Monday, December 20, 2010

DECEMBER 20, 2010

1949 - Alan Parsons, singer, keyboardist, flutist, music engineer (on The Beatles’ album "Abbey Road", Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side Of The Moon", early Wings albums, and many others), record producer, and founder of the band The Alan Parsons Project, is born in London, England

1944 - Eddie LeMar "Buddy" Cole And His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Fine & Dandy" and "You Do Something To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Manhattan Moods" (BD-43).
1944 - The Hollywood Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with Paul Weston conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Kashmiri Song", "In A Persian Market", "Santa Lucia", "Come Back To Sorrento" and "Caprice Viennois" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Music By Candlelight" (BD-46).
65 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, Milt Kabak, and Ray Kline on trombone; Bart Varsalona on baritione trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Kenton on piano; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; Ralph Collier on drums; June Christy and Gene Howard on vocals) record the tracks "Solitude" (solo by Simms), "No Baby, Nobody But You" (vocal by Christy, solos by Kenton, Safranski, Wetzel, Musso, and Simms), "Never Too Late To Pray" (vocal by Howard), "Tea For Two" (solos by Kenton, Safranksi, and Mussulli), "One Twenty" (solos by Mussulli, Kenton, and Childers), "Dont Blame Me" (vocal by Howard), "Intermission Riff" (solos by Musso, Wetzel, and Mussulli) "It Ain't Necessarily So" (vocal by Christy), "I Never Thought I'd Sing The Blues" (vocal by Christy, solos by Safranski, Kenton and Wetzel), "Artistry In Rhythm - Opening Theme" (with solo by Kenton), and "Artistry In Rhythm - Closing Theme" (solos by Kenton and Collier) for Capitol Records Transcription Service at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California.
1946 -At a split session in Los Angeles, California, first Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "That's Where I Came In" and "Give Me Something To Dream About" and then Hal Derwin (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup still unlisted) records a rejected take of the track "When Day Is Done". Capitol Records will issue both of Staffords tracks together as a single (Capitol 355).
1947 - Frank DeVol conducting his own arrangements to a studio orchestra (Arthur L. Frantz on French horn; Jules Kinsler and Floyd Dornbach on woodwinds; Buddy Cole on piano and celeste; George Smith on guitar; Tom Romersa on drums; and on strings: David Frisina, Harry Bluestone, Erno Neufeld, Mischa Russell, Joseph Quadri, Samuel Albert on violin; Cyril Towbin and Paul Lowenkron on viola) records instrumental overdubs for The King Cole Trio tracks "There's A Train Out For Dreamland" (with Buddy Cole on celeste), "(Go To Sleep) My Sleepy Head", "Brahms Lullaby (Wienenlied)", "Nature Boy" (with Buddy Cole on piano), and "Wildroot Charlie (with Buddy Cole on celeste) that were recorded on August 22, 1947.
1949 - In Los Angeles, California, Lois Butler records vocal overdubs for the instrumental tracks "Naughty Marietta", "My Heart Stood Still" and "Just We Two" that were recorded by unlisted studio orchestra conducted by Serge Dupre in Paris, France in 1948-1949. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Butler's album "Operetta Encores" (CCF-227).
1949 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Mule Train" is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1949 - Harry Belafonte, with Pete Rugolo conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Whispering", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You)" and "Farewell To Arms" in New York City, New York at his second (and last) recording session for Capitol Records. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 856) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1018).
1957 - Peggy Lee, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, records the tracks "I Hear Music", "Old Devil Moon", and "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" for her Capitol Records album "Jump For Joy" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Feel Fine" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beatles record the track "When I'm Sixty-Four"
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1973 - Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassoto), singer, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies of heart failure after open-heart surgery at age 37. In accordance with his wishes, his body was donated to the UCLA Medical Center for research purposes.
1997 - Garth Brook's Capitol Nashville single "Longneck Bottle", with "Rollin'" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart

1907 - Paul Francis Webster, lyricist ("Masquerade", "Two Cigarettes In The Dark", Betty Hutton's Capitol Records release "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", "Secret Love", The Lettermen's Capitol Records release "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", and many more), is born in New York City, New York
1918 - John Hardee, tenor saxophonist, band leader, and Blue Note Records artist (1946-1948), is born in Corsicana, Texas
90 Years Ago Today In 1920 - Future Capitol Records artist Bob Hope (born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England) becomes an American citizen. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol's parent company, EMI Music, and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
1967 - Chrysalis band Jethro Tull is formed when Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick name the band after an eighteenth-century inventor of farming implements. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI Music.

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