Thursday, August 03, 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017

1924 - Gordon Stoker, manager, first tenor, piano player and briefly second tenor with Capitol Records recording artists (1950-1961) The Jordanaires, is born Hugh Gordon Stoker in Gleason, Tennessee
1945 - Cecil Hale, radio personality, promoter, president of the Natiional Association of Television and Radio Artists, and a vice president at Capitol Records/EMI (1979-1981), is born in St. Louis, Missouri. The History Makers website has a short biography of Hale.

75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Capitol Records issues Tex Ritter and His Texan's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" and "Goodbye, My Little Cherokee" (Capitol 110) and Jack McLean and His Orchestra's "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" with vocals by Wayne Gregg and a male vocal trio and "Today Is My Lucky Day" with vocals just by Wayne Gregg (Capitol 111) as part of the label's third release.
1959 - The Kingston Trio appear on the cover of Life magazine with today's cover date
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "How Great Thou Art" and "Eternal Life (Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4838) and on Ford's album "God Lives!" (T/ST 2618).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Lottie Jo Jones, with unlisted others, records the titles "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" and "When A Woman Loves A Man" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Walk Tall Baby, That's What I Need" as a single (Capitol 5994) with "I Believe To My Soul" (recorded January 12, 1967) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for "When A Woman Loves A Man".
1968 - Capitol Records releases its first album on cassette, "Sounds Of The Great Bands" by Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's compilation album "The Best of the Capitol Masters: The London Sessions" on CD

1926 - Tony Bennett, singer, painter, and Roulette Records recording artist, is born Antonio Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York. Capitol Records currently owns the Roulette catalog.
1929 - Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone disc record and founder of the Berliner Gramophone Company whose London branch would become EMI, dies of a heart attack at age 78 in the United States. The Library of Congress has a site on Berliner and the birth of the recording industry.
1963 - The Beatles perform for the 292nd and last time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1965 - Arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson (with musicians Melvin Moore, Al Procino, Freddie Hill, and Jules Chaitkin on trumpet; John Ewing, Bob Edmondssn, and Lester Robertson on trombone; Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone; Curtis Amy on soprano saxophone; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone and flute; Teddy Edwards and Don Raffell on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; Phil Moore, Jr. on piano; Dennis Budimir on guitar; Buddy Woodson on bass; and Mel Lee on drums) record the tracks "Satin Doll", "Softly As I Leave You" and "For Lonely Hearts" for Wilson's Pacific Jazz Records album "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue" in Los Angeles, California that were rejected. The tapes from the session are currently missing and are presumed destroyed. Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
2008 - Louis Teicher (born Louis Milton Teicher), pianist and United Artists Records artist as part of the duo Ferrante and Teicher, has died of heart failure at his summer home in Highlands, North Carolina at age 83. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the United Artists catalog.

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