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. May be referred to as "Columbia Sound Studios". 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
For Mature Adults Only  album cover Norman Habel, Richard Koehneke Norman Habel, Richard Koehneke - For Mature Adults Only(LP) Fortress Records (5) US 1968 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 895 The Boss  album cover Diana Ross The Boss(LP, Album) Motown 1C 064-62 895 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 461 Return To Magenta  album cover Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 461 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 038-1575740 Return To Magenta  album cover Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Fame, EMI Electrola 1C 038-1575740 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Waiting For Columbus  album cover Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 The George Benson Collection  album cover George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Sell This Version
2QW 3597 Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway)  album cover Lena Horne Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway)(2xLP, Album, Club, Gat) Qwest Records 2QW 3597 US 1981 Sell This Version
2S 068-85461 Return To Magenta  album cover Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2S 068-85461 France 1978 Sell This Version
3C 064-04810 Ram  album cover Paul & Linda McCartney Ram(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Apple Records 3C 064-04810 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
3FS 2300 Trilogy: Past, Present & Future  album cover Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past, Present & Future (Album) 3FS 2300 US 1980 Sell This Version
4S-45127 Make Me Smile / Colour My World  album cover Chicago (2) Make Me Smile / Colour My World (Single) 4S-45127 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45130 Suicide Is Painless  album cover The Mash Suicide Is Painless(7", Single, 1st) Columbia 4S-45130 US 1970 Sell This Version
4W8 5351 Double Dutch Bus  album cover Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus 4W8 5351 US 1980 Sell This Version
4W9 02237 Let Me Give You Love  album cover Barbara Mason Let Me Give You Love(12") WMOT Records 4W9 02237 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02605 Here To Stay (Me And My Double R.R.)  album cover 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  Freaky Deaky Sities   album cover Edwin Birdsong Freaky Deaky Sities (Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Columbia Recording Studios 4Z8-3709-4 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z9 02907 Wide Shot  album cover Superior Movement Wide Shot 4Z9 02907 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 02907-3 Wide Shot  album cover 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 Party Lights  album cover First Love Party Lights(12") Chycago International Music (C.I.M.) 4Z9 03195 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 05080 People Hold On  album cover Earl Flint People Hold On(12") Panda Records (7), CBS Associated Records 4Z9 05080 US 1984 Sell This Version
5C 062-62895 The Boss  album cover Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 5C 062-62895 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-85461 Return To Magenta  album cover Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 5C 062-85461 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5E-534 Tender Togetherness  album cover Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-534 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-567 Shake It Up  album cover The Cars Shake It Up (Album) 5E-567 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-103 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, SP) Asylum Records 6E-103 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-113 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
7B-14 Rhythm Of The Rain  album cover The Cascades (2) Rhythm Of The Rain (Single) 7B-14 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
7C 062-62895 The Boss  album cover Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 7C 062-62895 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-85461 Return To Magenta  album cover Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 7C 062-85461 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
7Q 32280 There Goes Rhymin' Simon  album cover Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon(7", Quad, Jukebox) Columbia 7Q 32280 US 1974 Sell This Version
8Z8 37640 Live Mr. Crowley  album cover Ozzy Osbourne Live Mr. Crowley(12", EP, Pic, Pit) Jet Records, Jet Records 8Z8 37640 US 1982 Sell This Version
9 W1 23774-1 Eliminator  album cover ZZ Top Eliminator(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1 23774-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
18AP 2072 Water Babies  album cover Miles Davis Water Babies(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 18AP 2072 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18P2-3083 Blue Lights In The Basement  album cover Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20AP1815 The Talk Of The Town  album cover Helen Humes The Talk Of The Town(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 20AP1815 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20AP 2203 Ladies Love Outlaws  album cover Tom Rush Ladies Love Outlaws(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 20AP 2203 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 54 Laura Nyro Smile(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 54 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 69 Les Dudek  album cover Les Dudek Les Dudek(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 69 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP-80 The Manhattans  album cover The Manhattans* The Manhattans(LP, Album) CBS 25AP-80 Singapore 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 314 Water Babies  album cover Miles Davis Water Babies(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 314 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 524 Go For Your Guns  album cover The Isley Brothers Go For Your Guns(LP, Album, Promo) Epic 25AP 524 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 736 This Is My Love  album cover Kimiko Kasai This Is My Love(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 736 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 2087 There's No Me Without You  album cover Manhattans There's No Me Without You(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2087 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
25AP 2287 Alberta Hunter The Glory Of Alberta Hunter (Album) 25AP 2287 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP 2530 Star People  album cover Miles Davis Star People(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2530 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3351 Shift In The Wind  album cover 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
25RS-99 Floating  album cover Warren Bernhardt Floating(LP, Album) Novus 25RS-99 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28 Windjammer  album cover Freddie Hubbard Windjammer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Full frequency range records 28 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
28P2-2476 Affinity  album cover Bill Evans / Toots Thielemans Bill Evans / Toots Thielemans - Affinity(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 28P2-2476 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32DP 727 Water Babies  album cover Miles Davis Water Babies(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 727 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32DP 879 Blues For Salvador  album cover Carlos Santana Blues For Salvador(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 32DP 879 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
35DP 111 Turnstiles = ニューヨーク物語  album cover 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 Greatest Hits  album cover Percy Faith Percy Faith Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) CBS/Sony 36AP 2468 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
38XD-953 Don Juan's Reckless Daughter  album cover Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(CD, Album) Asylum Records 38XD-953 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
45-H-740 Daddy's Home  album cover 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 Hello Sunshine / You're My Baby  album cover Norman Brooks Hello Sunshine / You're My Baby(7", Single) Zodiac Records (7) 45 Z-101 US 1953 Sell This Version
76 Rainbow's End Part II  album cover The Jades (16) Rainbow's End Part II(7", S/Sided) Majorette 76 US Unknown Sell This Version
100 Shortnin' Bread  album cover Paul Chaplain And His Emeralds Shortnin' Bread(7", Mono, RP, Styrene) Harper Records 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 Save Her Love For Me / First Star  album cover Frankie Love (2) Save Her Love For Me / First Star(7", Single) La Rosa Records (2) 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
101 Image Of A Girl  album cover 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
102 Hope  album cover Danny Scholl Hope(7", Mono, Promo, Styrene) Ford Records 102 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 Butterfly / Ninety-Nine Ways  album cover Charlie Gracie Butterfly / Ninety-Nine Ways(7", Single) Cameo 105 US 1957 Sell This Version
108 One Look Is All It Took / Beautiful Dreamer  album cover The Passions (2) One Look Is All It Took / Beautiful Dreamer(7", Mono) Audicon 108 US 1960 Sell This Version
111 Can't Help Lovin' That Girl Of Mine  album cover The Excels (5) Can't Help Lovin' That Girl Of Mine(7", Single, Mono) RSVP 111 US 1961 Sell This Version
116 Over The Rainbow / Nursery Rhime Rock  album cover The Demensions Over The Rainbow / Nursery Rhime Rock(7", Mono, Styrene) Mohawk 116 US 1960 Sell This Version
122 Any Day Now / The Prophet  album cover Chuck Jackson Any Day Now / The Prophet (Single) 122 US 1962 Sell This Version
124 Twist And Shout   album cover The Isley Brothers / The I. B. Special* The Isley Brothers / The I. B. Special* - Twist And Shout (7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Wand 124 US 1962 Sell This Version
0162 Blue Lights In The Basement  album cover Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 0162 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
215 Everybody's Gotta Lose Someday / Your Mommy Lied To Your Daddy  album cover 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
25·3P-368 Current  album cover Heatwave Current(LP, Album, Promo, Sam) Epic 25·3P-368 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
0334 All Day And All Of The Night  album cover The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night (Single) 0334 US 1964 Sell This Version
420 The Trolley Song  album cover "Little Joe" Cook* The Trolley Song (Single) 420 US 1963 Sell This Version
422 Get A Hold Of Yourself  album cover Byrdie Green Get A Hold Of Yourself(7", Single, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 422 US 1963 Sell This Version
434 Football Forever  album cover Neil Hefti* Football Forever(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Styrene) 20th Century-Fox Record Corporation 434 US 1963 Sell This Version
451 Theme From "The Cardinal"  album cover Artie Butler Theme From "The Cardinal"(7", Mono, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 451 US 1963 Sell This Version
0531 That's Life / The September Of My Years  album cover Frank Sinatra That's Life / The September Of My Years (Single) 0531 US 1966 Sell This Version
#551 A Letter To An Angel  album cover Jimmy Clanton A Letter To An Angel(7", Mono) Ace Records (3) #551 US 1958 Sell This Version
554 Sea Cruise  album cover 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 Go, Jimmy, Go / I Trusted You  album cover Jimmy Clanton Go, Jimmy, Go / I Trusted You(7", Single, Mono) Ace Records (3) 575 US 1959 Sell This Version
601 The Only Way  album cover Savina And The Moonlight Symphonette The Only Way(7", Mono, Styrene) Random Records (18) 601 US Unknown Sell This Version
602 The Times They Are A Changin' / Across The Hills  album cover The Ian Campbell Folk Group The Times They Are A Changin' / Across The Hills(7", Mono, Promo, Styrene) 20th Century Fox Records 602 US 1965 Sell This Version
0651 Some Velvet Morning  album cover Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning(7", Single, Pit) Reprise Records 0651 US 1967 Sell This Version
684 Journey To The Center Of The Mind  album cover The Amboy Dukes Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Single) 684 US 1968 Sell This Version
693 You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire  album cover The Amboy Dukes You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Mainstream Records 693 US 1968 Sell This Version
702 Fingertips  album cover Little Stevie Wonder* Fingertips(7", EP) 707 702 France 1963 Sell This Version
709 In A Little Spanish Town  album cover Danny Potter And His Orchestra In A Little Spanish Town(7", Mono) Pilgrim 709 US Unknown Sell This Version
715 Suki-Yaki-Rocki / Record Hop Blues  album cover The Quarter Notes (3) Suki-Yaki-Rocki / Record Hop Blues(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Wizz 715 US 1959 Sell This Version
0852 Love's Been Good To Me / A Man Alone  album cover Frank Sinatra Love's Been Good To Me / A Man Alone(7", Single) Reprise Records 0852 US 1969 Sell This Version
0863 Victoria  album cover The Kinks Victoria(7", Single, Mono, Styrene, Ter) Reprise Records 0863 US 1969 Sell This Version
0885 Spirit In The Sky  album cover Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky (Single) 0885 US 1969 Sell This Version
963 Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted  album cover The Partridge Family Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted (Single) 963 US 1971 Sell This Version
965 Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes  album cover The 5th Dimension* Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes(7", Single) Bell Records 965 US 1971 Sell This Version
1000 Oh Me / Zorita  album cover Fields-Madera Orch.* Oh Me / Zorita(7", Mono, Styrene) Catalina Records (2) 1000 US Unknown Sell This Version
1000 Soul Street  album cover Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers* Soul Street(7") Zorro Records 1000 US 1963 Sell This Version
1001 Children's Christmas Party  album cover Average American Family Children's Christmas Party(LP) Halo Records (2) 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1005 Not Me / Give Me One More Chance  album cover Gary U.S. Bonds Not Me / Give Me One More Chance(7", Single, Mono, Pur) Legrand Records 1005 US 1961 Sell This Version
1007 My Shoes Keep Walking (Back To You) / Gotta Find Someway  album cover 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 Quarter To Three  album cover U.S. Bonds* Quarter To Three (Single) 1008 US 1961 Sell This Version
1012 School Is In  album cover Gary (U.S.) Bonds* School Is In(7", Single, Mono) Legrand Records 1012 US 1961 Sell This Version