4553).
1960 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Under The Double Eagle" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4595) with "Black Sapphire" on the flip side.
45 Year Ago Today in 1963 - Red Nichols (on cornet) and His Five Pennies (Richard Nelson on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Bill Campbell on piano, Walt Yoder on bass, and Rollie Culver on drums) re-record the tracks (which, as of 2005, are still unissued) "Plaintive Blues" and "Basin Street Blues" and then record the tracks "Maple Leaf Rag", "Apple Jack", "Hot House Rag", "Black And White Rag", and "Tin Roof Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the last five tracks on Nichol's album "Blues And Old-Time Rags" (T 2065).
45 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "In My Room" (Capitol 5069) with "Be True To Your School" on the flip side.
1964 - Capitol Records band The Beach Boys appear on The T.A.M.I. (Teen Age Music International) Awards Show which is recorded at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California over two days for a feature film, which also features James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Jan & Dean, Gerry & Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, Bo Diddley, and Lesley Gore.
1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals) with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; and Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn) records the tracks "The Power Of Love", "Whispering Grass", "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", and "Nobody But Me" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rawls' album "Nobody But Lou"(T 2273).
1965 - Liza Minnelli records the tracks "Imprevu", "Did I Hurt Your Feelings?", and "I'm Not Laughing" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5473) and then issues the second and third tracks together as a single (number as yet unfound).
1965 - David McCallum (conducting an unlisted orchestra) records the tracks "A Taste of Honey", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "The 'In' Crowd", "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McCallum's album "Music - A Part Of Me" (T 2432).
1965 - Pupa Piccola records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Keep Lovin' Him Just The Same", "(Oh How I Miss) The Old Crowd" and "You'll Know When The Right Boy Comes Along" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1965 - Joe Sanchez records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Could" and "I've Got You On My Mind" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals) with The Botho Lucas Chorus (lineup unlisted) and a studio orchestra (lineup also unlisted) using arrangements by G. Sonneborn records the tracks "Wer An Das Meeer Sein Herz Verliert", "Louisiana Moon", "Ohne Sterne Ist Der Himmel Leer", and "Wenn Der Abschied Kommt" at Electrola Studios in Cologne, Germany. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (K23361) in Germany and the last two tracks together as a single (K23362) also in Germany.
1966 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Barbara and The Believers (Barbara South on vocals with unlisted musicians) tracks "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "What Can Happen To Me Now?" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5866) and Barbara South's tracks "The Boy Before You" and "He's My Hero" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5792).
1966 - The Tombstones (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Mule" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen records the tracks "Prologue", "Gallant Men", "The Story Of The Mayflower", "The Story Of The Battle For Independence", "The Story Of The Flag", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "The Story Of Gettysburg", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Story Of The Statue Of Liberty", "Epilogue", "Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag", "Gallant Men (Single Version)", and "The New Colossus" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except the single version of "Gallant Men" on Dirksen's album "Gallant Men" (T 2643) which will go on to win the 1967 Grammy for best spoken word album. Capitol Records issues "Gallant Men (Single Version)" as a double sided single (Capitol 5805).
1966 - Dave Allan and The Arrows (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Mad, Mad Doctor", "The Igloo", "Gold Bomb", "The Golden Price", "Blues Theme" and "Bongo Party" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issue information for the first two tracks, the third and fourth tracks (as of 2005) are unissued, and the last two tracks are issued by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, together as a single (Tower 295).
1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Been Way Too Long", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Lonely Days" and overdubs for the track "I Was Made To Love Her" in Los Angeles, California and then remixes the track "I Was Made To Love Her". Capitol Records has (of 2005) yet to issue "Been Way To Long" and "Lonely Days" and issues the original version of "I Was Made To Love Her" on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859) and the remixed version on the group's album "Beach Boys Rarities" (ST-12293).
1967 - Maffitt and Davies (aka Clark Maffitt and Brian Davies on guitar, with Michael Lang on piano, Jimmy Bond and Joe Osborne on bass, James Gordon on drums, and Milt Holland on tabla) record the tracks "Lungi Dal Caro Bene", "Quietly Blow My Mind", and "Come Back Moma" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the duo's album "The Rise & Fall Of Honesty" (ST 2999). There is no listing information for the second track, and "Come Back Moma" is (as of 2005) unissued. If anyone knows if "Quietly Blow My Mind" has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
40 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Harry Sonoda's tracks "It's Only You, "As Long As I Have You", "Pretty River", "When Love Is Gone", "I'll Cry If You Should Leave Me", "Very Strange", "I Don't Think I Care", Discover Love", and "Distant Winds" (on which Jimmie Haskell and H.B. Barnum conduct their own arrangements). All the titles will be issued by Hana-Ho Records, under a single album distribution deal with Capitol Records, on Sonoda's album "You Don't Need A Mind Just Soul" (ST-1).
40 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Mad River (unlisted lineup) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Jersey Sloo" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1968 - T.R. Murcy records the track "Happy", "It's Been So Long", "40 Miles To L.A." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Happy" as a single (Capitol 2394) with "Time And The Rain" on the flip side, (as of 2005) has yet to issue "It's Been So Long", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 2603) with "Just Listen" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Matt Monroe (on Spanish vocals with unlisted brass, horns, tuba, reeds, piano, harpsicord, guitar, banjo, bass, drum percussion, strings, and harp players) records the tracks "No Me Dejes (If You Go Away)", "Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go)", "Amandote Otra Vez (Lovin' You Again)", "Que Tiempo Tan Feliz (Those Were The Days)", and "La Perla Y El Rubi (The Ruby And The Pearl)" at EMI Studios in London England. The Capitol Latino label issues all the tracks on Monroe's album "Todo Pasara" (ST-19006).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - The Honeys (Diane Rovell, Marilyn Rovell, and Ginger Blake on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Elmo Peeler, record the track "She's Out To Get You" at Cherokee Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Honeys" (7-93193-2)
1969 - Surf Symphony (unlisted lineup) record the short version of "The Last Thrill" in Los Angeles for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track was issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "One Pair Of Hearts", "I Believe", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Oh Happy Day", and "Daddy Sang Bass" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Campbell's album "Oh Happy Day" (SW-443).
1969 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Fuzzy Wuzzy Ego", "Thomas In A Bed Of Roses", and "At The Mercy Of My Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the first and last tracks and issued "Thorns In A Bed Of Roses" on Montgomery's album "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" (ST-468).
1970 - C.P. & W. (Cashman, Pistilli and West aka Dennis Cashman on vocals, Gene Pistilli and Tommy West listed as possibly on guitar) record the tracks "Knock On My Door", "Across The Universe", and "Child Of Mine" (listed as possibly) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Knock On My Door" and issued the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3078).
1971 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (May conducting his own arrangements to: John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, Mickey Mangano, and George Werth on trumpet; Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Gil Falco, and Lloyd Ulyate on trumpet; Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Nat Brown, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rollie Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "At Last" (vocals by Bob Grabeau), "Moon Ray" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Moonlight Cocktail" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman), and "Serenade In Blue" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman) at The Capitol Tower Studios In Hollywood, California. Time-Life issues "At Last" and "Moonlight Cocktail" on the album "The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers" (STL-351) and "Moon Ray" and "Serenade In Blue" on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing" (STL-352).
1971 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad) record the a cappella track "Temptations Jam: 'Don't Look Back'/'Runaway Child, Running Wild'/'Cloud Nine'" and will then create and short version of the track at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York with producers David Dashev, Eric Malamud, and Jerry Lawson with engineers Edwin Kramer, David Palmer, Elliot Shelner, Eric Malamud, and Ed Sepanski (according to group member and co-producer Jerry Lawson) although Capitol Records' listing gives the recording session as being held in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the band's a cappella album "Street Corner Symphony" (ST-872). Jerry Lawson is still active and you can check what he's up to now online here, here, here, and with his new group and Rod Stewart here.
1971 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Country Child", "Hope I Never Love That Way Again", and "The Child" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 4290) with "He Called Me Baby" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 3297) with "Say You'll Never Leave Me" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "The Child".
1974 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for Tony Booth's track "Watch Out For Lucy" which it will issue as a single (Capitol 3994) with "Good As Gone" on the flip side.
1974 - La Wanda Lindsey (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I Finally Gave Him Enough Rope To Hang Himself" and "I Think I'm Going To Like Lovin' You" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for the tracks and issue them together as a single (Capitol 3999).
1974 - Overdubs are recorded for Merle Haggard's tracks "The Hobo", "The Coming And The Going Of The Trains", "My Love Affair With Trains", and "The Silver Ghost" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Haggard's album "My Love Affair With Trains" (ST-11544)
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises of Dennis Payne's tracks "Love Me Like You've Never Done Before" and "Remembering You" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4196).
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Forty Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues", and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne". Capitol Records issues the final version of all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Keep On Rockin'" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of The Righteous Brothers' tracks "Let Me Make The Music", "Father Of Rock And Roll", and "(It's Time For A) Happy Song" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1976 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, Californ Denny Laine records the tracks "It's So Easy/Listen to Me" and "I'm Looking For Someone to Love" at the first session and "Heartbreak", "Moondreams", "Rave On", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "Fool's Paradise", "Lonesome Tears", "Look At Me", and "Take Your Time" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 4340) and all the tracks on Laine's album "Holly Days" (ST-11588).
1981 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jay Ferguson records the track "I'm Down" at the first session and "Baby Come Back" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks together on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Don't Wait For Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Siberian Nightlife" (ST-12257).
1986 - Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil, with whom she will have eight children before they divorce
1987 - Capitol Records releases Canned Heat's compilation CD "The Best of Canned Heat"
1996 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' "Anthology 3" on CD
2002 - "Stuck Inside A Cloud", the first track to be released from George Harrison's Capitol Records album "Brainwashed", will premiere exclusively on AOL Music's First Listen for AOL members only at AOL Keyword: First Listen at 12:01 a.m
2002 - Terry Gibbs, with his band (Dave Carpenter, Barbara Morrison, Stix Hooper, Bill Henderson, Pete Christlieb, Terry Gibbs, Mike Melvoin, Jeff Hamilton, Antony Wilson, and Joey DeFrancesco) records the album "From Me To You", a tribute to Lionel Hampton, in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with recording engineer and mixer Franz Pusch and its SACD 5.1 mix is the first ever to utilize binaural audio during recording
5 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Beatrice Milly McCartney, daughter of Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney and his then wife Heather Mills, is born

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - The Gramophone Company (which later becomes EMI, owner of Capitol Records) makes its first electrical recording of a church organ, using a telephone land line linked to Western Electric System recording equipment
1957 - Look Records releases future Capitol Records artist Fred Neil's first single "You Ain't Treatin' Me Right" (Y-1002) with "Don't Put The Blame On Me" on the flip side.
1968 - The divorce trial of Cynthia and John Lennon is decided in favor of Cynthia
1969 - Ben Harper, singer, guitarist, songwriter and Virgin Records artist, is born Benjamin Chase Harper in Pomona, California. EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company, currently owns the Virgin Records catalog.
1991 - EMI America Records releases Queensr├┐che's live album "Operation: LIVEcrime". Capitol Records currently owns EMI America's catalog.
2004 - Gil Melle (born Gilbert John Melle), saxophonist, synthesizer and drum machine player, graphic designer and first white artist signed by Blue Note Records (1950 at age 19) dies of a heart attack at age 72 in Malibu, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
2006 - My step-daughter, Maureen Majeswki, marries Nathaniel Johnson in Mendocino, California

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