Saturday, December 03, 2016

DECEMBER 3, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1927 - Ferlin Husky a.k.a. "Simon Crum, a.k.a. Terry Preston", guitarist, singer, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Flat River, Missouri
80 Years Ago Today In 1936 - Nik Venet, songwriter at age 17 in New York's Brill Building sharing an office with Bobby Darin, worked with Lord Buckley at World Pacific Records in Los Angeles at age 19, talent scout, VP of A&R, and record producer at Capitol Records (for The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Bobby Darin, Lou Rawls, Jim and Croce, Fred Neil, John Stewart, The Four Preps, The Stone Poneys, Mad River, and others) and United Artists Records (for Don McLean, Frank Zappa [commissioned Zappa's "Lumpy Gravy" album for Capitol but, due to contractual problems, the album was released on MGM Records], and others), and founder of Evening Star Records, is born Nikolas Kostantinos Venetoulis in Baltimore, Maryland

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - Freddie Slack and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Mr. Five By Five", with "The Thrill Is Gone" on the flipside, with vocals on both tracks by Ella Mae Morse, enters the U.S. Pop Singles chart.
1943 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California first The Pied Pipers (vocalists Jo Stafford, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine" and "A Journey To A Star" then Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "It Could Happen To You" and "Someone To Love". Capitol Records will issue the Piper's first track as a single (Capitol 168) with "The Trolley Song" on the flipside, their second track as a single (Capitol 148) with "Mairzy Doats" on the flipside, and both of Stafford's tracks together as a single (Capitol 158).
1947 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California first The Starlighters (vocalists Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Cherokee", "In One Ear And Out The Other", and "Maria From Bahia" then Jo Stafford (on vocals, with Howard Hudson and Jerry Duane on vocals), with Paul Weston and his Mountain Boys (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I'm My Own Grandmaw". Capitol Records will issue the first two of The Starlighters' tracks together as a single (Capitol 15227), and the group's third track as a single (Capitol 15114) with "Maria From Bahia" on the flipside, and Stafford's track as a single (Capitol 15023) with "Haunted Heart" on the flip side.
1947 - Eddie Kirk (on vocals), with orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Your Sweet Little You" and "Tomorrow The Sun Will Shine Again", the (as of 2005) unissued track "Without Your Love (Why Was I Born)" and the track "When My Castles Came Tumbling Down" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15176) with "The Gods Were Angry With Me" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40127) with "A Little White House" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15369) with "I've Lived A Lifetime For You" on the flip side.
1947 - Jo Stafford (on vocals) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted and includes string section), records the tracks "Haunted Heart", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Better Luck Next Time", and "Ev'ry Day I Love You (Just A Little Bit More)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15023) with "I'm My Own Grandma" on the flip side, the second track on Stafford's album "Autumn In New York" (CCF-197), the third track as a single (Capitol F15084) with "Roses Of Picardy" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15139) with "This Is The Moment" on the flip side.
1947 - Cliffie Stone (band leader) and His Barn Dance Band (Jack Hansen on trumpet; Bill Brower, Koby Sirinsky, and Billy Wright on fiddle; Vic Davis on piano; Billy Liebert on accordion; Eddie Kirk and Rivers "Jack Rivers" Lewis on guitar; Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar; George "Deuce Spriggins" Braunsdorf on bass; and Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums) record the tracks "I Don't Know Why I Love You", "Peepin' Through The Keyhole (Watchin' Jole Blon)" (vocals by Cliffie Stone), "He's A Real Gone Oakie" (vocals by Judy Hayden)" and "Take It Any Way You Can Get It" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California between 9:00pm and 2:00am. Capitol Records will issue the first tracks as a single (Capitol 15229) with Shug Fisher and The Ranchmen Trio's track "The Crawdad Song" on the flipside, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40083) with "Wabash Blues" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 15157) with "So Long To The Red River Valley" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15108) with "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" on the flipside.
1947 - Mel Blanc (as Bugs Bunny on narration vocals) and Arthur Q. Bryan (on additional vocals), with Billy May conducting his own music and arrangements to unlisted musicians and using a script written by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster and adapted by Alan Livingston, record the tracks "Bugs Bunny And The Tortoise: Part 3" and "Bugs Bunny And The Tortoise: Part 4" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the children's album "Bugs Bunny And The Tortoise" (DBX-93).
1947 - Pinto Colvig (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements of his own music to unlisted musicians, records the (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "Bozo's Song" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records.
1947 - During a split session held at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM first Eddie Kirk (on vocals and guitar), with an orchestra (listed as possibly led by Cliffie Stone who is also on bass, Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; and Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar), records the track "Born To Lose" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "A Year And A Day" then Wesley Tuttle (on vocals, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle; Eddie Kirk on guitar; Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone on bass and also as band leader), records the tracks "White Christmas" and "What I Want For Christmas". Capitol Records will issue Kirk's track "Born To Lose" as a single (Capitol Americana 40116) with "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?" on the flip side and both of Tuttle's tracks together as a single (Capitol 15206).
1947 - Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "A Fella With An Umbrella" (vocals by Irv Roth), "But None Like You" (vocals by Andy Roberts), "When You're Smiling" (vocals by Irv Roth), and "Somebody Else's Picture" (vocals by Nancy Reed) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 15092) with "Beyond The Blue Horizon" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 488) with "I'm A-Comin' A-Courtin' Corabelle" on the flipside, the third track as a single (Capitol 501) with "Army Air Corps Song" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 15136) with "Mine" on the flip side.
1948 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "You Were Only Fooling", with "A Faded Summer Love" on the flip side, is #3 on the U.S. Pop single charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)", with "You’re The Sweetest Rose In Texas" on the flipside, is # 4.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Dick Beavers (on vocals), with Les Baxter and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Ride, Cowboy, Ride", "Rose Of Lou'siana", "I'd Be Lying", and "Heart Strings" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 2220) with "My Thrill" on the flipside, the second and last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1932), and the third track as a single (Capitol 2031) with "It Must Be Spring" on the flipside.
1952 - The Voices Of Walter Schumann (vocal choir with rhythm accompaniment with both lineups unlisted) records the track "The Apostle's Creed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's eponymous album "The Voices Of Walter Schumann" (DAS-381).
1952 - Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (with Stabile conducting unlisted musicians using arrangements by Nelson Riddle) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Dardanella" and "Take Care, My Love" and the tracks "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" and "Twilight Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2335).
1953 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Paul Sells (on organ), records the tracks "Lord, Send An Angel" and "The Red Deck Of Cards" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2686).
1953 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals) with Nelson Riddle conducting the chorus and orchestra (lineups unlisted) records the track "Answer Me, My Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 2687) with "Why?" on the flipside.
1953 - Duke Ellington (on piano, with Wendell Marshall on bass, Dave Black on drums, and ) records the instrumental tracks "Kinda Dukish", "Montevideo" (with Ralph Collier on congas), "December Blue" (often erroneously issued as "Night Time"), and "I'm Just A Lucky So And So" and "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream" (with vocalist Jimmy Grissom) at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on Ellington's album "Dance To The Duke!" (T 637) and the first three tracks on Ellington's CD "Piano Reflections" (7-92863-2). Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on Ellington's box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Duke Ellington" (MD5-160).
1954 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with Al "Kealoha" Perry, records the tracks "Blue Hawaii" (vocals by Dan Kinilau), "Maui Chimes" (with Jules Ah See on guitar), "Wailana" (with vocals by Sam Kapu and a chorus of unlisted singers), and "Aloha, Sunset Land" (with vocals by a chorus of unlisted singers) in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Webley Edwards Presents Hawaii Calls At Twilight With Al Kealoha Perry" (T 582).
1954 - Bob Manning (on vocals), with Sid Feller conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "My Love Song To You" and "After My Laughter Came Tears" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3014).
1955 - Billboard Magazine reports in an issue with today's street date that Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Sixteen Tons" has sold over 1,000,000 copies.
1955 - After a late jam at Nickodell Restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, and a call from Capitol Records A&R man Dave Cavanaugh to quickly arrange two sessions in Studio A at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios that were next to the restaurant, Harry Edison and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; Murray McEachern on trombone and alto saxophone; Benny Carter on trumpet and alto saxophone; Gus Bivona on clarinet; Willie Smith on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Irv Cottler on drums record the tracks "Moten Swing""Stompin' At The Savoy""Session At Midnight" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Great Lie" at the first session and "Sweet Georgia Brown""Makin' The Scene" and "Blue Lou" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the remaining tracks on the album "Session At Midnight" (T 707) which it will promote as one of the last Jazz sessions at the Melrose studio before the opening of The Capitol Tower Studios.
1955 - Harry James (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Nick Buono, Art De Pew, Donald Smith, Conrad Gozzo, and Joe Dolny also on trumpet; Juan Tizol on valve trombone; Roy Main and Dick Nash on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone; Willie Smith on alto saxophone; Jeff Massingill and Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone; Bob Poland on baritone saxophone; Larry Kinnamon on piano; Tiny Timbrell on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; and Buddy Combine on drums) record the tracks "Somebody Loves Me", "Sleepy Time Gal", and "In A Sentimental Mood" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. After James records a trumpet overdub on December 7, 1955 for "Somebody Loves Me" Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on James' album "More Harry James In Hi-Fi" (W 712) and the first and third tracks on the CD "The Best Of Harry James - The Capitol Years" (7-98952-2).
1955 - The Roger Wagner Chorale (directed by Roger Wagner, with unlisted vocalists), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Green Grow The Lilacs", "Curtains Of Night", "The Old Chisholm Trail", "The Trail To Mexico", and "Little Joe The Wrangler" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the track on the chorale's album "Folk Songs Of The Frontier" (P-8332).
1955 - Rudolf Firkusny (on piano) records Schumann's "Davidsb├╝ndler Dances, Opus 6" in Studio A at Capitol Record's New York City studios in New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on Firkusny's album "Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13 / Davidsb├╝ndler Dances, Opus 6" (P-8337).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly's Capitol Records single "True Love", with Crosby and Frank Sinatra's duet "Well, Did You Evah" on the flipside, is #3 on Billboard's Pop singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Frank Sinatra (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry "Sweets" Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Clarence "Shorty" Sherock on trumpet; Murray McEachern and Dick Noel on trombone; Juan Tizol on valve trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Wilbur "Willie" Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone; Jules Kinsler and James Williamson on tenor saxophone; Jerome Kasper on baritone saxophone; Nick Bonney on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Irv Cottler on drums and on strings: Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harold Dicterow, Jacques Gasselin, Henry Hill, Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violin; Stan Harris, Maxine Johnson, and Dave Sterkin on viola; Cy Bernard, Ennio Bologinni, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the tracks "Your Love For Me" and "Can I Steal A Little Love" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3608).
1957 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Moonlight Medley: A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder/Blue Moon/Moonlight Serenade/The Moon Is Low" and "Rain Medley: Rain/Lilacs In The Rain/Rhythm Of The Rain/Singin' In The Rain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Baker's album "Medley Time" (T 997).
1957 - Les Brown (on clarinet and alto saxophone) and His Band Of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet; Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone; Jim Hill and Stumpy Brownon bass trombone; Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone; Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on clarinet and baritone saxophone; Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone and bass clarinet; Don Trenner on piano; Tony Rizzi on guitar; Don Bagley on bass; Lloyd Morales on drums; and David Grupp on percussion and bells) record the track "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" and begin recording the track "The Nutcracker Suite" using arrangements by Jim Hill, Les Brown, Don Babley, and Frank Comstock in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks on Brown's album "Concert Modern" (T 959).
1957 - Leopold Stokowski, conducting Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), starts recording Martin's "Petite Symphonie Concertante" at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on Stokowski's album "BARTOK - Music For String Instruments, Percussion And Celeste / MARTIN - Petite Symphonie Concertante" (P-8507).
1958 - Keely Smith, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Man I Love", "It's Magic", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Story Weather", and "There Will Never Be Another You" in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Smith's album "Swingin' Pretty" (T 1145).
1958 - Overdubs are recorded for Wanda Jackson's track "Reaching" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol F4286) with "I'd Rather Have You" on the flipside.
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (with Lombardo conducting unlisted musicians) records the track "A Una Ola", a new take of "Cha Cha Cacciatore", the track "Besame Mucho", and a new take of the (as of 2005) unissued track "Fascination". Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Lombardo's album "Lombardo Goes Latin" (T 1191).
1958 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Carmen Dragon, records Stephen Douglas Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer", Dvorak's "Theme From 'The New World Symphony' (Largo)" and Debussy's "La Plus Que Lente" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "Melody" (P-8476) and the last track on the orchestra's album "A Concert Gala" (P-8511).
1960 - Buck Owens (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Think It Over", two takes of "Foolin' Around", "Nobody's Fool But Yours" and "High As A Mountain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track and the first take of "Foolin' Around" on Owens' album "Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard" (T 1482), the first take of "Foolin' Around" and "High As A Mountain" together as a single (Capitol 4496), and "Nobody's Fool" on the compilation album "Country Hits By Country Stars" (T 1912). Sundazed Records will issue the second take of "Foolin' Around" on the CD version of Owens' album "Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard" (SC 6101).
1960 - Tommy Sands (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I See The Moon" and "Oh Happy Day" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original Broadway cast of "The Gay Life" (vocalists Elizabeth Allen, Jeanne Bal, Walter Chiara, Barbara Cook, Lu Leonard, Jules Munshin, and Loring Smith), with Herbert Greene conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) using music and lyrics by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, record the instrumental track "Overture" and the tracks "What A Charming Couple (vocals by The Ensemble), "Bring Your Darling Daughter" (vocals by Jules Munshin and The Ensemble), "Oh, Mein Liebchen" (vocals by The Ensemble), "The Bloom Is Off The Rose" (vocals by Jules Munshin and unlisted men), and "I'm Glad I'm Single (vocals by Jules Munshin and unlisted men) at the first session, "You Will Never Be Lonely" (vocals by Lu Leonard, Loring Smith, and The Ensemble), "Finale" (vocals by The Ensemble), "Now I'm Ready For A Frau" (vocals by Walter Chiara and Jules Munshin), "I Never Had A Chance" (vocals by Walter Chiara and Jules Munshin), "Something You Never Had Before" (vocals by Barbara Cook), "Come A-Wandering With Me" (vocals by Elizabeth Allen), and "The Label On The Bottle" (vocals by Barbara Cook) at the second session, and "Why Go Anywhere At All" (vocals by Jeanne Bal), "Magic Moment" (vocals by Babara Cook), "Who Can? You Can" (vocals by Walter Chiara and Barbara Cook), "This Kind of A Girl" (vocals by Walter Chiara and Barbara Cook), "You're Not The Type" (vocals by Walter Chiara and Barbara Cook), and "Medley: I Wont' Marry You/For The First Time" (vocals by Barbara Cook/Walter Chiara) at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original Broadway cast album "The Gay Life" (WAO 1580).
1962 - Bobby Darin (on vocals), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records a new take of the track "You're The Reason I'm Living", a new take of the (as of 2005) unissued track "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" and a new take of the track "Now You're Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4897).
1962 - Orchestral tracks of "I Really Don't Want To Know", "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle", "He'll Have To Go" and "The Gods Were Angry With Me" are recorded (but as of 2005 have yet to be issued) by unlisted musicians in Mexico City, Mexico to be used with unrecorded vocal tracks by Tex Ritter for Capitol Records.
1962 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Ralph Carmichael conducting a Marimba band and Mariachi players (lineups unlisted), records the track "The Border Affair" in Mexico City, Mexico. Capitol Records will issue the track on Ritter's album "Border Affair" (T 1910).
1963 - The Good Time Singers (Tom Drake, Craig Smith, Mike Storm, Lee Montgomery, Dave Jackson, Dave Ratkin, Doug Brookins, Maggie Basseley, Marilyn Miller, and Alexandra Hutton) record the track "One By One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's eponymous album "The Good Time Singers" (T 2041).
1964 - At his final recording session Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Ralph Carmichael conducting the orchestra (Jimmy Rowles on piano; John Collins, Eddie Duran, and Juvenal Amaral on guitar; George Butterfield on bass; Leon Petties on drums; and on strings; Sherrill Coltrin, James Getzoff, Leo Kailin, Lou Klass, Alexander Koltun, Robert Konrad, Mischa Myers, and Isadore Roman on violin; Rocco Curcio and Stanley Harris on viola; and Paul Bergstrom and Anne Goodman on cello), records the tracks "The Girl From Ipanema", "Three Little Words" (with Bobby Bryant on trumpet), and two takes of the track "No Other Heart" at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, California between 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on Coles' album "L-O-V-E" (T 2195), the second take of "No Other Heart" (after overdubs are recorded by Bob Bain as leader and Hal Blaine on drums on May 6, 1966 at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California) on Cole's album "Sincerely" (T 2680), and the first two tracks and the first take of "No Other Heart" on the CD version of Cole's album "L-O-V-E" (7-80536-2).
1964 - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (on vocals), with Bill Loose directing the orchestra (John Best, Dick Cathcart, Uan Rasey, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Lew McCreary, Tommy Pederson, Elmer "Moe" Schneider, and Kenneth Shroyer on trombone; Julian "Matty" Matlock, Dale Issenhuth, Harry Klee, Eddie Miller, Abe Most, and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and saxophones; Stan Wrightsman on piano; Allan Reuss on guitar; George "Red" Callender on bass; Nick Fatool on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Brilhart on harp), record the tracks "Hear That Band", "New Vienna Woods", "Knees Up to Mother Brown", and "That Traveling Two-Beat (Reprise) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the duo's album "That Traveling Two-Beat" (T 2300).
1965 - The Beatles album "Rubber Soul" is released by Parlophone Records in the U.K. just two weeks after final mixing had taken place.
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Sonny James' track "Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 2370) with "The Journey" on the flipside.
1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Sidewalk Productions for the tracks "A Man Has To Love" (vocal by Barbara McNair), the guitar instrumental version of "So Tired", "Can't Make it With The Same Man Twice" (vocals by Barbara McNair), the orchestra instrumental version of "So Tired", "So Tired" (vocals by Barbara McNair), the guitar instrumental version of "A Man Has To Love", the orchestral instrumental version of "Can't Make It With The Same Man Twice", and the orchestral instrumental version of "A Man Has To Love". Tower Records, a subdivision of Capitol Records, will issue all the tracks on the motion picture soundtrack "If He Hollers, Let Him Go" (ST 5152).
1969 - Billy May and The Time-Life Big Band (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Pete Candoli, Ray Triscari, Clarence "Shorty" Sherock, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet; Lew McCreary, Hoyt Bohannon, Francis "Joe" Howard, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Plas Johnson, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rolly Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Sunrise Serenade", "Little Brown Jug", "Tuxedo Junction" and "Anvil Chorus) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00pm and 11:30pm. Time-Life will issue all the tracks on the album "The Swing Era 1940-1941: How It Was To Be Young Then" (STL-345).
1969 - Larry Norman records the tracks "You Can't Take Away The Lord", "Forget Your Hexagram", "Sweet, Sweet Song Of Salvation", and "Ha Ha World" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Norman's album "Upon This Rock" (ST-446).
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Sonny James' tracks "It's Just A Matter Of Time" and "You're The Reason I'm Living" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the first track as a single (Capitol 2700) with "This World Of Ours" on the flip side and the final version of the second track on James' album "The Sensational Sonny James - Bright Lights,Big City" (SU-804).
1970 - Final overdubs are recorded for Helen Reddy's tracks "I Don't Know How To Love Him" and "I Believe In Music" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3027).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Goose Creek Symphony's (Charles Gearheart “Charlie” on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Spradlin “Pearl” and Bob Henke “Willard” on electric guitars and vocals, Fred Weisz “Flying Fred” on fiddle, Doug Haywood on bass, and Mickey McGee on drums) songs "Welcome To Goose Creek", "Right Track", "Back Here", "Saga 'Neath The Sycamore", "Uncle Pen", "The Corn Won't Grow So Rock 'N' Roll", "Miana And Me", "I Won't Go Through That Again", "Higher On The Mountain", and "Finale For A Symphony" in Los Angeles, California. The recording took place at Audio Recorders in Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 1970. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Welcome To Goose Creek" (ST-690) on March 5, 1971.
1970 - Jean Shepard (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Snowbird", "Look At Mine", "For The Good Times", and "Hello Darlin'" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Shepard's album "Here And Now" (ST-738).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Apple and Capitol Records artist George Harrison is a guest on television series "The David Frost Show" where he performs the track "The Holdup" with David Bromberg, who co-wrote the song with Harrison, at journalist Al Aronowitz's home in Englewood, New Jersey.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jim Capaldi records the tracks (listed as possibly) "Open Your Heart" at the first session and "Don't Be A Hero" at the second session. Island Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records, will issue the tracks on Capaldi's album "Oh How We Danced" (SW-9314).
1972 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "I Am Woman", with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's tracks "I Got Love For You, Ruby", "Bottom Line", "Everytime I Sing A Love Song", "See You On Sunday" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Birmingham" in Los Angeles, California. After three more sessions of overdubs are recorded on December 10 and 31, 1975 and January 5, 1976 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the first four tracks on Campbell's album "Bloodline" (SW-11516).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - The final overdubs for Sammy Hagar's tracks "Rock 'N' Roll Weekend", "Little Star/Eclipse", and "Love Has Found Me" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the final version of "Rock 'N' Roll Weekend" on Hagar's album "Rematch" (ST-12238) and the final version of the last two tracks on Hagar's eponymous album "Sammy Hagar" (ST-11599).
1979 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals), with Larry Farrow conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Was I Dreaming?" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1979 - Amy Holland records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Louisiana Whiskey" and the track "Strengthen My Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last track on Holland's eponymous album "Amy Holland" (ST-12071).
1979 - Billy Squier records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Shyness In Your Heart" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1979 - During two sessions held in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with producers Jimmy Johnson and David Hood that start on this date and end the next day Jackson Highway (Dennis and Russell Gulley, Tommy Patterson, Britt Meacham on guitar, Ronnie Vance on drums) records the tracks "Drive Me On Home", "Rock 'N' Roll Man (Hung Up On A Disco Girl)", "Circles" and "Hook, Line And Sinker" at the first session and "Rave On", "Knee Deep In Love", "You're Looking Good" and "Nobody In Love" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Jackson Highway" (ST-12044).
1979 - David Crosby (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Moonlight" and "Thoughts" for Capitol Records.
1979 - Billy "Crash" Craddock (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Hold Me Tight", "You Just Wanta Be Mine", and "Sea Cruise" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Craddock's album "Changes" (ST-12054).
1980 - Billy Squier (on guitar and vocals, with; Allan St. John on keyboards; Gary Sharaf on guitar; Mark Clark on bass and vocals; and Bobby Chouinard on drums) records the track "The Stroke" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5005) with "Two Daze Gone" on the flip side.
1980 - Kitty and The Haywoods (lineup unlisted), using an arrangement by Gene Barge, record the track "Holy One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Excuse Me, I've Got A Life To Catch" (ST-12149).
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Johnny Pate, records the tracks "Save Your Love For Me" and "Share Your Life With Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Washington's album "Going For The Glow" (ST-12147).
1982 - Sheriff records a voided take of the track "When I'm With You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1983 - Capitol Records releases a new version of Duran Duran's single "Hungry Like A Wolf" that contains the Kershenbaum remix, the album version, and the Carnival remix of the song. The new single will peak at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart on December 25, 1983.
1985 - Billy Squier records the track "Lady With A Tenor Sax" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "Enough Is Enough" (PJ-12483).
1987 - During two sessions held this day at Compass Point Studio in Nassau, Bahamas Tanya Tucker (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Highway Robbery", "As Long As I'm Dreaming", and "You're Not Alone" at the first session and "Back On My Feet" and "Daddy And Home" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks from the first session on Tucker's album "" (C1-48865), "Back On My Feet" as a single (Capitol 44188) with "Strong Enough To Bend" on the flipside, and "Daddy And Home" as a single (Capitol 44348) with "Call On Me" on the flipside.
1987 - Tracie Spencer records the instrumental track "Symptoms Of True Love" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 44140) with a vocal version of "Symptoms Of True Love" on the flipside.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1912 - Lou Levy, founder of Leeds Music Publishing which published "I Want To Hold Your Hand", The Beatles first hit in the United States, and supplied new songs to many Capitol Records artists including Les Paul, Woody Herman, Bobby Darin, and The Andrews Sisters, is born in Manhattan, New York
1979 - Kittyhawk (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Big City" and "Chinese Firedrill" at an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue both tracks on the group's eponymous album "Kittyhawk" (SW-17029). EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1984 - During three sessions held this day at Music Mill Studio in Nashville, Tennessee Lane Brody (on vocals, with unlisted contributions by David Briggs, Larry Paxton, Edward Bayers, Kenneth Bell, and Brent Rowan) records the track "Stay With Me" at the first session between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, the track "Baby Eyes" at the second session between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, and the track "Mama Didn't Raise No Fool" at the third session between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded February 1, 12, 18, and 22, 1985 EMI America will issue all the tracks on Brody's eponymous album "Lane Brody" (SN-16394). EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, Universal Music Group

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1960 - The musical "Camelot" opens with Richard Burton as Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere, and Robert Goulet as Lancelot at The Majestic Theatre in New York City, New York, where it will run for 874 performances.

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