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 . 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.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
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
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 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 Goldmine / Phiss-Phizz  album cover Edwin Birdsong Goldmine / Phiss-Phizz(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 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 2005 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(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3682 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3689 I'll Always Love My Mama  album cover The Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama(12", 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
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 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(12") Philadelphia International Records 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(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 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
4Z9-05320 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(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 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
5F-9582 Phil Hurtt PH Factor(Cass, Album) Fantasy 5F-9582 US 1979 Sell This Version
25 AP 248 Message In The Music  album cover The O'Jays Message In The Music(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25 AP 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
25AP1110 Life Is A Song Worth Singing   album cover Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Song Worth Singing (LP, Album, Kee) Philadelphia International Records 25AP1110 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
#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 Records (25) 101 US 1970 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) Eric Records 108 US 1968 Sell This Version
113 Blue Moon  album cover The Marcels Blue Moon (Single) 113 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
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(7", RE) Eric Records 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
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(7", Single, Styrene) Eric Records 141 US 1982 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
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(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 151 US Unknown 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
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 Funny Feeling  album cover The Delfonics Funny Feeling (Single) 156 US 1969 Sell This Version
161 Kansas City / Listen, My Darling  album cover Wilbert Harrison Kansas City / Listen, My Darling(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 Hey! Love  album cover The Delfonics Hey! Love(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 166 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(7", Single, RE, Styrene) Eric Records 166 US 1980 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(7") Philly Groove Records 167 US 1971 Sell This Version
167 Follow The Lamb  album cover Ben Aiken Follow The Lamb(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 167 US 1971 Sell This Version
171 Duke Of Earl / Check Yourself  album cover Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl / Check Yourself(7", RE) Eric Records 171 US 1969 Sell This Version
173 Bless Our Love / Just Be True  album cover Gene Chandler Bless Our Love / Just Be True(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 173 US Unknown Sell This Version
175 Armed And Extremely Dangerous  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous(7", Single, Styrene) Philly Groove Records 175 US 1973 Sell This Version
179 Smarty Pants  album cover First Choice Smarty Pants(7", Mono, Promo) Philly Groove Records 179 US 1973 Sell This Version
186 Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly / Break Out  album cover Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels* Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly / Break Out(7", Mono, RE, Styrene, Wes) Eric Records 186 US 1986 Sell This Version
188 Jenny Take A Ride! / Little Latin Lupe Lu  album cover Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels* Jenny Take A Ride! / Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single) 188 US 1981 Sell This Version
189 Runaway  album cover Del Shannon Runaway(7", RE) Eric Records 189 US 1977 Sell This Version
190 Little Town Flirt / Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)  album cover Del Shannon Little Town Flirt / Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)(7") Eric Records 190 US 1976 Sell This Version
192 Build Me Up Buttercup / Baby, Now That I've Found You  album cover The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup / Baby, Now That I've Found You(7", Single, RE, Styrene) Eric Records 192 US 1980 Sell This Version
193 Catch The Wind / Universal Soldier  album cover Donovan Catch The Wind / Universal Soldier(7") Eric Records 193 US Unknown Sell This Version
200 Diana / Don't Gamble With Love  album cover Paul Anka Diana / Don't Gamble With Love(7", Single, RE) Eric Records, Eric Records 200 US Unknown Sell This Version
201 Lonely Boy / I Miss You So  album cover Paul Anka Lonely Boy / I Miss You So(7", RE) Eric Records, Eric Records 201 US Unknown Sell This Version
203 Put Your Head On My Shoulder / Summer's Gone  album cover Paul Anka Put Your Head On My Shoulder / Summer's Gone 203 US Unknown Sell This Version
225 My Ding-A-Ling / School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)  album cover Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling / School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 225 US 1981 Sell This Version
226 Rock & Roll Music / Memphis, Tennessee  album cover Chuck Berry Rock & Roll Music / Memphis, Tennessee(7", Single, Styrene) Eric Records 226 US 1979 Sell This Version
227 Roll Over Beethoven / Maybellene  album cover Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven / Maybellene(7", RE, Styrene) Eric Records 227 US 1987 Sell This Version
228 Sweet Little Sixteen  album cover Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen (Single) 228 US 1979 Sell This Version
231 It Ain't No Big Thing / Voice Your Choice  album cover Radiants* It Ain't No Big Thing / Voice Your Choice(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 231 US 1979 Sell This Version
233 But I Do / You Always Hurt The One You Love  album cover Clarence Henry* But I Do / You Always Hurt The One You Love (Single) 233 US 1980 Sell This Version
241 Book Of Love / Happy, Happy Birthday Baby  album cover The Monotones / The Tune Weavers The Monotones / The Tune Weavers - Book Of Love / Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 241 US 1985 Sell This Version
242 All Day And All Of The Night / Tired Of Waiting For You  album cover The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night / Tired Of Waiting For You(7", Single, Mono, RE, Styrene) Eric Records 242 US 1982 Sell This Version
243 You Really Got Me / A Well Respected Man  album cover The Kinks You Really Got Me / A Well Respected Man (Single) 243 US 1979 Sell This Version
245 Kung Fu Fighting / Dance The Kung Fu  album cover Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting / Dance The Kung Fu(7", RE) Eric Records 245 US 1984 Sell This Version