Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1916 - Dick Haymes, singer, radio and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), is born Richard Benjamin Haymes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
95 Years Ago Today In 1922 (Or Maybe September 10, 1923) - Yma Sumac, singer with 5 octave range, Broadway performer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo in Ichocán, Peru. If anyone knows for sure which year she was born in, please leave a comment.
1925 - Mel Tormé, singer, songwriter, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952), is born Melvin Howard Torme in Chicago, Illinois
1961 - Dave Mustaine, guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of the band Metallica and the Capitol Records band (1986-2000) Megadeth, is born David Scott Mustaine in La Mesa, California
55 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Stephen Perkins, drummer for the bands Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Hellride, and the Capitol Records bands Jane's Addiction and The Panic Channel, is born Stephen Andrew Perkins in Los Angeles, California
1993 - Niall Horan, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Mullingar, Ireland.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, records the titles "Out Of This World", "Conversations While Dancing" with additional vocals by Johnny Mercer, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" with additional vocals by The Pied Pipers in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Out Of This World" as a single (Capitol 191) with "There's No You" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, "Conversation While Dancing" as a single (Capitol 195) with "On The Atchison,Topeka And Santa Fe" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" as a single (Capitol 199) with "A Friend Of Yours" (recorded April 2, 1945) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - "King Cole Trio Time" is broadcast from Louisville, Kentucky where The King Cole Trio play listener's requests for the entire show. The Trio then goes on to bookings in Chicago, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Charlestown, West Virginia, Lansing, Michigan, and Rochester, Minnesota.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and guitarist T-Bone Walker, with John "Teddy" Buckner on trumpet, Hubert "Bumps" Myers on tenor saxophone, Lloyd Glenn on piano, Arthur Edwards on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titles "I Know Your Wig Is Gone", the instrumental "T-Bone Jumps Again", two takes of "Call It Stormy Monday", and two takes of "She Had To Let Me Down" in Los Angeles, California for Black & White Records. Black & White Records will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" together as a single (Black & White 122) and "T-Bone Jumps Again" as a single (Black & White 125) with "I Want A Little Girl" (recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside. Capitol Records will purchase Black & White's catalog and will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" on the album "Classics In Jazz - T-Bone Walker" (H-370), "T-Bone Jumps Again" on the album "T-Bone Walker - His Original 1945-50 Performances" (T 1958), and all the titles and takes in the three CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
1948 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis overdub their vocals on band tracks recorded by The Mario Ruiz Armengol Orchestra on September 9, 1948 for the titles "The Money Song" and "That Certain Party" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the two songs together as the duo's first single for the label (Capitol 15249).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Somewhere Along The Way" is #9 on The Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Single's chart and his single "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" is tied at #11 with Johnnie Ray's Columbia Records single of the same song on the same chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #1 on WMCA's weekly survey in New York City, New York and his single "With You In Mind" is #28 and his single "Send For Me" is #33 on the same survey.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Will Jordan, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Jules Jacob on saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Al Hendrickson and Alvino Rey on guitars, George "Red" Callender on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums), records the titles "Fly Carpet, Fly" and "Bye, Bye Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on September 14, 1957.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, with Martin Ruderman on flute and vocalist Salli Terri, records Jaym Ovalle's "Tre Pontos De Santo, Opus 10: Chario/Aruanda/Estrella Do Mar", Almeida's "O Caçador", and Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras N° 5" at the first session and Paurillo Barroso's "Para Ninar", Jayme Ovalle-Bandeira's "Azulao", Vladimir Henrique's "Boi Bumba", and Braga Ferreira's "Maracatu" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Laurindo Almeida, Martin Ruderman, and Salli Terri's album "Duets With The Spanish Guitar" (P/DP-8406).
55 Years Ago In 1962 - The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson on lead vocals, Mike Love on vocals, Carl Wilson and David Marks on guitars and vocals, and Dennis Wilson on drums and vocals) record the title "Cindy, Oh Cindy" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "The Beach Boys - 'Surfin' Safari' and 'Surfin' U.S.A.'" (7-93691-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Kirsten, Earle Wilkie, Richard Robinson, and William Felber, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and Orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "'The Desert Song': The Riff Song" with vocals by Gordon MacRae, "'The Student Prince': Drinking Song (Reprise)", "'The Student Prince': Serenade" with vocals by MacRae, "'The Desert Song': Let Love Go/One Flower/One Alone" with vocals by MacRae, "'The Student Prince': Golden Days" with vocals by MacRae, and "'The Student Prince': Gaudeamus Igitur" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'The Desert Song': The Riff Song" and "'The Desert Song': Let Love Go/One Flower/One Alone" on the album "Desert Song" (W/SW 1842) and "'The Student Prince': Drinking Song (Reprise)", "'The Student Prince': Serenade", "'The Student Prince': Golden Days", and "'The Student Prince': Gaudeamus Igitur" on the album "The Student Prince" (W/SW 1841).
1965 - Nancy Wilson, with arranger Sid Feller conducting the orchestra, records the track "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "(Leaning On) The Everlasting Arms", "His Amazing Grace", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "He'll Understand And Say Well Done", "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?", "A Walk In The Valley", and "Turn To Him" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Newton's album "God Is Alive" (T/ST 2832).
1968 - The Common People (Joel "Denny" Robinett, his brother Gerald Robinett on drums, William Fausto on keyboards, John Bartley III on guitar, and Michael McCarthy on bass) record the titles "Sing It Away", "I Have Been Alone", "Land Of A Day", and a rejected take of "Feeling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Have Been Alone" and "Land Of A Day" on the group's album "Of The People/By The People/For The People" (ST-266). "Sing It Away" has yet to be issued. Here's a great article about the history of the band.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at a rock 'n' roll revival concert at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White. It is the first time Lennon has given a rock performance on stage without Paul McCartney or the rest of The Beatles since 1957.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Larry Kingston, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Singin' Star", "Arkansas Roads", and "The Feminine Touch" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Kenny Vernon, with unlisted others, records the titles "Feel So Fine", "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More", and "Run, Baby, Run" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Feel So Fine" and "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More" together as a single (Capitol 3691) and all the titles on Vernon's album "Loversville" (ST-11227).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Al Martino, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Harold Wheeler, records the titles "One Last Time", "Here I Go Again", "The Next Hundred Years", and "A Song For Lovers" at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York. with producer Joel Diamond for Silver Blue Productions. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles in Los Angeles, California on September 19 and 20, 1977, Capitol Records will issue "One Last Time" and "Here I Go Again" together as a single (Capitol 4551), "The Next Hundred Years" as a single (Capitol 4508) with "After The Lovin'" (recorded August 16, 1977) on the flipside, and all the titles on Martino's album "The Next Hundred Years" (ST-11741).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Leopold Stokowsky, conductor and Capitol Records artist, dies in his sleep at age 95 in his house in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England
1991 - Vern Yocum, copyist, librarian, orchestrator and woodwind player, brother of Clark Yocum of the Capitol Records recording group The Pied Pipers, co-founder of The Musician’s Guild, founder of Hollywood’s top music preparation office which did work for hundreds of performers from the radio, television, film, and recording industries including Capitol Records artists and arrangers Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Alex Stordahl, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Frank Duval, George Cates, Don Costa, and André Previn, dies of bladder cancer at age 82
2005 - Capitol Records releases The Dandy Warhol's album "Odditorium or Warlords of Mars"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Zack Starkey, son of Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, is born
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI-America Records registers the John Hall Band's titles "Women Of Water" and "Original Sin". No issuing information is listed.
2005 - Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases David Axelrod's compilation album "The Edge - David Axelrod at Capitol Records 1966-1970"
2005 - EMI Classics, a division of Capitol Records, releases the compilation of recordings of compositions by Fritz Kreisler entitled "Kreisler: Original Compositions & Arrangements".

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1996 - Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter, poet, and actor, dies at age 25 of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada six days after being shot four times by an unknown drive-by shooter also in Las Vegas

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