Monday, February 29, 2016

FEBRUARY 29, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
100 Years Ago Today In 1916 - Dinah Shore, singer, radio and motion picture actress, television variety and talk shows host, professional women's golf tournament sponsor, and Capitol Records artist, is born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Vocalist Jimmy Wakely, with Les Baxter and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Goodbye, Little Girl", "Love Song Of The Waterfall", and a as yet unissued take of the title "Goodbye Little Darlin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 2028).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Trumpet Player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, John Audino, Art DePew, and John Dolny also on trumpets, Dick Nash, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombones, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinets and alto saxophones, Georgie Auld abd Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "How High The Moon", "Perdido", and "One O'Clock Jump" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Anthony's album "Jam Session At The Tower" (T 749).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Les Baxter conducting His Chorus (lineup unlisted) and Orchestra (Paul Smith on piano, David Grupp on xylophone, Barney Kessel and Jack Marshall on guitars, Phil Stephens on bass, Ray Sherman and Lou Singer on drums, and Frank "Chico" Guerrero on percussion), records the titles "Down In Mexico", "I'm Gonna Walk", "Rock 'N' Roll Wedding", and "Coffee Date" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:30 AM on March 1, 1956. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol F3387) and the second and last title together as a single (Capitol F3458).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Milt Buckner Quartet (collectively, Milt Buckner on organ, Skeeter Best, Everett Barksdale, Mickey Baker on guitars, Milt Hinton on bass, Osie Johnson and Shadow Wilson on drums) record the title "We'll Be Together Again" and, with Buckner later also overdubbing piano tracks, the titles "The Late, Late Show" and "The Beast" in New York City, New York between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the Quartet's album "Rockin' Hammond" (T 722).
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 title "My Pigeon's Gone" and the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Just Sittin'" and "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Pigeon's Gone" as a single (Capitol F3455) with "Peace And Love" (recorded April 25, 1955) on the flipside.
1960 - Tak Shino conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the title "A String Of Pearls", a as yet unissued take of "Happy Talk", and the title "Cherokee" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "A String Of Pearls" and "Cherokee" on Shindo's album "Accent On Bamboo" (T 1433).
1960 - The George Shearing Quintet (Warren Chiasson on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Dick Garcia on guitar, Wyatt Ruther on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums) with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to a string choir (Jacques Gasselin, Murray Kellner, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violins, Lou Kievman, Paul Robyn, and Virginia Majewski on viola, and Charles Gates, Victor Gottlieb, Kurt Reher, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), record a remake of the title "It's Not You" and the titles "Here's What I'm Here For", "The Party's Over", "My Own", and "My Romance" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shearing's album "Satin Affair" (T 1628).
1968 - The Beach Boys record tracks for the title "Little Bird" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on March 4 and 5, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 2160) with "Friends" (recorded March 15 and 19, 1968) on the flipside and on the group's album "Friends" (ST 2895).
1968 - At The Grammy Awards ceremony:
· The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins for "Album Of The Year" and "Best Contemporary Album"
· Geoff E. Emerick wins for Best Engineered Recording for The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
· Peter Blake and Jann Haworth with for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts for The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
· Bobbie Gentry wins for Best New Artist, Best Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Contemporary Solo Performance, Female for her Capitol Records single "Ode To Billie Joe"
· Jimmie Haskell wins for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s) for Bobbie Gentry's Capitol Records track "Ode To Billie Joe"
· Glen Campbell wins for Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Solo Performance, Male for his Capitol Records single "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and Best Country & Western Recording and Best Country & Western Solo Performance, Male for his Capitol Records track "Gentle On My Mind"
· The Cannonball Adderley Quintet wins for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist or Soloist with a Small Group (7 or fewer) for his Capitol Records single "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
· Senator Everett M. Dirksen wins for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording for his Capitol Records album "Gallant Men".
1972 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with orchestra (collectively, Buddy Spicher on fiddle, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and keyboards, Pig Robbins and David Briggs on pianos, Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Dave Kirby, Jerry Byrd, Pete Wade, and Tommy Floyd on guitars, Joe Zinkan and Bob Moore on basses, Willie Ackerman and Buddy Harman on drums) and chorus (vocal group The Nashville Sounds with a unlisted lineup), records the titles "Love Me Now", "Green Grow The Lilacs", and "You Will Have To Pay For Your Yesterday" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on Ritter's album "The Super Country Legendary Tex Ritter" (ST-11037) and the last title as a single (Capitol 3457) with "Comin' After Jinny" (recorded September 8, 1972) on the flipside.
1972 - Bang (lineup unlisted) records the title "Questions" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1972 - Vocalist Glen Campbell with a orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Al De Lory, records the as yet unissued remake of the title "Love Is Blue" and the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Someday Soon", "My Kind Of People", and "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" for Capitol Records.
1980 - The Shirts (vocalist Annie Golden, Robert Racioppo on bass and vocals, Artie Lamonica on keyboards, guitar and vocals, Johnny 'Doom' Piccolo on keyboards, Ronnie Ardito on gutiar, keyboards, and backup vocals, and Johnny 'Zeeek' Criscione on drums and backup vocals), at two sessions held today, record the title "I Can't Get It Through My Head" at the first session and the titles "I'm Not One Of Those", "Hanging Around", and "Pleasure Is The Pain" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Inner Sleeve" (ST-12085).
1980 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with Gene Barge directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the title "Stairway To The Stars" and a as yet unissued take of the title "It's Sand Man" at Scott/Sunstorm Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Stairway To The Stars" on Cole's album "Don't Look Back" (ST-12079).
1992 - Garth Brook's Capitol Records Nashville single "What's She Doing Now" is  #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
2000 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation CD "20 Greatest Hits"
2004 - Capitol Records re-releases Pink Floyd's album "Animals" on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1936 - 44 year old Fanny Brice introduces her character of Baby Snooks, whom she has performed as in skits on the vaudeville stage for the past 24 years, and said she had based as a parody on child star Baby Peggy, to radio audiences when she appears on the CBS-Radio program "The Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air". Brice will later record the children's album "Baby Snooks Learns" for Capitol Records as the Snooks character.
1940 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland is awarded the Academy Award for Best Juvenile for her work in the M-G-M motion picture musical "The Wizard of Oz"
1968 - Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin win the Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance for their Angel Records title "West Meets East". Once owned by Capitol Records and EMI Music Group, Angel Records' catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.

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