Thursday, January 23, 2014

JANUARY 23, 2014

1925 - Marty Paich, pianist, composer, arranger (with and/or for Peggy Lee, Shorty Rogers’ Giants, Dorothy Dandridge, Shelley Manne, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Mel Torme, Ray Brown, Anita O’Day, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Ella Fitzgerald, and Buddy Rich) and record producer, is born Martin Louis Paich in Oakland, California
1950 - Pat Simmons, singer, guitarist, with the Capitol Records group The Doobie Brothers, is born Patrick Simmons in Aberdeen, Washington

1947 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with Jack McTaggart on trumpet, Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle, Joseph Strand on piano, Paul Sells on accordian, Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar, Noel Edwin Boggs on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "Steel Guitar Rag", "Lawdy, What A Gal", and "Sioux City Sue" in Los Angeles, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will release the first track as the flip side of the single "Three Times Seven" (Capitol 384), the second as a single (Capitol 40006) with "I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin'" on the flip side, and the last track on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Mañana", with "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shot Gun Boogie", with I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1953 - Billy May finishes recording tracks for his Capitol Records album "Big Band Bash"
1958 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Gus Levene conducting the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Cecil Read on trumpet, Ray Heath, George Roberts, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Heinie Beau, Babe Russin, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Dominic Frontiere on accordion, Ken Lane on piano, Alvino Rey, Howard Roberts, and Jack Rose on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frankie Carlson and Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Kurt Dieterle, Natalie Kaproff, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violins, Virginia Majewski and David Sterkin on viola, and Jim Arkatov and Kurt Reher on cello), records the titles "Return To Me", "Buona Sera", "Forgetting You", "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina", and "Angel Baby" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Return To Me" and "Forgetting You" together as a single (Capitol F3894), "Buona Sera" on Martin's album "Return To Me" (EAP-1-939), "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina" as a single (Capitol 4518) with "Sparklin' Eyes" (recorded December 12, 1960) on the flipside, and "Angel Baby" as a single (Capitol F3988) with "I'll Gladly Make The Same Mistake Again" (recorded August 12, 1954) on the flipside.
1963 - The Kingston Trio records the track "The Reverend Mr. Black" with producer Voyle Gilmore for their Capitol Records album "The Kingston Trio #16"
1965 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "I Go To Pieces", with "True Love Ways" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work It Out", with "Day Tripper" on the flip side, returns to the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Kentucky Gambler", with "I've Got A Darlin' For A Wife" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1981 - Bobby Sherwood, singer, actor (motion picture "Pal Joey"), orchestra leader ("The Milton Berle Show"), and Capitol Records artist (his Capitol Records single "Elk's Parade", with "I Don't Know Why" on the flip side, [both recorded May 5, 1942] is the label's seventh single, is part of Capitol's first release schedule, and is the label's third biggest seller during its first decade), dies of throat cancer at age 66 in Auburn, Massachusetts
1985 - Iron Maiden signs with Capitol Records
1991 - Megadeth's Capitol Records album "Rust In Peace" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball And Chain" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabama Clay" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1993 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "Ordinary World", with "Save A Prayer" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records releases Jo Stafford's compilation CD "Spotlight On Jo Stafford" as part of the label's "Great Ladies Of Song" series
15 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ty England's album "Highways & Dance Halls"

1943 - Future Capitol Records artist Duke Ellington, and his orchestra, perform at their first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
2007 - Blue Note Records releases the companion soundtrack to the documentary "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life". Blue Note Records is a subsidiary of Capitol Records, Inc.

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