[78-L] Capitol Records during the recording ban

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 14 14:40:12 PDT 2013

I know Capitol got Vom Vim Veedle/All For You from Exclusive/Excelsior or 
whatever, since they had King Cole under contract but couldn't record him yet.


On 10/14/2013 4:50 PM, David Weiner wrote:
> The Ray McKinley date was done in NY, with a different matrix series (and
> at least additional three unissued titles).  The Bobby Sherwood date was
> done in LA, but with another different matrix series.   And master #77 was
> "Mr. Anthony's Blues," a Johnny Mercer-Ella Mae Morse-Freddy Slack
> collaboration from the July 31, 1942 Slack date.  It was issued on the
> Mosaic Select Freddie Slack CD set  few years ago.
> Dave Weiner
> On 10/14/13 4:34 PM, "Harold Aherne"<leotolstoy_75 at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> I don't own the Ruppli-Daniels-Novitsky's CD-ROM discography for Capitol,
>> so I only know bits and pieces regarding its recording dates, usually
>> drawn from what has appeared in other discographies or has been compiled
>> for given performers. From these, however, it doesn't seem that Capitol
>> did much, or perhaps any, recording during the first AFM strike.
>> Matrix 76 was "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City" by Johnny Mercer with
>> Freddie Slack's orchestra, recorded 31 July 1942. Matrix 78 was "Old
>> Acquaintance" by Jo Stafford, cut on 15 October 1943. Does anyone know
>> the contents of #77?
>> It also appears that Capitol leased some masters from outside sources (or
>> used a different numbering system?) for a few pre-ban sides, like those
>> on catalogue nos. 107 and 123 (Bobby Sherwood), 117, 128 and 131 (Ray
>> McKinley), 136 (Ceele Burke) and 139 (King Cole Trio). The latter two are
>> cross-referenced in the Online 78 Discography as being on Exclusive and
>> Excelsior. Can anyone shed light on them?
>> For the record (pardon the pun), there was at least one rejected side
>> among Capitol's April-July 1942 output -- matrix 32, "I'm Old Fashioned",
>> by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with Martha Tilton as vocalist, from 12
>> June. It was finally released on CD in 1995. According to the second
>> volume of Don Rayno's Whiteman biography, PW only had two pre-ban
>> sessions with Capitol, 5 and 12 June. He didn't record for them in April,
>> as Rust's ADBD states.
>> Sources:
>> http://www.78discography.com/Capitol100.htm
>> http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/westonstafford/JoDiscography.pdf
>> -HA
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