Monday, November 14, 2016

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1915 - Martha Tilton (aka "The Liltin' Miss Tilton"), singer and Capitol Records artist (1942-1949) is born Martha Ellen Tilton in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ms. Tilton is the first artist signed to Capitol Records (though at the time it is still named Liberty Records) and her tracks "Moon Dreams" and "The Angels Cried", both written and produced by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer and recorded on April 4, 1942 with backing by The Mellowaires and an Orchestra, are listed as Masters #1 & #2, respectively, for the label. "The Angels Cried" is released as a Capitol Records single (#105) with "I'll Remember April" on the flipside, and is one of the nine selections that make up Capitol's first release shipment to stores on July 1, 1942.
1950 - Colleen Peterson, singer, songwriter, Juno and CCMA award winner, and Capitol Records artist (1976 -1978) and Capitol/EMI Canada artist (1995 - until her death in 1996), is born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Buddy Cole records "U-24 Demonstration Record" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows what "U-24" was, please leave a comment.
1947 - Hal Derwin (on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Melody Time", "At The Flying 'W'", "I Go In When The Moon Comes Out", and "Always" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 15071), the second track as a single (Capitol 15160) with "Sissy" on the flipside, and the third track as a single (Capitol 15282) with "Louise" on the flipside.
1947 - During a three way split session held in Los Angeles, California first Johnny Mercer (on vocals) and The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and George Seaberg on trumpet; Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Carl Loeffler on trombone; Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Jack Ryan on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the track "I Don't Care If It Rains All Night", then Jo Stafford (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (probably same lineup) records the track "Funny Little Money Man" and finally The Starlighters (vocalists Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (still probably the same lineup) record the tracks "Night And Day" and "Poinciana". Capitol Records will issue Mercer's track as a single (Capitol 15134) with "Limehouse Blues" on the flipside, Stafford's track as a single (15336) with "These Will Be The Best Years Of Our Lives" on the flipside, and The Starlighter's tracks "Night And Day" as a single (Capitol 15114) with "Maria From Bahia" on the flipside and "Poinciana" as a single (Capitol 500) with "The Next Time I Fall In Love" on the flipside.
1947 - Ernie Felice (on accordion and vocals) and His Quartet (Dick Anderson on clarinet; Dick Fisher on guitar; Larry Breen on bass; and Bob Sandfelder on drums) record the tracks "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Solitude", "Woo-ga-ma-choo-ga" (vocals by Felice and ensemble (unlisted lineup), and "Love Is So Terrific (vocals by Felice) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Felice's album "Cocktail Time With The Ernie Felice Quartet" (EBF-192), the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 486) and the third the track as a single (Capitol 15082) with "Street Of Dreams" on the flip side.
1947 - Julia Lee (on vocals and piano) and Her Boyfriends (Dave Cavanaugh on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Charles Drayton on bass; and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the instrumental "Charmaine" and the tracks "Marijuana", "Lotus Blossom", "Sit Down And Drink It Over", "Away From You", and "The Glory Of Love" at the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15203) with "Christmas Spirit" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 1376) with  "Pipe Dreams" on the flipside, the fourth track as a single (Capitol 15367) with "I Didn't Like The First Time" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 57-70006) with "Take It Or Leave It" on the flipside.
1950 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with: Danny Alguire on trumpet; Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; Billy Liebert on piano; Eddie Kirk on rhytm guitar; Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar; and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "Won'tcha Be My Baby" and "Day Bread" at Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 1337).
1950 - Francis Scott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Deep In My Heart, Dear", "The Girl That I Marry", "Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile)" and the rejected track "I'll Take Romance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Scott's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Waltzes" (CD-262).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Helen O'Connell (on vocals), with Cliffie Stone's Music (which includes Cliffie Stone on bass along with unlisted musicians on clarinet, piano, guitar, steel guitar, and drums), records the tracks "Crazy Heart", "Any Time", "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often" and "There's Been A Change In Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1895), the third track as a single (Capitol 2506) with "Rub-a-dub-dub" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1976) with "Stingy" on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Leon Chappel (on vocals and guitar, with listed as possibly Robert Hugh Rutland [aka Georgia Slim] or Elmer Leon "Lonnie" Hall on fiddle, possibly Paul Franklin Blunt on piano and unlisted rhythm guitar and bass players) records the tracks "You're A Lovin' Woman", "Little Bitty Blues", "Don't Dog Me 'Round", and "True Detective" in (listed as possibly) either Dallas, Texas or KWKH studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1954) with "Booger Blues" on the flipside, the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2065) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2611) with "Now Do Right Daddy" on the flipside.
1952 - Al Martino's Capitol Records single "Here In My Heart" is #1 on New Music Express' first Official Singles Chart in England based on sales and will remain #1 for nine weeks.
1952 - Edits are made to the American version of the tracks for the four parts of "The Story Of Robin Hood" (by Nestor Palva and unlisted cast members with music by Billy May) for the Australian release of the 2 disc children's record album (Capitol F1-3138 and Capitol F2-3138).
1952 - Gisele MacKenzie (on vocals), with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Gone", "The New Wears Off Too Fast", and "Let Me Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2307) and the third track as a single (Capitol 2354) with "Friend Of The Family" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) re-record Schubert "Quartet N° 14 In D Minor ('Death Of The Maiden'), First Movement" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. As of 2005, the version of the track recorded on this date has yet to be issued.
1957 - Keely Smith (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, Jimmy Priddy, George Roberts, and Juan Tizol on trombone, Lee Elliott, Alex Gershunoff, and Harry Klee on flute, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, Ed Gilbert on bass, Bill Richmond on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp and a string section with Victor Arno, Alex Beller, Victor Bay, Ben Gill, Paul Nero, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin and David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "I Wish You Love", "Mr. Wonderful", "If We Never Meet Again", and "I Understand" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Smith's album "I Wish you Love" (TT 914).
1958 - Bob Bain (directing an orchestra with unlisted lineup) records the track "Amoure Solito (Lovely Love)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Teddy Brannon on piano, John Brown on bass, and George Foster on drums) records the tracks "Linda", "Rosetta", and "Tangerine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jones' album "I Dig Chicks!" (T 1193).
1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as possibly]: ) records the tracks "Mom And Dad's Waltz", "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", "Bouquet Of Roses" and "Slowly" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the track on Young's album "Talk About Hits" (T 1245).
1960 - The Little Angels (Olympia, Leon, Charmaine, and James Sylvers, who would later joing thier younger siblings, Edmund and Ricky, in 1972 to become the Capitol Records group The Sylvers) records the track "Olympia", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Penny Melodie", and the track "Says You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 4490).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar, with: Glenn Blair on saxophone; Billy Strange on rhythm guitar; Howard Roberts on bass guitar; Curly Chalker steel guitar; and [listed as possibly] Marty Alfred on drums, Frank Maio on tenor saxophone and Mark Tully on bass) records the instrumental track "Dented Fender", "A Maiden's Prayer", "Weapin' Willow Twist", and "Twelfth Street Rag" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Clark's album "The Lighting Fingers Of Roy Clark" (T 1780).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The Kingston Trio (Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar and John Stewart on banjo, guitar, and vocals), with David Morris Wheat on bass, record the Pete Seeger track "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" in New York City, New York with producer Voyle Gilmore, Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol F4671) "O Ken Karanga" on the flipside which will peak at #21 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Dean Elliott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I Cried For You", "Peg O' My Heart", and "Ruby" at the first session and "Tea For Two", "Over The Rainbow", "The Song From Moulin Rouge", "Tenderly" and "Stardust" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Elliot's album "Heartstrings" (T 1864).
1962 - Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Benny Carter conducting the orchestra (which includes Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levey on drums with other unlisted musicians), records the tracks "I'm A Woman" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Close Your Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Woman" as a single (Capitol F4888) with "Big Bad Bill" on the flipside.
1965 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original cast of "Skyscraper", with John Lesko directing the orchestra and chorus (both lineups unlisted), as they use Jimmy Van Heusen's music and Sammy Cahn's lyrics to record the tracks "Skyscraper Overture" (instrumental), "The Gaiety" (vocals by unlisted chorus of singers), "Local 403" (vocals by Rex Everhart and chorus of unlisted singers), "Haute Coulture" (vocals by Rex Everhart and chorus of unlisted singers) at the first session, "Don't Worry" (vocals by Charles Nelson Riley and Dick O'Neill), "Just The Crust" (vocals by Charles Nelson Riley and Dick O'Neill), "Spare That Building" (vocals by the Company), "An Occasional Fight Of Fancy (vocals by Julie Harris and ensemble of unlisted singers), and "More Than One Way (vocals by Peter Marshall and chorus of unlisted singers) at the second session, and "Opposites" (vocals by Julie Harris and Peter Marshall), "Run For Your Life" (vocals by Peter Marshall and Dick O'Neill), "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong (Reprise)" (vocals by Julie Harris), "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong" (vocals by Peter Marshall and Julie Harris), and "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her (vocals by Peter Marshall) at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original cast album for "Skyscraper" (VAS 2442).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Bonnie Owens (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Will You Want Me Just As Much", "Any Part Of You", and "I Won't Go Lookin' For You" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Owens' album "All Of Me" (T 2660).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "My Only Sunshine" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1967 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Together From Now On", "Mr. & Mrs. John Smith", "Take Care On The Road", and "Just Before Dawn" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Make A Left & Right" (ST 2903).
1967 - Leeta Mbulu (on vocals), with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Aredze", "Magwalandini" and "Banoyi" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Mbulu's eponymous album "Leeta Mbulu" (ST 2874).
1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "Country Air" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859).
1967 - Tex Ritter (on vocals, with orchestra and chorus with unlisted lineups), records the tracks "China Doll", "I Just Can't Get Away (From These Old Memories)" and "Down In Old Matamoros" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Ritter's album "Tex Ritter Sings The Songs Of Cindy Walker - Bump Tiddle Dee Bum Bum!" (ST 2890).
1967 - Composer, arranger and conductor Oliver Nelson (with The Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Joe Newman on trumpet and also conducting), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, and Benny Powell on trombone; Paul Faulise on baritone saxophone; Ray Alonge and Jim Buffington on french horn; Don Butterfield on tuba; Jerry Dodgion on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute; Phil Woods on alto saxophone and clarinet; George Marge on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute; Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone; Danny Bank on baritone saxophone, baritone clarinet and flute; Bobby Rosengarden on vibraphone and percussion; Patti Bown on piano; Ron Carter and George Duvivier on an unlisted instruments; and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, records his self-penned track "A Typical Day In New York" for his Verve Records album "Jazzhattan Suite" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City.
1968 - Donnie Brooks records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "All In The Game", "Then", and "Together" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Al DeLory conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the track "Wichita Lineman" (featuring Billie Jo Spears on vocals) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2374) with "The Feeling Of Love" on the flipside.
1968 - Riley Wildflower records the tracks "Once Upon A Time" and "Sara Lee" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issue information listed, so if anyone knows if either of the tracks have been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the track "I Can Hear Music" at the first session and "All I Want To Do" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2432).
1969 - The Fourth Way (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Sun And The Moon Together", and "Ebony Plaza" at New Orleans House in Berkeley, California. Harvest Records,  distributed by Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the groups album "The Sun And Moon Have Gone Together" (SKAO-423).
1972 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Morning In Your Eyes", "Don't Misunderstands", and "Easy Evil" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Wilson's album "I Know I Love Him" (ST-11131).
1972 - Peter Duchin records the tracks "Angel Sea (Of The Seven Stars)", "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?", and "Child Of Mine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Duchin's album "Child Of Mine" (ST-11146).
1977 - Louisiana's Le Roux (aka Jeff Pollard Band) begin four days of sessions to record the tracks "Backslider", "Heavenly Days", "New Orleans Ladies", "Love Abductor", "I Can't Do One More Two Step", "Take A Ride On A Riverboa", "Slow Burn", "Rodeo", "Crazy In Love", "Bridge Of Silence", and "Snake Eyes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Recors will issue all the tracks on the band's eponymous album "Louisiana's Le Roux" (SW-11734).
1978 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing Ray Sherman on piano; Mitchell Holder and Bob Bain on guitar; Chuck Domanico on bass; Carlos Vega on drums; and Abe Siegel on percussion) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "In The Mood", "Opus One", "Take The 'A' Train", and "Skyliner" in Studio B at Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records.
1979 - Tavares (lineup unlisted) records the track "Find Your Way" in Los Angeles, Calfornia for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Rager McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Gene Clark) record the track "Skate Date" at the first session and "She Ain't Giving Herself Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the trio's album "City" (ST-12043).
1979 - René & Angela (René Moore and Angela Winbush on vocals) record the tracks "Love Won't Slip Away" and "Hotel California" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's eponymous album "René & Angela" (ST-12077).
1979 - Don Schlitz records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Dreamers Matinee" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1980 - Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, start the first of two days of live performances at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana where they record the tracks "You", "Changing Times", "Joy And Pain", "Happy Feeling", "Southern Girl", "Look At California", "Feel That You're Feeling", and "Look In Your Eyes". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks in 1981 on the group's album "Live In New Orleans" (SKBK-12156).
1984 - Kim Carnes (on vocals, with unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Beggin' For Favors" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue the track as a single (EMI America 8290) with "Rough Edges" on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Waysted (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Heaven Tonight", "How The West Was Won", "Wild Night", "Out Of Control", "So Long", "Walls Fall Down", "Black And Blue", "Singing In The Night", "Hell Comes Home" and "Heroes Die Young". Capitol Records will issue all the track on Waysted's album "Save Your Prayers" (ST-12538).
1995 - To celebrated Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday, Capitol Records releases two new albums: "Sinatra 80th: Live In Concert" (his first live album in 20 years, the CD contains tracks recorded at concerts given at venues around the world) and the two disc compilation CD "Sinatra 80th: All The Best" (which includes a newly created mix of the track "The Christmas Song" where Sinatra duets with Nat "King" Cole using the same technique that allowed Cole's daughter Natalie to duet with her father on the track "Unforgettable")
1999 - EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines". In exchange, the retailers are asked to lower the retail price of the Capitol Records album to as low as possible.
2000 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' "1" album in the United States with distribution by Capitol Records. I helped adapt the U.K packaging into U.S. templates, helped find artwork for the band's singles that was used in the packaging and posters, and designed the ads, buttons, posters, banners, and even the signage that was put along the entire top of The Capitol Tower, to promote the album in the U.S.
150 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records reissues Sonny James' 1990 compilation CD "Capitol Collector's Series" to celebrate his recent induction into the CMA's Country Music Hall Of Fame.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Judy Garland, singer, actress, and Capitol Records artist, marries actor Mark Herron in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1980 - EMI America registers the master of Cliff Richard's track "Keep On Looking" which it will issue as a single (EMI America 8076) with "Give A Little Bit More" on the flipside. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1903 - The residents of Hollywood, California vote to incorporate as an independent city but will decide to annex into the city of Los Angeles in 1910 to obtain a sure water supply.

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