Friday, August 31, 2018

AUGUST 31, 2018

1897 - A Broadway and motion picture actor and a Capitol Records artist (in 1954 on the album "Hark, The Years!") Fredric March, is born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel in Racine, Wisconsin.
1957 - Gina Schock, singer, songwriter, producer, drummer for the groups Eddie And The Eggs, The Go-Gos, and Capitol Records group House Of Schock which she led, and actress, is born Regina Ann Schock in Dundalk, Maryland.

1942 - Baritone vocalist Mariano Stabile, with Alberto Erede conducting the La Scala Orchestra, Milan, recorded Verdi's "L'onore! Ladri! (From "Falstaff" - Act 1, Scene 1)" in Milan, Italy for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and issues the title on the album "VERDI - Falstaff (Excerpts)" (ECL-8073).
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald, with a small backing group, finishes sessions for her Verve album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Norman Granz
1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with lead guitarist Bob Bain's Orchestra (unlisted tenor saxophonist, Merrill E. Moore on piano, Alvin "Buck" Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "Don't Blame Me" and "My Happiness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Sands' album "This Thing Called Love" (T/ST 1123).
1961 - Benny Carter conducts his own arrangements to trumpet player Jonah Jones as well as Joe Graves, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, and Mannie Klein also on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lewis McCreary on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Abe Most on clarinet and alto saxophone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Plas Johnson and Babe Russin on tenor saxophone Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums as they record the titles "Two O'Clock Jump", "Sugar Blues", and "I Can't Get Started"  in Los Angeles, California with producers Tom Morgan and Curly Walter. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Jonah Jones And The Quartet/Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra" (T 1660).
1962 - Vocalist and trumpet player Louis Prima and vocalist Gia Maione, with vocalist and tenor saxophonist Sam Butera and The Witnesses (listed as possibly Morgan Thomas also on trumpet, Lou Sineaux on trombone, John Nagy on piano, Allan Seltzer on guitar, Roland "Rolly Dee" Diorio on bass, and James Vincent Faraci on drums) perform the titles "Lady Of Spain", "Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears", "Undecided", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe, California. Capitol Records recorded the performance and issued the titles on Prima's album "Lake Tahoe, Prima Style" (T/ST 1797).
1962 - Vocalists Dorothy Kirsten, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Why Did We Marry Soldiers/French Military Song" and "Romance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "The Desert Song" (W/SW 1842).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "That Sunday, That Summer" debuts at #97 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles chart.
1966 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with Perry Botkin, Jr. conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Lonely Bull", "A Place For The Winter" and "Till The End Of Time" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on September 1, 1966, Capitol Records will issue "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "A Place For The Winter" on the group's album "Warm" (T 2633) and have yet to issue "The Lonely Bull" and "Till The End Of Time".
1967 - Vocalist Andy Russell, with unlisted others, records the titles "Your Love Is Everywhere", "(You're Driving Me To) Someone Else's Arms", "Mi Amor Es Para Ti (Your Love Is Everywhere)", and "Me Faltas Tu (I'm Still Not Thru Missing You)" in Los Angles, California. After Russell overdubs Spanish vocals for "Mi Amor Es Para Ti (Your Love Is Everywhere)" and "Me Faltas Tu (I'm Still Not Thru Missing You)" on October 15, 1968, Capitol Records will issue "Your Love Is Everywhere" as a single (Capitol 2009) with "Welcome To My World" (recorded June 12, 1967) on the flipside, "(You're Driving Me To) Someone Else's Arms" as a single (Capitol 2072) with "If My Heart Had Windows" (recorded November 8, 1967) on the flipside, and have yet to issue the last two titles.
1967 - Vocalist and guitarist Wynn Stewart, with Robert Jim Pierce on piano, Phil Baugh, Jimmy Bryant, andTommy Collins on guitar, Jimmie Collins on steel guitar, Dennis Dean Hromek on bass, and David William Allen on drums, records the title "Sing The Same Song", two takes of the title "You're Somebody Else" with the second having the addition of a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), the title "Fresh Out Of Love", and overdubs for "Waltz Of The Angels", and "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Sing The Same Song" on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849), the first take of "You're That Someone Else" on Stewart's album "Yours Forever" (ST-324), and "Waltz Of The Angels" and "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" together as a single (Capitol 2012) and also on Stewart's album "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" (T/ST 2849). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles and takes in the ten-CD box set "Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking" (BCD 15886)
1967 - Vocalist Jody Miller, with unlisted others, records the titles "To Sir With Love" and "Only When You're Lonely" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2005).
1969 - Capitol Records group "The Band" opens for Bob Dylan at the British Isle of Wight Festival and later backs him up during his set
1971 - Bloodrock (Steve Hill on keyboards and vocals, Nick Taylor on guitar and vocals, Lee Pickens on guitar, Ed Grundy on bass and vocals, Rick Cobb on drums and percussion, and Jim Rutledge on vocals) co-produces and records the titles "American Burn", "Crazy About You, Babe", "Don't Eat The Children" and as yet to be issued take of "Changes" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with co-producer John Palladino and engineers John Wilson and Cecil Jones. Capitol Records will issue the first three titles on the group's album "Bloodrock U.S.A." (SMAS-645).
1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Somewhere My Love" and "The Fiddle Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Somewhere My Love" as a single (Capitol 3461) with "Give Me One More Chance" (recorded March 23, 1972) on the flipside and "The Fiddle Man" as a single (Capitol 3724) with "Neon Playboy" (recorded May 7, 1973) on the flipside.
25 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "In Pieces"
1999 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Risk"
2002 - Lionel Hampton, vibraphonist and member of Benny Goodman and His Orchestra and The Benny Goodman Quartet while they recorded for Capitol Records, dies of heart failure at age 94 in New York City
2006 - Capitol Records band OK Go perform their song "Here It Goes Again" on treadmills (as it's done in their video for the song) at the MTV Music Awards held this night in New York City

1867 - Charles Baudelaire, poet, art critic, philosopher, and translator of the works of Edgar Allen Poe into French, dies at age 46 in Paris, France after spending two years in a semi-paralyzed state after a stroke.
1939 - Jerry (aka "J.I.") Allison, songwriter (co-wrote "That'll Be The Day" with Buddy Holly) and drummer with The Crickets, is born Jerry Ivan Allison in Hillsboro, Texas
1945 - Van Morrison, a songwriter, a singer with the band Them, and a solo artist, is born George Ivan Morrison in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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