Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FEBRUARY 10, 2016

1939 - Roberta Flack, music teacher, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1983), is born in Asheville, North Carolina

1945 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Accentuate the Positive", with "There's A Fellow Waiting In P'Keepsie" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - During three sessions held this day in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, Werner Janssen conducts Members of the Janssen Symphony Orchestra, with Bert Gassman on oboe, as they record Handel's "Concerto Grosso In B Flat Major" in two parts at the first session, George Frideric Handel's "Double Concerto In C Major" in four parts at the second session and Michael Haydn's "Horn Concerto In D Major" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the parts of all the titles on the group's album "HAYDN - Horn Concerto in D Major/HANDEL - Concerto Grosso in B Flat Major/Double Concerto in C Major" (P-8137).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Jack Marshall conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Kay's Lament" and a new version of "The Man Upstairs" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Kay's Lament" as a single (Capitol 4542) with "Foolin' Around" (recorded February 23, 1961) on the flipside and "The Man Upstairs" on Starr's album "Kay Starr's Again!" (ST-11323).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Dick Nash, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts, and Tommy Shepard on trombones, Buddy Collette, Harry Klee, Joe Koch, and Wilbur Schwartz on saxophones, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons and Al Hendrickson on guitars, Joe Comfort on bass, Irving Cottler on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, George Devron, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Paul Shure on violins, Alvin Dinkin and Barbara Simmons on violas, and Ossip Giskin, Armand Kaproff, and George Neikrug on cellos), records remakes of the titles "All In A Night's Work", "The Story Of My Life", "Giuggiola" and "Hear My Heart (Sente Le Coure)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "All In A Night's Work" as a single (Capitol 4551) with "Bella Bella Bambina" (recorded February 15, 1961) on the flipside, "The Story Of My Life" as a single (Capitol 4570) with a version of "Giuggiola" recorded on December 12, 1960 on the flipside, and the version of "Giuggiola" recorded on this date in England on the album "The Classic Dino" (CAPS 1029), and Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue "Hear My Heart (Sente Le Coure)" on Martin's album "Lush Years" (T 5006).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin), with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Jimmy Capps on lead guitar, Ray Edenton on guitar, and Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, record the titles "I Feel Better Now", "O Who Shall Be Able To Stand", "If Today Was The Day", and two takes of "You'll Meet Him In The Clouds" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the second take of "You'll Meet Him In The Clouds" on the duo's album "Keep Your Eyes On Jesus" (T 1834). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in the eight CD box set "The Louvin Brothers - Close Harmony" (BCD 15561).
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "A Day In The Life"
1968 - The Beatles close their American fan club and business office, Beatles U.S.A, fire their American PR people, and sever all business ties in the country, turning everything over to their own Apple Corps in London.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Vocalist Roy Rogers, with unlisted others, records the titles "Come Sundown", "If I Ever Get That Close Again", and "Everything Changes" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rogers' album "Man From Duck Run" (ST-785).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Vocal duo Jim & Jessie (Jim McReynolds and Jesse McReynolds), with unlisted others, record the titles "Snowbird", "The Promised Land", "Knock Three Times", and "Fifteen Years Ago" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Freight Train" (ST-770).
1973 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records single "Danny's Song", with "Drown Me" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

1937 Don Wilson, rhythm guitarist with the Dolton Records (distributed by Liberty Records) group The Ventures, is born in Tacoma, Washington
1955 - Capitol Records artist Faron Young's movie, "Hired Guns" has its world premiere

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