Saturday, January 21, 2017

JANUARY 21, 2017

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 "Give Me Twenty Nickles For A Dime", "Meet Me At No Special Place", and "If You Don't Like My Apples" at the RKO Pathé Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Meet Me At No Special Place" as a single (Capitol 393). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
1949 - Buddy Cole, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The King Sisters sign with Capitol Records and Ford has his first recording session for Capitol Records
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, Clyde Raesinger, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, and Jerry Munson on trumpet, Dick Kenney, Gerald Finch, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Dick Meldonian and Herbie Steward on alto saxophone, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums) record the titles "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daizy (Lazey Dazey)", and "Tenderly" with vocals by the band" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on the CD "Easy Go" (5-24553-2) and Classics will issue all the titles in France on the CD "The Chronological Stan Kenton 1951-1952" (1428).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Ted Nash on woodwinds, Louis Brown on piano, Alvino Rey on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, Ray Toland on drums, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with John Augustine, Victor Bay, Emil Briano, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Jerry Reisler, and Gerald Vinci on violin, Alan Harshman and Reuben Marcus on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Cy Bernard on cello), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Won't You Surrender", "All I Have To Give You Is My Love", and, with a vocal quartet (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Gus Levene, "Pretty As A Picture" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM on January 22, 1952. Capitol Records will issue "When You're Smiling" and "All I Have To Give You Is My Love" together as a single (Capitol 1975) and "Won't You Surrender" and "Pretty As A Picture" together as a single (Capitol 2001).
1956 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Tommy Pederson and Paul Tanner on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Jerry Kasper, Ted Nash, and Champ Webb on reeds, Bill Miller on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Paul Nero,  Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and David Sterkin on viola, Cy Bernard, Ennio Bolognini, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), at the first session from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Nat "King " Cole records a rejected take of the titles "Here I Am", and the titles "Unfair""Make Me", and "Sometimes I Wonder" then, at the second session held between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, first Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra record the instrumental title "Midnight Blues" then Nat "King" Cole records the titles "Once Before""I'm Willing To Share This With You" and "I Need A Plan" with an uncredited vocal group, and without the group the title "The Story's Old". Capitol Records will issue (after a rhythm overdub) "Unfair" on Cole's album "Thank You, Pretty Baby" (T 2759), "Make Me", "Sometimes I Wonder" and all of Cole's titles from the second session on the CD "Night Lights" (5-31964-2), and Riddle's "Midnight Blues" as a single (Capitol 3374) with "Port Au Prince" (recorded December 25, 1955) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all of the versions of Cole's titles, except "Here I Am", in Germany in the 11 CD box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist June Christy, 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 a string section with Nick Pisani, Marshall Sosson, and Erno Neufeld on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Beware My Heart", "I Want To Be Happy", "Better Luck Next Time", and "Irresistible You" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol will issue all the titles on Christy's album "Fair And Warmer" (T 833).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocal group The Five Keys (Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Rudy West on lead tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Open Sesame", "The Blues Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)", "Four Walls", "All I Need Is You", and "Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Open Sesame", issued "The Blue's Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)" as a single (Capitol F3738), "Four Walls" as a single (Capitol F3710), and "All I Need Is You" and "Dream" on the group's album "The Five Keys On Stage!" (T 828).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Those Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me", and "Falling In Love With You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
1959 - The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records single "Tom Dooley" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1966 - George Harrison marries Patricia Anne Boyd at the Esher Register Office, Surrey, England with fellow member of the Capitol Records group The Beatles Paul McCartney, and their manager Brian Epstein, in attendance. Harrison met Boyd on the set of the motion picture "A Hard Day's Night" where Boyd appeared in the train scenes with Harrison.
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" and "Finishing Touches" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" on February 3, 1971 and for "Finishing Touches" on March 12, 1971, Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1979 - Crystal Gale's Capitol Records single "Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For" is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1981 - Gary O' (aka Gary O'Connor of Kid Rainbow), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Pay You Back With Interest""The Way You Look Tonight", and "Been A Long Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pay You Back With Interest" as a single (Capitol 5018) with "Just A Little Love" (recorded on January 19, 1981) on the flipside and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson, Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, Virgin Records America artist Roy Orbison, as well as Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankin, Jackie Wilson and others are inducted into The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in New York City, New York at the organization's second induction ceremony.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Peggy Lee, singer, songwriter, one-time wife of fellow Capitol Records artist Dave Barbour, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies of a heart attack at age 81 in Bel Air, California and is later interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

1976 - Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice") singer, with the Virgin Records group The Spice Girls, is born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1984 - John Lennon's single "Nobody Told Me" entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

1956 - Bill Haley and The Comets' album "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first Rock 'n' Roll album to enter the U.S. album charts

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