ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
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 - 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).
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.
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
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
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.
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - According to The New York Times, the first recorded use of the term "disc jockey" appears in Variety magazine