Saturday, March 31, 2018

MARCH 31, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
110 Years Ago Today In 1908 - "Red" Norvo, bandleader, xylophone and vibraphone player, session player and Capitol Records artist, is born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, Illinois
1934 - Shirley Jones, singer, motion picture and television actress and Capitol Records artist (soundtracks to the motion pictures "Oklahoma!", "Carousel", and "The Music Man") is born Shirley Mae Jones in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "Candy", the flipside of Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby", is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole , with Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Return To Paradise", "Make Her Mine", "Why Can't We Try Again?" and "I Am In Love" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Return To Paradise" as a single (Capitol 2489) with "Angel Eyes" (recorded January 14, 1953) on the flipside, "Make Her Mine" as a single (Capitol 2803) with "I Envy" (recorded August 24, 1953) on the flipside, "Why Can't We Try Again?" on the CD version of Cole's album "Ballads Of The Day" (7-99776-2), and "I Am In Love" as a single (Capitol 2459) with "My Flaming Heart" (recorded August 12, 1952) on the flipside.\
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Tex Ritter, with Donald Robertson (listed as possibly) on piano, Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" Warren on fiddle, Billy Liebert on accordion, Jack Marshall and Wesley Tuttle on guitar, and Dale Warren on bass, records the titles "One Misty, Moisty Morning", "Muskrat", and "Little Wendy Why Why" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "One Misty, Moisty Morning" and "Muskrat" on the children's album "Tex Ritter" (CAS-3167) and "Little Wendy Why Why" on the children's album also titled "Tex Ritter" (CAS-3202)
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - At a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first Stan Freberg and Pinto Colvig overdub vocals onto music tracks recorded by Van Alexander conducting his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) recorded on March 23, 1953 for the titles "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 3" and "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 4" then Mel Blanc overdubs vocals onto music tracks also recorded by Van Alexander conducting his orchestra on March 23, 1953 for the titles "Woody Woodpecker And His Space Ship: Part 1" and "Woody Woodpecker And His Space Ship: Part 2". After more overdubs are recorded on April 8 and 9, 1953 for the music tracks for "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 3" and "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 4", Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on the children's album "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party" (DBX-3165) and will issue "Woody Woodpecker And His Space Ship: Part 1" and "Woody Woodpecker And His Space Ship: Part 2" on the children's album ""Woody Woodpecker And His Space Ship" (CAS-3171).
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone", with "Missing Persons" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Andrews Sisters (vocalists Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, and Patty Andrews), with unlisted others, record the titles "Torero" and "Sunshine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3965).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Trumpet player Harry James and His Orchestra (Nick Buono, Ollie Mitchell, and Bob Rolfe also on trumpets, Bob Edmondson and Ray Sims on trombones, Ernie Tack on bass trombone, Herb Lorden and Willie Smith on alto saxophones, Bob Poland and Sam Firmature on tenor saxophones, Ernie Small on baritone saxophone, Jack Perciful on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Russ Phillips on bass, and Jackie Mills on drums) record the titles "Just Lucky", "Fair And Warmer", and "Bangtail" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on James' album "The New James" (EAP-1/2/3-1037 on 7" EP and T/ST 1037 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Flotow's "M'Appari (From 'Martha')", Leoncavallo's "Vesti La Giubba (From "Pagliacci')", and Puccini's "Musetta's Waltz Song (From 'La Bohème')" on Stage 7 in The Goldwyn Studios at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa in West Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "The Orchestra Sings" (P/SP-8440) as by The Capitol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carmen Dragon.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record Mozart's "Sonata In C Major, K. 296, Part 1" at the first session and "Sonata In C Major, K. 296, Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both parts on Milstein's and Pommers' album "MOZART Sonatas For Violin & Piano" (P-8452).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Journeymen (John Phillips and Scott McKenzie on vocals and guitars and Dick Weissman on guitar and banjo) possibly record the titles "Country Blues", "Ben And Me", and "Virgin Mary" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Country Blues" and "Ben And Me" on the group's album "New Directions In Folk Music" (T/ST 1951) and "Virgin Mary" on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series -The Journeymen" (7-98536-2). The master files show the session held on May 31, 1963, but the date given in the CD "Capitol Collectors Series -The Journeymen" was March 31, 1963.
1964 - The Beatles become the first musical act to hold the top 5 positions ("Can't Buy Me Love" at #1, "Twist and Shout" at #2, "She Loves You" at #3, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" at #4, and "Please Please Me" at #5) on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Skeets McDonald (born Enos William McDonald), singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, dies in California at age 52 after suffering a massive heart attack
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone", with "Everybody Needs Somebody" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' title "Be Here In The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the group's album "Friends" (ST 2895).
1974 - Blue Swede's Capitol Records single "Hooked On A Feeling", with "Gotta Have Your Love" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist and pianist Alan Gordon, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Nitzsche, records the titles "How Can I Leave Her", "Over The Airwaves", and "I'm Comin' Down With A Thrill" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed for "How Can I Leave Her". Capitol Records initially schedules "Over The Airwaves" and "I'm Comin' Down With A Thrill" to be released on the album "Alan Gordon - Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11845) which was not released then issues just "I'm Comin' Down With A Thrill" on the album "Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11913) as by Alan Gordon and has yet to issue "Over The Airwaves".
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Bob Seger, on acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, vocals, and The Silver Bullet Band (Chris Campbell on bass, Alto Reed on tenor and baritone saxophones, John "J.R." Robinson on drums, Craig Frost on organ, synthesizer, piano, and keyboards, and Bill Payne also on synthesizer, piano, keyboards) perform the title "Fortunate Son" at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan during a live performance that was recorded. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5532) with "American Storm" (unlisted recording date) on the flipside and as a bonus track on the CD release of the group's album "Like A Rock" (7-46195-2).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Vocalist Johnny Rodriguez, with unlisted others, records the titles 'You Might Want To Use Me Again", "I Wanta Wake Up With You", and "Someday I'm Gonna Finish Leaving You" at Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "You Might Want To Use Me Again" as a single (Capitol 44245) with "She Loves Austin" (recorded April 26, 1988) on the flipside and after remixing "I Wanta Wake Up With You" will issue the new version of the title and "Someday I'm Gonna Finish Leaving You" together as a single (Capitol 44204).
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Two Of A Kind Workin' On A Full House", with "Unanswered Prayers" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - "Oklahoma!" (originally titled "Away We Go") opens on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in New York City, New York with stars Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Celeste Holm, and Howard DeSilva. Later made into a motion picture, Capitol Records will release its soundtrack which will become the first album to be certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1962 - EMI withdraws all 78 rpm records in their catalogue
1980 - EMI Records, Capitol Records parent company, reports a twelve months trading loss of £2,800,000
1995 - Selena (born Selena Quintanilla Perez), singer and EMI Latin artist, is shot by the president of her fan club and dies at age 24.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - To compete with Columbia's new 33 rpm LP, RCA Victor debuts it 45 rpm (78-33=45) system when it releases 76 albums (3 or 4 discs in a boxed set) and 104 singles on 7-inch large-hole 45-rpm records. The first 45 rpm disc,"Texarkana Baby" by Eddy Arnold, was issued by RCA in the US on March 31, 1949. It was made of green vinyl, as part of an early attempt to color-code singles according to the genre of music they featured. Others included red for classical music and yellow for children's songs. Capitol Records will be the first label to release its product in all three formats.

Friday, March 30, 2018

MARCH 30, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
105 Years Ago Today In 1913 - Frankie Laine, singer, songwriter, actor, Capitol and Tower Records (along with many other labels) artist, is born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago, Illinois
1945 - Eric Clapton CBE, (aka Slowhand, aka God), guitarist, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and member of the Apple Records group Plastic Ono Band, is born Eric Patrick Clapp in The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - M.C. Hammer (aka Hammer), singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist, is born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - The Pied Piper's Capitol Records single "Mairzy Doats", with "A Journey To A Star" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - "St. Louis Woman", a musical with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Capitol Records' co-founder and president Johnny Mercer, opens at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) at 302 West 45 Street in midtown Manhattan, New York and will run for 113 performances. The cast includes Robert Pope as Badfoot, Harold Nicholas as Little Augie, Fayard Nicholas as Barney, June Hawkins as Lilli, Pearl Bailey as Butterfly, Ruby Hill as Della Green, Rex Ingram as Biglow Brown, and Milton J. Williams as Mississippi. After sessions are held on April 7, 8, and 9, 1946, Capitol Records will issue the original cast album which will be the label's first (CE-28).
1951 - Vocalist Smiley Burnette, with unlisted others, recorded the titles "Do The Pines Grow Green In The Valley?", "I Ain't Done Nothin' To You", "Can't Go On", and "I Can't Be Honest With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last titles together as a single (Capitol 1520) and the second and third titles together as a single (Capitol 1746).
1952 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, the original Broadway cast of "Three Wishes For Jamie" (Anne Jeffreys, John Raitt, Bert Wheeler, Robert Halliday, Charlotte Rae, and Peter Conlow), with an uncredited chorus and Joseph Littaw directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music and lyrics by Ralph Blane, record the titles "Prologue/The Wake (with vocals by the ensemble)/The Girl That I Court In My Mind (vocals by John Riatt)", "My Home's A Highway (vocals by Anne Jeffreys)/We're For Love (vocals by Bert Wheeler and Chorus)", and "My Heart's Darlin' (vocals by Anne Jeffreys and John Raitt)/Love Has Nothing To Do With It (vocals by Bert Wheeler, Robert Halliday, Charlotte Rae, and Chorus)" at the first session, "Goin' On A Hayride" (vocals by Anne Jeffreys, John Raitt, Petter Conlow, and Chorus)/I'll Sing You A Song (vocals by Bert Wheeler, Robert Halliday, Peter Conlow, and Chorus), "It Must Be Spring (vocals by Anne Jeffreys and Chorus)/Wedding March (vocals by the Ensemble)/The Army Mule Song (vocals by John Raitt, Bert Wheeler, Peter Conlow, and The Chorus)", "What Do I Know? (vocals by Anne Jeffreys)/Love Has Nothing To Do With Looks (Reprise) (vocals by Anne Jeffreys)" at the second session, and "It's A Wishing World (vocals by Anne Jeffreys and John Raitt)/Trottin' To The Fair (vocals by John Raitt, Robert Halliday, and Chorus)" and "April Face (vocals by Anne Jeffreys, John Raitt, and Bert Wheeler)/Kevin's Prayer (vocals by Bert Wheeler)/Finale (vocals by The Ensemble)" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the original Broadway cast album "Three Wishes For Jaime" (S-317).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - It's a Monday afternoon and at 4:00 PM EST Nat "King" Cole appears on NBC-TV's "The Kate Smith Hour" and his Capitol Records single "Pretend", with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and "Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart)" by Nat King Cole and the Trio, on the flipside, is #4 on the U.S. Pop singles chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Mel Blanc and June Foray record vocal overdubs at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California using a script written by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster and adapted by Alan Livingston for the titles "Snowbound Tweety: Part 1" and "Snowbound Tweety: Part 2" onto music tracks recorded by the Van Alexander Orchestra on March 16, 1953. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both parts on the children's album "Snowbound Tweety" (CAS-3169 on 10" 78 RPM and CASF-3169 on 7" 45 RPM).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Statesmen Quartet (Jack Hess on lead vocals, Clarence "Cat" Freeman on tenor vocals, Doty Ott on baritone vocals, and James "Big Chief" Wetherington on bass vocals), with Hovie Lister on piano, record the titles "How Many Times", "Someone To Care", "One Of These Mornings", and "When You Travel All Alone" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "How Many Times" and "Someone To Care" together as a single (Capitol 2469) and "One Of Theses Mornings" and "When You Travel Alone" together as a single (Capitol 2566), the first three titles on the quartet's self-titled album "The Statesmen Quartet" (T/DT 2539) and the last title on the album "Something To Shout About" (T 1508) as by Hovie Lister And The Statesmen Quartet.
1961 - Nat "King" Cole, with Ralph Carmichael conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but possibly including Hank Jones on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, and Lee Young on drums), records new versions of the titles "Unforgettable""Mona Lisa", and "The Christmas Song" in stereo at Capitol Records' studios at 151 W. 46th Street in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the 3 LP set "The Nat 'King' Cole Story" (SWCL 1613). It's the tracks from this version of "Unforgettable" that will be used to make the electronically created duet of the song with Cole's daughter Natalie in 1991.
1962 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with unlisted musicians, records the title "Save Your Love For Me" and an as yet unissued take of the track "What Makes The Ending So Sad?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 4761) with "Please Let Me Be The First To Know" (recorded February 23, 1962) on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "All Over The World" is #43 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Pianist Cy Coleman, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ken Shroyer, Francis "Joe" Howard, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, and William Schaefer on trombones, Justin Gordon, Ted Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on woodwinds, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bob Thomas and Milt Holland on drums), records new takes of the titles "Leave It To Love", "Witchcraft", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Coleman's album "The Piano Witchcraft Of Cy Coleman" (T/ST 1952) and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life" as a single (Capitol 5130) with "The Girls Of Athens" (recorded October 23, 1963) on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Gerald Wilson directing his own arrangements to the orchestra (Wild Bill Davis on organ, an unlisted pianist, Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums), records the titels "West Coast Blues", "The Show Goes On", "My Sweet Thing", and "Tell Me The Truth" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "West Coast Blues" and "The Show Goes On" on Miss Wilson's album "How Glad Am I" (T/ST 2155), "My Sweet Thing" and "Tell Me The Truth" together as a single (Capitol 4991), "Tell Me The Truth" on the multi-artist compilation album "Chart-Busters, Volume 3" (T/ST 2006), and all the titles on the CD release of Miss Wilson's album "Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues" (7-96265-2).

50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hardwater (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Not So Hard" and "Good Luck" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's self-titled album "Hardwater" (ST 2954) and "Not So Hard" also as a single (Capitol 2230) with "City Sidewalks" (recorded March 28, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys' title "Wake The World" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the group's album "Friends" (ST 2895) and also as a single (Capitol 2239) with "Do It Again" (recorded June 6, 1968 with overdubs recorded on June 7 and 8, 1968) on the flipside.
1969 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass", with "There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records single "The Loco-Motion", with "Destitute And Losin'" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "William Tell Overture" on the flipside is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist and pianist Alan Gordon, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Nitzsche, records the titles "Caught In Another Way With Love" and "Cheater's Honeymoon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records initially schedules both titles to be released on the album "Alan Gordon - Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11845) which was not released then issues all the titles on the album "Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11913) as by Alan Gordon.
1985 - Power Station's Capitol Records single "Some Like It Hot", with "The Heat Is On" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1997 - Trace Adkin's Capitol Records Nashville single "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" with "634-5789" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - The Best Music/Song Oscar went to Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) for the title track to the motion picture "Three Coins in the Fountain" which was sung by Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra and released as a single by Capitol Records.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Trumpet player Louis Smith, with Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums, records the titles "Tunesmith (Bakin')", mono and stereo takes of "There'll Never Be Another You", "Au Privave", "Smithville", "Embraceable You", "Later", and "Wetu" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue the mono take of "There'll Never Be Another You", "Smithville", "Embraceable You", "Later", and "Wetu" on Smith's album "Smithville" (BLP1594), "Smithville" in two parts as a single (Blue Note 45-1715), and all the titles and takes on the CD release of the album "Smithville" (3-58289-2).
1969 - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost's Imperial Records single "Traces", with "Mary Mary Row Your Boat" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1974 - Mike Oldfield's Virgin Records single "Tubular Bells", with a shorter version on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Virgin Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1975 - Future Capitol Records artist Minnie Ripperton's Epic Records single "Lovin' You", with "Edge Of A Dream" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Capitol Records currently distributes Ripperton's complete catalog and the track has appeared on various Capitol Records compilation albums.
1979 - Norah Jones, singer, songwriter, pianist, daughter of sitarist Ravi Shankar, and Blue Note Records artist, is born in New York City, New York
2004 - Timi Yuro (born Rosemary Timotea Yuro), singer and Liberty Records artist, dies in Las Vegas of throat cancer at age 63

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1986 - James Cagney, actor, dancer, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1942-1944, dies at his Dutchess County farm in Stanfordville, New York of a heart attack at age 86. He is later interred in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MARCH 29, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
100 Years Ago Today In 1918 - Pearl Bailey, singer, Broadway, motion picture (co-starred with Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole in "St. Louis Blues") and television actress, and Capitol Records artist (in Capitol Records' first original Broadway cast album "St. Louis Woman") and a Roulette Records arts, is born Pearl Mae Bailey in Newport News, Virginia.
1959 - Perry Farrell, singer, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records group Jane's Addiction is born Perry Bernstein in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Vocalist Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters (vocal group, lineup unlisted), with Earl Sheldon and his Orchestra (lineup also unlisted), record the title "Oh, My Achin' Heart", "Cu Tu Ru Gu" (Jack, Jack, Jack), and a rejected take of "Old Devil Moon" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 403).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records releases Nat "King" Cole's single "Nature Boy" (Capitol 15054) with "Lost April" on the flipside. Also, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra and The King Cole Trio finish a week-long stay at Radio City Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocal group The Sportsmen (Bill Days, Max Smith, Martin Sperzel, and Gurney Bell) record the titles "Happy Birthday, Congratulations" and "Happy Anniversary, 4th Of July" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on unidentified promotional record(s).
1957 - Tommy Sands (on vocals with an unlisted tenor saxophone player, Bob Bain lead guitar, Buck Owens rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass player, drummer, and vocal chorus) records the tracks "Too Young To Go Steady", "I Don't Know Why", "Gonna Get A Girl", and "I Don't Care Who Knows It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sands' album "Steady Date With Tommy Sands" (T 848).
1957 - Ray Bauduc & Nappy Lamare & Their Riverboat Dandies (Martin Peppie on trumpet, Rolly Furnas on trombone, Gene Bolen on clarinet, Don Owens on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar and banjo, Ray Leatherwood on bass, and Ray Bauduc on drums) record the tracks "Riverboat Shuffle", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "South Rampart Street Parade" and "Walking With The King" with vocals by Nappy Lamare and Rolly Furnas. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's self-titled album "Ray Bauduc & Nappy Lamare & Their Riverboat Dandies" (T 877).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's R&B Territorial Best Sellers - New Orleans chart, his single "Angel Smile" is #65 on the magazine's Top 100 Sides chart and his Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing" is #19 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Grady Owen on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Juvenal "Juvey" Gomez on drums, Eddie Cochran on bass vocals, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and chorus vocals) record the titles "The Wayward Wind" and "Now Is The Hour" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "The Wayward Wind" on the album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (EAP-1-1509 on 7" EP and T 1059 on 12" LP) and "Now Is The Hour" on the album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Guitarist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others conducted by Jimmie Haskell using his own arrangements, records the titles "Easy Surf", "Surfing Baja", "Earl's Shorebreak", "Rhodes Surf (Surfing Song Of Greece)", "Infinity", and "Murphy's Grey Wet Suit" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Venet. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "John Severson Presents Sunset Surf" (T/ST 1915) and "Murphy's Grey Wet Suit" on the multi-artist compilation album "Surfing's Greatest Hits" (T/ST 1995).
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Can't Buy Me Love", with "You Can't Do That" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - The Beatles record the title "With A Little Help From My Friends" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS/SMAS 2653).
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Elva Miller records the tracks "This Ole House", "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "Oh, Lonesome Me", and "Shutters & Boards" at the first session and "A Little Bitty Tear", "There Goes My Everything", "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", and "Memphis, Tennessee" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Miller's album "The Country Soul Of Mrs. Miller" (T 2734).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hardwater (lineup unlisted) records the titles "To Nowhere" and "Plate Of My Fare" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's self-titled album "Hardwater" (ST 2954) and will also issue "Plate Of My Fare" as a single (Capitol 2373) with "Good Ole Friends" (recorded March 26, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - David Rose conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Along About Now", "Somewhere My Love", and "Out Of Sight" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the title "Be Here In The Mornin'" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for the title on March 31, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on the group's album "Friends" (ST 2895).
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records album "Shinin' On" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist and pianist Alan Gordon, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Nitzsche, records the titles "Understanding Your Man", "Running Away Like A Child", and "Soul Sneekers". Capitol Records will issue "Understand Your Man" and "Running Away Like A Child" together as a single (Capitol 4630) and initially schedules all the titles to be released on the album "Alan Gordon - Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11845) which was not released then issues all the titles on the album "Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11913) as by Alan Gordon.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters it received from EMO for Iron Maiden's titles "Theme From 'Where Eagles Dare'", "Revelations", "Flight Of Icarus", "Die With Your Boots On", "The Trooper", "Still Life", "Quest For Fire", "Sun And Steel", "To Tame A Land", "I've Got The Fire", and "Crossed-Eyed Mary", which were recorded in Nassau, Bahamas. Capitol Will issue "Flight Of Icarus" and "I've Got The Fire" together as a single (Capitol 5248), all the titles except "Sun And Steel", "I've Got The Fire" and "Crossed-Eyed Mary" on the group's album "Piece Of Mind" (ST-12274) and will issue all the titles except "Crossed-Eyed Mary" on the CD release of the album (CD 7-46363-2).
1990 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records album "Nick Of Time" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart
25 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Liberty Records (which will later be renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Lacy J. Dalton's compilation album "The Best of Lacy J. Dalton"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Eric Idle, screenwriter, playwright, songwriter, television and motion picture actor, and member of the Virgin Records America group Monty Python's Flying Circus, is born in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
1951 - The Academy Award for Best Music/Song is given to Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for "Mona Lisa", which is from the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Captain Carey, U.S.A." and was later recorded by Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Horace Silver Quintet (Horace Silver on piano, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, John Williams on bass, and Billy Cobham, Jr. on drums, records the titles "Kindred Spirits", "Jungle Juice", and, with just Silver, Williams, and Cobham, "Next Time I Fall In Love" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on the quintet's album "Serenade To A Soul Sister" (BLP4277/BST84277 on 12" vinyl and 7-84277-2 on CD).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - EMI America purchases the masters for Kajagoogoo's titles "White Feathers", "Lies And Promises", "Magician Man", "Kajagoogoo", "Ooh To Be Ah", "Hang On Now", "This Car Is Fast", "Ergonomics", and "Frayo" and will issue all the titles on the group's album "White Feathers" (ST-17094) and "Kajagoogoo" and an edited version of "Hang On Now" together as a single (EMI-America 8171).
1999 - Joe Williams, singer and Roulette Records artist with Count Basie and His Orchestra, dies in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 80 after he walks out of the hospital where he is being treated for a respiratory ailment, walks nearly three miles on foot, and collapses on the street a few blocks from his home.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1932 - Jack Benny appears on what he later said was his radio debut when he was a guest on Ed Sullivan's interview show on WABC at 8:45 PM. According to this article, Jack actually debuted on radio on September 4, 1931, on "RKO Theater On The Air " at 10:30 PM over WEAF, the flagship station of the Red Network of NBC.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MARCH 28, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1890 - Paul Whiteman, (aka "The King of Jazz") violinist, bandleader (who's members included future Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer as a vocalist and future Capitol Records artists Bing Crosby [also as a vocalist] and Jack Teagarden on trombone), who commissioned George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" and premiered it in 1924 with Gershwin on piano, motion picture actor, radio show host, music director for the ABC Radio Network, and Capitol Records artist whose first single for the label, "I Found A New Baby" with "The General Jumped At Dawn" on the flipside, was also Capitol Records' first released single, is born in Denver, Colorado.
1930 - Bill Hughes, a trombonist who worked in sessions with Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole, as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstein, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney, is born in Dallas, Texas

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Jo Stafford, with Nat "King" Cole on piano, records the tracks "Ridin' On The Gravy Train", "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time" (which will be released as the flip side of Cole's Capitol Records single "This Is Always"), "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?", and "Cindy" (which she co-wrote with Johnny Mercer and her future husband Paul Weston and will be released as a single by Capitol Records with "I've Never Forgotten", also with Cole on piano, on the flip side)
1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Ernie Felice on accordion, Tommy Todd on piano, Dave Barbour on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, and Tom Romersa on drums) records the tracks "The Bannister Slide", "Eight, Nine and Ten" (with vocals by Peggy Lee), and "I Never Knew" (without guitar and accordion) at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the second track on Peggy Lee's CD "Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures" (5-27564-2) and the last track on the CD "The Best Of Benny Goodman" (8-21145-2). Mosaic Records will issue all three tracks in Goodman's box set "The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman" (MQ6-148).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a cold and clear Easter Sunday and Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole marries future Capitol Records artist Maria Ellington at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York with Adam Clayton Powell officiating at the service. The reception was then held at The Belmont Plaza with some 350 guests. After the reception, a party was given for the couple at the Ebony club on Broadway, after which the couple left on their honeymoon. The wedding is covered by Life magazine in a photo essay called "Life Goes To A Harlem Wedding" starting on page 146 of the April 19, 1948 issue.
Here's a photo of the couple cutting their wedding cake at the reception.
The couple will become the parents of future Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole.
1950 - Dean Martin records the tracks "Choo'n Gum" and "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #3 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart, #4 on the magazine's Best Selling Singles chart, and #5 on its Most Played In Juke Boxes chart. It's also #10 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "April In Portugal" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #20 on WMCA's Wax To Watch chart in New York City, New York.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Bandleader, clarinet, and alto saxphone player Les Brown and His Band Of Renown (Dick Collins, Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Jerry Kadowitz, and Mickey McMahan on trumpets, Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombones, Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombones, Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on flutes and also on clarinets and alto saxophones, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Butch Stone also on clarinet as well as on baritone saxophone, Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass clarinets, Don Trenner on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Lloyd Morales on drums, David Grupp on percussion and bells) records the titles "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Younger Than Springtime" using arrangements by Les Brown, "Bloody Mary" using an arrangement by Wes Hensel, and "This Nearly Was Mine" using an arrangement by Frank Comstock in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Dance To The Music Of 'South Pacific'" (EAP-1/2/3-1060 on three-disc 7" EP and T/ST 1060 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jack Marshall Sextette (Harry Klee on flute, bass flute, and recorder, Milt Raskin on piano and cymbals, Edgar Lustgarten on cello, Jack Marshall on guitar and lute, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), using Marshall's arrangements, records the titles "I've Told Every Little Star", "Like Someone In Love", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Is" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I've Told Every Little Star" and "Like Someone In Love" on the sextette's album "18th Century Jazz" (T 1108) and has yet to issue the take of "I Didn't Know What Time It Is" recorded at this session but will issue a take recorded on June 9, 1958 also on the album "18th Century Jazz".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Grady Owen on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Juvenal "Juvey" Gomez on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and vocal chorus) record the titles "Look What You Gone And Done To Me", "Hey Good Lookin'", "Summertime", and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" at an extended session held at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (EAP-2/3-1059 on three-disc 7" EP set and T 1059 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Ippolitov-Ivanov's "Procession Of The Sardar (From 'Caucasian Sketches')" and Mussorgsky's "Persian Dance (from 'Khavantchina')" on Stage 7 at the Goldwyn Studios at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa in West Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Procession Of The Sardar (From 'Caucasian Sketches')" on the compilation album "Pomp And Circumstance" as by The Capitol Symphony Orchestra and The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra" (P/SP-8620) and "Persian Dance (from 'Khavantchina')" on the album "Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra ‎–Footlights And Fanfares" (P/SP-8599).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Joe Bushkin, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Kenyon Hopkins, records the titles "Night And Day", "Love For Sale", "So In Love", and "Where Have You Been" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Where Have You Been" on Bushkin's album "I Get A Kick Out Of Porter" (T/ST 1030) and have yet to issue the takes of any of the other titles recorded at this session but will issue takes of "Love For Sale" and "So In Love" recorded on April 8, 1958 and a take of "Night And Day" recorded on April 11, 1958 also on the album "I Get A Kick Out Of Porter".
1962 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Benny Carter conducting the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Ray Triscari, Al Porcino, and Shorty Sherock on trumpets, Tommy Shepard, Milt Bernhart, Ken Shroyer, and George Roberts on trombones, Justin Gordon on reeds, Lou Levy on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Emil Richards on vibraphones and percussion, and Francisco "Chino" Pozo on percussion) using arrangements by Carter and Billy Byers, records the tracks "Ain't That Love", "See See Rider", "Loads Of Love", and "I Believe In You" at The Capitol Tower Studios In Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, and last tracks on Lee's album "Sugar 'N' Spice" (T 1772) and "Loads Of Love" as a single (Capitol F4750) with "The Sweetest Sounds" (recorded April 4, 1962) on the flipside.
1962 - Billy May and His Orchestra (Uan Rasey, Conrad Gozzo, John Best, and Emanuel "Mannie" Klein on trumpets, Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, Murray McEachern, and William Schaefer on trombones, Harry Klee, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Plas Johnson, Fred Falensby, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Jimmy Rowleson on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, Irving Cottler and Frank Flynn on drums) record the tracks "Loads Of Love", "No Strings", "Love Makes The World Go Round", "The Sweetest Sounds", and "Be My Host" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on May's album "The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds Of "No Strings" (T 1709).
1962 - Cindy Malone (on vocals), with Jimmie Haskell directing an uncredited orchestra, records the tracks "The Fool I Used To Be" and "Things That Mean The Most To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5115) with "Watch What You Do With My Baby" on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for the second track.
1962 - Nathan Milstein (on violin), with an uncredited chamber orchestra conducted by Robert Irving, records Rimsky-Korsakov's "Fantasia On Russian Themes, Opus 33" (arranged by Kreisler) aka "Russian Fantasy" in New York City, New York. Angel Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue the track on Milstein's album "Music Of Old Russia" (S-36002).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Various unlisted artists, record the titles "Waimea Bay", "Goofy-Foot Glen" using an arrangement by Jimmie Haskell, "Locked In" , "End Of The World", "Quigg Rides Again" and "Come September" using arrangements by Jimmie Haskell, and "Travelin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Travelin'" which remains unissued, on the album "John Severson Presents Sunset Surf" (T/ST 1915).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Pianist Cy Coleman, with Billy May conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, and Bud Brisbois on trumpets, Francis "Joe" Howard, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, and George Roberts on trombones, Justin Gordon, Ted Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on woodwinds, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bob Thomas, Irving Cottler, and Larry Bunker on drums), records the titles "The Best Is Yet To Come", "The Riviera", and "Brassman's Holiday" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 1:30 AM on March 29, 1963 for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the takes recorded at this session but will issue new takes of all the titles that are recorded on April 1, 1963 on the album "The Piano Witchcraft Of Cy Coleman" (T/ST 1952).
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Can't Buy Me Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - The Beach Boys canceled a planned session in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows the reason, please leave a comment.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hardwater (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Sanctuary" and "City Sidewalks" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's self-titled album "Hardwater" and "City Sidewalks" as a single (Capitol 2230) with "Not So Hard" (recorded March 30, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the title "Wake The World" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on March 30, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 2239) with "Do It Again" (recorded June 6, 1968) on the flipside and on the group's album "Friends" (ST 2895).
1972 - The Stewardesses (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Fly Me" and "Lovin' Ain't Easy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3326).
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Buddy Alan's tracks "I'm In Love" and "The Happiness Song" which were recorded earlier that year at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California and produced by Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol will issue the two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3346).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Brush Arbor (lineup unlisted) records the titles "We Need Rain" and "Now That It's Over" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Buck Owens Enterprises for Buddy Alan's titles "Caribbean" and "Please, Friend, Take Me Home" which were recorded in the Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3598).
1974 - The Capitol Records group The Raspberries break up
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) records the title "Where Are You Going" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Pousette-Dart 3" (SW-11781).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Alan Gordon, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Nitzche, records the titles "Libertina" and "If Life Could Be" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records initially schedules "Libertina" to be released on the album "Alan Gordon - Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11845) which was not released then issues the title on the album "Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11913) as by Alley & The Soul Sneekers.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 -Vocalist, pianist, synthesizer, bass, and tenor saxophone player, with Debra Laws on backing vocals, Leon Johnson on drum programming, Steve Turner on drums, Roland Bautista on guitar, and Larry Dunn also on synthesizer, records the title "Third Hour" in (listed as possibly) Lion Share Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the Laws' album "Mr. Nice Guy" (ST-12261).
2000 - Capitol Nashville releases John Berry's compilation album "Greatest Hits"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1915 - Jay Livingston, pianist, Academy Award-winning composer (with partner Ray B. Evans) of such songs as "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Silver Bells", "Silver Bells", "Tammy" and the theme song for the television show "Bonanza" and many others), motion picture actor, one-time brother-in-law of Capitol Records artist Betty Hutton, and brother of former Capitol Records Vice-President, President, and Chairman Of The Board Alan Livingston, is born in McDonald, Pennsylvania. If anyone knows Jay's middle name, please leave a comment.
1920 - Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford, two of the four founders of United Artists Pictures (the others being Charlie Chaplin and director D.W. Griffith), get married. United Artists would later start a record label, United Artists Records, whose catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Groups parent company.
1942 - Neil Kinnock, politician and vice president of the U.K. Gene Vincent Fan Club, is born in Tredegar, South Wales
75 Years Ago Today In 1948 - John Evan, keyboard player with the Chrysalis Records group Jethro Tull, is born John Spencer Evans, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - W. C. Handy (born William Christopher Handy), composer, guitarist, cornet player, a founder of Black Swan Records (the first black-owned record company), whose life was the basis of the motion picture "St. Louis Blues" which stars Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole as Handy, dies of acute bronchial pneumonia at age 84 before the movie is released later the same year, and is later buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York
1962 - Jimmy Smith (with unlisted musicians) records the track "Walk On The Wild Side" for Verve Records. Blue Note Records will license the track and release it on Smith's album "The Definitive Jimmy Smith" (5-40038-2).
1962 - Ged Grimes, percussionist, bassist, keyboard player and vocalist with the Virgin Records America group Meet Danny Wilson, is born Gerard Grimes. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment.
1964 - Jan & Dean's Liberty Records single "Dead Man's Curve", with "The New Girl In School" on the flipside, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #7. Liberty Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, the parent company of Capitol Music Group.
1966 - Gary Lewis and The Playboys record the track "Green Grass" which will be released as a single by Liberty Records with "I Can Read Between The Lines" on the flip side
1969 - Frank Loesser, composer, dies in New York City, New York at age 58
1977 - Vera Lynn (on vocals with unlisted musicians on guitar, steel guitar, bass, drums, and strings) and the vocal group The Jordanaires record the tracks "My Mother's Eyes", "Make The World Go Away", and "You Don't Know Me" at The Owen Bradley Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. After creating an edited version of "My Mother's Eyes" EMI will release it and the last two tracks in England on Lynn's album "Vera Lynn In Nashville" (EMC 3203).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MARCH 27, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Dave Koz, saxophonist, radio and television show host, restauranteur, and Capitol (1990-2007), EMI, Rendezvous, and Concord Records artist, is born David Stephen Koz in Encino, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - George G. DeSylva, John Mercer, and Glenn E. Wallichs appear before Los Angeles County and California state Notary Public Leta Niccum to acknowledge that they have executed articles of incorporation for Liberty Records, Inc. which will be filed with the state of California on April 9, 1942. The three will apply for a Certificate of Amendment on May 27, 1942, before Ms. Niccum again to change the name of the corporation to Capitol Records, Inc., which will be filed with the state of California on June 1, 1942.
1947 - Vocalist and guitarist Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (listed as probably Cactus Soldi and Harry Simms on fiddle, Ossie Godson on piano, Pedro De Paul on accordion, Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Smokey Rogers on guitar, and banjo, Spike Featherstone on harmonica, Deuce Spriggens on bass, Muddy Berry on drums) record the titles "Miss Molly", "The Johnston Polka", "Big Hat Polka", and "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Miss Molly" on the multi-artist compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55), "The Johnston Polka" as a single (Capitol 57-40159) with "Castle Of My Dreams" (recorded January 31, 1949) on the flipside, "Big Hat Polka" as a single (Capitol 15271) with "Life Gits Tee-Jus, Don't It?" (recorded October 25, 1948), and "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) as a single (Capitol Americana 40001) with "Roundup Polka" (recorded October 28, 1946) on the flipside,
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's Saturday in New York City, New York, and bandleader Tony Pastor is the guest on this episode of "King Cole Trio Time" on NBC-Radio. Announcer Freddie Robbins presents the trio an award from The Pittsburgh Courier newspaper whose recent poll has named the trio "the best trio in the land". No known transcription of this show exists.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Steel guitarist Dennis "Boots" Woodall and The Wranglers (unlisted fiddle, piano, guitar, and bass players) with Tennessee Smith and The Smith Brothers (Audrey L. Smith and John O. Smith) on vocals, record the titles "I Might Have Been (But I Ain't Gonna Be)", "You're Waiting In My Place", "Only Three Days", and "Bet'cha I'm In Love" in (listed as possibly) Atlanta, Georgia. Capitol Records will issue "I Might Have Been (But I Ain't Gonna Be)" and "Only Three Days" together as a single (Capitol 2559) and "You're Waiting In My Place" and "Bet'cha I'm In Love" together as a single (Capitol 2670). (vo) (incl. The Smith Brothers).
1950 - Johnny Mercer, with The Skylarks and Ben Pollack & his Pick-A-Rib Boys, records the tracks "At The Jazz Band Ball" and "She's Shimmyin' On The Beach Again" which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Darla Darret records vocal overdubs in Los Angeles, California onto Sonny James' title "Are You Mine" (recorded January 17, 1958). Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol F3962) with "Let's Play Love" (also recorded January 17, 1958) on the flipside and on James' album "This Is Sonny James!" (T 1178).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Grady Owen on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Juvenal "Juvey" Gomez on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and chorus vocals), records the titles "Little Lover", "Rocky Road Blues", and, with the addition of Eddie Cochran on bass vocals, "Somebody Help Me" and "Five Feet Of Lovin'" at an extended session in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Little Lover" as a single (Capitol 4051) with "Git It" (recorded March 25, 1958) on the flipside, "Rocky Road Blues" as a single (Capitol 4010) with "Yes, I Love You Baby" (recorded December 10, 1957) on the flipside, and "Somebody Help Me" and "Five Feet Of Lovin'" on Vincent's album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (EAP-1-1059 on 7" EP and T 1059 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The George Shearing Quintet (George Shearing on piano, Emil Richards on vibraphone, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Percy Brice on drums), during multiple shows held at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California recorded by Gene Norman, perform the titles "Poor Little Girl", "Joy Spring", "Some Other Spring", "Confirmation", "Bernie's Tune", "Afro-Cuban", with the addition of Armando Peraza on congas the titles "Drume Negrita" and "Mambo Inn (Mambo Calle)", the titles "Cuckoo In The Clock", "To A Wild Rose", "Lonely Moments", "Blame It On My Youth", "As I Love You", "Jos Spring", "Poor Little Extra Girl", ""Bernies Tune", "Some Other Spring", "Mambo Again", "Negrete (Drume Negrita)", "In An 18th Century Drawing Room", "There Will Never Be Another You", "The Nearness Of You" with just Shearing, McKibbon, and Brice, "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Joy Spring", "Jordu", an untitled title, and "Mambo". Capitol Records will register the masters on April 1, 1960 and will issue the the first takes of "Joy Spring" and "Some Other Spring", "Confirmation", the first takes of "Bernie's Tune" and "Drume Negrita", "Mambo Inn (Mambo Calle)", "As I Love You", the second take of "Joy Spring", and "The Nearness Of You" on the album Shearing's album "On The Sunny Side Of The Strip" (T/ST 1416) and has yet to issue any of the other titles and takes. 
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - At three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Otto Cesana and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Hi", "Entre Nous", "Confession", and "A Summer Affair" at the first session, the titles "Strolling Along", "Deception", "Nostalgia", and "Always you" at the second session, and the titles "Heavenly", "Matador", "Illusion", and "Omar, The Tent Maker" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cesana and his orchestra's album "Brief Interlude" (T 1032).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Randy Boone, with unlisted others, records the titles "Freight Train" and "Rollin' Stone" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Marlina Mars, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Fifty-Six And Forty-Dour", "Mixed Up And Confused", and "Just For The Book" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Just For The Book" as a single (Capitol 4997) with "I Thought I Knew Me" (recorded November 16, 1962) on the flipside.
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1971 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Dream Baby", with "Here And Now" on the flipside (Capitol 3062), enters the U.S. Country singles charts. Many thanks to Richard Price for the correction!
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Hardwater (lineup unlisted) records the title "My Time" at the first session and the title "Take A Long Look" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a medley on the group's self-titled album "Hardwater" (ST 2954).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Crimson Tide (lineup unlisted) records the title "Set Myself Free" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Crimson Tide" (SW-11806).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Alan Gordon, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Jack Nitzsche, records the titles "Let The Music Begin" and "Love Breakdown" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records scheduled both titles to be issued on an album (SW-11845) that was not released, issued "Let The Music Begin" and an edited version of "Love Breakdown" on the album "Alley & The Soul Sneekers" (SW-11913) as by Alley & The Soul Sneekers, and a different edited version of "Love Breakdown" as a single (Capitol 4678) with "Running Away Like A Child" (recorded on March 29, 1978) on the flipside.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Lee Dresser, with unlisted others, records the titles "Hey, What Do You Say" and "Hollywood Heartache" in (listed as possibly) Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will purchase the masters but has yet to issue either title.
1989 - Buck Owens and Ringo Starr record the track "Act Naturally" at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. The track will be released as a single by Capitol Records in August 1989 with Owens' track "Key's In The Mailbox" on the flip side.
2005 - Paul Hester, the drummer with the group Split Enz and the Capitol Records group Crowded House, is found dead after an apparent suicide in a park in Melbourne, Australia at age 46
2007 - 8:00 PM until at least Midnight - Guitar night at Spazio's with John Pisano featured a "Tribute to Al Viola" by the guitar community with Chuck Berghofer on bass, Tim Pleasant on drums and John Pisano, with at least 20 other guitarists, including veteran Capitol Records session guitarist Bob Bain, in attendance and many who were able to perform. The Sherman Oaks, California restaurant was packed with an audience consisting of Al's family and his many friends and fans. A video remembrance of Al featuring clips of him in the Page Cavanaugh Trio, with a trio lead by Bobby Troup, and later performances was shown and after, a group photo was taken. Then all the guitarists signed the back of a custom guitar now dubbed "The Guitar Night Guitar".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - Sarah Vaughan, pianist, singer and Roulette Records artist (1959-1963) is born Sarah Lois Vaughan in Newark, New Jersey. Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group and is being reissued by Blue Note Records and Mosaic Records.
1961 - Clark Datchler, the vocalist with the Virgin Records America group Johnny Hates Jazz, is born in London, England. I converted their first album's art for U.S. release as well as the art for their single "Shattered Dreams" and various trade ads.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Guitarist Kenny Burrell, with Milt Hinton on bass and Osie Johnson on drums, records the titles "The Good Life" with the addition of Hank Jones on organ, "Stairway To The Stars" with the addition of Sheldon Powell on baritone saxophone and Hank Jones on piano, "Loie" with the addition of Sheldon Powell on flute and Hank Jones on piano at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "The Good Life" and "Loie" together as a single (Blue Note 45-1884) and, in Japan, all the titles on Jones' compilation CD "Freedom" (GXF-3057).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Pianist Chick Corea, with Miroslav Vitous on bass and Roy Hayes on drums, records the titles "I Don't Know", "Pannonica", "Samba Yantra", and "Windows" at A & R Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on the two-disc album "Circling In" (BN-LA472-H2 on 12" vinyl and 7-90055-2 on CD).
1970 - Mariah Carey, singer and one time Virgin Records America artist, is born in New York City, New York

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1952 - Sun Records begins operations
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - CBS Laboratories introduces "Stereophonic Recordings" which are playable either on ordinary monaural phonographs or on "special" stereo equipment.

Monday, March 26, 2018

MARCH 26, 2018

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me", with "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" on the flipside is #1 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Disc Jockeys, Best-Selling Popular Retail, and Most-Played Juke Box Records charts for the week ending March 26, 1948.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocal group The Sportsmen (Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Days, Max Smith, and Martin Sperzel) record the titles "Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)" and "You Can't Be True, Dear" in Los Angeles, California mostly a capella due to the American Federation of Musicians strike. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 15077).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Smith Brothers (Vocalists Audrey L. Smith and John O. Smith) record the titles "The Sinner's Dream", "Little Orphan Boy", "I Have But One Goal" with the addition of Bill Lowery and Dennis "Boots" Woodall, and "I'm Gonna Sail Away" with the addition of Gospel singers (lineup unlisted) in (listed as possibly) Atlanta, Georgia. Capitol Records will issue "The Sinner's Dream" and "I Have But One Goal" together as a single (Capitol 2492) and "Little Orphan Boy" and "I'm Gonna Sail Away" together as a single (Capitol 2582).
1956 - Judy Garland records the titles "I'm Old Fashioned" and "Memories Of You" with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California for Garland's Capitol Records album "Judy". "I'm Old Fashioned" would not make it on to the initial release of the album in 1956, but it was eventually included as a bonus track on the 1989 CD release of the album.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Grady Owen on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Juvenal "Juvey" Gomez on drums, Eddie Cochran on chorus vocals, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and chorus vocals), records the titles "I Love You", "Teenage Parter", "Peace Of Mind", and "Lovely Loretta" at an extended session in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "I Love You", "Teenage Partner", and "Peace Of Mind" on the album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (EAP-1/2/3-1059 on 7" EP set and T 1059 on 12" LP) and "Lovely Loretta" on the EP "Gene Vincent - Hot Rod Gang (Film Soundtrack)" (EAP-1-985).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The George Shearing Quintet (Emil Richards on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Percy Brice on drums) with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Frank Beach, Mannie Klein, and John Best on trumpets, Ed Kusby, Joe Howard, Walter Benson, and George Roberts on trombones, Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, James Decker, Richard Perissi, and Arthur Frantz on French horns, and Red Callender on tuba), records the titels "Mine", "Beautiful Love", "If You Were Mine", and "Burnished Brass" at an extended session in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shearing's album "Burnished Brass" (EAP-2/3-1038 on 7" EP set and T/ST 1038 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Harpist Marcel Grandjany records Turina's "Sacro-Monte, Opus 55 N° 5, Granados' "Andaluza (Playera)", and Padre Narciso Casanovas' "Sonata In F" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Grandjany's album "El Amor D'España" (P-8453).
Marcel Grandjany(harp).
1959 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with arranger Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I Can't Get Started", "Where Do You Go?", "A Cottage For Sale", and "Just Friends"  in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California for Sinatra's Capitol Records album "No One Cares".
1962 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (including Ray Starling, Gene Roland, Dwight Carver, and Carl Saunders on mellophonium and Alvino Ray on steel pedal guitar) begin 3 days of recording sessions (the other two days are March 29 and 30, 1962) with vocalist Tex Ritter for their Capitol Records album of Country and Western standards "Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter!"
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Pianist Cy Coleman, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ken Shroyer, Francis "Joe" Howard, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, and William Schaefer on trombones, Justin Gordon, Ted Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on woodwinds, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bob Thomas and Milt Holland on drums), records the titles "Leave It to Love", "Witchcraft", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the takes from this session. New takes of all the titles will be recorded on March 30, 1963, and Capitol Records will issue all those takes on Coleman's album "The Piano Witchcraft Of Cy Coleman" (T/ST 1952).
1966 - Brian Wilson's Capitol Records single "Caroline, No", with "Summer Means New Love" on the flipside, enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #32 on April 30, 1966.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Hardwater (lineup unlisted) records the title "Good Ole Friends" at the first session and "Love And I" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Good Ole Friends" as a single (Capitol 2373) with "Plate Of My Fare" (recorded March 29, 1968) on the flipside and with "Love And I" on the group's self-titled album "Hardwater" (ST 2954).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Even Steven" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Buck Owens' title "Arms Full Of Empty" and Capitol Records registered the master it purchased for Owens' title "Old Faithful". After additional overdubs are recorded for "Arms Full Of Empty" on April 13, 1973, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 3688) with "Songwriter's Lament" (registered July 5, 1973) on the flipside and on Owens' album "In The Palm Of Your Hand" (ST-11136) and will issue "Old Faithful" on Buck Owens And The Buckaroos' album "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie?" (SMAS-11180).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "California Nights" featuring Bob Bain on guitar, "Jazz Samba", "Petite Fleur" with Abe Most on clarinet, and "Viva Tirado" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records, as part of its "As You Remember Them" series, will issue "California Nights, "Jazz Samba", and "Viva Tirado" in the three-LP set "Volume 7 - Billy May" (STL 247) and "Jazz Samba" in the three-LP set "Volume 8 - Billy May" (STL 248).

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Eddie Cochran (on vocals, guitar, and guitar overdubs) records the title "Summertime Blues" (with Connie 'Guybo' Smith on electric bass, Earl Palmer on drums, and probably Sharon Sheeley and Jerry Capehart on handclapping) at Goldstar Studios in Hollywood, California. Liberty Records will release the song as a single (LIBERTY F-55144) with "Love Again" (recorded sometime in May of 1958) on the flipside. Universal Music Group, owners of EMI and Capitol Music Groups, now controls Liberty Records' masters.
1966 - Johnny River's Imperial Records single "Secret Agent Man", with "You Dig" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Sir Noël Peirce Coward, singer, songwriter, playwright, director, actor, filmmaker, novelist, and EMI Records artist, dies at his home, Firefly Estate, in Jamaica, West Indies at age 73 of heart disease.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Crystal Gayle's United Artist Records single "Ready For The Times To Get Better", with "Beyond You" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart

Sunday, March 25, 2018

MARCH 25, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Hoyt Axton, singer, songwriter, guitarist, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1971), is born Hoyt Wayne Axton in Duncan, Oklahoma

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Karl and Harty (Karl Davis & Hartford Taylor) record the tracks "The B-I-B-L-E", "That Pretty Little Face", "True Love" and the as yet unissued track "Lips That Touch Liquor (Shall Never Touch Mine)" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 415) and the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40044) with "Pretty Thing" on the flipside.
1947 - Harold Peary (narrating as "The Great Gildersleeve"), with music by Robert Emmett Dolan who is also directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Cinderella, Part 1", "Cinderella, Part 2" and "Cinderella, Part 3" at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Stories For Children - The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 3" (CD-69).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocalist Merle Travis records a spoken recitation for his title "Deck Of Cards" in the Capitol Lounge in Los Angeles, California between 3:00PM and 3:45PM for Capitol Records. Bear Family Records will issue the title in Germany in Travis' five-CD compilation box set "Guitar Rags And A Too Far Past" (BCD 15637).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Vocalist Tex Ritter records the vocals for the title "Deck Of Cards" in a radio station in Montgomery, Alabama. After instrumental overdubs are recorded by organist Buddy Cole in Los Angeles, California later in 1948, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol Americana 40114) with "Rounded Up In Glory" (recorded May 1, 1945) on the flipside and on the multi-artist compilation album "All Time Favorites - Country And Hillbilly" (H-9107).
1949 - Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "A You're Adorable" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Elgar's "Enigma Variations, Opus 36" at the Syrian Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "ELGAR - Enigma Variations, Opus 36/VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia On A Theme By Tallis" (P-8383).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano, Johnny Meeks on guitar, Grady Owen on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Juvenal "Juvey" Gomez on drums, and Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda on handclapping and chorus vocals), records the titles "Dance In The Street" and, with the addition of Eddie Cochran to the chorus vocals, "Git It" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Dance In The Street" on the single disc EP "Hot Rod Gang (Film Soundtrack)" (EAP-1-985) and "Git It" as a single (Capitol 4051) and on the album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (EAP-2-1059 on two disc 7" EP and T 1059 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The George Shearing Quintet (Emil Richards on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar, John Neves or James Bond on bass, and Ray Mosca on drums) records the titles "The Story Of Love (Historia De Un Amor)", "It's Not For Me To Say", and "Tu, Mi Delirio" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the quintet's album "Latin Lace" (EAP-1/2-1082 on 7" EP and T/ST 1082 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkusny records Brahms' "Intermezzo in E Flat, Opus 118 N° 6", "Rhapsody in G Minor, Opus 79 N° 2", "Intermezzo in B Flat Minor, Opus 117 N° 2", and "Rhapsody in E Flat, Opus 119 N° 4" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Intermezzo in B Flat Minor, Opus 117 N° 2" on the album "Firkusny Plays BRAHMS" (P/SP-8485). After a new take of "Intermezzo in B Flat Minor, Opus.117 N° 2" is recorded on January 20, 1959, the new take will also be issued on the album "Firkusny Plays BRAHMS".
1962 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, records the as yet unissued tracks of Mozart's "Divertimento No. 2, K; 131 - Movement 1: Allegro/Menuet No. 1/Allegretto" and "Adagio No. 1/Adagio No. 2" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' second album "Surfin' U.S.A."
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Pianist Cy Coleman, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (George Roberts on trombone, John Cave, Vincent De Rosa, James Decker, William Hinshaw on French horns, Ted Nash, Justin Gordon, Ronnie Lang, and Wilbur Schwartz on woodwinds, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bob Thomas on drums), records the titles "Autumn Nocturne", "Misty", "I Thought About You", and "It Amazes Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Coleman's album "The Piano Witchcraft Of Cy Coleman" (T/ST 1952).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Randy Boone, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Wanderer" and "Young Man" at the first session and new takes of "Young Man" and "The Wanderer" and the title "Fast Freight" at the second session for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either take of "The Wanderer" or "Fast Freight". No issuing information is listed for either take of "Young Man".
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun Fun Fun" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - Buck Owens and The Buckaroos play to a sold-out Carnegie Hall audience in New York, City. Capitol Records tapes the show and later releases a live album of the event.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and vocal chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "You're Good For Me" and "Soul Serenade" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2172) and on Rawls' album "You're Good For Me" (ST 2927).
1972 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard's single "Grandma Harp" which will become his twelfth # 1 record.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Capitol Records registers in Los Angeles, California the masters it purchased for Nitzinger's titles "Color Or Guns", "Hot Pocket", "Pretty Song", "Yellow Dog", "Happy Birthday", "Sharing Days With You", "Get Down", "Night Watchman", and "Lightning" but has yet to issue any of the titles.
1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Night Moves" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - Final mixes are done for Gary Bartz's tracks "Carnaval De L'Esprit", "Ooh Baby Baby", "Love Ballad", "Funked Up", "Swing Thing", and "Macaroni" at Sound Factory West in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Bartz's album "Music Is My Sanctuary" (ST-11647).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "Go Easy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Newton's album "Well Kept Secret" (SW-11811) and, as "Go Easy On Me", as a single (Capitol 4818) with "Sunshine" (recorded April 1, 1989) on the flipside.
1982 - Storm (Lear Stevens on guitar, Ronni Hanson on bass, Jimmy Monroe on drums, and Jeanette Chase on vocals) record the tracks "Hand In Hand" and "Settle Down" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's self-titled album "Storm" (ST-12259).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Dave Edmunds, with unlisted others, records the title "Fallin' Through A Hole" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Edmunds' album "Closer To Fame" (C1-90372 on 12" LP and C2-90372-2 on CD).
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Capitol Records releases Rosanne Cash's album "Rules of Travel"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1934 - Johnny Burnette, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Liberty Records artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran joins Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks (Gene Vincent's backing singers) for The Capitol Session at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
105 Years Ago Today In 1913 - The Palace Theatre opens its doors at 1564 Broadway (at West 47th Street) in Manhattan, New York with Ed Wynn as the first entertainer on the vaudeville bill
1939 - Billboard magazine publishes its first "Hillbilly Records" chart
1949 - Jack Kapp, co-founder of Decca Records, dies at age 47 in New York City, New York

Saturday, March 24, 2018

MARCH 24, 2018

1935 - Carol Kaye, a bass guitar player on sessions for many Capitol Records artists as well as for artists on other labels and television and movie soundtracks, and a member of The Clique (aka The Wrecking Crew), is born in Everett, Washington. She also plays 12-string and six-string electric and acoustic guitars.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records album "A Collection of Favorites" is the first #1 on Billboard's first album chart
1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1947 - Jimmy Wakely, with Stan Ellison directing an uncredited orchestra, records the tracks "I Hear You Talkin'", "I'm Gonna Marry Mary", "Song Of The Sierras", "Too Many Sweethearts", and "Oklahoma Hills" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40016), the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 414), and the last track on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1952 - Gordon MacRae (on vocals), with Van Alexander and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "There's A Lull In My Life", unissued takes of the tracks "Lost (I'm Lost)" and "Lazy As The Day Is Long", and the track "Blame It On My Youth" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 2196).
1955 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", with "The Sand And The Sea" on the flip side, is #4 on the U.S. Pops singles charts
1957 - Final overdubs are recorded for Stan Freberg's track "Tele-Vee-Shun" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the finished version as a single (Capitol F3687) with "Banana Boat (Day-O)" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)", with "Handed Down" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart and will become the first single certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Molly Bee, with unlisted others, records the titles "Don't Look Back" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3968).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Harpist Marcel Grandjany records Chavarri's "El Viejo Castillo Moro", Freixanet's "Sonata In A Minor", De Falla's "Spanish Dance N° 2, From 'La Vida Breve'", and Padre Rafael Angles' "Aria In D Minor" in Studio A of the Capitol Records studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Grandjany's album "El Amor D'España" (P-8473).
1962 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, records Mozart's "Divertimento N∞2 K.131: Menuet N∞ 2/Allegro N∞2" in Los Angeles, California. As of yet, the track remains unissued.
1967 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with uncredited musicians, record the tracks "Mr. Sun" and an unissued take of the track "Something Stupid". Capitol Records will issue "Mr.Sun" as a single (Capitol 5913) with "Volare" on the flipside.
1967 - Willie Hightower (on vocals), with Robert Banks directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using his own arrangements, records the titles "For Sentimental Reasons/You Send Me", "You Are Mine", and "Because I Love You" in New York City, New York. After a sweetening session for all the tracks is held the same day, Capitol Records will issue the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5916) and all the tracks on Hightower's album "If I Had A Hammer" (ST-367).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Final overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for Tony Bruno's title "I'm Feeling It Now". Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title on Bruno's album "I'm Feeling It Now" (ST 2930).
1972 - Marjorie McCoy (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "And That's Saying A Lot", an unissued take of "Looking Back", and the track "I'd Rather Go Blind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 3423).
1972 - During two sessions held this day at Music City Recorders in Nashville, Tennessee, Anita Carter (on vocals), with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Ray Edenton, David Kirby, and Hollis "Red Lane" DeLaughter on guitar, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the tracks "How To Be A Woman", "Too Much Of A Man To Be Tied Down", and "Walk On Out Of My Mind" at the first session between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM and the track "Love Is On The Way", the unissued and listed as now lost track "I Kinda Miss The Band", and the track "There's So Much Love Left Over" at the second session between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. After overdubs are recorded for the first, second and fourth tracks at the same location between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM on March 27, 1972 (with Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Pete Drake on steel guitar, and a vocal chorus consisting of Marcy Lynn Cates and Marjorie Ann Cates), the first and third tracks on March 29, the second and sixth tracks on April 19, 1972, and the fourth and fifth tracks on May 27, 1972 Capitol Records will issue all the tracks, except the fifth track, on Carters album "So Much Love" (ST-11085).
1972 - David Arlen records the track "Always Missing You" and unissued takes of the tracks "Tenderness Road" and "You're Everything Love's Supposed To Be" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 3384) with "I'm Beginning To See The Light" (recorded March 27, 1972) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Some references give this as the date Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side Of The Moon" is released either in the U.K. by Harvest Records or in the U.S. by Capitol Records. The album is now distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - During live shows held this day in New Orleans, Louisiana that are recorded by Capitol Records, vocalist Merle Haggard and The Dixieland Express (lineup unlisted) performed the titles "Hammin' It Up", "Everybody's Had The Blues", "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)", "I Forget You Every Day", "I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)", "Carolyn", "Champagne", "Lovesick Blues", "The Emptiest Arms In The World", "Nobody Knows I'm Hurtin'", "Intro To: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Okie From Muskogee", "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me", and "Finale". Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Merle Haggard - I Love Dixie Blues" (ST-11200).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - At a live show recorded by Capitol Records at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, vocalist Natalie Cole, with Linda Williams conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Gene Barge, performs the titles "Lovers", "La Costa", and "Something's Got A Hold Of Me". Capitol Records will issue "Lovers" as a single (Capitol 4623) with "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (recorded March 23, 1978) on the flipside and with "Something's Got A Hold On Me" on the two-disc set "Natalie Live!" (SKBL-11709) and has yet to issue "La Costa".
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Caldera (lineup unlisted) records the title "Cross Country" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Caldera's album "Time And Chance" (SW-11810).
1979 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records single "I Just Fall In Love Again", with "Just To Feel This Love From You" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. Country Singles chart
1980 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation album "Rarities"
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters it licensed from EMI for Duran Duran's titles "Is There Something I Should Know" and "Faith In This Color" and will issue "Is There Something I Should Know" as a single (Capitol 5233) with "Careleess Memories" (registered March 25, 1981) and on the group's self-titled album "Duran Duran" (ST-12158). No issuing information is listed for "Faith In This Color".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - Jay Livingston and Ray Evans win the Academy Award for Best Music/Song for "Buttons and Bows" from the Paramount Pictures movie "The Paleface". Capitol Records has released two versions of the track as singles, one recorded by The Dinning Sisters with "San Antonio Rose" on the flipside and the other with vocals by Bob Hope and The Clark Sisters with "That's Not The Knot" on the flipside.

Friday, March 23, 2018

MARCH 23, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1951 - Patrice Holloway, a singer, Capitol Records and Motown Records solo artist, backing session singer, member of the Capitol Records group Josie And The Pussycats (and provided the singing voice of the character Valarie for the first season of the cartoon show), and younger sister of Motown Records artist Brenda Holloway, is born Patrice Yvonne Holloway in Los Angeles, California.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me", with "Harlem Folk Dance" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles chart
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records artists Stan Kenton and His Orchestra and The King Cole Trio start a week-long stay at Radio City Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working a 50-50 split from the first dollar.
1950 - Billy May and His Orchestra, with May conducting his own arrangements to Uan Rasey, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Irv Shulkin, and William Guy on trumpet, Ed Kusby, James Priddy, Si Zentner, and James Skiles on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Jules Kinsler, Donald Lazenby, Fred Falensby, and Arthur Fleming on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, J.H. Washburne on bass, and John Cyr on drums,  record the titles "Minor March (Bottom Of The Cage)", "Circus Waltz" (with the scripts for both written by Alan Livingston), and the instrumental tracks for "Francis (The Talking Mule)" and "A Mule Is A Fool" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California on March 23, 1950 between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on March 24, 1950. The vocals for the last two titles will be overdubbed by Chill Wills and The Starlighters on March 27, 1950. Capitol Records will issue the first two songs together on the children's album "Bozo's Circus Band" (DC-253) and the last two songs together on this children's album (CAS-3071).
1951 - Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon", with "The Walkin' and Whistlin' Blues" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Conrad Gozzo on trumpet, Murray McEachern on trombone, Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Ted Nashon tenor saxophone, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, Joe Rushton on bass saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, Frankie Carlson on drums, Lou Singer on xylophone, and a string section with Victor Bay, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Stanley Harris and Paul Robyn on violas, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the titles "Big Mamou", "T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)", "Carioca", and "Is It Any Wonder" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Big Mamou" and "Is It Any Wonder" together as a single (Capitol 2441), "Big Mamou" on the multi-artist compilation album "Today's Top Hits, Volume 9" (EBF-9114 on two disc 7" EP and H-9114 on 10" LP), "T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)" as a single (Capitol 2658) with "It Ain't Necessarily So" (recorded June 19, 1953) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles on Morse's five-CD compilation set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Van Alexander conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as the record the instrumental tracks for the titles "Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey: Part 1", "Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey: Part 2", "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 1", and "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. After Mel Blanc records the vocal tracks for both parts of "Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey" on April 3, 1953 and Stan Freberg, June Foray, and Pinto Colvig record the vocal tracks for both parts of "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party" on April 8, 1953, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both parts of "Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey" together on the children's album ""Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey" (CAS-3161) and the final mixes of both parts of "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party" together on the Record Reader children's album "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party" (DBX-3165).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with Victor Aller on piano, as they record parts one and two of Hindemith's "The Four Temperaments" at the first session, parts three and five at the second session, and part four at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the album "HINDEMITH - The Four Temperaments" (L-8228) as by The Concert Arts Orchestra.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin), with Chet Atkins on electric guitar, and (listed as probably) Eddie Hill on gutar, and Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, record the titles "I Love God's Way Of Living", "Born Again", "Preach The Gospel", and "From Mother's Arms To Korea" at Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I Love God's Way Of Living" and "Preach The Gospel" together as a single (Capitol 2612) and "Born Again" and "From Mother's Arms To Korea" together as a single (Capitol 2510).
1956 - Les Baxter's "Poor People of Paris", with "Theme From Helen Of Troy" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Where Did Everyone Go?" is #4 on KTKT 990 AM's Album Sound Of The Day chart in Tucson, Arizona, Cole's Capitol Records album "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #43 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 50 Best Sellers - Stereo chart and #74 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 150 Best Sellers - Monaural chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "All Over The World" is #18 on Billboard magazine's Middle-Road Singles chart, #50 on the magazine's Hot 100 chart, and #53 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart. Also, Cole's Capitol Records single "Skip To My Lou" debuts at #8 in Sweden according to Billboard magazine's Hits Of The World charts.
1964 - Chet Baker signs a contract with Capitol Records
1967 - Pete Johnson, pianist, bandleader, and member of the Capitol Records group The Capitol Jazzmen, dies at Meyer Hospital in Buffalo, New York at age 62 after years of heart problems and complications after a stroke.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "Lady Madonna", with "The Inner Light" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1969 - Merle Haggard records the track "Jesus, Take A Hold" for Capitol Records
1969 - Buck Owen's Capitol Records single "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass", the flipside of "There's Gotta Be Some Changes Made" hits #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1970 - The Chairmen Of The Board's Invictus Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records run by Holland and Dozier) single "Give Me Just a Little More Time", with "Since the Days of Pigtails (and Fairy Tales)" on the flip side, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1971 - Vocalist and guitarist Buck Owens and The Buckaroos (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Ruby (Are You Mad)", "Heartbreak Mountain", and "Uncle Pen" in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 3096) and all three titles on Owens' album "Ruby" (ST-795).
1974 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "Oh My My", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States and with "Step Lightly" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Saxophonist Gary Bartz, with unlisted others, records the title "Who Loves You Baby" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue the title.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Natalie Cole, with Linda Williams conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Gene Barge, performs the titles "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Mona Lisa", "Be Thankful", "Just Can't Stay Away", "Cry Baby", Our Love", and "Annie Mae" at a concert held at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey that is recorded by Capitol Records which will issue "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" as a single (Capitol 4623) with "Lovers" (recorded March 24, 1978) on the flipside and, with "Be Thankful", "Cry Baby", and "Our Love" on the two-LP set "Natalie Live!" (SKBL-11709), an edited version of "Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds" as a single (Capitol 6273) with an edited version of "Stand By Me" (recorded October 11, 1978) on the flipside, and has yet to issue "Mona Lisa", "Just Can't Stay Away", and "Annie Mae".
Natalie Cole(vo) with Orchestra arr. by Gene Barge & cond. by Linda Williams.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Russel Smith, with unlisted others, records the title "Where Did We Go Right" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5293) with "Hesitation" (recorded March 3, 1983) on the flipside.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Trombonist Bennie Green, with Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Joe Knight on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, records the titles "I Love You", "Melba's Mood", "Just Friends", "Green Street", "Bennie Blows The Blues", and "You're Mine" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "I Love You" and "You're Mine You" together as a single (Blue Note 45-1706), "Melba's Mood" and "Just Friends" together as a single (Blue Note 45-1707), and all the titles on Green's album "Back On The Scene" (BLP1587/BST81587).