Sunday, July 02, 2017

JULY 2, 2017

70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the instrumental "Honeysuckle Rose" and the titles "Thanks For You", "It's Kind Of Lonesome Tonight", and "For Once In Your Life" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Honeysuckle Rose" on the trio's album "King Cole Trio, Volume 3" (CC-59) and "It's Kind Of Lonesome Tonight" and "For Once In Your Life" on the CD "Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions" (5-60184-2). Mosaic Records will issue all the songs in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 and MD18-138).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, recorded the titles "This Is Romance", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Orchids In The Moonlight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "Keys To Romance" (BD-63).
1949 - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is still #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Mel Tormé (with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugalo)'s Capitol Records single "Again" is #10 down from #8, and Margaret Whiting (with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "A Wonderful Guy" re-enters the top 20 at #20.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Kisses On Paper" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Capitol Record's studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Susan" at the first session and the titles "The Peanut Vendor", "I Know A Dream When I See One", "Second Chance", and "Hominy Grits" at the second session that went from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM then starting up again at 11:30 PM and going to 1:30 AM on July 3, 1952. Capitol Records will issue "I Know A Dream When I See One" and "Second Chance" together as a single (Capitol 2240), "Hominy Grits" as a single (Capitol 2165) with "You Belong To Me" (recorded June 12, 1952) on the flipside, and all the titles on Martin's compilation CD "Dean Martin - The Capitol Years" (7-98409-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in New Orleans, Louisiana, trumpet player Sharkey Bonano and His Kings Of Dixieland (Jack Delaney on trombone, Leonard "Bujie" Centobie on clarinet, Stanley Mendelsohn on piano, Arthur Pons on guitar, Joe Loyacano on bass, and Monk Hazell on drums), with vocalist Lizzie Miles, records the titles "Ballin' The Jack", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue", and "Famous Door Boogie" with vocals by Sharkey Bonano at the first session and, with the addition of Sam De Kemel on flute and vocals "How I'm Doin', Hey, Hey" and "Dinah" then, without De Kemel, "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" with vocals by Lizzie Miles and "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Ballin' The Jack", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue", "Dinah", and "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll" on the group's album "Midnight On Bourbon Street" (T 367), "Famous Door Boogie" and "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" on the multi-artist compilation album "The History Of Jazz, Volume 1 - N' Orleans Origins" (T 793), and "How I'm Doin', Hey, Hey" as a single (Capitol 2166) with "Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart" (recorded June 24, 1952) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist and vocalist Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends (Bob Dougherty on tenor saxophone, James Scott on guitar, Clint Weaver on bass, and Robert Jordan on drums) record the tiels "I Can't Get It Off My Mind", "I've Got News For You Charly", "Goin' To Chicago Blues", "Last Call For Alcohol", "Kaycee Boogie", and "Love In Bloom" at Vic Damon Studio in Kansas City, Kansas. Capitol Records will issue "Goin To Chicago Blues" and "Last Call For Alcohol" together as a single (Capitol 2203). Bear Family Records in Germany will issue all the titles in the 5 CD box set "Julia Lee - Kansas City Star" (BCD 15770).
1955 - Nat "King" Cole's double sided Capitol Records hit "A Blossom Fell" (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) and "If I May" (with The Four Knights on backing vocals and Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) is #3 up from #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus' Capitol Records single "Unchained Melody" is #4 down from #2, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Learnin' The Blues" is still #5, and Tennessee Ernie Ford (with Cliffie Stone's Band)'s Capitol Records single "The Ballad Of Davy Crocket" is #21 down from #19.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Benny Aronov on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone and percussion), records the titles "Give Me The Simple Life", "It's A Most Unusual Day", "(Love's Got Me In A) Lazy Mood", and "Love Turns Winter Into Spring" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM on July 3, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "Gone For The Day" (T 902).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Larry Harrison, with unlisted others, records the titles "While Our Hearts Are Young" and "Pure Love" in New York City, New York. Prep Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both titles together as a single (Prep F116).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Work Song" with "Rags And Old Irons" on the flipside
1963 - Bobby Darin, with Jimmy Haskell conducting his own arrangements to an uncredited orchestra, records the titles "Be Mad Little Girl", "Treat My Baby Good" (which he wrote), and "Down So Long" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nik Venet. Capitol Records will issue the first song as a single (Capitol 5079) with "Since You've Been Gone" (recorded on October 15, 1963) on the flipside, and the last two songs together a single (Capitol 5019).
1963 - The Beatles record the tracks "That's All Right (Mama)", "Carol", "Soldier Of Love" and "Clarabella" for broadcast on the BBC. The tracks will later be released by Apple Records on the album "Live At The B.B.C" with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
1964 - Peggy Lee, with a studio orchestra (Justin Gordon, Paul Horn, and Jules Jacobs on reeds; Milt Bernhardt and Ed Kusby on trombone; James Decker on french horn; John Pisano on guitar; Chuck Berghofer on bass; Lou Levy on piano; Stan Levey on drums; and Francisco Aguabella on bongo and conga), records the tracks "Shangri-La" (arranged by Dave Grusin), "Again" (arranger unknown), and The Right To Love (Reflections)" (arranged by Lalo Schifrin) with producer Dave Cavanaugh at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "In The Name Of Love" although "Again" didn't make it on to the album and was finally released by Capitol Records on the 1998 CD "Miss Peggy Lee"
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" peaks at #10 on Billboard's album charts
1990 - Capitol Records releases Poison's album "Flesh & Blood", which will peak at #2 on the album charts on August 18, 1990, and be certified triple platinum by the R.I.A.A. on February 14, 1991
1991 - Capitol Records releases Arcadia's album "So Red The Rose" and Crowded House's album "Woodface"

1919 - Fred Maddox, brother of Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox and member of the group The Maddox Brothers and Rose, is born in Boaz, Alabama
1944 - Nat "King" Cole and Lee Young of the Capitol Records group The King Cole Trio , with future Capitol Records artist Les Paul sitting in as a last-minute replacement for Oscar Moore, perform at the first "Jazz At The Philharmonic" concert in Los Angeles, California. Paul, who was in the army at the time and not allowed to make civilian recordings, used the pseudonym Paul Leslie and Cole, under contract to Capitol, used the pseudonym Slim Nadine when a track they performed with Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea, J. J. Johnson, Johnny Miller, and Young, "Blues, Part 2", was released as a single (which some have sited as the first Rock 'N' Roll record)
1948 - Vibraphonist Milt Jackson, with pianist Thelonius Monk, John Simmons on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums, records the tracks "Evidence", "Misterioso" and "Epistrophy" at Apex Studios in New York City with producer Alfred Lion and engineer Rudy Van Gelder for the Blue Note Records album "Milt Jackson: Wizard Of The Vibes"
1966 - The Beatles perform the last of five concerts performed over three days at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan
1969 - Brian Jones, founder and lead guitarist of future Virgin Records group The Rolling Stones, dies in his swimming pool after 11:00 PM at his home, Cotchford Farm, in Sussex, England at age 27. He will be found the  next morning and many site July 3, 1969 as the day of his death. A visibly shaken band will perform 3 days later with replacement guitarist Mick Jones for a filmed outdoor benefit concert in Hyde Park.
1973 - Betty Grable, actress, dancer, singer, pin-up girl, and one-time wife (1943-1965) of Capitol Records artist Harry James, dies of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California at age 56 and is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California

1955 - The Lawrence Welk Show debuts on ABC-TV
1956 - Elvis Presley records the tracks "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" in New York City for RCA who would release both tracks together as a single that would become the first single where both sides would be certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Jimmy Hendrix makes his only concert appearance at The Whisky on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Jimmy Stewart, Broadway, motion picture, radio, and television actor, singer and poet, dies at his home in Beverly Hills California as the result of a pulmonary embolus at age 89. He was buried on July 7, 1997 next to his wife Gloria at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale, California
2003 - Former Capitol Records artist Kenny Rogers makes his debut appearance at The Hollywood Bowl

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