OK, so maybe the claim about 799 7th Avenue is true -- the only studio space in use from the
acoustical into the digital eras?
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From: "Mike Gray" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Interesting recording history tidbit
> EMI's Studios on Abbey Road were built in 1931.
> Mike Gray
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> Here's a piece of trivia for you on a Friday ...
>> From the booklet for the 3-CD set "Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion
>> Recordings of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931" (p.10):
>> "All of the sessions were recorded at Brunswick's New York studio at 799 Seventh Avenue. The
>> studio, which first opened in 1924, had a remarkable history: after Brunswick Records moved out
>> at the end of 1931, it was used as a transcription studio (1932-4), then by Decca Records
>> (1934-35), Columbia Records (1940-65) and finally A&R Studios (1966-84). It holds the distinction
>> of being the only studio location in America and possibly the world to have been active from the
>> acoustical to the digital recording eras. Ellington recorded there on various occasions in the
>> 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s."
>> As for the claim about the technology span, was HMV's Abbey Road studio built in the acoustic
>> -- Tom Fine