Sunday, September 04, 2016


70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Greg Elmore, drummer with the band The Brogues and Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born at the Coronado Naval Air Station, near San Diego, California
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Gary Duncan, guitarist and vocalist with the band The Brogues and Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born Gary Grubb in San Diego, California

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and John Best on trumpet, Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, Murray McEachern, and James Priddy on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and Jack Costanzo on percussion), records the titles "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", "What Does It Take", "Walkin'", and "I'm Hurtin'" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will release "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" as a single (Capitol 2130) with "Funny! (Not Much)" (recorded January 11, 1952) on the flipside, "What Does It Take To Make You Laugh?" as a single (Capitol 2069) with "Somewhere Along The Way" (recorded January 19, 1952) on the flipside, and "Walkin'" and "I'm Hurtin'" together as a single (Capitol 1863).
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Help!", with "I Should Have Known Better" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and will stay for three weeks
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Mrs. Elva Miller records the titles "Somewhere My Love (Lara's theme from "Doctor Zhivago"), "Second Hand Rose", "The Girl From Ipanema" and the yet to be issued take of the title "Till There Was You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records would release the first three titles on Mrs. Miller's album "Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?" (Capitol T/ST 2579).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Maria Cole records "The Music That Makes Me Dance", "He Touched Me", "Violets For Your Furs", and "I Think I Fell In Love Today" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "Love Is A Special Feeling" (Capitol T/ST 2612).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Al Martino records the titles "There's Nothing Greater Than Our Love", "Dream Of Me", and "If There's No Such Thing As A Miracle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release all the titles on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (Capitol ST-11572).
1992 - Carl Butler, singer, guitarist, member of the duo Carl and Pearl with his wife Pearl Dee Butler, and Capitol solo artist (1951-1953), dies of a massive heart attack in Franklin, Tennessee at age 68

1948 - The tracks "Move", "Why Do I Love You?", and "Godchild" are broadcast live with Miles Davis on trumpet, Kenny Hagood on vocals, Lee Konitz on alto saxophone, Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Mike Zwerin on trombone, Junior Collins on french horn, Bill Barber on tuba, John Lewis on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Max Roach on drums at the Royal Roost in New York City as part of the Symphony Sid radio program. Transcribed recordings of the tracks will be included on the 1998 Blue Notes Records CD release "The Complete Birth Of The Cool"
1962 - The Beatles, with Ringo Starr on drums, record the tracks "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "One After 909", and ""How Do You Do It", at their first recording session for Parlophone Records with producer George Martin
1964 - Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Ray Barretto on congas, records the tracks "Shirley", "Wahoo" (aka "Stanley's Blues"), "Tacos", "Can By Me Love" (without Barretto on congas), and "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me" (without Morgan on trumpet and Barretto on congas) with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio in Englewood, New Jersey. The tracks would be released by Blue Note in 1980 on the album "Mr. Natural". Universal Music Group currently owns the Blue Note Records catalog.
1990 - EMI Records America releases Queensr├┐che's album "Empire". The album will peak at #3 in the United States and be certified triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Universal Music Group currently owns the EMI America catalog.

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