Thursday, December 15, 2016

DECEMBER 15, 2016

105 Years Ago Today In 1911 - Stan Kenton, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Stanley Newcomb Kenton in Wichita, Kansas
100 Years Ago Today In 1916 - Buddy Cole (aka Eddie LaMar), jazz pianist, organist, orchestra leader, and Columbia and Capitol Records artist, is born Edwin LeMar Cole in Irving, Illinois.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Carmine Appice, singer, songwriter and drummer for the bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, The Rod Stewart Band, Beck, Bogart & Appice, and Capitol Records band King Cobra (1986-1988), is born on Staten Island in New York
1970 - Alison Martino, founder of Vintage Los Angeles, writer, television producer, and daughter of Capitol Records artist Al Martino and his wife Judi Stilwell Martino, is born in Los Angeles, California.

1944 - The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records Single "The Trolley Song" is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles chart
1944 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's single "Everytime We Say Goodbye" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1947 - Ray Bauduc and his Bobcats (Nate Kazebier on trumpet, Brad Gowans on valve trombone, Matty Matlock on clarinet, Eddie Miller on tenor saxopone, Stan Wrightsman on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Bauduc on drums), records the tracks "Susie" and "Down In Honky Tonk Town" (which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records), as well as "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" and "Li'l Liza Jane" (also later released together as a single by Capitol) which has a vocal that may have been done by Nappy Lamar, in Los Angeles, California.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - The Ernie Felice Quartet (Ernie Felice on accordion and three other unlisted musicians), with unlisted others, records the titles "Hora Staccato", "Oodles Of Noodles", "Ritual Fire Dance" and "I Know That You Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Oodles Of Noodles" and "Ritual Fire Dance" on the quartet's album "Accordion Powerhouse" (H-307).
1953 - Ella Mae Morse, with Big Dave's Orchestra (Dave Cavanaugh conducting Charles Butler and Ernest "Ted" Romersa on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Red Callender on bass, Roy Harte on drums) recorded the tracks "Have Mercy Baby" and "Money Honey" with an unidentified male vocal group, along with the tracks "Rock Me All Night Long" and "Daddy, Daddy" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9 PM and 12:30 AM on December 15, 1953. Capitol Records would release all the tracks on Morse's album "Barrelhouse Boogie And The Blues" (Capitol H-513).
1955 - It is reported that Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Sixteen Tons", the flipside of "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry"", has sold more than 2 million copies in the less than two months since it's October 17, 1955 release, making it the most successful single, and the most successful "B-Side", ever recorded to that date.
1955 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Vito Mangano, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Francis Howard, Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Fred Falensby and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the titles "Mad About The Boy" and "Fascinatin' Rhythm" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "Dance To The Bands!" (TBO 727).
1955 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (Abe Osser conducting unlisted musicians) record the titles "The Song Is You""Embraceable You""I Cover The Waterfront", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Bushkin's album "Midnight Rhapsody" (T 711).
1955 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I Can't Go On This Way", "Farther And Farther Apart", "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair", and "Hang Your Head In Shame" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "Songs Of The Home And Heart" (T 718).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Roger Wagner directs The Roger Wagner Chorale and the orchestra (lineups unlisted), as they record the titles "Were You There?", featuring vocalist Salli Terri, Palestrina's "Tu Es Petrus", "Enite, Enite!" and Lvovsky's "Hospodi Pomelui" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on The Roger Wagner Chorale's album "The House of The Lord" (P-8365).
1958 - Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio give a concert in El Paso, Texas that is recorded by Capitol and later released as part of the Bear Family box set "The Kingston Trio: The Guard Years"
1960 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Wings Of A Dove" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1960 - In an extended sessions, Hank Thompson (on vocals and guitar), with Billy Armstrong, Harold Glenn Hensley, and Billy Wright on fiddle, Jimmy Pruett on piano, Billy Gray and Merle Travis on guitar, Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar, Allen "Al" Williams on bass, and Gwin Merle "Junior" Nichols on drums), records the titles "I've Gotta Have My Baby Back""Oklahoma Hills", and "Hangover Tavern" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 6:00 PM and 10:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "I Gotta Have My Baby Back" on Thompson's album "An Old Love Affair" (T 1544), "Oklahoma Hills" as a single (Capitol F4556) with "Teach Me How To Lie" (recorded December 17, 1959) on the flipside, and "Hangover Taver" as a single (Capitol F4605) with "Give The World A Smile" (recorded December 18, 1958) on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida records the title "Fuga From 'Sonata N° 3 In C Major'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Almeida's album "The Intimate BACH" (P-8582).
1962 - Charles Laughton, stage, radio, and motion picture actor and director and Capitol Record artist (1961 2 disc LP "The Story Teller...A Session With Charles Laughton"), dies at age 63 as a result of renal cell carcinoma kidney cancer. He would later be cremated and the remains will be interred in a crypt in the Court of Remembrance courtyard at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Beatles '65" in the United States
1965 - Capitol Records re-release Peter and Gordon's titles "A World Without Love" and "Nobody I Know" together as a single (Capitol 6076) as part of the green label Starline series.
1965 - Guitars Unlimited (Jack Marshall directing unlisted musicians) records the title "Quiet  Night Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the album "Guitars Unlimited" (T 2451).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beach Boys do final overdubs for their titles "Wonderful" and "Surf's Up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the group's five CD set "Good Vibrations - 30 Years Of The Beach Boys" (7-81294-2).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Gary Barone, Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Ronnie Ossa, and Ray Triscari on trumpet, Bob Payne, Dick Shearer, and Dave Roberts on trombone, Jim Amlotte and Graham Ellis on bass trombone, John Worster on bass, Ray Price on drums, and Frank Carlson, Emil Richards, and Chino Valdes on Latin percussion), record the titles "Dragnet", "Five Before Four", and "The Sound Of Music" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Dragnet" as a single (Capitol 5828) with "Spanish Eyes" (recorded December 14, 1966) on the flipside, has yet to issue the take of  "Five Before Four" and rejected the take of "The Sound Of Music" recorded at this session but did release versions recorded at later sessions.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Leon Russell, records the titles "Just To Satisfy You ", "I Gotta Have My Baby Back", "My Baby's Gone", and "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart" in Los Angeles, California with producer Al de Lory. After overdubs are recorded on January 17, 1967 for "Just To Satisfy You" and "My Baby's Gone", Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Just To Satisfy You" and "I Gotta Have My Baby Back" together as a single (Capitol 5854), "My Baby's Gone" as a single (Capitol 5927) with the instrumental "Kelli Hoedown" (recorded April 19, 1967) on the flipside, and "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart" as a single (Capitol 2015) with "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (recorded August 17, 1967) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Overdubs are recorded in New York City, New York for Matt Monro's titles "If She Walked Into My Life", "Sunrise Sunset", "The Impossible Dream", and "Look For Small Pleasures" and in Los Angeles, California for his title "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the song's on Monro's album "Invitation To Broadway" (T 2683).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beatles' title "Strawberry Fields Forever" at Abbey Road Studios in London England with Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins, and Stanley Roderick on trumpet and John Hall, Derek Simpson, and Norman Jones on cello.
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Magical Mystery Tour" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1968 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Born To Be With You" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1969 - John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band (Featuring George Harrison, Delanie and Bonnie, Keith Moon, and Billy Preston) make their debut UK concert appearance at the "War Is Over" UNICEF benefit concert at The Lyceum in London, England. It will be Lennon's last live performance in England. On the same day posters and billboards, paid for by John and Yoko, go up around the world stating "WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)".
1970 - Jerry Corbitt (on vocals and guitar with unlisted others), records the title "Have You Got A Load On?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the song as "Load On" on Corbitt's album "Jerry Corbitt" (ST-771).
45 Years Ago In 1971 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with David Paul Briggs on piano and organ, Bill Walker on keyboards, John Darnall on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitars, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, John Williams on bass, William Harriss on drums, Richard Farrell Morris on tamborine and vibraphone, and the vocal chorus of Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Dillard, Louis Dean Nunley, Jeannie Walker, and William Guilford Wright, records the titles "How Great Thou Art", "I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way" and "I'll Be Whatever You Say" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "How Great Thou Art" on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023) and "I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way" and "I'll Be Whatever You Say" on Jackson's album "I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way" (ST-11096).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Vocalist Bobbie Roy records the titles "Love Is So Elusive", "He's Comin' Home", and "Due To A Heartache" in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bill Walker. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roy's album "I'm Your Woman" (ST-11086).
1980 - Sheree Brown (on vocals with unknown accompaniment) records the title "Everything You Do" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Brown's album "Straight Ahead" (ST-12153).
1980 - Future Flight records the title "Walk, Don't Run" in Los Angeles, California with producer Lamont Dosier. Capitol Records will issue the song on the band's self-titled album "Future Flight" (ST-12154).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the title "Snowed Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the song.
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "The Wild Boys" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Guitarist Duane Eddy, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "Spies" and "Lost Innocence" at Treasure Isle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Eddy's self-titles album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).

1957 - Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson (with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Sonny Clark on piano, Jamil Nasser (aka George Joyner) on bass, and Art Taylor on drums) records the tracks "Groovin' High", "Strollin' In", "Sputnik", and "Dewey Square", with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, for Donaldson's 1958 Blue Note album "Lou Takes Off". Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol's parent company EMI Music and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - David Lasley records and produces the as yet to be issued title "Hold On" at A&M Studios on LaBrea Avenue in Hollywood, California.

1939 - The David O. Selznick/MGM motion picture "Gone With The Wind" premieres at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia
1943 - Fats Waller, pianist, pipe organist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader, dies of pneumonia at age 39 aboard a train in Kansas City Missouri that's heading to New York City
1944 - The plane transporting 40 year old US Army Major and bandleader Glenn Miller, along with other military personnel, takes off from Bedford, England, is seen starting to cross the English Channel, but does not land at its destination in Paris, France. Their whereabouts are still unknown. The most recent theory was that the plane was destroyed when it flew below returning bombers that had to drop their unused bombs before landing, but other sources suggest that Miller landed and was later either killed later during a spy mission or died of a heart attack in a French bordello. None of these theories have been proved for certain, so far.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Walt Disney (born (Walter Elias Disney), animator, film producer, studio and entertainment park founder, dies of lung cancer in Burbank, California at age 65 and is later not cryogenically preserved below the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland, but is cremated on December 17, 1966 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in Glendale, California. His ashes are interred in the cemetery's Court of Freedom section.

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