SH Spotlight Vintage photos of our favorite recording engineers. Have any?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. bleachershane

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    Bruce Swedien
     
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    Steve Albini
     
  3. Steve Litos

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    I found this on Youtube. There's only a couple of hundred views. The video (and several others on the same channel) document the closing of the Bill Putnam designed Universal Recording Co (address #3) at 46 E Walton in Chicago. It was open from roughly 1956 to 1990 when this move was taking place.

    The first video shows Studio A, B, & C. Other videos show the original echo chambers on the roof, the film dubbers, the basement full of reverb plates, the sound effects library, & the tape library.

    The building itself was designed by famed architect Bertrand Goldberg although I guess the building may have had the "Chicago Rehab" (leave 1 wall up and demo everything else) a few times. The brick wall along the alley looks older than mid 50s to me.

     
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    Eddie Kramer
     
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  5. bodine

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    Malcolm Chisholm, who engineered many of Chess's great blues and R&B giants from the mid-1950s through the 1970s--Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush, Lowell Fulson, Etta James, Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Stitt, Ramsey Lewis.

    When I lived in Chicago in the late 1990s, I got to attend a party at the Chess studio, which was being rehabbed at the time. Met Phil Chess, Leonard's son Marshall (Rolling Stones records exec), Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon's widow. But one of my favorite moments was I got to talking with an elder gent who turned out to be Mal Chisholm. He spun some great tales, mostly along the lines of Leonard Chess' expletive-filled arguments with Sonny Boy, Walter and Wolf.

    No longer with us, but judge for yourself--hundreds of Chess classics.
     
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  6. Steve Litos

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    Ah...I was just looking for a photo of this guy for this thread! He recorded Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" at Universal Recording (Location 2...Onterio St) in their small studio 2 which in an interview he said was too small of a studio to contain that "sound". Interesting guy...he got out of the biz and became an instructor at Columbia College in Chicago.

    Here's the interview from 1991 if anyone is interested.

    http://www.malcolmchisholm.com/interview-audio/
     
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  7. Boris number 9

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    Here is from left Greg Ladani, George Massenburg, Bill Schnee,
    Richie Podolor, Bill Cooper, Al schmitt

    Some dinner
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  8. Boris number 9

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    Here is legendary Bill Schnee talking shop in 70's. Schnee of course engineered RINGO 1973[​IMG]

    Is this link working
     
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  9. DVEric

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    Tom "Super" Flye

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  10. Boris number 9

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    Are my photo links working how do I fix them

    I tried uploading photos directly but
    It would not allow me to do t that way.
     
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  12. Boris number 9

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    It was a smart move
    Tessio was always smart.

    You know how to handle this Tom
    It was Barzini, it was always Barzini.

    Look at that batch bay behind him.
    I've. Never seen anything like that looks like it should manned by 25 telephone operators.
     
  13. MMM

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    Neither of them are.
     
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  14. Boris number 9

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    I need a tutorial how to upload photos. It won't let me upload directly from smartphone.
     
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  16. lukpac

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    You need to post the photos somewhere (Flickr works well), and then link to them here using IMG tags.
     
  17. Boris number 9

    Boris number 9 Forum Resident

    Ok what is an IMG tag
     
  18. bmoregnr

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    Are they your pictures or pictures on the web? If they are your pictures you have to host them somewhere, flickr as mentioned, I have used facebook actually, then right click over the pic at the hosting site and you should be able to copy the image address. Come back here to your post and hit the image button on your post’s toolbar and paste the image address into the box. If the pic is already on the web, you should be able to use the same process if it is not copyright protected. I have found using this process on a phone does not always work as the phone can assume everything is copyright protected.
     
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  20. John

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    What a great shot!
     
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  21. ex_mixer

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    Can't remember if this has been posted before, another Bones Howe photo!
    Mixing Jersey Girl with Tom Waits...

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  22. tonesforchris

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    From Gary Husband's twitter feed showing the guys working on the Mahavishnu Orchestra album Apocalypse

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    "Got to be the old Air Studios, engineer Geoff Emerick along John McLaughlin and George Martin! Amazing!"

     
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  23. KeithH

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    Please include the name of the person in the photo. Help us out.





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    David Briggs to the right.
     
  25. Bruce Mulle'

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    Absolutely Priceless! Thank You for sharing...
     
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