Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AUGUST 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1940 - T.S. Bonniwell (aka Sean Bonniwell), singer, guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the group The Music Machine, and a Capitol Records solo recording artist (the 1969 album "Close"), is born Thomas Harvey Bonniwell in San Jose, California
1949 - Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and founder of the Capitol Records recording group The Tubes, is born William Spooner in Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks Mel for the update on which city in Arizona is Bill's birthplace.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Johnny Mercer, with Freddie Slack and His Orchestra (Slack on piano; Ray Linn, Jack Mootz, and Ernie Figueroa on trumpets; Kenny Wygal and Roger Ingram on trombone (an email from Kenny Wygal's daughter Tricia reads that her father played trumpet for Freddie Slack not trombone); Jack Ordean and Jimmie Rudge on alto saxophone; Don Brassfield and Everett McLaughlin on tenor saxophone; Sam Sachelle on baritone saxophone; Al Hendirckson on electric guitar; Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell on guitar; Harry Babason on bass; and Dave Coleman on drums) record the tracks "The H.C. Potter's Ball" with Mercer and Don Raye on vocals, and "The Necessary Evil Blues" with just Mercer on vocals. After recording Mercer's tracks, Freddie Slack and His Orchestra (same lineup as above), record the tracks "Half After" "Cocktail Repartee", and "What Is This Thing Called Rebop? All the tracks were recorded in Los Angeles, California and remained unissued until 2005 when they appeared on Mosaic Records' 3 CD compilation "Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack".
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Tex Williams' Capitol Records single "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Red Ingle and The Natural Seven (with vocals by Cinderella G. Stump aka Jo Stafford)'s Capitol Records single "Tim-Tay-Shun" peaks at #2 up from #3
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Saturday and The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Midnight Masquerade", "I Miss You", "He's A Real Gone Guy with Nellie Lutcher replacing Cole on piano and vocals, then Cole returns as they record "I'm In The Mood For Love" and "Naughty Angeline" as an electronic transcription for The Armed Forces Radio Service at The Bocage in Hollywood, California. The AFRS will issue all the tracks on the transcription disc "King Cole Trio 22".
1950 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocal and piano), with Irving Ashby on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Jack Costanzo on bongos, and The Stan Kenton Orchestra (including Maynard Ferguson, Jim Salko, Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, and Shorty Rogers on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Johnny Halliburton, and Herbie Harper on trombone; Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Bert Calderal on tenor saxophone; and Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone), records the tracks "Orange Colored Sky" (arranged by Pete Rugalo) and "Jam-Bo" (arranged by Shorty Rogers) with producer Lee Gillette at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" (with Billy May and His Orchestra) is #12 up from #13 and its flipside "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" with Billy May and His Orchestra is #14 up from #19on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is tied with Johnnie Ray's Columbia Records version of the song at #6 and "Somewhere Along The Way" is #17 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
1956 - Louis Armstrong, with Buddy Rich on drums and the Oscar Peterson Trio, records the track "April in Paris" for Verve Records album "Ella and Louis" in The Capitol Tower Studios, in Hollywood California
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Freddy Martin conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Ca C'est L'Amour" with vocals by Johnny Cochran, "Donna Diane", "Cuernavaca" with vocals by Johnny Cochran and The Martin Men (unlisted male vocalists), and "Sweet Affection" with vocals by Ralph Anthony and ensemble (lineup unlisted) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ca C'est L'Amour" and "Sweet Affection" together as a single (Capitol F3795) and have yet to issue "Donna Diane" which was later re-recorded and "Cuernavaca".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Leopold Stokowski conducts His Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Bach's "Preludio From Violin Partita N°3 in E Minor, S. 1006", Paganini's "Moto Perpetuo, Opus 11", and Gluck's "Musette From 'Armide' (Reigen Seliger Geister)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Stokowski and the orchestra's album "Music For Strings" (PAO/SPAO-8415).
1958 - The Kingston Trio records the tracks "New York Girls", "They Call The Wind Maria", and "Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler" for their Capitol Records album "...From The Hungry i"
1961 - The Kingston Trio records the track "Oh Sail Away" for their Capitol Records album "Close-Up"
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England, Roger Wagner conducts The Roger Wagner Chorale and The Sinfonia Of London (lineups unlisted) as they record the titles "Jingle Bells", "We Three Kings", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Good King Wenceslas", and "O Tannenbaum" at the first session and the titles "Gesu Bambino", "What Child Is This?", "The Virgin's Slumber Song", and "Silent Night" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "The Roger Wagner Chorale & The Sinfonia Of London - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" (W/SW 1760).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Lex De Azevedo conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes woodwinds, rhythm and strings sections) using arrangements by Claire Fischer, Lex De Azevedo, and Dick Grove, records the titles "Simplicidad", "My Own True Love", "Windy", and "Don't Sleep In The Subway" in Los Angeles, California. After an overdub for "Windy" is recorded on August 29, 1967, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Almeida's album "The Look Of Love And The Sounds Of Laurindo Almeida" (T/ST 2866).
1968 - Apple Records releases Mary Hopkin's single "Those Were The Days", which is produced by Paul McCartney, with "Turn, Turn, Turn" on the flip side. The record becomes Apple's first big hit, selling 4 million copies worldwide, and is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just For What I Am", "Someone To Give My Love To", and "My Cricket" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on August 28 and 29, 1972, for "Someone To Give My Love To" on August 31, 1972, "My Cricket" on September 7, 1972, and for "Just For What I Am" on September 14, 1972, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Campbell's album "Glen Travis Campbell" (SW-11117).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Al Martino, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes celeste, piano, synthesizer, reeds, guitar, and drums players) using arrangements by Harold Wheeler, records the titles "After The Lovin'", "Can't Get Over You", "Only A Dream Away", and "The Leaving Game" at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York with producer Joel Diamond for Silver Blue Productions and engineer Bob Clearmountain. After vocal overdubs by a chorus (lineup unlisted) are recorded for all titles and vocals by Kathy Keates are added on "Only A Dream Away" on September 7, 1977 and additional overdubs for all titles are recorded on September 16 and 17, 1977, Capitol Records will issue "After The Lovin'" as a single (Capitol 4508) with "The Next Hundred Years" (recorded September 13, 1977) on the flipside, "Only A Dream Away" as a single (Capitol 4798) with "I Think About You" (recorded September 20, 1979), and all the titles on Martino's album "The Next Hundred Years" (ST-11741).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - At two sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) records the title "Charisma" at the first session and "This One's For Us" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Charisma" as a single (Capitol 4532) and on the group's album "New Horizons" (ST-11705). No issuing information is listed for "This One's For Us".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the title "Going For The Throat" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1996 - The Figgs' Capitol Records debut album "Banda Macho" hits #10 on CMJ's Radio Top 200 records chart
2005 - Capitol Records releases Bob Seger's album "Back In '72" on CD for the first time
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Chris LeDoux's compilation album "Anthology Volume 1"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1929 - Bill Evans, pianist and Blue Note Records recording artist, is born William John Evans in Plainfield, New Jersey. Capitol Records currently owns Blue Note Records catalog.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s  BBS Records single "Here In My Heart" is #7 down from #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Chet Baker on trumpet, Bob Whitlock on bass and Chico Hamilton on drums) records for the first together in the afternoon at the Laurel Canyon bungalow of recording engineer Phil Turetsky. Using Turetsky's early model Ampex tape recorder, they record the tracks "Bernie's Tune" and "Lullaby Of The Leaves which are released as a single by Pacific Jazz. The single will become the label's first big success. Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Brian Epstein fires The Beatles' drummer Pete Best and hires Ringo Starr to replace him
1968 - Arranger Gerald Wilson (with Ollie Mitchell, Dalton Smith, Alex Rodrigues, Tony Rusch on trumpet; Frank Strong, Lester Robertson, and Thurman Green on trombone; Mike Wimberly on bass trombone; Jim McGee and George Hyde on french horn; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone, flute, and piccolo; Ramon Borjorquez on alto saxophone; Hadley Caliman and Harold Land on tenor saxophone; Richard Aplanalp on baritone saxophone; Henry DeVega, Pete Terry, and Bill Perkins on reeds; Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphones; Mike Wofford and Jimmy Rowles on piano, organ, and electric harpsichord; Mike Anthony on guitar; Wilton Felder on electric bass guitar; Carl Lott on drums; and Hugh Anderson and Joe Porcaro on percussion) records the tracks "California Soul", "Yesterlove", and "Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby" with producer Richard Bock and recording engineer Lanky Linstrot at Liberty Records' studios on Third Street in Los Angeles (near Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills), California for his World Pacific Records album "California Soul".
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Elvis Presley, father of Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley, is pronounced dead of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee at age 42
1996 - Thorn EMI shareholders voted in favour of demerger proposals. The resulting media company is now known as EMI Group PLC
20 Years Ago Today In 2007 - It is announced that EMI has hired Saatchi & Saatchi to handle marketing of its back catalog

BTW - It's my daughter Alys' 18th birthday! She was born at 1:37 AM PDT at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

AUGUST 15, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1923 - Rose Marie, singer, radio, motion picture and television actress, child star as Baby Rose Marie, and Capitol Records artist (the original Broadway cast album for "Top Banana"), is born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City, New York.
1925 - Rose Maddox, singer, member of the group The Maddox Brothers and Rose, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Roselea Arbana Maddox in Boaz, Alabama.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Dinning Sisters (vocalists Ginger Dinning, Jayne Bundesen, and Jean Dinning), with The Art Van Damme Quintet (Art Van Damme on accordion and unlisted vibraphone, guitar, bass, and drums players), record the titles "And Mimi" and "Fun And Fancy Free" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 466).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) records the titles "I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours" (with the celeste part played either by Nat Cole or Buddy Cole), "Kee-Mo, Ky-Mo (The Magic Song)", and "Three Blind Mice" at Radio Recorder's studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the 10" version of Cole's album "Nat King Cole For Kids" (DC-89) and will release a version of "Kee-Mo, Ky-Mo" without the spoken intro on the album "Nat King Cole And His Trio - Harvest Of Hits" (EBF-213).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalists Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters (Ann, Lillian, Peggy, and Jean Harriette Clark), with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Don't You Love Me Anymore?, "Civilization", and "A Carnival In Venice" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Don't You Love Me Anymore?" and "Civilization" together as a single (Capitol 465) and "A Carnival In Venice" as a single (Capitol 15185) with "In The Market Place Of Old Monterey" (recorded December 19, 1947) on the flipside.
1955 - Frank Sinatra records the titles "Look To Your Heart", "Love And Marriage", "The Impatient Years" and "Our Town" with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Harry Klee, Ted Nash, Joseph Palange, Willie Schwartz, and Warren Webb on reeds; Francis Howard on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; John Cave, James Decker and Vincent De Rosa on french horns; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Stanley Speigelman, and David Sterkin on viola; Armand Kaproff and Edgar Gilbert on cello; Max Albright on drums; Alton Hendrickson on guitar; Frank Flynn on vibraphone; Kathryn Julye on harp) and chorus (Sweet Blair, Vince Degen, Jack Gruberman, John Gustavson, Ray Linn Jr., Gil Mershon, Robert Namlin, Charles Parlato, William Reeve, Robert Wacker, Allan Wattson, and Norma Zimmer) at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM with producer Voyle Gilmore. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the soundtrack EP for the television special "Our Town" (EAP-1-673).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Leopold Stokowski conducts His Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Gluck's "Sicilienne (from 'Armide')", "Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise Opus 34 N° 14", and Borodin's "Notturno From String Quartet N° 2 In D Major" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Leopold Stokowki & His Symphony Orchestra - Music For Strings" (PAO/SPAO-8415).
1958 - Over the next two days, live performances at the Hungry i in San Francisco, California are recorded for The Kingston Trio's album "...from the Hungry i"
1963 - Liza Minnelli, with Mort Garson conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, records the titles "Day Dreaming", "His Woman", "My Little Corner Of The World", and "We'll All Be Together" with producer Si Rady in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Day Dreaming" and "His Woman" together as Minnelli's second single for the label (Capitol 5103) and the DRG label will issue all the songs on the 2 CD set "Liza! Liza!: Complete Capitol Collection".
1965 - The Beatles perform at Shea Stadium in New York City before 55,600 fans. For all you time travelers, there are still some unused tickets that show up for sale online, but then there's the paradox - if you use the ticket, how will you buy it in the future?
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Willie Hightower, with unlisted others, records the titles "It's No Secret (What God Can Do)" and "Happy Go Lucky Fella" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Sonny James, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Journey", "Cloudy Followed By Tears", and "Misfortune's Child" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "The Journey" and "Misfortune's Child" on James' album "World Of Our Own" (ST-2884) and "Cloudy Followed By Tears" on James' album "Born To Be With You" (ST-111)
1969 - The Beach Boys re-record the track "Cotton Fields" with Orville "Red" Rhodes on steel pedal guitar at Sunset Sound's studios in Hollywood, California with band member Al Jardine handling lead vocals as well as producing chores. Capitol Records will release the track as "Cottonfields" on the group's last single for the label, and last mono release, on April 20, 1970 with "The Nearest Faraway Place" on the flipside. It will be the band's only single not to enter Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
45 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Running Scared", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "She Still Thinks I Care" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on August 28 and 29, 1972, for "Running Scared" and "She Still Thinks I Care" on August 31, 1972, and for "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" on September 14, 1972, Capitol Records will issue "Running Scared" and "She Still Thinks I Care" on Campbell's album "Glen Travis Campbell" (SW-11117) and have yet to issue "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for vocalist and guitarist Mayf Nutter's title "Another Cup Of Memories" and vocalist Buddy Alan's title "Move It On Over" and will issue "Another Cup Of Memories" as a single (Capitol 3447) with "Party Doll" (registered April 4, 1972) on the flipside and "Move It On Over" as a single (Capitol 3485) with "Magic Man" (registered October 13, 1972) on the flipside.
1995 - Capitol Records releases Blind Melon's second album "Soup"
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' album "Dangerous Man"
2006 - Capitol Records releases Bonnie Raitt's DVD/CD "Bonnie Raitt And Friends" which was recorded live at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 30, 2005 for the live concert series "VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live!"
2006 - Capitol Records releases The Panic Channel's debut album “(ONe)”
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Keith Urban's single "Once In A Lifetime". No word yet on if there's a flipside or if it will only be a digital release.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - Peggy Lee, at her first recording session, supplies the vocals for Benny Goodman and His Orchestra when they record the title "Elmer's Tune". Both Lee and Goodman will later record for Capitol Records.
1964 - Dean Martin's Reprise Records single "Everybody Loves Somebody", with "Return To Me" on the flipside, knocks The Beatles' Capitol Records single "A Hard Day's Night" out of the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1969 - The Woodstock Music And Art Fair begins at 5:07pm EDT. One of the festival's main organizers is Artie Kornfeld who, at the time, was a VP of A&R and producer at Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1935 - Will Rogers (Vaudeville, Broadway and Motion picture actor as well as a newspaper columnist, age 55, born William Penn Adair Rogers) and pilot Wiley Post (record setting aviator, developer of one of the first pressure suits for high altitude flying, age 36, born Wiley Hardeman Post) are killed when Post's plane crashes when trying to takeoff from a lagoon south of Point Barrow, Alaska where they had landed to ask directions.

Monday, August 14, 2017

AUGUST 14, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1909 - Stuff Smith, Jazz violinist and vocalist who performed at some recording sessions with Nat "King" Cole" in 1956, is born Hezekiah Le Roy Gordon Smith in Portsmouth, Ohio.
1916 - Alyce King, singer with the Capitol Records recording group The King Sisters, is born Alyce Driggs in Payson, Utah. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Freddie Slack and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Cow Cow Boogie", with vocals by Ella Mae Morse, becomes Capitol Records' first single to enter Billboard's National Best Selling Retail Records chart when it debuts at #9 for the week ending on August 14, 1942. The flipside is Freddie Slack and His Orchestra's "Here You Are" with vocals by David Street, a member of The Mellowaires.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Margaret Whiting records the titles "So Far" and "Lazy Countryside" then vocalist Peggy Lee records the titles "There'll Be Some Changers Made". Capitol Records will issue "So Far" and "Lazy Countryside" together as a single (Capitol 461) and "There'll Be Some Changes Made" as a single (Capitol 15001) with "A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues" (recorded July 15, 1946) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "A Fellow Needs A Girl", "Body And Soul", "I Understand", and "I STill Get Jealous" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "A Fellow Needs A Girl" and "Body And Soul" together as a single (Capitol 463), and "I Understand" and "I Still Get Jealous" together as a single (Capitol 15002).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Hunani, with Webley Edwards' Hawaiians (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Love Song From 'Mutiny On The Bounty' (Follow Me)" and "Pearly Shells" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4839).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra (Ray Sherman on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Leon Petties on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Walt Edelstein, Dave Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Joseph Quadri, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Lou Kievman, Ray Menhennick, Alexander Neiman, Paul Robyn, and Sandy Schonbach on viola, Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello, and Kathryn Thompson on harp), records a new take on the title "Laughing On The Outside" and the titles "I Keep Going Back To Joe's", "The End Of A Love Affair", "That's All There Is", "Someone To Tell It To", "If Love Ain't There", and "Where Did Everyone Go?" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Cole's album "Where Did Everyone Go?" (W 1859). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #25 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for vocalist Alfred Apaka's titles "Here (In This Enchanted Place)", "Blue Hawaii", "Ponai Kealoha", "I Want To Learn To Speak Hawaiian", "I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You", "Taire O Tahiti", "Hawaiian Paradise", "Honolulu Eyes", "There's No Place Like Hawaii", "Paoakalani (The Queen's Song)", and "Farewell (For Just Awhile" and will issue all the titles on Apaka's album "Alfred Apaka Presented By Webley Edwards - The Golden Voice Of The Islands" (T/DT 1882).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted), with a large choir of 1200 volunteer singers (lineup unlised) directed by Waring, perform the titles "Holy, Holy, Holy/Sholom Alechem/Panis Angelicus/Onward Christian Soliders", "Doxology/Pledge Of Allegiance/God Of Our Fathers", "Come, Thou Almighty King/Salve Regina/Sanctus/Blest Be The Tie That Binds/Work For The Night Is Coming/O God, Our Help In Ages Past/Come, Come Ye Saints/Feed My Sheep/Hospodi Pomilui/The Old Rugged Cross/Song Of Galilee/A Might Fortress Is Our God", "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger/I Wonder As I Wander/Boundless Mercy/Deep River", "The Creation (God's Trombones)", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "Set Down Servant", "Holiday Montage", "O Brother Man", "America - Our Heritage", "God Bless America", and "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" at a concert in Omaha, Nebraska. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Holiday Montage" and "America-Our Heritage" on Waring's album "Fred Waring Presents Festival Of Faith" (T/ST 1848) and have yet to release those two titles.
1964 - The Beatles record a cover version of Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone" at EMI Studios in London which will, after appearing on many bootlegs, finally be released officially by Capitol Records as a track on The Beatles' "Anthology 1" in 1995
1964 - Johnny Burnette, songwriter, guitarist, singer, Coral Records recording artist with his brother Dorsey Burnette and Paul Burlison as The Rock 'n Roll Trio, Imperial Records recording artist with his brother Dorsey Burnette as The Burnette Brothers, solo artist on Freedom Records (a subsidiary of Liberty Records), Liberty Records, and Capitol Records, drowns after his small fishing boat is hit by a cabin cruiser on Clear Lake in California. He's later interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Seeker's Capitol Records single "Georgy Girl", with "When The Stars Begin To Fall" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (line up unlisted), record the titles "A Place In The Sun", "Lonely Afternoon Of Summer Longin'", "Visions Of Sugarplums", and "The Lillies Grow High" at the first session and "Hey Little One" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "A Place In The Sun" on Campbell's album "A New Place In The Sun" (ST 2097), "Hey Little One" after overdubs are recorded on August 29, 1967 and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" after overdubs are recorded August 29 and 31, 1967 on Campbell's album "By The Time I Get To Phoenix (T/ST 2851) and together as a single (Capitol 6113), and have yet to issue any of the other titles recorded this day but Campbell did remake "Visions Of Sugarplums" (Capitol 2015) on February 20, 1968 which was released.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Iim McIntire, with unlisted others, records the titles "Interlude" and "Sweet Americana" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "It Could Happen To You", "Love-Wise", "Swingin' Sweethearts", "Easy To Love", and "Swedish Rhapsody" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of  in the "As Your Remember Them" series in the 3 LP set "Volume 3 - Billy May" (STL 243).
1978 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles single "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" with "With A Little Help From My Friends"/"A Day In The Life" on the flipside
1993 - Capitol Records releases Poison's fifth album "Native Tongue"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Eddie Cochran is filmed performing the song "Twenty Flight Rock" on a 20th Century Fox sound stage in Los Angeles, California for the film that at the time was called "Do Re Mi" which became "The Girl Can't Help It". A digitally remastered version of the movie was released on August 8, 2006 as part of "The Jayne Mansfield Collection", a three movie box set released by Fox. The song will be released by Liberty Records, whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.
1956 - Bertolt Brecht, dramatist, stage director, poet, and lyricist (original German lyrics for "Mack The Knife" from "The Three Penny Opera") dies of a heart attack in Berlin, Germany at age 58 and is buried in the Dorotheenfriedhof in Berlin. "Mack The Knife" has been recorded by various Capitol Records artists including Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Les Baxter, and Frank Sinatra.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

AUGUST 13, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on vocals and piano, Oscar Moore on electric guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "Poor Butterfly", "How High The Moon", "I'll Never Be The Same", "These Foolish Things", "Cole Capers", "Three Little Words" and "Blues In My Shower" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenu in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record will issue all the songs on the Cole's album "Nat 'King' Cole At The Piano" (H-156).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Four Of A Kind (Buddy Cole on piano with unlisted guitar, bass, and drums players) and vocalist Yvonne King records the titles "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare", "Who Put That Dream In Your Eyes?" (without King), "Near You", and "Lazy Country Side" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably at "The Chateau" on De Longpre Avenue, west of Vine Street, in Hollywood, California which will issue all the titles on disc A-63.
1948 - "Smilin' Jack" Smith's Capitol Records recording of "You Call Everybody Darlin'" enters Billboard's singles charts. It will peak at #13.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records singles "Somewhere Along The Way" is #10 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #12 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, "Somewhere Along The Way" is #12 and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #14 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart and "Somewhere Along The Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" are tied for #22 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Avalon", "Who", and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll See You In My Dreams" and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Songs We Remember" (H-376), "Avalon" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Bright And Bouncy" (H-377), and "Who" on the multi-artist album "Background Music,Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375).
1953 - Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile conducting the orchestra (Virgil Evans, Maurice Harris, Manuel Stevens, and Charles Zimmerman on trumpet, Marshall Cram, Francis "Joe" Howard, George Roberts, and Elmer Smithers on trombone, Jack Dumont, Chuck Gentry, Herman Gunkler, and David Harris on saxophones, Ernie Felice on accordion, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Ray Toland on drums, and Max Grolnik, Ralph Hansell, and Jack Rose on marimbas), records the tracks "That's Amore (That's Love)" (which was used in the soundtrack of Martin and Lewis' Paramount Pictures movie "The Caddy"), "You're The Right One", then just the musicians record a band track for the title "I Want You" (which Martin would re-record with vocals on December 24, 1953) , then Martin returns to vocals and records the title "I'd Cry Like A Baby" (which he will also re-record on December 24, 1953) at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1948. Capitol Records will issue "That's Amore" and "You're The Right One" together as a single (Capitol 2589) and will issue this take of "I'd Cry Like A Baby" in the 2 CD set "Dean Martin - The Capitol Years" (7-98409-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, and George Seaburg on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Russell Brown, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Skeets Herfurt, Harry Klee, Champ Webb, Ted Nash, and Joe Koch on saxophones, and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson and Barbara Simmons on violas, and Cy Bernard, Armand Kaproff, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", "All The Way", "There's A Small Hotel", and "Chicago" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1957. Capitol Records will issue "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", and "There's A Small Hotel" on the orginal soundtrack album for "Pal Joey" (W/DW 912), "All The Way" and "Chicago" together as a single (Capitol F3793), "All The Way" on Sinatra's album "All The Way" (W/SW 1538), and "Chicago" on Sinatra's album "Sinatra Sings... Of Love And Things!" (W/SW 1729).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and (again, probably) Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitars, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and The Anita Kerr Singers (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Vacation's Over" and "Honey Stop" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3805).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - 1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (Ray Sherman on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Ralph Hansell on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Walt Edelstein, Dave Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Joseph Quadri, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Lou Kievman, Ray Menhennick, Alexander Neiman, Paul Robyn, and Sandy Schonbach on viola, Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello, and Kathryn Thompson on harp), records the titles "Farewell To Arms", "Happy New Year", "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", "Am I Blue?", and a rejected take of "Laughing On The Outside" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. After rhythm tracks are overdubbed on "Farewell To Arms" and "Happy New Year" Capitol Records will issue them on the album "The Unforgettable Nat King Cole" (T 2558). Capitol will issue "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", and "Am I Blue?" on Cole's album "Where Did Everyone Go?" (W 1859). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #12 on CHUM 1050 AM's CHUM Hit Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1965 - Capitol Records releases the soundtrack to The Beatles' movie "HELP!"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records will register the masters for The Checkmates, Ltd. titles ""Medley: What'd I Say/Can I Get A Witness/Bread And Butter/Little Bitty Pretty One/Rockin' Robin/ Everybody Loves A Lover/Mr. Lee", "Sunny", "A Quitter Never Wins", "I've Got That Lovin' Feelin' (You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'), "Show Me", "Ebb Tide", "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" that were recorded live at performances given by the group at Caesar's Place in Las Vegas in 1966 and will issue all the titles on the group's album "Live At Caesar's Palace" (ST 2840).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad), with unlisted others, record the titles "When Jesus Comes" and "Without A Song" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Spread The World" (ST-11101).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Gentle Persuasion (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Please Mr Postman" and "I Believe In You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5207).
1994 - Capitol Records band Blind Melon play at the 25th anniversary Woodstock concert
2003 - Ed Townsend, singer ("For Your Love"), BMI Award-winning songwriter ("What's Goin' On"), producer, and Capitol Records artist (1958-1959) who recorded two albums with arranger Nelson Riddle, dies of heart failure at age 74 in San Bernadino, California
2009 - Les Paul, guitarist, guitar designer, inventor of various multi-track recording devices, and Capitol Records solo artist as well as part of the Capitol Records duo Les Paul and Mary Ford, has died at the age of 94 at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, with family and friends by his side, of complications from pneumonia. The flag on The Capitol Tower has been lowered to half mast.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1964 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Pass on guitar, John Pisano on rhythm guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, Colin Bailey on drums) record the tracks "Jambalaya", "Cold Cold Heart", "You Win Again", and "Hey Good Lookin'" with producer Richard Bock for Pacific Jazz Records at the Pacific Jazz studios in Los Angeles, California. The Pacific Jazz catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - According to The New York Times, the first recorded use of the term "disc jockey" appears in Variety magazine
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by RKO Pictures, premieres the movie "Bambi" in the United States of America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York after a sneak preview on February 28, 1942 in Pamona, California and its world premiere in London, England on August 8, 1942. RKO will also premiere two other films this day in New York City - Daymon Runyan's "The Big Street" at the RKO Palace theater and Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Capitol Theater.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

AUGUST 12, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1929 - Buck Owens, guitarist, singer, bandleader, television variety show co-host, record producer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (harmonica players Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) providing rhythm accompaniment, record the titles "Sleepy Time Gal" and "The Carioca" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records rejected the take of "Sleepy Time Gal" and the group re-recorded it on October 8, 1947. Capitol will issue "The Carioca" as a single (Capitol 470) with "Always In My Heart" (recorded August 26, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with The Ernie Felice Quintet (lineup unlisted), record the titles "The Lady From 29 Palms" and "I Have But One Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 460).
1948 - Dean Martin signs his first contract with Capitol Records.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Nat "King Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "My Flaming Heart", "Faith Can Move Mountains", "Too Soon", and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Flaming Heart" as a single (Capitol 2459) with "I Am In Love" (recorded March 31, 1953) on the flipside and on the CD "Nat 'King' Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2), "Faith Can Move Mountains" as a single (Capitol 2230) with "The Ruby And The Pearl" (recorded September 14, 1951) on the flipside, "Too Soon" on the compilation album "Nat 'King' Cole - 10th Anniversary Album" (W 514), and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" on the CD "Nat King Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted), presented by Webley Edwards, records the titles "Hawaiian Paradise", "Muana Kea", "Girl In The Yellow Holoku", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Mai Poina Oe Lau", "Paradise Isle", "Beyond The Reef", "Sand", "Harbor Lights", "Hawaiian Shores (Chant Of The Islands)", "Beautiful Kahana", and "Song Of Old Hawaii" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian Shores" (T/DT 904).
60 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Sonny James, with vocal group The Jordanaires and a instrumental group (lineups unlisted), records the titles "A Mighty Lovable Man" and "(Love Came, Love Saw) Love Conquered" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3792).
1974 - To commemorate his 25th anniversary with the label, Capitol Records releases two double album compilations by Tennessee Ernie Ford entitled "Yesterday" (blue cover containing Gospel Hymns) and "Today" (lavender cover containing Ford's pop hits)
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1985 - Kyu Sakamoto, singer and Capitol Records artist (best known for his #1 single "Sukiyaki"), dies in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 near Tokyo, Japan that also kills, both on board and on the ground, 520 other people
1998 - Tanya Tucker and Tanya Tucker, Inc. bring suit against Capitol Records, Inc., alleging breach of contract in two counts and sought compensatory damages, attorney fees and pre-judgment interest along with a trial by jury.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, motion picture director, is born Cecil Blount DeMille in Ashfield, Massachusetts. DeMille's movie "The Squaw Man" was the first feature length film shot in Hollywood for the fledgling Laskey Players Company. The movie's success would lead to creating a permanent studio in Hollywood which would become Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures would eventually hire Buddy DeSylva as production manager. This would give him enough money of his own to be able to invest $25,000 with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs to form Capitol Records.
1960 - Pete Best, drummer, auditions for The Beatles at the Blue Angel Club

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
45 Yeasr Ago Today In 1972 - The last U.S. ground troops withdraw from Vietnam

Friday, August 11, 2017

AUGUST 11, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1920 - June Hutton, singer with the Capitol Records group The Pied Pipers, a Capitol Records solo artist, and wife of arranger and conductor Axel Stordahl, is born in Chicago, Illinois. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1949 - Eric Carmen, singer with the Capitol Records band The Raspberries, is born Eric Howard Carmen in Cleveland, Ohio

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Red Norvo on xylophone, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums) record the titles "Hi 'Ya Sophia" and, with vocals by Al Hendrickson, "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 462).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Lee Gillette overdubs drums onto Tex Ritter's title "High Noon" which was recorded on May 14, 1957 and additional drum overdubs recorded on August 1, 1957. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title when it re-releases the single (Capitol 2120) with "Go On! Get Out" (recorded February 25, 1952) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Skeets McDonald, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Herman "Herman The Hermit" Snyder on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", and "A Losing Hand" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" as a single (Capitol 2216) with "Big Family Trouble" (recorded January 14, 1952) on the flipside and "A Losing Hand" as a single (Capitol 3117) with "You're Too Late" (recorded January 11, 1955) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Jane Froman, with Sid Feller and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "My Love, My Life", "Stay Where You Are", and "No!" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love, My Life" and "No!" together as a single (Capitol 2219) and "Stay Where You Are" as a single (Capitol 2241) with "Laughing" (recorded May 6, 1952) on the flipside..
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Beach Boys' debut Capitol Records single "Surfin' Safari" peaks at #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The single's flipside "409" also charted and peaks at #76.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Belford Hendricks conducting the orchestra (Ray Johnson on piano, Rene Hall, Allan Reuss, and Billy Strange on guitars, Red Callender on bass, Earl Palmer on drums, Milt Holland on percussion, and a string section with Victor Arno, Elliott Fisher, James Getzoff, Alfred Lustgarten, Leonard Malarsky, Emanuel Moss, Isadore Roman, and Sidney Sharp on violins, Allan Harshman and Virginia Majewski on violas, and Justin DiTullio and William Vandenburg on cellos) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Wolverton Mountain", "One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart", "Skip To My Lou", and "Sing Another Song (And We'll All Go Home)" at the first session between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM and the titles "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight", "I Don't Want It That Way", "Twilight On The Trail", "and "He'll Have To Go" at the second session between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "Ramblin' Rose" (T/ST 1793).
1964 - The Beatles record the track "Baby's In Black" at EMI Studios in London, England. It's the first session for their album "The Beatles For Sale"
1966 - John Lennon, with the rest of The Beatles in attendance, apologizes for his misinterpreted remarks regarding Christianity at a press conference held in The Astor Tower Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Bobby Hammack conducting the orchestra and The Bill Lee Singers (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Let There Be Peace On Earth", "A Christmas Prayer", "Decembertime", and "What Color Is Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the couple's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - A concert at The Ilikai Hotel in Waikaki, Hawaii by the vocal group The Four Amigos, with unlisted others, which contains performances of the titles "Something Stupid", "Oh, Marie", "More", "Moliendo Cafe", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "Zorba The Greek", "Malaguena Salerosa", "Day By Day", "Malaguena De Lecuona", and "Vereda Tropical" is recorded by producer Lex De Avezedo for Capitol Records which will issue the recordings on the band's album "The Amigos 'Live' At The Ilikai Hotel, Hawaii" (T/ST 2860).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Lothar And The Hand People (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)", "Weather Man", "Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow", and "Let the Boy Pretend" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)" and "Let The Boy Pretend" together as a single (Capitol 2008). No issuing information is listed for the other two titles.
1975 - Capitol Records Canada releases Brian Browne's album "Morning, Noon, & Night Time Too", Malka And Joso's album "Jewish Songs", Lee Gagnon's album "Discotheque" and The Kings Singers' album "Keep On Changing"
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Rheingold (lineup unlisted) records the title "Triad Dimensions" in Germany. Harvest Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records, releases the title on the group's 7" album "Fan Fan Fanatic" (DLP-15005).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)'s titles "Gimme Your Love", "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow", "Don't Stop Me Now", "No Time For Losers", "Follow The Night", "Get Out", "Love Is Not A Game", "Time", "I Don't Want To Lose", and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy" and will issue "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Follow The Night" together as a single (Capitol 44156), "Get Out" and "Love Is Not A Game" together as a single (Capitol 44113), and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy", an edited version of "Gimme Your Love" together as a single (Capitol 44079), and all the titles on the group's debut album for the label "Perfect Timing" (CLT-46985).
1998 - Matador Records, with distribution by Capitol Records, releases Liz Phair's third album "whitechocolatespaceegg"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1964 - United Artists releases The Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night"
1964 - Atco Records releases Tony Sheridan and The Beatles' single "Ain't She Sweet", with "Nobody's Child" on the flipside
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley, parents of Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley, file for divorce
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI Amercia purchases the masters for Sheena Easton's titles "Weekend In Paris", "I Wouldn't Beg For Water", "Are You Man Enough", "Ice Out In The Rain", "Madness, Money And Music", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "There When I Needed You", "In The Winter", and "You Do It" and will issue all the titles on Easton's album "Madness, Money And Music" (ST-17080).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - Joe Jackson, singer and songwriter, is born David Ian Jackson in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Thursday, August 10, 2017

AUGUST 10, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1940 - Jonie Mosby, member of the Capitol Records husband and wife country duo Johnny & Jonie Mosby, is born Janice Irene Shields in Van Nuys, California. Some of the duo's songs were also released by Challenge, Toppa, Columbia, Liberty (whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group) and Ban Dar Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Chris Gaines, singer as part of the Capitol Records band Crush and as a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Brisbaine, Australia according to the biography in his "greatest hits" album "...In The Life of Chris Gaines" which was released by Capitol Records in 1999. Gaines in reality is Garth Brooks who recorded this album as a "pre-soundtrack" to a movie called "The Lamb" that was in development at Paramount Pictures but never released.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS
1951 - Capitol Records releases Les Paul and Mary Ford's single "The World Is Waiting For The Sunshine" (Capitol 1748) with "Whispering" on the flipside.
1964 - The Beach Boys record the track "When I Grow Up"
1964 - Capitol Records Canada releases Andy Stewart's album "Scottish Soldier", Larry Dubin's Big Muddys' album "At The Ports Of Call", and Ottawa based The Esquires' album "Introducing The Esquires"
1965 - Freddie Slack, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, dies in Hollywood, California at age 55
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Tennessee Ernie Ford and Marilyn Horne, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Hear Thou My Prayer", "Whispering Hope", "All The Way My Savior Leads Me", "Come Holy Spirit", "A Morning Prayer Hymn", " and "Lead Me Saviour" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles 50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Bobby Hammack conducting The Bill Lee Singers and the orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Star Of Hope", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Remember Whose Birthday It Is/Happy Birthday Gentle Saviour", and "What Child Is This/Sweet Little Jesus Boy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the couple's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Freda Payne, with unlisted others, records the title "Loving You Means So Much To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4494) with "Love Magnet" (recorded July 22, 1977) on the flipside and on Payne's album "Stares And Whispers" (ST-11700)
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records the title "Don't Rush Good Things" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the title "Keep Your Mind On It" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Johnny Clegg & Savuka's album "Third World Child": "Are You Ready", "Asimbonanga", "Giyana", "Scatterlings Of Africa", "Great Heart", "Missing", "Ring On Her Finger", "Third World Child", "Berlin Wall", and "Don't Walk Away" and will issue the album on vinyl (CLT-46778) and on CD (7-46778-2) and will issue "Asimbonanga" and "Berlin Wall" together as a single (Capitol 44109), "Scatterlings Of Africa" and "Don't Walk Away" together as a single (Capitol 44324), and "Great Heart" on both sides of a promo single (Capitol PB-44152).
1996 - Capitol Records and King Kini present "Return To The Ultra-Lounge" at Club Velvet in Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate the release of six volumes of Capitol's Ultra-Lounge series
2004 - Capitol Records/EMI releases Blondie's "Blondie: Singles Box" set in the U.S.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Ian Anderson, flutist and vocalist with the band Jethro Tull, is born in Blackpool, England. Jethro Tull's catalog was distributed by EMI America in the 1990s and, since the closing of that label, is currently distributed by Capitol Records
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Julia Fordham, singer and Virgin Records recording artist is born in Partsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK. Capitol Records currently owns Virgin and its catalog.
1964 - Neneh Cherry, singer and Virgin Records recording artist is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Capitol Records currently owns Virgin and its catalog.
1985 - Northern Songs, owner of the Lennon-McCartney song catalog, is sold to Michael Jackson for $47.5 million. The sale will be finalized on September 6, 1985. The only Lennon-McCartney songs not included are "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "Please Please Me", and "Ask Me Why".

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1898 - Jack Haley, singer, dancer, and motion picture actor (best remembered as The Tin Man in "The Wizard Of Oz", is born in Boston, Massachusetts
110 Years Ago Today In 1907 - Leo Fender, guitar manufacturer, is born Clarence Leonidas Fender in Fullerton, California
1945 - Japan surrenders to the United States, ending the second World War

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

AUGUST 9, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Wallichs Family: Mrs. Dorothy Wallichs, Glenn Wallichs, their daughters Linda and Susan, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wallichs at a luncheon honoring Glenn on the groundbreaking of The Capitol Tower on September 27, 1954. It was also Glenn and Dorothy's 21st wedding anniversary.

1910 - Glenn Wallichs, electronics inventor, founder of the Wallichs' Music City chain of record and music shops, co-founder (as well as vice president and eventually president and chairman of the board) of Capitol Records and it's associated companies, is born Glenn Everett Wallichs in Grand Island, Nebraska. Wallichs will also become the first record executive to come up with the idea (and implementing it) of giving free personalized promotional copies of upcoming releases on high quality vinylite to radio disc jockeys to encourage airplay.


ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Tex Williams' Capitol Records single "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", with "Roundup Polka" on the flipside, hits #1 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most-Played On Air and Best-Selling Popular Retail Records charts. The single is also the first release (40001) on the red and gold Capitol Americana label.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Sophia", "Sea Breeze (Puamama)", and "Dominique" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Sophia" and "Sea Breeze (Puamama)" together as a single (Capitol F3791), "Dominique" as a single (Capitol F3883) with "Fingers Medley: Hot Potatoes/Two Dollar Rag/Looney Louie" (recorded April 2, 1956) on the flipside, and "Sophia" and "Dominque" on Carr's album "Joe "Fingers" Carr Goes Continental" (T 1000).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Jack Scott, with Bill Hendricks conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted but contains piano, guitar, bass, drums, and strings players) and a vocal group (lineup unlisted), records two takes of the title "If Only" with the first version using the string section, and "Go Away From Here (Cryin' In My Beer)", and "Green Green Valley" at Bell Sound Studio in New York City, New York with producer Lee Gillette). Capitol Records will issue the first take of "If Only" and "Green Green Valley" together as a single (Capitol F4855) and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and takes in Germany in the five CD box set "Jack Scott - Classic Scott - The Way I Walk" (BCD 15534).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with The Bill Lee Singers and Bobby Hammack conducting an orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", "Merry Christmas, My Darling", "Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells", and "Christmas Is Always" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
50 Year Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Santa Claus' titles "Jingle Bells", "Up On The House Top", "Santa's Night Before Christmas", "Jolly Old St. Nicholas", "Finale: Holiday On Ice", "Stories About The North Pole", "Story Of Small One", "What Santa Wants For Christmas", and "Introduction" Holiday On Ice" and will issue all the titles on the album "Santa's Own Christmas - Narrated by Santa Claus" (T 2836).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalists Tennessee Ernie Ford and Marilyn Horne, with Jack Fascinato conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "More Love To Thee O Christ", "Softly And Tenderly", "In The Garden", Nearer, Still Nearer", and "Who At My Door Is Standing?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Our Garden Of Hymns" (T/ST 2845).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Rod McKuen's The Love Movement recorded by Arthur Greenslade who arranged and conducted the titles for The Echo Symphony Orchestra and Pablo Bernstein's Rubber Band (lineup unlisted) which included the titles "Overture To 'The Love Movement'", "Kill The Wind", "Salvation Army Workers Don't Belong In Bars", "I'm Strong But I Like Roses", "The Complete Madam Butterfly", "Eddie's Theme From Concerto For Four Harpsicords", "Eastward The Buffalo (The Raga Rag)" with Moltan Lava on sitar, "Mini Love (Grand Finale)", "The Love Movement", "The Way It Was Before" with vocals by Flo Bennett, "The Eighty-Third Psalm", "Who Kills A Butterfly On A Wheel", "Me Thinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much" with voclas by Percy Protest, "Smoking Banana's Will Clean Your Mind", and "It Gets Lonesome When Love Goes" with vocals by Flo Bennett and will issue all the titles on McKuen's album "The Love Movement" (T/ST 2838).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Ruben Wright, with unlisted others, records the titles "No One Knows", "When The World Is Ready", "Let Me Go Lover", and "Breaking Into The Big Time" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "When The World Is Ready" and "Let Me Go Lover" together as a single and has yet to issue "No One Knows" and "Breaking Into The Big Time".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Marjorie McCoy, with unlisted others, records a unidentified track, "Rockin' In The Same Old Boat", "I Don't Believe", and "Guess Who" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Stoney Edwards, with unlisted others, records the titles "She's My Rock", "She'ls Helping Me Get Over You", and "Honky Tonk Heaven" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Edwards' album "She's My Rock" (ST-11173).
1976 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's last album for the label, "For The 83rd Time", whose title references how many albums Ford had, in various configurations, released on Capitol.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Diana Williams, with unlisted others, records the titles "Here Comes Another One", "My First Night Alone", "One Night Of Cheatin' (Ain't Worth Reapin')", and "I'll Love You Back Together" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "My First Night Alone" and "One Night Of Cheatin' (Ain't Worth Reapin')" together as a single and has yet to issue either "Here Comes Another One" and "I'll Love You Back Together".
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - School Of Fish (lineup unlisted) record the title "Save It For Later" in a unlisted location for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Flutist Herbie Mann (with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Buddy Clark on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, and Frank DeVol conducting a string section) records the tracks "Moonlight In Vermont", "Body And Soul", "Oodles Of Noodles", and "Stardust", then (with just Rowles, Clark and Lewis) the tracks "Let's Dance", "Strike Up The Band", St. Louis Blues", and "Tenderly", and then (with Laurindo Almedia and Tony Rizzi on guitar, Tony Reyes on bass, Milt Holland on drums, and Frank "Chico" Guerrero on congas) the tracks "Frenesi", "Baia", "Peanut Vendor", and Evolution of Man(n)" for his Verve Record albums "The Magic Flute of Herbie Mann" at The Capitol Tower Studios. Some of the tracks will also appear on the Verve/VSP album "Big Band Mann".
1958 - EMI, Capitol Records parent company, signs 17 year-old singer Cliff Richard to the label
1976 - Brother Records releases two singles by The Beach Boys - "It’s O.K." with "Had To Phone Ya" on the flipside and "Everyone's In Love With You" with "Susie Cincinnati" on the flipside. Capitol Records currently distributes Brother Records catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Nagasaki, Japan is the second, and so far last, city to have a United States atomic bomb dropped on it. After this bomb is dropped the Japanese military forces, under orders by its emperor, will surrender to the United States, not knowing that the U.S. has used up all it's existing atomic weapons.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Joe Orton, English playwright and author who had been commissioned by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to write the screenplay for The Beatles' next movie "Up Against It", is found murdered and his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, is dead from an overdose of sleeping pills in their Islington flat. Their bodies were discovered by The Beatles' PR man Derek Taylor.
1969 - The bodies of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski, and Steven Parent are found, murdered by Charles Manson's "family". They are found in a house that Tate and her husband, Roman Polanski, had recently leased. It's previous tenant was The Beach Boys' producer (as well as the son of Doris Day and, at the time, boyfriend of Candice Bergen) Terry Melcher. When Manson sent his "family" to "kill everyone in the house", he didn't know that Melcher had moved out. Manson, after meeting The Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson, wrote a song originally titled "Cease To Exist", but released as "Never Learn Not To Love" (after Wilson changed some of the lyrics and took sole writing credit), the flip side of The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", on December 2, 1968. Wilson also produced tracks for a demo for Manson at The Capitol Tower Studios in 1968 and had gotten Melcher to listen to Manson at an audition for a possible recording contract with Capitol. Melcher turned Manson down, earning Manson's hatred. Manson's "family" also killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their nearby residence.
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency of The United States of America and Gerald Ford is sworn in as the country's thirty eight president.
1995 - Jerry Garcia, guitarist and vocalist with The Grateful Dead, dies at the Serenity Knolls drug rehabilitation center in Forest Knolls, California at age 53 of a heart attack exacerbated by sleep apnea.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

AUGUST 8, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
115 Years Ago Today In 1902 - Welton Becket, architect whose firm Welton Beckett and Associates designed The Capitol Tower, is born Welton David Becket in Seattle, Washington
110 Years Ago Today In 1907 - Benny Carter, alto saxophonist, trumpet player, clarinetist, pianist, trombone player, songwriter, arranger, bandleader and Capitol Records artist, is born Bennett Lester Carter in New York City.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records album (4 78rpm discs), "The King Cole Trio Volume 2" (BD 29), hits #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Record Albums chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole, with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle, records the track "An Affair To Remember" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Judy Garland is back in EMI Studios in London, England, with Norrie Paramour conducting the studio orchestra, to record the tracks "After You've Gone", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby), "It's A Great Day For The Irish", and "Judy At The Palace" (a medley that includes "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Some Of These Days", "My Man" and "I Don't Care"). Capitol Records will release the tracks on the album "Judy In London" in 1972.
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" in the United States as well as their single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside
1969 - The Beatles are posed walking across Abbey Road by photographer Iain MacMillan for the cover shot of their Apple Records album "Abbey Road" which will be distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1975 - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, saxophonist and Capitol Records artist, dies at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, in Gary, Indiana at age 46, 25 days after suffering a stroke in a cafe which put him in a coma
1989 - Irv Cottler, studio drummer on various Capitol Records recording sessions, who appeared on albums by Bobby Darin, June Christy and, for over 36 years, Frank Sinatra, dies of cardiac arrest in Rancho Mirage, California at age 71. Spaceagepop.com has a short but fun biographical article about Cottler on their site.
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - A hundred year celebration of Capitol Records artist Benny Carter and his music will be held tonight at the Hollywood Bowl.
2017 - Barbara Cook, singer, actress, Broadway star, and Capitol Records artist dies in her Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan at age 89.
2017 - Glen Campbell, singer, guitarist, actor, television variety show host, and a Capitol Records session and solo artist dies of complications of Alzheimer's at age 81 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Monday, August 07, 2017

AUGUST 7, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1910 - Freddie Slack, pianist, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Frederick Charles Slack in Westby, Wisconsin
1913 - George Van Eps, innovator of the seven string (extra bass string) guitar, Capitol Records and Columbia Records (as part of Paul Weston and His Orchestra) studio musician (1950s), and a Capitol Record solo artist (late 1960s) is born George Abel Van Eps in Plainfield, New Jersey
1926 - Stan Freberg, voice actor for cartoons, puppeteer, radio and television actor, commercial writer and creative director, and Capitol Records artist is born Stanley Victor Freberg in Los Angeles, California and will grow up in Pasadena, California
1943 - Dino Valente, songwriter, singer and original member of the Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born Chester William Powers, Jr. in New York City

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass), record the titles "This Is My Night To Dream", "Makin' Whoopee", the instrumental "Laguna Mood", and "There! I've Said It Again" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "This Is My Night To Dream" and "Makin' Whoopee" in the trio's album "King Cole Trio, Volume 3" (CC-59) and "There! I've Said It Again" in the compilation album "King Cole 10th Anniversary" (W 154). "Laguna Mood" was rejected and the master destroyed. After strings and drums are overdubbed and the instrumental solo work spliced out on March 31, 1969, Capitol Records will issue the new edit of "There! I've Said It Again" in the compilation album "There I've Said It Again" (ST-310).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to his orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, and Harry "Sweets" Edison on trumpet, William Schaefer, Murray McEachern, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Francis Howard on bass trombone, Red Callender on tuba, Willie Smith and Harry Klee alto saxophone, Buddy Collette and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, Frank Flynn on percussion and vibraphone, and Helen Bliss Hutchison on harp), records the titles "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", a mono take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" and a stereo take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:15 PM. Capitol Records will issue "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", and the mono take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" on Cole's album "Just One Of Those Things" (W 903) and "A Cottage For Sale", "I Understand", and the stereo take of "When Your Lover Has Gone" on the stereo version of the album (SW 903).
1958 - The Louvin Brothers, with Spider Rich and Odell Martin, record the tracks "Read What's in My Heart", "Red Hen Hop", "She Will Get Lonesome", "I Wonder If You Know", and "Blue" for their Capitol Records album "Country Love Ballads"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Rubin Mitchell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Spellbound Concerto", "Willkommen", "Medley: Fiddler On The Roof/The Matchmaker", and "I Feel Merry" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Medley: Fiddler On The Roof/The Matchmaker" as a single (Capitol 2090) with "Theme From 'The Fox'" (date of recording unlisted) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for the other titles.

50 Years Ago Today In 1967 -  Capitol Records released the album "Lumpy Gravy" by Frank Zappa who also wrote and produced the album. Following the release of Freak Out!, the debut album of the rock band the Mothers of Invention, Capitol Records A&R representative Nick Venet commissioned an album of orchestral music composed by the Mothers of Invention's leader, Frank Zappa, a self-taught composer. Venet spent $40,000 on the album. Because Zappa's contract with Verve and MGM Records did not allow for him to perform on albums recorded for any other label, he could not play any instrument on the proposed album, and instead served as the conductor of an orchestra consisting of session musicians hired for the recording. Zappa named the group assembled for the sessions the "Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra". Personnel included these WC members: Chuck Berghofer – bass, Jimmy Bond (musician) – bass, Dennis Budimir – guitar, Frank Capp – drums, Gene Cipriano – woodwinds, Gene Estes – percussion, Victor Feldman – percussion, drums, John Guerin – drums, Emil Richards – percussion, Tommy Tedesco – guitar, and Bob West – bass.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Guitarists Bob Bain and Jack Marshall, with unlisted others, record the titles "Pussy Cat", "Primrose Lane", "Mama's Gone, Goodbye", "Bra Less Bertha" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pussy Cat" and "Mama's Gone, Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 3721) and have yet to issue "Primrose Lane" and "Bra Less Bertha".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Tina Turner, with unlisted others, records the title "Hot For You Baby" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Rock And Hyde's (lineup unlisted) title "Sea Of Holes (Medley): Sea Of Time/Sea Of Holes". No issuing information is listed
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks performs a free evening concert in Central Park's North Meadow in New York City, New York for over 750,000 fans

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Quarry Men play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy), actor and part of the film duo Laurel and Hardy, dies after a series of strokes at age 65. Hardy was one of the celebrities on the cover of The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1985 - George Thorogood And The Destroyers' EMI America album "Bad To The Bone" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1939 - My mother was born Roberta Joan Stolz in Midlothian, Illinois
1969 - Joseph Kosma, composer (best know for "Autumn Leaves" for which Capitol Records' co-founder Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics) and motion picture, ballet and light opera scorer, dies at age 63 near Paris, France

Sunday, August 06, 2017

AUGUST 6, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Robert Mitchum, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records recording artist (the album "Calypso – Is Just So..."), is born Robert Charles Durman Mitchum in Bridgeport, Connecticut
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Geri Halliwell, member of the musical group The Spice Girls and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Geraldine Estelle Halliwell in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Giants Of Jazz (Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Benny Goodman on clarinet, Charlie Barnet on alto saxophone, Lionel Hampton on vibraphones, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, Louis Bellson on drums, Jeri Sullivan on vocals, and The Golden Gate Quartet [Clyde Riddick, Orlandus Wilson, Henry Owens, and Bill Johnson] on vocals) record the titles "A Song Was Born (Part One)" and "A Song Was Born (Part Two)" in Los Angeles, California for the Samuel Goldwyn motion picture "A Song Is Born". The recordings will be released by Capitol Records in 1948 on one of the four discs in the 78 rpm soundtrack album for the movie. The album was sold for the benefit of the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for cancer research. The artists fees were waived by the AFM as a donation to the fund and the profits were accepted on behalf of the fund by Walter Winchell.
1958 - Capitol Records records Judy Garland at a live concert at The Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, California. The recording will be released on the Capitol Records album "Live At The Grove".
1959 - Dean Martin records the tracks "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Out In The Cold Again", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" for his Capitol Records album "A Winter Romance" with an orchestra conducted by Gus Levene at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" in the U.S. minus the tracks" I'm Only Sleeping", "And Your Bird Can Sing", and "Doctor Robert", which appear on Parlophone Records' UK release. Capitol also releases The Beatles' single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside
1994 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records single "You", with "Feeling Of Falling" on the flipside, debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. CEMA presses a limited jukebox clear red vinyl version.
1999 - Colleen Brooks, Capitol Records artist (under the name Colleen Carroll) and mother of Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks, dies of cancer.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1918 - Norman Granz, jazz music impresario who founded the "Jazz At The Philharmonic" series of concerts and recordings, record producer, and founder of Clef Records, Norgran Records, Down Home Records, Verve Records and Pablo Records, is born in Los Angeles, California. Granz would use The Capitol Tower Studios many times to record various artists for his Verve label.
1956 - Gemma Corfield, VP of A&R for Virgin Records America, videographer, video editor, and wife of Blue Note president Don Was, is born in England.
1965 - Parlophone Records in the U.K. releases The Beatles' soundtrack album "HELP!" in England

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The United States drops the atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan killing more than 92,000 civilians
1970 - M. Night Shyamalan, film director, writer, producer, and actor is born born Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan in Pondicherry, India
1989 - Creator Burke Breathed ends his production of his comic strip "Bloom County"

Saturday, August 05, 2017

AUGUST 5, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1926 - Jeri Southern, pianist, vocalist, and Decca (1951-1958), Roulette (1958), and Capitol Records (1958-1960) artist, was born Genevieve Lillian Hering in Royal, Nebraska.
1964 - MCA, of the Grand Royal/Capitol Records trio The Beastie Boys, is born Adam Nathaniel Yauch in Brooklyn, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - The Unnatural Seven (uncredited members of Red Ingle and The Natural Seven but Red did not attend the session), with Karen Tedder on vocals, Jim Hawthorne as "Enrohtwah" doing the recitation, and members of the Pasadena Uke Club on ukuleles, record the title "Serutan Yob" at Radio Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records would issue the song as a single (Capitol 15210) with "Oh! Nick-O Deemo" (recorded between 9:30 PM and 2:00 AM on December 5 and 6, 1947) on the flipside.
1950 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" is #1 on the singles charts. "Mona Lisa" was originally the flip side of single "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All" until it got more airplay.
1960 - Judy Garland returns to EMI's London studios with Norrie Paramour conducting the orchestra to record the tracks "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody", "You Go To My Head", and a medley of "You Made Me Love You" with "For Me and My Gal" and "The Trolley Song"
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on clarinet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Yusef Lateef on tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes on drums) perform a concert at a jazz festival in Belgium as part of their Comlain La Tour which is recorded and includes the titles "P Bouk", "A Few Words From Cannonball", "Work Song", "More Words From Cannonball", "Trouble In Mind", and "Dizzy's Business". Capitol Records will issue the recording on the CD "Cannonball In Europe" (5-60437-2).
50 Years Today In 1967 - Vocalist Kay Adams, with Cliffie Stone and His Group (lineup unlisted) records overdubs for the titles "I Let A Stranger (Buy The Wine)", "Husband Stealer", "Get Out Of My Heart", and "Cheatin' Good Time" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Adams' album "Alcohol & Tears" (ST 5087).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist La Costa, with unlisted others, records overdubs for the titles "I Still Love You" and "Play Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on La Costa's self-titled album "La Costa" (ST-11713).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Ebonee Webb, with unlisted others, records the titles "Is Your Husband Married?", "Coldblodded Lady", "Here My Love Is", "Do You Want My Love", "Give Me A Little Sign", "Too Hot To Be Cool", "Don't Ever Stop Loving Me", and " What's That You're Doing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Is Your Husband Married?" on Webb's album "Too Hot" (ST-12250), a edited version of "Too Hot To Be Cool" on the soundtrack album ""Bad Boys" (Music From The Motion Picture)" (ST-12272), and has yet to issue "Is Your Husband Married?".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Gary O'Connor, with unlisted others, records the title "One Time For Old Times" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Rick Nelson, with unlisted others, records the title "Give 'Em My Number" at the first session and "Switchboard Suzy" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Give 'Em My Number" as a single (Capitol 5178) with "No Fair Falling In Love" (recorded May 28 1982) on the flipside and has yet to issue "Switchboard Suzy".
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Lorelei, with unlisted others, records the title "Passion And The Pain" in a unlisted location for Capitol Records, no issuing information is listed.
1991 - Capitol Records releases the CD compilation "Cole Porter: Anything Goes" as part of its "Capitol Sings" series
2006 - Ed Thrasher, photographer, designer and Grammy nominated art director with Capitol Records from 1957-1964, dies of cancer at his home in Big Bear Lake, California. According to his son (by former wife and actress Linda Gray), Jeff Thrasher, Ed was working on a book of his historic music photos at the time of his death.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1966 - Parlophone Records, a subsidiary of EMI in the UK, releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" as well as their single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside. Both will be released by Capitol Records on August 8, 1966
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Columbia Records in the UK releases Pink Floyd's debut album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release a version of the album, entitled "Pink Floyd" a month later

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - "American Bandstand" debuts on ABC-TV, its first time on network television
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bungalow.

Friday, August 04, 2017

AUGUST 4, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1983 - Craig (aka "Pitbull"), summer intern at Capitol Records (2002 and 2003), is born in Palm Springs, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducts The German Opera House Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and tenor Peter Anders as they record Richard Strauss' "Di Rigori Armati (from 'Der Rosekavalier')" in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog and releases the title as a single by Peter Anders (7-80165) with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Hindulied" (recorded September 17, 1937) on the flipside. Capitol's classical catalog is now owned by Warner Classics.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Jeanne Gayle, with Cliffie Stone's Music (aka Cliffie Stone and his Orchestra - linuep unlisted), records the titles "Bim Bam Baby", "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", "(Makin' Love) Around The Clock With You", and "Butterflies" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Bim Bam Baby" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" together as a single (Capitol 2200), "Butterflies" as a single (Capitol 2222) with "It Takes Two To Tango" (recorded August 25, 1952) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "(Makin' Love) Around The Clock With You".
1960 - Judy Garland goes back into EMI Studios in London to record the tracks "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "The Man That Got Away", "Over The Rainbow", and "San Francisco", with an orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramour, which were released in 1972 on the album Judy In London".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Standels' (Larry Tamblyn on keyboards and vocals, Gary Lane and Tony Valentino on guitars, Dave Burke on electric bass, and Dick Dodd on drums) titles "Can't Help But Love You", and "Ninety Nine And A Half" and will issue them together through its subsidiary Tower Records as a single (Tower 348) and on the band's album "Try It" (ST 5098).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - During two sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, vocalist Colleen Peterson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music", "Tryin' To Start Out Clean", and "Closest Thing To You" at the first session and the titles "Delaney" and "Stealin' Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Peterson's album "Colleen" (ST-11714).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Freda Payne, with unlisted others, records the title "Stares And Whispers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4537) with "Feed Me Your Love" (recorded July 15, 1977) on the flipside and on Payne's album "Stares And Whispers" (ST-11700)
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Party Maker" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Party Maker" on the group's album "New Horizons" (ST-11705) and "I'll See You In My Dreams" on Foster Sylvers' self-titled album "Foster Sylvers" (ST-11716).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Sammy Hagar, with unlisted others does overdubs for the titles "You Make Me Crazy", "Someone Out There", "Crack In The World", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Try (Try To Fall In Love)", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "Reckless". Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the titles on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Kim Carnes, with unlisted others, records the title "Undertow" in a unlisted location. EMI-America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the title on Carnes' album "Voyeur" (ST-17078).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - Timi Yuro, singer and Liberty Records artist, is born Rosemary Timotea Yuro in Chicago, Illinois
1958 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Poor Little Fool" (written by Sharon Sheeley, who was Eddie Cochran's girlfriend), with "Don't Leave Me This Way" on the flipside, is the first single to be #1 on the debut of Billboard's new Hot 100 Singles chart. Capitol Records currently owns Imperial's catalog.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Harry Connick, Jr. beings a week of sessions at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, Califonia, recording tracks for his "Come By Me" album

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1901 - Louis Armstrong is born Louis Daniel Armstrong in New Orleans, Louisiana
1958 - Billboard Magazine starts it's Hot 100 Singles chart

Thursday, August 03, 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1924 - Gordon Stoker, manager, first tenor, piano player and briefly second tenor with Capitol Records recording artists (1950-1961) The Jordanaires, is born Hugh Gordon Stoker in Gleason, Tennessee
1945 - Cecil Hale, radio personality, promoter, president of the Natiional Association of Television and Radio Artists, and a vice president at Capitol Records/EMI (1979-1981), is born in St. Louis, Missouri. The History Makers website has a short biography of Hale.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Capitol Records issues Tex Ritter and His Texan's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" and "Goodbye, My Little Cherokee" (Capitol 110) and Jack McLean and His Orchestra's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" with vocals by Wayne Gregg and a male vocal trio and "Today Is My Lucky Day" with vocals just by Wayne Gregg (Capitol 111) as part of the label's third release.
1959 - The Kingston Trio appear on the cover of Life magazine with today's cover date
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "How Great Thou Art" and "Eternal Life (Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4838) and on Ford's album "God Lives!" (T/ST 2618).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Lottie Jo Jones, with unlisted others, records the titles "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" and "When A Woman Loves A Man" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" as a single (Capitol 5994) with "I Believe To My Soul" (recorded January 12, 1967) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "When A Woman Loves A Man".
1968 - Capitol Records releases its first album on cassette, "Sounds Of The Great Bands" by Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's compilation album "The Best of the Capitol Masters: The London Sessions" on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1926 - Tony Bennett, singer, painter, and Roulette Records recording artist, is born Antonio Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York. Capitol Records currently owns the Roulette catalog.
1929 - Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone disc record and founder of the Berliner Gramophone Company whose London branch would become EMI, dies of a heart attack at age 78 in the United States. The Library of Congress has a site on Berliner and the birth of the recording industry.
1963 - The Beatles perform for the 292nd and last time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1965 - Arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson (with musicians Melvin Moore, Al Procino, Freddie Hill, and Jules Chaitkin on trumpet; John Ewing, Bob Edmondssn, and Lester Robertson on trombone; Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone; Curtis Amy on soprano saxophone; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone and flute; Teddy Edwards and Don Raffell on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Phil Moore, Jr. on piano; Dennis Budimir on guitar; Buddy Woodson on bass; and Mel Lee on drums) record the tracks "Satin Doll", "Softly As I Leave You" and "For Lonely Hearts" for Wilson's Pacific Jazz Records album "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue" in Los Angeles, California that were rejected. The tapes from the session are currently missing and are presumed destroyed. Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
2008 - Louis Teicher (born Louis Milton Teicher), pianist and United Artists Records artist as part of the duo Ferrante and Teicher, has died of heart failure at his summer home in Highlands, North Carolina at age 83. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the United Artists catalog.