Sunday, August 13, 2017

AUGUST 13, 2017

70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on vocals and piano, Oscar Moore on electric guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "Poor Butterfly", "How High The Moon", "I'll Never Be The Same", "These Foolish Things", "Cole Capers", "Three Little Words" and "Blues In My Shower" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenu in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record will issue all the songs on the Cole's album "Nat 'King' Cole At The Piano" (H-156).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Four Of A Kind (Buddy Cole on piano with unlisted guitar, bass, and drums players) and vocalist Yvonne King records the titles "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare", "Who Put That Dream In Your Eyes?" (without King), "Near You", and "Lazy Country Side" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service probably at "The Chateau" on De Longpre Avenue, west of Vine Street, in Hollywood, California which will issue all the titles on disc A-63.
1948 - "Smilin' Jack" Smith's Capitol Records recording of "You Call Everybody Darlin'" enters Billboard's singles charts. It will peak at #13.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records singles "Somewhere Along The Way" is #10 and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #12 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, "Somewhere Along The Way" is #12 and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is #14 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart and "Somewhere Along The Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" are tied for #22 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Avalon", "Who", and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll See You In My Dreams" and "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Songs We Remember" (H-376), "Avalon" on the multi-artist album "Background Music - Bright And Bouncy" (H-377), and "Who" on the multi-artist album "Background Music,Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (H-375).
1953 - Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile conducting the orchestra (Virgil Evans, Maurice Harris, Manuel Stevens, and Charles Zimmerman on trumpet, Marshall Cram, Francis "Joe" Howard, George Roberts, and Elmer Smithers on trombone, Jack Dumont, Chuck Gentry, Herman Gunkler, and David Harris on saxophones, Ernie Felice on accordion, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vince Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Ray Toland on drums, and Max Grolnik, Ralph Hansell, and Jack Rose on marimbas), records the tracks "That's Amore (That's Love)" (which was used in the soundtrack of Martin and Lewis' Paramount Pictures movie "The Caddy"), "You're The Right One", then just the musicians record a band track for the title "I Want You" (which Martin would re-record with vocals on December 24, 1953) , then Martin returns to vocals and records the title "I'd Cry Like A Baby" (which he will also re-record on December 24, 1953) at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1948. Capitol Records will issue "That's Amore" and "You're The Right One" together as a single (Capitol 2589) and will issue this take of "I'd Cry Like A Baby" in the 2 CD set "Dean Martin - The Capitol Years" (7-98409-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, and George Seaburg on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Russell Brown, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Skeets Herfurt, Harry Klee, Champ Webb, Ted Nash, and Joe Koch on saxophones, and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson and Barbara Simmons on violas, and Cy Bernard, Armand Kaproff, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", "All The Way", "There's A Small Hotel", and "Chicago" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:30 AM on August 14, 1957. Capitol Records will issue "I Could Write A Book", "Bewitched", and "There's A Small Hotel" on the orginal soundtrack album for "Pal Joey" (W/DW 912), "All The Way" and "Chicago" together as a single (Capitol F3793), "All The Way" on Sinatra's album "All The Way" (W/SW 1538), and "Chicago" on Sinatra's album "Sinatra Sings... Of Love And Things!" (W/SW 1729).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and (again, probably) Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on guitars, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and The Anita Kerr Singers (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Vacation's Over" and "Honey Stop" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3805).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - 1962 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (Ray Sherman on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Ralph Hansell on drums, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Walt Edelstein, Dave Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Joseph Quadri, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Lou Kievman, Ray Menhennick, Alexander Neiman, Paul Robyn, and Sandy Schonbach on viola, Armand Kaproff and Ray Kramer on cello, and Kathryn Thompson on harp), records the titles "Farewell To Arms", "Happy New Year", "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", "Am I Blue?", and a rejected take of "Laughing On The Outside" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. After rhythm tracks are overdubbed on "Farewell To Arms" and "Happy New Year" Capitol Records will issue them on the album "The Unforgettable Nat King Cole" (T 2558). Capitol will issue "When The World Was Young", "Spring Is Here", "No, I Don't Want Her", "Say It Isn't So", and "Am I Blue?" on Cole's album "Where Did Everyone Go?" (W 1859). Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #12 on CHUM 1050 AM's CHUM Hit Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1965 - Capitol Records releases the soundtrack to The Beatles' movie "HELP!"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records will register the masters for The Checkmates, Ltd. titles ""Medley: What'd I Say/Can I Get A Witness/Bread And Butter/Little Bitty Pretty One/Rockin' Robin/ Everybody Loves A Lover/Mr. Lee", "Sunny", "A Quitter Never Wins", "I've Got That Lovin' Feelin' (You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'), "Show Me", "Ebb Tide", "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" that were recorded live at performances given by the group at Caesar's Place in Las Vegas in 1966 and will issue all the titles on the group's album "Live At Caesar's Palace" (ST 2840).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad), with unlisted others, record the titles "When Jesus Comes" and "Without A Song" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Spread The World" (ST-11101).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Gentle Persuasion (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Please Mr Postman" and "I Believe In You" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5207).
1994 - Capitol Records band Blind Melon play at the 25th anniversary Woodstock concert
2003 - Ed Townsend, singer ("For Your Love"), BMI Award-winning songwriter ("What's Goin' On"), producer, and Capitol Records artist (1958-1959) who recorded two albums with arranger Nelson Riddle, dies of heart failure at age 74 in San Bernadino, California
2009 - Les Paul, guitarist, guitar designer, inventor of various multi-track recording devices, and Capitol Records solo artist as well as part of the Capitol Records duo Les Paul and Mary Ford, has died at the age of 94 at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, with family and friends by his side, of complications from pneumonia. The flag on The Capitol Tower has been lowered to half mast.

1964 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Pass on guitar, John Pisano on rhythm guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, Colin Bailey on drums) record the tracks "Jambalaya", "Cold Cold Heart", "You Win Again", and "Hey Good Lookin'" with producer Richard Bock for Pacific Jazz Records at the Pacific Jazz studios in Los Angeles, California. The Pacific Jazz catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.

1941 - According to The New York Times, the first recorded use of the term "disc jockey" appears in Variety magazine
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by RKO Pictures, premieres the movie "Bambi" in the United States of America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York after a sneak preview on February 28, 1942 in Pamona, California and its world premiere in London, England on August 8, 1942. RKO will also premiere two other films this day in New York City - Daymon Runyan's "The Big Street" at the RKO Palace theater and Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Capitol Theater.

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