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 (Comp) 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
2CH 60004 Peaches  album cover Etta James Peaches(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CH 60004 US 1971 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 1977 Sell This Version
0179 Howlin' Wolf  album cover Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf(LP, Album) Chess, Chess 0179 US 1962 Sell This Version
195J-53 Domino  album cover Roland Kirk Domino(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 195J-53 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
0234 Murray The K's Gassers For Submarine Race Watchers  album cover Various Murray The K's Gassers For Submarine Race Watchers (Comp) 0234 US 1962 Sell This Version
5.94 Fathers And Sons  album cover Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons(2xLP, Album, Club, RE, 180) Chess, Geffen Records, Universal Music Special Markets 5.94 US 2018 Sell This Version
671 The Struggler  album cover The Drifters The Struggler(7") Steeltown 671 US 1973 Sell This Version
739 Mo' Rock  album cover 'Baby Face' Willette Mo' Rock(LP, Album, Mono) Argo (6) 739 US 1964 Sell This Version
762 The Knack  album cover The Interpreters (3) The Knack(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Cadet, Cadet, Cadet 762 US 1965 Sell This Version
770 Soul In The Night  album cover Sonny Stitt & Bunky Green Sonny Stitt & Bunky Green - Soul In The Night(LP, Album) Cadet, Cadet 770 US 1966 Sell This Version
0840 Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits  album cover Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits (Comp) 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
1916 Promised Land  album cover Chuck Berry Promised Land(7", Single, Mono) Chess 1916 US 1964 Sell This Version
1925 It Ain't No Big Thing  album cover Radiants* It Ain't No Big Thing(7", Single) Chess 1925 US 1965 Sell This Version
1926 Dear Dad  album cover Chuck Berry Dear Dad(7", Single, Mono) Chess 1926 US 1965 Sell This Version
2002 Cool Breeze  album cover Daylighters* Cool Breeze 2002 US 1962 Sell This Version
2031 Jo Ann Garrett Just Say When / Thousand Miles Away(7", Mon) Chess 2031 US 1967 Sell This Version
2076 Hurry Change (If You're Coming) / Baby, I'm A Fool For You  album cover Tenison Stephens* & Voices Of The Operation Breadbasket Choir* Tenison Stephens* & Voices Of The Operation Breadbasket Choir* - Hurry Change (If You're Coming) / Baby, I'm A Fool For You(7", Single) Aries 2076 US 1969 Sell This Version
3139 I Wish It Would Rain  album cover The Soulful Strings I Wish It Would Rain(7", Single) Cadet 3139 US 1969 Sell This Version
3383 After The Rain  album cover Muddy Waters After The Rain (Album) 3383 US 1969 Sell This Version
3726 The Third Cup  album cover The Eddie Fisher Quintet* The Third Cup(LP, Album) Cadet 3726 US 1969 Sell This Version
4044 Soul Sounds  album cover The 3 Souls* Featuring Sonny Cox The 3 Souls* Featuring Sonny Cox - Soul Sounds (Album) 4044 US 1965 Sell This Version
4252-4 I Won't Forget'cha Brother  album cover Fantastic Epic's I Won't Forget'cha Brother(7") Tories 4252-4 US 1969 Sell This Version
4519-2 St. Louis To Liverpool  album cover Chuck Berry St. Louis To Liverpool (Album) 4519-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4881 Eruptions  album cover John Klemmer Eruptions(LP, Album) Cadet Concept 4881 US 1970 Sell This Version
4883 Earl Hines At Home  album cover Earl Hines Earl Hines At Home(LP, Album) Delmark Records 4883 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5402 Seven Day Fool  album cover Etta James Seven Day Fool(7", Bla) Argo (6) 5402 US 1961 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
5472 Hi Heel Sneakers / Dangerous Dan Express  album cover The Three Souls Hi Heel Sneakers / Dangerous Dan Express(7") Argo (6) 5472 US 1964 Sell This Version
5506 The "In" Crowd  album cover Ramsey Lewis Trio* The "In" Crowd (Single) 5506 US 1965 Sell This Version
5531 Groovin' With Jesus  album cover The Violinaires Groovin' With Jesus(LP, Album) Checker, Checker 5531 US 1971 Sell This Version
5552 Long Burn The Fire  album cover Mer-Da* Long Burn The Fire(LP, Album) Janus Records 5552 US 1972 Sell This Version
5570 The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues  album cover Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp, Pit) Chess, Chess 5570 US 1972 Sell This Version
5585 Sweet As Funk Can Be  album cover The Dells Sweet As Funk Can Be(LP, Album) Cadet 5585 US 1972 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
5885 Sweet As Funk Can Be  album cover The Dells Sweet As Funk Can Be(LP, Album, Ind) Cadet 5885 US 1972 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
012.142 Playgirl  album cover Thee Prophets Playgirl(LP, Album) Kapp Records 012.142 Brazil 1970 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
13949 The In Crowd  album cover The Ramsey Lewis Trio The In Crowd(LP, Album, Mono, Ind) Argo (6), Argo (6), Argo (6) 13949 US 1965 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, RE, 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
35-821 Mother Nature's Son  album cover Ramsey Lewis Mother Nature's Son(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Cadet 35-821 US 1969 Sell This Version
37124 In Chicago  album cover The Ramsey Lewis Trio In Chicago(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37124 Europe 2019 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
88547 Let Me Pass  album cover Bo Diddley Let Me Pass(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Elemental Music 88547 Europe 2018 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
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 1997 Sell This Version
494641 2 The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 - 1969  album cover Fleetwood Mac The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 - 1969(6xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Columbia 494641 2 UK 1999 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 1982 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 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 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, Gat) 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 2005 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 (Album) 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 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2610402 The London Sessions  album cover Bo Diddley The London Sessions(CD, Album, RE) Zillion Records 2610402 Netherlands 1991 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
0611 / 0612 I'm The Fixer / Too Hot To Handle  album cover Willie Mabon I'm The Fixer / Too Hot To Handle(7", Single, Promo) USA Records (2) 0611 / 0612 US 1963 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