Thursday, November 05, 2009

NOVEMBER 5, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1911 - Roy Rogers, actor, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, both as a duo with his wife Dale Evans and as a solo artist, is born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio
50 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Joni Harms, singer and Capitol Records artist (1990-1997), is born in Canby, Oregon
1971 - Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist, organist, synthesizer player, pianist, xylophone player, and harmonica player with the Capitol Records band Radiohead, is born Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood in Oxford, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Hal Derwin (on vocals, with an Orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "You're Too Dangerous, Cherie", "The Dream Peddler", "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue", and "Louise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 481), has (as of 2005) yet to issue the third track, and will issue "Louise" as a single (Capitol 15282) with "I Go In When the Moon Comes Out" 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 "It's The Sentimental Thing To Do", "I've Only Got Myself To Blame", "It's Like Taking Candy From A Baby", and "You've Changed in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15080) with "Put ‘Em In A Box, Tie ‘Em With A Ribbon" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 15036) with "Geek" on the flip side. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MD18-138).
1948 - The Starlighters (Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson) record vocals over band tracks recorded by an unlisted orchestra in Mexico for the titles "It's Too Soon To Know", "Cornbelt Symphony", and "That Certain Party" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records Transcripiton Service will issue all the final versions of the tracks on transcription disc A-85.
1950 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (featuring Charlie Barnett on alto saxophone and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "It's A Sin", "Bright Lights and Blonde-Haired Women", "Nobody's Chasing Me" (without Roy Cordell on vocals), and "If I Were A Bell" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1329) with "Easy Melody" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 1483) with "Where The Red Roses Grow" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1325).
1951 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Vince De Rosa on French Horn; Jack Davis Eiken, Ed Rosa, Joseph Stabile, and Bob Lawson on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Vince Terri on guitar; Norman Seelig on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Alex Beller, Emil Briano, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Alan Harshman, Armand Kaproff, and Louis Kievman on viola), records the tracks "As You Are", "Blue Smoke (Kohu Auwahi)", and "Night Train To Memphis" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1921) with "Oh Boy" on the flip side, and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1885).
1951 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Eberly (on vocals) with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "These Precious Things Are Mine" and "With You" and then Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly (both on vocals) with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup still unlisted) record the tracks "Don't Play That Song" and "I'll Always Be Following You". Capitol Records will issue Eberly's solo tracks together as a single (Capitol 1913) and the duo's tracks as a single (Capitol 1931).
1951 - Martha Carson (on vocals) and The Gospel Singers (Bill Carlisle, Chet Atkins, and Jean Chapel [aka Opal Amburgey) record the tracks "Satisfied", "Hide Me Rock Of Ages", "Old Blind Barnabus", and "Crying Holy Unto The Lord" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1900), the third track (Capitol 2077) with "I Wanna Rest" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2252) with "Fear Not" on the flip side.
1952 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Margie", "You Do Something To Me", "People Will Say We're In Love", and "Some Enchanted Evening" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You Do Something To Me" on Loose's album "Background Music - Songs We Remember/Bright And Bouncy" (W 380) and the other three tracks on Loose's album "Background Music - Light And Lively/Show Tunes" (W 379).
1952 - Don Wilson and Stan Freberg record talking and vocal overdubs for their tracks "The Ugly Duckling: Part 1" and "The Ugly Duckling: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California using a script adaptation by Alan Livingston over intrumental tracks recorded on October 30, 1952 by an orchestra conducted by Van Alexander. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks on a children's record (Capitol 32103).
1953 - Frank Sinatra (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his and George Siravo's arrangements to the orchestra (Skeets Herfurt and Mahlon Clark on saxophones and woodwinds; Bill Miller on piano;) Al Hendrickson and Allan Reuss on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp and on strings: Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola; and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) records the tracks "A Foggy Day (In London Town)", "My Funny Valentine", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Violets For Your Furs" (some listings also say that the track "The Girl Next Door" was recorded at this session) in the large studio at Capitol Records' (formerly radio station KHJ) studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with producer Voyle Gilmore. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sinatra's album "Songs For Young Lovers" (EBF-488).
55 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the instrumenta track "Vera Cruz", then with Margaret Whiting (on vocals) record the tracks "My Own True Love (Tara's Theme)" and "My Son, My Son", and then without Whiting record the instrumental track "Never, Never Land" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue Riddle's instrumental tracks together as a single (Capitol 2997) and the tracks featuring Margaret Whiting together as a single (Capitol 2996).
1956 - Art Tatum, pianist and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952), dies of uremia at age 47 in Los Angeles, California
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals) with Van Alexander's orchestra (with vocals by Teagarden and The Five Keys) records the track "Get On Board Little Children", "Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho", "This Train", and "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Teagarden's album "Swing Low, Sweet Spiritual" (T 820).
1956 - Overdubs are recorded for Jerry Shard and His Music's tracks "Mood Indigo" and "Oh, You Beautiful Doll!" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks together as a single (Capitol F3668).
1956 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet, other musicians unlisted) record the tracks "My Love For Carmen", "A Stranger In Town", "A Moonlight Saving Time", and "When A Man Loves A Woman" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music For Lovers Only" (T 352).
1956 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (Lombardo conducting unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Stranger In Paradise" (vocals by Bill Flannigan), "Getting To Know You" (vocals by Kenny Gardner), "All Of You" (vocals by Bill Flannigan), "I Love Paris" (vocals by Kenny Gardner and a vocal trio with unlisted lineup), "I Could Have Danced All Night", and "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lombardo's album "Decade On Broadway '46-'56" (T 788).
1957 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an unlisted lineup of musicians) record the tracks "The Girl Most Likely (Main Title)" (an instrumental with an unlisted children's choir), "We Gonna Keep Up With The Joneses" (vocals by Jane Powell and Tommy Noonan and an unlisted vocal group), "I Don't Know What You Want" (vocals by Jane Powell), the instrumental "Beach Party", "Travelogue: Where Do You Come From - Balboa", "I Life The Feeling (vocals by Jane Powell and Cliff Robertson)/Pink Cloud Music (instrumental)", "Crazy Horse" (vocals by Jane Powell with unlisted children's choir), "All The Colors Of The Rainbow" (vocals by Jane Powell, Kaye Ballard, Kelly Brown, and Keith Andes with an unlisted vocal group), and "End Title" (vocals by Jane Powell). Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the "RKO Motion Picture Soundtrack - The Girl Most Likely" (W 930).
1957 - Later Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his own arrangements to a string orchestra with an unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Autumn Leaves", "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", "Drifting and Dreaming" and "Dream" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will later issue all the tracks on Riddle's album "Sea Of Dreams" (T 915). An HMV CD track listing also includes "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" as part of this session but so far there is no other source for this claim and may have meant the track "Dream" that was recorded at this session.
1957 - Rudolp Firkusny (on piano) re-records Chopin's "Nocturne In E Flat, Opus 9, N°2", "Nocturne In D Flat, Opus 27, N°2", and "Valse In C Sharp Minor, Opus 64, N°2" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Firkusny's album "CHOPIN by Firkusny" (P-8428).
1957 - Dick Curless (on vocals and rhythm guitar, with Lenny Breau, Taso "Sleepy Willie" Golios on electric guitar, Ulysse "Dave Miller" Maillet on bass, and Raymond Lemieux on percussion) records the track "Trav'lin' Man" at Event Studios in Westbrook, Maine between 9:30am and 11:20am. Capitol Records will purchase the master from Event Records and Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the track on Curless' album "Travelin' Man" (T 5015).
1958 - Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra that includes strings with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "I Had The Craziest Dream", "I Wish I Knew", and "Be Still My Heart" in New York City, New York. After rhythm tracks are overdubbed, Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "The Unforgettable Nat King Cole" (T 2558).
1958 - Pee Wee Hunt (on trombone, with Andy Bartha on cornet, Pee Wee Hunt on trombone, Lee Cummins on clarinet, Jack Condon on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums), using arrangements by Sid Feller, records the tracks "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", "Limehouse Blues", "Pee Wee's Blues", "Memphis Blues", and "Farewell Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Pee Wee's Blues" which is (as of 2005) still unissued, on Hunt's album "The Blues A La Dixie" (T 1144).
1958 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Toys For Tots (Short Version)" and "Toys For Tots (Long Version)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1958 - Cliffie Stone records the tracks "Cool Water", "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle", "Cow Cow Boogie", and "High Noon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stone's album "Cool Cowboy" (T 1230).
1958 - John Browning (on piano, listed as possibly during a live concert) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks Bach's "Partita N°2 In C Minor", Schubert's "Impromptu In A Flat Major, Opus 140" and "Impromptu In B Flat major, Opus 142", Chopin's "Sonata In B Flat Minor, Opus 25", Barber's "Sonata Opus 26", Rachmaninoff's "Etude Tableau", Stravinsky's "Etude In F Sharp", DeBussy's "Reflets Dans L'Eau" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight Of The Bumblebee" in New York City, New York.
50 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with music by Paul Sells, records the tracks "Little Joe The Wrangler", "Sam Bass", "When The Work's All Done This Fall" and "Barbara Allen" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ritter's album "Blood On The Saddle" (T 1292).
50 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals, with Floyd Cramer on piano, Walter "Hank" "Sugarfoot" Garland on lead guitar and electric guitar, Ray Edenton on guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums and The Jordanaires [vocal group with lineup unlisted]) record the tracks "I See A Bridge", "Just Suppose", "The Stagger", and Nellie Moved To Town" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4359) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4331).
1962 - June Christy (on vocals, with Conte Candoli, Lee Katzman, Al Porcino, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; Vern Friley, Lewis McCreary, and Frank Rosolino on trombone; Ken
Shroyer on bass trombone; Joe Maini and Bud Shank on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Joe Mondragon on bass; and Mel Lewis on drums) records the tracks "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Good-Bye" (both arranged by Bill Holman), and "Until (The Mole)" (arranged by Bob Cooper) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Christy's album "Big Band Specials" (T 1845).
1962 - Johnny Rivers records the tracks "Everybody But me", "If You Want It, I've Got It", and "My Heart Is In Your Hand" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on River's album "The Sensational Johnny Rivers" (T 2161).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Song Of The Barefoot Contessa", "Never On Sunday", and "Anna" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Welcome's album "Zither Goes Hollywood" (T 1986).
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Buddy Cole (born Edwin LeMar Cole), husband of Capitol Records artist Yvonne King (The King Sisters), pianist, organist, and orchestra leader, session pianist for Nat "King" Cole, Tex Ritter, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, and Judy Garland (in the film "A Song Is Born"), dies of a heart attack at age 47 in Hollywood, California
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Wayne Newton (on vocals, with an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Comin' On Too Strong" (arranged by Terry Melcher) and "They'll Never Know" at United Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release the first tracks as a single (Capitol 5338) with "Lookin' Through A Tear" on the flip side and the second track on Newton's album "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (T 2335).
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (Gleason conducting a large string orchestra that features Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet and Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone with the rest of the lineup unlisted) record sthe tracks "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "A Lazy Afternoon", "People" and "On The Street Where You Live" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Last Dance" (W 2144).
1966 - David McCallum (on vocals and conducting unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Carnegie Ball", "On A Weekend" and "The House Of Mirrors" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on McCallum's album "Music It's Happening Now!" (T 2651).
1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from PPX Records for Jimi Hendrix (on guitar) and Curtis Knight (aka Curtis McNear, on vocals) tracks "How Would You Feel", "Simon Says", Get That Feeling", "Hush Now", Welcome Home", "Gotta Have A New Dress", "No Business", and "Strange Things" which were recorded in New York City, New York in (no exact date listed) 1965 with Nate Edmonds on organ, Henry "Hawk" Henderson on electric bass, and Marion Booker on drums. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Get That Feeling Jimi Hendrix Plays And Curtis Knight Sings" (T 2856).
1968 - Merle Haggard (on vocals) and The Strangers (George French Jr. on piano; James Burton and Roy Nichols on electric guitar; Lewis Talley on guitar; Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar; Leon Chase Copeland and Jerry Ward (aka Howard Lowe) on bass; Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums; and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals) record the tracks "Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia" and "Hobo's Meditation" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks on the 2 LP album "Same Train, A Different Time" (SWBB-223) as by Merle Haggard And The Strangers.
1968 - Bobby Engemann (on vocals), with Lex De Azevedo and Tommy Oliver conducting their own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Words", "Homeward Bound", and "There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Engemann's album "My Own Thing" (ST-221).
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Tony Sandler and Ralph Young's tracks "I Believe", "Viva El Amor", "Something Is Happening", "Feeling Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song)", "Life Is", and "Trains And Boats And Planes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
1968 - The Stone Poneys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "So Fine" and "Everybody Has Their Own Ideas" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters but (as of 2005) has yet to issue either of the tracks.
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - William Marshall records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "After Winter", "Northboun'", "Old Lem (Narration)", "Long Gone", "Brown Baby", Trilogy: Ladies Boogie", "Li'l Gal", "For My People" and "Merry-Go-Round" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with The Hank Jones Quartet (Hank Jones on piano; Gene Bertoncini on guitar; Ron Carter on bass; and Grady Tate on drums), records the tracks "Supper Time", "But Beautiful", "Oh! Look At Me Now", and "Glad To Be Unhappy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Wilson's album "But Beautiful" (ST-798).
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased (but as of 2005 has yet to issue) for Floyd Morris' tracks "Lovesick", "Ruby And The Pearl", "Bunny Tail", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Giant Step", "That's All", "Blues For Floyd", "Small World", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Net Net's Tune", and "Bunky's Blues".
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Friends Of Whitney Sunday record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Steppin' Stone" and "Ode To Billie Joe" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Sonny James' track "My Love" and "It's Just A Matter Of Time" (possibly in Nashville, Tennessee). Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks on James' album "The Biggest Hits Of Sonny James" (ST-11013).
1971 - Charlie Louvin (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Harvest Time", "Just In Time (To Watch Love Die)", "Momma's Waiting", and "She Just Wants To Be Needed" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 3607) with "Funny Man" on the flip side, the second and last track together as a single (Capitol 3319) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Momma's Waiting".
1973 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Big Game Hunter" with "That Lovin' Feeling" on the flip side
1973 - Apple Records releases Wings' single "Helen Wheels" with "Country Dreamer" on the flip side. The single is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - The final overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You (Like These Arms Of Mine)", and Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Callente El Sol) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Grand Funk (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Life", "Look At Granny Run", and "Memories" at The Swamp (a studio on band member Mark Farner's farm) near Flint, Michigan. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "All The Girls In The World Beware!!!" (SO-11356).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's track "Not Even When It's Over" and then James Talley (on vocals and acoustic guitar with (Don Sheffield on trumpet; Tommy Smith on trumpet and horns; Irv Kane on trombone; Ralph Childs on tuba; Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Billy Puett on saxophone and clarinet; Andy McMahon on piano, electric piano, and organ; Rick Durrett on piano and tack piano; Steve Hostak on acoustic guitar and electric guitar; Jerry Shook on acoustic guitar, banjo, and harmonica, Doyle Grisham on steel guitar, Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Mike Leech on electric bass; Lyle Tullis on upright bass; Clark Pierson on drums and percussion; Byron Bach on cello; and Pebble Daniel, Marsha Routh, and Mary Jo Talley on background vocals) records the tracks "Magnolia Boy", "Up From Georgia", "You Know I've Got To Love Her" and "When The Fiddler Packs His Case", and then records overdubs for "Magnolia Boy" and "Daddy Just Called It The Blues" at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the tracks on Talley's album "Blackjack Choir" (ST-11605).
1977 - Guy Lombardo (born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo), bandleader, violinist, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 75 in Houston, Texas
1980 - Pete Fountain (on clarinet) and Friends (Frank Flynn on amplified marimba, Bob Bain on guitar, Ray Leatherwood on bass, and Jack Sperling on drums), using arrangements by the session's producer Frank Flynn, record the tracks "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You", "Scatter-Brain", "Just Friends", "Shine", "María Elena", "Moonlight And Shadows", "Rain", "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Minkey's Blues", "Honeysuckle Rose", "You Can Depend On Me", "Yesterdays", "That Old Feeling", "What'll I Do" (title unreadable in the records but this is the other track on the album that isn't listed in this session)", "Some Day Sweetheart", "Avalon", "More", "Deep Purple", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", "Love Walked In", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Meditation", "Autumn Nocturne", "More Than You Know", "You'll Never Know" and "Rosetta" at Conway Recorders in Hollywood, California (listed in Capitol Discography as possibly New Orleans, Louisiana) with recording engineer and co-producer Phil A. Yeend. Capitol Records will issue the tracks "When You're Smiling", "Love Walked In", "Just Friends", "Shine", "María Elena", "Rain", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Scatter-Brain", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", and "Oh, Lady Be Good!" on the group's eponymous album "Pete Fountain & Friends" (SN-16224) and "Avalon", "More", "Deep Purple", "Rosetta", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "You Can Depend On Me", "Yesterdays", "That Old Feeling", "What'll I Do", and "Some Day Sweetheart" on Fountain's album "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (SN-16225), and has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Moonlight And Shadows", "Minkey's Blues", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "Meditation", "Autumn Nocturne", "More Than You Know", and "You'll Never Know".
1980 - Lee Clayton records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Fare Thee Well" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1997 - In the new Capitol Records building on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, Jim Fifield (President and CEO, EMI Music), Ken Berry (President, EMI Recorded Music), Pat Quigley (President and CEO, Capitol Nashville), and Capitol recording artist Garth Brooks jointly announced a release date for Brooks' long awaited seventh studio album "Sevens". The album, produced by Allen Reynolds and engineered by Mark Miller, will be in stores on Tuesday, November 25th, 1997.
2002 - Capitol Records reissues John Lennon's 1973 album "Mind Games", remixed, remastered and with three bonus tracks
2002 - Capitol Records releases the compilation CD "Christmas With The Rat Pack" with tracks by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
2002 - Capitol Records releases Frank Sinatra's compilation CD "Classic Duets"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1931 - Ike Turner, pianist, guitarist, singer, first husband of Capitol Records artist Tina Turner (though the marriage was later found to be invalid as Ike hadn't officially divorced his first wife), and Sue Records artist as part of the Ike and Tina Turner Review, is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The Sue Records masters were sold to United Artists and are currently owned by EMI Music.
1956 - "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" debuts on NBC-TV as the first network variety show hosted by an African-American star of Cole's magnitude (Hazel Scott has the honor of being the first African-American to host a television show in 1950). Initally Cole's is a 15 minute show on Monday nights, but it is expanded to 30 minutes in July 1957. It's final episode airs December 17, 1957 due to lack of a national sponsor to cover its costs.
30 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Kwick records the tracks "I Want To Dance With You" and "Why Don't We Love Each Other". EMI America will issue both tracks on Kwick's eponymous album "Kwick" (SW-17025). If anyone knows where this session was held and what other musicians were attending, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company.
2003 - Dorothy Southworth Ritter (aka Dorothy Fay), actress, mother of actor John Ritter, and widow of Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter, dies at age 88 in the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, CA

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - George M. Cohan (born George Michael Cohan), composer, Vaudeville and Broadway musical dancer, actor, and director, Broadway producer with partner Sam Harris, and motion picture actor, dies at age 64 in New York City, New York
1960 - Mack Sennett (born Michael Sinnott), pioneer film comedy director, who introduced the world to The Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin and later, in sound shorts, Bing Crosby, dies in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 80 and is later interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California

1 comment:

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