Sunday, November 06, 2016

NOVEMBER 6, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1923 - Gladys Mary Beck, one-time comptroller for Capitol Records from the mid-1940s to the early 1950s is born Gladys Mary Higgins in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
80 Years Ago Today In 1936 or in 1938 - James "Jim" Pike, singer and founding member of the Capitol Records group The Letterman, is born in St. Louis, Missouri. If anyone knows for sure in which year James was born, please leave a comment.
1949 - Eloise Laws, Broadway actress and singer, whose recordings have been released on the Music Merchant, Invictus (distributed by Capitol Records), ABC, Liberty (catalog bought by EMI), Capitol, and Scepterstein labels, is born Laverne Eloise Laws in Huston, Texas.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Edwin LeMar "Buddy" Cole records sixteen tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. The titles are unlisted. If anyone knows what was recorded and if any of the tracks have been commercially issued, please leave a comment.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Johnny Mercer (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (with Weston conducting his own arrangements to Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, and Zeke Zarchy on trumpet; Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombone; Fred Stulce, Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, and Len Hartman on saxophones; Milt Raskin on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Jack Ryan on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), records "Huggin' And A Chalkin'", "Movie Tonight" (with additional vocals by The Pied Pipers [with unlisted lineup]), and the (as of 2005) unissued "Dream Boat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 334) with "Take Me Back To Little Rock, Arkansas" on the flip side and the second track as a single (Capitol 367) with "I Do Do Do Like You" on the flip side.
1947 - Henry Blair (as "Sparky") and Verne Smith (vocals and narration) with Ray Turner (on piano using music composed and arranged by Billy May), and a Wright-Sonovox (as the talking piano) record the tracks "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 4", "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 5", and "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 6" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California using a script by Alan Livingston. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Sparky's Magic Piano" (BC-73).
1947 - Cliffie Stone's Western Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Waltz You Saved For Me", "When It's Springtime In The Rockies", "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", and "Beautiful Ohio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Cliffie Stone Waltzes" (AD-108).
1947 - T-Bone Walker (on vocals and guitar, with ) records the tracks "She's My Old Time Used To Be", two versions of "Dream Girl Blues", two versions of "Midnight Blues", "two versions of "Long Lost Lover Blues", two versions of "Triflin' Woman Blues", two versions of "Long Skirt Baby Blues", "Goodbye Blues", and two version sof "Too Much Trouble" in Los Angeles, California for Black & White Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue the first track and the second version of the last track together as a single (Capitol 944) and the second version of "Long Lost Lover Blues" as a single (Capitol 57-70023) with "You're My Best Poker Hand", and all the tracks on the CD "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the instrumental track "The Geek" as well as "Confess" and "If I Had You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "The Geek" as a single (Capitol 15036) with "I've Only Myself To Blame" and "If I Had You" as a single (Capitol 813) with "When I Take My Sugar To Tea" on the flip side. Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MD18-138).
1950 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Starlighters (vocal group with unlisted lineup) first record vocal overdubs for Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra's track "Oink Oink Mambo" at the first session and then record vocal overdubs for Mel Blanc's tracks "Trixie, The Piano Playing Pixie" and "The Woody Woodpecker Polka" (using a script written by Ted Poster and Warren Foster) at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track "Oink Oink Mambo" on Reyes' album "Mocambo" (CC-257) and the final versions of Blanc's tracks together as a single (Capitol 1330).
1950 - Benny Strong (on vocals) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "As Time Goes By", "Three-Handed Woman", "Dear! Dear! Dear!" and "I Don't Care" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1344) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1326).
1950 - The Rico Mambo Orchestra (aka Billy May and His Orchestra with May conducting his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and George Seaburg on trumpet; Ed Kusby on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Marco Rizo on piano; Laurindo Almeida on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Frank Guerrero on drums; Edward Guerrero, Fred Rubic, and Ivan Lopez on percussion) record the tracks "Mambo Petardo", "Mambo Riff", "Minor Mambo" and "Manhattan Mambo" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Mambos" (CDF-261).
1950 - Enric Madriguera and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Brazil", "Come To The Mardi Gras", "One Night In Brazil", and "A Batucada Come Cou" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album "Enric Madriguera And His Orchestra/Chuy Reyes - Arthur Murray Favorites: Sambas" (CDF-260).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his own arrangements to: Walter "Pete" Candoli and Vito "Mickey" Mangano on trumpet; Francis "Joe" Howard, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Paul Tanner on trombone; Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Milt Raskin on piano; Tony Rizzi on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Frankie Carlson on drums), records the tracks "Tennessee Saturday Night", "Sensational", "Love Ya' Like Mad", and "Old Spider Fingers" (aka "Old Man's Spider Fingers) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1903) and "Love Ya' Like Mad" as a single (Capitol 2072) with "Oakie Boogie" on the flip side. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Morse's box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117) in Germany.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Martha Carson (on vocals), with instrumental accompaniment by unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Fear Not", "I Wanna Rest", "You Sure Do Need Him Now" (with The Gospel Singers [vocal group with unlisted lineup but possibly includes Bill Carlisle, Chet Atkins, and Jean Chapel aka Opal Amburgey]), and "Weighed In The Balance" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Carson's album "A Talk With The Lord" (T 1607) and the last two tracks on the album "Satisfied" (T 1507).
1953 - The Royal Polynesians (an orchestra directed by Michael Goldsen featuring Charles Mauu on vocals and Danny Stewart on guitar with the other musicians unlisted) record the tracks "Tamure (Have A Good Time)", "Vana Vana (Tickle Tickle)", "Papio (Merry-Go-Round)" and Minoi, Minoi (Wiggle, Wiggle)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue all the tracks on the album "Polynesia!" (H-483).
1953 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra (Skeets Herfurt and Mahlon Clark on saxophones and woodwinds; Bill Miller on piano and celeste; Al Hendrickson and Allan Reuss on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; and on strings: Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins; Paul Robyn on viola; and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the titles "Like Someone in Love" (arranged by Riddle), "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Little Girl Blue", and "The Girl Next Door" (all arranged by George Siravo), at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 8:30PM and 12:00AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's label debut album "Songs For Young Lovers" (EBF-488).
1954 - During two sessions held this day at Muzak Studios in New York City, New York The Frank Rosolino Sextet (Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Charlie Mariano on alto saxophone, Pete Jolly on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums), using arrangement by Bill Holman, record the tracks "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter", "Linda", "Embraceable You", and "Besame Mucho" at the first session and "Ragamuffin'" and Frank 'N' Earnest" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the the sextet's eponymous album "The Frank Rosolino Sextet" (T 6507).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Capitol Records files information for the masters it purchased for Les Paul and Mary Ford's tracks "That Old Feeling", "Bewitched", "My Silent Love", "I Surrender Dear", "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)", "June In January", "Moonlight And Shadows", "I Can't Get Started", "How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)", "Sweet And Lovely", "Prisoner Of Love" and "If I Had You" and will issue all the tracks on the duo's album "Time To Dream" (T 802).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with listed as probably: J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle; Bill Woods on piano; Wayne "Woody" Murray; and Alvis "Buck" Owens and Lewis Talley on guitar) records the tracks "Under Suspicion", "I Want To Go Where No One Knows Me", "Tomorrow I'll Be Gone", and "If You Can't Walk Away" at Music City Recording's studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records single, Capitol Records will issue the track "Under Suspicion" as a single (Capitol F3727) with "The Other Woman" on the flip side and on her Capitol Records album "This Is Jean Shepard" (T 1253), the second track as a single (Capitol F4068) with "Just Another Girl" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3618).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet and Toots Mondello on alto saxophone with other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Prelude To A Kiss", "Thinking Of You", "Jealous" and "You're The One I Care For" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Make You Misty" (SM-455).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Bobby Troup (on vocals), with Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Buddy Collette on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Don Heath on drums, recorded "Route 66" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1957 - Applause overdubs are recorded for Johnny Otis and His Orchestra's tracks "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", "Hum Ding A Ling", "Stay With Me", "Good Golly", "It's Too Soon To Know", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Little Arthur's Number" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the rest of the finished tracks on Otis' album "The Johnny Otis Show" (T 940).
1957 - Dick Curless (on vocals and rhythm guitar, with ) records the tracks "St. James Infirmary", "You'll Never Miss The Water", and "Rosalita" (with Allerton Hawkes on maracas) at Event Studios in Westbrook, Maine. Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records, will issue the first two tracks on Curless' album "Soul" (T 5013) and Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Curless' seven CD box set "A Tombstone Every Mile" (BCD 15882).
1959 - Johnny Rose (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "With A Kiss", "I Pray", and "The Last One To Know" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4381). Bear Family Records will issue the first and last tracks on the compilation CD "The Drugstore's Rockin', Volume 3" (BCD 16608) in Germany.
1962 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist on trumpet; Lew McCreary on trombone; Buddy Collette, Justin Gordon, Bill Perkins, and Bill Hood on saxophone; Lou Levy on piano; John Gray on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Kenny Dennis on drums; and Emil Richards on percussion), records the tracks "Getting To Know You", "My Ship", "I Believe In You", and "As Long As He Need Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks "Broadway My Way" (T 1828).
1962 - Jack Sheldon (on vocals and trumpet) and His Quartet (Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Howard Roberts, Jack Marshall, and Herb Ellis on guitar) begin 3 days of sessions to record their Capitol Records album "Out!" (Capitol 1851) starting with the tracks "Romance De Amor", "Dandelion", "The Girl In The Muu Muu" and the (as of 2005) still unissued track "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Other session dates are November 12 and November 16, 1962.
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Song Of The Barefoot Contessa", "Never On A Sunday", and "Anna" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Welcome's album "Zither Goes Hollywood" (T 1986).
1964 - An (as of 2005) unissued re-take of the track "Stick Around" for the original Broadway cast album for "Golden Boy" is recorded in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1967 - Shorty Rogers conducts his own arrangements to 10 unlisted musicians to record overdubs for Bobbie Gentry's tracks "Big Boss Man" and "Parchman Farm" in Los Angeles, California. The version of "Big Boss Man" that the overdubs were recorded for is (as of 2005) still unissued. Capitol Records will issue "Parchman Farm" on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie" (T 2842).
1967 - Mariano Moreno records the tracks "Music To Think By (Think Theme)" and "Guarara" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2100) with "As Tears Go By" on the flip side. There is no issuing information listed for "Guarara". If anyone knows if the track has been issued, please leave a comment.
1967 - Jean Shepard (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew", "Break My Mind", and "Paper Mansions" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "Heart To Heart" (T 2871).
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters from American International Productions for the tracks for soundtrack to "The Trip" which features Electric Flag as An American Music Band. Sidewalk Records, distributed by Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on the album "An American Music Band - 'The Trip'" (ST-5908).
1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Pack (lineup unlisted)'s (as of 2005) still unissued tracks "Chance To Get Away", "Got This Thing On The Move", "Faucet", and "Getting Into The Sun".
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Ray Brown's tracks "Tuesday Afternoon", "Groovin'", "Wake Up To Me Gentle", "I'm Gonna Be A Country Boy Again", and "Like An Old Time Movie". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Brown's album "Just Ray Brown" (ST-186).
1968 - Merle Haggard (on vocals) and The Strangers (Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward (aka Howard Lowe) and Bob Morris on bass, Bonnie Owens on harmony vocals and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "What's Wrong With Stayin' Home" and "When No Flowers Grow" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track on Haggard's album "A Portrait Of Merle Haggard" (ST-319). Bear Family Records will issue both tracks in the 5 CD box set "Untamed Hawk" (BCD 15744).
1968 - The Common People (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Feeling", "Soon There'll Be Thunder", and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Feeling" (second take), "Land Of A Day", and "I Have Been Alone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the group's album "Of The People" (ST-266).
1968 - Pure (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "All I Want To Do To You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - T.R. Murcy records the tracks "She's A Babe", "Just Listen", "Time And The Rain", and "After All" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first and last tracks, issued "Just Listen" as a single (Capitol 2603) with "40 Miles To L.A." on the flip side, and "Time And The Rain" as a single (Capitol 2394) with "Happy" on the flip side.
1968 - The last overdubs are recorded for Tony Sandler and Ralph Young's tracks "Make Me Rainbows", "Where Is Tomorrow?", "When The World Was Young", "Cuando Sali De Cuba (The Wind Will Change Tomorrow)", and "The Three Bells" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
1969 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals) with The Hank Jones Quartet (Hank Jones on piano, Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums), records the tracks "In A Sentimental Mood", "I Thought About You", Easy Living", "Do It Again", and "Darn That Dream". Capitol Records will issue "I Thought About You" and "Do It Again" on Wilson's album "But Beautiful" (ST-798) and will issue all the tracks on the CD version of her album "But Beautiful" (7-92868-2).
1969 - Al Martino (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again", "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", and "My Lovely Juanita" in Los Angeles, California.
1969 - Buddy Alan (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the (as of 2005) unissued track "One To Many Mornings" and the track "When A Man Can't Call His Home A Home" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owen Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and issue "When A Man Can't Call His Home A Home" as a single (Capitol 2715) with "Big Mama's Medicine Show" on the flip side.
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for John Stewart's track "Heart Full A Woman And A Belly Full Of Tennessee" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Lady And The Outlaw" (possibly in Nashville, Tennessee). Capitol Records will issue the final version of Heart Full A Woman And A Belly Full Of Tennessee" on Stewart's album "Willard" (ST-540).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "You're The Reason I'm Living" and "What Am I Living For?" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track on James' album "The Sensational Sonny James - Bright Lights, Big City" (ST-804) and the second track on James' album "Empty Arms" (ST-734).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Here Comes Honey Again", with "The Only Ones We Truly Trust" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart, becoming the last of James' 16 consecutive #1 records
1972 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased of Red Simpson's track "Milesaver Man" and will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3495) with "Those Forgotten Trains" on the flip side.
1972 - Buck Owens records the track "Streets Of Bakersfield" for Capitol Records
1972 - The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel keyboards and vocals, Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals, Rick Danko on bass and vocals, and Levon Helm on drums and vocals) begin five straight days of recording unlisted and (as of 2005) unissued tracks in at Bearsville Recording Studios in Bearsville, New York for Capitol Records. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "White Rose Of Athens" and the tracks "Wheels", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Once I Loved" and "Quentin's Theme (Dark Shadows)" as well as an overdub for "Quentin's Theme (Dark Shadows)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue "Wheels" and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 4" (STL 244), "Once I Loved" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 5" (STL 245) and "Quentin's Theme (Dark Shadows)" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 7" (STL 247).
1974 - Grand Funk (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "All The Girls In The World Beware" and "Wild" at The Swamp studio near Flint, Michigan. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the band's album "All The Girls In The World Beware!!!" (SO-11356).
1975 - Casey Kasem records the tracks "Christmas Wish - Silent Night" and "Deck Of Cards" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed so if anyone knows if either track was issued, please leave a comment.
1975 - Ray Griff (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Falling", "I Love The Way You Love Me", and "Tucson Sun" in Nashville, Tennessee. After one session of overdubs held the the next day Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Griff's eponymous album "Ray Griff" (ST-11486).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "Rock'n Me", with "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1979 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman with Gene Clark) record the track "Won't Let You Down" and the first session and "Deeper In" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the album "City" (ST-12043) as by Roger McQuinn and Chris Hillman featuring Gene Clark.
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Sweetest Music" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1980 - Lee Clayton records the track "(Tell Me) Whatcha Gonna Do" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the track on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Peggi Blu records the tracks "All The Way With You" as a duet with Bert Robinson, then by herself records the tracks "Mesmerize Me" and "All And All". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Blu's album "Blu Blowin'" (ST-12550).
1998 - Jazz producer Sumner "Sonny" Lester sues EMI, Capitol, and Blue Note Records, Blue Note CEO Bruce Lundvall, reissue firm Mosaic Records, and Mosaic principals Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie, claiming that the labels reissued recordings allegedly held exclusively by Lester without authorization. The recordings in question include sessions by Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker, Jeremy Steig, Chick Corea, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, and Dizzy Gillespie.
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records releases a 2-CD compilation of music from World War II titled "Those Were Our Songs: Music of World War II"
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records releases "United We Stand," a collection of archival material including John Lennon's "Imagine," Al Green's rendition of "Amazing Grace" and Woody Guthrie performing "This Land Is Your Land." Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross.
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records releases Pink Floyd's 2 CD compilation album "Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd" which will be re-released in 2006
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Sonny James, Capitol Records artist, is formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with George Strait and Harold Bradley at the 40th annual CMA (Country Music Association) Awards show broadcast on ABC-TV. James was also co-host, with Capitol Records artist Bobbie Gentry, of the first CMA awards show in 1967.
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Keith Urban is named CMA Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards ceremony.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "God, Country And My Baby", with "Honestly I Do" on the flip side, enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. EMI Music, parent company of Capitol Records, currently owns the Liberty catalog.
1979 - The EMI Board recommends THORN Electrical Industries Limited's revised offer of £169m to its shareholders and a new company, THORN EMI, is formed
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Collectors' Choice Music reissues Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's Capitol Records album "That Travelin' Two-Beat" and Crosby's Capitol Records album "Bing Crosby Sings The Great Country Hits" together on a single CD

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1814 - Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone and other brass instruments, is born in Dinant, province of Namur, Belgium.
1854 - John Phillip Sousa, composer of Marches, conductor, and band leader, is born in Washington, D.C.

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