Returning to the subject of Capitol's NYC studio, pictures at Herman Leonard's website (www.hermanleonard.com) and the Herman Leonard gallery at Mosaic Records' website (www.mosaicrecords.com) lead me to believe if may have been established as early as 1950, assuming the photos are accurately dated. In the Clifford Brown photos taken in 1954 at a session at Capitol (known from photos in the CD reissue) and in photos from Cannonball Adderley's self-titled first album session for Emarcy/Mercury, note the pull-down screen that looks sort of like a big shade. I think that's some sort of baffle or isolation screen and it's in many pictures from known-Capitol NYC sessions. That pull-down panel appears in a photo of Sarah Vaughn dated 1950: http://www.mosaicrecords.com/photodetail.asp?number=HLSRV01 Now, I can't be sure the dates on all these photos are right. This photo, supposedly Paris 1958: http://www.mosaicrecords.com/photodetail.asp?number=HLLSY06 is actually Studio A of Fine Sound in 1956, for either the 1/12/56 session for Lester Young's record "The Jazz Giants '56" or the Teddy Wilson/Lester Young record "Pres and Teddy" cut the next day. I want to add that most other dates on Herman Leonard photos seem to match dates for sessions in pictured times and places according to various online discographies. Also, just to add credence to the Sarah Vaughn photo being from 1950, she looks about the right age (very young) in that photo. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rod Smear" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 12:51 PM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Capitol's recording studios Speaking of recording studios in New York, can anyone help with information regarding the recording studio used for the recording of "Mr. Sandman", by The Chordettes, Cadence Label. I'm trying to find out the studio used, the address, and the date, if possible. Rod Smear -----Original Message----- From: Peter Kiefer [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:06 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Capitol's recording studios Records in the Fred Waring Archives indicate recording for Capitol in 1957-58 in "Riverside Plaza"and after that (1959-1965) in "Manhattan Center". It also indicates the Capitol office address as 1730 Broadway. Pete Kiefer At 12:34 PM 10/27/2005, seva wrote: >got this info from bob: > > >>There was a Capitol studio in New York in the mid '60s because I walked >>by it on the way to my hotel! >> >>-- >>Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, >>Nashville TN >>Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix >>Evaluation and Quality Control >>Over 40 years making people sound >>better than they ever imagined! >>615.385.8051 >>http://www.hyperback.com > > > > >-- >w/best regards, >seva >mastering engineer >http://www.soundcurrent.com > > >|| | | | | | | | >Things are not what they seem to be; nor are they otherwise. > -- Lankavatara Sutra The Waring Webpage address is: www.libraries.psu.edu/waring/ Peter T. Kiefer, Coordinator Fred Waring's America Collection The Pennsylvania State University 313 Pattee Library University Park, PA 16802-1800 Voice: (814) 863-2911 Email: [log in to unmask] "The World is a stage, don't trip over a prop."