Sunday, December 17, 2017

DECEMBER 17, 2017

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).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalists Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, record the titles "The Peanut Vendor", "The Hills Of California", "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" without Mercer on vocals, "Let's Fly", and "Limehouse Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the titles "The Hills Of California" as a single (Capitol 15051) with "Goofus" (recorded November 19, 1947) on the flipside, "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" as a single (Capitol 489) as by The Pied Pipers with "Mary Lou" (recorded December 5, 1947) on the flipside, "Let's Fly" as a single (Capitol 15337) with "Would Ya?" (recorded December 29, 1947, and "Limehouse Blues" as a single (Capitol 15134) with "I Don't Care Of It Rains All Night" (recorded November 14, 1947). Mosaic Records will issue "The Peanut Vendor", The Hills Of California", and "Limehouse Blues" in the three-CD set "Mosaic Select - Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "It's Monday Every Day", "Suspicion" with additional vocals by Howard Hudson and Jerry Duane, "Clabberin' Up For Rain" also with additional vocals by Hudson and Duane, and "Trouble In Mind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "It's Monday Every Day" as a single (Capitol 15040) with "It Was Written In The Stars" (recorded December 31, 1947) on the flipside, "Suspicion" and "Clabberin' Up For Rain" together as a single (Capitol 15068), and "Trouble In Mind" as a single (Capitol 15171) with Stafford's duet with Nat "King" Cole, "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (recorded March 28, 1946), on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocal group The Starlighters (Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "The Next Time I Fall In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 500) with "Poinciana" (recorded November 14, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Narrator Don Wilson, the vocal group The Starlighters (possibly same as above with additional female vocalist), and unlisted voice actors and foley artist, with unlisted musicians (possibly Paul Weston's orchestra and a string section) using music composed and arranged by Billy May and a script adapted by Alan Livingston, record the title "Little Toot" in two parts at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts of the title on the children's album "Little Toot from Walt Disney's 'Melody Time'" (DAS-80).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocal group The Dinning Sisters (Ginger Dinning, Jayne Bundesen, and Jean Dinning), with Jack Fascinato and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Melancholy", "Beg Your Pardon", "The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity", and "Harlem Sandmen" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Melancholy" and "Beg Your Pardon" together as a single (Capitol 490), "The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity" as a single (Capitol 15074) with "The Bride And Groom Polka" (recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside, and "Harlem Sandman" as a single (Capitol 15339) with "Oh! Monah" (also recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Carlyle Hall and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes a string section), records the titles "Thoughtless", "Spring In December", "It's The Little Things", "Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss", and "Win Or Lose" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Thoughtless" as a single (Capitol 15027) with "You Were Meant For Me" (recorded December 16, 1947) on the flipside, "Spring In December" as a single (Capitol 15072) with "It's Magic" (also recorded December 16, 1947) on the flipside, has yet to issue either It's The Little Things" or "Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss", and will issue "Win Or Lose" as a single (Capitol 15154) with "At Your Command" (also recorded December 16, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, records nine unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Guitarist and vocalist T-Bone Walker, with Jack Trainor on trumpet, Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone, Willard McDaniel on piano, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records two takes of the title "Wise Man Blues", two takes of the title "Misfortune Blues", two takes of the title "I Wish You Were Mine", and the title "I'm Gonna Move Out And Get Somebody Else" in Los Angeles, California for Black And Blue Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and will issue the second take of "Wise Man Blues" and the second take of "I Wish You Were Mine" on the album "T-Bone Walker - His Original 1945-50 Performances" (T 1958) and all the titles in the three-CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
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.
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.
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.
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".
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Capitol Records releases Ray Anthony's single "Mr. Anthony's Boogie" with "I Wonder What's Become Of Sally" on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Yma Sumac records final vocal overdubs on to music tracks recorded by Alexander Borisoff and His Orchestra that were recorded on October 20, 1952 for the title "Incacho (Royal Anthem)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Yma Sumac's and Moises Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (H/L-423).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Amos Lee Hedrick and Robert "Bob" White on fiddles, Gilbert "Gil" Baca on piano, Billy Raymond Carson and Billy Gray also on guitars, Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing on steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Paul McGhee on drums) record the titles "Yesterday's Girl", "John Henry", "The Letter Edged In Black" and "Mother, Queen Of My Heart" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys' album "Songs of The Brazos Valley" (H-418).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights (complete lineup unlisted), record the titles "Saxa-Heidtus" featuring Skeets Herfurt, Eddie Miller, and Maxwell Davis on saxophones, "Oh Marie", "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" featuring Conley Graves on piano, and "Goofus" featuring Bud Messenie on trumpet and vocals at the first session and the title "Lady Of Spain" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Oh Marie" on Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights' album "Souvenirs" (H-402).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Harold Mooney directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "When My Dreamboat Comes Home", "Half A Photograph" and "Swamp Fire" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which will reject all the takes recorded at this session and will have Starr re-record them at later dates.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Cellist Joseph Schuster, with Franz Waxman conducting The Los Angeles Orchestral Society (lineup unlisted), records Schumann's "Concerto In A Minor For Cello And Orchestra" and Bach's "Concerto In C Minor For Cello And Orchestra) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "BACH - Concerto In C Minor For Cello And Orchestra/BRUCH - Kol Nidrei, Opus 47/SCHUMANN - Concerto In A Minor, Opus 129 For Cello And Orchestra" (P-8232).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - It's a Tuesday and at 7:30 PM EST, the 57th and final episode of "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" airs on NBC-TV with guests Billy Eckstine and The Cheerleaders. The series is canceled because the network, and the show's producers, can't find any national advertisers willing to sponsor it due to Cole's race.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with unlisted others, records a take of "Sing Boy Sing" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue this take. Sands will record another take of the title on December 18, 1957 that will be issued.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Lost In The Stars", "I Believe", "Where Or When", and "So In Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on MacRae's album "Gordon MacRae In Concert" (T/ST 980).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe Bushkin, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "There's A Small Hotel", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and an untitled original title in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the takes recorded at this date. Bushkin will record new takes of "There's A Small Hotel", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and "Love Me Or Leave Me" at later dates that will be issued by Capitol.
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).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #19 on CHUM 1050 AM's Chum Hit Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Pianist George Shearing, with organist Clare Fischer conducting his own arrangements to Don Shelton, John Lowe, Bernie Fleisher, Bud Shank, and Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt on woodwinds, Larry Bunker on vibraphone, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Ralph Pena on bass, Bob Neal on drums, and Chico Guerrero on percussion, records the titles "One Note Samba", "Manha De Carnaval", and "Samba De Borboleta" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "One Note Samba" and "Manha De Carnaval" on Shearing's album "Shearing Bossa Nova" (T/ST 1873) and have yet to issue the take of "Samba De Borboleta" recorded at this date but will issue a take recorded at a later date.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "La La La La La La La La" and "It's Such A Happy Day" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4933) and on the album "The Best Of Jackie Gleason" (W/SW 2796).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Billy Duke, with unlisted others, records the titles "Goodbye Stranger", "The Millionaire", "What's This", and "Statue Of Liberty" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Goodbye Stranger" and "The Millionaire" together as a single (Capitol 4907) and has yet to issue either "What's This" or "Statue Of Liberty".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Organist Virgil Fox, with unlisted others, records Mascagni's "Intermezzo (From 'Cavalleria Rusticana')" and Schubert's "Ave Maria" in Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Fox's album "Songs At Sunset" (P/SP-8587).
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).
1966 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard's single "The Fugitive", written by Liz Anderson, 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).
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".
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).
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".
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.
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, bandleader, 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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

DECEMBER 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1899 - Sir Noel Coward, composer, stage and motion picture writer, actor, director and producer, singer, and Capitol Records artist (an album of Coward singing the songs of his 1961 Broadway show "Sail Away") is born Noel Peirce Coward in Teddington (a suburb of London), England
1968 - Christopher Thorn, record producer, recording studio owner, and guitarist with the Capitol Records band Blind Melon (1991-1999), is born in Dover, Pennsylvania

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - It's a Wednesday, and The King Cole Trio appear on The Armed Forces Radio Service show "Mail Call" in Los Angeles, California with fellow guests James Cagney, Claire Booth, Ransome Sherman, Jack Carson , Dennis Morgan, Hoagy Carmichael, and Arthur O'Brein.
1943 - Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single "Shoo-Shoo Baby" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles chart
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Freddie Slack, with Paul Lopez on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Hank Horn on tenor saxophone, Darrell Homer on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Maynard Sloate on drums, using arrangements by Russ Jones, Hank Horn, and Slack, recordds the titles "Bebop Boogie" then, with vocals by Charlotte Blackburn and without the horns, "Two Left Hands" and finally, without the horn players and with Eddie Roberston replacing Morty Corb on bass and providing the vocals, "An Old Piano That Played Itself" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Bebop Boogie" as a single (Capitol 15289) with "Mr. Freddie's Boogie" (recorded December 24, 1947) on the flipside and on Slack's album "Freddie Slack's Boogie Woogie, Volume 2" (H-83), "Two Left Hands" as a single (Capitol 15035) with "Strolin'" (also recorded December 24, 1946) on the flipside, and "An Old Piano That Played Itself" as a single (Capitol 15065) with "Ooh Ooh Baby" (also recorded December 24, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and bandleader Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (Mannie Klein on trumpet, Max Fidler, Cactus Soldi, and Rex Call on fiddles, Paul "Spike" Featherstone on harmonica and flute, Ossie Godson on piano, Pedro De Paul on accordion, John Weiss and Benny Garcia Jr. on electric guitars, Smokey Rogers on guitar, Joaquin Murphy on steel guitar, Deuce Spriggens on bass, and Muddy Berry on drums) record the titles "Suspicion" and "Artistry In Western Swing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Suspicion" as a single (Capitol Americana 40109) with "Flo From St. Joe, Mo." (recorded December 11, 1947) on the flipside and "Artistry In Western Swing" as a single (Capitol Americana 40095) with "Happy Birthday Polka" (recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), first The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) record the titles "Yes, We Have No Bananas", "Crying For You", "Goodbye Romance" and "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" then vocalists Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers record the title "The Gal Is Mine, Once More". Capitol Records will issue "Yes, We Have No Bananas" as a single (Capitol 15233) with "It's Watcha Do With Watcha Got" (recorded December 5, 1947) on the flipside, "Crying For You" as a single (Capitol 15057) with "At A Sidewalk Penny Arcade" (recorded December 22, 1947) on the flipside, "Goodbye Romance" as a single (Capitol 15142) with "With All My Heart" (recorded October 19, 1946) on the flipside, has yet to issue "Rhode Island Is Famous For You", and will issue "My Gal Is Mine, Once More" as a single (Capitol 15025) with "You Don't Have To Know The Language" (recorded December 11, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Frank De Vol conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Sari Waltz", "Waves Of The Danube", "Treasure Waltz", "Vienna Dreams", and "Du Und Du (You And I)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frank De Vol And His Orchestra's album "Viennese Waltzes" (CD-98).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Carlyle Hall and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes a string section), records the titles "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "At Your Command", "It's Magic", and "You Were Meant For Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will reject the take of "Stay As Sweet As You Are" and will issue "At Your Command" as a single (Capitol 15154) with "Win Or Lose" (recorded December 17, 1947) on the flipside, "It's Magic" as a single (Capitol 15072) with "Spring In December" (also recorded December 17, 1947) on the flipside, and "You Were Meant For Me" as a single (Capitol 15027) with "Thoughtless" (also recorded December 17, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and guitarist T-Bone Walker, with Jack Trainor on trumpet, Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone, Willard McDaniel on piano, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titles "That Old Feeling Is Gone", "The Time Seems So Long", "Prison Blues", and "Home Town Blues" in Los Angeles, California for Black And White Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and will issue all the titles in the three-CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black And White
Recordings" (8-29379-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Amos Lee Hedrick and Robert "Bob" White on fiddles, Gilbert "Gil" Baca on piano, Billy Raymond Carson and Billy Gray on guitar, Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing on steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Paul McGhee on drums) record the titles "Rub-A-Dub-Dub", "I've Never Found Somebody New", "Where My Sweet Baby Used To Talk", and "I'll Sign My Heart Away" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Rub-A-Dub-Dub" and "I'll Sign My Heart Away" together as a single (Capitol 2445), "I've Never Found Somebody New" as a single (Capitol 2376) with "No Help Wanted" (recorded January 27, 1953) on the flipside, and "Where My Sweet Baby Used To Talk" on Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys' album "North Of The Rio Grande" (T 618).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Harry Stewart, with Johnny Duffy and The Scandahoovians (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Who Hid The Halibut On The Poop Deck", "The Object Of My Affection", "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby", and "Yokohama Mama" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Who Hid The Halibut On The Poop Deck" and "The Object Of My Affection" together as a single (Capitol 2335) as by Yogi Yorgesson with Johnny Duffy and The Scandahoovians and "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby" and "Yokohama Mama" together as a single (Capitol 2392) as by Harry Kari and Six Saki Sippers.
1955 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as it records the titles "Children's Corner Suite, Part 1", "Children's Corner Suite, Part 2", and "Children's Corner Suite, Part 6" in Los Angeles, California. After Parts 3, 4, and 5 are recorded on December 18, 1955, Capitol Records will issue the complete suite on the orchestra's album "DEBUSSY - Petite Suite/Children's Corner Suite" (P-8328).
1955 - Joe "Red" Hayes (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "I'll Be So Good To You", an unissued take of the title "Choose The One You Want", the title "The Man Who Calls Her Wife", and an unissued take of the title "You've Never Been Certain Of Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue I'll Be So Good To You" and "The Man Who Calls Her Wife" together as a single (Capitol 3382).
1955 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Aladdin's Lamp", "Rockin' Alone In An Old Rockin' Chair", "The Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", and "That Little Boy Of Mine" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Aladdin's Lamp" as a single (Capitol F3428) with "That Big Old Moon" (recorded July 8, 1955) on the flipside and the last three titles on Husky's album "Songs Of The Home And Heart" (T 718).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, Freddy Martin conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record at the first session the titles "Malaguena", "It Began In Havana", "Walter Winchell Rhumba", and "Miami Beach Rhumba" at the first session and the titles "Poinciana", "Prisionero", "Love Letters" and "Autumn Leaves" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Freddy Martin and His Orchestra's album "Lush and Latin" (T 998).
1960 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "'Gurney Slade' Theme", unissued takes of "The Untouchables", "The Second Time Around", and the title "Return To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'Gurney Slade' Theme" and "Return To Me" together as a single (Capitol 4513).
1961 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Alfred Newman conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, records George Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN By Starlight" (P-8581) and Angel Records will reissue the track on Pennario's album "Leonard Pennario Plays Gershwin" (S-36070).
1964 - The Beach Boys' begin the first of two sessions to record the stereo track "Kiss Me, Baby" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. The second session will be held January 15, 1965, also at Western Studios.
1965 - Jerry Naylor records as yet unissued takes of the titles "Walk A Little Taller" and "For Her" in Los Angeles, California for Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records.
1966 - Final overdubs are recorded in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California for Merle Haggard's titles "Life In Prison", "Drink Up And Be Somebody", "Gone Crazy", and "I Threw Away The Rose". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes for "Life In Prison" and "Drink Up And Be Somebody" on Merle Haggard With The Strangers' album "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" (T 2702) and "Gone Crazy" and "I Threw Away The Rose" on Merle Haggard And The Strangers' album "Branded Man" (T 2789).
1966 - The Beach Boys record the title "You're Welcome (March)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Beach Boys Rarities" (ST-12293) and it will be released as the first single on the group's Brothers Records label (Brother 1001) with "Heroes And Villains" (recorded December 19, 1966) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "The Christmas Song" is #3 on Billboard magazine's Christmas LPs chart and his single "The Christmas Song" is #3 on the magazine's Christmas Singles chart.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Marian Love, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Power Of Your Love", "I Who Have Nothing", and "Listen And Learn" at the first session and "Only Human", "The Look Of Love", "Walk Proud And Pretty", and "Another Rainy Day" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Love's album "A Groovy Kind Of Love" (ST 2898).
1970 - Jerry Corbitt (on vocals and guitar with unlisted others), records the title "Get On Back To The Land" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Corbitt's self-titled album "Jerry Corbitt".
1970 - During a busy day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Capitol Records and Sid and Marty Krofft artists The Bugaloos appear on Captain Jim's children's television show, meet with the local Christmas Seals chairman and become honorary Ambassadors, and do an in-store signing at Kaufmann's Department Store
1970 - Manhattan Transfer (vocal group), with Gene Pistilli, record the title "Winterlude" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol 3036) with "Maybe Mexico" (recorded May 18, 1970) on the flipside.
1970 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals with unlisted others) records the titles "Sidewalks Of Chicago", "Hello Darlin'", "For The Good Times", and "Heart Over Mind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ferlin Husky and His Hush Puppies' album "One More Time" (ST-768).
1971 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "Before You Learn To Fly""Texas Silver Zephyr" and "Oklahoma Promise" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Steagall's album "Party Dolls And Wine" (ST-11056).
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Paul Pena's self-titled album "Paul Pena" (ST-11005), which were recorded at Intermedia Sound Studios in Boston, Massachusetts.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Paul McCartney’s single "Hi, Hi, Hi" is released in the U.S. by Capitol Records and will peak at #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart on February 3, 1973
1974 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's single "# 9 Dream" with "What You Got" on the flipside
1975 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Lettermen (Donny Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike on vocals), with Vince Morton conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "For The Good Times", "Loving Her Was Easier", "I Can't Help It", "The Last Thing On My Mind (If I'm Still In Love With You)" at the first session and "Today I Started Loving You Again", "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'", "Leavin' With The First Light", " and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" at the second session. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on December 29, 1975, "For The Good Times", "I Can't Help It", "Today I Started Loving You Again", and "Leavin' With The First Light" on January 5, 1976, "I Can't Help It" on January 6, 1976, "Today I Started Loving You" and "Leavin' With The First Light" on January 7, 1976, "The Last Thing On My Mind" on January 8, 1976, and "Loving Her Was Easier", "Kiss And Angel Good Mornin'" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on January 9, 1976, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Kind Of Country" (SW-11508).
40 Years Ago Today In - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Live Bullet" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1980 - Sheree Brown (on vocals, with unknown accompaniment) records the titles "Happiness Flows" and "Straight Ahead" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both songs on Brown's album "Straight Ahead" (ST-12153).
1980 - Blue Magic records the titles "Let There Be Love", and "Feelin' The Love" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue both songs on the band's self titled album "Welcome Back" (ST-12143).
1981 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Makin' Thunderbirds" and "Shame On The Moon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's album "The Distance" (ST-12254).
1986 - During two session held this day at The Music Mill studios in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Tanya Tucker, with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet and unlisted musicians, records the title "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" at the first session and then Tucker with unlisted musicians records the title "I Wonder What He's Doing Tonight" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles together on Tucker's album "Love Me Like You Used To" (CLT-46870).
1986 - Capitol Records registers the masters it received from EMI-France for Daniel Lavoie's album "Tips" (ST-12568) which were recorded in Montreal, Canada and London, England.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records group Coldplay appear on CBS-TV's "The Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Warner Brothers releases the motion picture "Young At Heart" which uses Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records recording of the title track
1958 - The Chipmunk's Liberty Records single "The Chipmunk Song" is #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1965 - "The Music of Lennon & McCartney", a television special recorded at Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England and featuring The Beatles and other artists performing Lennon-McCartney songs, is broadcast in London, England
1968 - Mavis Smith begins work as executive of the Apple Corp. press office
1968 - Jack Wilson (with Jack Wilson on piano, Andy Simpkins and Ray Brown on bass, Howard Roberts on guitar, Jimmie Smith and Donald Bailey on drums, and Victor Feldman and Tommy Vig on vibes and tympani)records the tracks "Herman's Helmet", "Night Creature", "Soft Summer Rain", and "Eighty-One" in Los Angeles, California for his Blue Note Records album "Song For My Daughter"
1971 - Don McLean’s eight-minute-plus (8:32) version of "American Pie" is released to radio by United Artists Records and will hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart on January 15, 1972
1988 - Pianist Don Pullen (with Gary Peacock on bass, and Tony Williams on drums) records the tracks "Jana’s Delight", "Once Upon A Time", "Warriors", "New Beginnings", "At The Café Centrale", "Reap The Whirlwind", and "Silence = Death" at A&R Studios in New York City, with producer by Michael Cuscuna and recording engineer David Baker, for Pullen's Blue Note Records album "New Beginnings"
2005 - The Beatles sue EMI Group, Capitol Records' parent company, claiming that they are owed 30 million pounds in royalties

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, composer and pianist, is born in Bonn, Germany
110 Years Ago Today In 1907 - At a studio in New York City's Brooklyn Navy Yard, Eugene H. Farrar, singing "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?", becomes the first singer to broadcast on radio.

Friday, December 15, 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1911 - Stan Kenton, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Stanley Newcomb Kenton in Wichita, Kansas
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.
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, the 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.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
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
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Freddie Stewart, with Buddy Cole and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Was It A Dream?", "Neither Could I", "Ah! But It Happens", and "On The Street Of Regret" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Neither Could I" and "On The Street Of Regret" together as a single (Capitol 15089), "Ah! But It Happens" as a single (Capitol 15161) with "For All We Know" (recorded November 18, 1947) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "Was It A Dream?".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Drummer Ray Bauduc and His Bobcats (Nate Kazebier on trumpet, Brad Gowans on valve trombone, Matty Matlock on clarinet, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Stan Wrightsman on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar, and Morty Corb on bass) record the titles "Susie", "Down In Honky Tonk Town", "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street", and "Li'l Liza Jane" with vocals by Lamar. Capitol Records will issue "Susie" and "Down In Honky Tonk Town" together as a single (Capitol 919) and "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" and "Li'l Liza Jane" together as a single (Capitol 15131).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, records the titles "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Out Of Nowhere", "You Can Depend On Me", "'S Wonderful", "Lullaby Rhythm", and "I Found A Million Dollar Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Stompin' At The Savoy" and "'S Wonderful" together as a single (Capitol 814) and has yet to issue any of the other titles.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Spike Haskell (aka musical director Lyle Haskell) and The Jolly Millers' titles "Pretzels And Beer Polka", "Peek-A-Boo Waltz", "Jolly Miller Polka", "Barnyard Blues", "The Lover's Polka", "Lover's Waltz", "The Minot Schottische", "The Small Town Waltz", "Snow Deer", "Firsherman's Waltz", "Sailor's Polka", and "The Musician's Waltz" and will issue "Pretzels And Beer Polka" and "Peek-A-Boo Waltz" together as a single (Capitol 15066), "Jolly Miller Polka" and "Barnyard Blues" together as a single (Capitol 15174), "The Lover's Polka" and "The Musician's Waltz" together as a single (Capitol 57-580), "Lover's Waltz" and "Sailor's Polka" together as a single (Capitol 15121), "The Minot Schottische" and "The Small Town Waltz" together as a single (15275), and "Snow Deer" and "Firsherman's Waltz" together as a single (Capitol 1187).
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).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Francis Scott directs His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "You're The Cream In My Coffee", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Louise", and "Isn't This A Lovely Day" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles as by Gardiner Gibbs And His Orchestra with "You're The Cream In My Coffee" and "Louise" on the album "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375) and "You Took Advantage Of Me" and "Isn't It A Lovely Day" on the album "Background Music - Bright And Bouncy" (H-377).
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).
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.
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).
55 Years Ago Today In 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 in his home at 1825 North Curson Avenue in Hollywood, California with his wife, actress Elsa Lanchester at his side, from metastatic renal carcinoma. 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.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #3 on Billboard Music Week's Middle-Road Singles chart, #14 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart, #17 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 singles chart, #19 on the magazine's Honor Roll Of Hits, and #38 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California. Cole's single "The Christmas Song" is #75 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 singles chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #9 on Billboard Music Week magazine's  50 Best Selling Stereo LPs chart and #13 on the magazine's 150 Best Selling Monaural LPs chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadian's live recording of the title "Mack The Knife" is mastered and Capitol Records will issue it on Lombardo's album "Guy Lombardo With A Beat" (T/DT 1843).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennesse with producer Nick Venet, vocalist Jack Scott, with unlisted piano, guitar, bass, and drum players and a vocal group, records the titles "Strangers" and "Laugh And The World Laughs With You" at the first session and the titles "Meo Meyo" and "All I See Is Blue" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Strangers" and "Laugh And The World Laughs With You" together as a single (Capitol F4903), "Meo Meyo" and "All I See Is Blue" together as a single (Capitol F4955), and "Laugh And The World Laughs With You" and "All I See Is Blue" on Scott's album "Burning Bridges" (T/ST 2035).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Magical Mystery Tour" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Bass player Max Bennet records an overdub in Los Angeles, California for the take of Bobbie Gentry's title "Tobacco Road" that was recorded on December 5, 1967, for Capitol Record but that version of the title remains unissued.
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).
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).
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).
45 Years Ago Today 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters for vocalist and guitarist Mayf Nutter's title "Martin Collier Was A Gambler" which was produced by Buck Owens Enterprises and will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3532) with "I'll Try To Make It Home Next Sunday Night" (registered December 28, 1972) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Something Nice And Easy", "A Corner Of My World", and "I Feel At Home" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue "Something Nice And Easy" and "I Feel At Home" on Steagall's album "Somewhere My Love" (ST-11162) and has yet to issue "A Corner Of My World".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, record the titles "Put A Little Love In Your Heart/Black And White", "MacArthur Park", and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs for all the titles are recorded on December 22, 1972, and for "MacArthur Park" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" on December 28 and 29, 1972, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "'Alive' Again...Naturally" (SW-11183).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Billy "Crash" Cradddock, with unlisted others, records the titles "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms", "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow", "Jailhouse Rock", and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and overdubs for his titles "You're The Girl" and "Rock And Roll Madness" which were recorded December 1, 1977 and for "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow", and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Craddock's self-titles album "Billy 'Crash' Craddock" (ST-11758).
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).
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
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Mel McDaniel, with unlisted others, records the titles "Mountain Eyes" and "Hard Earned Country Livin'" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on McDaniel's album "Naturally Country" (ST-12265).
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-titled album "Duane Eddy" (ST-12567).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Sands Hotel and Casino, where many Capitol Records artists including Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Bobby Darin will give many shows on its Copa Room Stage, opens in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hotel also helped stop segregation in Las Vegas when it allowed Cole to stay in the hotel and gamble in the casino. The Sands will close on June 30, 1996, and was demolished on November 6, 1996.
60 Years Ago Today In 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 Universal Music Group and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI purchases the masters for Naked Eyes' titles "Always Something There To Remind Me", "Fortune And Fame", "When The Lights Go Out Again", "Voices In My Head", "Very Hard Act To Follow", "I Could Show You How", "Low Life", "Emotion In Motion", "Burning Bridges", "Could Be", "Time Is Now", and "Promises, Promises and will issue all the titles in England on the group's album "Burning Bridges" (EMC 3426). EMI America, a division of Capitol Records, will issue the album in the United States (ST-17089).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
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.
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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

DECEMBER 14, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
105 Years Ago Today In 1912 - Gurney Bell, member of the Capitol Records group The Sportsmen Quartet, is born in Los Angeles, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Trumpeters Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, and André Cornille, trombonists Guy Paquinet and Josse Breyers, clarinetist Maurice Cizeron, violinist Michel Warlop and two unlisted other on violins, guitarist Django Reinhardt, rhythm guitarists Joseph Reinhardt and Eugène Vées, and bassist Louis Vola record the title "Bolero" in Paris, France for the Swing label. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release the title on the album "The Best Of Django Reinhardt, Volume 2" (TBA 10226).
1944 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to the Hollywood Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Londonderry Air", "None But The Lonely Heart", and "Valse Triste" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Music By Candlelight" (BD-46).
1946 - Jimmy Wakely (on vocals), with Cliffie Stone and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Somebody's Rose", "Everyone Knew It But Me", "Here Today And Gone Tomorrow", and "Are You Ashamed?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single, the third track as a single (Capitol 40040) with "I Can't Keep The Tears Out Of My Eyes" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 40125) with "For The Sake Of The Days Gone By" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, Claude Rains does narration vocals, with Nat Schilkret conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), using a script adapted by Alan Livingston for the titles "Moses In The Bulrushes" in two parts, and "Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors" in two parts at the first session and the titles "Noah And The Ark" in two parts and "David And Goliath" in two parts at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Moses In The Bulrushes" on the children's album "Moses In The Bulrushes" (CAS-3131), both parts of "Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors" on the children's album "Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors" (CAS-3122), both parts of "Noah And The Ark" on the children's album "Noah And The Ark" (CAS-3130), both parts of "David And Goliath" on the children's album "David And Goliath" (CAS-3123), "Moses In The Bulrushes" and "Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors" together on the album "Bible Stories For Children Told By Claude Rains" (J-3258), and all the titles on the album "Bible Stories: The Story Of Jesus/Old Testament Stories" (P-3055).
1949 - Lou Busch (as Joe "Fingers" Carr) and an unlisted drummer record the titles "Two Dollar Rag", "Kitten On The Keys", "Kimono Kapers", and "That Ever Lovin' Rag" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Honky Tonk Piano" (T 188).
1950 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, bass, and trombone, Don Barbour on vocals and guitar, Ross Barbour on vocals and drums, and Hal Kratzsch on vocals, trumpet, mellophone, and bass), record a new but rejected take of "Dry Bones", the titles "Now You Know" and "(Ain't Seen) Nothin' Like You", a remake of the title "Pick Up Your Tears (And Go Home)" and a rejected take of "After You've Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Now You Know" and "Pick Up Your Tears (And Go Home) together as a single (Capitol 1377). Mosaic Records will issue "Now You Know", "(Ain't Seen) Nothin' Like You", and "Pick Up Your Tears (And Go Home)" in the CD box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions" (MD9-203).
1950 - The Jordanaires (vocalists Warren M. Matthews, Robert T. Hubbard, Culley R. Holt, Robert L. Maney), with an uncredited instrumental trio, record the titles "One Day", "My Journey To The Sky", "Something Within", and "David And Goliath" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "One Day" and "Something Within" together as a single (Capitol 1407) and "My Journey To The Sky" and "David And Goliath" together as a single (Capitol 1363).
1951 - Jane Froman (on vocals), with George Greely conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (which includes unlisted musicians playing brass, horns, piano, guitar, bass, drums, strings) and an unlisted vocal group, records the tracks "Opening/It's A Good Day", "Blue Moon", "An American Medley, Part 1", an unissued take of "An American Medley, Part 2", and "Get Happy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except this take of "An American Medley, Part 2" on Froman's album "With A Song In My Heart" (DDN-309).
1953 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Vladimir Golschmann conducting The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Bela Bartok's "Piano Concerto N° 3" at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "PROKOFIEV - Piano Concerto N°3/ BARTOK - Piano Concerto N°3" (P-8253).
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with Jack Fascinato conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Chicken Row""Dark As A Dungeon""I Gave My Love A Cherry", and "Gaily The Troubadour" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "This Lusty Land" (T 700).
1955 - During two sessions held today at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Doc Severinsen, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, and John Durante on trumpet, Urbie Green and Lou McGarity on trombone, Benny Goodman on clarinet, Hymie Schertzer and Milt Yaner on alto saxophone, Boomie Richman, and Peanuts Hucko on tenor saxophone, Sol Schlinger on baritone saxophone, Moe Wechsler on piano, Al Caiola on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Don Lamond on drums), record a as yet unissued take of "King Porter Stomp", then the titles "It's Been So Long""Don't Be That Way", a 42 second version of "Let's Dance (Theme)""Sometimes I'm Happy", and, with vocals by Benny Goodman, "Goody Goody" at the first session. Then The Benny Goodman Quintet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Lionel Hampton on vibraphone, Mel Powell on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums) record the titles "Avalon""Moonglow""Alicia's Blues""Memories Of You""China Boy""Seven Come Eleven", and "I Got Rhythm" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "It's Been So Long", "Don't Be That Way", and "Let's Dance (Theme)", "Avalon", "Moonglow", "Memories Of You", and "China Boy" on the album "Benny Goodman Plays Selections Featured in 'The Benny Goodman Story'" (S 706) and all the titles, except "I Got Rhythm" on the CD release of the album (8-33569-2). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles from the second session in the box set "The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955" (LP MQ6-148, CD MD4-148).
1955 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Useless", "Never Have, Never Will", "Waiting", and "Honky Tonkin' Party Girl" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Useless", "Never Have, Never Will", and "Honky Tonkin' Party Girl" on Husky's album "Songs Of The Heart And Home" (T 718) and "Waiting" as single (Capitol F3522) with "Nothing Looks As Good As You" (recorded December 17, 1955) on the flipside.
1956 - Joe Carson (on vocals), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Tommy Allsup, Otis "Joe" Maphis, and Alvis "Buck" Owens on guitar, Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar, Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the tracks "Crazy Dream", "Take Me In Your Arms", "Love Transfusion", and "Passion And Pride" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3760) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3645).
1956 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (with Lombardo conducting to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Taking A Chance On Love" (featuring Kenny Gardner on vocals), "I'll Be Seeing You" (featuring Bill Flannigan on vocals), "Begin The Beguine", and "Just One Of Those Things" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Decade On Broadway" (T 916).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Just One Of Those Things" is #3 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart and his album "Love Is The Thing" is #20 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "With You On My Mind" is #53 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart.
1958 - Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio finish an extended appearance at La Fiesta, in Juarez, Mexico that started on November 24, 1958. Their performances of the tracks "Bay Of Mexico", "Across The Wide Missouri", "Scotch And Soda", and "Pay Me My Money Down" on this day are recorded in stereo by Capitol Records but go unreleased until they appear on the Bear Family Records box set "The Kingston Trio: The Guard Years".
1961 - During two sessions held at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Kenton on Piano, Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bob Rolfe, Bob Behrendt, and Norman Baltazar on trumpet, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dee Barton, and Bud Parker on trombone, Jim Amlotte and Dave Wheeler on trombone and tuba, Ray Starling, Gene Roland, Dwight Carver, Keith LaMotte, and Carl Saunders on mellophone, Gabe Baltazar on alto saxophone, Sam Donahue, Buddy Arnold, and Paul Renzi on tenor saxophone, Joel Kaye and Allan Beutler on baritone saxophone, Pat Senatore on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) record the tracks "Formula SK-32", "Waltz Of The Prophets" (without Roland), and "Aphrodisia" at the first session between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and (with Gene Roland switching to soprano saxophone) "Turtle Talk", "Misty" and a remake of "Almost Like Being In Love" at the second session between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the band's album "Adventures In Blues" (T 1985) the second track as a single (Capitol F4707) with "Magic Moment" on the flip side, and the forth and fifth tracks on the band's album "Adventures In Jazz" (T1796). Creative World will issue the last track on the band's album "Adventures in Standards" (ST-1025).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #45 on KRLA's top singles list.
1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted musicians), records the titles "It's The Wine That's Talkin'""You'd Still Find A Way To Cheat  On Me", and "If Teardrops Were Silver" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles on Shepard's album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690) and the second title on Shepard's album "Many Happy Hangovers" (T 2547).
1966 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with Kenton on piano, Gary Barone, Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Ronnie Ossa, and Jimmy Salko on trumpet, Monty Budwig on bass, Ray Price on drums, Frank Carlson, Emil Richards, and Chino Valdes on Latin percussion, record the tracks "It Was A Very Good Year", "Yesterday", "Michelle", and "Spanish Eyes" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Stan Kenton Plays For Today" (T 2655).
1966 - The Outsiders (leader Tom King on vocals and guitar, Merdin "Mert" Madsen on vocals, guitar, bass and harmonica, vocalists Denny Benson, Emmett "Sonny" Geraci, and William "Bill" Bruno, and unlisted other musicians) record the as yet unissued tracks "Misty Lane" , "What About Me, Girl?", and "Don't Ask Me Love" in Cleveland, Ohio for Capitol Records.
1966 - The Lost (which includes Willie Alexander on electric piano, drums, percussion and vocals and Walter Powers on bass) record the as yet unissued tracks "Mystic Magic Oceans", "Money In The Pocket" and "Kaleidoscope" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1966 - Ruben Wright records the track "I'll Be There" and the as yet unissued track "Love Is Gone" in New York City, New York with producer Marvin Holtzman. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Be There" as a single (Capitol 5835) with "You've Done Me Wrong" (recorded on December 7, 1966) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s the Little Things", with "Don't Cut Lumber On A Windy Day" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Until It's Time For You To Go", "Sunny Day Girl", and "You Better Sit Down Kids" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded March 11 and 14, 1968 for "Sunny Day Girl" and on September 18, 1968 for "You Better Sit Down Kids", Capitol Records will issue "Until It's Time For You To Go" on the special markets album for Zenith "Encore '72 - Great Artists Of Our Time - Glen Campbell/Dean Martin" (SL-6754), "Sunny Day Girl" on his album "A New Place In The Sun" (ST 2907), and "You Better Sit Down Kids" on his album "Wichita Lineman" (ST-103).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Stone Poneys (Kenny Edwards and Bob Kimmel on guitars and Linda Ronstadt on vocals) record the titles "Wings" and "Shadow Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Recod will issue "Wings" on the group's album "Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III" (ST-2863) and has yet to issue "Shadow Dream".
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Ono Lennon (with The Plastic Ono Band)'s "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1970 - George Harrison's Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord", with "Isn't It A Pity" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. I designed a special 45 sleeve for release to college radio when the track was used to promote the re-release of Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" album on CD in 2001.
1970 - Jerry Corbitt on vocals and guitar, with unlisted others, records the title "Georgia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Corbitt's self-titled album "Jerry Corbitt" (ST-711).
1971 - Trini Lopez (on vocals), with an orchestra of unlisted musicians using arrangements by Larry Muhoberac, records the tracks "Montana Ruby (Ruby Mountain)", "Sol De Mi Vida (Bring Back My Sunshine)", and "Mammy Blue (Mi Mami Blue)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lopez's album "Viva Trini Lopez" (SK-11009).

1971 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with David Paul Briggs on piano, Bill Walker on keyboards, John Darnall and Jerry Shook on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, John Williams on bass, William Harriss on drums, Richard Farrell Morris on percussion, tamborine, and vibraphone, and the vocal chorus of Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Dillard, Louis Dean Nunley, Jeannie Walker, and William Guilford Wright) records the tracks "My Testimony", "The King Is Coming" and "He's The Man" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Freddie Hart, with unlisted others, records the titles "Julie I'm Leaving", "Super Kind Of Woman", and "Mother Nature Made A Believer Out Of Me" in Nashville, Tennessee with production by Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hart's album "Super Kind Of Woman (ST-11156).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Careless Hands", "True Love", and "More" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Steagall's album "Somewhere My Love" (ST-11162).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the title "One O'Clock Jump" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4659) with "Texas, Me And You" (recorded October 19, 1977) on the flipside and on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - A instrumental version of George Clinton's title "Atomic Dog" is created in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue this version as a single (Capitol 5201) with an edited version of the vocal version of "Atomic Dog" (recorded October 22, 1982) on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today IN 1982 - O'Bryan (aka O'Bryan Burnette), with unlisted others, records a vocal and an instrumental version of the title "I'm Freaky" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the vocal version on O'Bryan's album "You And I" (ST-12256) and the instrumental version as a single (Capitol 5203) with an edited version of the vocal version on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Mel McDaniel, with unlisted others, records the titles "Livin' For The Weekend" and "Old Man River (I've Come To Talk Again)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on McDaniel's album "Naturally Country" (ST-12256) and "Old Man River (I've Come To Talk To You Again)" as a single (Capitol 5218) with "The Big Time" (recorded December 29, 1981) on the flipside.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalis Don Williams, with unlisted others, records the title "The Light In Your Eyes" in the Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the titles as a single (Capitol 5588) with "Heartbeat In The Darkness" (recorded August 28, 1985) on the flipside and on Williams' album "New Moves" (ST-12440).
1985 - Paul McCartney and Wings Capitol Records single "Spies Like Us", with "My Carnival" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1991 - Hammer's Capitol Records single "Addams Groove", with the LP version on one side and the instrumental version on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - On the same day he files for bankruptcy, Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard becomes the father of a son, Binion Louis Haggard.
1994 – Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records Compilation album "Greatest Hits" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1900 - Dorle Jarmel Soria, record producer, co-founder (with her husband Dario Soria) of the Cetra-Soria label which was sold to Capitol Records when the couple became the first co-managers of Angel Records, is born Dorle Jarmel in New York City, New York. She would live until age 101, passing away on July 7, 2002. Angel Records was created by Capitol's future parent company, EMI, to distribute the company's classical recordings in the United States. The couple left the company after EMI bought Capitol Records and merged Angel with Capitol's domestic classical music division.
1958 - Alto Saxophonist Lou Donaldson (with Herman Foster on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, Jimmy Wormsworth on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas) records the tracks "Walkin' By The River", "Green Eyes", "Light", a false start and then a complete take of "Hog Maw", "Jump Up", "Mary Ann", "Day Dreams", two takes of "Stella By Starlight", and an alternate take of "Mary Ann" for his Blue Note Records album "Lightfoot" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. The Blue Note catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
1961 - Tadd Dameron (playing his own arrangements on piano with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Julius Watkins on French horn, Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone, Cecil Payne on baritone saxophone, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums), records the tracks "The Elder Speaks", "Bevan Beeps", "Lament For The Living", and "Aloof Spoof" in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the tracks as part of its Connoisseur Series on the compilation CD "The Lost Sessions" (5-21484-2).
1963 - Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones), singer on the Verve and Roulette Records labels, dies from an accidental overdose of prescription sleeping medication ingested on an empty stomach in Detroit, Michigan at age 39. The Roulette catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company and released by Blue Note Records.
1966 - Booker Ervin (on tenor saxohone, with Charles Tolliver on trumpet, John Hicks on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Lennie McBrowne on drums) records the tracks "Boo's Blues", "You're My Everything", and "Shiny Stockings" at the Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California. After Blue Note buys Pacific Jazz's catalog, it will reissue the tracks as part of its Connoisser Series on Ervin's CD "Structurally Sound" (5-27545-2).
1971 - During two sessions held at A&R Studios in New York City, New York with Wade Marcus conducting his own compostions, Grant Green (on guitar, with Marvin Stamm and Burt Collins on trumpet and fluglehorn, Harold Vick on alto and tenor saxophone, Romeo Penque on fluglehorn and alto saxophone, Richard Tee on piano and organ, Cornell Dupree also on guitar, Gordon Edwards on electric bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, George Devens on vibraphone, tympani, timbales, and percussion, Warren Smith on tympani, Ralph McDonald on congas and bongos, Eugene Bianco on harp, Charles McCracken and Seymour Barab on cello, and Julian Barber and Harry Zaratzian on viola, record the tracks "Father's Lament" at the afternoon session and (with Alan Shulman replacing McCracken on cello) "Battle Scene" (aka "The Battle, Parts 1 and 2") at the night session. Blue Note Records will issue both tracks on the soundtrack album for "The Final Comedown" (BN 45-1983).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - "Born to Boogie", a documentary about Marc Bolan directed by Ringo Starr, premieres in London, England
1980 - At Yoko Ono's request, a ten-minute worldwide silent vigil is held at 2:00 PM EST for John Lennon, who had been shot down just six days earlier. Over 100,000 observe the vigil in New York's Central Park, while 30,000 observe it in Liverpool.
1981 - David Lasley records the tracks "Take The Money And Run", "Never Say", "Room Mate", and "If I Had My Wish Tonight" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue all the tracks on Lasley's album "Missin' Twenty Grand" (EMI-Am. ST-17066).
1999 - EMI releases Glen Campbell's compilation album "Capitol Years: 1965-1977" in the U.K.
1999 - Paul McCartney performs at the rebuilt Cavern Club in Liverpool, England for 150 fans who had won a raffle including the first selected, an 18 year old John Ono Lennon (he'd had his name legally changed). The last time McCartney had played at the original Cavern Club was on August 3, 1963 as a member of The Beatles

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DECEMBER 13, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1954 - Berton Averre, lead guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Knack, is born in Van Nuys, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Singer June Christy signs a personal contract with Capitol Records
1945 - Wesley Tuttle and His Texas Stars (Wesley Tuttle and Merle Travis on vocals and guitars, with Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" De Vere and Charles Linville on fiddle, Paul Sells on accordion, Paul Stambaugh on piano, Phil Marx Jr. on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, Jack Turner on drums, and Conrad Cottrell on an unlisted instrument), using arrangements by Paul Sells, record the titles "Detour", "I Wish I Never Met Sunshine", "Little You Cared", and "Why Do I Love You, Oh Why" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 233), the third title as a single (Capitol 373) with "A Broken Promise Is A Broken Heart" (recorded August 2, 1946) on the flipside, and the last title as as single (Capitol Americana 40021) with "If You Ever Needed A Friend" (recorded September 17, 1946) on the flipside.
1946 - The vocal trio The Dinning Sisters, with accordionist Paul Sells leading his orchestra (Andrew Secrest on trumpet, Darol Rice on clarinet, Fred Cianci and Mischa Russell on fiddles, Johnny Bond and Lewis Jack Rivers on guitar, Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass), records the title "When The White Azaleas Start Blooming" and then with the addition of vocalist Tex Ritter, the titles "Down In The Valley" and "You Are My Sunshine" at Radio Recorders' studios on Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all three titles on the album "Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters" (AD-96).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Saturday, and "King Cole Trio Time" is broadcast from Cincinnati, Ohio with no guest vocalist. The trio perform "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Ballerina", "Ask Anyone Who Knows", "And Mimi", "Rhumba Azul", "Naughty Angeline", and "Save The Bones For Henry Jones". The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue the entire show on an electronic transcription disc (King Cole Trio 30).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalists Andy Russell, with the Ernie Felice Quartet (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Amada Mia (My Beloved)", "Time Was (Duerme)", "What Do I Have To Do?" with additional vocals by Della Russell, and "Tell Me". Capitol Records will issue "What Do I Have To Do?" as a single (Capitol 15055) and have yet to issue any of the other titles.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions hed at the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Harold Ensley and Billy Wright on fiddles, Billy Liebert on piano and accordion, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Agapito "Pete" Martinez on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "My Heart Is A Jigsaw Puzzle", "Yesterday's Mail", "I Find You Cheatin' On Me", and "Second Hand Gal" at the first session from 11:00 AM and 3:15PM and the titles "You Broke My Heart", "Mary Had A Little Lamb (His Love Was As White As Snow)", "You Remembered Me", "California Women", "Green Light" and "What Are We Gonna Do About Moonlight" at the second session between 3:45 PM and 7:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "My Heart Is A Jigsaw Puzzle" and "Second Hand Gal" together as a single (Capitol 15296), "Yesterday's Mail" and "What Are We Gonna Do About The Moonlight" together as a single (Capitol 15132), "I Find You Cheatin' On Me" and "You Broke Me Heart" together as a single (Capitol 15345), "Mary Had A Little Lamb (His Love Was White As Snow)" and "California Women" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40112), and "You Remembered Me" and "Green Light" together as a single (Capitol 15187).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, and Bart Varsalona on trombones, George Weidler and Art Pepper on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and Jack Costanzo on bongos) record the title "Over The Rainbow"  with vocals by June Christy in the Century Room at the Hotel Commodore in New York City, New York for the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The AFRS will issue the title on a transcription disc (MABM-114). Capitol Records will issue the title in the box set "The Kenton Era" (EOX-569 on the fifteen disc 45 RPM EP set and WDX-569 on four disc 33 1/3 RPM LP set).
1950 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (on vocals and guitar, with Marvin "Rocky" Stone on fiddle, Eddie Kirk, on guitar, Noel Boggs on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass), record the titles "Lost Love Blues", "One Diamond Ring" and "Many's The Time" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 3:45 PM and 6:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Love Lost Blues" and "Many's The Time" together as a single (Capitol 1371) and Bear Family Records will issue "Love Lost Blues" and "One Diamond Ring" on the CD "Jimmie Dolan - Juke Box Boogie" (BCD 16192) in Germany.
1950 - During a split session held today (possibly at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios) in Hollywood, California, first Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but possibly Marvin "Rocky" Stone on fiddle, Eddie Kirk, on guitar, Noel Boggs on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "Tater Pie", "With A Kiss" featuring Bucky Tibbs and Dale Warren (as "Jimmie Dale") on vocals, and "Amen, Brother Ben" then Stan Freberg (on vocals), with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup still unlisted but possibly the same as above with an unlisted piano player who is probably Lou Busch aka Joe "Fingers" Carr), records the titles "Ragtime Dan" and a remake of the title "John And Marsha" with only an unlisted string section and organist. Capitol Records will issue "Tater Pie" and "With A Kiss" together as a single (Capitol 1354), "Amen, Brother Ben" as a single (Capitol 1406) with "Red Headed Polka" (recorded September 25, 1950) on the flipside, and "Ragtime Dan" and "John And Marsha" together as a single (Capitol 1356).
1951 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles "On A Dew-Dew-Dewy Day", "I Love You Truly", "Nobody's Sweetheart", and "Sweet Sue, Just You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "On A Dew-Dew-Dewy Day" and "Nobody's Sweetheart" together as a single (Capitol 1923) and "I Love You Truly" and "Sweet Sue, Just You" are still unreleased.
55 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "The Ruby And The Pearl" is #45, and his single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #46, on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1954 - Frank Sinatra, with Ray Anthony conducting the studio orchestra (Morris Bercov and Fred Fallensby on reeds; Arthur "Skeets" Herfert and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxpohone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Manny Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Paul Smith on piano; and Jack Constanzo, Lou Singer, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the tracks "Melody Of Love" and "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die", both of which are arranged by Dick Reynolds and released on the same Capitol Records single, at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Andy Griffith, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Silhouettes", "Little Brown Church" and "Conversation With A Mule" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Silhouettes" and "Conversation With A Mule" together as a single (Capitol F3872) and on Griffith's album "Just For Laughs" (T 962) and "Little Brown Church" on Griffith's album "This Here" (T 1215).
1961 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bob Rolfe, Bob Behrendt, and Norman Baltazar on trumpet, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dee Barton, and Bud Parker on trombone, Jim Amlotte and Dave Wheeler on trombone and tuba, Ray Starling, Dwight Carver, Keith LaMotte, and Carl Saunders on mellophone, Gene Roland on mellophone and soprano saxophone, Gabe Baltazar on alto saxophone, Sam Donahue, Buddy Arnold, and Paul Renzi on tenor saxophone, Joel Kaye and Allan Beutler on baritone saxophone, Pat Senatore on bass, and Jerry
McKenzie on drums), record the titles "The Blues Story", "Night At The Gold Nugget", and "Dragonwyck" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. After Marvin Stamm's trumpet solo was edited out of "Dragonwyck" and replaced with one by an unlisted trumpet player, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kenton's album "Adventures In Blues" (T 1985).
1961 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Something You Never Had Before", "This Kind Of Girl", "Magic Moments", "For The First Time", "Why Go Anywhere At All", and "Reprise (Gay Life Medley)", in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra's album "Magic Moments From 'The Gay Life'" (T 1670).
1961 - Jack Marshall directs his large orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Indiana", "South Of The Border", and "St. Louis Blues" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs for the titles are recorded, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Marshall's album "Tuff Jack" (T 1727).
1961 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson, with Harold Glenn Hensley, Billy Jack Saucer, and Billy Wright on fiddles, Jimmy Pruett on piano, Billy Gray and Merle Travis on guitar, Robert John "Bobby" Garrett on pedal steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Bernard Nelson Young on drums, recorded the titles "That's The Recipe For A Heartache" and "The Blue Skirt Waltz" at the first session between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM and the title "I Cast A Lonesome Shadow" at the second session between 9:15 PM and 12:45 AM on December 14, 1961. Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol F4694), the second title as a single (Capitol F4722), and the third title as a single (Capitol F4786).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Double IV (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Magic Star (Telstar)" and "Is There Anything I Can Do For You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4902).
1963 - Capitol Records signs a right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
1965 - Capitol Records releases its version of The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul"
1966 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "Lady Godiva", with "Morning's Calling" on the flipside is at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beach Boys record overdub vocals for their title "Heroes And Villains" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the final version on the group's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Bobbie Gentry records a new take of the title "Big Boss Man" in Los Angeles, California. After Gentry's vocals and guitar tracks are overdubbed on to instrumental tracks recorded by Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangement to sixteen unlisted musicians on December 5, 1967, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Gentry's album "The Delta Sweetie" (T/ST 2842).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Michael Dees, with unlisted others, records the titles "Alone In Paris", "The Look Of Love", and "When I Think About Her" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Dees' album "Affair!" (ST 2899).
1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Lew McCreary, and Dick Nash on trombone, Marshall Royal, Wilbur Schwartz, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Don Raffell, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) who records the titles "Broadway", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Plymouth Rock", and "Runnin' Wild" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the box set "Volume 13 - Curtain Call - The Sounds Of Swing" as part of its "The Swing Era" series (STA/STL 352).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Ruddy Merry (possibly Johnnie Maya on lead vocals, Gary Parrish on guitar, Bill Ruess on keyboards, Lani Kamano on bass, and John Sims on drums) records the titles "Walkin'" and "You Got The Feelin'" in Los Angeles, California with producer Peter Tevis. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3647) and "You Got The Feelin'" as a single (Capitol 3572) with "Sweet, Sweet Loretta" (recorded January 10, 1973) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, record the titles "Listen To The Music/I Believe In Music", "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me", "Beautiful Sunday", and "Alone Again (Naturally)" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on December 22, 1972 and December 29, 1972, and for "Listen To The Music/I Believe In Music" and "Beautiful Sunday" on December 28, 1972, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "'Alive' Again...Naturally" (SW-11183).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Freddie Hart, with unlisted others, records the titles "It's So Good With You", "You're Killing Me With Kindness", "I Don't Believe In Ghosts", and "Midnight Date", which are produced by Buck Owens Enterprises, in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hart's album "Super Kind Of Woman" (ST-11156).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Letters In The Sand" and "Mona Lisa" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Steagall's album "Somewhere My Love" (ST-11162).
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball and Chain" on the flipside, is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' track "Songs About Me" to Country radio stations
2009 - Yvonne King (aka Yvonne King Burch), singer, radio, movie and television actress, sister-in-law to Capitol Records artist Alvino Rey, one-time wife of Capitol Records artist Buddy Cole and member of Capitol Records vocal group The King Sisters, died in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California at age 89 after being injured in a fall.
5 Years Ago Today In 2012 - In the early hours of the morning, George Osaki, art director at Capitol Records from the 1960 until leaving to join AGI in 1970, and then going on to become MCA Records' first director of creative services in November 1971, whose protégés included Roland Young (A&M), Ed Thrasher (Warner Bros.), John Van HamersveldBob LockhartRod Dyer and Roy Kohara, who succeeded him at Capitol, dies at age 78. 

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1974 - Apple and Capitol Records artist George Harrison, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, and Harrison's father are invited to the White House for a luncheon visit with President Gerald Ford. Ford gives Harrison a W.I.N. (Whip Inflation Now) button and Harrison gives Ford a OM button (the mantra word for creation).
1994 - Liberty Records (now Capitol Records Nashville) releases Garth Brooks' compilation album "Garth Brooks: The Hits"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - The second American Federation of Musicians strike ends after 11 1/2 months