Friday, January 24, 2020

JANUARY 24, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1936 - Jack Scott, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1961-1964), is born Giovanni Dominico Scafone, Jr. in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
1939 - Ray Stevens, comedian, actor, singer, 1980 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, and Prep Records (1957, the label was a subsidiary of Capitol Records) and Capitol Records (1958) artist, is born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarksdale, Georgia
1941 - Neil Diamond, a singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1980 - the soundtrack to "The Jazz Singer" and 2014-present), is born Neil Leslie Diamond in Brooklyn, New York.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "In The Moon Mist" and "Madame Butterball" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 243).
1947 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, and Don Anderson on trumpet, Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, and Elmer Smithers on trombone, Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Len Hartman on saxophones, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and a unidentified string section with six violins, two violas, a cello, and a harp) first vocalist Hal Derwin records the title "When Day Is Done" then vocalist Johnny Mercer records the title "Possum Song". Capitol Records will issue "When Day Is Done on the multi-artist compilation album "Somebody Loves Me - The Music Of Buddy De Sylva" (CD-49) and Mosaic Records will issue "Possum Song" as part of the three-CD Mosaic Select set "Johnny Mercer" (MS-028).
1947 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and unlisted others record ten unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
1948 - It's a Saturday and on this afternoon's episode of "King Cole Trio Time", being broadcast from WTAM's studios in Cleveland, Ohio, the trio performs "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "I Feel So Smoochie", "But Beautiful", "Pianissimo", "Your Red Wagon", "This Is My Night To Dream", "A-N-G-E-L Still Spells Mary", "Too Marvelous For Words" and "The Geek". The Armed Forces Radio Service will issue an electronic transcription disc of the episode. (King Cole Trio 39).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Using band tracks recorded on January 3 and 14, 1950 by Paul Weston and His Orchestra, vocalists Gordon MacRae and Lucille Norman overdub vocal tracks for the title "Wanting You", MacRae and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted) overdub vocal tracks for the title "Stout-Hearted Men", MacRae overdubs vocal tracks for the title "Marianne", and Norman overdubs vocal tracks for the title "One Kiss" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the album "'New Moon'/'The Vagabond King'" (EBF-217 on multidisc 7" set, H-217 on 10" album, and T 219 on 12" vinyl).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Vocalist and pianist Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, with Jimmy Richardson on bass and Red Saunders on drums, records the titles "Say, Little Girl", "Bouncing Ball Boogie", "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer", and "Christmas Boogie" in Detroit, Michigan. Capitol Records will issue "Say, Little Girl" and "Bouncing Ball Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 897) and "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Christmas Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 1259).
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Vocalist and guitarist Leon Payne, with Ernie Hunter on fiddle, Cecil "Gig" Sparks on guitar, Frank Juricek on steel guitar and (listed as probably) J.T. "Tiny" Smith on bass, records the titles "I'm A Lone Wolf", "Did I Forget To Tell You?", "I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams", and "I Miss That Gal" in (listed as possibly) ACA Studios in Houston Texas. Capitol Records will issue "I'm A Lone Wolf" and "I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams" together as a single (Capitol 920) and "Did I Forget To Tell You?" and "I Miss That Gal" together as a single (Capitol 1164).
1951 - The Ewing Sisters (vocalists Jeanne Ewing and Jolaine Ewing), with Van Alexander conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), recorded the titles "Fiddle Faddle" and the still unreleased takes of the titles "Old Man Of The Mountain", "Willow Will You Weep For Me", and Papagayu" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Fiddle Faddle" as a single (Capitol 1421) with "You've Been So Good To Me, Daddy" (recorded January 4, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Jimmie Skinner (on vocals and guitar), with Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin, Art Wooten on fiddle, and a uncredited guitarist and bass player, records the titles "Running Out Of Time", "Station Door Blues", "Falling Rain Blues", and "It's All The Same To Me" at radio station WROL's studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1413) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1476).
1952 - Vocalist Cathy Crosby, with additional vocals by Bob Crosby and with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Cathy" and "The Bucket Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 1988).
1952 - Vocalist Gisele MacKenzie, with Buddy Cole directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wishin'", "Goodbye Sweetheart", "Egbert, The Easter Egg", and Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wishin'" and "Goodbye Sweetheart" together as a single (Capitol 1983) and "Egbert, The Easter Egg" and "Benny The Bob Tailed Bunny" together as a single (Capitol 1997).
1952 - During a split session in Los Angeles, California with Vic Schoen conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) first vocalist Bob Crosby records the titles "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" then Kay Starr records the titles "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String". Capitol Records has yet to issue "The General Has Gone To Bed" and "You Are All The World To Me" and issued "Please Be Kind" and "I've Got The World On A String" on Starr's album "The Kay Starr Style" (T 363).
1953 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "Side By Side", with "Noah" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1953 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Franz Waxman conducts The Los Angeles Orchestral Society (lineup unlisted) as they record Tchaikovsky's "Romeo And Juliet Duet" using an arrangement by Taneieff with vocals by soprano Jean Fenn, contralto Katherine Hilgenberg, and tenor Raymond Manton at the first session and Gounod's "Non, Ce N'est Pas Le Jour (From 'Romeo Et Juliette', Act IV)" with vocals by contralto Katherine Hilgenberg. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "GOUNOD - Non, Ce N'est Pas Le Jour (From 'Romeo Et Juliette', Act IV)/TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo And Juliet Duet" (P-8189).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Jim and Jesse (Jim McReynolds on guitar and vocals and Jesse McReynolds on mandolin and vocals), with Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden on fiddle, George France on banjo, and Leslie Sandy on bass, record the titles "I'll Wear The Banner", "My Garden Of Love", "Tears Of Regret", and "I'll See You Tonight (In My Dreams)" at Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Wear The Banner" and "My Garden Of Love" together as a single (Capitol F3505) and all the titles on the duo's two-LP set "20 Great Songs By Jim & Jesse" (DTBB-264).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Soprano vocalist Maria Kurenko, with pianist Vsevolod Pastukhoff, records Prokofiev's "Five Poems OF Akhmatova: Sunlight In My Room, Tenderness Of Love, Thoughts Of The Sunlight, Greeting, and The Grey-Eyed King" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kurenko's album "Songs" (P-8310).
65 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Pierre Michel Le Conte conducts The Orchestra of The Paris Opera (lineup unlisted) as they record Delibes' "Coppelia (Ballet Music)" in Paris, France for EMI. Capitol Records, after licensing the master, will issue the title on the album "DELIBES - Sylvia/Coppelia (Ballet Music)" (P-18001) as part of the label's Classical Import series.
1956 - Violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Leon Pommers record Wieniawski's "Mazurka, Op. 19, N° 2", Gluck-Kreisler's "Melodie", an unissued take of Nardini's "Larghetto", Chopin's "Nocturne In C Sharp Minor", and Stravinsky's "Russian Maiden Song" in Capitol Records' Studio A in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles except "Larghetto" on Milstein's album "Milstein Miniatures" (P-8339). Capitol Records' catalog of classical music is currently released by Warner Music Group. Here's Side 1 and here's Side 2.
1956 - The George Shearing Quintet (Johnny Rae on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Bill Clark on drums) with Armando Peraza on congas and a string choir (lineup unlisted) arranged and conducted by Dennis Faron, record the titles "September Song""'Round Midnight""Starlight Hour", and "Autumn Leaves" in Los Angeles, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. After an overdub is recorded for "'Round Midnight" on January 26, 1956, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "The Velvet Carpet" (T 720).
1957 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Eugene Lowell directing The Sid Bass Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Same Two Lips" and "There I Was In Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue either title.
1958 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Military Band (lineup unlisted) as they record the title "Reveille/The U. S. Field Artillery March", "U. S. Marines On Parade", "U. S. Air Force Song", and "Semper Paratus" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Slatkin's album "The Star-Spangled Banner And Themes Of Our Armed Forces" (EAP-1-1142 on 7" EP) and on The Military Band's, (conducted by Felix Slatkin) album "A Salute To The Services (W/SW 1056 on 12" LP).
1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Teen-Age Doll" and "Every Little Once In A While" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Teen-Age Doll" on the multi-artist compilation album "Everybody Rock!" (T 1025). Bear Family Records will issue "Every Little Once In A While" in Germany on the CD "Tommy Sands" (BCD 15643).
1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkunsy records the titles "Rêverie", "First And Second Arabesques", and "Poissons D'or" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Firkunsy's album "DEBUSSY By Firkusny" (P-8451).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Marvin Hughes on piano, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and Thomas "Grady" Martin on electric guitars, Darrell McCall on rhythm guitar and harmony vocals, Ben Keith Schauefele on steel guitar, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums, records a new take of the title "I'll Be Alright (IN The Morning)" and the titles "Your Old Used To Be" with the addition of a string section (lineup unlisted) and "There's Not Any Like You Left" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the new take of "I'll Be Alright (In The Morning)" and "Your Old Used To Be" together as a single (Capitol F4351) and has yet to issue the take of "There's Not Any Like You Left" recorded at this session and a new take will be recorded on June 10, 1960 and will be issued as a single (Capitol F4410).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Alfred Wallenstein conducts The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record movements 1 and 4 of Rachmaninoff's "Symphony N° 2 In E Minor, Opus 27" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both movements on the orchestra's album "RACHMANINOFF - Symphony N° 2 in E Minor, Opus 27" (P/SP-8386).
1961 - Tennessee Ernie Ford (on vocals), with unlisted others, records the titles "His Love (Makes the World Go Round)", a as yet unissued take of the title "900 Pages Of 66 Books", the titles "Dark As A Dungeon" and a as yet unissued take of the titles "Four Feet Wide, Six Feet Long And Six Feet Deep" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "His Love (Makes The World Go Round)" and "Dark As A Dungeon" together as a single (Capitol 4531).
1962 - Violinist Nathan Milstein, with a chamber orchestra (lineup unlisted), records Vivaldi's "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, Third Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, First Movement", "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Second Movement", and "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 5, Third Movement" in New York City, New York. Angel Records, then a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Milstein's album "" (S-36001). Angel Records catalog is now owned by Warner Music Group.
1962 - Future Parlophone and Capitol Records artists The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel
1966 - Nancy Wilson (on vocals) with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ronnell Bright on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles "Buster" Williams and Ralph Pena on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Catherine Gotthoffer on harp, and a string section with Edward Bergman, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Walter Edelstein, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Benny Gill, Dan Lube, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Ambrose Russo, Marshall Sosson, and Albert Sternberg on violins, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, and Sanford Schonbach on viola, and Armand Kaproff, David Pratt, Nino Rosso, and William Vandenburg on cello), records the titles "Try A Little Tenderness""Close Your Eyes""Too Late Now", and "Don't Go To Strangers" in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "Tender Lovin' Care" (T 2555).
1966 - The New Classic Singers (lineup unlisted) record "Bye Bye Blues", "A Taste Of Honey", "Yesterday", "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", "Lover's Concerto", and "The World's Greatest Lover (Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's eponymous album "The New Classic Singers" (T 2440).
1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky and The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) records the titles "The Bridge I Never Crossed", "General 'G'", and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "The Bridge I Never Crossed" as a single (Capitol 5938) and "General 'G'" and "What Am I Gonna Do Now?" together as a single (Capitol 5852).
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home", with "Good Times" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1968 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, record the titles "Cabaret", "Welcome To My World", "Only You", and "There Goes My Everything" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Welcome To My World" which remains unissued, on Ford's album "World Of Pop & Country" (ST 2896).
1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangments by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Dick Hazard, records the titles "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Spooky", and "Wake Up Me Gentle" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on January 31, 1968 for the first three titles, Capitol Records will issue "Medley: Love Is Blue/Greensleeves" as a single and, with "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "Spooky" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865), and has yet to issue "Wake Up To Me Gentle".
1968 - The Chaparral Brothers (vocalists John and Paul Chaparral), with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "Standing In The Rain", "For The Last Time", and "Hart Times Come Easy For Me" and the titles "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind" and "Winner Take All" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Standing In The Rain" as a single (Capitol 2153), "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind" as a single (Capitol 2772), and all the titles on the brother's self-titled album "The Chaparral Brothers" (ST 2922).
1968 - Guitarist and vocalist Merle Travis, with unlisted others and using his own arrangments, records the titles "Cuddle Up A Little Closer", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", and "(Up The) Lazy River" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Cuddle Up A Little Closer" and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" on Travis' album "" (ST 2938) and has yet to issue "(Up The) Lazy River".
1972 - Bridge (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Leave Her", "Reason Why", "Before The Sun Goes Down", and "Where Does Your Love Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Reason Why" and "Where Does Your Love Go" and has yet to issue "Leave Her" and "Before The Sun Goes Down".
1973 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted others, record the titles "We Will Meet At The Ocean" and "Something To Believe In" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on February 2 and 5, 1973 for "We Will Meet At The Ocean" and on January 30, 1973 and February 5, 1973 for "Something To Believe In", Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "We Will Meet At The Ocean" on the group's album "Now And Forever" (SW-11319) and has yet to issue "Something To Believe In".
1973 - Vince Martin, with unlisted others, records the titles "Take Your Time", "Brother", "Roy's Song", "Leaving Song", "Honest Joe", "Catch Me, I'm Fallin'", "Fayetteville", "You Wonder Why", "Now She's Gone", and "Givers And Takers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martin's self-titled album "Vince Martin" (ST-11181).
1973 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitar, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and Kenneth Malone on drums, records the titles "Ruben James", "A Wound Time Can't Erase", and "Your Memory Comes And Gets Me" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will isssue "Your Memory Comes And Gets Me" as a single (Capitol 3599) and all the titles on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
1979 - Brian Wilson, a member of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys, divorces his wife, Marilyn Rovell
40 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Perry & Sanlin (Phil Perry and Kevin Sanlin), with unlisted others, record the title "With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4852) with "Just Want To Make You Happy" (recorded January 25, 1980) on the flipside and on the duo's album "For Those Who Love" (ST-12118).
1982 - Juice Newton's Capitol Records single "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", with "Ride 'Em Cowboy" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1983 - Vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, records the title "Love And Happiness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286)
1983 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Charles Calello, records the titles "Slippin' Away" and "Dirty Looks" at Sound Castle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Dirty Looks" as a single (Capitol 5289) and both titles on Newton's album "Dirty Looks" (ST-12294).
1986 - Gordon MacRae (born Albert Gordon MacRae), singer, Broadway, motion picture, and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1947-1969), dies of of pneumonia, the result of complications from cancer of the mouth and jaw, at age 65 in Lincoln, Nebraska
2006 - Capitol Records releases Roseanne Cash's album "Black Cadillac", Linda Ronstadt's 2 CD compilation "The Best Of Linda Ronstadt", and Starsailor's album "On The Outside". EMI/Capitol Records releases Al Green's album "Livin' For You".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
95 Years Ago Today In 1925 - Jimmy Scott, a conga drummer, is born Jimmy Anonmuogharan Scott Emuakor in Nigeria. Paul McCartney, who got to know Scott when he played in London night clubs, used Scott's catchphrase "ob-la-di ob-la-da" (a Yoruba tribal phrase meaning "life goes on") as the basis of The Beatles' track "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da".
75 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Spirits of Rhythm record the tracks "Honeysuckle Rose", "Last Call Blues", "She Ain't No Saint", and "Scattin' The Blues" for Black & White Records in Los Angeles, California. EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns the Black & White catalog
1947 - Warren Zevon, singer, songwriter, and Virgin Records America artist (1987), is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1962 - Art Blakely (on drums, tympani, gong, and telegraph drum) and The Afro-Drum Ensemble (Yusef Lateef on flute, oboe, tenor saxophone, cowbell, and thumb piano, Solomon Ilori on vocals, pennywhistle, and talking drum, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Curtis Fuller on tympani, Chief Bey on congas, telegraph drum, and double gong, Montego Joe on Bambara drum, double gong, corboro drum, and log drum, Garvin Masseaux on chekere, African maracas, on congas, James Ola Folami on congas, and Robert Crowder on bata drum and congas) record the titles "Prayer by Solomon G. Ilori", "Ife L'ayo (There Is Happiness In Love)", "Ero ti Nr'ojeje", "The Mystery Of Love", "Ayiko Ayiko  (Welcome, Welcome My Darling)", "Obirin African (Woman Of Africa)", and "Tobi Ilu" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Blakely's album "The African Beat" (BLP4097/BST84097).
1963 - Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, with John Patton on organ, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums, records the titles "The Holy Ghost", "Good Gracious", "Caracas", "Cherry", "Bad John", and "Don't Worry About Me" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "Good Gracious" possibly as a single (Blue Note 45-1896) and all the titles on Donaldson's album "Good Gracious" (BLP4125 in mono and BST84125 in stereo).
1964 - Brian Epstein signs Sounds Incorporated to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises and gets them a deal with EMI.
40 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Gambler (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Even A Loser" and "Life On The Line" at an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue both titles on the group's album "Love And Other Crimes" (SW-17017).
40 Years Ago Today IN 1980 - Chuck Jackson, with unlisted others" records the titles "No Tricks", "The Way You Hold Me", and "After You" in an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue "After You" as a single (EMI America 8056) with "Let's Get Together" (recorded January 23, 1980) on the flipside and all the titles on Jackson's album "I Wanna Give You Some Love" (SW-17031).
35 Years Ago Today In 1985 - The Tann (lineup unlisted) record the title "Talking To Myself" in an unlisted studio for EMI America. No issuing information is listed.
1986 - Vincent Minnelli (born Lester Anthony Minnelli), Broadway and motion picture director, father of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli and husband for six years to Capitol Records artist Judy Garland, dies at age 82 and is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1987 - Future Capitol Records/Grand Royal Records artists The Beastie Boys' Def Jam single "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)", with "Paul Revere" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1998 - Trumpet player Marcus Printup, with Kevin Bales on piano, Ricky Ravelo on bass, and Woody Williams on drums, records the titles "Woody's Beat", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Shertzing Along", "Body And Soul", "Black Coffee", "Pier Pressure", "Nocturnal Traces", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", and "Freddie's Inferno" at Avatar Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Printup's album "Nocturnal Traces" (4-93676-2 on CD).

Thursday, January 23, 2020

JANUARY 23, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
95 Years Ago Today In 1925 - Marty Paich, pianist, composer, arranger (with and/or for Peggy Lee, Shorty Rogers’ Giants, Dorothy Dandridge, Shelley Manne, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Mel Torme, Ray Brown, Anita O’Day, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Ella Fitzgerald, and Buddy Rich) and record producer, is born Martin Louis Paich in Oakland, California
70 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Pat Simmons, singer, guitarist, with the Capitol Records group The Doobie Brothers, is born Patrick Simmons in Aberdeen, Washington

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with Jack McTaggart on trumpet, Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle, Joseph Strand on piano, Paul Sells on accordion, Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar, Noel Edwin Boggs on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass) records the tracks "Steel Guitar Rag", "Lawdy, What A Gal", and "Sioux City Sue" in Los Angeles, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will release the first track as the flip side of the single "Three Times Seven" (Capitol 384), the second as a single (Capitol 40006) with "I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin'" on the flipside, and the last track on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Golden Earrings", with "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" on the flipside, peaks at #2 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart. It had peaked at #3 on the magazine's January 16, 1943 Records Most Played By Disc Jockeys chart. It will peak at #3 on the magazine's Most-Played On Juke Box Records chart on January 30, 1948.
1948 - The King Cole Trio starts seven straight days of shows at The Café Tia Juana in Cleveland, Ohio.
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shot Gun Boogie", with I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1952 - Pianist and vocalist Nellie Lutcher, with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "What A Diff'rence A Day Made", "That's How It Goes", "The Heart Of A Clown", and "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "What A Diff'rence A Day Made" and "The Heart Of A Clown" together as a single (Capitol 1978) and "That's How It Goes" and "Keepin' Out Of Mischief" together as a single (Capitol 2038).
1953 - Jerry Shard directs His Music (lineup unlisted) as they record "Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes", "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'", "The Bells Of St. Mary's", "Alabamy Bound", and "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes" and "Alabamy Bound" together as a single (Capitol 2422), "The Gang That Sang 'Heart Of My Heart'" as a single (Capitol 2520), "The Bells Of St. Mary's" as a single (Capitol 2672), and has yet to issue "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee".
1956 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Milt Bernhart and Frank Rosolino on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Bud Shank on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone and oboe, Bernie Mattinson on vibraphone, percussion, and bells, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, Claude Williamson on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, and Nick Pisani on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Dearly Beloved""A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening""I Didn't Know About You", and "Sing Something Simple" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "The Misty Miss Christy" (T 725).
1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "How Green Was My Valley", "Cowboy's Lament", and "The Last Round-up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on MacRae's album "Cowboy's Lament" (T 834).
1957 - Vocal group The Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxene, Laverne Andrews), with initially Gordon Jenkins conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Frank Beach, Charles Griffard, Al Golden, and Pete Candoli on trumpet, Elmer Schneider on trombone, Dent Eckles, Jack Dumont, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, and Julian "Matty" Matlock on saxophones, Nathaniel Farber on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Lou Singer and Nick Fatool on drums, and Jack Costanzo on percussion), record the titles "Stars, Stars, and "By His Word" then Billy May takes over as conductor and they record the titles "Give Me Back My Heart" and "No, Bay-Bee" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Stars, Stars" and "Give Me Back My Heart" together as a single (Capitol F3707), "By His Word" as a single (Capitol F3784), and "No, Bay-Bee" as a single (Capitol F3658).
1957 - Conductor Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Walt Benson, Joe Howard, Si Zentner, and Murray McEachern on trombone, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gifford and Larry Wagner, as they record the titles "Paramour", "Girl Of My Dreams" with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "Time On My Hands", and "I Concentrate On You" also with vocals by Kenny Sargeant in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Paramour", "Time On My Hands" and "I Concentrate On You" on the group's album "Casa Loma Caravan" (T 856) and "Girl Of My Dreams" on the multi-artist compilation album "Dancing Smooth 'N Easy" (T/ST 1156).
1958 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Gus Levene conducting the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Cecil Read on trumpet, Ray Heath, George Roberts, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombone, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Heinie Beau, Babe Russin, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Dominic Frontiere on accordion, Ken Lane on piano, Alvino Rey, Howard Roberts, and Jack Rose on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frankie Carlson and Lou Singer on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Kurt Dieterle, Natalie Kaproff, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Lou Raderman, and Mischa Russell on violins, Virginia Majewski and David Sterkin on viola, and Jim Arkatov and Kurt Reher on cello), records the titles "Return To Me", "Buona Sera", "Forgetting You", "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina", and "Angel Baby" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Return To Me" and "Forgetting You" together as a single (Capitol F3894) and with "Buona Sera" on Martin's EP "Return To Me" (EAP-1-939), "Return To Me", "Buono Sera", and "Angel Baby" on Martin's album "This Is Dean Martin!" (T/DT 1047), "Tue Sei Bella, Signorina" as a single (Capitol 4518) with "Sparklin' Eyes" (recorded December 12, 1960) on the flipside, and "Angel Baby" as a single (Capitol F3988) with "I'll Gladly Make The Same Mistake Again" (recorded August 12, 1954) on the flipside.
1958 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Fred Waring conducts The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) as they records the titles "Honey Bun" arranged by Charlie Naylor with vocals by Charlie Naylor and "Younger Than Springtime" arranged by Hawley Ades with vocals by Gordon Goodman at the first session, the titles "Bali Ha'i" with vocals by Eleanor Forgione, "This Nearly Was Mine" arranged by Hawley Ades and Harry Simeone with vocals by Patti Beens, and "Some Enchanted Evening" arranged by Roy Ringwald with vocals by Chuck Nelson at the second session, and the titles "Happy Talk" arranged by Hawley Ades with vocals by Frank Davis and "There Is Nothing Like A Dame" arranged by Hawley Ades and William Stickler also with vocals by Frank Davis at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Waring and The Pennsylvanian's album "South Pacific" (EAP-1/2/3-992 on  7" EP and T/ST 992 on 12" LP).
1958 - Pianist Rudolf Firkusny records Debussy's "The Engulfed Cathedral", "The Minstrels", "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair", and "Reflections In The Water" in Studio A of Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Firkusny's album "DEBUSSY By Firkusny" (P-8451).
1958 - Vocalist Bobby Norris, with unlisted others, record the titles "I Went Rockin'" and "Rockabye Me Mama" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3945).
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist and Frank Beach on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone, Vince De Rosa and Richard Perissi on French horns, Sam Rice and Red Callender on tubas, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Russ Freeman on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums), records the titles "The Merriest""Hang Them On A Tree""Ring A Merry Bell", and "Sorry To See You Go" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:00 AM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
1962 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, violinist Nathan Milstein, with a chamber orchestra (lineup unlisted) records Vivaldi's "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 1st Movement", "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 2nd Movement", "Concerto In C Minor, F.1 N° 2, 3rd Movement", and "Concerto In A Major, F.1 N° 106, 1st Movement" at the first session and Vivaldi's "Concerto In A major, F.1 N° 106, 2nd Movement", "Concerto In A major, F.1 N° 106, 3rd Movement", "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, 1st Movement", and "Concerto In C Major, F.1 N° 3, 2nd Movement" at the second session. Angel Records, at the time a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue all the titles on Milstein's album "VIVALDI - Four Concerti, Volume 1" (S-36001).
1962 - The Brothers Castro (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "I'll Remember April", "Tenderly", and "How High The Moon" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Latin & Hip" (T/ST 1706).
1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with Glen Campbell on banjo and Dean Reilly on bass, record the background and vocal tracks for the title "Reverend Mr. Black" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM with producer Voyle Gilmore. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol F4951) and on the trio's album "Kingston Trio #16" (T/ST 1871).
1963 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles  "I Really Don't Want To Know", "City Lights", "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'", "On And On And On", and "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "The Heart And Soul Of Ferlin Husky" (T/ST 1885).
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "I Go To Pieces", with "True Love Ways" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work It Out", with "Day Tripper" on the flipside, returns to the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, records the titles "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide", "The Solid Rock", "A Child Of The King", "Pass Me Not", and "Faith Of Our Fathers" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles of Ford's album "Faith Of Our Fathers" (T/ST 2761).
1968 - Mariano Moreno, with unlisted others, records the titles "25th Hour", "Tomorrow Is Far Away", and "Hello Goodbye" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "25th Hour" as a single (Capitol 2165) and, with "Hello Goodbye", on Moreno's album "25th Hour" (ST 2875). No issuing information is listed for "Tomorrow Is Far Away".
1968 - The Chaparral Brothers (vocalists John and Paul Chaparral), with unlisted others, record the titles "Standing In The Rain" and "For The Last Time" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.
1968 - Vocalist Ray Pennington, with unlisted others, records the titles "You Be My Woman (I'll Be Your Man)", "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte", and "Git Up Mule" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" as a single (Capitol 2118) and has yet to issue the other two titles.
1973 - Supersax (Conte Candoli on trumpet, Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto saxophone, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Ronnell Bright on piano, Buddy Clark bass, and Jake Hanna on drums) record the titles "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Be Bop", and "My Old Flame" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Oh, Lady Be Good" and "Be Bop" on the group's album "Supersax Plays Bird" (ST-11177). No issuing information is listed for "My Old Flame".
1973  - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Mike Post on rhythm guitar, Jerry Shook and Herman "Pete" Wade on guitars, Weldon Myrick on steel guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and Kenneth Malone on drums, records the titles "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today", "He Is My Everything", "Pass Me By", and "You Took Him Off My Hands" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
45 Years Ago Today In 1975 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Kentucky Gambler", with "I've Got A Darlin' For A Wife" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1981 - Bobby Sherwood, singer, actor (motion picture "Pal Joey"), orchestra leader ("The Milton Berle Show"), and Capitol Records artist (whose Capitol Records single "Elk's Parade", with "I Don't Know Why" on the flipside, is the label's seventh single, part of Capitol's first release schedule, and is the label's third-biggest seller during its first decade), dies of throat cancer at age 66 in Auburn, Massachusetts.
1983 - The Tubes (lineup unlisted) record the title "Drums" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the band's album "Outside Inside" (ST-12260).
35 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Iron Maiden signs with Capitol Records
1991 - Megadeth's Capitol Records album "Rust In Peace" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball And Chain" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabama Clay" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1993 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "Ordinary World", with "Save A Prayer" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records releases Jo Stafford's compilation CD "Spotlight On Jo Stafford" as part of the label's "Great Ladies Of Song" series
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ty England's album "Highways & Dance Halls"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1943 - Future Capitol Records artist Duke Ellington, and his orchestra, perform at their first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
1962 - Organist Jimmy Smith, with Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Baildy on drums, records the titles "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Ain't She Sweet", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Bess You Is My Woman" with only Jimmy Smith on organ, "Squeeze Me", and "Lulu's Back In Town" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, After rejecting the takes of "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" and "Bess You Is My Woman", Blue Note Records will issue "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Ain't She Sweet", "Ain't She Sweet", "I've Found A New Baby", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Squeeze Me", and "Lulu's Back In Town" on Smith's album "Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller" (BLP4100).
1982 - Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Larry Willis on electric piano and synthesizer, George Benson on guitar, Wayne Braithwaite on electric bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums and tambourine, records the titles "Battlescar Galorica", and "Soul Mates" at M & I Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue both titles on Hubbard's album "Life Flight" (BT 85139).
2007 - Blue Note Records releases the companion soundtrack to the documentary "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life". Blue Note Records is a subsidiary of Capitol Music Group which is owned by Universal Music Group.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

JANUARY 22, 2020

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Cootie Williams and His Orchestra record the titles "Jumping To Conclusions (part one)", "Jumping To Conclusions (part two)", "Someone I Knew", and "You're The One For Me, Sweetheart" at the WMCA studios in New York City, New York for Capitol Records. The tracks will remain unreleased until they are included in Mosaic Records' 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" (MQ19-170 on vinyl and MD12-170 on CD).
1947 - Violinist Jascha Datsko and His Gypsy Ensemble (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Yablochko (Red Apple)" and "Tachanka" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Datsko's album "Gypsy Dreams" (CC-100).
1951 - During two sessions held today at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, pianist Leonard Pennario records Franz Liszt's "Sonetto Del Petrarca #104 (From 'Années De Pèlerinage - 2ème Année - Italie') St. François d'Assise Prédicant Aux Oiseaux (#1 of "Deux Légendes") (Grove's #57)" in two parts, and "Hungarian Rhapsody #12 In C Sharp Minor" in two parts at the first session and "Sonata In B Minor" in five parts at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles and parts on Pennario's album "Liszt (Selections)" (P-8136).
1952 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Call Her Your Sweetheart", "Gentle Hands", "Nine Hundred Miles", "These Things Shall Pass", and "Brotherly Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Call Her Your Sweetheart" and "Nine Hundred Miles" together as a single (Capitol 1990), "Gentle Hands" and "These Things Shall Pass" together as a single (Capitol 2010), and "Brotherly Love" as a single (Capitol 2311).
1952 - Francis Scott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It's A Blue World", "This Love Of Mine", "I'll Get By", and "More Than You Know" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Scott's album "Music For Candlelight" (H-304).
1952 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (Bruce Brukert, Dean Hinkle, Chris Griffin, Jack Laubach, and Marty White also on trumpet, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, and Dick Reynolds on trombone, Earl Bergman and Jim Schneider on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bob Hardaway and Bill Usselton on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on alto and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Billy Cronk on bass, and Archie Freeman on drums), record the titles "There Are Such Things" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and The Anthony Choir (lineup unlisted), "Moonlight Saving Time" with vocals by Marcie Miller and The Skyliners (lineup unlisted), "You're So Right" with vocals by Tommy Mercer, and, using an arrangement by George Williams, "Bandstand Matinee" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "There Are Such Things" and "Moonlight Saving Time" together as a single (Capitol 2002), "Bandstand Matinee" on Anthony's album "House Party Hop" (T 292), and has yet to issue "You're So Right".
1953 - Pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Frank Rosolino, Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombones, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) record the titles "Hush-A-Bye", "Harlem Nocturne" and, with vocals by Frank Rosolino, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" in Capitol Records studios at 5515 Melrose Avenu in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hush-A-Bye" and "Harlem Nocturne" together as a single (Capitol 2373) and has yet to issue the take of "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" recorded at this session.
1953 - During two sessions held this day in Indianapolis, Indiana, Fabien Sevitsky conducts The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as it records Dvorak's "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor", and Enesco's "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" at the first session and Enesco's "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1", Khachaturian's "Masquerade Suite", "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1", and "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1-A" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor" on the albums "DVORAK - Slavonic Dances, Opus 46" (H-8211), "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1" and "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" on the album "ENESCO - Rumanian Rhapsodies Op.11,Nos. 1 & 2" (H-8210), "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #1 In C Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #2 In E Minor", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #4 In F Major", "Slavic Dances, Opus 46: Dance #8 In G Minor", "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 1" and "Rumanian Rhapsody, Opus 11 N° 2" on the album "DVORAK - Slavonic Dances, Op.46/ENESCO - Rumanian Rhapsodies Op.11, Nos. 1 & 2" (P-8209), "Masqurade Suite", "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1", and "Gyne Ballet Suite N° 1-A" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Gayne Ballet Suite/ Masquerade Suite" (P-8223), excerpts from "Gayne Ballet Suite N° 1" including "Sabre Dance", "Lesginka", and "Lullaby" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Selections From 'Gayne Ballet Suite N° 1'" (FAP-8233), and from "The Masquerade Suite" including "Waltz", "Mazurka", "Romance", and "Galop" on the album "KHACHATURIAN - Selections From 'The Masquerade Suite'" (FAP-8234).
1957 - Vocalist Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra and a vocal chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Oklahoma Hills", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", and "The Cowboy's Serenade" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on MacRae's album "A Cowboy's Lament" (T 834).
1957 - Pianist and arranger George Shearing, with Emil Richards on vibraphone, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar and harmonica, Al McKibbon on bass, Percy Brice on drums, Armando Peraza, Frank Guerrero, Carlos Vidal on congas, and The Jud Conlon Singers (Loulie Jean Norman, Sue Allen, Betty Noyes Hand, Peggy Clark, Dorothy McCarty, Clark Yocum, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean, Thurl Ravenscroft, Charles Schrouder, Jud Conlon, Gil Mershon, and Robert Wagner), records "Long Ago And Far Away", "Cubano Chant", and "Imagination" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
1957 - Glen Gray leads The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Walt Benson, Joe Howard, Si Zentner, Murray McEachern on trombones, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Gus Bivona on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ted Nash, and Howard "Pete" Terry on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Ray Sherman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), using arrangements by Gene Gilford and Larry Wagner, as it records the titles "Lover's Lullaby", then, with vocals by Kenny Sargeant, "The World Is Waiting For Sunrise", "Through (How Can You Say We're Through)", and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Casa Loma Caravan" (T 856).
1957 - The Paul Smith Quartet (Paul Smith on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums) records the titles "Easy To Love", "Blues A La P.T.", "I Got Rhythm", "Invitation", "Long Live Phineas", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Softly, Baby" (T 829).
1957 - The Jodimars (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Guess What", "Hurry Back To Me", and the instrumental "Sandy" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which has not yet issued any of the titles.
1957 - The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Leopold Stokowski, records Barber's "Adagio For Strings" and Sibelius' "The Swan Of Tuonela" at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Adagio For Strings" on the album "The Orchestra Full Dimensional Sound" (SAL/SSAL-8385), "The Swan Of Tuonela" on the album "Leopold Stokowski Conducting His Symphony Orchestra - Landmarks Of A Distinguished Career (BACH/DEBUSSY/STRAUSS/SIBELIUS)" (P/SP-8399), and both titles on the album "The Best Of Leopold Stokowski In Stereo" (SP-8673).
1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "All Over Again" and "Afraid in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sands' album "This Thing Called Love" (T 1123).
1958 - Harpist Marcel Grandjany records Bach's "Corrente and Minuetto from Piano Partita N°5 in G Major, S.829", "Andante from Violin Sonata N°2 in A Minor, S.1003", and "Gigue, from Piano Partita N°1 in B Flat Major, S.825" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Grandjany's album "BACH Transcribed By Marcel Grandjany" (P-8459).
1959 - Overdubs are recorded for The King Sisters' titles "That's All", "Jealous", "Nina Never Knew", and "Too Late Now" which were recorded on August 7, 1958. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the sisters' album "Warm And Wonderful" (T/ST 1205).
60 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Capitol Records opens a new pressing plant in Los Angeles, California. It has been closed for a while but there's a recent photo of the site on Flickr.com.
1963 - The male vocal group The Uniques (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Blue Skies" and "Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4949).
1966 - The Wrecking Crew (Hal Blaine on drums, Frank Capp on percussion, bells, and tympani, Roy Caton on trumpet, Jerry Cole on detuned 12-string guitar, Steve Douglas and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, Jay Miglioni on baritone saxophone, Carl Fortina and Frank Marocco on accordion, Carol Kaye on electric bass, Barney Kessel and Ray Pohlman on mandolin, Larry Knechtel on organ, Al de Lory on piano, and Lyle Ritz on string bass) record 21 takes of the instrumental track for The Beach Boys' title "Wouldn't It Be Nice" at Gold Star Recording Studios with engineer Larry Levine and producer Brian Wilson. The vocal tracks will be recorded on March 10 and April 11, 1966 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, California with engineer Ralph Balantin. The finished song will be released on July 18, 1966 as a single (Capitol 5706), with "God Only Knows" on the flipside, and will be included on their Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" (T2458).
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Day Tripper" peaks at #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. On the same date, the single's flip side, "We Can Work It Out", is currently #11 on the chart, after peaking at #1 on January 8, 1966.
1966 - The Checkmates, Ltd. (vocalists Sonny Charles, Bobby Stevens, Harvey Trees, Bill Van Buskirk, and Marvin Smith), with unlisted musicians, records the title "Do The Walk (The Temptation Walk)", a as yet unissued take of the title "Searching For Love", and the titles "Glad For You" and "Mastered The Art Of Love" in Los Angeles, California with producers Nancy Wilson and David Cavanaugh. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 5603) and the last title as a single (Capitol 5814) with "Please Don't Take My World Away" (recorded November 11, 1966) on the flipside.
1968 - The George Shearing Quintet and Orchestra (Anthony Terran and Bob Hardaway on trumpets, Charles Shoemake on vibraphone, George Shearing on piano, Neil Levang, Michael Anthony, and Dave Koonce on guitars, Bob Whitlock on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, John Cyr on percussion and a string section with unlisted players) record the titles "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Here Comes The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the album "George Shearing Today!" (T/ST 2699).
1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Dick Hazard, record the titles "Love Is Blue", "For Love", and "I Wanna Be Free" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "For Love" on October 21, 1969, and for "I Wanna Be Free" on February 1, 1968, Capitol Records has yet to issue "Love Is Blue" and will issue "For Love" as a single (Capitol 2774) and on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390) and "I Wanna Be Free" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865).
1968 - Capitol Records will file the masters it purchased on January 19, 1968, for vocalist Dick Miles' titles "Candle-Lighted World", "The Rope", and "The Last Goodbye" and will issue "Candle-Lighted World" and "The Last Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 2113) and has yet to issue "The Rope".
1968 - Vocalist Duane Dee, with unlisted others, records the titles "It Won't Matter So Much", "That Was My Shining Hour", and "Money Trees Don't Grow (On The Streets Of Chicago)" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "It Won't Matter So Much" as a single (Capitol 2250), "That Was My Shining Hour" and "Money Trees Don't Grow (On The Streets of Chicago)" together as a single (Capitol 2125) and "Shining Hour" on Dee's album "My Shining Hour" (ST 2931).
1969 - The Beatles record the tracks for the songs "I Dig A Pony", "I've Got A Feeling", and "Don't Let Me Down". On the same day, George Harrison, at a meeting held at the Apple Corps. offices, persuades Billy Preston to join The Beatles' "Get Back" sessions, which will later be released by Capitol Records in the United States as the album "Let It Be"
1969 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Wichita Lineman", the flipside of "Fate Of Man" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1973 - Supersax (Conte Candoli on piano, Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto saxophones, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Ronnell Bright on piano, Buddy Clark on bass and Jake Hanna on drums) record the titles "Moose The Mooche" with the addition of Ray Triscari, Larry McGuire, and Ralph Osborne also on trumpets and Charley Loper, Mike Barone, and Ernie Tack on trombones, "Hot House, and "A Night In Tunisia" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Supersax Plays Bird" (ST-11177).
1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Eleanor Rigby", "Georgia On My Mind" featuring Bob Bain on guitar, "Moon River" "Nevertheless" featuring Justin Gordon on tenor saxophone, and "Windy" also featuring Bob Bain on guitar in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded at the same session for "Nevertheless", Time-Life Records will issue "Eleanor Rigby", "Georgia On My Mind", and "Nevertheless" as part of its "As You Remember Them" series in the three-LP set "Volume 6 - Billy May" (STL 246) and "Moon River" and "Windy" also as part of the series in the three-LP set "Volume 5 - Billy May" (STL 245).
1977 - Wings' Capitol Records album "Wings Over America" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
1977 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Rance Allen Group (lineup unlisted) records an unknown title and the title "Peace Of Mind" at the first session, and the title "You're My Everything" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the "Peace Of Mind" and "You're My Everything" on the group's album "Say My Friend" (ST-11613).
1978 - Vocalist Carole King, with unlisted others, records the titles "Run Dog" and "Wings Of Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wings Of Love" on King's album "Welcome Home" (SW-11785). No issuing information is listed for "Run Dog".
1982 - The J. Geils Band's Capitol Records single "Centerfold", the flipside of "Rage In The Cage" is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2004 - Billy May, trumpet player, composer, arranger, bandleader, conductor, and Capitol Records recording artist, dies of a heart attack at his home in San Juan Capistrano, California at age 87

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1914 - Frank and Ethel Gumm, a vaudeville team known as Jack and Virginia Lee, and parents of the vaudeville team The Gumm Sisters which included Capitol Records artist Francis Gumm (aka Judy Garland) and grandparents of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, are married in Superior, Wisconsin.
1931 - Sam Cooke, singer, songwriter and record executive, is born Samuel Cook in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He would later record at two sessions at The Capitol Tower Studios for his own record company.
1957 - Vocalist Roy Brown, listed as probably with Lee Allen, Clarence Hall, and Herb Hardesty on saxophones, Edward Frank on piano, Justin Adams on guitar, Frank Fields on bass, and Charles Williams on drums, records the title "Let The Four Winds Blow" in New Orleans, Louisiana for Imperial Records. After the Imperial catalog is sold to Liberty Records and Liberty Records is sold to EMI Music Group, Blue Note Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records will issue the title on the compilation CD "Jump Blue - Rockin' The Jooks" (8-54364-2). Universal Music Group currently owns the Imperial, Liberty, Capitol Records, Blue Note Records catalogs.
1958 - Trombonist Curtis Fuller, with Slide Hampton also on trombone, Sonny Clark on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums, records the titles "Pajama Tops", "Slide's Ride", "Loquacious Lady", "Mean Jean", "Fuss Budget", "Oatmeal Cookie", and "Da-Baby" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles in Japan on the album "Two Bones" (GXF-3064). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions" (MQ5-166 on vinyl and MD3-166 on CD).
1963 - Gerry and The Pacemakers, at their first session for Parlophone Records, record the track "How Do You Do It?" (which had been recorded by The Beatles in 1962 but not released until the "Anthology 1" albums came out in 1995) written by Mitch Murray and Pete Callendar (who went on to write songs for other acts like Mud and Tony Christie) as well as the tracks "Away From You" and "Pretend", with producer George Martin
1968 - Apple Corps (home of the boutique and the label) opens its first London headquarters at 95 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, 4th floor
1972 - Don McLean's United Artists Records album "American Pie" hits #1 on Billboard's album chart
1977 - The Sex Pistols leave the EMI label 3 1/2 months after signing with the label and will later write and record the song "EMI" about their experiences with the label which will be released on the band's Virgin Records album "Never Mind The Bollocks". Virgin Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music and the label is now owned by EMI.
1982 - Vocalist George Clinton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Free Alteration", "Generator Pop", and "A Dog Is Man's Best Friend" at United Sound Systems' studios in Detroit, Michigan for EMI America. No issuing information is listed.
25 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Zak Starkey, eldest son of Ringo Starr, marries Sarah Menikides at a private ceremony in a registry office in Bracknell, Berkshire, England

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
145 Years Ago Today In 1875 - D.W. Griffith, playwright, actor, director, film producer, and one of the four founders (Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin were the other three) of United Artists Studios (which many years later would release three movies and one soundtrack by The Beatles as well as the James Bond franchise and spawn the United Artists Records label whose catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company), is born David Llewelyn Wark Griffith in La Grange, Kentucky.
1889 - The Columbia Phonograph Company is formed in Washington, DC. The record label would eventually morph into the Columbia Broadcast System, better known today as CBS. The record label is currently owned by Sony.
1947 - KTLA, Channel 5 in Hollywood, California, broadcasts for the first time, becoming the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River
1968 - "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", filmed in "beautiful downtown Burbank", California, debuts on NBC-TV

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

JANUARY 21, 2020

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) records the titles "Give Me Twenty Nickles For A Dime", "Meet Me At No Special Place", and "If You Don't Like My Apples" at the RKO Pathé Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Meet Me At No Special Place" as a single (Capitol 393). Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio" (MR27-138 on vinyl and MD18-138 on CD).
1949 - Buddy Cole, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The King Sisters sign with Capitol Records and Ford has his first recording session for Capitol Records
1952 - Pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Maynard Ferguson, Clyde Raesinger, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, and Jerry Munson on trumpet, Dick Kenney, Gerald Finch, Harry Betts, and Bob Fitzpatrick on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, John Graas on French horn, Dick Meldonian and Herbie Steward on alto saxophone, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophone, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums) record the titles "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daizy (Lazey Dazey)", and "Tenderly" with vocals by the band" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles on the CD "Easy Go" (5-24553-2) and Classics will issue all the titles in France on the CD "The Chronological Stan Kenton 1951-1952" (1428).
1952 - Vocalist Dean Martin, with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Ted Nash on woodwinds, Louis Brown on piano, Alvino Rey on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, Ray Toland on drums, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, and a string section with John Augustine, Victor Bay, Emil Briano, John Peter DeVoogt, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Jerry Reisler, and Gerald Vinci on violin, Alan Harshman and Reuben Marcus on viola, and Armand Kaproff and Cy Bernard on cello), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Won't You Surrender", "All I Have To Give You Is My Love", and, with a vocal quartet (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Gus Levene, "Pretty As A Picture" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM on January 22, 1952. Capitol Records will issue "When You're Smiling" and "All I Have To Give You Is My Love" together as a single (Capitol 1975) and "Won't You Surrender" and "Pretty As A Picture" together as a single (Capitol 2001).
1953 - The Milt Herth Trio (Milt Heart on the organ with unlisted pianist and drummer) records the titles "Humoresque", "The Whistler And His dog", "Nola", "Doll Dance", and "Josephine" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Nola" which remains unissued, on the trio's album "Hi-Jinks On The Hammond" (EAP-1/2-425 on 7" EP, EBF-423 on two-disc EP, and H-425 on 10" LP).
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1956 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Tommy Pederson and Paul Tanner on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Jerry Kasper, Ted Nash, and Champ Webb on reeds, Bill Miller on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Paul Nero,  Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and David Sterkin on viola, Cy Bernard, Ennio Bolognini, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), at the first session from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Nat "King " Cole records a rejected take of the titles "Here I Am", and the titles "Unfair""Make Me", and "Sometimes I Wonder" then, at the second session held between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, first Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra record the instrumental title "Midnight Blues" then Nat "King" Cole records the titles "Once Before""I'm Willing To Share This With You" and "I Need A Plan" with an uncredited vocal group, and without the group the title "The Story's Old". Capitol Records will issue (after a rhythm overdub) "Unfair" on Cole's album "Thank You, Pretty Baby" (T 2759), "Make Me", "Sometimes I Wonder" and all of Cole's titles from the second session on the CD "Night Lights" (5-31964-2), and Riddle's "Midnight Blues" as a single (Capitol 3374) with "Port Au Prince" (recorded December 25, 1955) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all of the versions of Cole's titles, except "Here I Am", in Germany in the 11 CD box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
1957 - Vocalist June Christy, with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Vince De Rosa on French horn, Clarence Karella on tuba, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone, Dave Pell on baritone saxophone, Benny Aronov on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Shelly Manne on drums, Larry Bunker on percussion and a string section with Nick Pisani, Marshall Sosson, and Erno Neufeld on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Beware My Heart", "I Want To Be Happy", "Better Luck Next Time", and "Irresistible You" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol will issue all the titles on Christy's album "Fair And Warmer" (T 833).
1957 - Vocal group The Five Keys (Ripley Ingram on tenor vocals, Rudy West on lead tenor vocals, Maryland Pierce and Ramon Loper on baritone vocals, and Bernie West on bass vocals), with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Open Sesame", "The Blues Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)", "Four Walls", "All I Need Is You", and "Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Open Sesame", issued "The Blue's Don't Care (Who's Got 'Em)" as a single (Capitol F3738), "Four Walls" as a single (Capitol F3710), and "All I Need Is You" and "Dream" on the group's album "The Five Keys On Stage!" (T 828).
1957 - Pianist Joe Bushkin and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Those Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me", and "Falling In Love With You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Bushkin's album "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (T 832).
1958 - During two sets at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Sam Noto, Jules Chaikin, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, and Phil Gilbert on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Archie Le Coque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, and Ken Shroyer on trombones, Lennie Niehaus on alto saxophone, Bill Robinson on alto and baritone saxophones, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Steve Perlow on baritone saxophone, Red Kelly on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) perform the titles "Speak Low", "Begin The Beguine", "Get Out Of Town", and "Beyond The Blue Horizon" at the first set between 12:15 PM and 3:15 PM and the title "Out Of This World" at the second set between 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Capitol Records recorded the performances and issued all the titles on Kenton and His Orchestra's album "Back To Balboa" (EAP-1/2/4-995 on four-disc 7" EP and T 995 on 12" LP).
1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, George Rhodes on bass, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Whatever Lola Wants", "You're Just In Love", and "76 Trombones" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the quartet's album "Swingin' On Broadway" (EAP-1/2/3-963 on three-disc 7" EP and T/ST 963 on 12" LP).
1958 - Leopold Stokowski conducts His Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as it records the second movement and portions of the third movement of Bela Bartok's "Music For String Instruments, Percussion, And Celeste" at The Riverside Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the complete piece on Stokowski's album "BARTOK - Music For String Instruments, Percussion And Celeste/MARTIN - Petite Symphonie Concertante" (P/SP-8507).
1959 - The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records single "Tom Dooley" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1963 - The Kingston Trio (vocalists Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart), with Glen Campbell on guitar and Dean Reilly on bass, record background, vocals and overdub tracks for the titles "Big Ball In Town", "One More Round", and "Oh Joe Hannah" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM, and 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM on January 22, 1963. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on the trio's album "The Kingston Trio #16" (T/ST 1871) and "One More Round" as a single (Capitol F4951).
1963 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles "Cotton Fields", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "She Still Thinks I Care" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husky's album "The Heart And Soul Of Ferlin Husky" (T/ST 1885).
1966 - George Harrison marries Patricia Anne Boyd at the Esher Register Office, Surrey, England with a fellow member of the Capitol Records group The Beatles Paul McCartney, and their manager Brian Epstein, in attendance. Harrison met Boyd on the set of the motion picture "A Hard Day's Night" where Boyd appeared in the train scenes with Harrison.
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" and "Finishing Touches" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" on February 3, 1971 and for "Finishing Touches" on March 12, 1971, Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1979 - Crystal Gale's Capitol Records single "Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For" is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1981 - Gary O' (aka Gary O'Connor of Kid Rainbow), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Pay You Back With Interest""The Way You Look Tonight", and "Been A Long Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pay You Back With Interest" as a single (Capitol 5018) with "Just A Little Love" (recorded on January 19, 1981) on the flipside and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
1983 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Prism (lineup unlisted) records the titles, "Modern Times" and "Beat Street" at the first session and another version of the title "Modern Times" and the title "Wired" at the second section - Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Beat Street" (ST-12266) and "Beat Street" as a single (Capitol 5244).
1987 - Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson, Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, Virgin Records America artist Roy Orbison, as well as Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankin, Jackie Wilson, and others are inducted into The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in New York City, New York at the organization's second induction ceremony.
2002 - Peggy Lee, singer, songwriter, one-time wife of fellow Capitol Records artist Dave Barbour, and a Capitol Records solo artist dies of a heart attack at age 81 in Bel Air, California and is later interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - Organist Freddie Roach, with Kenny Burrell on guitar and Clarence Johnston on drums, records the titles "Blues In The Front Room""I Know""Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby""Party Time""Baby Don't You Cry", and "Bird Call" in engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles, except "Bird Call" which it rejected, on Roach's album "Mo' Greens Please" (BLP 4128 in mono and BST84128 in stereo), "Blues In The Front Room" as a single (Blue Note 45-1891) and "Party Time" as a single (Blue Note 45-1892).
1976 - Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice") singer, with the Virgin Records group The Spice Girls, is born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1984 - John Lennon's single "Nobody Told Me" entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Bill Haley and The Comets' album "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first Rock 'n' Roll album to enter the U.S. album charts

Monday, January 20, 2020

JANUARY 20, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1888 - Leadbelly, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born Huddie William Ledbetter on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana
1922 - Ray Anthony, trumpet player, bandleader, one-time husband of actress Mamie Van Doren, and Capitol Records artist, is born Raymond Antonini in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
1929 - Jimmy Cobb, drummer, in Capitol Records artist Cannonball Adderly's band, as well as Nat Adderly's and the Miles Davis Quintet, is born in Washington, DC

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - During a split session held between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (John Graas on French horn, Harry Klee, John Hacker, and Lenny Hartman on saxophones, George Greeley on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Meyer Rubin on bass, Ralph Hansell on drums, and a string section with Ivan Eppinoff, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, George Kast, Lou Raderman, and Olcott Vail and Cy Bernard and Kurt Reher on cello), first Clark Dennis (on vocals) records the titles "Tell Me You Love Me" (adapted from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci") and "Let Me Look At You" (from the MGM picture "Mr. Imperium") then Margaret Whiting (on vocals), records the title "Faithful". Capitol Records will issue both of Clark's titles together as a single (Capitol 1400) and Whiting's title as a single (Capitol 1391) with "Lonesome Gal" (recorded January 26, 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Ferlin Husky (aka Terry Preston), with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "I've Got A Woman's Love" and "Watch The Company You Keep" and the title "Deceived" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I've Got A Woman's Love" and "Watch The Company You Keep" together as a single (Capitol 2467) and "Deceived" as a single (Capitol 2814).
1953 - Vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Magic Window", "That's All", "Annabelle", "If Love Is Good To Me", and "Blue Gardenia" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Magic Window" on Cole's compilation CD "The Extraordinary Nat 'King' Cole" (00602537862597), "That's All" as a single (Capitol 2610) with "Lover Come Back To Me" (recorded January 14, 1953) on the flipside, "Annabelle" on Cole's EP "Nat 'King' Cole" (EAP-1-696), "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Annabelle" on Cole's album "This Is Nat King Cole - Dreams Can Tell A Lie" (T/DT 870), "If Love Is Good To Me" as a single (Capitol 2540) with "A Fool I Was" (recorded December 30, 1952) on the flipside, "Blue Gardenia" as a single (Capitol 2389) with "(Didn't I Tell You So) Can't I?" (recorded January 14, 1953) on the flipside, and "If Love Is Good to Me" and "Blue Gardenia" on Cole's album "Nat King Cole Sings Ballads of The Day" (T/DT 680).
1953 - Vocalist and tipple player Timmie Rogers, with unlisted others, records the titles "Saturday Night", "Oh, Yeah!", "Nothin's Wrong With Nothin'", "Mr. Wiggle And Mrs. Woogle", and "If I Were You Baby, I'd Love Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Saturday Night" and "If I Were You Baby, I'd Love Me" together as a single (Capitol 2406), "Oh, Yeah!" and "Nothin's Wrong With Nothin" together as a single (Capitol 2509), and has yet to issue "Mr. Wiggle And Mrs. Woggle".
1953 - George Greeley, using music by Franz Lehar, conducts an orchestra it records the titles "Golden Days" with vocals by Gordon MacRae and Harry Stanton, "Where Is The Maid" with vocals by a male chorus (lineup unlisted), "I'm Coming At Your Call" and "In Heidelberg Fair" with vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold (aka Dorothy Kirsten), "Gaudeamus Igitur" with vocals by the male chorus, "Of Love I've Heard" with vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold, "Tell Me If Within Your Heart (Duet)" and "The Magic Of Springtime" with vocals by Gordon MacRae and Dorothy Warenskjold, "Serenade" with vocals by Gordon MacRae and the male chorus, the instrumental "Theme/Just We Two", "Thoughts Will Come" with vocals by Gordon MacRae, and "Just We Two (If They Knew)" with vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold and Gordon MacRae in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the albums "The Student Prince" (FBF-407 two 7" EP set, H/L-407 10" LP) and "The Student Prince"/"The Merry Widow" (P/T 437 on 12" LP).
1956 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (with Anthony, Johnny Best, Frank Beach, Ray Triscari, and Bob Fowler on trumpet, Dick Nash, Hoyt Bohannon, and Murray McEachern on trombone, Abe Most and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone, Georgie Auld and Charles Butler on tenor saxophone, Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone, Geoff Clarkson on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Don Simpson on bass, Larry Bunker on drums), using arrangements by Don Simpson and George Williams, record the titles "Lullaby Of Birdland" with vocals by The Skyliners (lineup unlisted) and, with vocals by Don Durant and The Skyliners, "Cry Me A River""It's Almost Tomorrow", and "Are You Satisfied?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Durant and Anthony's EP album "Top Pops By Don Durant With Ray Anthony's Orchestra" (EAP-1-9131).
1956 - Harry James and His Orchestra (Harry James, Nick Buono, Art De Pew, Conrad Gozzo, and Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Dick Nash on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Herb Lorden on clarinet and alto saxophone, Willie Smith on alto saxophone, Corky Corcoran and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone, Tom Suthers on baritone saxophone, Larry Kinnamon on piano, Tiny Timbrell on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Buddy Combine on drums) record the titles "Don' Cha Go 'Way Mad" with vocals by The Starlighters (lineup unlisted), "Crazy Rhythm", and "Strictly Instrumental" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on James' album "More Harry James In Hi-Fi" (W 712).
1956 - Carole Bennett (aka Carol Bergenthal), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not", an unissued take of "Here We Are", the title "Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt", and an unissued take of "I'll Meet You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" and "Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt" together as a single (Capitol F3365).
1958 - Both The Four Preps' Capitol Records single "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", with "It's You" on the flipside, and Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records single "Witchcraft" with "Tell Her You Love Her" on the flipside, enter the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart.
1958 - Pianst and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Sam Noto, Jules Chaikin, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, and Phil Gilbert on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Archie Le Coque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, and Ken Shroyer on trombones, Vince De Rosa and Jimmy Decker on French horns, Lennie Niehaus on alto saxophones, Bill Robinson on alsto and baritone saxophones, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Steve Perlow on baritone saxophones, Red Kelly on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) perform the titles "Horn Of Hermes", "My Old Flame", "I Concentrate On You", "The Big Chase", "Rendezvous At Sunset", and "Royal Blue" at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM which will be recorded by Capitol Records which has yet to issue "Horn Of Heremes" and will issue the rest of the titles on Kenton's album "Back To Balboa" (EAP-1/2/3 on 4 disc 7" EP and T 995 on 12" LP).
1958 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Stan Freberg, with Billy May conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (Mannie Klein, John Best, and Uan Rasey on trumpets, Si Zentner and William Schaefer on trombones, Harry Klee, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Luther Roundtree and Dick Roberts on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller and Frank Flynn on drums) and The Jud Conlon Rhythmaires (unlisted vocalists), records the title "Gary, Indiana" at the first session between 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM and the title "Ya Got Trouble" at the second session between 10:30 PM and 1:30 AM on January 21, 1958. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3892).
1958 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "A Cock-Eyed Optimist" arranged by Hawley Ades and Jack Allison and "A Wonderful Guy" arranged by Harry Simeone at the first session and the titles "Dites Moi" with vocals by Angela Marlo and arranged by Hawley Ades, "I'm Gonna Was that Man Right Outa My Hair" with vocals by Jeanne Steele and arranged by Charlie Naylor, and "My Girl Back Home" with vocals by Chuck Nelson and arranged by Hawley Ades at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians' album "South Pacific" (T/ST 992).
1961 - Salli Terri (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records the title "The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies O!", and unissued take of "O Willow Willow", and the titles "The Cuckoo" and "The Old Maid Song (I Wonder If I'll Ever Marry)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third, and fourth titles on Terri's album "I Know My Love" (P-8556).
1964 - Capitol Records releases Johnny Burnette's second single for the label "The Opposite", with "You Taught Me the Way To Love You" on the flip side. The Beatles' first album for the label, "Meet The Beatles", is also released. As part of a promotional campaign, all Capitol executives and salesmen are ordered to wear Beatle wigs for one week beginning today. Burnette's single did not chart. The Beatles' album will peak at #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart in less than a month on February 15, 1964.
1964 - The Beach Boys record the instrumental tracks for their song "Pom Pom Playgirl". When the vocals are later recorded, the track will be the band's first to feature Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The final track will be delivered to Capitol on February 20, 1964, and will be included on The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Shut Down Vol. 2".
1967 - The Beatles finish recording the track "A Day In The Life" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England
1968 - Al De Lory conducts his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Spooky" and "Maid In Japan" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2117) and "Spooky" on De Lory's album "Song From M*A*S*H*" (ST-477).
1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangments by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Dick Hazard, record the titles "Younger Than Springtime", "I Have Dreamed", "Never My Love", and "Holly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Younger Than Springtime" and "I Have Dreames" and released "Never My Love" as a single (Capitol 2132). After overdubs are recorded on February 1, 1968, Capitol Records will issue "Holly" as a single by Jim Pike (Capitol 2203).
1969 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "20/20"
1971 - Jimmy Helms records the titles "He Gives Us All His Love" and "We Are Not Helpless" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both the titles together as a single (Capitol 3063).
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for Merle Haggard and The Strangers' titles "Love And Honor Never Crossed Your Mind", "There's Just One Way", "Daddy Won't Be Home Again For Christmas", "Bobby Wants A Puppy For Christmas", and "The Emptiest Arms In The World" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of "Love And Honor Never Crossed Your Mind" and "There's Just One Way" on Haggard's album "If We Make It Through December" (ST-11276), "Daddy Won't Be Home For Christmas" and "Bobby Wants A Puppy For Christmas" on the album "Merle Haggard's Christmas Present (Something Old, Something New)" (ST-11230), and "The Emptiest Arms In The World" as a single (Capitol 3352) and on Haggard and The Strangers' album "I Love Dixie Blues" (ST-11149).
1974 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single (distributed by Capitol Records in the U.S.) "You're Sixteen", with "Devil Woman" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1978 - The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Don't Stop Get Off", "Instrumental #1", "Come On Down To My House", and "Hangin' Tough" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1981 - Gary O' (Kid Rainbow) (aka Gary O'Connor), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "All The Young Heroes", "California Goodbye", and "Suzanne" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "All The Young Heroes" and "Suzanne" together as a single (Capitol 5041) and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
1983 - Prism (lineup unlisted) records the title "I Don't Want To Love You Anymore" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Beat Street" (ST-12266).
1986 - Jerry Reed records an unissued take of "Every Dream I Have I Coming True Tonight" and the titles "What Made Me Believe I Could Live Without You" at Young'un Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "What Made Me Believe I Could Live Without You" on Reeds album "Looking At You" (ST-12492).
1988 - Capitol Records artists The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Leadbelly, and Les Paul are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
1996 - Gerry Mulligan (born Gerald Joseph Mulligan), baritone saxophonist, pianist, clarinet player, arranger, bandleader, and Pacific Jazz, Blue Note and Capitol Records artist, dies of complications from a knee infection at age 68 in Darien, Connecticut
1998 - EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties releases Garth Brooks' video "Garth Live From Central Park", distributed in the United States by Orion Home Video. The video will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Home Video chart on February 2, 1998

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - Slim Whitman, singer, yodeler, guitarist, and United Artists Records artist is born Otis Dewey Whitman, Jr., in Tampa, Florida. EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company, currently owns United Artists' catalog.
1957 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records album "Ricky" hits #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart
1979 - Kenny Roger's United Artists Records album "The Gambler" is #1 on Billboard's Pop album chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI Music.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - George Burns, vaudeville, radio, motion picture (played Mr. Kite in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") and television performer (best know as part of the duo Burns and Allen with his wife Gracie Allen) is born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City, New York
55 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Alan Freed, radio disc jockey (called "Moon Doggy" at WJW Radio in Cleveland where he coined the phrase “Rock ’N’ Roll” before moving to WABC in New York) and motion-picture actor, dies of uremia at age 43 in Palm Springs, California.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

JANUARY 19, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1911 - Ken Nelson, Capitol Records producer, a founding member of the Country Music Association (CMA), and 2001 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee is born in Caledonia, Minnesota
1919 - Rollin Sullivan, singer, comedian, and "Oscar" of the Capitol Records duo Lonzo and Oscar, is born in Edmonton, Kentucky
1919 - Ray Eberle, singer, motion picture actor, bandleader, and Capitol Records artist (with Tex Beneke & His Orchestra and The Modernaires) is born in Mechanicville, New York
1944 - Laurie London, singer in English and German, actor, Odeon and Capitol Records artist, and the first and youngest person (at age 13) to have single certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. ("He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" with "Handed Down" on the flip side, Capitol 3891), is born in London, England and would retire from singing at age 19
1949 - Robert Palmer, singer, guitarist, solo artist and lead singer of the Capitol Records band Power Station, is
1971 - John Wozniak, a guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter with the Capitol Records group Marcy Playground, is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flipside is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "A Gal In Calico", with "Winter Wonderland" on the flipside, is #3
1951 - Mel Blanc's Capitol Records single "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat", with "Yosemite Sam" on the flipside (both tracks were written by Capitol Records VP Alan Livingston), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1951 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart, on vocals), with Johnny Duffy and His Scandahoovians (lineup unlisted), records a new take of the title "(I Yust Got) A Letter From Harry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 1531) with "All Pooped Out" (recorded January 9, 1951) on the flipside.
1951 - Buddy Cole (on organ), with unknown other musicians, records the titles "Tilin' Tilin'" and "Somebody Stole My Gal" with vocals by Lou Singer in Los Angeles, California, Capitol Records will issue both titles as a single (Capitol 1403).
1953: Vocalist and guitarist Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, with Billy Liebert on piano, Jimmy Bryant and Billy Strange also on guitars, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Red Murrell on bass, and Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums, records the titles "Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice", "Memories And Heartaches", "The Wheel That Does The Squeakin'", and "I Can't Run Away" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice" and "Memories And Heartaches" together as a single (Capitol 2367) and "The Wheel That Does The Squeakin'" and "I Can't Run Away" together as a single (Capitol 2482).
1953 - Vocalist and bandleader Mickey Katz and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with an unlisted female vocalist, record the titles "Why Don't You Believe Me""Don't Let The Schmaltz Get In Your Eyes""Trombonick Tanz", and "Mamaliege Dance" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Why Don't You Believe Me" and "Don't Let The Schmaltz Get In Your Eyes" together as a single (Capitol 2370) and on Katz's album "Mish Mosh" (T 799) and "Trombonick Tanz" and "Mamaliege Dance" on Katz's album "The Family Danced" (EBF-457 on 7" EP, H/L-457 on 10" LP).
1953 - Billy May directs His Orchestra (John Best, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and George Seaburg on trumpets, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, Ray Sims, and Francis "Joe" Howard on trombones, Willie Smith and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophones, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophones, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Cliff Fishbach on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) as they record the titles "Gone With The Wind" using an arrangement by Bill Loose, "Good Gravy" and "Comin' Thru the Rye" with arrangments by Randy Van Horne and vocals by The Encores (lineup unlisted), and "Romance" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:30 AM on January 20, 1953. Capitol Records will issue "Gone With The Wind" and "Romance" together as a single (Capitol 2575) and on May's album "Big Band Bash" (T 329) and "Good Gravy" as a single (Capitol 2474). Jasmine Records will issue all the titles in the two-CD set "Billy May - Studio Recordings" (JASCD 399).
1953 - George Greeley conducts the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using music by Franz Lehar as they record "Overture", "Prologue" with a male chorus (lineup unlisted), "Students' Marching Song", "And The Girl That We Love", and "Drinking Song" all with vocals by Gordon MacRae and the male chorus, "Come Boys" with vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold (aka Dorothy Kirsten), "Deep In My Heart, Dear" with vocals by Gordon MacRae and Dorothy Warenskjold (aka Dorothy Kirsten), "Finale: Dream Sequence (instrumental)/Golden Days (vocals by Gorden MacRae and the male chorus/Marching Song (vocals by Gordon MacRae and the male chorus/Come Boys (vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold aka Dorothy Kirsten)/Interlude (instrumental)/Deep In My Heart, Dear (vocals by Dorothy Warenskjold aka Dorothy Kirsten, Gordon MacRae, and the male chorus)" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on February 3, 1953, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the albums "The Student Prince" (FBF-407 two 7" EP set, H/L-407 10" LP) and "The Student Prince"/"The Merry Widow" (P/T 437 on 12" LP).
1956 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM with producer Dave Cavanaugh conducting Big Dave's Music/Orchestra (John Anderson on trumpet, William Green on alto saxophone, Lorenzo Holden and Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone, Jewell Grant on baritone saxophone, Ernie Freeman on piano, Irving Ashby on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Raymond Martinez on drums), first Anita Tucker (on vocals) records the titles "Hop, Skip And Jump""Trying To Get You", "Shiver My Timbers", and "If You Go" then Ella Mae Morse records the title "What Good'll It Do Me?". Capitol Records will issue "Hop, Skip And Jump" as a single (Capitol 3452) with "Handcuffed Heart" (recorded September 1, 1955) on the flipside, "Trying To Get To You" and "Shiver My Timbers" together as a single (Capitol 3376), all four of Anita Tuckers titles in France on the 10" album "Slow, Smooth & Easy" (1566360) and (after an overdub is recorded on January 23, 1956) "What Good'll It Do Me?" as a single (Capitol F3688) with "Mister Memory Maker" (recorded January 11, 1957) on the flipside.
1958 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) record the titles "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "You're So Right For Me", "Till There Was You" and the beginning of "76 Trombones" at the first session and the titles "Hey There", "The Party's Over", and "Just In Time" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the beginning of "76 Trombones" recorded on this date, on the quartet's album "Swingin' On Broadway" (T/ST 963).
1959 - Ray Anthony's Capitol Records single "Peter Gunn", with "Tango For Two" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1961 - Rose Maddox (on vocals), with "Gentleman" Jim Pierce on piano, John Calvin Maddox on guitar and harmony vocals, William Everett "Billy" Strange and Roy Ernest Nichols on guitar, Norman Daniel Hamlett on steel guitar, Allen J. Williams on bass, and Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams on drums, records the titles "North To Alaska""Lonely Street""Gotta Travel On""Just One More Time", and "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Maddox's album "A Big Bouquet Of Roses" (T 1548).
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bud Shank, Ted Nash, and Paul Horn on flutes, Bob Cooper on oboe, Al Viola on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Gene Estes on drums and a string section with Dan Lube and Lou Raderman on violin, Stanley Harris on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Seven Shades Of Snow""Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve", and "The Magic Gift" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on January 20, 1961. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
1962 - Quinn Williams records the as yet unissued tracks "Cherry Red", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Just A Dream" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1962 - Mickey Katz and "Der Ganser Gang" (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Havah Nagila, "My Yiddische Momme", "Shalom", "Papirossen", and "The Calle Twist" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first four tracks on Katz's album "Sing Along With Mickele" (T 1744) and the last track as a single (Capitol 4714) with "Knock Around The Clock" on the flipside.
1962 - Lee Evans (on piano) and Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When Did I Fall In Love?", "Something You Never Had Before", "Again", and "There Is No Greater Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Evans' album "Piano Plus" (T 1708) and the first track as a single (Capitol 4748) with "I Feel Pretty" on the flipside.
1966 - The Magnificent Men (Dave Bupp on lead vocals, Buddy King on backing vocals and trumpet, Tom Pane on backing vocals and saxophone, Terry Crousare on guitar, Jim Seville on bass, Tom Hoover on organ, and Bob "Puff" Angelucci on drums, organ, and piano), with Horace Ott conducting to a unlisted string section using "IMU" arrangements and with producer Marvin Holtzman, record the titles "Peace Of Mind" and "Maybe, Maybe, Baby" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "The Magnificient Men" (ST 2678).
1966 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Ingram on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb bass vocals), with unlisted musicians, record the titles "Something To Remember You By" and "Annie In Her Granny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5609).
1966 - A flute and strings overdub session with Jules Jacob on flute, and the Sid Sharp Strings (Arnold Belnick, James Getzoff, William Kurash, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, and Tibor Zelig on violin, Joe Di Fiore and Harry Hyams on viola, and Justin Di Tullio and Joseph Saxon on cello) for The Beach Boys title "Let's Go Away For Awhile" is held at Western Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California. The recording will be added onto instrumental tracks that were recorded on January 18, 1966. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Let's Go Away For Awhile" as the B side of a single (Capitol 5676) with the mix of "Good Vibrations" from June 18, 1966 on the flipside.
1967 - Elli Saint-James records the as yet unissued track "Highways" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records.
1967 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Farther Down The Road", "Country Joe", and "You're A Little Bit Cuter" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 5876) with "" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5965).
1967 - The Beatles begin recording the track "A Day In The Life" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the finished track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
1968 - Capitol Records will purchase the masters for Dick Miles' titles "Candle-Lighted World", "The Rope", and "The Last Goodbye" and will issue "Candle-Lighted World" and "The Last Goodbye" together as a single (Capitol 2113), "The Last Goodbye" on Miles' album "The Last Goodbye" (ST 2925), and has yet to issue "The Rope".
1971 - George Harrison's Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord", with "Isn’t It a Pity" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1971 - Glen Campbell (on vocals), with unlisted musicians, records a as yet unissued take of the title "Family Of Man" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the title "Hospitality Song" and a as yet unissued take (even after overdubs are recorded on March 11, 1971) of the title "Right Before Your Eyes" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "Hospitality Song" on March 10, 1971, Capitol Records will issue "Hospitality Song" on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1972 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "What's He Doin' In My World", "Easy Loving", the as yet unissued track "Guess I'd Better Move Along", and "Sweet Memories" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first, second and last track on Husky's album "Just Plain Lonely" (ST-11069).
1978 - The Sylvers (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "Play This One Last Record", "Stand By", and "Heaven In Your Arms" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1982 - Donna Washington (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "You Can't Hide From The Boogie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Washington's album "Just For You" (ST-12233).
1987 - The Grapes Of Wrath (lineup unlisted) records the track "Seems Like Fate" at unlisted location. Capitol Records will release the track on the band's album "Treehouse" (CDP 7 48018-2). If anyone has more information about this session, please leave a comment.
1994 - Capitol Records artists The Band and John Lennon are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
2008 - John Stewart, singer, guitarist, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, and a solo artist died after suffering a stroke in San Diego, California (also the city where he was born) at age 68.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1932 - Richard Lester, television and motion picture producer and director (The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!", "The Knack...And How to Get It", "Petulia", "How I Won The War", "Robin And Marian", "The Three Musketeers", its sequels, and many more), is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1957 - Johnny Cash makes his first network TV appearance on Capitol Records artist Jackie Gleason's CBS-TV show "The Jackie Gleason Show"
1961 - June Christy (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Bud Shank, Ted Nash, and Paul Horn on flutes, Bob Cooper on oboe, Al Viola on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Gene Estes on drums, and a string section with Dan Lube and Lou Raderman on violin, Stanley Harris on viola, and Edgar Lustgarten on cello), records the titles "Seven Shades Of Snow""Winter's Got Spring Up It's Sleeve", and "The Magic Gift" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on January 20, 1961. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Christy's album "This Time Of Year" (T 1605).
1963 - Caron Wheeler, a singer with the Virgin Records America band Soul II Soul, is born in London, England. Virgin Records is owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company.
1968 - Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Lamont Johnson on piano, George Benson on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higginson drums, records the titles "Up, Over And Out", "Lookin' East", "Goin' Out Of My Head", "Beverly", "Good Pickin's" (with Shaw also on flugelhorn), and "Reach Out, I'll Be There" in engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Mobley's album "Reach Out!" (BST84288).
1976 - The former members of The Beatles are offered fifty million dollars to reform by concert promoter Bill Sergent. They decline the offer. The offer becomes a parody on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" when producer Lorne Michaels makes an on-air offer to The Beatles of $5000 dollars to reform on his show. The gag reappears when former member George Harrison appears on the show and is told the offer was only good if all four members appear.
1985 - Sheena Easton's EMI America Single "Sugar Walls" (written by Prince), with "Straight Talk" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1953 - Desi Arnaz, Jr., actor, drummer with the group Dino, Desi, and Billy, and singer is born via Caesarian section on the same day the episode airs where his mother's character of Lucy Ricardo gives birth to "Little Ricky" on his parents' television show "I Love Lucy". It becomes the highest-rated television show up to that time as sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. are tuned in to watch.
25 Years Ago Today In 1995 - Gene MacLellan, a singer and songwriter ("Snowbird", a worldwide hit for Capitol Records artist Anne Murray), dies in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 54
1998 - Carl Perkins, singer, songwriter, ("Blue Suede Shoes" and three songs covered by Capitol Records group The Beatles: "Matchbox", "Honey Don't", and "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby"), guitarist, 1985 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, and 1987 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, dies from throat cancer at age 65 and is later interred in the Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee