Saturday, October 08, 2016

OCTOBER 8, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1944 - Susan Raye, singer, disc jockey, television actress, protégée of Buck Owens (who produced many of her tracks and would record duets with her), and Capitol Records artist, is born in Eugene, Oregon. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1949 - Dennis Bellinger, bass player with Capitol Records group Grand Funk Railroad, is born in Flint, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Frank DeVol and His Orchesta (an unlisted session orchestra with DeVol conducting his own arrangements) records the tracks "I Wake Up Smiling", "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", and "The Boy Next Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the tracks on DeVol's album "Waltzing On Air" (BD-53).
60 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Louis Castellucci records 9 unlisted tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows any of the tracks recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
1947 - Jimmy Wakely, with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians), records the tracks "Oklahoma Blues", "Don't Lay The Blame On Me", "Think Of Me Thinking Of You", and "Love Letters In The Sand" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Oklahoma Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40078) with "Night After Night" on the flip side and "Thinking Of Me Thinking Of You" as a single (Capitol 15333) with "Forevermore" on the flip side. The other two tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1947 - The Philharmonic Trio (Harmonica players Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, Harry Henry Halicki) with Dave Barbour and his Orchestra (unlisted session musicians providing rhythm accompaniment) records the tracks "Sleepy Time Gal" and "Once In Awhile" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release "Sleepy Time Gal" as as single (Capitol 15126) with "Czardas" on the flip side.
1947 - Margaret Whiting and The Crew Chiefs, with Frank Devol and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians), record the tracks "Let's Be Sweethearts Again" and "Pass That Peace Pipe" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 15010).
1947 - Billy Butterfield has a recording session for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track information is listed. If anyone knows what may have been recorded at this session, please leave a comment.
1948- The Starlighters Chorus (Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson) will record vocal overdubs over an unlisted band tracks recorded in Mexico for the titles "Deck The Halls", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", and "The First Noel" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. Capitol Records will later release the tracks on the album "Carols For Christmas:" (H-9007).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Yma Sumac records vocal overdubs for the tracks "Ccori Canasti Bay" and "Zana" in Hollywood, California using instrumental tracks recorded by Les Baxter and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians) on August 15, 1951 also in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Sumac's album "Legend Of The Sun Virgin" (T 299).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt (with Andy Bartha on cornet; Leo Kaminsky on clarinet; Joe Hall on piano; Chuck Carle on bass; and Glenn Waller on drums) records the tracks "Stomp Off, Let's Go", "Tin Roof Blues", "Jim Town Blues", and "Boneyard Shuffle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks except "Jim Town Blues" on Hunt's album "Dixieland Detour" (T 312). It will release "Jim Town Blues" as a single (Capitol 1879) with "Snag It" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Leon Payne (on vocals and guitar, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; Billy Liebert on piano; Duane Dutoit on guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "I Want You To Love Me", "How Can I Help It", "Lyin' To My Heart", and "I Need Your Love" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1910), "Lyin' To My Heart" as a single (Capitol 2295) with "Mailman" on the flip side, and "I Need Your Love" as a single (Capitol 2454) with "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - The Roy Hogsed Trio (Hogsed on vocals and guitar with Denny Morgan on accordion; Donald Hogsed on lead guitar, fiddle on all the tracks except "Mean Mean Woman" where he plays steel guitar; Richard "Rusty" Nitz on bass; and Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums) records the tracks "It's More Fun That Way", "Mean Mean Woman", "Snake Dance Boogie" with an ensemble chorus, and "Put Some Sugar In Your Shoes" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "It's More Fun That Way" as a single (Capitol 2468) with "Red Wing" on the flip side, "Mean Mean Woman" as a single (Capitol 1987) with "Let Your Pendulum Swing" on the flip side, "Snake Dance Boogie" as a single (Capitol 1854) with "I'm Gonna Get Along Without You" on the flip side, and "Put Some Sugar In Your Shoes" as a single (Capitol 2083) with "My Little Love Gone" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Mary Mayo with Al Ham and His Orchestra (Chris Griffin and Johnny Owens on trumpet; Jack Lacey, Cliff Heather, and Sy Schaefer on trombone; Milt Yaner, Stitz Fargason, Peanuts Hucko, and Artie Beck on reeds; Lou Stein on piano; Frank Marino on guitar; Arnold Fishkin on bass; and Bunny Shawker on drums) records the tracks "Domino" and "Find Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 1849).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Norman Kaye, with Sid Feller conducting his own arrangements to an unlisted studio orchestra, records the tracks "Blue Velvet" and "A Petal From A Faded Rose" in New York City, New York which Capitol Records will release together as a single (Capitol 1848).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Lindy Doherty (on vocals), with Sid Feller conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Farewell to Yokohama", "The Closer You Are", "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle" and "Why Am I Crying" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1851) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1867).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Capitol Records registers the tracks "Popo", "Didi", "Four Mothers", "Over The Rainbow", "A Propos", and "Sam And The Lady", recorded by trumpet player Short Rogers and His Modern Giants (John Graas on french horn; Gene Englund on tuba; Art Pepper on alto saxophone; Jimmy Giuffre on tenor saxophone; Hampton Hawes on piano; Don Bagley on bass; and Shelly Manne on drums), and purchased from Gene Norman. Capitol will issue all the tracks on the album "Modern Sounds: Gerry Mulligan/Shorty Rogers" (T 691).
1952 - Georgia Carr, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an unlisted session orchestra, records the tracks "I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do)", "The Night We Called It A Day", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "You Made Me Love You", "All Of Me", and "Give Me The Simple Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do)" and "I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart" together as a single (Capitol 2277), "The Night We Called It A Day" as a single (Capitol 2371) with "Is That Bad" on the flip side, and the remain tracks would be issued in France by Pathé-Marconi on Carr's album "Softly Baby" (1566241) but, as of 2005, not issued in the United States.
1952 - June Hutton, with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians), records the tracks "It's The Last Thing I Do", "I Miss You So", "Keep It A Secret" with The Boys Next Door on harmony vocals, and "The Lights Of Home" also with The Boys Next Door in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue "It's The Last Thing I Do" as a single (Capitol 2667) with "For The First Time In A Long Time" on the flip side, "I Miss You So" and "Keep It A Secret" together as a single (Capitol 2268), and "The Lights Of Home" as a single (Capitol 2369) with "You Are My Love" on the flipside.
1952 - Mel Blanc, with The Van Alexander Orchestra (unlisted session musicians) will record "Tweet And Toot" and "The E.I.O. Song" at Capitol Records' Melrose Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 3155).
1953 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Anthony, Jack Hohlman, Jack Laubach, Ray Triscari, and Warren Kime on trumpet; Sy Berger, Phil Barron, Ken Schrudder, and Dick Reynolds on trombone; Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone; Bill Usselton and Bill Slapin on tenor saxophone; Leo Anthony on bass; Eddie Ryan on piano; Milt Norman on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; and Mel Lewis on drums) record the tracks "Elmer's Tune" with vocals by Marcie Miller and The Skyliners (members not listed), "I Know Why" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Skyliners, "Tuxedo Junction" using Billy May's arrangement, and "Serenade In Blue" using Dick Reynolds arrangement in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the album "I Remember Glenn Miller" (T 476).
1953 - Joseph Schuster (on cello) and Leonard Pennario (on piano) re-record the track "Sonata In G Minor, Opus 19 For Cello And Piano" by Rachmaninoff in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the album "RACHMANINOV - Sonata In G Minor, Op.19" (P-8248).
1953 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians) record the tracks "I Truly Love You", "Medley Of Rounds: "Three Blind Mice/Are You Sleeping/Brother John/Row, Row, Row", "I've Been Working On The Railroad" and "Goodnight Medley: Goodnight, Sweetheart/Goodnight, Ladies/Taps" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue "I Love You Truly" and "I've Been Working On The Railroad" together on the album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Songs For Harmonizing" (T 472). The two medleys, as of 2005, are unissued.
1954 - The Cheers (Bert Convy, Sue Allen, and Gil Garfield) record the tracks "My Heart Lied To Me" (unissued by Capitol Records as of 2005) and the rejected tracks "Blueberries", "Well, Whadaya Want", and "I Must Be Dreaming" in Los Angeles, California. A new session will be held to re-record the last three tracks on December 6, 1954.
1954 - Billy May and His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; John Graas on french horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Paul Smith on piano: Al Hendrickson pm guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp), with May conducting his own arrangements, record the tracks "Thou Swell" and "Blues In The Night" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the album "Sorta-May" (T 562)
1954 - Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, and Clark Terry on trumpet; Ray Nance on trumpet and violin; Quentin Jackson and Britt Woodman on trombone; John Sanders on valve trombone; Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet; Rick Henderson on alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone; Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Harry Carney on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet; Duke Ellington on piano; Oscar Pettiford on bass; Dave Black on drums; and Frank Rollo on bongos), record the tracks "Twelfth Street Rag Mambo" with Frank Rollo on congas and bongos, "September Song" with Jimmy Grissom on vocals, and "Caravan" with Frank Rollo on congas and bongos at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "Twelfth Street Rag Mambo" as a single (Capitol 2980) with "Smile" on the flipside, "Caravan" on the Ellington's album "Dance To The Duke!" (T 637) and "September Song" will be issued by Pickwick Records (then a subsidiary of Capitol Records) on Ellington's album "We Love You Madly" (SPC3390).
1957 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Billy May conducting a session orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet; Si Zentner, Murray McEachern, Frank Howard, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone; Buddy Collette and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone; Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone; Frank Flynn on vibraphone; Bill Miller on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Country Washburne on tuba; Irving Cottler on drums; Verlye Mills on harp; and on strings: Harold Dicterow, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Ben Gill, Dan Lube, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Alex Neiman, Paul Robyn, and David Sterkin on viola; Elizabeth Greenspan, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "Blue Hawaii", "Come Fly With Me", "Around The World", "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling", and "Brazil (Aquarela Do Brazil" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sinatra's album "Come Fly With Me" (T 920).
1957 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (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 and baritone saxophone; Wayne Dunstan and Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone; Bill Robinson on baritone saxophone; Kenton on piano; Red Kelly on bass; and Jerry McKenzie on drums), during two performances at the second of three nights of live engagements at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California, record the tracks "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "Two Shades Of Autumn", "Love Letters" and "Sweet Affection" at the first show and "With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair", "Walkin' By The River", "Desiderata" and "Artistry In Rhythm" at the second show. Capitol Records will issue the all the tracks except "Sweet Affection" and "Artistry In Rhythm", which were rejected, on Kenton's album "Rendezvous With Kenton" (T 932).
1957 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians), featuring Lawrence Brown on trombone, record the tracks "But Beautiful", "My Heart Reminds Me", "Fascination", "Time", "Alone In The Crowd", and "Soon" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "The Torch With The Blue Flame" (W 961).
1957 - Zither player Ruth Welcome, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Fascination", a re-recording of "La Cumparsita", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Welcome's album "Hi-Fi Zither" (T/DT 942) but, as of 2005, has yet to release "La Cumparsita".
1958 - During two sessions held this day, Paul Weston and His Orchestra (an unlisted session orchestra with Weston conducting his own arrangements), record the tracks "If I Love You Again", "You're Mine, You", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "So Beats My Heart For You", and "Don't Blame Me" at the first session and "Out Of Nowhere", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Rain", "My Blue Heaven" and "Dardanella" during the second session (which included unlisted brass, reeds and strings musicians) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except "Dardanella" on Weston's album "Music For Dreaming" (T 1154). "Darendella" will be issued on Weston's album "Music For The Fireside" (T 1192).
1958 - Skeets McDonald (with Billy Liebert on piano; Joe Maphis and Roy Nichols on guitar; Allen Williams on bass; and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums), records the tracks "What A Lonesome Life It's Been", "Baby Wait", "What Am I Doing Here?", and "What I Know About Her?" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4147) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4095).
1958 - Johnny Otis and His Orchestra (unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Little Angel" with vocals by Mel Williams; "Couples Only" with vocals by Mel Williams, and "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" with vocals by Marie Adams in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the "Little Angel" on the CD "Johnny Otis - The Capitol Years" (7-92859-2). The other tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1959 - Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five (Napoleon on trumpet; Harry DeVito on trombone; Kenny Davern on clarinet; Johnny Varro on piano; Pete Rogers on blues; and Sonny Igoe on drums), record the tracks "Satanic Blues", "After You've Gone", "Creole Rag", and "St. Louis Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five" (T 1344).
1959 - Vocal chorus overdubs for Tommy Collins' track "Wreck Of The Old '97" are recorded by unlisted session singers in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the finished track as a single (Capitol 4327) with "You Belong In My Arms" on the flip side.
1959 - Overdubs (no other information listed) for Tommy Sands' tracks "A Dreamer's Holiday", "In The Still Of The Night", "Dream", and "Dreamsville" are recorded in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks except "Dream" (unissued as of 2005) will be issued by Capitol Records on Sands' album "Dream With Me" (T 1426).
1959 - Organist Jackie Davis (with an unlisted session guitarist and drummer) records the tracks "You And The Night And The Music", "The Major And The Minor", "Thou Swell", and "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Davis' album "Tiger On The Hammond" (T 1419).
1959 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Polly Put The Kettle On", "London Bridge" and "Tom Tom, The Piper's Son" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has not issued any of the tracks.
1960 - Don Rich (aka Don Ulrich) records the tracks "What Am I Gonna Do" and "You Forgot To Teach Me To Forget" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1960 - The Voices Of Hope (a large chorale whose members are unlisted) records the tracks "Ask What You Will", "Thy Will Be Done", "Have You Got Good Religion", "God Can Do Anything", "Ask What You Will", "Thy Will Be Done", "Jesus", "Yes, Jesus Loves Me", "Everlasting Life Is Free", and "Fight My Battle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Ask What You Will", "Thy Will Be Done", "God Can Do Anything", and "Thy Will Be Done", on the group's eponymous album "The Voices Of Hope" (T 1526).
1960 - Pianist John Browning records the tracks "Polonaise N°1, Op. 26, N°1", Polonaise N° 4, Op. 4, N° 2", and "Polonaise N°3, Op. 10, N° 1", all by Chopin, in Los Angeles, California. Capitol, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The original Broadway cast of Noel Coward's musical "Sail Away" (featuring Charles Braswell, Grover Dale, Patricia Harty, James Hurst, Paul O'Keefe, Elaine Stritch on vocals and a men's chorus with an unlisted session orchestra conducted by Peter Matz), finish the third of three days of recording sessions in New York City, New York. There are no details listed as to which tracks were recorded on which day. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the Original Broadway Cast album "Sail Away" (WAO 1643).
1962 - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Joe Graves on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, and Eddie Kusby on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) records the tracks "Redskin Rhumba (Charlie Barnet)", "Tuxedo Junction (Erskine Hawkins)", and "Ciribiribin (Harry James)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gray's album "Sounds Of The Big Bands,Vol.6: Themes Of The Great Bands" (T 1812).
1962 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanias (with Waring conducting an unlisted orchestra) record the tracks "The Halls Of Ivy", "Gaudeamus Igitur", at the first session and a retake of "The Halls Of Ivy", "Ave Maria" by Schubert, "Amici Usque" and the opening of "Alma Mater Memories" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except the first take of "The Halls Of Ivy" which, as 2005, remains unissued and "Ava Maria" on Waring's album "Alma Mater Memories" (T 1949). "Ava Maria" will be issued on Glen's album "This I Believe" (T 2054).
1963 - Nancy Wilson, with an Orchestra (Al Porcino, Carmell Jones, Jules Chaikin, Freddy Hill, and John Audino on trumpet; Bob Edmonson, John Ewing, Lester Robertson, and Kenny Shroyer on trombone; Jimmy Woods and Joe Maini on alto saxophone; Teddy Edwards and Harold Land on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Jack Wilson on piano; Joe Pass on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; and Nick Ceroli and Kenny Dennis on drums) conducted by Gerald Wilson using his own arrangements, records the tracks "Blue Prelude", "Satin Doll", "Bewitched", and "The Song Is You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Wilson's album "Yesterday's Love Songs,Today's Blues" (T 2012).
1963 - Frank Hamilton records the instrumental tracks "A Worried Man" and "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue both tracks on the album "Sing A Song With The Kingston Trio" (KAO 2005).
1964 - Billy Taylor (on piano with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "On the Street Where You Live", "Don't You Know", and "Night Coming Tenderly" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has not issued any of the tracks as of 2005.
1964 - Stan Kenton (on piano with Don Bagley on bass; Frank Carlson on tympany) records overdubs for previously recorded orchestral tracks "Lohengrin - Prelude To Act I" (two takes) and "Love-Death From 'Tristan Und Isolde'" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks on Kenton's album "Stan Kenton Plays Wagner" (TAO 2217).
1964 - Capitol Records registers Linda Laine with The Sinners' tracks "Low Grades And High Fever" and "After Today" which were recorded in England and Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release them together as a single (Tower 108). Capitol also registers Mike Rabin & The Demons' tracks "Head Over Heels" and "I'm Leaving You", which were also recorded in England and Tower will release both as a single (Tower 109). And last, but not least, Capitol will register Heinz' tracks "Questions I Can't Answer" and "The Beating Of My Heart", also recorded in England, and Tower will issue both tracks as a single (Tower 110).
1964 - During two session that take place on this date in Los Angeles, California, The Ghouls (featuring Richard Burns on vocals and Chuck Girard, Joe Kelly, and Richard Podolor [unlisted instruments]) record the tracks "Dracula's Deuce", "The Graveyard Shift", "The Little Old Lady From Transylvania", "Bella Be Good", "Be True To Your Ghoul", and "Monsterbilly Heaven" (originally listed as "I Want To Hold Your Neck") at the first session and "Dracula's Theme", "Coffin Nails", "Voo Doo Juice", "Blood And Butter", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", and "The Weird Wolfare" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Dracula's Deuce" (T 2215).
1964 - Ferlin Husky, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Pickin' Up The Pieces" and "The Big Wind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Husky's album "True Lovin'" (T 2305).
1965 - Jody Miller, with unlisted studio musicians, records the tracks "Let Me Walk With You" and "Things" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Let Me Walk With You" as a single (Capitol 5768) with "If You Were A Carpenter" on the flip side and "Things" as a single (Capitol 5743) with "Quite A Long, Long Time" on the flip side.
1965 - Wanda Jackson, with an unlisted studio orchestra and vocal chorus, records the tracks "Doch Dann Kam Johnny" and "Das Kommt Vom Glück In Der Liebe" at Electrola Studio in Cologne, Germany. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single in Germany (K23091).
1965 - Ray Pillow, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Common Colds And Broken Heart", "You've Got A Good Thing Going", "Even When It's Bad, It's Good", and "Coffee Cup" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Pillow's album "Even When It's Bad It's Good!" (T 2738).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Andy Russell, with unlisted studio musicians, records the tracks "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "Our Day Will Come", "So Nice (Summer Samba)", and "Guantanamera" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Russell's album "More Amor" (T 2659).
1968 - Charlie Louvin, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "Heart Of Clay", "Born To Love You", "Are You Teasing Me", "Let's Put Our World Back Together", and "Hope" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Louvin's album "Hey Daddy" (ST-142), "Let's Put Our World Back Together" on his album "The Kind Of Man I Am" (ST-248), and have yet, as of 2005, to issue "Hope".
1968 - Marion Love records the tracks "We Can Make It", "Losing You", "Handy Man" and "Without You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2345) and have, as of 2005, not issued the first two tracks.
1968 - The Milky Way (members unlisted) records the tracks "Sunshine Daffodils", "You're Love Comes Shinin' Through", "Jacqueline", and "A Diamond In The Rough" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2453) but, as of 2005, have yet to issue the last two tracks.
1968 - Ronnie & Natalie record the tracks "A Red Fire Burns", "The Destruction Of Dawn Street", and "Street Love" in New York City. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2391) but, as 2005, have yet to issue the last track.
1968 - The Ashley Brothers record the tracks "Some Kind Of Life", "The Sidewalk Sleeps" and "I've Been So Long" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2366) and "It's Been So Long" as a single (Capitol 2923) with "Marcy" on the flipside.
1968 - Buck Owens' Buckaroos, featuring Don Rich and Doyle Holly, record the tracks "Greensleeves", "Gathering Dust", "The Price I'll Have To Pay" and "Aw Heck" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks as a single (Capitol 2345) and, as of 2005, have yet to issue the first two tracks.
1968 - The Artie Kornfeld Circus (members unlisted) records the track "Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay" in New York City. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the track.
1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys record overdubs for the track "We Need A Lot More of Jesus (And A Lot Less Of Rock 'N' Roll)" at the first session and the track "The Only Mama That'll Walk The Line" at the second. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Ronstadt's album "Hand Sown...Home Grown" (ST-208).
1968 - Ceaser Costa, at a session thought to be held in Los Angeles, California, records the tracks "No Me Miren Mal", "Darse Un Beso", "Lo Importante Es la Rosa", "Chao Amiga", "Al Fin Solos", "Tu Nombre", "No Puedo Dejar De Verte", "Ejercer Con Titulo", "Quiero Ser Libre", "Besame Otra Vez", and "Tendras Un Palacio". Capitol Latino will issue all the tracks on Costa's eponymous album "Cesar Costa" (ST 19008).
1969 - Bobby Brown (no, not the R&B star from the '80s) records the tracks "Good Times" and "Merry Go Round" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track.
1970 - Janis Ian records the track "Someday Baby" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has, of 2005, yet to issue the track.
1970 - During two session held on this date in Los Angeles, California, Quicksilver Messenger Service (lineup unlisted) records the track "Call On Me" at the first session and "What About Me" at the second. Capitol Recors will release the tracks on the group's album "What About Me" (SMAS-630).
1970 - Pianist George Richey records overdubs for Anita Carter's track "Tulsa County" at Jack Clement Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final track as a single (Capitol 2994) with "Where Is The Start Of Lonely" on the flip side.
1972 - Capitol Records registers two tracks recorded by Mark Guerrero, "Don't Rain On My Parade" and "Wild Night At The Old Rest Home" but, as of 2005, has not issued either track.
1972 - Capitol Records purchases the master of Red Simpson's track "God And Jericho Jones" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue the track.
1982 - Prism (lineup unlisted) records the track "Monster Mash" which Capitol Records voided. If anyone knows why, please leave a comment.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Oscar Moore, original guitarist with the Capitol Records group The King Cole Trio (1937-1947), dies in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 64
1984 - Capitol Records artist Anne Murray becomes the first female to win the Country Music Association's Album of the Year award
1988 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Fallen Angel", with "Bad To Be Good" on the flip side, peaks at #12 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" is certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1990 - Former Capitol Records artist Tennessee Ernie Ford is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
1997 - Brown Meggs, husband of Nancy Bates Meachen, writer (won the 1974 Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America), screen writer ("Two Fathers Justice") and former executive, president and CEO at Capitol Records (helped finally sign The Beatles to Capitol when he was Capitol's Director of Eastern Operations) and Angel Records (helped revive the label), dies of a brain hemorrhage at age 66 in San Francisco, California. According to quote on guitarmusic.org, Leo Kottke said that Meggs, who was president of Capitol when he was with the label "...hated the music business and liked people who were either impervious to the business or too dim to even know it was there."
2002 - To commemorate its 60th anniversary, Capitol Records releases the 6 CD box set "Capitol Records 1942-2002" both as a limited 12" box set with a full size book of photos from the Capitol Records photo archives (which at one time was also to include a small statue of The Capitol Tower) and as a small 6 CD box with a booklet with some of the images from the large book.
2002 - Capitol Records reissues John Lennon's "Mind Games" album in the United States

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1939 - Dennis Day, future Capitol Records artist, makes his first appearance as a cast member on "The Jack Benny Show"
1947 - Tony Wilson, songwriter, bass player, and vocalist with the Apple Records band Hot Chocolate (until 1975) is born in Trinidad. The band was originally named The Hot Chocolate Band by Mavis Smith, who worked for the Apple Corps press office. Their first recording was a reggae version of John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance". Hot Chocolate's singles and albums were originally released by Big Tree Records in the United States, with distribution by Atlantic Records (at the time a Warner Communications Company). Later the band's catalog was distributed by EMI America Records and is now controlled by Capitol Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's "Imagine" album in the U.K.
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - The Sex Pistols sign to EMI, then the parent company of Capitol Records. The band lasted with the label until January 22, 1977 and wrote the song "EMI" to tell of their experience.

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