Sunday, December 06, 2015

DECEMBER 6, 2015

1923 - Jim Eanes, singer, songwriter, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1951), is born either James Robert Eanes or Homer Robert Eanes in Danville, Virginia. If anyone knows for sure what Jim's birth name is, please leave a comment.
1946 - Frankie Beverly, vocalist with the Capitol Records band Maze, is born Howard Beverly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1944 - At a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Charles Griffard, Don Anderson, and Nate Kazebier on trumpet, Allan Thompson and Joe Yukl on trombone, Arthur "Doc" Rando, Julian "Matty" Matlock, Harold Lawson, Eddie Miller, and Lennie Hartman on reeds, Stan Wrightsman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums and a string section) record a remake of the track "Candy", the unissued track "You Wear Love So Well" and a rejected take of "There's No You" and then The Pied Pipers, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, record a remake of the track "Dream". Capitol Records will issue "Candy" as a single (Capitol 183) with "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside and "Dream" as a single (Capitol 185) with "Tabby The Cat" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
70 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Clyde Hurley records the as yet unissued takes of "Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life", "Glendale Glide", "I Cover The Waterfront:, and "Twelve-Thirty Deadline" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "The Christmas Song" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - Margaret Whiting, with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lover", "My Romance", "My Heart Stood Still" and "What Am I Gonna Do About You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Whiting's album "Margaret Whiting" (BD-51) and the last track as a single (Capitol 350) with "Beware My Heart" on the flipside.
1948 - Blue Lu Barker (on vocals),  with unlisted trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drum players, records the track "Leave My Man Alone", and a vocal track for "Trombone Man Blues" (whose band track was recorded on November 2, 1948) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "Leave My Man Alone" as a single (Capitol Americana 15347) with "Here's A Little Girl" (recorded on October 26, 1948) on the flipside and "Trombone Man Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-7007) with "Now You're Down In The Alley" (recorded March 21, 1949) on the flipside. 1949 - Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter), guitarist, songwriter, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1946), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka "Lou Gehrig's Disease") in New York City, New York at age 60
65 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Mel Blanc records vocals for the tracks "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic - Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California which will be overdubbed onto instrumental tracks recorded on November 30, 1950. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Woody Woodpecker's Picnic" (DBS-3091)
1954 - The Cheers (vocalists Bert Convy, Gil Garfield, and Sue Allen), with Buddy Bregman and his Orchestra (lineup not listed) record the tracks "Blueberries", "Whadaya Want", "I Must Be Dreaming", and "Bernie's Tune" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blueberries" (after a vocal overdub is recorded on February 2, 1955) as a single (Capitol 3075) with "Can't We Be More Than Friends?" (recorded sometime in August 1954) on the flipside, "Whadaya Want" and "Bernie's Tune" together as a single (Capitol 3019), and "I Must Be Dreaming" as a single (Capitol 3146) with "Fancy Meeting You Here" (also recorded sometime in August 1954) on the flipside.
1954 - The Al Belletto Sextet (Jack Martin on trumpet, flugelhorn, and who also did the vocal arrangement, Jimmy Guinn on trombone, tenor saxophone and vocals, Al Belletto and clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, and vocals, Fred Crane on piano, baritone saxophone, and vocals, Skip Fawcett on bass, and Charles McKnight on drums and vocals) records the track "Russ Job" and a as yet unreleased take of "Ebb Tide" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "Russ Job" on the group's album "Sounds And Songs" (T 6514).
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch, with unlisted others) records the tracks "Moonlight And Roses", "That Old Gang Of Mine", "Smiles", "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'", and "On Moonlight Bay" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Carr's album "Joe 'Fingers' Carr Plays Parlor Piano" (T 698).
1956 - Organist Jackie Davis, with Irving Ashby on guitar, and Shelly Manne or Ed Hall on drums, records the tracks "Blue Orchids", "You Keep Coming Back Like A Song", "Lovely Lady Waltz", and "The Fable Of The Rose" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Chasing Shadows" (T 815).
1956 - Dean Martin (on vocals), with Gus Levend directing the orchestra (John Cave, Vincent De Rosa, and Richard Perissi on French horn, Alexander Gershunoff, Ethmer Roten, Warren "Champ" Webb, and James Williamson on woodwinds, Fred Travers on accordion, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Jack Rose on mandolin, Abe Luboff on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Ben Gill, William Miller, and Joseph Pepper on violin, Louis
Kievman on viola, Kurt Reher on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), records the tracks "A Day In The Country", "Hollywood Or Bust", and "The Man Who Plays The Mandolin (Guaglione)" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Martin and Lewis' soundtrack EP "Hollywood Or Bust" (EAP-1-806) and the last track as a single (Capitol F3648) with "Captured" (recorded on August 20, 1956) on the flipside.
1957 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Gene Vincent on vocals, Max Lipscomb on piano and rhythm guitar, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping & vocal chorus), record "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Baby Blue", "Walkin' Home From School", "and "It's No Lie" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together on the group's LP "" (T 970), the second track as a single (Capitol F3959) with "True To You" (recorded June 20, 1957) on the flipside, and the third track as a single (Capitol F3874) with "I Gotta Baby" (recorded December 5, 1957) on the flipside.
1957 - Tennessee Ernie Ford on vocals, with Harry Geller conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Down Deep" and "Bless Your Peas Pickin' Heart" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3868).
1958 - Jeri Southern (on vocals) with Billy May conducting his arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo Vito "Mickey" Mangano, Alexander Golden, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Ed Kusby, William Schaefer, Murray McEachern, and Dick Nash on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, Ted Nash, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacob, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, John Kitzmiller on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums), records the tracks "It's Bad For Me", "You're The Top", "Let's Fly Away", and "Don't Look At Me That Way" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Southern's album "Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter" (T 1173).
1961 - Vocalist and guitarist Buck Owens, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall", "Storm Of Love", "One Way Love", a cover of Wanda Jackson's "Kickin' Our Hearts Around", and a new take of "The King Of Fools" (which remains unissued in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall" as a single (Capitol 4679) with "Nobody's Fool But Yours" (recorded May 24, 1961) on the flipside, "Storm Of Love" on Owens' album "Together Again" (T 2135), and "One Way Love" and "Kickin' Our Hearts Around" on Owens' album "On The Bandstand" (T 1879). 1964 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter is inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul" and single "We Can Work It Out" with "Day Tripper" on the flipside. Neither "We Can Work It Out" nor "Day Tripper" appear on "Rubber Soul" and would later appear on the album "Yesterday And Today"
1968 - The Beatles' self titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album"), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold in by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters for John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and The Harlem Community Choir's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" and Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band's "Listen, The Snow Is Falling". Apple Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Apple 1842) which Capitol Records will distribute in the United States.
1994 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records compilation album "Live at the BBC" in the United States
15 Years Ago Today In 2000 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks is divorced from his wife Sandy

1966 - Johnny Richards (with Burt Coillins, Jerry Kail, Ray Copeland, Nat Pavone, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre or Mickey Gravine on trombone; Ray Starling on mellophonium; Don Butterfield on tuba; Arnie Lawrence on alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone; Joel Kaye on baritone saxiphone and piccolo; Johnny Campo on bass saxophone; Johnny Knapp on piano; Chet Amsterdam on bass; Ronnie Bedford on drums; Steve Little and Chino Pozo on percussion) begins two days of sessions (the next will be on December 8, 1966) at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York recording tracks for his Roulette album "AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL (SPANISH SPOKEN HERE)". Roulette's catalog is currently managed by Blue Note Records and owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1984 - Paul McCartney’s film "Give My Regards to Broad Street" and George Harrison’s film "A Private Function" are released
1988 - Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, guitarist, 1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Virgin Records America artist, dies of a heart attack while visiting his mother in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 52 after losing 50 pounds from a crash diet he went on before the release of his upcoming Virgin Records America album "Mystery Girl". All the artwork had been approved the day before so the album was released on schedule. At the direction of his wife, Barbara, Orbison is interred on December 15, 1988 at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Virgin Records is now owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
2011 - 23 years to the day of her husband Roy's death, Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs Orbison, his wife, manager, producer, mother of his sons Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr.and Alexander Lee Orbison, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61 in Los Angeles, California.

1896 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist (including "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Nice Work if You Can Get It", "Love Walked In", and many other standards that have been recorded by many Capitol Records artists and others), older brother of, and partner with, composer George Gershwin, is born Israel Gershovitz in New York City, New York

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