1912 - Les Brown, bandleader and Capitol Records artist, is born Lester Raymond Brown in Reinerton, Pennsylvania
1922 - Les Baxter, singer, arranger, song and score writer, bandleader, member of Mel Torme's back up group The Mel-Tones, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Mexia, Texas
85 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Quincy Jones, arranger on the Gigi Gryce Ensemble's Vogue Records 1953 session and Gigi Gryce and His Orchestra's Vogue 1953 sessions (on which he also played trumpet and piano), arranger on George Wellington and His Band's 1954 session for Blue Note Records and Sonny Stitt's 1955 session for Roost Records, arranger and conductor for Sarah Vaughan's 1961 session for Roulette Records, and arranger and conductor on Peggy Lee's Capitol Records sessions in 1961 and 1966 and for Earl Doud's Capitol Records session in 1983, is born Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Shoo-Fly Pie (And Apple Pan Dowdy)", with "I Been Down In Texas" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - Pianist Lyle "Skitch" Henderson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Henderson, record the titles "Swan Lake", "Rhapsody", and "Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Swan Lake" as a single (Capitol 255) with "Cynthia's In Love" (recorded March 21, 1946) on the flipside. The last two titles have yet to be issued.
1947 - Fiddle player and vocalist Red Ingle and The Natural Seven (Art Wenzel on accordion, Herman "Herman The Hermit" Snyder on banjo, Luke "Red" Roundtree on guitar, Noel Boggs on steel guitar, Russell Hall on bass, and Joseph "Country" Washburne on suitcase) record the titles "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)" with vocals by Cinderella G. Stump (aka Jo Stafford) and "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - (I Love You) For Seventy Mental Reasons" with vocals by Buttermilk Tussle (unknown male vocalist) in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 412).
1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Mam'selle", "(It's) The Same Old Dream", and "Avalon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mam'selle" and "(It's) The Same Old Dream" together as a single (Capitol 396) and "Avalon" on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49).
1947 - Andy Russell (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Anniversary Song", with "My Best To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #4 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart and #6 on the magazine's Best Selling Singles and Most Played By Jockeys charts.
1956 - The Jumping Jacks (Jack Marshall on guitar and Frank Carlson on drums), using Marshall's arrangement, records the title "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3415) with "About A Quarter To Nine" (recorded March 5, 1956) on the flipside.
1957 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mickey Mangano, Harry Edison, Zeke Zarchy, and Conrad Gozzo on trumpets, Joe Howard and Milt Bernhart on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Willie Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone, Buck Skalak and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Nick Bonney on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frank Di Vito on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Kurt Dieterle, Jacques Gasselin, Henry Hill, Alex Murray, Paul Nero, and Gerald Vinci on violins, Barbara Simmons and David Sterkin on viola, and Ennio Bolognini and Victor Gottlieb on cello), records the titles "So Long My Love" and "Crazy Love" in Studio A 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 both titles together as a single (Capitol F3703) and on the compilation album "This Is Frank Sinatra, Volume 2" (W 982).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' second single "Sweet Thing" (F3957) with "I Only Know That I Love You" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkusny records Brahms' "Capriccio In F Sharp Minor, Opus 76 N° 1", "Intermezzo In A Flat, Opus 76 N° 3", and "Capriccio In D Minor, Opus 116 N° 1" and Debussy's "Poissons D'Or (Image N°3)" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on Firkusny's album "Firkusny Plays BRAHMS" (P/SP-8485) and has yet to issue "Poissons D'Or (Image N°3)".
1964 - Billboard reports that The Beatles' Capitol Records releases currently account for 60 percent of record sales in the United States
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted others, records the titles "Long Black Limousine", "Urge For Going", and "Goin' Down" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Long Black Limousine" and "Urge For Going" together as a single (Capitol 2290) and on Miller's album "Nashville Sound" (ST 2996) and has yet to issue "Goin' Down".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Jean Shepard, with unlisted others, records the titles "Take Me To Your World", "All Right (I'll Sign The Papers)", "The Last Thing On My Mind", and "Take Me As I Am" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Shepard's album "Real Good Woman" (ST 2966).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Final overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for Glen Campbell's titles "Amazing Grace", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", and "Someday Soon". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Campbell's album "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)" (SW-11185).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Crimson Tide (lineup unlisted) records the title "Music" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Crimson Tide" (SW-11806).
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, with James Spaulding on alto saxophone, Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums, records two takes of the title "Patterns", and the titles "Effi" and "Nocturnal" with James Spaulding also on flute, "Irina", "Ankara", and, again with Spaulding also on flute, and "A Time To Go" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles, except the first take of "Patterns" on Hutcherson's album "Patterns" (LT-1044) in 1980 and all the titles and takes on the CD release of the album (8-33583-2).