Friday, October 31, 2014

OCTOBER 31, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1902 - Julia Lee, pianist, singer and Capitol Records artist (1946-1952) signed to the label by Dave Dexter, Jr. who would produce her sessions for Capitol, is born in in Boonville, Missouri
1912 - Dale Evans, actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1962-1967, both as a duo with her husband, Roy Rogers, and as a solo artist), is born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas
1950 - Moon Martin, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born John David Martin in Altus, Oklahoma
1966 - Adam Horovitz, singer, rapper, musician, record producer, and songwriter with the Grand Royal/Capitol Records band The Beastie Boys, is born Adam Keefe Horovitz in South Orange, New Jersey
1970 - Roger Stevens, guitarist and pianist with the Capitol Records band Blind Melon is born in West Point, Mississippi

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1934 - Carl Schurict conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Bach's "Cantata N°104: Du Hirte Israel, Hore (Opening Chorus)" and "Cantata N°50: Nun Ist Das Heil Und Die Kraft (Opening Chorus)" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "BACH - Motet: Singet Dem Herrn/Cantata N°50/Cantata N°104" (ECL-8077).
1945 - Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted and includes string section), records the tracks "Symphony", "Day By Day", and "The Boy Next Door" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 227) and the last track on the Stafford's album "Jo Stafford With Paul Weston And His Orchestra" (BD-23).
1947 - Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Autumn In New York", "He's Gone Away", "The Nightingale", and "Red Rosy Bush" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on Stafford's album "Autumn In New York" (H-197) and the last three tracks on the album "Jo Stafford Sings American Folk Songs" (H-75).
1947 - Smokey Rogers (on vocals), with Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Big Bad Bill (From The Badlands)", "Stay "Em Down Again, Paw", "Who Shot The Hole In My Sombrero", and "Ten More Miles" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first and third tracks, issued the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40098) with "Chickashay Gal" on the flip side, and "Ten More Miles" as a single (Capitol 15406) with "Sui Sin Fa" on the flip side.
1947 - Walter Brown (on vocals), with Jay McShann's Band (John Jackson on alto saxphone, Harold Ashby on tenor saxophone, Bob Williams on baritone saxophone, Jay McShann on piano, Herman Bell on guitar, Lloyd Anderson on bass, and Jesse Price on drums), records the tracks "You Better Leave My Gal Alone", "You, Cindy Lou", "Squabblin' Woman", and "I'm Gonna Get Married" in Kansas City, Kansas (probably) with Dave Dexter, Jr. producing the session. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 957) and issues all the tracks the CD collection "Capitol Blues Collection, Volume 21: Kansas City Blues 1944-49" (8-52047-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Bus Moten (aka Ira "Bus" Moten on piano, organ, and vocals) and His Men (Richard Smith on trumpet, Ben Webster on tenor saxophone, Johnny Rogers on guitar, Lloyd Anderson on bass, and Jesse Price on drums) record the tracks "Turn It Over", "That Did It", "Best Friend Blues", and "Baby You Messed Up" in Kansas City, Kansas with (probably) Dave Dexter, Jr. producing the session. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 1094)and the second track as a single (Capitol 831) with "Sugar Daddy Blues" on the flip side. The International Association of Jazz Record Collectors (IAJRC) issues "Best Friend Blues" on the album "Kansas City Memories: Bus Moten" (IAJRC 44). Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the CD collection "Capitol Blues Collection, Volume 21: Kansas City Blues 1944-49" (8-52047-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - During a split session held this day in New York City, Jo Stafford (on vocals), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Happy Times" and "Scarlett Ribbons" at the first session, then Stafford and Gordon MacRae record the track "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-boo (The Magic Song)" and MacRae records "Echoes" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-785) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-782).
1950 - Chuy Reyes (aka Emilio "Chuy" Reyes) and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Jack, Jack, Jack" (Cu-tu-gu-ru)", "The Flamingo Rhumba", "Obsession" (vocals by Mary Martell), and "Love Me Lazy, Love Me Long" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Rhumbas" (CD-259).
1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae, with Bill Loose and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Hold Me, Hold Me", "To Think You've Chosen Me", "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)" (without MacRae), and "Love Is A Masquerade" (without MacRae) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1307) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1312).
1951 - Capitol Records adds to the files that it purchased the masters for Les Paul (on guitar) and Mary Ford's tracks "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 1881).
1951 - Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "While A Cigarette Was Burning", "I Surrender Dear" and "Lover" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the album "Keyboard Cocktails" (CCN-305) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Lover".
1951 - Carl Butler (on vocals, with either Robert Lee "Bob" Foster or Billy Robinson on steel guitar and unlisted piano, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass players) records the tracks "Stepping On My Heart", "A Penny For Your Thoughts", "I Need You So", and "Alone Without You" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2158), the second track as a single (Capitol 2084) with "Everything Will Be The Same" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1996) with "Vicious Lies" on the flip side.
1951 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Debussy's "Clair De Lune (from 'Suite Bergamasque')" and Liszt's "Liebstraum #3 In A Flat Major" at the first session and Chopin's "Polonaise #6 In A Flat Major, Opus 53: Part 1" and "Polonaise #6 In A Flat Major, Opus 53: Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Pennario's album "Leonard Pennario: CHOPIN - Polonaise in A Flat,Op.53/DEBUSSY - Clair De Lune/LISZT - Liebestraum" (H-8156).
1955 - Helen Forrest (on vocals) with Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Si Zentner, Walter Benson, and Murray McEachern on trombone; Vincent De Rosa on French horn; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone; John Hacker on baritone saxophone; Bill Miller on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Meyer Rubin on baas; and Lou Singer on drums) records the track "The Honorable Mr. So And So", "More Than You Know", "The Man I Love", and "I Had The Craziest Dream" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Forrest's album "Voice Of The Name Bands" (T 704).
1955 - Richard Austin conducts Andre Navarra (on cello) and The London Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Tchaikovsky's "Variations On A Rococo Theme" and Bloch's "Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody)" in London, England. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "TCHAIKOVSKY - Variations On A Rococo Theme/BLOCH - Schelomo" (P-18012).
1955 - Dorothy Warenskjold (soprano vocalist with Jack Crossan on piano) records Shubert's "Serenade", Bach-Gounod's "Ave Maria", the traditional title "Comin' Through The Rye", Schubert's "Ave Maria", and re-recordings of Malotte's "The Lord's Prayer" and Obradas' "Al Amor" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Warenskjold's album "On Wings Of Song" (P-8333).
1956 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin, with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell and George McCormick on guitar, and Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) record the tracks "There's No Excuse", "Are You Washed In Blood", "Lord, I'm Coming Home", and "Thankful" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the brothers' album "Nearer My God To Thee" (T 825).
1958 - During a live show at Marineland in Palos Verdes, California Red Nichols (on trumpet and cornet with: Pete Beilmann on trombone; Bill Wood on clarinet; Joe Rushton on bass saxophone; Gene Plummer on piano; and Rollie Culver on drums) performs "Medley: Carolina In The Morning/'S Wonderful/At Sundown", "Lassus Trombone", "My Inspiration", "Medley: Goodnight Sweetheart/Sleepy Time Gal/Show Me The Way To Go Home/Goodnight Ladies" and "Singin' The Blues" which Capitol Records records and issues on Nichols' album "Red Nichols At Marineland" (T 1163).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Gene Barry (on vocals) with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I Want The Whole World To Love You", "Soon", "Lost" and "When The Red, Red, Robin Comes, Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4330) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the last two tracks.
1960 - The Dave Pell Octet (Harry Betts on trombone, Dave Pell on tenor saxophone, Med Flory on baritone saxophone, John Towner Williams on piano, Tom Tedesco on guitar, Lyle Ritz on bass, and Frank Capp on drums) records the tracks "Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble", "Jazz Me Blues", and "There'll Be Some Changes Made" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Pell's album "The Old South Wails" (T 1512).
1960 - Hylo Brown (on vocals and guitar with ) records the band tracks for the titles "Test Of Love", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Lost To A Stranger" and two versions of "Sweethearts Or Strangers" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville Tennessee. On December 2, 1960 The Jordainaires (vocal group with unlisted lineup) record vocal overdubs for all the tracks. Bear Family Records will issue both the original instrumental tracks and the overdubbed tracks on the 2 CD set "Hylo Brown And The Timberliners 1954-1960" (BCD 15572) in Germany.
1960 - The Louvin Brothers (Ira Louvin on vocals, mandolin and acoustic guitar and Charlie on vocals and guitar, with Jimmy Capps on lead guitar, Ray Edenton on guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey, Jr. on bass, Paul Ackerman on drums, Marshal Louis "Grandpa" Jones on banjo, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on bass guitar, Floyd Cramer on piano, and [listed as probably] Owen Bradley on vibraphone) with record the tracks "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow", "I Love You Best Of All", "I Can't Keep You In Love With Me", and "Scared Of The Blues" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the brother's album "The Louvin Brothers Sing And Play Their Current Hits" (T 2091).
1960 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's album "Judy That's Entertainment!"
1960 - John Browning (on piano) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks of Chopin's "Polonaise N°5, Opus 44" and "Polonaise N°6, Opus 53" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1961 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York George Hudson (a DJ who it is listed as possibly may not have participated in the recording) and The Kings of Twist (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and unlisted baritone saxophone, piano, guitar, electric bass, and drums players) record the tracks "The Twist", "Kansas City", "It's Twisting Time", and "A Little Bit Of Soap" at the first session with vocals by Gil Hamilton, then record "Blueberry Hill", "My Blue Heaven", "(If I Knew You Were Comin') I'd 'Ve Baked A Cake", "Baby Face" (vocals by Gil Hamilton), "Little Twister" (vocals by Gil Hamilton and [listed as possibly] Bert Berns on background vocals), "The Railroad Twist", "Lazy River", an "The Doodlin' Twist" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Twistin' Time" (T 1578).
1961 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Is It Wrong", "We Could", "You Don't Know, Baby" and "Before I Lose My Mind" at Bradley Film and Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Jackson's album "Wonderful Wanda" (T 1776). Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Jackson's 4 CD box set "Right Or Wrong" (BCD 15629).
1961 - Al Dexter records the tracks "I Won't Be Number Two", "Oh My Darlin'", and "My Little Heartache" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4724) and (as of 2005) have yet to issue "Oh My Darlin'".
1961 - Virgil Fox (on organ) records Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus (from 'The Messiah'), "Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name", Clayton's "Come, Come Ye Saints (traditional)", and Bach-Gounod's "Ave Maria" at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records all the tracks, except the (as of 2005) unissued track "Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name" on William Warfied and Virgil Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
1962 - George Chakiris (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "A Taste Of Honey", "Autumn Leaves", "Somewhere In The Night ('Naked City' Theme)", and "Moon River" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Chakiris' album "Memories Are Made Of These" (T 1813).
1962 - Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with Dick Hyman on organ, André Persiany on piano and percussion, Bob Bain and Howard Roberts on guitar, John Brown on bass, Danny Farrar on drums, and The Jubilee Four [vocal group with unlisted lineup]) records the track "Down By The Riverside", "Mandy Make Up Your Mind", and "Yes Indeed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "That Righteous Feeling" (T 1839).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Maria-La-O (Maria, My Own)", "Adios, Marquita Linda", "Mis Flores Negras", and "Siboney" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on Welcome's eponymous album "Ruth Welcome" (ST-20987).
1962 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians and including a vocal chorus with an unlisted lineup) record the tracks "How Important Can It Be", "I May Never Get To Heaven", "The Things I Might Have Been", and "Little Things Mean A Lot" at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jackson's album "Love Me Forever" (T 1911).
1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bing Crosby (on vocals), with Bill Justice directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Four Walls", "Wolverton Mountain", "Hello Walls", and "Crazy Arms" at the first session and "Oh, Lonesome Me", "Bouquet Of Roses", "Heartaches By The Number", and "Sunflower" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Crosby's album "Great Country Hits" (T 2346).
1963 - Aaron McNeil record the tracks "Cryin' On My Shoulder", "Teardrops Are Falling", "Mean Cold Heart", and "Sweet Lucy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 5105) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the middle two tracks.
1966 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "My Mamma Didn't Raise No Fools" and "Heart, We Did All That We Could" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5822).
1967 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Gotta Find A Way", "Encore", "Scotch And Soda", and "Here Comes The Night" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together on Rawls' album "Feelin' Good" (T 2864) and has (of 2005) yet to issue the last two tracks.
1967 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys (as of 2005) unissued track "Lonely Days" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennesse Sonny James (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Heaven On Earth" and "The Only Ones We Truly Hurt (Are The Ones We Truly Love)" at the first session and ""A World Of Our Own", "Misery And Angry", and "Fairy Tales" at the second session in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues both tracks from the first session on James' album "The Sensational Sonny James - Bright Lights,Big City" (ST-804), "A World Of Our Own" as a single (Capitol 2067) with "An Old Sweetheart Of Mine" on the flip side, and the last two tracks from the second session on James' album "Heaven Says Hello" (ST 2937).
1968 - Ray Brown (aka Raymond Brown, on vocals, with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Forget It, I Got It", "Wake Up To Me Gentle", "Little Girl", "I'm Gonna Be A Country Boy Again", "Like An Old Time Movie", and "Clouds" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Brown's album "Just Ray Brown" (ST-186).
1968 - Kelly Gordon records the track "Ain't That The Truth, Ruth?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Gordon's album "Defunked" (ST-201).
1968 - Matt Monro (on vocals in Spanish with unlisted brass, horns, tuba, reeds, piano and harpsicord, guitar, guitar and banjo, bass, drums, percussion, strings and harp players) records the tracks "Lo Que Quedo (All That Remains)", "Vete For Favor (Walk Away)", and "No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)" at EMI Studios in London, England. Capitol Latino will issue all the tracks on Monro's album "Todo Pasara" (ST-19006).
1972 - Overdubs are recorded for Red Simpson's track "Those Forgotten Trains" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the tracks as a single (Capitol 3495) with "Milesaver Man" on the flip side.
1973 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's album "Mind Games" and his single "Mind Games" with "Meat City" on the flipside. Both were distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again" and "She Tries Not To Cry" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of both tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1980 - Lee Clayton records the tracks "Where Is The Justice" and "Draggin' Them Chains" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
1982 - Hoyt Hawkins, pianist and second tenor then baritone singer with the vocal group The Jordanaires who sang background vocals for many Capitol Records artists as well as Elvis Presley, dies at age 55. If anyone knows where, please leave a comment.
1983 - The Boogie Boys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Zodiac, Part 1", "Shake And Break (Zodiac, Part 2)", and "Break Dancer" and then create remixes of "Shake And Break" and "Break Dancer" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last of the original tracks together as a single (Capitol 5325), has (of 2005) yet to issue the original take of "Shake And Break (Zodiac, Part 2)", and will issue the remixes on the group's album "City Life" (ST-12409).
1983 - Earl Klugh (on guitar with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone, Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Eric Gale also on guitar, Charlie Meeks [on an unlisted instrument], Phil Upchurch on electric bass, Ron Carter on bass, James Bradey Jr. on drums, and other unlisted musicians) records the track "Once Again" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the track on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
1983 - George Clinton (on vocals with unlisted musicians) begins recording the tracks "Quickie" and "Last Dance" at The Disc Studio in East Detroit, Michigan and will finish the recording the tracks November 4, 1983. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks together as a single (Capitol 5324).
1983 - Missing Persons (Chuck Wild on keyboard and synthesizer; Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and vocals; Patrick O'Hearn on bass and synthesizer; Terry Bozzio on drums, guitar, synthesizer, and vocals; and Dale Bozzio on vocals) record the track "Surrender Your Heart" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5381) with "All Fall Down" on the flip side.
1983 - Brenda and The Big Dudes (Brenda Fassie and unlisted others) record the track "Weekend Special" at an unlisted location (possibly in South Africa). Capitol Records issues the "Weekday Mix" and the "Daytime Mix" of the track together as a single (Capitol 5555).
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Mel McDaniel records the tracks "Lovelight", "Mississippi (Roll On Forever)", and "You Sneaky Thing You" in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Jerry Kennedy. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on McDaniel's album "Let It Roll" (ST-12402).
1993 - Bob Atcher (born James Robert Owen Atcher), motion picture actor, violinist, guitarist, member of WLS' "National Barn Dance Show", mayor of Schaumberg, Illinois (1959-1979) and Capitol Records artist (1950-1951), dies at age 79 in Prospect, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Youthanasia"
1995 - Capitol Records releases "Best Of Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics, Volume 1" on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Alto Saxophonist Lou Donaldson (with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, Laymon Jackson on bass, Dave Bailey on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas) records the tracks "Mack The Knife", "Be My Love" (without Mitchell on trumpet), "Crosstown Shuffle", "Tangerine", "Lou's Blues", "Time On My Hands", "The Nearness Of You" (without Barretto on congas), and "It's Only A Paper Moon" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder for Blue Note Records. All the tracks, except "Time On My Hands" and "It's Only A Paper Moon", appear on the Blue Note album "The Time Is Right". The other two tracks would eventually be released on Mosaic Records' box set "The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions". Blue Note's catalog was sold to Liberty Records in 1967. Liberty Records was sold to Transamerica Corporation in 1968 who combined it with the other label they owned, United Artists Records. In 1978 the United Artists labels were sold to Artie Mogull and Jerry Rubenstein who used money borrowed from EMI for the purchase. In February 1979 EMI foreclosed on them and EMI Music has owned the labels since that time (whew!).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' single "Something" with "Come Together" on the flipside in the United Kingdom. The single is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States where it was released on October 6, 1969.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - During two sessions held this day at an unlisted studio for EMI America Michael Murphey records the track "Building Bridges" at the first session and "Santa Fe Cantina" at the second session. No issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows where the track was recorded, who else was at the sessions and if the track has been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1926 - Harry Houdini, stage and motion picture magician, dies of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix at 1:26 p.m at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan at age 52. There is still no sign of communication from him.
1943 - The Hollywood Canteen celebrates its first birthday at a party hosted by Bette Davis and John Garfield with actors, servicemen, and servicewomen celebrating at the venue at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard, off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California

Thursday, October 30, 2014

OCTOBER 30, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
1912 - Lee Gillette, musician with the group The Campus Kids (which was formed by future Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson, whom Gillette would bring to Capitol in 1945), publisher, and Capitol Records A&R man and producer (for artists such as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dean Martin, Kay Starr, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and many more), is born Lee James Gillette in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thanks to the anonymous commenter that let me know Lee's middle name!
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - T. Graham Brown, singer and Capitol Records artist (1985-1992) is born Anthony Graham Brown in Arabi, Georgia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Capitol Records releases Peggy Lee's single ""Waitin' For The Train To Come In" (Capitol 218) with "I'm Glad I Waited For You" on the flip side.
1945 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, and Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Vido Musso on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums) record the tracks "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'" (arranged by Gene Roland with vocals by June Christy), "Artistry Jumps" (arranged by Kenton), a version of "Painted Rhythm" (arranged by Kenton) that becomes the alternate, and the final version of "Painted Rhythm" (arranged by Kenton) at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 229) and the final version of "Painted Rhythm" as a single (Capitol 250) with "Four Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, One Hour Blues" on the flip side. Mosaic Record issues all the tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MD7-163).
1945 - Bobby Sherwood (on trumpet, guitar, vocals and arranger of all the tracks) and His Orchestra (Eddie Green, Bob Burns, Bob Haddick, and Keith Williams on trumpet; Don Kelly, Bob Leeman, and Kenny Martlock on trombone; Joe McAnarney on clarinet, alto saxophone, and English horn; Les Webel on alto saxophone; Herbie Haymer and Eddie Lucas on tenor saxophone; Garth Rasmussen on baritone saxophone; Hollis Sulser on piano; Basil Hutchinson on guitar; Ed Kalfas on bass; and Melvin Patterson on drums) record the tracks "Walkin' And Talkin'", "Snap Your Fingers (vocals by Bobby Sherwood), "Cotton Tail", "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (vocals by Marica Rice), and "Peg O' My Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third track on Sherwood's album "Classics In Jazz - Bobby Sherwood" (H-320), the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 231), has (of 2005) yet to issue "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and rejected "Peg O' My Heart" which Sherwood would later re-record.
1946 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the track "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" at radio station WMCA's studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the track on the compilation album "Jerome Kerns's Music" (CD-41).
1947 - Smokey Rogers (on vocals), with Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Blue Bonnet Polka", "Ball Of Fire", "Give Me A Hundred Reasons", and "Chickashy Gal" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40123) with "Don't Come Cryin' To Me" on the flip side, "Ball Of Fire" as a single (Capitol 15217) with "Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue" on the flip side, has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Give Me A Hundred Reasons", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 40096) with "Slap 'Er Down Ag'in Paw" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Tommy Douglas (on baritone saxophone) and His Orchestra (Clarence Davis on trumpet, Bill Hodge on trombone; Herman Bell on tenor saxophone; Bob Williams also on baritone saxophone; George Salisbury on piano; Leonard Johnson on bass; and Joshua Reeves on drums) record the tracks "Douglas Boogie", "The Killion", "Leavin' Town Blues", and "Lights Out" in Kansas City, Kansas (probably with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.). Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 865), "The Killion" as a single (Capitol 1100) with "Jackson County Romp" on the flip side, and released "Leavin' Town Blues" and the rest of the tracks on the CD "Capitol Blues Collection, Volume 21: Kansas City Blues" (8-52047-2).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Werner Janssen conducts The Janssen Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Villa-Lobos' "Toccata: Little Train Of The Caipira (from 'Bachianas Brasilerias')", "Aria: On A Song Of Our Country (from 'Bachianas Brasilerias #2')", and "Choros #10: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4" (with The Los Angeles Oratorio Society [lineup unlisted]) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "VILLA-LOBOS - Choros #10/Toccata: Little Train of The Caipira & Aria" (L-8043).
1950 - Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Mama Son De La Loma", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas)", "Sonadora", and "Linda Mujer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together on the album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Rhumbas" (CD-259) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1548).
1950 - Joe Allison (on vocals) and His Nashville Boys (Marvin Hughes on piano, Chet Atkins on guitar, Jerry Byrd on steel guitar, and Jerry Shook on bass) record the tracks "It's No Secret", "Statue In The Bay", "Never Free", and "Let Me Give You A Clue" at Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1308), as of 2005 has yet to issue "Never Free", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 1553) with "Domino Gal" on the flip side.
1951 - Benny Strong (on vocals), with an orchestra and vocal group (unlisted lineups for both), records the tracks "Tulips And Heather", "I've Tried A Million Times", "A Tavern In The Town", and "Don't Let Julia Fool Ya" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1952) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1898).
1951 - Joe "Fingers" Carr (on piano) with The Carr-Hops (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Snow Deer Rag", "Ragtime Melody" (with The Old Hickory Singers [lineup unlisted]), and (as of 2005) the unissued track "Raggedy Ann Rag" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1876).
1951 - Carl Butler (on vocals, with either Robert Lee "Bob" Foster or Billy Robinson on steel guitar and unlisted piano, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass players) records the tracks "Vicious Lies", "River Of Love", "A Blue Million Tears", and "Everything Will Be The Same" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first track as a single (Capitol 1996) with "Alone Without You" on the flip side, the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1891), and the last track as a single (Capitol 2084) with "A Penny For Your Thoughts" on the flip side.
1951 - Felix Slatkin conducts Ann Mason Stockton (on harp) with The Concert Arts Strings (lineup unlisted) as they record the tracks "Danse Sacrée" and "Danse Profane" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the album "Intimate Music: RAVEL - Introduction And Allegro/DEBUSSY - Danses Sacrée Et Profane/SCHOENBERG - Transfigured Night" (P-8304).
1952 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's tracks "Prologue, Part 1" and "Prologue, Part 2" are remastered and Capitol Records will issue the new version of the tracks on Kenton's EP "Prologue".
1952 - Van Alexander conducts the orchestra (unlisted lineup) as they record the instrumental tracks for Don Wilson and Stan Freberg's tracks "The Ugly Duckling: Part 1" and "The Ugly Duckling: Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a Children's Records single (32103) with a picture sleeve.
1952 - Dave Cavanaugh conducts his own compositions to an orchestra (lineup unlisted) and records the instrumental tracks for Mel Blanc's "Sylvester And Hippety Hopper: Part 1" and "Sylvester And Hippety Hopper: Part 2" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the tracks as a Children's Records single (32098) with a picture sleeve.
1955 - William Steinberg conducts The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Beethoven's "Symphony N°3 In E Flat Major, Opus 55 'Eroica'" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Symphony N°3 In E Flat Major" (P-8334) and excerpts from the track on the demonstration album "Full Dimensional Sound From The Capitol Tower" (S 9031).
1956 - Sonny James (on vocals and guitar, with Herman "Pete" Wade on guitar, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, Harland Powell (unlisted instrument, possibly steel guitar), and The Jordanaires (vocal chorus with unlisted lineup) records the tracks "You're The Reason I'm In Love" and "Young Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol F3602) and "Young Love" goes on to become James' biggest popular and country hit.
1956 - Capitol Records purchases from Pathé-Marconi the masters for Andre Colbert and His Violins and Chorus (both with unlisted lineups)' tracks "Orly Arrival", "Rain On The Seine", "Cocktails On The Champs", "Rude Nude At The Lido", "Tuesday In The Louvre", "The Clown On The Effel Tower", "Atop The Sacré-Coeur", "Strolling The Sorbonne", "Circling the Arc de Triomphe", "Four o'clock at Les Halles", "The green Garters Of Au Mouton De Panurge", and "Mood Notre-Dame" which were recorded in Paris, France and issues all the tracks on Colbert's album "My Paris" (T 10057).
1957 - Overdubs are recorded for The Four Freshmen's track "Granada" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on the group's album "Voices In Latin" (T 922).
1957 - Molly Bee (on vocals), with Bob Bain's Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I'm Goin' Steady With A Dream", "Five Points Of A Star", and "Magic Mirror" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as s a single (Capitol F3865) and "Five Points Of A Star", after overdubs are recorded on June 4, 1958, as a single (Capitol F4064) with her re-recorded version of "After You've Gone" on the flip side.
1957 - Les Paul (on guitar) and Mary Ford (on vocals), with David Terry conducting an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Goodnight My Someone", "Small Island", "Night Of The Fourth", and "More And More Each Day" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol F3858) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F3934).
1958 - Red Nichols (on trumpet and cornet, with Pete Beilmann on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Joe Rushton on bass saxophone, Gene Plummer on piano, and Rollie Culver on drums), at a live show at Marineland in Palos Verdes, California, performs the titles "Got To Have My Daddy Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "Fidgety Feet", "Silver Threads Among The Gold", and "Entry Of The Gladiators" which are recorded by Capitol Records. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Nichols' album "Red Nichols At Marineland" (T 1163).
1958 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted but included brass, reed and rhythm section musicians), records the tracks "For You", "Crazy She Calls Me", "(It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "You Are My Love" in New York City, New York. The listing gives New York City as the location but lists the studio as The Capitol Tower Studios. If anyone knows for sure where this session took place, please leave a comment. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "Tell Me All About Yourself" (W 1331).
1960 - Overdubs are recorded for The Pastor's tracks "Tommy, Tommy", "Lord Of All Creation", and the instrumental "Overture" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on the group's album "Cut Up Tenderloin" (T 1534).
1961 - Lou Rawls (on vocals with unlisted musicians), records the track "Nine Pound Hammer" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4669) with "Above My Head" on the flip side.
1961 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Seven Lonely Days", "Don't Ask Me Why", "I Need You Now", and "This Should Go On Forever" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Jackson's album "Wonderful Wanda" (ST 1776) and the last track as a single (Capitol F4973) with "We Haven't A Moment To Lose" on the flip side.
1961 - Virgil Fox (on organ) records Luther's "A Mighty Fortress" and Franck's "Panis Angelicus" at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on William Warfield and Virgil Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
1962 - Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with Dick Hyman on organ, André Persiany on piano and percussion, Bob Bain and Howard Roberts on guitar, John Brown on bass, Danny Farrar on drums, and The Jubilee Four [unlisted vocalists]) records the tracks "Memories Are Made Of This", and "'Deed I Do", and "Look Up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Jones' album "That Righteous Feeling" (T 1839).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Bunde Tolimense", "El Pescador", "Hacia El Calvario", and "Andalucia" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records releases all the tracks on Welcome's album "Latin Zither" (T 1863).
1962 - Marvin Hughes records the tracks "Nashville Bossa Nova" and "Blast Off" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4950).
1963 - Peggy Lee (on vocals with Max Bennett conducting the orchestra [lineup unlisted]) records the tracks "The Moment Of Truth", "That's My Style", "I've Got Your Number", and "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "In Love Again!" (Capitol T 1969).
1963 - Elliot Field records the tracks "The Sounds Of Drags: Introduction/Stock Cars/Roadsters/Mishap/Great Sounds" and "The Sounds Of Drags: Winter Nationals/Elimination" in Los Angeles, California with producer William L. Robinson. Capitol Records will purchase the masters on November 8, 1963 and issue them on the album "The Big Sounds Of The Drags" (T 2001).
1966 - Capitol Records artist Mrs. Miller appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" where she does a medley of "Downtown", "How Gentle is the Rain", "Second Hand Rose" & "Bill Bailey".
1967 - Moorpark Intersection (lineup unlisted) records the track "Sure Is Good" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows if the track has been issued, please leave a comment.
1967 - The Magnificent Men (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Nobody Treats Me The Way You do", "Babe, I'm Crazy 'Bout You", and "Forever Together" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first track on the group's album "The World Of Soul" (T 2846) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2062).
1968 - Ray Brown (aka Raymond Brown, on vocals with unlisted musicians), records the tracks "Tuesday Afternoon", "Grovin'", "How Little Men Care", "Good Day Sunshine", and "Don't Fall In Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Groovin'" (unissued as of 2005) , on Brown's album "Just Ray Brown" (ST-186).
1968 - Harry Middlebrooks records the tracks "You Wouldn't Know A Good Thing", "500 Miles", and "How Did You Get To Be That Way" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issuing information for the first track and the last two tracks are (as of 2005) still unissued.
1968 - Paul Klein (on vocals with unlisted musicians) record records the tracks "I Will Take You There" and "The Garbage Can" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 2364).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Patti Drew's tracks "It's Just A Dream", "I'm Calling" and "Why, Why, Why" and will later issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2989) and has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Why, Why, Why".
1970 - Overdubs are recorded for C. P. & W. (Cashman, Pistilli and West)'s tracks "Knock On My Door", "Across The Universe" and "Child Of Mine" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has (as of 2005) yet to issue "Knock On My Door" and will issue the final versions of the other two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3078).
1970 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Double L Productions of The Sunshine Express' (as of 2005) still unissued tracks "Oh How Happy", "Woman With A Smile", and "Nobody But You".
1971 - Harvest Records, with distribution in the United States by Capitol Records, releases Pink Floyd's album "Meddle"
1972 - Final overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's tracks "I Believe In Christmas" and "New Snow On The Roof" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version of both tracks together as a single (Capitol 3509).
1972 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Baby Elephant Walk", "California Dreaming" (with Bob Bain on guitar), "Dreamsville" (with Ted Nash on alto saxophone), "Theme From 'Mannix'" (with Ray Sherman on Piano), and "Patricia" (with Billy May grunting) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life will issue first, fourth and last track on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 4" (STL 244), "California Dreaming" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 8" (STL 248), and "Dreamsville" on the album "As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals, Volume 6" (STL 246).
1972 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Curtis Potter's tracks "Oklahoma Sunshine", "Her Arms Are Always Open", "There's Nothing To Hold Me Anymore", "Not The Real Me", and "A Walking Case Of Sorrow" and will issue the first and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 3638), (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Her Arms Are Always Open", and issued the third and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3516).
1972 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with: Johnny Gimble on fiddle; Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Thomas Grady Martin on guitar; Mike Post on rhythm guitar; Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker on steel guitar; Bob Moore on bass; and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums) records the tracks "Tennessee Women's Prison", "Roll With The Tide", and "I Don't Know How To Tell Him" at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Jackson's album "Country Keepsakes" (ST-11161).
1973 - Dan Peddicord records the tracks "Proud Country Lady", "Mail Order Bride", "I Need All Of You", and "The Mover" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3806) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3906).
1973 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with an orchestra with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "William Tell", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "Country Boy" and "No Love At All" (arranged by Dennis McCarthy) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue the first and third tracks and issued the second and last tracks on Campbell's album "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" (SW-11293).
1973 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for The Hummers (lineup unlisted)' tracks "Julianna", "Daddy's Song", and "Big Toy Train". Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3870) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Big Toy Train".
1973 - Buck Owens and His Buckaroos record the title track for their novelty Capitol Records album "It's A Monster's Holiday" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. The track will be released as part of a Capitol Records single, with "Great Expectations" as the flip side on June 24, 1974 and will peak at #6 on Billboard's Country Singles chart. The album will be released in September 1974
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Bob Seger records the (as of 2005) unissued track "Nine Tonight" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Amy Holland records the track "Don't Kid Yourself" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 4884) with "How Do I Survive" on the flip side.
1980 - Lee Clayton records the track "Won't You Give Me One More Chance" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the track on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
1985 - During two sessions held this day at The Music Mill in Nashville, Tennessee Tanya Tucker (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Just Another Love" at the first session and "Girls Like Me" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Tucker's album "Girls Like Me" (ST-12474).
1986 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's compilation album of unreleased tracks and alternate takes, "Menlove Ave."
1990 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Joey B. Ellis and Tynetta Hare's track "Heart And Fire (Go For It!)" which will be renamed "Go for It! (Heart And Fire) Rocky V Theme Song", M.C. Tab's "No Competition", Seven A3's "Take You Back (Home Sweet Home)", Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man", Elton John'S "Can't Stop The Fire", Rob Base's "I Wanna Rock", Joey B. Ellis' "Thought U Were The One For Me", and Snap's "Keep It Up". Bust It Records and Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the motion picture soundtrack album "Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Rocky V" (CDP795813 2) on November 20, 1990.
2006 - It is announced that EMI Music, which markets Dean Martin's recording catalogs, has struck a deal with the Dean Martin Trust to license his name, image and likeness and will continue to market Martin's Capitol Records and Reprise Records recording catalogs on a worldwide basis.
2007 - Capitol Records releases Skye Sweetnam's sophomore album "Sound Soldier"
2007 - Capitol Records releases the deluxe edition box set DVD of The Beatles' motion picture "Help!"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - The dance craze "The Lurch" (music by Gary Paxton) is introduced on today's episode of ABC-TV's dance show "Shindig" by actor Ted Cassidy, who plays Lurch on ABC-TV's comedy series "The Addams Family". Capitol Records will release the track as a single (Capitol 5503) with "Wesley" on the flip side.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Kim Carnes (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Living In A World" for EMI America. No session or issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows where the session was held and if the track was issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music's parent company, EMI Music.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - At two sessions for EMI America held this day Michael Murphy records the tracks "The One That Got Away" and "Once A Drifter" at the first session and "Back Slider's Wine" at the second session. No session or issuing information is listed, so if anyone knows where the session was held and if the tracks were issued, please leave a comment.
2007 - EMI releases Nat "King" Cole's compilation CD "Platinum"

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1938 - Orson Welles directs and stars in an adaptation of H.G. Wells' "War Of The Worlds" on CBS Radio's "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" that causes a nationwide panic.
1963 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Joe Pass on guitar, Les McCann on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums) records the tracks "Sermonette", "Bags' Groove", "Sister Sadie", "Li'l Darlin'", "Work Song", and "Blue 'n' Boogie" at The Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California
2002 - DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) of the group Run DMC is shot dead by two suspects in a waiting room in his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OCTOBER 29, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1891 - Fannie Brice, singer, burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, Motion Picture and Radio star and a Capitol Records artist (as Baby Snooks), is born Fania Borach in New York City, New York
1916 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (aka Jimmie Lee Dolan), singer, guitarist and Capitol Records artist, is born Lee Roy Petit in Gardena, California
1922 - Neal Hefti, trumpet player, composer and arranger whose works have been on many Capitol Records albums, is born Neal Paul Hefti in Hastings, Nebraska
1945 - Melba Moore, motion picture and television actress, singer and EMI America Records (1982) and Capitol Records (1982-1986) artist, is born Beatrice Melba Hill in New York City, New York. Thanks to Ron Richardson, her manager, for the hint about her first name.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Dave Franklin and His Franklinsteins (lineup unlisted), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted) record the tracks "Snore Your Blues Away" and "I Love To Listen To The Echo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single.
1947 - Henry Blair (as "Sparky") and Verne Smith (narration vocals), with Ray Turner on piano and with the Wright-Sonovox device used for the "talking" piano, using a script by Alan Livingston and music composed and arranged by Billy May, record the tracks "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 1", "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 2", "Sparky's Magic Piano: Part 3" at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks together on the children's album "Sparky's Magic Piano" (BC-73).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Capitol Records releases Tex William's single "Bluebird On Your Windowsill" (Capitol American 40025) with "A Letter Asking For My Broken Heart" on the flip side which will peak at #11 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart.
1951 - Time magazine runs an article in its issue with today's date about the success of Les Paul and Mary Ford's new sound on Capitol Records
1951 - Jimmie Skinner (on vocals and guitar with Tommy Jackson on fiddle, Ray "Curly" Lunsford on electric mandolin, and unlisted musicians on guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass) records the tracks "'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered", "(Send Me) A Penny Postcard", "Women Beware", "(I Can't Believe) It's Our Goodbye", "When The Book Of Life Is Read", and "Holy Life Insurance" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1889), the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 2007), and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1935).
1951 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin and Paul Shure on violin, Paul Robyn on viola, and Eleanor Aller on cello, with Arthur Gleghorn on flute, Mitchell Lurie on clarinet, and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record Ravel's "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 1", "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 2", and "Introduction Et Allegro: Part 3" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the quartet's album "RAVEL/DEBUSSY" (L-8154).
1952 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May directing: Frank Beach, Mannie Klein, William Guy, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and William Schaefer on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Heinie Beau on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Arnold Ross on piano; Vincent Terri on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record a re-take of the track "Little Brown Jug" and the tracks "Makin Whoopee", "Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between Noon and 3:00pm. Capitol Records issues the tracks on May's album "Bacchanalia!" (H-374)
1952 - Margaret Whiting, with Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Moonlight In Vermont", "Why Don't You Believe Me", and "Come Back To Me Johnny" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2681) with "Isle Of Skye" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2292).
1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles Leonard Pennario (on piano) records De Falla's "Danse De La Meunière (Dance Of The Miller's Wife)", Albeniz's "Tango In D", De Falla's "Andaluza IV (From 'Pièces Espagnoles')", and Albeniz's "Seguidilla" at the first session and Gershwin's "Prelude #2 For Piano, "Prelude #1 For Piano, and "Prelude #3 For Piano at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks from the first session on Pennario's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190) and all the tracks from the second session on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN: Theme from "Rhapsody In Blue"/"Three Preludes For Piano" (FAP-8206).
1955 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin, with Marvin Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell and Eddie Hill on guitar, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and other unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Don't Laugh", "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby", "Childish Love" and "In The Middle Of Nowhere" at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues "Don't Laugh" as a single (Capitol F3630) with "The new Partner Waltz" on the flip side, the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol F3300) and "Childish Love" as a single (Capitol F3413) with "Hoping That You're Hoping" on the flip side.
1956 - Capitol Records releases The Four Preps first single "Dreamy Eyes" (Capitol 3576) with "Fools Will Be Fools" on the flip side.
1956 - Capitol Records files the masters it received for the tracks for the soundtrack for the film "Giant" which were recorded by The Warner Brothers Orchestra and Chorus (lineups unlisted) as conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ray Hiendorf". Capitol Records issues the tracks as the original motion picture soundtrack for "Giant" (EMD1-773).
1957 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jackie Davis (on organ with Irving Ashby on guitar and Milt Holland on drums) records the tracks "Darn That Dream", "Isn't It Romantic?", "What's The Trouble?", "I Got The Sun In The Morning", and "Coffee Time" at the first session and "I'd Love To Take Orders From You", "So Beats My Heart For You", "I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star", and "Moonlight Becomes You" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Hammond Organ - Jumpin' Jackie" (T 974).
1957 - During a split session held between 7:00pm and 12:00am this day at The Capitol Tower Studio in Hollywood, California first The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga directing his own arrangements to Billy May's Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet; Joe Howard, Ed Kusby, Si Zentner, and George Roberts on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Kathryn Julye on harp; The Jud Conlon Singers [unlisted lineup]; and on strings: Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Walter Edelstein, Ben Gill, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violins; Stanley Harris and David Sterkin on viola; Edgar Lustgarten and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), record the track "It's You" then Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting the same lineup as used on the Four Prep's track) records "Seventy-Six Trombones" (arranged by Billy May) and "Young And Dangerous" (arranged by Nelson Riddle), then Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to [listed as probably] the same lineup of musicians as listed for The Four Prep's track) record the tracks "Til There Was You (with vocals by Sue Rainey) and "'Pal Joey' Theme". Capitol Records issues "It's You" as a single (Capitol F3845) with "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" on the flip side, Billy May's tracks together as a single (Capitol F3846), and Riddle's tracks together as a single (Capitol F3847).
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by William Steinberg, record Mozart's "Symphony N°40 In G Minor, K.550" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "MOZART - Symphony N°40 in G Minor, K.550/Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525" (PAO-8423).
1958 - The John La Salle Quartet (vocalists John La Salle, Hugh Martin, Marlene Ver Planck, and William Smith) with Billy Ver Planck directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Everybody Loves My Baby", "The Witch Song", "Tired Of Love", and "Jumpin' At The Left Bank" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Jumpin' At The Left Bank" (T 1176).
1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Alfred Newman, record Newman's "Conquest (from 'Captain From Castile')", Jessel's "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", Prokofiev's "March, Opus 33 (From 'The Love For The Three Oranges')", Berlioz's "Rakoczy March, Opus 24 (From 'Damnation Of Faust')", Delibes' "Procession Of Baccus (from 'Sylvia')", Schubert's "Marche Militaire, Opus 51" and Beethoven's "Turkish March, Opus 113 (From 'The Ruins Of Athens')" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the orchestra's album "Marche!" (P-8479).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals, with Roy Clark on lead guitar and unlisted electric bass, bass, and drum players and a vocal chorus that has an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Tounge Tied" (with Marvin Hughes on piano), "There's A Party Goin' On", "Lost Weekend" (with Marvin Hughes on piano), and "Man We Had A Party" (with Marvin Hughes on piano) at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jackson's album "There's A Party Goin' On" (T 1511)
1962 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' debut album "Surfin' Safari"
1962 - George Chakiris (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Second Chance", "Wait A Little Longer", "If This Should Be A Dream", and "I've Got Your Number" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1962 - Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with Dick Hyman on organ, André Persiany on piano and percussion, Bob Bain and Howard Roberts on guitar; John Brown on base, Danny Farrar on drums, and The Jubilee Four [lineup unlisted but possibly Bill Johnson, George McFadden, Jimmy Adams, and Ted Brooks]) records the tracks "Jonah's Sermon", "The Lonesome Road", and "Ramblin' Rose" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Jones' album "That Righteous Feeling" (T 1839).
1962 - Lee Evans (on piano) and Trio (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "All Right With Me", "The Sweetest Sounds" and "'West Side Story' Medley" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Evan's album "Lee Evans & His Trio" (T 1847).
1962 - Ruth Welcome (on zither) records the tracks "Amor", "Guabina Santandereana", "Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes)", and "Tiplecito De Mi Vida" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Welcome's album "Latin Zither" (T-1863).
1962 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, and other unlisted musicians and string players as well as a chorus with an unlisted lineup) records the tracks "Funny How Time Slips Away", "These Empty Arms", "But I Was Lying", and "We Haven't A Moment To Lose" (arranged by Bill McElhiney) at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Jackson's album "Love Me Forever" (T 1911), the third track as a single (Capitol F4917) with "Sympathy" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol F4973) with "This Should Go On Forever" on the flip side.
1963 - Bing Crosby begins three straight days of sessions with Bill Justis and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted) in Los Angeles, California and on this day records the tracks "Still", "Wabash Cannonball", "A Little Bitty Tear", and "Jealous Heart". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Crosby's album "The Great Country Hits" (T 2346).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Peter Ford records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Candy Sweet" and "The Joke's On Me" in Los Angeles, California in Los Angeles, California.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals, with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to: Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumet; Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, and Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Dennis Budimir on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) records "It's Monday Every Day", "Blues For The Weepers", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and the rejected track "Since I Fell For You" at The Capitol Tower Studios In Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Rawls' album "Nobody But Lou" (T 2273).
1965 - The Beatles finish recording the track "We Can Work It Out" for their soundtrack album "Help!" at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England
1965 - Overdubs are recorded at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Peggy Lee's track "Big Spender". Then Peggy Lee (on vocals), with Bill Holman conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the the tracks "Well, Alright (All Tight, Okay, You Win)" (arranged by Billy Byers), "I Must Know" (also arranged by Billy Byers), "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him" (arranged by Dave Grusin), "Gotta Travel On (Travellin' On)" (with another Billy Byers arrangement), and "What What Happens" (arranged by Bill Holman). Capitol Records issues the finished version of "Big Spender" as a single (Capitol 5557) with "Trapped In The Web Of Love" on the flip side and all the other tracks on Lee's album "Big Spender" (T 2475).
1965 - Duane Hyatt records the track "The Troubadour" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 5547) with "From Clown To King" (recorded at a session by The Three D's in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 1965) on the flip side.
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poney's (as of 2005) unissued track "2:10 Train" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Mad River (lineup unlisted) records (the as of 2005) unissued track "They Brought Sadness" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - Kelly Gordon records the tracks "Independently Poor", "Mornin' Glory", and "Love Took My Heart And Mashed That Sucker Flat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Gordon's album "Defunked" (ST-201).
1968 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals) with James Burton's Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Let It Be Me", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Tonight We're Calling It A Day", and "Hello To Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the duo's album "Just Hold My Hand" (ST-170) and (as of 2005) have yet to issue the last two tracks.
1970 - Capitol Records files the twenty masters it purchased from Columbia Pictures for the original motion picture "Cromwell" which were composed and conducted by Frank Cordell to unlisted musicians in London, England. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the original motion picture soundtrack album for "Cromwell" (SW-640).
1970 - Roy Rogers (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Happy Anniversary", "Lovenworth", and "Happiness" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rogers' album "Man From Duck Run" (ST-785).
1971 - The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils (lineup unlisted, possibly Joe Crane on vocals and guitar, Glenn Walters on drums and backup vocals, Richard Greene on bass, and John Rewind on guitar) record the tracks "Hurtin' Side Of Love" and "High In Arkansas" in Los Angeles, California. Other listings online say that the session took place at Funky Features' studios on the second floor at 142 Central Avenue, San Francisco, California and was produced by Pullman & Johnny Prod and engineered by Richard Greene and Jack Leahy. Capitol Records issues "Hurtin Side Of Love" as a single (Capitol 3253) with "Four Set Blues" on the flip side. No issuing information is listed for "High In Arkansas" although the group did release an EP (not through Capitol Records) with a picture sleeve using the same title.
1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Red Simpson's tracks "I'm A Truck" and "Where Love Used To Be" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 2326)
1973 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's single "Mind Games" with "Meat City" on the flip side. The single is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records.
1973 - Brewer & Shipley (aka Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley) record the track "Eco-Catastrophe Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on the duo's eponymous album "Brewer & Shipley" (ST-11261).
1973 - Alex Harvey records the (as of 2005) still unissued tracks "Swananoa Morning", "Close To Home", "I Want To Keep You All To Myself", and "Reuben James" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Please Love Me Forever", "There Is No Greater Love", "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" (Like These Arms Of Mine)", "That's All" and "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuano Caliente El Sol)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on the group's album "There Is No Greater Love" (SW-11364).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Merle Haggard (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Union Station" and "When My Last Song Is Sung" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Union Station" on Haggard's album "My Love Affair With Trains" (ST-11544) and "When My Last Song Is Sung" as a single (Capitol 4370 as by Merle Haggard and The Strangers) with "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Patty Tierney records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Dixie Girl", "Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree", and "Make The Man Love Me" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records.
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprisesd for La Wanda Lindsey's tracks "Matter Of Pride" and "The Road I'll Follow You Down" (recorded at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California) and will issue both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4195).
1975 - Pam Rose records the tracks "Either Way", "Like A Wild Fire", and "Givin' It All To You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4213) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Givin' It All To You".
1976 - Freda Payne (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Bring Back The Joy", "It's Been A Good Time While It Lasted", "I Get High (On Your Memory)", "Can't Live On A Memory", "Baby, You've Got What It Takes", and "Song For Freda" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and fifth tracks together as a single (Capitol 4431) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 4383) but there is no issuing information listed for the second and last tracks. If anyone knows if they have ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1976 - Bill Cosby records the tracks "The English Language", "Henry Kissinger", "U.F.O.", "My Father Confused Me", "The Glazed Donut Monster", "Mothers Enunciate", "The FCC And Mothers", "Mothers Will Hit You For Nothing", "Fathers Are The Funniest People", "Marriage And Duties", "New Husbands Kill Things", "The Lizard And The Mouse", "Dudes On Dope", and "The Dentist" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release all the tracks on Cosby's album "My Father Confused Me..What Must I Do?" (ST-11590).
1980 - Lee Clayton records the tracks "What's A Mother Gonna Do" and "Industry" in Nashville, Tenessee. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on Clayton's album "The Dream Goes On" (ST-12139).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Thelma" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records but the track is listed as voided.
1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Katrina and The Waves (Katrina Leskanich on vocals, Alex Cooper on drums, Vince de la Cruz on bass, and Kimberley Rew on guitar)' track "He's A Charmer" and will later issue the track as a single (Capitol 5528) with "Que Te Quiero" on the flip side.
1986 - Moses Tyson records the tracks "This Kind Of Music", "Let Me Love You Tonight", "Give Me A Sign", "I Love You", "Love Is My Reason", "Stomp", "Overnight Sensation", "Ode To A Black Cowboy", and "There's A Difference" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "I Love You" and "Overnight Sensation" on Tyson's eponymous album "Moses Tyson" (ST-12255) and "Love Is My Reason" as a single (Capitol 5227) with "Do You Want My Love" on the flip side. There is no issuing information listed for the other tracks. If anyone knows if any of them have been issued, please leave a comment.
1987 - Woody Herman (born Woodrow Charles Herman), band leader, clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and Capitol Records artist, dies of cardiac arrest at age 74
1991 - Capitol Records releases M.C. Hammer's third album "Too Legit To Quit"
1996 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' compilation "Anthology 3" which is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1996 - Capitol Records releases Mazzy Star's album "Among My Swan"
1996 - Capitol Records releases George Clinton's compilation album "Greatest Funkin' Hits"
1996 - Capitol Records releases Martin Denny's 2 cd compilation album "The Exotic Moods Of Martin Denny" as part of it's Ultra-Lounge series
2003 - Steve O'Rourke, manager of Capitol Records group Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke at age 63

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra divorces his first wife, the former Nancy Barbato
1963 - The Joe Pass Quartet (Joe Pass on guitar, Les McCann on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums) records the tracks "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Sack O' Woe", "Groove Yard", "Groove Yard (alternate take)", and "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Shiny Stockings" at The Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California
1977 - Virgin Records releases The Sex Pistols' debut album "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols". EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns Virgin Records' catalog.
1992 - Fred R. Maddox, vocalist, bass player, founder of the group The Maddox Brothers & Rose, and brother of Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox, dies at age 73
2007 - Virgin Records releases a special 30th anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols' debut album, "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols", on heavyweight vinyl with a 7" insert of "Submission" and a poster to match the contents of the album as it was released on October 29, 1977.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OCTOBER 28, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS
1936 - Charlie Daniels, singer and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born Charles E. Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina at the James Walker Memorial Hospital
1936 - Carl Davis, conductor, composer for ballet, stage, television and motion pictures, and collaborator with Sir Paul McCartney on "Liverpool Oratorio", the recording of which was released by Capitol Records in the United States, is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1953 - Desmond Child, songwriter, performer, record producer, Capitol Records artist with the band Desmond Child & Rouge and as a solo artist (1979), is born in Miami, Florida

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - The Berlin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Willheim Furtwangler, record Gluck's "Overture To Alceste: Part 1" and "Overture To Alceste: Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records both tracks on the orchestra's album "BEETHOVEN - Cavatina (from "Quartet" in B Flat,Op.130,N° 13)/GLUCK - Overture To Alceste" (H-8130).
1943 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone and other unlisted musicians), records the titles "Why Shouldn't I?", "Boogie Blues", and "Tess' Torch Song (I Had A Man)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 176) with "Hello Suzanne" on the flipside and the last track as a single (Capitol 151) with "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the tracks on Morse's box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues" (BCD 16117) in Germany.
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Martha Tilton's Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Anita O'Day & Band Ensemble)'s Capitol Records single "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" is #8, and Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (with vocals by Gene Howard)'s Capitol Records single "How Many Hearts Have You Broken" is #9.
1946 - Tex Williams (on vocals and guitar) and His Western Caravan (Cactus Soldi and Harry Simms on fiddle, Ossie Godson on piano, Pedro De Paul on accordion, Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Smokey Rogers on guitar and banjo, Spike Featherstone on harp, Deuce Spriggens on bass, and Muddy Berry on drums) record the tracks "Cowbell Polka", "Banjo Polka", "Yodelling Polka", "Roundup Polka" and "Miss Molly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first three tracks on Williams album "Polka!" (AD-56), "Roundup Polka" as a single (Capitol Americana 40001) with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue this take of "Miss Molly".
1947 - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Jamboree (includes Shug Fisher, rest of lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Westphalia Waltz", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out (Varsouvianna)", "The Crawdad Song", and "Wabash Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol Americana 40096) with "Spanish Bells" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40113) with "Sugar Pie" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol 15229) by Shug Fisher and The Ranchmen's Trio with "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol Americana 40083) with "Peepin’ Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)" on the flip side.
1947 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the tracks "The Love Nest", an alternate version of "The Love Nest", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first track and the third track on the trio's EP "King Cole 10th Anniversary" (EAP-3-514), the last track on the 3 CD set "Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions" (5-60184-2), and the alternate version of "The Love Nest" in France on the album "Great Capitol Masters" (1566251).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - The Mellomen Quartet (lineup unlisted) record five tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. If anyone knows what was recorded, who was at the session or where the session was held, please leave a comment.
1952 - Leonard Pennario (on piano) records Infante's "El Vito (Gracia)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Pennario's album "Piano Music Of Spain" (P-8190).
1953 - Jimmy Heap (on lead guitar), Perk Williams (aka Houston "Perk" Williams on vocals and fiddle), and The Melody Masters (Arlie Carter on piano, Horace Barnett on rhythm guitar, Cecil R. "Butterball" Harris on steel guitar, Bill Glendening on bass, and Dough Hudson on drums) record the tracks "(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy", "Ethyl In My Gas Tank (No Gal In My Arms)", "You Oughta Know", and "Love In The Valley" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 2767) with "Darling" on the flipside, the second and third track together as a single (Capitol 2866). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Heap's CD "Release Me" (BCD 15617) in Germany.
1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (with Gleason and Ray Block directing Bobby Hackett on trumpet and other unlisted musicians including a string session) record the tracks "I Can't Get Started", "Mystery Street", "Golden Violins", and "Shangri-La" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and last track on Gleason's album "Music,Martinis And Memories" (W 509) and the middle two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2659).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Conrad Gozzo, John Best, Mannie Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, and Ed Kusby on trombone; Vincent De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Willie Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Jules Kinsler on flute; Arthur Fleming on bassoon; Jules Jacob on oboe; J.A. Krechter on clarinet; Paul Smith on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record the track "Chicago" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on May's EP "Sorta-May" (ECF-562).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Roy Acuff (on vocals) and His Smoky Mountain Boys (with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, James "Jimmy" Riddle on harmonica, Lonnie "Pap" Wilson and Jess Esterhasy on guitar, Beecher "Bashful Brother Oswald" Kirby on Dobro resonator guitar and harmony vocals, and [listed as possibly] Joseph Zinkan on bass) records the tracks "Six More Days", "The Thief Upon The Tree", "Don't Judge Your Neighbor", and "The Night Spots Of The Town" at (listed as possibly) Castle Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track on Acuff's album "The Voice Of Roy Acuff" (T 2276), the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 53604), and the last track as a single (Capitol F3115) with "That's What Makes The Jukebox Play" on the flip side.
1955 - Dean Martin (on vocals) and The Easy Riders (Richard James Dehr, Hamilton "Terry" Gilkyson and Frank Miller) with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra (Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violn), record the tracks "Memories Are Made Of This", "Change Of Heart", "When You Pretend", and "The Lucky Song" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3295) and "The Lucky Song" on Martin's EP "Artists And Models" (EAP-1-702). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the 8 CD box set "Memories Are Made Of This" (BCD 15781) in Germany.
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Nelson conducting his own arrangements to [listed as probably]: Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and Anthony Terran on trumpet; Jack Teagarden on trombone; Ed Rosa, Babe Russin, and Joseph Stabile on saxophones; Louis Brown on piano; Frank Flynn on xylophone; Jack Marshall on guitar; Phil Stephens on bass; Ray Toland on drums and on strings: Leonard Atkins, Emil Briano, Sam Caplan, John Peter DeVoogt, Dan Lube, Nick Pisani, Joseph Quadri, Darrell Terwilliger, and Gerald Vinci on violins) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Lonny Starr Theme" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
1955 - Marian McPartland (on piano with Bill Crow on bass, Joe Morello on drums, Betty Glamman on harp, and Lucien Schmit on cello) records the tracks "If I Love Again", "I'll Be Around", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McPartland's album "After Dark" (T 699).
1956 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin with Marvin H. Hughes on piano, Paul Yandell on guitar, George McCormick on guitar and harmony vocals, Floyd T. "Lightnin'" Chance on bass) record the tracks "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone", "Praying", "Wait A Little Longer, Please, Jesus", "This Little Light Of Mine", and "I Steal Away And Pray" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks together on the brother's album "Nearer My God To Thee" (T 825).
1957 - Capitol Records releases Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps' single "Dance To The Bop" (Capitol 17223) with "I Got It" on the flip side.
1957 - Jackie Davis (on organ, with Irving Ashby on guitar and Milt Holland on drums) records the tracks "I Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home", "Across The Alley (From The Alamo)", and "Jumpin' Jackie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Hammond Organ - Jumpin' Jackie" (T 974).
1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Mozart's "'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K.525" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records releases the track on the orchestra's album "MOZART - Symphony N°40 in G Minor,K.550/Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,K.525" (PAO-8432).
1958 - The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Alfred Newman, record the Sousa's "Stars And Stripes Forever", Fucik's "Entry Of The Gladiators", and Planquette's "Le Régiment De Sambre-Et-Meuse" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "Marche!" (P-8479) and the last track on the orchestra's 2 LP set "This Is The Hollywood Bowl!" (ABO-8496).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jackie Davis (on organ with unlisted guitarist and drummer) records the tracks "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" and "In A Little Old Spanish Town" at the first session and "Love Is Just Around The Corner" and "Then I'll Be Happy" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Console - Hammond Gone Cha Cha" (T 1338).
1960 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals with Marvin Hughes on piano, Roy Clark on lead guitar, and unlisted musicians on electric bass, bass, drums and a vocal chorus with unlisted singers) records the tracks "Riot In Cell Block #9", "Little Charm Bracelet", "Right Or Wrong", and "Funnel Of Love" at Bradley Film and Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4520) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4553).
1960 - Roy Clark (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Under The Double Eagle" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 4595) with "Black Sapphire" on the flip side.
1963 - Red Nichols (on cornet) and His Five Pennies (Richard Nelson on trombone, Bill Wood on clarinet, Bill Campbell on piano, Walt Yoder on bass, and Rollie Culver on drums) re-record the tracks (which, as of 2005, are still unissued) "Plaintive Blues" and "Basin Street Blues" and then record the tracks "Maple Leaf Rag", "Apple Jack", "Hot House Rag", "Black And White Rag", and "Tin Roof Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the last five tracks on Nichol's album "Blues And Old-Time Rags" (T 2065).
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "In My Room" (Capitol 5069) with "Be True To Your School" on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records band The Beach Boys appear on The T.A.M.I. (Teen Age Music International) Awards Show which is recorded at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California over two days for a feature film, which also features James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Jan & Dean, Gerry & Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, Bo Diddley, and Lesley Gore.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Lou Rawls (on vocals) with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Tom Shepard, Ed Kusby, Lew McCreary on trombone; Ken Shroyer on bass trombone; Bill Green on alto saxophone and flute; Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and flute; Don Abney on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Jimmy Bond on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; and Carl Lott and John Duke on French horn) records the tracks "The Power Of Love", "Whispering Grass", "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", and "Nobody But Me" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Rawls' album "Nobody But Lou"(T 2273).
1965 - Liza Minnelli records the tracks "Imprevu", "Did I Hurt Your Feelings?", and "I'm Not Laughing" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 5473) and then issues the second and third tracks together as a single (number as yet unfound).
1965 - David McCallum (conducting an unlisted orchestra) records the tracks "A Taste of Honey", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "The 'In' Crowd", "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)" in Los Angeles, California with producer David Axelrod. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on McCallum's album "Music - A Part Of Me" (T 2432).
1965 - Pupa Piccola records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Keep Lovin' Him Just The Same", "(Oh How I Miss) The Old Crowd" and "You'll Know When The Right Boy Comes Along" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1965 - Joe Sanchez records the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "I Could" and "I've Got You On My Mind" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Wanda Jackson (on vocals) with The Botho Lucas Chorus (lineup unlisted) and a studio orchestra (lineup also unlisted) using arrangements by G. Sonneborn records the tracks "Wer An Das Meeer Sein Herz Verliert", "Louisiana Moon", "Ohne Sterne Ist Der Himmel Leer", and "Wenn Der Abschied Kommt" at Electrola Studios in Cologne, Germany. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (K23361) in Germany and the last two tracks together as a single (K23362) also in Germany.
1966 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Barbara and The Believers (Barbara South on vocals with unlisted musicians) tracks "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "What Can Happen To Me Now?" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5866) and Barbara South's tracks "The Boy Before You" and "He's My Hero" which the label issues together as a single (Capitol 5792).
1966 - The Tombstones (lineup unlisted) records the (as of 2005) unissued track "The Mule" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1966 - Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen records the tracks "Prologue", "Gallant Men", "The Story Of The Mayflower", "The Story Of The Battle For Independence", "The Story Of The Flag", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "The Story Of Gettysburg", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Story Of The Statue Of Liberty", "Epilogue", "Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag", "Gallant Men (Single Version)", and "The New Colossus" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except the single version of "Gallant Men" on Dirksen's album "Gallant Men" (T 2643) which will go on to win the 1967 Grammy for best spoken word album. Capitol Records issues "Gallant Men (Single Version)" as a double sided single (Capitol 5805).
1966 - Dave Allan and The Arrows (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Mad, Mad Doctor", "The Igloo", "Gold Bomb", "The Golden Price", "Blues Theme" and "Bongo Party" in Los Angeles, California. There is no issue information for the first two tracks, the third and fourth tracks (as of 2005) are unissued, and the last two tracks are issued by Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, together as a single (Tower 295).
1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Been Way Too Long", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Lonely Days" and overdubs for the track "I Was Made To Love Her" in Los Angeles, California and then remixes the track "I Was Made To Love Her". Capitol Records has (of 2005) yet to issue "Been Way To Long" and "Lonely Days" and issues the original version of "I Was Made To Love Her" on the group's album "Wild Honey" (T 2859) and the remixed version on the group's album "Beach Boys Rarities" (ST-12293).
1967 - Maffitt and Davies (aka Clark Maffitt and Brian Davies on guitar, with Michael Lang on piano, Jimmy Bond and Joe Osborne on bass, James Gordon on drums, and Milt Holland on tabla) record the tracks "Lungi Dal Caro Bene", "Quietly Blow My Mind", and "Come Back Moma" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the duo's album "The Rise & Fall Of Honesty" (ST 2999). There is no listing information for the second track, and "Come Back Moma" is (as of 2005) unissued. If anyone knows if "Quietly Blow My Mind" has ever been issued, please leave a comment.
1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Harry Sonoda's tracks "It's Only You, "As Long As I Have You", "Pretty River", "When Love Is Gone", "I'll Cry If You Should Leave Me", "Very Strange", "I Don't Think I Care", Discover Love", and "Distant Winds" (on which Jimmie Haskell and H.B. Barnum conduct their own arrangements). All the titles will be issued by Hana-Ho Records, under a single album distribution deal with Capitol Records, on Sonoda's album "You Don't Need A Mind Just Soul" (ST-1).
1968 - Mad River (unlisted lineup) record the (as of 2005) unissued track "Jersey Sloo" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1968 - T.R. Murcy records the track "Happy", "It's Been So Long", "40 Miles To L.A." in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Happy" as a single (Capitol 2394) with "Time And The Rain" on the flip side, (as of 2005) has yet to issue "It's Been So Long", and issued the last track as a single (Capitol 2603) with "Just Listen" on the flip side.
1968 - Matt Monroe (on Spanish vocals with unlisted brass, horns, tuba, reeds, piano, harpsicord, guitar, banjo, bass, drum percussion, strings, and harp players) records the tracks "No Me Dejes (If You Go Away)", "Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go)", "Amandote Otra Vez (Lovin' You Again)", "Que Tiempo Tan Feliz (Those Were The Days)", and "La Perla Y El Rubi (The Ruby And The Pearl)" at EMI Studios in London England. The Capitol Latino label issues all the tracks on Monroe's album "Todo Pasara" (ST-19006).
1968 - The Honeys (Diane Rovell, Marilyn Rovell, and Ginger Blake on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by Elmo Peeler, record the track "She's Out To Get You" at Cherokee Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Honeys" (7-93193-2)
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Surf Symphony (unlisted lineup) record the short version of "The Last Thrill" in Los Angeles for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed, so if anyone knows if the track was issued, please leave a comment.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Glen Campbell (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "One Pair Of Hearts", "I Believe", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Oh Happy Day", and "Daddy Sang Bass" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Campbell's album "Oh Happy Day" (SW-443).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Fuzzy Wuzzy Ego", "Thomas In A Bed Of Roses", and "At The Mercy Of My Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue the first and last tracks and issued "Thorns In A Bed Of Roses" on Montgomery's album "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" (ST-468).
1970 - C.P. & W. (Cashman, Pistilli and West aka Dennis Cashman on vocals, Gene Pistilli and Tommy West listed as possibly on guitar) record the tracks "Knock On My Door", "Across The Universe", and "Child Of Mine" (listed as possibly) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Knock On My Door" and issued the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3078).
1971 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (May conducting his own arrangements to: John Audino, John Best, Uan Rasey, Mickey Mangano, and George Werth on trumpet; Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Gil Falco, and Lloyd Ulyate on trumpet; Les Robinson, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Abe Most, Nat Brown, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones; Ray Sherman on piano; Jack Marshall on guitar; Rollie Bundock on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "At Last" (vocals by Bob Grabeau), "Moon Ray" (vocals by Eileen Wilson), "Moonlight Cocktail" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman), and "Serenade In Blue" (vocals by Bob Grabeau with the vocal group of William Brown, Tom Kenny, Gene Melino, and Jerry Whitman) at The Capitol Tower Studios In Hollywood, California. Time-Life issues "At Last" and "Moonlight Cocktail" on the album "The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers" (STL-351) and "Moon Ray" and "Serenade In Blue" on the album "The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing" (STL-352).
1971 - The Persuasions (vocalists Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jay Otis Washington, Jimmy Hayes, and Herbert Rhoad) record the a cappella track "Temptations Jam: 'Don't Look Back'/'Runaway Child, Running Wild'/'Cloud Nine'" and will then create and short version of the track at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York with producers David Dashev, Eric Malamud, and Jerry Lawson with engineers Edwin Kramer, David Palmer, Elliot Shelner, Eric Malamud, and Ed Sepanski (according to group member and co-producer Jerry Lawson) although Capitol Records' listing gives the recording session as being held in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the band's a cappella album "Street Corner Symphony" (ST-872). Jerry Lawson is still active and you can check what he's up to now onlinehereherehere, and with his new group and Rod Stewart here.
1971 - Melba Montgomery (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Country Child", "Hope I Never Love That Way Again", and "The Child" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 4290) with "He Called Me Baby" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 3297) with "Say You'll Never Leave Me" on the flip side, and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "The Child".
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Capitol Records registers the master it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises for Tony Booth's track "Watch Out For Lucy" which it will issue as a single (Capitol 3994) with "Good As Gone" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - La Wanda Lindsey (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "I Finally Gave Him Enough Rope To Hang Himself" and "I Think I'm Going To Like Lovin' You" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for the tracks and issue them together as a single (Capitol 3999).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Overdubs are recorded for Merle Haggard's tracks "The Hobo", "The Coming And The Going Of The Trains", "My Love Affair With Trains", and "The Silver Ghost" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Haggard's album "My Love Affair With Trains" (ST-11544)
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Buck Owens Enterprises of Dennis Payne's tracks "Love Me Like You've Never Done Before" and "Remembering You" and will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4196).
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Forty Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues", and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne". Capitol Records issues the final version of all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1975 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar) records the track "Keep On Rockin'" in Sausalito, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Hagar's album "Nine On A Ten Scale" (ST-11489).
1975 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of The Righteous Brothers' tracks "Let Me Make The Music", "Father Of Rock And Roll", and "(It's Time For A) Happy Song" but, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1976 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Denny Laine records the tracks "It's So Easy/Listen to Me" and "I'm Looking For Someone to Love" at the first session and "Heartbreak", "Moondreams", "Rave On", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "Fool's Paradise", "Lonesome Tears", "Look At Me", and "Take Your Time" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 4340) and all the tracks on Laine's album "Holly Days" (ST-11588).
1981 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jay Ferguson records the track "I'm Down" at the first session and "Baby Come Back" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks together on Ferguson's album "White Noise" (ST-12196).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Don't Wait For Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Siberian Nightlife" (ST-12257).
1986 - Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil, with whom she will have eight children before they divorce
1987 - Capitol Records releases Canned Heat's compilation CD "The Best of Canned Heat"
1996 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' "Anthology 3" on CD
2002 - "Stuck Inside A Cloud", the first track to be released from George Harrison's Capitol Records album "Brainwashed", will premiere exclusively on AOL Music's First Listen for AOL members only at AOL Keyword: First Listen at 12:01 a.m
2002 - Terry Gibbs, with his band (Dave Carpenter, Barbara Morrison, Stix Hooper, Bill Henderson, Pete Christlieb, Terry Gibbs, Mike Melvoin, Jeff Hamilton, Antony Wilson, and Joey DeFrancesco) records the album "From Me To You", a tribute to Lionel Hampton, in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with recording engineer and mixer Franz Pusch and its SACD 5.1 mix is the first ever to utilize binaural audio during recording
2003 - Beatrice Milly McCartney, daughter of Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney and his then wife Heather Mills, is born
2008 - Capitol Records releases, as part of its "From The Capitol Vaults" Limited-Edition Capitol Records 180g Vinyl Series albums, The Band's "Music From The Big Pink" and "The Band", The Beach Boys' Double LP "Endless Summer", John Lennon’s "Rock ‘N’ Roll", Paul McCartney & Wings’ "Band On The Run", Megadeth’s "Peace Sells" and "Rust In Peace", Queensryche’s "Operation: Mindcrime", Roxy Music’s "For Your Pleasure" and "Roxy Music", Stray Cats’ "Built For Speed", and The Verve’s "Urban Hymns".
2008 - Capitol Records releases an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of "The Best Of Bond... James Bond" The CD and digital album both feature 23 tracks from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus John Arnold's previously unreleased "James Bond Theme" as a bonus track and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance, and more.
2008 - Today's scheduled releases by Capitol Records of Avant's self-titled first album for the label and of Varsity Fanclub's self-titled debut album have been pushed back. Avant's album is now scheduled for release on December 9, 2008 and Varsity Fanclub's album is now scheduled for January 13, 2009.
2011 - Beryl Davis, singer, actress and Capitol Records artist as part of the trio Beryl, Connie (Haines) and Jane (Russell), who released the album "The Magic Of Believing" (Capitol T 822), dies at age 87 in Los Angeles, California of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1925 - The Gramophone Company (which later becomes EMI, owner of Capitol Records) makes its first electrical recording of a church organ, using a telephone land line linked to Western Electric System recording equipment
1957 - Look Records releases future Capitol Records artist Fred Neil's first single "You Ain't Treatin' Me Right" (Y-1002) with "Don't Put The Blame On Me" on the flip side.
1968 - The divorce trial of Cynthia and John Lennon is decided in favor of Cynthia
55 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Ben Harper, singer, guitarist, songwriter and Virgin Records artist, is born Benjamin Chase Harper in Pomona, California. EMI Music, Capitol Music's parent company, currently owns the Virgin Records catalog.
1991 - EMI America Records releases Queensrÿche's live album "Operation: LIVEcrime". Capitol Records currently owns EMI America's catalog.
10 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Gil Melle (born Gilbert John Melle), saxophonist, synthesizer and drum machine player, graphic designer and first white artist signed by Blue Note Records (1950 at age 19) dies of a heart attack at age 72 in Malibu, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
2006 - My step-daughter, Maureen Majeswki, marries Nathaniel Johnson in Mendocino, California