Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1915 - Zero Mostel, Broadway and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (original Broadway cast album for "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), is born Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, New York
1940 - Joe South, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Joseph Alfred Souter in Atlanta, Georgia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Vocalist Andy Russell, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 252).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, and Ken Hanna on trumpet, Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, and Harry Forbes on trombone, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, Eddie Meyers and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone, Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Bob Ahern on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums) record the titles "There Is No Greater Love" arranged by Pete Rugulo with vocals by The Pastels (Margaret Dale, Wayne Howard, Jerry Packer, Jerry Duane, and Don McLeod), "Across The Alley From The Alamo" arranged by Pete Rugolo with vocals by June Christy, "Collaboration" arranged by Pete Rugolo, and "How Am I To Know" arranged by Ken Hanna in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "There Is No Greater Love" and "Across The Alley From The Alamo" together as a single (Capitol 387), "Collaboration" as a single (Capitol 408), and "How Am I To Know" as a single (Capitol 15327).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At a three way split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), first vocalists Andy Russell and Della Russell record the title "Unless It Can Happen To You" then Jo Stafford records the titles "A Sunday Kind Of Love" and "Ivy", then Paul Weston and His Orchestra record the title "Valse Triste". Capitol Records will issue "Unless It Can Happen With You" as a single (Capitol 386), "A Sunday Kind Of Love" and "Ivy" together as a single (Capitol 388), and has yet to issue "Valse Triste".
1949 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's first single for the label "Milk 'Em In The Mornin' Blues" with "Tennessee Border" on the flipside. Both tracks were recorded January 21, 1949
1951 - Frank De Vol conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Lonely Acres (In The West) with a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted, then, with vocalist Linda Doherty, the titles "Dear John" and "Play Ball" then, without any additional vocals, "Theme For John and Marsh" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1503) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1460).
1951 - Vocalist Benny Strong, with a unidentified orchestra, records the titles "Ask For Mabel", "Pretty Little Bells", "Are You Sincere", and "There's Something About An Old Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and last titles together as a single (Capitol 1549) and the second and third titles together as a single (Capitol 1462).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Mel Blanc, using a script by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster and adapted by Alan Livingston, records vocal overdubs over music recorded by Billy May and an orchestra recorded on February 20, 1952 for the titles "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" and "Bugs Bunny And The Grow Small Juice" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" on the children's album of the same name (CAS-3118) and "Bugs Bunny And The Grow Small Juice" on the children's album of the same name (CAS-3119).
1956 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Art DePew, and John Dolny also on trumpets, Tommy Pederson, Jimmy Priddy, Ray Sims, and Ken Trimble on trombones, Med Flory and Gene Merlino on clarinets and alto saxophones, Georgie Auld and Irv Roth on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Corky Hale on piano and harp, Nick Bonney on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson, Gearge Williams, and Dick Reynolds, record the title "Warsaw Concerto" in Los Angeles, California. After a overdub session is held on March 1, 1956, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Anthony's album "Concert" (T 406).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Leading Men (vocal quartet, lineup unlisted), with a rhythm accompaniment (lineup also unlisted) records the titles "Happy Birthday To You/For He's A Jolly Good Fellow", "Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here/Auld Lang Syne", "The Anniversary Waltz", and "The Anniversary Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Happy Birthday To You/For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" and "Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here/Auld Lang Syne" on the album "Music For Special Occasions: Festive Songs" (CAS-9018) and "The Anniversary Waltz" and "The Anniversary Song" together on the album "Music For Special Occasions: Anniversary Songs" (CAS-9019).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Bob Savage, with Buddy Cole conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Confetti" and "Perfidia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2019).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Billy Strange, with unlisted others, records the titles "New Carroll County Blues", "Almanac Song" and "Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "New Carroll County Blues" as a single (Capitol 2357) and "Almanac Song" and "Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves" together as a single (Capitol 2032).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Andy Parker records six unidentified titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service at "The Chateau" on De Longpre Avenue in Hollywood, California. No issuing information is listed.
1956 - Frank Sinatra conducts the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, and Uan Rasey on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombones, James Decker, John Cave, and Arthur Frantz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinet, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboe, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoon, Bill Miller on piano, Ray Turner on celeste, Bob Bain on guitar, George Boujie, Sam Goldman, and Eddie Gilbert on bass, Lou Singer, David Grupp, and Ralph Hansell on drums and percusssion, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Cytron, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, Milton Thomas, and Abraham Weiss on violas, and Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, Joseph Saxon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cellos) as it records the instrumental titles "Red", arranged by Andre Previn, and "Silver", arranged by Elmer Bernstein in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Sinatra's album "Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems Of Color" (W 735).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with unlisted others, records the titles "Billboard March", "American Patrol", "Speed King March", and "National Emblem March" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on March 15, 1957 for "Billboard March" and "American Patrol", Capitol Records will issue both titles on Carr's album "Honky Tonk Street Parade" (T 809) and have yet to issue "Speed King March" and "National Emblem March".
(Session #4847) LA,February 28,1957
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Merrill Moore on piano, Alvis "Buck" Owens on lead guitar, Jack Marshall on rhythm guitar, Rollie Bundock on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Did You Miss Me?" and "Cool Love" in The Capitol Tower Studio at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3764).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (listed as probably Harry Edison on lead trumpet, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Mannie Klein, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, Vince De Rosa or John Cave on French horn, Willie Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Ted Nash, Babe Russin, Justin Gordon, and Jim Williamson on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch or Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Nick Bonney or Allan Reuss on guitar, Joe Comfort or Joe Mondragon on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Frank Flynn on vibraphones and percussion, and an unidentified string section led by Felix Slatkin) as they record the titles "Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?" with vocals by Stuff Smith, "Darn That Dream", "You're An Old Smoothie", and "I Can't Escape From You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Riddle's album "Hey! Let Yourself Go!" (T 814).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Dakota Staton, with Van Alexander conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but contains flute, vibraphone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players), records the titles "My Funny Valentine", "What Do You See In Her", "Misty", and "You Showed Me The Way", in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Staton's album "The Late, Late Show" (T/DT 376).
1961 - During two sessions held today in New York City, New York, vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting a choir (lineup unlisted), records a remake of the title "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide" and the titles "Jesus Paid It All", "It Is Well With My Soul", and "Lord, I'm Coming Home" at the first session and the titles "Did You Think To Pray?" and "His Amazing Grace" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Hymns At Home" (T 1604).
1961 - Billy May and Charlie Barnet, using arrangements by May, direct The Kon-Tikis (Arthur Frantz, John Cave, James Decker, and William Hinshaw on French horns, Charlie Barnet, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, and Ted Nash on saxophones, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons, Al Hendrickson, and Alvino Rey on guitars, Ralph Pena on bass, and Frank Flynn, Irving Cottler, and Larry Bunker on drums) as they record a remake of the title "Return To Paradise" with vocalist Marni Nixon, and the instrumental titles "Honorable Hong Kong Rock" and "Ebb Tide" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on March 1, 1961. After renaming the group to The Out Islanders, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Polynesian Fantasy" (T 1595).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and klezmer player Mickey Katz and "Der Ganser Gang" (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Anniversary Song", "Shein Vi Di L'vone", "Die Greene Cuzzine", "I Love You Much, Too Much", and "Da Yei-Nu" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Katz's album "Sing Along With Mickele" (T/ST 1744)).
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "From Us To You", "Till There Was You", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Roll Over Beethoven", "All My Loving" at BBC Studios for "live" broadcasts and released in 1994 on The Beatles' Apple Records compilation double album "Live At The B.B.C."
1966 - The Shacklefords (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The First Street Blues" and "The Biplane, Evermore" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5636).
1966, During two sessions held today in New York City, New York, The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Michelle", "What Now, My Love?", and "Graduation Gal" at the first session and the titles "Listen People", "Moon River", and "Love Letters" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "A New Song For Young Love" (T 2496).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts on guitar and unlisted others) records the titles "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Theme from 'Sand Pebbles' (And We Were Lovers)", and "A Man And A Woman" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Jaunty Jolly" (T/ST 2716).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Hollyridge Strings (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", "Good Day Sunshine", "The Tax Man", "Penny Lane", aand "Drive My Car" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Beatle Song Book, Volume 4" (T/ST 2656).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Knack (lineup unlisted) record the title "Softly, Softly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5889).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Joey Cooper, with unlisted others, records the titles "Raspberry Rug" and "Symphony In The Rain" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters but there is no issuing information listed.
1971 - Capitol Records registers all the masters for all the titles to be included on Anne Murray's eponymous album "Anne Murray" (ST-667) which were recorded in 1970 in Toronto, Canada with a uncredited orchestra using arrangements by Brian Ahern.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Dick Nash, and Lew McCreary on trombone, Marshall Royal, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Don Raffell, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones, Ray Sherman and Emil Richards on piano, Jack Marshall and Bob Bain on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Time Out", "Diggin' For Dex", "Central Avenue Breakdown" and "Shiny Stockings" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of the "Swing Era" series in the three LP box set "Volume 14 - One More Time - Swing Lives!" (STA/STL 353).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Flash's (Ray Bennett on bass guitar and backing vocals, Mike Hough on drums, cymbals, and percussion, Peter Banks on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, Arp synthesizer, and backing vocals, Colin Carter on lead vocals and percussion, and Tony Kaye on organ, piano, and Arp synthesizer), titles "Small Beginnings", "Morning Haze", "Children Of The Universe", "Dreams Of Heaven", and "The Time It Takes" which were recorded with producer Derek Lawrence and engineer Martin Birch at De Lane Lea Studios in Wembley, England between November 8 and November 11, 1971. Capitol Records will issue "Small Beginnings" and "Morning Haze" together as a single (Capitol 3345), "Children Of The Universe" as a single (Capitol 3496), and Capitol Records and Sovereign Records will issue all the titles on the album "Flash" (SMAS-11040).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with an orchestra (collectively Buddy Spicher on fiddle, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and keyboards, Pig Robbins, David Briggs on piano, Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Dave Kirby, Jerry Byrd, Pete Wade, and Tommy Floyd on guitar, Joe Zinkan and Bob Moore on bass, Willie Ackerman and Buddy Harman on drums) and The Nashville Sounds (unlisted vocalists), records the titles "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today", "Take Him Fishing" and "The Keeper Of The Key" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I Don't Believe I'Ll Fall In Love Today" and "The Keeper Of The Key" on Ritter's album "The Super Country Legendary Tex Ritter" (ST-11037) and "Take Him Fishing" on Ritter's album "Fall Away" (ST-11351).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co. (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Still Got A Long Way To Go" and "Delirium". Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3288).
1998 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks hosts Saturday Night Live
2011 - Jane Russell, motion picture actress, founder of the World Adoption International Fund and a Capitol Records artist, dies at her home in Santa Maria, California at age 89 of a respiratory related illness.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1903 - Vincente Minnelli, Broadway and motion picture director, one time husband of Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, and father of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, is born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago, Illinois
1931 - Gavin MacLeod, motion picture and television actor, and step-father of Tommy Steele (designer, art director, writer, and Vice President of Creative Services at Capitol Records [1987-2002] and Creative Director at Virgin Records America [2002]) and Drew Steele (with the band The Surf Punks), is born Allan George See in Mount Kisco, New York

Monday, February 27, 2017

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, and Ken Hanna on trumpet, Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, and Harry Forbes on trombone, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, Eddie Meyers and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone, Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Bob Ahern on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), using arrangements by Pete Rugolo, record the titles "Collaboration" and, in two parts, "Rhythm Incorporated (Capitol Punnishement)" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California for AFRS Program #231 with Kenton sharing master of ceremonies duties with Gene Norman. Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Rhytm Incorporated (Capitol Punishement)" on Kenton's album "Stan Kenton Encores" (T 155). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MQ12-163 on vinyl and MD7-163 on CD).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Clarinetist Benny Goodman and vocalist Fred Astaire record the title "The Astaire" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title. Sepia Records issued the title in 2011 as a bonus track on the 2 disc CD set "Three Evenings With Fred Astaire" (Sepia 1168). The song was written to help promote Astaire's recently opened chain of dance studios, one of which will open on the top floor of the Gogerty Building at the southeast corner of Vine Street and Yucca Street in Hollywood, right next to the future location of The Capitol Tower. The building will later be purchased by EMI and after gutting the interior, turned into new offices for the company.
1951 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased of Les Paul's title "Walkin' And Whistlin' Blues" in Los Angeles, California and will issue the title as a single (Capitol 1451) with Les Paul and Mary Ford's title "How High The Moon" (master purchased in January 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Ben Light, with unlisted organ, guitar, bass, and drums players, records the titels "Mistakes", "I Cried For You", "Orchids In The Moonlight", and "Sweet Sue, Just You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mistakes" as a single (Capitol 2023), "I Cried For You" and "Orchids In The Moonlight" together as a single (Capitol 2100), and "Sweet Sue, Just You" as a single (Capitol 2232).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements for his own music to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Walter "Pete" Candoli, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Jules Jacob, and Fred Falensby on woodwinds, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, Kathryn Thompson on harp, and a string section with Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, and Felix Slatkin on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello) as it records the titles "Bongo, The Circus Bear" in two parts and "Little Hiawatha" in two parts at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. After Don Wilson records narration overdubs for both titles and Daws Butler, June Foray, and Billy Bletcher record vocals for "Bongo, The Circus Bear" on March 6, 1952 using a script adapted by Alan Livingston, Capitol Records will issue both parts of "Bongo, The Circus Bear" on the children's album of the same name (CAS-3132) and both parts of "Little Hiawatha" on the children's album of the same name (CAS-3136).
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1956 - Clarinetist Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Wes Hensel, Don Paladino, Stan Stout, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Ray Sims, Bob Burgess, and Bob Pring on trombone, Stumpy Brown on bass trombone, Ronnie Lang on flute and alto saxophone, Sol Libero on alto saxophone, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Abe Aaron on tenor and baritone saxophones, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone and vocals, Don Trenner on piano, Vernon Polk on guitar, Buddy Clark on bass, and Lloyd Morales on drums), record a as yet unissued take of the title "Pink Coats" and the title "Harlem Nocturne" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Harlem Nocturne" on Brown's album "Les Brown's In Town" (T 746).
1956 - Vocalist Stan Freberg, with Billy May directing His Music (Justin Gordon  on saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and Ann Stockton on harp), records the titles "The Quest For Bridey Hammerschlauger" with additional vocals by June Foray and "The Great Pretender" with additional vocals by The Toads (lineup unlisted) in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street In Hollywood, California. The takes of both titles recorded on this date were rejected and both titles will be re-recorded on March 5, 1956.
1956 - The Five Keys (Rudy West on lead vocals, Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with Howard Biggs and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "I Dreamt I Dwelt In Heaven""She's The Most""That's Right", and "Boom-Boom" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol F3392), "That's Right" as a single (Capitol F3502) with "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" (recorded June 26, 1956) on the flipside, and "Boom Boom" as a single (Capitol F3786) with "The Face Of An Angel" (recorded January 14, 1957) on the flipside.
1956 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Mijail Glinka's "Jota Aragonesa" and a as yet unissued take of Bizet's "Gypsy Dance (Chanson Boheme) (From 'Carmen')" on Stage 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios on North Formosa Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Jota Aragonesa" on the orchestra's album "Fiesta!" (P-8335).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and guitarist Sonny James, with Bob Bain and Alvis "Buck" Owens also on guitar, Rollly Bundock on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" and "Baby You Melt My Heart" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" on James' album "This Is Sonny James!" (T 1178). Bear Family Records will issue both titles in Germany in the six CD box set "Sonny James - Young Love" (BCD 16373).
1961 - Billy May and Charley Barnet, using May's arrangements, direct The Kon-Tiki's (Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, James Decker, and William Hinshaw on French horns, Charlie Barnet, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, and Ted Nash on saxophones, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons, Al Hendrickson, and Alvino Rey on guitar, Ralph Pena on bass, Frank Flynn, Irving Cottler, and Emil Richards on drums) as they record the title "Sand In My Shoes", as yet unissued take of the title "Return To Paradise" with vocalist Marni Nixon, the titles "Little Island" and "Beyond The Reef" and incomplete and as yet unissued takes of the titles "Beyond The Reef" and "In My Shoes" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. After re-naming the orchestra to The Out-Islanders, Capitol Records will issue "Sand In My Shoes", "Little Island" and "Beyond The Reef" on the group's album "Polynesian Fantasy" (ST-1595).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - At two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord", "Take My Hand, Precious Lord", "Peace In The Valley", "I Want To Be Ready", and "I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me" at the first session and the titles "Wayfaring Pilgrim", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "When God Dips His Love In My Heart", "He'll Understand And Say Well Done", "Stand By Me", "Get On Board, Little Children", and "Were You There?" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Spirituals" (ST 818).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Journeymen (John Phillips and Scott McKenzie on vocals and guitars, and Dick Weissman on guitar and banjo) record the titles "Don't Turn Around", "Rock Island Line", "I Will Never Marry", and "Hush Now Sally" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Turn Around" and "Hush Now Sally" together as a single (Capitol 4737), "I Will Never Marry" as a single (Capitol 4943), and have yet to issue "Rock Island Line".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Galaxies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Why Does It Hurt so, "Just Another Date", and "Little Man" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1964 - The Beates record the titles "If I Fell", "Tell Me Why", and "And I Love Her" in Abbey Road Studios in London England. Capitol Records will issue all the titles in the United States on the group's album "Something New" (T/ST 2108).
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Eight Days A Week", with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1966 - Conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "On The Street Where You Live", "Make Someone Happy", and a as yet unissued take of the titles "C'est La Vie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (T 2559).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Fred Neil, with unlisted others, records the titles "Dreamer's Dream", "Endless Dream", and "Sweet Mama" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'", "Monday, Monday", "Strangers In The Night", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "Winchester Cathedral", and "Georgy Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" and "Strangers In The Night" on Newton's album "Song Of The Year" (T/ST 2714) and "Monday, Monday", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "Winchester Cathedral", and "Georgy Girl" on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (ST 2847).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and lead vocals, Richard Wright on Farfisa organ and backing vocals, Roger Waters on bass guitarand Nick Mason on drums) record new takes of the titles "Arnold Layne", "Candy And A Current Bun", "Interstellar Overdrive", and "Chapter 24" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer Norman Smith. It's listed that Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the takes of "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Current Bun" recorded on this date together as the group's first single to be released in The United States (Tower 333) but other sources have said the label may have used the original takes recorded on January 29, 1967 instead. Tower Records will issue the takes of "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Chapter 24" recorded on this date on the group's album "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "The World Is Ours" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1976 - Gene Watson records the titles "When My World Left Town""Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall""I Fell Apart" and "He Little Thinged Her Out Of My Arms" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Watson's album "Because You Believed In Me" (ST-11529) and the last title on his album "Gene Watson's Beautiful Country" (ST-11715).
1979 - Peabo Bryson's Capitol Records album "Crosswinds" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1981 - Jay Ferguson records the titles "Tonite (Fallin' For Ya)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 511) with "Empty Sky" (recorded April 2, 1981) on the flipside and on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196).
1986 - Marie Osmond's Capitol Records single "There's No Stopping Your Heart", with "Blue Sky Shinin'" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1986 - Capitol Records band Marillion begin their first major U.S. tour in Buffalo, New York
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist Martha Davis, with unlisted others, records the titles "Hardest Part Of A Broken Heart" and "Troubled Child" for Capitol Records will has yet to issue either title.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1923 - Dexter Gordon, saxophone player, motion picture actor, and Blue Note Records artist is born Dexter Keith Gordon in Los Angeles, California
1960 - Paul Humphreys, keyboard player for the Virgin Records group Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark (aka OMD) is born in London, England
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "Tell Me Why", "I'll Cry Instead", and "If I Fell" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England with producer George Martin and engineers Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick for their United Artists Records soundtrack album to their first film "A Hard Day's Night". Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group currently owns the United Artists catalog.
1965 - Shirley Bassey's United Artists single "Goldfinger", with "Strange How Love Can Be" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Spike Milligan, comedian, writer, radio, television, and motion picture actor, and Parlophone Records artist as part of "The Goon Show", dies at age 83

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Billboard magazine announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in the United States
1988 - Gene De Paul, songwriter, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song in 1941 for "Hellzapoppin", collaborated with lyricist and Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer on the M-G-M motion picture musical "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" and the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner", dies in Los Angeles, California at age 68 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FEBRUARY 26, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1916 - Jackie Gleason, comedian, motion picture, radio and television actor, composer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Herbert John Gleason in Brooklyn, New York
1921 - Betty Hutton, singer, Broadway and motion picture actress brought to Hollywood by Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva, sister of Glenn Miller Orchestra vocalist Marion Hutton, one time wife of Capitol Records artist and trumpeter Pete Condoli and later Capitol Records executive Alan Livingston, a Capitol Records solo artist, and teacher, is born Elizabeth Thornburg in Battle Creek, Michigan

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1937 - Pianist Jean Françaix records his "Concertino For Piano And Orchestra" in two parts with The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Leo Borchard, in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. After licensing the masters in 1948, Capitol Records will issue both parts in the United States on Françaix's album "Concertino For Piano And Orchestra/Serenade For Twelve Instruments" (L-8051). Capitol Records' classical catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group and distributed by Warner Classics.
1946 - Guitarist Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (Chuck Peterson, Jake Gerheim, Russ Granger, and Frank Nelson on trumpets, Sam Levine, Bob McReynolds, and Bob Swift on trombones, Bob Walsh and Hal McKusick on alto saxophones, Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Rocky Coluccio on piano and vocals, Jim Bates on bass, and Ben Weber on drums) record the titles "Cheek To Cheek", "Sepulvada", and a rejected take of the title "Should I?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Cheek To Cheek" as a single (Capitol 57-644) with "Strummin' On The Old Banjo" (recorded May 5, 1949) on the flipside, and "Sepulvada" as a single (Capitol 262) with "Bumble Boogie" (recorded April 15, 1946) on the flipside.
1951 - The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Anderson and Edna Leeper), with a unidentified combo, record the titles "Somewhere In Old Wyoming", "Little Miss Mischief", "Don't Steal Daddy's Medal", and "Call Me Sweetheart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1455) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1564).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, and Jack Millman on trumpet, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Dick Meldonian and Lennie Niehaus on alto saxophone, Bill Holman and Lee Elliott on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Frank Capp on drums) record the titles "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", and "Yes" with vocalist Jerri Winters, and "Mambo Rhapsody (Mambo On My Mind)" with the addition of Mike Pacheco on percussion in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM, Capitol Records will issue "Yes" and "Mambo Rhapsody (Mambo On My Mind) together as a single (Capitol 2020) and Classics will issue all the titles in France on the CD "The Chronological Stan Kenton 1951-1952" (1428).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Mel Blanc, with Franklyn Marks, records the titles "Lord Bless His Soul", "Morris" and "Grandfather's Will" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Lord Bless His Soul" and "Morris" together as a single (Capitol 2048) and on Blanc's album "Party Panic" (H-436). Collectors' Choice Music will issue "Morris" and "Grandfather's Will" on the CD "" (CCM 593-2).
1955 - Capitol Records duo The Louvin Brothers joins the Grand Ole Opry
1955 - Capitol Records releases Faron Young's single "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young", with "Forgive Me My Dear" on the flipside.
1956 - During two sessions that take place today on Stage 7 at the Samuel Goldwn Studio at 1041 North Formosa Avenue in West Hollywood, California, Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they records Lara's "Granada" and De Campo's "Las Chiapanecas" at the first session and Delibes' "The Maids Of Cadiz", Monterde's "La Virgen De La Macarena", and Granados' "Andaluza Seraphim" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Fiesta!" (P-8335).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalists Beryl Davis, Connie Haines, and Jane Russell, with Van Alexander conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Vaya Con Dios", "He Was There", and "Lonesome Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "The Magic Of Believing" (T 822).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and guitarist Sonny James, with Bob Bain and Alvis "Buck" Owens on guitar, Rollly Bundock on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "First Date, First Kiss, First Love" and "Speak To Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3674) and on James' album self-titled EP "Sonny James" (EAP -1-861).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with Andy Bartha on clarinet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Hy White on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the titles "Dixie By Drigo ('Drigo's Serenade' from Drigo's 'Harlequin's Millions'Tauber's )", "Creepin' Can Can ('Gaité Parisienne' from Offenbach's 'Orphée Aux Enfers')", and "Oh! Martha! Oh! ('M'appari' from Von Flotow's 'Martha')" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Pianist Cy Coleman, with unlisted bass and drums players and voices, records the titles "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Night Of My Nights", "The Best Thing For You", "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", and "Bewitched" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Bewitched" which it has yet to issue, on Coleman's album "Broadway Pianorama" (T/ST 1740).
1966 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Belford Hendricks conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians, records the title "Wiederseh'n", a as yet unissued take of the titles "I Wanted Someone To Love", and the titles "The Minute You're Gone""Crying Time", and "Together Again" in New York City, New York with producer Tom Morgan. Capitol Records will issue "Wiederseh'n" and "The Minute You're Gone" together as a single (Capitol 5652) and all the titles, except "I Wanted Someone To Love" on Martino's album "Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep" (T 2528).
1966 - During two sessions held on this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "She's Too Far Above Me", "I Enjoy Being A Girl", and a as yet unissued take of the title "Do I Hear A Waltz?" at the first session and the titles "Hello, Dolly", "My Kind Of Town", and "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, fourth and last titles on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (T 2559) and "My Kind Of Town" on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (T 2481).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", with "Someone Told My Story" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1970 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Hey Jude", composed of tracks not previously released on albums in the United States, is released by Capitol Records
1971 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted others, recorded the titles "A Song For You""Crazy Love", and "How Can I Be Sure" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs for "A Song For You" and "How Can I Be Sure" are recorded on March 3 and March 27, 1971 and for "Crazy Love" on March 8, March 27, and June 17, 1971, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Reddy's album "I Don't Know How To Love Him" (ST-762).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist and guitarist Freddie King, with John Gallie or Leon Russell on piano, Don Preston on guitar, Carl Radle on electric bass, Chuck Blackwell and Jim Gordon on drums, starts two straight days of recordings at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee recording the titles "Lowdown In Lodi", "I'd Rather Be Blind", "My And My Guitar", "Reconsider Baby", "Big Legged Woman", "Something You Got", "Ain't No Big Deal On You", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". Shelter Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records will issue  "Lowdown In Lodi", "I'd Rather Be Blind", "My And My Guitar", and "Reconsider Baby" on King's self-titled album "Freddie King" (SW-8913) and all the titles on the CD compilation "The Best Of Freddie King - The Shelter Records Years" (8-34972-2).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Natalie Cole's Capitol Records single "I've Got Love On My Mind", with "Unpredictable You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1981 - The Whites (vocalist and mandolin player Buck White and his daughters vocalists Sharon White and Cheryl White), with unlisted others, record the title "West Virginia Memories" in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ricky Skaggs and Neil Wilburn. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5004) with "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On" (recorded June 3, 1980) on the flipside.
1985 - Tina Turner wins Grammys for her Capitol Records singles "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Better Be Good to Me"
1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the title "New Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5613) with "You're Still New To Me" (recorded February 18, 1986) on the flipside and on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist Martha Davis, with unlisted others, records the titles "Rebecca", "Bridge Of Sighs", and "Don't Ask Out Loud". Capitol Records will issue "Rebecca" as a single (Capitol 44105), "Bridge Of Sighs" as a single (Capitol 44114), and has yet to issue "Don't Ask Out Loud".
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles first four Parlophone albums on CD for the first time in the United States
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - At the 39th annual Grammy Awards held in New York City, The Beatles win Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for their Apple Records track "Free As A Bird", Best Music Video, Short Form for the video to "Free As A Bird", and Best Music Video, Long Form for "The Beatles Anthology", all of which were released by Capitol Records/Video in the United States
2008 - Buddy Miles (born George Allen Miles), drummer, singer, songwriter, voice actor, and member of the Capitol Records group Band of Gypsys, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 60 at his home in Austin, Texas. More information can be found at his website at http://www.buddymiles.com/.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1928 - Fats Domino, pianist, singer, songwriter, and Imperial Records artist, is born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, motion picture and television actor, television variety show host, and father of Capitol Records artist Roseanne Cash, is born in Kingsland, Arkansas
1945 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, vocalist with the Liberty Records group "Canned Heat" is born in Torrance, California
1964 - Vee-Jay Records releases the album "Jolly What! Beatles and Frank Ifield"
35 Years Ago Today - RPM (lineup unlisted) records the titles "A Legend Never Dies", "Video Games", "I Don't Feel The Same", "Rendezvous", "Envy", "You", "Firestarter", "Don't Make It Hard", "2 + 2", and "I'm A Wreck". EMI America Records will issue "Rendezvous" and "I'm A Wreck" together as a single (EMI-America 8125). No issuing information is listed for the other titles.
1989 - Roy Eldridge, trumpet player and Blue Note Records artist, dies in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York at age 78

Saturday, February 25, 2017

FEBRUARY 25, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Faron Young, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist is born in Shreveport, Louisiana
1943 - George Harrison, MBE, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor and producer, lead guitarist of the Parlophone, Capitol and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo Apple, Dark Horse and Capitol Records artist, and member of The Traveling Wilburys, is born at 12:10 PM in Liverpool, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Dennis Diken, drummer, percussionist and vocalist for the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born in Belleville, New Jersey
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Foster Sylvers, singer, member of the Capitol Records group The Sylvers, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947- Vocalist Tex Ritter, with Darol Rice on clarinet, Nick Pisani and Kobi Sirinsky on fiddle, Paul Sells on accordion and leading the band, Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle on guitar, Agapito "Pepe" Martinez on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, records the titles, "Bats In Your Belfry", "Cattle Call", "The Last Mile", and "The Prisoner's Song" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Bats In Your Belfry" and "The Last Mile" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40000, the first single of the series) and "Cattle Call" and "The Prisoner's Song" on Ritter's album "Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters" (AD-96).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Jess Willard, with Glenn Willlis on piano, Angelo Dilello and Walter McCoy Shrum on lead guitars, Leodie Jackson on steel guitar, and Jimmie Willis on bass, records the titles "Lonesome Dollar Bill", "Honky Tonk Boogie", "Honky Tonkin' All The Time", and "Cadillac Blues" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Lonesome Dollar Bill" and "Cadillac Blues" together as a single (Capitol 2043) and "Honky Tonkin' All The Time" as a single (Capitol 2235). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the CD "Jess Willard - Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor" (BCD 16256).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with bass player Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Billey Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Roy Harte on drums, and producer Lee Gillette on the plunger sound effect) and a vocal quartet (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Hambone" with additional vocals by Bucky Tibbs and "The Gandy Dancer's Ball" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2017).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Rhythm guitarist and narrative vocalist Floyd "Ole" Ramussen and His Nebraska Cornhuskers (Kenny Cannan on trombone, John "Woody" Applewhite and Marvin "Rocky" Stone on fiddles, Edward Austin Strode on piano, Jerry Carter on accordion, Earl Finley, Jr. on electric guitar, William "Billy" Tonneson on steel guitar, Virgil "Lee" Stone on bass, and Joe Muto on drums), record the instrumental "Charleston Alley", "Careful Now" with additional vocals by Virgil "Lee" Stone, the instrumental "Jersey Bounce", and "My Mary" with additional vocals by Teddy Wilds at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:15 PM and 11:15 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Charleston Alley" and "Careful Now" together as a single (Capitol 2554), "Jersey Bounce" as a single (Capitol 2254), and "My Mary" as a single (Capitol 2093).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Lex Baxter's Chorus and Orchestra (lineups unlisted), first vocalist Jeanne Gayle records the titles "God's Little Candles" and "Wondering" then vocalist Dick Beavers records the titles "Please Say You Love Me", and "It Must Be Spring". Capitol Records will issue "God's Little Candles" and "Wondering" together as a single (Capitol 2018), "Please Say you Love Me" as a single (Capitol 2117), and "It Must Be Spring" as a single (Capitol 2031).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with bass player Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Billy Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant and Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Roy Harte on drums), records the titles "Go On! Get Out!" and "The Hills Of Pride" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Go On! Get Out!" as a single (Capitol 2120). Bear Family Records will issue both titles in Germany in the four CD box set "Tex Ritter - High Noon" (BCD 16356).
65 Years Ago In 1952 - Vocalist Ann Gibson, with Jerry Shard and His Music (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wrong", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Call Me Darling", and "I Can't Stop Loving You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Wrong" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" together as a single (Capitol 2049) and have yet to issue either "Shine On Harvest Moon" or "Call Me Darling".
1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Theme From Robin Hood" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist and guitarist "Texas" Bill Strength, with unlisted other guitar, banjo, bass, and maracas players and a chorus (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Cloud 13" and "Six Fools" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Six Fools" as a single (Capitol F3701) and has yet to issue "Cloud 13.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (personnel listed as probably taken from Harry Edison on trumpet solo, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Mannie Klein, and Mickey Mangano also on trumpet, Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and Jimmy Priddy on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone solos, Vince De Rosa or John Cave on French horn, Willie Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Ted Nash, Babe Russin, Justin Gordon, and Jim Williamson on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch or Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Nick Bonney or Allan Reuss on guitar, Joe Comfort or Joe Mondragon on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Frank Flynn on vibraphones and percussion, and a string section led by Felix Slatkin), as they record the a new take of the title "You Leave Me Breathless" and the titles "Younger Than Springtime", "You And The Night And The Music" featuring solo by Juan Tizol on valve trombone, "Let's Face The Music And Dance", "Let Yourself Go", and You Are My Lucky Star" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Riddle's album "Hey! Let Yourself Go!" (T 814).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) record the titles "St. James Infirmary" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "On The Street Where You Live", "The Man With The Golden Arm", "St. Louis Blues", and "Jonah's Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "St. James Infirmary", "On The Street Where You Live", and "The Man With The Golden Arm" on Jones' album "Muted Jazz" T/ST 839), "Jonah's Blues" on James' album "Hit Me Again!" (T/ST 1375), and have yet to issue "St. Louis Blues.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trombone player Pee Wee Hunt, with Andy Bartha on clarinet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Joe Galbraith on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, record a new take of "Twelfth Stree Toreador (from Bizet's 'Toreador Song')", "Rigoletto Rock (from Verdi's 'Rogoletto')", and "Pee Wee And The Wolf" (from Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf'" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
1964 - The Benny Goodman Quartet appear live at Koesi Ninkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The concert was recorded and later the tracks the "Cheek To Cheek", "Like Someone In Love", "Close Your Eyes", "As Long As I Live", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "My Melancholy Baby", "Memories of You", "I've Got The World On A String", "You're Blase", "Dinah", and "Goodbye" were released by Capitol Records on the album "Recorded Live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo".
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunrise, Sunset", "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Try To Remember", and "Alley Cat" at the first session and "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", "Thunderball", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the "Sunrise, Sunset", "Try To Remember", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (ST 2559) and "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Alley Cat", "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Thunderball" on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (ST 2481).
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh and associate producer Jack Marshall, The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts and Bill Pittman on guitar, Henry Cain on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), record the titles "Manha De Carnaval" and "Whatever's Fair" at the first session and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)""A Taste Of Honey", and, with the addition of Jill Roberts on Latin percussion, "Sweet September" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roberts' album "Whatever's Fair!" (T 2478).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased for Mike Harris' title "How Can You Help But Love Me" but has yet to issue the title.
 1969 - The Beach Boys record the track "Celebrate The News" which will be released as the flipside of their Capitol Records single "Break Away" on June 23, 1969
1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Shorty Sherock, Frank Beach, John Best, and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ed Kusby on trombones, Abe Most, Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Jules Jacob, and Don Raffell on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Boogie Woogie Maxixe (Bob Crosby Version)""My Inspiration (Bob Crosby Version)""G.T. Stomp (Earl Hines Version)", and "Slow Freight (Glenn Miller Version)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the 3 LP set "Swing Era" Series - Volume 5 (1939-1940) - 1939: A Real Dream Of A Year" (STA/STL 344).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Al De Lory, records the titles "Part Of Your Life", "Manhattan Kansas", and "We All Pull The Load" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for all the titles on Febuary 26, 1972 and for "We All Pull the Load" on April 12, 1972, Capitol Records will issue "Manhattan Kansas" as a single (Capitol 3305) and "We All Pull The Load" as a single (Capitol 3382) and has yet to issue "Part Of Your Life".
45 Years Ago In 1972 - The Maytals record the titles "The Man" and "54-46 Was My Number". Shelter Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Shelter (7311).
45 Years Ago In 1972 - Hugh Roy records the title "Flashing My Whip". Shelter Records will issue the title as a single (Shelter 7318).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Freddie McKay records the titles "Sweet You, Sour You" and "Version". Shelter Records will issue both titles together as a single (Shelter 7319).
1974 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "On The Cover Of The Music City News" with "Stony Mountain West Virginia" on the flipside
1976 - During two sessions held today in Los Angeles, California, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (vocalists Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart), with unlisted others, record the titles "Along Came Jones""Moonfire", and "Sail On Sailor" at the first session and additional recording and possibly remakes at the second session for "Along Came Jones" and "Sail On Sailor". Capitol Records will issue all the final versions of the titles on the group's eponymous album "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart" (ST-11513).
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "Don't Ya Try It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist and guitarist Martha Davis, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just Like You", "Tell It To The Moon", and "We Stand Alone", Capitol Records will issue Just Like You" as a single (Capitol 44105), "Tell It To The Moon" as a single (Capitol 44114), and has yet to issue "We Stand Alone".
1995 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra give his last concert at a performance at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom in Palm Desert, California
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Capitol Records group Megadeth perform live at a concert at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California where the tracks "Tornado Of Souls" and "A Tout Le Monde" are recorded and later released by Toshiba EMI in Japan on the six track (actually seven tracks since it includes the track "Peace Sells" as a hidden track) CD EP "Live Trax"
2001 - Capitol Records releases Billy Idol's album “VH1 Storytellers”
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - All music lovers were invited to a viewing of the body of Al Viola on Sunday night from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Faith Chapel at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. A service will be held the next day, Monday afternoon at 3PM, at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1980 - Sir Joseph Lockwood resigns from the Board of EMI Ltd, Capitol Records' parent company, having been a director for 26 Years (20 of which are spent as Chairman)
1991 - EMI International releases Glen Campbell's 2 CD compilation album "The Capitol Years '65/'77"
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Natalie Cole wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year for her Elektra album "Unforgettable" and her recording of the title track, which uses tracks from her father's Capitol Records stereo re-recording of "Unforgettable", wins her the Grammys for Traditional Pop Performance and Record Of The Year. "Unforgettable"'s writer, Irving Gordon, wins the Grammy for Song Of The Year.

Friday, February 24, 2017

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Lonnie Turner, songwriter and bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Steve Miller Band, is born Leonard Lewis Turner in Berkeley, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Sonny Greer and the Duke's Men (Taft Jordan on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Otto Hardwicke on alto saxophone, Duke Brooks on piano, Fred Guy on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Greer on drums) record the tracks "Mood Indigo" (two takes, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), "Bug In A Rug", "The Mooche" (also two tracks, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), and "Kandylamb" in Los Angeles, California
1946 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flipside" is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1954 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love", with "Why?" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1956 - Vocalist Andy Griffith, with Dick Ryan, records the titles "Opera Carmen, Part 1" and "Opera Carmen, Part 2" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3402) and on Griffith's album "Just For Laughs" (T 962).
1956 - The Cues (Ollie Jones on lead tenor vocals, Abel De Costa and Jimmy Breedlove on tenor vocals, Robie Kirk on baritone vocals, and Eddie Barnes on bass vocals), with possibly King Curtis on tenor saxophone, and unlisted trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players, record the titles "Don't Make Believe" with Jimmy Breedlove on lead vocals, "Crazy, Crazy Party" and "Rock 'N' Roll Mr. Oriole" both with Ollie Jones on lead vocals, and a as yet unissued and lost take of "Destination Twenty-One Hundred And Sixty-Five" in Capitol Records' 47th Street studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Make Believe" as a single (Capitol F3400) with a remake of the title "Destination Twenty-One Hundred And Sixty-Five" (recorded March 1, 1966) on the flipside, Prep Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) will issue "Crazy, Crazy Party" as a single (Prep F104) with "I Pretend" (recorded September 20, 1956) on the flipside, and Bear Family Records will release the first three titles in Germany on the album "The Cues" (BFX 15309) and on the CD "The Cues/The Four Students - Why: The Cues" (BCD 15510).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with Andy Bartha on clarinet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Art Ryerson on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums and using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the titles "Hi-Ho Pee Wee (from Rossini's 'William Tell Overture')", "Hunt's Goulash (from Brahms' 'Hungarian Dance #6')", "The Iceman Cometh (from 'Waldteufel')", and "Twelfth Street Toreador (from Bizet's 'Toreador Song')" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except the take of "Twelfth Street Toreador (from Bizet's 'Toreador Song')" recorded today (and will be re-recorded on February 25, 1957), on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Rose Room", "I Can't Get Started", "My Blue Heaven" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "Royal Garden Blues" and "I Could Have Danced All Night" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "I Could Have Danced All Night" which has yet to be issued, on the quartet's album "Muted Jazz" (T/ST 839).
1961 - Paul Weston conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Always", "For You", "Goodnight Sweetheart", and "Our Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Weston's album "Music For My Love" (T 1563).
1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "My Heart Skips A Beat" with "Together Again" on the flipside. Both sides will go on to hit #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1966 - Conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "King Of The Road", "Dear Heart", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", and "Yesterday" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (T 2481).
1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh and associate producer Jack Marshall, The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts and Bill Putman on guitars, Henry Cain on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), records the titles "Bye Bye Blues" and "Pussy Cat" at the first session and "Michelle""The Shadow Of Your Smile""This Is The Life", and "I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roberts' album "Whatever's Fair!" (T 2478).
1966 - Vocalist Cindy Malone, with unlisted others, records the titles "Is It Over, Baby?" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue "Is It Over, Baby?" as a single (Capitol 5629) with "It's Up To You" (recorded February 9, 1966) on the flipside. There is no issuing information listed for "Thou Shall Not Lie".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Alexis De Azevedo records the titles "I Wanna Be Free" and "'Hotel' Theme" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5891).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Born Free", "What Now, My Love", "Michelle", "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)", and "Almost Persuaded" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Newton's album "Song Of The Year" (T/ST 2714).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Dallas Frazier records the titles "Write That Down", "Tell It Like It Is", "Honk 'N Tonk", and "Ain't Nothin' Shakin' But The Leaves" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frazier's album "Tell It Like It Is" (T/ST 2764).
1975 - Grand Funk's Capitol Records single "Some Kind Of Wonderful", with "Wild" on the flipside, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1981 - Jay Ferguson records the titles "Million Dollar (Love Affair)", "Debra Lee", and "She's Mine Tonight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Million Dollar (Love Affair)" and "She's Mine Tonight" on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196) and has yet to issue "Debra Lee".
1981 - Vocalist Cheryl Ladd, with unlisted others, records the titles "Just Another Lover Tonight" and "Hold On To Love" in Los Angeles, California with producer Daryl Dragon. Capitol Records, with distribution by Toshiba-EMI, will issue both titles in Japan on Ladd's album "Take A Chance" (ECS-91031) which was released only in Japan.
1981 - Charles Veal records the title "How Many Times" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
1983 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Shame On The Moon", with "House Behind A House" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1994 - Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916), singer, radio show performer, motion picture actress, television talk show host, golfer, and Capitol Records artist from 1959 to 1962, dies of ovarian cancer in Beverly Hills, California at age 77, five days before her 78th birthday (though some would say she had 2 years and 5 days before her next birthday as she was born on a leap year and her next birthday, her 20th, would be in 1996). Her ashes are later divided and half are interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California and the other half at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - George Thorogood, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and EMI America Records artist, is born in Wilmington, Delaware.
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland ends a 19 week engagement (originally scheduled for just 4 weeks) that reopens The Palace Theatre in New York City
1959 - Colin Farley, bass player with the Virgin Records America group Cutting Crew, is born in England
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Pat Benatar wins the Best Female Rock Performance Grammy for her Chrysalis Records track "Fire and Ice"
1998 - Virgin Records America, Inc. files suit against The Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1950 - Steve Priest, bass player, vocalist, and founding member of the Parlophone and Capitol Records group Sweet, is born Stephen Norman Priest in Hayes, Middlesex, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Michael Wilton, bass guitarist with the Capitol Records group Queensrÿche, is born in San Francisco, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Howard McGhee on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Denzil Best on drums) record "April In Paris", "Rifftide", "Stardust" and "Stuffy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the album "Classics In Jazz - Coleman Hawkins" (CCF-327), the second track as a single (Capitol 15335) with "What Is There To Say" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 205) with "It's The Talk Of The Town" on the flip side.
1945 - Shug Fisher and His Ranchmen Trio (Shug Fisher and Wesley Tuttle on vocal, Merle Travis on vocals and lead guitar with Charles Linville and Margie Ann DeVere on fiddle, Don Whiston on guitar. Frankie Marvin on steel guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass) record "The Texas Plain", the (as of 2005) unreleased track "Cool Water", and the tracks "Out On The Open Range" and "The Cowboy's Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on the album "Sing, Cowboy, Sing" (AC-77).
1946 - Margaret O'Brien records the vocal track for a as yet unissued take of the title "Goldilocks And The Three Bears" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1951 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra with a chorus (lineups unlisted) records the titles "Sparrow In The Treetop" and "Tonight We'll Go Dancing", both with additional vocals by Linda Doherty,  a as yet unissued take of the title "John And Marsha", and the titles "Roller Coaster" and, also with additional vocals by Linda Doherty, "Sarah Kelly From Plum Nelly (Way Down In Georgia)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1440), "Roller Coaster" as a single (Capitol 1546) with "On Top Of The Ferris Wheel" (recorded March 22, 1951) on the flipside, and the last title as a single (Capitol 1731) with "Longing For You" (recorded May 28, 1951) on the flipside.
1956 - Vocalist and guitarist "Texas" Bill Strength, with unlisted piano, guitar, steel guitar, bass and drums players, records the titles "Where Did My Heart Go?", "When The Bright Lights Grow Dim" with a unlisted fiddle player, "Gotta Lotta Love", and "It Ain't Much But It's Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol F3477) and the second and fourth titles together as a single (Capitol F3394).
1956 - Vocalist Kathy Lloyd, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "You Are Mine", "The Wind-Up", "Only When You're Lonely" and a as yet unissued take of the title "Let The Chips Fall (Where They May)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 3385) and the "The Wind-Up" as a single (Capitol 3479) with "The West Point Dress Parade" (recorded June 8, 1956) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Teen-Age Crush", with "Hep Dee Hootie (Cutie Wootie)" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Hollywood String Quartet (unlisted musicians), conducted by Felix Slatkin, records Beethoven's "Quartet N°12 In E Flat Major, Opus 127, 3rd Movement" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N°12 in E Flat Major, Op.127" (P-8443).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pee Wee Hunt (on trombone, with Andy Bartha on cornet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Joe Galbraith on guitar, Gene Dragoo on bass, and Cody Sandifer on drums), using arrangements by Van Alexander and Dave Cavanaugh, records the titles "Springtime Down In Dixie (From 'Spring Song' By Mendelssohn)", "Cotton Pickin' Carmen (From 'Habanera' By Bizet)", "Hoffman's Hideaway (From 'Barcarolle' By Offenbach)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Hunt's album "The Classics A La Dixie" (T 846).
1961 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with Jimmie Haskell conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "Foolin' Around" and a as yet unissued take of the title "Two Brothers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Foolin' Around" as a single (Capitol 4542) with "Kay's Lament" (recorded on February 10, 1961) on the flipside.
1961 - Cornet player Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (Robbie Robinson on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Joe Rushton on bass saxophone, Bobby Hammack on piano, and Rollie Culver on drums), record the titles "Summertime", "Corky", "Londonberry Air", "Moonlight Bay", "Why Was I Born?", and "What Is There To Say" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Nichols' album "Dixieland Supper Club" (T 1665).
1961 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with unlisted others, record the title "There's Got To Be A Girl" and unissued takes of the titles "My Desire" and "The Glory Of Love". Capitol Records will issue "There's Got To Be A Girl" on the trio's album "A Song For Young Love" (T 1669).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During four sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. trumpet player and vocalist Louis Prima, with tenor saxophonist and vocalist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (Morgan Thomas also on trumpet, Lou Sineaux on trombone, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and James Vincent Faraci on drums), record the titles "You're Just In Love", "Harlem Nocturne", "Glow-Worm", and "Just One Of Those Things" at the first session between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, then, with the addition of Allan Reuss on guitar, record the titles "All Night Long", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Everybody Knows", and "Ain't Misbehavin'/'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" at the second session between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM, then the titles "Three Handed Woman" and "St. Louis Blues" at the third session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, then the titles "Twist All Night" and "John Ping Pong" between 11:30 PM and 12:00 AM on February 24, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "John Ping Pong" on Prima's album "The Wildest Comes Home!" (T/ST 1723) and will issue "John Ping Pong" as part of the Ultra-Lounge series on the two CD set "Wild,Cool And Swinging: Louis Prima" (5-20437-2),
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist Lou Rawls and The Pilgrim Travelers (vocal group with unlisted lineup), with J.W. Alexander and Rene Hall conducting their arrangements to Bobby Bryant and Stu Williamson on trumpet, Dave Wells and John Ewing on trombone, Edgar Redmond on saxophone, Ernie Freeman on piano, Cliff White and Tommy Tedesco on guitars, Jimmy Bond on bass, Sharkey Hall on drums, Frank Capp on percussion, a uncredited string section, records the titles "Please Let Me Be The first To Know", "Didn't It Rain", "Count On Me", and "Trust Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Please Let Me Be The First To Know" and "Trust Me" together as a single (Capitol 4743) and "Didn't It Rain" on the album "The Soul Stirring Sounds Of The Pilgrim Travelers" (T/ST 1768). Mighty Quinn will issue all the titles on the CD version of the album (MQP-1102).
1966 - Vocalist Mrs. Elva Miller, with Fred Block conducting his arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Shadow Of Your Smile""My Love""These Boots Are Made For Walkin'", and "Gonna Be Like That" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mrs. Miller's album "Mrs. Elva Miller's Greatest Hits" (T 2494).
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles record the title "Lovely Rita" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The "E" Types (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Put The Clock Back On The Wall" and "4th Street" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both tracks together as a single (Tower 325).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Sunrays record the titles "I Wanna Know", "Loaded With Love" and "Time (A Special Thing)" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "Loaded With Love" and "Time (A Special Thing)" together as a single (Tower 340). Capitol Records has yet to issue "I Wanna Know".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Pink Floyd records the title "Matilda Mother" in London, England. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the track on the band's album "The Piper At The Gate Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1971 - Vocalist and piano player Leon Russell and The Shelter People (lineup unlisted) finish recording their eponymous album "Leon Russell And The Shelter People" (SW-8903) which will be released by Shelter Records and distributed by Capitol Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Dorsey Burnette, with unlisted others, records the titles "Cry Mama", "In The Spring (The Roses Always Turn Red)", "The Same Old You, The Same Ole Me", and "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Burnette's album "Here & Now" (ST-11094).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Jim Roberts records the titles "Night Is Done", and "Take Yourself" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3299).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Merle Haggard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Combine Blues", "Blues Stay Away From Me", and "Tired Of Your Understanging Ways" at the Buck Owens Studio in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blues Stay Away From Me" as a single (Capitol 4477) and on Haggard's album "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" (ST-11693) and have yet to issue "Combine Blues" and "Tired Of Your Understanding Ways".
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings Apple Records single "Jet", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States with "Let Me Roll It" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1976 - Sweet's Capitol Records single "Fox On The Run", with "Burn On The Flame" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist Martha Davis records the titles "Heaven Outside Your Door" and "Tender Love" for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed for either title.
1991 - Wilson Phillips' SBK Records (a division of Capitol Records) single "You're In Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart1993 - Capitol Records releases Eddie Cochran's 2-album set "Singin' To My Baby/Never To Be Forgotten", originally released on Liberty Records, on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - David Sylvian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, with the group Japan, recorded with Virgin Records America artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a solo Virgin Records America artist, is born David Batt in London, England
1959 - The Chipmunk's single "Alvin's Harmonica", the flipside of "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Time Is Here Again), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1978 - Kenny Rogers' wins the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his United Artists Records track "Lucille". The flip side of the single is "Till I Get It Right".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records single "Centerfold" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FEBRUARY 22, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Candy", with Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
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 chart
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Vocalist Mary Mayo, with Al Ham conducting the orchestra (Louis Mucci and Joe Ferrante on trumpets, Will Bradley on trombone, Bill Stegmeyer, Stanley Webb, and Sam Donahue on reeds, probably Art Wagner on piano, Arnold Fishkin on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums), records the titles "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" and the as yet unissued titles "Mighty Lak' A Rose" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" together as a single (Capitol 1439).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Tex Ritter and The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Aderson and Edna Leeper), with Lionel Taylor on piano, George Bamby on accordion, Wesley Tuttle on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, record the titles "The Letter Edged In Black", "When It's Springtime In The Rockies", "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing", and "When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "The Letter Edged In Black" and "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing" together as a single and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the four CD box set "High Noon" (BCD 16356).
1956 - At the first recording session held in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Frank Sinatra conducts the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and Cecil Read on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, James Decker, John Cave, Arthur Frantz, and Hyman Markowitz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinets, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboes, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoons, Bill Miller on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, George Boujie, Sam Goldman, and Eddie Gilbert on basses, David Grupp and Milt Holland on drums and percussion, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Cytron, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, Milton Thomas, and Abraham Weiss on violas, and Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, Joseph Saxon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), with copyist Vern Yocum, as they record the titles "Black" arranged by Victor Young, "Orange" arranged by Nelson Riddle, "White" arranged by Victor Young, and "Brown" arranged by Jeff Alexander between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Also in attendance are copyist Vern Yocum, Capitol Records president Glenn Wallichs, and photographer Ken Veeder. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's album "Tone Poems Of Color" (W735).
1956 - Vocalists Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "True Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the soundtrack album "High Society" (W 750) as well as a single (Capitol 3507) with "Well Did You Evah" (recorded January 17, 1956) on the flipside. The single will go on to earn Crosby a gold record, the last of his career.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on saxophone, Laurindo Almeida and Jack Marshall on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio and Frank Carlson on drums and percussion, Mike Pacheco on drums and bongos, Lous Singer on drums and vibraphones, and Carlos Mejia on bongos) records the titles "Tic, Tic, Tic" and "Coconut Water" at the first session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and the titles "Matilda, Matilda", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Not Me" at the second session between 11:30PM and 2:30 AM on February 23, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mitchum's album "Calypso-Is Like So..." (T 853).
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, Lennie Niehaus and Charlie Mariano on alto saxophone, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, and Jack Costanzo on bongos), with vocals by The Modern Men (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Eager Beaver", "Temptation", and, with additional vocals by Ann Richards, "Softly" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kenton's album "Kenton With Voices" (T 810).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Judy Garland, with Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) , records the titles "Mean To Me", "By Myself", "Blue Prelude" and "Then You've Never Been Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mean To Me", "By Myself", and "Blue Prelude" on Garland's album "Alone" (T/DT 835) and all the titles on the album's CD release (7-92346-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with unlisted others, records the titles "Under The Double Eagle", "The March Of The Siamese Children", "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", and "Stars And Stripes Forever" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Carr's album "Honky Tonk Street Parade" (T 809).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "Molly-O", and "Undecided" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife", and "Undecided" on the quartet's album "Muted Jazz" (T 839) and "Molly-O" on Jones' album "Hit Me Again!" (T/ST 1375).
60 Years Ago today In 1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) as they record Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127, 1st Mvt." in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studio at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127" (P-8443).
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun, Fun, Fun", with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the soundtrack to the show "Hello, Solly!" featuring Mickey Katz's with Company and Orchestra's titles "Mickey Katz: Overture & Introduction - 'Darktown Strutters Ball', 'Sunrise, Sunset', 'Yiddish Folk Song'", "Vivian Lloyd: Song & Humor - 'Matchmaker', 'Shein Vi Di L'vone'", "Mickey Katz: Stories, Sing-Along, & Heb-Bop - 'Die Greene Koseene' and 'The Wedding Dance'",  "Stan Porter:  Songs Of Childhood & Israel - 'Childhood Medley (Seise Kinder Yohren/Zing, Faigele, Zing)', 'Chassidic Nigun (A Zemmer, Sheyibone Beis Hamikdosh)'", and "Larry Best: Jokes & Stories - Closing ('Kishenever Shtickel/Hey Look Me Over')" which were recorded on September 9, 1966 live at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York with musical director Al Hausman. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the soundtrack album "Hello, Solly!" (W/SW 2731).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Dallas Frazier, with unlisted others, records the titles "Green Green Grass Of Home", "Ain't Had No Lovin'", "Hurtin' From The Hunger Of Your Love", and "Don't Come Knockin' On My Door" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frazier's album "Tell It Like It Is" (T/ST 2764).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, John Best, Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, and Ray Triscari on trumpet, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Gil Falco, Dave Wells, and Phil Teele on trombone, Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Plas Johnson, and Jack Nimitz on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall and Al Hendrickson on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Drumboogie" with vocalist Eileen Wilson, "Ingie Speaks", "It's De-Lovely", and "Painted Rhythm" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of "The Swing Era" series in the three LP box set "Volume 14 - One More Time - Swing Lives!: Billy May" (STA/STL 353).
1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me", with "I Forget You Every Day" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1975 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "No. 9 Dream", with "What You Got!" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "No No Song", with "Snookaroo" on the flip side, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Lonnie Mack, with unlisted others, records the titles "Running Wild", "My House", "Funky Country Living", "Lay Some Loving On Me", "Glad That I'm Home", "Love And You And Me", "Britches", "Drive To The Country", "The Other Side", "Give Me Your Love", and "Outskirts Of Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mack's album "Home At Last" (ST-11619).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Trombonist, percussionist, and vocalist Raul De Souza, with Freddie Hubbard on fluegelhorn, Patrice Rushen on electric piano, Ian Underwood on synthesizer, Al McKay on guitar, Embamba on bass, Byron Miller on bass, and Leon "Ngudu" Chancler on drums, records the titles "New Love (Cançao Do Nosso Amor)" and "Wild And Shy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on De Souza's album "Sweet Lucy" (ST-11648).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "I Get Around", with "Don't Worry Baby" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1989 - Dan Seals Capitol Records single "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", with "Factory Town" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
2011 - Jean Dinning (born Eugenia Dinning), singer, songwriter ("Teen Angel" recorded by her younger brother Mark Dinning), and part of the Capitol Records vocal group The Dinning Sisters, died of respiratory illness in Garden Grove, California at age 86.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, singer, songwriter and Minit Records artist (best known for the 1961 #1 track "Mother-In-Law"), is born Ernest Kador, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company
1964 - Classics IV's Liberty Records single "Traces" with "Everyday With You Girl" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records Single "Please Please Me", with "From Me To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - The Beatles start filming their second film "HELP!" ("this one's a gonna be in colour") in the Bahamas
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Straight Up", with "Cold Hearted" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, composer (while working for M-G-M he wrote "Broadway Melody", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Temptation", "Singing In The Rain" and many others with lyricist Arthur Freed and also composed with Richard Whiting, father of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting, and Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva) and music publisher (managing the sales of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Fain and many others), is born Ignacio Herb Brown Jr. in Deming, New Mexico.
110 Years Ago Today In 1907 - Sheldon Leonard, motion picture actor ("Another Thin Man", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "To Have And Have Not", "Guys and Dolls"), radio actor (recurring role as the race track tout on "The Jack Benny Show" and various roles on "The Adventures Of The Saint"), Emmy Award-winning television director ("The Danny Thomas Show", "My Favorite Martian"), and Executive Producer ("The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Spy" and "My World and Welcome to It"), inspiration for the names of the roommates on "Big Bang Theory", and voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon character Dodsworth ("Y'know, one of these days I'ma gonna have to buy me a mousetrap"), is born Sheldon Leonard Bershad in New York City, New York.