Stan Ricker

Real Name:
Stan Ricker
Profile:
Stan Ricker was a recording, mastering and lacquer-cutting engineer known for cutting vinyl at half speed (hence the SR2 or SR/2 for "Stan Ricker 1/2).
He has worked at
Keysor-Century Studios (1969 - 1970 and 1974 - 1975),
United Sound (3) (1970 - 1973),
Location Recording Service (1973 - 1974),
JVC Cutting Center (1975 - 1979),
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (1979 - 1983 with some additional short stints in 1986 and 1995),
AcousTech Mastering (as contractor 1995 - 2001),
and was the owner of Stan Ricker Mastering (1997 - 2015).

Note: Since 1984 he was working full-time at the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake, CA.

Stan was born Stanley Dunbar Forbes III in Marblehead, Mass., on Dec. 14, 1935. His parents divorced and his mother later married George Noble Ricker. Stan was adopted by George and given the Ricker surname.

He was voted Disk Cutting Engineer of the Year in 1981 by a Playboy Readers Poll and voted Recording Engineer of the Year in 1984.

He passed away on July 16th, 2015.
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Instruments & Performance

CD-80041 Stan Ricker - 1812 / Capriccio Italien / "Cossack Dance" From Mazeppa album art Tchaikovsky*, Erich Kunzel ~ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Tchaikovsky*, Erich Kunzel ~ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - 1812 / Capriccio Italien / "Cossack Dance" From Mazeppa (Album) Telarc CD-80041 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
RR-28 Stan Ricker - Sings  Classic Kern album art Marni Nixon Marni Nixon - Sings Classic Kern Reference Recordings RR-28 US 1988 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

DG-10039, 10039 Stan Ricker - The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version) / Overture And Polovetsian Dances From Prince Igor album art Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Borodin, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Borodin, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* - The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version) / Overture And Polovetsian Dances From Prince Igor (Album) Telarc, Telarc DG-10039, 10039 US 1978 Sell This Version

Technical

EKL-183 Stan Ricker - Boating Songs And All That Bilge album art Oscar Brand Oscar Brand - Boating Songs And All That Bilge(LP, Mono) Elektra EKL-183 US 1960 Sell This Version
EKL-209 Stan Ricker - A Maid Of Constant Sorrow album art Judy Collins Judy Collins - A Maid Of Constant Sorrow (Album) Elektra EKL-209 US 1961 Sell This Version
7030, P-7030 Stan Ricker - Beach Party album art Chubby Checker Chubby Checker - Beach Party (Album) Parkway, Parkway 7030, P-7030 US 1962 Sell This Version
5001 Stan Ricker - Half A Chance album art Johnny Desmond Johnny Desmond - Half A Chance(7") Edgewood 5001 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP-90 Stan Ricker - How to Be a Better-Than-the Average Child Without Really Trying album art Frank Milano, Dottie Evans, Mike Stewart* Frank Milano, Dottie Evans, Mike Stewart* - How to Be a Better-Than-the Average Child Without Really Trying(LP, Album) Golden Records (2) LP-90 US 1962 Sell This Version
C-280 Stan Ricker - Forget Him / Love, Love Go Away album art Bobby Rydell Bobby Rydell - Forget Him / Love, Love Go Away(7") Cameo C-280 US 1963 Sell This Version
P-873 Stan Ricker - Birdland  album art Chubby Checker Chubby Checker - Birdland (7") Parkway P-873 US 1963 Sell This Version
P-884 Stan Ricker - Wonderful! Wonderful! / Come With Me To The Sea album art The Tymes The Tymes - Wonderful! Wonderful! / Come With Me To The Sea (Single) Parkway P-884 US 1962 Sell This Version
EKS-7264 Stan Ricker - The Blues Project album art Various Various - The Blues Project (Album) Elektra EKS-7264 US 1964 Sell This Version
SRV-153 SD Stan Ricker - Haydn: Mass In Time Of War album art Joseph Haydn, Mogens Woldike* Joseph Haydn, Mogens Woldike* - Haydn: Mass In Time Of War(LP) Vanguard SRV-153 SD US 1965 Sell This Version
33358 Stan Ricker - James Moeser At The University Of Kansas album art James Moeser James Moeser - James Moeser At The University Of Kansas(LP, Album) Century Records (4) 33358 US 1969 Sell This Version
MC 2944 Stan Ricker - The University Of Illinois Jazz Band With Don Smith album art The University Of Illinois Jazz Band* With Don Smith*, John Garvey The University Of Illinois Jazz Band* With Don Smith*, John Garvey - The University Of Illinois Jazz Band With Don Smith(LP, Album) Mark Records MC 2944 US 1970 Sell This Version
UMC-2845, UMC 2845 Stan Ricker - Millikin University Jazz Band On Tour album art Millikin University Jazz Band Millikin University Jazz Band - Millikin University Jazz Band On Tour(LP, Album) Mark Records, Mark Records UMC-2845, UMC 2845 US 1970 Sell This Version
SRV.6116 Stan Ricker - Burnt Weeny Sandwich album art The Mothers Of Invention* The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Album) Reprise Records SRV.6116 France 1971 Sell This Version
MCA-9210~11 Stan Ricker - Hot August Night album art Neil Diamond Neil Diamond - Hot August Night (Album) MCA Records MCA-9210~11 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
MC 1684 Stan Ricker - The Augustana College Concert Band Vol. VII album art The Augustana College Concert Band The Augustana College Concert Band - The Augustana College Concert Band Vol. VII(LP) Mark Records MC 1684 US 1972 Sell This Version
730710 Stan Ricker - Zerfas album art Zerfas Zerfas - Zerfas(LP, Album) 700 West 730710 US 1973 Sell This Version
KS 526 Stan Ricker - Saint-Saéns“Organ”Symphony" / Symphony No. 3 In C Minor. Op.78 album art Saint-Saëns*, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux, Christopher Robinson Saint-Saëns*, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux, Christopher Robinson - Saint-Saéns“Organ”Symphony" / Symphony No. 3 In C Minor. Op.78 (Album) Klavier Records, Patrician KS 526 US 1973 Sell This Version
KS-124 Stan Ricker - Gershwin Plays Rhapsody In Blue album art Gershwin* Gershwin* - Gershwin Plays Rhapsody In Blue(LP, DBX) Klavier Records KS-124 US 1974 Sell This Version
Ks528 Stan Ricker - Baroque Lute Recital Vol. 2 album art Toyohiko Satoh Toyohiko Satoh - Baroque Lute Recital Vol. 2(LP, Album) Klavier Records Ks528 US 1974 Sell This Version
KS-125 Stan Ricker - Prokofiev Plays album art Prokofiev* Prokofiev* - Prokofiev Plays(LP) Klavier Records KS-125 US 1974 Sell This Version
FPM-4004 Stan Ricker - Flying Start album art The Blackbyrds The Blackbyrds - Flying Start(LP, Album, Quad) Fantasy/Prestige/Milestone QuadraDisc FPM-4004 US 1975 Sell This Version