Thursday, February 02, 2017

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

90 Years Ago Today In 1927 - Stan Getz, tenor saxophonist with Capitol Records artists Stan Kenton and His Orchestra and Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, band leader, and, as solo artist on Verve, Roost and Roulette Records, recorded tracks at Capitol Records studios, is born Stanley Gayetzsky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1951 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (Andy Bartha on cornet, Red Dorris on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Kasper Malone on bass, and Glenn Waller on drums), record the titles "Carolina In The Morning" with vocals by Hunt, "Sugar Blues""Livery Stable Blues" and "Chicago" in Denver, Colorado. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1418) and the last two titles on Hunt's album "Dixieland Detour" (T 312).
1951 - Guitarist and vocalist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, records the titles "It's No Use Talkin' Baby", "You Played Around With My Heart", "Triflin' Woman", and "Heads You Win (Tails I Lose)" at Capitol Records studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30PM and 5:30PM. Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 1821) with "I'm Lonesome For You" (recorded March 8, 1951) on the flipside, the second and fourth titles together as as single (Capitol 1433), and the third title as a single (Capitol 1708) with "Texas Boogie" (recorded June 11, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Vocalist and guitarist Leon Payne, with Ernie Hunter on fiddle, a unknown rhythm guitarist, Frank Juricek on steel gutar, and  Lew Frisby on bass, record the titles "Farewell Waltz", "A Million Years Ago", "Empty Dreams", and "Lonely And Blue Over Someone" at listed as possibly ACA Studio in Houston, Texas. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 1463) and the second and fourth singles together as a single (Capitol 1580).
1956 - Conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "You Couldn't Help But Be Wonderful" with vocals by Kenny Gardner and The Lombard Trio (unlisted lineup) and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)" with vocals by Kenny Garder and The Lombardo Singers (lineup unlisted) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3371).
1961 - Vocalist Verdelle Smith, with Irving Markowitz and Burt Collins on trumpets, Eddie Bert on trombone, Leroy Glover on organ, Lee Pockriss on piano, Allen Hanlon and Al Gorgoni on guitars, Russ Saunders on bass, Phil Kraus on drums, Vincent Bell on percussion, and a uncredited string session conducted by Alan Lorber, records the titles "You Only See Her""Toot, Toot, Tootsie", and "Sexy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Smith's eponymous album "Verdelle Smith" (T 2476).
1961 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist June Christy and her husband, tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Bob Cooper, who also is conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (Joe Gordon on trumpet, Vince De Rosa on French horn, Norman Benno on English horn and oboe, Bud Shank on alto flute, flute, and alto saxophone, Buddy Collette on baritone saxophone, Kathryn Julye on harp, Al Viola on guitar, Monte Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), records the titles "I Know About Love" and "Cry Like The Wind" at the first session and "All You Need Is A Quarter""Make Someone Happy", and "Asking For You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy and Cooper's album "Do Re Mi" (T 1586).
1961 - Vocalist Tex  Ritter, with Ralph Charmichael conducting a uncredited choir, records the titles "Grace Has Set Me Free", "A Paradise Below", "Help Me, O Lord", and "The Everlasting Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ritter's album "The Lincoln Hymns" (W 1562).
1966 - "Little Willie" John signs with Capitol Records
1971 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Bloodrock (Steve Hill on piano, organ, and vocals, Nick Taylor on guitar and vocals, Lee Pickens on guitar, Ed Grundy on bass and vocals, Rick Cobb on drums, and Jim Rutledge on vocals) records the titles "You Gotta Roll""Breach Of Lease", and "Kool-Aid Kids" at the first session and "A Certain Kind" and "America, America" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Bloodrock 3" (ST-765).
1971 - Vocalist Dick Curless, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Ray Edenton, Billy Sanford, and Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge on guitars, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums), records the titles "Come Sundown", "Snap Your Fingers", and "The Swingin' Preacher" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on Curless' album "Comin' On Country" (ST-792). Bear Family Records will issue all three titles in Germany in the four CD boxset "Dick Curless - Hard, Hard Traveling Man" (BCD 16171).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Skylark (arranger and production coordinator David Foster on piano, electric piano, synthesizer (Moog), organ (pipe organ), B. J. Cook Foster on lead and backing vocals, vocal arranger Donny Gerrard on lead vocals, Bobby Taylor on backing vocals, Alan Mix on guitar, Steve Pubsley on bass, Carl Graves on percussion and backing vocals, Brian Hilton and Duris Maxwell on drums) records the title "Wingless Bird" in Los Angeles, California with producer and engineer Eirik The Norwegian. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Skylark 2" (ST-11256).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Letterman (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, perform the titles "Up, Up And Away", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "It's Too Late", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", "My Sweet Lord", "Bridge Over Troubled Waters", "You've Got A Friend", "More", "Put Your Head On My Shoulder", "Hurt So Bad", "It's Impossible", "Sealed With A Kiss", "Mr. Lonely", "Love", "Love (Japanese Version)", "Goin' Out Of My Head", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" at a concert in Japan. The performances are recorded and Capitol Records will issue all the recordings on the group's album "Live In Japan" (ST-21955) only in Japan.
1973 - Capitol Records artist Helen Reddy hosts the first episode of NBC-TV's rock variety show "The Midnight Special"
1976 - Vocalist and guitarist Guthrie Thomas, with Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner on drums, John Hartford on banjo and fiddle, Steve Cropper, Marc Edelstein, and Lee Montgomery on background vocals, David Paich on organ, Lyle Ritz on bass, Tom Brumley on pedal steel guitar, and Roger Johnson on guitar, records the titles "Ramblin' Cocaine Blues", "Her Song", "Good Days Are Rollin' In", and "Band Of Steel" as a duet with Ringo Starr (who wrote the song) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with Thomas producing with John Carter and Steve Cropper. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
1976 - Tom Snow records the titles "I'm Only Passing On Through" and "Shoestring Destiny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Snow's eponymous album "Tom Snow" (ST-11545)
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Section (Leland Sklar on bass, Russ Kunkel on drums, Danny Kortchmar on guitar, and Craig Doerge on keyboards) records the titles "Hamsters Of Doom" and "Don't Jump Salty" at either United Western Studios or Sunset Sound Studios in  Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hamsters Of Doom" on the group's album "Fork It Over" (ST-11656) and has yet to issue "Don't Jump Salty" but Danny Kortchmer released a version on his 1973 solo album "Kootch" on Warner Bros. Records.
1986 - Paul McCartney records the title "Move Over Busker" in England. Capitol Records will issue the title on McCartney's album "Press To Play" (JAS-12475).
1989 - Crispin Glover signs with Capitol Records

105 Years Ago Today In 1912 - Burton Lane, Broadway and motion picture composer (the songs "How Are Things in Glocca Morra", "That Old Devil Moon", "How About You", "I Hear Music", "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", and many more and the Broadway musicals "Finian’s Rainbow" [with Yip Harburg] and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" [with Alan Jay Lerner], and songs for over thirty motion pictures including "Babes on Broadway", "Royal Wedding", and "St. Louis Blues" [which starred Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole]) and discoverer of future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, is born Burton Levy in New York City, New York
1940 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra
1940 - Alan Caddy, record producer and guitarist with the EMI group Johnny Kidd & The Pirates and the group The Tornadoes, is born in London, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Imperial Records artist Fats Domino appears on The Perry Como Show singing "Blue Monday" and "Blueberry Hill"
1979 - Sid Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie), drummer, singer, bass player with the EMI and Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols, dies at age 21 from an overdose of heroin
1981 - EMI releases Duran Duran's first single "Planet Earth", with "Late Bar" on the flip side, in the UK
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Alfred Lion, record producer and founder of Blue Note Records, dies in San Diego, California at age 79
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Right Said Fred's Charisma Records (a subsidiary of Virgin Records America) single "I'm Too Sexy" (with one side in English and the other side in Spanish) is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

130 Years Ago Today In 1887 - It's Groundhog's Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for the first time
1906 - Gale Gordon, motion picture, radio ("Our Miss Brooks", "My Little Margie") and television actor ("The Lucy Show") is born Charles Aldrich
1985 - Julian Lennon's Atlantic Records single "Too Late For Goodbyes", with "Let Me Be" on the flip side enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. In the UK, the single is released by Charisma/Virgin Records.
1996 - Gene Kelly, actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director for Broadway, motion pictures, radio and television, dies in Los Angeles from complications after two strokes at age 83

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