Thursday, January 29, 2009

JANUARY 29, 2009

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - At their first session since October 1944 Jack Guthrie (on vocals) and His Oklahomans (Billy Hughes on fiddle; "Porky" Freeman on lead guitar; Red Murrell on rhythm guitar; and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the tracks "In The Shadows Of My Heart", "I Loved You Once (But I Can't Trust You)", "Please, Oh Please" and "Oklahoma's Calling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15251) with "Answer To 'Moonlight And Skies" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 246) with "When The Cactus Is In Bloom" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40032).
1946 - Cootie Williams (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Bob Merrill also on trumpet; Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, and Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet; Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Bob Horton on trombone; Rupert Cole and John Jackson on alto saxophone; Sam Taylor and Everett Gaines on tenor saxophone; Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone; Arnold Jarvis on piano; Sam "Christopher" Allen on guitar; Norman Keenan on bass; Butch Ballard on drums), record the tracks "Stingy Blues" (vocals by Bob Merrill), "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" (vocals by Johnny Mercer), and the instrumental tracks "Echoes Of Harlem" and "That's The Lick" at radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15164) with "Bring 'Em Down Front" on the flip side, the second track on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051), the third track as a single (Capitol 266) with "When My Baby Left Me" on the flip side, and the first, third and last tracks on the 1972 Capitol Records compilation album "Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. II Big Band Bounce" (M-11057) that will also include tracks by Benny Carter. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MD12-170).
60 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flip side is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work it Out", with "Day Tripper on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1977 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's single "All The Sweet" with "A Little More Country" on the flip side
20 Years Ago Today In 1989 - Sheriff's Capitol Records single "When I'm With You", with "Crazy Without You" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.
2002 - Capitol Records releases the 25 track CD "Les Brown And His Band Of Renown BEST OF THE CAPITOL YEARS" and, as part of the label's "Classic Masters" series, Blind Melon's eponymous 12 track compilation album "Blind Melon".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Johnny Wakley, singer, guitarist, and son of Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely, is born in Hollywood, California
1961 - Eddie Jackson, bass player for the bands The Mob and EMI America and Rhino Records group Queensr├┐che, is born in Robstown, Texas
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS-TV
1973 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - Kenny Rogers's United Artists Records single "Lucile", with "Till I Get It Right" on the flip side, debuts on the U.S. Country charts
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton's Liberty Records single "We've Got Tonight", with Rogers' solo track "You Are So Beautiful" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Country charts where it will peak at #1
1990 - EMI America releases Eddie Cochran's compilation album "Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" as part of the label's "Legendary Masters" series
1996 - Zander Raphael Ayeroff, son of Capitol Records artist and guitarist Stan Ayeroff and bassoonist and multi-media artist Leslie Lashinsky, is born.

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