Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs

Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs

Profile:
Philadelphia based mastering studios.

From the early 1970s there were two branches of Frankford/Wayne; one in Philadelphia, and one in New York (Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs).

Tom Steele started Frankford/Wayne with partner Wayne Wilfong in his parents' basement in the Frankford area of Philadelphia, PA. By the mid-1960s, Frankford/Wayne was sharing a space with Sigma Sound Studios in the Center City downtown area of Philadelphia.

During the 1970s they both opened separate New York City branches; Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs and Sigma Sound Studios, New York.

Tom Steele had operations in Philadelphia and New York until 1986 and then worked out of just New York for another seven years. In 1993 he retired from Frankford/Wayne, which his daughter now operates.

Known to have mastered for Philadelphia International Records

Vinyl records mastered at Frankford/Wayne in Philadelphia, if not printed on the center labels or sleeve, can be recognized by a mastering stamp in the runout groove. The mastering stamp usually takes the form of stamp with the full company name + location, or the initials F/W followed by a smiley ":-)" symbol . Also appears as:
- Frankford/Wayne Phila.
Later releases only have F/W, most are often followed by the engineers signature or initials.

Mastering engineers that have worked at Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs:
ΔM (2) (Dave Moyssiadis)
Nimitr Sarikananda (NS)
Tom Coyne.
Sublabel
[l167962]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 English Spot Platter #1  album cover Various English Spot Platter #1(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 1 US 1981 Sell This Version
0001 Feel It  album cover The Feel It Girls Feel It(12") Y.P.I. Records, Inc. 0001 US 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-400147 Movin' On  album cover McFadden & Whitehead Movin' On(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 064-400147 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1R1 6638 Unmistakably Lou  album cover Lou Rawls Unmistakably Lou(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Philadelphia International Records 1R1 6638 US 1977 Sell This Version
2 English Spot Platter #2  album cover Various English Spot Platter #2(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2C 066-97.371 He's A Friend  album cover Eddie Kendricks He's A Friend(LP, Album) Tamla, Pathé Marconi 2C 066-97.371 France 1976 Sell This Version
2Z8 3655 Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose  album cover Teddy Pendergrass Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3655 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3664 (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out  album cover Jerry Butler (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3664 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3671 Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine  album cover Edwin Birdsong Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine (Single) 2Z8 3671 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3674 Let's Clean Up The Ghetto / I Ain't Jivin' - I'm Jammin'  album cover Philadelphia International All Stars / Leon Huff Philadelphia International All Stars / Leon Huff - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto / I Ain't Jivin' - I'm Jammin'(12", Unofficial) Philadelphia International Records (2) 2Z8 3674 Unknown Sell This Version
2Z8 3675 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now  album cover McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Single) 2Z8 3675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z83675 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy  album cover McFadden & Whitehead, Archie Bell & The Drells McFadden & Whitehead, Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy(12", Maxi, RE, RP) Philadelphia International Records 2Z83675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3678 Bring The Family Back  album cover Billy Paul Bring The Family Back(12") Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3678 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3682 You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else  album cover The Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Single) 2Z8 3682 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3689 I'll Always Love My Mama  album cover Intruders* I'll Always Love My Mama(12", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3689 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3692 I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)  album cover Dexter Wansel I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3692 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3697 Strut Your Funky Stuff  album cover Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff (Single) 2Z8 3697 US 1979 Sell This Version
3 English Spot Platter #3  album cover Various English Spot Platter #3(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
4 English Spot Platter #4  album cover Various English Spot Platter #4(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
4R9-04086 The Party Scene  album cover The Russell Brothers The Party Scene(12") Portrait 4R9-04086 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z8-3103 Was That All It Was  album cover Jean Carn Was That All It Was (Single) 4Z8-3103 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3693 That's A Good One  album cover Michael Pedicin, Jr.* That's A Good One(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3693 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3698 If You Know Like I Know / Turn Off The Lights  album cover Teddy Pendergrass If You Know Like I Know / Turn Off The Lights(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3698 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3701 Strategy  album cover Archie Bell And The Drells* Strategy (Single) 4Z8 3701 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3706 False Faces  album cover Billy Paul False Faces (Single) 4Z8 3706 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message  album cover MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message (Single) 4Z8 3711 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message  album cover MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message(12", Single, Unofficial, Mul) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3711 US Unknown Sell This Version
4Z8 3713 I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend  album cover The O'Jays I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend 4Z8 3713 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3714 The Dirty Dog  album cover The Force (8) The Dirty Dog 4Z8 3714 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3718 Life Is A Circle  album cover Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Circle (Single) 4Z8 3718 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3739 Rhythm Talk  album cover Jocko Rhythm Talk (Single) 4Z8 3739 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 01059 Take Me In Your Arms Tonight  album cover Teddy Pendergrass Take Me In Your Arms Tonight(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 01059 US 1980 Sell This Version
4Z8 02004 Save The Children  album cover Intruders* Save The Children(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 02004 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z9 04073 Put Our Heads Together  album cover The O'Jays Put Our Heads Together(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 04073 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 05000 Extraordinary Girl  album cover The O'Jays Extraordinary Girl(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 05000 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05040 Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You)  album cover The O'Jays Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You)(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 05040 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9-05320 You Got Me Dreamin'  album cover Tenita Jordan You Got Me Dreamin'(12") Top Priority 4Z9-05320 US 1985 Sell This Version
4ZH 06923 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else  album cover McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Single) 4ZH 06923 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 06924 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message  album cover MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message 4ZH 06924 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 07834 Was That All It Was / Breaking And Entering  album cover Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Was That All It Was / Breaking And Entering 4ZH 07834 US 1988 Sell This Version
5 English Spot Platter #5  album cover Various English Spot Platter #5(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 5 US Unknown Sell This Version
5F-9582 Phil Hurtt PH Factor(Cass, Album) Fantasy 5F-9582 US 1979 Sell This Version
5N-40085-DJ This Is What You Mean To Me  album cover Engelbert Humperdinck This Is What You Mean To Me(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Styrene) Parrot 5N-40085-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
6 English Spot Platter #6  album cover Various English Spot Platter #6(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
12-BJ 1001 Sorry / That's The Trouble  album cover Grace Jones Sorry / That's The Trouble(12") Beam Junction, Beam Junction 12-BJ 1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
23 Meet the Lamb  album cover Donald Lambert Meet the Lamb(LP) IAJRC 23 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 248 Message In The Music  album cover The O'Jays Message In The Music(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 248 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 795 Goin' Places  album cover The Jacksons Goin' Places(LP, Album, Promo) Epic 25AP 795 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 982 So Full Of Love  album cover The O'Jays So Full Of Love(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 982 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1110 Life Is A Song Worth Singing   album cover Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Song Worth Singing (LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 1110 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 2188 It's Time For Love  album cover Teddy Pendergrass It's Time For Love(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 2188 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2300 Niecy  album cover Deniece Williams Niecy(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony 25AP 2300 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
61 J'Ouvert  album cover John Gibbs With The Jam Band John Gibbs With The Jam Band - J'Ouvert(12", Promo) TEC Records 61 US 1979 Sell This Version
62 To The Beat Y'all  album cover Lady B (2) To The Beat Y'all(12") TEC Records 62 US 1979 Sell This Version
#65 Freakin' Time  album cover Asphalt Jungle (2) Freakin' Time (Single) #65 US 1979 Sell This Version
#66 Really Really Love You  album cover Cecil Parker Really Really Love You(12", Promo) TEC Records #66 US 1980 Sell This Version
67 All I Want Is You   album cover Pic & Bill* All I Want Is You (7", Single) Charay Records 67 US 1967 Sell This Version
101 Ain't Nothin' But A House Party / What Can A Man Do??  album cover The Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But A House Party / What Can A Man Do??(7", Single) Showtime Records (4) 101 US 1967 Sell This Version
101 Winter's Child  album cover Sage (70) Winter's Child(7") A & B Records (10) 101 US 1979 Sell This Version
101 KILT Double Gold Vol.2  album cover Various KILT Double Gold Vol.2(2xLP, Comp) Phoenix (15) 101 US 1970 Sell This Version
105 Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him  album cover Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him(7", Single, Styrene) Arctic 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
107 Till  album cover The Angels (3) Till 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
107 The Happy Organ / Tootsie  album cover Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ / Tootsie (Single) 107 US 1968 Sell This Version
107 Hitch Hiking Down Broadway  album cover The Escorts (5) Hitch Hiking Down Broadway(7", Single) Soulo Records, Soulo Records 107 US 1967 Sell This Version
107 That's Life (That's Tough) / Flip Top Box  album cover Gabriel And The Angels / Dickey Doo And The Don'ts* Gabriel And The Angels / Dickey Doo And The Don'ts* - That's Life (That's Tough) / Flip Top Box(7") Casino Records (9) 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
108 Wild Weekend  album cover The Rockin' Rebels Wild Weekend(7", Single, RE, Styrene) Eric Records 108 US 1968 Sell This Version
113 Blue Moon  album cover The Marcels Blue Moon (Single) 113 US 1968 Sell This Version
114 I Can't Leave You  album cover The Destinations I Can't Leave You(7", Single, Promo) Ando Productions 114 US 1968 Sell This Version
0123 Music Music / Oh Yeah  album cover UNITogether* Music Music / Oh Yeah(7") Maycon Records, Maycon Records 0123 US 1980 Sell This Version
127 I Just Can't Say Goodbye / Come Over On The Lovin Side  album cover Philly Devotions I Just Can't Say Goodbye / Come Over On The Lovin Side(7") Don De 127 US 1974 Sell This Version
129 Let's Dance / Some Kinda Fun  album cover Chris Montez Let's Dance / Some Kinda Fun(7", Single, RE) Eric Records, Eric Records, Eric Records 129 US 1968 Sell This Version
136 I Fought The Law / Love's Made A Fool Of You  album cover The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law / Love's Made A Fool Of You (Single) 136 US Unknown Sell This Version
136 Baby I Love It  album cover Art McLaughlin And The Free Spirit Band Art McLaughlin And The Free Spirit Band - Baby I Love It(7") Up Front Records (5) 136 US Unknown Sell This Version
138 Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / To Be Loved (Forever)  album cover Little Caesar & The Romans / The Pentagons Little Caesar & The Romans / The Pentagons - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / To Be Loved (Forever)(7", Styrene) Eric Records 138 US 1977 Sell This Version
139 Donna / La Bamba  album cover Ritchie Valens Donna / La Bamba (Single) 139 US 1977 Sell This Version
141 Tossin' And Turnin' / One Track Mind  album cover Bobby Lewis Tossin' And Turnin' / One Track Mind (Single) 141 US 1975 Sell This Version
143 Chapel Of Love / People Say  album cover The Dixie Cups Chapel Of Love / People Say(7", Styrene, Pit) Eric Records 143 US Unknown Sell This Version
144 Leader Of The Pack / I Can Never Go Home Anymore  album cover The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack / I Can Never Go Home Anymore(7", Single, P.A) Eric Records 144 US Unknown Sell This Version
144 Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad  album cover Della Humphrey Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad(7", Single, Styrene) ARCTIC 144 US 1968 Sell This Version
145 Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) / Give Us Your Blessings  album cover The Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) / Give Us Your Blessings(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Eric Records 145 US 1980 Sell This Version
147 I Really Love You / I Can't Believe You Love Me  album cover The Ambassadors I Really Love You / I Can't Believe You Love Me (Single) 147 US 1969 Sell This Version
148 Take It Easy (With My Heart)/ You Never Loved Me (At All)  album cover Barbara Mason Take It Easy (With My Heart)/ You Never Loved Me (At All)(7", Single) ARCTIC 148 US 1969 Sell This Version
150 La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You  album cover The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You (Single) 150 US 1968 Sell This Version
151 The Loco-Motion / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby  album cover Little Eva The Loco-Motion / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Single) 151 US 1982 Sell This Version
151 I'm Sorry / You're Gone  album cover The Delfonics I'm Sorry / You're Gone (Single) 151 US 1968 Sell This Version
152 Chains / Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)  album cover The Cookies Chains / Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)(7", RE) Eric Records 152 US Unknown Sell This Version
154 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)  album cover The Delfonics Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 154 US 1968 Sell This Version
156 Sleepwalk / Teardrop  album cover Santo & Johnny Sleepwalk / Teardrop(7", RE) Eric Records 156 US 1976 Sell This Version
156 Funny Feeling  album cover The Delfonics Funny Feeling (Single) 156 US 1969 Sell This Version
161 Kansas City  album cover Wilbert Harrison Kansas City(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 161 US Unknown Sell This Version
162 Baby It's You / Stormy Weather  album cover The Spaniels Baby It's You / Stormy Weather(7", RP) Eric Records 162 US 1980 Sell This Version
162 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You  album cover The Delfonics Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You (Single) 162 US 1970 Sell This Version
163 When You Get Right Down To It  album cover The Delfonics When You Get Right Down To It(7", Mono, Promo) Philly Groove Records 163 US 1970 Sell This Version
165 One And One Is Five / Bottom Falls Out  album cover Ben Aiken One And One Is Five / Bottom Falls Out(7", Single, Promo) Philly Groove Records Incorporated 165 US 1971 Sell This Version
166 He Will Break Your Heart / I Stand Accused  album cover Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart / I Stand Accused (Single) 166 US 1980 Sell This Version
166 Hey! Love  album cover The Delfonics Hey! Love(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 166 US 1971 Sell This Version
167 Follow The Lamb / Not Goin' To Let You Go  album cover Ben Aiken Follow The Lamb / Not Goin' To Let You Go 167 US 1971 Sell This Version
170 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) / You're No Good  album cover Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) / You're No Good(7", Single, Styrene) Eric Records 170 US Unknown Sell This Version
171 Ruby Lee  album cover Nat Turner* Ruby Lee(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 171 US 1972 Sell This Version
171 Duke Of Earl / Check Yourself  album cover Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl / Check Yourself(7", RE, Styrene) Eric Records 171 US 1969 Sell This Version