Wednesday, October 05, 2016

OCTOBER 5, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1907 - Mrs. Miller, singer and Capitol Records artist, is born Elva Ruby Connes in Joplin, Missouri
1943 - Steve Miller (no relation to the above Mrs. Miller), guitarist, singer, founder of The Steve Miller Band, and Capitol Records artist (1967-Present), is born Steven Haworth Miller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Leadbelly (aka Huddie Ledbetter on guitar and vocals and with Paul Mason Howard on zither) records the tracks "Irene", "Western Plain", "On A Christmas Day (Christmas At Midnight)", and "Black Water Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "Irene and "Black Water Blues" together as a single on the Capitol Americana label (Capitol 40130) and the other two tracks on the EP "Leadbelly" in the label's "Classics In Jazz" series.
1952 - Al Rogers (aka Alcuin Rogers) and His Rocky Mountain Boys record the tracks "All The Time", "CA Card Game Of Love", "Country Boogie-Tennessee", "Honky Tonk Heaven", and "Everybody's Talkin'" in Texas. Capitol Records will issue the tracks "All The Time" and "Honky Tonk Heaven" together as a single (Capitol 2322). The other tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
1953 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "Brother John", "Drive-In" and "You Won't Forget Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue "Brother John" as a single (Capitol 2744) with "The Deep Blue Sea" on the flipside and "Drive-In" and "You Won't Forget Me" together as a single (Capitol 2648).
1953 - Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Walter "Pete" Candoli on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts, Si Zentner on trombone; Harry Klee and Warren "Champ" Webb on saxophone; Walter Weschler on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Frankie Carlson and Alvin Stoller on drums; Ann Mason Stockton on harp; and on strings: Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Walter Edelstein, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Paul Robyn and David Sterkin on viola; and Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the track "The Christmas Blues" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 7:00PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2640) with "If I Should Love Again" on the flipside.
1954 - Tex Ritter, with an orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Si Zentner on trombone; Jules Jacob, Jules Kinsler, Philip Sobel, and Henry "Butch" Stone on saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Dominic Frontiere on accordian; Jack Marshall on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Frank Carlson on drums; Irving Cottler on xylophone) and chorus (unlisted) conducted by Van Alexander, records the tracks "A Whale Of A Tale" and "High On A Mountain Top" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 3003).
1954 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records the tracks "Waltz From The Ballet 'Naila'" by Delibes and "Toccata & Fugue In D Minor" by Bach in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the first track on Pennario's album "Ravel - La Valse/J. Strauss - Waltzes/Delibes - Ballet Music" (P-8294). The second track remains unissued as of 2005.
1955 - Jimmy Bryant (aka Ivy Bryant on guitar) and Speedy West (aka Wesley West on steel guitar with Billy Liebert on piano; Billy Strange on guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass; and Roy Harte on drums) record overdubs for the track "Frettin Fingers" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol will issue the final track as a single (Capitol 3276) with "Chatter Box" on the flipside.
1955 - Margie Rayburn records the tracks "That's The Chance I've Got To Take", "Bum Bum Ba-Baby", "(The Wedding Song) Until Death Do Us Apart" and "Can I Tell Them That You're Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "That's The Chance I've Got To Take" and "(The Wedding Song) Until Death Do Us Apart" together as a single (Capitol 3273), and "Can I Tell Them That You're Mine" as a single (Capitol 3338) with "Basin Street Blues" on the flip side. "Bum Bum Ba-Baby" remains unissued as of 2005.
1955 - The Marian McPartland Trio (Marian McPartland on piano; Bill Crow on bass; and Joe Morello on drums) records the tracks "Falling In Love With Love", "Royal Garden Blues", "Everything But You", and "I Could Write A Book" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will release the tracks on McPartland's album "After Dark" (T 699).
1955 - The Jodimars (Joey D'Ambrosia on tenor saxophone; Bob Simpson on piano; Charles Hess on guitar; Marshall Lytle on bass; Jim Buffington on drums; and vocals by Dick Richards) record the tracks "Well Now Dig This", "Dance The Bop", "Let's All Rock Together", and "Natural, Natural Ditty" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will release "Well Now Dig This" and "Let's All Rock Together" together as a single (Capitol F3285). "Dance The Bop" will be released as a single (Capitol 3360) with "Boom, Boom, My Bayou Baby" on the flip side. "Let's All Rock Together" has yet to be issued as of 2005.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxene, and Laverne Andrews) with Vic Schoen conducting the orchestra (Red Nichols and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Babe Russin and Ed Rosa on saxophones; Ernie Hughes on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Jack Ryan on bass; Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Rancho Pillow", "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrell)", "(Boogie Woogie) Bugle Boy" and "Rum And Coca Cola" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on The Andrews Sisters album "The Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi".
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Felix Slatkin, records the tracks "Capriccio Espagnol" by Rimsky-Korsakov, "Alborada Del Gracioso" by Ravel, and "Triana from 'Iberia'" by Albeniz in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the tracks on the Orchestra's album "Espana - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Felix Slatkin (Ravel/Albeniz/Rimsky-Korsakov)" (P-8357)
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (unlisted studio musicians) record the tracks "Honey", "Alone In The Crowd", "Time", and a second take on "Alone In the Crowd" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has not issued any of the tracks as of 2005.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Jodimars (Joey D'Ambrosia on tenor saxophone, Bob Simpson on piano, Charles Hess on guitar, Marshall Lytle on bass and vocals, Jim Buffington on drums, and Dick Richards on vocals) record the tracks "Cloud Ninety Nine", "Later" and "I Can't Hold Still" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3633). "I Can't Hold Still", as of 2005, is still unissued.
1957 - Danny Kaye, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, records demos for the tracks "The New Baby", "I'm Five!", "The Puddle", and "The Thank You Letter" during the first session held on this date and "I Like Old People", "Don't Tickle Me", "I'm Hiding", "Playing On The See Saw", "Colored Kisses", "Crazy Barbara", "Bathtub Admiral", "Mommy, Get Me A Drink Of Water" and "Just Imagine" at the second session, in Los Angeles, California. The demos remain unissued as of 2005.
1957 - Judy Garland, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, records the track "It's So Lovely To Be Back In London" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will release the track in England as a single (14791) with "By Myself" on the flip side. As of 2005, "It's So Lovely To Be Back In London" has not been issued in the United States.
1959 - Kenny Loran (with Dudley Brooks on piano, Roy Lanham and Scotty Turner on guitar, Leon Bagwell and Morty Corb on bass, and Hal Blaine on drums) records the tracks "Sugar 'N A Kiss", "One More Record Please", "Top Man", and "Look Who's Lonely" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, California between 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol will release the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4305) and the first two tracks will later be issued by Bear Family records in Germany.
1959 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (session musicians unlisted), with Riddle conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Bridge Of Sighs", "The Untouchables Theme", "Toujours, Toujours" and "Chong Mai Su (King Nawahi) (China Doll)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "The Untouchables Theme" on a single (Capitol 4309) with "Autumn In Rio (Canção do Outono)" on the flip side. The other three tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
1959 - Elmer Bernstein, conducting an unlisted orchestra, records the tracks "La Vie En Rose", "Symphony", "Valentine" and "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Valentine" on the CD "Ultra Lounge,Volume 10 - A Bachelor In Paris". It is unknown if the other tracks from this session have been issued.
1960 - Organist Jackie Davis (with Irving Ashby on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Weedee Morris on drums) records the tracks "Shadow Waltz" and "Stompin' At The Savoy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Davis' album "Big Beat Hammond" (T 1686).
1960 - The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo and guitaar; Nick Reynolds on vocals, guitar, and drums; Bob Shane on vocals guitar and banjo), with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass, record the tracks "En El Agua", "Jug Of Punch", "Bonnie Hielan' Laddie" and "Oh, Yes, Oh" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on the EP "Make Way!" (EAP-1-1474)
1960 - The DeCastro Sisters (), with, record the tracks "Undecided", "I'll Always Be In Love", "I'm In Love" and "When The Saints Go Marching In" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the groups album "A Rockin' Beat" (T 1501).
1960 - Organist Virgil Fox records the tracks "Liebstraum" by Liszt, "Ein Traum (A Dream)" by Grieg, and "Traume" by Wagner at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol will issue the first two tracks on Fox's album "Vale Of Dreams" (P-8857). "Traume", as of 2005, remains unissued.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Pianist Joe Bushkin, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Love For Sale/It's All Right With Me", "I Feel A Song Coming On", and "You're Driving Me Crazy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has not issued any of the tracks as of 2005.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Don Barbour, member of the Capitol Records recording group The Four Freshman, dies at age 34 in an auto accident in Los Angeles, California where he's working on tracks for his only solo album. The next year, Capitol Records will release the album titled "The Solo Voice of Don Barbour" (T1716).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The second of three days of sessions to record the original Broadway cast soundtrack of Noel Coward's musical "Sail Away" get under way in New York City.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Carl "Little Rev" Lattimore records the tracks "Tell Me", "Kansas City", and "C.C. Rider" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track "Kansas City" as a single (Capitol 4715) with "Carl's Dance Party (Let's Do The Peppermint Twist)" on the flip side in 1962. There is no listing for the other tracks being issued.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - An unlisted session orchestra records musical blanks (Laura/Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue/Swingin' Down The Lane/Sweet And Lovely/You're A Sweetheart/Never In A Million Years/I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin'/Friendly Persuasion/Maybe/ I'm Nobody's Baby/Try A Little Tenderness/All I Do Is Dream Of You/Be My Love/Runnin' Wild/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/I'm Sitting On Top Of The World/I Married An Angel) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the musical blanks on Art Linkletter's album "Let's Play Games" (T 1644).
1962 - Bing Crosby, with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Winter Wonderland", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Medley: What Child Is This?/The Holly And The Ivy", "The Little Drummer Boy", "O Holy Night", "The Littlest Angel", "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "Frosty The Snowman", "Medley: Pat-A-Pan/While Shepards Watched Their Sheep", "I Wish You A Merry Christmas" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks in the United States on the Capitol Records Special Markets album "Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics" (SM-11732) except for "Medley: Pat-A-Pan/While Shepards Watched Their Sheep" which has only been issued in Japan on the CD "リバース・オブ・ブルーノート〜ベスト・オブ・ワン・ナイト・ウィズ・ブルーノート(廃盤) " (TOCJ-5946).
1963 - The Jonas Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet; four unlisted trombone players; André Persiany on piano; John Brown on bass; and Danny Farrar on drums) record the tracks "Hindustan" "Ballin' The Jack", "Royal Garden Blues" and "76 Trombones" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jones album "Blowin' Up A Storm" (T 2087)
1964 - During a split session, first Lincoln Mayorga and His Orchestra (unlisted musicians) record the track "Look For Small Pleasures" then Jody Miller (with Mayorga conducting his arrangements with the same unlisted orchestra) records the tracks "This Is The Life" and "Dream Dust" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue "Look For Small Pleasures" as a single (Capitol 5298) with Miller's track "This Is The Life" on the flipside. "Dream Dust" remains unissued as of 2005.
1965 - Joe Sanchez records the tracks "I Could", "I've Got You On My Mind", "Our Love Is Running Down" and "Long Haired Woman" in Los Angeles, California. The tracks have been unissued by Capitol Records as of 2005.
1965 - Donna Loren, with an unlisted group of session musicians, records the track "It's Gotta Be". As of 2005, the track is still unissued by Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Ned Miller, with an unlisted group of session musicians, records the tracks "Snowflakes", "The Change Of The Tide", "Heart We Did All We Could", and "Dear Childhood Sweetheart" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks will be issued by Capitol Records on Miller's album "Teardrop Lane" (T 2586).
1967 - Bobbie Gentry, with Kelly Gordon on additional vocals, records the vocal tracks for the songs "Okolona River Bottom Band" and "Courtyard" in Los Angeles, California. The finished tracks will be issued by Capitol Records on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie".
1967 - Fred Neil, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and "Fools Are A Long Time Coming" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Neil's album "Fred Neil Sessions" (ST 2862).
1967 - The Staccatos record the tracks "Sit Down, I Think I Love You", "A Little Bit Of Love In Your Heart", and "You And California" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "A Little Bit Of Love In Your Heart" as a single (Capitol 2562) with "Sunrise To Sunset" on the flipside after the group renames itself The Five Man Electrical Band. The other two tracks remain unissued as of 2005.
1967 - Capitol Records purchase the soundtrack masters for the American International motion pictures "Wild In The Streets" and "Glory Stompers". Tower Records, a Capitol Records subsidiary, will release the soundtrack album for "Wild In The Streets" (SKAO-5099). The Sidewalk label, distributed by Capitol Records, will release the soundtrack album for "Glory Stompers" which features "Max Frost and The Troopers" (DT-5910).
1970 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens & His Buckaroos' single "I Wouldn't Live In New York City (If The Gave Me The Whole Dang Town)" with "No Milk & Honey In Baltimore"
1970 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, and Bud Brisbois on trumpet; Joe Howard, Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Julie Jacob, and Chuck Gentry on saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), with May conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Poinciana", "Leave Us Leap", "Sentimental Journey" with vocals by Eileen Wilson, and "Clarinade" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. The tracks will be released by Time-Life on the album "The Swing Era 1944-1945: The Golden Age of Network Radio"(STA/STL 348).
1970 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley clarinet and vocals; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and vocals; Joe Zawinul on piano, electric piano, and celeste; Nat Adderley Jr. on piano, electric piano, guitar and vocals; Walter Booker on bass and electric bass; Bob West on bass and electric bass; and Roy McCurdy on drums), record the tracks "Exquisition", "Painted Desert", "Directions", "1-2-3-Go-o-o-o", and "Out And In" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the two album set "The Price You Got To Pay To Be Free" (SWBB-636).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Anne Murray and Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory & Brian Ahern conducting an unlisted orchestra using their own arrangements, record the tracks "Easy To Love", "United We Stand", "Love Story (You And Me)" and "My Ecstasy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Recors will release the tracks on the eponymous album "Anne Murray & Glen Campbell" (SW-869).
1972 - Paul Pena records the track "Takin' Your Love Down" possibly in Los Angeles. Capitol will purchase the master but, as of 2005, the track remains unissued.
1973 - Bill Graham records the tracks "Lovelight", "Joey", and "Your Whole Life's In The Song You Sing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol has not issued any of the tracks.
1973 - Glen Campbell, with an unlisted session orchestra, records the tracks "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" and "Honestly Loved" using arrangements by Mary Paich, and "If I Were Loving You" using an arrangement by Dennis McCarthy in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Campbell's album "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" (SW-11293).
1974 - Accordionist, musician, musical stylist, composer, arranger, bandleader, innovator, and Capitol Records artist (1949-?, 24 singles) Johnny Pecon, with his Polka band, makes his last public appearance at a show held at Slovenian National Home in Cleveland, Ohio. Four months later, on February 23, 1975, Pecon would succumb to cancer.
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Connie Cato, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "I've Been Loved By You Today", "Then Give Him Back To Me", "I'll Love Her Right Out Of Your Mind", and "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will release all the tracks on Cato's album "Whoever Finds This,I Love You" (ST-11606).
1977 - Webley Edwards, radio reporter for CBS, host of "Hawaii Calls" radio show for 37 years, and the producer and compiler of the "Hawaii Calls" series of albums released by Capitol Records which featured artists like Alfred Apaka, George Kainapau, Haleloke, and Simeon & Andy Bright, dies in Honolulu, Hawaii at age 74
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band record the tracks "Boomtown Blues", "Even Now" and "The Fade" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issued the first two tracks on the band's album "The Distance" (ST-12254). "The Fade" remains unissued as of 2005.
1988 - Capitol Records takes over the distribution of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Double Fantasy" from Geffen Records.
1989 - Joe Cocker performs a live concert at Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusettes that is recorded and later released by Capitol Records as the double album "Joe Cocker Live" (7-93416-1) in 1990.
1994 - Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee
1999 - Chrysalis and EMI/Capitol Records Catalog division release Pat Benatar's 3 CD compilation "Synchronistic Wanderings - Recorded Anthology 1979-1999". Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Records, Ltd.
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records artist Glen Campbell performs live on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennesse at the 81st Listener Appreciation Concert for WSM Radio

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1962 - Parlophone Records releases The Beatles' first single "Love Me Do" with "P.S. I Love You" on the flipside in the U.K.
1984 - Kim Carnes, with unlisted session musicians, records the track "Forever" for EMI America, a subsidiary of EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Rhino Handmade releases "Josie and the Pussycats: Stop Look and Listen: The Capitol Recordings" on CD as a limited edition of 5000 pressings.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - At 7:00 PM, the future home of "The Grand Ole Opry", radio station WSM in Nashville, Tennessee is born, when Edwin Craig spoke the following words into the microphone; "This is WSM, 'We Shield Millions.' The National Life and Accident Insurance Company."

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