Joe Tarsia

Real Name:
Joseph Tarsia
Profile:
American recording engineer.
Father of Michael Tarsia.
After eight years as a Lab Tech in the Research department at the Philco-Ford Corporation in 1960 Joe started working nights at AMS, a small studio in South Philadelphia.
In 1962 Joe left Philco and AMS to take a full-time engineer position at Cameo Parkway Records.
Eventually Cameo was sold, with the change Joe decided to make his move and in 1968 he established Sigma Sound Studios.
From that moment, Tarsia will be considered father and major contributor of the "Philly Sound".
In 1977 open Sigma Sound Studios, New York. In 2003 Tarsia sold both the studios.
He was a founding member and first president of The Society of Professional Recording Studios (SPARS) and Chairman of the Board of The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA).

Born: September 23,1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Remix

ZQ 32707 Love Is The Message — Joe Tarsia MFSB MFSB - Love Is The Message(LP, Album, Quad) Philadelphia International Records ZQ 32707 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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RS 1027, APL1-1072, APL1 1072 Tymes Up — Joe Tarsia The Tymes The Tymes - Tymes Up (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor RS 1027, APL1-1072, APL1 1072 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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2Z8 3655 Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose — Joe Tarsia Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass - Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose (Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3655 US 1978 Sell This Version
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none I'll Always Love My Mama — Joe Tarsia The Intruders Save The Children The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama (Single) Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs none US 1979 Sell This Version
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ST-53015 Love Fever — Joe Tarsia The O'Jays The O'Jays - Love Fever (Album) Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records ST-53015 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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D2-5G 73016 Bad Mutha Goose And The Brothers Grimm — Joe Tarsia Bad Mutha Goose And The Brothers Grimm Be Somebody (Not Our Mix, But We're So Nice We Let It On Our Record) Bad Mutha Goose And The Brothers Grimm - Bad Mutha Goose And The Brothers Grimm(CD, EP) Alpha International Records D2-5G 73016 US 1991 Sell This Version
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AZCD13 Choice (A Collection Of Classics) — Joe Tarsia François K* Only You François K* - Choice (A Collection Of Classics)(2xCD, Comp) Azuli Records AZCD13 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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8122 79837 8 Original Album Series — Joe Tarsia Detroit Spinners* Detroit Spinners* - Original Album Series(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Al) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) 8122 79837 8 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
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Conducting & Leading

622014-2 Disappearing Acts (Music From The HBO Film) — Joe Tarsia Various Various - Disappearing Acts (Music From The HBO Film)(CD, Comp) Antra Records, Artemis Records, IZZY Records 622014-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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Production

45-6693 Wake Up (Sleepy Girl) / I Wanna Be — Joe Tarsia The Sundae Train The Sundae Train - Wake Up (Sleepy Girl) / I Wanna Be(7") 20th Century Fox Records 45-6693 US 1967 Sell This Version
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ZQ 31793 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul — Joe Tarsia Billy Paul Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul(LP, Album, Quad) Philadelphia International Records ZQ 31793 US 1973 Sell This Version
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19318, 19.318 I'm Coming Home — Joe Tarsia Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis - I'm Coming Home (Album) CBS, CBS 19318, 19.318 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
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636WEA-BR-SV The New York City Bump — Joe Tarsia Black Rock* Black Rock* - The New York City Bump (Single) Black Rock (5) 636WEA-BR-SV US 1975 Sell This Version
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CR REV 38 Night Time Music: The B.T. Puppy Story (Rev-Ola Phantom Jukebox Vol. II) — Joe Tarsia Various Wake Up (Sleepy Girl) and 1 more… Various - Night Time Music: The B.T. Puppy Story (Rev-Ola Phantom Jukebox Vol. II)(CD, Comp, Mono) Rev-Ola CR REV 38 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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2CDSML 8551 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul / War Of The Gods — Joe Tarsia Billy Paul Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul / War Of The Gods(2xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Comp, Quad, RM) Vocalion 2CDSML 8551 UK 2018 Sell This Version
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Technical

SC 1076 Five On Eight — Joe Tarsia Rufus Jones Rufus Jones - Five On Eight(LP) Cameo SC 1076 US 1964 Sell This Version
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C-1070(C) The Top Hits Of 1963 — Joe Tarsia Bobby Rydell Bobby Rydell - The Top Hits Of 1963 (Album, Comp) Cameo C-1070(C) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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F-1019 Eleven Commandments Of Woman / Shug!! — Joe Tarsia Daddy Kae* & Yvonne* / Daddy Kae Trio Daddy Kae* & Yvonne* / Daddy Kae Trio - Eleven Commandments Of Woman / Shug!! (Single) Fairmount Records F-1019 US 1966 Sell This Version
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SG-5001, GS 5001, SG 5001 The Intruders Are Together — Joe Tarsia The Intruders The Intruders - The Intruders Are Together (Album) Gamble, Gamble, Gamble SG-5001, GS 5001, SG 5001 US 1967 Sell This Version
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PT-1001 I'm Not Strong Enough / I'll Hold On  — Joe Tarsia The Four Perfections The Four Perfections - I'm Not Strong Enough / I'll Hold On Party Time (2) PT-1001 US 1967 Sell This Version
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307 Go Go Annie / My Love, My Love — Joe Tarsia Little John Bowie* Go Go Annie Little John Bowie* - Go Go Annie / My Love, My Love(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 307 US 1967 Sell This Version
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C-477 Today's The Day — Joe Tarsia The Outcasts (5) The Outcasts (5) - Today's The Day (Single) Cameo C-477 US 1967 Sell This Version
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LP-502, CR-502 When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With The Soul Survivors — Joe Tarsia Soul Survivors Soul Survivors - When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With The Soul Survivors (Album) Crimson Records, Crimson Records LP-502, CR-502 US 1967 Sell This Version
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P-154 To Fernanda With Luv — Joe Tarsia Googy & Joe's Workshop Googy & Joe's Workshop - To Fernanda With Luv (Single) Parkway P-154 US 1967 Sell This Version
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C - 2007 Reflections — Joe Tarsia Terry Knight And The Pack* Terry Knight And The Pack* - Reflections (Album) Cameo C - 2007 US 1967 Sell This Version

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reedv

reedv

February 3, 2014
Joe has worked with the best of Philadelphia and I hate to see his original works confused with Motown by the younger generation. Please give Joe the proper respect. He gave Philadelphia timeless music that will always live in all our hearts. Thanks for your many years of superb work.
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