Sigma Sound Studios

Sigma Sound Studios

Profile:
For the New York Studio please use Sigma Sound Studios, New York.
Recording studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded by recording engineer Joe Tarsia in 1968.
It was one of the first studios in the United States to offer 24-track recording capacity
and the first anywhere to successfully employ console automation.
In 2003 the location has been sold to Mario Santoro, but kept the name of Sigma Sound Studios.
Ca. 7,000 tapes of the studio's tape library were donated to the Drexel University Audio Archive.
The studios had closed for business in 2014.
In 2015. the Sigma building was officially dedicated as a historic site by the City of Philadelphia
and, in 2020, it has been listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, protecting it from demolition.

Also credited as
Sigma Sound Services
Contact Info:
212 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215 988-1222
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1 Wild Honey - At The Top Of The Stairs Wild Honey At The Top Of The Stairs(12") T.K. Disco 1 US 1976 Sell This Version
001 Rheel Menn - Keepin It Rheel Rheel Menn Keepin It Rheel(CD, Album) Fresh Start Records (4) 001 US 2003 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0617 1 Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records 1A 064-24 0617 1 Europe 1986 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
1C 056-95 811 B.B. King - Friends B.B. King Friends(LP, Album) Probe 1C 056-95 811 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 062-97 279 Barry Manilow - Tryin' To Get The Feeling Barry Manilow Tryin' To Get The Feeling(LP, Album, RE) Arista 1 C 062-97 279 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 198-62 492/93 Stevie Wonder - Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants (Album) 1C 198-62 492/93 Germany 1979 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
2C 066-97.371 Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend Eddie Kendricks He's A Friend(LP, Album) Tamla, Pathé Marconi 2C 066-97.371 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 068-400.147 McFadden & Whitehead - Movin' On McFadden & Whitehead Movin' On(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2C 068-400.147 France 1983 Sell This Version
2CDSML 8551 Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul / War Of The Gods 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
2EHS 3441 Various - Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) Various Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(2xLP, Album, Comp, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2EHS 3441 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2HS 3441 Various - Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) Various Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) (Album, Comp) 2HS 3441 US 1980 Sell This Version
2 LP 164 7 94180 1 David Bowie - Changesbowie David Bowie Changesbowie(2xLP, Comp, RM, Gat) EMI 2 LP 164 7 94180 1 Europe 1990 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
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", RE) Philadelphia International Records 2Z83675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3679 The Force (8) - Rock Your Baby The Force (8) Rock Your Baby (Single) 2Z8 3679 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3682 The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else / Who Can I Run To The Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Single) 2Z8 3682 Canada 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) (Single) 2Z8 3692 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8-4278 Sarah Dash - Sinner Man/ Look But Don't Touch Sarah Dash Sinner Man/ Look But Don't Touch(7", Single, Styrene, Ter) Kirshner 2Z8-4278 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8-4279 Sarah Dash - Sinner Man Sarah Dash Sinner Man (Single) 2Z8-4279 US 1978 Sell This Version
4B062-98060 The Ritchie Family - Arabian Nights The Ritchie Family Arabian Nights(LP, Album) Best Seller, EMI 4B062-98060 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4M137 The Velvet Underground - Another View The Velvet Underground Another View(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M137 US 2007 Sell This Version
4XT 53029 Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone (Album) 4XT 53029 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 53031 Shirley Jones - Always In The Mood Shirley Jones Always In The Mood(Cass, Album) Philadelphia International Records 4XT 53031 US 1986 Sell This Version
4Z8 3103 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head Jean Carn Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head(12", Unofficial) Philadelphia International Records (2) 4Z8 3103 2006 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 3690 Silk (6) - Midnight Dancer Silk (6) Midnight Dancer(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3690 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(12", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 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 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
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
4ZP 80263 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head Jean Carn Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80263 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80362 The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt / This Feeling's Killing Me The Jones Girls Nights Over Egypt / This Feeling's Killing Me(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80362 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80560 The Futures / The Jones Girls - Ain't Got Time Fa Nuthin' / Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah The Futures / The Jones Girls The Futures / The Jones Girls - Ain't Got Time Fa Nuthin' / Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80560 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80669 Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass - Stop And Think It Over / The More I Get, The More I Want Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass - Stop And Think It Over / The More I Get, The More I Want(12", RP) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80669 UK 1999 Sell This Version
4ZP 80768 Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain Dexter Wansel Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80768 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80966 The O'Jays - Summer Fling / Put Our Heads Together The O'Jays Summer Fling / Put Our Heads Together(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80966 UK 2006 Sell This Version
4ZP 81161 Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics - Ain't You Had Enough Love / Hurry Up This Way Again Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics - Ain't You Had Enough Love / Hurry Up This Way Again(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81161 UK 2000 Sell This Version
4ZP 81369 M.F.S.B.* / MFSB - Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto M.F.S.B.* / MFSB M.F.S.B.* / MFSB - Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81369 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 81963 Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* - Keep Smilin' / Days Go By Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* - Keep Smilin' / Days Go By 4ZP 81963 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 82069 Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* - Hey Baby / Just Got To Be More Careful Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* - Hey Baby / Just Got To Be More Careful(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 82069 UK 2000 Sell This Version
4ZP 82168 Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys - The Devil Made Me Do It / You're The Reason Why Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys - The Devil Made Me Do It / You're The Reason Why(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 82168 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5C 39374 Hugger - Hug Her Hugger Hug Her(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia, Brighton Records 5C 39374 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E-553 Five Special - Trak'n Five Special Trak'n(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-553 US 1981 Sell This Version
0005-LP J. Simone Robiere - Lovelight J. Simone Robiere Lovelight(12") Fire! Records Inc., Fire! Records Inc. 0005-LP US 1990 Sell This Version
6C 062-60752 Michele - Magic Love Michele Magic Love(LP, Album) EMI 6C 062-60752 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
6E-306 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) 6E-306 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-350 Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream Pieces Of A Dream Pieces Of A Dream(LP, Album, SP) Elektra 6E-350 US 1981 Sell This Version
06SP 312 Sarah Dash - Sinner Man Sarah Dash Sinner Man(7", Single) Kirshner 06SP 312 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
7C 156-62492/3 Stevie Wonder - (Journey Through) The Secret Life Of Plants Stevie Wonder (Journey Through) The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album) Motown, Tamla 7C 156-62492/3 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7E-1023 Essra Mohawk - Essra Mohawk Essra Mohawk Essra Mohawk (Album) 7E-1023 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1083 The Bob Crewe Generation - Street Talk The Bob Crewe Generation Street Talk(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 7E-1083 US 1976 Sell This Version
7ES 1083 The Bob Crewe Generation - Street Talk The Bob Crewe Generation Street Talk(LP, Album) Elektra 7ES 1083 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7P 5003 Chantal Curtis - Get Another Love Chantal Curtis Get Another Love(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7P 5003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7Y3031 Jesse Johnson - She (I Can't Resist) Jesse Johnson She (I Can't Resist)(7", Single) A&M Records 7Y3031 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
8T-1-3067 Linda Clifford Here's My Love(8-Trk, Album, Tap) RSO, Curtom 8T-1-3067 US 1979 Sell This Version
12P 5003 Chantal Curtis - Get Another Love Chantal Curtis Get Another Love 12P 5003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12PIR 1 The O'Jays - Just Another Lonely Night The O'Jays Just Another Lonely Night(12", Maxi) Philadelphia International Records 12PIR 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
18C 32444 Manhattans - There's No Me Without You Manhattans There's No Me Without You(8-Trk, Album) Columbia 18C 32444 US 1973 Sell This Version
18RS-3 Barry Manilow - Tryin' To Get The Feeling Barry Manilow Tryin' To Get The Feeling(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Arista 18RS-3 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
20S-74 Grace Jones - Portfolio Grace Jones Portfolio (Album) 20S-74 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
021 Strapping Fieldhands - Wattle & Daub Strapping Fieldhands Wattle & Daub(CD) Shangri-la Records 021 US 1996 Sell This Version
25AP-80 The Manhattans* - The Manhattans The Manhattans* The Manhattans (Album) 25AP-80 Malaysia 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 242 The Ritchie Family - Arabian Nights The Ritchie Family Arabian Nights(LP, Album) Epic 25AP 242 Japan 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 329 Sly & The Family Stone - Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back Sly & The Family Stone Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back (Album) 25AP 329 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 567PH Lou Rawls - Unmistakably Lou Lou Rawls Unmistakably Lou (Album) 25AP 567PH Japan 1977 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 1193 Dan Hartman - Instant Replay Dan Hartman Instant Replay (Album) 25AP 1193 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1634 Edgar Winter - The Edgar Winter Album Edgar Winter The Edgar Winter Album(LP, Album) Blue Sky 25AP 1634 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25AP 1946 Manhattans = マンハッタンズ* - Greatest Hits = マンハッタンズ・ベスト Manhattans = マンハッタンズ* Manhattans = マンハッタンズ* - Greatest Hits = マンハッタンズ・ベスト(LP, Comp, Pur) CBS/Sony 25AP 1946 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
25AP 1963 The Jones Girls - At Peace With Woman The Jones Girls At Peace With Woman(LP, Album, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 25AP 1963 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
25AP 2086 Deniece Williams - My Melody Deniece Williams My Melody (Album) 25AP 2086 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2087 Manhattans - There's No Me Without You Manhattans There's No Me Without You (Album) 25AP 2087 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2088 Manhattans - That's How Much I Love You Manhattans That's How Much I Love You (Album) 25AP 2088 Japan 1981 Sell This Version