Sunday, July 09, 2017

JULY 9, 2017

100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Bob Howe, long time Capitol Records employee (retires in 1978), is born Robert Howe in Humbolt, Nebraska
1921 - Irv Kluger, drummer, vibraphonist, studio musician, and member of the Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (1947-1948) as well as the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Tex Beneke, and Artie Shaw, is born in Brooklyn, New York
1924 - Leonard Pennario, pianist, composer, and Capitol and Angel Records artist is born in Buffalo, New York. Mary Kunz Goldman, Pennario's official biographer, has a daily blog about how she's progressing on writing her book.
1929 - Jesse McReynolds, vocalist, fiddle and mandolin player, and guitarist for the Capitol Records (1952) duo Jim and Jesse McReynolds, is born Jesse Lester McReynolds in Carfax (near Coeburn), Virginia
1981 - Emily West, singer and Capitol Records Nashville recording artist, is born Emily Nemmers in Waterloo, Iowa

75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - At Capitol Records' eleventh recording session, vocalist Johnnie Johnston, with Gordon Jenkins conducting his orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Dearly Beloved", "That Old Black Magic", "The Singing Sands Of Alamosa", and "Light A Candle In The Chapel" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Dearly Beloved" as a single (Capitol 120) with "Easy To Love" (recorded May 12, 1942) on the flipside, "That Old Black Magic" as a single (Capitol 130) with "Can't You Hear Me Callin' Caroline?" (also recorded May 12, 1942) on the flipside and on the album "Time To Dance With Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra" (CCF-264), and "The Singing Sands Of Alamosa" and "Light A Candle In The Chapel" together as a single (Capitol 118).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, and Zeke Zarchy on trumpet; Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombone; Herbie Haymer on tenor saxophone; Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, and Lenny Hartman on reeds; Milt Raskin on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Jack Ryan on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums), record the titles "When The White Roses Bloom (In Red River Valley)" and "True" with vocals by Andy Russell, then "Just Around The Corner" with vocals by The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) at the first session then "Why Should I Cry Over You" with vocals by Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers, "I Want To Be A Friend Of Yours" with vocals by just The Pied Pipers, and "Louisville Lou" with vocals by just Johnny Mercer at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "When The White Roses Bloom (In Red River Valley)" and "True" together as a single (Capitol 450) as by Andy Russell, "Just Around The Corner" and "I Want To Be A Friend Of Yours" as single (Capitol 456) by The Pied Pipers, "Why Should I Cry Over You" as a single (Capitol 448) by Johnny Mercer with "Sugar Blues" (recorded July 1, 1947) on the flipside and "Louisville Lou" as a single (Capitol 15152) as by Johnny Mercer with "Love That Boy" (recorded October 24, 1947) on the flipside.
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 #11 down from #10, and Margaret Whiting (with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "A Wonderful Guy" is #17 up from #20
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford and Ella Mae Morse, with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Billy Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant, and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Clifford Snyder aka Cliffie Stone on bass, and Roy Harte on drums) record the titles "I'm Hog Tied Over You" and "False Hearted Girl" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2215).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Walter Gorecki and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Clamback Polka", "Gray Horse Polka", "Happy Mami Polka", and "Money Polka" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Clambake Polka" and "Gray Horse Polka" together as a single (Capitol 2190) and "Happy Mami Polka" and "Money Polka" together as a single (Capitol 2282).
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 still #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus' Capitol  Records single "Unchained Melody" is #4 down from #3, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Learnin' The Blues" with "If I Had Three Wishes" on the flipside, is still #5, and Tennessee Ernie Ford (with Cliffie Stone's Band)'s Capitol Records single "The Ballad Of Davy Crocket" is #25 down from #21
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Robert E. Myer, flutist Martin Ruderman and guitarist Laurindo Almeida record "Faure's "Sicilienne", Ravel's "Pièce En Forme De Habanera", Ibert's "Entr'acte", and Chopin's "Prelude N° 15 (Raindrops)" at the first session and Emile Desportes' "Pastorale Joyeuse" and "Ronde (For Flute & Piano)" and Gossec's "Tambourin" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Almeida's album "Duets With The Spanish Guitar" (P/DP-8406)
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Capitol Records buys the masters for The Genteel's (Ron Vinyard on lead guitar, Lenny Angelo, Richard Tornero, and Dave Aerni on guitar, Gerry Martin on bass, Bill Gifford on piano, and Carl Hubert on drums) titles "Take It Off" (produced by the song's composers Paul Buff and George Babcock) and "Hitchhiker" (produced by Voyle Gilmore) from Stag Records and will issue them together as a single (Capitol 4798).
1965 - Peggy Lee, with Sid Feller conducting his orchestra, records the tracks "Happy Holidays", Winter Wonderland", and "Little Drummer Boy" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh for her 1965 Capitol Records album "Happy Holidays"
1969 - Pink Floyd record the track "Biding My Time" with producer Norman Smith at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. The track, written by Roger Waters, will eventually be released on the band's "Relics" album in May 1971
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Made In Japan", with "Black Texas Dirt" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1973 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "Country Morning"
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Wingy Manone, trumpet player and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 82 in Las Vegas, Nevada
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Nielsen/Pearson (Reed Nielsen and Mark Pearson), with unlisted others, record a rejected take of the title "I Can't See You Tonight" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the master for Marillion's (lineup unlisted) title "Tux On" and will issue it as a single (Capitol 44060) with "Sugar Mice" (registered on April 16, 1987) on the flipside.
1988 - Poison's Enigma Records single (distributed by Capitol Records) "Nothin' But A Good Time" with "Look But You Can't Touch" on the flipside, peaks at #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records releases two more volumes from its Ultra Lounge Series of compilation albums: "Volume 8: Cocktail Capers" and "Volume 9: Cha-Cha De Amor"
2001 - The Country Music Association announces the inclusion of Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson and Capitol Records recording artists The Jordanaires into the Country Music Hall of Fame that will happen at a special ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on October 4, 2001 and they will also be recognized during the Annual CMA Awards November 7, 2001 on CBS-TV
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Rod Steiger (born Rodney Stephen Steiger), television and motion picture actor and a Capitol Records artist (on the original motion picture soundtrack for "Oklahoma!"), dies of pneumonia and kidney failure at age 77 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

1916 - Joe Liggins, arranger, pianist, founder of Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers, and a Exclusive, Specialty, Mercury, and Aladdin Records artist, is born in Guthrie, Oklahoma
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Chet Baker on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Joe Mondragon on bass) record the tracks "Hagi and Haig" and "She Didn't Say Yes, She Didn't Say No" at Phil Turetsky’s House in Los Angeles, California for Pacific Jazz  Records, whose catalog is now owned by Capitol Records
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Les Paul applies for his first patent, "Combined Bridge and Tailpiece for Stringed Instruments", on July 9, 1952, a one pickup design which was granted on March 13, 1956, #2,737,842
1956 - Trumpeter Thad Jones (with Billy Mitchell on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums), records the tracks "Billie Doo", "Let's", "In A Mellow Tone", and "Thedia" (all of which are rejected) and (with just Thad Jones on trumpet and Burrell on guitar) "Something To Remember You By" (which will be released by Blue Note Records [Japan] on the compilation album by various artists "The Other Side Of The 1500 Series") with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Mingus Three (Charles Mingus on bass, Hampton Hawes on piano, and Danny Richmond on drums) records the track "Summertime" in New York city with producer Lee Kraft for their self-titled album for Roulette Records. Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1968 - The Jazz Crusaders (Wayne Henderson on trombone, Wilton Felder on tenor saxophone, Joe Sample on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Stix Hooper on drums) record the tracks "Love Is Blue", "Promises, Promises", and "Cookie Man" at the Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Richard Bock and recording engineer Thorne Nogar for their Pacific Jazz album "Powerhouse". Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, now owns the Pacific Jazz catalog
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Wings, at their first public appearance, opens at Chateauvillon in the south of France, and marks the first time Paul McCartney has appeared on stage since 1966
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Michael Johnson, with unlisted others, records the title "There's A Love" in a unlisted location. EMI-America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the title on Johnson's album "Lifetime Guarantee" (SN-16390).
1989 - Future Capitol Records artist Eddy Raven's Universal Records single "In A Letter To You" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts. The track will later be leased to Capitol Records for use on "Greatest Hits" compilations.

1955 - One year to the day from when it was released by Decca Records, Bill Haley and His Comets single "Rock Around The Clock", with "Thirteen Women" on the flipside, becomes the first Rock 'n' Roll song to hit #1 on Billboard's singles chart thanks to it's use in the MGM movie "The Blackboard Jungle"

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