Saturday, December 17, 2016

DECEMBER 17, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
1928 - George Lindsey, comedian, actor and Capitol Records artist (1968 album "Goober Sings") is born in Fairfield, Alabama. Some sources give the year as 1935.
1948 - Jim Bonfanti, drummer with the Capitol Records group The Raspberries as well as the groups Dynamite and Boxer, is born James Alexander Bonfanti in Windber, Pennsylvania

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals and guitar) and His Texas Stars (Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" De Vere and Charles Linville on fiddle, Paul Sells on accordion, Merle Travis on guitar, Phil Marx, Jr. on steel guitar, Allen Williams on bass, Jack Turner on drums, and Conrad Cottrell on an unlisted instrument), record the titles "Be Honest With Me", "Don't Live A Lie", "No One Will Ever Know", "Cattle Call", "I Guess I've Been Asleep All These Years", the instrumental "Steel Guitar Rag", "I Hang My Head And Cry", "You Can't Break My Heart", and "You Brought Me Sorrow" at "The Chateau" in Hollywood, California for the Capitol Records Transcription Service which will issue "Be Honest With Me" on disc G-14, "Don't Live A Lie" on disc G-15, "You Brought Sorrow To My Heart" on disc G-16, "You Can't Break My Heart" on disc G-17, "No One Will Ever Know", "Cattle Call", and "I Guess I've Been Asleep All These Years" on disc G-18, "Steel Guitar Rag" on disc G-69, and "I Hang My Head And Cry" on disc G-70. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in the box set "Detour" (BCD 16416).
1948 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Places" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1950 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "If", "Emma Lou", "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again" (with Roy Cordell and an unlisted trio on vocals), "Castles In The Sand" (vocals by Roy Cordell), and "Velvet Lips" (again with Roy Cordell and a unlisted trio on vocals) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "If" and "Castles In The Sand" together as a single (Capitol 1351), "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again" and "Velvet Lips" together as a single, and "Emma Lou" as a single (Capitol 1392) with "Yearning (Just For You)" (recorded January 10, 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Vocalist Lou Dinning, with Don Robertson's Music (lineup unlisted), recorded the titles "Trust In Me", "I Still Love You", and "Give Me Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Trust In Me" and "I'll Still Love You" together as a single (Capitol 1927) and "Give Me Time" as a single (Capitol 1940) with "Sad" (recorded December 19, 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - At a split session in New York City, New York with Sid Feller conducting his orchestra (lineup unlisted), first vocalist Peggy Lee records the titles "I Love The Way You're Breaking My Heart", "Shame On You", and "Would You Dance With A Stranger?" then vocalist Linda Doherty records the title "What's The Use". Capitol Records will issue "I Love The Way You're Breaking My Heart" on the CD "" (5-27564-2), "Shame On You" and "Would You Dance With A Stranger?" together as a single (Capitol 1926), and "What's The Use" as a single (Capitol 1949) with "Salt Water Tears" (recorded November 20, 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today 1951 - Mastering sessions are held in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records' promo album "Preview Of Capitol Releases January-March 1952" of "Popular Album Voice Tracks" and "Classical Album 1952 Voice Tracks".
1952 - Capitol Records releases Ray Anthony's single "Mr. Anthony's Boogie" with "I Wonder What's Become Of Sally" on the flipside
1953 - Jean Sheppard records the track "Two Whoops and a Holler" which will be released by Capitol Records as the flip side of the single "Why Did You Wait" (Capitol F2791)
1955 - Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records single "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", with "Weep They Will" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1955 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Petite Suite, Part 1", "Petite Suite, Part 2", and "Petite Suite, Part 4" in Los Angeles, California. After the group records "Petite Suite, Part 3" on December 18, 1955, Capitol Records will issue the entire suite on the orchestra's album "DEBUSSY - Petite Suite/Children's Corner Suite" (P-8328).
1955 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Daddy's Little Girl", "Nothing Looks As Good As You", "You Make Me Feel Funny, Honey", and a as yet unissued take of "My Shadow" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue "Daddy's Little Girl" and "You Make Me Fell Funny, Honey" on Husky's album "Songs Of The Home And Heart" (T 718) and "Nothing Looks As Good As You" as a single (Capitol F3522) with "Waiting" (recorded December 14, 1955) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tommy Collins, with J. R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle), Alvis "Buck" Owens on lead guitar, Lewis Talley also on rhythm guitar, and Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen on bass, records the titles "Don't You Love Me Anymore", "Retirement In Heaven" with vocals by Wanda Collins, "All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo", and "What Have You Done?" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Don't You Love Me Anymore" and "All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo" together as a single (Capitol F3665) and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Collins' five CD box set "Leonard" (BCD 15577).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Solo pianist George Shearing records "Medley #2" and "Medley #3" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Art DePew, Jules Chaikin, and Jack Holman also on trumpet, Jimmy Henderson, Lew McCreary, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on alto saxophone, Bob Enevoldsen and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Mike Apruzzese (Abruze) on guitar, Don Simpson on bass and Bill Richmond on drums) record the titles "Ev'rytime It Happens" (aka "Ev'rytime) with vocals by Sue Raney (some sources credit vocals to Eileen Wilson) and "Rock Around The Rockpile" and "The Girl Can't Help It", both with vocals by Med Flory, in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the soundtrack for "The Girl Can't Help It" (EAP-1-823).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Guy Lombardo conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and vocalist Kenny Gardner as they record the titles "Where Or When", "The Surry With The Fringe On The Top", "People Will Say We're In Love" without Gardner, and "Tears In Your Eyes" with Garnder back in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Lombardo's album "" (T 916) and "Tears In Your Eyes" as a single (Capitol F3613) with "I Won't Let You Out Of My Heat" (recorded December 10, 1951) on the flipside.
1957 - The final episode of "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" airs on NBC-TV due to lack of a national sponsor to cover its costs.
55 Years Ago Today 1961 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Alfred Newman conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, records George Gershwin's "Cuban Overture" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN By Starlight" (P-8581) and Angel Records will reissue the title on Pennario's album "Leonard Pennario Plays Gershwin" (S-36070).
1963 - James Carroll, a DJ at WWDC (in Washington, DC), starts playing a copy of The Beatles' Parlophone single "I Want To Hold Your Hand", which Carroll's stewardess girlfriend brought back for him from England. Due to listener demand, the station will play the song once an hour for days. Capitol initially considered court action, since the label hasn't released the single in the United States yet, but will instead release the single earlier than planned on January 13, 1964.
1965 - Capitol Records artist Judy Garland becomes the first singer to headline a show in the new Houston Astrodome. Her opening act was The Supremes. Garland was paid $43,000 (with inflation that is equal to $323,982.48 in 2015) for the one show.
1965 - The Dillards (lineup unlisted), record the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" and "I've Just Seen A Face" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1965 - At a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first  Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted others) records the titles "Can't You See I'm Tryin'?" and "A Satisfied Mind" then Question Marks (lineup unlisted) records a as yet unissued take of the title "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey". Capitol Records will issue both of Campbell's titles together as a single (Capitol 5638).
1965 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted others), records the titles "On The Fingers Of One Hand""Don't Cut Timber On A Windy Day", and "Take Me Back" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on James' album "True Love's A Blessing" (T 2500) and "Take Me Back" on James' album "I'll Never Find Another You" (T 2788).
1965 - Peter And Gordon (Peter Asher and Gordon Waller on vocals), with unlisted others, records the titles "Please Help Me I'm Falling""Sweet Dreams", and "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on the duo's album "Sing And Play The Hits Of Nashville" (T 2430).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard's single "The Fugitive", written by Liz Anderson and with "Someone Told My Story" on the flipside. The single will become Haggard's first #1 on the Country singles charts.
1970 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals with unlisted others), records the titles "One More Time""Snowbird", and "Statue Of A Fool" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Ferlin Husky And His Hush Puppies' album "One More Time" (ST-768).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Bobbie Roy, with unlisted others, records the titles "Lovin' Come Easy When It's You", "Forget Me Nots", "The World's Not Ready Yet" and "Don't Build You House Upon The Sand" at the first session and the titles "I'm Your Woman", "One Woman's Trash (Is Another Woman's Treasure)", "Candle In The Wind", and "I Wanted So to Say It" at the second session.  Capitol Records will issue "Forget Me Nots", "Don't Build Your House Upon The Sand", "I'm Your Woman", and "One Woman's Trash (Is Another Woman's Treasure)" on Roy's album "I'm Your Woman" (ST-11086), "The World's Not Ready Yet" as a single (Capitol 3711) with "Things Are Lookin' Good" (recorded June 5, 1973) on the flipside, "Candle In The Wind" as a single (Capitol 3428) with "Leavin' On Your Mind" (recorded May 11, 1972) on the flipside, "I Wanted So To Say It" as a single (Capitol 3477) with "I Like Everything About Loving You" (recorded July 24, 1972) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "Lovin' Comes Easy When It's You".
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Tavares (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "One Step Away", "Keep In Touch", and "Out Of The Picture" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Tavares' album "Love Storm" (STAO-11628).
1980 - Sheree Brown (on vocals, with unknown accompaniment) records the titles "It's A Pleasure" and "Never Do You Wrong" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both songs on Brown's album "Straight Ahead" (ST-12153).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) recorded the title "East L.A." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issued the title as a single (Capitol 5413) as the flipside of "Understanding" from the soundtrack of "Teachers".
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - During two sessions held this day at The Music Mill studios in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Tanya Tucker, with unlisted others, records the title "If It Don't Come Easy" at the first session and the title "If I Didn't Love You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "If It Don't Come Easy" as a single (Capitol 44142) with Tucker's "I'll Tennessee You In My Dreams" (recorded December 18, 1956) on the flipside and "If I Didn't Love You" as a single (Capitol 44036) with "Love Me Like You Used To" (also recorded December 18, 1986) on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - The group Waysted (lineup unlisted) records the title "Fire Under The Wheels" at a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5685) with "Heaven Tonight" (master registered on November 14, 1986) on the flipside.
1993 - Blind Melon's self-titled Capitol Records album is certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1903 - Ray Noble, band leader, arranger, radio and motion picture actor and composer ("Goodnight Sweetheart", "Cherokee", "Love is the Sweetest Thing", "The Very Thought of You", and many more) is born Raymond Stanley Noble in Brighton, England
1968 - Columbia Records in the U.K. releases Pink Floyd's single "Point Me At The Sky" with "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" on the flipside which will be the group's last single for eleven years

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