Friday, December 09, 2016

DECEMBER 9, 2016

1957 - Donny Osmond, singer, Broadway musical performer, television variety and talk show host, member of the group The Osmonds, duo with his sister, Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Donald Clark Osmond in Ogden, Utah
1958 - Nick Seymour, painter, record producer, and electric bass player for the Capitol Records group Crowded House, is born Nicholas More Seymour in Benalla, Victoria, Australia

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Pianist Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Far Away Island" with vocals by Ray Kellogg, "Misirlou", and "Dancing With A Deb" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Far Away Island" and "Misirlou" together as a single (Capitol 351) and "Dancing With A Deb" as a single (Capitol 441) with "Dream On A Summer Night" (recorded March 26, 1947) on the flipside.
1949 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart)'s Capitol Records single "Yingle Bells", with "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of U.S. Pop singles charts
1953 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (Arthur "Skeets" Herfert, Harry Klee, and Warren Webb on reeds; Tommy Pederson on trombone; John Cave and John Graas on french horns; George Roberts on bass trombone; Robert Bain on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Alvin Stoller on drums; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Paul Robyn and Dave Sterkin on viola; and Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "Rain (Falling From The Skies)" (which will be released as single Capitol 2816 with the flipside being "Three Coins In A Fountain" in 1954), "Young At Heart" (after it had been turned down by Nat "King" Cole and will be released as the flipside of single Capitol 2703 "I've Got The World On A String"), and "I Could Have Told You" (which will be released as Capitol single 2787 with "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" on the flipside) 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 8:30 PM and 1:00 AM on December 10, 1953.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Alvin Dinkin on viola, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello), conducted by Felix Slatkin, records Schubert's "Quartet N°14 In D Minor ('Death And The Maiden"), 2nd and 4th Movements" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "SCHUBERT - Quartet N°14 In D Minor 'Death And The Maiden'" (P-8359).
1958 - At the first session for his Capitol Records album "Come Dance With Me", Frank Sinatra, with arranger Billy May conducting the studio orchestra and Dave Cavanaugh producing, records the tracks "The Song Is You", "Something's Gotta Give", and "Just In Time" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1960 - Laurindo Almeida on guitar (with an unlisted flute player), records the tracks "SANZ - Pascalle", "GUERAU - Canarios", "WEISS - Allemande", and "WEISS - Scherzo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida's album "The Guitar Worlds Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8546).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Virginia Majewski on viola, record Bach's "Komm, Susser Tod", "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", "Partita N°1 In B Minor, Bourree And Double", and "Sarabande and Double" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the Almeida's album "The Intimate BACH" (P-8582).
1964 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "Pass Me By", and "That's What It Takes" for a Capitol Records single and, with arranger and conductor Cy Coleman, "Then Was Then (And Now Is Now)" (which will be used as the title track for her next Capitol Records album on which the other two tracks will also appear) at the The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted others) records the tracks "Dirt Under His Feet""Day To Day (Tear To Tear)""Outstanding In Your Field", and "Your Name's Become A Household Word" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, and fourth tracks on Shepard's album "Many Happy Hangovers" (T 2547) and the third track on her album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Grace Markay, with either Bob Bain or Sid Feller conducting their own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The Good Things Are Happening", "My Heart Sings", "A Man And A Woman", and "Can't Buy Me Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Markay's eponymous album "Grace Markay" (T 2687).
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Merle Haggard records the tracks "Silver Wings" and "Hungry Eyes" for Capitol Records
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Endlessly", with "Happy Memories" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1970 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals), with Larry Butler on piano, Jack Eubanks, Glenn David Keener, Billy Sanford, and Lawrence Wilkerson on guitars, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass, and Murrey "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums), records the tracks "She Was Made After Man", "Do It To Someone You Love", "Baby, It's Yours", and "I Was The First One To Know" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stewart's album "Baby, It's Yours" (ST-687).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - During two sessions held this day at the Jack Clement Studio at 3102 Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Ferlin Husky (with unlisted musicians, background vocalists, and producer Bill Walker) records the titles "Just Plain Lonely", "I Musn't Pass This Way Again", "and "How Could You Be Anything But Love" at the first session and "The Builder Of Your Dreams", "Always In All Ways", and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Just Plain Lonely" and "Always In All Ways" together as a single (Capitol 3308), "How Could You Be Anything But Love" and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" together as a single (Capitol 3415), "Just Plain Lonely""I Musn't Pass This Way Again", "Always In All Ways", and "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile" on Husky's album "Just Plain Lonely" (ST-11069), and has yet to issue "The Builder Of Your Dreams".
1972 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "I Am Woman", with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside, hits US #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1972 - The Raspberries' Capitol Records album "Fresh" enters Billboard's album charts where it will stay for 16 weeks, peaking at #36
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with an unidentified orchestra using arrangements by Johnny Pate, records a as yet unissued take of "Until Forever" and the tracks "I Want You Tonight" and "I See Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Washington's album "Going For The Glow" (ST-12147).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - The Motels, featuring Martha Davis on vocals, records a yet to be issued take of the title "You Won't Be Lonely" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1985 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the track "Till It's Over"c at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "Enough Is Enough" (PJ-12483).
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Eric Martin records the title "Confess" with unlisted other musicans, background singers, and producer Rick Nowels in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol 44016) and on Martin's album "I'm Only Fooling Myself" (ST-12521). If anyone has any additional session information, please leave a comment.
1989 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records single "If Tomorrow Never Comes", with "The Dance" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart becoming the first #1 of his career. Liberty Records was Capitol Records' Country division and reviving the Liberty name after the original's catalog had been sold to Capitol Record's parent company EMI. It would later be renamed Capitol Records Nashville.
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Former Capitol Records artist Faron Young, depressed over his failing health, shoots himself in the head at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He will die in a hospital the next day at age 64.

90 Years Ago Today In 1926 - 17 year old future Capitol Records artist Benny Goodman, at the time a clarinetist with Ben Pollack and His Californians (which includes Pollack on drums, vocalist Joey Ray, Harry Greenberg, Al Harris, and Earl Baker on cornet, Glenn Miller on trombone, Gil Rodin on alto saxophone, Fud Livingston on tenor saxophone, Victor Young and Al Beller on violin, Wayne Allen on piano, John Kurzenknabe on banjo and Benny's brother Harry Goodman on double bass), takes part in his first recording session (from which tracks are released) when the band waxes the track "When I First Met Mary" in Chicago, Illinois for Victor Records. Later that night, before he could hear his sons' recording, the Goodmans' father, David Goodman, dies at the corner of Madison and Kostner streets in Chicago, Illinois after being struck by a speeding auto.
75 Years Ago Today In 1941 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra is declared 4-F at Newark Induction Center in New Jersey due to a perforated ear drum that he suffered at birth during a difficult forceps deliverŅƒ.
1985 - Dan Seals (on vocals with unknown other musicians) records the tracks "Out On The Front Line" and "You Still Moves Me" at a unlisted location. EMI America will issue both tracks on Seals' album "On The Front Line" (7-46352-2).

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