Tuesday, October 12, 2010

OCTOBER 12, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Pat DiNizio, guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born Patrick Michael DiNizio in Plainfield, New Jersey

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record 10 unlisted tracks in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - During two sessions held this day Claude Rains, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Rafael Mendez and Gene Lafreniere on trumpet; Ed Kusby and James Priddy on trombone; Arthur Frantz on french horn; George Smith and Fred Falensby on clarinet; Henry Woempner on flute; Gordon Green on oboe; Arthur Fleming on basson; Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano; Larry Breen on bass; John Cyr on drums; Kathryn Thompson on harp; and on strings: Sarah Kreindler, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman on violns; and Lou Kievman on viola; and Cy Bernard on cello) records the tr tracks "The Story Of Jesus: Part 1", "The Story Of Jesus: Part 2", and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 3" at the first session from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 4", "The Story Of Jesus: Part 5", and "The Story Of Jesus: Part 6" at the second session from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Rains' album "Bible Stories For Children" (DC-3049).
1949 - The Mellowmen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record 5 tracks in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. If anyone knows what was recorded or has a listing of the members of The Mellowmen Quartet, please leave a comment.
60 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (unlisted with Baxter conducting his own arrangements) record the tracks "La Cumparsita-Tango", "Jalouise (Jealousy)", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "The Moon Was Yellow" (And The Night Was Young) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Baxter's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Tangos" (T 263).
1951 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), featuring Lee Bennett, Roy Cordell and The Dinning Sisters (Ginger, Delores & Jean Dinning) on vocals, record the tracks ""No! No! No! Not That! (vocals by The Dinning Sisters), "Hindustan (vocals by Lee Bennett, "Bedelia", and "The Tavern Song" (vocals by Roy Cordell) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as by The Dinning Sisters as a single (Capitol 1858) with "Heartbreak Hill" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 2107) with "Busybody" (with vocals by Roy Cordell the vocal trio The Lancers [unlisted lineup] on the flip side, has yet (as of 2005) to issue the third track, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1905) with "Swingin' Down The Lane" (with vocals by Roy Cordell and an unlisted ensemble) on the flip side.
1951 - Boots Faye and Idaho Call, with unlisted instrumental accompaniment, record the tracks "Stranded (On The Sea Of Life)", "Grinnin' Like A Possom", "I'm Sinkin' In A Wolf", and "Cry, Cry, Cry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1871) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2027).
1952 - Johnny Pecon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "So Many Times (with vocals by Nettie Pecon), "You Never Say Goodbye", "I Wanna Be Your Darlin'" and "Pee Tee Polka" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 2712), has (of 2005) yet to issue the second track, and issued the third track as a single with "Lollapalooza" on the flip side.
1952 - Ella Mae Morse (with Joe Lipman directing an unlisted orchestra) records the tracks "Greyhound", "Jump Back Honey", "Bouncin' Ball", and "Find A Man For Me Mama" at the WMGM studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2276) and all the tracks will be issued by Bear Family Records in Germany on Ella Mae Morse's CD box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
1952 - Faron Young (on vocals with Chet Atkins on electric guitar; Velma E. Williams Smith on rhythm guitar; and listed as probably Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitar; Bob Foster on steel guitar; and Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) records the tracks "Goin' Steady", "Just Out OF Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)", and "I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)" at Castle Studio at Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2299) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2461) with "What's The Use To Love You" on the flip side.
1953 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Anthony, Jack Hohlman, Jack Laubach, Ray Triscari, and Warren Kime on trumpet; Sy Berger, Phil Barron, Ken Schrudder, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone; Bill Usselton and Bill Slapin on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on bass; Eddie Ryan on piano; Milt Norman on guitar; and Don Simpson on bass; and Mel Lewis on drums) record the tracks "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Skyliners (members unlisted] using an arrangement by Don Simpson), "Moonlight Serenade" (using an arrangement by George Williams), "In The Mood", (using an arrangement by Billy May) and "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" (using an arrangement by Billy May) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Anthony's album "I Remember Glenn Miller" (T 476) in 1954.
1953 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "Missouri Waltz", "Make Believe", "Moonlight And Roses" and "Jealous" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records releases all the tracks on Loose's album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Sweet And Sentimental" (T 473).
1953 - Tony Romano, with George Greenley conducting an unlisted orchestra, records the tracks "O Sole Mio", "La Spagnola", "Mattinata", and "Funiculi Funicula". Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Love Songs Italiana" (H 478).
1954 - Tommy Collins (on vocals and rhythm guitar with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Alvis "Buck" Owens on lead guitar; Lewis Talley on rhythm guitar; and Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen on bass) records thet tracks "I'll Be Gone", "Wait A Little Longer", "Let Down", and "It Tickles" in Los Angeles, California. Additional vocals by Wanda Collins will be added at a later unlisted date. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Collins album "This Is Tommy Collins" (T 1196), the second track as a single (Capitol 3370) with "What Kind Of Sweetheart Are You" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol 3082) with "It Tickles" on the flip side.
1954 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted with John Barnett conducting) records the track "Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2" by Liszt at Republic Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "Starlight Encores" (P-8296).
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Merrill Moore (on vocals and piano with ), records "Cooing The Wrong Pidgeon", "Gotta Gimme Whatcha Do", "Down The Road A Piece" and "She's Gone" in Los Angeles, California (the listing states that the sessions were held in Studio B in The Capitol Tower Studios, but this is unlikely as they didn't open until April 1956, so they may have been held in Studio B at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California). Capitol Records releases the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3351) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F3563).
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Stan Freberg (on vocals with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra: Conrad Gozzo and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Si Zentner on trombone; Vince De Rosa(frh) J.A. Krechter,Skeets Herfurt, Ted Nash,Harry Schuchman(reeds) Paul Smith on piano; Meyer Rubin on bass; Lou Singer on drums; Ann Stockton on harp; and Mischa Russell, Harry Bluestone, and Paul Shure on violn) records the tracks "(I'm Gettin) Nuttin' For Christmas" (with burglar and The King Sisters on vocals) and "The Night Before Christmas" (with vocals by Babette Bain) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3280). Other listing have given this as the date of the release of the single. There are at least 4 other covers of "(I'm Gettin') Nuttin' For Christmas) by other artists.
1956 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Linger Awhile", "The Great Lie", "Hawk In The Straw", and "Just Ramblin'" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has, of 2005, yet to issue any of the tracks.
1957 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted with conductor Carmen Dragon) records the tracks "Polonaise From 'Eugen Onegin'" by Tchaikovsky and "The Maid With The Flaxen Hair" by Debussy at the first session and "Serenade" by Drigo, "The Swan" by Saint-Saens, "Mattinata" by Leoncavallo, and "Waltz In A Flat, Opus 39, Number 15" by Brahms at the second session. Capitol Records releases both tracks from the first session and the last track from the second session on Dragon and the orchestra's album "A World Of Music" (P-8412) and the other tracks on the album "Serenade" (P 8413).
1958 - Larry Hovis (on vocals with Jack Marshall's Music [unlisted lineup)), records the tracks "A Rose To Remember You By", "I Love You More And More", "Exactly Like You", and "When I'm With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4130) and "Exactly Like You" on Hovis' album "My Heart Belongs To Only You" (T 1218). There is no listing to indicate "When I'm With You" has been issued as of 2005.
1959 - Elmer Bernstein (conducting an unlisted orchestra), records the tracks "April In Paris", "Under Paris Skies", "Pauvre Moi, Pauvre Moi (Poor Me)", "Autumn Leaves", and a track untitled at the time it was recorded which was later named either "Adieu De Amour (Love Is Farewell)" or "Souvenir Du Printemps (Memories Of Spring)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Elmer Bernstein And The Swinging Bon Vivants' album "Paris Swings" (T 1288).
50 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Organist Virgil Fox records portions of the track "Chorale Number 1 In E Major" by Franck at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the final track on Fox's album "Organ Music From France".
1962 - Jimmie Haskell and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Look No Further - Bossa Nova" and "The Sweetest Sounds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4865).
1962 - Performing live at The Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas for the second day, Hank Thompson (on vocals and guitar) and The Brazos Valley Boys (Dubert Dobson on trumpet; James Edward "Jimmy" Belken, Roddy Bristol, and Billy Jack Saucer on fiddle; Billy Gray and Merle Travis on guitar; Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar; Billy Briggs Stewart on bass; and Bernard Nelson Young on drums) records the tracks "How Many Teardrops Will It Take?", "I Cast A Lonesome Shadow", and "The New Wears Off Too Fast". Capitol will issue all the tracks on Thompson's album "Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys At The State Fair Of Texas" (T 1955).
1962 - Odessa Harris records the tracks "Nothing In The World", "I'll Never Kiss You Goodbye", "I Wonder What's Come Over You", and "A Rockin' Good Way" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4881) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the middle two tracks.
1964 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Mad Lads (unlisted lineup)' tracks "Don't Cry At The Party" and "I'll Survive" (recording date and location unknown) and will release them together as a single (Capitol 5284).
1964 - Pianist Billy Taylor (with Ben Tucker on bass; Grady Tate on drums; and with a string sections arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson) records the tracks "This Is All I Ask", "My Romance", "Just The Thought Of You", and "Days Of Wine and Roses" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Taylor's album "Midnight Piano" (T 2302).
1964 - Pianist Junior Mance (with George Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums) records the track "Cubano Chant", "Wabash Blues", "Miss Thing", "St. Louis Blues", "Junior's Theme", "God Bless The Child"; and "The Host" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the second, fourth and sixth tracks on Mance's album "That's Where It Is" (T 2393) and has yet (as of 2005) to issue the other tracks from the session.
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocasl), at the fourth session for their album "Rubber Soul" which is due for release in December(!), record the tracks "This Bird Has Flown" (later retitled "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)") and five takes of "Run For Your Life" in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records issues both tracks in the United States on the band's album "Rubber Soul" (W 2442).
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Jody Miller, with unlisted session musicians, records overdubs for her tracks "Let Me Walk With You" and "Things" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished track "Let Me Walk With You" as a single (Capitol 5768) with "If You Were A Carpenter" on the flip side and "Things" as a single (Capitol 5743) with "Quite A Long, Long Time" on the flip side.
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Roy Clark (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "I Mill You Already", "I Could Have Been Lonely At Home", and "Savannah Sun" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Clark's album "Roy Clark Sings Lonesome Love Ballads" (T 2452) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Savannah Sun".
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Steve Douglas records overdubs for his tracks "Yesterday, Part 1" and "Yesterday, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the final tracks together as a single (Capitol 5527).
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Alex North and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "'The Agony And The Ecstacy' Theme (Mountains Of Carrra)" and "'The Long Hot Summer' Theme" listed as possibly in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks as a single (Capitol 5539). If anyone knows for sure where this session took place, please leave a comment.
1966 - The Beach Boys record overdubs for their unreleased track "Child Is The Father Of The Man" in Los Angeles, California.
1966 - George Shearing (on piano and harpsicord with a quintet with an unlisted lineup and Julian Lee conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Too Good To Be True", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "Once In A Lifetime" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Shearing's album "New Look" (T 2637).
1966 - At two sessions held this day pianist Rubin Mitchell, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Cherish" and "My Love Forgive Me" at the first session and "Mas Que Nada", "Summer Wind", and "A Man And A Woman" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "A Man And A Woman" which remains (as of 2005) unissued, on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Glenn Campbell records overdubs for his tracks "Cold December (In Your Heart)", "Bad Seed", "I'll Be Lucky Someday", and "Love Is A Lonesome River" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue final versions of the first three tracks on Campbell's album "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (ST 2851) and the final version of "Homeward Bound" on his CD "The Essential Glen Campbell, Volume 2" (8-33829-2).
1969 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Okie From Muskogee" enters Billboard's Country Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Billy May, conducting his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (Pete Candoli, John Best, Uan Rasey, Frank Beach, Shorty Sherock, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacob, and Chuck Gentry on saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and Larry Bunker on vibraphone) record the tracks "The Good Earth", "Northwest Passage", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Wildroot" (with Jack Marshall on additional guitar) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life issues the first track on the album "The Swing Era Post War Years: A Clutch of Characters" (Time-Life STL 349) and the last three tracks on the album "The Swing Era 1944-1945: The Golden Age of Network Radio" (Time-Life STL 348).
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Tony Dalli records the tracks "Mala Femmena", "Mama", "You're Such A Good Looking Woman", and "This Is My Life" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3002) but (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first two tracks.
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for the tracks that make up the original film soundtrack album for "His Wife's Habit" which it will issue (SW 641).
1971 - Gene Vincent, songwriter, guitarist, singer, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 36 at Inter-Valley Hospital in New Hall, California where he had been admitted with a bleeding stomach ulcer
1972 - Capitol Records registers the master for Buddy Alan's track "Magic Man", recorded in Bakersfield, California which is purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises and will issue as a single (Capitol 3485) with "Move It On Over" on the flip side.
1973 - Bill Graham records the unissued (as of 2005) tracks "Dime A Ton Thinker", "Life Goes On", "Vira Liva" and "Momma's Picture in Los Angeles, California.
1976 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted orchestra and background singers re-records the unissued (as of 2005) track "(I'm Getting) Used to The Cryin'", as well as the tracks "William Tell Overture" and "For Cryin' Out Loud" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues "William Tell Overture" as a single (Capitol 4376) with "Southern Nights" on the flip side and the last track on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601). Overdubs for Campbell's tracks "Dreamin'" (unissued as of 2005), "God Only Knows" (issued on Campbell's album "Southern Nights" (SO-11601), and "Just Like A Woman" (also still unissued as of 2005) are recorded the same day in Los Angeles, California.
1981 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Heart Like A Wheel", "Get On Home", "Baby Wanna Dance", "Circle Of Love", Macho City" and an instrumental version of "Circle Of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except the last, on the band's album "Circle Of Love" (ST-12121) and issues the last track as a single (Capitol 5086) with the full version of "Circle Of Love" on the flip side.
1988 - Enigma Records releases Poison's single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", with "Livin' For The Minute" on the flip side, which is manufactured and distributed by Capitol Records.
15 Years Ago Today In 1995 - Capitol Records releases Charlie Daniels' album "Same Ol' Me" twenty four years after releasing8his first album, "Charlie Daniels", in 1971. In between, Daniels had recorded for Kamasutra, Capricorn, Epic and Liberty Records.
1998 - Capitol Records distributes a seven-cut sampler of tracks featured on both the 4 CD box set "The John Lennon Anthology" and "Wonsaponatime", the single disc digest culled from the 4 CD set, to triple-A and AC radio

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1934 - The choir and orchestra of The Berlin State Opera, conducted by Hans Bund, records the tracks "Am Weihnachtsbaum" (with vocals by soprano Rosl Seegers), "O Tannenbaum", "Stille nacht, heilige nacht", and "O du fröhliche" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will later lease these tracks from the German Telefunken label, but there is no listing that they were issued in the United States.
1964 - Vee-Jay Records releases the album "Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles"
1969 - The "Paul Is Dead" theory gets its first wide radio exposure when Eastern Michigan University Student Tom Zarski calls during WKNR-FM's Russ Gibb's usual Sunday afternoon "rap" with listeners in Detroit, Michigan with questions about the supposed death of Paul McCartney. The rumor had been getting some air play starting on October 9 on Ann Arbor, Michigan's WOIA midnight show hosted by Larry Monroe, who held a panel discussion on the next night's show to discuss it.
1983 - EMI America registers masters it purchased from RAK Records of Kim Wilde's tracks "Dancing In The Dark (Vocal Version)" and "Dancing In The Dark (Instrumental Version). EMI America will issue the first track on Wilde's album "Catch As Catch Can" (ST-17090) and the second track as a single (EMI America 7817) with a remastered vocal version of "Dancing In The Dark" on the flip side. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
2001 - Natalie Cole, singer, daughter of Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole, and former Capitol Records artist, marries Bishop Kenneth Dupree. senior pastor of the Victory Baptist Church in Tennessee.

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