Wednesday, January 31, 2018

JANUARY 31, 2018

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Erich Kleiber conducts The Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the first, second, third, and fourth movements ("Adagio Molto" in three parts, "Larghetto" in 3 parts, "Sherzo Allego", and "Allegro Molto" in two parts) of Beethoven's "Symphony N° 2" in Brussels, Belgium for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and will issue the complete symphony on the album "BEETHOVEN - Symphony N° 2" (P-8116).
1946 - During a split session held at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, first Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Nobody Else But Me" with vocals by Lou Dinning and "Full Moon And Empty Arms" featuring Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on piano then vocalist Martha Tilton, with Paul Weston directing the orchestra and vocal octet (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Ah Yes, There's Good Blues Tonight" and "As If I Didn't Have Enough On My Mind". Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 245) and the second two titles together as a single (Capitol 244).
1947 - Dorothy Lamour signs with Capitol Records
1947 - Vocalist Hal Derwin, with unlisted others, records the titles "It Might Have Been A Different Story" and "You Can Take My Word For It Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 377).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a Saturday and on this afternoon's episode of "King Cole Trio Time", being broadcast from KYW's studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and announced by John Degan, the trio performs "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Almost Like Being In Love", "I Feel So Smoochie", "But Beautiful", "Gonna Get A Girl", "Rhumba Azul", "Beg Your Pardon", "Wildroot Bebop (The Geek)" and a reprise of "Rhumba Azul". The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue an electronic transcription disc of the episode. (King Cole Trio 38).
1951 - Vocalist and pianist Nellie Lutcher, with an unlisted trio of other musicians, records the titles "Pa's Not Home And Ma's Upstairs", "I Really Couldn't Love You", "(I Need) Body And Fender Work", and "He Couldn't Care Less" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles as a single (Capitol 1420). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in the CD box set "Nellie Lutcher And Her Rhythm" (BCD 15910).
1952 - Billy May, using his own arrangements, conducts an orchestra (Conrad Gozzo and Mannie Klein on trumpet,  Ed Kusby and William Schaefer on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Lou Busch on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, Kathryn Thompson on harp, and a string section with Ben Gill, Lou Raderman, and Felix Slatkin on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello) as they record the titles "Bozo Has A Party: Part 1", "Bozo Has A Party: Part 2", "Bozo Has A Party: Part 3", and "Bozo Has A Party: Part 4" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. After Pinto Colvig records vocal overdubs on February 11 and 13, 1952, Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the children's album "Bozo Has A Party" (DBX-3133).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole's single "Pretend", with "Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Gerry Mulligan Tentette (Chet Baker and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, John Graas on French horn, Ray Siegel on tuba, Bud Shank on alto saxophone, Don Davidson on baritone saxophone, Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums), using arrangements by Gerry Mulligan, records the titles "A Ballad", "Flash", "Simbah", and "Ontet" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album ""Presenting Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette"" (EAP-1/2-439 on 7" EP and H-439 on 10" LP).
1956 -  Trombonist and vocalist Jack Teagarden, with Van Alexander's Orchestra (Mannie Klein and Charlie Teagarden on trumpet, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ben Benson on trombone, Gus Bivona and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Jules Jacob on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Aunt Hagar's Children Blues""After You've Gone""A Monday Date", and "Sheik Of Araby" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Teagarden's album "This Is Teagarden" (T 721).
1957 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, John Halliburton, and Jim Amlotte on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Bill Perkins on tenor saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Curtis Counce on bass, and Larry Bunker), with vocal group The Modern Men (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Woman Usually Do" and "Opus In Chartreuse" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Both titles were rejected and have not yet been issued.
1957 - Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Prima and vocalist Keely Smith, with tenor saxophonist and vocalist Sam Butera & The Witnesses (James "Litle Red" Blount Jr. on trombone, William "Willie" McCumber on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Amado Rodrigues on bass, and Robert "Bobby" Morris on drums), record the titles "I've Got The World On A String", "Much Too Young To Loose My Mind" featuring vocals by Sam Butera, "Don't Let A Memory" featuring vocals by Keely Smith, and "Pennies From Heaven" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between Midnight and 3:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue "I've Got The World On A String" and "Pennies From Heaven" on Prima's album "The Call Of The Wildest" (T 836). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the 8 CD box set "Louis Prima, Sam Butera & Keely Smith - Their Capitol Recordings" (BCD 15776).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Guitarist Bob Bain and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Rock And Roll Waltz", "Don't Let Go", "Strollin' Home", "Night Train Guitar", and "Keen Teen" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Don't Let Go" which remains unissued, on Bain's album "Rockin', Rollin', Strollin'" (T 965).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (which features Harry Edison on trumpet and an unlisted lineup of brass, reeds, strings, and rhythm instrument players), records the titles "Harlem Blues", "Joe Turner's Blues", "Memphis Blues" and "Friendless Blues" at Capitol Records' New York City studios. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "Nat 'King" Cole Sings Songs From 'St. Louis Blues'" (EAP-1/2-993 on 7" EP and W/SW 993 on 12" LP).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Sue Raney, with Ralph Carmichael conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Some Of These Days" and "Burnt Sugar" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Raney's album "All By Myself" (T/ST 2032).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted others, records the titles "All My Trials", "The Hangman", "Midnight Special", and "The Boy In The Pendleton Shirt" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all titles, except "The Boy In The Pendleton Shirt" which remains unissued, on Miller's album "Wednesday's Child Is Full Of Woe" (T/ST 1913).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love on saxophone and lead vocals, Brian Wilson on piano and vocals, Carl Wilson on lead guitar and vocals, David Marks on guitar and vocals, and Dennis Wilson on drums) record the titles "Lana" and "Farmer's Daughter" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's album "Surfin' U.S.A." (T/ST 1890). Capitol Records will also assign master numbers for the masters it purchased for the group's titles "Shut Down" and "Surfin' U.S.A." which it will together as a single (Capitol F4932) and also on the album "Surfin' U.S.A." (T/ST 1890).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Belford Hendricks conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Merry-Go-Round", "I Love You Because", "Please Take Me Back", and "Lonely Drifter" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Merry-Go-Round" and "I Love You Because" together as a single (Capitol 4930) and, with "Lonely Drifter", on Martino's album "T/ST 1914) and has yet to issue "Please Take Me Back".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Sidewalk Skipper Band (Brian Ballestrieri on Hammond organ, Joe Ballestrieri on bass, Dave McDowell on guitar and vocals, Rick Novac on 12-string guitar, and Tom Jukem on drums) records the title "Mary Understanding" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's titles "Our Day Will Come", "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", and Spooky" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865) and "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves" as a single (Capitol 2218).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Stained Glass (Bob Rominger on guitar and vocals, Jim McPherson on bass and vocals, and Dennis Carrasco on drums and vocals) and an unlisted pianist record the titles "Fahrenheit", "Soap And Turkey", and "Lady In Lace" in Los Angeles, California with producers Max Hoch and John Gross. Capitol Records will issue "Soap And Turkey" and "Lady In Lace" together as a single (Capitol 2178) and "Soap And Turkey" and "Fahrenheit" on the group's album "Crazy Horse Roads" (ST-154).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (George French, Jr. on piano and possibly organ, Glen Campbell and Lewis Talley also on guitar, Billy Mize also on guitar and harmony vocals, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums), with Bonnie Owens also on harmony vocals, record the titles "Money Tree", "A Picture From Two Sides Of Life", and "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Money Tree" and "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" on the album "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" (ST 2912), "A Picture From Two Sides Of Life" on the Spotify playlist "Sing Me Back Home/The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" in 2006, and "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" also as a single (Capitol 2123). 
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with an orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "The Wayward Wind", "Bad Brahma Bull", and a new take "High Noon" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ritter's album "Tex Ritter's Wild West" (ST 2974).  Merle wrote the song, which will enter the U.S. Country charts in March 1968 and will become Haggard's fourth #1 hit.
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "The Long And Winding Road", "Let It Be", and "Two Of Us"
1970 - Glen Campbell's 17th Capitol Records single to chart, "Honey Come Back" with "Where Do You Go" on the flipside, peaks at #2 on the U.S. Country singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Vocalist Connie Cato, with unlisted others, records the titles "Superskirt", "How Come You Struck The Match", and "Love Makes Big Things Small" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Superskirt" as a single (Capitol 3788) and on Cato's album "Super Connie Cato" (ST-11312) and "How Come You Struck The Match" and "Love Makes Big Things Small" together as a single (Capitol 3580).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mink DeVille (lineup unlisted) records the title "Just Your Friends" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Return To Magenta" (SW-11780).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Burning Sensations (Tim McGovern on lead vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, Rob Rio Hasick on bass, guitar, and synthesizer, Barry "The Hatchet" Wisdom on drums, Morley Bartnof on keyboards and backing vocals, Jeff Hollie on saxophones and backing vocals, and Michael Temple on handclaps, drums, timbales, and percussion) records the title "Carnival Of Souls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Burning Sensations" (MLP-15009 on 7" LP and DP-15009 on cassette).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Moses Tyson, with unlisted others, records the title "Keep Dancin' To The Music" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5263) and on Tyson's self-titled album "Moses Tyson" (ST-12255).
1990 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' last single for the label, "Tijuana Lady", with "Brooklyn Bridge" on the flipside

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1894 - Isham Jones, fiddler, tenor saxophonist, bandleader (whose members would include future Capitol Records artists Benny Goodman and Woody Herman), songwriter ("I'll See You In My Dreams", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" which was covered by Capitol Records artist Nellie Lutcher and became one of her biggest hits, "It Had To Be You" which was covered by Capitol Records artist Betty Hutton, and others) is born in Coalton, Ohio
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Gil Melle Quintet (Eddie Bert on trombone, Gil Melle on tenor saxophone, Tal Farlow on guitar, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Joe Morello on drums) records the titles "Cyclotron", "October", "Under Capricorn", and "Venus" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on the quintet's self-titled EP "Gil Melle Quintet" (BEP203) and on the group's compilation album "New Faces - New Sounds: Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet" (BLP5020).
1956 - Johnny Rotten, the lead singer with the EMI and Virgin Records group The Sex Pistols and Virgin Records Group Public Image Ltd. (aka PIL), is born John Lydon in Finsbury Park, London, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Organist Jimmy Smith, with Grant Green on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums, records the titles "Hotel Happiness", "Organic Greenery (aka Blues For Little Jim)", "Cherry", "T'ain't No Use", "I'm Movin' On", "Back Talk", "Day In, Day Out", and "What Kind Of Fool Am I" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "Hotel Happiness", "Cherry", "T'Ain't No Use", "Back Talk", and "What Kind Of Fool Am I" on Smith's album "I'm Movin' On" (BLP4255) and all the titles on the CD issue of the album (8-32750-2).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trombonist Lou Blackburn, with Freddi Hill on trumpet, Horace Tapscott on piano, John Duke on bass, and Leroy Henderson on drums, records the titles "Stella By Starlight", "Luze Bluze", "Jazz-A-Nova", "Mañha De Carnaval", "The Clan", and "Scorpio" at United Recorders in Los Angeles, California for Imperial Records. After Imperial's catalog is bought by EMI Records, Blue Note Records will issue all the titles as part of the Connoisseur Series on the CD "Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions" (3-58249-2).
1969 - Billy Preston signs with Apple Records
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Guitarist Earl Klugh, with Greg Phillinganes on piano, electric piano, and synthesizer, Scott Edwards on electric bass, and Gene Dunlap on drums, using arrangments by Greg Phillinganes, records the titles "Lode Star" and, with the addition of Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, "Mayagues" in Sound Factory's studios in Los Angeles, California for United Artists Records. After EMI Records acquires United Artists' catalog, Blue Note Records will issue both titles on Klugh's CD "Magic In Your Eyes" (7-48389-2).
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "The Tide Is High" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America single "Centerfold" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

JANUARY 30, 2018

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Vocalist Cliffie Stone, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Tiger Rag", "My Pretty Girl", and "Pretty Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Tiger Rag" and "My Pretty Baby" together as a single (Capitol 378) and "Pretty Baby" as a single (Capitol 15316) with "After You've Gone" (recorded November 26, 1946) on the flipside.
1947 - Clarinetist Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Nate Kazebier, George Wendt, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, and Joe Triscari on trumpet, Red Ballard, Lou McGarity, and Bill Schaefer on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone, Babe Russin and Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jess Stacy on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Larry Breen on bass, and Sammy Weiss on drums), with vocalist Johnny Mercer, record the title "Moon Faced, Starry Eyed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 376), with "It Takes Time" (recorded January 28, 1947) on the flipside.
1951 - During two sessions held today, probably in "The Chateau" in Hollywood, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service, The Mellowmen Quartet record six unlisted titles at the first session and Hal Derwin records five unlisted titles. There is no record if The Capitol Records Transcription Service issued any of the titles but it did register master #s. If anyone knows what was recorded that day, please leave a comment.
1952 - Vocalist Jeanne Gayle, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Almost Lost My Mind", "All Night Long", "A Bundle Of Southern Sunshine", and "Rhumba Boogie" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "All Night Long" and "A Bundle Of Southern Sunshine" together as a single (Capitol 1985) and have yet to issue either "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "Rhumba Boogie".
1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Come Around To Me", "I'll Never Be The Same", "You're Gonna Be Sorry", and "Mobilin' Baby Of Mine" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Come Around To Me" as a single (Capitol 2050), "I'll Never Be The Same" and "Mobilin' Baby Of Mine" together as a single (Capitol 2075), and "You're Gonna Be Sorry" as a single (Capitol 2210).
1952 - Trumpeter Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra (Mannie Klein, Clayton Cash, and Uan Rasey also on trumpet, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Romersa on alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Vincent Terri on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the titles "Hell's Bells", "Always Late (With Your Kisses)", "Freight Train Boogie", and "Doll Dance" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hell's Bells" and "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" together as a single (Capitol 1986) and have yet to issue either "Freight Train Boogie" or "Doll Dance".
1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Wesley Tuttle, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Paul Sells on organ, Eddie Kirk, Jimmy Wakely, and Don Weston on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, using arrangements by Paul Sells, records the titles "Call Of The Mountains", "They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain", and "Gathering Home" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Call Of The Mountains" and "They Locked God Outside The Iron Gate" together as a single (Capitol 1992) and "Gathering Home" as a single (Capitol 2271).
1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello), record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 3rd Movement, Part  2", "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 4th Movement, Part 1", and "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2: 4th Movement, Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op. 51, N° 2" (P-8163).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Trombonist and bandleader Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (five unlisted musicians), records the titles "Mama's Gone, Goodbye", "Oh!", "San", and "Red Hot Mama" in Kansas City, Kansas. Capitol Records will issue "Mama's Gone, Goodbye" as a single (Capitol 2647), "Oh!" and "San" together as a single (Capitol 2442) which will go on to sell over a million copies and peak at #3 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Singles and Most Played In Juke Boxes charts for the week ending September 12, 1953, #4 on the magazines Most Played By Jockeys for the week ending September 5, 1953, and rank in 1953 on the magazine's year-end Top Popular Records chart as #11 according to retail sales and juke box plays and #13 according to disc jockey plays, "Red Hot Mama" on Hunt's album "Dixieland Detour" (EAP-3-312 on 7" EP and T 312 on 12" LP), and "Mama's Gone, Goodbye" and "Oh!" on Hunt's album "Swingin' Around" (T 492).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombones, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) record the title "Shadow Waltz" and practices the title "Baa-Too-Kee" at the first session between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and the titles "Baa-Too-Kee" and "Begin The Beguine" with the addition of Laurindo Almeida, Nestor Amaral, Raphael Lemos, and Aluiso Ferreira on Latin American percussion, and "Fascinating Rhythm" at the second session between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Shadow Waltz" as a single (Capitol 2447), "Baa-Too-Kee" as a single (Capitol 3345), "Begin The Beguine" as a single (Capitol 2446), "Fascinating Rhythm" as a single (Capitol 2449), "Shadow Waltz", "Begine The Beguine", and "Fascinating Rhythm" on Kenton's album "Sketches On Standards" (EBF-426 on 7" EP, H-426 on 10" LP, and T 426 on 12" LP), and "Baa-Too-Kee" in the box set "The Kenton Era" (EOX-569 on fifteen 7" discs and WDX-569 on four 12" discs).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Travis, with unlisted others, records the titles "Saturday Night Shuffle" and "The Waltz You Saved For Me" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. Travis will record new takes of both titles on December 28, 1954, which Capitol Records will issue instead of the takes recorded on this date. Bear Family Records will issue the takes of both titles recorded at this session in Germany in the five-CD box set "Merle Travis - Guitar Rags And A Too Far Past" (BCD 15637).
1956 - It's a busy day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Wynn Stewart (on vocals and guitar), with J.R. "Jelly" Sanders on fiddle, Lewis Talley on guitar, Ralph Eugene Mooney on steel guitar, Enos "Skeets" McDonald on bass, and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "It's Not The Moon That Makes The Difference", "You Took Her Off My Hands""Why Do I Love You So?", and "That Just Kills Me". Capitol Records will issue "You Took Her Off My Hands" and "That Just Kills Me" together as a single (Capitol F33596), and "Why Do I Love You So?" as a single (Capitol F3408) with "The Waltz Of The Angels" (recorded on February 8, 1956) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten CD box set "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886). Between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM, vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone and oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, percussion and bells, Corky Hale on harp, Claude Williamson on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "For All We Know""There's No You""Maybe You'll Be There" and "This Year's Kisses". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725). Between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM, Billy May directs his own arrangements to his orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet, Lloyd Ulyate, Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, and Francis Howard on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums) and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (vocalists Jud Conlon, Loulie Jean Norman, Gloria Wood, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean, and Robert Wacker) as they record the titles "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'", "Nightmare Theme", and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)". Capitol Records will issue "Main Title From 'The Man With The Golden Arm'" and "Our Melody (The Phonograph Song)" together as a single (Capitol 3372) and "Nightmare Theme" as a single (Capitol 3486) with "The Beat" (recorded June 7, 1956) on the flipside.
1957 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (Dick Cathcart on trumpet, Elmer "Moe" Schneider on trombone, Julian "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) and a mixed vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Maybe", "Once In A While", "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)", "The Object Of My Affection", "Only Forever", and "You've Got Me Crying Again" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:15 PM and 6:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's album "Pretty Baby" (T 849).
1957 - Conductor Billy May and His Orchestra (John Best and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Si Zentner on trombome, Vinent De Rosa and Arthur Frantz on French horn, Clarence Karella on tuba, Skeets Herfurt, Harry Klee, Jules Jacob, Fred Falensby, and Lloyd Hildebrand on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Meyer Rubin on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Harry Bluestone, Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure, and Marshall Sosson on violin, and Alvin Dinkin and Paul Robyn on viola) record the titles "Tubby The Tuba, Part 1" and "Tubby The Tuba, Part 2" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM. These were recorded as background tracks for an unreleased new version of the children's record.
1957 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, conductor Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Beyond The Blue Horizon" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and Ray Harrington with vocals by Gordon Goodman, "The Unconstant Lover" using an arrangment by Livingston Gearhart with vocals again by Gordon Goodman, "Hit The Road To Dreamland" using an arrangement by Harry Simeone, and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald at the first session and "Hora Staccato" using an arrangment by Harry Simeone and Eric Siday with vocals by Patti Beems, "In The Still Of The Night" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and vocals again by Patti Beems, and "You'll Never Walk Alone", also arranged by Roy Ringwald at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "The Unconstant Lover", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", "Hora Staccato", "In the Still Of The Night", and "You'll Never Walk Alone" on the group's album "All Through The Night" (T 936) and have yet to issue either "Beyond The Blue Horizon" or the take of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" recorded at the first session.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (featuring Harry Edison on trumpet with the rest of the lineup unlisted but includes brass, reeds, strings, and rhythm instruments players), records the titles "Morning Star", "Overture (Introducing 'Love Theme' And 'Hesitating Blues')", "Stay", and "St. Louis Blues" in Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Nat 'King' Cole Sings Songs From 'St. Louis Blues'" (EAP-1/2-993 on 7" EP and W/SW 993 on 12" LP).
1961 - The Four Freshmen (vocalists Bob Flanigan, Bill Comstock, Ross Barbour, and Ken Albers), with Dick Reynolds conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Imagination", "(I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", and "Green Fields" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on ghe group's album "Stars In Your Eyes" (T 1682).
1961 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's album "Make Way"
1962 - The Catch Club (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Amo Amas", "Sir Walter", "A Street Intrigue", "Strange News", "'Tis Amaryllis Walkin'", "Young Collin", "Hodge Told Sue", "Jack, Thou 'Rt A Toper", "When Celia Was Learning", "I'll Tell Mother", "Jerusalem", "Tom The Tailor", "Fairy Queen Opera", and "The Knight Of Malta" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Young Collin", "When Celia Was Learning", and "Tom The Tailor (which have yet to be released) on the group's album "I'll Tell My Mother" (T 1726).
1962 - Newark, New Jersey's WNJR radio disc jockey George Hudson and His Orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and unlisted trumpet, baritone saxophone, organ, piano, guitar, electric bass, drum players, male vocalists, and female background vocalists) conducted by Teacho Wiltshire, record the titles "Gonna Twist Along Without You Now", "Shimmy Shimmy Walk" with the addition of an unlisted harmonica player, "Bronx Stomp" with the addition of an unlisted Tympani player, and "Do The Limbo" without the baritone saxophone, organ, and drum players and with the additon of conga and bongo drum players in New York City, New York with producers Manny Kellem and Andy Wiswell.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole signs his last contract with Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted others, records the titles "Last Night A Little Girl Grew Up", "The Garden Of My Heart", "Railroad Boy", "Butterfly", "Lonely Am I", "On The Other Side Of The Mountain", and "Wednesday's Child" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Miller's album "Wednesday's Child Is Full Of Woe" (T/ST 1913).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Face Of A Clown", "Love Looks Good On You", and "Who's Next" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "By Request" (T/ST 2101).
65 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During two sessions held this day in (listed as possibly) Nashville, Tennessee, Earl Taylor, with unlisted others, records the titles "Uncle Pen", "Cabin Home On The Hill", "Little Maggie", "I've Lived A Lot In My Time", "We Live In Two Different Worlds", and "Jesse James" at the first session and the titles "Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong", "Earl's Breakdown", "Foggy Mountain Chimes", "Bury Me Beneath The Willow", "Pan Handle Country", and "Shuckin' The Corn" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Taylor's album "Blue Grass Taylor-Made" (T/ST 2090).
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Please Please Me" with "From Me To You" on the flipside.
1967 - The Beatles begin two straight days of shooting for a promo film for their Parlophone single "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. The single will be released in the United States by Capitol Records and the footage would appear in "The Beatles Anthology" distributed by Capitol Video in 1995 that also includes home movies from the set of the shoot.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Sidewalk Skipper Band (Brian Ballestrieri on Hammond organ, Joe Ballestrieri on bass, Dave McDowell on guitar and vocals, Rick Novac on 12-string guitar, and Tom Jukem on drums) records the titles "It's Been So Long" and "Cynthia In The Garden" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for "It's Been So Long". Capitol Records will issue "Cynthia In The Garden" as a single (Capitol 2127) with "Strawberry Tuesday" (recorded February 1, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Haggard and The Strangers (George French, Jr. on piano, Glen Campbell on guitar, Billy Mize also on guitar and harmony vocals, Roy Nichols on electric guitar, Lewis Talley also on guitar, Norman D. Hamlett on steel guitar, Jerry Ward aka Howard Lowe on bass, and Roy "Eddie" Burris on drums), with Bonnie Owens also on harmony vocals, record the titles "The Train Never Stops", "I Started Loving You Again", and "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "The Train Never Stops" and "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart" on Haggard and The Strangers' album "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" (ST 2912) and rejected the take of "I Started Loving You Again" recorded at this session which has since been lost. A new take of the title will be recorded at a later session.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Wynn Stewart records vocal and guitar overdubs for his title "All Of A Sudden" which was recorded on December 12, 1968. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Wynn Stewart and The Tourists' album "Let The Whole World Sing It With Me" (ST-214).
1969 - The Beatles, with Billy Preston on keyboards, give their last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records' offices at 3 Savile Row, London, England, after the roof was shored up to hold the weight. The performance was filmed until it was stopped after 42 minutes by the police. The footage will later appear in the documentary "Let It Be" and recordings of the songs performed, "Get Back" (three takes), "Don't Let Me Down" (two takes), "I've Got A Feeling" (two takes), "One After 909", and "I Dig A Pony", would later appear on the "Let It Be" Apple Records soundtrack, released by Capitol Records in the United States. The band also performed a version of "God Save The Queen" that was not recorded.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's titles "Something To Believe In", "Summer Song", "Eastward", and "Easy Evil" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the final mix of "Something To Believe In" and will issue all the final mix of "Eastward" as a single (Capitol 4005) and with "Easy Evil" on the group's album "Now And Forever" (SW-11319).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Mink DeVille (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Guardian Angel", "Desperate Days", and "Easy Slider" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Return To Magenta" (STW-11780) and "Easy Slider" and an edited version of "Guardian Angel" together as a single (Capitol 4607).
1981 - The Tubes record the titles "A Matter Of Pride" and "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's album "The Completion Backward Principle" (SOO-12151).
1997 - Tower Mastering duplicates a very limited quantity of a 3-song cassette sampler of alternate takes of Paul McCartney's songs "The World Tonight", "Young Boy", and "Somedays" to promote his Capitol Records album "Flaming Pie".

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

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

Monday, January 29, 2018

JANUARY 29, 2018

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - During two sessions held today at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, at the first session Jack Guthrie (on vocals) and His Oklahomans (Everett "Billy" Hughes on fiddle, "Porky" Freeman on lead electric guitar, Red Murrell on rhythm guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) record the titles "In The Shadows Of My Heart", "I Loved You Once But I Can't Trust You", "Please, Oh Please" and "Oklahoma's Calling" and at the second session they record the titles "My Rough And Rowdy Ways", "Peach Picking Time In Georgia", "Get Along Little Paint", "I'll Always Be A Country Boy", "Muleskinner Blues", "Any Old Time" and "Blue Yodel".
From the first session, Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 15251) with "Answer To 'Moonlight And Skies" on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 246) with "When The Cactus Is In Bloom" on the flipside, and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40032). From the second session, the Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue all the titles except "Get Along Little Paint" and "Muleskinner Blues" on transcription disc G-32. Bear Family Records will issue, in Germany, all the titles from the first session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Oklahoma Hills" (BCD 15580) and all the titles from the second session on the compilation CD "Jack Guthrie - Milk Cow Blues" (BCD 16400).
1946 - Cootie Williams (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, and Clarence "Gene" Redd on trumpet, Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Bob Horton on trombone, Rupert Cole and John Jackson on alto saxophone, Sam Taylor and Everett Gaines on tenor saxophone, Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone, Arnold Jarvis on piano, Sam "Christopher" Allen on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Butch Ballard on drums), record the titles "Stingy Blues" with vocals by Bob Merrill, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" with vocals by Johnny Mercer and Cootie Williams, and the instrumental titles "Echoes Of Harlem" and "That's The Lick" at radio station WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issued "Stingy Blues" as a single (Capitol 15164) with "Bring 'Em Down Front" on the flipside, "He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd" on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051), "Echoes Of Harlem" as a single (Capitol 266) with "When My Baby Left Me" on the flipside, and "Stingy Blues", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "That's The Lick" on the 1972 Capitol Records compilation album "Capitol Jazz Classics Volume II - Big Band Bounce" (M-11057). Mosaic Records issued all the titles on the 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
1947 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with guitarist Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (Buddy Cole on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, Tom Romersa on drums, and unlisted players of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophones), records the titles "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Speaking Of Angels", and "Somebody Loves Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Speaking Of Angels" together as a single (Capitol 375) and "Somebody Loves Me" on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49).
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 1", "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Second Movement, Part 2", and "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51 N° 2, Third Movement, Part 1" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op.51, N° 2" (P-8163).
1956 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted) presented by Webley Edwards records the titles "Na Lei O Hawaii (Song Of The Islands)", "Sweet Leilani", "Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise)", and "Imi Au Ia Oe (King's Serenade)" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will purchase the masters and release all the titles on the album "Hawaii Calls - Favorite Instrumentals Of The Islands" (T 715).
1957 - Pianist Marian McPartland, with Max Cohn and Arnold Eidus on violin, Isadore Zir on viola, George Ricci on cello, Margaret Ross on harp, William Britto on bass, and Jimmy Campbell on drums, records the titles "Little Girl Blue", "With You In My Mind", "Black Is The Color", and "Greensleeves" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on McPartland's album "With You In Mind" (T 895).
1957 - Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as the record the titles "Dry Bones" using an arrangement by Livingston Gearhart, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" using an arrangement by Roy Ringwald and featuring Frank Davis on vocals, and "Way Back Home" using an arrangement by Hawley Ades in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi" (W/SW 845).
1957 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Franck's "Prelude, Chorale And Fugue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "FRANCK - Preludes, Chorale & Fugue/SCHUMANN - Fantasia In C Major" (P/SP-8397). Capitol Records' classical catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
1957 - The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Leopold Stokowski, records Debussy's "Prelude to The Afternoon Of A Faun" and "Clair De Lune" and Tchaikovsky's "Sherzo From Symphone N°. 4" at the Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue Debussy's "Prelude to The Afternoon Of A Faun" and "Clair De Lune" on the album "Leopold Stokowski Conducting His Symphony Orchestra - Landmarks Of A Distinguished Career (BACH/DEBUSSY/STRAUSS/SIBELIUS)" (P/SP-8399) and Tchaikovsky's "Sherzo From Symphone N°. 4" on the album "The Orchestra Full Dimensional Sound" (SAL/SSAL-8385).
1962 - During two sessions with producers Manny Kellem and Andy Wiswell held in New York City, New York, Newark, New Jersey's WNJR radio disc jockey George Hudson and His Orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone, Jimmy Spruill on guitar, and unlisted baritone saxophone, organ, piano, electric bass, drum players, male vocalists, and female background vocalists) conducted by Teacho Wiltshire, record the titles "Hully Gully Firehouse""The Peppermint Twist""(Do The) Mashed Potatoes" with an unlisted electric piano player, and without the organist, "Do The Bug" at the first session and the titles "The Roach" (also without the organist), "Do The New Continental""I'm Popeye The Sailor Man", and "Come On An' Slop" at the second session which was a split session with vocalist Gil Hamilton (aka Johnny Thunder), and the same musicians as above, recording the title "In Time". Capitol Records will issue all of Hudson's titles on his album "George Hudson Presents Dance Time" (T/ST 1697) and Hamilton's "In Time" as a single (Capitol 4766) with "Tell Her" (recorded January 11, 1962) on the flipside.
1965 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "You're The Only World I Know", with "Tying The Pieces Together" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work it Out", with "Day Tripper on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
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 the titles "Arnold Layne", "Matilda Mother", "Chapter 24", "Interstellar Overdrive", and "Let's Roll Another One" (which will be renamed "Candy And A Current Bun" at Sound Techniques' studio in Chelsea, England with producer Joe Boyd and engineer John Wood. "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Current Bun" with be issued together as a single (T 333) by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, in the United States (although some sources say the new takes of both titles that were recorded on February 27, 1967 were used). The other titles will also be re-recorded on February 27, 1967 and those versions will appear on the band's first album "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (ST 5093).
1971 - The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, recorded the title "Java Jive" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3108) with "Chicken Bone Bone" on the flipside and on the group's album "Jivin'" (ST-778). A later incarnation of the group will re-record "Java Jive".
1971 - Anita Carter (on vocals), with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Jerry Kennedy, Billy Sanford, and Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge on guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Jerry Carrigan on drums, records the titles "Loving Him Was Easier", "I'd Rather Be Sorry", and "Until It's Time For You To Go" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded on May 6, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and "Until It's Time For You To Go", on June 3, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and "Until It's Time For You To Go", a guitar overdub at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville Tennessee by Billy Sanford on June 14, 1971 for "Loving Him Was Easier" and scraping those overdubs and doing new ones with Anita Carter on vocals and Richard Bennett on guitar at Rock Audio's studio in Brentwood, Tennessee on October 25, 30, 31, and November 1, 2001 for all three titles, Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and versions in the CD boxset "Anita Carter - Appalachian Girl" (BCD 16414) in Germany.
1972 - Mink DeVille (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Cadillac Walk" and "It's So Tough" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mike DeVille" (ST-11631).
1976 - Al Martino (on vocals), with unlisted musicians using arrangements by Al Capps, records a as yet unissued take of "There's No Tomorrow", the titles "The More I See You" and "My Thrill", and a as yet unissued take of "Candy" with producer Mike Curb in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "There's No Tomorrow" and "The More I See You" on January 30, 1976 and for "My Thrill" on February 5, 1976, Capitol Records will issue "The More I See You" and "My Thrill" together as a single (Capitol 4241) and on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (ST-11572). 1976 - Guthrie Thomas record and produces the titles "Sweet Virginia" and "Fifty-Five" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
1977 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's single "All The Sweet" with "A Little More Country" on the flipside
1981 - During two sessions held in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Billy "Crash" Craddock, with unlisted others, records as yet unissued takes of the titles "I Haven't Even Thought Of You" and "Love And Run" and the title "I Just Need You For Tonight" at the first session and a as yet unissued take of the title "Honky Tonk Waltz" and the title "Darlin' Take Care Of Yourself" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "I Just Need You For Tonight" and "Darlin' Take Care Of Yourself" on Craddock's album "The New Will Never Wear Off Of You" (ST-12249).
1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the titles "Making Magic" and "Cry Just A Little" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1989 - Sheriff's Capitol Records single "When I'm With You", with "Crazy Without You" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.
2002 - Capitol Records releases the 25 track CD "Les Brown And His Band Of Renown BEST OF THE CAPITOL YEARS" and, as part of the label's "Classic Masters" series, Blind Melon's eponymous 12 track compilation album "Blind Melon".
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Johnny Wakely, singer, guitarist, and the son of Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely, is born in Hollywood, California
1961 - Eddie Jackson, bass player for the bands The Mob and EMI America and Rhino Records group Queensrÿche, is born in Robstown, Texas
1969 - "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS-TV
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Johnny Rivers' United Artists Records single "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", with "Come Home America" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - Kenny Rogers's United Artists Records single "Lucile", with "Till I Get It Right" on the flipside, debuts on the U.S. Country charts
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton's Liberty Records single "We've Got Tonight", with Rogers' solo track "You Are So Beautiful" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country charts where it will peak at #1
1990 - EMI America releases Eddie Cochran's compilation album "Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" as part of the label's "Legendary Masters" series
1996 - Zander Raphael Ayeroff, son of Capitol Records artist and guitarist Stan Ayeroff and bassoonist and multi-media artist Leslie Lashinsky, is born.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

JANUARY 28, 2018

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Erich Kleiber conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Von Suppe's "Light Cavalry Overture" in two parts in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in The United States and will issue both parts on the album "SUPPE Overtures" (KFM-8108 in the six-disc 45 RPM set and P-8108 on 12" vinyl).
1944 - At a split session in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Jerry Colonna records the titles "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline" and "I Hate Music" then vocalist Johnnie Johnston records the titles "Irresistible You" and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year". Capitol Records will issue "Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline" and "I Hate Music" together as a single (Capitol 173) and "Irresistible You" and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year" together as a single (Capitol 152).
1947 - Clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Nate Kazebier, Mannie Klein, Zeke Zarchy, and Joe Triscari on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Lou McGarity, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Gus Bivona and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone, Babe Russin and Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jess Stacy on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Larry Breen on bass, and Sammy Weiss on drums), record two takes of the titles "Lonely Moments" using arrangements by Mary Lou Williams, "It Takes Time" arranged by Tommy Todd with vocals by Johnny Mercer, "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" also arranged by Tommy Todd with vocals by Matt Dennis, and "Whistle Blues", also arranged by Mary Lou Williams,  at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first take of "Lonely Moments" and "Whistle Blues" together as a single (Capitol 374), the second take of "Lonely Moments" on the CD "Benny Goodman - Undercurrent Blues" (8-32086-2), "It Takes Time" as a single (Capitol 376) with a new take of "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" (recorded January 30, 1947 with vocals this time by Johnny Mercer) on the flipside, and has yet to issue the take of "Moon Faced, Starry-Eyed" recorded on this date. Classics will issue all the titles and takes in France on the CD "The Chronological Benny Goodman 1946-1947" (1385).
1950 - Capitol Records releases Tommy Duncan's single "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" with "Just a Plain Old Country Boy" on the flip side
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1952 - Electric guitarist Jimmy Bryant and steel guitarist Wesley "Speedy" West, with Billy Liebert on piano, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Cracker Jack", "Bryan's Shuffle", "Roadside Rag", and "The Yodeling Guitar" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:15 PM and 5:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Cracker Jack" and "Roadside Rag" together as a single (Capitol 1991) and "Bryant's Shuffle" and "The Yodeling Guitar" together as a single (Capitol 2057).
1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Roy Hogsed, with Denny Morgan on accordion, Donald Hogsed on lead guitar, Richard "Rusty" Nitz on bass, and Milton "Muddy" Berry and Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, record the titles "My Little Love Gone", "Stretchin' A Point Or Two" with Donald Hogsed also on fiddle, "Let Your Pendulum Swing" with Donald Hogsed also on fiddle and steel guitar, and "Roll 'Em Dice" with Donald Hogsed also on steel guitar and either Milton "Muddy" Berry or Marion "Pee Wee" Adams on only tympani in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Strechin' Your Point" as a single (Capitol 2083), "Let Your Pendulum Swing" as a single (Capitol 1987) and "Roll 'Em Dice" as a single (Capitol 2350). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on Roy Hogsed's compilation CD "Cocaine Blues" (BCD 16191).
1952 - The Hollywood String Quartet (with leader Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violins, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) record Brahms' "Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Opus 51. N° 2, First Movement" in two parts in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on the quartet's album "BRAHMS - Quartet N° 2 In A Minor, Op.51, N° 2" (P-8163).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Jerry Lewis, with a male chorus (lineup unlisted), overdubs vocals in Los Angeles, California onto music tracks recorded by Van Alexander and His Orchestra on January 5, 1953, for the titles "Never Smile At A Crocodile" and "Following The Leader". Capitol Records will issue both titles on the children's album "Jerry Lewis Sings Never Smile At A Crocodile" (CAS-3163 on 10" 78 RPM and CASF-3163 on 7" 45 RPM).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Bandleader and trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with Andy Bartha on cornet, Leo Kaminsky on clarinet, Joe Hall on piano, Chuck Carle on bass, and Milt Steinker on drums, records the titles "Coney Island Washboard", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Varsity Drag", and "Lassus Trombone" in Kansas City, Kansas. Capitol Records will issue "Coney Island Washboard" as a single (Capitol 2647), "Somebody Stole My Gal" and "Varsity Drag" on Hunt's album "Swingin' Around" (EAP-1/2-492 on 7" EP, H-492 on 10" LP, and T 492 on 12" LP), and "Lassus Trombone" on Hunt's albums "Dixieland Detour" (EAP-3-312 on 7" EP and T 312 on 12" LP) and "Dixieland" (EAP-1-507 on 7" EP).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During two sessions held in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, bandleadrer and pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpet, Frank Rosolino, Bob Burgess, Bill Russo and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) record the titles "There's A Small Hotel", "Sophisticated Lady", "Over The Rainbow", and "Stella By Starlight" at the first session between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and the new take of the title "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" with vocals by Frank Rosolino, and the titles "Pennies From Heaven". "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)", and "Bags" at the second session between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "There's A Small Hotel" as a single (Capitol 2447) and, with "Spisticated Lady", "Over The Rainbow", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Lover Man" on the album "Sketches On Standards" (EAP-1/2-426 on 7" EP, H-426 on 10" LP, and T 426 on 12" LP), "Stella by Starlight" in the box set "The Kenton Era" (EOX-569 on 15 7" discs and WDX on 4 12" discs), "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" on the multi-artist compliation CD "Capitol Sings Harold Arlen" (8-29387), and "Bags" on the album "Stan Kenton Showcase - The Music Of Bill Holman" (EAP-1-526 on 7" disc and H-526 on 10" LP).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conte Candoli, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Clarence "Shorty" Sherock on trumpet, Si Zentner, Milt Bernhart, James Priddy, and Ed Kusby on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, and Jack Dumont on alto saxophone, William Skalak and Ted Nash on tenor saxophones, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, and Lee Young on drums), records the titles "Almost Like Being In Love" and "This Can't Be Love", both with Jack Costanzo on congas, and "Don't Hurt That Girl" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Almost Like Being In Love" and "This Can't Be Love" on Cole's album "Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love" (H-420) and "Don't Hurt That Girl" on Cole's album "Nat King Cole Sings Ballads of The Day" (T 680).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Bob Manning, with Sid Feller directing the orchestra and vocal chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "The Suns Is Getting Ready To Shine", "You Can Live With A Broken Heart", "You Are There", "It Won't Be Easy, Dear", and planned but was unable to record the title "What Would My Heart Do" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "The Sun Is Getting Ready To Shine" and "You Can Live With A Broken Heart" together as a single (Capitol 2382) and has yet to issue either "You Are There" Or "It Won't Be Easy, Dear".
65 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Vocalist, guitarist, and bandleader Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Amos Lee Hedrick and Robert "Bob" White on fiddles, Gilbert "Gil" Baca on piano, Billy Raymond Carson and Billy Gray also on guitars, Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing on steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Paul McGhee on drums, record overdubs for the title "No Help Wanted" possibly at radio station WKY's studio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 2376) and on the album "The Best Of Hank Thompson, Volume 2" (T/DT 2661).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Hollywood String Quartet (led by Felix Slatkin on violin, with Paul Shure also on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello), with pianist Victor Aller, records Cesar Franck's "Quintet In F Minor, 2nd Movement" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the album "Cesar FRANCK - Quintet in F Minor" (P-8220).
1957 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Charles Richard "Dick" Cathcart on trumpet,  Elmer R. "Moe" Schneider on trombone, Julian C. "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Edward R. "Eddie" Miller on tenor saxophone, Charles T. "Chuck" Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin L. "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joseph G. "Joe" Comfort on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), records the titles "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" with a mixed chorus (lineup unlisted) , then the titles "It's Easy To Remember", "Pretty Baby", "Sleepy Time Gal", and "For You" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:45 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's album "Pretty Baby" (T 849).
1957 - Glen Gray and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Twilight Blue", "Triflin' Eyes", "Summer Night" and "Rock, Plymouth, Rock" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Twilight Blue" and "Summer Night" on the multi-artist compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T/ST 1156) and has yet to issue "Triflin' Eyes" or "Rock, Plymouth, Rock".
1957 - Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as they record, using arrangements by Roy Ringwald, the titles "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor", "Ol' Man River" with vocals by Frank Davis, and "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" with vocals by Ralph Isbell in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians In Hi-Fi" (W/SW 845).
1957 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Isn't It Romantic?", "It's Easy To Remember", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "What Is There To Say" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
1957 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Schumann's "Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part I: Durchaus Phantastisch Und Leidenschaftlich Vorzutragen""Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part II: Mässig", and "Fantasia For The Piano In C Major, Opus 17, Part III: Langsam Getragen" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on Pennario's album "FRANCK - Preludes, Chorale & Fugue/SCHUMANN - Fantasia In C Major" (P/SP-8397). Capitol Records classical recordings catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
1957 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record portions of Mozart's "Sonata In C Major For Violin & Piano, K. 296" and Beethoven's "Sonata In F Major For Violin & Piano" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the complete "Sonata In C Major For Violin & Piano" on the album "MOZART Sonatas For Violin & Piano" (P-8452) and have yet to issue "Sonata In F Major For Violin & Piano".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Guitarist and bandleader Bob Bain and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Raunchy", "The Great Pretender", and "Yeah Yeah" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bain's album "Rockin', Rollin', Strollin'" (T 965).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Roger Wagner conducts The Roger Wagner Chorale (lineup unlisted) as they record Orlando Di Lasso's "Echo Song", Mozart's "Halleluha (Exultate, Juilate)", "Soon I Will Be Done", "Polly Wolly Doodle", Carl Orff's Praeludio (from 'Catulli Carmna')", and Borodin's "Dance Of The Polovtsian Maidens (from 'Prince Igor')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the chorale's album "Virtuoso" (P/SP-8431).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocal group The Kingston Trio (Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with Glen Campbell on guitar, and Dean Reilly on bass, record a new take of "Try To Remember", the background and main tracks for the title "Low Bridge", "softy As I Leave You", and "La Bamba" and vocal overdubs for "Low Bridge" and "La Bamba" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California rom 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Softly As I Leave You" on the trio's album "The Kingston Trio #16" (T/ST 1871). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the ten-CD box set "The Kingston Trio - The Stewart Years" (BCD 16161).
1964 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Together Again" and "My Heart Skips A Beat" that Capitol Records will release together as a single. Both sides will reach #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1966 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Perry Botkin Jr, conducting arrangements by Billy Liebert to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Tears And Heartaches""Old Records", and "Talk, Talk, Talk" in Los Angeles, California with producer Lex De Azevedo. After overdubs are recorded for "Tears And Heartaches" and "Old Records" on February 2, 1966, Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5601) and all three titles on Starr's final album for the label, "Tears And Heartaches" (T 2550).
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Roger Wagner Chorale (lineup unlisted), with Roger Wagner also conducting the orchestra (lineup also unlisted), records Vivaldi's "Magnificat (Ossecensis) at the first session and Monteverdi's "Magnificat Primo" at the second session. Angel Records, then a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both titles on the chorale's album "Magnificat" (S-36012).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Treetop's titles "California My Way" and "Carry On Living" but has yet to issue either title.
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "I Dig A Pony", "Get Back", "Don't Let Me Down", "I've Got A Feeling", and "One After 909" that will appear on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" that will be released by Capitol Records in the United States.
1971 - John Lennon's second solo Apple Records album "Plastic Ono Band", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1971 - During three sessions that took place in New York City, New York, The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson,and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, at the first session, accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, Tim Hauser also on banjo, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums, record the titles "Roll Daddy, Roll" and, with the addition of Tommy West on piano and organ, George Edwards on steel guitar, and Gary Chester replacing Kenny Buttrey on drums, "Fair And Tender Ladies". At the second session, this time accompanied by Marty Nelson on clarinet, David Briggs on piano, Adam Mitchell on electric guitar, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums, they record the title "I Need A Man". At the third session, this time accompanied by Saber on electric guitar, Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey drums, they record the titles "One More Time Around Rosie" with Marty Nelson also on clarinet and "Rosianna" with Buddy Spicher on violin. Capitol Records will issue the titles on the group's debut album "Jukin'" (ST-778).
1971 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals), with Ron Oates on piano, Charlie Cochran on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook, Billy Sanford, and James Wilkerson on guitar, Stuart Basore on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the titles "Happy Tracks", "Chicken On The Ground", "Am I Not My Brother's Keeper", and "Jubal" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded for the last two titles on February 2, 1971, Capitol Records will issue "Happy Tracks" on Jackson's album "I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way" (ST-11096) and "Am I Not My Brother's Keeper" on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the eight CD boxset "Wanda Jackson - Tears Will Be Chaser For The Wine" (BCD 16114).
1972 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Carolyn", with "When The Feelin's Gone Away" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1972 - Capitol Records purchased the master for vocalist Susan Ray's title "A Song To Sing" which it will release as a single (Capitol 3289) and on Raye's album "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own"(ST-11055).
1972 - Spider (featuring Michael Deasy with unlisted others) records the titles "It's Alright", "Alice In Wonderland", "May 16th", "Pass It On", and "Little Love Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "May 16th" and "Little Love Song" together as a single (Capitol 3325) and all the titles on the group's album "Labyrinths" (ST-11046).
1972 - Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Rogers, with Bill Lupkin on harmonica, Bob Riedy on piano, Freddie King on guitar, and unlisted electric bass and drums players, records the titles "You're The One", "That's Alright", the instrumentals "You're Sweet" and "Live At Ma Bee's", "Brown Skinned Woman", the instrumental "House Rocker", and "Lonesome Blues", all of which were recorded in Chicago, Illinois. After the titles are mastered on May 23 and 25, 1973, Shelter Records, distributed by Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Rogers' self-titled album "Jimmy Rogers" (SW-8921) and Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the compilation CD "Capitol Blues Collection: Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues Masters, Volume 2" (8-33916-2).
1977 - Vocalist Mike DeVille, with unlisted others, records the titles "Little Girl" and "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mike DeVille" (ST-11631).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "It's A Heartache" at Larabee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4552) and on the CD "Greatest Hits (And More)" (7-46489-2).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Burning Sensations (Tim McGovern on lead vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, Rob Rio Hasick on bass, guitar, and synthesizer, Barry "The Hatchet" Wisdom on drums, Morley Bartnof on keyboards and backing vocals, Jeff Hollie on saxophones and backing vocals, and Michael Temple on handclaps, drums, timbales, and percussion) records the titles "Check Your Mail" and "Jokenge" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Check Your Mail" as a single (Capitol 5243) with "Belly Of The Whale" (recorded January 27, 1983) on the flipside and both titles on the group's self-titled album "Burning Sensations" (MLP-15009 on 7" LP and DP-15009 on cassette).
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "New Moon On Monday", with "Tiger Tiger" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Vocalist Anne Murray, with unlisted others, records the titles "Flying On Your Own" at Nightingale Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44291) with "Slow Passing Time" (recorded January 26, 1988) on the flipside.
1992 - Hammer's Capitol Records single "Addams' Groove", with "Addams' Groove - Instrumental (The Addams Family Theme)" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1997 - Capitol Records releases T-Connection's compilation CD "The Best of T-Connection: Everything's Still Cool" as part of the label's "Heart Of Soul" series
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation CD "All The Best"

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

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

Saturday, January 27, 2018

JANUARY 27, 2018

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

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single with the Dick Walters Orchestra "No Love, No Nothin'", the flipside of "Shoo Shoo Baby", enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1947 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records Single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", the flipside of "The Best Man" is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles chart and Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "A Gal In Calico", the flipside of "Winter Wonderland" is still #2.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Cave and Vincent De Rosa on French horns, Milt Bernhart and James Priddy on trombones, Harry Klee, Ted Nash, and James Williamson on flutes, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Gerald Vinci, Mischa Russell, Victor Bay, Harry Bluestone, Walter Edelstein, Alex Beller, Nathan Ross, Marshall Sosson, and Anatole Kaminsky on violins, David Sterkin and Stanley Harris on violas, and Cy Bernard and James Arkatov on cello), records the titles "Dinner For One Please, James", "There Goes My Heart", "A Handful Of Stars", "Love Is Here To Stay", "A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet", and "Tenderly" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the songs on Cole's album "Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love" (H-420).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Jimmy Bryant and Billy Strange also on guitars, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Herman Snyder (aka Herman The Hermit) on bass, records the titles "Tired", "I Believe In Lovin'", "I'll Stop Loving You", and "I Wish It Was Only A Dream" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Tired" as a single (Capitol 2843), "I Believe In Lovin'" and "I Wish It Was Only A Dream" together as a single (Capitol 2655), and "I Wish It Was Only A Dream" as a single (Capitol 2490).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist and guitarist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Amos Lee Hedrick and Robert "Bob" White on fiddles, Gilbert "Gil" Baca on piano, Billy Raymond Carson and Billy Gray also on guitars, Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing on steel guitar, Billy Briggs Stewart on bass, and Paul McGhee on drums) record the title "No Help Wanted" at radio station WKY's studio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2376) and on the compilation album "The Best Of Hank Thompson, Volume 2" (T/DT 2661).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Hollywood String Quartet (led by Felix Slatkin on violin, with Paul Shure also on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello) and pianist Victor Aller, record Cesar Franck's "Quintet In F Minor, 1st Movement" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the album "Cesar FRANCK - Quintet In F Minor" (P-8220).
1957 - The George Shearing Quintet, pianist George Shearing, Emil Richards on vibraphones, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica,  Al McKibbon on bass, and Percy Brice on drums) and The Jud Conlon Singers (vocalists Loulie Jean Norman, Marni Nixon, Sue Allen, Betty Noyes Hand, Peggy Clark, Dorothy McCarty, Clark Yocum, Charles Parlato, William Reeve, Mack McLean, Allan Davies, Bill Brown, Thurl Ravenscroft, Charles Schrouder, and Jud Conlon), using arrangements by Shearing, record the titles "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "You're My Girl", "Yours Sincerely", "Night Mist" and "Hot Summer Night" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Hot Summer Night" which remains unissued, on the quintet's album "Night Mist" (T/DT 943).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Les Baxter, using his own arrangements, conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "There Is Nothing Like A Dame", "A Cock-Eyed Optimist", "Bali Ha'i", and "A Wonderful Guy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Baxter's album "Selections From The Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'South Pacific'" (T/ST 1012).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Trumpetist and bandleader Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Laubach, and Jack Holman also on trumpets, Milt Bernhart, Lew McCreary, Jimmy Priddy, and Abe Lincoln on trombones, Med Flory and Gus Bivona on clarinets and alto saxophones, Georgie Auld and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophones, Buddy Cole on piano, Bob Bain and Al Hendrickson on guitars, Don Simpson on bass, and Ray Martinez on drums), with vocalists The Skyliners (lineup unlisted) and using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the titles "Till There Was You", "Dancing Over The Waves", "Beautiful Lady (Beautiful Dreamer)", and "I Dream Of Jeannie (With The Light Brown Hair)", in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Till There Was You" as a single (F3997) and the other three titles as by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra on the album "Dancing Over The Waves" (EAP-1/2-1028 on 7" EP and T/ST 1028 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Tenor saxophonist George Auld, with an orchestra and vocal group The Jud Conlon Rhythmaires (lineups unlisted), records the titels "If I Could Be With You" and "As You Desire Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles as by Georgie Auld on the album "Sax Gone Latin" (T 1045).
1962 - Guitarist Laurinda Almeida, with Vincent De Rosa on French horn, records Bach's "Partita N° 1 In B Flat Major", "Courante And Double (N° 3)", "Menuet N° 1 And Double (N° 5)", "Menuet N° 2 And Double (N° 6)", and "Gigue And Double (N° 7)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Almeida's album "The Intimate BACH" (P/SP-8582).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with Glen Campbell on guitar and Dean Reilly on bass, record the background and vocal tracks for "Mark Twain", "Love Has Gone", and River Run Down" along with overdubs for "Mark Twain" and "River Run Down" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of "Mark Twain" and "River Run Down" on the group's album "" (T/ST 1871) and all the titles in the four-CD set "The Kingston Trio - The Capitol Years" (8-28498-2).
1967 - Roger Wagner conducts The Roger Wagner Chorale (unlisted vocalists) and an orchestra (lineup also unlisted) as they record Morales' "Magnificat (Modo I)" in Los Angeles, California. Angel Records, at the time a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release the title on the chorale's album "Magnificat" (S-36012). Angel's catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennesse, guitarist Merle Travis, using his own arrangements, records two takes of the titles "(Up The) Lazy River", and the titles "Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me" and "Gotta Have My Baby Back" at the first session and the titles "Cannon Ball Rag", "I'll See You In My Dreams", and "Guitar Rag" at the second session. Capitol Records will reject the second take of "(Up The) Lazy River" and will issue the first take and the other two titles on Travis' album "Strictly Guitar" (ST 2938).
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Get Back" and "I've Got A Feeling" that will be released on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1971 - Billy May, using his own arrangements and conducting The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Chuck Findley, Bud Brisbois, Uan Rasey, and Joe Graves on trumpet, Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Lloyd Ulyate, and Lew McCreary on trombone, Les Robinson, Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Don Lodice, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and Larry Bunker on vibraphones), records the titles "Hamp's Walkin' Boogie""Happy Go Lucky, Part 1""Happy Go Lucky, Part 2" and "The Man With The Horn" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles on the album "The Swing Years - Volume 10 (Postwar Years) - A Clutch Of Characters" (STA 349).
1971 - The Manhattan Transfer (vocalists Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson,and Pat Rosalia) and guitarist Gene Pistilli, with The Memphis Horns (Wayne Jackson and Roger Hopps on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jack Haley on trombone, Andrew Love and Ed Logan on tenor saxophone, James Mitchell on baritone saxophone), Norbert Putnam on electric bass, and Kenny Buttrey on drums and percussion, record the title "Chicken Bone Bone" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3108) with "Java Jive" (recorded January 29, 1971) on the flipside and on the group's album "Jukin" (ST-778).
1971 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals), with Ron Oates on piano, Tommy Allsup, Charlie Cochran, and Ray Edenton on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Billy Sanford on guitar, Stuart Basore on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, and & The Oak Ridge Boys (vocalists Duane David Allen, Douglas N. Fox, William Golden, Sonja Carol Montgomery, and Wilbur Wynn), records the titles "Glory Hallelujah (Battle Hymn Of The Republic)""He Gives Us All His Love", and "Didn't He Shine?" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM. After an overdub for "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" is recorded on February 2, 1971, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jackson's album "Praise The Lord" (ST-11023).
1972 - Vocalist Jean Shepard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Love Will Always Be There" and "Virginia, You've Taken My Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "Virginia, You've Taken My Man" on February 2, 1972, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Shepard's album "Just Like Walkin' In The Sunshine" (ST-11049).
1977 - Mink DeVille (lineup unlisted) records the titles  "Gunslinger" and "Party Girls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on DeVille's self-titled album "Mink DeVille" (ST-11631).
1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) records the title "Without Your Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
1979 - Little River Band's Harvest Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) single "Lady", with "Take Me Home" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - Vocalist Anne Murray, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Hottest Night Of The Year" and "Falling In Love (Falling Apart)" at Producers' Workshop in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Murray's album "The Hottest Night Of The Year" (ST-12225).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangments by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, records the title "When Your Love Starts Coming Down On Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Burning Sensations (Tim McGovern on lead vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, Rob Rio Hasick on bass, guitar, and synthesizer, Barry "The Hatchet" Wisdom on drums, Morley Bartnof on keyboards and backing vocals, Jeff Hollie on saxophones and backing vocals, and Michael Temple on hand claps, drums, timbales, and percussion) records the titles "Belly Of The Whale" and "Flipside" in Los Angeles, California with Tim McGovern and David Jerden producing the session. Capitol Records will issue "Belly Of The Whale" as a single (Capitol 5243) and on the group's self-titled album "Burning Sensations" (ST-12300) and has yet to issue "Flipside".
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins and his wife welcome a new baby girl, Mackenzie Lynn Adkins, at 3:44 p.m. at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mackenzie weighs 5 lbs., 15 1/2 oz. and measures 19 inches in length.
2005 - Capitol Records artist Houston attempts to jump out of a London hotel window, is prevented from doing so by his security staff, is locked in his room, and then gouges out one of his eyes

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

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