Saturday, February 27, 2016

FEBRUARY 27, 2016

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased of Les Paul's title "Walkin' And Whistlin' Blues" in Los Angeles, California and will issue the title as a single (Capitol 1451) with Les Paul and Mary Ford's title "How High The Moon" (master purchased in January 1951) on the flipside.
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago In 1956 - Clarinetist Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Wes Hensel, Don Paladino, Stan Stout, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Ray Sims, Bob Burgess, and Bob Pring on trombone, Stumpy Brown on bass trombone, Ronnie Lang on flute and alto saxophone, Sol Libero on alto saxophone, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Abe Aaron on tenor and baritone saxophones, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone and vocals, Don Trenner on piano, Vernon Polk on guitar, Buddy Clark on bass, and Lloyd Morales on drums), record a as yet unissued take of the title "Pink Coats" and the title "Harlem Nocturne" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Harlem Nocturne" on 60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Five Keys (Rudy West on lead vocals, Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with Howard Biggs and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "I Dreamt I Dwelt In Heaven", "She's The Most", "That's Right", and "Boom-Boom" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol F3392), "That's Right" as a single (Capitol F3502) with "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" (recorded June 26, 1956) on the flipside, and "Boom Boom" as a single (Capitol F3786) with "The Face Of An Angel" (recorded January 14, 1957) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Mijail Glinka's "Jota Aragonesa" and a as yet unissued take of Bizet's "Gypsy Dance (Chanson Boheme) (From 'Carmen')" on Stage 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios on North Formosa Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Jota Aragonesa" on the orchestra's album "Fiesta!" (P-8335).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Billy May and Charley Barnet, using May's arrangements, direct The Kon-Tiki's (Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, James Decker, and William Hinshaw on French horns, Charlie Barnet, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, and Ted Nash on saxophones, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons, Al Hendrickson, and Alvino Rey on guitar, Ralph Pena on bass, Frank Flynn, Irving Cottler, and Emil Richards on drums) as they record the title "Sand In My Shoes", as yet unissued take of the title "Return To Paradise" with vocalist Marni Nixon, the titles "Little Island" and "Beyond The Reef" and incomplete and as yet unissued takes of the titles "Beyond The Reef" and "In My Shoes" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. After re-naming the orchestra to The Out-Islanders, Capitol Records will issue "Sand In My Shoes", "Little Island" and "Beyond The Reef" on the group's album "Polynesian Fantasy" (ST-1595).
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Eight Days A Week", with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "On The Street Where You Live", "Make Someone Happy", and a as yet unissued take of the titles "C'est La Vie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (T 2559).
1967 - The Pink Floyd records the tracks "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Current Bun" with producer Joe Boyd at Sound Techniques in Chelsea, England with John Wood engineering. The tracks will make up their first single which will be released by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, in the United States.
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "The World Is Ours" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
40 Years Ago Today in 1976 - Gene Watson records the titles "When My World Left Town", "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall", "I Fell Apart" and "He Little Thinged Her Out Of My Arms" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Watson's album "Because You Believed In Me" (ST-11529) and the last title on his album "Gene Watson's Beautiful Country" (ST-11715).
1979 - Peabo Bryson's Capitol Records album "Crosswinds" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Jay Ferguson records the titles "Tonite (Fallin' For Ya)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 511) with "Empty Sky" (recorded April 2, 1981) on the flipside and on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196).
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Marie Osmond's Capitol Records single "There's No Stopping Your Heart", with "Blue Sky Shinin'" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Capitol Records band Marillion begin their first major U.S. tour in Buffalo, New York

1923 - Dexter Gordon, saxophone player, motion picture actor, and Blue Note Records artist is born Dexter Keith Gordon in Los Angeles, California
1947 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra record the tracks "Rhythm Incorporated, parts 1 & 2" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California for AFRS Program #231 with Kenton sharing master of ceremonies duties with Gene Norman
1960 - Paul Humphreys, keyboard player for the Virgin Records group Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark (aka OMD) is born in London, England
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "Tell Me Why", "I'll Cry Instead", and "If I Fell" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England with producer George Martin and engineers Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick for their United Artists Records soundtrack album to their first film "A Hard Day's Night". Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group currently owns the United Artists catalog.
1965 - Shirley Bassey's United Artists single "Goldfinger", with "Strange How Love Can Be" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
2002 - Spike Milligan, comedian, writer, radio, television, and motion picture actor, and Parlophone Records artist as part of "The Goon Show", dies at age 83

1955 - Billboard magazine announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in the United States
1988 - Gene De Paul, songwriter, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song in 1941 for "Hellzapoppin", collaborated with lyricist and Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer on the M-G-M motion picture musical "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" and the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner", dies in Los Angeles, California at age 68 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California

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