ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Vocalist and pianist Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends (Karl George on trumpet, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Lucky Ennois on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums), record the titles "Since I've Been With You" (without Cavanaugh), "Out In The Cold Again", "Young Girl Blues", and "On My Way Out" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Since I've Been With You" as a single (Capitol Americana 40008) with "A Porter's Love Song" (recorded on August 26, 1946) on the flipside, "Out In The Cold Again" as a single (Capitol 1896) with the instrumental "Charmaine" (recorded November 14, 1947) on the flipside, "Young Girl Blues" as a single (Capitol 379) with "I'll Get Along Somehow" (recorded August 26, 1946) on the flipside, and "On My Way Out" as a single (Capitol 340) with "Oh Marie" (recorded August 26, 1946) on the flipside.
1955 - Judy Garland records the track "On The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1957 - Buck Owens' has his first solo recording session for Capitol Records at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California or it's the day when Ken Nelson signed Buck Owens to Capitol Records as a solo artist. If anyone knows for sure which it is, please leave a comment.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Benny Carter conducts his own arrangements to trumpet player Jonah Jones as well as Joe Graves, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, and Mannie Klein also on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lewis McCreary on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums as they record the titles "Ciribiribin", "West End Blues", and "Tenderly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Jonah Jones With Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra" (T 1660).
1965- The Beatles are back at The Hollywood Bowl for the last time for a show which was recorded and was used for tracks for the 1977 Capitol Records album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl"
1968 - Mary Hopkin's first single, "Those Were The Days", is released on Apple Records with Capitol Records distributing it in the United States
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Bloodrock (Steve Hill on keyboards and vocals, Nick Taylor on guitrar and vocals, Lee Pickens on guitar, Ed Grundy on bass and vocals, Rick Cobb on drums and percussion, and Jim Rutledge on vocals) co-produces and records the titles "It's A Sad World" and "Rock And Roll Candy Man" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with co-producer John Palladino and engineers John Wilson and Cecil Jones. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on the group's album "Bloodrock U.S.A." (SMAS-645).
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1937 - Jack Kapp of Decca Records signs Judy Garland signs her first recording contract.