Friday, March 03, 2017

MARCH 3, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1906 - Barney Bigard, songwriter and clarinet player with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, The Barney Bigard Sextet with future Capitol Records artist Les Baxter, and in the Capitol Records bands Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, Zutty Singleton's Creole Band, Zutty Singleton's Trio, The Capitol Jazzmen, and Sonny Greer and The Duke's Men, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1944 - Jance Garfat, bass player and singer with the Capitol Records group Dr. Hook, is born Robert Jance Garfat in California. If anyone knows where in California, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist June Christy, with Frank De Vol conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Ray Linn on trumpet, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Richard Perissi, Vincent DeRosa, Evan Vail, Vincent De Robertis on French horns, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, Ronald Pirozzi, and Ernest "Ted" Romersa on reeds, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and Felix Slatkin, Joseph Quadri, Marshall Sosson, and Joachim Chassman on violins), records the titles "I Let You Go Out Of My Heart", "If I Should Lose You", and "Day Dream" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "If I Should Lose You" as a single (Capitol 436) and all the titles on the CD "Day Dream" (8-32083-2).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Edwin "Buddy" Cole, with unlisted others, records five unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service at "The Chateau" on De Longpre Avenue in Hollywood, California.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Stan Freberg, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Uan Rasey on trumpet, Si Zentner on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Lou Singer on drums) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Try" with Edwin "Buddy" Cole on celeste, "Abe Snake For President", and "Pass The Udder Udder" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Try" and "Pass The Udder Udder" together as a single (Capitol 2029) and "Abe Snake For President" as a single (Capitol 2125).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Bamberg, Germany, Joseph Keilberth conducts The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Smetana's "The Moldau" and "From Bohemia's Meadows And Forests" at the first session and Beethoven's "Leonore III Overture, Opus 72" in two parts and "Coriolan Overture, Opus 62" in two parts at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "The Moldau" and "From Bohemia's Meadows And Forests" on the orchestra's album "SMETANA - From Bohemia's Meadows And Forests/The Moldau" (L-8166) and both parts of both "Leonore III Overture, Opus 72" and "Coriolan Overture, Opus 62" on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Overtures: Leonore Overture N° 3, Op.72/ Coriolan Overture, Op.62/Egmont Overture, Op.84" (P-8164).
1956 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, vocalist Johnny Mercer, with Carl Kress and His Orchestra (although the label credits Paul Weston and His Orchestra), records the titles "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" and "Li'l Angie Is A Natural Man" at the first session and, with Bobby Sherwood directing Carl Kress and His Orchestra (probably the Bobby Sherwood Orchestra of Bobby Sherwood, Tony Catana, Dick Fultz, Jack Gable, and Johnny Martell on trumpets, Wes Cope, Don Kelly, Bob Leeman, and Skip Layton on trombones, Joe McCarney and Herb Lorden on alto saxophones, Dave Cavanaugh and Marty Glaser on tenor saxophones, Merle Bredwell on baritone saxophone, Hollis Bulger (or Hollis Sulser?) on piano, Basil Hutchinson on guitar, Bart Edwards on bass, and Keith Williams on drums), records the title "It's A Good Day" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 254). International Association of Jazz Record Collectors will issue "It's A Good Day" on the LP "Out Of Sherwood's Forest" (IAJRC 35). Mosaic Select will issue all the titles on the 3 CD set "Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
1956 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, John Audino, Art DePew, and John Dolny on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombones, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinets and alto saxophones, Georgie Auld and Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophones, Buddy Cole on piano, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "Swingin' At The Tower""Flying Home", and "Night Train" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Anthony's album "Jam Session At The Tower" (T 749).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Organist Milt Buckner, with unlisted bass and drums players, records the titles "Untitled Buckner Ballad", "Thinking The Blues", "Farewell To Arms", and a unknown title in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1959 - Betty Comden and Adolph Green sign with Capitol Records
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with unlisted others, records the titles "Alfie", "A Time For Love", "Theme From 'The Sand Pebbles' (And We Were Lovers)", and "I Will Wait For You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Monro's album "Invitation To The Movies" (W/SW 2730).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Gamblin' Polka Dot Blues", "Moanin' The Blues", and "Don't Let The Deal Go Down" at the Buck Owens Studio in Bakersfield, California. After overdubs are recorded for "Gamblin' Polka Dot Blues" on April 25, 1972 Capitol Records will issue the title on Haggard and The Strangers' album "I Love Dixie Blues" (ST-11149), will issue "Moanin' The Blues" as a single (Capitol 4636) and on Haggard's album "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" (ST-11693), and has yet to issue "Don't Let The Deal Go Down".
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Section (Danny Kortchmar on guitar and unlisted others) records the instrumental title "Magnetic Lady" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Fork It Over" (ST-11656).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Navarro (lineup unlisted) records the title "Caught In The Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Listen" (ST-11670).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Suzie & The Red Stripes (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Seaside Woman" and "B-Side To Seaside" for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day at Amigo Studios in North Hollywood, California, America (Gerry Beckley and Lee "Dewey" Bunnell on vocals and guitars with unlisted others), records the title "Sometimes Lovers" at the first session and the titles "Your Girl" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Sometimes Lovers" as a single (Capitol 5236) and both titles on the group's album "View From The Ground" (ST-12209).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Danny Kaye, radio, television, motion picture and Broadway actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and Capitol Records artist, dies in Los Angeles, California at the age of 74
1989 - J. J. Johnson signs with Capitol Records
20 Year Ago today In 1997 - One day before her 88th birthday, Dame Agi Jambor, pianist, Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), and one-time wife of Capitol Records artist and actor Claude Raines (1959-1960), dies of cancer at Gilchrist Center of Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland at age 87.
2008 - Hurricane Smith (born Norman Smith), RAF glider pilot, singer, songwriter, drummer, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and vibes player, EMI recording engineer (for The Beatles recording sessions from 1962 through those for the group's "Rubber Soul" album in 1965 as well as for sessions with Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J Kramer, Helen Shapiro and Manfred Mann) and producer (The Pink Floyd, Barclay James Harvest, and The Pretty Things) and EMI and Capitol Records artist (best remembered for the track "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?") and author (his autobiography "John Lennon Called Me Normal"), has died of cancer at age 85 in East Sussex, England. A video of him performing "Who Was It?" (written by Gilbert O' Sullivan) is on YouTube Seth Swirsky interviewed Norman at his home in March, 2006, for his upcoming movie (Fall, 2008) called "A Year In The Life" and a clip from the interview is also on YouTube.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1966 - Tone Loc, singer, motion picture and television actor and voice artist, and Delicious Vinyl solo artist is born. I designed the packaging and ads for Loc's second Delicious Vinyl album "Loc'ed After Dark" including the LP Sleeve, Cassette, CD, and CD 6x12 longbox, as well as the packaging for the first single including the 12" sleeve and cassette single o-card and a double-truck ad that appeared in Billboard magazine. For awhile his sister was the receptionist at the label.

No comments: