Federal Records Studio

Federal Records Studio

Profile:
The Federal was the oldest of the Jamaican studios that shaped the history of Reggae. Opened in 1961 by Ken Khouri and associated to his companies Federal Records (3) and Federal Record Mfg. Co. Ltd. and label Federal.
Ernest Ranglin was musical director and in the 1960s Sam Mitchell (4) was the in-house producer, Keith Scott (2) also involved in the production.
Recording and mixing engineers known to have worked at the studio include: George Raymond and Louis Davidson a.k.a. Buddy Davidson.
Acquired by Rita Marley in 1981 and reopened as the "New" Tuff Gong recording Studio.

Mastering & Vinyl Cutting Engineers:
-Byron Smith (Until 1965)
-Richard Khouri
-Paul Khouri
-George Raymond
-Louis Davidson a.k.a. Buddy Davidson
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
220 Marcus Garvey Drive,
Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
Sites:
[l288955]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Delroy Wilson Sarge(LP, Album) Charmers Records, Charmers Records 001 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0001 Various Reggae Power(LP, Comp) Sir J. J. 0001 Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
101 The Granville Williams Orchestra* Hi-Life(LP, Album) G.W.O Records 101 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
150 Derrick* & The Crystalites Derrick* & The Crystalites - Derrick Harriott Presents Scrub A Dub Reggae (Album) 150 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
159 John "Mandingo" Jones* I Am ________ I Said(7") London Records 159 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
201 Dennis Sindry* Hot Calypso Under The Sun(LP, Album) Kalypso, Federal 201 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
202 Duke Harris (2) Jump And Sway Jamaica Way(LP, Album) FRM 202 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
203 Hopeton Lewis "Take It Easy" With The "Rock Steady" Beat (Album) 203 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
203 Dennis Sindrey A "Treasure Chest" Of Carribean Calypso(LP, Album) Kalypso, Federal 203 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
204 Lyn Taitt And The Jets* Sounds.... Rock Steady(LP, Album) Merritone 204 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
205 Lynn Taitt & The Jets Rock Steady Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) 205 Unknown Sell This Version
205 Winston Turner Quintet At The Jamaica Hilton: In The Jippi Jappa Lounge(LP, Album) Federal 205 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
206 Tomorrow's Children Today(LP, Album) Merritone, Merritone 206 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
207 Gladstone Anderson & Lynn Taitt & The Jets Gladstone Anderson & Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Jamaica Glad Sounds - Let's Go Native With Reggae Reggae (Album) 207 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
208 Dennis Sindrey The Pill(LP, Album) Federal, Kalypso 208 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
209 Lord Laro Bacchanal '72(LP, Album) FRM 209 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
210 Count Owen Rock Steady Calypso(LP, Album) Federal, Kalypso 210 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
213 Archie Lewis I'll Remember Jamaica With (Album) 213 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
000230 Striker Lee Jamaica Soul 2 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Bunny Lee's Productions)(CD, Comp) Culture Press 000230 France 2008 Sell This Version
000233 Various Jamaica Soul 2 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Bunny Lee's Productions)(LP, Comp) Culture Press 000233 France 2008 Sell This Version
300 Vincent Bogle & The Upbeaters Vincent Bogle & The Upbeaters - Meet Me In Jamaica (At The Casa Maria Hotel)(LP, Album) Kalypso 300 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
345 Audley Williams Balaclava(LP, Album) Federal Records (3), Federal Records (3) 345 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
347 Ernie Smith Smith, That Is(LP, Album) London Records, Federal Records (3) 347 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
351 Mike Thompson (10) At The Organ(LP, Album) Federal Records (3) 351 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
355 Now Generation* Hit Factory(LP, Album) Federal Records (3) 355 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
368 Pluto* Dat(7") Wild Flower 368 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
518 Lynn Taitt & The Jets Rock Steady Greatest Hits(LP, Album, RE) Merritone 518 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
601 Melba Liston Smile Orange - Original Motion Picture Sound Track(LP, Album) Knuts 601 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
1003 Derrick Harriott And The Revolutionaries Derrick Harriott And The Revolutionaries - Reggae Chart Busters Seventies Style(LP, Album) Crystal Records (3) 1003 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
1042 Buena Vista Steel Band Rhythm In Steel(LP, Album) Cook, Kalypso 1042 US Unknown Sell This Version
001165 Various Before Reggae 1951-1962 (Jamaican Mento - Boogie - Rhythm & Blues - Doo Wop - Twist - Rock'n'Roll & Ska)(4xCD, Comp) NDH Music 001165 France 2013 Sell This Version
1821-2 Louie Lepkie, Johnny Ringo Louie Lepkie, Johnny Ringo - Face To Face(CD, Album, Comp) Peter Pan Industries, Jamaican Authentic 1821-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
3714 Jimme "Bo" Horne* Gimme Some(7") RCA Victor 3714 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
5274 Happy Smilers Plantation Inn(LP, Album) Federal Records (3), Kalypso 5274 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
013044 Welton Irie Ghetto Man Corner(LP, Album, RE) Pantomine 013044 Jamaica 1990 Sell This Version
43015 The Meditations Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Shanachie 43015 US 1984 Sell This Version
47007 Glen Brown Check The Winner The Original Pantomine Instrumental Collection 1970-74(CD, Comp) Shanachie, Greensleeves Records 47007 UK 1990 Sell This Version
14678 - 8 Paul Hurlock Eloha(LP, Album) Tipheret 14678 - 8 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
474326 2 Bob Marley The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 Part 1(3xCD, Comp) Pense À Moi 474326 2 France 1997 Sell This Version
549 386-2 Pierpoljak Je Fais C'Que J' Veux (Album) 549 386-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
11661-7716-2 Tommy McCook The Best Of Tommy McCook And The Skatalites(CD, Comp, RE) Heartbeat Records (2) 11661-7716-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
11661-7805-1 Various Ska Bonanza: The Studio One "Ska" Years(2xLP, Comp, RM) Heartbeat Records (2) 11661-7805-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
66748-78005-2 Prince Buster Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments(CD, Album, RE, RM) Reel Music, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group, Reel Music, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 66748-78005-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
AB 06891 Bob Marley The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 Part 1(3xLP, Comp) Pense À Moi AB 06891 France 1997 Sell This Version
BAFCD 015 Glen Brown And King Tubby Glen Brown And King Tubby - Termination Dub (1973-79)(CD, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFCD 015 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFLP 015 Glen Brown And King Tubby Glen Brown And King Tubby - Termination Dub (1973-79)(LP, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFLP 015 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BDL 3116 The Andrea True Connection* More, More, More(LP, Album) Buddah Records BDL 3116 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
BDS 5670-V The Andrea True Connection* More, More, More(LP, Album) Buddah Records BDS 5670-V Canada 1976 Sell This Version
B/ LP 002 The Blues Busters Behold... How Sweet It Is(LP, Ori) Dynamic Sounds B/ LP 002 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
B/LP 003 The Maytals The Sensational Maytals (Album) B/LP 003 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
BM 133 The Abyssinians Forward On To Zion(LP, Album, RE) Blue Moon Productions BM 133 France 1989 Sell This Version
BM 146 King Tubby Presents The Roots Of Dub(LP, Album, RE) Blue Moon Productions BM 146 France 1990 Sell This Version
BOS-7110 Ken Lazarus & The Crew* Reggae Scorcher(LP, Album) Boot Records (2), Boot Records (2) BOS-7110 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
BOS-7121 Now Generation* Hit Factory(LP, Album) Boot Records (2), Boot Records (2) BOS-7121 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
BS 1001 Pat Kelly Lonely Man(LP, Album, Red) Burning Sounds, Burning Sounds BS 1001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BSICD71 Various Rougher Than Rough -Classic Reggae Vocals 1972-76(CD, Comp) Black Solidarity BSICD71 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BSRCD973 Pat Kelly Lonely Man(CD, Album, RE) Burning Sounds BSRCD973 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
BSRLP973 Pat Kelly Lonely Man(LP, Album, RE, 180) Burning Sounds BSRLP973 UK 2016 Sell This Version
CB23 Ernest Ranglin Trio Guitar In Ernest(LP, Album, Ltd) Island Records CB23 Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
CD 082 Johnny Clarke Rock With Me Baby(CD, Album, RE) Abraham CD 082 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDB 1000 The Skatalites Scattered Lights (Album) CDB 1000 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
CD HB 84 Various Musical Feast: Mrs. Pottinger's High Note And Gayfeet Label(CD, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) CD HB 84 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD HB 105 Various Ska After Ska After Ska(CD, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) CD HB 105 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD HB 129 The Melodians Swing And Dine(CD, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) CD HB 129 US 1992 Sell This Version
CD S106 Ernest Ranglin Boss Reggae(CDr, Album) Steady Records (2) CD S106 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD-SOR-006 The Skatalites Foundation Ska(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Studio One CD-SOR-006 North America (inc Mexico) 2017 Sell This Version
CLP 16 Keith & Tex Stop That Train(LP, Album, RE) Crystal Records (3) CLP 16 Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
CLP 18 Various Reggae Golden Classics 2 The D.J.'s(LP, Comp) Crystal Records (3) CLP 18 Jamaica 1994 Sell This Version
C.L.P. 1005 Dennis Brown Super Reggae & Soul Hits(LP, Album) Crystal Records (3) C.L.P. 1005 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
CP 001 Harold Butler & Four Corners (3) Harold Butler & Four Corners (3) - The Butler Did It!(LP, Album) All Stars (5) CP 001 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
CP LP 1 Dennis Brown Sarge(LP, Album) CPL CP LP 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRLP4703 The Abyssinians Satta Massagana(LP, Album, RP) Clinch Records CRLP4703 Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
CT-0084 King Tubby The Dubmaster* Presents The Roots Of Dub (Album) CT-0084 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
CTLP - 082 Johnny Clarke Moving Out(LP, Album) Clocktower Records, Abraham CTLP - 082 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
DBCD-06 Various Gay Feet - Every Night(CD, Comp, RE) Doctor Bird DBCD-06 UK 2017 Sell This Version
DBD 101 Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Play Dynamite Ska With The Jamaican All-Stars Vol.1(LP, Comp) Dr. Buster Dynamite DBD 101 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
DBD 103 Various From Chariot's Vault - Volume 1 - 14 Rocksteady Hits(LP, Comp, Num) Dr. Buster Dynamite DBD 103 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
D.B.D.115 Carlos Malcolm And His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms Presenting The Royal Ska(LP, Comp, Ltd) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D.115 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
D.B.D. 120 Various From GG's Reggae Hit Stable(LP, Comp, Ltd) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D. 120 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DBECD 016 Various Orange Street Special (Fabulous Songs Of Miss Sonia E. Pottinger Vol. 2) (CD, Comp) Rock A Shacka Europe DBECD 016 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
D.D. 001 The Meditations Message From The Meditations(LP, Album) Double-D Records, Double-D Records D.D. 001 US 1976 Sell This Version
DDLP 222 Dobby Dobson Something Old Something New(LP, Album) Double-D Records DDLP 222 US 1977 Sell This Version
DH-11191 Dennis Brown Super Reggae & Soul Hits(LP, Album) Crystal Records (3) DH-11191 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DNM14012 Various Jump Jamaica Way(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Dynamite! (2) DNM14012 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
DO-XYZ004 Dadawah Peace And Love - Wadadasow(LP, Album, RP) Dug Out DO-XYZ004 UK 2016 Sell This Version
DSL 5001 Various Gay Feet(LP, Comp) Doctor Bird DSL 5001 UK 1965 Sell This Version
DSR CD 006 Various Merritone Rock Steady 1 (Shanty Town Curfew 1966-1967)(CD, Comp) Dub Store Records DSR CD 006 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
DSR CD 012 Various Merritone Rock Steady 2 (This Music Got Soul 1966-1967)(CD, Comp) Dub Store Records DSR CD 012 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
DSR CD 503 Various Jamaican Skarama(CD, Comp, RE) Dub Store Records DSR CD 503 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DSR CD 505 Hopeton Lewis "Take It Easy" With The "Rock Steady" Beat(CD, Album, RE, Car) Dub Store Records, Merritone DSR CD 505 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
DSR CD 511 Ernest Ranglin Mr. Ranglin With Soul(CD, Album, RE) Dub Store Records DSR CD 511 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
DSR CD 514 Lynn Taitt And The Jets* Sounds.... Rock Steady(CD, Album, RE) Dub Store Records DSR CD 514 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
DSR CD 516 Ernest Ranglin Boss Reggae - Sounds Ranglin(CD, Album, RE) Dub Store Records DSR CD 516 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
DSR CD 518 Lynn Taitt & The Jets Rock Steady Greatest Hits(CD, Album, RE) Dub Store Records, Merritone DSR CD 518 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
DSR CD 611 Various Gay Feet(CD, Comp, RE) Dub Store Records DSR CD 611 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
DSR-FED7-001 Eddie Perkins With Meritone All Stars* Eddie Perkins With Meritone All Stars* - I'm Coming Home(7") Merritone, Dub Store Records DSR-FED7-001 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
DSR-FED7-002 The Zodiacs (5) / Merritone Singers* The Zodiacs (5) / Merritone Singers* - Walk On By / House Upon The Hill(7", Single) Merritone DSR-FED7-002 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
DSR-FED7-003 Lyn Taitt And The Jets* Bat Man / The Joker(7", Single, RE) Merritone DSR-FED7-003 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
DSR-FED7-004 The Renegades (13) / Oswald Sewell The Renegades (13) / Oswald Sewell - Mr. Hops / Oh My Love(7", Single) Merritone DSR-FED7-004 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
DSR-FED7-006 Roland Alphonso How Soon / How Soon Pt. 2(7", Single) Merritone, Federal, Dub Store Records DSR-FED7-006 Japan 2011 Sell This Version