Ter Mar Studios

Ter Mar Studios

Profile:
A Chicago, Illinois recording and mastering studio.

Founded during the 1950s by Chess' founders Phil Chess and Leonard Chess and named after their sons Terry and Marshall Chess. Phil and Leonard 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
2CH-60006 McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters  album cover Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono, Ter) Chess 2CH-60006 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
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(2xLP, Album, RE, Los) Sire 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
102 Throw It Out Of Your Mind / A Letter From My Baby  album cover Timmy Shaw Throw It Out Of Your Mind / A Letter From My Baby(7", Single) Reel Records (4) 102 US 1961 Sell This Version
159 Newly Weds / You're Everything To Me   album cover Orchids* Newly Weds / You're Everything To Me (7", Single, RE) Lost Nite Records 159 US Unknown Sell This Version
0179 Howlin' Wolf  album cover Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf (Album) 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
671 The Struggler  album cover The Drifters The Struggler(7") Steeltown 671 US 1973 Sell This Version
729 World Of Trouble  album cover Jimmy Grissom World Of Trouble(LP, Album) Argo (6), Argo (6) 729 US 1963 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
794 Queen Bee / There's Trouble Brewin'   album cover Roman Carter Queen Bee / There's Trouble Brewin' (7", Promo) Jewel Records (3) 794 US 1968 Sell This Version
814 Bo Diddley / I'm A Man  album cover Bo Diddley Bo Diddley / I'm A Man(7", Single, RE) Checker 814 US Unknown 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
860 Hey! Bo-Diddley / Mona  album cover Bo-Diddley* Hey! Bo-Diddley / Mona(7", Single) Checker 860 US Unknown Sell This Version
1012 It Takes A Lot / I Can't Stand It  album cover The Seminoles It Takes A Lot / I Can't Stand It(7", Single) Check-Mate 1012 US 1962 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
1137  I Surrender / I Can't Rest  album cover Fontella Bass I Surrender / I Can't Rest (Single) 1137 US 1966 Sell This Version
1158 Ooh Baby / Back To School  album cover Bo Diddley Ooh Baby / Back To School(7", Single) Checker 1158 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
1215 Please Newsboy / We Go Together  album cover Eve Barnum Please Newsboy / We Go Together(7", Single) Checker 1215 US 1969 Sell This Version
1220 In My Body's House  album cover Gene Chandler In My Body's House (Single) 1220 US 1969 Sell This Version
1509 All Night Long / Country Boy  album cover Muddy Waters All Night Long / Country Boy(7", Single) Chess 1509 US Unknown Sell This Version
1806 Let Me Be The Fool  album cover Lucky Clark Let Me Be The Fool(7", Promo) Chess 1806 US 1961 Sell This Version
1820 Reap What You Sow / Fat Boy  album cover Billy Stewart Reap What You Sow / Fat Boy(7", Single) Chess 1820 US 1962 Sell This Version
1903 Selfish One / Everything But Love  album cover Jackie Ross Selfish One / Everything But Love(7", Single) Chess 1903 US 1964 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
1973 Corine, Corina / Hoochie Coochie Man  album cover Muddy Waters Corine, Corina / Hoochie Coochie Man(7", Single) Chess 1973 US Unknown Sell This Version
1978 Secret Love / Look Back And Smile  album cover Billy Stewart Secret Love / Look Back And Smile (Single) 1978 US 1966 Sell This Version
1985 Shake Your Head  album cover Barbra Carr* Shake Your Head(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) Chess 1985 US 1966 Sell This Version
2002 Cool Breeze  album cover Daylighters* Cool Breeze (Single) 2002 US 1962 Sell This Version
2013 Dirty Man / It's Mighty Hard  album cover Laura Lee Dirty Man / It's Mighty Hard(7", Single, Promo) Chess 2013 US 1967 Sell This Version
2031 Jo Ann Garrett Thousand Miles Away / Just Say When(7", Single, Mon) Chess 2031 US 1967 Sell This Version
2058 Count Down (And Fly Me To The Moon) / A Promise Is A Promise  album cover Denise La Salle* Count Down (And Fly Me To The Moon) / A Promise Is A Promise (Single) 2058 US 1968 Sell This Version
2059 The Hip Judge / Sock It To 'Em Judge  album cover Pigmeat Markham The Hip Judge / Sock It To 'Em Judge(7") Chess 2059 US 1968 Sell This Version
2062 Hang It Up / It's How You Make It Good  album cover Laura Lee Hang It Up / It's How You Make It Good(7", Single) Chess 2062 US 1968 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
2081 Mary Sue / Hard Luck  album cover Howlin' Wolf Mary Sue / Hard Luck (Single) 2081 US 1970 Sell This Version
2087 Pig's Popcorn / Who Got The Number  album cover Pigmeat Markham Pig's Popcorn / Who Got The Number(7", Single) Chess 2087 US 1969 Sell This Version
2089 The Yolk  album cover Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds The Yolk(7", Single) Chess 2089 US 1970 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
3506 Just To Behold His Face  album cover Community Gospel Choir Just To Behold His Face(LP) Not On Label 3506 US Unknown Sell This Version
3600 I Still Want You Waltz  album cover Dick Kossins Orch.* I Still Want You Waltz(7") Bel-Aire 3600 US Unknown 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
4683 Cheer The Weary Traveler  album cover The Lutheran Spiritual Choir Cheer The Weary Traveler(LP) Carter Memorial Society 4683 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
5405 Let Me In  album cover The Sensations (2) Featuring Yvonne* The Sensations (2) Featuring Yvonne* - Let Me In(7", Single) Argo (6) 5405 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
5538 Thinkin' About You / The Change We Go Thru (For Love)  album cover The Dells Thinkin' About You / The Change We Go Thru (For Love)(7", Single, Promo) Cadet 5538 US 1966 Sell This Version
5539 In The Basement  album cover Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto - In The Basement(7", Single) Cadet 5539 US 1966 Sell This Version
5540 The Sidewinder / Message To Michael  album cover The Soulful Strings The Sidewinder / Message To Michael (Single) 5540 US 1966 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
5557 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / Go Away Little Boy  album cover Marlena Shaw Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / Go Away Little Boy(7", Single, MO) Cadet 5557 US 1967 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
5586 It Was Fun (While It Lasted)  album cover The Wildweeds It Was Fun (While It Lasted)(7", Single, Promo) Cadet 5586 US 1968 Sell This Version
5588 Swing Too High / Get Loose When You Get Loose  album cover Jesse Anderson Swing Too High / Get Loose When You Get Loose(7", Single) Cadet 5588 US 1967 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
5624 The Weight / Think About It  album cover Odell Brown & The Organizers* The Weight / Think About It(7", Single) Cadet 5624 US 1968 Sell This Version
5626 I Can't Stop These Tears  album cover The Stereos I Can't Stop These Tears(7", Promo) Cadet 5626 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
5673 Garbage Man  album cover Shades of Brown Garbage Man(7", Promo) Cadet 5673 US 1970 Sell This Version
5885 Sweet As Funk Can Be  album cover The Dells Sweet As Funk Can Be(LP, Album, Pit) Cadet 5885 US 1972 Sell This Version
7005 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me / They Go Out And Get It  album cover Aesops Fables* I'm Gonna Make You Love Me / They Go Out And Get It(7", Promo, Styrene) Cadet Concept 7005 US 1968 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, 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
35-837 Like It Is Like It Was  album cover The Dells Like It Is Like It Was(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Cadet 35-837 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