Thursday, February 28, 2013

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1915 - Zero Mostel, Broadway and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (original Broadway cast album for "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), is born Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, New York
1940 - Joe South, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Joseph Alfred Souter in Atlanta, Georgia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's first single for the label "Milk 'Em In The Mornin' Blues" with "Tennessee Border" on the flip side. Both tracks were recorded January 21, 1949
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "From Us To You", "Till There Was You", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Roll Over Beethoven", "All My Loving" at BBC Studios for "live" broadcasts and released in 1994 on The Beatles' Apple Records compilation double album "Live At The B.B.C."
15 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks hosts Saturday Night Live
2011 - Jane Russell, motion picture actress, founder of the World Adoption International Fund and a Capitol Records artist, dies at her home in Santa Maria, California at age 89 of a respiratory related illness.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
110 Years Ago Today In 1903 - Vincente Minnelli, Broadway and motion picture director, one time husband of Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, and father of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, is born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago, Illinois
1931 - Gavin MacLeod, motion picture and television actor, and step-father of Tommy Steele (designer, art director, writer, and Vice President of Creative Services at Capitol Records [1987-2002] and Creative Director at Virgin Records America [2002]) and Drew Steele (with the band The Surf Punks), is born Allan George See in Mount Kisco, New York

And here's what happened on February 29 (just because it isn't a leap year doesn't mean we should forget) :)

FEBRUARY 29

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1916 - Dinah Shore, singer, radio and motion picture actress, television variety and talk shows host, professional women's golf tournament sponsor, and Capitol Records artist, is born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1968 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy awards for "Album Of The Year" and "Best Contemporary Album"
1968 - Geoff E. Emerick wins the Grammy for Best Engineered Recording for The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
1968 - Peter Blake and Jann Haworth with the Grammy for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts for The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1968 - Bobbie Gentry wins the Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Contemporary Solo Performance, Female for her Capitol Records single "Ode To Billie Joe"
1968 - Jimmie Haskell wins the Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s) for Bobbie Gentry's Capitol Records track "Ode To Billie Joe"
1968 - Glen Campbell wins the Grammys for Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Solo Performance, Male for his Capitol Records single "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and Best Country & Western Recording and Best Country & Western Solo Performance, Male for his Capitol Records track "Gentle On My Mind"
1968 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet wint the Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist or Soloist with a Small Group (7 or fewer) for his Capitol Records single "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
1968 - Senator Everett M. Dirksen wins the Grammy for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording for his Capitol Records album "Gallant Men"
1992 - Garth Brook's Capitol Records Nashville single "What's She Doing Now" is  #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
2000 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation CD "20 Greatest Hits"
2004 - Capitol Records re-releases Pink Floyd's album "Animals" on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Baby Snooks, played by 44 year old Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program "The Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air" on CBS Radio. Brice will later record the children's album "Baby Snooks Learns" for Capitol Records as the Snooks character.
1940 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland is awarded the Academy Award for Best Juvenile for her work in the M-G-M motion picture musical "The Wizard of Oz"
1968 - Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin win the Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance for their Angel Records track "West Meets East". Angel Records is a division of Capitol Records.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FEBRUARY 27, 2013

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Eight Days A Week", with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1967 - The Pink Floyd records the tracks "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Current Bun" with producer Joe Boyd at Sound Techniques in Chelsea, England with John Wood engineering. The tracks will make up their first single which will be released by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, in the United States.
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "The World Is Ours" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1971 - Buck Owens records the track "Ruby" for Capitol Records
1979 - Peabo Bryson's Capitol Records album "Crosswinds" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1986 - Marie Osmond's Capitol Records single "There's No Stopping Your Heart", with "Blue Sky Shinin'" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1986 - Capitol Records band Marillion begin their first major U.S. tour in Buffalo, New York

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
90 Years Ago Today In 1923 - Dexter Gordon, saxophone player, motion picture actor, and Blue Note Records artist is born Dexter Keith Gordon in Los Angeles, California
1947 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra record the tracks "Rhythm Incorporated, parts 1 & 2" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California for AFRS Program #231 with Kenton sharing master of ceremonies duties with Gene Norman
1960 - Paul Humphreys, keyboard player for the Virgin Records group Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark (aka OMD) is born in London, England
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "Tell Me Why", "I'll Cry Instead", "If I Fell" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England with producer George Martin and engineers Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick for their United Artists Records soundtrack album to their first film "A Hard Day's Night". Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group currently owns the United Artists catalog.
1965 - Shirley Bassey's United Artists single "Goldfinger", with "Strange How Love Can Be" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
2002 - Spike Milligan, comedian, writer, radio, television, and motion picture actor, and Parlophone Records artist as part of "The Goon Show", dies at age 83

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Billboard magazine announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in the United States
25 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Gene De Paul, songwriter, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song in 1941 for "Hellzapoppin", collaborated with lyricist and Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer on the M-G-M motion picture musical "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" and the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner", dies in Los Angeles, California at age 68 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FEBRUARY 26, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1916 - Jackie Gleason, comedian, motion picture, radio and television actor, composer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Herbert John Gleason in Brooklyn, New York
1921 - Betty Hutton, singer, Broadway and motion picture actress brought to Hollywood by Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva, sister of Glenn Miller Orchestra vocalist Marion Hutton, one time wife of Capitol Records artist and trumpeter Pete Condoli and later Capitol Records executive Alan Livingston, a Capitol Records solo artist, and teacher, is born Elizabeth Thornburg in Battle Creek, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Capitol Records duo The Louvin Brothers joins the Grand Ole Opry
1955 - Capitol Records releases Faron Young's single "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young", with "Forgive Me My Dear" on the flip side
1967 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", with "Someone Told My Story" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1970 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Hey Jude", composed of tracks not previously released on albums in the United States, is released by Capitol Records
1977 - Natalie Cole's Capitol Records single "I've Got Love On My Mind", with "Unpredictable You" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1985 - Tina Turner wins Grammys for her Capitol Records singles "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Better Be Good to Me"
1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles first four Parlophone albums on CD for the first time in the United States
1997 - At the 39th annual Grammy Awards held in New York City, The Beatles win Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for their Apple Records track "Free As A Bird", Best Music Video, Short Form for the video to "Free As A Bird", and Best Music Video, Long Form for "The Beatles Anthology", all of which were released by Capitol Records/Video in the United States
5 Years Ago Today In 2008 - Buddy Miles (born George Allen Miles), drummer, singer, songwriter, voice actor and member of the Capitol Records group Band of Gypsys, has died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 60 at his home in Austin, Texas. More information can be found at his website at http://www.buddymiles.com/.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1928 - Fats Domino, pianist, singer, songwriter, and Imperial Records artist, is born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana
1932 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, motion picture and television actor, television variety show host, and father of Capitol Records artist Roseanne Cash, is born in Kingsland, Arkansas
1945 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, vocalist with the Liberty Records group "Canned Heat" is born in Torrance, California
1964 - Vee-Jay Records releases the album "Jolly What! Beatles and Frank Ifield"
1989 - Roy Eldridge, trumpet player and Blue Note Records artist, dies in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York at age 78

Monday, February 25, 2013

FEBRUARY 25, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1932 - Faron Young, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist is born near Shreveport, Louisiana
70 Years Ago Today In 1943 - George Harrison, MBE, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor and producer, lead guitarist of the Parlophone, Capitol and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo Apple, Dark Horse and Capitol Records artist, and member of The Traveling Wilburys, is born at 12:10 PM in Liverpool, England
1957 - Dennis Diken, drummer, percussionist and vocalist for the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born in Belleville, New Jersey
1962 - Foster Sylvers, singer, member of the Capitol Records group The Sylvers, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Theme From Robin Hood" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1964 - The Benny Goodman Quartet appear live at Koesi Ninkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The concert was recorded and later the tracks the "Cheek To Cheek", "Like Someone In Love", "Close Your Eyes", "As Long As I Live", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "My Melancholy Baby", "Memories of You", "I've Got The World On A String", "You're Blase", "Dinah", and "Goodbye" were released by Capitol Records on the album "Recorded Live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo"
1969 - The Beach Boys record the track "Celebrate The News" which will be released as the flip side of their Capitol Records single "Break Away" on June 23, 1969
1974 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "On The Cover Of The Music City News" with "Stony Mountain West Virginia" on the flip side
1995 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra give his last concert at a performance at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom in Palm Desert, California
1997 - Capitol Records group Megadeth perform live at a concert at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California where the tracks "Tornado Of Souls" and "A Tout Le Monde" are recorded and later released by Toshiba EMI in Japan on the six track (actually seven tracks since it includes the track "Peace Sells" as a hidden track) CD EP "Live Trax"
2001 - Capitol Records releases Billy Idol's album “VH1 Storytellers”
2007 - All music lovers were invited to a viewing of the body of Al Viola on Sunday night from 5PM to 9PM at Faith Chapel at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. A service will be held the next day, Monday afternoon at 3PM, at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1980 - Sir Joseph Lockwood resigns from the Board of EMI Ltd, Capitol Records' parent company, having been a director for 26 Years (20 of which are spent as Chairman)
1991 - EMI International releases Glen Campbell's 2 CD compilation album "The Capitol Years '65/'77"
1992 - Natalie Cole wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year for her Elektra album "Unforgettable" and her recording of the title track, which uses tracks from her father's Capitol Records stereo re-recording of "Unforgettable", wins her the Grammys for Traditional Pop Performance and Record Of The Year. "Unforgettable"'s writer, Irving Gordon, wins the Grammy for Song Of The Year.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

FEBRUARY 24, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1947 - Lonnie Turner, bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Steve Miller Band, is born

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Sonny Greer and the Duke's Men (Taft Jordan on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Otto Hardwicke on alto saxophone, Duke Brooks on piano, Fred Guy on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Greer on drums) record the tracks "Mood Indigo" (two takes, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), "Bug In A Rug", "The Mooche" (also two tracks, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), and "Kandylamb" in Los Angeles, California
1946 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flip side" is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1954 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love", with "Why?" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "My Heart Skips A Beat" with "Together Again" on the flip side. Both sides will go on to hit #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1975 - Grand Funk's Capitol Records single "Some Kind Of Wonderful", with "Wild" on the flip side, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Shame On The Moon", with "House Behind A House" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1994 - Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916), singer, radio show performer, motion picture actress, television talk show host, golfer, and Capitol Records artist 1959-1962 dies of ovarian cancer in Beverly Hills, California at age 77, five days before her 78th birthday (though some would say she had 2 years and 5 days before her next birthday as she was born on a leap year and her next birthday, her 20th, would be in 1996). Her ashes are later divided and half are interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California and the other half at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland ends a 19 week engagement (originally scheduled for just 4 weeks) that reopens The Palace Theatre in New York City
1959 - Colin Farley, bass player with the Virgin Records America group Cutting Crew, is born in England
1982 - Pat Benatar wins the Best Female Rock Performance Grammy for her Chrysalis Records track "Fire and Ice"
15 Years Ago In 1998 - Virgin Records America, Inc. files suit against The Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums

Saturday, February 23, 2013

FEBRUARY 23, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1950 - Steve Priest, bass player with the Parlophone and Capitol Records group Sweet, is born Stephen Norman Priest in Hayes, Middlesex, England
1962 - Michael Wilton, bass guitarist with the Capitol Records group Queensr├┐che, is born in San Francisco, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Howard McGhee on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Denzil Best on drums) record "April In Paris", "Rifftide", "Stardust" and "Stuffy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the album "Classics In Jazz - Coleman Hawkins" (CCF-327), the second track as a single (Capitol 15335) with "What Is There To Say" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 205) with "It's The Talk Of The Town" on the flip side.
1945 - Shug Fisher and His Ranchmen Trio (Shug Fisher and Wesley Tuttle on vocal, Merle Travis on vocals and lead guitar with Charles Linville and Margie Ann DeVere on fiddle, Don Whiston on guitar. Frankie Marvin on steel guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass) record "The Texas Plain", the (as of 2005) unreleased track "Cool Water", and the tracks "Out On The Open Range" and "The Cowboy's Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on the album "Sing, Cowboy, Sing" (AC-77).
1957 - Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Teen-Age Crush", with "Hep Dee Hootie (Cutie Wootie)" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1957 - The Hollywood String Quartet (unlisted musicians), conducted by Felix Slatkin, records Beethoven's "Quartet N°12 In E Flat Major, Opus 127, 3rd Movement" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N°12 in E Flat Major, Op.127" (P-8443).
1957 - Pee Wee Hunt (on trombone, with Andy Bartha on cornet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Joe Galbraith on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "Springtime Down In Dixie (From 'Spring Song' By Mendelssohn)", "Cotton Pickin' Carmen (From 'Habanera' By Bizet)", "Hoffman's Hideaway (From 'Barcarolle' By Offenbach)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1967 - The Beatles record the track "Lovely Rita" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
1967 - The "E" Types (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Put The Clock Back On The Wall" and "4th Street" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 325).
1967 - The Sunrays record the unissued track "I Wanna Know" and the tracks "Loaded With Love" and "Time (A Special Thing)" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 340).
1967 - Pink Floyd records the track "Matilda Mother" in London, England. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the track on the band's album "The Piper At The Gate Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings Apple Records single "Jet", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States with "Let Me Roll It" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1976 - Sweet's Capitol Records single "Fox On The Run", with "Burn On The Flame" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Wilson Phillips' SBK Records (a division of Capitol Records) single "You're In Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
15 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Capitol Records releases Eddie Cochran's 2-album set "Singin' to My Baby/Never to be Forgotten", originally released on Liberty Records, on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - David Sylvian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, with the group Japan, recorded with Virgin Records America artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a solo Virgin Records America artist, is born David Batt in London, England
1959 - The Chipmunk's single "Alvin's Harmonica", the flip side of "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Time Is Here Again), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Kenny Rogers' wins the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his United Artists Records track "Lucille". The flip side of the single is "Till I Get It Right".
1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records single "Centerfold" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Friday, February 22, 2013

FEBRUARY 22, 2013

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford (with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Candy", with Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flip side, is #2 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun, Fun, Fun", with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me", with "I Forget You Every Day" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1975 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "No. 9 Dream", with "What You Got!" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "No No Song", with "Snookaroo" on the flip side, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "I Get Around", with "Don't Worry Baby" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1989 - Dan Seals Capitol Records single "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", with "Factory Town" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
2011 - Jean Dinning (born Eugenia Dinning), singer, songwriter ("Teen Angel" recorded by her younger brother Mark Dinning), and part of the Capitol Records vocal group The Dinning Sisters, died of respiratory illness in Garden Grove, California at age 86.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, singer, songwriter and Minit Records artist (best known for the 1961 #1 track "Mother-In-Law"), is born Ernest Kador, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Music Group's parent company
1964 - Classics IV's Liberty Records single "Traces" with "Everyday With You Girl" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records Single "Please Please Me", 45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - "From Me To You" on the flip side enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - The Beatles start filming their second film "HELP!" ("this one's a gonna be in colour") in the Bahamas
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Straight Up", with "Cold Hearted" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, composer (while working for M-G-M he wrote "Broadway Melody", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Temptation", "Singing In The Rain" and many others with lyricist Arthur Freed and also composed with Richard Whiting [father of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting] and Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva) and music publisher (managing the sales of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Fain and many others), is born Ignacio Herb Brown Jr. in Deming, New Mexico
1907 - Sheldon Leonard, motion picture actor ("Another Thin Man", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "To Have And Have Not", "Guys and Dolls"), radio actor (recurring role as the race track tout on "The Jack Benny Show" and various roles on "The Adventures Of The Saint"), Emmy Award-winning television director ("The Danny Thomas Show", "My Favorite Martian"), and Executive Producer ("The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Spy" and "My World and Welcome to It"), inspiration for the names of the roommates on "Big Bang Theory", and voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon character Dodsworth ("Y'know, one of these days I'ma gonna have to buy me a mousetrap"), is born Sheldon Leonard Bershad in New York City, New York.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

FEBRUARY 21, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1951 - Vince Welnik, keyboardist with the Capitol Records band The Tubes and The Grateful Dead, is born in Phoenix, Arizona

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Buck Owens signs a recording contract with Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Nowhere Man" with "What Goes On" on the flip side
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Fixing A Hole" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Pop singles charts one day after being released and just 26 days after being recorded
1987 - Crowded House's Capitol Records single "Don't Dream It's Over", with "That's What I Call Love" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Tanya Tucker (with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet)'s Capitol Records single "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love", with "Heartbreaker" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country Singles charts
1990 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records album "Nick Of Time" wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year
1990 - Paul McCartney, Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Columbia and Capitol (again) Records artist, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony
2007 - Al Viola, mandolin player, guitarist, member of the Page Cavanaugh Trio, session musician for motion pictures (most notably the mandolin solo in the soundtrack for "The Godfather"), and a Capitol Records and Liberty Records session musician at many sessions for Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Zappa and with Bobby Troup, dies of cancer at age 87 at his home in Studio City, California. I was able to talk to Al briefly at Bill Miller's wake in 2006 and he was a very approachable guy and was still performing until late January 2007 at Spazio, a jazz supper club, in Sherman Oaks, California
2011 - Haila Stoddard, actress, Broadway producer as herself and as Bonard Productions which produced in association with Charles Russel the musical "Sail Away" whose original Broadway cast album was distributed by Capitol Records, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at her home in Weston, Connecticut at age 97.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Gary Lewis and The Playboy's United Artists Records single "This Diamond Ring" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - "Murray The K" Kaufman, disc jockey at Radio WINS in New York City and early United States supporter of The Beatles (aka "The Fifth Beatle"), dies of cancer at age 60 in Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1977 - Members of the band KISS have small quantities of their blood taken after their apperance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York which will later be mixed with the red ink used for the band's pseudo-autobiographical Marvel Comics comic book
5 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Tom Glazer, singer and songwriter (best known for "On Top of Spaghetti" [1963]) dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 88

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1937- Nancy Wilson, singer, television variety show host and actress, 1999 Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist, is born Nancy Sue Wilson in Chillicothe, Ohio
1946 - Jerome Giles, guitarist and leader of the Capitol Records group J. Giles Band, is born in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country charts
1952 - Mel Blanc records the tracks "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" and (with an uncredited vocal by June Foray) "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" with producer Alan Livingston and composer and arranger Billy May conducting the orchestra at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. The tracks will be released as individual singles by Capitol Records.
1959 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records album "Hymns" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "That Means a Lot" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios around midday
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flip side, is released by Capitol Records in the United States just 25 days after being recorded
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice actor (best known for "Donald Duck") and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 80
1991 - Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Zapple, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon is posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
2007 - Capitol Records releases Luscious Jackson's compilation album "Greatest Hits"
2009 - I was interviewed for a documentary about Johnny Mercer by director/producer Bruce Ricker at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA in the Eastwood Sound Stage. I followed Leonard Maltin and Miles Kreuger and met Richard Carpenter on the way in.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Dave Guard And The Calypsonians, forerunners of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, record an acetate demo of "Run Joe"
1961 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "Little Boy Sad", with "(I Go) Down To The River" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - James C. Bracken, co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, dies in Chicago, Illinois at age 62
1982 - Chrysalis Records artist Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Gerado, in Hawaii

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1936 - Bob Engemann, singer with the Capitol Records group The Lettermen, is born in Highland Park, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Tex Ritter records the track "High Noon" for Capitol Records
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Robin Hood" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "You're Going To Lose That Girl" during a three hour session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "This World Of Ours" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - Badfinger's Apple Records album "Straight Up", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the Pop album charts
1977 - Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole wins the Best R&B Female Vocal Performance Grammy for her track "Sophisticated Lady"
1977 - Wings' Capitol Records single "Maybe I'm Amazed", with "Soily" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of the Chiffon's "He's So Fine" for his Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord" which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock (aka future Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent) enters the US Navy

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
135 Years Ago Today In 1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison who, after making a sketch of the device, paid his assistant $18 to make it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

FEBRUARY 18, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
80 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Yoko Ono, artist, singer, songwriter, wife and partner of Apple, Capitol, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon, mother of Capitol Records artist Sean Lennon, and solo Apple, Geffen, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Toyko, Japan
1952 - Juice Newton, singer, guitarist, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Judith Kaye Newton at the Lakehurst Naval Base, Lakehurst, New Jersey
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Derek Pellicci, percussionist and drummer with the group Mississippi and the Capitol Records group Little River Band, is born somewhere in Australia. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, returns to the #1 spot on the U.S. Country singles chart
1956 - Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "The Poor People Of Paris", with "Theme from 'Helen of Troy'" on the the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1965 - The Beatles record tracks for their songs "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Tell Me What You See" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd as the replacement for founding member and guitarist Syd Barrett
1974 - Apple Records (with Capitol Records handling U.S. distribution) releases Ringo Starr's single "Oh My My", with "Step Lightly" on the flip side
2001 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "But For The Grace Of God" hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1967 - Johnny Rivers' Imperial Records single "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", with "Gettin' Ready For Tomorrow" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Sunday, February 17, 2013

FEBRUARY 17, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
40 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Laguna Beach, California
? - Walter Gross, Senior Director, Digital Strategy - EMI Music North America at EMI is born in Brooklyn, New York
1984 - Farrah King, singer and founding member of the Capitol Records group Cherish, is born in Maywood, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "The Night Before" in the afternoon and then at 11 pm they record "You Like Me Too Much" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1967 - Smiley Burnette (born Lester Alvin Burnette), singer, songwriter, motion picture, radio and television actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 55 of leukemia in Encino, California and is later interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Strawberry Fields Forever" with "Penny Lane" on the flip side
1985 - Mel McDaniel's Capitol Records single "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On", with "The Gunfighter's Song" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1999 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Lady Madonna", with "Inner Light" on the flip side, and their Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", with "For You Blue" on the flip side which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, are certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2010 - Kathryn Grayson, singer, motion picture actress and wife of Capitol Records artist and motion picture actor Johnnie Johnston, died at age 88 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1962 - The Beach Boys' first single "Surfin'" on Candix Records enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Saturday, February 16, 2013

FEBRUARY 16, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1914 - Jimmy Wakely, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born James Clarence Wakely in Mineola, Arkansas
1920 - Patty Andrews, singer and member of the Capitol Records group The Andrews Sisters, is born Patricia Marie Andrews in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1961 - Andy Taylor, lead guitarist of the Capitol Records groups Duran Duran and The Power Station, is born in Dolver-Hampton, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Capitol Records artist Jack Guthrie debuts as a guest on "The Grand Ole Opry" radio show
1949 - Gordon MacRae records the track "Were Thine That Special Face", then he and Jo Stafford record the track "Wunderbar" and finally Jo records the track "Why Can't You Behave" in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra and members of an unlisted string section and vocal chorus. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Kiss Me Kate" (CD-144).
1950 - Les Baxter directs unlisted members of an orchestra in Los Angeles, California, recording the instrumental tracks for "Monkeys (Monos)", "Dance Of TheWinds (Wayra)", "High Andes (Ataypora!)" and "Earthquake (Tumpa)". The next day vocal overdubs by Yma Sumac will be recorded the next day. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sumac's album "Voice Of The Xtabay" (CD-244).
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vicky Young, with Dave Cavanaugh and His Orchestra (members unlisted), records the (as of 2005) unissued track "I'll Stop Loving You" and the tracks "I'm Wonderin'", "Let Me Hear You Say (I Love You)", "I Love You So Much" and "Goodbye, Charlie, Goodbye" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second and fifth tracks together as a single (Capitol 2395) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 2478).
1954 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, bass and trombone; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums and Ken Errair on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass) record the tracks "After You" and "Mood Indigo" at Capitol's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release the tracks on the album "Voices In Modern" (H-522).
1954 - The Ever Ready Singers (vocalists Chris Tyler, Isiah Robertson, James Knight, Leroy Fontenot and Sam Campbell) record the tracks "One Day When I Was Walking" "I'm A Pilgrim And A Stranger, "Two Wings" and "This Heart Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2763) and the last two tracks togehter as a single (Capitol 2867).
1955 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison on trumpet; Mahlon Clark, Skeets Herfurt, Champ Webb, Babe Russin and Ted Nash on saxophones and woodwinds; Bill Miller on piano; Paul Smith on celeste; George Van Eps on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp and Harry Bluestone, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin on violins; Alvin Dinkin and Eleanor Slatkin on viola), records 4 takes of the track "What Is This Thing Called Love?" and the tracks "Ill Wind", "I See Your Face Before Me" and "Mood Indigo" at Capitol Records' Melrose studios (formerly radio station KHJ) in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the last take of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and the last three tracks on Sinatra's album "In The Wee Small Hours" (W 581).
1956 - The Roger Wagner Chorale (unlisted singers directed by Roger Wagner with uncredited musicians) records the tracks "Spain: Baile De Gaita", "England: Greensleeves" featuring Frank Alpers on vocals, and "Spain: Ayer Te He Visto" featuring Harve Presnell on vocals in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the chorale's 2 LP set "Folk Songs of the Old World" (PBR-8345).
1959 - Murray McEachern (on trombone), and unlisted others, record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Amor" and an overdub for previously recorded (and still unissued) "Satin Doll" in Los Angeles, California.
1959 - Jack Marshall (on guitar and zither), using his own arrangements, and His Music (Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Milt Bernhart on trombone; Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone; Justin Gordon and George Smith on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Joe Mondragon and Mike Rubin on bass; Shelly Manne on drums and Larry Bunker, Milt Holland and Lou Singer on percussion) record the tracks "Should I", "A Hot Sombrero" (listed as "Mexican Hat Dance" in the files), "Mimi" (with George Roberts on bass trombone) and "Whistlin' Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshll's album "Soundsville! - Swinging Sketches By Jack Marshall And His Music" (T 1194).
1959 - The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo and guitar, Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar, Robert "Bob Shane" Schoen on vocals and guitar) with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass, record the tracks "Blow Ye Winds", "M.T.A.", Getaway John", and "Remember The Alamo" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "The Kingston Trio At Large" (T 1199).
1959 - Kenyon Hopkins conducts his to own arrangements to his Orchestra (unlisted musicians) as they record "Serenade In Blue", "Serenade (From 'The Student Prince')", and "Serenade For A Wealthy Widow" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hopkins' album "Swingin' Serenades" (T 1236).
1960 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (listed as similar to Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson and Si Zentner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record a retake of "Stars And Stripes Forever" and the tracks "Panama", "Cotton Belt Cannonball", "That's A Plenty" and Riverboat Shuffle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on the album "Swingin' Southern Style" (T 1400).
1960 - Evalyn Tyner (on piano with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Sound Of Music", "The Very Next Man", "Do You Ever Dream Of Vienna?", and "Staying Young" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Tyner's album "On & Off Broadway" (T 1431).
1961 - Rita Faye (on auto harp) records and does overdubs for the tracks "Are Ye Able?" and "Showers Of Blessing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "Rita Faye's Autoharp" (T 1606).
1961 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra record the tracks "Garden In The Rain", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", and "I May Be Wrong" at the first session and the medley "Someday I'll Find You/I Can't Get Started/I Remember It Well/I'll Follow My Secret Heart/If I Didn't Care/I See Your Face Before Me/Allez-Vous-En/Lovely To Look At/The Touch Of Your Hand/What Is There To Say" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - At George Shearing's concert at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (featuring Gary Burton on vibraphone, Shearing on piano, John Gray on guitar, Bill Yancey on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) in California the tracks "Walkin'", Look No Further", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Bel Aire", "Lee's Blues", "My Reverie", "Love For Sale", "African Inspiration" (with Armando Peraza on congas), "There With You" and "Moanin'" were recorded. Capitol will issue the tracks "Walkin'", Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Bel Aire" and "There With You" on the album "George Shearing - Jazz Concert" (T 1992). Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the album "The Complete Capitol Live Recordings of George Shearing Quintet" (CD MD5-157).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Marian Montgomery (on vocals, with collectively: Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Taylor on tenor saxophone, Dick Hyman on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Wayne on guitar, Milt Hinton or Joe Benjamin on bass, Osie Johnson on drums, Joe Venuto and Phil Kraus on vibraphone and xylophone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion) records the tracks "My Buddy", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Confessin' The Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Montgomery's album "Marian Montgomery Swings For Winners And Losers" (T 1884).
1965 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals trombone and bass; Bill Comstock on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals, trumpet and drums and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn and bass), with Gary Paxton conducting his arrangements to unlisted orchestra members, record the tracks "When I Stop Loving You" and "Nights Are Long" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5401).
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 vocals) record tracks for their song "Yes It Is" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5407) with "Ticket To Ride" on the flip side.
1965 - Charlie Louvin (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Live Begins At Love", "That's What Your Leaving's Done To Me", "I Don't Have Any Place To Go", and "I Gave My Love A Cherry" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Louvin's album "The Many Moods Of Charlie Louvin" (T 2437).
1966 - David McCallum, directing unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Isn't It Wonderful?", "Far Away Blue", "British Grenadier", "The Edge" and "Finale" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except "British Grenadier" (which, as of 2005, remains unissued) on the album "David McCallum Music - A Bit More Of Me" (T 2498).
1966 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with unlisted musicians), records the track "Together Again" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "I'm The One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Together Again" on the album "Burning Bridges" (T 2679).
1967 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Freddie Hill and Tony Terran on trumpet; Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone; Jim Horn on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone; Gerald Wiggins on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass and Earl Palmer on drums), records the tracks "You're Always On My Mind", "Dead End Street - Song", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "I'll Take Time" and "Dead End Street - Monologue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Too Much!" (T 2713).
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Good Morning Good Morning" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
45 Years Ago Today in 1968 - Grace Markay (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Sally Go 'Round The Roses", "Distraction" (unissued as of 2005) and "Sonny Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2161).
45 Years Ago Today in 1968 - The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) record the as yet unissued take and overdubs for the track "Waiting" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1970 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Billy Sanford on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and The Jordanaires [vocal chorus of Hoyt H. Hawkins, Neal Matthews Jr., Hugh Gordon Stoker, and Raymond C. Walker]) records the tracks "Let Trouble Be You", "The Man You Could Have Been", and Stop The World" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on Jackson's album "Woman Lives For Love" (ST-554) and the second track as a single (Capitol 3218) with "I Already Know" on the flip side.
1971 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike, with unlisted musicians) record final overdubs for the tracks "Yes, I'm Ready" and "Don't Make Me Over" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks on the group's album "Feelings" (SW-781).
1971 - Roy Rogers (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the as yet unissued take of the track "Follow The Lamb" and the tracks "Take Your Time" and "Spotted Dog Named Sam" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Rogers' album "Man From Duck Run" (ST-785).
1971 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals) with Mike Deasy conducting the orchestra (unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Happy Songs Of Love" and "Don't Life Pass You By" and overdubs for both tracks in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3079).
1972 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Steve Miller Band records the tracks "Enter Maurice" and "Journey From Eden" at the first session and the track "Guitar Blue" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the band's album "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" (SMAS-11022). There is no release listing for the last track.
1976 - Bjorn Skifs records the tracks "Firefly" and "You Better Run" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no release information for either track.
1976 - Tom Snow records the track "Hurry Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Snow's album "Tom Snow" (ST-11545).
1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records, The Section records the track "Spider Man" at the first session and the track "Rainbows" at the second session. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mike DeVille records the tracks "Young Boy Blues" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Brian Cadd records the tracks "Hangin' By A Thread" and "Yesterday Dreams" at the first session and "Next Time I See You" and "Pale Fire" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the last three tracks on Cadd's album "Yesterday Dreams" (SW-11681).
1979 - Lee Dresser records the tracks "Love Me Tonight (Let's Love Tonight)", "Someone Who Loved You Just Like Me", and an unissued take of the track "Just Be You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4798).
1982 - Missing Persons (Chuck Wild on keyboards and synthesizer, Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and vocals, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and synthesizer, Terry Bozzio on drums, guitar, synthesizer, and vocals, and Dale Bozzio on vocals) records the track "Words" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Spring Session M".
1982 - During two sessions held on this day in Los Angeles, California, The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, record the track "Change My Mind" at the first session and "He Hit Me (And It Felt Just Like A Kiss)" at the second session. Capitol Records will release both tracks on the band's album "All Four One" (ST-12177).
1984 - Zappacosta records the track "Spread Myself Too Thin". Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Zappacosta" (ST-12296).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1997 - Spice Girls' Virgin Records single "Wannabe" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.

Friday, February 15, 2013

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1905 - Harold Arlen, composer (Oscar-winning songwriter: Somewhere Over the Rainbow "Stormy Weather" and "It’s Only a Paper Moon" with Ted Koehler, "That Old Black Magic" with Ira Gershwin and Johnny Mercer, "Somewher Over The Rainbow" with "Yip" Harburg for which they won the 1939 Academy Award for Song Of The Year, score for the 1946 Broadway muscial "St. Louis Woman" with Johnny Mercer which was the first Original Broadway Cast album released by Capitol Records, and many more), singer, and Capitol Records artist (1955 album "Harold Arlen and His Songs"), is born Hyman Arluck in Buffalo, New York
1941 - Brian Holland, composer (best known as part of the teams Holland, Dosier, and Holland and Dosier/Holland), record producer, and co-founder of Invictus Records which was distributed by Capitol Records, is born in Detroit, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio's "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Meet The Beatles" is #1 on the U.S. album charts
1964 - Al Martino's Capitol Records single "I Love You More And More Every Day", with "I'm Living In Heaven With You" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - Nat "King" Cole (born Nathaniel Adams Coles), pianist, singer, motion picture actor, television variety show host, member of the Capitol Records group The King Cole Trio, husband of Capitol Records artist Maria Ellington, father of Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies of lung cancer at age 45 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calfornia and is later buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Eight Days A Week" with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flip side
1965 - After John Lennon passes his driving test in Weybridge, England, The Beatles record the tracks "Ticket To Ride", "Another Girl", and "I Need You" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
40 Years Ago Today In 1973 - During two session held in Nashville, Tennessee, Al Martino records the as yet unissued takes of the titles "I'd Fight The World", "Sweet Memories", and "I Fall To Pieces" at the first session and an unissued take of the title "I Have Lived" and the title "Crazy Arms" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Crazy Arms" on Martino's album "Country Style" (ST-11184).
1975 - Capitol Records rush releases John Lennon's "Rock and Roll" album after a version called "Roots" was marketed on late-night television. "Roots" was put together by music publisher Morris Levy from the "oldies" sessions Lennon was court-ordered to record as payment for a line ("Here come old flat-top, he come groovin' up slowly") from a Chuck Berry song, to which Levy owned the copyright, that Lennon used in the Beatles' track "Come Together".
1975 - Linda Ronstadt's Capitol Records single "You're No Good", with "I Can't Help It" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Linda Ronstadt's Capitol Records album "Heart Like a Wheel" hits #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
1977 - George Harrison's Apple Records album "The Best Of George Harrison", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1986 - Tanya Tucker's Capitol Records single "One Love At A Time", with "Fool Fool Heart" on the flip side, enters the Billboard Country Singles chart
2001 - George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chat via Yahoo! Chat and MSN Live to help promote the release of the re-issue of his album "All Things Must Pass". Harrison was in the ninth floor conference room of The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California and I was in the art department on the fifth floor trying to participate in the chat. Security was tight and management asked that staff not go to the ninth floor to watch, but there was a just a kind of happiness and thrill that was felt by most just knowing he was there. The chat was flooded with participants (many of whom just made quick comments and didn't ask questions) and lasted about an hour.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
On this day, February 15, 1954, Chet Baker (on trumpet and vocals), with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Bob Neel on drums, records the titles "But Not For Me", "I Get Along Without You Very Well" (with Freeman also on celeste), "My Funny Valentine", and "I Fall In Love To Easily" for Pacific Jazz Records at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Pacific Jazz issued all the songs on Baker's album "Chet Baker Sings" (PJLP-11). Capitol Records' parent organization, currently owns Pacific Jazz's catalog.
1960 - Mikey Craig, bass player with the Virgin Records group Culture Club, is born in Hammersmith, London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Horace Parlan Sextet (Horace Parlan on piano, Johnny Coles on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums) records the titles "Happy Frame Of Mind", "A Tune For Richard", "Home Is Africa", "Dexi", "Back From The Gig", and "Kucheza Blues (without Green on guitar) in Englewood Cliff, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Happy Frame Of Mind" (BST84134).
1977 - Glen Matlock, bass player for The Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols, is fired and replaced by Sid Vicious who has a better look but has as much talent playing the bass as Stuart Sutcliffe did.


ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1932 - George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on future Capitol Records artist Guy Lombadro's CBS Radio show "The Guy Lombardo Show"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

FEBRUARY 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1894 - Jack Benny, comedian, vaudeville performer, radio, motion picture, and television actor and host and Capitol Records artist, is born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Billy May and his Orchestra (Donald Anderson, Charles Griffard, Paul Earl Geil, and Joe Yukl on trumpet, Carl Loeffler, James LeRoy Skiles, Elmer Smithers, and Joe Mikl on trombone, Henry "Heinie" Beau on alto and baritone saxophones, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Richard Clark, Herbie Haymer, and Harry Schuchman on tenor saxophone, Edwin LeMar "Buddy" Cole on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Raymond Thomas Hagan on drums), records the tracks "Ya' Betcha", "Captain Kidd", and "Jumpin' Jack" at C.P. MacGregor's studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first 2 tracks together as a single (Capitol 193) and the last track on the 2 CD compilation set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051-2).
1947 - The Dinning Sisters (vocalists Ginger Dinning, Jayne Bundesen, and Jean Dinning), with The Art Van Damme Quintet (Art Van Damme on accordion with unidentified vibraphonist, bass player, and drummer) record the tracks "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "My Adobe Hacienda", and "Santa Catalina" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 389) and Collector's Choice will issue all the tracks on the CD "The Dinning Sisters Sing Their Tremendous Hits" (CCM045-2).
1947 - Pappy "Gube" Weaver records the tracks "Somebody Said", "The Straight And Narrow Way", Creul Hearted Gal", and "The Great Judgment Day" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40035) with "As Long As I Live" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40010) with "I'm Dying A Sinner's Death" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 392).
1947 - Betty Hutton (on vocals) & The Four Hits (unidentified vocalists), with Joe Lilley conducting the orchestra (which includes unlisted brass, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums and strings musicians), record the tracks "Rumble, Rumble, Rumble" and "Poppa Don't Preach At Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 380).
1949 - Joseph "Country" Washburne (on vocals with an unidentified Western band) records the tracks "Open Up Your Heart", "Money, Marble And Chalk", "Crowderville Jail", and "I Was Trying To Be" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 15413) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-40210).
1949 - Pinto Colvig records wild tracks of sound effects and laugh effects for Margaret O'Brien children's albums "Margaret O'Brien Favorite Fairy Tales, Volume 1" and "Margaret O'Brien Favorite Fairy Tales, Volume 2", Frank Morgan's children's album "Gossamer Wump" and Bozo The Clown's children's album "The Laughing Hyena Song" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California.
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places" (with "My Own True Love" on the flip side) is #4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side) is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Helen O'Connell (on vocals), with Harold Mooney directing the orchestra (unlisted musicians), records the tracks "he Didn't Ask me", "Im' Getting Sentimental Over You", "Green Eyes", and "Body and Soul" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1459), the third track as a single (Capitol 1759) with "When You're Near Me" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2137) with "Zing A Little Zong!" on the flip side.
1952 - Ben Light (on piano and vibraphone with unlisted organ, guitar, bass, and drums players) records the tracks "Tea For Two", "Siboney", "Perfidia", and "After You've Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Light's album "Juke Box Favorites" (T 330) and the last track on Light's album "Rhythm Rendezvous" (T 361).
1956 - During 2 sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The George Shearing Quintet (Johnny Rae on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, Armando Peraza on congas, Tony Martinez on Latin percussion, and Chico Guerrero on timbales) records the tracks "Yours", "Perfidia", and the as of yet unissued takes of the tracks "Canto Karabali" and "Mi Musica Es Para Ti (My Music Is For You)" at the first session between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and the tracks "Watch Your Step", "Strange Enchantment", "Mambo With Me", and "Poodle Mambo" at the second session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issu the first two tracks from the first session and all the tracks from the second session on the group's album "Latin Escapade" (T 737).
1956 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Art DePew, and John Dolny on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombone, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Corky Hale on piano and harp, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums), using and arrangement by Don Simpson, George Williams, and Dick Reynolds, records Gershwin's "An American In Paris" in Los Angeles, California, Capitol Records will issue the track on Anthony's album "Concert" (T 406).
1957 - Ann Leonardo (on vocals as "Martha Lou Harp"*), with The Earl Sheldon Orchestra and Chorus (members unidentified), records the tracks "Straws In The Wind", "Traveling Stranger", "One Is A Lonely Number", and "I'm No Stranger To The Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3677) and Prep Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue the last two tracks together as a single (Prep F103).
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're the Reason I'm in Love" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with Harold Geller conducting the orchestra and chorus (all members unidentified), records the tracks "His Eye On The Sparrow", "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere", Jesus Savior, Pilot Me", and "Whispering Hope" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ford's album "Nearer The Cross" (T 1005)
1960 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (listed as similar to Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the tracks "Dixie", "Cajun Shout", "Carolina In The Morning" and the as yeat unissued take of the track "Stars And Stripes Forever". Capitol Records will issue the first tree tracks on the band's album "Swingin' Southern Style" (T 1400).
1961 - Rita Faye (on autoharp) records the tracks "Where No One Stands Alone", "It Is No Secret", "The Three Bells (Jimmy Brown Song)", and "Beyond The Sunset" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Faye's album "Rita Faye's Autoharp" (T1606).
1961 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangement to his orchestra (linuep unlisted) as they record the tracks "The Anniversary Song", "I Love You Truly","Let Me Call You Sweetheart", and "No Other Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Weston's album "" (T1563). Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Weston's album "Music For My Love" (T 1563).
1961 - Jackie Gleason directs his Orchestra (unlisted musicians) as the record the tracks "The Kiss", "The Wine", and "How Sweet It Is" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's 2 LP set ""Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
1961 - Pianists Arthur "Buck" Whittemore and Jack Lowe (aka Whittemore and Lowe), with Glenn Osser directing The Concert Arts Orchestra and Chorus (members unlisted for both), record the tracks "The Song From Moulin Rouge", "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (From 'Lili')", "Ruby (from 'Ruby Gentry'), and "Love Letters" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Immortal Music From The Movies" (T 1599).
1962 - Jack Marshall and His Orchestra (a large orchestra of unidentified musicians directed by Marshall), record the tracks "New Orleans", "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "The Wild One", and "Be-Bop-A-Lula" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshall's album "Tuff Jack" (T 1727).
1962 - The Four Cal-Quettes (members unidentified) record the tracks "Again" and "I'll Never Come Back" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4725).
1962 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unknown musicians, including a strings section) and chorus (unidentified vocalists) record the tracks "Between The Window And The Phone" (arranged by Bill McElhiney), "If I Cried Every Time You Hurt Me", "I Misunderstood" (arranged by Bill McElhiney), and "Let My Love Walk In" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol F4785) and the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol F4723).
1962 - Eddie Vinson (on alto saxophone and vocals), with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on vibraphones, and Louis Hayes on drums), records the track "Just A Dream" at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, New York for Riverside Records. Capitol Records will lease the track and issue it on the album "Julian Cannonball Adderley With Friends" (SWBO-812).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Buck Owens (on vocals), with Don Rich & The Buckaroos (members unlisted), records the tracks "Saw Mill", "Sweethearts In Heaven", "Sally Was A Good Old Girl", and "Release Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Owens' album "On The Bandstand" (T 1879).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Bobby Darin (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the as yet unissued tracks "Somebody Stole My Gal" and "I Cried For You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1964 - Johnny Burnette (on vocals), with Gus Levene directing the orchestra (Gene Garf on piano, Ervan "Bud" Coleman and Bill Pitman on guitar, Stephen LaFever on bass, Earl Palmer Jr. on drums, Emil Richards on mallets and percussion and a string section with Leonard Atkins, Elliott Fisher, Sol Klein, Carl LaMagna, Wilbert Nuttycombe, andy Jerry Reisler on violin, Nathan Gershman, Kurt Reher, Karl Rossner, Joseph Saxon, and Frederick Seykora on cello), records the tracks "Aunt Marie", "Two Feet In Front Of Me", "If I Were An Artist", and "And Her Name Is Scarlet" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Rockstar Records will issue all the tracks in England on Burnette's album "That's The Way I Feel" (RSRCD 006) and Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Germany on the CD box set "Johnny Burnette - The Complete Recordings" (BCD 16438).
1964 - Mac Wiseman (on vocals and guitar, with Marion Worth on vocals, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Ray Edenton on guitar, Lew "Chilree" Houston on Dobro, Donnie Bryant on banjo, Roy M. "Huskey" Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Katie Waits For Me", "Sweet Summers Gone Away", "Brush It Off", and "They're All Goin' Home But One" at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Germany on the 6 CD set "Mac Wiseman - 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered" (BCD 15976).
1966 - Buck Owens (on vocals, with Don Rich on fiddle and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "You Made A Mondy Out Of Me", "Congratulations, You're Absolutely Right", "You, You, Only You", an unissued take of "Where Does The Good Times Go" and the track "Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Owens' album "Your Tender Loving Care" (T 2760) and the second, third and fifth tracks on Owens' album "Open Up Your Heart" (T 2640).
1966 - David McCallum directs the orchestra (unlisted musicians) as it records the tracks "Uptight", "Batman Theme", "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Michelle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on McCallum's album "A Bit More Of Me" (T 2498).
1966 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals, with a band track featuring Glen Campbell on guitar and Hal Blaine on percussion) record the track "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" at Gold Star Studio in Hollywood, California. After further overdubs are recorded on March 10, 1966 at Western Recorders, Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Pet Sounds" (T 2458).
1967 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Freddie Hill and Tony Terran on trumpet, Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone, Jim Horn on alto and baritone saxophone, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), records the tracks "The Twelfth Of Never", "Why (Do I Love You So?)", I Just Want To Make Love To You", and "It's Jus An Uphill Climb To The Bottom" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Rawls' album "Too Much!" (T 2713).
1967 - Capitol Records assigned master numbers to the masters it purchased of Patti Drew's (on vocals with Carlton Black on bass vocals and unlisted musicians) tracks "Tell Him", "Turn Away From Me" and the as yet unissued track "When I Go Home". All three tracks are listed as possibly being recorded in Chicago, Illinois sometime in 1967. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5861).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hearts And Flowers record the tracks "She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune", "Legend Of Ol' Tenbrooks", and "Two Little Boys" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Of Horses, Kids & Forgotten Women" (T 2868).
1969 - Bobbie Gentry (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records an as of yet unissued take fo "Cotton Candy Sandman" in Los Angeles, Califorma for Capitol Records.
1969 - The Beach Boys record overdubs on to the as yet unreleased take of the track "I Got To Know The Woman" (recorded February 13, 1969) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1969 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, John Stewart (on vocals and guitar, with collectively Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Jerry Smith, and Beegie Cruser on piano, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Fred Carter and Kelso Herston on guitar, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Norbert Putnam on bass, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. and Kenneth Buttrey on drums (dm), Bergen White directing a string section of unlisted musicians, and Mary John Wilkin on vocals) , records the track " The Priates Of Stone County Road" at the first session and "July, You're A Woman (continuation)", "Mother Country", and "You Can't Look Back" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stewart's album "California Bloodlines" (ST-203).
1969 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon finish recording the track "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. It will be the first track released as a single by The Beatles not to feature George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
1970 - During three sessions held this day somewhere possibly in the Los Angeles, California area, Merle Haggard (on vocals) and The Strangers (unlisted musicians) record the tracks "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am", "Corrine, Corrina", "Every Fool Has A Rainbow", "T.B. Blues", "When Did Right Become Wrong", and "Philadelphia Lawyer" (with additional vocals by Bonnie Owens) at the first session and "Stealin' Corn" (by just The Strangers), and with Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens on vocals "Harold's Super Service", a medley of "Devil Woman/I'm Movin' On/Folsom Prison Blues/Jackson/Orange Blossom Special/Love's Gonna Live Here", "Today I Started Loving You Again", Oakie From Muskogee", and "The Fightin' Side Of Me" at the second session which was recorded at a live performance, and Merle Haggard did a vocal overdub for "Theme- Hammin' It Up" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Haggard's album "The Fightin' Side Of Me" (ST-451).
1972 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart seven years after it was released
1972 - Apple and Capitol Records artists John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long stint as guest hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show", a syndicated U.S. variety television series
1972 - According to Capitol's master file, Jodi Mathis records the track "God Is Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3292) with "Young Power" (recorded December 7, 1971) on the flip side.
1972 - Joseph Horowitz and His Orchestra (unlisted musician) record the tracks "Theme From 'The Search For The Nile'" and "Caribbean Charisma" at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3284).
40 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Carolyn", "Heaven Is My Woman's Love", and "Eleven Roses" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs for all the titles are recorded in Nashville Tennessee on February 27, 1973 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martino's album "Country Style" (ST-11184).
1975 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Gene Page conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (musicians unlisted), records the tracks "This Time Last Summer", "Come Get To This", "He Called Me Baby" at the first session, "All My Love Comes Down" and "Dont' Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" at the second session, and "Like A Circle Never Stops", "Boogeyin' All The Way", "Houdini Of The Midnight Hour", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", and "Happy Tears" at the third session. After overdub sessions are held on March 22, 26, 27, April 3, 7, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 1975 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Miss Wilson's album "Come Get To This" (ST-11386).
1977 - Emil Richards overdubs vibraphone and percussion on to Helen Reddy's tracks "If It's Magic", "One More Night", and "Long Distance Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Reddy's album "Ear Candy" (SO-11640).
1977 - The Section (which includes Danny Kortchmar on guitar, with David Crosby and James Taylor on vocals) records the track "Nevermore" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no listing for a release of the track.
1977 - Chuck Crane records the tracks "Every Day" and "Oh Dancer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the original versions of these tracks on Crane's album "Crane" (ST-11742) and edited versions of both tracks together as a single.
35 Years Ago Today in 1978 - Raul De Souza records the as yet unissued track "Jazz Jam" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
35 Years Ago Today in 1978 - Pam Rose records the tracks "Whirlwind", "Love It Away", "Two's A Party", and "Living My Life For You" possibly in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no release information for any of these tracks.
35 Years Ago Today in 1978 - Mel McDaniel records the tracks "Dim The Lights (And Pour The Wine)" and "Misty Morning Memories" in Nashville Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track on McDaniel's album "The Farm" (ST-11779). There is no issuing information listed for the last track.
1980 - Eduardo "Eddie" Del Barrio records the track "Pretty Polly" and the as yet unissued take of "New B.G." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Del Barrio's album "Edu" ST-12084. (Session #22621) LA,February 14,1980
1980 - Natalie Cole (on vocals), with Gene Barge directing the orchestra (musicians unlisted), records the tracks "(I've Seen) Paradise" and "Don't Look Back" at Scott/Sunstorm Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issub both tracks on Cole's album "Don't Look Back" (ST-12079).
1980 - Jay Ferguson records the track "You Should Have Known Better Than That", an unissued take of the track "When You're Gone", and the track My Baby's Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on Ferguson's album "Terms And Conditions" (ST-12083).
1980 - Le Roux records the tracks "Mystery" and "It Could Be The Fever" listed as possibly in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Le Roux's album "Up" (ST-12092).
1980 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records the track "People, Places And Things" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Careful" (ST-12070).
30 Years Ago Today in 1983 - At two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Moses Tyson records the tracks "Do You Want My Love" and "Thank You" at the first session and "If You Want Me To Stay" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first and second track together as a single (Capito 5227) and the first and third tracks on Tyson's album "Moses Tyson" (ST-12255).
30 Years Ago Today in 1983 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records the track "Killing Time" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1985 - Paul Laurence Jones III (aka Paul Laurence, on vocals and synthesizer), with Ira Segal on guitar and Timmy Allen on electric bass, records the track "Havent You Heard?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Laurence's album "Haven't You Heard?" (ST-12407).
1986 - Barbara Fairchild (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the as yet unissued take of the track "Loving You Out Of My Mind" and the tracks "All My Cloudy Days Are Gone", "Too Much Love", and "Just Out Riding Around" at Jack's Tracks Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will release the second track as a single (Capitol 5607) with "You Burned Me So Bad" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 5688) with "Bluebird" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 5582) also with "You Burned Me So Bad" on the flip side.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" is certified Triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2009 - Louis Bellson (born born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni), drummer with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, the Capitol Records groups The Benny Goodman Sextet and Ray Anthony and His Orchestra, and at Capitol Records sessions for Helen O'Connell, Frank DeVol, Nat "King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, the tribute album "Giants Of Jazz" for the movie "A Song Is Born and the 1969 All Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington which was issued by Blue Note Records, leader of the Louis Bellson "Just Jazz" All Stars, and husband of actress, singer and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album for "St. Louis Woman") Pearl Bailey until her death in 1990, has died at age 84 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
2011 - George Shearing, pianist, songwriter, arranger and Capitol Records artist, died of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, New York at age 91. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert twice. Once opening for Carol Lawrence and Robert Goulet at Melody Fair in Tonawanda, New York and with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Buffalo, New York.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - Roger Fisher, founding guitarist (1976-1979) of the future Capitol Records group Heart, is born in Seattle, Washington
1965 - Gary Lewis And The Playboys' Liberty Records single "This Diamond Ring", with "Tijuana Wedding" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1972 - Horace Silver (on electric piano and vocals with Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and flugelhorn, Harold Vick on tenor saxophone, Richie Resnicoff on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Salome Bey, Andy Bey, and Gail Nelson on vocals), records the tracks "Summary" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, Salome Bey and Gail Nelson, without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), "The Merger Of The Minds" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, Salome Bey and Gail Nelson), "My Soul Is My Computer" (vocals by Salome Bey, without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), "Horn Of Life" (without Richie Resnicoff on guitar), and "All" (vocals by Horace Silver, Andy Bey, and Gail Nelson, without Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Harold Vick on tenor saxophone) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note will issue all the tracks on Silver's album "The United States Of Mind Phase 3: All" (BST84420).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Bill Nowlin, one of the founders of Rounder Records, is born in Boston, Massachussettes
1999 - Doug Weston, owner of The Troubadour, Los Angeles' prime talent showcase during the '60s and '70s, dies in a local hospital after a bout of pneumonia at age 72

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1900 (but possibly in 1904) - Wingy Manone, one armed cornet player, singer, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Joseph Mathews Manone in New Orleans, Louisiana. If anyone knows for sure on the year of Manone's birth, please leave a comment.
1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer, radio and television variety show host, 1990 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist, is born Ernest Jennings Ford in Bristol, Tennesseee
1974 - Robbie Williams, singer, member of the group Take That, and Capitol Records solo artist, is born Robert Peter Williams in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Now Is The Hour", with "But Beautiful" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Jimmy Skinner (on vocals and guitar), with Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin and an uncredited electric guitarist, rhythm guitarist, and bass player, records the titles "Singing Teacher In Heaven", "Ready To Go Home", "I've Got A Lot Of Love Baby", and "By Degrees" at (listed as possibly) the E.T. Hersog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Capitol Records will issue the first two songs together as a single (Capitol 2401) and the last two songs together as a single (Capitol 2513). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Skinners six CD box set "Doin' My Time" (BCD 16613).
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jordanaires (vocalists Hugh Gordon Stoker, Hoyt H. Hawkins, and Neal Matthews Jr.), with The Bob Bain Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho", "Workin' On A Building", "Dig A Little Deeper", "Shine On Me", When They All Get Together", and "Everytime I Feel The Spirit" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on the group's album "Heavenly Spirit" (T 1011).
1962 - After releasing 11 albums with the label, Dean Martin refuses to renew his contract with Capitol Records. Martin will sign with Reprise Records and start his own production company, Claude Productions, so that he can keep all rights and exclusive ownership of his work from then on.
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Howard Roberts (on guitar, with Paul Bryant on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums) records the titles "One Long Day" and "Hoe Down" at the first session and "Shiny Stockings", "Down Under", "Goodbye, Good Luck, I'm Gone!", and an unissued take of "Days Of Wine And Roses" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first four songs on Roberts' album "This Is Howard Roberts - Color Him Funky" (T 1887) and the fifth song on the compilation album "Capitol 4 Star Special N° 8" (ST 2751).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Buck Owens (on vocals), with Don Rich & The Buckaroos (lineup unlisted), records the titles "There's Gonna Come A Day", "Diggy Liggy Lo", "Orange Blossom Special", "Cotton Fields", and "Touch Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first song on Owens' album "No One But You Before You Go" (SU 2353), the second, fourth, and fifth songs on his album "On The Bandstand" (T 1879), and the third song on his album "The Instrumental Hits Of Buck Owens & His Buckaroos" (T 2367).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jimmy Briggs records the titles "Each Time We Kiss", "Sooner Or Later", "That Magic Night", and an unissued take of the title "May I?" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two songs together as a single (Capitol 5024). There is no issuing information listed for "That Magic Night".
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Journeymen (John Phillips and Scott McKenzie on vocals and guitar and Dick Weissman on guitar and banjo) record an unissued take of the title "San Francisco Bay Blues" and the title "Rag Mama" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Rag Mama" as a single (Capitol 4943) with "I Will Never Marry" (recorded February 27, 1962) on the flipside.
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Strawberry Fields Forever", with "Penny Lane" on the flip side, is released
1967 - 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 vocals) record the title "Only A Northern Song" in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the song on the motion picture soundtrack album "Yellow Submarine" (SW-153).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Patti Drew (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the titles "Keep On Movin'" and "There'll Never Be Another" in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for both songs and issue them together as a single (Capitol 2121) as well as on Drew's album "Workin' On A Groovy Thing" (ST 2855).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Mariano Moreno records the titles "The Green Tambourine", "The Look Of Love", "The Man Upstairs (Mr. X)", and "The Best Of Both Worlds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Moreno's album "25th Hour" (ST 2875).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Chaparral Brothers (vocalists John and Paul Chaparral, with unlisted musicians) record the titles "Down Came The World", "Love of The Common People", "Just One More Time", and "The Rain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on the duo's self-titles album "The Chaparral Brothers" (ST 2922) and the last track as a single (Capitol 2323) with "Follow Your Drum" (recorded on August 29, 1968) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Band (Garth Hudson on piano, organ, and vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, organ, guitar, bass, and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums) records the title "In A Station" in Los Angeles, California. After an overdub is recorded at the same session, Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Music From 'The Big Pink'" (SKAO 2955).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The George Shearing Quintet and Orchestra (Don Fagerquist and Pete Christlieb on trumpet, Charles Shoemake on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Louis Morrell, Michael Anthony, and Dave Koonce on guitar, Bob Whitlock on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, Gene Estes on percussion, and an uncredited string section), with Julian Lee conducting his own arrangements, records an overdub for "A Time For Love" (which was recorded on February 12, 1969) and the titles "Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls" and "Never My Love" at the first session and "Goin' Out Of My Head" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on the group's album "George Shearing Today!" (T 2699).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Sonny James (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the title "No Other Arms, No Other Lips" and a rejected take of the title "Everything Begins And Ends With You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first song on James' album "Born To Be With You" (SU-111).
40 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Tommy Lee records the titles "Delta Queen" and "That's The Way I Want To Live My Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both songs together as a single (Capitol 3594).
40 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the title "To Get To You", an unissued take of "She's Got To Be A Saint", and the title "There Goes My Everything" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track on Martino's album "Country Style" (ST-11184).
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - During four sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California John "Moon" Martin records the titles "Cadillac Walk", "Hands Down", and "Victim Of Romance" at the first session, "Pretender", "Paid Killer", and "Tyranny" at the second session, "Love Gone Bad" at the third session, and "Hot Night In Dallas", "Bad News", and "You Don't Care About Me" at the fourth session. Capitol Records will issue "Cadillac Walk", "Hands Down", "Victim Of Romance", "Pretender", "Paid Killer", "Hot Night In Dallas", and "You Don't Care About Me" on Martin's album "Shots From A Cold Nightmare" (SW-11787). No issuing information is listed for the other songs.
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Bob Seger (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the title "We've Got Tonight" in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Capitol Records will issue the track on Seger's album "Stranger In Town" (SW-11698).
1981 - 402 weeks after entering Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart in March 1973, Pink Floyd's Capitol Records album "Dark Side of the Moon" sets the record for the rock album to spend the most consecutive weeks on the chart, and will remain on the chart until April 23, 1988, for a total of 724 weeks

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Stanley Turrentine (on tenor saxophone, with Shirley Scott on organ, Major Holley on bass, Al Harewood on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas) records the titles "Trouble" (with Barreto on tamborine), "Major's Minor", "Without A Song", "God Bless The Child" (without Barretto), "You'll Never Get Away From Me", and "Sara's Dance" in Englewood, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Turrentine's album "Never Let Me Go" (BLP4129).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Jazz Crusaders (Wayne Henderson on trombone and euphonium, Wilton Felder on tenor saxophone, (as-2,ts) Joe Sample on piano, Bobby Haynes on bass, and Stix Hooper on drums) record the titles "Lazy Canary", "No Name Samba" (with Joe Sample on harpsicord and Wilton Felder on alto saxophone), and "Tough Talk" (with Sample again on harpsicord) at Pacific Jazz's studios on Third Street in West Hollywood, California for the Pacific Jazz label. Blue Note Records will acquire the Pacific Jazz catalog and issue all the titles on the group's album "Tough Talk" .(BN-LA 170-G2).


ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1914 - The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded in New York City, New York
1961 - After recording for tracks for his new label since December 19, 1960, Frank Sinatra officially opens Reprise Records, the first completely artist-owned label

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
90 Years Ago Today In 1923 - Mel Powell, pianist, songwriter, dean of music at the California Institute Of The Arts, and Capitol Records artist, is born Melvin Epstein in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals) and Freddie Slack (on piano, with George Van Eps on guitar, John "Jack" Ryan on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "The House Of Blue Lights" (additional vocals by Don Raye) and "Hey, Mr. Postman" (with Slack on celeste) at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 251).
1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flip side, hits #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Pud Brown Trio (Albert "Pud" Brown on tenor saxophone, Pete Urquidi on piano, and Hank Castro on drums) record the tracks "Take The A Train" and "Memories Of You" in New Orleans, Louisiana with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2433).
1957 - Skeets McDonald (on vocals, with J. R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Joe Maphis and Alvis "Buck" Owens on guitar; Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar; Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass; and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums) records the tracks "I Am Music", "Welcome Home", "I Can't Hold A Memory In My Arms", and "Keep Her Off Your Mind" with producer Ken Nelson at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol F3679) and the second track as a single (Capitol F3741) with "Your Sweet Love Is Gone" on the flip side. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on McDonald's 5 CD set "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" (BCD 15937) in Germany.
1959 - Jack Marshall (on guitar and zither) and His Music (Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey on trumpet; Milt Bernhart on trombone; Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone; Justin Gordon and George Smith on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Joe Mondragon and Mike Rubin on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; Larry Bunker, Milt Holland, and Lou Singer on percussion), using Marshall's arrangements, record the tracks "Sonate", "The Third Man Theme", "Clouds" and "Baby It's Cold Outside" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Marshall's album "Soundsville! - Swinging Sketches By Jack Marshall And His Music" (T 1194).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Buck Owens (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Act Naturally", "Over And Over Again", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "My Heart Skips A Beat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4937).
1964 - The Beatles end their first American visit with two 25-minute shows at Carnegie Hall and then go to the White House with British PM Sir Alec Douglas-Home where they meet U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.
1967 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Where Does The Good Times Go", with "The Way That I Love You" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1969 - Pollution (led by Otis Hale; with Richard Lewis in keyboards and vocals; James Quill Smith on guitar and vocals; John Kenneth Lambert on bass and vocals; and Duane Bryant and Barbara Busa on vocals and unlisted instruments) records the track "Getting Together" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2458) with "Angela Jerome" on the flip side.
1969 - Peggy Lee (on vocals, with on orchestra and choir with an unlisted lineup but listed as possibly including Bobby Bryant on trumpet), using arrangements by Bobby Bryant, records the track "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "No More" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Lee's album "A Natural Woman" (ST-183).
1969 - Merryweather (lineup unlisted but listed on some sources as Neil Merryweather [aka Robert Neilson Lillie and Neil Lillie] leading the band, on bass, and lead vocals; David Colin Burt on guitar; Ed Roth on organ; and Gary "Cofi" Hall on drums) records the track "Feeling Of Freedom" and "Hooker Blues" in Los Angeles, California (possibly at Independent Recorders in the San Fernando Valley with in the Valley with producer John Gross, engineer Jim Lockert, and assistant engineer Tim Weston, son of Paul Weston and Jo Stafford. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2537) and the second track on the group's eponymous album "Merryweather" (STBB-278).
1969 - Matt Monro (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Love Song (From 'Celebration')" at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2455) with "Try To Remember" on the flip side.
1974 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' compilation album "Best Of Buck Owens, Vol. 5"
1989 - Dan Seals' Capitol Records single "Big Wheels In The Moonlight", with "Factory Town" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Chynna Phillips, singer, daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, and member of the SBK Records (distributed by Capitol Records) group Wilson Phillips, is born in Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - The first public performance of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" is given by future Capitol Records artist Paul Whiteman at his Symphonic Jazz program at New York City's Aeolian Hall. Gershwin himself is at the piano and guests John Philip Sousa and Jascha Heifetz are in the audience. Whiteman would later record "Rhapsody in Blue" for Capitol Records.