Thursday, February 04, 2016

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

1915 - Ray Evans, Academy Award winning composer (with Jay Livingston he wrote "Mona Lisa", "Buttons And Bows", "Silver Bells", and many others covered by Capitol Records artists), is born Raymond B. Evans in Salamanca, New York

75 Years Ago Today In 1941 - Edmund Weyns conducts The Wiesbaden Collegium Musicum (lineup unlisted as they record excerpts of Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Musical Offering" in four parts in Wiesbaden, Germany for Telefunken Records. After acquiring the Telefunken catalog, Capitol Records will issue all four parts on the group's album "BACH - Italian Concerto / The Musical Offering (Excerpts)" (L-8128).
1944 - Eddie Miller and His Orchestra (Charles Griffard, Bobby Goodrich, and Bruce Hudson on trumpet;, Abe Lincoln, Ed Kusby, and Elmer Smithers on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Doc Rando and Ray Lunsdale on alto saxophone; Miller on tenor saxophone; Clyde Rogers on baritone saxophone; Stan Wrightsman on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar and vocal; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "The Hour Of Parting" (arranged by Paul Weston), "Our Monday Date" (arranged by Matty Matlock), "Yesterdays" (arranged by Weston), and two takes of "(I'm Gonna) Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee" (vocals by Lamar, arranged by Matlock) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records
50 Years Ago In 1966 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, records the titles "Come, Thou Almighty King", "Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name", "A Grace Greater Than Our Sin", "A Wonderful Peace", and "Lead Kindly Light" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Wonderful Peace" (T 2557).
1968 - John Lennon records tracks for The Beatles' song "Across The Universe
1969 - Paul McCartney hires his father-in-law's firm, Eastman & Eastman, as general legal counsel for Apple Corps
45 Years Ago In 1971 - Vocalist Dick Curless, with Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Billy Sanford on guitars, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the titles "Old Ramblin' Alabama Me", "Sweeter Than The Honey", "Hot Springs", and "Bully Of The Town" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Curless' album "Comin' On Country" (ST-792).
45 Years Ago In 1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the title "The Minstrel Is Free At Last" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1974 - Harvest Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases Pink Floyd's single "Time" with "Us & Them" on the flipside
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Guthrie Thomas records the titles "I'll Be Lucky" and the yet to be issued title "Positively Dylanesque" at The Capitol Tower Studis in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Be Lucky" on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
1980 - The Motels record the title "Bonjour Baby" in Studio B at the The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's second album for the label, "Careful" (ST-12070).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - The Tubes record the as yet to be issued take of the title "What's Wrong With Me" and the title "Let's Make Some Noise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Let's Make Some Noise" on the group's album "The Completion Backward Principle" (SOO-12151).
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - During two sessions held on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted musicians, records the title "Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby" at the first session and "I Only Wanted You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby" as a single (Capitol 5703) with "Making Magic" (recorded January 29, 1986) on the flipside, "I Only Wanted You" as a single (Capitol 5663) with "We're Gonna Need A Love Song" (recorded February 5, 1986) on the flipside, and both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1989 - Sheriff's Capitol Records single "When I'm With You", with "Voices" on the flip side, peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Capitol releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "Songs of the Civil War"

1939 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra marries his first wife Nancy Barbato in Jersey City, New Jersey
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Lenny Bruce gives a concert at Carnegie Hall which United Artist Records will releases complete and unabridged on the three record set "Lenny Bruce - The Carnegie Hall Concert". Universal Music Group, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns United Artists' catalog.
1990 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Opposites Attract" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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