Sunday, January 13, 2013

JANUARY 13, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1931 - Charles Nelson Riley, Broadway, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records artist, is born in The Bronx, New York City, New York.
1962 - Trace Adkins, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born Tracy Darrell Adkins in Sarepta, near Springhill, Louisiana

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1937 - The Stross Quartet (lineup unlisted), with Franz Rupp on piano, record Schubert's "Quintet In A Major, Opus 114 (Trout Quintet): 1st Movement: Allegro Vivace, Part 1; 1st Movement: Allegro Vivace, Part 2; 2nd Movement: Andante, Part 1; 2nd Movement: Andante, Part 2; 3rd Movement: Scherzo-Presto; 4th Movement: Theme And Variations, Part 1; 4th Movement: Theme And Variations, Part 2; 5th Movement: Allegro Giusto, Part 1; and 5th Movement: Allegro Giusto, Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the Quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In A Major, Opus 114" (KDM-8019).
1947 - Joe Alexander (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "If I Should Lose You", "If I Had A Chance With You", "Heartaches", and "Blue Holiday" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 15100) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 372).
1947 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with her Boogie Four (unlisted piano, guitar, bass, and drum musicians), records the tracks "Pinetop Schwartz" and "Hoodle Addle" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 370).
1947 - Frank DeVol records six unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (Capitol 15243), with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1949 - Sammy Davis Jr. (on vocals), with The Dave Cavanaugh Orchestra (with Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone and directing his own arrangements to: Shirley Goedike and Vito "Mickey" Mangano on trumpet; Edward Kuczborski (aka Ed Kusby), Simon "Si" Zentner, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Jack Crowley on baritone saxophone; Gerald Wiggins on piano; Bob Bain and Wally Nellermoe on guitar; John Simmons on bass; and Jesse Price on drums), records the tracks "I Don't Care Who Knows", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and "I'm Sorry Dear" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15390), the second and third tracks on Davis' eponymous EP "Sammy Davis Jr." (EAP-1-555), and the last track as a single (Capitol 1050) with "Dedicated To You" on the flip side.
1949 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but possibly the same as the one for Sammy Davis Jr's session above), records the track "You Broke Your Promise" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 15380) with "Second Hand Love" on the flip side.
1949 - Mel Tormé (on vocals), with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted, but may be similar to lineup used at Tormé's next session where Burke conducted his own arrangements to: Ziggy Elman, Paul Geil, Ray Linn, and George Seaburg on trumpet; Walter Benton, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, and Si Zentner on trombone; Skeets Herfurt and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute; Don Raffell and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Walter "Moe" Wechsler on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Larry Breen on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) records the tracks "Do Do Do", "Good-bye", "She's A Home Girl" (with a string section of unlisted musicians), and "There Isn't Any Special Reason" (with a string section of unlisted musicians) in Los Angeles, California.
1950 - Max Steiner conducts his own compositions to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they records the tracks "The Informer, Part 1", "The Informer, Part 2", and "Since You Went Away, Part 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Steiner's album "Music By Max Steiner" (KCF-250) as by The Max Steiner Orchestra.
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Dave Cavanaugh Orchestra (listed as possibly with Dave Cavanaugh conducting to unlisted musicians) record the instrumental tracks for "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery, Part 1" and "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery, Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After Willian Boyd (aka Hopalong Cassidy) records voice and narration overdubs on March 2, 1953 Capitol Record will issue all the parts on the children's album "Hopalong Cassidy And The Mail Train Robbery" (CAS-3164).
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (with Rugolo directing his own arrangements to: Uan Rasey, Shorty Rogers, and Joe Triscari on trumpet; Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; Gus Bivona and Bud Shank on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Milt Raskin on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the tracks "Great Scot (I've Got A Lover)" and "I Lived When I Met You", an (as of 2005) unissued take of "Something Cool", and the tracks "I've Got A Letter" and Let Me Share Your Name" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2432) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2384).
1954 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record a rejected take of the track "I Would Do Anything For You" and the unlisted tracks "The Dixieland Band (vocals by Helen Ward) and "Lullaby In Rhythm" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1956 - The Cheers (vocalists Bert Convy, Gil Garfield, and Sue Allen), with The Les Baxter Chorus and Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Heaven On Earth" and "Chicken", the (as of 2005) unissued track "One Kiss Led To Another", and the track "Don't Do Anything" n Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3409) as by Bert Convy with "Que Pasa Muchacha" as by The Cheers on the flip side and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3353) as by The Cheers.
1956 - Lou Busch and His Orchestra (with Busch directing unlisted musicians and chorus singers) record the tracks "Jato" and "11th Hour Melody", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Piano", and the track "The Charming Mademoiselle From Paris, France" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3432) with "Tango Afrique" on the flip side and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3349).
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Dick Reynolds conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Geoff Clarkson on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; and unlisted musicians on strings), record the tracks "Warm", "Moonlight" and "You're All I See" and then overdubs for all the tracks at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of all the tracks on the group's album "Voices In Love" (T 1074).
1959 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Don Clarke on high tenor voice, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night", "Time", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", and "Lonesome Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Dancing And Dreaming" (T 1216).
1960 - Jack Marshall (on guitar, with unlisted musicians), using his own arrangements, records the tracks "Wagon Wheels", "On The Alamo", "Pistol Packin' Mama", and "Way Out In The Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshall's album "The Marshall Swings!!!" (T 1351).
1960 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (with Weston conducting his own arrangements to: Don Fagerquist on trumpet; Justin Gordon and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Paul Smith on piano; and [listed as possibly] George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and with unlisted strings musicians and male chorus) record the tracks "The Thrill Is Gone", "Linger Awhile", "All By Myself", and "Sometimes I'm Happy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Weston's album "The Sweet And The Swingin'" (T 1361).
1960 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Franz Liszt's "Liebstraum" and Sergi Rachmaninoff's "Prelude In G Minor, Opus 23, N° 5" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Pennario's album "Favorite Classics For Piano (CHOPIN/DEBUSSY/LISZT/RACHMANINOFF/STRAUSS)" (P-8312).
1961 - Stan Freberg records the track "Yankee Doodle Go Home" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California as well as overdubs for "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and music cues for tracks that will be on his album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573) and Capitol Records will issue the final version of the "Yankee Doodle Go Home" on the same album.
1961 - Kenny Preston records the tracks "There, I've Said It Again", "Give Me Love", "Somewhere Along The Way", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Flowing" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Somewhere Along The Way" as a single (Capitol 4549) with "The Greatest Thing On Earth" on the flip side. No issuing information is listed for the first two tracks so if anyone knows if either have been issued, please leave a comment.
1961 - Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra (with Lombard conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "The Swan", "Beyond The Clouds", "A Beautiful Lady In Blue", "Tennessee Waltz", "Illusion", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", and "Charmaine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lombardo's album "Waltzing With Guy Lombardo" (T 1738).
1961 - Laurindo Almeida (on guitar, with Vincent De Rosa on French horn) records Bach's "Partita N°1 In B Flat Major: Praeludum And Double; Allemande And Double; and Sarabande And Double" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida (with Virginia Majewski/Vincent De Rosa)'s album "The Intimate BACH" (P 8582).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Bobby Darin (on vocals), with an orchestra of unlisted musicians using arrangements by Gerald Wilson, records the tracks "Release Me", "Be Honest With Me", "Here I Am", and "Please Help Me I'm Falling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Darin's album "You're The Reason I'm Living" (T 1866).
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (Capitol 5112) with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flip side
1964 - Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with The Capitol Orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Marshall, records the tracks "I'm Old Fashioned", "Put On A Happy Face" and an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "May I Come In?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Dearie's album "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Bobby Darin (on vocals), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Things In This House", "Two Tickets", "Wait By The Water (Lillian)", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Maybe Today" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5257). Collector's Choice Music will issue "Two Tickets" on Darin's CD "The Unreleased Capitol Sides" (CCM 079-2).
1965 - Wayne Newton (on vocals), with Richard Wess conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "One More Memory", and "Laura Lee" at RCA Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Newton's album "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (T 2335).
1965 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Beach Boys record the track "Be Good To My Baby" at the first session, the track "In The Back Of My Mind" at the second session, and the track "Bull Session With Big Daddy" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "The Beach Boys Today!" (T 2269).
1965 - The Gerald Wilson Orchestra records tracks for their Pacific Jazz album "On Stage" (ST 88) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1967 - Ricky King (aka possibly as Rick Clark) records the tracks "Return Of The Soldier" and "Hymn To A Returning Soldier" (which is listed in master files as by Lex De Azevedo) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5854).
1967 - Beth Gallery records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Kookie Over You", the tracks "It's A Ghost Town", "Like The Rain" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Willingly" in Los Angeles, California (listed as possibly on this date). Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 5895).
1969 - Capitol Records releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to United Artists' animated feature film "The Yellow Submarine".
1969 - Danny O'Connor records the tracks "Imaginary Worlds", "If I'm Not Free", "Ridin' Red Hood", and "Can You Imagine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2441). No issuing information is listed for the first and third tracks so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Merryweather (lineup unlisted) record the track "Mrs. Stevens" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Kansas (lineup unlisted but not the group from the 1970s) records the track "Almost The One" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the first and third tracks so if anyone knows if either track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with Al DeLory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "If This Is Love", "Time", "Oh What A Woman", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "How Come Every Time I Itch (I Wind Up Scratchin' You", and "Friends" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 21, 1969 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Campbell's album "Galveston" (ST-210).
1969 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "San Miguel" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 14, 22, 24 and 27, 1969, February 5, 1969, and July 9, 1969 Capitol Records will issue the track on the 5 CD set "Good Vibrations - 30 Years Of The Beach Boys" (7-81294-2).
1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Me And My Dog" and "Blues N° 3" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for either track so if anyone knows if either has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1972 - Billy May and the Time-Life Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone; Les Robinson, Skeets Herfurt, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Don Raffell, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Chopin Prelude N° 7", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Body And Soul" and "High Society" in at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the tracks on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing " (STL-352).
1972 - Joyous Noise (lineup unlisted) records the track "Wandering Man Suite, Part 2 - Story Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Wandering Man" (ST-11018).
1975 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Angie Baby", with "I Think I'll Write A Song" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1976 - Final overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Storm Of Troubled Times" and the disco version of the track "The Way You Look Tonight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4226).
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mink DeVille records the track "'A' Train Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on DeVille's album "Return To Magenta" (SW-11780).
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - during two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger records the track "I Ain't Got No Money" at the first session and the track "Till It Shines" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Seger's album "Stranger In Town" (SW-11698).
1984 - Capitol Records registers the masters for World Premiere (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Share The Night" and an instrumental version of "Share The Night", which were recorded in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, and will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5326).
1987 - During two sessions held this day at The Music Mill in Nashville, Tennessee Tanya Tucker (on vocals), with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet (contributions unlisted), records the track "Alien" at the first session and the track "I Hope You Find What You're Loving For" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the trio's album "Love Me Like You Used To" (CLT-46870) as part of the label's International series.
1987 - Duane Eddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Blue City" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Eddy's eponymous album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).
25 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's third album for the label, "So Far, So Good… So What?" (EST 2053) which features new member Jeff Young on guitar and Chris Behler on drums.
20 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Clark Yocum (born Clark Albert Yocum), singer, brother of music copyist Verne Yokum, member of the local and national boards of directors of AFTRA, AFofM contract and recording session supervisior, and member of the Capitol Records group "The Pied Pipers", dies of complications of diabetes at age 80 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His daughter, Judy Yocum Check, helped write an online biography page for her dad.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Future Capitol Records artist Buck Owens marries another future Capitol Records artist, fifteen-year-old Bonnie Campbell, who will later divorce Owens and marry Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard
1957 - Hank Mobley And His All-Stars (Mobley on tenor saxophone, Milt Jackson on vibraphones, Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums) record the tracks "Reunion", "Lower Stratosphere", "Don't Walk", "Ultramarine", and "Mobley's Musings" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey for Blue Note Records. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Incorporated.
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Horace Silver Quintet (Horace Silver, piano and composer; Art Farmer, trumpet; Clifford Jordan; tenor saxophone; Teddy Kotick, bass; Louis Hayes, drums) records the track "Moon Rays" for Blue Note Records at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Incorporated.
1959 - Three days of sessions begin at Webster Hall in New York City, New York with Bill Potts (directing his own arrangements to: Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, and Charlie Shavers on trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Earl Swope, and Rod Levitt on trombone; Gene Quill and Phil Woods on alto saxophone; Zoot Sims and Al Cohn on tenor saxophone; Sol Schlinger on baritone saxophone; Bill Evans on piano; Herbie Powell on guitar; George Duvivier on bass; and Charlie Persip on drums) recording the tracks "Summertime", "A Woman Is A Sometime Thing", "My Man's Gone Now", "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "It Takes A Long Pull To Get There", "Medley: Prayer/Strawberry/Honey Man/Crab Man", "I Loves You Porgy", "Clara Clara", "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon", "Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess", and "Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way". United Artists Records will issue all the tracks on Pott's album "The Jazz Soul Of Porgy And Bess" (UAL 4032). United Artist's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1981 - Past and future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard's MCA Records single "I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink", with "Back To The Barrooms Again" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1984 - SSQ records the tracks "Synthicide", "Jet Town", "Big Electronic Beat", "Clockwork", "Screaming In My Pillow", "Anonymous", "Walkman On", "N'Importe Quoi", "Fire", and "Synth Samurai" at an unlisted location. EMI America will purchase the masters for all the tracks and issue "Sythicide" and "Fire" together as a single (EMI America 8214). No issuing information is listed for the other tracks so if anyone knows if they were ever issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1986 - The Del Lords (featuring Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Manny Caqiate, and Frank Funaro making unlisted contributions) record the tracks "Heaven", "Love Lies Dying", "Soldier's Home", "Dream Come True", "True Love", "Everlovin'", and "No Waitress No More" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Johnny Comes Marching Home" (AML 3103) in England. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1986 - Talk Talk (including Stevie Winwood on organ, Danny Thompson on bass, and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Happiness Is Easy", "I Don't Believe In You", "April 15th", "Living In Another World", "Give It Up", "Chameleon Day", and "Time, It's Time" at an unlisted location. EMI Records will issue all the tracks on the band's CD "The Colour Of Spring" (7-46228-2).

1 comment:

Mark Watson said...

Trace Adkins' (This Ain't No) Thinking Thing was one of the best country songs in the EMI library, thanks to new owner Vivendi.