100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - John Raitt, singer, Broadway and motion picture actor, Capitol Records artist and father of Capitol Records artist Bonnie Raitt, is born John Emmet Raitt in Santa Ana, California
1953 - Teresa Teng Li-chun, singer, Yewjow (1967-1971), Life Records (1971-1976), Polydor (1974-1982), EMI/Capitol Records/Parlophone (1983-1985), Polydor (1985-1995), Columbia Records (1986-1989), and Atlantic Records (1990-1995) artist, is born in Baojhong, Yunlin, Taiwan.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During two sessions held today at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, at the first session Jack Guthrie (on vocals) and His Oklahomans (Everett "Billy" Hughes on fiddle, "Porky" Freeman on lead electric guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "In The Shadows Of My Heart", "I Loved You Once But I Can't Trust You", "Please, Oh Please" and "Oklahoma's Calling" and at the second session they record the titles "My Rough And Rowdy Ways", "Peach Picking Time In Georgia", "Get Along Little Paint", "I'll Always Be A Country Boy", "Muleskinner Blues", "Any Old Time" and "Blue Yodel".
From the first session, Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 15251) with "Answer To 'Moonlight And Skies" on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 246) with "When The Cactus Is In Bloom" on the flipside, and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40032). From the second session, the Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue all the titles except "Get Along Little Paint" and "Muleskinner Blues" on transcription disc G-32. Bear Family Records will issue, in Germany, all the titles from the first session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Oklahoma Hills" (BCD 15580) and all the titles from the second session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Milk Cow Blues" (BCD 16400).
1946 - Cootie Williams (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, and Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet, Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Bob Horton on trombone, Rupert Cole and John Jackson on alto saxophone, Sam Taylor and Everett Gaines on tenor saxophone, Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone, Arnold Jarvis on piano, Sam "Christopher" Allen on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Butch Ballard on drums), record the titles "Stingy Blues" with vocals by Bob Merrill, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" with vocals by Johnny Mercer and Cootie Williams, and the instrumental titles "Echoes Of Harlem" and "That's The Lick" at radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issued "Stingy Blues" as a single (Capitol 15164) with "Bring 'Em Down Front" on the flipside, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051), "Echoes Of Harlem" as a single (Capitol 266) with "When My Baby Left Me" on the flipside, and "Stingy Blues", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "That's The Lick" on the 1972 Capitol Records compilation album "Capitol Jazz Classics Volume II - Big Band Bounce" (M-11057). Mosaic Records issued all the titles on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with guitarist Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (Buddy Cole on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, Tom Romersa on drums, and unlisted players of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophones), records the titles "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Speaking Of Angels", and "Somebody Loves Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Speaking Of Angels" together as a single (Capitol 375) and "Somebody Loves Me" on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49).
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 1", "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 2", and "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Third Movement, Part 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op.51, N° 2" (P-8163).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and lead vocals, Richard Wright on Farfisa organ and backing vocals, Roger Waters on bass guitar, and Nick Mason on drums) record the titles "Arnold Layne", "Matilda Mother", "Chapter 24", "Interstellar Overdrive", and "Let's Roll Another One" (which will be renamed "Candy And A Current Bun" at Sound Techniques' studio in Chelsea, England with producer Joe Boyd and engineer John Wood. "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Current Bun" with be issued together as a single (T 333) by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, in the United States (although some sources say the new takes of both titles that were recorded on February 27, 1967 were used). The other titles will also be re-recorded on February 27, 1967 and those versions will appear on the band's first album "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1971 - The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, recorded the title "Java Jive" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3108) with "Chicken Bone Bone" on the flipside and on the group's album "Jivin'" (ST-778). A later incarnation of the group will re-record "Java Jive".
40 Years Ago Today In 1972, Mink DeVille, with unlisted others, record the titles "Cadillac Walk" and "It's So Tough" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mike DeVille" (ST-11631).
1976 - Al Martino (on vocals), with unlisted musicians using arrangements by Al Capps, records a as yet unissued take of "There's No Tomorrow", the titles "The More I See You" and "My Thrill", and a as yet unissued take of "Candy" with producer Mike Curb in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "There's No Tomorrow" and "The More I See You" on January 30, 1976 and for "My Thrill" on February 5, 1976, Capitol Records will issue "The More I See You" and "My Thrill" together as a single (Capitol 4241) and on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (ST-11572). 1976 - Guthrie Thomas record and produces the titles "Sweet Virginia" and "Fifty-Five" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's single "All The Sweet" with "A Little More Country" on the flipside
1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the titles "Making Magic" and "Cry Just A Little" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records releases the 25 track CD "Les Brown And His Band Of Renown BEST OF THE CAPITOL YEARS" and, as part of the label's "Classic Masters" series, Blind Melon's eponymous 12 track compilation album "Blind Melon".
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Johnny Wakely, singer, guitarist, and son of Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely, is born in Hollywood, California
1961 - Eddie Jackson, bass player for the bands The Mob and EMI America and Rhino Records group Queensrÿche, is born in Robstown, Texas
1969 - "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS-TV
1973 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Kenny Rogers's United Artists Records single "Lucile", with "Till I Get It Right" on the flipside, debuts on the U.S. Country charts
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton's Liberty Records single "We've Got Tonight", with Rogers' solo track "You Are So Beautiful" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country charts where it will peak at #1
1990 - EMI America releases Eddie Cochran's compilation album "Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" as part of the label's "Legendary Masters" series
1996 - Zander Raphael Ayeroff, son of Capitol Records artist and guitarist Stan Ayeroff and bassoonist and multi-media artist Leslie Lashinsky, is born.