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

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

  1. skiddlybop

    skiddlybop Forum Resident

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    This handsome silver-haired, golden-eared man is Joe Tarsia, the go-to engineer who made Sigma Sound the go-to studio in the Philly Sound boom of hundreds of hit orchestrated soul records.
     
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  2. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    Yeah, got that a few days ago.
     
  3. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    George at Mirasound's upgraded console:

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    Supposedly he engineered Wednesday Morning 3 A.M., which would mean he was doing sessions well before Like A Rolling Stone.

    Don't know who it is, but I believe that's De Lane Lea. Some discussion here:

    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threa...w-do-you-have-any.206397/page-8#post-10120334

    Possibly Martin Birch, but not sure.
     
  4. Pete Norman

    Pete Norman Forum Resident

    looks like Barry Ainsworth...on the left
     
  5. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

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    And he recorded virtually every single Philadelphia International Records release in the late 60s and 70s.
     
  6. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

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    Talking about Eddie Offord..I just read a cool article about him producing a NYC band called The Midnight Moan..Out of retirement!
     
  7. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

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    Semi-vintage? I do like Mike Oldfield's work behind a console.

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  8. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Selby Coffeen at RCA Studio B (Nashville), recording the Everly Brothers (circa 1957):

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    Selby at Owen Bradley's Quonset Hut in Nashville, around the time it became Columbia Studio B (circa 1962):

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  9. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

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    I loved Eddie's comments in that recent extensive documentary on how he had to whip Steve Howe into shape to sing in tune and help refine their musicianship in the studio as they were laying down the classics
     
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  10. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

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    Cowboy Jack Clement at Sun Studios
     
  11. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

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    I love these guys, I have 150 albums they recorded.
     
  12. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

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    This isn't W. Becker? Ah, you meant the hand.
     
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  13. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

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    Elton John's ex wife Renate Blauel was a recording engineer.
     
  14. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Capitol Records legend, John Palladino (on the left, producer Voyle Gilmore on the right) - supposedly taken during a Sinatra TONE POEMS OF COLOR session:

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  15. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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  16. HominyRhodes

    HominyRhodes Forum Resident

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    IIRC, Robert told Mr. Law on the phone that he was "lonesome," but that he "lacked a nickel" to pay the lady.;)
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

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    That place looks like a pit, doesn't it? Probably steamy hot as well.

    I wouldn't want to touch the floor. From such humble quarters great music is recorded.
     
  18. peteneatneat

    peteneatneat Forum Resident

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  19. peteneatneat

    peteneatneat Forum Resident

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    Joe Meek with the Tornados.

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  20. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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    I guess it's Chris Nagle's arm?
     
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  21. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    The Everly team (Bill Porter seated) at Fred Foster Sound, Nashville (circa 1964):

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    Don, Phil and Bill (mid 80s):
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  22. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

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    Thanks, I knew I was fuzzy on the details. My former boss, Don, Jr. told a group of us that story because he used it when he was interviewed for a segment in a Robert Johnson movie. And yes it was "lacks a nickel." He (the son) was not someone easy to get close too. If so, I would have loved to ask him more about his dad's career at Columbia. I did tell him about some used LP's I picked up that were produced by his father and he was very pleased to hear that.
     
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  23. Steve Hoffman

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    Rusty York at Jewel Recording, 1960s.jpg
    The great Rusty York at console of early Jewel Recording, Mt. Healthy, Ohio, near Cincinnati, 1961.
     
  24. HominyRhodes

    HominyRhodes Forum Resident

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    Never heard this before. Great track! - thanks, Steve.
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

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    Sam Phillips, left hand on the Presto, right on the Ampex 350! Sun Records, 1956. samprestoampex.jpg
     

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