Monday, January 25, 2016

JANUARY 25, 2016

1924 - Speedy West, pedal steel guitarist and Capitol Records artist(1949-1962), is born Wesley Webb West in Springfield Missouri
1950 - Michael Cotton, keyboard and synthesizer player with the Capitol Records group The Tubes, is born in Kansas City, Missouri

1945 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single "I'm Wastin' My Tears On You", with "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1945 - Rex Stewart's Big Eight (Stewart on cornet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Al Sears on tenor saxophone, Harry Carney on baritone saxophone, Eddie Heywood piano, Ulysses Livingston on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, Keg Purnell on drums, and Joya Sherrill on vocals) records the instrumental tracks "T'ain't Like That" (2 versions, with the first released and the second unissued), "Dutch Treat", and "Rexercise" which will be released by Capitol Records, and "Blue Jay" (with Sherrill on vocals) which will be released by Pausa 9033, in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks are included on Mosaic Records 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions"
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Billy May conducts his own compositions to the orchestra (Mannie Klein and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Ed Kusby and James Priddy on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, Fred Falensby, and Arthur Fleming on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, Kathryn Thompson on harp, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, Lou Raderman, and Felix Slatkin on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello) as they record the instrumental tracks for the parts one and two of the title  "Elmer Elephant" and parts one and two of the title "Henery Hawk" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM. After Mel Blanc records vocal tracks for both titles and all the parts on January 30, 1951 and Don Wilson records narration tracks for both parts of "Elmer Elephant" on March 26, 1951, Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Elmer Elephant" on the children's record album "Elmer Elephant" (CAS-3099) and both parts for "Henery Hawk" on the children's record album "Henery Hawk" (CAS-3098).
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flipside is #1 on Cashbox Magazine's Top Singles chart and will peak at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart the next week on February 1, 1964
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Two Of Us", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be"
1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Night Moves" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.

1929 - Benny Golson, tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger, member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and United Artists Records artist, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1963 - Cilla Black makes her stage debut at Liverpool's Cavern Club
1963 - After Capitol Records passes on them, EMI awards the US record label Vee-Jay the right to distribute Beatles records in the United States
1964 - Swan Records releases The Beatles' single "She Loves You", with "I'll Get You" on the flipside
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "The Tide Is High" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1987 - Dan Seals EMI America single "You Still Move Me", with "I'm Still Strung Out On You" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1990 - Ava Gardner, actress and second wife of Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, dies of pneumonia
1998 - Janet Jackson's Virgin Records single "Together Again" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1927 - Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar, pianist, composer (converted the Brazilian Samba into the intimate Bossa Nova), music producer and singer, is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1938 - Etta James, singer, is born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California
1949 - The first Emmy Awards are presented at a ceremony at The Hollywood Athletic Club

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