Wednesday, February 01, 2017

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

1934 - Bob Shane, singer and guitarist with the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio is born Robert Castle Schoen in Hilo, Hawaii
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Ray Sawyer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and member of the Capitol Records group Dr. Hook, is born in Chicksaw, Alabama
1968 - Lisa Marie Presley, singer, daughter of Elvis Presley, and Capitol Records artist is born in Memphis, Tennessee

1951 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first Helen O'Connell (on vocals), with Harold Mooney conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Loveliest Night Of The Year" and "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" then Frank Devol, conducting his arrangements to his orchestra and vocal group The Dream Makers (linueps unlisted), records the titles "Ciribiribin On The Mandolin" with vocalist Jaye P. Morgan and "Chapel Of The Roses" with vocalist Tommy Hamilton. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1408) and the last two titles together (Capitol 1411).
1951 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California, first Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (Ray Linn, Buddy Childers, Ralph Muzillo, and Jimmie Salko on trumpet, Harold Smith, Ray Conniff, and Jerry Rosa on trombone, Jules Kinsler, Ron Perry, Bill Hamilton, Jimmy Giuffre, and Chuck Gentry on reeds, Al Pellegrini on piano, Tony
Rizzi on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Louie Bellson on drums, and Jack Costanzo on congas), records the title "That's My Girl" then Mel Torme, also with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (same lineup) records the as yet unreleased take of the title "Come Out Singin'". Capitol Records will issue "That's My Girl" as a single (Capitol 1449) with "Too Young" (recorded February 6, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Vocalist and pianist Nellie Lutcher, with a trio of musicians (lineup unlisted) records the title "If You Wanna Get To Goin' (And Come Out Singing)" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records. Bear Family Records will finally issue the title in Germany in the CD boxset "Nellie Lutcher And Her Rhythm" (BCD 15910).
1960 - Capitol Records releases Hank Thompson's single "A Six Pack To Go" with "Squaws Along The Yukon" on the flipside
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Prima and vocalist Keely Smith, with tenor saxophonist and vocalist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (James "Litle Red" Blount Jr. on trombone, William "Willie" McCumber on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Amado Rodrigues on bass, and Robert "Bobby" Morris on drums), record the titles "Autumn Leaves" featuring vocals by Keely Smith, "The Pump Song", and, featuring vocals by Sam Butera, "I Kiss Your Hand Madame" and "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:30 AM and 6:30 AM. Capitol Records will issue "Autumn Leaves" and "The Pump Song" on Prima's album "The Call Of The Wildest" (T 836), Prep Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "I Kiss Your Hand Madame" as a single (Prep F102) with "Equator" (recorded January 18, 1957) on the flipside, and Capitol Records will issue "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" on the compilation CD "Ultra Lounge Volume 4 - Bachelor Pad Royale" (8-35177-2).
1960 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Above And Beyond" with "Till These Dreams Come True" on the flipside
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and its flipside with "I Saw Her Standing There" debuts in the top 40.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1968 - Merle Haggard records the track "Today I Started Loving You Again" for Capitol Records
1986 - Heart's Capitol Records single "These Dreams", with "Shell Shock" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1859 - Victor Herbert, cello player, composer of operettas (including "Babes In Toyland", "Naughty Marietta", and "Sally", songs from which have been covered by many Capitol Records artists including Gordon MacRae and Jo Stafford) and film scores "The Fall Of A Nation" (1915), is born in Dublin, Ireland
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Terry Jones, television ("Monty Python's Flying Circus") and motion picture actor, writer, and director, and Virgin Records artist, is born Terence Graham Parry Jones in Colwyn Bay, Wales
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records single "Please Please Me", with "From Me To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1948 - Rick James, singer and songwriter, is born James Johnson in Buffalo, New York
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas while reentering Earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts (Michael P. Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, Rick D. Husband, Willie McCool, and Ilan Ramon) on board are killed.

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