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

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