1917 - John Raitt, singer, Broadway and motion picture actor, Capitol Records artist and father of Capitol Records artist Bonnie Raitt, is born John Emmet Raitt in Santa Ana, California
1953 - Teresa Teng Li-chun, singer, Yewjow (1967-1971), Life Records (1971-1976), Polydor (1974-1982), EMI/Capitol Records/Parlophone (1983-1985), Polydor (1985-1995), Columbia Records (1986-1989), and Atlantic Records (1990-1995) artist, is born in Baojhong, Yunlin, Taiwan.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - During two sessions held today at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, at the first session Jack Guthrie (on vocals) and His Oklahomans (Everett "Billy" Hughes on fiddle, "Porky" Freeman on lead electric guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "In The Shadows Of My Heart", "I Loved You Once But I Can't Trust You", "Please, Oh Please" and "Oklahoma's Calling" and at the second session they record the titles "My Rough And Rowdy Ways", "Peach Picking Time In Georgia", "Get Along Little Paint", "I'll Always Be A Country Boy", "Muleskinner Blues", "Any Old Time" and "Blue Yodel".
From the first session, Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 15251) with "Answer To 'Moonlight And Skies" on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 246) with "When The Cactus Is In Bloom" on the flipside, and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40032). From the second session, the Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue all the titles except "Get Along Little Paint" and "Muleskinner Blues" on transcription disc G-32. Bear Family Records will issue, in Germany, all the titles from the first session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Oklahoma Hills" (BCD 15580) and all the titles from the second session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Milk Cow Blues" (BCD 16400).
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Cootie Williams (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, and Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet, Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Bob Horton on trombone, Rupert Cole and John Jackson on alto saxophone, Sam Taylor and Everett Gaines on tenor saxophone, Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone, Arnold Jarvis on piano, Sam "Christopher" Allen on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Butch Ballard on drums), record the titles "Stingy Blues" with vocals by Bob Merrill, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" with vocals by Johnny Mercer and Cootie Williams, and the instrumental titles "Echoes Of Harlem" and "That's The Lick" at radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issued "Stingy Blues" as a single (Capitol 15164) with "Bring 'Em Down Front" on the flipside, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051), "Echoes Of Harlem" as a single (Capitol 266) with "When My Baby Left Me" on the flipside, and "Stingy Blues", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "That's The Lick" on the 1972 Capitol Records compilation album "Capitol Jazz Classics Volume II - Big Band Bounce" (M-11057). Mosaic Records issued all the titles on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted) presented by Webley Edwards records the titles "Na Lei O Hawaii (Song Of The Islands)", "Sweet Leilani", "Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise)", and "Imi Au Ia Oe (King's Serenade)" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release all the titles on the album "Hawaii Calls - Favorite Instrumentals Of The Islands" (T 715).
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work it Out", with "Day Tripper on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Al Martino (on vocals), with unlisted musicians using arrangements by Al Capps, records a as yet unissued take of "There's No Tomorrow", the titles "The More I See You" and "My Thrill", and a as yet unissued take of "Candy" with producer Mike Curb in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "There's No Tomorrow" and "The More I See You" on January 30, 1976 and for "My Thrill" on February 5, 1976, Capitol Records will issue "The More I See You" and "My Thrill" together as a single (Capitol 4241) and on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (ST-11572). 40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Guthrie Thomas record and produces the titles "Sweet Virginia" and "Fifty-Five" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
1977 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's single "All The Sweet" with "A Little More Country" on the flipside
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the titles "Making Magic" and "Cry Just A Little" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.
2002 - Capitol Records releases the 25 track CD "Les Brown And His Band Of Renown BEST OF THE CAPITOL YEARS" and, as part of the label's "Classic Masters" series, Blind Melon's eponymous 12 track compilation album "Blind Melon".
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Johnny Wakely, singer, guitarist, and son of Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely, is born in Hollywood, California
1961 - Eddie Jackson, bass player for the bands The Mob and EMI America and Rhino Records group Queensrÿche, is born in Robstown, Texas
1969 - "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS-TV
1973 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - Kenny Rogers's United Artists Records single "Lucile", with "Till I Get It Right" on the flip side, debuts on the U.S. Country charts
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton's Liberty Records single "We've Got Tonight", with Rogers' solo track "You Are So Beautiful" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country charts where it will peak at #1
1990 - EMI America releases Eddie Cochran's compilation album "Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" as part of the label's "Legendary Masters" series
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Zander Raphael Ayeroff, son of Capitol Records artist and guitarist Stan Ayeroff and bassoonist and multi-media artist Leslie Lashinsky, is born.