Columbia Recording Studios

Columbia Recording Studios

Profile:
Recording and mastering studios owned by Columbia Records in New York City, originally opened in the Woolworth Building in 1913. Housed the so-called Studios B and E. This page should also be used as catch-all where the exact location of the Columbia studio cannot be specified.

Identifiable by machine-stamped codes in the runouts: ZTSP (7" 45 RPM mono), ZTEP (7" 45 RPM EP mono), TLP (1949 custom 10" LP's), XTLP (1949 custom 12" LP's), TV (10"), XTV (12" LP mono), XSV (12" LP stereo), ZTV (7" mono), ZSV (7" stereo), QXSV (12" LP quadraphonic), QZSV (7" quadraphonic), P (10" 78 RPM), XP (12" 78 RPM), ZP (7" 78 RPM), PA (10" 78 RPM EP), XPA (12" 78 RPM EP), ZPA (7" 78 RPM EP). Additionally one of Columbia Recording Studios' mastering rooms, in the 1956-57 period, did have a stamped 5-pointed star on some lacquers on both LP and 45. Seen on both Hollywood and Bridgeport pressings.

Other locations up to 1982 include:
Columbia Studios, Hollywood- (closed 1972)
Columbia Recording Studios, Chicago- (closed 1974)
Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville- (closed 1982)
Columbia Studios (San Francisco)- (closed 1977)
For recordings made at their 30th Street studios between 1949 and 1981, use Columbia 30th Street Studio.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
1939 - 1966:
799 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

1966 - 1994:
49 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

[both now obsolete]
Sites:
[l278369]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 064-62 895 Diana Ross The Boss(LP, Album) Motown 1C 064-62 895 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 461 Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 461 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 038-1575740 Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Fame, EMI Electrola 1C 038-1575740 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Sell This Version
3FS 2300 Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past, Present & Future (Album) 3FS 2300 US 1980 Sell This Version
3FS 2300 Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past, Present & Future - Record Two: The Present(3xLP, Album, Win) Reprise Records 3FS 2300 US 1980 Sell This Version
4S-45127 Chicago (2) Make Me Smile / Colour My World (Single) 4S-45127 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45130 The Mash Suicide Is Painless(7", Single, 1st) Columbia 4S-45130 US 1970 Sell This Version
4W8 5351 Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus 4W8 5351 US 1980 Sell This Version
4W9 02237 Barbara Mason Let Me Give You Love(12") WMOT Records 4W9 02237 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02605 Count Coolout Here To Stay (Me And My Double R.R.)(12", Promo) WMOT Records 4W9 02605 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z8-3709-4 Edwin Birdsong Freaky Deaky Sities (Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Columbia Recording Studios 4Z8-3709-4 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z9 02907 Superior Movement Wide Shot 4Z9 02907 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 02907-3 Superior Movement Wide Shot(Acetate, 12", S/Sided, Maxi) Chycago International Music (C.I.M.) 4Z9 02907-3 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 03195 First Love Party Lights(12") Chycago International Music (C.I.M.) 4Z9 03195 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 05080 Earl Flint People Hold On(12") Panda Records (7), CBS Associated Records 4Z9 05080 US 1984 Sell This Version
5C 062-62895 Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 5C 062-62895 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-85461 Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 5C 062-85461 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5E-534 Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-534 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-567 The Cars Shake It Up (Album) 5E-567 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-103 Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, SP) Asylum Records 6E-103 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-113 Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
7B-14 The Cascades (2) Rhythm Of The Rain(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7B-14 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
7C 062-62895 Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 7C 062-62895 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-85461 Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 7C 062-85461 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
7Q 32280 Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon(7", Quad, Jukebox) Columbia 7Q 32280 US 1974 Sell This Version
8Z8 37640 Ozzy Osbourne Live Mr. Crowley(12", EP, Pic, Pit) Jet Records, Jet Records 8Z8 37640 US 1982 Sell This Version
9 W1 23774-1 ZZ Top Eliminator(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1 23774-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
18AP 2072 Miles Davis Water Babies(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 18AP 2072 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18P2-3083 Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20AP1815 Helen Humes The Talk Of The Town(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 20AP1815 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25AP 54 Laura Nyro Smile(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 54 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP-80 The Manhattans* The Manhattans(LP, Album) CBS 25AP-80 Singapore 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 314 Miles Davis Water Babies(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 314 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 736 Kimiko Kasai This Is My Love(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 736 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
25AP 2287 Alberta Hunter The Glory Of Alberta Hunter (Album) 25AP 2287 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP 2530 Miles Davis Star People(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2530 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3351 Gary Peacock, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund Gary Peacock, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund - Shift In The Wind(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 25MJ 3351 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
28 Freddie Hubbard Windjammer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Full frequency range records 28 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
32DP 727 Miles Davis Water Babies(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 727 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32DP 879 Carlos Santana Blues For Salvador(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 32DP 879 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
35DP 111 Billy Joel = ビリー・ジョエル* Billy Joel = ビリー・ジョエル* - Turnstiles = ニューヨーク物語(CD, Album) CBS/Sony, Family Productions 35DP 111 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
36AP 2468 Percy Faith Percy Faith Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) CBS/Sony 36AP 2468 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
38XD-953 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(CD, Album) Asylum Records 38XD-953 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
45-H-740 Shep And The Limelites* Daddy's Home (Single) 45-H-740 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-H-747 Shep & The Limelites Three Steps From The Altar / Oh What A Feeling(7") Hull Records 45-H-747 US 1961 Sell This Version
45 Z-101 Norman Brooks Hello Sunshine / You're My Baby(7", Single) Zodiac Records (7) 45 Z-101 US 1953 Sell This Version
101 Frankie Love (2) Save Her Love For Me / First Star(7", Single) La Rosa Records (2) 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
101 Safaris* With The Phantom's Band Safaris* With The Phantom's Band - Image Of A Girl(7", Single) Eldo Records 101 US 1960 Sell This Version
105 Charlie Gracie Butterfly / Ninety-Nine Ways(7", Single) Cameo 105 US 1957 Sell This Version
108 The Passions (2) One Look Is All It Took / Beautiful Dreamer(7", Mono) Audicon 108 US 1960 Sell This Version
111 The Excels (4) Can't Help Lovin' That Girl Of Mine(7", Single, Mono) RSVP 111 US 1961 Sell This Version
116 The Demensions Over The Rainbow / Nursery Rhime Rock(7", Mono, Styrene) Mohawk 116 US 1960 Sell This Version
122 Chuck Jackson Any Day Now / The Prophet (Single) 122 US 1962 Sell This Version
215 The Del-Cords* Everybody's Gotta Lose Someday / Your Mommy Lied To Your Daddy(7", Single, Styrene) Impala Records (5) 215 US 1964 Sell This Version
420 "Little Joe" Cook* The Trolley Song (Single) 420 US 1963 Sell This Version
422 Byrdie Green Get A Hold Of Yourself(7", Single, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 422 US 1963 Sell This Version
451 Artie Butler Theme From "The Cardinal"(7", Mono, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 451 US 1963 Sell This Version
0531 Frank Sinatra That's Life / The September Of My Years (Single) 0531 US 1966 Sell This Version
#551 Jimmy Clanton A Letter To An Angel(7", Mono) Ace Records (3) #551 US 1958 Sell This Version
554 Frankie Ford With Huey "Piano" Smith And Orch.* Frankie Ford With Huey "Piano" Smith And Orch.* - Sea Cruise(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 554 US 1959 Sell This Version
575 Jimmy Clanton Go, Jimmy, Go / I Trusted You(7", Single, Mono) Ace Records (3) 575 US 1959 Sell This Version
601 Savina And The Moonlight Symphonette The Only Way(7", Mono, Styrene) Random Records (18) 601 US Unknown Sell This Version
0651 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning(7", Single, Pit) Reprise Records 0651 US 1967 Sell This Version
684 The Amboy Dukes Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Single) 684 US 1968 Sell This Version
702 Little Stevie Wonder* Fingertips(7", EP) 707 702 France 1963 Sell This Version
709 Danny Potter And His Orchestra In A Little Spanish Town(7", Mono) Pilgrim 709 US Unknown Sell This Version
0852 Frank Sinatra Love's Been Good To Me / A Man Alone(7", Single) Reprise Records 0852 US 1969 Sell This Version
0885 Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky (Single) 0885 US 1969 Sell This Version
963 The Partridge Family Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted (Single) 963 US 1971 Sell This Version
965 The 5th Dimension* Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes(7", Single) Bell Records 965 US 1971 Sell This Version
1001 Average American Family Children's Christmas Party(LP) Halo Records (2) 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1007 Les Mitchem My Shoes Keep Walking (Back To You) / Gotta Find Someway(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Red Hed Records 1007 US 1960 Sell This Version
1008 U.S. Bonds* Quarter To Three(7", Single, Mono) Legrand Records 1008 US 1961 Sell This Version
1012 Gary (U.S.) Bonds* School Is In(7", Single, Mono) Legrand Records 1012 US 1961 Sell This Version
1021 Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde* Yesterday's Gone / Lemon Tree(7", Mono) World Artists Records 1021 US 1964 Sell This Version
1027 Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde* A Summer Song / No Tears For Johnnie(7", Single, Mono) World Artists Records 1027 US 1964 Sell This Version
1034 Chad & Jeremy Willow Weep For Me / If She Was Mine(7", Single, Mono) World Artists Records 1034 US 1964 Sell This Version
1045 Gary (U.S.) Bonds* Call Me For Christmas(7", Single) Legrand Records 1045 US 1967 Sell This Version
1046 Gary "U.S." Bonds* Sarah Jane(7", Promo) Legrand Records 1046 US 1968 Sell This Version
1049 Tommy Regan (2) I Adore You(7", Single, Mono, Promo) World Artists Records 1049 US 1965 Sell This Version
1141 The Earls Eyes / Look My Way(7", Single) Old Town Records 1141 US 1963 Sell This Version
1149 Earls* I Believe(7", Single) Old Town Records 1149 US 1963 Sell This Version
1228 The Shirelles Soldier Boy(7", Single) Scepter Records 1228 US 1962 Sell This Version
1255 The Shirelles Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye(7", Single) Scepter Records 1255 US 1963 Sell This Version
1260 The Shirelles It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World / 31 Flavors(7") Scepter Records 1260 US 1963 Sell This Version
1337 The Everly Brothers* Wake Up Little Susie / Maybe Tomorrow (Single) 1337 US 1957 Sell This Version
1372 Johnny Tillotson Why Do I Love You So(7", Mono) Cadence (2) 1372 US 1959 Sell This Version
1377 Johnny Tillotson Earth Angel / Pledging My Love 1377 US 1959 Sell This Version
1380 The Everly Brothers* When Will I Be Loved / Be Bop A-Lula(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1380 US 1960 Sell This Version
1391 Johnny Tillotson Jimmy's Girl 1391 US 1960 Sell This Version
1424 Johnny Tillotson Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / What'll I Do(7", Mono) Cadence (2) 1424 US 1962 Sell This Version
1439 Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You (7", Single, Promo) Cadence (2) 1439 US 1963 Sell This Version
1629 Tom Jones Close Up(LP, Album, Ter) London Records 1629 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
2180 Madeline Bell Don't Cry My Heart (7", Single, Mono, Promo) Ascot Records 2180 US 1965 Sell This Version
2266-2 Neil Young Comes A Time (Album) 2266-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2580 Dusty Springfield Son-Of-A Preacher Man / Just A Little Lovin' (Early In The Mornin')(7", Single) Atlantic 2580 US 1968 Sell This Version
3015 Dion And The Belmonts* No One Knows / I Can't Go On (Rosalie)(7", Single) Laurie Records 3015 US 1958 Sell This Version
3022 Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur / Wild Cat Blues(7", Single) Laurie Records 3022 US 1958 Sell This Version