Thursday, August 31, 2017

AUGUST 31, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Gina Schock, singer, songwriter, producer, drummer for the groups Eddie And The Eggs, The Go-Gos, and Capitol Records group House Of Schock which she led, and actress, is born Regina Ann Schock in Dundalk, Maryland.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Baritone vocalist Mariano Stabile, with Alberto Erede conducting the La Scala Orchestra, Milan, recorded Verdi's "L'onore! Ladri! (From "Falstaff" - Act 1, Scene 1)" in Milan, Italy for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and issues the title on the album "VERDI - Falstaff (Excerpts)" (ECL-8073).
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald, with a small backing group, finishes sessions for her Verve album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Norman Granz
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with lead guitarist Bob Bain's Orchestra (unlisted tenor saxophonist, Merrill E. Moore on piano, Alvin "Buck" Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "Don't Blame Me" and "My Happiness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Sands' album "This Thing Called Love" (T/ST 1123).
1961 - Benny Carter conducts his own arrangements to trumpet player Jonah Jones as well as Joe Graves, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, and Mannie Klein also on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lewis McCreary on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums as they record the titles "Two O'Clock Jump", "Sugar Blues", and "I Can't Get Started"  in Los Angeles, California with producers Tom Morgan and Curly Walter. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Jonah Jones And The Quartet/Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra" (T 1660).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and trumpet player Louis Prima and vocalist Gia Maione, with vocalist and tenor saxophonist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (listed as possibly Morgan Thomas also on trumpet, Lou Sineaux on trombone, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and James Vincent Faraci on drums) perform the titles "Lady Of Spain", "Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears", "Undecided", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe, California. Capitol Records recorded the performance and issued the titles on Prima's album "Lake Tahoe,Prima Style" (T/ST 1797).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Dorothy Kirsten, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Why Did We Marry Soldiers/French Military Song" and "Romance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "The Desert Song" (W/SW 1842).
1966 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with Perry Botkin, Jr. conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Lonely Bull", "A Place For The Winter" and "Till The End Of Time" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on September 1, 1966, Capitol Records will issue "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "A Place For The Winter" on the group's album "Warm" (T 2633) and have yet to issue "The Lonely Bull" and "Till The End Of Time".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Andy Russell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Your Love Is Everywhere", "(You're Driving Me To) Someone Else's Arms", "Mi Amor Es Para Ti (Your Love Is Everywhere)", and "Me Faltas Tu (I'm Still Not Thru Missing You)" in Los Angles, California. After Russell overdubs Spanish vocals for "Mi Amor Es Para Ti (Your Love Is Everywhere)" and "Me Faltas Tu (I'm Still Not Thru Missing You)" on October 15, 1968, Capitol Records will issue "Your Love Is Everywhere" as a single (Capitol 2009) with "Welcome To My World" (recorded June 12, 1967) on the flipside, "(You're Driving Me To) Someone Else's Arms" as a single (Capitol 2072) with "If My Heart Had Windows" (recorded November 8, 1967) on the flipside, and have yet to issue the last two titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Wynn Stewart, with Robert Jim Pierce on piano, Phil Baugh, Jimmy Bryant, andTommy Collins on guitar, Jimmie Collins on steel guitar, Dennis Dean Hromek on bass, and David William Allen on drums, records the title "Sing The Same Song", two takes of the title "You're Somebody Else" with the second having the addition of a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), the title "Fresh Out Of Love", and overdubs for "Waltz Of The Angels", and "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Sing The Same Song" on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849), the first take of "You're That Someone Else" on Stewart's album "Yours Forever" (ST-324), and "Waltz Of The Angels" and "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" together as a single (Capitol 2012) and also on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and takes in the ten CD box set "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886)
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted others, records the titles "To Sir With Love" and "Only When You're Lonely" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2005).
1969 - Capitol Records group "The Band" opens for Bob Dylan at the British Isle of Wight Festival and later backs him up during his set
1971 - Bloodrock (Steve Hill on keyboards and vocals, Nick Taylor on guitrar and vocals, Lee Pickens on guitar, Ed Grundy on bass and vocals, Rick Cobb on drums and percussion, and Jim Rutledge on vocals) co-produces and records the titles "American Burn", "Crazy About You, Babe", "Don't Eat The Children" and as yet to be issued take of "Changes" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with co-producer John Palladino and engineers John Wilson and Cecil Jones. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on the group's album "Bloodrock U.S.A." (SMAS-645).
45 Year Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Somewhere My Love" and "The Fiddle Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Somewhere My Love" as a single (Capitol 3461) with "Give Me One More Chance" (recorded March 23, 1972) on the flipside and "The Fiddle Man" as a single (Capitol 3724) with "Neon Playboy" (recorded May 7, 1973) on the flipside.
1993 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "In Pieces"
1999 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Risk"
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Lionel Hampton, vibraphonist and member of Benny Goodman and His Orchestra and The Benny Goodman Quartet while they recorded for Capitol Records, dies of heart failure at age 94 in New York City
2006 - Capitol Records band OK Go perform their song "Here It Goes Again" on treadmills (as it's done in their video for the song) at the MTV Music Awards held this night in New York City

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
150 Years Ago Today In 1867 - Charles Baudelaire, poet, art critic, philosopher, and translator of the works of Edgar Allen Poe into French, dies at age 46 in Paris, France after spending two years in a semi-paralyzed state after a stroke.
1939 - Jerry (aka "J.I.") Allison, songwriter (co-wrote "That'll Be The Day" with Buddy Holly) and drummer with The Crickets, is born Jerry Ivan Allison in Hillsboro, Texas
1945 - Van Morrison, songwriter and singer with the band Them and as a solo artist, is born George Ivan Morrison in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

AUGUST 30, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Vocalist and pianist Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends (Karl George on trumpet, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Lucky Ennois on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums), record the titles "Since I've Been With You" (without Cavanaugh), "Out In The Cold Again", "Young Girl Blues", and "On My Way Out" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Since I've Been With You" as a single (Capitol Americana 40008) with "A Porter's Love Song" (recorded on August 26, 1946) on the flipside, "Out In The Cold Again" as a single (Capitol 1896) with the instrumental "Charmaine" (recorded November 14, 1947) on the flipside, "Young Girl Blues" as a single (Capitol 379) with "I'll Get Along Somehow" (recorded August 26, 1946) on the flipside, and "On My Way Out" as a single (Capitol 340) with "Oh Marie" (recorded August 26, 1946) on the flipside.
1955 - Judy Garland records the track "On The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - At his first session as a Capitol Records (though he had earlier recorded as a session musician for other Capitol artists), vocalist and guitarist Alvis "Buck" Owens, with a orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "I Only Know That I Love You", "Sweet Thing", "I Know What It Means" and "Come Back" with producer Ken Nelson in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will isssue "I Only Know That I Love You" and "Sweet Thing" together as a single (Capitol F3957) and "I Know What It Means" and "Come Back" together as a single (Capitol F3824).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with an unlisted tenor saxophonist, Merrill Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, unlisted bass and drums players and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "A Swingin' Romance" and "Man Like Wow!" in Los Angeles, California. CApitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3810).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The King Sisters (vocalists Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn, and Alyce King), with Alvino Rey conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Early Autumn", "What's New?", and "Don't Take Your Love For Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the sisters' album "Imagination" (T 919).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Sue Raney, with Warren Barker conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records a new version of the title "Please Hurry Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue this version of the title as a single (Capitol F3806) with "Don't Take My Happiness" (recorded May 28, 1957) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Listen To The Rocking Bird", "It Keeps You Young", a new version of "Uninvited Dream", and "You Don't Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Listen To The Rocking Bird" and "Uninvited Dream" together as a single (Capitol F3811), "It Keeps You Young" on Lee's album "All Aglow Again" (T 1366), and have yet to issue "You Don't Know".
1961 - Benny Carter conducts his own arrangements to trumpet player Jonah Jones as well as Joe Graves, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, and Mannie Klein also on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lewis McCreary on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums as they record the titles "Ciribiribin", "West End Blues", and "Tenderly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Jonah Jones With Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra" (T 1660).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and trumpet player Louis Prima, with vocalist and tenor saxophonist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (listed as possibly Morgan Thomas also on trumpet, Lou Sineaux on trombone, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and James Vincent Faraci on drums), peforms the titles "Scuba Diver", "I Want You To Be My Baby", "Shadrack", and "The Next Time" at a show at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe, California which was recorded. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Prima's album "Lake Tahoe, Prima Style" (T/ST 1797).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Dean Elliott does a test session for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California which was recorded but no details are listed and Capitol Records has yet to issue anything from the session.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Ernie Shelby, with unlisted others, records the titles "I'm Falling For You", "It's Over Baby", "Tonight You Belong To Me", and "That I'm In Love With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tonight You Belong To Me" and "That I'm In Love With You" together as a single (Capitol 4879) and have yet to issue the other two titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Storytellers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I Don't Want To Be An Angel" and "Your Love" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
1965- The Beatles are back at The Hollywood Bowl for the last time for a show which was recorded and was used for tracks for the 1977 Capitol Records album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Letterman (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann) with unlisted others, records the titles "Up, Up And Away", "Medley: Meditation/Quiet Nights", "Sally Was A Good Girl", and "If She Walked Into My Wife" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "The Lettermen!! And "Live"!" (T/ST 2758).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - H. B. Barnum conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Bad Luck's n Me", "Baby Love Me", and "Too Young To Know What Love Is" in Los Angeles, California. After vocol overdubs are recorded on October 18, 1967 for "Bad Luck's On Me", and "Baby Love Me", Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2036) and, even after vocal overdubs are recorded on September 2, 1967 for "Too Young To Know What Love Is", has yet to issue that title.
50 Yeasr Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Wynn Stewart, with Robert Jim Pierce on piano, Phil Baugh, Jimmy Bryant, and Tommy Collins on guitars, Jimmie Collins on steel guitar, Dennis Dean Hromek on bass, and David William Allen on drums, records the titles "Loversville", "It's So Cold In Your House And Lonesome In Mine", "Orange Blossom Special", and "Daddy's Girl" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Loversville", "It's So Cold In Your House And Lonesome In Mine", and "Daddy's Girl" on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten CD box set "Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Roy Hamilton, with unlisted others, records the title "And Now You're Gone", "Wait Until Dark", "Let This World Be Free", and "Impossible" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Wait Until Dark" and "Let This World Be Free" together as a single (Capitol 2057) and have yet to issue either of the other titles.
1968 - Mary Hopkin's first single, "Those Were The Days", is released on Apple Records with Capitol Records distributing it in the United States
1971 - Bloodrock (Steve Hill on keyboards and vocals, Nick Taylor on guitrar and vocals, Lee Pickens on guitar, Ed Grundy on bass and vocals, Rick Cobb on drums and percussion, and Jim Rutledge on vocals) co-produces and records the titles "It's A Sad World" and "Rock And Roll Candy Man" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with co-producer John Palladino and engineers John Wilson and Cecil Jones. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on the group's album "Bloodrock U.S.A." (SMAS-645).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - John Lennon, on vocals, guitar, and keyboards, with Gary Van Scyoc on bass, Jim Keltner and Rick Frank on drums, Adam Ippolito and Yoko Ono also on keyboards, Wayne "Tex" Gabriel on lead guitar, and Stan Bronstein on saxophone, performs the titles "New York City", "It's So Hard", "Well, Well, Well", "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)", "Mother", "Come Together", "Imagine", "Cold Turkey" with the addition of John Ward on bass and Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention (lineup unlisted), "Hound Dog", and "Give Peace A Chance" during two live concerts, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, to benefit the Willowbrook State School for Retarded Children in New York, at friend Geraldo Rivera's request, at Madison Square Gardens that was recorded. Rivera introduces Lennon and Ono at the beginning of the album, and he is referenced in Lennon's impromptu revised lyrics in the opening song, "New York City". Apple Record will issue the recording on the album "John Lennon - Live In New York City" (SV-12451) on February 10, 1986 with Capitol Records distributing it in the United States. The benefit concerts, billed as One to One, also featured other performers in addition to Lennon, including Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Melanie Safka and Sha-Na-Na, although their performances are not included on this album, nor on the simultaneous video release.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with unlisted others, records the titles "La Costa" and "Annie Mae" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded from September 19 to 23, 1977, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Cole's album "Thankful" (SW-11708).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Prism (lineup unlisted) record the title "I Will Always Love You" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist and guitarist Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the title "We Never Know" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Decca Records founder Jack Kapp signed MGM starlet and future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland to her first professional recording contract.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During four sessions held this day in an unlisted studio, Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Lyin' In A Bed Of Fire" and "Inside Me" at the first session, "Until The Good Is Gone", "Men Without Women", and "Under The Gun" at the second session, "Save Me", "Princess Of Little Italy", and "Angel Eyes" at the third session, and "Forever" and "I've Been Waiting" at the fouth session. EMI-America Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "Lyin' In A Bed Of Fire", "Until The Good Is Gone", "Men Without Women", "Under The Gun", "Save Me", "Angel Eyes", "Forever" and "I've Been Waiting" on the group's album "Men Without Women" (ST-17086). No issuing information is listed for "Inside Me" and "Princess Of Little Italy".

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

AUGUST 29, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted but including trumpet, trombone, reed, piano, celeste, guitar, bass and drum players) first The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) record the titles "Either It's Love Or It Isn't" and "Walkin' Away With My Heart" then Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers record the the titles "Winter Wonderland" and a rejected take of "Baby, I'm True To You". Capitol Records will initially release "Either It's Love Or It Isn't" and "Walkin' Away With My Heart" together as a single (Capitol 306) and "Winter Wonderland" as a single (Capitol 316) with "A Gal In Calico" (recorded September 27, 1945) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, Johnny Miller on bass) record the instrumental "Lament In Chords" and the titles "You've Got Another Heart On Your Hands", "Baby I Need You", and "Those Things Money Can't Buy" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Lament In Chords" on the transcription disc B392 and "Those Things Money Can't Buy" as a single (Capitol 15011) with "Now He Tells Me" (recorded August 28, 1947) on the flipslide. Mosaic Records will issue all the songs in the CD box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Eddie Kirk, with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "(My Love For You) Rolls On Like The World", "Judy", "Those Dark Clouds Don't Bother Me", and "Memories Are My Souvenirs" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Judy" and "Memories Are My Souvenirs" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40046), "Those Dark Clouds Don't Bother Me" as a single (Capitol Americana 40069) with "Sad And Blue" (recorded November 4, 1947) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "(My Love For You) Rolls On Like The World"
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Alto saxophonist Joe Lutcher and His Band (Karl George on trumpet, Bill Ellis on tenor saxophone, Leon Beck on baritone saxophone, L. H. Morrow on piano, Ulysses Livingstone on guitar, Bea Booker on bass, and Booker Hart on drums) record the titles "Suffle Boogie", "Sunday Blues" with vocals by Joe Lutcher, "Lucy Lindy Boogie", and "Stratocruiser" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records wil issue "Shuffle Boogie" as a single (Capitol Americana 40071) with "Be Bop Blues" (recorded October 22, 1947) on the flipside, "Sunday Blues" and "Stratocruiser" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40052), and "Lucy Lindy Boogie" as a single (Capitol 15361) with "Sauterne Special" (recorded November 21, 1947) on the flipside.
1954 - Dave Cavanaugh, A&R Representative for Capitol Records, announces that The Four Keys, formerly with Aladdin Records, have been signed to Capitol.
1955 - Judy Garland, with an orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart, records the track "Carolina In The Morning", for her Capitol Records album "Miss Show Business", at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #12 on KIMN 950 AM's The Denver Tiger Hit Parade in Denver Colorado.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Rene Hall, records the title "Nobody", "Be Honest With Me", and "Run, Do Not Walk" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with Ralph Carmichael conducting an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), recorded the titles "Coo-Se-Coo" and "Cookson Hills" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4849).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - January Jones, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Mr. Wonderful", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" and "Medley" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Cindy Malone, with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Little By Little" and "Release Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4861).
1965 - Capitol Records president Alan Livingston presents The Beatles gold records for their soundtrack album "Help!" at the end of a press conference that was recorded for possible use as a promotional record, and also filmed. Later that night, The Beatles perform the first of two concerts at The Hollywood Bowl that happen over two consecutive nights. Recordings of some of these performances will appear when Capitol Records releases "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" in 1977.
1966 - The Beatles perform their last live concert in the United States with a show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The last song was "Long Tall Sally." At Paul McCartney's request, the audio of the show was recorded to tape.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Wynn Stewart, with Robert Jim Pierce on piano, Phil Baugh and Tommy Collins on guitars, Jimmie Collins on steel guitar, Dennis Dean Hromek on bass, and David William Allen on drums, records the titles "Make Big Love" and "Waltz Of The Angels" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. After Wynn Steward records vocal and guitar overdubs for "Waltz Of The Angels" on August 31, 1967, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849) and "Waltz Of The Angels" as a single (Capitol 2012) with "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (recorded August 31, 1967) on the flipside.
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45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Johnny Cunningham, with unlisted others, records the titles "Mr. Jerome", "You Take The Blame For The Roses", "Orphan Ford", and "Country Child" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "You Take The Blame For The Roses" as a single (Capitol 3489) with "I Can Feel The Heartache Comin' On" (recorded April 17, 1972) on the flipside and has yet to issue any of the other three titles.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with unlisted others, records the titles "Nothing Stronger Than Love" and "Be Thankful" at The Capitol Tower Studios in 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. After overdubs for "Nothing Stronger Than Love" are recorded on September 19, 20, 21, and 22, 1977 and for "Be Thankful" on August 29, September 20, 21, and 22, 1977, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Cole's album "Thankful" (SW-11708).
2006 - The limited 40th Anniversary edition of The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" is due in stores in both a 2 disc green vinyl version and a CD/DVD set with extras.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1952- Don Schlitz, country/western songwriter (including "The Gambler" and "The Greatest" for Liberty and Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Kenny Rogers and the Broadway musical "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer"), is born in Durham, North Carolina
1968 - Dean Martin's father, Gaetano "Guy" Crocetti, dies at age 73

Monday, August 28, 2017

AUGUST 28, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1923 - Boots Faye, singer, guitarist, fiddle player, and Capitol Records recording artist, is born Grace Eloise Tartsch in Springfield, Missouri
1928 - "Texas" Bill Strength, singer, guitarist, radio personality and Capitol Records recording artist (1953-1956) is born in Bessemer, Alabama

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra and a string section (lineups unlisted) as they record the titles "You Go To My Head" and "All The Things You Are" at the first session and the titles "Deep Purple""Somebody Loves Me", and a new take of "East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)" at the second session. Capitol Records will initially issue all the titles on Paul Weston and His Orchestra's album "Music For Memories" (BD-37). All the titles will be re-recorded in October 1958 in stereo and released by Capitol on a new album still titled "Music For Memories" (ST 1222).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Hal Derwin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Little Old Mill", "My, How Time Goes By", "Sissy", and "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Little Old Mill" and "My, How Time Goes By" together as a single (Capitol 469), "Sissy" as a single (Capitol 15160) with "At The Flying 'W'" (recorded November 14, 1947) on the flipside, and have yet to issue "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue". The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue "The Little Old Mill" and "My, How Time Goes By" on transcription disc BML P-880.
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), records the titles "I'm A Little Ashamed", a remake of "Now He Tells Me", and "That's A Natural Fact" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the take of "Now He Tells Me" recorded on this date as a single (Capitol 15011) with "Those Things Money Can't Buy" (recorded August 29, 1947) on the flipside and "That's A Natural Fact" as a single (Capitol 15320) with "Flo And Joe" (recorded November 7, 1947) on the flipside. Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR 27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and trumpet player Bobby Sherwood, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?", "Julie", and "Blue River" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?" and "Julie" together as a single (Capitol 468) and have yet to issue "Blue River.
1948 - Pee Wee Hunt's Capitol Records single "Twelfth Street Rag", with "Somebody Else, Not Me" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. singles charts where it stays for 8 weeks and becomes the biggest hit of Capitol Records’ first 10 years
1956 - Gordon Jenkins conducts his orchestra and The Ralph Brewster Singers (lineups unlisted) as they record "The Song Has Ended", "So Beats My Heart", "Moon Over Miami", and "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra's album "Night Dreams" (T 781).
1961 - Milton Kilpatrick records the titles "Up To My Ears In Tears", "When I Met You", and "Just A Doggone Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will initially issue "Up to My Ears In Tears" and "When I Met You" together as a single (Capitol 4634) and has yet to issue "Just A Doggone Dream".
1961 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard" that was produced by Ken Nelson
55 Years Ago Today In 1962- During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Vic Damone, with (listed as possibly) Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'm Nobody's Baby", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", and "Baby, Baby All The Time" at the first session and "Everybody Loves My Baby", "All Right, Okay, You Win", "My Melancholy Baby", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "An Affair To Remember" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue nothing that was recorded at these sessions and Vic Damone will re-record all the titles at later dates. Music For Pleasure will issue the version of "An Affair To Remember" recorded on this day in England on Damone's album "On The Street Where You Live" (CDSL-8277).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Wayne Rooks, with unlisted others, records the titles "Two Crazy Kids", "A Postcard From Paris", "Vaya Con Dios", and "Fraternity Pin" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "A Postcard From Paris" and "Fraternity Pin" together as a single (Capitol 4866) and have yet to issue the other two titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Jean Shepard, with Thomas Grady Martin on lead guitar, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, probably Hal Ruggs on steel guitar, probably The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus with unlisted lineup), and unlisted others, records the titles "Nobody Likes You", "Lake Lonely", "It's Never Too Late", and "One Less Heartache" at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "It's Never Too Late" and "One Less Heartache" together as a single (Capitol 4858). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the five CD box set "Jean Shepard - The Melody Ranch Girl" (BCD 15905).
1965 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "California Girls" peaks at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Revolver"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Wynn Stewart, with Robert Jim Pierce on piano, Robert Edrington (as "Bobby Wayne") on lead guitar, Tommy Collins on guitar, Jimmie Collins on steel guitar, Dennis Dean Hromek on bass, and David William Allen on drums, record the titles "Down Came The World", Mama's Gone Home", "In Love", and "Above And Beyond" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Down Came The World" and "Above And Beyond" on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849) and "In Love" as a single (Capitol 2240) with "My Own Little World" (recorded January 4, 1968) on the flipside and on Wynn Stewart And The Tourists' album "In Love" (ST-113). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten CD box set "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - At two sessions held this day at The Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California with producer Ken Nelson, vocalist and guitar player Buck Owens and His Buckaroos (lineup unlisted) record the titles "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone?", "Swingin' Doors", "Long, Long Ago", "and "Sing A Happy Song" at the first session and "Let The World Keep On A Turnin'", "The Girl On Sugar Pie's Lane", and "We Were Made For Each Other" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone?" as a single (Capitol 2080) with "Everybody Needs Somebody" (recorded June 6, 1967) on the flipside and, along with "Swingin' Doors", "The Girl On Sugar Pie's Lane", on Owens' album "Sweet Rosie Jones" (ST 2962), "Long, Long Ago", "Let The World Keep On A Turnin'", and "We Were Made For Each Other" on Owens' album "It Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me" (T/ST 2841), and, after overdubs are recorded on August 31, 1967, "Sing A Happy Song" on Buck Owens And His Buckaroos' album "I've Got You On My Mind Again" (ST-131).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Say A Little Prayer", "September Song", "The Shadow Of Your Smile" featuring Bob Bain on guitar, and "The Widows Of The World" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of their "As You Remember Them" series with "I Say A Little Prayer", "September Song" and "The Shadow Of Your Smile" in the three LP set "Volume 3 - Billy May" (STL 243) and "The Widows Of The World" in the three LP set "Volume 5 - Billy May" (STL-245)
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Lorelei (lineup unlisted) records the title "Other Side Of Midnight" for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1999 - Early "Wee Willy" Williams, guitarist and member of the Capitol Records group Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, dies in Manatee, FL

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1981 - Kasim Sulton records the titles "Evil", "Roll The Dice", and "Give Him Up". EMI America Records will release "Evil" and "Roll The Dice" on Sultan's album "Kasim" (ST-17063). "Give Him Up" is eventually released by Slick Music on CD on Sulton's album "The Basement Tapes" (SM-003).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Jack Kirby, soldier and iconic comic book artist and writer, is born Jack Kurtzberg in New York City, New York.
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Martin Johan Nielsen, Jr., my father, is born in Chicago, Illinois. This is the fourth year he hasn't been with us and I can't tell you how much I miss him.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

AUGUST 27, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Tommy Sands, singer, former husband of Nancy Sinatra, and Capitol Records artist, is born Thomas Adrian Sands in Chicago, Illinois
1940 - Dickie Harrell, original drummer with Capitol Records group Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, is born Richard C. Harrell in Portsmouth, Virginia.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Frank De Vol conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "If You Are But A Dream" and "The Breeze And I" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will initially release both titles on Frank De Vol and His Orchestra's album "Classics In Modern" (CC-88).
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), records the title "Nursery Rhymes (Medley): Mary Had A Little Lamb/London Bridge/Go In And Out The Window/Pop Goes The Weasel", then (with Pinto Colvig adding sound effects) records the titles "Old MacDonald Had A Farm", "The Three Trees", and lastly record the instrumental "Laguna Mood" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release the first three songs on the Cole's album "Nat King Cole For Kids" (DC-89) and "Laguna Mood" as a single (Capitol 15201) with "The Christmas Song" (recorded August 19, 1946 in New York City) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Hal Derwin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Home Is Where The Heart Is" and "Kate, Have I Come To Early Too Late?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 467) and The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue both titles on transcription disc (BML P-880).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), featuring vocalist Em Reardon, record the title "And Mimi" and "I Still Get Jealous for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably at "The Chateau" on De Longpre near Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
1951 - Vocalists Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Let's Live A Little" and "I Don't Want To Be Free" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will initially issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5-1816).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #8 and Cole's single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #20 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, "Somewhere Along The Way" is also #10 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is also #17 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart.
1956 - Buddy DeFranco, with Russ Garcia and His Orchestra, begin two straight days of sessions to record tracks for his album "Broadway Showcase" at The Capitol Tower Studios, in Hollywood, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Jack Jones, with Jack Marshall conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Baby Come Home", "Good Luck, Good Buddy", "Born To Be Lucky", and "Suddenly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Baby Come Home" and "Good Luck, Good Buddy" together as a single (Capitol F3808) and "Born To Be Lucky" as a single (Capitol F3844) with "For Cryin' Out Loud" (recorded October 14, 1947) on the flipside. Pickwick Records will issue "Good Luck, Good Buddy" and "Born To Be Lucky" on Jones' album "Very Precious Love" (PC 3041) and "Suddenly" on Jones' album "This Love Of Mine" (SPC 3001).
1959 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "It's Alright With Me" and "C'est Magnifique" with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra at 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles, California for the soundtrack of the motion picture "Can Can" whose soundtrack album will be released by Capitol Records in 1960.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #13 on KYA 1260 AM's The Official KYA Top 30 survey in San Francisco, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Brian Epstein, record store owner and manager of The Beatles, dies of a drug overdose while the band is in Bangor, Wales visiting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to learn about transcendental meditation
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Prism (lineup unlisted) record the title "We Gotta Get Out Of Here" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
1990 - Capitol Records Nashville release Garth Brooks' album "No Fences" and television sound track album "Call Me Claus"
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records releases Coldplay's second album "A Rush Of Blood To The Head"
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's compilation four CD limited box set "Trunk Of Funk" which contains the band's first four Capitol Records albums.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Thurston Harris and The Sharps (vocalists, lineup unlisted but members of Harris' former group The Lamplighters), with Earl Palmer on drums, Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, and Pete Lewis on electric guitar, record the title "Little Bitty Pretty One" at Masters Recording's studios in Hollywood, California for Aladdin Records. EMI will purchase Aladdin's catalog which will be reissued by EMI-America in the United States and Capitol Records will issue the title on the multi-artist compilation album "Let The Good Times Roll - Early Rock Classics 1952-1958" (SQ-12452). EMI-America will issue the title on Harris' compilation album "Little Bitty Pretty One" (SQ-17237) for which I designed the packaging under the art direction of Henry Marquez.
1965 - The Beatles meet, talk and play music with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel Air, California for the first and only time and later party with members of The Byrds and actor Peter Fonda

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1990 - Steve Ray Vaughn, guitarist, is killed shortly after midnight in a helicopter crash after a show in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin at age 45. He is later buried at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

AUGUST 26, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1946 - Valerie Simpson, songwriter and singer as a solo act on Motown Records and with the Capitol Records duo Ashford and Simpson (1982-1989), is born in The Bronx, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Hans Von Benda conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Mozart's "Symphony N° 32 (Overture In The Italian Style)" in two parts in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue both parts on the album "MOZART - Symphony N° 32 (Overture In The Italian Style)/WOLF - Italian Serenade" (H-8131).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist and vocalist Nellie Lutcher and Her Rhythm (Irving Ashby on guitar, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Sidney Catlett on drums) record the titles "Reaching For The Moon", "The Song Has Ended", "So Nice To See You Baby", and "Lake Charles Boogie" in Studio B at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 12:30 PM and 4:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Reading For The Moon" and "Lake Charles Boogie" on Lutcher's album "Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm" (CC-70), "The Song Has Ended" as a single (Capitol Americana 40063) with "Do You Or Don't You Love Me" (recorded August 19, 1947) on the flipside, and "So Nice to See You Baby" and "Lake Charles Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 15148). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the four CD box set "Nellie Lutcher And Her Rhythm" (BCD 15910).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Philharmonic Trio (Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki on harmonicas), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) on rhythm accompaniment, record the titles "Always In My Heart" and "Czardas" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Always In My Heart" as a single (Capitol 470) with "The Carioca" (recorded August 12, 1947) on the flipside and "Czardas" as a single (Capitol 15126) with "Sleepy Time Gal" (recorded October 8, 1947) on the flipside and on the group's album "Harmonica Holiday" (CCF-229).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Send For Me" is #24 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Ann Leonardo, with Dick Reynolds conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Three Time Loser", "Gypsy Trail", "I'll Wait Till Monday", and "Lonely Side" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Three Time Loser" and "I'll Wait Until Monday" together as a single (Capitol F3817) and have yet to issue the other two titles.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Les Baxter conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Ricordate Marcellino (Remember Marcellino)", "Search For Paradise", "I've Never Had A Dream Like This Before", and "The Invisible Boy" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs of Baxter on piano and organ are recorded for "I Never Had A Dream Like This Before" and "The Invisible Boy" on October 25, 1957, Capitol Records will issue "Ricordate Marcellino (Remember Marcellino)" and "Search For Paradise" together as a single (Capitol F3798) and "I Never Had A Dream Like This Before" and "The Invisible Boy" together as a single (Capitol F3842).
60 Years Ago Today In 1967 - An mastering session is held where the titles "A Tune For Hummin'", "Friendly Persuassion", "For Every Man There's A Woman", "In The Still Of The Night" and "High On A Windy Hill" are edited from previously medleys recorded solo by pianist George Shearing on December 12, 1956 and June 23, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "In The Still Of The Night" which remains to be issued, on Shearing's album "The Shearing Piano" (T 909) and all the titles on the CD release of the album (5-31574-2) in 2001.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Bobbie Gentry's Capitol Records single "Ode To Billie Joe", the flipside of her debut single "Mississippi Delta", knocks The Beatles' Capitol Records single single "All You Need Is Love", with "Baby You're A Rich Man" on the flipside, out of the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' single "Hey Jude", with "Revolution" on the flipside. The single is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
1968 - Merle Haggard records the track "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Alex Harvey, with unlisted others, records the titles "Someone Who Cares" and "Goodtime Christmas" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2493).
1974 - Capitol Records releases Unicorn's single "Ooh! Mother", with "Bogtrotter" on the flipside. Both tracks are produced by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Prism (lineup unlisted) record the title "Trial By Father" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Matador Records, with distribution by Capitol Records, releases the 2 CD compilation "What's Up Matador" with one disc of unreleased materials and one disc of greatest hits from artists on the Matador label. The sticker on the album says "Do Not Pay More Than $10".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio close their stay at The Bocage in Hollywood, California.
1968 - At the EMI Sales Convention, a promotional film for Apple Records is shown which includes footage of The Beatles in Abbey Road Studios, Paul McCartney doing acoustic versions of "Blackbird" and "Helter Skelter", and Paul with Mary Hopkins both in Abbey Road Studios and his home. The footage of "Blackbird" appears on the video version of "The Beatles Anthology".
1994 - Collectibles Records releases Capitol Records recording group The Magnificent Men's compilation album "Golden Classics" on CD
2001 - The last rerun of "The Bozo Super Sunday Show" airs at 7:00 a.m. CT on WGN in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records sold the rights to Bozo to Larry Harmon who trained Bozos and licensed cartoons for local stations throughout the U.S. The Chicago version was the last one on the air.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1930 - Lon Chaney, Sr. (born Leonidas F. Chaney), motion picture actor ("The Phantom Of The Opera", "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame", etc.) and father of motion picture actor Lon Chaney, Jr. ("The Wolfman"), dies at age 47 of cancer.

Friday, August 25, 2017

AUGUST 25, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1908 - Ray John Heindorf, composer, conductor (conducted the orchestra for the Capitol Records soundtrack album "Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951), orchestrator, and Capitol Records recording artist (the single, "Four Deuces" with "Streetcar" on the flipside, is Heindorf's first record released under his own name), is born in Haverstraw, New York
1946 - Steve Buckley, marketing and sales agent for United Artists (1977-1978) and Capitol Records (1978-1984) at the Washington, D.C. branch before becoming Regional Promotions Manager in Miami and then A&R manager for Black Music at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, is born Steve T. Buckley III in Little Rock, Arkansas and is currently married to Hazel Payne, former member of Capitol Records recording group A Taste Of Honey

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Red Norvo on vibraphone, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Art Shapiro on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums) record the title "Nagasaki" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 15008) with "Gonna Get A Girl" (recorded September 22, 1947) on the flipside and on Goodman's album "Session For Six" (CCF-202).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Jimmy Wakely, with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records with titles "Your Bouquet Of Roses", "When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver" with additional vocals by The Sunshine Girls (Jean Anderson, Edna Leeper, and Marilyn Tuttle), "Where The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "Roll Along, Kentucky Moon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Your Bouquet Of Roses" as a single (Capitol Americana 40107) with "Milk Cow Blues" (recorded sometime in September 1947) on the flipside, "Where The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo" and "Sweethearts On Parade" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40059), and has yet to issue either "When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver" or "Roll Along, Kentucky Moon".
1950 - Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, with arranger Pete Rugolo conducting the orchestra, (unknown except for Shelly Manne on drums), and the vocal group The Judd Conlin Rhythmaires (Conlin, Mac McLean, Charlie Parletto, Loulie Jean Norman & Gloria Wood) record the tracks "Make Believe Land" and "Get To Gettin'" (with Jack Costanzo on bongos} as well as the tracks "Little Christmas Tree" (with additional vocals by The Singing Pussycats) and "Frosty The Snowman" (with additiona vocals by The Singing Pussycats), and "Song of Delilah" with Dave Barbour conducting the orchestra at Capitol Records' (formerly radio station KHJ's) studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Nelson Riddle and Dick Stabile conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), first vocalist Jimmy Wakely records the titles "Pale Moon", "I Went To Your Wedding", "Rainbow At Midnight", and "When It's Harvest Time, Sweet Angeline" then vocalist Georgia Carr records the title "The Whisp'ring Serenade (Avril Au Portugal). Capitol Records will issue "Pale Moon" and "I Went To Your Wedding" together as a single (Capitol 2221), "Rainbow At Midnight" and "When It's Harvest Time, Sweet Angeline" together as a single, and "The Whisp'ring Serenade (Avril Au Portugal)" as a single (Capitol 2223) with "The Sun Forgot To Shine This Morning" (recorded June 2, 1952) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Les Baxter directs His Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted) as they record the titles "Takes Two To Tango" with vocals by Jeanne Gayle, "Indian Summer" with vocals by Sue Allen, "Dance Of The Flutes", and "Flute Salad" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Takes Two To Tango" as a single (Capitol 2222) as by Jeanne Gayle with Les Baxter and His Orchestra with "Butterflies" (recorded August 4, 1952) on the flipside, "Indian Summer" as a single (Capitol 2225) with "Quiet Village" (recorded May 17, 1951) on the flipside, "Dance Of The Flutes" as a single (Capitol 2405) with "No More Goodbyes" (recorded January 26, 1953) on the flipside, and "Flute Salad" as a single (Capitol 2274) with "Yours (Quiereme Mucho)" (recorded October 14, 1952) on the flipside.
1958 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Fever", with "You Don't Know" on the flipside, peaks at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #8 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Easy Listening chart, #12 on WLS's Silver Dollar Survey in Chicago, Illinois, #22 on Billboard Music Week magazine's Hot 100 chart, and #35 on C-FUN's C-FUNtastic Fifty survey in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also, Nat "King" Cole and The George Shearing Quintet's Capitol Records single "Let There Be Love" is #11 on New Musical Express magazine's Top 30 in Britain chart.
1966 - Vocalist Bunny Shivel, with unlisted others, records the titles "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine", "Spellbound" and "The Slide" at the Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee with producer Marvin Hughes. Capitol Records will issue "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine" and "The Slide " together as a single (Capitol 5765). "Spellbound" has yet to be released.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Pat Levely, with unlisted others, records the titles "Big Chief Pain In The Neck", "I'm Leaving One Step At A Time", "You'll Never Know What Lonesome Is", and "Take The Long Way Home" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "You'll Never Know What Lonesome Is" and "Take The Long Way Home" together as a single (Capitol 2040) and have yet to issue either "Big Chief Pain In The Neck" or "I'm Leaving One Step At A Time".
1969 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's debut album "On Time"
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - At three sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California, The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "New Horizon", "Lovin' Me Back", "Another Day To Love", "You Bring Sunshine (Back Into My Life)", "Star Fire", and "You Must Be The One" at the first session, the titles "Take A Hand" at the second session, and the title "Any Way You Want Me" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except for "You Must Be The One", which it has yet to issue, on the group's album "New Horizons" (ST-11705)
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Sun (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Beau Ray Fleming and Byron Bird, record the titles "Introduction: You Are My Sunshine/Sun Is Here" and "We Sang A Song" at Cyberteknic Studios in Dayton, Ohio. Capitol Records will issue "Introduction: You Are My Sunshine/Sun Is Here" on the group's album "Sunburn" (ST-11723) and an edited version of "Sun Is Here" as a single (Capitol 4587) with an edited instrumental version of "Long Drawn Out Thang" (recorded August 24, 1977) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "We Sang A Song".
1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records single "My Sharona" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1979 - Stan Kenton, pianist, band leader and Capitol Records artist dies at age 67 of complications of a stroke, at Midway Hospital in Hollywood, California which he had entered on August 17, 1979 after the stroke
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Red Rider (T. Cochrane as "Red Rider" on guitar and vocals, Steve Sexton on keyboards, Jeff Jones on bass and vocals, and Rob Baker on drums) record the title "Sights On You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5211) with "Human Race" (recorded on April 8, 1982) on the flipside and on the group's album "Neruda" (ST-12226).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Capitol Records registers the masters for vocalist Peabo Bryson's titles "Give Me Your Love", "Go For It", "Words", "Don't Play With Fire", "Remember When (We Were So Much In Love)", "Turn It On", "We Don't Have To Talk (About Love)", and "Let Me Be The One You Need", which were all recorded earlier in 1982 at Web IV Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, and will issue all the titles on Bryson's album "Don't Play With Fire" (ST-12241).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Capitol Records registers the masters for vocalist Melba Moore's titles "Underlove", "Love's Comin At Ya", "Mind Up Tonight", "Knack For Me", and "How's Love Been Treating You", which were all recorded earilier in 1982 at Celestial Sound Studio in New York City, New York, and "Don't Go Away", "I Can't Help My Self", and "The Other Side Of The Rainbow", which were recorded earlier in 1982 at Nineteen Studio in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and will issue all the titles on Moore's album "The Other Side Of The Rainbow" (ST-12243).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Prism (lineup unlisted) records the title "I'm Not Over Here" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist and guitarist Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lineup unlisted) record the title "Roll Me Away" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5235) with "Boomtown Blues" (recorded October 5, 1981) on the flipside and on Seger's album "The Distance" ST-12254).
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "Beyond The Season"
1999 - Boots Faye (born Grace Eloise Tartsch), singer and Capitol Records recording artist, dies at age 75, three days before her 76th birthday

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Marty Balin, with unlisted others, records the title "What Do The People Like" in a unlisted location for EMI-America Records. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Project Future (lineup unlisted) records the title "E-3" for EMI-America Records in a unlisted location. No issuing information is listed.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1930 - Sean Connery, motion picture actor, is born Thomas Sean Connery in Edinburgh, Scotland
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Kid Ory starts two straight days of sessions to record tracks that will appear on his albums "Song Of The Wanderer" and "Dance With Kid Ory Or Just Listen"

Thursday, August 24, 2017

AUGUST 24, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Capitol Records issues "The Thrill Is Gone" with "Mr. Five By Five" on the flipside (Capitol 115) by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra with vocals by Ella Mae Morse on both titles and additional vocals by Johnny Mercer on "Mr. Five By Five" as part of the label's fifth ever release.
1953 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California vocalist and pianist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and a chorus of singers (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Why?", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and an as yet to be issued take of "Little Fingers" at the first session then, with the addition of John Collins on guitar and Charlie Harris on bass, records "For A Moment Of Your Love", "I Envy", a new take of "Sleeping Beauty", and Cole's third version of "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)". The sessions were recorded with producer by Lee Gillette and were Hi-Fi mono recordings done on an Ampex 200 tube recorder using Ampex tape. Capitol Records will initially issue "Why?" as a single (Capitol 2687) with "Answer Me, My Love" (recorded on December 3, 1953) on the flipside, "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" as a single (Capitol 3027) with "The Sand And The Sea" (recorded on December 20, 1954) on the flipside, "For A Moment Of Your Love" as a bonus track on the CD version of Cole's album "Ballads Of The Day" (7-99776-2), "Sleeping Beauty" on the EP version of Cole's album "10th Anniversary" (EAP-2-514), and this version of "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)" as a single (Capitol 2955) with "(All I Want Fro Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth" (recorded on August 2, 1949) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Leopold Stowkowsi conducts his symphony orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record parts of Schoenberg's "Verlärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on Stokowski's album "SCHOENBERG - Transfigured Night/LOEFFLER - A Pagan Poem" (P/SP-8433).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Send For Me" is #3 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played R&B By Jockeys chart, #4 on the magazine's R&B Best Sellers In Stores chart, #7 on the magazine's Best Sellers In Stores chart, #11 on the magazine's Top 100 Sides chart, and #12 on the magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart. The single's flipside, "My Personal Possession" with The Four Knights, is #84 also on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #4 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Albums chart.
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Matchbox" with "Slow Down" on the flipside and The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Something New" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for Larry Garner's title "Would You Settle For Roses" which it will issue as a single (Capitol 2467) with "It's Too Late To Keep From Losing You" (registered September 20, 1972) on the flipside.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Sun (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Beau Fleming and Byron Byrd, record the titles "Love Carolina", "Long Drawn Out Thang", "I Had A Choice", and "You're The One" at Cyberteknic's studios in Dayton, Ohio. Capitol Records will issue "I Had A Choice" as a single (Capitol 4538) with an edited version of "Dance (What You Wanna Do)" (recorded August 23, 1977) on the flipside and "Long Drawn Out Thang", "I Had A Choice", and "You're The One" on the group's album "Sunburn" (ST-11723). No issuing information is listed for "Love Carolina".
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with unlisted others, records the title "Keeping A Light" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on September 6, 19, and 21, 1977, Capitol Records will issue the title on Cole's album "Thankful" (SW-11708).
1978 - Louis Prima, composer, trumpeter, bandleader, and Capitol Records recording artist, dies in New Orleans at age 77 after being in a coma since 1976 as a result of brain surgery to remove a tumor.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Capitol Records registers the masters for guitarist Earl Klugh and keyboardist Bob James (recorded with Gary King on electric bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Leonard "Doc" Gibb, Jr. and Sammy Figueroa on percussion) titles "Where I Wander", "The Falcon", "Whiplash", "Sandstorm" Ingenue", and "Wes" which were recorded at Minor Studios in White Plains, New York in February 1982 and will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Two Of A Kind" (SMAS-12244).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles album "The Beatles" (aka "The White Album") and the soundtrack to the United Artists animated movie "Yellow Submarine" on CD for the first time in the United States as part of a simultaneous world wide release
1988 - Nat Stuckey, radio personality, band leader of The Louisiana Hayriders, and composer (co-wrote, with Buck Owens and Don Rich, Owens' #1 country song "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", released by Capitol Records, which will be #1 for seven weeks), dies in Nashville, Tennessee at age 55
1999 - Capitol Records Jazz, a division of Blue Note Records, which is owned by Capitol Records, releases the compilation album "Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James"
2004 - Capitol Records Canada releases Don Yute's album "Boobilious"
2010 - Capitol Records releases Katy Perry's album "Teenage Dreams" in the United States.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - Francis Barraud, painter of the "His Master's Voice" pictures, the corporate logo for His Master's Voice and EMI, dies

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Producer Phil Spector records a "wall of sound" version "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" with Darlene Wright (aka Darlene Love) doing lead vocals, Bobby Sheen, Fanita James, and Gloria Jones doing backup vocals, and session musicians The Wrecking Crew (Billy Strange on electric guitar,  John Anderson on acoustic guitar, Jimmy Bond on upright bass, Wallick Dean on Fender bass, Carol Kaye on Danelectro bass, Al De Lory and Nino Tempo on pianos, Steve Douglas on tenor saxophone, Jay Migliori on baritone saxophone, Hal Blaine on drums, and Frank Capp on percussion) using an arrangement by Jack Nitzsche, in Gold Star Studios at 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California with engineer Larry Levine. When the track is released by Spector's Phillies label, it will be credited to Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans. Wright, James, and Jones were formerly Capitol Records singing group (1957-1958 and formerly known as The Dreamers until Capitol exec Tom Fransend renamed the group) The Blossoms.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

AUGUST 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Tex Williams (aka Jack Williams until given the nickname "Tex" by band leader Spade Cooley), singer, guitarist, band leader, actor and Capitol Records artist (1946-1951 and 1960-1974) is born Sollie Paul Williams in Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois.
1949 - Rick Springfield, singer, guitarist, actor, and Capitol Records artist (1972-1973) is born Richard Lewis Springthorpe in in Guildford, New South Wales, Australia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - It's a Saturday night and the Armed Forces Recording Service records The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass), with guest Stan Kenton, at The Bocage in Hollywood, California. The Trio performed, as an introduction, a short version of "Straighten Up And Fly Right", then "Kate", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", "Ain't Cha Ever Coming Back", then Kenton replaces Cole on the piano and performs "Variation On Artistry In Rhythm", then Cole returns to the piano and the trio performs "This Is My Night To Dream", "An Apple Blossom Wedding", and closes with "I Know That You Know". AFRS will issue the songs on an electronic transcription disc (King Cole Trio 23).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #11 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, William Steinberg conducts The Los Angeles Woodwinds (lineup unlisted) as they record Mozart's "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 4th Movement, Part 2", "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 3rd Movement", "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 6th Movement, Part 1", and "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 6th Movement, Part 2" at the first session and "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 6th Movement, Part 3", "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 5th Movement", and "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361: 7th Movement" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "MOZART - Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K. 361" (P-8181).
1954 - Frank Sinatra records the titles "When I Stop Loving You", "White Christmas" and "The Christmas Waltz" with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (John Hacker, Dominic Mumolo, Warren Webb, and James Williamson on reeds; Simon Zenther on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; John Cave and Vincent De Rosa on french horn; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Walter Edelstein, Henry Hill, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, and Felix Slatkin on violin; Stanley Harris and David Sterkin on viola; Cy Bernard, Edgar Lustgarten, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello; Bill Miller on piano; Joe Comfort on bass; Allan Reuss on guitar; Lou Singer and Alvin Stoller on drums), and with background vocals by The Jimmy Joyce Singers, at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California with producer Voyle Gilmore between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue "When I Stop Loving You" as a single (Capitol 2922) with "It Worries Me" (recorded May 13, 1954) on the flipside and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 2954).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole and The Four Knights' Capitol Records single "My Personal Possession" is #18 and its flipside, "Send For Me", is #33 on KTSA 550 AM's Top 40 Survey in San Antonio, Texas
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Leopold Stokowsi conducts his symphony orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record parts of Loeffler's "A Pagan Poem" and Schoenberg's "Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on Stokowski's album "SCHOENBERG - Verklaerte Nacht/LOEFFLER - A Pagan Poem" (P/SP-8433).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Goodnews Whitson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", "I Mean", "Chicks Too Young To Fry", "If It's Love You Want, Baby That's Me", and "Honky Tonk Town" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
65 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Tenor saxophonist King Curtis, with unlisted piano, organ, guitar, bass, and drum players, records the titles "Slow Drag", and two takes of "New Dance" in (listed as possibly) Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Slow Drag" as a single (Capitol 5490) with "The Prance" (recorded March 12, 1965) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the three CD set "King Curtis - Blow Man Blow (The Capitol Years 1962-1965)" (BCD 15670)
1964 - The Beatles perform their first concert at The Hollywood Bowl. The show is recorded and some of the songs will be released by Capitol, after being remastered and sonically cleaned up by on the album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" in 1977.
1968 - Ringo Starr quits The Beatles during a recording session for their self-titled album (aka "The White Album"). He will return to the group on September 3, 1968 and finds flowers on his drum kit from the rest of the band.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Sun (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Beau Ray Fleming and Byron Byrd" records the titles "Son Of A Gun", "When You Put Your Hand In Mine", "Dance (Do What You Wanna Do)", "You Don't Have To Hurry" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sun's album "Sunburn" (ST-11723).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - At two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Ray Griff, with unlisted others, records the titles "A Little Peace And Harmony", "You're Wearin' Me Down", and "Pretty In Blue" at the first session and the title "Cora Lee" at the second session. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles later on August 23, 1977 and for the titles "You're Wearin' Me Down" and "Pretty In Blue" on August 24, 1977, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Griff's album "Raymond's Place" (T-11718).
1993 - Capitol Records releases Duran Duran's single "Too Much Information" on cassette and CD. The CD had two versions of "Too Much Information" with "Drowning Man" and a live version of "Hungry Like A  Wolf" that was recorded at Tower Records in Hollywood California on May 15, 1993. The cassette single had "Too Much Information" with "Drowning Man" and also came with a free cassette, called "No Ordinary EP" with live versions "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Notorious", and "Come Undone" also recorded at the Tower Records concert.
1994 - Capitol Records releases the compilation album "Christmas With Bing Crosby"
1996 - Alyce King Clarke, member of the Capitol Records singing group The King Sisters (1957-1966), dies following a long history of respiratory problems

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Nat "King" Cole speaks at the Republican National Convention in the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California
1962 - John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England
1963 - EMI releasses The Beatles' fourth single, "She Loves You" with "I'll Get You" on the flipside, in England.
1965 - The Beatles' United Artists soundtrack album to the United Artists motion picture "Help!" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. Capitol Records currently owns the United Artists catalog.
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Marty Balin, with unlisted others, records the title "Golden Years" in a unlisted location for EMI America Records which has yet to issue the title.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Keith Moon, actor, singer, and drummer with the band The Who, is born Keith John Moon in Central Middlesex Hospital on Acton Lane in Willesden, England

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AUGUST 22, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1948 - Sam Neely, singer, guitarist, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist (1968-1974), is born in Cuero, Texas
1961 - Ricky Lynn Gregg, singer, guitarist and Liberty Records recording artist (1992-1994) is born in Longview, Texas. Liberty Records became Capitol Records Nashville.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the title "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" at WMCA Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will initially release the song as a single (Capitol 304) with "The Best Man" (recorded on August 19, 1946) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At the first session credited solely to Nat "King" Cole and not The King Cole Trio, vocalist and pianist Nat "King" Cole, with Oscar Moore on guitar and Johnny Miller on bass), records the titles "There's A Train Out For Dreamland", "(Go To Sleep) My Sleepy Head", and "Brahms Lullaby (Wiegenlied)", "Nature Boy", and "Wildroot Charlie" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are added of Frank De Vol conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Arthur L. Frantz on French horn, Jules Kinsler and Floyd Dornbach on woodwinds, Buddy Cole on piano and celeste, George Smith on guitar, Tom Romersa on drums and a string section with David Frisina, Harry Bluestone, Erno Neufeld, Mischa Russell, Joseph Quadri, and Samuel Albert on violin, and Cyril Towbin and Paul Lowenkron on viola) in Los Angeles, California on December 20 1947, Capitol Records will issue "There's A Train Out For Dreamland" (featuring Buddy Cole on celeste) and "(Go To Sleep) My Sleepy Head" on Cole's album "Nat King Cole For Kids" (DC-89), "Brahms Lullaby (Wiegenlied)" on the CD "Cole, Christmas & Kids" (7-94685-2), and "Nature Boy" (featuring Buddy Cole on piano) as a single (Capitol 15054) with "Lost April" (also recorded on December 20, 1947) on the flipside. Mosaic Records will release "Wildroot Charlie" (featuring Buddy Cole on celeste), the theme song to the trio's radio show, in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Using a script by Alan Livingston, voice actors Henry Blair (as "Sparky"), Marvin Miller (as the narrator), June Foray (as a friend of Sparky), Billy Bletcher (as Sparky's daddy), and unlisted voice actors as Sparky's mother, another child friend, the train conductor, and the train, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to his own music to the orchestra (Frank Zinzer, John Best, and Leonard Mach on trumpet, Elmer Smithers and Carl Loeffler on trombone, J.A. Krechter, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, Arthur Fleming, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Stan Wrightsman on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, June Weiland on harp, and a string section with David Frisina, Nick Pisani, and Olcott Vail on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) record the last three parts of "Sparky And The Talking Train" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:30 PM and 12:30 AM on August 23, 1947. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the children's album "Sparky And The Talking Train" (BC-66).
1949 - Lonzo and Oscar's Winston County Pea Pickers (Lloyd "Lonzo" George on vocals and guitar, and Rollin "Oscar" Sullivan on mandolin and vocals) record the tracks "Who Pulled the Plug From the Jug?", "Love is Sweet But Oh, How Bitter", "Sheepskin Corn", "I’ll Go Chasing Women" at their second Capitol Records recording session
65 Years Ago Today In 1952  - William Steinberg conducts The Los Angeles Woodwinds (lineup unlisted) record Mozart's "Serenade N°  In B Flat Major, K 361 2nd Movement", "Serenade N° 10 In B Flat Major, K 361 1st Movement, Part 1", "Serenade N°  In B Flat Major, K 361 1st Movement, Part 2", and "Serenade N°  In B Flat Major, K 361 4th Movement, Part 1" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the group's album "MOZART - Serenade 10 In B Flat Major, K.361" (P-8181).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Leopold Stokowski conducts his symphony orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record parts of Loeffler's "A Pagan Poem" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the parts on Stokowski's album "SCHOENBERG - Verklaerte Nacht/LOEFFLER - A Pagan Poem" (P/SP-8433)
1960 - Frank Sinatra begins recording sessions for his Capitol Records album "Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!" at The Capitol Tower Studios with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle and producer Dave Cavanaugh
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #13 on KIMN 950 AM's Hit Parade Official Survey Of The Denver Area in Denver, Colorado.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Goodnews Whitson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Can't Get Started Now", "Goodnews Boogie", "Hindustan", "Dr. Love", "Slender Tenders", "Sweet Back", and "Jazz Hand Ball" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Something New" peaks at #2 on Billboard's album chart where it will stay for nine weeks, kept out of the #1 spot by United Artist's soundtrack to The Beatles' movie "A Hard Days Night" which stayed at the #1 spot for 14 weeks
1966 - The Beatles' album "Revolver" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Grace Markay, with unlisted others, records the titles "It's A Happening World", "For Those In Love", and "Golden Days" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "It's A Happening World" and "For Those In Love" as a single (Capitol 5999) and have yet to issue "Golden Days".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "Just A Memory" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5593).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - At a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California first The Strangers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Fiddle Blues", "Champagne", and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" then Merle Haggard records the title "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me" for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Joe South, with unlisted others, recorded the titles "Use Me", "River Dog", "Misunderstanding", "Save your Best", and "Real Thing" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs for all the titles are recorded on August 23, 1972 and for "Use Me" and "Real Thing" on August 31, 1972, Capitol Records will issue "Misunderstanding" as a single (Capitol 3497) with "I'm A Star" (recorded sometime in August 1972) on the flipside, "Save Your Best" and "Real Thing" together as a single (Capitol 3554), those three titles also on South's album "A Look Inside" (ST-11074), and have yet to issue "Use Me" and "River Dog".
1986 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's album "Press To Play" in the United States
2006 - Bruce Gary, percussionist and drummer with the Capitol Records group The Knack, dies at the Tarzana Regional Medical Center in Tarzana, California, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 55
2011 - Nick Ashford, singer, songwriter, and with his wife Valerie Simpson part of the Capitol Records vocal duo Ashford and Simpson ("Solid as a Rock"), dies in a New York City Hospital of throat cancer at age 70.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Former Capitol Records artist (1963-1968) Roy Clark becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry
1989 - EMI America Records releases The Red Hot Chilli Peppers' album "Mother's Milk". EMI Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - EMI in the U.K. exclusively releases Capitol Records band Iron Maiden's album "Live At Donington"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - Johnny Lee Hooker, guitarist, is born near Clarksdale, Mississippi
1956 - 20th Century Fox's film "The Girl Can't Help It" premieres in Hollywood, California
1968 - Cynthia Lennon files for divorce from John Lennon

Monday, August 21, 2017

AUGUST 21, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1920 - Sarah Churchill, singer with Capitol Records artists Benny Carter and His Orchestra, is born Sarah Valentine in Colfax, Louisiana
1921 - Uan Rasey, Capitol Records artist as a trumpet player in Frank Devol and His Orchestra, Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra, and with the studio orchestra for the Four Freshmen, band manager for Billy May's Capitol Records big band, first trumpet in MGM and Paramount Picture's studio orchestras, and teacher, is born in Glasgow, Montana
1938 - Kenny Rogers, singer, guitarist and Liberty and Capitol Records recording artist, is born Kenneth Donald Rogers in Houston, Texas
1939 - James Burton, songwriter ("Suzie Q" with Dale Hawkins), member of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and guitarist who, with his '53 Telecaster, was part of Rick Nelson's Imperial Records recording group, did session work with producer Ken Nelson for Capitol Records artists Merle Haggard and Buck Owens which helped define "The Bakersfield Sound", and was part of the backing band on Virgin Records recording artist Roy Orbison's "Black And White" special, is born in Dubberly, Louisiana. If anyone knows what James' middle name is, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - The country and western team Lonzo and Oscar (Lloyd George and Rollin Sullivan) have their first Capitol Records recording session as Lonzo and Oscar's Winston County Pea Pickers and record the tracks  "I Wonder Why She Almost Drives Me Wild", "My Dreams Turned into a Nightmare", "Pretty Little Indian Maid", "Tickle the Tom Cat’s Tail". If anyone knows which studio and/or city where the session was held, please leave a comment.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, pianist Leonard Pennario records Chopin's "Waltz #8", "Waltz #10 In B Minor", "Waltz #1 In E Flat Major", "and "Waltz #6 (Minute Waltz)" at the first session and "Waltz #4 In F Major", "Waltz #2", and "Waltz #5" and the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Pennario's album "Chopin - Waltzes" (P-8172).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 -  Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #13 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Goodnews Whitson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Monkey Man", "I Know A Better Way To Stay In Trim", "Lucy Brown", and "Who Put The Benzedrine" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1966 - Capitol Records artist Lou Rawls opens for Capitol Records band The Beatles at a concert held at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for titles that Miklos Rozsa composed and conducted the orchestra: "Prelude from 'Ben Hur'", "Love Theme From 'Ben Hur'", "Parade Of The Charioteers", "A Mother's Love From 'Ben Hur'", "Overture From 'El Cid'", "Love Theme From 'El Cid'",  "'El Cid' March", "Triumphal March From 'Quo Vadis'", "Love Theme From 'Quo Vadis'", "Quo Vadis Domine?", "The Nativity From 'King Of Kings'", "The Way Of The Cross From "'King Of Kings'", "Pieta From 'King Of Kings'", "'King Of Kings' Theme". Capitol will issue all the titles on the album "Miklos Rozsa - Great Themes" (T/ST 2837).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Singer Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I Wish It Could Be Christmas All Year", "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Jingle Bells", "Lonely Christmas", and "In Santa's Bag" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "Christmas All Year Long" (T/ST 2793).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Pea-Pickin' Cook" with "Song (Mama's Song)" on the flipside
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Jerry Sinclair, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Waters Of Sholoh", "Alleluia", and "Lord" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Waters Of Sholoh" and "Alleluia" together as a single (Capitol 3491) and have yet to issue "Lord".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Ebb Tide", "My Prayer", "Return To Paradise", and "This Is My Song" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of its "As You Remember Them" series with "Ebb Tide" and "This Is My Song" in the 3 LP set "Billy May - Volume 4" (STL 244) and "My Prayer" and Return To Paradise" in the 3 LP set "Billy May - Volume 3" (STL 243).
1973 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records album "We're An American Band" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records single "My Sharona" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1990 - Capitol Records releases Syd Barrett's solo album "The Madcap Laughs" for the first time on CD.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Future Capitol Records recording group The Benny Goodman Quartet, with the recently added Lionel Hampton on vibraphone, records its first track, "Moon Glow"
1944 - Jackie DeShannon, singer, songwriter and Liberty Records artist, is born Sharon Lee Myers in Hazel, Kentucky. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1960 - Matt Hurwitz, writer and Capitol Records/Beatles fan (who got to interview Alan Livingston at the release party for The Beatles' "1" album in The Capitol Tower)  is born.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Crystal Gayle's United Artists Records single "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", with "It's All Right With Me" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1904 - Count Basie, pianist, composer, and band leader, is born William Basie in Red Bank, New Jersey
1935 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, whose shows up to this time had not been great successes in terms of attendance, finish their current tour at The Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, California with a show that is also aired on a nation-wide hookup. The packed audience at the ballroom is the band's most enthusiastic. The rave reviews of the performance, which put some of the credit to the audience's responsiveness on the three hour earlier time difference between when the band's spot on the "Let's Dance" radio show was being aired in Los Angeles versus New York City, assure Goodman and his band's success and "The Swing Era" begins.
1958 - Walter Schumann, composer ("Theme From Dragnet") and songwriter, dies at age 44
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - After over 5 years of production, and premieres in London and New York City, Walt Disney releases the animated movie "Bambi" nationwide with RKO Radio Pictures handling distribution.
2005 - Dr. Robert Arthur Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, dies age of 71 in Asheville, North Carolina of a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor

Sunday, August 20, 2017

AUGUST 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1905 - Jack Teagarden, trombonist, band leader, singer and Capitol Records recording artist, is born Weldon John Teagarden in Vernon, Texas
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - John Hiatt, singer, musician, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist (1995-1997), is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. If anyone knows his middle name, please leave a comment.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Doug Fieger, actor, guitarist, and lead singer of the Capitol Records band The Knack, is born in Detroit, Michigan. If anyone knows his middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "We'll Save The Bones For Henry Jones" (after starting a new take after Johnny Mercer got 20 seconds into the first take but stopped it saying he had a frog in his throat), "My Baby Likes to Be-Bop", "Harmony" (with Cole on nickelodeon), and "You Can't Make Money Dreamin'" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "We'll Save The Bones For Henry Jones" and "Harmony" together as a single (Capitol 15000) and "My Baby Likes To Be-Bop" and "You Can't Make Money Dreamin'" together as a single (Capitol 15026).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Using a script by Alan Livingston, voice actors Henry Blair (as "Sparky"), Marvin Miller (as the narrator), June Foray (as a friend of Sparky), Billy Bletcher (as Sparky's daddy), and unlisted voice actors as Sparky's mother, another child friend, the train conductor, and the train, with Billy May conducting his own music to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the first three parts of "Sparky And The Talking Train" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the children's album "Sparky And The Talking Train" (BC-66).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Buddy Cole, with unlisted others, records four unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, probably at "The Chateau" on De Longpre near Vine Street in Hollywood, California. No issuing information is listed.
1948 - The comedy team Martin and Lewis (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) sign with Capitol Records. Martin had already signed a personal singing contract with Capitol on August 12, 1948.
1949 - Gordon MacRae and Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "Whispering Hope" debuts on the singles chart where it will peak at #4
1951 - Les Paul and Mary Ford’s Capitol Records single “The World Is Waiting For The Sunshine” sells its first million copies
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #8 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is # 19 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles Chart, "Walkin' My"Walkin' My Baby Back Home is #9 and "Somewhere Along The Way" is #10 on the magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, and "Somewhere Along The Way" is #18 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, pianist Leonard Pennario records Chopin's "Waltz #13 In D Flat Major, Opus 70 N° 3", "Waltz #14 In E Minor", "Waltz #7 In C Sharp Minor, Opus 64, N° 2", and "Waltz #3 In A Minor, Opus 34 N° 2" at the first session and Chopin's "Waltz #9 In A Flat Major, Opus 69 N° 1", "Waltz #11 In G Flat", and "Waltz #12 In F Minor, Opus 70 N°2 " at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Pennario's album "CHOPIN - Waltzes" (P-8172).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Jack Stern and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Way You Look Tonight", "That Old Black Magic", "It Had To Be You", and "Beer Barrel Polka" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Way You Look Tonight" on Stern's album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (H-378), "That Old Black Magic" on Stern's album "Background Music,Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375), and "It Had To Be You" and "Beer Barrel Polka" on Stern's album "Background Music - Bright And Bouncy" (H-377).
Capitol Records co-founder, chairman, and president Glenn Wallichs presents a gold record to Bing Crosby to honor "True Love" selling a million copies.
1956 - Bing Crosby's and Grace Kelly‘s Capitol Records single “True Love”, from the Capitol Records soundtrack album for the MGM motion picture "High Society", sells its first million copies.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Legend has it that The Kingston Trio learn the song "Tom Dooley" from a unknown artist at a talent audition at The Purple Onion located at 140 Columbus, San Francisco, California. They will re-arrange the song and add a spoken intro when they record it for their demo disc, which is given to producer and A&R executive Voyle Gilmore at Capitol Records, who signed them to the label. The group's version of the song appears on their self-titled Capitol Records debut album, "The Kingston Trio".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vibraphonist Johnny Otis and His Orchestra (Don Johnson and Paul Lopez on trumpet, George Washington on trombone, Jack Kelso on alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, Fred Harmon on tenor and baritone saxophones, Ernie Freeman on piano, Joe Nolen on guitar, Curtis Counce on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums) record the titles "It's Too Soon To Know" with vocals by The Moonbeams (lineup unlisted), "Tell Me So" with vocals by Mel Williams, "Star Of Love" with vocals by Jeannie Sterling, and "A Story Untold" with vocals by The Moonbeams in Los Angeles, California. After applauses overdubs are recorded for "A Story Untold" on November 4, 1957 and for "It's Too Soon To Know" on November 6, 1957, Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except for "Star Of Love" on the album "The Johnny Otis Show" (T 940) and "Star Of Love" as a single (Capitol F3802) with "It's Too Soon To Know" on the flipside. All the above titles are studio recordings with dubbed applause, although they were issued as recorded live at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #6 on WHK 1420 AM's Official Fabulous 50 Tunedex in Cleveland, Ohio.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Cliff Parman, with unlisted others, records the titles "Revelation", "Soul Of Souls", "Fare Thee Well", and "Ramble" in (listed as possibly) Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1969 - All four Beatles are in the recording studio (EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, England) at the same time for the last time. They'll mix part of the "Abbey Road" album, decide the running order of the songs, and decide where to clip the end of the track "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".
45 Years Ago Toda In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Gentry's titles "Rock & Roll Queen", "Changin'", "Let Me Put This Ring Upon Your Finger", and "R.C. & Moonpie", will issue "Changin'" and "Let Me Put This Ring Upon Your Finger" together as a single (Capitol 3459), and have yet to issue the other two titles.
1973 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Colorado Country Morning" with "Daddy Usta Say" on the flipside
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Storm (Lear Stevens on guitar, Ronni Hanson on bass, Jimmy Monroe on drums, and Jeanette Chase on vocals) record the title "PEZ" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Storm" (ST-12259).
35 Years Ago today In 1982 - Ronnie Laws, with unlisted others, records the title "Big Stars" at a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title on the album "Mr. Nice Guy" ST-12261).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Flesh For Lulu's titles "Lucky Day", "Postcards From Paradise", "Hammer Of Love", "Siamese Twist", "Sooner Or Later", "Sleeping Dogs", "Good For You", "Crash", "Way To Go", "Dream On Cowboy", "I Go Crazy", "Dumbest Things (Live In Your Living Room)", and "Spaceball Ricochet". Capitol Records will issue "Postcards From Paradise" and "The Dumbest Things (Live In Your Living Room)" together as a single (Capitol 44074) and "Siamese Twist" and "I Go Crazy" together as a single (Capitol 44165). Beggers Banquet will issue all the titles, except "The Dumbest Things (Live In Your Bedroom)" and "Spaceball Ricochet", in England on the group's album "Long Live The New Flesh" (BBL 82 on vinyl, BBL 82CD on CD).
2011 - Ross Barbour, founding member of the Capitol Records vocal group The Four Freshmen, dies of lung cancer at his home in Simi Valley, California at age 82.
Today on 2017 - Jerry Lewis, comedian, motion picture actor, television variety show host, and Capitol Records artist (as part of Martin and Lewis and a solo act), dies at age 91 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, sixty nine years to the day from when he signed his first contract with Capitol Records as part of the duo Martin and Lewis.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1959 - Ella Fitzgerald finishes recording tracks for her Verve Records album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle and producer Norman Granz

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1919 - The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Isaac Hayes, singer, songwriter, and cartoon voice artist, is born Isaac Lee Hayes in Covington, Tennessee
1950 - Jerome Brailey (aka "Bigfoot" Brailey), drummer with various bands including P-Funk, Parliament, Funkadelic, and Mutiny is born. If anyone knows his middle name, or where he was born, please leave a comment
1965 - KRS-One, singer, songwriter, and producer, is born Lawrence Krisna Parker in Brooklyn, New York
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - 112,000 people gather at Los Angeles Coliseum for an all-day concert called Wattstax. Isaac Hayes, Albert King, The Staples Stingers, Rufus & Carla Thomas, The Bar-Kays, and others performed. Stax Records president Al Bell had the concert filmed and the footage has been shown as part of a documentary on PBS.

BTW - Today is my step-daughter Maureen Johnson's 38th birthday!