Thursday, September 01, 2016


1999 - Jadagrace, singer, dancer, actress, granddaughter of Motown founder Barry Gordy, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Jadagrace Michiko Gordy-Nash in Beverly Hills, California.

1949 - Capitol Records artist Dean Martin marries his second wife, Jeanne Biegger, a former Orange Bowl Queen
1949 - Sally Martin (on vocals, with Julia Mae Smith on trumpet, Hilton "Nappy" Lamare on guitar, Leonard Bibb on bass, and Zutty Singleton on drums) records the tracks "In My Heart", "The Little Wooden Church (On The Hill), "Jesus Is The Only One" and "He's All I Need" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will later release the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 848) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-70048).
1952 - Robert Sands, Gordon MacRae, Lucille Norman, and Thurl Ravenscroft (on vocals), with an orchestra conducted by George Greeley, record the tracks "Act I - Prologue" (vocals by Robert Sands and an unlisted male chorus), "Why Did We Marry Soldiers?" (vocals by an unlisted girl chorus), "Romance" (vocals by Lucille Norman), Then You'll Know (vocals by Gordon MacRae and Lucille Norman), "Chiding Bit, Part 1" (vocals by Gordon MacRae and Lucille Norman), "Act 2 - Let Love Come" (vocals by Thurl Ravenscroft), "One Flower" (vocals by Robert Sands), "Interlude/One Alone (vocals by Gordon MacRae), and "Sabre Bright (Sabre Song)" (vocals by Lucille Norman) between 7:00pm and 11:00pm in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on "Selections from The Desert Song" (Capitol FBF-351).
1953 - Mel Blanc records the vocal tracks for "Happy Hippety Hopper" (Parts 1 and 2), "Pied Piper Pussy Cat" (Parts 1 and 2), and "Yes Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "Happy Hippety Hopper" eight years later on the compilation album "Bugs Bunny And His Friends" (Capitol J-3257), "Pied Piper Pussy Cat" as a children's single album (Capitol CAS-3188), and the last track as a single with "I Tant Wait Till Quithmuth (Day)" on the flipside (CAS-3191).
1954 - During two sessions held this day Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, and Gerald Wilson on trumpet; Quentin Jackson and Britt Woodman on trombone; John Sanders on valve trombone; Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet; Rick Henderson on alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone; Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Harry Carney on baritone saxophone and baritone clarinet; Duke Ellington  on piano; Wendell Marshall on bass; Dave Black on drums; and Ralph Collier on conga) record the tracks "Smile" and "Echo Tango" at the first session and "If I Give My Heart To You", "Chile Bowl", and "Bakiff" at the second session at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.
1955 - Judy Garland records the tracks "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" and "While We're Young" (with choral introduction of "This Is The Time Of The Evening" by Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe), with an orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California
1959 - Frank Sinatra, Maurice Chevalier and chorus record the track "Montmart" with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studios
1960 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "Sentimental Baby", "Ol' MacDonald Had A Farm", and "Blue Moon" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra (Buddy Collette, Chuck Gentry, William Green, Plas Johnson, and Willie Schwartz on reeds; Carroll Lewis, Vito “Mickey” Mangano, George Seaberg, and Clarence “Shorty” Sherock on trumpet; George Arus, Gil Martin, Tommy Pederson, and Thomas Shepard on trombone; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Kurt Dieterle, Jacques Gasselin, Louis Kaufman, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Mischa Russell, Gerald Vinci, and William Weiss on violin; Alvin Dinkin and Stanley Harris on viola; Ossip Giskin, Armand Kaproff, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello; Bill Milleron piano; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Al Viola on guitar; Emil Richards on percussion; and Kathryn Julye on harp) and producer Dave Cavanuaugh
1984 - Tina Turner's Capitol Records single “What’s Love Got To Do With It?", with "Rock 'N' Roll Widow" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "California Dreamin'" with "Lady Liberty" on the flipside
1990 - Poison's Enigma Records single distributed by Capitol Records single "Unskinny Bop", with "Swamp Juice" on the flipside, peaks at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1887 - Emile Berliner files a patent for the lateral-cut, flat disc gramophone

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