Thursday, January 14, 2010

JANUARY 14, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1917 - Billy Butterfield, trumpeter, fluglehorn player, cornetist, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Charles William Butterfield in Middletown, Ohio
1937 - Billie Jo Spears, singer and Capitol Records artist (1968-1975) and United Records artist (1975-1980), is born Billie Jean Spears in Beaumont, Texas
1938 - Jack Jones, son of actor and singer Allan Jones, singer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1959 album "Jack Jones In Love"), is born John Allan Jones in Hollywood, California
1949 - Maury Muehleisen, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born in Trenton, New Jersey
1969 - Dave Grohl, drummer, composer, member of the group Nirvana and the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born David Eric Grohl in Warren, Ohio

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - During two sessions held this day in Vienna, Austria The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Clemens Krauss, records Richard Stauss' "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; and Part 4" iat the first session and Johann Strauss' "On The Beautiful Blue Danube: Part 1; and Part 2". After purchasing the masters Capitol Records will issue all the tracks for "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" on the orchestra's album "Richard STRAUSS - Death and Transfiguration Opus 24/Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" (P-8100) and both tracks for "On The Beautiful Blue Danube" as a single (89-80129).
1944 - Dave Matthews (on alto saxophone) and His Orchestra (Roger Hansen on trumpet; Joe Quartell on trombone; Dave Matthews on alto saxophone; Les Baxter on baritone saxophone; Tommy Todd on piano; Dave Barbour on guitar; Gene Englund on bass; and Henry Coleman on drums), with Johnny Mercer on vocals, record the rejected tracks "Just Another Blues" and "Singin' The Blues" (additional vocals by The Barries [Lee, Sharon & Linda Barrie]) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records
1946 - During two sessions held this day at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Ray Klein, Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums) record the tracks "All The Time" (vocals by Gene Howard, solos by Musso and Kenton) and "That's The Least You Can Do" (vocals by Gene Howard) at the first session and "Intermission Riff" (solos by Kenton, Safranski, Musso, and Musulli), and "Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues" (vocals by June Christy and solos by Mussulli and Musso) at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Intermission Riff" as a single (Capitol 298) with "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" on the flip side and "Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues" as a single (Capitol 250) with "Painted Rhythm" on the flip side. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the 7 CD set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MD7-163).
1947 - Frank DeVol records five unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals; Irving Ashby on guitar; and Joe Comfort on bass) records the tracks "Portrait Of Jennie" (with Carlyle Hall conducting an unlisted lineup of string musicians), "Don't Cry, Cry Baby", "An Old Piano Plays The Blues", and "How Lonely Can You Get" at WMGM Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 15387) and the second track as a single (Capitol 15418) with "If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon" 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).
60 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra and Chorus (lineup unlisted) record the instrumental tracks "Stout-Hearted Men", "Finale - The Vagabond King", and "Finale - New Moon" in Los Angeles, California. After vocal overdubs are recorded on January 24-27, 1950 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "New Moon"/"The Vagabond King" (P-219) as by Gordon MacRae with Lucille Norman.
60 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (on vocals) "Beyond The Sunset", "Near Me", "Dearie" and "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (I Love You)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks as a single (868) and the last two tracks as a single (Capitol 858) which will enter Billboard's Pop singles chart on March 3, 1950 where it will peak at #12 and last for 11 weeks.
1952 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Ya Sure, Please Excuse Me" and "Don't Put Off Chasing Women" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 1972).
1952 - Skeets McDonald (on vocals, with Eddie Kirk and Billy Strange on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Roy Harte on drums) record the tracks "Big Family Trouble", "Tell Me Why", "Be My Life's Companion", and "The Love That Hurts Me So" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 and 5:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2216) with "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" on the flip side, the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1967), and the last track as a single (Capitol 1993) with "Wheel Of Fortune" on the flip side.
1952 - During two session held this day at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California Margaret Whiting (on vocals) and Jimmy Wakely (on vocals and possibly guitar), with an orchestra (listed as possibly: Paul Sells on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the track "I Learned To Love You Too Late" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Poor-Whip-Poor-Will" at the first session and the tracks "Give Me More, More, More Of Your Kisses" and "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "I Learned To Love You Too Late" as a single (Capitol 2402) with "Gomen-Nasai" on the flip side and both tracks from the second session together as a single (Capitol 1965).
1952 - Wesley Tuttle and Marilyn Tuttle (both on vocals), with Jimmy Wakely (on guitar and guitar) and an orchestra (Paul Sells on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the track "The Flying Enterprise" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Bear Family Records will issue the track in the 4 CD box set "Detour" (BCD 16416) in Germany.
1953 - Mel Blanc (on vocals), with The Robert Thompson Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "Mother Dixie And You" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "If You Knew Suzie" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for "Mother Dixie And You" so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1953 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Billy May and His Orchestra (with may conductin his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, Tony Facciuto, Robert McKenzie, Andy Peele, and Jack Laubach on trumpet; Si Zentner, Dick Nash, Karl De Karske, and Bob Raesinger on trombone; Willie Smith and Richard Clay on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Charles Deremoe on tenor saxophone; unlisted clarinet and saxophone players; Jack Agee on baritone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; John Collins on guitar; Jack Agee and Ralph Pena on bass; John Markham on drums; and Jack Costanzo on percussion), records the tracks "Angel Eyes", "Lover Come Back To Me" (vocal chorus by The Encores [lineup unlisted]), and "(Didn't I Tell You So) Can't I?" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Capitol Records will issue will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2498) with "Return To Paradise" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 2610) with "That's All" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2389) with "Blue Gardenia" on the flip side.
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, Ken Errair), with an orchestra (Wilbur Schwartz, Jules Kinsler, Ted Nash, and Jules Jacob on reeds; Maury Ellenhorn on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums), record the tracks "There's No One But You", "This Love Of Mine" (both arranged and conducted by Dennis Farnon), "How Can I Tell Her", and "It Never Occurred To Me" (both arranged and conducted by Dick Reynolds) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first and last tracks on January 19, 1955 Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on the group's EP "Freshmen Favorites" (EAP-1-743). Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1956 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Memories Are Made Of This" (Capitol 3295), with "Change Of Heart" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart.
1957 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar, with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Joe Maphis on guitar and fiddle; Buck Owens on guitar; Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar; Bud Dooley on bass; and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums) records the tracks "A New Love", "Hold Back Tomorrow", and "Sweethearts In Heaven" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3651). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in the 10 CD box set "Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886).
1957 - Paul Smith (on piano, with Barney Kessel on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; and Stan Levey on drums) records the tracks "Taking A Chance On Love", "The Man I Love", "Softly", and "I'll Remember April" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Smith's album "Softly Baby" (T 829).
1957 - The Five Keys (Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Rudy West on lead tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with an unlisted orchestra of musicians, record the tracks "The Face Of An Angel", "Let There Be You" (with Dave Cavanaugh conducting), "This I Promise" (with Van Alexander conducting), and "Maybe You'll Be There" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol F3786) with "Boom Boom" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol F3660) and with the last track on the group's album "The Five Keys On Stage!" (T 828), and the third track as a single (F3738) with "The Blues Don't Care" on the flip side.
1957 - Tommy Sands (on vocals, with Merrill E. Moore on piano; Bob Bain on lead guitar; Buck Owens on rhythm guitar and unlisted bass and drums players and vocal chorus singers) records the tracks "Teenage Crush" and "Hep Dee Hootie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3639).
1957 - Joe Bushkin (on piano) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "A Fellow Needs A Girl", "Don't Blame Me", "Willow Weep For Me", and "I'll Be Around" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
1957 - Sylvia Marlowe (on harpsicord and conducting), with The Concert Arts Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Haydn's "Concerto For Harpsicord, Movements 2 and 3" in Studio A at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on Marlowe's album "BACH - Concerto N° 1 In D Minor For Harpsichord/HAYDN - Concerto In D For Harpsichord" (P-8375).
1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as possibly] Merrill Moore on piano; Buck Owens on guitar; The Jack Halloran Singers [vocal group of unlisted singers] and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "If I Had You", "Stay As Sweet As You", and "My Darling, My Darling" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California between 1:00pm and 5:30pm with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Young's second album for the label, "The Object of My Affection" (T 1004).
1958 - The Andrews Sisters (vocalists La Verne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, and Patty Andrews), with Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: John Best on trumpet; Simon "Si" Zentner, Tommy "Pullman" Pederson, and Murray McEachern on trombone; Ted Nash, Buddy Collette, and Fred Falensby on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Bob Gibbons on guitar;, Phil Stephens on bass and tuba; Alvin Stoller and Lawrence "Larry" Bunker on drums) record the tracks "Don't Bring Lulu", "When Francis Dances With Me", "The Japanese Sandman", and "That Naughty Waltz" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00am and 1:30pm. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the sisters' album "The Andrews Sisters Sing The Dancing '20s" (T 973).
1958 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on lead vocal, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers on harmony vocals), with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Pete Candoli, and Don Paladino on trumpet; Milt Bernhart and Dick Kenney on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Ronnie Lang and Matt Utal on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums), record the tracks "Till", "Nights Are Longer", and "Whistle Me Some Blues" at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the tracks on the same day Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Freshmen Favorites, Volume 2" (T 1103).
1958 - Johnny Richards (conducting his own arrangements) and His Orchestra (Al Stewart, Doug Mettome, Burt Collins, Jerry Kail, and John Bello on trumpet; Frank Rehak, Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland, and Eddie Bert on trombone; Al Antonucci on French horn; Jay McAllister on tuba; Gene Quill on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone; Billy Slapin on baritone saxophone and piccolo; Shelly Gold on bass saxophone; Hank Jones on piano; Whitey Mitchell on bass; Maurice Marks on drums; and Joe Venuto on percusion) record rejected takes of the tracks "Terpsichore" and "Concerto To End All Conertos" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1959 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason conducting two large string orchestras of unlisted musicians, one for the left channel and one for the right channel), using arrangements by George Williams, record the tracks "Blue Crystal" and "Seraglio" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Glamour" and "Pink Chiffon" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents: Aphrodisia" (W 1250).
50 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals, with John Collins on guitar; Charlie Harris on bass; and Lee Young drums), with Antonio Morelli conducting the orchestra (Irving Bush, Earl Blues, and Buddy Childers on trumpet; Milt Bernhart and Freddy Lewis on trombone; Jimmy Clark on alto saxophone; and other unlisted musicians, with Dave Cavanaugh as musical director), performs (though in what order is not listed) "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll", "Ballerina", "Funny (Not Much)", "The Continental", "I Wish You Love", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Thou Swell", "My Kinda Love", "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", the instrumental track "Where Or When" (with Cole on piano), "Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)", and "Joe Turner's Blues" live at The Sands in Las Vegas, Nevada. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll" on Cole's album "Nat 'King' Cole Live At The Sands" (MAS 2434) in 1966 and will issue "Mr. Cole Won't Rock And Roll" on the 4 CD set "Nat 'King' Cole" (7-99777-2).
1961 - During two sessions held this day between 1:00pm and 6:00pm and between 6:30pm and 9:30pm in Los Angles, California The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo, and guitar; Nick Reynolds on vocals, guitar, and percussion; Bob Shane on vocals, guitar, and banjo; with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass), record the tracks "Billy Goat Hill", "Pastures Of Plenty", "Guardo El Lobo", "Mary Was Pretty", "Run Molly", and "You Don't Knock". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Mary Was Pretty" on the group's album "Goin' Places" (T 1564) and will issue "Mary Was Pretty" on the 4 CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California George Shearing (on piano, with: [listed as possibly] Douglas Marsh on vibraphone; Ron Anthony on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; and Vernell Fournier on drums), with Milton Raskin directing unlisted string musicians) records the tracks "Your Blasé", "Just Imagine", and "Suddenly It's Spring" at the first session and "Be Careful It's My Heart", "Lila's Theme From 'The Stripper'", and "Fairy Tales" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With String Choir - Touch Me Softly" (T 1874) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4921).
1963 - During two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California Bobby Darin (on vocals), with the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Shorty Rogers, records the tracks "Sally Was A Good Old Girl", "It Keeps Right On Hurtin'", "and "Under Your Spell Again" at the first session and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle", "Who Can I Count On" (with additional vocals by Mary [Merry] Clayton), "Stop the World And Let Me Off", and "Oh, Lonesome Me" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Stop the World And Let Me Off", on Darin's album "You're The Reason I'm Living" (T 1866). Collectors' Choice Music will issue "Stop the World And Let Me Off" on Darin's CD "The Unreleased Capitol Sides" (CCM 079-2).
1963 - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra (with Martin conducting unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Medley: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me/When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Farewell Blues", "Medley: In A Sentimental Mood/I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You", "Medley: I Surrender Dear/It Must Be True", and "Medley: Does Your Heart Beat For Me?/Sweet Lorraine/The Sheik Of Araby" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martin's album "In A Sentimental Mood" (T 1889).
1963 - Jan Howard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Wind Me Up (I Cry)", "Wind Up Doll", "I Can't Stop Crying", and "Get It Off Your Mind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4918) with "You've Got Me Where You Want Me" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol 4987) with "A Dime A Dozen" on the flip side. Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue the first, second, and last track on Howard's album "The Real Me" (DT 5119) and the third track on Howard's eponymous album "Jan Howard" (ST 5068).
1964 - Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with The Capitol Orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Marshall, records the tracks "Charade", "The Best Is Yet To Come", Don't Wait Too Long", "I Wish You Love", and "May I Come In" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Dearie's album "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Shorty Sherock, and Pete Candoli on trumpet; Ed Kusby and Lew McCreary on trombone; Joe Howard on trombone and vocals; Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Larry Wagner, record the tracks "Charade" (in the style of Charlie Barnett), "Danke Schoen" (in the style of Lucky Millinder), the (as of 2005) unissued track "More (From Mondo Cane)" (in the style of Glenn Miller), and the track "I Can't Stop Loving You" (in the style of Count Bassie) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the remaining tracks on the group's album "Sounds Of The Great Bands, Volume 8: More Of Today's Best" (T 2014).
1964 - The Goodtime Singers (vocalists Tom Drake, Craig Smith, Mike Storm, Lee Montgomery, Dave Jackson, Dave Ratkin, Doug Brookins, Maggie Basseley, Marilyn Miller, and Alexandra Hutton) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Titanic" and "One Step More" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1964 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Ralph Charmichael conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Dick Nash, Ken Shroyer, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Donald Robertson on piano; James Burton, Glen Campbell, John Collins, and Milton Norman on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Dale Anderson and Milt Holland on percussion; and on strings: Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Bob Barene, Emil Briano, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Lou Klass, Lou Raderman, Isadore Roman, Paul Shure, Joseph Stepansky, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Allan Harshman, Lou Kievman, and Paul Robyn on viola; Joe DiTullio, Ed Lustgarten, Emmett Sargeant, and William Vandenburg on cello; and The Merry Young Souls [lineup unlisted] on vocal chorus), records two takes of "Silver Bird", the tracks "My True Carrie Love", "I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore", two takes of the track "A Rag, A Bone, A Hank Of Hair", two takes of the track "People" and two takes of the track "Let Me Tell You, Babe" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 7:00pm and 12:30am. Capitol Records will issue the second take of "Silver Bird" on Cole's album "Sincerely" (T 2680), "My True Carrie Love" and the first take of "A Rag, A Bone, A Hank Of Hair" together as a single (Capitol 5125), "I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore" and "People" together as a single (Capitol 5155), and the last take of "Let Me Tell You, Babe" as a single (Capitol 5683) with "For The Want Of A Kiss" on the flip side. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Cole's 11 CD Box set "L-O-V-E" (BCD 16717) in Germany.
1964 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Super Stocks (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Thunder Road", "Ballad Of Bonneville", "D/Gas Chevy", and "Draggin' Deuce" at the first session and the tracks "Custom Caravan", "Ramcharger", "Hot To Trot", and "427 Super Stock" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Thunder Road" (T 2060).
1964 - Donna Lynn (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "My Boyfriend Got A Beatles Haircut" and "That Winter Weekend" in New York City, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5127).
1964 - Neal Merritt records the tracks "A Wet Bird Never Flies" and "Your Name's Become A Household Word" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5182).
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - The Gallants (lineup unlisted), with The H.B Barnum Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record the track "Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "The Vagabond", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Theme From 'Zorba The Greek'" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two track together as a single (Capitol 5376).
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Too Many Teardrops Too Late", "I've Got My Pride", "Yesterday's Best", and "The Bitter Tears" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "It's A Man Every Time" (T 2416).
1966 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for David Clayton Thomas' tracks "Out Of The Sunshine", "Born With The Blues", "Take Me Back", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Send Her Home". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Tower 206) and the second track as a single (Tower 263) with "Brainwashed" on the flip side.
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home" (Capitol 2017), with "Good Times" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1969 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Glad She's A Waoman", "Then I'll Be Over You", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "You're Easy To Love" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first two tracks on January 19, 1969, Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Martino's album "Sausalito" (ST-180).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "It's Worth It All", "Keep Me In Mind", and "Where Did My Love Go" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on James' album "Only The Lonely" (ST-193).
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Final overdubs are recorded for Linda Ronstadt's tracks "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and the retake of "Are My Thoughts With You? in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first track as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Lovesick Blues" on the flip side and the second track on Ronstadt's album "Silk Purse" (ST-407).
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Hot Chili", "Nothing Is The Same", "I Ain't Got The Time", and "More Bulldog Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the band's album "Number 5" (SKAO-436). No issuing information is listed for the other tracks so if anyone knows if any of them were issued, please leave a comment.
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Where Do We Go From Here", "Walk On Me", and "The Closer She Gets" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Montgomery's album "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" (ST-468).
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Gene MacLellan records the tracks "Face In The Mirror", "Snowbird", and "Hard As I Try" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for any of the tracks so if anyone knows if any of them were issued, please leave a comment.
1971 - Al DeLory (conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra of unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hold On" and "Are You Ready", an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "Spindrifter" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Get It Together" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1971 - Joe South (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "United We Stand", two tracks with unlisted titles, "Lady Moon Walker", and "Motherless Children" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the first track and the last two tracks on January 25, 1971 Capitol Records will issue the the final versions of those three tracks on South's album "So The Seeds Are Growing" (ST-637).
1971 - Capitol Records register the masters it purchased for The Tams (unlisted vocalists)' tracks "Wings And Wheels" and "Wire Help" and will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 3050) with "The Tams Medley" on the flip side. No issuing information is listed for the first track so if anyone knows if it was ever issued, please leave a comment.
1971 - Happy & Artie Traum (aka Artie Traum on guitar, banjo and vocals and Happy Traum on guitar and banjo) record the track "The Seagull" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the duo's album "Double-Back" (ST-799).
1972 - The Nat Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Ernie Watts on flute, tenor saxophone, and tambourine; George Duke on electric piano; Mike Deasy on guitar; Walter Booker on electric piano; Roy McCurdy on drums; Rick Holmes on recitation vocals) record the tracks "Introduction", "Aries" (with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone), "Libra" (with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone), "Capricorn", "Aquarius", "Pisces", "Sagittarius", "Gemini", "Leo", "Virgo", "Scorpio", "Cancer", and "Taurus" (as out) at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the 2 LP set "Cannonball Adderley Presents "Soul Zodiac"" (SVBB-11025).
1972 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Somebody, Somewhere, Help Me" and "Heal Your Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's album "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" (SMAS-11022).
35 Years Ago Today In 1975 - Connie Cato (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "A Good Hearted Woman", "Somewhere South Of Macon", "The Man From Bowling Green" and "You Win Again" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Record will issue all the tracks on Cato's album "Good Hearted Woman" (ST-11387).
1976 - Final overdubs are recorded for Freddie Hart and The Heartbeats tracks "Divorce Is Hell To Pay", "Your Place Or Mine", and "I Had No Place To Go", Capitol Records will issue the first and second tracks on Hart's album "People Put To Music" (ST-11504) and the last track on Hart's album "That Look In Her Eyes" (ST-11568)
1978 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger records the track "The Famous Final Scene" at the first session and "Kuwait" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Seger's album "Stranger In Town" (SW-11698). No issuing information is listed for "Kuwait" so if anyone knows if it was ever issued, please leave a comment.
30 Years Ago Today In 1980 - David Crosby records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Last Dance" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
30 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Graham Shaw and the Sincere Serenaders (lineup unlisted) record the track "Can I Come Near?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4876) with "Just To See You" on the flip side and on the group's eponymous album "Graham Shaw And The Sincere Serenaders" (ST-12065).
30 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with ) records the track "Like I'm Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4877) with "You Should Be High Love" on the flip side and on Squier's album "The Tale Of The Tape" (ST-12062).
1982 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the track "Gonna Get It Next Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master and issue the track as a single (Capitol 5091) with "Sport Fans" on the flip side.
1984 - Red Rider (lineup unlisted) records the track "Among The Ruins (I'll Be There)" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5335) with "Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)" on the flip side.
1987 - Duane Eddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians), records the track "Los Campaneros" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Eddy's eponymous album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks appears on "Sesame Street"

2 comments:

Rita said...

Hi Mark,

Do you have an email address where I can contact you?

Thanks!

markhn said...

markhn@gmail.com