Tuesday, January 31, 2017

JANUARY 31, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
125 Years Ago Today In 1892 - Eddie Cantor, Vaudeville, Broadway, motion picture, radio and television actor, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Edward Israel Iskowitz in the Lower East Side of New York City, New York.
1915 - Bobby Hackett, coronet, trumpet and guitar player, member of Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (played at the 1938 Carnegie Hall concert), and Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (initally as a guitarist while his lip was healing, then on short solos such as on "String Of Pearls"), band leader, a Capitol Records solo artist, and on Jackie Gleason's Capitol Records albums, is born Robert Leo Hackett in Providence, Rhode Island

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During a split session held at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, first Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Nobody Else But Me" with vocals by Lou Dinning and "Full Moon And Empty Arms" featuring Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on piano then vocalist Martha Tilton, with Paul Weston directing the orchestra and vocal octet (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Ah Yes, There's Good Blues Tonight" and "As If I Didn't Have Enough On My Mind". Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 245) and the second two titles together as a single (Capitol 244).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Dorothy Lamour signs with Capitol Records
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Hal Derwin, with unlisted others, records the titles "It Might Have Been A Different Story" and "You Can Take My Word For It Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 377).
1951 - Vocalist and pianist Nellie Lutcher, with a unlisted trio of other musicians, records the titles "Pa's Not Home And Ma's Upstairs", "I Really Couldn't Love You", "(I Need) Body And Fender Work", and "He Couldn't Care Less" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles as a single (Capitol 1420). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in the CD boxset "Nellie Lutcher And Her Rhythm" (BCD 15910).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Billy May, using his own arrangements, conducts an orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Mannie Klein on trumpet,  Ed Kusby and William Schaefer on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Lou Busch on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, Kathryn Thompson on harp, and a string section with Ben Gill, Lou Raderman, and Felix Slatkin on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) as they record the titles "Bozo Has A Party: Part 1", "Bozo Has A Party: Part 2", "Bozo Has A Party: Part 3", and "Bozo Has A Party: Part 4" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. After Pinto Colvig records vocal overdubs on February 11 and 13, 1952, Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the children's album "Bozo Has A Party" (DBX-3133).
1953 - Nat "King" Cole's single "Pretend", with "Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1956 -  Trombonist and vocalist Jack Teagarden, with Van Alexander's Orchestra (Mannie Klein and Charlie Teagarden on trumpet, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ben Benson on trombone, Gus Bivona and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Jules Jacob on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Aunt Hagar's Children Blues""After You've Gone""A Monday Date", and "Sheik Of Araby" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Teagarden's album "This Is Teagarden" (T 721).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, John Halliburton, and Jim Amlotte on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Curtis Counce on bass, and Larry Bunker), with vocal group The Modern Men (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Woman Usually Do" and "Opus In Chartreuse" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Both titles were rejected and have not yet been issued.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Prima and vocalist Keely Smith, with tenor saxophonist and vocalist Sam Butera & The Witnesses (James "Litle Red" Blount Jr. on trombone, William "Willie" McCumber on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Amado Rodrigues on bass, and Robert "Bobby" Morris on drums), record the titles "I've Got The World On A String", "Much Too Young To Loose My Mind" featuring vocals by Sam Butera, "Don't Let A Memory" featuring vocals by Keely Smith, and "Pennies From Heaven" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between Midnight and 3:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue "I've Got The World On A String" and "Pennies From Heaven" on Prima's album "The Call Of The Wildest" (T 836). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the 8 CD box set "Louis Prima, Sam Butera & Keely Smith - Their Capitol Recordings" (BCD 15776).
1963 - The Beach Boys record the tracks "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Shutdown"
1968 - Merle Haggard records the track "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" with producer Ken Nelson at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. Merle wrote the song, which will enter the U.S. Country charts in March 1968 and will become Haggard's 4th #1 hit.
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "The Long And Winding Road", "Let It Be", and "Two Of Us"
1970 - Glen Campbell's 17th Capitol Records single to chart, "Honey Come Back" with "Where Do You Go" on the flip side, peaks at #2 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1990 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' last single for the label, "Tijuana Lady", with "Brooklyn Bridge" on the flipside

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1894 - Isham Jones, fiddler, tenor saxophonist, bandleader (whose members would include future Capitol Records artists Benny Goodman and Woody Herman), songwriter ("I'll See You In My Dreams", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" which was covered by Capitol Records artist Nellie Lutcher and became one of her biggest hits, "It Had To Be You" which was covered by Capitol Records artist Betty Hutton, and others) is born in Coalton, Ohio
1956 - Johnny Rotten, lead singer with the EMI and Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols and Virgin Records Group Public Image Ltd. (aka PIL), is born John Lydon in Finsbury Park, London, England
1969 - Billy Preston signs with Apple Records
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "The Tide Is High" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America single "Centerfold" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1876 - On a black day in the country's history, the government of the United States of America orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
1936 - "The Green Hornet" radio show debuts on WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan and was created by George Trendle and Fran Striker who also created The Lone Ranger which also was broadcast from the same station. A further tie-in is that the Hornet's alter-ego, Britt Reed, is the great nephew of The Lone Ranger's young sidekick Dan Reed.
1945 - On another black day in U.S.A. history, U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik becomes the first American soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion
1961 - Ham the Chimp travels into outer space on an early version of NASA's Mercury rocket, performs well on some response tests and returns safely to Earth
1990 - The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia
2004 - Mystery Science Theater 3000 ends its run on the Sci-Fi Channel.

Monday, January 30, 2017

JANUARY 30, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1934 - Tammy Grimes, Broadway, motion picture, television and radio actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1960 - Original Cast Album for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"), is born in Lynn, Massachusetts. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Cliffie Stone, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Tiger Rag", "My Pretty Girl", and "Pretty Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tiger Rag" and "My Pretty Baby" together as a single (Capitol 378) and "Pretty Baby" as a single (Capitol 15316) with "After You've Gone" (recorded November 26, 1946) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Clarinetist Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Nate Kazebier, George Wendt, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, and Joe Triscari on trumpet, Red Ballard, Lou McGarity, and Bill Schaefer on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone, Babe Russin and Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jess Stacy on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Larry Breen on bass, and Sammy Weiss on drums), with vocalist Johnny Mercer, record the title "Moon Faced, Starry Eyed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 376), with "It Takes Time" (recorded January 28, 1947) on the flipside.
1951 - During two sessions held today, probably in "The Chateau" in Hollywood, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, The Mellowmen Quartet record six unlisted titles at the first session and Hal Derwin records five unlisted titles. There is no record if The Capitol Records Transcription Service issued any of the titles but it did register master #s. If anyone knows what was recorded that day, please leave a comment.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Jeanne Gayle, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Almost Lost My Mind", "All Night Long", "A Bundle Of Souther Sunshine", and "Rhumba Boogie" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "All Night Long" and "A Bundle Of Southern Sunshine" together as a single (Capitol 1985) and have yet to issue either "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "Rhumba Boogie".
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Come Around To Me", "I'll Never Be The Same", "You're Gonna Be Sorry", and "Mobilin' Baby Of Mine" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Come Around To Me" as a single (Capitol 2050), "I'll Never Be The Same" and "Mobilin' Baby Of Mine" together as a single (Capitol 2075), and "You're Gonna Be Sorry" as a single (Capitol 2210).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Trumpeter Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Clayton Cash, and Uan Rasey also on trumpet, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted
Romersa on alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the titles "Hell's Bells", "Always Late (With Your Kisses)", "Freight Train Boogie", and "Doll Dance" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hell's Bells" and "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" together as a single (Capitol 1986) and have yet to issue either "Freight Train Boogie" or "Doll Dance".
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Wesley Tuttle, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Paul Sells on organ, Eddie Kirk, Jimmy Wakely, and Don Weston on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, using arrangements by Paul Sells, records the titles "Call Of The Mountains", "They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain", and "Gathering Home" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Call Of The Mountains" and "They Locked God Outside The Iron Gate" together as a single (Capitol 1992) and "Gathering Home" as a single (Caitol 2271).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello), record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 3rd Movement, Part  2", "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 4th Movement, Part 1", and "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 4th Movement, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2" (P-8163).
1956 - It's a busy day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Lewis Talley on guitar, Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar, Enos "Skeets" McDonald on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "It's Not The Moon That Makes The Difference", "You Took Her Off My Hands""Why Do I Love You So?", and "That Just Kills Me". Capitol Records will issue "You Took Her Off My Hands" and "That Just Kills Me" together as a single (Capitol F33596), and "Why Do I Love You So?" as a single (Capitol F3408) with "The Waltz Of The Angels" (recorded on February 8, 1956) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten CD boxset "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886). Between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM, vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone and oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, percussion and bells, Corky Hale on harp, Claude Williamson on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "For All We Know""There's No You""Maybe You'll Be There" and "This Year's Kisses". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725). Between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM, Billy May directs his own arrangements to his orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Lloyd Ulyate, Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, and Francis Howard on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums) and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (vocalists Jud Conlon, Loulie Jean Norman, Gloria Wood, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean, and Robert Wacker) as they record the titles "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'", "Nightmare Theme", and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)". Capitol Records will issue "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'" and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)" together as a single (Capitol 3372) and "Nightmare Theme" as a single (Capitol 3486) with "The Beat" (recorded June 7, 1956) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (Dick Cathcart on trumpet, Elmer "Moe" Schneider on trombone, Julian "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) and a mixed vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Maybe", "Once In A While", "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)", "The Object Of My Affection", "Only Forever", and "You've Got Me Crying Again" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:15 PM and 6:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's album "Pretty Baby" (T 849).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Conductor Billy May and His Orchestra (John Best and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Si Zentner on trombome, Vinent De Rosa and Arthur Frantz on French horn, Clarence Karella on tuba, Skeets Herfurt, Harry Klee, Jules Jacob, Fred Falensby, and Lloyd Hildebrand on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Meyer Rubin on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Harry Bluestone, Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure, and Marshall Sosson on violin, and Alvin Dinkin and Paul Robyn on viola) record the titles "Tubby The Tuba, Part 1" and "Tubby The Tuba, Part 2" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM. These were recorded as background tracks for an unreleased new version of the children's record.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, conductor Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Beyond The Blue Horizon" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and Ray Harrington with vocals by Gordon Goodman, "The Unconstant Lover" using an arrangment by Livingston Gearhart with vocals again by Gordon Goodman, "Hit The Road To Dreamland" using an arrangement by Harry Simeone, and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald at the first session and "Hora Staccato" using an arrangment by Harry Simeone and Eric Siday with vocals by Patti Beems, "In The Still Of The Night" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and vocals again by Patti Beems, and "You'll Never Walk Alone", also arranged by Roy Ringwald at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "The Unconstant Lover", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", "Hora Staccato", "In the Still Of The Night", and "You'll Never Walk Alone" on the group's album "All Through The Night" (T 936) and have yet to issue either "Beyond The Blue Horizon" or the take of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" recorded at the first session.
1961 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Bill Comstock, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Dick Reynolds conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Imagination", "(I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", and "Green Fields" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on ghe group's album "Stars In Your Eyes" (T 1682).
1961 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's album "Make Way"
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Catch Club (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Amo Amas", "Sir Walter", "A Street Intrigue", "Strange News", "'Tis Amaryllis Walkin'", "Young Collin", "Hodge Told Sue", "Jack, Thou 'Rt A Toper", "When Celia Was Learning", "I'll Tell Mother", "Jerusalem", "Tom The Tailor", "Fairy Queen Opera", and "The Knight Of Malta" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Young Collin", "When Celia Was Learning", and "Tom The Tailor (which have yet to be released) on the group's album "I'll Tell My Mother" (T 1726).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Newark, New Jersey's WNJR radio disc jockey George Hudson and His Orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and unlisted trumpet, baritone saxophone, organ, piano, guitar, electric bass, drum players, male vocalists, and female background vocalists) conducted by Teacho Wiltshire, record the titles "Gonna Twist Along Without You Now", "Shimmy Shimmy Walk" with the addition of an unlisted harmonica player, "Bronx Stomp" with the addition of an unlisted Tympani player, and "Do The Limbo" without the baritone saxophone, organ, and drum players and with the additon of conga and bongo drum players in New York City, New York with producers Manny Kellem and Andy Wiswell.
1963 - Nat "King" Cole signs his last contract with Capitol Records
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Please Please Me" with "From Me To You" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles begin two straight days of shooting for a promo film for their Parlophone single "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. The single will be released in the United States by Capitol Records and the footage would appear in "The Beatles Anthology" distributed by Capitol Video in 1995 that also includes home movies from the set of the shoot
1969 - The Beatles, with Billy Preston on keyboards, give their last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records' offices at 3 Savile Row, London, England, after the roof was shored up to hold the weight. The performance was filmed until it was stopped after 42 minutes by the police. The footage will later appear in the documentary "Let It Be" and recordings of the songs performed, "Get Back" (three takes), "Don't Let Me Down" (two takes), "I've Got A Feeling" (two takes), "One After 909", and "I Dig A Pony", would later appear on the "Let It Be" Apple Records soundtrack, released by Capitol Records in the United States. The band also performed a version of "God Save The Queen" that was not recorded.
1981 - The Tubes record the titles "A Matter Of Pride" and "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's album "The Completion Backward Principle" (SOO-12151).
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Tower Mastering duplicates a very limited quantity of a 3-song cassette sampler of alternate takes of Paul McCartney's songs "The World Tonight", "Young Boy", and "Somedays" to promote his Capitol Records album "Flaming Pie".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - Future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard was found guilty on a burglary charge in California
1981 - Vocalist Kim Carnes, with unlisted other vocalists and musicians, records the title "Break The Rules Tonight (Out Of School)". EMI America will release the title as a single (EMI America 8087) with "Draw Of The Cards" on the flipside and on Carnes' album "Mistaken Identity" (SO-17052).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1933 - The first of 2,956 radio episodes of "The Lone Ranger" airs on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. The show's writer, Fran Striker (who also created The Green Hornet and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon) was born in Buffalo, New York. My dad loved this show as a kid. He even saved his Lone Ranger badge. When nostalgia for Old Time Radio was really at a peak in the early '70s, many programs were released on LP which he collected and played for me and my siblings and we just loved them. It really started my love for the great shows from the golden age of radio.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

JANUARY 29, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
100 Years Ago Today In 1917 - John Raitt, singer, Broadway and motion picture actor, Capitol Records artist and father of Capitol Records artist Bonnie Raitt, is born John Emmet Raitt in Santa Ana, California
1953 - Teresa Teng Li-chun, singer, Yewjow (1967-1971), Life Records (1971-1976), Polydor (1974-1982), EMI/Capitol Records/Parlophone (1983-1985), Polydor (1985-1995), Columbia Records (1986-1989), and Atlantic Records (1990-1995) artist, is born in Baojhong, Yunlin, Taiwan.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During two sessions held today at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, at the first session Jack Guthrie (on vocals) and His Oklahomans (Everett "Billy" Hughes on fiddle, "Porky" Freeman on lead electric guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "In The Shadows Of My Heart", "I Loved You Once But I Can't Trust You", "Please, Oh Please" and "Oklahoma's Calling" and at the second session they record the titles "My Rough And Rowdy Ways", "Peach Picking Time In Georgia", "Get Along Little Paint", "I'll Always Be A Country Boy", "Muleskinner Blues", "Any Old Time" and "Blue Yodel".
From the first session, Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 15251) with "Answer To 'Moonlight And Skies" on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 246) with "When The Cactus Is In Bloom" on the flipside, and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40032). From the second session, the Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue all the titles except "Get Along Little Paint" and "Muleskinner Blues" on transcription disc G-32. Bear Family Records will issue, in Germany, all the titles from the first session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Oklahoma Hills" (BCD 15580) and all the titles from the second session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Milk Cow Blues" (BCD 16400).
1946 - Cootie Williams (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, and Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet, Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Bob Horton on trombone, Rupert Cole and John Jackson on alto saxophone, Sam Taylor and Everett Gaines on tenor saxophone, Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone, Arnold Jarvis on piano, Sam "Christopher" Allen on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Butch Ballard on drums), record the titles "Stingy Blues" with vocals by Bob Merrill, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" with vocals by Johnny Mercer and Cootie Williams, and the instrumental titles "Echoes Of Harlem" and "That's The Lick" at radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issued "Stingy Blues" as a single (Capitol 15164) with "Bring 'Em Down Front" on the flipside, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051), "Echoes Of Harlem" as a single (Capitol 266) with "When My Baby Left Me" on the flipside, and "Stingy Blues", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "That's The Lick" on the 1972 Capitol Records compilation album "Capitol Jazz Classics Volume II - Big Band Bounce" (M-11057). Mosaic Records issued all the titles on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with guitarist Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (Buddy Cole on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, Tom Romersa on drums, and unlisted players of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophones), records the titles "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Speaking Of Angels", and "Somebody Loves Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Speaking Of Angels" together as a single (Capitol 375) and "Somebody Loves Me" on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49).
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 1", "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 2", and "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Third Movement, Part 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op.51, N° 2" (P-8163).
1956 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted) presented by Webley Edwards records the titles "Na Lei O Hawaii (Song Of The Islands)", "Sweet Leilani", "Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise)", and "Imi Au Ia Oe (King's Serenade)" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release all the titles on the album "Hawaii Calls - Favorite Instrumentals Of The Islands" (T 715).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Marian McPartland, with Max Cohn and Arnold Eidus on violin, Isadore Zir on viola, George Ricci on cello, Margaret Ross on harp, William Britto on bass, and Jimmy Campbell on drums, records the titles "Little Girl Blue", "With You In My Mind", "Black Is The Color", and "Greensleeves" in New York City, New York. Capitol Recors will issue all the titles on McPartland's album "With You In Mind" (T 895).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Dry Bones" using an arrangement by Livingston Gearhart, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and featuring Frank Davis on vocals, and "Way Back Home" using an arrangement by Hawley Ades in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi" (W/SW 845).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Franck's "Prelued, Chorale And Fugue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "FRANCK - Preludes, Chorale & Fugue/SCHUMANN - Fantasia In C Major" (P/SP-8397). Capitol Records' classical catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Leopold Stokowski, records Debussy's "Prelude to The Afternoon Of A Faun" and "Clair De Lune" and Tchaikovsky's "Sherzo From Symphone N°. 4" at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue Debussy's "Prelude to The Afternoon Of A Faun" and "Clair De Lune" on the album "Leopold Stokowski Conducting His Symphony Orchestra - Landmarks Of A Distinguished Career (BACH/DEBUSSY/STRAUSS/SIBELIUS)" (P/SP-8399) and Tchaikovsky's "Sherzo From Symphone N°. 4" on the album "The Orchestra Full Dimensional Sound" (SAL/SSAL-8385).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions with producers Manny Kellem and Andy Wiswell held in New York City, New York, Newark, New Jersey's WNJR radio disc jockey George Hudson and His Orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone, Jimmy Spruill on guitar, and unlisted baritone saxophone, organ, piano, electric bass, drum players, male vocalists, and female background vocalists) conducted by Teacho Wiltshire, record the titles "Hully Gully Firehouse", "The Peppermint Twist", "(Do The) Mashed Potatoes" with an unlisted electric piano player, and without the organist, "Do The Bug" at the first session and the titles "The Roach" (also without the organist), "Do The New Continental", "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man", and "Come On An' Slop" at the second session which was a split session with vocalist Gil Hamilton (aka Johnny Thunder), and the same musicians as above, recording the title "In Time". Capitol Records will issue all of Hudson's titles on his album "George Hudson Presents Dance Time" (T/ST 1697) and Hamilton's "In Time" as a single (Capitol 4766) with "Tell Her" (recorded January 11, 1962) on the flipside.
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work it Out", with "Day Tripper on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1971 - The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, recorded the title "Java Jive" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3108) with "Chicken Bone Bone" on the flipside and on the group's album "Jivin'" (ST-778). A later incarnation of the group will re-record "Java Jive". 1971 - Anita Carter (on vocals), with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Jerry Kennedy, Billy Sanford, and Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge on guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Jerry Carrigan on drums, records the titles "Loving Him Was Easier", "I'd Rather Be Sorry", and "Until It's Time For You To Go" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded on May 6, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and "Until It's Time For You To Go", on June 3, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and "Until It's Time For You To Go", a guitar overdub at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville Tennessee by Billy Sanford on June 14, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and scraping those overdubs and doing new ones with Anita Carter on vocals and Richard Bennett on guitar at Rock Audio's studio in Brentwood, Tennessee on October 25, 30, 31, and November 1, 2001 for all three titles, Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and versions in the CD boxset "Anita Carter - Appalachian Girl" (BCD 16414) in Germany.
40 Years Ago Today In 1972, Mink DeVille, with unlisted others, record the titles "Cadillac Walk" and "It's So Tough" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mike DeVille" (ST-11631).
1976 - Al Martino (on vocals), with unlisted musicians using arrangements by Al Capps, records a as yet unissued take of "There's No Tomorrow", the titles "The More I See You" and "My Thrill", and a as yet unissued take of "Candy" with producer Mike Curb in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "There's No Tomorrow" and "The More I See You" on January 30, 1976 and for "My Thrill" on February 5, 1976, Capitol Records will issue "The More I See You" and "My Thrill" together as a single (Capitol 4241) and on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (ST-11572). 1976 - Guthrie Thomas record and produces the titles "Sweet Virginia" and "Fifty-Five" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's single "All The Sweet" with "A Little More Country" on the flipside
1981 - During two sessions held in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Billy "Crash" Craddock, with unlisted others, records as yet unissued takes of the titles "I Haven't Even Thought Of You" and "Love And Run" and the title "I Just Need You For Tonight" at the first session and a as yet unissued take of the title "Honky Tonk Waltz" and the title "Darlin' Take Care Of Yourself" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "I Just Need You For Tonight" and "Darlin' Take Care Of Yourself" on Craddock's album "The New Will Never Wear Off Of You" (ST-12249).
1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the titles "Making Magic" and "Cry Just A Little" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1989 - Sheriff's Capitol Records single "When I'm With You", with "Crazy Without You" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records releases the 25 track CD "Les Brown And His Band Of Renown BEST OF THE CAPITOL YEARS" and, as part of the label's "Classic Masters" series, Blind Melon's eponymous 12 track compilation album "Blind Melon".
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Johnny Wakely, singer, guitarist, and son of Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely, is born in Hollywood, California
1961 - Eddie Jackson, bass player for the bands The Mob and EMI America and Rhino Records group Queensrÿche, is born in Robstown, Texas
1969 - "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS-TV
1973 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Kenny Rogers's United Artists Records single "Lucile", with "Till I Get It Right" on the flipside, debuts on the U.S. Country charts
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton's Liberty Records single "We've Got Tonight", with Rogers' solo track "You Are So Beautiful" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country charts where it will peak at #1
1990 - EMI America releases Eddie Cochran's compilation album "Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" as part of the label's "Legendary Masters" series
1996 - Zander Raphael Ayeroff, son of Capitol Records artist and guitarist Stan Ayeroff and bassoonist and multi-media artist Leslie Lashinsky, is born.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

JANUARY 28, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - At a split session in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Jerry Colonna records the titles "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline" and "I Hate Music" then vocalist Johnnie Johnston records the titles "Irresistible You" and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year". Capitol Records will issue "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline" and "I Hate Music" together as a single (Capitol 173) and "Irresistible You" and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year" together as a single (Capitol 152).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Clarinetist Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Nate Kazebier, Mannie Klein, Zeke Zarchy, and Joe Triscari on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Lou McGarity, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Gus Bivona and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone, Babe Russin and Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jess Stacy on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Larry Breen on bass, and Sammy Weiss on drums), record two takes of the titles "Lonely Moments" using arrangements by Mary Lou Williams, "It Takes Time" arranged by Tommy Todd with vocals by Johnny Mercer, "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" also arranged by Tommy Todd with vocals by Matt Dennis, and "Whistle Blues", also arranged by Mary Lou Williams,  at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first take of "Lonely Moments" and "Whistle Blues" together as a single (Capitol 374), the second take of "Lonely Moments" on the CD "Benny Goodman - Undercurrent Blues" (8-32086-2), "It Takes Time" as a single (Capitol 376) with a new take of "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" (recorded January 30, 1947 with vocals this time by Johnny Mercer) on the flipside, and has yet to issue the take of "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" recorded on this date. Classics will issue all the titles and takes in France on the CD "The Chronological Benny Goodman 1946-1947" (1385).
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Golden Earrings", with "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1950 - Capitol Records releases Tommy Duncan's single "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" with "Just a Plain Old Country Boy" on the flip side
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Electric guitarist Jimmy Bryant and steel guitarist Wesley "Speedy" West, with Billy Liebert on piano, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Cracker Jack", "Bryan's Shuffle", "Roadside Rag", and "The Yodeling Guitar" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:15 PM and 5:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Cracker Jack" and "Roadside Rag" together as a single (Capitol 1991) and "Bryant's Shuffle" and "The Yodeling Guitar" together as a single (Capitol 2057).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Roy Hogsed, with Denny Morgan on accordion, Donald Hogsed on lead guitar, Richard "Rusty" Nitz on bass, and Milton "Muddy" Berry and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, record the titles "My Little Love Gone", "Stretchin' A Point Or Two" with Donald Hogsed also on fiddle, "Let Your Pendulum Swing" with Donald Hogsed also on fiddle and steel guitar, and "Roll 'Em Dice" with Donald Hogsed also on steel guitar and either Milton "Muddy" Berry or Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on only tympani in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Strechin' Your Point" as a single (Capitol 2083), "Let Your Pendulum Swing" as a single (Capitol 1987) and "Roll 'Em Dice" as a single (Capitol 2350). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Roy Hogsed's compilation CD "Cocaine Blues" (BCD 16191).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51. N° 2, First Movement" in two parts in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op.51, N° 2" (P-8163).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Charles Richard "Dick" Cathcart on trumpet,  Elmer R. "Moe" Schneider on trombone, Julian C. "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Edward R. "Eddie" Miller on tenor saxophone, Charles T. "Chuck" Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin L. "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joseph G. "Joe" Comfort on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" with a mixed chorus (lineup unlisted) , then the titles "It's Easy To Remember", "Pretty Baby", "Sleepy Time Gal", and "For You" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's album "Pretty Baby" (T 849).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Glen Gray and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Twilight Blue", "Triflin' Eyes", "Summer Night" and "Rock, Plymouth, Rock" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Twilight Blue" and "Summer Night" on the multi-artist compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T/ST 1156) and has yet to issue "Triflin' Eyes" or "Rock, Plymouth, Rock".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as they record, using arrangements by Roy Ringwald, the titles "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor", "Ol' Man River" with vocals by Frank Davis, and "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" with vocals by Ralph Isbell in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi" (W/SW 845).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Isn't It Romantic?", "It's Easy To Remember", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "What Is There To Say" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Schumann's "Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part I: Durchaus Phantastisch Und Leidenschaftlich Vorzutragen", "Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part II: Mässig", and "Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part III: Langsam Getragen" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on Pennario's album "FRANCK - Preludes, Chorale & Fugue/SCHUMANN - Fantasia In C Major" (P/SP-8397). Capitol Records classical recordings catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
60 Years Ago today In 1957 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record portions of Mozart's "Sonata In C Major For Violin & Piano, K. 296" and Beethoven's "Sonata In F Major For Violin & Piano" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the complete "Sonata In C Major For Violin & Piano" on the album "MOZART Sonatas For Violin & Piano" (P-8452) and have yet to issue "Sonata In F Major For Violin & Piano".
1964 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Together Again" and "My Heart Skips A Beat" that Capitol Records will release together as a single. Both sides will reach #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1966 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Perry Botkin Jr, conducting arrangements by Billy Liebert to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Tears And Heartaches""Old Records", and "Talk, Talk, Talk" in Los Angeles, California with producer Lex De Azevedo. After overdubs are recorded for "Tears And Heartaches" and "Old Records" on February 2, 1966, Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5601) and all three titles on Starr's final album for the label, "Tears And Heartaches" (T 2550).
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "I Dig A Pony", "Get Back", "Don't Let Me Down", "I've Got A Feeling", and "One After 909" that will appear on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" that's released by Capitol Records in the U.S.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Roger Wagner Chorale (lineup unlisted), with Roger Wagner also conducting the orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records Vivaldi's "Magnificat (Ossecensis) at the first session and Monteverdi's "Magnificat Primo" at the second session. Angel Records, then a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both titles on the chorale's album "Magnificat" (S-36012).
1971 - John Lennon's second solo Apple Records album "Plastic Ono Band", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - During three sessions that took place in New York City, New York, The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson,and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, at the first session, accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, Tim Hauser also on banjo, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums, record the titles "Roll Daddy, Roll" and, with the addition of Tommy West on piano and organ, George Edwards on steel guitar, and Gary Chester replacing Kenny Buttrey on drums, "Fair And Tender Ladies". At the second session, this time accompanied by Marty Nelson on clarinet, David Briggs on piano, Adam Mitchell on electric guitar, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums, they record the title "I Need A Man". At the third session, this time accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey drums, they record the titles "One More Time Around Rosie" with Marty Nelson also on clarinet and "Rosianna" with Buddy Spicher on violin. Capitol Records will issue the titles on the group's debut album "Jukin'" (ST-778).
1971 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals), with Ron Oates on piano, Charlie Cochran on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook, Billy Sanford, and James Wilkerson on guitar, Stuart Basore on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the titles "Happy Tracks", "Chicken On The Ground", "Am I Not My Brother's Keeper", and "Jubal" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded for the last two titles on February 2, 1971, Capitol Records will issue "Happy Tracks" on Jackson's album "I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way" (ST-11096) and "Am I Not My Brother's Keeper" on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the eight CD boxset "Wanda Jackson - Tears Will Be Chaser For The Wine" (BCD 16114).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Carolyn", with "When The Feelin's Gone Away" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records purchased the master for vocalist Susan Ray's title "A Song To Sing" which it will release as a single (Capitol 3289) and on Raye's album "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own"(ST-11055).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Spider (featuring Michael Deasy with unlisted others) records the titles "It's Alright", "Alice In Wonderland", "May 16th", "Pass It On", and "Little Love Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "May 16th" and "Little Love Song" together as a single (Capitol 3325) and all the titles on the group's album "Labyrinths" (ST-11046).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Rogers, with Bill Lupkin on harmonica, Bob Riedy on piano, Freddie King on guitar, and unlisted electric bass player and drummer, records the titles "You're The One", "That's Alright", the instrumentals "You're Sweet" and "Live At Ma Bee's", "Brown Skinned Woman", the instrumental "House Rocker" and "Lonesome Blues" in Chicago, Illinois. Shelter Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Rogers' self-titled album "Jimmy Rogers" (SW-8921).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Mike DeVille, with unlisted others, records the titles "Little Girl" and "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mike DeVille" (ST-11631).
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "New Moon On Monday", with "Tiger Tiger" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Hammer's Capitol Records single "Addams' Groove", with "Addams' Groove - Instrumental (The Addams Family Theme)" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Capitol Records releases T-Connection's compilation CD "The Best of T-Connection: Everything's Still Cool" as part of the label's "Heart Of Soul" series
2003 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation CD "All The Best"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Spencer Davis Group's United Artists Records single "Gimme Some Lovin'" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records parent company Universal Music Group. The group's lead singer and keyboardist, Steve Winwood, would later become a solo artist on Virgin Records America. I worked on the design and production of the packaging "Roll With It", his first album for the label, as well as promo materials, advertising and the 45 and CD single (including a 3" CD) versions of the first single from album, also called "Roll With It".

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1706 - John Baskerville, printer and typefounder, is born in England
100 Years Ago In 1917 - William Gottlieb, columnist (The Washington Post), editor (Down Beat magazine), author (with articles and photos in The Record Changer, The Saturday Review and Collier's magazines, children's books and "The Golden Age Of Jazz"), and photographer of the jazz scene in the 1940s, is born William Paul Gottlieb in Brooklyn, New York
1985 - More than 40 artists gather at A&M's Hollywood studios to record "We Are The World" under the collective name USA for Africa with proceeds from the single to go toward worldwide hunger prevention
1986 - The liquid hydrogen tank for the space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after take off, killing the ship's entire crew (Commanders Francis "Dick" Scobee and Michael J. Smith, Dr. Judith A. Resnik, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, Lt. Colonel Ellison S. Onizuka, Gregory B. Jarvis and school teacher Christa McAuliffe)

Friday, January 27, 2017

JANUARY 27, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1895 - Buddy DeSylva, songwriter (alone and as part of the writing and publishing partnership DeSylva, Brown and Henderson), singer, Broadway and motion picture producer, and one of Capitol Records three founders, is born George Gard DeSylva in New York City, New York
1916 - Milt Raskin, lyricist (with Pete Rugalo for Stan Kenton's Capitol Records album "Artistry in Voices and Brass"), composer with lyricist and Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer ("I Never Wanna Look Into Those Eyes"), session pianist for Billie Holiday, Gene Krupa, and Capitol Records artists Wingy Manone and Anita O'Day, arranger and conductor for Capitol Records artists Peggy Lee, Nat "King" Cole, and Vic Damone, conductor for M-G-M, Columbia and Disney's studio orchestras, arranger for the soundtracks to the motion pictures "The Agony And The Ecstasy" and "Lawrence Of Arabia" and the television shows "Naked City" and "The Fugitive", is born Milton W. Raskin in Boston, Massachusetts
1918 - Skitch Henderson, pianist, bandleader ("The Tonight Show" orchestra, with both Steve Allen and Johnny Carson, until 1966), composer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson on a farm near Halstad, Minnesota.
1930 - Dick Meldonian, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone player, flute and clarinet player, with both Capitol Records artists Freddie Slack and Stan Kenton's orchestras, is born in Providence, Rhode Island
1945 - Nick Mason, composer and drummer with the Tower, Harvest, Columbia (UK and US) and Capitol Records band Pink Floyd (and its only remaining original member), is born Nicholas Berkeley Mason in Birmingham (Downshire Hills), England
1951 - Seth Justman, songwriter, record producer, keyboardist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The J. Geils Band, is born in Washington, DC
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Janick Gers, composer and guitarist with the Capitol Records band Iron Maiden, is born Janick Robert Gers in England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single with the Dick Walters Orchestra "No Love, No Nothin'", the flipside of "Shoo Shoo Baby", enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records Single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", the flipside of "The Best Man" is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles chart and Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "A Gal In Calico", the flipside of "Winter Wonderland" is still #2
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The George Shearing Quintet, pianist George Shearing, Emil Richards on vibraphones, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica,  Al McKibbon on bass, and Percy Brice on drums) and The Jud Conlon Singers (vocalists Loulie Jean Norman, Marni Nixon, Sue Allen, Betty Noyes Hand, Peggy Clark, Dorothy McCarty, Clark Yocum, Charles Parlato, William Reeve, Mack McLean, Allan Davies, Bill Brown, Thurl Ravenscroft, Charles Schrouder, and Jud Conlon), using arrangements by Shearing, record the titles "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "You're My Girl", "Yours Sincerely", "Night Mist" and "Hot Summer Night" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Hot Summer Night" which remains unissued, on the quintet's album "Night Mist" (T/DT 943).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Guitarist Laurinda Almeida, with Vincent De Rosa on French horn, records Bach's "Partita N° 1 In B Flat Major", "Courante And Double (N° 3)", "Menuet N° 1 And Double (N° 5)", "Menuet N° 2 And Double (N° 6)", and "Gigue And Double (N° 7)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Almeida's album "The Intimate BACH" (P/SP-8582).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Roger Wagner conducts The Roger Wagner Chorale (unlisted vocalists) and an orchestra (lineup also unlisted) as they record Morales' "Magnificat (Modo I)" in Los Angeles, California. Angel Records, at the time a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release the title on the chorale's album "Magnificat" (S-36012). Angel's catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Get Back" and "I've Got A Feeling" that will be released on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1971 - Billy May, using his own arrangements and conducting The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Chuck Findley, Bud Brisbois, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet, Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Lloyd Ulyate, and Lew McCreary on trombone, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Don Lodice, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and Larry Bunker on vibraphones), records the titles "Hamp's Walkin' Boogie""Happy Go Lucky, Part 1""Happy Go Lucky, Part 2" and "The Man With The Horn" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles on the album "The Swing Years - Volume 10 (Postwar Years) - A Clutch Of Characters" (STA 349).
1971 - The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson,and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, with The Memphis Horns (Wayne Jackson and Roger Hopps on trumpet and fluglehorn, Jack Haley on trombone, Andrew Love and Ed Logan on tenor saxophone, James Mitchell on baritone saxophone), Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums and percussion, record the title "Chicken Bone Bone" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3108) with "Java Jive" (recorded January 29, 1971) on the flipside and on the group's album "Jukin" (ST-778).
1971 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals), with Ron Oates on piano, Tommy Allsup, Charlie Cochran, and Ray Edenton on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Billy Sanford on guitar, Stuart Basore on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and & The Oak Ridge Boys (vocalists Duane David Allen, Douglas N. Fox, William Golden, Sonja Carol Montgomery, and Wilbur Wynn), records the titles "Glory Hallelujah (Battle Hymn Of The Republic)""He Gives Us All His Love", and "Didn't He Shine?" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM. After an overdub for "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" is recorded on February 2, 1971, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Jean Shepard, with unlisted others, reocrds the titles "Love Will Always Be There" and "Virginia, You've Taken My Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "Virginia, You've Taken My Man" on February 2, 1972, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Shepard's album "Just Like Walkin' In The Sunshine" (ST-11049).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist Mink DeVille, with unlisted other musicians, records the titles  "Gunslinger" and "Party Girls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mink DeVille" (ST-11631).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the title "Without Your Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
1979 - Little River Band's Harvest Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) single "Lady", with "Take Me Home" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Anne Murray, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Hottest Night Of The Year" and "Falling In Love (Falling Apart)" at Producers' Workshop in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Murray's album "The Hottest Night Of The Year" (ST-12225).
1998 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins and his wife welcome a new baby girl, Mackenzie Lynn Adkins, at 3:44 p.m. at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mackenzie weighs 5 lbs., 15 1/2 oz. and measures 19 inches in length.
2005 - Capitol Records artist Houston attempts to jump out of a London hotel window, is prevented from doing so by his security staff, is locked in his room, and then gouges out one of his eyes

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1919 - Ross Bagdasarian (aka David Seville), singer, songwriter ("Come On A My House", "Witch Doctor", "The Chipmunk Song [Christmas Time Is Here Again]"), actor, creator of Alvin and The Chipmunks, and Liberty Records artist, is born in Fresno, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Lou Donaldson Quintet (Donald Byrd on trumpet, Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Herman Foster on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Art Taylor on drums) records the titles "That Good Old Feeling", "Caravan", "L.D. Blues", "Old Folks", "There Is No Greater Love", "L.D. Blues (Fast Version)", "Move It", and "Stella By Starlight" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's parent's living room at 25 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles except "L.D. Blues (Fast Version)" and "Stella By Starlight" on the quintet's album "Wailing With Lou" (BLP1545) and Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the CD box set "The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions (1957-1960)" (MD6-215).
1961 - Martin Degville, guitarist for the EMI America group Sigue Sigue Sputnik, is born somewhere in England. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment
1966 - Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums, records the titles "A Shade Of Jade", "Caribbean Fire Dance", "Granted", "Mode For Joe", "Black" and "Free Wheelin'" in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Henderson's album "Mode For Joe" (BLP4227).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer and pianist, is born in Austria
1885 - Jerome Kern, composer (Broadway shows including "Sunny", "Show Boat" and "Roberta", motion pictures "Love Me Tonight", "Swing Time", "Cover Girl") is born Jerome David Kern in New York City, New York. His life was the basis for the M-G-M motion picture musical "As Clouds Roll By" which had segments that feature future Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland and future United Artists Records artist Lena Horne. In 1992, Capitol Records releases "The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern", a compilation of various Capitol Records artists singing Kern's best known works, on CD and cassette as part of its "Capitol Sings" series.
1895 - Harry Ruby, pianist, Broadway and motion picture songwriter ("I Want To Be Loved By You" and for the Marx Brothers films "Animal Cracker", "Horse Feathers", and "Duck Soup" with partner Bert Kalmar) and screenwriter, is born in New York City. His life would become the basis of the 1950 M-G-M motion picture musical "Three Little Words"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The crew of Apollo 1, Virgil Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, are killed when a flash fire erupted inside their capsule during a launch pad test at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Gerald Marks, composer (best known for the song "All of Me" that's been covered by many Capitol Records artists including Frank Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole) dies at age 96

Thursday, January 26, 2017

JANUARY 26, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1880 - Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army General (5 star General of the Army), Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific, and Capitol Records artist (an album of a collection of speeches), is born in Little Rock, Arkansas
1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (including the Academy Award winning songs "Swinging on a Star" [1944], "All the Way" [1957], "High Hopes" [1959], and "Call Me Irresponsible" [1963], and, with lyricists Johnny Burke and Sammy Cahn, wrote over 75 songs recorded by Frank Sinatra for Capitol Records and other labels including "My Kind of Town" and "Second Time Around"), is born Edward Chester Babcock in Syracuse, New York
1924 - Bob Bain, guitarist on the soundtrack of many movie and television series, on many early Capitol Records sessions, and a solo Capitol Records artist, is born Robert Bain in Chicago, Illinois.
1950 - Paul Pena (aka Earthquake), songwriter ("Jet Airliner"), guitarist, singer (self-taught Tuvan throat singer which later became the basis for the documentary "Genghis Blues"), and Capitol Records artist (1972-1973), is born in Hyannis, Massachussets
1951 - David Briggs, guitarist with the Capitol Records group "Little River Band", is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single "You Will Have to Pay", with "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral" is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Margaret Whiting (on vocals), with Frank De Vol directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) and uncredited other backing singers, records the titles "Lonesome Gal""Sing You Sinners", and "You Are The One" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Lonesome Gal" as a single (Capitol 1391) with "Faithful" (recorded January 20, 1951) on the flipside and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1417).
1951 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr, with Dottie O'Brien (on vocals), records the titles "The Chicken Song (I Ain't Gonna Take It Settin' Down)" and "If You Want Some Lovin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 1409).
1951 - Harry Stewart (on vocals as Yogi Yorgesson), with Johnny Duffy and The Scandahoovians (lineup unlisted), records the title "Cookies, Pie And Cake" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Cookies, Pie And Cake" as a single (Capitol 1410) with "Vot Skall We Do?" (recorded on July 17, 1950) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Trumpeter Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Bruce Brukert, Dean Hinkle, Chris Griffin, Jack Laubach, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombone, Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bob Hardaway and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Billy Cronk on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums) record the titles "Dardanella", "Canzonetta", "You're Driving Me Crazy" with vocals by Marcie Miller, and Midnight Alley" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Dardanella" on Anthony's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Fox Trots" (T 258), "You're Driving Me Crazy" as a single (Capitol 2058) with "Trumpet Boogie" (recorded June 25, 1951) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "Canzonetta" and "Midnight Alley".
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist George Shearing, with Emil Richards on vibraphones, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Percy Brice on drums, and The Jud Conlon Singers (Loulie Jean Norman, Marni Nixon, Sue Allen, Betty Noyes Hand, Peggy Clark, Dorothy McCarty, Clark Yocum, Charles Parlato, William Reeve, Mack McLean, Allan Davies, Bill Brown, Thurl Ravenscroft, Charles Schrouder, and Jud Conlon), using arrangements by Shearing, record the titles "Where Are You", "A Handful Of Stars", "In Other Words", and "Darn That Dream" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shearing's album "Night Mist" (T/DT 943).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Guitarist John Gray, with Herb Ellis also on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Bob Neal on drums, records the titles "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Cherokee", "Comme Ci, Comme Ça", Memphis In June", and "Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Blues" which remains unreleased, on Gray's album "The New Wave" (T/ST 1852).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Brothers Castro (vocalists Arturo Castro, Jorge Castro, Walter Castro, and Xavier Castro), with Jack Marshall conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Arturo Castro, record the titles "Bernie's Tune", "Lullaby Of Birdland" ,"Perdido", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Angel Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight" in Los Angeles, California with producer Tony Newman. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Latin & Hip" (T/ST 1706).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Tina Mason, with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians, records the titles "You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)", "Life and Soul Of The Party", "Just Like A Man", and "The Good Kind Of Hurtin'" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mason's album "Tina Mason Is Something Wonderful" (T/ST 2785).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It's Teardrop Time", "I'll Sail My Ship Alone", "You've Pushed Me Too Far", and "That's My Desire" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records has yet to issue "It's Teardrop Time" and will will issue "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" on Husky's album "What Am I Gonna Do?" (T/ST 2705), "You Pushed Me Too Far" as a single (Capitol 5938) with "The Bridge I Have Never Crossed" (recorded January 24, 1957) on the flipside, and "That's My Desire" on Husky and The Hush Puppies' album "That's Why I Love You So Much" (ST-239).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records purchases the master for The Standells' title "Riot On Sunset Strip" which it will release as a single (Tower 314) with "Blackhearted Woman" (whose master it purchased on August 11, 1966) and on the group's album "Try It" (ST 5098) through its subsidiary label Tower Records.
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Dig It", "Let It Be", and "The Long And Winding Road" which will end up on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" that will be released in the United States by Capitol Records
1970 - John Lennon writes the song "Instant Karma" in the morning and records it in the afternoon with producer Phil Spector, who mixes it the same day. The single will be released in just 10 days.
1974 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "You're Sixteen", with "Devil Woman" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Can't Stop Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Mink DeVille, with unlisted others, records the titles "Venus Of Avenue D", and "Can't Do Without It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mink DeVille" (ST-11631).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - After 30 years with Capitol Records, vocalist Al Martino, at his final session for the label, records the titles "Warm Is When You Touch Me", "If I Should Love Again", and "You And I" with the session's producer Peter De Angelis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Warm Is When You Touch Me" as a single (Capitol 5191) with "What Your Love Did For Me on the flipside, and "If I Should Love Again" and "You And I" together as a single (Capitol 5094).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Vocalist Anne Murray, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Believe In Believing" and "That Will Keep Me Dreamin'" at Producers' Workshop in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "That Will Keep Me Dreamin" on Murray's album "The Hottest Night Of The Year" (ST-12255) and has yet to issue "I Believe In Believing".
1985 - Tina Turner's Capitol Records single "Private Dancer" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Jose Ferrer (born José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón), Broadway, motion picture, and television actor and director, one-time husband of Capitol Records artist Rosemary Clooney, father of motion picture and television actor Miguel Ferrer, and Capitol Records artist (on the soundtrack to "Cyrano de Bergerac") dies, following a brief battle with colon cancer, in Coral Gables, Florida and will later be interred in Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
10 Yeas Ago Today In 2007 - EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli announces the merger of Capitol Records and Virgin Records into a new company called Capitol Music Group. Virgin Records president Jason Flom is named head of the combined group. Capitol Records president Andrew Slater is let go six months into a five year contract renewal. I rode by The Tower that morning on the bus at about 7:50 AM and it looked like the flag was at half mast and wrapped around the pole. Probably just a coincidence. I found out later that the flag was at half staff as part of an ongoing tribute to former United States president Gerald Ford who had recently died.
2011 - Charlie Louvin, singer, songwriter, musician, Capitol Records solo artist and part of the Capitol Records duo The Louvin Brothers, died today at age 83 at his home at Wartrace, Tennessee of complications of pancreatic cancer. Here's a link to the obituary in The New York Times.

ON THIS DAY IN NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1915 - William Hopper, actor ("Public Wedding", "The Bad Seed", and Paul Drake on "Perry Mason") and son of actress and gossip columinist Hedda Hopper (whose estate had offices in The Capitol Tower), is born William DeWolf Hopper, Jr. in New York City, New York
1963 - "Jazzie B.", singer and founding member of the Virgin Records America group Soul II Soul, is born Beresford Romeo in Finsbury Park, London, England. I adapted the packaging designs for the U.S. market for the band's first two albums and as well as designing packaging for their first few promotional U.S. CD singles
1970 - "The Magic Christian", starring EMI artist Peter Sellers and Apple/Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr, as well as featuring music by Apple/Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney which is performed by Apple/Capitol Records group Badfinger, premieres in Beverly Hills, California
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records album "Auto American" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Chrysalis' catalog was once owned by Capitol Records' former parent company EMI Music but is now under the control of Warner Music Group.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1934 - The Apollo Theatre opens in Harlem, New York City

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

JANUARY 25, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1924 - Speedy West, pedal steel guitarist and Capitol Records artist(1949-1962), is born Wesley Webb West in Springfield Missouri
1950 - Michael Cotton, keyboard and synthesizer player with the Capitol Records group The Tubes, is born in Kansas City, Missouri

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single "I'm Wastin' My Tears On You", with "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1945 - Rex Stewart's Big Eight (Stewart on cornet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Al Sears on tenor saxophone, Harry Carney on baritone saxophone, Eddie Heywood piano, Ulysses Livingston on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, Keg Purnell on drums, and Joya Sherrill on vocals) records the instrumental tracks "T'ain't Like That" (2 versions, with the first released and the second unissued), "Dutch Treat", and "Rexercise" which will be released by Capitol Records, and "Blue Jay" (with Sherrill on vocals) which will be released by Pausa 9033, in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks are included on Mosaic Records 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions"
1951 - Billy May conducts his own compositions to the orchestra (Mannie Klein and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Ed Kusby and James Priddy on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, Fred Falensby, and Arthur Fleming on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, Kathryn Thompson on harp, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, Lou Raderman, and Felix Slatkin on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello) as they record the instrumental tracks for the parts one and two of the title  "Elmer Elephant" and parts one and two of the title "Henery Hawk" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM. After Mel Blanc records vocal tracks for both titles and all the parts on January 30, 1951 and Don Wilson records narration tracks for both parts of "Elmer Elephant" on March 26, 1951, Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Elmer Elephant" on the children's record album "Elmer Elephant" (CAS-3099) and both parts for "Henery Hawk" on the children's record album "Henery Hawk" (CAS-3098).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, Calilfornia, vocalist Margaret Whiting, with Lou Busch directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I Could Write A Book", "I'll Walk Alone", and "The Isle Of Skye" at the first session. The second session is a split session where first vocalist Margaret Whiting, with Lou Busch directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Try Me One More Time" and "Foggy River" then pianist Lou Busch, as Joe "Fingers" Carr, with the vocal group The Carr-Hops and an orchestra (both lineups unlisted), records the titles "Good Time Charlie" and "That Ever-Lovin' Rag". Capitol Records will issue "I Could Write A Book" and "I'll Walk Alone" together as a single (Capitol 2000), "The Isle Of Skye" as a single (Capitol 2681) as the flipside of "Moonlight In Vermont" (recorded October 29, 1952), "Try Me One More Time" and "Foggy River" together as a single (Capitol 1984) and "Good Time Charlie" and "That Ever-Lovin' Rag" together as a single (Capitol 2081).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, clarinetist Les Brown and His Band Of Renown (Wes Hensel, Don Smith, Mickey McMahan, and Bob Styles on trumpet, Ray Sims, Roy Main, and Jim Hill on trombone, Stumpy Brown on bass trombone, Matt Utal and Ralph La Polla on alto saxophone, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Abe Aaron on tenor and baritone saxophone, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone and vocals, Norman Pockrandt on piano, Vernon Polk on guitar, Mel Pollan on bass, and Lloyd Morales on drums) records the title "In The Mood" at the first session and "My Melancholy Baby", "Josephine", "Morning Star (Remember When)", and, with vocals by Butch Stone, "Original Joe" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "In The Mood" "My Melancholy Baby", "and "Josephine" on Brown's album "" (T 812), "Original Joe" as a single (Capitol F3655), and has yet to issue the take of "Morning Star (Remember When)" recorded on this date.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "One Suit" and "The Watermelon Song" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3649).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Walt Benson, Joe Howard, Si Zentner, and Murray McEachern on trombone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gifford and Larry Wagner, as they record the titles "Blow The Smoke Away" with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "Georgia On My Mind", Out Of Space", and, also with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "It's The Talk Of The Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blow The Smoke Away" on the multi-artist compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T/ST 1156) and "Georgia On My Mind", Out Of Space", and "It's The Talk Of The Town" on the group's album "Casa Loma Caravan" (T 856).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and Leon Pommers on piano records portions of Mozart's "Sonata In C Major For Violin And Piano, K. 296" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the complete title on their album "MOZART Sonatas For Violin & Piano" (P-8452).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Bobby Edwards, with Billy Liebert on piano, Glen Campbell and Allan Reuss on guitar, Lawrence "Red" Wooten on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Singing The Blues", "Here In My Heart", "Mr. Misery", "I Don't Play Love" and "Someone New" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Singing The Blues" as a single (Capitol 4726), "Here In My Heart" and "Someone New" together as a single (Capitol 4789), and has yet to issue "Mr. Misery" and "I Don't Play Love".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Guitarist John Gray, with Herb Ellis also on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Bob Neal on drums, records the titles "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Witchcraft", "Where Am I to Go" and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gray's album "The New Wave" (T/ST 1852).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Brothers Castro (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Midnight Sun", "Summertime", and "Serenata" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Latin & Hip" (T/ST 1706).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Ronnie Height, with unlisted others, records the titles "A Little Love" and "Moody Ways" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flipside is #1 on Cashbox Magazine's Top Singles chart and will peak at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart the next week on February 1, 1964
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "I Know You're Going Away", "Misty Blue", "Cryin' Time", and "Learn From A Fool" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I Know You're Going Away" on Husky's album "White Fences And Evergreen Trees" (ST-115), "Misty Blue" and "Learn From A Fool" on his album "What Am I Gonna Do?" (T/ST 2705), and "Cryin' Time" on his album "Just For You" (T/ST 2870).
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Two Of Us", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be"
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Night Moves" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1929 - Benny Golson, tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger, member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and United Artists Records artist, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1963 - Cilla Black makes her stage debut at Liverpool's Cavern Club
1963 - After Capitol Records passes on them, EMI awards the US record label Vee-Jay the right to distribute Beatles records in the United States
1964 - Swan Records releases The Beatles' single "She Loves You", with "I'll Get You" on the flipside
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "The Tide Is High" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Dan Seals EMI America single "You Still Move Me", with "I'm Still Strung Out On You" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1990 - Ava Gardner, actress and second wife of Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, dies of pneumonia
1998 - Janet Jackson's Virgin Records single "Together Again" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
90 Years Ago Today In 1927 - Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitarist, pianist, composer (converted the Brazilian Samba into the intimate Bossa Nova), music producer and singer, is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1938 - Etta James, singer, is born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California
1949 - The first Emmy Awards are presented at a ceremony at The Hollywood Athletic Club

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

JANUARY 24, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1936 - Jack Scott, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1961-1964), is born Giovanni Dominico Scafone, Jr. in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
1939 - Ray Stevens, comedian, actor, singer, 1980 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, and Prep Records (1957, the label was a subsidiary of Capitol Records) and Capitol Records (1958) artist, is born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarksdale, Georgia
1941 - Neil Diamond, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1980 - soundtrack to "The Jazz Singer" and 2014-present), is born Neil Leslie Diamond in Brooklyn, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "In The Moon Mist" and "Madame Butterball" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 243).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and Don Anderson on trumpet, Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombone, Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and a unidentified string section with six violins, two violas, a cello, and a harp) first vocalist Hal Derwin records the title "When Day Is Done" then vocalist Johnny Mercer records the title "Possum Song". Capitol Records will issue "When Day Is Done on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49) and Mosaic Records will issue "Possum Song" as part of the three CD Mosaic Select set "Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and unlisted others record ten unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
1951 - The Ewing Sisters (vocalists Jeanne Ewing and Jolaine Ewing), with Van Alexander conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), recorded the titles "Fiddle Faddle" and the as yet unreleased takes of the titles "Old Man Of The Mountain", "Willow Will You Weep For Me", and Papagayu" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Fiddle Faddle" as a single (Capitol 1421) with "You've Been So Good To Me, Daddy" (recorded January 4, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Jimmie Skinner (on vocals and guitar), with Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin, Art Wooten on fiddle, and a uncredited guitarist and bass player, records the titles "Running Out Of Time", "Station Door Blues", "Falling Rain Blues", and "It's All The Same To Me" at radio station WROL's studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1413) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1476).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Cathy Crosby, with additional vocals by Bob Crosy and with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Cathy" and "The Bucket Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 1988).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Gisele MacKenzien, with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wishin'", "Goodbye Sweetheart", "Egbert, The Easter Egg", and Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wishin'" and "Goodbye Sweetheart" together as a single (Capitol 1983) and "Egbert, The Easter Egg" and "Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" together as a single (Capitol 1997).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During a split session in Los Angeles, California with Vic Schoen conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Bob Crosby records the titles "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" then Kay Starr records the titles "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String". Capitol Records has yet to issue "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" and issued "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String" on Starr's album "The Kay Starr Style" (T 363).
1956 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record Wieniawski's "Mazurka, Op. 19, N° 2", Gluck-Kreisler's "Melodie", an unissued take of Nardini's "Larghetto", Chopin's "Nocturne In C Sharp Minor", and Stravinsky's "Russian Maiden Song" in Capitol Records' Studio A in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Larghetto" on Milstein's album "Milstein Miniatures" (P-8339). Capitol Records' catalog of classical music is currently released by Warner Music Group. Here's Side 1 and here's Side 2.
1953 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "Side By Side", with "Noah" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1956 - The George Shearing Quintet (Johnny Rae on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Bill Clark on drums) with Armando Peraza on congas and a string choir (lineup unlisted) arranged and conducted by Dennis Faron, record the titles "September Song""'Round Midnight""Starlight Hour", and "Autumn Leaves" in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. After an overdub is recorded for "'Round Midnight" on January 26, 1956, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "The Velvet Carpet" (T 720).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Eugene Lowell directing The Sid Bass Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Same Two Lips" and "There I Was In Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
1961 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with unlisted others, records the titles "His Love (Makes the World Go Round)", a as yet unissued take of the title "900 Pages Of 66 Books", the titles "Dark As A Dungeon" and a as yet unissued take of the titles "Four Feet Wide, Six Feet Long And Six Feet Deep" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "His Love (Makes The World Go Round)" and "Dark As A Dungeon" together as as single (Capitol 4531).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Violinist Nathan Milstein, with a chamber orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Vivaldi's "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, Third Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, First Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Second Movement", and "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Third Movement" in New York City, New York. Angel Records, then a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Milstein's album "" (S-36001). Angel Records catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Future Parlophone and Capitol Records artists The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel
1966 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals) with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ronnell Bright on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles "Buster" Williams and Ralph Pena on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Catherine Gotthoffer on harp, and a string section with Edward Bergman, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Walter Edelstein, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Benny Gill, Dan Lube, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Ambrose Russo, Marshall Sosson, and Albert Sternberg on violins, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, and Sanford Schonbach on viola, and Armand Kaproff, David Pratt, Nino Rosso, and William Vandenburg on cello), records the titles "Try A Little Tenderness""Close Your Eyes""Too Late Now", and "Don't Go To Strangers" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Tender Lovin' Care" (T 2555).
1966 - The New Classic Singers (lineup unlisted) record "Bye Bye Blues", "A Taste Of Honey", "Yesterday", "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", "Lover's Concerto", and "The World's Greatest Lover (Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's eponymous album "The New Classic Singers" (T 2440).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The Bridge I Never Crossed", "General 'G'", and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "The Bridge I Never Crossed" as a single (Capitol 5938) and "General 'G'" and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" together as a single (Capitol 5852).
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home", with "Good Times" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
45 Years Ago In 1972 - Bridge (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Leave Her", "Reason Why", "Before The Sun Goes Down", and "Where Does Your Love Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Reason Why" and "Where Does Your Love Go" and has yet to issue "Leave Her" and "Before The Sun Goes Down".
1979 - Brian Wilson, member of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys, divorces his wife, Marilyn Rovell
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Juice Newton's Capitol Records single "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", with "Ride 'Em Cowboy" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles cart
1986 - Gordon MacRae (born Albert Gordon MacRae), singer, Broadway, motion picture, and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1947-1969), dies of of pneumonia, the result of complications from cancer of the mouth and jaw, at age 65 in Lincoln, Nebraska
2006 - Capitol Records releases Roseanne Cash's album "Black Cadillac", Linda Ronstadt's 2 CD compilation "The Best Of Linda Ronstadt", and Starsailor's album "On The Outside". EMI/Capitol Records releases Al Green's album "Livin' For You".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - Jimmy Scott, conga drummer, is born Jimmy Anonmuogharan Scott Emuakor in Nigeria. Paul McCartney, who got to know Scott when he played in London night clubs, used Scott's catch phrase "ob-la-di ob-la-da" (a Yoruba tribal phrase meaning "life goes on") as the basis of The Beatles' track "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da".
1945 - Spirits of Rhythm record the tracks "Honeysuckle Rose", "Last Call Blues", "She Ain't No Saint", and "Scattin' The Blues" for Black & White Records in Los Angeles, California. EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns the Black & White catalog
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Warren Zevon, singer, songwriter, and Virgin Records America artist (1987), is born in Chicago, Illinois.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Art Blakely (on drums, typmani, gong, and telegraph drum) and The Afro-Drum Ensemble (Yusef Lateef on flute, oboe, tenor saxophone, cowbell, and thumb piano, Solomon Ilori on vocals, pennywhistle, and talking drum, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Curtis Fuller on tympani, Chief Bey on congas, telegraph drum, and double gong, Montego Joe on Bambara drum, double gong, corboro drum, and log drum, Garvin Masseaux on chekere, African maracas, on congas, James Ola Folami on congas, and Robert Crowder on bata drum and congas) record the titles "Prayer by Solomon G. Ilori", "Ife L'ayo (There Is Happiness In Love)", "Ero ti Nr'ojeje", "The Mystery Of Love", "Ayiko Ayiko  (Welcome, Welcome My Darling)", "Obirin African (Woman Of Africa)", and "Tobi Ilu" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Blakely's album "The African Beat" (BLP4097/BST84097).
1964 - Brian Epstein signs Sounds Incorporated to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises and gets them a deal with EMI.
1986 - Vincent Minnelli (born Lester Anthony Minnelli), Broadway and motion picture director, father of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli and husband for six years to Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, dies at age 82 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Future Capitol Records/Grand Royal Records artists The Beastie Boys' Def Jam single "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)", with "Paul Revere" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.