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.
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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:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
Norman Habel, Richard Koehneke - For Mature Adults Only 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 Diana Ross - The Boss 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 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 Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Fame, EMI Electrola 1C 038-1575740 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2BP 220114 Bessie Smith - Nobody's Blues But Mine Bessie Smith Nobody's Blues But Mine(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 2BP 220114 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2QW 3597 Lena Horne - Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway) 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 Mink DeVille - Return To Magenta Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2S 068-85461 France 1978 Sell This Version
3C 064-04810 Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram Paul & Linda McCartney Ram(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Apple Records 3C 064-04810 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 62895 Diana Ross - The Boss Diana Ross The Boss(LP, Album) Motown 3C 064 - 62895 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3FS 2300 Frank Sinatra - Trilogy: Past, Present & Future Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past, Present & Future (Album) 3FS 2300 US 1980 Sell This Version
4B1 Broadside Big Brass Bed Band* - Dylan Fantasy Broadside Big Brass Bed Band* Dylan Fantasy(7", Mono, Styrene) In Records (11), In Records (11) 4B1 US Unknown Sell This Version
4S-45127 Chicago (2) - Make Me Smile Chicago (2) Make Me Smile / Colour My World (Single) 4S-45127 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45130 The Mash - Suicide Is Painless The Mash Suicide Is Painless(7", Single, 1st) Columbia 4S-45130 US 1970 Sell This Version
4W8 5351 Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus / Double Dutch Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus 4W8 5351 US 1980 Sell This Version
4W9 02174 Heaven & Earth* - I Really Love You Heaven & Earth* I Really Love You(12", Single) WMOT Records 4W9 02174 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02237 Barbara Mason - Let Me Give You Love 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.) 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 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 Superior Movement Wide Shot 4Z9 02907 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 02907-3 Superior Movement - Wide Shot 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 First Love Party Lights 4Z9 03195 US 1982 Sell This Version
4Z9 05080 Earl Flint - People Hold On Earl Flint People Hold On(12") Panda Records (7), CBS Associated Records 4Z9 05080 US 1984 Sell This Version
5C 062-61510 Engelbert Humperdinck - Miracles By Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck Miracles By Engelbert Humperdinck(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062-61510 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 062-62895 Diana Ross - The Boss Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 5C 062-62895 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-85461 Mink DeVille - Return To Magenta Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 5C 062-85461 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5E-534 Stanley Turrentine - Tender Togetherness Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-534 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-567 The Cars - Shake It Up The Cars Shake It Up (Album) 5E-567 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-103 Eagles - Hotel California Eagles Hotel California (Album) 6E-103 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-113 Jackson Browne - Running On Empty Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-224 Oregon - Roots In The Sky Oregon Roots In The Sky (Album) 6E-224 US 1979 Sell This Version
007 Zip Codes* - Hey Baby / Baby Made A Fool Out Of You Zip Codes* Hey Baby / Baby Made A Fool Out Of You(7", Mono) Nork Record Co. 007 US 1966 Sell This Version
7B-14 The Cascades (2) - Rhythm Of The Rain The Cascades (2) Rhythm Of The Rain(7") Warner Bros. Records 7B-14 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
7C 062-62895 Diana Ross - The Boss Diana Ross The Boss (Album) 7C 062-62895 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-85461 Mink DeVille - Return To Magenta Mink DeVille Return To Magenta(LP, Album) Capitol Records 7C 062-85461 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
7E-1114 The Rowans (2) - Jubilation The Rowans (2) Jubilation(LP, Album, PRC) Asylum Records 7E-1114 US 1977 Sell This Version
7Q 32280 Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon(7", Quad, Jukebox) Columbia 7Q 32280 US 1974 Sell This Version
8Z8 37640 Ozzy Osbourne - Live Mr. Crowley Ozzy Osbourne Live Mr. Crowley (EP) 8Z8 37640 US 1982 Sell This Version
16C 34396 Miles Davis - Water Babies Miles Davis Water Babies(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 16C 34396 US Unknown Sell This Version
18AP 2072 Miles Davis - Water Babies Miles Davis Water Babies(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 18AP 2072 Japan 1981 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
18P2-3083 Roberta Flack - Blue Lights In The Basement Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20AP 1815 Helen Humes - The Talk Of The Town Helen Humes The Talk Of The Town(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 20AP 1815 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
20AP 2203 Tom Rush - Ladies Love Outlaws Tom Rush Ladies Love Outlaws(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 20AP 2203 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
20PJ-16-17 Mel Tormé - Mel Tormé And Friends Mel Tormé Mel Tormé And Friends(2xLP, Album) Finesse Records (3) 20PJ-16-17 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 54 Laura Nyro - Smile Laura Nyro Smile(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 54 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 69 Les Dudek - Les Dudek Les Dudek Les Dudek(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 69 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 71 Jaco Pastorius = ジャコ・パストリアス* - Jaco Pastorius = ジャコ・パストリアスの世界 Jaco Pastorius = ジャコ・パストリアス* Jaco Pastorius = ジャコ・パストリアス* - Jaco Pastorius = ジャコ・パストリアスの世界(LP, Album) Epic, Epic 25AP 71 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP-80 The Manhattans* - The Manhattans The Manhattans* The Manhattans (Album) 25AP-80 Malaysia 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 117 Shakti (2) = シャクティ* - Shakti With John McLaughlin = ウィズ・ジョン・マクラフリン Shakti (2) = シャクティ* Shakti (2) = シャクティ* - Shakti With John McLaughlin = ウィズ・ジョン・マクラフリン(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 117 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 314 Miles Davis - Water Babies Miles Davis Water Babies (Album) 25AP 314 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 524 The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns The Isley Brothers Go For Your Guns (Album) 25AP 524 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 736 Kimiko Kasai - This Is My Love Kimiko Kasai This Is My Love (Album) 25AP 736 Japan 1977 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 2287 Alberta Hunter - The Glory Of Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter The Glory Of Alberta Hunter (Album) 25AP 2287 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP 2530 Miles Davis - Star People Miles Davis Star People(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2530 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25KP 398 笠井紀美子* - This Is My Love = マイ・ラブ 笠井紀美子* This Is My Love = マイ・ラブ(Cass, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25KP 398 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25MJ 3329 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Full Force Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Full Force(LP, Album, RE) ECM Records 25MJ 3329 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25MJ 3351 Gary Peacock, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund - Shift In The Wind 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 1984 Sell This Version
25RS-99 Warren Bernhardt - Floating Warren Bernhardt Floating(LP, Album) Novus 25RS-99 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28 Freddie Hubbard - Windjammer Freddie Hubbard Windjammer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Freddie Hubbard) 28 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
28P2-2476 Bill Evans / Toots Thielemans - Affinity Bill Evans / Toots Thielemans Bill Evans / Toots Thielemans - Affinity(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 28P2-2476 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32DP 727 Miles Davis - Water Babies Miles Davis Water Babies(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 727 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32DP 879 Carlos Santana - Blues For Salvador 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* - Turnstiles = ニューヨーク物語 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 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 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 38XD-953 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
45-H-740 Shep And The Limelites* - Daddy's Home 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-H-765 Jimmy Williams (3) - I Can't Help It I Am Falling In Love Jimmy Williams (3) I Can't Help It I Am Falling In Love(7", Mono, Styrene) Hull Records 45-H-765 US 1964 Sell This Version
45 - RJ03 Little Sonny Daye With Shyndel's Band* - I'm Through With You / A Woman Like You Little Sonny Daye With Shyndel's Band* Little Sonny Daye With Shyndel's Band* - I'm Through With You / A Woman Like You(7", Mono) Ru-Jac Records, Ru-Jac Records, Ru-Jac Records 45 - RJ03 US 1963 Sell This Version
45 Z-101 Norman Brooks - Hello Sunshine / You're My Baby Norman Brooks Hello Sunshine / You're My Baby(7", Single) Zodiac Records (7) 45 Z-101 US 1953 Sell This Version
76 The Jades (16) - Rainbow's End Part II The Jades (16) Rainbow's End Part II(7", S/Sided) Majorette 76 US Unknown Sell This Version
100 Paul Chaplain And His Emeralds - Shortnin' Bread Paul Chaplain And His Emeralds Shortnin' Bread(7", Mono, RP, Styrene) Harper Records 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
100 Quantrell And The Valley Raiders - Darlin', Darlin' (Please Come Back To Me) Quantrell And The Valley Raiders Darlin', Darlin' (Please Come Back To Me)(7", Mono, Styrene) Ouija Records 100 US 1968 Sell This Version
101 Frankie Love (2) - Save Her Love For Me / First Star Frankie Love (2) Save Her Love For Me / First Star(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) La Rosa Records (2) 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
101 Safaris* With The Phantom's Band - Image Of A Girl Safaris* With The Phantom's Band Safaris* With The Phantom's Band - Image Of A Girl(7", Single, Styrene, Bri) Eldo Records 101 US 1960 Sell This Version
102 Danny Scholl - Hope Danny Scholl Hope(7", Mono, Promo, Styrene) Ford Records 102 US 1959 Sell This Version
105 Charlie Gracie - Butterfly / Ninety-Nine Ways Charlie Gracie Butterfly / Ninety-Nine Ways(7", Single) Cameo 105 US 1957 Sell This Version
106 The Twiliters Orch. - Till I Waltz Again With You The Twiliters Orch. Till I Waltz Again With You(7", Single) Flippin' Records 106 US 1961 Sell This Version
108 The Passions (2) - One Look Is All It Took / Beautiful Dreamer The Passions (2) One Look Is All It Took / Beautiful Dreamer(7", Mono) Audicon 108 US 1960 Sell This Version
#108 Leona Wright And The Highbrows - The Lord's Prayer Leona Wright And The Highbrows Leona Wright And The Highbrows - The Lord's Prayer(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Rock-Highland #108 US 1960 Sell This Version
115 Bill Baker (5) - I Wanna Know Bill Baker (5) I Wanna Know(7", Mono, Promo, Styrene) Audicon 115 US 1961 Sell This Version
116 The Demensions - Over The Rainbow / Nursery Rhime Rock The Demensions Over The Rainbow / Nursery Rhime Rock(7", Mono, Styrene) Mohawk 116 US 1960 Sell This Version
122 Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now Chuck Jackson Any Day Now (Single) 122 US 1962 Sell This Version
124 The Isley Brothers / The I.B. Special - Twist And Shout / Spanish Twist The Isley Brothers / The I.B. Special The Isley Brothers / The I.B. Special - Twist And Shout / Spanish Twist(7", Single, Mono, Styrene) Wand 124 US 1962 Sell This Version
125 Fay Simmons - I Won't Stop Lovin' You / Everybody's Doin' The Pony Fay Simmons I Won't Stop Lovin' You / Everybody's Doin' The Pony(7", Mono, Styrene) Senca 125 US 1961 Sell This Version
128 Chuck Jackson - Getting Ready For The Heartbreak Chuck Jackson Getting Ready For The Heartbreak(7", Mono, Styrene, Ter) Wand 128 US 1962 Sell This Version
132 Chuck Jackson - Tell Him I'm Not Home / Lonely Am I Chuck Jackson Tell Him I'm Not Home / Lonely Am I(7", Single, Mono, Styrene, Bri) Wand 132 US 1963 Sell This Version
141 Chuck Jackson - Big New York / Any Other Way Chuck Jackson Big New York / Any Other Way(7", Mono, Styrene) Wand 141 US 1963 Sell This Version
0162 Roberta Flack - Blue Lights In The Basement Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 0162 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
201 The Down Beats* - Drifting Easy The Down Beats* Drifting Easy(7", Mono, Styrene) Conn. 201 US 1960 Sell This Version
215 The Del-Cords* - Everybody's Gotta Lose Someday / Your Mommy Lied To Your Daddy 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-181 George Jones (2) - My Very Special Guests George Jones (2) My Very Special Guests(LP, Album) Epic 25・3P-181 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25·3P-368 Heatwave - Current Heatwave Current(LP, Album, Promo) Epic 25·3P-368 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
303 Robin Hood And The Merri Men - We Had A Quarrel Robin Hood And The Merri Men We Had A Quarrel(7", Single, Mono) Delsey Records 303 US Unknown Sell This Version
0334 The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night (Single) 0334 US 1964 Sell This Version
409 Roberta Lean With Billy Mure And Orchestra Roberta Lean With Billy Mure And Orchestra - Thank You / Stop It Stanley!(7", Single) 20th Fox 409 US 1963 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 Byrdie Green Get A Hold Of Yourself (Single) 422 US 1963 Sell This Version