Sunday, January 15, 2017

JANUARY 15, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1920 - Yvonne King, singer and member of the Capitol Records group The King Sisters, is born Cornelia Yvonne Driggs in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Margaret O'Brien, motion picture, radio and television actress, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1948), is born Angela Maxine O'Brien in San Diego, California
1951 - Martha Davis, singer, songwriter, and member of the Capitol Records band The Motels, is born in Berkeley, California
1959 - Pete Trewavas, bass player, backing vocalist, and member of the Capitol Records group Marillion, is born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Wesley Tuttle (on vocals and guitar) and His Texas Stars (Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" De Vere and Charles Linville on fiddle; Paul Sells on accordion; Jack Rivers Lewis and Don Weston on guitar; Phil Marx Jr. on steel guitar; Allen Williams on bass; and Robert "Bob" Conzelman on drums) record the tracks "The End Of The World", "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often", "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder", "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine", "Born To Lose", "We Live In Two Different Worlds Now", "That Pioneer Mother Of Mine", "No Letter Today", "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral", "Pins And Needles In My Heart", and "Home In San Antone" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks in Tuttles' 4 CD box set "Detour" (BCD 16416) in Germany.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Andy Russell (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "My Best To You" and "Anniversary Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 368).
1948 - Jack Guthrie (born Leon Jerry Guthrie), singer, songwriter, cousin of Woody Guthrie, and a Capitol Records artist (1945-1948), dies of tuberculosis at Livermore Veterans Tubercular Hospital near Sacramento, California at age 32 and is later buried in Sacramento's Memorial Cemetery.
1948 - Tex Ritter (on vocals, guitar, and skybird effects) records the tracks "Skybird, Part 1", "Skybird, Part 2", "Skybird, Part 3", "Skybird, Part 4", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Skybird, Part 4B" at the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California. Bear Family Records will issue the first four tracks in Ritter's CD box set "High Noon" (BCD 16356) in Germany.
1949 - Gordon MacRae & Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "My Darling, My Darling", with "Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts.
1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin leading and on violin; Paul Shure on violin; Paul Robyn on viola; Eleanor Aller on cello), with Kurt Reher (on additional cello), record Schubert's "Quintet In C Major, Opus 163: First Movement, Part 1; Part 2; and Part 3" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the quartet's album "SCHUBERT - Quintet In C Major, Opus 163" (P-8133).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (on vocals and guitar, with William Harris on piano, Maurice Cameron Hill and Jimmie Widener on guitar, Leodie Jackson on steel guitar, and Jimmy Wyble on bass) records the tracks "Got My Heart Set On You", "Trade Winds Now Die", "There's A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder", and "Stingy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2006) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1970).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Kay Starr (on vocals) and The Lancers (vocal group with unlisted lineup), with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records the tracks "I Wanna Love You", "I Waited A Little Too Long", the (as of 2005) unissued track "If You Don't Hug 'Er By Nine O'Clock", the track "More I Cannot Wish You", and a rejected take of the track "I'll Always Be In Love With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1964) with "Wheel Of Fortune" on the flip side and the second track as a single (Capitol 2062) with "(Ho Ho Ha Ha) Me Too" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York Jane Froman, Dick Beavers, Pat Northrup, Elaine Stritch, Helen gallagher, and Lewis Bolyard, with unlisted members of the Broadway cast of "Pal Joey" and with Max Meth directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, record the tracks "What Is A Man" (vocals by Jane Froman), "Happy Hunting Horn" (vocals by Dick Beavers), "Bewitched" (vocals by Jane Froman), "Pal Joey" (vocals by Dick Beavers), and "Finale" at the first session, the tracks "I Could Write A Book" (vocals by Dick Beavers and Pat Northrop), "Zip" (vocals by Elaine Stritch), "In Our Little Den" (vocals by Jane Froman and Dick Beavers), "Do It The Hard Way" (vocals by Dick Beaver), "Take Him" (vocals by Pat Northrop and Jane Froman), and "Bewitched (Reprise)" (vocals by Jane Froman) at the second session, and the instrumental track "Overture" and the tracks "You Musn't Kick It Around" (vocals by Dick Beavers), "Chicago" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), "That Terrific Rainbow" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), "The Flower Garden Of My Heart" (vocals by Lewis Bolyard and Helen Gallagher), "Plant You Now, Dig You Later" (vocals by Helen Gallagher and a chorus of unlisted singers), and "Finale" (vocals by The Company) at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Froman and Beavers' album "Pal Joey" (S-310).
1953 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing: [listed as possibly] Jack Laubach, Tony Facciuto, Bob McKenzie, and Andy Peele on trumpet; Bob Raesinger, Dick Nash, George Kenny, and Karl DeKarske on trombone; Willie Smith and Dick Clay on alto saxophone; Len Mitchell and Charlie Deremoe on tenor saxophone; John Agee on baritone saxophone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; John Collins on guitar; Carson Smith on bass; and Larry Bunker on drums) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hollywood Hop" (arrangement by Larry Cramer) and "Comin' Thru The Rye" (arrangement by Billy May, vocals by The Encores - Alicia Adams, Clark Burroughs, Jack Elliott, Bob Morse, and Randy Van Horne. Clark Burroughs and Bob Morse), and the track "From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters" (arrangement by Billy May). Capitol Records will issue the last track as a single (2474) with "Good Gravy" on the flip side.
1954 - Al "Jazzbo" Collins records the tracks "Little Hood Riding Red" and "Pee Little Thrigs (Three Little Pigs)" and the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Back In The Jean Stalk", "How To Change A Diaper", "Fut Nudge Recipe", "Fricken Chickasee", "Recipe For Sop Suey", "Paul Revides Here", "Panderella And The Cince", "Sea Food Recipe", "Drayonnaise Messing", "Pie Berry Goose", and "Cham Chowder" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2773).
1954 - During two sessions held this day at (listed as possibly) Castle Studio in Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle; James L. "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica; Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar; Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals; and (listed as possibly) Joseph S. Zinkan on bass) record a new take of the track "I Closed My Heart's Door" at the first session and the tracks "I'm Planting A Rose", "River Of Crystal", "Please Daddy Forgive", and "Streamline Heartbreaker" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the new take of "I Closed My Heart's Door" as a single (Capitol 2820) with "Sunshine Special" on the flip side, the first and last track from the second session together as a single (Capitol 2901), "River Of Crystal" on Acuff's album "The Voice Of Roy Acuff" (T 2276) and "Please Daddy Forgive" on Acuff's album "The Great Roy Acuff" (T 2103).
1955 - Electric Musical Industries (EMI) of Great Britain buys 70 percent of Capitol Records, and a 96.41 percent equity controlling interest, for $8,500,000 and Sir Joseph Lockwood joins Capitol Records’ Board of Directors. EMI's investment will payoff a hundred fold by 1971.
1955 - Pinto Colvig (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) and using a script by Alan Livingston and Robert Willheim, records the tracks "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 1, Part 1: Ciribiribin", "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 1, Part 2: Our Director", "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 2, Part 1: The Thunderer", and "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride 2, Part 2: Artist's Life" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks on the children's album "Bozo's Merry-Go-Round Music Ride" (CAS-3173) and planned to issue the last two tracks on another children's album, and was assigned the number CAS-3174, but are listed as probably not released.
1955 - Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (lineups for both unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "There You Are", and the tracks "Blue Mirage (Don't Go)", "Take My Love", and "Unchained Melody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second track as a single (Capitol 3040) with "I Ain't Mad At You" on the flip side and the third and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3055).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, Ken Albers), with Bob Enevoldsen conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Nino Tempo, and Bud Shank on tenor saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Buddy Clark on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums), record the tracks "What It's Gonna Be", "How Can I Begin To Tell?" and a rejected take of the track "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3652) and on the group's album "Freshmen Favorites Volume 2" (T 1103).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist on trumpet; Frank Rosolino on trombone; Vince De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone; Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Dave Pell on baritone saxophone; Benny Aronov on piano; Howard Roberts on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; Larry Bunker on percusssion; and on strings: Nick Pisani, Mischa Russell, and Erno Neufeld on violin; David Sterkin on viola; and Edgar Lustgarten on cello) records the tracks "I've Never Been In Love Before", "I Know Why", "Let There Be Love", and "No More" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Christy's album "Fair And Warmer" (T 833).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tex Ritter (on vocals), with Pete King conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups for both unlisted), records the tracks "I Leaned On A Man" and "Children And Fools" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "I Leaned On A Man" on January 17, 1957 Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol F3640) and on Ritter's album "Songs From The Western Screen" (T 971).
1958 - Faron Young (on vocals, with [listed as probably] Merrill Moore on piano; Buck Owens on guitar; The Jack Halloran Singers (vocal group of unlisted singers), and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Who Wouldn't Love You", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "The Object Of My Affection" and "It All Depends On You" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Young's album "The Object Of My Affection" (T 1004).
1958 - Johnny Richards (directing his own arrangements) and His Orchestra (Al Stewart, Doug Mettome, Burt Collins, Jerry Kail, and John Bello on trumpet; Slide Hampton, Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland, and Eddie Bert on trombone; Al Antonucci on French horn; Jay McAllister on tuba; Gene Quill on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone; Billy Slapin on baritone saxophone and piccolo; Shelly Gold on bass saxophone; Hank Jones on piano; Whitey Mitchell on bass; Maurice Marks on drums; and Joe Venuto on percussion) record rejected takes of the tracks "Neolore", "Omo Ado" (with the band providing vocals) and "What Is There To Say?" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1959 - Mavis Rivers (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "At the Eleventh Hour", "Dinner At Eight", Four A.M." and "Three Coins In The Fountain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Rivers' album "Take A Number" (T 1210).
1959 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Vince De Rosa and John Cave on French horns, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and Marty Berman on saxophones, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Lou Singer on percussion, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with Lou Klass, George Kast, Nathan Ross, Israel Baker, Erno Neufeld, Ben Gill, Victor Arno, James Getzoff, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, and Alex Neiman on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello), records the tracks "Willow Weep For Me", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Lonesome Road", and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Please Be Mine (Please Be Kind)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Christy's album "June Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days" (T 1202).
1959 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals; Don Clarke on high tenor vocals; Glen Larson on baritone vocals; and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Somewhere Along The Way", "I'll Be Around", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Dancing And Dreaming" (T 1216).
1959 - Judy Garland (on vocals), with Gordon Jenkins conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "The Worst Kind Of Man" and "The Red Balloon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Garland's album "The Letter" (T 1188).
1959 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record a new take of the track "Pink Chiffon" and the tracks "Violet Mist", "Dawn Desire", "Rapture", and "Farewell Rendezvous" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents: Aphrodisia" (W 1250).
1961 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California final overdubs are recorded for Stan Freberg's track "Betsy Ross And The Flag" at the first session and then Stan Freberg records narration vocals for parts used throughout Frebeg's album "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America" (W 1573) which will also include the final version of the track "Betsy Ross And The Flag".
1961 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo, and guitar; Nick Reynolds on vocals and guitar; Bob Shane on vocals and guitar), with Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass, record the tracks "Lemon Tree", "Wines Of Madeira", "Adieu To My Island", "You're Gonna Miss Me", and "Senora" at the first session between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM and the tracks "Golden Spike", "Razors In The Air", and "It Was A Very Good Year" at the second session between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first, fourth, and last track from the first session and the last two tracks from the second session on the trio's album "Goin' Places" (T 1564) and all the tracks from the first session, except "Lemon Tree", and "Golden Spike" on the group's 4 CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1963 - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra (with Martin conducting to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Medley: For Me And My Gal/Stars Fell On Alabama/Who's Sorry Now", "Medley: Moonglow/Mood Indigo/Star Dust", "Medley: When You're Smiling/I've Got The World On A String/Jealous", "Medley: Home/Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody/
Lonesome And Sorry", and an (as of 2005) uniissued take of the track "Sophisticated Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Martin's album "In A Sentimental Mood" (T 1889).
1963 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, and Ray Triscari on trumpet; Dave Wells(bass tp) Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby,Tommy Shepard and George Roberts on trombone; Paul Horn on flute and alto saxophone; Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone and piccolo; Chuck Gentry on bass; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Joe Gibbons on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; and Irv Cottler on drums) record the tracks "The Preacher", "Dat Dere", "Little Suede Shoes", and "Shiny Stockings" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30pm and 11:30pm. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "Bill's Bag" (T 1888).
1963 - Jay Miller records the track "It's Just A Waste Of Time", the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Need Your Love So Bad", the track "Can't You Tell Him No?" and the (as of 2005) unissued track "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4959).
1964 - Jack Teagarden (born Weldon Leo Teagarden), trombonist, bandleader, singer, radio and motion picture performer, and Capitol Records (1942, 1943, 1955-1959) and Roulette Records (1959-1961) artist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 58 in his room at the Prince Conti Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana after playing a gig there the night before. Teagarden is later buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - Capitol Records obtains an injunction in Chicago, Illinois which prohibits Vee-Jay Records from manufacturing or distributing any further Beatles records. Vee-Jay files suit against Capitol and Swan Records, which owned the rights to "She Loves You".
1964 - During two sessions held this day in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios, in Hollywood, California, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and recording engineers John Kraus and Joe Polito, Blossom Dearie (on vocals and piano), with Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to The Capitol Orchestra (featuring Jack Sheldon on trumpet; unlisted brass players; Joe Mondragon on bass; Shelly Manne on drums, and unlisted flute and guitar players), records the tracks "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I'm In Love Again", "Something Happens To Me", and an (as of 2005) unissued take of the track "When Sonny Gets Blue" at the first session and the tracks "Quiet Nights (Corcovado)" and a new take of "When Sunny Gets Blue" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the all the tracks, except the first take of "When Sunny Gets Blue" on Dearie's only album for the label "May I Come In?" (T 2086).
1964 - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Shorty Sherock, and Pete Candoli on trumpet; Ed Kusby and Lew McCreary on trombone; Joe Howard on trombone and vocals; Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone; Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone; Plas Johnson and Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Mike Rubin on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Larry Wagner, record the tracks "Never On Sunday" (in the style of Tommy Dorsey), "Misty" (in the style of Claude Thornhill), "One Note Samba" (in the style of Les Brown), and "Washington Square" (in the style of Artie Show) in Los Angeles, Calfornia. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Sounds Of The Great Bands, Volume 8: More Of Today's Best" (T 2014).
1964 - Leon McAuliffe records the tracks "Star Dust", "Memphis", and "Muskrat Ramble" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on McAuliffe's album "Everybody Dance, Everybody Swing" (T 2148).
1964 - Dr. Ray LaScola records the tracks "Let's Try To Stop Smoking, Part 1: Instruction" and "Let's Try To Stop Smoking, Part 2: Hypnosis" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Dr. LaScola's album "Let's Try To Stop Smoking" (T 2077).
1964 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason conducting a large string orchestra featuring Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet and Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Fools Rush In", "Have You Heard", "Charade", and "Theme From 'The Cardinal'" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gleason's album "Today's Romantic Hits For Lovers Only, Volume 2" (W 2056).
1964 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Least Of All You", a rejected take of "Ask Marie" and the track "Baltimore" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5129).
1965 - The Beach Boys' finish the second of two sessions to record the stereo track "Kiss Me, Baby" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 5395) with "Help Me Rhonda" on the flip side.
1965 - Jill Harris (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Lover Boy" and "You Got Me Waiting" for Capitol Records in New York City, New York.
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Barbara Ann", with "Girl Don't Tell Me" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #31 and will peak at #2 for two weeks on January 29, 1966.
1968 - Final overdubs are recorded for The Stone Poneys' tracks "Hobo (Morning Glory)", "Carnival Bear", "By The Fruits Of Their Labor", and "Up To My Neck In High Muddy Water" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the first track as a single (Capitol 2195) with "Some Of Shelly's Blues" on the flip side, the second track and the last track together as a single (Capitol 2110), and the third track on the album "Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III" (ST 2863) and both singles and the album as by Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys.
1969 - Merryweather records the track "Peek-A-Boo" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if it was ever issued please leave a comment.
1969 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike) record the tracks "I Love How You Love Me", "The Worst That Could Happen", "I'm Gonna Make Make You Love Me", and "Wichita Lineman" at the first session and the tracks "You Showed Me", "Catch The Wind", "California Dreaming", and T.K.E. Sweetheart Song (Of All The Girls That I Have Known" at the second session. After overdubs are recorded on January 28, 29, and March 13, 1969 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except "Catch The Wind", on the group's album "I Have Dreamed" (ST-202) and will issue "Catch The Wind" as a single (Capitol 2482) with "Hurt So Bad" on the flip side and on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390).
1969 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Cashman, Pistilli & West (Terry Cashman on vocals; Gene Pistilli on guitar and vocals; Tommy West on keyboards, guitar, and vocals), with Ed Freeman conducting his own arrangements, record the track "Richard And Me" at the first session and the track "Oscurita" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the group's eponymous album "Cashman, Pistilli & West" (ST-211).
1969 - Sonny James (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Mean Ole Mississippi", "She Will, I Know", and "Wake Up To Me Gentle" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on James' album "Only The Lonely" (ST-193).
1969 - Billy Jo Spears (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Keep Me From Cryin' Today" and "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" in Nashville, Tennesseee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Spear's album "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" (ST-224).
1970 - The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel on keyboard and vocals; Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals; Rick Danko on bass and vocals; and Levon Helm on drums) records the track "Get Up Jake" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master and issue the track as a single (Capitol 3758) with "Ain't Got No Home" on the flip side.
1970 - Al Martino (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" and "You're All The Woman I Need", and "Whatever (Baby) Happened To You And I" in Studio A at United Recording in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2746) and all the tracks on Martino's album "Can't Help Fallin' In Love" (ST-405).
1970 - Smokey Roberds records the tracks "Don And Rosemarie" and "Irma Jackson" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2745).
1970 - The Steve Miller Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Willow Tree Rock", "My Babe", and "I Always Tried To Please You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed for any of the tracks so if anyone knows if any of them have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1970 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Linda Ronstadt (on vocals, with [listed as probably] Elliot Mazer on keyboards and [listed as possibly synthesizer; Adam Mitchell on guitar; Norbert Putnam on bass; and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "I Try Harder" at the first session and the track "Love Sick Blues" (arranged and conducted by Kenneth Buttrey) and the (as of 2005) unissued track "Why You Been Gone So Long" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Lovesick Blues" as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" on the flip side.
1971 - Apple Records finally releases George Harrison's single "My Sweet Lord", with "Isn't It A Pity" on the flip side, in the U.K.
1971 - Final overdubs are recorded for Stoney Edwards' track "Mama's Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track as a single (Capitol 3061) with "Poor Folks Stick Together" on the flip side.
1971 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jerry Corbitt records the track "Burning In Your Lovelight" at the first session and the track "Pain" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Corbitt's eponymoums album "Jerry Corbitt" (ST-771) and the second track as a single (Capitol 3137) with "Country Boy Blues" on the flipside.
1971 - Dunn & McCashen (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Heartbeat" and "Come On And Dance" for Capitol Records.
1971 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Happy & Artie Traum (Artie Traum on guitar, banjo, and vocals and Happy Traum on guitar and banjo) record the track "Please Mister Movie Man" at the first session and the track "Jackaboro" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's album "Double-Back" (ST-799).
1973 - During four days of overdub sessions that start today at Bearsville Recording Studios in Bearsville, New York The Band (Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel on keyboard and vocals; Jaime Robbie Robertson on guitar and vocals; Rick Danko on bass and vocals; and Levon Helm on drums) record unlisted and (as of 2005) unissued tracks that were recorded between November 6-10, 1972for Capitol Records.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Tennesse Ernie Ford's tracks "Thanks For The Mem'ries", "Farther Down The River (Where The Fishin's Good", "Baby", "Sweet Child Of Sunshine", "Good Old Time Religion Thing", "I"d Like To Be", "You've Still Got Love All Over You", "Colorado Country Morning", "Daddy Usta Say", and "Printer's Alley Stars" in Los Angeles, California. After final overdubs are recorded on March 2 and 13, 1973 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Ford's album "Country Morning" (ST-11205).
1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Bewitched", Dance Of The Spanish Onion", "High Noon", "Port Au Prince" and "Sabre Dance Boogie" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the tracks, except "Port Au Prince" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 5" (STL-245) and will issue "Port Au Prince" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL-246).
1976 - Overdubs are recorded for Natalie Cole's tracks "Can We Get Together Again?", "No Plans For The Future", "Mr. Melody", "Hard To Get Along (Without You)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Keep Smiling", "Touch Me", "Not Like Mine", "Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)", and "Heaven Is With Me" at an unlisted location. After final overdubs are recorded the following day on January 16, 1976 Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all tracks on Cole's album "Natalie" (ST-11517).
1976 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Earl Slick Band (lineup unlisted)'s tracks "Heaven Couldn't Find", "Star Of The Street", "Sho' Nuff", "Doom", "Burnt Love", "Bright Light", "Do It", "Lady Luck", "Very Blue", "P.J. Proby", and "The Way Down" and will issue all the tracks, except "Doom" (which, as 2005, is still unissued) on the group's eponymous album "The Earl Slick Band" (ST-11493).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Night Moves", with "Main Street" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #36 and will peak at #4 for two weeks on March 12, 1977.
1978 - Helen Reddy (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "If I Ever Had To Say Goodbye To You" and "Poor Little Fool" at Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4582) with "Ready Or Not" on the flip side and the second track as a single (Capitol 4628) with "Lady Of The Night" on the flip side.
1978 - A Taste Of Honey (lineup unlisted) record the track "Disco Dancing" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4668) with "Sky High" on the flip side and on the group's eponymous album "A Taste Of Honey" (ST-11754).
1978 - Bob Seger records the track "Star Gazer" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for the track so if anyone knows if the track was ever issued please leave a comment.
1979 - Face Dancer records the track "Red Shoes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4734) with "Time Bomb" on the flip side and on the group's album "This World" (ST-11934).
1979 - Cheryl Ladd (on vocals) records the track "Whatever Would I Do Without You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Ladd's album "Dance Forever" (ST-11927).
1979 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) records the track "Long Legs" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Never Enough" (ST-11935).
1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Benjamin Wright, records the track "If You Leave Me Now" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4881) with "First Thing First" on the flip side and on Washington's album "For The Sake Of Love" (ST-12076).
1980 - Gene Watson records the tracks "Tryin' To Satisfy", "A Cold Day In July", "No One Will Ever Know", and "Have A Good Day" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Watson's album "No One Will Ever Know" (ST-12102).
1981 - Earl Klugh records the track "Crazy For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Klugh's album "Key Notes" (ST-12405).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Donna Washington (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Livin' With Out You" and "Where You Are Is Where I Wanna Be" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "White Monkey" and the track "Love's The Last To Know" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the last track on the group's album "The Distance" (ST-12254).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Frankie Miller (on vocals and guitar, with with Barry Beckett on keyboards; Pete Carr, Wayne Perkins, and Chris Spedding on guitar; David Hood on bass; Roger Hawkins on drums; Mickey Bucins on percussion; Ava Aldridge, Linda Brockway, and Robert Byrne on vocals) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Surrender" at the first session and the track "On My Way" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the last track as a single (Capitol 5152) with "Danger, Danger" on the flip side and on Miller's album "Standing On The Edge" (ST-12206).
1983 - Capitol Records will register the masters for America (Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell on vocals and guitar)'s tracks "My Kinda Woman", "She's A Runaway", "Cast The Spirit", "Love's Worn Out Again", "The Border", "Your Move", "Honey", "My Dear", "Tonight Is For Dreamers", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", and "Someday Woman", which were recorded on an unlisted date earlier in January 1983 at EMI Studios on Abbey Road in London England, and will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Your Move" (ST-12277).
1991 - Garth Brooks' Capitol Records Nashville single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabamba Clay" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1996 - Les Baxter, bandleader, arranger, music director, and Capitol Records artist (1947-1962), dies of a heart attack brought on by kidney failure at age 73 at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California at age 73.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1961 - Blue Note Records releases Kenny Dorham (with Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones)'s album "Whistle Stop". Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records parent company, EMI Music.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Don MacLean's United Artists Records single "American Pie" (with part 1 on one side and part 2 on the flipside) peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will stay for four weeks.
1978 - Cliff Richards (on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the track "Count Me Out" in England. EMI Americal will issue the track as a single (EMI America 8025) with "We Don't Talk Anymore" on the flip side. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in England for RAK Records Ltd. Kim Wilde records the tracks "Water On Glass", "Our Town", "Everything We Know", "Young Heroes", "Kids In America", "Chequered Love", "2-6-5-8-0", "You'll Never Be Wrong", "Falling Out", and "Tuning In, Tuning Out" at the first session and the tracks "Boys", "Cambodia", and "Watching For Shapes" at the second session. EMI will purchase the masters for the tracks and issue all of the tracks from the first session in the United States on the EMI America label on Wilde's eponymous album "Kim Wilde" (ST-17065) and "Boys" in England on the album "The Very Best Of Kim Wilde" (EJ 2601081). No issuing information is listed for the last two tracks so if anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1986 - The Del Lords (featuring Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Manny Caqiate, and Frank Funaro making unlisted contributions) record the tracks "Drug Deal", "Saint Jake" and "Against My Will" at an unlisted location. EMI America will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Johnny Comes Marching Home" (AML 3103) in England. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
1993 - Sammy Cahn, lyricist (responsible for such Oscar-winning songs recorded by Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra [and many others] as "Call Me Irresponsible", "Three Coins in the Fountain", and "All the Way", as well as many other standards) dies in Los Angeles, California at age 79
1994 - Harry Nilsson (born Harry Edward Nelson III), singer, songwriter, friend of John Lennon, and RCA Records artist, dies of heart failure at his home in Agoura Hills, California at 52 after completing the vocal tracks for his last album ""Harry's Got a Brown New Robe" with producer Mark Hudson earlier that day. The album has yet to be released. Among his biggest hits were the theme from the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy", "Everybody's Talkin'" (composed by Capitol Records artist Fred Neil), and 1972's "Without You, (composed by Pete Ham and Tom Evans, of the Capitol Records group Badfinger and which on this day in 1972 entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart). Among my favorites of his other tracks are "Jump In To The Fire" (which heavily influenced The Cult's single "She Sells Sanctuary"), "Coconut", "Me And My Arrow" from Nilsson's score for the full length animated feature "The Point", as well as the soundtrack to the motion picture "Skidoo" (in which he also had an acting role).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Elizabeth Short (aka The Black Dahlia) is found dead, her body badly mutilated, in a vacant lot on the 3800 block of South Norton Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Her murder has yet to be solved and has spawned many books and a motion picture.
1974 - "Happy Days" premieres on ABC-TV

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