Capitol Records, Inc. Los Angeles, USA.; recorded in LA, New York, Kansas City and New Orleans. Australian releases by Australian Record Company and then EMI (Australia) Pty Ltd.
Capitol is one of the more ‘recent' labels with respect to popular music. In fact, it appears to have little to do with jazz - I have no Capitol jazz records. It was formed on 1 August 1942, just before the Petrillo recording ban, and thus, presumably, made do initially with pre-recorded material from other labels. Its venture toward blues and jazz as such came with the recording sof ‘ner-blues' artist Nellie Lutcher. Stan Kenton was recorded - dance bad not jazz, and ‘the deliberately corny psuedo-Dixieland unit directed by trombonist Pee Wee Hunt. Capital excelled in the vocals, with Jo Stafford, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme - and in comedysuch as Stan Freberg. In the early 1950 Sinatra moved from Columbia to Capitol. Capitol issued the last records by Paul Whiteman, one featuring Billie Holiday. Capitiol Records Inc, was taken over by EMI Records in December 1948, and remained a major label into the LP era.
Label: The original Capitol label was gloss black with silver lettering.
Overseas: There were no Capitol records issued in England until December 1948, under Decca's control. In January 1956 the Capitol label was handled by EMI when they the US company took over Capitol the year before.
Australia: Miller [M] lists: Paste-over label on English (1926) and later local Parlophone, and less commonly Columbia (1927-31). See L12-067. This is a UK (London) Parlophone thus was issued, according to Miller, between 1927 and 1931. There wwre no recordingds done in Australia, ie no Australian artists represented on the label.
Records in collection (many):
V025 sc3 CAPITOL
Australian Record Company Pty Ltd.
V029 c3 CAPITOL
Made in Australia by E.M.I.(Australia) Pty Ltd.
V400 sc3 CAPITOL
Capitol Records Inc., USA.
L12-067 CAPITOL Record
Made by The Parlophone Co. Ltd, London.
P003 c3+ CAPITOL
P010 c3 CAPITOL
Made in Australia
V030 c3 CAPITOL Australian
Record Company Pty Ltd.
V037 c3+ CAPITOL
Australian Record Company Limited.
N013 c3 CAPITOL Made
by E.M.I. (Australia) Pty Ltd.
N023 c3+ CAPITOL
Made in Australia by E.M.I. (Australia) Pty Ltd.
N053 c2 CAPITOL Made