Thursday, July 20, 2017

JULY 20, 2017

1945 - Kim Carnes, singer, songwriter, and EMI/Capitol Records artist, is born in Pasadena California

75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Capitol Records' 14th session (going in chronological order) is a split session in the C. P. MacGregor studios at 729 South Western Boulevard in Los Angeles, California where first pianist Freddie Slack and His Orchestra (George Wendt, Don Anderson, and Clyde Hurley on trumpet, Bill Anthens and Ed Kusby on trombone, Blake Reynolds on alto saxophone and clarinet, Bumps Meyers on tenor saxophone, Art Smith and Al Taylor on reeds, T-Bone Walker on guitar, Fred Whiting on bass, and Rich Cornell on drums) record the titles "He's My Guy" (with vocals by Ella Mae Morse), "Mr. Five By Five" (with vocals by Ella Mae Morse and Johnny Mercer), "The Thrill Is Gone" (with vocals by Ella Mae Morse), and, using an arrangement by Gaye Jones, "Riffette" and then guitarist and vocalist T-Bone Walker, with just Freddie Slack on piano, Fred Whiting on bass, and Rich Cornell on drums records the titles "I Got A Break Baby" and "Mean Old World". Capitol Records will issue "He's My Guy" as a single (Capitol 113) with "Doll Dance" (recorded May 12, 1942) on the flipside, "Mr. Five By Five" and "The Thrill Is Gone" together as a single (Capitol 115), "Riffette" as a single (Capitol 129) by Johnny Mercer with "They Didn't Believe Me" (recorded April 6, 1942) on the flipside, and "I Got A Break Baby" and "Mean Old World" as a single (Capitol 15033) and on the multi-artist compilation album "History Of Jazz, Volume 3 - Then Came Swing" (CE-18).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "The Song Of Raintree County" at MGM Studios in Culver City, California. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol F3782), with "With You On My Mind" (recorded May 14, 1957) on the flipside, and on Cole's album "Cat Ballou" (T 2340). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Send For Me" is #14 and its flipside, "My Personal Possession" with The Four Knights, is #30 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. "Send For Me" is also #2 on The Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers In Stores chart, #3 on the magazine's Most Played R&B By Jockeys chart, #7 on the magazine's Top 100 Sides chart, and #14 on the magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart.
1958 - It's a Sunday night, and at 9:00 PM Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole appears on ABC Radio's show "Treasury Of Stars".
1959 - Capitol Records releases Rose Maddox's second single for the label "My Little Baby" with "Custer's Last Stand" on the flipside
1959- Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Country Girl", with "I Hear You Talkin'" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Country singles charts
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Something New" as well as their singles "I'll Cry Instead", with "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" on the flipside, and "And I Love Her" with "If I Fell" on the flipside
1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat"
1969 - Capitol Records producer Dave Dexter, Jr. is at Mission Control in Houston, Texas coordinating recordings of communications between Earth and Apollo 11's lunar module Eagle, with pilot Neil Armstrong and co-pilot "Buzz" Aldrin, as it lands on the Moon in Tranquility Bay and as, later that day, Armstrong becomes the first human to step foot on the moon's surface. Dexter's recordings, with narration by Paul Haney, will become the Capitol Records album "We Have Landed On The Moon" as well as a differently edited version that is released as an album by Capitol Records Special Markets.
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Dierks Bentley records the track “Murder on Music Row” with Country Music legend George Jones
2006 - According to Scott Sparling's The Seger File website, Bob Seger's new album "Face The Promise" is being mastered today.
2013 - Gladys Mary Beck (nee Higgins), Capitol Records comptroller from the mid-1940s to the early 1950s, passes away peacefully in Seattle, Washington with her family by her side.

1911 - Madame Tetrazzini lays the corner stone of The Gramophone Company (which will become E.M.I.)'s new cabinet factory at Hayes
1921 - The Gramophone Company (which will become E.M.I.)'s new retail store on Oxford Street is opened by Sir Edward Elgar
1956 - Paul Cook, drummer with the EMI and Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols, is born in London, England
1961 - The Beat Brothers (aka The Beatles) sign a German recording contract with producer/bandleader Bert Kaempfert
1968 - Jane Asher, BBC Television variety show host and sister of Peter Asher of the Capitol Records group Peter & Gordon, announces that Paul McCartney, member of the Apple and Capitol Records group The Beatles, has broken off their engagement.

1940 - Billboard magazine publishes the first US weekly pop singles chart. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra has the first #1 with 'I'll Never Smile Again' featuring vocals by future Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers
1969 - Apollo 11's lunar module Eagle, with pilot Neil Armstrong and co-pilot "Buzz" Aldrin, lands on the moon in Tranquility Bay. Later that day, Armstrong will become the first human to step foot on the moon's surface.

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