Ter Mar Studios

Ter Mar Studios

Profile:
A Chicago, Illinois recording and mastering studio.

Founded during the 1950s, Chess' founders Leonard Chess and Phil Chess held a fifty percent ownership interest in the studio until it was acquired by GRT Corporation in late 1969 as part of a larger deal. Thereafter, the facility operated as a division of the GRT Corporation until GRT's 1979 bankruptcy led to its closure. Throughout this time, the studio—which was housed in the label's building—operated closely with Chess's Chess Producing Corp. and therefore often appears on releases as 'Chess Studios'.

Ron Malo known to have been chief engineer.

Vinyl Mastering Identification:
- Some releases can be identified by a "T.M" hand-etched into the runout grooves.
- Some releases it mastered can also sometimes also be identified by an alpha-numeric 'STM' sequence, e.g., STM 1234, STM 1235, which is eligible for inclusion in the mastered at company number field(s) (for more information, please refer to the Common Runout Groove Etchings topic in the database discussion forum).

Name Variations:
"Ter-Mar Studio"
"Ter Mar Recordings"
"Ter Mar Recording Studio"
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
ca. 1970s:
GRT-Ter Mar Rec'g Studios
320 E. 21st St.
Chicago, IL 60616
USA
(312) 225-2770
(Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 1950s to 1970s:
Ter Mar Recording Studios
2120 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616,
USA
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l289765]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2ACMJ-401 Magic Moments  album cover John Klemmer Magic Moments(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-401 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-402 Double Exposure  album cover Woody Herman Double Exposure(2xLP, Comp) Chess, Chess 2ACMJ-402 US 1976 Sell This Version
2CA 50022 The Best Of The Soulful Strings  album cover The Soulful Strings The Best Of The Soulful Strings (Comp) 2CA 50022 US 1973 Sell This Version
2CA 60017 The Heatin' System  album cover Jack McDuff* The Heatin' System (Album) 2CA 60017 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 50033 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons (Album) 2CH 50033 US 1972 Sell This Version
2JLS 3052 Crouchin' On The Outside  album cover Shel Silverstein Crouchin' On The Outside (Comp) 2JLS 3052 US 1973 Sell This Version
2XS 6009 Fleetwood Mac In Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary - Fleetwood Mac In Chicago (Album) 2XS 6009 US 1975 Sell This Version
30 CV 1401 Back Home  album cover Chuck Berry Back Home(LP, Album, RE) Musidisc 30 CV 1401 France 1978 Sell This Version
671 The Struggler  album cover The Drifters The Struggler(7") Steeltown 671 US 1973 Sell This Version
819 Light My Fire  album cover Woody Herman Light My Fire(LP, Album) Globe (9), Cadet 819 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
0840 Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits  album cover Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono, Mon) Chess, Chess, Chess 0840 US 1964 Sell This Version
1034 Take Me As I Am / The Blues Don't Like Nobody  album cover Tony Adams (8) Take Me As I Am / The Blues Don't Like Nobody (Single) 1034 US 1963 Sell This Version
1078 What Kind Of Love Is This / Sacrifice  album cover Little Milton What Kind Of Love Is This / Sacrifice(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Checker 1078 US 1964 Sell This Version
1105 We're Gonna Make It / Can't Hold Back The Tears  album cover Little Milton We're Gonna Make It / Can't Hold Back The Tears(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Checker 1105 US 1965 Sell This Version
1135 Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven  album cover Ko Ko Taylor* Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Checker 1135 US 1966 Sell This Version
1160 Good Timin' / Go Go Power  album cover Sugar Pie DeSanto Good Timin' / Go Go Power(7") Checker 1160 US 1966 Sell This Version
1925 It Ain't No Big Thing  album cover Radiants* It Ain't No Big Thing(7") Chess 1925 US 1965 Sell This Version
2002 Cool Breeze  album cover Daylighters* Cool Breeze(7") Tip Top (2) 2002 US 1962 Sell This Version
4044 Soul Sounds  album cover The 3 Souls* Featuring Sonny Cox The 3 Souls* Featuring Sonny Cox - Soul Sounds(LP, Album, Mono) Argo (6) 4044 US 1965 Sell This Version
4519-2 St. Louis To Liverpool  album cover Chuck Berry St. Louis To Liverpool(LP, RE) Chess, Chess 4519-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5416 All Of You / You're Blase  album cover Ahmad Jamal All Of You / You're Blase(7", Single, Mono, Mon) Argo (6) 5416 US 1962 Sell This Version
5506 The "In" Crowd  album cover Ramsey Lewis Trio* The "In" Crowd (Single) 5506 US 1965 Sell This Version
5594 Security / I'm Gonna Take What He's Got  album cover Etta James Security / I'm Gonna Take What He's Got(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Cadet 5594 US 1968 Sell This Version
5618 Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love  album cover Marlena Shaw Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love(7", Single, Promo) Cadet 5618 US 1968 Sell This Version
5649 Oh, What A Night  album cover The Dells Oh, What A Night (Single) 5649 US 1969 Sell This Version
7232-2 Hot Wheels / 1040 Blues  album cover Stan Farlow Hot Wheels / 1040 Blues(7", Single, Promo) Checker 7232-2 US 1970 Sell This Version
10390 Electric Mud  album cover Muddy Waters Electric Mud(CD, Album, RM) Chess, Folio 10390 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
12-322 Them Dirty Blues  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Them Dirty Blues(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 12-322 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
24738 Them Dirty Blues  album cover Cannonball Adderley Them Dirty Blues(CD, Comp, RM, Unofficial, Dig) Jazz Images 24738 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
35013 The Howlin' Wolf Album  album cover Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album(CD, Album, Dig) Take 5 35013 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
35-799 Up Pops Ramsey  album cover Ramsey Lewis Up Pops Ramsey(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, RE) Cadet, GRT 35-799 US Unknown Sell This Version
69 507 This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album  album cover Howlin' Wolf This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album(LP, Album) Chess 69 507 France 1969 Sell This Version
69 512 Love Is Blue  album cover The Dells Love Is Blue(LP, Album) Chess 69 512 France 1969 Sell This Version
90004-2 Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume One  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume One(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Horizon Remastered 90004-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
90005-2 Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume Two  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, J.T. Brown, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, J.T. Brown, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Horizon Remastered 90005-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
275 009 Another Exposure  album cover The Soulful Strings Another Exposure(LP, Album) Chess 275 009 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
275014 Aladdin  album cover Rotary Connection Aladdin(LP) Chess 275014 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
275017 The Howlin' Wolf Album  album cover Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album(LP, Album) Chess 275017 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
275 021 Odell Brown Plays Otis Redding  album cover Odell Brown Odell Brown Plays Otis Redding (Album) 275 021 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
275 022 After The Rain  album cover Muddy Waters After The Rain(LP, Album) Chess 275 022 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
275 023 Grits Ain't Groceries Featuring "Just A Little Bit"  album cover Little Milton Grits Ain't Groceries Featuring "Just A Little Bit"(LP, Album) Chess 275 023 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
427015 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons (Album) 427015 France 1981 Sell This Version
4-45283 In Chicago 1969  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - In Chicago 1969(2xCass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Horizon 4-45283 US 1993 Sell This Version
474613-2 Fleetwood Mac In Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac In Chicago(2xCD, Album) Blue Horizon, Columbia 474613-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
480527 2 Blues Jam At Chess  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam At Chess (Album) 480527 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
488992 2 The Blue Horizon Story: 1965-1970 - Vol. 1  album cover Various The Blue Horizon Story: 1965-1970 - Vol. 1(3xCD, Comp, Mono + Box) Columbia 488992 2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
494641 2 The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 - 1969  album cover Fleetwood Mac The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 - 1969(6xCD, Comp, Box) Columbia 494641 2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
515014 If Walls Could Talk  album cover Little Milton If Walls Could Talk(LP, Album) Chess 515014 France 1977 Sell This Version
515016 Folk Singer  album cover Muddy Waters Folk Singer (Album) 515016 France Unknown Sell This Version
515023 Two Great Guitars  album cover Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry - Two Great Guitars(LP, Album, RE) Chess 515023 France 1982 Sell This Version
515028 The Soul Of Blues Harmonica  album cover Shakey Horton* The Soul Of Blues Harmonica (Album) 515028 France Unknown Sell This Version
515036 They Call Me Muddy Waters  album cover Muddy Waters They Call Me Muddy Waters (Comp) 515036 France 1984 Sell This Version
522 062-2 Verve Jazz Masters 27  album cover Roland Kirk Verve Jazz Masters 27(CD, Comp) Verve Records 522 062-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
543 763-2 Ramsey Lewis's Finest Hour  album cover Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis's Finest Hour(CD, Comp) Verve Records 543 763-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
543 833-2 Domino  album cover Roland Kirk Domino(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Verve Records 543 833-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
6.28356 DP Rolled Gold - The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones  album cover The Rolling Stones Rolled Gold - The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones(2xLP, Comp, RE) Decca 6.28356 DP Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6.28593 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Mike Bloomfield / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay and Buddy Miles Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Mike Bloomfield / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay and Buddy Miles - Fathers And Sons(2xLP, Album, RE) Chess 6.28593 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
655017 Al Grey And The Basie Wing  album cover Al Grey Al Grey And The Basie Wing(CD, Comp) Chess, Vogue 655017 France 1991 Sell This Version
700115 After The Rain  album cover Muddy Waters After The Rain(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Elemental Music 700115 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
7-63212 Last Night's Dream  album cover Johnny Shines Last Night's Dream(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Horizon, Pure Pleasure Records 7-63212 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7-66227 Blues Jam At Chess  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honey Boy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam At Chess(2xLP, Album) Blue Horizon 7-66227 UK 1969 Sell This Version
771948 Bo Diddley & Company  album cover Bo Diddley Bo Diddley & Company(LP, RE) WaxTime 771948 Spain 2014 Sell This Version
900 252 Humility In The Light Of Creator  album cover Maurice McIntyre Humility In The Light Of Creator(LP, Album, RE) Delmark Records, Delmark Records, Delmark Records 900 252 France 1975 Sell This Version
9 45285-2 Last Night's  Dream  album cover Johnny Shines Last Night's Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Blue Horizon 9 45285-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
1125542 Electric Mud  album cover Muddy Waters Electric Mud(CD, Album, RM) Chess 1125542 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
2317 062 The Special Magic Of Stan Getz & Burt Bacharach  album cover Stan Getz & Burt Bacharach Stan Getz & Burt Bacharach - The Special Magic Of Stan Getz & Burt Bacharach(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 2317 062 Unknown Sell This Version
435-4804 There Is  album cover The Dells There Is(4-Trk, Album) Cadet 435-4804 US 1968 Sell This Version
5164462 Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume One  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton*, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy*, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume One(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Blue Horizon 5164462 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
5164472 Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume Two  album cover Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, J.T. Brown, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, J.T. Brown, Honeyboy Edwards*, S.P. Leary - Blues Jam In Chicago - Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Blue Horizon 5164472 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
6310 102 Freedom Means....  album cover The Dells Freedom Means....(LP, Album) Chess 6310 102 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6338 684 No Way Back  album cover The Dells No Way Back (Album) 6338 684 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
6467 308 Heavy Exposure  album cover Woody Herman Heavy Exposure(LP, Album) Checker 6467 308 UK 1970 Sell This Version
670.8148 The London Bo Diddley Sessions  album cover Bo Diddley The London Bo Diddley Sessions (Album) 670.8148 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
7142027 I'm Beginning To Feel It  album cover Trilogy (14) I'm Beginning To Feel It(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142027 UK 1971 Sell This Version
9124221 Two Great Guitars  album cover Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry - Two Great Guitars(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Chess 9124221 France Unknown Sell This Version
9124 223 Fresh Berry's  album cover Chuck Berry Fresh Berry's(LP, Mono) Chess, PolyGram 9124 223 France Unknown Sell This Version
9124 227 Back Home  album cover Chuck Berry Back Home(LP, Album, RE) Chess 9124 227 France Unknown Sell This Version
9283 011 The Best Of Little Milton  album cover Little Milton The Best Of Little Milton(LP, Comp) Chess 9283 011 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
9033-1550 Back Home  album cover Chuck Berry Back Home (Album) 9033-1550 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
2033-50033 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Chess 2033-50033 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
302 066 311 2 Come To My Garden  album cover Minnie Riperton Come To My Garden(CD, Album, RE, RM) Varèse Sarabande 302 066 311 2 US 2002 Sell This Version
9033-50033 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons (Album) 9033-50033 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
9035 - 60001 Back To The Roots  album cover Ramsey Lewis Back To The Roots(LP, Album, Club, Die) Cadet, Cadet 9035 - 60001 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
9037-50006 Hey, Love  album cover The New Rotary Connection* Hey, Love(LP, Album) Cadet Concept 9037-50006 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7243 4 95447 2 7 Them Dirty Blues  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Them Dirty Blues(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Jazz 7243 4 95447 2 7 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
0602498603079 Snap Your Fingers  album cover Al Grey Snap Your Fingers(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Verve Records, Argo (6) 0602498603079 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
ACV2074 Dorothy Ashby  album cover Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 140) Doxy ACV2074 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
APB 1483 Folk Singer  album cover Muddy Waters Folk Singer(LP, Album, RE, 200) Analogue Productions, Chess APB 1483 US 2015 Sell This Version
APB-8905 Getting Ready...  album cover Freddie King Getting Ready...(LP, Album, RE, 200) Analogue Productions, Analogue Productions APB-8905 US 2011 Sell This Version
AR 45.079 The Jealous Kind / Come On And Dance  album cover Clarence "Frogman" Henry The Jealous Kind / Come On And Dance(7", Single) Funckler AR 45.079 Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
ARCD 514 The Best Of Terry Callier On Cadet  album cover Terry Callier The Best Of Terry Callier On Cadet(2xLP, Comp) Charly Records ARCD 514 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ARGO 749 Behind The 8 Ball  album cover Baby-Face Willette* Behind The 8 Ball(LP, RE) Argo (6), Argo (6), Argo (6), Argo (6) ARGO 749 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARGO 5395 Lonely Street / Why Can't You  album cover Clarence Henry* Lonely Street / Why Can't You(7", Single) Argo (6) ARGO 5395 US 1961 Sell This Version
ARGO LP 673 Listen  album cover The Ahmad Jamal Quintet Listen(LP, Album, Mono) Argo (6), Argo (6) ARGO LP 673 US 1961 Sell This Version
B0000603-02 Snap Your Fingers  album cover Al Grey Snap Your Fingers(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Verve Records, Argo (6) B0000603-02 US 2003 Sell This Version
B0015131-01 The Howlin' Wolf Album  album cover Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album (Album) B0015131-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
B0015131-02 The Howlin' Wolf Album  album cover Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album (Album) B0015131-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
BGOCD460 Midnight Jump  album cover Sunnyland Slim Midnight Jump(CD, Album, RE, RM) BGO Records BGOCD460 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BGOCD949 They Call Me Muddy Waters / Live At Mr. Kelly's  album cover Muddy Waters They Call Me Muddy Waters / Live At Mr. Kelly's(CD, Comp, RM, 2 a) BGO Records BGOCD949 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BH 3801 Fleetwood Mac In Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac In Chicago (Album) BH 3801 US 1971 Sell This Version