Thursday, October 23, 2014

OCTOBER 23, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, accordionist, song parodist, radio, television and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (his debut, the 1979 parody single "My Bologna" with "School Cafeteria" on the flipside), is born Alfred Matthew Yankovic in Lynnwood, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - The Orchestra of the German Opera House of Berlin, conducted by Walter Lutze, records Johann Strauss' "Waldmeister Overture: Part 1" and "Waldmeister Overture: Part 2" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "Johann STRAUSS Operettas (Excerpts)" (P-8034).
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Leon and Al Dixon Record the tracks "Bother Me No More", "Mystery Of Old #5", "T For Texas (Blue Yodel #1)", "Beaumont Rag", and "Moonlight And Skies" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. All of the tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
1945 - Edwing LeMar "Buddy" Cole records 14 tracks for The Capitol REcords Transcription Service in Los Angles, California. If anyone knows what tracks were recorded or if they were ever commercially issued, please leave a comment.
1947 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and His Orchestra (Vernon "Jake" Porter, Irving Goodman, George Seaburg, and Frank Beach on trumpet; Herbie Harper, Lou McGarity, and Tommy Pederson on trombone; Gus Bivona and Jack Dumont on alto saxophone; Babe Russin and Bumps Myers on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Mel Powell on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Tommy Romersa on drums) record the tracks "On A Slow Boat To China" (with Al Hendrickson on vocals), "Sweet And Lovely" (arrangement by Mel Powell), and "Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty?" (with Emma Lou Welch on vocals) at the first session and "Back In Your Own Backyard" (also with Al Hendrickson on vocals), "Wrap You Troubles In Dreams", "That's A Plenty", and "Please Be Kind" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "On A Slow Boat To China" as a single (Capitol 15208) with "I Hate To Lose You" on the flip side, "Sweet And Lovely" and "Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty?" together as a single (Capitol 15020), "Back In Your Own Backyard" and "Wrap You Troubles In Dreams" on Goodman's album "Dizzy Fingers" (H-409), and has (of 2005) yet to issue "That's A Plenty" or the version of "Please Be Kind" that was recorded this day.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - The Statesmen Quartet (Jack Hess on lead vocal; Bobby Strickland on tenor vocal; Bervin Kendrick on baritone vocal; James "Big Chief" Wetherington on bass vocal), with Hovie Lister on piano, record the tracks "The Santa Claus Song", "White Christmas", "The Land Where Living Waters Flow, and "If You've Never Learned To Pray" at radio station WCON in Atlanta, Georgia. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-40263) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol American 40289).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Louis Kaufman (on violin), with Orchestre Symphonique National, Paris (lineup unlisted) conducted by Roger Desormière, records Vivaldi's "Concerto In G Minor ('For The Dresden Orchestra'): 1st Movement - Allegro; 2nd Movement - Largo Non Molto; and 3rd Movement - Allegro", "Concerto In D Minor ('Senza Cantin'): 1st Movement - Allegro; 2nd Movement - Andante Molto; and 3rd Movement - Allegro", and "Concerto In E Flat Major: 1st Movement - Allegro Poco, Part 1; 1st Movement - Allegro Poco, Part 2; 2nd Movement - Largo Non Molto" and 3rd Movement - Allegro, part 1; and "3rd Movement - Allegro, part 2" at The Rex Cinema in Paris, France. Capitol Records issues "Concerto In G Minor" and "Concerto In D Minor" on Kaufman's album "VIVALDI - Concerto In G Minor/Concerto In D Minor" (ECL-8076) and "Concerto In E Flat Major" on his album "VIVALDI - Concerto In E Flat Major/Double Concerto In B Flat Major" (KCM-8091).
1950 - Buddy Cole (as Eddie Grant, on organ with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "The Petite Waltz", "Beyond The Reef", "Running Wild, and "Oh Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1296) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last two tracks.
1950 - Johnny Pecon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Isabella (Waltz)", "Ooh, What You Do To Me Polka" (with Nettie Pecon on vocals), "You're All I As For-Waltz" (with Johnny Pecon on vocals), and "Zip Polka" (featuring Lou Trebar on accordion) (listed as possibly) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues "Isabella" as a single (Capitol 1336) with "What Do I Care?" on the flip side, "Ooh, What you Do To Me Polka" as a single (Capitol 1527) with "Goose Polka" on the flip side, and "You're All That I Ask For" and "Zip Polka" together as a single (Capitol 1387).
1950 - James Robert (on mandolin) and Martha Carson (on vocals), with The Gospel Singers (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "The Shining City" and "(I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing", "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More" and "Lay Your Burdens At His Feet" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 1530) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1380).
1951 - Ray Turner (on piano with Phil Stephens on bass and Nick Fatool on drums) records the tracks "Kitten On The Keys", "Canadian Capers" and "Dizzy Fingers". Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Turner's 10" album "Kitten On The Keys" (H-306).
1952 - Yma Sumac (on vocals), with Moises Vivanco and His Peruvians (lineup unlisted), records the track "K'arawi (Planting Song)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Sumac's album "Voice Of The Xtabay" (H-423).
1953 - Kay Starr, with The Lancers (Jarrett Meecham, Ken P. Johnson, Robert M. Forter, and Carlton Lindgren) doing background vocals and Harold Mooney's Music (lineup unlisted), records a remake of the track "I'll Always Be In Love With You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the song as a single (Capitol F2675), with "Changing Partners" on the flipside, and on Starr's album "One More Time" (T 1358).
1953 - During a split session held in New York City, New York, first June Hutton (on vocals), with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "For The First Time In A Long Time" (with The Boys Next Door [lineup unlisted] on vocals), "You Say You're Sorry", and "Take Care Of Yourself", then Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the track "High Strung". Capitol Records issues "For The First Time In A Long Time" as a single (Capitol 2667) with "If It's The Last Thing I Do" on the flipside, "You Say You're Sorry" as a single (Capitol 2811) with "We Don't Wanna Go Home" on the flipside, has yet (as of 2005) to issue "Take Care Of Yourself", and issued "High Strung" as a single (Capitol 2661) with "Sadie Thompson's Song" on the flipside.
1956 - Ralph Pena (on bass) and Alvin Stoller (on drums) record overdubs for Billy May and His Orchestra's track "The Floater" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of this track as a single (Capitol F3598) with "Christopher Columbus" on the flip side.
1956 - Ken Errair (on vocals), with Pete Rugolo conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Gone With The Wind", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "What A Difference A Day Makes" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Errair's album "Solo Session" (T 807).
1957 - Ray Anthony (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (Al Porcino, Conrad Gozzo, and Gene Duermeyer on trombone; Hoyt Bohannon, Lew McCreary, Jimmy Priddy, and Joe Howard on trombone; Med Flory and Wilbur Schwartz on clarinet and alto saxophone; Jules Jacob and Jeff Massingill on tenor saxophone; Teddy Lee on baritone saxophone; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Al Viola on guitar; Don Simpson on bass; Eddie Grady on drums; and Lou Singer on percussion), using arrangements by Don Simpson, record the tracks "The Nearness Of You", "You'll Never Know", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "Pretend", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "My Private Melody", and "Moonlight Becomes You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Moonlight Becomes You" (which as of 2005 remains unissed) on Anthony's album "The Dream Girl" (T 969).
1958 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Bain (directing the orchestra with unlisted lineup) finishes recording "Frenesi" at the first session and "Brazil (Aquarela Do Brazil)" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the final version of "Frensesi" as well as "Brazil" on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Cha Cha Cacciatore", "Venezuela", and "St. Louis Blues Cha Cha" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on Lombardo's album "Lombardo Goes Latin" (T 1191) and the last track as a single (Capitol F4098) with "Exactly Like You Cha Cha" on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Jackie Davis (on organ with unlisted guitar and drums players) records the tracks "The Glow Worm Cha Cha", "Lady Play Your Mandolin", "Heat Wave", and "Ain't She Sweet" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Davis' album "Jackie Davis At The Console - Hammond Gone Cha Cha" (T 1338).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Dick Williams (on vocals), with Jack Marshall's Music (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Somewhere Along The Way", "Love Is Nothin' But The Blues", "Love Letters" and "It Could Happen To You" in New York City New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Williams' album "Love Is Nothin' But The Blues" (T 1330)
1960 - At two sessions held this day at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California The Pastors (Tony Pastor, Guy Pastor, Tony Pastor Jr. on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mannie Klein on trumpet; William Schaefer on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz and Jules Jacob on saxophones; Edwin "Buddy" Cole and Dick Hazard on piano; Al Hendrickson on guitar; John Kitzmiller on bass; Nick Fatool on drums) and The Jud Conlon Singers (vocal chorus with unlisted lineup), record the tracks "A Picture Of Happiness", "Little Old New York", "Good Clean Fun", "Artificial Flowers", and "Tommy, Tommy" at the first session between 2:00 and 5:00 pm and "My Miss Mary", "Lord Of All Creation", My Gentle Young Johnny", and "Dear Friends" at the second session between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on The Pastor's album "Cut Up Tenderloin" (T 1534).
1960 - At three sessions held this day in New York City, New York the original Broadway cast of "Tenderloin", with Hal Hastings conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangments by Carl Fisher, record the tracks "Overture" (an instrumental), "Bless This Land" (vocals by a choir with unlisted lineup), "Reform" (vocals by Lee Becker, Carvel Carter, and Nancy Emes), "Reform (Reprise)" (vocals by The Girls with unlisted lineup), "My Miss Mary" (vocals by Ron Hussman and Wynne Miller), and "Tommy, Tommy" (with vocals by Wynne Miller) at the first session, "The Picture Of Happiness (vocals by Margery Gray and Ron Hussman), "Little Old New York" (vocals by Lee Becker and Eileen Rogers), "Finale" (vocals by Maurice Evans), "How The Money Changes Hands" (vocals by Lee Becker, Maurice Evans, Christine Norden, Eddie Phillips, and Eileen Rogers), and "Artificial Flowers" at the second session, and "The Army Of The Just" (vocals by Charles Aschmann, Lanny Davis, Maurice Evans, Stokeley Gray, and Eileen Rogers), "Good Clean Fun" (vocals by Maurice Evans), "The Trial" (vocals by Raymond Bramley, Rex Everhart, Irene Kane, and Wynne Miller), "Dear Friend" (vocals by Maurice Evans), "My Gentle Young Johnny" (vocals by Eileen Rogers), "What's In it For You?" (vocals by Marice Evans and Ron Hussman), and "Dr. Brock (vocals by Maurcie Evans) at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the original Broadway cast album "Tenderloin" (WAO 1492).
1961 - The Journeymen (Dick Weissman, John Phillips and Scott McKenzie on vocals and guitar and Dick Weissman on guitar and banjo) record the tracks "Kumbaya" and "Oh, Miss Mary" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Kumbaya" as a single (Capitol 4678) with "Soft Blow The Summer Winds" on the flip side and "Oh, Miss Mary" on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Journeymen" (7-98536-2).
1961 - Pat Suzuki records the tracks "Frenesi", "Down Argentina Way", and "Cuanto Le Gusta" in New York City, New York for Capitol Records which, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1961 - Tommy Sands (on vocals), with The Jordanaires (vocal group, lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Jimmy's Song", "Queen In Calio", "The Wrong Side Of Love", "Five Foot Deep In Teardrops" and "Just A Little Bit Blue" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol F4660) and, as of 2005, yet to issue the other three tracks.
1962 - George Chakiris (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Reputation", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Moon River", "Lollipops And Roses", and "Teach, Me Tonight" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1962 - Jimmy Rowles (on piano and vocals) and Friends (Howard Roberts on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; and either Nick Martinis or Shelly Manne on drums) record the tracks "A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid", "Maybe You'll Be There", and "Maria Elena" with Nick Martinis on drums and "How Can We Be Wrong?", "Miss Brown To You", and "Sugar" with Shelly Manne on drums in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios with producer Dave Cavanaugh. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "Maria Elena" (which is, as of 2005, still unissued) on the group's album "Kinda Groovy" (T 1831).
1963 - Cy Coleman (on piano with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Theme From 'The Prize'", "You Turn Me On, Baby", and "The Girls Of Athens" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol Records 5086) and the last track as a single (Capitol 5130) with "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life" on the flipside.
1963 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Jack Sheldon records the tracks "Historia De Un Amor", "La Clarin De La Tarde", "A Taste Of Honey", "Bodega Bay", and "Wait And See" at the first session and "On The Alamo", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", "Orrance", "Samantha", and "Inez" at the second session for Capitol Records which, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks.
1963 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York The Lettermen (Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann on vocals), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the track "I'll Never Stop Loving You", "Can't Help Falling In Love With You", "Friendly Persuasion", and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" at the first session and "Prety Blue Eyes", "Too Young", "Dearly Beloved", and "Till" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "A Lettermen Kind Of Love" (T 2013).
1967 - Fred Neil (on vocals), with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Looks Like Rain/Brazos Medley", and "Felicity" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "You Don't Miss Your Water" on Neil's album "The Other Side Of This Life" (ST-657) and the other two tracks on Neil's album "Fred Neil Sessions" (ST 2862).
1967 - The Outsiders (Tom King on vocals and the leader of the vocal group: Emmett "Sonny" Geraci, Richard Biagiola, William "Bill" Bruno, and Richard D'Amato) with unlisted musicians, record the tracks "Little Bit Of Lovin'", "Why Shouldn't I Have A Cry Now", "All This (She Does To Me)", and an untitled track in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Little Bit Of Lovin'" as a single (Capitol 2055) with "I Will Love You" (recorded March 19, 1966) on the flip side, "Why Shouldn't I Have A Cry Now" on the CD "Capitol Collectors Series - The Outsiders" (7-94076-2), and (as of 2005) has yet to issue either of the other two tracks.
1967 - Al Martino (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "A Voice In The Choir", "The Glory Of Love" and "Walk Away" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first, third and last tracks on Martino's album "This Is Al Martino" (T 2843) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2053).
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded for John Stewart and Buffy Ford's track "July, You're A Woman". Capitol Records will issue the final version of the track on the duo's album "Signals Through The Glass" (ST 2975).
1968 - Denny McLain records the tracks "Cute", "Girl Talk", the medley "Meditation/The Girl From Ipanema", the medley "Do You Know The Way To San Jose/Walk On By", and "What The World Needs Now" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which, as of 2005, has yet to issue any of the tracks
1968 - Johnny and Jonie Mosby (on vocals), with James Burton's Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Odds And Ends", "Loose Talk", "Just Hold My Hand" (overdubs for this track will be recorded on November 25, 1968), and "Which One Is To Blame" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of all the tracks on the duo's album "Just Hold My Hand" (ST-170).
1968 - Jimmy Jones, conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the band tracks for Tony Sandler and Ralph Young's tracks "Life Is", "Trains And Boats And Plains", "Cuando Sali De Cuba (The Wind Will Change Tomorrow)" and "The Three Bells" in New York City, New York. After three sessions of vocal overdubs by Sandler and Young in November 1968) Capitol Records will issue the first, third and last tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Trains And Boats And Planes".
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased of Tommy Stand and The Upper Hand's tracks "I Wanna Testify", "Funky Way To Treat Somebody", "Instant Reaction", "Am I Groovin' You", and "Satisfying My Hunger" which were recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Fame Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues "I Wanna Testify" and "Am I Groovin' You" together as a single (Fame 1480) and Funky Way To Treat Someone" and "Instant Reaction" together as a single (Fame 1462). "Satisfying My Hunger" is listed as possibly unissued as of 2005.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Curley Barrix (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Every Night You Make My Day", "Heavenly Sunshine", and "Let's Build A World Together" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which, as of 2005, yet to issue any of the tracks.
1972 - Peter & Alex (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Miss America" and "Illusive Butterfly" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Miss America" as a single (Capitol 3571) with "Maria Magdalena" on the flip side and, as of 2005, has yet to issue "Illusive Butterfly.
1972 - Shirley Eikhard records the tracks "Right On Believin'", "Wherever You Go", and "I Just Wanted You To Know" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3578) and, as of 2005, yet to issue the last track.
1973 - Merle Haggard (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "That's The Way Love Goes", "Got A Letter From My Kid Today", "Honky Tonk Night Time Man" and an unlisted title that may possibly have not been recorded in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record issues "Got A Letter From My Kid Today" on Haggard's album "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" (ST-11693), "Honky Tonk Night Time Man" on Haggard's album "Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album" (ST-11331), and as of 2005 yet to issue either of the other tracks.
1973 - Ashish Khan records the tracks "Anata", "Prayer", "10 Beat", and "Allah Ranka" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records and, as of 2005, none of the tracks are listed as issued.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - John Lennon records the track "Move Over Ms. L" at the Record Plant in New York City which will be the flip side of his Apple Records single "Stand By Me" and is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1975 - Cheryl Ladd records the track "He's Lookin' More Everyday", "Country Love", "Love And Honor", and "Homemade Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4215) but, as of 2005, has yet to issue the last two tracks.
1975 - Overdubs are recorded for James Talley's tracks "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again", "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne", "She Tries Not To Cry", "Tryin' Like The Devil", "She's The One", and "You Can't Ever Tell" (location and session details unlisted). Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1980 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitars with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "This Planet's On Fire" and "Love Or Money" for Capitol Records. There is no listing for where the tracks were recorded. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Alcatrazz (lineup listed as probably: Graham Bonnet on vocals; Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion, and vocals) records the track "Desert Diamond" in Los Angeles, Calfornia. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
1985 - Paul McCartney signs as a solo artist with Capitol Records
1986 - Esquerita (born Eskew Reeder, Jr.), pianist, singer, mentor to Little Richard, and Capitol Records artist (1958-1959), dies at age 51 of A.I.D.S. in Harlem, New York
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Foo Fighters finish recording tracks for their self-titled debut Capitol Records album at Laundry Room Studios, Seattle, Washington
1997 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's live album "Bosnia"
2001 - Capitol Records re-releases on CD John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Milk And Honey", originally released on Polydor Records, with an extra interview track at the end. I did the production design on the re-release with the only real change on the cover being that I recentered their names to just the trim width because they had be centered on the original to width of the cover plus the bleed so that when the booklet was trimmed, the names were off-centered slightly, and I raised the image to make sure that Yoko's heart necklace would not be trimmed off.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson), singer, Vaudeville, Broadway, motion picture and radio actor, and the 20th century's first pop recording star, dies at age 64 of a heart attack. An estimated 20,000 people had attended Jolson's funeral service at Temple Israel of Hollywood and he was later interred Beth Olam Cemetery. When the cemetary would not allow his family to place a memorial to Jolson, in 1951 he was re-interred in a memorial structure in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. You can see his monument very clearly when driving on the 405 though few know at what they're looking. Hillside's website has a good overview of all the behind-the-scenes negotiations that went on to bring Jolson's remains to them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OCTOBER 22, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1968 - Shelby Lynne, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records Nashville artist (2003-2006), is born in Quantico, Virginia

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1943 - At the same session held in Los Angeles, California Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Too Marvelous For Words" and "I Remember You" then Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (vocalists Jo Stafford, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry) with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, trombones, reeds, piano, guitars, bass, drums and strings players) record the tracks "Jamboree Jones" and "The Dixieland Band". Capitol Records issues Stafford and Weston's tracks together as a single (Capitol 10002) and all the tracks recorded at this session, except "Jamboree Jones (this version, as of 2005, is still unissued), on Capitol Records' first album "Songs By Johnny Mercer" (CD-1).
1946 - Jack Guthrie (on vocals and guitar) and His Oklahomans (with Cliffie Stone leading the rest: Clarence "Smoky" Fields on fiddle; "Porky" Freeman on electric guitar; Red Murrell on rhythm guitar; and Allen Williams on bass) record the tracks "Oakie Boogie", "Next To The Soil", "You're Gonna Be Sorry", and "Shame On You" at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues "Oakie Boogie" as a single (Capitol 341) with "The Clouds Rained Trouble Down" on the flip side, "Next To The Soil" as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40075) with "Ida Red" on the flip side, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40018) with "Bow Down Brother" on the flip side, and "Shame On You" on the compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55).
1947 - Joe Lutcher (on alto saxophone) and His Band (Karl George on trumpet; Bill Ellis on tenor saxophone; Leon Beck on baritone saxophone; L.H. Morrow on piano; Bill Cooper on bass; and Booker Hart on drums) record the tracks "Bebop Blues" (with Bill Cooper on vocals), "How Fine Can You Be" (with Lutcher on vocals), "Mo Jo Jump", and "Bagdad Bebop" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Bebop Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40071) with "Shuffle Woogie" on the flip side as by Joe Lutcher and His Jump Band, "How Fine Can You Be" and "Mo Jo Jump" together as a single (Capitol 15109), and "Bagdad Be Bop" as a single (15170) with "Toodle-Oo" on the flip side.
1947 - At three sessions held this day at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; George Weidler and Art Pepper on alto saxphone; Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Laurindo Almeida on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; and Jack Costanzo on bongos) records the tracks "Unison Riff (The Fatal Apple)" and "Lament" (with Rene Touzet on maracas) at the first session, "Introduction To A Latin Rhythm (Prologue Suite-First Movement)" and "Impressionism" at the second session, and "I Told Ya that I Love Ya, Now Get Out" (vocals by June Christy) and "He Was A Good Man As Good Men Go" (with vocals by June Christy). Capitol Records issues "Unison Riff (The Fatal Apple)" and "I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out" together as a single (Capitol 15108), "Lament" and "Impressionism" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79), and "He Was A Good Man As Good Men Go" as a single (Capitol 15327) with "How Am I To Know" on the flip side. Mosaic Records issues all the tracks on the 12 LP box set "The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47" (MQ12-163).
1948 - Capitol Records remixes (or listed as possibly also with overdubs and remakes) the previously recorded Pete Daily and His Chicagoans tracks "When The War Breaks Out In Mexico" and "Circus Slide" (aka "Slippery Hawk") and will remix the updated tracks together as a single (Capitol 15315).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Louis Kaufmann (on violin), with the Orchestre Symphonique National, Paris conducted by Roger Desormière, records Vivaldi's "Double Concerto in B flat major: 1st Movement - Allego", "Double Concerto in B flat major: 2nd Movement - Andante", and "Double Concerto in B flat major: 3rd Movement - Allego Molto" in Paris, France. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the orchestra's album "VIVALDI - Concerto in E Flat Major/Double Concerto in B Flat Major" (KCM-8091).
1951 - Jerry Lewis (on vocals) with Dick Stabile conducting arrangements by Nelson Riddle to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lay Somethin' On The Bar (Besides Your Elbows)" and "I Love Girls" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 1868).
1952 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to: Tony Facciuto, Conrad Gozzo, John Coppola, and Bob McKenzie on trumpet; Karl De Karske, Bob Raesinger, Bob Robinson, and Si Zentner on trombone; Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and Charlie Deremoe on alto saxophone; Joe Spang and Ted Nash on tenor saxophone; Jack Agee on baritone saxophone; Cliff Fishbach on piano; Ray Pohlman on guitar; Carson Smith on bass; and Alvin Stoller on drums) record the tracks "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)", "A Cute Piece Of Property (with The Encores [Alicia Adams, Clark Burroughs, Jack Elliott, Bob Morse, and Randy Van Horne] on vocals), "Driftwood", and "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" (also with The Encores on vocals) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2284) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2297).
1952 - Jeanne Gayle (on vocals) records her first two tracks "Painting The Town With Tears" and "I'll Be Hangin' Around" with Cliffie Stone conducting the orchestra (unlisted lineup) and her last two tracks "Do, Baby, Do" and "Look-A My See (I Look-A Your Look)" with George Bruns conducting the orchestra (unlisted lineup) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks with Stone together as a single (Capitol 2356) and the tracks with Bruns together as a single (Capitol 2287).
1953 - Kay Starr, with Hal Mooney directing an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Changing Partners" and "(If Anyone Finds This) I Love You)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Changing Partners" as a single (Capitol 2657) with "I'll Always Be In Love With You" on the flip side. Collectors Choice Music issues "(If Anyone Finds This) I Love You)" on the 2 CD set "The Definitive Kay Starr On Capitol" (CCM 276-2).
1958 - Ed Townsend, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "Rockin' Chair", "Lover Come Back To Me", "In The Still Of The Night", and "New Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Townsend's album "New In Town" (T 1140).
1958 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Bob Bain, conducting an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the track "Yours (Quiereme Mucho)" at the first session and "Frenesi" at the second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Bain's album "Latin Love" (T 1201).
1958 - Peggy Lee, with Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trombone and a small group of string players) records the tracks "Jim", "Bill", "When A Woman Loves A Man", and "Good For Nothin' Joe" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Lee's album "I Like Men!" (T 1131).
1958 - Dorothy Donegan (on piano, with unlisted bass and drum players) records the tracks "Louise", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Somebody Sweetheart", and "Fine And Dandy" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The King Sisters (vocalists Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King), with Alvino Rey conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Impossible", "Girls And Boys", and "Chree-See-Mus" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the sisters album "TV's Wonderful King Sisters" (TT 2397) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4310).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - George Shearing (on piano) and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) record a remake of "Like A Ship Without A Sail", and the tracks "In The Blue Of The Evening", "Deep Night", "First Floor Please", "If I Had You", and "Night Flight" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326).
1962 - Lee Evans and Trio (unlisted lineup), record the tracks "A Funky Night", "Teacher's Blues", "My Funny Valentine", and "I'm Old Fashioned" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the group's eponymous album "Lee Evans & His Trio" (T 1847).
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) record the tracks "Plantive Blues", "Wabash Blues", "Climax Rag", "New Orleans Blues", "Millenberg Joys", and "Basin Street Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except the version of "Plantive Blues" recorded this day (which as of 2005 remains unissued), on Nichols' album "Blues And Old-Time Rags" (T 2065).
1963 - The Lettermen (vocal trio of Jim Pike, Tony Butala, Bob Engemann), with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Young Love", "Where Or When", "The Wonder Of You", and "Be My Girl" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "A Lettermen Kind Of Love" (T 2013).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Red Johnson records the tracks "There's A Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere" and "Railroaded" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 5318).
1965 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals; John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; and Ringo Starr on drums and vocals) record the track "Nowhere Man" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London England. Capitol Records issues the track in The United States on the group's album "Yesterday And Today" (T 2553).
1966 - The Beach Boys perform two shows on the same day at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan that are recorded. From the first show, a medley of "Surfin' Safari/Fun Fun Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' U.S.A." which will later be released by Capitol Records on the compilation album "Endless Harmony". From the second show, the track "Good Vibrations" is recorded and will later be released by Capitol in the 5 CD box set "Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys".
1966 - The Sunrays (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Hi, How Are You", "Old Man Doubt", "I'm Tired Of You", "Time (A Special Thing)" and "Loaded With Love" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues "Hi, How Are You" as a single (Tower 290) with "Just 'Round The River Bend" on the flip side. As of 2005 the other tracks remain unissued.
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Denny McLain records the tracks "More", "Uptight", "Laura", "Sunny", and "Dreamsville" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Dreamsville" on McLain's album "Denny McLain In Las Vegas" (ST-204). The other tracks as of 2005 remain unissued.
1968 - Bettye Swann (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "I Fall To Pieces" and "Sweet Dreams" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Record has (of 2005) yet to issue "I Fall To Pieces" and issued "Sweet Dreams" on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
1968 - Overdubs are recorded for Pollution's track "High Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final version of the track on Pollution's album "Heir - Pollution" (ST-205).
1968 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Feeling Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song)", "Where Is Tomorrow", "Together", and "When The World Is Young" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Billy Frazier records the tracks "I'm Gonna Stay Right Here This Morning" and "Let's Face Reality" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2717).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Montiques (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "When To Say Yes" and "Review The Situation" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Panguitch Street Choir (lineup unlisted, also listed as "The Group" in Capitol Records' master file) records the tracks "Give Me Something To Believe In", "People Love Each Other", "(I Have Lost So Much) Now I'm Losing You", and "The Lady And The Outlaw" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 3264), the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3278), but (as of 2005) has yet to issue the last track.
1973 - Overdubs are recorded for tracks that will be issued by Capitol Records on Glen Campbell's album "Houston (I'm Comin' To See You)" (SW-11293).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Peter DeAngelis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Love Lady Of Arcadia", "To The Door Of The Sun (Alle Porte Del Sole)", and "Shadows" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Martino's album "To The Door Of The Sun" (ST-11366).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Stoney Edwards (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Cold Chills", "Jeweldene Turner (The World Needs To Hear You Sing)", "We Sure Danced Us Some Good 'Uns", and "One Man Woman" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the second and third tracks on Edwards' album "Mississippi You're On My Mind" (ST-11401). The first and fourth tracks, as of 2005, remain unissued.
1978 - Dorothy Shay, singer, comedienne ("The Park Avenue Hillbillie"), Hollywood actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California at age 57. I know her Capitol albums were released in the late 1950s. If anyone has more exact release dates, please leave a comment.
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - At six sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee Diane Pfeifer records the tracks "Free To Be Lonely Again" and "Second Hand Love" at the first session, "Just When I Needed A Love Song" at the second session, "Roses Ain't Red" at the third session, "Wishful Drinkin'" and "Sing You To Sleep" at the fourth session, "Blues From Your Little White Lies" at the fifth session, and "I Believe In Fairy Tales Too", "Do You Mind (If I Fall In Love With You)" and "Oh No, Not Love Again" at the sixth session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Pfeifer's eponymous album "Diane Pfeifer" (ST-12046).
1981 - April Wine's Capitol Records album "Harder…Faster" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1982 - George Clinton records the tracks "Loopzilla", "Pot Sharing Tots", "Get Dressed", "Computer Games", "Atomic Dog" (vocal version), "Free Alterations", "One Fun At A Time", and "Man's Best Friend" at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Clinton's album "Computer Games" (ST-12246).
1987 - Angela Bofill records the track "Down The..". No studio information or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or if it was issued, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1929 - Dory Previn, songwriter, singer, former wife of composer and conductor Andre Previn, first released artist on the MediaArts label (founded by former Capitol Records Chairman Alan Livingston and record producer Nik Venet), and United Artists Records artist, is born Dorothy Veronica Langan in Rahway, New Jersey. The MediaArts library was sold to United Artists, whose catalog was later sold to EMI Music, and is currently controlled by Capitol Records in the United States.
1966 - On the day before his seventh birthday, Alfred Yankovic (aka "Weird Al" Yankovic, future Capitol Records artist [the 1979 parody single "My Bologna" with "School Cafeteria" on the flip side]) is taken to his first accordion lesson by his parents Mary and Nick Yankovic (no relation to Frankie Yankovic)
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Washington, D.C. declares today Charles Mingus Day. Mingus may have recorded for Capitol Records before 1964 as his papers in the Library of Congress have a royalty statement from July 1964.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - EMI America registers the tracks of the original motion picture soundtrack for "First Born" and will issue all the tracks on the motion picture's soundtrack album (ST-17144). EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group, from whom EMI America originally got the album's tracks.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1905 - Joseph Kosma, classical, ballet, operetta and French film score composer, is born in Budapest, Hungary. His theme, "Autumn Leaves", would later be given lyrics by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer
1942 - Annette Funicello, television and motion picture actress, singer, and one of the first Mouseketeers, is born Annette Joanne Funicello in Utica, New York

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OCTOBER 21, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1931 - Roy Nichols, guitarist, songwriter, Capitol Records session guitarist, 1988 inductee in the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, and first member hired by Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard for his backing band The Strangers (and a member for 22 years from 1967-1987), is born in Chandler, Arizona. If anyone knows his middle name, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - At two sessions held this day at C. P. MacGregor Studios in Los Angeles, California St. Luke's Choristers (a boy choir conducted by William Ripley Dorr with Roy Bargy Orchestra [string orchestra with unlisted lineup]) records the tracks "The First Nowell", "Silent Night" (with Chauncey Haines, Jr. on organ), and "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" (featuring Phillip Haynes on soprano vocals" at the first session and "Deck The Halls/Christmas Eve Is Here" (with chimes played by unlisted musician) and "Away In A Manger" (with Chauncey Haines, Jr. on organ) at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Christmas Carols By The St. Luke's Choristers" (BD-2) which was also second album released by the label.
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You", with "I Realize Now" on the flipside, tops the "Race Music" charts in the United States. The single will also cross over to the Pop charts where it will peak at #20.
1947 - Freddie Stewart (on vocals), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Diane" and "As Sweet As You Are" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 479).
1947 - Bobby Sherwood (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Pardon Me, Pretty Baby" and "Forever Amber" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 477).
1948 - In Los Angeles, California Capitol Records assembles tracks previously recorded by Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra (Frank Bruno on trumpet; Hunt on trombone and vocals; Rosy McHargue on clarinet; Carl Fisher on piano; Harvey Chernap on bass; and Glenn Waller on drums) for The Capitol Transcription Service to create final tracks for the titles "Royal Garden Blues" (issued as a single [Capitol 893] with "That's A Plenty" on the flip side), "High Society" (issued as a single [Capitol 15299] with "Wabash Blues" on the flip side), "Louella (issued as a single [Capitol 1319] with "Copenhagen" on the flip side), and "Freedom Don't You Weep, Don't You Moan" (which, as of 2005, remains unissued).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - At the same session held this day in Los Angeles, California first Margaret Whiting, with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere" and "Sorry" and then Mel Torme, also with Devol and His Orchestra, records the tracks "The Blossom On The Bough" and "Don't Do Something To Someone Else". Capitol Records issues Whiting's tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-776) and Torme's tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-775).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan (on vocals and guitar with Charles Aldridge and Joyce "Red" Murrell on guitar; and Alan Barker on bass) records the tracks "Sorrows I Can't Hide", "All Alone In Texas", "I Ain't Gonna Bring My Bacon Home To You", "I'm Gonna Whittle You Down To Size", and "Who's Kiddin' Who?" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 57-40261) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40287).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Gordon MacRae, with The Eddie Kirk Combo (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Mule Train" and "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" (with additional vocals by Andy Parker and The Plainsmen [vocal combo of Charles Morgan, George Bamby, Paul Walter Smith]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together as a single (Capitol 57-777) with "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" on the A side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - The Calvary Quartet (lineup unlisted) records five tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. There is no track listing or commercial information listed. If anyone knows what was recorded please leave a comment.
1951 - Rod Morris (aka Rodney "Rod" Morris on vocals and guitar) and His Missourians (listed as probably Bob "Birdy" Birdsong and Jackie Bush on electric guitar; Bill Schlotter on steel guitar; Russ Cox on bass; and Johnny Cox on drums) record the tracks "I've Got News For You", "Nobody Home", "Ten To One I Love You", and "Three Empty Bottles" at radio station KSOO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2022), the second track as a single (Capitol 2541) with "Free, Wise And 21" on the flip side, and the last track as a single (Capitol 2301) with "When It Rains Banana Peels" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During the same session held this day at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California Daws Butler (on vocals) with music by Billy May using arrangements by Dave Cavanaugh to conduct the orchestra (Mannie Klein and John Best on trumpet; Si Zentner and Robert Raesinger on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Harry Klee, Jules Jacob, Arthur Fleming, and Gordon Green on saxophones; Walter "Moe" Wechsler on piano; Meyer Rubin on bass; Lou Singer on drums; and on strings: Harry Bluestone, Felix Slatkin, and Mischa Russell on violin; and Paul Robyn on viola) records the tracks "Peppy Possum: Part 1" and "Peppy Possum: Part 2" then Tom Conway does the narration with Art Gilmore to Billy May's music (May conducting his own arrangements to the same orchestra) records the tracks "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue: Part 1" and "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue: Part 2" using a script adapted by Robert Willheimat. Capitol Records issues Butler's tracks as the Children's 78 RPM record "Peppy Possum" with a picture sleeve (CAS-3189) and, after a vocal overdubbing session on November 19, 1953, issues Conway's tracks as the Children's 78 RPM record "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue" with a picture sleeve (CAS-3198).
1954 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet, rest of the lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Stella By Starlight", "Marie", "Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time" and "Dinah" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (H-570).
1955 - Billy May and His Orchestra (with May conducting his own arrangements to Dick Cathcart on trumpet; Elmer "Moe" Schneider on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone; with John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; Vince De Rosa on French horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, flute and clarinet; Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and flute; Jules Jacob on tenor saxophone, clarinet, oboe, and English horn; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, and bass saxophone; Paul Smith on piano, celeste, and calliope; Al Hendrickson on guitar and banjo; Joe Mondragon on bass; Alvin Stoller on drums; Lou Singer on percussion; and Ann Mason Stockton on harp) record the tracks "Sugar Foot Strut" and "South Rampart Street Parade" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues both titles on May's album "Sorta-Dixie" (T 677).
1956 - Jack Teagarden (on trombone and vocals) with Van Alexander's Orchestra (Alexander conducting his own arrangements to Conrad Gozzo and Charlie Teagarden on trumpet; Simon "Si" Zentner and Ben Benson on trombone; Gus Bivona and Phil Sobel on alto saxophone; Jack Chaney on tenor saxophone; Jules Jacob on baritone saxophone; Bobby Hammack on piano; Mike Rubin on bass; and Irv Cottler on drums), records the tracks "Goin' Home" (vocals by Jack Teagarden), "Nobody Knows The Trouble" (vocals by Jack Teagarden), "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", and "River Deep (vocals by Jack Teagarden) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" (which was rejected and it's continued existence is not listed) on Teagarden's album "Swing Low, Sweet Spiritual" (T 820).
1957 - Capitol Records released Buck Owens' single "Come Back" with "I know What It Means" on the flip side
1957 - Johnny Otis records vocal overdubs for his tracks "Good Golly", "Livin' In Misery", and "Shake It, Lucy Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on Otis' album "The Johnny Otis Show" (T 940).
1957 - During two sessions held at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (unlisted lineup), conducted by William Steinberg, records Prokofiev's "Suite from 'Love For Three Oranges'" at the first session and Rismky-Korsakov's "Suite From 'Le Coq D'Or'" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the orchestra's album "RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Suite From 'Le Coq D'Or'/PROKOFIEV - Suite from 'Love For Three Oranges'" (P-8445).
1958 - Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup), records the tracks "Fly Little Bluebird", "Little Do You Know", and "Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4116) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha".
1958 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Riddle conducting his won arrangements to unlisted brass, reeds, strings and rhythm sections and featuring George Roberts on bass trombone) records the tracks "Indian Summer", "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "June In January", "Bye Bye Blues", "It's So Peaceful In The Country", and "The Joy Of Living" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Riddle's album "The Joy Of Living" (T 1148).
1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on rhythm guitar; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record the tracks Reddy Teddy" and "Vincent's Blues" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Capitol Records issues the tracks on the group's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207).
1958 - Ray Stevens (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "The Clown", "Your Kisses" and "School" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol F4101) and (as of 2005) yet to issue "Your Kisses".
1958 - Dorothy Donegan (on piano with unlisted bass and drum musicians) records the tracks "Little White Lies", "How High The Moon", "Caravan", and "It Had To Be You" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Don Baker (on organ with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Willow Weep For Me", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "The Moon Was Yellow", "Comedian's Gallop", and "Adios" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker's Dozen" (T 1363).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Sue Raney (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, (Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, and George Roberts on trombone; Ted Nash, Harry Klee, Justin Gordon, and George Poole on woodwinds; Jimmy Rowles on pianos; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Mills on harps) records the tracks "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", "September In The Rain", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Raney's album "Songs For A Raney Day" (T 1335).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - George Shearing (on piano) and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) record the tracks "You Look Like Something", "Chelsea Bridge", "Just Plain Bill", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except the last (which as 2005 remains unissued) on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326). A new take of "Like A Ship Without A Sail" will be recorded on October 22, 1959 which will be issued on the same album.
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Dick Williams (on vocals), with Jack Marshall's Music (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "I Cried For You", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Love Is A Serious Thing", and "There's No Fool Like An Old Fool" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Williams' album "Love Is Nothin' But Blues" (T 1330).
1960 - The Jonas Jones Quartet (Jones on trumpet; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) records the track "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Jones' album "Great Instrumental Hits" (T 1557).
1963 - At a single session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first Bing Crosby records the tracks "Christmas Dinner Country Style" and "Do You Hear What I Hear" with Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) then Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra record the tracks "Smile" and "The Beat Of The Night" alone. Capitol Records will issue Crosby's tracks together as a single (Capitol 5088) and Carmichael's tracks together as a single (Capitol 5104).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Sebastian Temple records the tracks "Africa Belongs To The Lion" and "Chicken Talk" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Temple's album "Africa Belongs To The Lion" (T 2303).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet and trumpet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Charles Lloyd on flute and tenor saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Sam Jones on bass; and Louis Hayes on drums) records the tracks "Sewing Machine" and "Matchmaker" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Fiddler On The Roof" (T 2216).
1965 - The Hollyridge Strings (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Opposites", "An Occasional Flight Of Fancy", "Gaiety 'Delicatessen'", and "Just The Crust" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "Skyscraper" (T 2411).
1965 - The Beatles record the track "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (with George Harrison playing the sitar for the first time on one of the band's songs) and started recording the track "Nowhere Man" (which they would finish the next day, October 22, 1965) in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England
1966 - Rubin Mitchell (on piano with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "The Jitterbug Waltz", "Summer Wind", "Mas Que Nada", "Slaughter On 10th Avenue", "That's All", and "Somewhere" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Bobbie Gentry (on vocals and guitar) records the tracks "Refractions" and "Morning To Midnight" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records, as of 2005, has yet to issue either track recorded at this session.
1968 - Bettye Swann (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the track "Angel Of The Morning" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Swann's album "The Soul View Now!" (ST-190).
1968 - Pollution (lead by Otis Hale with Richard Lewis on keyboards and vocals; James Quill Smith on guitar and vocals; John Kenneth Lambert on bass and vocals; Duane Bryant and Barbara Busa on vocals and unlisted instruments) records the track "High Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Heir - Pollution" (ST-205).
1968 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Jimmy Jones conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "I Believe", "Viva El Amor", "Make Me Rainbows", and "Something Is Happening" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Together" (ST-159).
1968 - Capitol Records registers the purchased masters of Randy Fuller's tracks "A Thousand Miles In Space", "Captain Zig Zag", "Now She's Gone", "Revelation", and "It's Love Come What May". Show Town, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, issues the first and fourth tracks together and a single (Show Town 482), the fourth and fifth tracks together as single (Show Town 482), and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other tracks.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "For Love", the medley "Traces/Memories", "Hang On Sloopy", "(I Want To Be Free) For Once In A Lifetime", and "Spinning Wheel" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the finished versions of "For Love" on the group's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" (ST 2865), "Traces/Memories", "Hang On Sloopy" and "Spinning Wheel" on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390), and "(I Want To Be Free) For Once In A Lifetime" as a single (Capitol 2697) with "Traces/Memories" on the flip side.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Grand Funk (aka Grand Funk Railroad - lineup unlisted) records the track "Inside Looking Out" in Cleveland, Ohio. Capitol Records purchases the master for this and other tracks the groups recorded for The Cleveland Recording Company and releases all the tracks on the band's eponymous album "Grand Funk" (SKAO-406).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Terry Knight records the track "I'll Keep Waiting Patiently" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track as a single (Capitol 2737) with "Lullaby" on the flip side.
1972 - The Strangers (Roy Nichols on lead guitar; Bobby Wayne and Marcia Nichols on rhythm guitar; Norm Hamlet on steel guitar; Dennis Hromek on bass; and Biff Adam on drums) record the tracks "It's Only Love", "Cherokee Fiddle", and "Country Gas" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on The Strangers's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141).
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Tony Booth (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the track "Watch Out For Lucy" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California for Buck Owens Enterprises. Capitol Records purchases the master on October 28, 1974 and releases the track as a single (Capitol 3994) with "Good As Gone" on the flip side.
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Barbara Acklin (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using an arrangement by James L. Mack, records the track "I Like Your Love" at the first session and "You Gave Him Everything, But I Gave Him Love" and "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had" at the second session. Capitol Records issues "I Like Your Love" and "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had" on Acklin's album "A Place In The Sun" (ST-11377) and "You Gave Him Everything, But I Gave Him Love" as a single (Capitol 4013) with "Special Loving" on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1974 - John Lennon enters the Record Plant studios in New York City for 5 straight days of sessions to re-record tracks for his Capitol Records "Rock 'N' Roll" album which he will produce himself.
1975 - At two sessions held this day in Studio B at Jack Clemens Studios in Nashville, Tennessee James Talley (on acoustic guitar and vocals with Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Rick Durrett on piano and electric piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Steve Blailock on electric and acoustic guitar; Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Doyle Grisham on steel, acoustic, and electric guitar; Steve Mendell on upright and electric bass; Karl Himmel on drums and percussion; Chris Laird on drums; Dave Gillon, Steve Mendell, and Jim Rooney on harmony vocals) records the tracks "She's The One" and "You Can Never Tell" at the first session and "Everybody Loves A Love Song" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494). Later in the day Talley (on vocals with Jerry Shook on acoustic guitar and harmonica; Dave Gillon on acoustic guitar; Doyle Grisham on Dobro resonator guitar; on Mike Leech electric bass) records the track "Deep Country Blues" at Hound's Ear Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records also issues this track on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1977 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation album "Love Songs"
1980 - Juice Newton, with unlisted musicians, records the track "Queen Of Hearts" at Soundcastle Studio in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Newton's album "Juice" (ST-12136).
1982 - The Deserters (lineup unlisted) record the track "Got To You" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 the track is unissued.
1985 - Dobie Gray (on vocals with unlisted session musicians) records the track "House Divided By Two" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the track on Gray's album "From Where I Stand" (ST-12489).
1985 - Brenda and The Big Dudes (lineup unlisted) record the track "I'll Find You". There is no recording location or issue information listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded, the lineup of the band, or if the track was released, please leave a comment.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified as 5 times Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Ginger Mercer (born Elizabeth Meltzer), Broadway dancer and actress, wife of Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer, and founder of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, dies at age 85. If any one knows the cause and location of her death, please leave a comment.
1995 - Shannon Hoon (born Richard Shannon Hoon), songwriter and lead singer of Capitol Records group Blind Melon, is found dead at age 28 of an intense cocaine overdose in the band's tour bus before a sound check for a show at Tipitina's in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is later buried in Dayton, Indiana.
1995 - Maxene Andrews, singer, actress, and member of the Capitol Records trio The Andrew Sisters, dies of a heart attack at age 79 in Hyannis, Massachusetts while on vacation from her role in the off-Broadway musical "Swingtime Canteen". She is later interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1915 - Owen Bradley, record producer, studio owner, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 1974, is born in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Capitol Record producer Ken Nelson would use Bradley's Nashville studio to record many Capitol artists including the single version of Gene Vincent's "Be Bop A Lula"
1982 - Marty Balin records the track "Will You Forever". EMI America issues the track as a single (EMI America 8153) with "What Is Love" on the flip side. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or who else was performing at the session please leave a comment. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns EMI America's catalog.
15 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Former Capitol Records artist Marilyn King (The King Sisters) and Herb Jeffries, with the Paul Smith Trio, perform "Salute to Duke Ellington" at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, Whittier, California at 8 p.m.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - Buddy Holly's last recording session is held at Pythian Temple in New York City
1970 - John Thomas Scopes, the high school teacher who was convicted of teaching evolution in a Tennessee school after the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, dies at age 70. He is later buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, Kentucky

Monday, October 20, 2014

OCTOBER 20, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1937 - Wanda Jackson, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1956-1973), is born Wanda Jean Jackson in Maud, Oklahoma, and is still performing and touring the world.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1943 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone, rest of musicians unlisted), records the tracks "Shoo Shoo Baby", "No Love, No Nothin'", "Solid Potato Salad", and "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 143), released the third track on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051-2), and the last track as a single (Capitol 151) with "Tess' Torch Song" on the flip side.
1947 - An article in the magazine Time gives sales of just one of Capitol Records Bozo Record Reader albums as reaching 1,000,000 units at $3.50 (that's approx. $20 to $30 a unit in 2006 dollars depending on which inflation calculator you use)
1947 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari, George Seaburg, and Irv Stumph on trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Lloyd Ulyate, Lou McGarity and Ed Kusby on trombone; Benny Carter and Clint Neagley on alto saxophone; John Hamilton, Jack Crowley, and Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone; Joe Koch on baritone saxophone; Arnold Ross on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Billy Hadnott on bass; Lee Young on drums; and Dan Lube on viola), records the tracks "Many Happy Returns Of The Day", "You've Gotta See Mama Every Night", "Was That The Human Thing To Do?", and (without the brass players) "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 15137) with "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" (recorded on November 26, 1947) on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 497) with "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40066).
1947 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; George Weidler and Frank Pappalardo on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Laurindo Almeida on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; Jack Costanzo on bongos; and Salvador Armenta on maracas) record the tracks "Monotony" and "Cubana" at Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues "Monotony" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79). "Cubana" was rejected and the track's continued existence (unlikely) is unlisted.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Pete Daily (on cornet) and His Chicagoans (Warren Smith on trombone; Stan Story on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar; Phil Stephens and Country Washburne on tuba; and George Defebaugh on drums) record the tracks "Minnie The Mermaid", "Original Dixie One Step", "Daily Rag", and "Careless Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except "Daily Rag" on the band's eponymous album "Pete Daily's Dixieland Band" (T 183) and issues "Daily Rag" as a single (Capitol 805) with "Big Brass Horn Blues" on the flip side.
1950 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Harbor Lights", with "Nevertheless" on the flip side, debuts on Billboard's singles chart where it will spend 15 weeks, peaking at #15
1950 - Gordon MacRae, with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks with "Use Your Imagination", "I Am Loved", "You Died Your Hair Chartreuse" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]), and "Honky Tonk 10 Cent Dance" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 1289) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1317).
1950 - Marisha Data and The Polish Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Raindrops-Waltz", "Falling Leaves-Waltz", "Johnnie Is Not For Me-Polka" and "Goodnight-Waltz" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1333) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2238).
1950 - Steve Adamczyk and His Hungry Five (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Ballroom Polka", "Strollin' In The Forest-Polka", "Ridin' High Polka" and "Around And Around-Oberek" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Polka!" (T 805).
1951 - Eddie Dean (on vocals) with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Tears On My Guitar", "The Lord's Prayer" and "Beloved Enemy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 1915) with "Blue Wedding Bells" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1842).
1951 - At the first of two days of sessions at radio station KSOO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Rod Morris (aka Rodney "Rod" Morris, on vocals and guitar) and His Missourians (listed as probably Bob "Birdy" Birdsong and Jackie Bush on electric guitar; Bill Schlotter on steel guitar; Russ Cox on bass; and Johnny Cox on drums) record the tracks "Honey, Honey, Honey", "Drunkard's Blues", "Cry Baby Blues", and "I Fell Like A Wreck". Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1946) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1882).
1952 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Charles Romo and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup conducted by Chuy Reyes as "Charles Romo") record the tracks "Blue Skies", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Dinah" at the first session and "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "Thou Swell", "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "Smiles" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks from the first session, except the third track, on the compilation album "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), the third track from the first session on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), the first track from the second session also on "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), "Thou Swell" on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), and the last two tracks from the second session on the album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Songs For Harmonizing" (T 472).
1952 - Alexander Borisoff and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Cumba-Malta (Call Of The Andes)", "Ripui (Farewell)", "Incacho (Royal Anthem)", "Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Yma Sumac will later record vocal overdubs for all the tracks and Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Sumac and Moises Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (FBF-423).
1953 - Owen Perry (on vocals and guitar with Billy Peters on fiddle; Bernie Harkness on piano; Jimmy Day on steel guitar; Don Davis on bass; and Ace Lewis on drums) record the tracks "No Strings Attached", "Play Like You Love Me", "All Dressed Up With No Place To Go" and "Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree" at KWKH Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Capitol Records issues the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2751) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other two tracks.
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Freddie Hart (on vocals and guitar with ) records the tracks "I'm Going Out To The Front Porch And Cry", "Please Don't Tell Her" and "Oh, Heart Let Her Go" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2991) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3090) with "Miss Lonely Heart" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Ruby" (with Bobby Hackett on trumpet), "Sweet Lorraine", "Cherry" and "Sweet Sue, Just You" (with Hackett again on trumpet) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (H-570).
1955 - Dakota Staton, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to The Felix Slatkin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Morning, Noon and Night", "It Feels So Nice", "Weak For the Man" , "A Dangerous Age", and "How High The Moon" (with only the trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums in accompaniment) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on the album "" (T 1170), the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 3293) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3361) with "How High The Moon" on the flip side.
1957 - Danny Kaye, with Walter Scharf conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!", "Colored Kisses", "Crazy Barbara", and "I'm Hiding" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except for the version of "Crazy Barbara" recorded at this session which (as of 2005) remains unissued, on Kaye's album "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!" (T 937).
1957 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) with Carmen Dragon conducting, record "La Cucaracha", "Carnival Of Venice" and Rubenstein's "Romance In E Flat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "A World Of Music - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8412) and the last track on the orchestra's album "Serenade - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8413).
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on electric bass; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record one false start and two full takes of "I Might Have Known", two false starts, one incomplete take and two takes of "Important Words", "My Baby Don't 'Low" and "Over The Rainbow" (with Clifton Simmons on celeste) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first full take of "I Might Have Known" and "My Baby Don't 'Low" on the group's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207) and the false start of "I Might Have Known", the incomplete take and the final take of "Important Words" and "Over The Rainbow" on the 6 CD box set "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2). Rockstar Records issues the remaining takes on the album "Important Words" (RSR-LP1020) in England.
1958 - Dorothy Donnegan (on piano with unlisted bass and drum players) records the tracks "After You've Gone", "Body And Soul", "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" and "It's All Right With Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donnegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
1958 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (unlisted lineup), conducted by William Steinberg, record Handel's "Water Music Suite" and Haydn's "Symphony Number 94 'Surprise'" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "HANDEL - Water Music Suite/HAYDN - Symphony N°94 'Surprise'" (P-8495).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Baker (on organ with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Lullaby Of Broadway", "Londonderry Air", "Riders In The Sky", and "Beyond The Blue Horizon" at the first session and "Granada", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Two Guitars" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker's Dozen" (T 1363).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Sonny James (on vocals with Hubbard Atwood directing Pete Jolly on piano; Tommy Tedesco on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; Roy Harte on drums; Herman Clebanoff, James Getzoff, Ben Gill, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaefer, and Gerald Vinci on violin; The Jack Halloran Singers [vocal chorus with unlisted lineup]) records the tracks "Till Tomorrow", "Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall", and "I Forgot More than You'll Ever Know" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (F4307). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on James' 6 CD box set "Young Love The Early Years 1952 -1962" (BCD 16373).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The King Sisters (Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King) record the track "Swing Medley: Do You Ever Think Of Me/Rain/Pagan Love Song/The Moon Is Low/I Never Knew/Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo/Taking A Chance On Love/Stompin' At The Savoy/Lullaby In Rhythm/You Stepped Out Of A dream/At Sundown/My Blue Heaven/You Stepped Out Of A Dream/At Sundown/Just Squeeze Me/Temptation/My Blue Heaven" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the sisters' album "Baby,They're Singing Our Song" (T 1333).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - George Shearing on piano and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) records the tracks "I Could Write A Book" and "Sleepy Manhattan" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hey Jose Gonzales", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "Pastor Present" and "A-Tisket A-Tasket" in Los Angeles, California.
1960 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and [listed as possibly] vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) record the tracks "I've Already Started", "I Ain't Down Yet", "Keep-A-Hoppin'" at the first session and "Beautiful People Of Denver" and "Chick-A-Pen" at the second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Jones' album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1532).
1961 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocal; Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocal; Glen Larson on baritone vocal; and Ed Cobb on bass vocal) with Lincoln Mayorga directing a studio orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Seine" and "Once Around The Block" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4659).
1961 - The Edsels (George Jones Jr., Larry Greene, James Reynolds, Harry Greene, Marshall Sewell on vocals), with Teacho Wiltshire conducting the orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and [unlisted] two trumpet, piano, two guitar, bass, drum and percussion players) record the tracks "Don't You Feel", "Shake, Shake Sherry", "If Your Pillow Could Talk", and "Shaddy Daddy Dip Dip". Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 4836) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4675).
1962 - During two sessions held this night at The Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with André Persiany on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; John Brown on bass; and Danny Farrar on drums) records the tracks "It's All Right With Me", "Basin Street Blues", "From This Moment On" at the first session and "All Of You", "Tin Roof Blues", and "Lullaby Of Birdland" at the second. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "And Now In Person" (T 1948).
1963 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love on saxophone and vocals; Brian Wilson on keyboards, synthesizer, and vocals; Carl Wilson on guitar and vocals; Dennis Wilson on drums and vocals; and Al Jardine on vocals), with unlisted session musicians, record two versions of the track "Little Saint Nick" and do an edit of the first version as well as recording "The Lord's Prayer" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first version on the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (T 2164) which has overdubs that add glockenspiel, celeste and sleigh bells to the recording that do not appear on the single version (Capitol 5096) which the label issues with "The Lord's Prayer" on the flip side and later became the flip side of "Frosty The Snowman" on a Capitol Records Starline single (Capitol 6277). Capitol Records also issued all the tracks recorded at this session on the CD version of the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (7-95084-2). There have also been two different stereo mixes created by Capitol since 1992.
1965 - The Beatles begin recording the track "We Can Work It Out" for their soundtrack album "Help!" in Studio 2 at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England with producer George Martin, recording engineer Norman Smith and second engineer Geoff Emerick. Sessions for the track will finish on October 29, 1965. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 5555) in The United States Of America with "Day Tripper" on the first side.
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Yesterday", with "Act Naturally" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1966 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano, electric piano; Victor Gaskin on bass; and Roy McCurdy on drums) record the tracks "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Games", "Fun", "The Sticks", "Hippodelphia", "Sack O' Woe", "Lavender Woman", Midnight Mood" and "In The Good Old Summertime" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California in front of an audience. Capitol Records issues the first six tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Cannonball Adderley - Mercy,Mercy,Mercy" (T 2663) and have, as of 2005, yet to issue the last 3 tracks.
1966 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys track "Heroes And Villans" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on the band's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
1966 - Rubin Mitchell (on piano), with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "My Liza Jane", "Flamingo", "What Now, My Love", "Cherish", and "My Love Forgive Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Bob Bain directing rhythm accompaniment by unlisted musicians), record the tracks "Yellow Days", "It's All Right With Me", "It's The Sunshine Days" and "Harmonize" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (ST 2854).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Big In Vegas" with "White Satin Sheets" on the flip side
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Apple Records release John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "The Wedding Album" and The Plastic Ono Band's single "Cold Turkey" that has a picture sleeve whose front is an X-Ray of a skull wearing Lennon's round wire-rimmed glasses, with "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)" on the flipside. Both releases are distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Dream Lover", "For Your Love", "Don't You Know" and "Medley: Traces/Memories" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390).
50 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Peggy Lee's tracks "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" and "Don't Smoke In Bed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1972 - Glen Campbell, with a session orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, records the tracks "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)", "I Believe In Christmas", "New Snow On The Roof", and "On This Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3548) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3509).
1975 - At three session held this day in Studio B at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee James Talley (on accordion, guitar, and vocals with Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Rick Durrett on piano and electric piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Steve Blailock on electric and accoustic guitar; Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Doyle Grisham on steel, accoustic, and electric guitar; Steve Mendell on upright and electric bass; Karl Himmel on drums and percussion; Chris Laird on drums; and Dave Gillon, Steve Mendell, and Jim Rooney on harmony vocals) records the tracks "Fory Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues" and "Give My Love To Marie" at the first session, "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again" and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne" at the second session, and "She Tries Not To Cry" and "Tryin' Like The Devil" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1976 - Mel McDaniel records the tracks "A Little More Country", "Honky Tonk Lady", and "All The Sweet" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4373) and "Honky Tonk Lady" as a single (Capitol 4430) with "Gentle To Your Senses" on the flip side.
1978 - Natalie Cole, with unlisted session musicians, records the track "It's Been You All The Time" at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1980 - Eve Moon records the tracks "Just One Dance" and "Rhythm And Booze" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Moon's eponymous album "Eve Moon" (ST-12132).
1980 - Juice Newton (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Shot Full Of Love", "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" at Soundcastle Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Newton's album "Juice" (ST-12136).
1981 - Minnie Riperton, with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Lover And Friend", "Young, Willing And Able", "Can You Feel What I'm Saying", "Moment With Minnie #1", and "Another Moment With Minnie (Moment With Minnie #2) during a live performance in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Riperton's album "The Best Of Minnie Riperton" (ST-12189).
1981 - The Dramatics (Ron Banks, Willie Ford, Larry Demps, keyboardist James Mack Brown, L.J. Reynolds, and Leonard "Lenny" Mayes) record the tracks "It's A Dramatic Music", "Treat Me Right", "I Can't Stand It", "I Believe In You", "Live It Up", "She's My Kind Of Girl", "I Didn't Want To Lose Your Love", and "Night Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the band's album "New Dimension" (ST-12205).
1983 - Merle Travis (born Merle Robert Travis), singer, songwriter ("Sixteen Tons", "Dark as a Dungeon", etc.), guitarist ("Travis picking"), Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, actor, and Capitol Records artist (1946-1968), dies at age 65 at a hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his Tahlequah, Oklahoma home the day before. His body is later cremated and his ashes scattered around a memorial erected to him near Drakesboro, Kentucky.
1983 - During two sessions held this day at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York Earl Klugh (on guitar with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone; Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards; Ronnie Foster on keyboards; Eric Gale on guitar; Charlie Meeks and Phil Upchurch on electric bass; Ron Carter on bass; James Bradey Jr. on drums; and other unlisted musicians), using arrangements by Don Sebesky, records the track "Right From The Start" at the first session and "Take It From The Top" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" on CD for the first time
1988 - Duran Duran, as part of a nine city Caravan Club tour, perform in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood, California
1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Deana Carter's album "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" which she co-produced with Chris Farren

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Tenor Saxophonist Hank Mobley (with Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums) records the tracks "Gettin' Into Something", "Tune Up", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", and "Darn That Dream" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, at The Van Gelder Studio, in Hackensack, New Jersey for Blue Note Records. Blue Note's catalog was sold to Liberty Records which was sold to EMI Music, the parent company of Capitol Records.
1982 - Marty Balin records the track "When Love Comes" for EMI America. No location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or if it has been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - General Douglas MacArthur, who later would have some of his speeches released on a Capitol Records album, returns to the Philippines fulfilling a promise to its residents
1962 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Parrot Records (a subsidiary of London Records) single "Monster Mash", with "Monster Mash Party" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The tracks on the single were arranged and produced by Gary Paxton and originally released on his GARPAX label which Pickett took around to radio stations to build interest before he was signed to Parrot.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Before his clients, The Beatles, give two performances at the Caird Hall, Dundee, England, their manager, Brian Epstein, produces his first recording session. The session, held at IBC Studios, London, England, is for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, whose drummer had been Ringo Starr before he joined The Beatles (Ringo is at this session but doesn't play on it). Rory (aka Alan Caldwell)'s sister Iris had been George Harrison's first girlfriend when they were 14. The group recorded the tracks "America" from the U.S. musical "West Side Story" (which would be the A-Side of the group's only released single), a cover of The Everly Brothers' "Since You Broke My Heart" (which would be the single's flipside), as well as "Ubangi Stomp" and "I'll Be There". There's an online reference to other tracks being recorded at the session. If anyone knows for sure if any additional tracks were recorded, and what they were, please leave a comment.
1977 - The band Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes, killing six band members and back-up singers

Sunday, October 19, 2014

OCTOBER 19, 2014

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, record Bach's "Italian Concerto: Part 1", "Italian Concerto: Part 2", and "Italian Concerto: Part 3" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will issue all the parts on the orchestra's album "BACH- Italian Concerto/The Musical Offering (excerpts)" (L-8128).
1946 - Capitol Records band The King Cole Trio premiere in their own network radio show "King Cole Trio Time", a fifteen minute Saturday afternoon program that will run until April 1948
1946 - Merle Travis (on vocals and electric guitar), with Cliffie Stone (on bass) directing the orchestra (Jack McTaggart on trumpet; Shelby "Tex" Atchison on fiddle; Ossie J. Godson on piano; Paul Sells on accordion; Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar; Allen J. Williams on bass), records the tracks "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", "Alimony Bound", "Follow Through", "Three Times Seven", "I'm Sick And Tired of You, Little Darlin'", "Sunshine's Back In Town" and "The Devil To Pay" at (listed as possibly) Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 349) with "Sweet Temptation" on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol Americana 40115) with "A Fool At The Steering Wheel" on the flip side, the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40050) with "I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size" on the flip side, the fourth track as a single (Capitol 384) with "Steel Guitar Rag" on the flip side, the fifth track as a single (Capitol Americana 40006) with "Lawdy, What A Gal" on the flip side, and the seventh track as a single (Capitol Americana 40072) with "Information Please" on the flip side. Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Travis'5 CD box set "Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past" (BCD 15637).
1946 - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the track "Take Me Back To Little Rock, Arkansas" then The Pied Pipers, also with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Make Me Know It" and "With All My Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues "Take Me Back To Little Rock, Arkansas" as a single (Capitol 334) with The Pied Pipers' track "Huggin' And A Chalkin'" on the flip side, "Make Me Know It" as a single (Capitol 344) with "You Can't See The Sun While Your Crying" on the flip side, and "With All My Heart" as a single (Capitol 15142) with "Goodbye Romance" on the flip side.
1946 - Jack Smith, with Earl Sheldon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the track "I Haven't Got A Worry In The World", "Too Many Times", "Give Me You", "Let's Go Back And Kiss The Girls Goodnight Again", and "Life Can Be Beautiful" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 339) and, as of 2005, has yet to issue the other three tracks.
1946 - Hal Derwin "Buddy" Cole records 16 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1946 - Frank DeVol records 7 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1948 - An unidentified orchestra records the tracks "Rosewood Spinet" and an unknown title in Paris, France. The first track's issue status is unlisted and the last track was rejected so its continued existence is not listed.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Mel Blanc records a vocal overdub over Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra's track "The Regal Rhumba (Take It Easy, Take It Light)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the combined track as a single (Capitol 57-790) with Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra's track "Guantanamera" (with vocals by Pepin Betancourt) on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Pete Dailey (on cornet) and His Chicagoans (Warren Smith on trombone: Stan Story on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar; Phil Stephens and Country Washburne on tuba; and George Defebaugh on drums) record the tracks "At A Georgia Camp Meeting", "When The Saints Go Marchin' In", "Dixieland Shuffle", "Sensation Rag", and "Big Bass Horn Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Pete Daily's Dixieland Band" (T 183).
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Frank DeVol records 10 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1949 - The Calvary Quartet (lineup unlisted) records 5 tracks for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in Los Angeles, California. No track titles are listed. If anyone knows what was recorded, please leave a comment.
1950 - Tex Ritter records special instruction to "Daddy's Last Letter" (with Cotton Seed Clark on dialog) that Capitol Records will be issue as a promotional record (PRO 8).
1951 - Capitol Records band Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's concert at Carnegie Hall is broadcasted on radio. Copies of the broadcast have been released on unauthorized CDs.
1953 - Rod Morris (on vocals on guitar) and His Missourians (Joe Byers on steel guitar; and unlisted fiddle, electric guitar, bass and drum players) record the tracks "Bimbo", "That's Nature", "Hey Mr. Mocking Bird", and "Everything To Lose, Nothing To Gain" at (listed as possibly) either radio station KWKH or at Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 2669), "That's Nature" as a single (Capitol 3006) with "Nobody Knows Grandpa Like Grandma" on the flip side, and the third track as a single (Capitol 2785) with "Bimbo #2" on the flip side.
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Roy Hogsed (on vocals and guitars with Jean Dewez on accordion; Richard "Rusty" Nitz on bass; and Lee Hughes on drums) records "I'm Hurtin' Again", "Yes He Did", "Do You Call That A Sweetheart" (with a vocal chorus with an unlisted lineup) and "Gonna Build A Fence Around You" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3007). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the box set "Cocaine Blues" (BCD 16191).
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - The New Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Rudolf Schwarz, record parts of Dvorak's "Cello Concerto In B Minor" in London, England. Capitol Records issues the track on the orchestra's album "DVORAK - Cello Concerto in D Minor,Op.104" (P-8301).
1955 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angles, California Bobby Hackett (on cornet) and His Jazz Band (Abe Lincoln and Jack Teagarden on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on banjo and guitar; Phil Stephens on bass and tuba; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "Basin Street Blues", "St. James Infirmary" (with vocals by Jack Teagarden), and "That's A Plenty" at the first session and "I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man", "Fidgety Feet", "Royal Garden Blues", and "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except "St. James Infirmary", on Hackett's LP "Coast Concert" (T 692). Mosaic Records issues all the tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Fifties Jack Teagarden Sessions" (MD4-168).
1955 - Gordon MacRae, with Van Alexander's Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "A Woman In Love", "(Here's To) A Wonderful Christmas", and "Fate" (with a chorus of six unlisted vocalists) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3284) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3315) with "Never Before And Never Again" on the flip side.
1955 - Overdubs are recorded for Les Baxter and His Orchestra's track "The Trouble With Harry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 3291) with "Havana" on the flip side.
1955 - Overdubs are recorded for The Four Freshmen's tracks "Charmaine" and "In This Whole Wide World" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final tracks together as a single (Capitol 3292).
1955 - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (with Riddle conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "Lisboa Antigua" (aka "Lisbon Antiqua [In Old Lisbon]") featuring Arnold Rossip on piano with unlisted strings and a vocal group of 4 unlisted singers, "Robin Hood", and Johnny Concho Theme (Wait For Me)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 3287) and , as of 2005, yet to issue the last track.
1956 - The Andrews Sisters (vocalists Patty, Maxene & Laverne Andrews), with Vic Schoen conducting an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, record the tracks "Tulip Time", "Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Within Anyone Else But You)", "Ill Be With You In Apple Blossom Time", and a re-recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on the sisters' album "The Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi" (W 790).
1956 - The King Sisters (vocalists Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King) with Alvino Rey conducting an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, record the tracks "Imagination", "You're My Thrill", "In Hamburg (Where The Nights Are Long), and "When The Lights Are Low" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3713) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3594).
1956 - Ann Leonardo (listed as Maratha Lou Harp on the last two tracks recorded), with Earl Sheldon and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Now Is The Time", "The Law Of Attraction", "I'll Hold You In My Heart", "The Greatest Fool In The World" (with Chorus [lineup unlisted]) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol F3627) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol F3609).
1957 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Danny Kaye, with Walter Scharf conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra with an unlisted lineup, records the tracks "The Puddle", "The Thank You Letter", "Bathtub Admiral", and "Crazy Barbara" at the first session and "I Like Old People, Don't You?", "The New Baby", "I'm Five!", and "Just Imagine" at the second session. The first and last tracks from the first session and the first track from the second session (as of 2005) are unissued. Capitol Records issues the rest of the tracks on Kaye's album "Mommy, Gimme A Drinka Water!" (T 937).
1957 - Sonny James (on vocals and guitar), with The Bob Bain Chorus (unlisted lineup) and Orchestra (John "Plas" Johnson on tenor saxophone; Eddie Beal on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; Red Callender on bass; and Raymond Martinez on drums) using Bain's arrangements, records the tracks "Uh-Huh-Mm", "Climb Up The Ladder Of Love", and "Why Can't They Remember?" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol F3840). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on the 6 CD box set "Young Love - The Early Years 1952-62" (BCD 16373) in Germany.
1958 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to a small group of musicians (including Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpet; Milt Bernhardt and Frank Rosolino on trombone; Benny Carter on alto saxophone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; and Shelly Manne on drums), is back in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California to record the tracks "I Love To Love", "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House", "So In Love" and "I Like Men!". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Lee's album "I Like Men" (T 1131).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Sue Raney (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, and George Roberts on trombone; Wilbur Schwartz, Harry Klee, Justin Gordon, and George Poole on woodwinds; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Ralph Pena on bass; Irving Cottler on drums; Emil Richards on percussion; and Verlye Mills on harp), records the tracks "My Prayer", "A Blossom Fell", Exactly Like You", and "Rain" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between (2:00pm and 5:00pm). Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Raney's album "Songs For A Raney Day" (T 1335).
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Micki Grant records the tracks "Everybody Knows It" and "Because You're You" in Los Angeles, California. Both tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Capitol Records releases Kay Starr's album "Movin'!" which was produced by Dave Cavanaugh with Alexander conducting the orchestra using his and Cavanaugh's arrangements
1960 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Jonah Jones Quartet (with Jones on trumpet and possibly vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) records the tracks "I'll Never Say No", "If I Knew Then", and "Belly Up To The Bar Boys" at the first session and "Dolce Famiente", "Bonjour" and "Are You Sure?" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1532).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Don't Worry About Strangers", "It's Monday Everyday", "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now", and "Old Folks" in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks, as of 2005, are unissued.
1960 - Don Baker (on pipe organ) records the tracks "Crazy Rhythm" (with unlisted percussionists), "In An 18th Century Drawing Room" (with unlisted percussionists), "Shining Moon" (with unlisted combined voices), and "Singing Violins" (with unlisted string section) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker Displays The Many Voices Of The Morton Pipe Organ - Sound Showcase" (T 1908).
1961 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Christmas Kisses" (with vocals by The Bookends [lineup unlisted]), "Girl In the Valley", "Let Me Walk With You (with vocals by The Bookends [lineup unlisted]), and "Sabor A Mi" at the first session and :My Hands Upon The Keys" and Valzer" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks from the first session together as a single (Capitol 4667) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other two tracks from the first session and "Valzer" from the second. Aero Space Records (owned by Anthony) issued "My Hands Upon The Keys" on Anthony's album (RAS 2208). I can't find the album on Aero Space's website so if anyone knows the title, please leave a comment.
1961 - Ralph Carmichael and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted with Carmichael conducting his own arrangements) records the tracks "Beyond The Sunset", "In The Garden", "It's No Secret", and "How Great Thou Art" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Carmichael's album "Hymns At Sunset" (T 1746).
1961 - William Warfied (on vocals) and Virgil Fox (on organ) record Mendelssohn's "O God Have Mercy", the traditional tune "Deep River", and Malotte's "the Lord's Prayer" at Riverside Church in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Warfield and Fox's album "God Of Our Fathers" (P-8578).
1962 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), using arrangements by Jimmie Haskell, record the tracks "Theme From 'Taras Bulba' (The Wishing Star)" and "Let Me Entertain You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 4876).
1962 - Nathan Milstein (on vocals), with The Philharmonic Orchestra (listed as probably conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini), record the conclusion of Mozart's (Violin Concerto Number 3) in (listed as possibly) London, England. As of 2005, the completed track is unissued.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' live album "Concert"
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Don Hinson and The Riga-Morticians (Don Hinson and Gary Paxton) record the tracks "Home In Castle East", "Robbin' Graves", "Monster Surf Stomp", and "Phantom Of The A Go-Go" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the group's album "A Monster Dance Party" (T 2219).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - During two sessions held this day in New York City (listed as possibly at Capitol Record's studios), New York King Curtis (on tenor saxophone) records overdubs for tracks "Tanya", "Hung Over" and "Soul Twine" at the first session and (with George Stubbs on piano; an unlisted organist; Cornell Dupree on guitar; Chuck Rainey on bass; and Ray Lucas on drums) records remakes of the tracks "Hung Over" and "Misty" as well as recording the tracks "Bill Bailey" and "Peter Gunn" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the final versions of all the tracks on Curtis' album "The Best Of King Curtis" (ST 2858) and Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on Curtis' 3 CD box set "The Capitol Years 1962-1965" (BCD 15670) in Germany.
1964 - At two sessions held this day in New York City, New York Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on cornet and trumpet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Charles Lloyd on flute and tenor saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano; Sam Jones on bass; and Louis Hayes on drums) record the tracks "Fiddler On The Roof", "Sabbath Prayer" and "To Life" at the first session and "Do You Love Me", "Now I Have Everything", and "Cajvalach (Chavalah)" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Fiddler On The Roof" (T 2216).
1965 - The Beatles record "The Beatles Third Christmas Record" which will be released by their fan club
1965 - H.B. Barnum and His Orchestra (with Barnum conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians) record the tracks "The Reason" and "Go Home And Cry" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005 both tracks are unissued.
1967 - The Pleasure Seekers (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls'" and "If You Climb On The Tiger's Back" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues both tracks together as a single (Capitol 2050).
1967 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (both on vocals), with Bob Bain directing rhythm accompaniment (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Can I Trust You?", "Angel Eyes", "You Don't Know Me", and "Spanish Eyes" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks (except "You Don't Know Me") on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (T 2854). There is no issue information listed for "You Don't Know Me".
1968 - Guy Lombardo conducts His Royal Canadians at the second of two consecutive days of live performances in Las Vegas, Nevada. Files mention that over the two days 92 masters were recorded but no tracks are listed or have any, as of 2005, been issued.
1971 - Overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's track "My First Night Alone Without You", and for Anne Murray and Glen Campbell's tracks "Easy To Love", "My Ecstasy", and "Let me Be the One" in Los Angeles, California. As of 2005, the final track of "My First Night Alone Without You" is unissued. Capitol Records issues Murray and Campbell's tracks on their eponymous album "Anne Murray & Glen Campbell" (SW-869).
1972 - The Strangers (Roy Nichols on lead guitar; Bobby Wayne and Marcia Nichols on rhythm guitar; Norm Hamlet on steel guitar; Dennis Hromek on bass; and Biff Adam on drums) record the tracks "See The Sunset", "Roller Coaster", and "Cotton Picker" (with Merle Haggard on vocals) in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks on the band's album "Totally Instrumental With One Exception" (ST-11141) and (as of 2005) has yet to issue "Roller Coaster".
1976 - The Pousette-Dart Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "I Think I Know" and "Wanting The Need" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track on the band's album "Amnesia" (SW-11608) and, as of 2005, yet to issue "Wanting The Need".
1977 - Asleep At The Wheel (lineup unlisted) records the track "Texas, Me And You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the group's album "Collision Course" (SW-11726).
1978 - At two sessions held this day at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California Natalie Cole, with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "You're So Good" at the first session and "Oh! I Love You So" at second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1979 - Pyrymyd (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Shake It Down", "Mr. Music Man" and "Tune In Your Mind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Pyrymyd's eponymous album "Pyrymyd" (ST-12027).
1981 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Russell Smith (on vocals and guitar with Barry Beckett on keyboards; James Hooker on keyboard and vocals; Pete Carr on guitar; Duncan Cameron on Dobro guitar; Joe Osborne on bass; Larry Londin on drums; Tom Roady on percussion; Ava Aldridge and Cindy Richardson on vocals; and The Sheldon Kurland Strings [lineup unlisted]) records the track "Southern Music" at the first session, "Your Eyes" at the second session, and "Lonely Knight" and "Mississipi Gal" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Smith's eponymous album "Russell Smith" (ST-12197).
1982 - Thomas Dolby records the tracks "She Blinded Me With Science" and "One Of Our Submarines". Capitol Records issues the tracks on Dolby's album "The Golden Age Of Wireless" (ST-12271). No session location information is listed. If anyone knows where the tracks were recorded, please leave a comment.
1982 - Marty Balin records the track "Just Like That" at a session for EMI America. No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' self-titled album
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Alcatrazz (listed as probably Graham Bonnet on vocals, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals; Steven Vai on guitar and vocals; Gary Shea on bass; and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion, and vocals) records the track "Wire And Wood" at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the band's album "Disturbing The Peace" (ST-12385).
1987 - Tim Finn records the track "Not Even Close". No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment.
1987 - Lorelei (linup unlisted) records the track "Lipstick Politics". No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment.
10 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases the album "Kids' Country Hits 2" which features a collection of country songs sung by kids, for kids, and was produced by Darrell Brown, who had also produced the earlier album
2011 - Mickey Goldsen, one-time head of Capitol Records' publishing arm Capitol Songs and founder and CEO for 61 years of publishing company Criterion Music, dies at his home in Encino, California at age 99.

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1982 - Marty Balin records the track "Just Like That" at a session for EMI America. No session location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or it it has been issued, please leave a comment. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog.
1983 - EMI America purchases the masters of an extended vocal version and a instrumental dub mix of Jules Shear's track "When Love Surges" that the label will issue together as a single (EMI America 7818). EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the EMI America catalog. If anyone knows when or where the tracks were recorded, please leave a comment.
1983 - RCA VideoDiscs announces that Scott R. Holtzman, former attorney in Capitol Records Entertainment Law Department, joins their company as Director of Business Affairs, West Coast out of their headquarters in Burbank, California

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50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - My youngest brother, Peter Andrew Nielsen, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Happy Birthday Bro!!!