RCA Studios, Toronto

RCA Studios, Toronto

Profile:
Recording and mastering studio in Toronto, Ontario. Operated under this name from 1954 until 1979, it housed two recording studios, Studio A and Studio B.
Sometimes as RCA Victor Studios, Toronto
Records cut at this studio are identified by "T.O.", "TG", "GT", "TXG", "TXD" "TD", "XT", "ZDT", "TX", "DT" etc. etched in the deadwax/runout.

The "T" stood for Toronto and the other letter(s) indicated the quality of the source material used, sometimes used in combinations:
G = good source
X = poor source (distortion, sibilance, pops, etc.)
D = source had distortion
Z = source had sibilance

Originally founded in 1948 by Toronto media company CHUM Ltd.. Around the same time, RCA Records started a recording operation in the Royal York Hotel.
In 1954 CHUM Ltd. sold the studio to RCA Records.
In 1979 RCA Limited sold the studio to McClear Place Studios Ltd. and renamed to McClear Place.

Engineers known to have worked there (and McClear Place):
1948-1979 Bill Dowding (1979 to 1983 at McClear)
196x-1973 Fred Burchill
1962-1967 Peter Houston (etch as "PH")
1964-1966 Graham Newton (etch as "GN")
1965-1975 George Semkiw (etch as "GS")
1969-1976 Hayward Parrott
1969-1971 Phil Sheridan
1970-1976 Alan Moy (etch as "GAM")
1974-1979 David Balan (1979 to 1987 at McClear)
196x-197x Alex Downie
196X-1979 Jim Morgan (left early 1970s to join Captain Audio, returned as Chief Engineer 1976-1979)
197x-197x John Curl
197x-197x Cub Richardson
197x-197x Bill Cuddihy
197x-1979 Kevin Fuller (etch as "KF" and "K.E.F.", also at McClear in 1980s)
197x-1979 Colin Murphy (also in 1980s at McClear)
197x-1979 Mark Smith (9)
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Contact Info:
(obsolete)
225 Mutual St., Zone 2
Toronto, ON
Canada
(416) 363-3443
[l299013]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 028-85348 Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Music 1A 028-85348 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-85 348 Smokin' O.P.'S  album cover Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S (Album) 1C 064-85 348 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2R-1 Bustin' Out  album cover Arnie Wiskin Bustin' Out(LP, Album) 2 Little R's Records 2R-1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2S 068-85348 Smokin' O.P.'S  album cover Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 2S 068-85348 France 1978 Sell This Version
2SS 0101 INTL. Disco Boogie  album cover Various Disco Boogie(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) Salsoul Records, Salsoul Records 2SS 0101 INTL. Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2WB 2020 America Eats Its Young  album cover Funkadelic America Eats Its Young (Album) 2WB 2020 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6476 The Ballad Of Calico  album cover Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* The Ballad Of Calico(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 2XS 6476 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
3C 054-85348 Smokin' O.P.'S  album cover Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 3C 054-85348 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
4DX-56 Bachman-Turner Overdrive  album cover Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive(LP, Album, Quad) Mercury 4DX-56 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
4M179 America Eats Its Young  album cover Funkadelic America Eats Its Young(LP, Gre + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M179 US 2016 Sell This Version
6E-162 Blue Valentine  album cover Tom Waits Blue Valentine(LP, Album, RCA) Asylum Records 6E-162 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
7ES 1080 In One Eye And Out The Other  album cover Cate Bros.* In One Eye And Out The Other(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES 1080 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1092 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Asylum Records 7ES-1092 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7N17722 Smile A Little Smile For Me / Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long  album cover The Flying Machine Smile A Little Smile For Me / Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long(7", Single) Pye Records 7N17722 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
7N 45377 Kung Fu Fighting  album cover Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 45377 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
7NL 46189 Whole Lotta Love  album cover Blonde On Blonde Whole Lotta Love(12") Pye Records 7NL 46189 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
8BOS. 7107 Love & Laughter  album cover Stompin' Tom Connors Love & Laughter(8-Trk, Album) Boot Records (2) 8BOS. 7107 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
8 BOS-7114 Bud The Spud And Other Favourites  album cover Stompin' Tom Connors Bud The Spud And Other Favourites(8-Trk, Album, RE) Boot Records (2) 8 BOS-7114 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
8T-5141 Christmas In Newfoundland  album cover Newfoundland Showband Christmas In Newfoundland(8-Trk, Album) Marathon (3) 8T-5141 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
10C 054-085.348 Smokin' O.P.'S  album cover Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 10C 054-085.348 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
11C 078-85348 Smokin' O.P.'S  album cover Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album) EMI 11C 078-85348 Portugal 1972 Sell This Version
12D-2008 Ten Per Cent  album cover Double Exposure Ten Per Cent(12", Ltd) Salsoul Records 12D-2008 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12D-2014 Spring Rain  album cover Bebu Silvetti Spring Rain(12") Salsoul Records 12D-2014 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12D-2016 My Love Is Free / It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove)  album cover Double Exposure / Salsoul Orchestra* Double Exposure / Salsoul Orchestra* - My Love Is Free / It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove)(12") Salsoul Records 12D-2016 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12D 45696 Run To Me  album cover Kelly Marie Run To Me(12") Pye Records 12D 45696 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
12G-4006 Hit And Run  album cover Loleatta Holloway Hit And Run 12G-4006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
31C 064 86142 Endangered Species  album cover Klaatu Endangered Species(LP, Album) Capitol Records 31C 064 86142 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
062 MFP 97 601 I'm A Song  album cover Kristine* I'm A Song(LP, Album) Power Exchange Records & Tapes 062 MFP 97 601 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
065 Blackstone (4) On The Line(CD) Pacemaker Entertainment Limited 065 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
114 Nobody's Foolin' Me  album cover Clint Curtiss And The Clintsmen Clint Curtiss And The Clintsmen - Nobody's Foolin' Me(7", Single) Dominion 114 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
120 Twistin' Bells  album cover Santo & Johnny Twistin' Bells (Single) 120 USA & Canada 1960 Sell This Version
217-S Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol V / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol V   album cover Serge Garant / Bruce Mather / Harry Somers / Mary Morrison / Howard Cable / Walter Bucznski* Serge Garant / Bruce Mather / Harry Somers / Mary Morrison / Howard Cable / Walter Bucznski* - Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol V / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol V (LP, Album) CBC Radio Canada 217-S Canada 1967 Sell This Version
219-S Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol VII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol VII  album cover Oskar Morawetz, Harry Freedman, Kelsey Jones (2), The Baroque Trio Of Montreal Oskar Morawetz, Harry Freedman, Kelsey Jones (2), The Baroque Trio Of Montreal - Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol VII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol VII(LP, Album) CBC Radio Canada 219-S Canada 1967 Sell This Version
225-S Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol. XIII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol. XIII  album cover Kenneth Gilbert, Raymond Daveluy, Otto Joachim, John Bull Kenneth Gilbert, Raymond Daveluy, Otto Joachim, John Bull - Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol. XIII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol. XIII(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 225-S Canada 1967 Sell This Version
254 André Mérineau, Organiste  album cover André Mérineau André Mérineau, Organiste(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 254 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
262 Yukon Stars  album cover Hank Karr / Al Oster Hank Karr / Al Oster - Yukon Stars(LP, Album) CBC International Service 262 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
265 The Girl I Left Behind Me  album cover Ned Landry The Girl I Left Behind Me(LP, Album) Arc Records (4), Arc Records (4) 265 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
287 Jon Vickers  album cover Jon Vickers Jon Vickers(LP, Album, Transcription) Radio Canada International 287 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
345 Peaceful  album cover Pat Hervey Peaceful(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 345 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
348 Bonnie Dobson  album cover Bonnie Dobson Bonnie Dobson(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 348 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
351 Juliette's Country World  album cover Juliette (20) Juliette's Country World(LP, Album) RCA Camden, Radio Canada International 351 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
373 Carrefour - Musique électro-acoustique / Electroacoustic Music  album cover Various Carrefour - Musique électro-acoustique / Electroacoustic Music(LP, Comp) Radio Canada International 373 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
650-ES The Unforgettable Glenn Miller 70 Of His Greatest Original Recordings  album cover Glenn Miller The Unforgettable Glenn Miller 70 Of His Greatest Original Recordings(6xLP, Comp + Box) Reader's Digest 650-ES Canada 1968 Sell This Version
0974 If You Could Read My Mind  album cover Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind (Single) 0974 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
0992 When You Dance I Can Really Love  album cover Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love (Single) 0992 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1001 Hiway Child  album cover Rick Neufeld Hiway Child(LP, Album, Gat) Astra (7), Astra (7) 1001 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1003 West Coast Girl  album cover Chad Allan West Coast Girl(7", Single) Reprise Records 1003 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1032 Bang A Gong (Get It On) / Raw Ramp  album cover T. Rex Bang A Gong (Get It On) / Raw Ramp(7", Single) Reprise Records 1032 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1893 American Beauty  album cover Grateful Dead* American Beauty(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1893 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2003 Cruisin' 1958   album cover Various Cruisin' 1958 (LP, Comp) Increase Records, GRT 2003 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
2010 Joseph Bowie • Oliver Lake  album cover Joseph BowieOliver Lake Joseph BowieOliver Lake - Joseph Bowie • Oliver Lake(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 2010 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2078 I Love You / Somebody Tell Me My Name  album cover People (4) I Love You / Somebody Tell Me My Name(7", Single) Capitol Records 2078 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
2276 Hey Jude  album cover The Beatles Hey Jude(7", Single) Apple Records 2276 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
3009 African Portraits  album cover Dollar Brand African Portraits(LP, Album, RCA) Sackville Recordings 3009 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
3019 A Tribute To Fats Waller  album cover Jay McShann A Tribute To Fats Waller(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 3019 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
3027 Texas Tenor  album cover The Buddy Tate Quartet* Texas Tenor(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sackville Recordings, Sackville Recordings 3027 US 2014 Sell This Version
4574 You Needed Me  album cover Anne Murray You Needed Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 4574 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
4-916 Here Come The Elephants  album cover Johnny Bond Here Come The Elephants(7") Starday Records 4-916 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
5640 Julia  album cover Ramsey Lewis Julia(7", Single) Cadet 5640 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
5657 John Henry Jr.  album cover Merle Travis John Henry Jr.(7", Single) Capitol Records 5657 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
5950 Ode To Billie Joe  album cover Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe(7", Single) Capitol Records 5950 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
0611-4-R Sally Can't Dance  album cover Lou Reed Sally Can't Dance(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Victor 0611-4-R Canada 1988 Sell This Version
6392 Sit Down Young Stranger  album cover Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger (Album) 6392 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7423 Fire And Rain  album cover James Taylor (2) Fire And Rain(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7423 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7462 Blue Money  album cover Van Morrison Blue Money(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7462 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7518 Wild Night  album cover Van Morrison Wild Night(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7518 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7536 When I Meet Them  album cover Seals & Crofts When I Meet Them(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7536 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
9210-3 Country & All That - Vol. 3  album cover Various Country & All That - Vol. 3(LP, Album) GRT 9210-3 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
9211 Stop 33  album cover Hagood Hardy Stop 33(LP, Album) GRT 9211 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
15002 Songs Of The Irish  album cover Sean Broderick Songs Of The Irish(LP, Album, Mono) Cara Records (3), Cara Record Co. (2) 15002 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
17308X Put Your Lovin' Where Your Mouth Is / Softly And Tenderly  album cover Peggy Little Put Your Lovin' Where Your Mouth Is / Softly And Tenderly(7", Single) Dot Records 17308X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
45418 Dance The Kung Fu  album cover Carl Douglas Dance The Kung Fu(7", Single) Pye Records 45418 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45420 Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)  album cover Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band* Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) (Single) 45420 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45445 Blue Eyed Soul  album cover Carl Douglas Blue Eyed Soul(7") Pye Records 45445 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45585 I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me  album cover Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me(7", Single) Pye Records 45585 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45687 Go Back   album cover Crabby Appleton Go Back (7", Single) Elektra 45687 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
4-6258 World  album cover James Brown World(7", Single) King Records (3) 4-6258 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
50856 American Pie  album cover Don McLean American Pie 50856 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
55462 Have You Seen Her / Yes I'm Ready (If I Don't Get To Go)  album cover The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her / Yes I'm Ready (If I Don't Get To Go)(7", Single) Brunswick 55462 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
71057 I Am Somebody  album cover Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I Am Somebody (Single) 71057 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72146 Twist And Shout  album cover The Beatles Twist And Shout(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 72146 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
72349 Shapes Of Things / I'm Not Talking  album cover The Yardbirds Shapes Of Things / I'm Not Talking(7", Single) Capitol Records 72349 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
72419 Stop Stop Stop  album cover The Hollies Stop Stop Stop(7", Single) Capitol Records 72419 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
72518 Ten Little Indians / Drinking Muddy Water  album cover The Yardbirds Ten Little Indians / Drinking Muddy Water(7", Single) Capitol Records 72518 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
72677 Last Song  album cover Edward Bear Last Song (Single) 72677 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
72752 El Bimbo  album cover Bimbo Jet El Bimbo(7") Capitol Records 72752 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
72831 Drugs In My Pocket / Love In Stereo  album cover The Monks (4) Drugs In My Pocket / Love In Stereo(7") Capitol Records 72831 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
80123 Charlebois  album cover Robert Charlebois Charlebois (Album) 80123 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
89014 The World's Largest Musical Family  album cover The McCann Family The World's Largest Musical Family(LP, Album) Cheyenne 89014 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
89 676 XOT Notice To Appear  album cover John Mayall Notice To Appear(LP, Album) ABC Records 89 676 XOT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1205-01 Patricia  album cover Ronnie Hawkins Patricia(7") Hawk Records (6) 1205-01 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1230-06 Satori (Enlightenment) / Lullaby  album cover The Flower Travelling Band* Satori (Enlightenment) / Lullaby(7", Single) GRT 1230-06 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1230-76 Long Long Way  album cover Ian Thomas (2) Long Long Way (Single) 1230-76 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1230-89 Mother Earth  album cover Ian Thomas (2) Mother Earth (Single) 1230-89 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
3209-65 It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me / I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You  album cover Barry White It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me / I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You(12", RE) 20th Century Fox Records 3209-65 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
410.132 Rock'N Roll Is Back Again  album cover Mitsou (2) Rock'N Roll Is Back Again(7") Trema 410.132 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
4-43678 Hungry  album cover Paul Revere & The Raiders Hungry(7", Single) Columbia 4-43678 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
4-43881 Funky Butt Hall / The Hard Road Back  album cover Rick Shorter Funky Butt Hall / The Hard Road Back(7", Single) Columbia 4-43881 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
4-45211 Sunday Morning Coming Down / I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way  album cover Johnny Cash Sunday Morning Coming Down / I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way(7", Single) Columbia 4-45211 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
4-45270 Black Magic Woman / Hope You're Feeling Better  album cover Santana Black Magic Woman / Hope You're Feeling Better(7", Single) Columbia 4-45270 Canada 1970 Sell This Version

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Jared_DiCarlo

Jared_DiCarlo

March 2, 2021
The soundtrack for the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special was recorded at this studio as well.