Tuesday, June 10, 2014

JUNE 10, 2014

1922 - Judy Garland, motion picture actress, television variety show host, Capitol Records artist and mother of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, whose on and off long term affair with Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer was the inspiration for Mercer writing the song "I'll Remember You", is born Francis Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Scott Brogan's website, The Judy Room, is where you need to go to find out more about the life and works of Miss Garland.
1973 - Faith Evans, singer and Capitol Records artist (2003 to present), is born Faith Rene Evans in Lakeland, Florida

70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Jo Stafford (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Long Ago (And Far Away) enters the top 10 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart at #7, Andy Russell (with orchestra conducted by Al Sack)'s Capitol Records single "Amor" enters at #8, and Ella Mae Morse (with orchestra conducted by Dick Walters)'s Capitol Records single "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" enters at #10
1946 - Peggy Lee (with the Four Of A Kind [Dave Barbour on guitar; Buddy Cole on piano; Phil Stephens on bass; and Tom Romerosa on drums] records the tracks "Wherever There's Me There's You", "All The Cats Join In", "A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" for transcription for radio with arranger Frank DeVol conducting his orchestra (Uan Rasey, Abe Benike, and Irv Shulkin on trumpet; Si Zentner and George Faye on trombone; Dick Perissi on french horn; Skeets Herfurt, Julius Kinsler, Ron Perry, Ted Romersa, and Jerry Kasper on reeds; Henry Sugar, Joe Livoti, Victor Arno, Joe Quadri on violin; Jacob Kaz and Paul Lowenkron on viola; Julius Tannenbaum, Joe Saxton, and Fred Goerner on cello; June Weiland on harp), at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, California with engineer John Palladino
1950 - Nat King Cole's Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa", initially the flip side of "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All" (which is unavailable on any current Capitol Records CD release, but can be found on the French company Classic Jazz's CD "Nat "King" Cole 1949-1950"), is #14 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol)'s Capitol Records single "Hoop-De-Doo" enters the chart at #16, and Joe "Fingers" Carr and His Orchestra (with vocals by The Carr-Hops)'s Capitol Records single "Sam's Song" enters the chart at #20
1955 - Lee Gillette produces a session at Capitol Records's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California that lays down an instrumental track of "But Not For Me" for Nat "King" Cole to use on his television show, but Cole does not record vocals for a commercial release. Nat can be seen perfoming the song on video recordings of the show.
1955 - Jimmy Giuffre (with Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Ralph Pena on bass, and Artie Anton on drums), records the tracks ""Scintilla III" and "The Leprechaun" with Giuffre on clarinet, "Rhetoric" with Guiffre on tenor saxophone, and "Finger Snapper" with Giuffre on bariton saxophone at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release "Scintilla III" on Giuffre's album "Jimmy Giuffre: Tangents In Jazz" and the rest will be released by Mosaic Records on the 1997 box set "The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre"
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is tied for #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart with The Del Vikings single "Come Go With Me", Tommy Sand's Capitol Records single "Goin' Steady" is #26, and The Four Lad's Capitol Records single "I Just Don't Know" is #28
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" is #1 on the Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Beatles VI" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
1965 - Carl Kress, banjoist, guitarist, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, dies in Reno, Nevada at age 57 of a heart attack
1966 - According to Bruce Spitzer's book "The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records, Part Two: The Albums", this is the day that the recall notice went out to Capitol's distributors for The Beatles' "Yesterday And Today" "Butcher Cover"
1967 - Peggy Lee (with Toots Thielemans on guitar, and an unknown reed, bass, string and drum section) records the tracks "I Can Hear The Music", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Sing A Rainbow" with producer Dave Cavanaugh for her Capitol Records album "Somethin' Groovy"
1976 - Capitol Records group Paul McCartney and Wings set a new world's record for attendance when 67,100 fans gather for an indoor concert at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington
1977 - The Steve Miller Band's album "Book Of Dreams" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Capitol Records releaseds Skip Ewing's album "Naturally"
2003 - Capitol Records release Radiohead's album "Hail To The Thief" and The Beach Boys' compilation album "Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys"
2003 - EMI/Capitol Records releases albums in their "Classic Masters" series by Crowded House, J Geils Band, Gordon Lightfoot, Najee, and The O'Jays
5 Years Ago Today In 2009 - Jack Nimitz, baritone saxophonist who played in the Woody Herman and Stan Kenton big bands and in the Capitol Records group Supersax as well as being a popular Hollywood studio musician, died at age 79 of complications from emphysema at his home in Studio City, California.
5 Years Ago Today In 2009 - Barry Beckett, keyboardist with the Fame Studio house band and record producer of sessions with various artists including Capitol Records artist Bob Seger, died at age 66 of complications from a stroke at his home in Henderson, Tennessee according to his son Matthew.

1925 - Don Costa, composer, arranger, and United Artists Records artist, is born in Boston, Massachusettes
1957 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Teenager's Romance" is #13 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and his Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is #17, and Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Valley Of Tears" is #22. Imperial Records' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1961 - Maxi Priest, Virgin Records America artist, is born Max Alfred Elliott in Lewisham, London, England. I designed and did the production for cover of the U.S. version of his self-titled debut album with Jeff Ayeroff art directing.
1963 - Sarah Vaughn (with arranger Gerald Wilson conductin Carmell Jones on trumpet, Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone, Ernie Freeman on organ, John Collins on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Milt Turner on drums) records the tracks"Sermonette", "Gravy Waltz", and "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" with producer Teddy Reig at United Recorders studios in Los Angeles, California for her Roulette Records album "Sarah Sings Soulfully". EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Groups' parent company, currently owns the Roulette catalog
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Jimmy Chamberlin, drummer with the Virgin Records America group Smashing Pumpkins is born
1978 - United Artists Records group The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates its 20th anniversary at a performance in Rocks, Colorado

1952 - Saxophonist Gerry Mulligan records the tracks "Get Happy", "'S Wonderful" and "Godchild" with Red Mitchell on bass on and Chico Hamilton on drums at his first session for the Pacific Jazz label, held at Phil Turetsky's home studio, in Los Angeles, California. Jimmy Bowles was supposed to be on piano but he didn't show up for the session, so Mulligan playing the piano during the bass solos.

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