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In a message dated 5/5/2004 10:29:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
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I know that at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (see:http://www.rockhall.com/)
they have both Alan Lomax's original recording equipment and the original Sun
Records Recording Studio on exhibit. They might be a good source to address
this question.
We who attended the ARSC Conference and went on the field trip to the Rock
Hall saw those exhibits, which were quite fascinating. A recommendation
concerning this is a new book called "Temples of Sound," which goes into detail in
exploring legendary recording studios in the post-WWII period; independent
studios like Sun, Chess, Stax as well as RCA's Studio B in Nashville, the Capitol
Tower, Jerry Wexler's Atlantic machine, etc. The book is published by Chronicle.
It started out as a photo book of in-studio shots (which are fascinating in
and amongst themselves), but was expanded into a virtual oral history of how
each studio got the sounds they did.

Cary Ginell
Sound Thinking Music Research
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