Friday, October 07, 2016

OCTOBER 7, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
90 Years Ago Today In 1926 - Diana Lynn, child prodigy pianist, radio (appeared on Johnny Mercer's Music Shop), motion picture (Paramount's "Star Spangled Rhythm" and the two "My Friend Irma" movies with Martin and Lewis as well as "Bedtime For Bonzo" and many others), and television actress, and Capitol Records artist (1952 - two classical piano albums with Paul Weston and His Orchestra), is born Dolores (aka Dolly) Loehr in Los Angeles, California. Many thanks to Mel for the information about Diana.
1927 - Al Martino, singer, first to top the U.K pop charts when they started in 1952, a Capitol Records artist and a motion picture actor, was born Jasper Cini in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If anyone knows his given middle name, please leave a comment.
1940 - This date has been given on some sites as the birthday of Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service singer and songwriter Dino Valenti (aka Jesse Oris (or Orris) Farrow, born Chester William Powers, Jr., but in fact he was born August 7, 1943 in New York City
1968 - Thom Yorke, singer, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records band Radiohead, and Capitol Records solo artist, is born Thomas Edward Yorke in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Hal Derwin, The King Sisters and Frank DeVol record 5 tracks for the Capitol Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone has more information about this session, please leave a comment.
1947 - Tex Williams' Capitol Records Americana single "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)", with "Roundup Polka" on the flip side, hits #1 on the U.S. charts
1948 - Butch Stone and His Orchestra (players unlisted) record the tracks "Oh Death,Where Is Thy Sting", "My Feet's Too Big", "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider", "Etiquette Blues", "Put Your Brakes On, Mama", "Little Girl", "Monkey", "Baby Face", "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", "Outside Of That I'm O.K.", "Your Red Wagon", "I've Got News For You", "Baby, I Need You", "Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks "My Feet's Too Big" and "Etiquette Blues" together as a single (Capitol 15301) but all the other tracks remain, as of 2005, unissued.
1949 - Peggy Lee, with an unlisted studio orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo, records the tracks "Save Your Sorrows For Tomorrow", "Sunshine Cake", "Run For The Roundhouse, Nellie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Save Your Sorrows For Tomorrow" as a single (Capitol 810) with "Sugar" on the flip side, "Sunshine Cake" as a single (Capitol 849) with "Goodbye John" on the flip side, and "Run For The Roundhouse, Nellie" as a single (Capitol 57-769) with "A Man Wrote A Song" on the flipside.
1949 - The Mellomen Quartet records 5 tracks in Los Angeles, California for the Capitol Records Transcription Service. If anyone has information about this session, please leave a comment.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt (with Andy Bartha on cornet; Pee Wee Hunt on trombone; Leo Kaminsky on clarinet; Joe Hall on piano; Chuck Carle on bass; and Glenn Waller on drums) records the tracks "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", "Panama", "Shake It And Break It", "Muskrat Ramble", "Barnyard Blues (Lively Stable Blues)", and "Snag It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Snag It" on Hunt's album "Dixieland Detour" (T 312). "Snag It" will be issued as a single (Capitol 1879) with "Jim Town Blues" on the flipside.
1952 - Les Paul and Mary Ford record the tracks "My Baby's Comin' Home" with vocals by Mary Ford, and "Lady Of Spain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's EP "Vaya Con Dios" (EAP-1-495).
1953 - Jimmy Wakely with an unlisted session string orchestra and string orchestra, records the tracks "It's Christmas" and "Thanks" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2644).
1954 - Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile's Dixie Cats (Virgil Evans, Mannie Klein, and Charlie Teagarden on trumpet; Francis "Joe" Howard, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone; Gus Bivona and Eddie Miller on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano Vince Terri on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Ray Toland on drum), records the tracks "Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina", "Georgia On My Mind", "Waiting For The Robert El Lee", and (using an arrangement by Dave Cavanaugh) "Carolina In The Morning" in Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Martin's album "Swingin' Down Yonder" (T 576).
1954 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Barnett records the tracks "Overture: Orpheus In The Underworld" by Offenbach, "Andante Cantabile From 'String Quartet No. 1" by Tchaikovsky, and "Dance Machine" by Saint-Saens at Republic Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the tracks on the orchestra's album "Starlight Encores" (P-8296).
1957 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Kenton on Piano; Ed Leddy, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, Sam Noto, and Phil Gilbert on trumpet; Jim Amlotte, Ken Larsen, Archie Le Coque, Don Reed, and Ken Shroyer on trombone; Lennie Niehaus on alto saxophone; Steve Perlow on alto saxophone and bass saxophone; Wayne Dunstan and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Bill Robinson on bass saxophone; Red Kelly on bass; and Jerry McKenzie on drums) record the tracks "I See Your Face Before Me", "Memories Of You", "Things You Left Me", and "A Sinner Kissed An Angel" at the first of three days of live performances at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Kenton's album "Rendezvous With Kenton" (T 932) but the last track was unissued and is now listed as lost.
1957 - The King Sisters (Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King), with an unlisted session orchestra conducted by Alvino Rey, record the tracks "The Thrill Was New", "Four Brothers", and "Sweet And Low" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all tracks on The King Sisters' album "Imagination" (T 919).
1957 - Speedy West (aka Wesley West on steel guitar) records the instrumental tracks for the titles "Moon Of Manakoora, "Yaka Hula Hickey Doola", "Luna" and "Ka-Lu-A" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Vocals overdubs for the first three titles will be recorded by Sam Koki and The Seven Sea Serenaders featuring Sylvia Zaraon on October 11, 1957. Capitol will issue all the titles on Speedy West with The Seven Seas Serenaders' album "West Of Hawaii" (T 956).
1957 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (session musicians unlisted), featuring Lawrence Brown on trombone, records the tracks "Just In Time", "Again", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Hey There" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's LP "The Torch With The Blue Flame" (W 961).
1957 - The Petticoats (group members unlisted) record the tracks "Over And Over", "I Ain't Gonna Do It No More", "Manhattan Mountains" and "Love Me Tenderly" in New York City. Prep Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "I Ain't Gonna Do It No More" and "Manhattan Mountains" together as a single (Prep F125). Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the remaining two tracks.
1958 - Mark Murphy, with Jack Marshall Music (Gerald Wiggins on organ; Jack Marshall on guitar; Art Shapiro on bass; Milt Holland on drums; and Kathryn Julye on harp) and The Evelyn Freeman Singers, records the tracks "Don't Cry My Love", "Blacksmith Blues", and "Belong To Me" using Marshall's arrangements at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. "Don't Cry My Love" was rejected. Capitol Records issued "Blacksmith Blues" on the CD "The Best Of Mark Murphy - The Capitol Years" (8-33147-2) and "Belong To Me" as a single (Capitol F4088) with "Don't Cry My Love" on the flip side.
1958 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians that includes brass, reeds, strings & rhythm and features George Roberts on bass trombone) records the tracks "I Got The Sun In The Morning", "Makin' Whoopee", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "It's A Grand Night For Singing" and "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Riddle's album "The Joy Of Living" (T 1148).
1958 - Keely Smith, with an unlisted orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle (possibly the same as from Riddle's session from the earlier the same day), records the track "Nitey Nite" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Keely Smith and Louis Prima's album "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" (T 1160).
1958 - Jack Jones, with an unlisted session orchestra conducted by Gus Levene, records the tracks "Deeply Devoted", "Laffin' At Me", "Make Room For Joy", "When I Love, I'll Love Forever" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4089) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4161).
1958 - Pianist Merrill Moore (with Howard Roberts on guitar; and unknown rhythm guitar; Morty Corb on bass; and Ted Kovar on drums) records the tracks "Nobody's Sweetheart", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", and "Somebody Stole My Gal" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol did not issue any of the titles but they all were issued in 1990 by The Bear Family on the CD "Hank Snow - Boogie My Blues Away" (BCD 15505).
1959 - Tommy Sands records overdubs for the tracks "Lazy Afternoon" and "Will I Find My Love Today" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks on Sands' album "Dream With Me" (T/ST 1426).
1959 - Johnny Caruso records the tracks "Telephone Talk", "I Gotta Move On", "Trading Kisses", "Taboo" and "I Ain't Gonna Do It" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005, Capitol has not issued any of the tracks.
1959 - Organist Jackie Davis, with an unlisted session guitarist and drummer, records the tracks "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "You Do Something To Me", "I've Got The World On A String", "Should I?", and "I Don't Want To Walk Around" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Davis' album "Tiger On The Hammond" (T 1419).
1959 - Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five () record the tracks "Shake It And It Break It", "Wang Wang Blues", "Wolvering Blues", "Black And Blue" and "Come Back To Sorrento" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Phil Napoleon And His Memphis Five" (T 1344).
1959 - Dakota Staton, with an unlisted session orchestra that includes alto saxophone, oboe, guitar, bass, drum, harp and strings players conducted by Sid Feller using his own arrangements, records the tracks "Why Don't We Talk Things Over", "Time Was", "Someone To Watch Over Me", and "I'll Know" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Staton's album "Dakota Staton Sings Ballads And The Blues" (T 1387)
1960 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Lord Of All Creation" and "Bless This Land" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4468).
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Little Deuce Coupe"
1963 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet; four unknown trombonists; Andre Persiany on piano; John Brown on bass; and Danny Farrar on drums) record the tracks "Muskrat Ramble", "Sleepy Time Gal", "That's A Plenty", and "St. Louis Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Jones' album "Blowin' Up A Storm" (T 2087).
1964 - Pianist Onzy Matthews and His Orchestra (Bud Brisbois, Bobby Bryant, Melvin Moore, Bob Rolfe, and John Duke on trumpet; Dave Wells on bass trumpet and trombone; Lou Blackburn, Pete Myers, and Don Switzer on trombone; Gabe Baltazar and Clifford Scott on alto saxophone; Curtis Amy and Bill Carter on tenor saxophone; Jay Migliori on baritone saxophone; Herb Ellis on guitar; Jim Crutcher on bass; Chiz Harris on drums; Dal Carlos on conga), with Matthews conducting his arrangements, record the tracks "Spring Is Here", "Put On A Happy Face", "Down In My Soul", "Make Someone Happy", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Ballad For Orchestra" and "A Set For Gilette" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and "Ballad For Orchestra" on Matthews' album "Sounds For The '60s" (T 2479). All the other tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
1964 - Ferlin Husky, with unlisted studio musicians, records the tracks "Pickin' Up The Pieces" and "The Big Wind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (5438) and on Husky's album "True Lovin'" (T 2305).
1964 - The Super-Stocks record the track "This Bike Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. There is no listing indicating the track has been issued.
1965 - Wanda Jackson, with an unlisted session orchestra and vocal chorus, records the tracks "Oh, Lonesome Me" and "Komm Heim, Mein Wandersmann" in Cologne, Germany. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single in Germany (K23091).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Ned Miller, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "The Lovin' Tree", "Happy, Broken Heart", "Echo Of The Pines", and "I Hope I Never Find What I'm Looking For" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Happy, Broken Heart" on Miller's album "Teardrop Lane" (T 2586), and "Echo Of The Pines" as a single (Capitol 5868) with "The Hobo" on the flip side. The other two tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Norma Lee, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "One Lonely Heart Makes A Crowd", "Cheated", "Till Temptation Gets The Better Of Me", "Please World" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5908) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5815).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Stone Poneys (Kenny Edwards and Bob Kimmel on guitar; Linda Ronstadt on vocals) with Pete Childs, Cyrus Faryar, and John T. Forsha on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; and Billy Mundi on drums, record the tracks "Orion", "2:10 Train" and "Wild About My Loving" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "The Stone Poneys" (T 2666).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Brian and Carl Wilson of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys, along with session musicians Hal Blaine, Diane Rovell, James Bond Jr., Charles Britz, Frank Cap, Carol Kaye, and William Pitman, record tracks for the title "Child Is Father Of The Man" in Los Angeles, California for The Beach Boys' "Smile" album which has yet to be issued by Capitol Records.
1967 - Matt Monroe, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks Wednesday's Child", "When You Become A Man", "Where In The World" in London, England. Capitol Records issues "Wednesday's Child" as a single (Capitol 5823) with "The Lady Smiles" on the flip side in the United States but have not issued the other tracks in the United States.
1968 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto and soprano saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Victor Gaskin on bass; and Roy McCurdy on drums) records the tracks "Somewhere", "Straight No Chaser", "'Zorba'", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Sweet Emma", "The Scavenger" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Straight No Chaser", on the group's album "Cannonball Adderley In Person" (ST-162). "Straight No Chaser", as of 2005, has yet to be issued.
1968 - Capitol Records releases the soundtrack album to the motion picture "Romeo And Juliet" which, along with original score composed and conducted by Nino Rota, contains dialogue highlights
1968 - Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys (no member roster listed) record the tracks "But No One Hurt This Bad" and "The Dolphins" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Ronstadt's album "Hand Sown...Home Grown" (ST-208). "The Dolphins", as of 2005, has yet to be issued.
1968 - Capitol Records registers three tracks recorded by Bob Morris that were produced by Buck Owens Enterprises in Nashville, Tennessee and will issue "Going Home To Mama" and "Wicked Wind" together as a single (Capitol 2293) and has yet, as of 2005, to issue "The Scene Of My Crime".
1969 - Guitar Jr. (aka Lee Baker, Jr. on vocals and guitar; with Harvey "Harmonica Fats" Blackstone on harmonica; Don Randi on piano and organ; Don Peake on guitar; Lyle Ritz on electric bass; and Paul Humphrey on drums) records the tracks "Bed Dug Blues", "Broke And Hungry", "Go To The Mardi Gras", and "Wee Wee Hours" with producer Wayne Shuler in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the track Guitar Jr.'s album "Broke & Hungry" (ST-403).
1969 - At two sessions held this day in New York City, the cast of the Broadway musical "Salvation" record the tracks "Footloose Youth And Fancy Free", "Let The Moment Slip By", "In Between", and "Deuteronomy XVII Verse 2" at the first session and "Deadalus" with vocals by Yolanda Bavan, "1001" with vocals by Chapman Roberts, and "Stockhausen Potpourri" by the entire company at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Footloose Youth And Fancy Free", "Dueteronomy XVII Verse 2", and "Stockhausen Potpourri", on the original Broadway cast album "Salvation" (SO-337). The other tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1970 - At two sessions held at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (Abe Most on clarinet; Ray Sherman on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; and Larry Bunker on vibraphones at the first session and John Best, Uan Rasey, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Mickey Mangano, and Joe Graves on trumpet; Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Gil Falco, and Dave Wells on trombone; Bill Hinshaw on french horn; Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Nat Brown, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; Eileen Wilson on vocals; & strings: John De Voogt, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Jack Gootkin, Bill Kurash, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Sid Sharp, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Norm Botnick, Harry Hyams, and Lou Kievman on viola; Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer, and Nino Rosso on cello at the second session), with May conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Slipped Disc" and "Seven Come Eleven" at the first session and "James Session" and, with Eileen Wilson on vocals, "I Don't Want Walk Without You", "I Had The Craziest Dream", and "I'll Buy That Dream" at the second session. Time-Life will issue "Slipped Disc" on the album "The Swing Era 1944-1945: The Golden Age of Network Radio" (STA/STL 348), "Seven Come Eleven" on the album "The Swing Era 1939-1940: 1939: A Real Dream of a Year" (STA/STL 344), "James Session" and "I'll Buy That Dream" on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing" (STA/STL 352), "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" on the album "The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers" (STA/STL 351), and "I Had The Craziest Dream" on the album "The Swing Era One More Time: Swing Lives!" (STA/STL 353).
1970 - Capitol Records registers purchased masters for tracks by Valerie Rosa and the group Silverbird, some of which Capitol Records will issue.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Anne Murray and Glen Campbell do overdubs for the tracks "Easy To Love" and "United We Stand" at the first session and "We All Pull The Load" and "Let Me Be The One" at the second session. Capitol will issue the final tracks on the album "Anne Murray & Glen Campbell" (SW-869).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Asylum Choir II (Leon Russell and Marc Benno) record the tracks "Sweet Home Chicago", "Down On The Base", "Hello, Little Friend", "Salty Candy", "Tryin' To Stay alive", "Lady in waiting", "Intro to Rita", "Straight brother", "Learn how to boogie", "Ballad For A Soldier", and "When You Wish Upon A Fag" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks will be issued by Shelter Records, which Russell co-owned, through a distribution deal with Capitol Records, on the eponymous album "Asylum Choir" (SW-8910).
1977 - Glen Campbell records overdubs for the tracks "Music, Music, Music" and "Sun Shower" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005 has yet to issue the tracks.
1978 - Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard marries Leona Williams
1980 - Neil Diamond, with an unlisted session orchestra, records the tracks "Love On The Rocks", "Acapulco", "America", "Adorn O Lume", "You Baby", "Amazed And Confused", "On The Robert E. Lee", "Summer Love", "Hello Again", "Hey Louise", "Songs Of Life", "Jerusalem", "Kol Nidre", "My Name Is Yussel (Theme)", and "America (Reprise)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the tracks on the soundtrack album "The Jazz Singer" (SWAV-12120).
1980 - Eve Moon records the tracks "Play Rough" and "Hunger" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on her eponymous album "Eve Moon" (ST-12132).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - The Bob Seger System records the track "The Fade". Capitol Records, as of 2005, has not issued the track.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Capitol Records Canada releases Klaatu's fifth album "Magentalane"
1982 - Prism records the track "Incense & Pepper Mint" in Los Angeles, California. The track was voided by Capitol Records. If anyone knows the reason for this, please leave a comment.
1985 - Anne Murray, with an unlisted session orchestra using arrangements by Keith Diamond, records the track "When You're Gone" at Unique Recording Studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the album "Something To Talk About" (SJ-12466).
1997 - Capitol Records releases Everclear's album "So Much for the Afterglow"
2000 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Chris LeDoux undergoes successful liver transplant surgery in Omaha, Nebraska
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records band OK Go! begins a U.S. headlining tour with a special free show at Ann Arbor's Pontiac Garage Stage before the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State football game

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - "The Buick Circus Hour", broadcast live from New York on NBC-TV, premieres. The show features Delores Gray, singer, Broadway and Hollywood actress, and future Capitol Records artist, as a co-star
1975 - The United States Court of Appeals overturns the Immigration and Naturalization Service's order to deport John Lennon
1988 - The documentary film "John &Yoko–A Love Story" is theatrically released in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
105 Years Ago Today In 1911 - Singer, trumpeter and bandleader Vaughn Monroe is born Vaughn Wilton Monroe in Akron, Ohio

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