Saturday, February 11, 2017

FEBRUARY 11, 2017

1935 - Gene Vincent, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born Eugene Vincent Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia

70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day at "The Chateau" on DeLongpre in Hollywood, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, guitarist Alvino Rey records an unlisted number of unlisted titles at the first session then Skitch Henerson records four unlisted titles at the second session.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Ray Turner, with Phil Stevens on bass and Nick Fatool on drums, records the titles "Nola", "Greenwich Witch", and "Pianoflage" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Turner's album "Kitten On The Keys" (H-306).
1954 - Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart", with "Take A Chance" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1956 - During two sessions held at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios at 1401 North Formosa Avenue in Hollywood, California, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Ed Leddy, Maynard Ferguson, Sam Noto, Pete Candoli, and Don Paladino on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Milt Bernhart, Carl Fontana, and Kent Larsen on trombones, Don Kelly on bass trombone, Lennie Niehaus and Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophones, Bill Perkins on alto and tenor saxophones, Vido Musso and Spencer Sinatra on tenor saxophones, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums) record the titles "Painted Rhythm" and "Artistry In Boogie" at the first session between 11:10 AM and 2:10 PM and the titles "Southern Scandal", two takes of "Minor Riff""Collaboration", and start a take "Intermission Riff" (which will be recorded in it's entirety at a session the next day on February 12, 1956) at the second session between 2:50 PM and 5:50 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the alternate take of "Minor Riff" on Kenton's album "Kenton In Hi-Fi" (W 724) and all the takes except the first take of "Minor Riff" on Kenton's album "Kenton In Stereo" (SW 724), and all the titles and takes on the CD version of "Kenton In Hi-Fi" (7-98451-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalists Beryl Davis, Connie Haines, and Jane Russell, with an unidentified male chorus and Van Alexander conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "There", "Yes Indeed", "Amen", and "It Is No Secret (What Love Can Do)" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "The Magic Of Believing" (T 822).
1963 - The Beatles record 10 tracks with producer George Martin in Studio 2 at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England (starting at 10:00 AM with "There's A Place", then going on to record "I Saw Her Standing There", "A Taste Of Honey", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Misery", "Hold Me Tight", "Anna (Go To Him)", "Boys", "Chains", and after 13 hours, finish with "Twist And Shout" at 11 PM) for their first Parlophone album "Please, Please Me". Though two takes were attempted on "Twist And Shout", John Lennon's voice wasn't as strong on the second. He had been fighting a cold and sore throat all day and the first take left him hoarse and his throat painful for a while.
1964 - The Beatles play their first US concert when they perform at Washington Colosseum in Washington, D.C.
1965 - Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London's Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man
1966 - The female vocal group The Thrills (Dianne Carol Linton aka Donna Lynton on lead vocals and sisters Sandra Dortch, Beverly Dortch, and Delores Dortch on harmony vocals), with Bert Keyes conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but containing players on trumpet, trombone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, guitar, electric bass, xylophone, and drums), record the titles "Here's A Heart""What Can Go Wrong""No One", and "Bring It On Home To Me" in New York City, New York with producer Marvin Holtzman. Capitol Records will issue "Here's A Heart" and "Bring It On Home To Me" together as a single (Capitol 5719) and "What Can Go Wrong" and "No One" together as a single (Capitol 5631).
1968 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Hey Bulldog"
1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" with "I'm Goin' Home" on the flipside
1978 - Natalie Cole's Capitol Records single "Our Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - James Reyne records the titles "Stealing Bases" and "Burning Wood". Capitol Records will issue "Burning Wood" on Reyne's self-titled CD "James Reyne" (7-48982-2) and has yet to issue "Stealing Bases".
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Justis David Mustaine, son of Dave Mustaine of the Capitol Records group Megadeth and his wife Pam, is born in Burbank, California
1999 - 400 copies of Steve Wariner's Capitol Records Nashville CD single, "Two Teardrops", ship on time to radio stations because Capitol Records Nashville's promotion team, after tornadoes earlier in the week forced the company's normal CD manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois to shut down production, persuaded two manufacturing plants to press the single while promotions staff volunteers address and stuff envelopes

170 Years Ago Today In 1847 - Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and 1,090 other patented items, is born in Milan, Ohio
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Organist Jimmy Smith, with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Eddie McFadden on guitar, and Art Blakey on drums, records the titles "Falling In Love With Love", "First Night Blues" without the horn section, "Funk's Oats", "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" also without the horn section, "Groovy Date", and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" at Manhattan Towers in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue "Falling In Love With Love" and "Funk's Oats" on the album "A Date with Jimmy Smith, Volume 1" (BLP1547), "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" and "First Night Blues" on the LP "The Sounds of Jimmy Smith" (BLP1556), and "Groovy Date" and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" on the album "A Date with Jimmy Smith, Volume 2" (BLP1548). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions" (MQ5-154 on vinyl and MD3-154 on CD).
1970 - Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr's film "The Magic Christian", featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City, New York

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