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
196x-1976 Alan Moy (etch as "GAM")
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-1979 Bill Cuddihy (also in 1980s at McClear)
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)
1974-1979 David Balan (1979 to 1987 at McClear)
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Contact Info:
(obsolete)
225 Mutual St., Zone 2
Toronto, ON
Canada
(416) 363-3443

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
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 Bob Seger - Smokin' O.P.'S Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S (Album) 1C 064-85 348 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2R-1 Arnie Wiskin - Bustin' Out Arnie Wiskin Bustin' Out(LP, Album) 2 Little R's Records 2R-1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2RS 6307 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 2RS 6307 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2S 068-85348 Bob Seger - Smokin' O.P.'S Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 2S 068-85348 France 1978 Sell This Version
2SS 0101 INTL. Various - Disco Boogie Various Disco Boogie(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) Salsoul Records, Salsoul Records 2SS 0101 INTL. Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2WB 2020 Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young Funkadelic America Eats Its Young (Album) 2WB 2020 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6476 Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* - The Ballad Of Calico 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 Bob Seger - Smokin' O.P.'s Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'s(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 3C 054-85348 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
4DX-56 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive(LP, Album, Quad) Mercury 4DX-56 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
4M179 Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young Funkadelic America Eats Its Young(LP, Gre + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M179 US 2016 Sell This Version
6E-162 Tom Waits - Blue Valentine Tom Waits Blue Valentine(LP, Album, RCA) Asylum Records 6E-162 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
7ES 1080 Cate Bros.* - In One Eye And Out The Other Cate Bros.* In One Eye And Out The Other(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES 1080 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1092 Linda Ronstadt - Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Asylum Records 7ES-1092 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7N17722 The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me / Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long 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 Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 45377 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
7NL 46189 Blonde On Blonde - Whole Lotta Love Blonde On Blonde Whole Lotta Love(12") Pye Records 7NL 46189 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
8BOS. 7107 Stompin' Tom Connors - Love & Laughter Stompin' Tom Connors Love & Laughter(8-Trk, Album) Boot Records (2) 8BOS. 7107 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
8 BOS-7114 Stompin' Tom Connors - Bud The Spud And Other Favourites 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 Newfoundland Showband - Christmas In Newfoundland Newfoundland Showband Christmas In Newfoundland(8-Trk, Album) Marathon (3) 8T-5141 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
10C 054-085.348 Bob Seger - Smokin' O.P.'S Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 10C 054-085.348 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
11C 078-85348 Bob Seger - Smokin' O.P.'S Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'S(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 11C 078-85348 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
12D-2008 Double Exposure - Ten Per Cent Double Exposure Ten Per Cent(12", Ltd) Salsoul Records 12D-2008 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12D-2014 Bebu Silvetti - Spring Rain Bebu Silvetti Spring Rain(12") Salsoul Records 12D-2014 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12D-2016 Double Exposure / Salsoul Orchestra* - My Love Is Free / It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove) 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 Kelly Marie - Run To Me Kelly Marie Run To Me(12") Pye Records 12D 45696 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
12G-4006 Loleatta Holloway - Hit And Run Loleatta Holloway Hit And Run 12G-4006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
31C 064 86142 Klaatu - Endangered Species Klaatu Endangered Species(LP, Album) Capitol Records 31C 064 86142 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
062 MFP 97 601 Kristine* - I'm A Song 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 Blackstone (4) On The Line(CD) Pacemaker Entertainment Limited 065 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
114 Clint Curtiss And The Clintsmen - Nobody's Foolin' Me Clint Curtiss And The Clintsmen Clint Curtiss And The Clintsmen - Nobody's Foolin' Me(7", Single) Dominion 114 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
115 Stompin' Tom Connors - The Ketchup Song / Poor, Poor Farmer Stompin' Tom Connors The Ketchup Song / Poor, Poor Farmer(7", Single) Dominion 115 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
120 Santo & Johnny - Twistin' Bells Santo & Johnny Twistin' Bells (Single) 120 USA & Canada 1960 Sell This Version
217-S 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 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 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 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 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 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 - André Mérineau, Organiste André Mérineau André Mérineau, Organiste(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 254 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
262 Hank Karr / Al Oster - Yukon Stars Hank Karr / Al Oster Hank Karr / Al Oster - Yukon Stars(LP, Album) CBC International Service 262 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
265 Ned Landry - The Girl I Left Behind Me 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 - Jon Vickers Jon Vickers Jon Vickers(LP, Album, Transcription) Radio Canada International 287 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
345 Pat Hervey - Peaceful Pat Hervey Peaceful(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 345 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
348 Bonnie Dobson - Bonnie Dobson Bonnie Dobson Bonnie Dobson(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 348 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
373 Various - Carrefour - Musique électro-acoustique / Electroacoustic Music Various Carrefour - Musique électro-acoustique / Electroacoustic Music(LP, Comp) Radio Canada International 373 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
619-ES-1 Various - The Swing Years Various The Swing Years(6xLP, Comp + LP, Comp, Bon + Box) Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom, Reader's Digest, RCA Custom 619-ES-1 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
627-ES Various - In The Groove With The Kings Of Swing Various In The Groove With The Kings Of Swing(Box, Comp + 6xLP) Reader's Digest 627-ES Canada 1967 Sell This Version
640-ES Various - Hear Them Again Various Hear Them Again(10xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) RCA Custom, RCA Custom, RCA Custom 640-ES Canada 1969 Sell This Version
650-ES Glenn Miller - The Unforgettable Glenn Miller 70 Of His Greatest Original Recordings 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
743 Dick Nolan (2), Diane Merritt, Len Carlson, Billy Adams (12), Neville Plumbs, Mickey McGivern And The The Mustangs (23) - Country Hits Dick Nolan (2), Diane Merritt, Len Carlson, Billy Adams (12), Neville Plumbs, Mickey McGivern And The The Mustangs (23) Dick Nolan (2), Diane Merritt, Len Carlson, Billy Adams (12), Neville Plumbs, Mickey McGivern And The The Mustangs (23) - Country Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arc Records (4), Arc Records (4), Arc Records (4) 743 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0963 Fanny (2) - Conversation With A Cop Fanny (2) Conversation With A Cop(7", Single) Reprise Records 0963 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0974 Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind (Single) 0974 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
0992 Neil Young - When You Dance I Can Really Love Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love (Single) 0992 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
0999 Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* - Someone Who Cares Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* Someone Who Cares(7", Single) Reprise Records 0999 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1001 Rick Neufeld - Hiway Child Rick Neufeld Hiway Child(LP, Album, Gat) Astra (7), Astra (7) 1001 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1003 Chad Allan - West Coast Girl Chad Allan West Coast Girl(7", Single) Reprise Records 1003 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1024 Jethro Tull - Hymn 43 Jethro Tull Hymn 43(7", Single) Reprise Records 1024 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1032 T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On) / Raw Ramp T. Rex Bang A Gong (Get It On) / Raw Ramp (Single) 1032 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1054 Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull Locomotive Breath(7", Single) Reprise Records 1054 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1843 James Taylor (2) - Sweet Baby James James Taylor (2) Sweet Baby James(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1843 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
1873 Various - Alternatives Various Alternatives(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1873 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
1893 Grateful Dead* - American Beauty Grateful Dead* American Beauty(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1893 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2003 Various - Cruisin' 1958 Various Cruisin' 1958 (LP, Comp) Increase Records, GRT 2003 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
2010 Joseph Bowie • Oliver Lake - Joseph Bowie • Oliver Lake Joseph BowieOliver Lake Joseph BowieOliver Lake - Joseph Bowie • Oliver Lake(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 2010 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2025 Jimi Hendrix Experience* - Smash Hits Jimi Hendrix Experience* Smash Hits(LP, Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2025 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2078 People (4) - I Love You / Somebody Tell Me My Name People (4) I Love You / Somebody Tell Me My Name(7", Single) Capitol Records 2078 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
2276 The Beatles - Hey Jude The Beatles Hey Jude(7", Single) Apple Records 2276 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
2561 James Taylor (2) - Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon James Taylor (2) Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 2561 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
3006 Dollar Brand - Sangoma - Volume One Dollar Brand Sangoma - Volume One(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 3006 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
3009 Dollar Brand - African Portraits Dollar Brand African Portraits(LP, Album, RCA) Sackville Recordings 3009 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
3010 Karl Berger / David Holland* - All Kinds Of Time Karl Berger / David Holland* Karl Berger / David Holland* - All Kinds Of Time (Album) 3010 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
3019 Jay McShann - A Tribute To Fats Waller Jay McShann A Tribute To Fats Waller(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 3019 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
3027 The Buddy Tate Quartet* - Texas Tenor The Buddy Tate Quartet* Texas Tenor(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sackville Recordings, Sackville Recordings 3027 US 2014 Sell This Version
4574 Anne Murray - You Needed Me Anne Murray You Needed Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 4574 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
4-916 Johnny Bond - Here Come The Elephants Johnny Bond Here Come The Elephants(7") Starday Records 4-916 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
5640 Ramsey Lewis - Julia Ramsey Lewis Julia(7", Single) Cadet 5640 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
5657 Merle Travis - John Henry Jr. Merle Travis John Henry Jr.(7", Single) Capitol Records 5657 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
5950 Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe(7", Single) Capitol Records 5950 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
0611-4-R Lou Reed - Sally Can't Dance Lou Reed Sally Can't Dance(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Victor 0611-4-R Canada 1988 Sell This Version
6392 Gordon Lightfoot - Sit Down Young Stranger Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger (Album) 6392 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7117 Tony Bennett and Bill Evans - Together Again Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Tony Bennett and Bill Evans - Together Again(LP, Album) Improv 7117 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
7423 James Taylor (2) - Fire And Rain James Taylor (2) Fire And Rain(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7423 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7441 Brownsville Station - City Life / Be-Bop Confidential Brownsville Station City Life / Be-Bop Confidential(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7441 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7455 Hogsnort Rupert's Original Flagon Band* - Pretty Girl Hogsnort Rupert's Original Flagon Band* Pretty Girl(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7455 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7462 Van Morrison - Blue Money Van Morrison Blue Money(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7462 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7518 Van Morrison - Wild Night Van Morrison Wild Night(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7518 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7536 Seals & Crofts - When I Meet Them Seals & Crofts When I Meet Them(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7536 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
8039 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(7") EMI America 8039 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
9210-3 Various - Country & All That - Vol. 3 Various Country & All That - Vol. 3(LP, Album) GRT 9210-3 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
9211 Hagood Hardy - Stop 33 Hagood Hardy Stop 33(LP, Album) GRT 9211 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
9230-1 Various - 12 Big Country Hits Volume 2 Various 12 Big Country Hits Volume 2(LP, Comp) GRT 9230-1 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
15002 Sean Broderick - Songs Of The Irish Sean Broderick Songs Of The Irish(LP, Album, Mono) Cara Records (3), Cara Record Co. (2) 15002 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
17308X Peggy Little - Put Your Lovin' Where Your Mouth Is / Softly And Tenderly Peggy Little Put Your Lovin' Where Your Mouth Is / Softly And Tenderly(7", Single) Dot Records 17308X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
26306 Mike Skoreyko And His Polka Pals* - Present Their Second L.P. Of Mike Skoreyko And His Polka Pals* Present Their Second L.P. Of "Snappy" Danceable Music(LP, Album) Rada Records 26306 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
38-627 Elvis Presley A Canadian Tribute(LP, Comp) RCA 38-627 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
45418 Carl Douglas - Dance The Kung Fu Carl Douglas Dance The Kung Fu(7", Single) Pye Records 45418 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45420 Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band* - Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band* Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) (Single) 45420 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45445 Carl Douglas - Blue Eyed Soul Carl Douglas Blue Eyed Soul(7") Pye Records 45445 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
45585 Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me(7", Single) Pye Records 45585 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45687 Crabby Appleton - Go Back Crabby Appleton Go Back (7", Single) Elektra 45687 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
4-6258 James Brown - World James Brown World(7", Single) King Records (3) 4-6258 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
50856 Don McLean - American Pie Don McLean American Pie 50856 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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Jared_DiCarlo

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