Monday, October 17, 2016

OCTOBER 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1923 - Barney Kessel, guitarist, band leader and Capitol Records session musician for session lead by Billy May, Mel Torme and others, arranger and guitarist for Julie London on her "Julie Is Her Name" Liberty Records album, member of the Jazz Hall of Fame, owner of Kessel's Music World in Hollywood, California, columnist and writer of guitar instruction manuals, is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Swingmusic.net has a great biography of Kessel.
1942 - Lee Greenwood, singer, songwriter and Capitol Records (1990) and Liberty Records artist (1992-1993), is born in South Gate, California. Liberty Records would later become Capitol Records Nashville.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - Tor Mann conducts The Orchestra des Konzertvereins,Stockholm (lineup unlisted) as they record Sibelius' "Symphony Number 2 in D Major: 1st movement - Allegretto, part 1, 1st movement - Allegretto, part 2, 2nd movement - Andante ma ruberto, part 1, 2nd movement - Andante ma ruberto, part 2, 2nd movement - Andante ma ruberto, part 3, 3rd movement - Vivacissimo, part 1, 3rd movement - Vivacissimo, part 2/4th movement - Finale: Allegro moderato, part 1, 4th movement - Finale: Allegro moderato, part 2, 4th movement - Finale: Allegro moderato, part 3, 4th movement - Finale: Allegro moderato, part 4" in Stockholm, Sweeden. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the orchestra's album "SIBELIUS - Symphony N° 2 in D Major" (P-8107).
1944 - June Hutton and The Pied Pipers (Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the track "There's A Fella Waitin' In Poughkeepsie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 180) with "Accentuate The Positive" on the flipside.
1944 - Martha Tilton, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (featuring Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone but no listing for the rest of the lineup) records the tracks "A Stranger In Town" and "Does Everyone Know About This?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 184) with "I Should Care" on the flipside and releases the second track on the CD "From The Vaults: Volume 3 - Capitol Jumps" (5-25544-2).
1944 - Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records "Jingle Bells" in Los Angeles, California which will be released on a promotional record for Capitol Records.
1945 - Wally Fowler and His Georgia Clodhoppers (unlisted lineup but listed as probably including 8 members with an accordion, two guitars, and bass player and vocalists) records the tracks "Wastin' My Time On You", "Just Thirteen Steps Away", "I'm Sending You Red Roses", and "I'll Be Waiting At The Gate" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40045), the second track as a single (Capitol 242) with "You Can't Conceal A Broken Heart" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40045) with "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Andy Russell and The Pied Pipers (lineup unlisted) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I'll Close My Eyes", "Dreams Are A Dime A Dozen", and "As Long As I'm Dreaming" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 342) with "It's Dream Time" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol 386) with "Unless It Can Happen With You" (with additional vocals by Della Russell) on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 417) with "Je Vous Aime" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Vocalist and guitarist Hal Derwin, with Lou Busch conducting Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "Mi Vida" and "Another Night Like This" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Mi Vida" and issued the second track as a single (Capitol 336) with "You'll Always Be The One I Love" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Peggy Lee, with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Birmingham Jail", "Don't Be So Mean To Baby", and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track on Lee's 4 CD set "Miss Peggy Lee" (7-97626-2), the second track as a single (Capitol 1776) with "While We're Young" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 15159) with "Just A Shade On The Blue Side" on the flipside. The last track (as of 2005) is unissued.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Carl Kress (on guitar) and His Kresstette (Chris Griffin on trumpet; Hank D'Amico on clarinet; Artie Drellinger on tenor saxophone; Stan Freeman on piano; Bob Haggart on bass; and Dave Tough on drums) record the tracks "There's A Small Hotel", "Just You, Just Me", "Coquette", and "I May Be Wrong" at WMCA Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the second and third track on Kress' album "Classics In Jazz - Carl Kress" (H-368). Mosaic Records issues all the tracks on the box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170) in 1997.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - At sessions for The Capitol Records Transcription Service held in Los Angeles, California Lou Busch records three tracks, The King Sisters record four tracks, and Buddy Cole records 13 tracks. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clark Yocum) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup) record the tracks "My Melancholy Baby", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "Girl Of My Dreams" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Harvest Moon" (H-212).
1949 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Record's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin on violin and leader; Paul Shure on violin; Paul Robyn on viola; and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Villa-Lobos' "Quartet Number 6 In E Major: 1st movement - Poco animato, part 1, 1st movement - Poco animato, part 2/2nd movement - Allegretto, part 1, 2nd movement - Allegretto, part 2" at the first session and "Quartet N° 6 In E Major: 3rd movement - Andante, quasi adagio, part 1, 3rd movement - Andante, quasi adagio, part 2, 4th movement - Allegro vivace, part 1, 4th movement - Allegro vivace, part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the parts together on the quartet's album "WALTON - String Quartet in A Minor/VILLA-LOBOS-Quartet N° 6 in E Major" (P-8054).
1950 - Pinto Colvig records vocal overdubs for his tracks "Teena, The Laughing Hyena: Part 1" and "Teena, The Laughing Hyena: Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records releases the tracks on Colvig's Children's Records 78 rpm picture sleeve single "Teena, The Laughing Hyena"(DAT-3086).
1950 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (with Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "El Choclo", "Cristal", Adios Muchachos" and "Adios" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baxter's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Tangos" (CD-263).
1954 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Percussionists (unlisted lineup) as the record Chavez's "Toccata For Percussion Instruments" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the album "Percussion: MILHAUD - Concerto For Percussion and Small Orchestra/CHAVEZ - Toccata for percussion/BARTOK - Music For String Instruments,Percussion and Celesta" (P-8299).
1955 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry", with a cover version of Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons" on the flip side, both produced by Lee Gillette. D.J.s turn the flip side into Ford's biggest hit and Capitol's fastest million selling single (twenty four days) to that date. The story of "Sixteen Tons" is wonderfully written at ErnieFord.com.
1955 - Kay Carson (aka Kay "Kit" Carson) with Dick Hyman directing a chorus and orchestra with unlisted lineups, records the tracks "Band Of Gold", "Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters", "The Fellow Over There", and "There's A Shadow Between Us" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks as a single (Capitol 3283) and has, of 2005, yet to issue the last two tracks.
1955 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Edison, John Best, Shorty Sherock, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, and Paul Tanner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Mahlon Clark and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Justin Gordon and Warren Webb on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Frank Flynn on percussion; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Samuel Cytron, Robert Gross, Henry Hill, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, and Mischa Russell on violins; Maxine Johnson, Paul Robyn, and David Sterkin on viola; Ennio Bolognini, Ray Kramer, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records a remake of the track "You Forgot All The Words (While I Still Remember The Tune)" (released by Capitol as a the flip side of the single "Hey, Jealous Lover" [Capitol 3552], and will be included as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Sinatra's album "No One Cares"), "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (included on Sinatra's Capitol Records album "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" [W 653]), and a remake of "Weep They Will" (released as the flip side of the Capitol Records single [Capitol 3290] "The Tender Trap") at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:00 PM.
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Harry Edison, John Best, Shorty Sherock, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, and Paul Tanner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Mahlon Clark and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Justin Gordon and Warren Webb on tenor saxophone; Bob Lawson on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Frank Flynn on percussion; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Samuel Cytron, Robert Gross, Henry Hill, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, and Mischa Russell on violins; Maxine Johnson, Paul Robyn, and David Sterkin on viola; Ennio Bolognini, Ray Kramer, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) record a remake of the track "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" at Capitol Record's Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Riddle's EP "Lisbon Antigua" (EAP-1-710).
1955 - Eighteen year old singer and guitarist Jerry Reed has his first Capitol Records recording session at Castle Studios in the Tulane Hotel at Eighth Avenue North and Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee. With producer Ken Nelson and Nelson's front-line Nashville session musicians to back him, Reed records "If The Good Lord's Willing And The Creeks Don't Rise" and "Here I Am" (which Capitol Records issues as Reed's first single [F3294]), as well as "Just A Romeo" (which ends up as the flip side Reed's fourth single "This Great Big Empty Room" [Capitol F3592]) and "I'm Tired Of Playing Cupid" (which went unreleased until Bear Family Records released it on Reed's box set "Here I Am" [BCD 16306] in 1999).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Coleman Hawkins (with Glenn Osser conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup that includes woodwinds, strings and rhythm players) records the tracks "A Cottage For Sale", "My Mother's Eyes", Withe Every Breath I Take", and "Out Of The Right" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Hawkins' album "The Gilded Hawk" (T 819).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Cliff Gallup on guitar; Paul Peek on rhythm guitar; Jack Neal on bass; and Dickie Harrell on drums) record the tracks "B-i-bickey-bi, Bo-bo-go", "Pink Thunderbird", "Pretty, Pretty Baby", and "Crusin'" at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol F3678) with "Five Days, Five Days" on the flip side, and the last three tracks on the band's eponymous album "Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps" (T 811).
1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) to record Johann Strauss' "Emperor Waltz", "Tales Of The Vienna Woods", and On The Beautiful Blue Danube" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the orchestra's album "STRAUSS Waltzes" (PAO-8421)
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Remember", "Carolina Moon", "Paradise", and "Till We Meet Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lombardo's album "The Sweetest Waltzes This Side Of Heaven" (T 1306).
1958 - Ed Townsend, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Mam'selle", "Till the End Of Time", "I Am", and "The More I See You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Townsend's album "New In Town" (T 1140).
1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record two versions each of the tracks "Who's Pushing Your Swing", "Anna Annabelle", and "Gone Gone Gone" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the 6 CD boxset "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2).
1958 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra (Baxter conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Come Prima" and "My Heart's In Portugal" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol F4091).
1958 - Peggy Lee records the tracks "Charley, My Boy", "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh!", "My Man", "I'm Just Wild About Harry" with arranger Jack Marshall conducting his Orchestra (Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpet; Milt Bernhardt and Frank Rosolino on trombone; Benny Carter on alto saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; and Shelly Manne on drums, with other unlisted musicians), and Dave Cavanaugh producing at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Lee's 1959 Capitol Records album "I Like Men" (T 1131).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Remember", "Pale Moon", "Indiana", and "Let's Behave" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 none of the tracks have been issued.
1960 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Italian Street Song (with unlisted brass section), "Yours Is My Heart Alone" (with unlisted strings and flute plyers), "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" (with unlisted strings and flute players), "I Love A Parade" (with unlisted brass section), and "Lover, Come Back To Me" (with unlisted strings and flute players) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker Displays The Many Voices Of The Morton Pipe Organ - Sound Showcase" (T 1908).
1960 - Nat "King" Cole has the first try out of his musical revue "I'm With You", which uses songs from his Capitol Records album "Wild Is Love", at the beginning of his fall tour in Denver, Colorado. The tour would end November 26 in Detroit, Michigan and would evolve into his 1961-1964 stage show "Sights And Sounds: The Merry World Of Nat 'King' Cole".
1960 - Robin Clark records the tracks "Love Has Come My Way", "Daddy, Daddy (Gotta Get A Phone In My Room)", and "The Butterfly Tree" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4503) and the last track as s single (Capitol 4636) with "It's Love" on the flip side.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Les Baxter (on piano and conducting his own arrangements to unlisted chorus and orchestra players) records the tracks "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World", "I Concentrate On You", "Calcutta", "'Exodus' Theme", "Havah Nagilah", "'Never On Sunday' Title Number", "Vereda Tropical (Havana For A Night)", and "I Could Have Danced All Night" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baxter's album "Les Baxter, His Piano, Chorus And Orchestra - Sensational!" (T 1661).
1962 - Jonah Jones (with André Persiany on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; John Brown on bass; and Danny Farrar on drums) records "I Can't Get Started", "High Society" and "Undecided" live at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "And Now In Person" (T 1948).
1962 - Nathan Milstein (on violn), with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto Number 1 In D major, Opus 19, Part 1" in London, England. Angel Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases the track on Milstein's album "Nathan Milstein: PROKOFIEV - Violin Concerto N°1 in D major,Op. 19/Violin Concerto N°2 in G Minor,Op. 63" (S-36009)
1963 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) record the tracks "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy" at EMI Studios on Abbey Road in London, England. Capitol Records issues both tracks in the United States on the band's album "Meet The Beatles!" (T 2047).
1964 - During three sessions held this day at (listed as possibly) Capitol Records' New York City studios, King Curtis (on tenor saxophone) records overdubs for the track "Tanya" at the first session, then (with Curtis on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; an unlisted organist; George Stubbs on piano; Cornell Dupree on guitar; Chuck Rainey on bass; and Ray Lucas on drums) records the tracks "Moon River", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Sister Sadie", and "Something You've Got" (with an unlisted vocal group) at the second session, and "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Let It Be Me", and "Misty" at the third session. Capitol Records issues the final version of "Tanya" and "Sister Sadie" as a single (Capitol 5324). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks, except "Misty", on the box set ""King Curtis - Capitol Years 1962-1965" (BCD 15670).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Wayne Newton (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Nothing Matters But You", "My Special Angel", and "How D'Ya Talk To A Girl" at the first session and "Standing In The Ruins" and "Happy Is Gone" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "Nothing Matters But You" and "My Special Angel" on Newton's album "It's Only The Good Times" (T 2635), "How D'Ya Talk To A Girl" as a single (Capitol 5793) with "Happy Is Gone" on the flip side, and "Standing In The Ruins" on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (T 2847).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "I'm In Great Shape" in Los Angeles, California which has yet to be issued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Heart To Heart (And Fool To Fool)", "Possession Is Nine-Tenths Of The Law", and "Read All About It" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track on Shepard's album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690) and the second track on her album "Your Forevers Don't Last Very Long" (T 2765). The last track is still unissued.
1968 - Jody Miller records overdubs for her track "All The Crying In The World" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 2398) with "Bonsoir Cher" on the fli side.
1968 - Lou Rawls (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "The Split" and "Why Can't I Speak" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2348).
1968 - Bettye Swann (with an unlisted session orchestra using arrangements by Tank Jernigan) records the tracks "Tell It Like It Is", "Bring Me Your Lovin'", and "These Arms Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190) and has yet to issue "Bring Me Your Lovin'".
1968 - Max Frost and The Troopers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Sitting In Circles" and "Blowin' In The Wind" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues the first track as a single (Tower 478) with "Paxton Quigley's Had The Course" on the flip side and (as of 2005) the last track has yet to be issued.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - George Tipton directs Israel Baker, Ralph Schaefer, Stanley Plummer, William Hector, Henry Peber, Assa Drori, Tibor Zelig, and Bernard Kundell on strings, Raphael Kramer and Raymond Kelley on cello and Gayle (Gail) Levant on harp as they record overdubs for Peggy Lee's tracks "Something", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "Whistle For Happiness" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1969 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters for Candi Staton's tracks "What Would Become Of Me", "That's How Strong My Love Is", and "(Just) Someone You Use" (recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama). Fame Records, distributed by Capitol Records, issues the first track on Staton's eponymous album "Candi Staton" (ST-4202) and the last two tracks on her album "I'm Just A Prisoner" (ST-4201).
1969 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on coronet and vocals; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano and alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Walter Booker on bass;, and Roy McCurdy drums) record the tracks "Country Preacher" and "Hummin'" live at a church in Chicago, Illinois at a benefit for Operation Breadbasket. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the album "Country Preacher" (SKAO-404).
1972 - The Strangers (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Goes Without Saying", "Swing High", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "When My Conscience Takes Over" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on the band's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last track.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Helen Reddy's track "New Year's Resolution" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished track on Reddy's album "No Sad Song" (ST-857).
1973 - Pat LaRocca records the tracks "Hoodooin' Of Miss Fanny De Berry", "Then Came You", and "Just Outside Of Chicago" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 3820) and "Then Came You" as a single (Capitol 3910) with Al Martino's track "She" on the flip side.
1973 - Brush Arbor (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Danddy Was A Preacher", "On The Road To Mulian", "The Old Fashioned Few" and "Macy's Barn Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 3901) with "Carpenter Of Wood" on the flip side, the second track and last track together as a single (Capitol 3838) and the third track as a single (Capitol 4118) with an edited version of "Billy Ray" on the flip side.
1973 - Virgil Warner (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Watch For Children", "Texas Dancehall Girl", and 'Til You Make It On Your Own" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 3799) with "Frisco Depot" on the flip side and has (as of 2005) yet to issue the last two tracks.
1974 - The Lettermen (listed as probably Donny Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike on vocals with unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "Please Love Me Forever", "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You (Like The Arms Of Mine), "That's All", and "Love Me With All Your Heart" (Cuando Caliente El Sol)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar with unlisted session musicians) records the track "All American" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1977 - The finals session of overdubs are recorded for Juice Newton's track "Come To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on Juice Newton & Silver Spur's "Come To Me" (ST-11682).
1978 - McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman) record the track "All Of My Love" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. No issue information is listed.
1979 - Larry Farrow (playing unlisted instruments and conducting his own arrangements to unlisted session musicians) records the track "Little Altar Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Farrow's album "It's The Happiest Time Of The Year" (ST-12021).
1980 - Mystic Merlin (unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Hideaway" and "Monkey Love' in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the group's album "Sixty Thrills A Minute" (SKAO-12137).
25 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Exactly thirty-six years after "Sixteen Tons" was released, Tennessee Ernie Ford (born Ernest Jennings Ford), singer, actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies in a hospital in Reston, Virginia of advanced liver disease at age 72. Ford will later be buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California.
1994 - Foo Fighters begin to record tracks for their self-titled Capitol Records debut album at Robert Lang Studio in Seattle, Washington which they will co-produce with Barrett Jones, with recording engineer Steve Culp and mixers Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Dierks Bentley's third album "Long Trip Alone”

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1960 - The musical "Tenderloin" opens at 46th Street Theatre in New York City. Capitol Records will later release the original cast album which will later be re-released by Broadway Angel Records. The show features the song "Artificial Flowers" which would later become a hit Capitol Records single for Bobby Darin.
1962 - The Beatles make their television debut with a live appearance on an episode of "People and Places" on Granada TV where they sing "Some Other Guy" and "Love Me Do"
1967 - All four of The Beatles attend the Memorial Service for Brian Epstein held at the New London Synagogue
1979 - Kwick records the track "Here I Go Again (Another Weekend)" (lineup and location unlisted). EMI America issues on the eponymous album "Kwick" (SW-17025). EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Jay Livingston, three-time Oscar-winning songwriter with partner Ray Evans, actor, and brother of former Capitol Records, VP, President and Chairman Alan Livingston, dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles, CA at age 86. There's a great biography at Lucyfan.com.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - In an article with today's date in Variety is the first found mention of a pirate version of a studio outtake being released, when it states that a Fats Waller pirate included one unreleased track taken from studio vaults.

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