Saturday, January 30, 2016

JANUARY 30, 2016

1934 - Tammy Grimes, Broadway, motion picture, television and radio actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1960 - Original Cast Album for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"), is born in Lynn, Massachusetts. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - During two sessions held today, probably in "The Chateau" in Hollywood, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, The Mellowmen Quartet record six unlisted titles at the first session and Hal Derwin records five unlisted titles. There is no record if The Capitol Records Transcription Service issued any of the titles but it did register master #s. If anyone knows what was recorded that day, please leave a comment.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - It's a busy day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Lewis Talley on guitar, Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar, Enos "Skeets" McDonald on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "It's Not The Moon That Makes The Difference", "You Took Her Off My Hands", "Why Do I Love You So?", and "That Just Kills Me". Capitol Records will issue "You Took Her Off My Hands" and "That Just Kills Me" together as a single (Capitol F33596), and "Why Do I Love You So?" as a single (Capitol F3408) with "The Waltz Of The Angels" (recorded on February 8, 1956) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten CD boxset "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886). Between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM, vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone and oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, percussion and bells, Corky Hale on harp, Claude Williamson on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "For All We Know", "There's No You", "Maybe You'll Be There" and "This Year's Kisses". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725). Between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM, Billy May directs his own arrangements to his orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Lloyd Ulyate, Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, and Francis Howard on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums) and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (vocalists Jud Conlon, Loulie Jean Norman, Gloria Wood, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean, and Robert Wacker) as they record the titles "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'", "Nightmare Theme", and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)". Capitol Records will issue "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'" and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)" together as a single (Capitol 3372) and "Nightmare Theme" as a single (Capitol 3486) with "The Beat" (recorded June 7, 1956) on the flipside.
1957 - Dean Martin finishes the last session for his Capitol Records album "Pretty Baby" after he records the tracks "Only Forever", "Maybe", "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)", "You've Got Me Crying Again", "Once in a While", "The Object of My Affection" at The Capitol Tower studios in Hollywood, California with Gus Levine conducting the orchestra (Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joseph G. "Joe" Comfort on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, Edwin L. "Buddy" Cole on piano, Julian C. "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Charles T. "Chuck" Gentry and Edward R. Miller on saxophone, Elmer R. "Moe" Schneider on trombone, and Charles Richard "Dick" Cathcart on trumpet).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Bill Comstock, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Dick Reynolds conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Imagination", "(I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", and "Green Fields" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on ghe group's album "Stars In Your Eyes" (T 1682).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's album "Make Way"
1963 - Nat "King" Cole signs his last contract with Capitol Records
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Please Please Me" with "From Me To You" on the flipside.
1967 - The Beatles begin two straight days of shooting for a promo film for their Parlophone single "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. The single will be released in the United States by Capitol Records and the footage would appear in "The Beatles Anthology" distributed by Capitol Video in 1995 that also includes home movies from the set of the shoot
1969 - The Beatles, with Billy Preston on keyboards, give their last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records' offices at 3 Savile Row, London, England, after the roof was shored up to hold the weight. The performance was filmed until it was stopped after 42 minutes by the police. The footage will later appear in the documentary "Let It Be" and recordings of the songs performed, "Get Back" (three takes), "Don't Let Me Down" (two takes), "I've Got A Feeling" (two takes), "One After 909", and "I Dig A Pony", would later appear on the "Let It Be" Apple Records soundtrack, released by Capitol Records in the United States. The band also performed a version of "God Save The Queen" that was not recorded.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - The Tubes record the titles "A Matter Of Pride" and "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's album "The Completion Backward Principle" (SOO-12151).
1997 - Tower Mastering duplicates a very limited quantity of a 3-song cassette sampler of alternate takes of Paul McCartney's songs "The World Tonight", "Young Boy", and "Somedays" to promote his Capitol Records album "Flaming Pie".

1958 - Future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard was found guilty on a burglary charge in California
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Vocalist Kim Carnes, with unlisted other vocalists and musicians, records the title "Break The Rules Tonight (Out Of School)". EMI America will release the title as a single (EMI America 8087) with "Draw Of The Cards" on the flipside and on Carnes' album "Mistaken Identity" (SO-17052).

1933 - The first of 2,956 radio episodes of "The Lone Ranger" airs on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. The show's writer, Fran Striker (who also created The Green Hornet and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon) was born in Buffalo, New York. My dad loved this show as a kid. He even saved his Lone Ranger badge. When nostalgia for Old Time Radio was really at a peak in the early '70s, many programs were released on LP which he collected and played for me and my siblings and we just loved them. It really started my love for the great shows from the golden age of radio.

No comments: