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:
Dave Moyssiadis (ΔM)
Nimitr Sarikananda (NS)
Tom Coyne.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
000000 Helene & The Brookside Orchestra - Standing Room Only Helene & The Brookside Orchestra Standing Room Only 000000 US 1977 Sell This Version
1 Various - English Spot Platter #1 Various English Spot Platter #1(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 1 US 1981 Sell This Version
0001 The Feel It Girls - Feel It The Feel It Girls Feel It(12") Y.P.I. Records, Inc. 0001 US 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-400147 McFadden & Whitehead - Movin' On McFadden & Whitehead Movin' On(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 064-400147 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1R1 6638 Lou Rawls - Unmistakably Lou Lou Rawls Unmistakably Lou(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Philadelphia International Records 1R1 6638 US 1977 Sell This Version
2 Various - English Spot Platter #2 Various English Spot Platter #2(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2C 066-97.371 Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend Eddie Kendricks He's A Friend(LP, Album) Tamla 2C 066-97.371 France 1976 Sell This Version
2Z8 3655 Teddy Pendergrass - Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose 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 Jerry Butler - (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out Jerry Butler (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3664 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3671 Edwin Birdsong - Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine Edwin Birdsong Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine (Single) 2Z8 3671 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3674 Philadelphia International All Stars / Leon Huff - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto / I Ain't Jivin' - I'm Jammin' 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 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Single) 2Z8 3675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3675 McFadden & Whitehead / O' Jays* - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Sing A Happy Song McFadden & Whitehead / O' Jays* McFadden & Whitehead / O' Jays* - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Sing A Happy Song(12", Unofficial) Philadelphia International Records (2) 2Z8 3675 Unknown Sell This Version
2Z8 3675 McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy(12", Unofficial) Philadelphia International Records (2) 2Z8 3675 Unknown Sell This Version
2Z83675 McFadden & Whitehead, Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy 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 Billy Paul - Bring The Family Back Billy Paul Bring The Family Back(12") Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3678 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3679 The Force (8) - Rock Your Baby The Force (8) Rock Your Baby(12", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3679 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3682 The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else The Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Single) 2Z8 3682 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3686 Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You Lou Rawls Let Me Be Good To You 2Z8 3686 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3689 Intruders* - I'll Always Love My Mama Intruders* I'll Always Love My Mama(12", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3689 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3692 Dexter Wansel - I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) Dexter Wansel I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3692 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3694 Bobby Rush - I Wanna Do The Do Bobby Rush I Wanna Do The Do(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3694 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3697 Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff / Getting Serious Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff (Single) 2Z8 3697 US 1979 Sell This Version
3 Various - English Spot Platter #3 Various English Spot Platter #3(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
4 Various - English Spot Platter #4 Various English Spot Platter #4(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
4R9-04086 The Russell Brothers - The Party Scene The Russell Brothers The Party Scene(12") Portrait 4R9-04086 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z8-3103 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was Jean Carn Was That All It Was (Single) 4Z8-3103 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3693 Michael Pedicin, Jr.* - That's A Good One Michael Pedicin, Jr.* That's A Good One(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3693 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3698 Teddy Pendergrass - If You Know Like I Know / Turn Off The Lights 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 Archie Bell And The Drells* - Strategy Archie Bell And The Drells* Strategy (Single) 4Z8 3701 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3706 Billy Paul - False Faces Billy Paul False Faces (Single) 4Z8 3706 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message (Single) 4Z8 3711 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message 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 3712 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass - Bad Luck / Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass - Bad Luck / Don't Leave Me This Way(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3712 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3713 The O'Jays - I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend The O'Jays I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend 4Z8 3713 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3714 The Force (8) - The Dirty Dog The Force (8) The Dirty Dog 4Z8 3714 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3718 Teddy Pendergrass - Life Is A Circle Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Circle (Single) 4Z8 3718 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3739 Jocko - Rhythm Talk Jocko Rhythm Talk (Single) 4Z8 3739 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 4799 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now(12", Single) TSOP 4Z8 4799 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z8 01059 Teddy Pendergrass - Take Me In Your Arms Tonight Teddy Pendergrass Take Me In Your Arms Tonight(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 01059 US 1980 Sell This Version
4Z8 02004 Intruders* - Save The Children Intruders* Save The Children(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 02004 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z9 04073 The O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together The O'Jays Put Our Heads Together(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 04073 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 04176 Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew / I'll Never, Never Give Up Patti LaBelle If Only You Knew / I'll Never, Never Give Up 4Z9 04176 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 05000 The O'Jays - Extraordinary Girl The O'Jays Extraordinary Girl(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 05000 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05040 The O'Jays - Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You) 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 Tenita Jordan - You Got Me Dreamin' Tenita Jordan You Got Me Dreamin'(12") Top Priority 4Z9-05320 US 1985 Sell This Version
4ZH 06923 McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else 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 MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message 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 Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Was That All It Was / Breaking And Entering 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 Various - English Spot Platter #5 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 Engelbert Humperdinck - This Is What You Mean To Me Engelbert Humperdinck This Is What You Mean To Me(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Styrene) Parrot 5N-40085-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
6 Various - English Spot Platter #6 Various English Spot Platter #6(12") U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
008 McIver - Looking In The Eyes Of Love McIver Looking In The Eyes Of Love(7", Single) Vanton Records 008 US 1985 Sell This Version
12-BJ 1001 Grace Jones - Sorry / That's The Trouble Grace Jones Sorry / That's The Trouble(12") Beam Junction, Beam Junction 12-BJ 1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
16Z 33808 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* - Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* Wake Up Everybody(Cass, Album) Philadelphia International Records 16Z 33808 US 1975 Sell This Version
19 Jack Teagarden - Sincerely, Jack Teagarden Jack Teagarden Sincerely, Jack Teagarden(LP, Comp, Mono) IAJRC 19 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
20 Various - Stars Of Modern Jazz Concert - Carnegie Hall Christmas 1949 Various Stars Of Modern Jazz Concert - Carnegie Hall Christmas 1949(LP, Album, Mono) IAJRC 20 Unknown Sell This Version
23 Donald Lambert - Meet The Lamb Donald Lambert Meet The Lamb(LP) IAJRC 23 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 248 The O'Jays - Message In The Music The O'Jays Message In The Music(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 248 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 795 The Jacksons - Goin' Places The Jacksons Goin' Places (Album) 25AP 795 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 982 The O'Jays - So Full Of Love The O'Jays So Full Of Love(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 982 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1110 Teddy Pendergrass - Life Is A Song Worth Singing Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Song Worth Singing (LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 1110 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 2188 Teddy Pendergrass - It's Time For Love Teddy Pendergrass It's Time For Love(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 2188 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2274(PH) The Jones Girls - Get As Much Love As You Can The Jones Girls Get As Much Love As You Can(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 2274(PH) Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2300 Deniece Williams - Niecy Deniece Williams Niecy(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony 25AP 2300 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
30 CO 1470 The Ritchie Family - The Ritchie Family Vol. 1 - Brazil The Ritchie Family The Ritchie Family Vol. 1 - Brazil(LP, Album, RE) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1470 France 1978 Sell This Version
61 John Gibbs With The Jam Band - J'Ouvert 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 Lady B (2) - To The Beat Y'all Lady B (2) To The Beat Y'all(12") TEC Records 62 US 1979 Sell This Version
#65 Asphalt Jungle (2) - Freakin' Time Asphalt Jungle (2) Freakin' Time (Single) #65 US 1979 Sell This Version
#66 Cecil Parker - Really Really Love You Cecil Parker Really Really Love You(12", Promo) TEC Records #66 US 1980 Sell This Version
67 Pic & Bill* - All I Want Is You Pic & Bill* All I Want Is You (7", Single) Charay Records 67 US 1967 Sell This Version
#74 Cecil Parker - I've Been Missing Your Lovin' Cecil Parker I've Been Missing Your Lovin'(12") TEC Records #74 US 1980 Sell This Version
100 Brutus (2) - Mellow Days & Funny Nites Brutus (2) Mellow Days & Funny Nites(7") Super 7 Records 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 The Show Stoppers - Ain't Nothin' But A House Party / What Can A Man Do?? 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 The Felicity - Hurtin The Felicity Hurtin (Single) 101 US 1967 Sell This Version
101 Sage (70) - Winter's Child Sage (70) Winter's Child(7") A & B Records (10) 101 US 1979 Sell This Version
101 Various - KILT Double Gold Vol.2 Various KILT Double Gold Vol.2(2xLP, Comp) Phoenix (15) 101 US 1970 Sell This Version
102 Pat & The Blenders - (All I Need Is Your) Good, Good Lovin' / Just Because Pat & The Blenders (All I Need Is Your) Good, Good Lovin' / Just Because (Single) 102 US 1968 Sell This Version
102 The Larks (5) - It's Unbelievable / There Is A Girl The Larks (5) It's Unbelievable / There Is A Girl(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 102 US 1968 Sell This Version
105 Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him(7", Single, Styrene) Arctic 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
107 The Angels (3) - Till The Angels (3) 'TIL 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
107 Dave Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ / Tootsie (Single) 107 US 1968 Sell This Version
107 The Escorts (5) - Hitch Hiking Down Broadway The Escorts (5) Hitch Hiking Down Broadway(7", Single) Soulo Records, Soulo Records 107 US 1967 Sell This Version
107 Gabriel And The Angels /  Dickey Doo And The Don'ts* - That's Life (That's Tough) / Flip Top Box 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 The Rockin' Rebels - Wild Weekend The Rockin' Rebels Wild Weekend(7", Single, RE, Styrene) Eric Records 108 US 1968 Sell This Version
113 The Marcels - Blue Moon The Marcels Blue Moon (Single) 113 US 1968 Sell This Version
114 The Destinations - I Can't Leave You The Destinations I Can't Leave You(7", Mono, Promo, MSI) Ando Productions 114 US 1968 Sell This Version
114 The Marcels - Summertime / Heartaches The Marcels Summertime / Heartaches(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 114 US 1968 Sell This Version
123 The Duprees - You Belong To Me / Take Me As I Am The Duprees You Belong To Me / Take Me As I Am(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 123 US Unknown Sell This Version
0123 UNITogether* - Music Music / Oh Yeah UNITogether* Music Music / Oh Yeah(7") Maycon Records, Maycon Records 0123 US 1980 Sell This Version
124 The Duprees -  Why Don't You Believe Me / Exodus The Duprees Why Don't You Believe Me / Exodus(7", Single, RE) Eric Records 124 US Unknown Sell This Version
125 The Duprees - Have You Heard / It Isn't Fair The Duprees Have You Heard / It Isn't Fair(7", Single) Eric Records 125 US Unknown Sell This Version
126 The Duprees - My Own True Love / Gone With The Wind The Duprees My Own True Love / Gone With The Wind(7", Single) Eric Records 126 US 1968 Sell This Version
127 Philly Devotions - I Just Can't Say Goodbye / Come Over On The Lovin Side Philly Devotions I Just Can't Say Goodbye / Come Over On The Lovin Side(7") Don De 127 US 1974 Sell This Version
129 Chris Montez - Let's Dance / Some Kinda Fun Chris Montez Let's Dance / Some Kinda Fun(7", Single, RE) Eric Records, Eric Records, Eric Records 129 US 1968 Sell This Version
132 The Crests - Sixteen Candles / Trouble In Paradise The Crests Sixteen Candles / Trouble In Paradise 132 US 1980 Sell This Version
136 The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law / Love's Made A Fool Of You The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law / Love's Made A Fool Of You (Single) 136 US Unknown Sell This Version
136 Art McLaughlin And The Free Spirit Band - Baby I Love It 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 Little Caesar & The Romans / The Pentagons - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / To Be Loved (Forever) 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