Monday, December 28, 2015

DECEMBER 28, 2015

1898 - Mischa Spoliansky, composer (scores for several British films, including the soundtrack for 1957's "Saint Joan" which was released by Capitol Records), is born in Bialystok, Russia
1921 - Johnny Otis, bandleader, singer, drummer, vibraphonist, record producer, radio disc jockey, and Capitol Records artist, is born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes in Vallejo, California
1932 - Dorsey Burnette, singer, songwriter, bassist, electrician, part of the Coral Records group The Rock And Roll Trio, part of the Imperial Records group The Burnette Brothers (with his brother Johnny Burnette), and solo artist for many labels including Imperial Records and Capitol Records (1972-1973), is born in Memphis, Tennessee

1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart, and is the group's first #1 Pop hit.
65 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Clark Dennis records four unlisted titles for the Capitol Records Transcription Service (probably at "The Chateau") in Los Angeles, California which will release the titles on transcription discs (#s unlisted). If anyone knows which titles were recorded, please leave a comment.
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Jean Shepard (on vocals), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Bill Woods on piano, Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen, Alvis "Buck" Owens, and Lewis Talley on guitar, Clarence Roy Lee on bass, and John Cuvielllo on drums), records the titles "Thank You Just The Same", "Over And Over", "Tell Me What I Want To Hear", and "Shadows On The Wall" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California starting at 10:30 PM and 2:00 AM the next day on December 29, 1955. Capitol Records will issue "Thank You Just The Same" as a single (Capitol 3514) with "Just Give Me Love" (recorded on December 27, 1955) on the flipside and the rest of the titles on Shepard's album "Songs Of A Love Affair" (T 728).
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Ray Anthony, Johnny Best, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Triscari, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Dick Nash and Tommy Pederson on trombone,  George Roberts on bass trombone, Gus Bivona and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Gene Cipriano on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Irv Cottler on drums), with The Anthony Choir (unlisted vocalists) record an overdub for "Big Band Boogie", using a arrangement by Don Simpson, then the titles "Out Of Nowhere" (also arranged by Don Simpson), "I Only Have Eyes For You", "I'll Never Smile Again", and "This Love Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of "Big Band Boogie" on the various artists album "Dance To The Bands" (TBO 727) and all the rest of the titles on Anthony's album "Ray Anthony Plays For Dream Dancing" (T 723).
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Violinist Nathan Milstein records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Partita N°3 In E Major For Violin" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title on Milstein's 3 LP set "BACH - Sonatas And Partitas For Violin" (PCR-8370).
1956 - Nat "King" Cole records the track "When I Fall In Love" for his Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing"
1956 - Jean Shepard records the track "Other Woman" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. The track will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "Under Suspicion" on the flipside. I wonder if she or Nat listened to each other's sessions.
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet and vocals) and His Entertainers (Bob Robinson on trombone, Bob Hardaway on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone and vocals, an unlisted piano player, Carson Smith on bass, and Nick Ceroli on drums) record a as yet unissued take of "Dolce Far Niente", and the titles "I Ain't Down Yet", "Are You Sure?" with vocals by Ray Anthony and a chorus (lineup unlisted), "Keep A-Hoppin'" with vocals by Ray Anthony, Leo Anthony, The Bookends (vocalists Annita Ray and Diane Hall), and a chorus (lineup unlisted), and "Belly Up To The Bar Boys" with vocals by Ray Anthony, Leo Anthony, and Annita Ray in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last four titles on Ray Anthony's album "Swing · Dream · Dance To The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1576).
1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" with "Cryin' Time" on the flipside
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Buck Owens and The Buckaroos' Capitol Records single "Buckaroo", with "If You Want A Love" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1968 - The Beatles' self-titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album", and their first on the Apple label), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's album chart where it will stay for nine weeks
1973 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter make his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "If We Make It Through December", with "It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1974 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Angie Baby", with "I'll Think I'll Write A Song" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1983 - Dennis Wilson, singer, songwriter, and drummer in the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys and Capitol Records solo artist, drowns at age 39 while diving to bring up personal items that he had thrown overboard near his boat, "Harmony", in the harbor at Marina del Ray, California

1922 - Stan Lee (aka Stan "The Man" Lee), writer and founding editor, president, and currently Chairman Emeritus, of Marvel Comics and co-creator of many of its early best-sellers, is born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City, New York

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