Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios
All great music has a birthplace. Temples of Sound tells the stories of the legendary studios where musical genius and a magical space came together to capture some of the most exciting jazz, pop, funk, soul, and country records ever made. From the celebrated Southern studios of Sun and Stax, to the John Coltrane/Miles Davis sessions in producer Rudy Van Gelders living room, to Frank Sinatras swinging cuts at state-of-the-art Capitol Records, each of the 15 profiles in this book brings great music to life at the moment of its creation. With a trove of never-before-seen photographs and fascinating, all-new interviews with the musicians and producers who made the records, Temples of Sound is a rich inspiration for music fans.
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Cogan, a recording engineer and producer, and Clark, a playwright, songwriter, and author, here detail 15 of America's greatest recording studios of the 1940s through the 1970s. In addition to ... Read full review
Glad to be the first to comment on the book. Recording studios continue to hold my interest. I'm familiar with Western Recorders. Armed Forces Radio Service used it extensively during WW2 and later. The last owner was EMC, a company I freelanced for in Saint Paul. When the studio was closed down, I bought several patch bays. Wow, if they could talk! I recall that famous swinging Sinatra album recorded at Capitol. It was played extensive by MOR radio stations through the 70s. There are a couple of songs on there where Frank "popped" the mic. :) In all, recording is a fascinating business. Reviewed by Jim Stokes.
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