Monday, October 03, 2016

OCTOBER 3, 2016

1950 - Ronnie Laws, jazz, blues and funk saxophone and flute player, and Blue Note Records (1975-1976, 1996-1998), United Artists (1976-1980), Liberty Records (1981) and Capitol Records artist (1982-1984), is born Ronald Laws in Houston, Texas. Blue Note, United Artists and Liberty Records' catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.

1945 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers and Ray Wetzel on trumpet, Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Bob Ahern on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, and Robert Collier on drums) record the track "Painted Rhythm", arranged by Kenton, for Capitol Records
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Jascha Datsko and His Gypsy Ensemble record an unissued take of "Granadinas/Clavelitios" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records
1947 - Uncle Henry's Kentucky Mountaineers (which includes Henry Warren as Uncle Henry and Wava Adams on vocals) record the tracks "Red Headed Woman", "Are You Ashamed Of Me", "Misery In My Soul" and "Achin' And Cryin'" at a session in Los Angeles, California. "Red Headed Woman" and "Misery In My Soul" will be released as a single (Capitol 40077) and the other two tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
1947 - Gordon MacRae with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (including strings) record the tracks "I Surrender Dear", "At The Candlelight Cafe", "Just One More Chance", and "I'm Yours To Command" in Los Angeles, California. The first two tracks will be released together as Capitol Records single 15014 and the last two as Capitol Records single 812.
1948 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "A Tree In The Meadow" is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1950 - Vocalist Clark Dennis with vocal quartet and instrumental accompaniment records the tracks "Give Me A Kiss (To Build A Dream On)", "The Lorelei", "Love's Old Sweet Song" and "The Night The Floor Fell In" in Los Angeles, California. "The Lorelei" and "Love's Old Sweet Song" will be released together as Capitol Records single 1301 and the other two tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Bob Crosby and His Bobcats (Billy Butterfield on trumpet, Elmer "Moe" Schneider, Murray McEachern, and Ted Vesely on trombone, Matty Matlock on clarinet, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Jess Stacy on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar, Bob Haggart on bass, Ray Bauduc on drums, and possibly and The Crew Chiefs on vocals) record the titles "Bouquet Of Roses" and "Just A Little Lovin'" then, with Warren Smith replacing Schneider, McEachern and Vesely on trombone, the titles "Savoy Blues" (possibly with Bob Crosby whistling) and "Avalon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 18500 and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1894).
1952 - Stan Freberg (with Dick Roberts and Red Roundtree on banjo and George Burns Orchestra) records tracks for the song "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" in Los Angeles, California. The song will be released in 1954 on his Capitol Records EP "Any Requests?".
1952 - Mickey Katz and His Orchestra record the tracks "Feet Up, Pat Him On The Pipick", "You Belong To Me", "Keneh Hora" and "Berele's Sherele" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. The first two tracks will be released together on Capitol single 2267, the third on Capitol single 2863, and the last on his Capitol EP "The Family Danced: American-Yiddish Folk Music and Dances".
1955 - Vocalist Margie Rayburn (with Dennis Farnon conducting the orchestra [John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Si Zentner, Ed Kusby, and William Schaefer on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Ted Nash, Jules Jacob, Robert Dawes, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Paul Smith on piano; Laurindo Almeida on guitar; Meyer Rubin on bass; Alvin Stoller and Lou Singer on drums; Carlos Vidal on congas; Frank Guerrero on timbales; Fred Aguirre on bongos]) with arranger Billy May, records the track "Basin Street Blues" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. The track will be released on the the Capitol Records single 3338 and with "Can I Tell Them You're Mine" on the flip side on a promo single with the same number.
1955 - The musical tracks for Yma Sumac's track "Cha Cha Gitano", "Carnavalito Boliviano" and Gomba Boomba" are recorded at Capitol Records Melrose studios in Hollywood (after Maggie Rayburn's session) by The Rico Mambo Orchetsra (the same line-up as listed in the orchestra for the Margie Rayburn's session) conducted by Billy May. The vocals for all three tracks will be recorded by Sumac on October 14, 1955 and additionl tracks for "Cha Cha Gitano" on October 18, 1955. All the titles will be released on her Capitol Records album "Mambo!"
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalist Bob Roubian, with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra, records the titles "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Come On Home", "Pauline, Pauline, Pauline" and "Rocket To The Moon" in Los Angeles, California. "It's Only A Paper Moon" and "Rocket To The Moon" will be released as single F101 by Prep Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records and"Come On Home" and "Pauline, Pauline, Pauline" will be released as single F3584 by Capitol Records and as a promo single with the same number.
1957 - Freddie Martin and His Orchestra (featuring Ralph Anthony, Johnny Cochran, and The Martin Men on vocals) record the tracks "Come To The Mardi Gras", "The Lady From 29 Palms" (both with vocals by Johnny Cochran and The Martin Men), "Why Don't We Do This More Often" (with vocals by Ralph Anthony and Ensemble), and "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Cocoanuts" in Los Angeles, California. The tracks will be released on their Capitol Records EP and on their Capitol Records album "Freddy Martin in Hi-Fi".
1957 - Frank Sinatra (using arrangements by Billy May who is conducting the orchestra [Mannie Klein on trumpet; Si Zentner, Murray McEachern, and Francis "Joe" Howard on trombone; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Jules Jacob and Joe Kinsler on tenor saxophone; Fred Falensby on bass saxophone; Frank Flynn on vibraphone; Bill Miller on piano; Verlye Mills on harp; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Country Washburne on tuba: Alvin Stoller on drums and a string section that includes Harold Dicterow, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Alvin Dinkin, Alex Neiman, Paul Robyn and David Sterkin on viola; Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Slatkin on cello]) records the tracks "Autumn In New York", "London By Night", "April In Paris" and two takes of "Moonlight In Vermont" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks except the alternate take of "Moonlight In Vermont" will be on Sinatra's Capitol Records album "Come Fly With Me".
1957 - Les Brown and His Orchestra record the tracks "Leap Frog" and "Midnight Sun" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records but the tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
1960 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's Christmas album "The Last Month Of The Year"
1960 - "The Andy Griffith Show", featuring Capitol Records artist Andy Griffith and United Artists Records artist Don Knotts and a spinoff of "The Danny Thomas Show", debuts on CBS-TV where it will run until 1968 when Griffith leaves the series and is replaced by Ken Berry and is retitled "Mayberry R.F.D", running with that title until 1971
1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney overdub vocals for the track "Little Child" in Studio Three, EMI Studios, London, England.
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Behind The Tear", with "Runnin'" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard and The Strangers' album "Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down"
1967 - Vance Debar "Pinto" Colvig, voice actor for Walt Disney Studios and the original voice of Bozo The Clown for Capitol Records, dies of lung cancer at the age of 75 in Woodland Hills, California
1977 - Capitol Record releases Bob Welch's single "Sentimental Lady", featuring vocals by his former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie. "Hot Love, Cold World" is on the flip side of the commercial release and a mono version of "Sentimental Lady" on the flip side of the promo single.
1988 - The documentary film "Imagine", about the creation of John Lennon's album, premieres in Hollywood, California
1992 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Garth Brooks' album "The Chase"
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Suzy Bogguss with Chet Atkins' album "Simpatico"
2000 - Capitol Records releases Radiohead's album "Kid A" in the United States
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Keith Urban receives the Australian Recording Industry's Achievement Award
2003 - "The Concert For George" (the film of the George Harrison tribute show) opens
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records releases The Decemberists' debut album "The Crane Wife", Sean Lennon's album "Friendly Fire" as a CD/DVD 2 disc set, Pink Floyd's compilation "Echoes - The Best Of Pink Floyd" as a 2 CD set, and The Pet Shop Boys' compilation "The Pet Shop Boys - The Hits - Pop Art" as a 2 CD Set.
10 Years Ago Today in 2006 - Angel Records releases Sarah Brightman's compilation "Diva - The Singles Collection" both as a CD and as a seperate DVD title. Angel Records is a division of Capitol Music Group and is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, Universal Music Group.

1938 - Eddie Cochran, singer, guitarist, and Liberty Records artist, is born Edward Ray Cochran in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1952 - "The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet" (co-starring sons David and future Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson) begins a 14-year run on ABC-TV
1953 - Chet Baker records his first two vocals for Pacific Jazz, as well as playing trumpet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums for the tracks "The Thrill Is Gone" and "I Fall In Love Too Easily" at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. His vocals and instrumental parts are recorded separately and later spliced together. Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Alto saxophonist, Sonny Criss, with Sonny Clark on piano, Larry Bunker on vibraphone, Buddy Clark on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums records his last session for Imperial Records. Imperial's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1988 - Future Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley marries her first husband, Danny Keough
60 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Roulette Jazz, a division of Blue Note Records, releases three more titles in "The Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series: Sarah Vaughan's Roulette Records album "Sarah + 2", Chris Connors' FM Records album "Chris Connors At The Village Gate", and Joe Williams' Roulette album "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry". All three titles are remastered versions of their original releases. The Blue Note, Roulette and FM Records catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, Universal Music Group.

1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV's morning lineup running until 1984 and "The Mickey Mouse Club" begins a four year primetime run on ABC-TV
1967 - Woody Guthrie, singer, songwriter, father of Arlo Guthrie, and cousin of Capitol Records artist Jack Guthrie, dies of complications of Huntington's Chorea at Brooklyn State Hospital in New York at age 55

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