Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

105 Years Ago Today In 1911 - Frank DeVol, bandleader, songwriter, television theme song and score composer, arranger, and Capitol Records artist is born Frank Denny De Vol in Moundsville, West Virginia

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Trumpeter Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman on alto saxophone, Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bob Tricarico and Robert "Buddy" Wise on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophones, Fred Savarise on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Billy Cronk on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums), using arrangements by George Williams, record the titles "Wagon Wheels", "Dinah", "Sentimental Journey", and "Perdidio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Anthony's album "House Party Hop" (T 292).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, John Howell, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, and John Coppola on trumpets, Dick Kenney, Bill Russo, George Roberts, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombones, Stan Fletcher on tuba, Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto saxophone, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), with June Christy on vocals, records the title "Street Of Dreams" and with vocalist June Christy "Easy Street", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Daddy" at the first session and "Blues In Burlesque, Part 1" and, with Shelly Manne also on vocals, "Blues In Burlesque, Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Street Of Dreams" and "Daddy" together as a single (Capitol 1823), "Easy Street" on the 4 CD set "Stan Kenton Retrospective" (7-97350-2), "Come Rain Or Come Shine" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (T 172), and both parts of "Blues In Burlesque" together as a single (Capitol 1874).
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford records the tracks "Sixteen Tons" and "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" with Jack Fascinato conducting the studio orchestra at Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks together as a single on October 17, 1955.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Joe Maphis on lead guitar, Buck Owens and Lewis Talley on rhythm guitar, Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "Baby Loves Him", "Honey Bop", "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" and "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:45 AM and 1:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Baby Loves Him", "Honey Bop", and "Hot Dog! That Mad Him Mad" on Jackson's album "Rockin' With Wanda!" (T 1384) and "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" and "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" together as a single (Capitol F3575).
1963 - Judy Garland sings the song "Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)" live for her CBS television show and a recording of the performance will appear on her Capitol Records album "Just For Openers"
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - David Rose conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Theme From 'The Ten Commandments'", ""'King Of Kings' Theme", "Love Theme From 'Ben Hur'", and "Theme From 'Sodom & Gomorrah'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rose's album "Themes From The Bible" (T 2627).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Sandy & Sally (vocalists Sandy Griffiths and Sally Flynn from TV's "The Lawrence Welk Shows"), with unlisted musicians, record the titles "If He Would Care" and "There Comes A Tune" in Los Angeles, California with producer Alexis de Azevedo. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5794).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, Dave Wells, and Gil Falco on trombone, Marshall Royal, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, and Nat Brown on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rollie Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "At The Jazz Band Ball (Bob Crosby Version)", "Get Happy (Benny Goodman Version)", "Satan Takes A Holiday (Tommy Dorsey Version)", and "Slow Mood (Crosby Bob Cats Version)" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the 3LP box set "The Swing Era: Volume 12 - Encore - The Day Of The Great Entertainers: Billy May" (STA 351).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted musicians, records the title "No Sad Song" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on October 13 and 15, 1971, Capitol Records will issue the title on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
1973 - Former Capitol Records artists, singer and guitarist Jim Croce (who recorded for Capitol as part of a duo with his wife Ingrid Croce), age 30, and guitarist and pianist Maury Muehleisen, age 24, are killed in a small commercial airplane when it crashes in Natchitoches, Louisiana along with Jim's road manager Dennis Rast, his booking agent Ken Cortese, the opening act comedian George Stevens, and the pilot Robert Newton Elliott
1988 - Freddie Jackson's Capitol Records album "Don't Let Love Slip Away" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1988 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A. for selling 2 million copies
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Paul Weston (born Paul Wetstein, aka pianist Jonathan Edwards), arranger, conductor, composer, band leader, creator of "Mood Music", Capitol Records' first music director and musical director for many movies, radio and television shows and specials, a founder and first national president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a founder of Corinthian Records, Capitol Records artist, and husband of Capitol Records artist Jo Stafford, dies at age 84 in Santa Monica, California and memorial services were later held at Church Of The Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills, California
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville announces that their recording artist Trace Adkins was released from the hospitol four days after undergoing emergency surgery for an abdominal inflammatory infection

1948 - Future Capitol Records artists The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Hal Kratzsch) perform at their first professional booking when they appear at the "113 Club" in Fort Wayne, Indiana
1953 - Ricci James Martin, actor and son of Capitol Records artist Dean Martin and his wife Jeanne Martin, is born
1967 - Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, sons of actor and Imperial Records artist Rick Nelson and actress Kristin Harmon, are born Matthew Gray Nelson and Gunnar Eric Nelson in Santa Monica, California. Both were involved in the production of their father's Capitol Records box set "Legacy".
1987 - Dan Seals' EMI America Records single "Three Time Loser", with "On The Front Line" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group

1920 - Jay Ward, animator, animation director and producer, and animation studio owner, is born J Troplong Ward in Berekely, California
1973 - The Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California opens with headliner Neil Young

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