Motown Recording Studios

Motown Recording Studios

Profile:
US recording studio located in Los Angeles, California and owned by Motown.

For the original Motown 'Hitsville' studio in Detroit, please see Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit.

Also known as:
-MoWest Studios
-Hitsville West Studios
-Hitsville Recording Studios

Founded in 1971 as a two-story state-of-the-art studio complex on Romaine Street in Hollywood near Motown’s main offices at Sunset and Vine. It boasted an atrium and an al fresco conference room on the roof. Gordy even moved parts of Motown’s famous Studio A (a.k.a, “the Snake Pit”) in an attempt to recreate Hitsville’s classic sound. Guy Costa was the studio's managing director. By 1979 the facility had 4 studios, Sunset, Sunrise, Twilight, and Dawn.

By 1972, Motown had phased out operations in Detroit, and moved most of its operations to Los Angeles.
Contact Info:
7317 Romaine Street
Los Angeles
California
90046
Sites:
[l308572]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 062-63064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63064 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63370 Let's Get Serious  album cover Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63370 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 062-91 006 Get Ready  album cover Rare Earth Get Ready(LP, Album, RP) Rare Earth 1C 062-91 006 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 802 Machine Gun  album cover Commodores Machine Gun(LP, Album, RP) Motown 1C 062-95 802 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 206 A Song For You  album cover The Temptations A Song For You(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1C 062-96 206 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-96 418 Caught In The Act  album cover Commodores Caught In The Act(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, EMI Electrola 1 C 062-96 418 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062 97 023 Higher Than High  album cover The Undisputed Truth* Higher Than High(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1 C 062 97 023 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C062-97 106 Movin' On  album cover Commodores Movin' On(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1 C062-97 106 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 531 Frankie Valli Inside You(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1C 062-97 531 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-97908 Hot On The Tracks  album cover Commodores Hot On The Tracks(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Motown 1C 062-97908 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 157 Jermaine Jackson My Name Is Jermaine(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown 1C 062-98 157 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 324 Joyful Jukebox Music  album cover The Jackson 5 Joyful Jukebox Music(LP, Album, RE) Motown 1C 062-98 324 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-60 418 Break Thru  album cover 21st Creation Break Thru(LP, Album) Motown 1C 064-60 418 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 1C 064-63 064 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 765 Diana  album cover Diana Ross Diana(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 1C 064-63 765 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 431 Any Way You Like It  album cover Thelma Houston Any Way You Like It(LP, Album) Motown 1C 064-98 431 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 871 Zoom  album cover Commodores Zoom(LP, Album) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 064-98 871 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 336 Rarearth  album cover Rare Earth Rarearth(LP, Album) Prodigal 1C 064-99 336 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 172-93 166/67 Rare Earth In Concert  album cover Rare Earth Rare Earth In Concert(2xLP, Album, RE) Rare Earth 1C 172-93 166/67 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 188-93 166/67 Rare Earth In Concert  album cover Rare Earth Rare Earth In Concert(2xLP, Album) Rare Earth 1C 188-93 166/67 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 198-62 492/93 Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants  album cover Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants (Album) 1C 198-62 492/93 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 6320 A Song For You  album cover The Temptations A Song For You(Reel, 7" Reel, Club, CRC) Gordy 1R1 6320 US 1975 Sell This Version
2C 064-95.369 Foxy Brown  album cover Willie Hutch Foxy Brown(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 2C 064-95.369 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 064 - 95.802 Machine Gun  album cover Commodores Machine Gun(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 2C 064 - 95.802 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 064 - 96.070 The Mark Of The Beast  album cover Willie Hutch The Mark Of The Beast(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 2C 064 - 96.070 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 066-97372 Hot Shot  album cover Junior Walker And The All-Stars* Hot Shot(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 2C 066-97372 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 066-97508 Diana Ross  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross(LP, Album) Motown 2C 066-97508 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 066-98066 Diana Ross' Greatest Hits  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross' Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 2C 066-98066 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 066 98431 Any Way You Like It  album cover Thelma Houston Any Way You Like It(LP, Album) Motown 2C 066 98431 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 066-99160 Havin' A House Party  album cover Willie Hutch Havin' A House Party(LP, Album) Motown 2C 066-99160 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 068 - 63.443 Luther's Blues  album cover Luther Allison Luther's Blues(LP, Album, RE) Motown 2C 068 - 63.443 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 068-98157 My Name Is Jermaine  album cover Jermaine Jackson My Name Is Jermaine(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 2C 068-98157 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 070 63765 Diana  album cover Diana Ross Diana(LP, Album, Gat) Motown, Motown 2C 070 63765 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 244 95664 Marvin Gaye Live!  album cover Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Live!(Cass, Album) Tamla Motown 2C 244 95664 France 1975 Sell This Version
2J 062-97090 Wings Of Love  album cover The Temptations Wings Of Love(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 2J 062-97090 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
2J 062-97106 Movin' On  album cover Commodores Movin' On(LP, Album) Motown 2J 062-97106 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
2J 064-96376 Cosmic Truth  album cover The Undisputed Truth* Cosmic Truth(LP, Album, Gat) EMIAL 2J 064-96376 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
2M026-61765 Walking In Space (Do It For Me...)  album cover Disco Jennifer* Walking In Space (Do It For Me...)(LP, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M026-61765 France 1978 Sell This Version
3C 064-97508 Diana Ross  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 3C 064-97508 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064-98026 Diana Ross' Greatest Hits  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross' Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 3C 064-98026 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064 99160 Havin' A House Party  album cover Willie Hutch Havin' A House Party(LP, Album) Motown 3C 064 99160 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
4C 062-63064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 4C 062-63064 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
5C 052-62172 Featuring Stoney & Meatloaf  album cover MeatLoaf* Featuring Stoney & Meatloaf(LP, Album) Prodigal 5C 052-62172 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 062-60096 Turnin' On  album cover High Inergy Turnin' On(LP, Album) Motown 5C 062-60096 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C06262870 Ride To The Rainbow  album cover Thelma Houston Ride To The Rainbow(LP, Album) Motown 5C06262870 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-63064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown, EMI 5C 062-63064 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-95802 Machine Gun  album cover Commodores Machine Gun (Album) 5C 062-95802 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 062-96418 Caught In The Act  album cover Commodores Caught In The Act (Album) 5C 062-96418 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 062-97090 Wings Of Love  album cover The Temptations Wings Of Love(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 5C 062-97090 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062-97106 Movin' On  album cover Commodores Movin' On(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 5C 062-97106 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 062-97508 Diana Ross  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 5C 062-97508 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062-98 157 Jermaine Jackson My Name Is Jermaine(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown 5C 062-98 157 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062-98871 Zoom  album cover Commodores Zoom(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 5C 062-98871 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 188-93166 Rare Earth In Concert  album cover Rare Earth Rare Earth In Concert(2xLP, Album, RE) Rare Earth, EMI-Bovema Holland, Rare Earth 5C 188-93166 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 152-62113/4 Here, My Dear  album cover Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear(2xLP, Album, Gat) Motown 5C 152-62113/4 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
006 Vision Love / Vision De Amor  album cover Topazz (2) Vision Love / Vision De Amor(7") Rampart Records 006 US 1988 Sell This Version
6C 052-62172 Featuring Stoney & Meatloaf  album cover MeatLoaf* Featuring Stoney & Meatloaf(LP, Album) Prodigal 6C 052-62172 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 062-63064 Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 7C 062-63064 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
7c 062-98431 Any Way You Like It  album cover Thelma Houston Any Way You Like It(LP, Album) Tamla 7c 062-98431 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
9 W1-25560 All In The Name Of Love  album cover Atlantic Starr All In The Name Of Love(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25560 US 1987 Sell This Version
13c 062-76080 California  album cover Che & Ray California(LP, Album) EMI 13c 062-76080 Switzerland 1979 Sell This Version
13C 262-76080 California  album cover Che & Ray California(Cass, Album) EMI 13C 262-76080 Switzerland 1979 Sell This Version
14C 062-60096 Turnin' On  album cover High Inergy Turnin' On(LP, Album) Motown 14C 062-60096 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
14C 062-98431 Any Way You Like It  album cover Thelma Houston Any Way You Like It(LP, Album) Motown 14C 062-98431 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
18P2-2949 All In The Name Of Love  album cover Atlantic Starr All In The Name Of Love(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 18P2-2949 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
24U-00002 Thunder From The Mountain  album cover Zion (7) Thunder From The Mountain(CD, Album) Image Records (11) 24U-00002 US 1989 Sell This Version
28MM-0550 United  album cover Commodores United(LP, Album) Polydor 28MM-0550 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28RT-12 Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ  album cover Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* - Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ(Cass, Album) Arista 28RT-12 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32RD-93 Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ  album cover Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* - Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ (Album) 32RD-93 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
066 CRY 76 080 California  album cover Che & Ray California(LP, Album) Crystal (5), Prisma 066 CRY 76 080 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
881 Vision Love  album cover Topazz (2) Vision Love (Single) 881 US 1988 Sell This Version
1002 A Present For The Future  album cover Frank Gambale A Present For The Future(LP, Album) Legato 1002 US 1987 Sell This Version
1002-A Frank Gambale A Present For The Future(Cass, Album) Legato 1002-A US 1987 Sell This Version
2533-S Higher Than High  album cover The Undisputed Truth* Higher Than High(LP, Album) Motown Records, Canada Ltd. 2533-S Canada 1975 Sell This Version
2802ML Greatest Hits  album cover Dazz Band Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 2802ML US 1986 Sell This Version
2823ML All The Greatest Hits  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips All The Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 2823ML US 1983 Sell This Version
2831ML Movin' On  album cover Commodores Movin' On(LP, Album, RE) Motown 2831ML US 1987 Sell This Version
2832ML Midnight Magic  album cover Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 2832ML US Unknown Sell This Version
2841ML Marvin Gaye Live!  album cover Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Live!(LP, Album) Motown 2841ML US 1974 Sell This Version
5240ML Caught In The Act  album cover Commodores Caught In The Act(LP, Album, RE) Motown 5240ML US Unknown Sell This Version
5272ML A Song For You  album cover The Temptations A Song For You(LP, Album, RE) Motown 5272ML US 1982 Sell This Version
5277ML Guys And Dolls  album cover Various Guys And Dolls(LP) Motown 5277ML US 1976 Sell This Version
5294ML Diana Ross  album cover Diana Ross Diana Ross (Album) 5294ML US 1983 Sell This Version
5295 ML2 Here, My Dear  album cover Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear(2xLP, Album, Promo) Motown 5295 ML2 US 1978 Sell This Version
5302ML 2 Tokyo Live  album cover Al Green Tokyo Live(2xLP, Album) Motown 5302ML 2 US 1981 Sell This Version
5303ML All The Greatest Hits  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips All The Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 5303ML US 1983 Sell This Version
5307ML Greatest Performances  album cover Grover Washington, Jr. Greatest Performances(LP, Comp) Motown 5307ML US 1983 Sell This Version
5325 MC Various Motown Girl Groups - With A Bullet(Cass, Comp) Motown, Motown 5325 MC US 1984 Sell This Version
5325ML Top 10 With A Bullet - "Motown Girl Groups"  album cover Various Top 10 With A Bullet - "Motown Girl Groups"(LP, Comp) Motown 5325ML US 1984 Sell This Version
5331ML Forever, Michael  album cover Michael Jackson Forever, Michael(LP, RE) Motown 5331ML Czech Republic 2010 Sell This Version
5334MC Dancing Machine  album cover The Jackson 5 Dancing Machine(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 5334MC US 1984 Sell This Version
5334ML Dancing Machine  album cover The Jackson 5 Dancing Machine (Album) 5334ML US 1984 Sell This Version
5354ML Let's Get Serious  album cover Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(LP, Album) Motown 5354ML US Unknown Sell This Version
5364 MC Himself  album cover Bill Cosby Himself(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 5364 MC US 1982 Sell This Version
5370MC Greatest Hits  album cover Teena Marie Greatest Hits (Comp) 5370MC US 1985 Sell This Version
5372ML Irons In The Fire  album cover Teena Marie Irons In The Fire(LP, Album, RE) Motown 5372ML US 1985 Sell This Version
5378 ML The Good-Feeling Music Of The Big Chill Generation! - Volume Four  album cover Various The Good-Feeling Music Of The Big Chill Generation! - Volume Four(LP, Comp) Motown 5378 ML US 1985 Sell This Version
5384ML Looking Back To Yesterday  album cover Michael Jackson Looking Back To Yesterday(LP, Comp) Motown 5384ML US 1986 Sell This Version
5387ML Greatest Hits  album cover Dazz Band Greatest Hits (Comp) 5387ML US 1986 Sell This Version
5413MC Motown Memories Vol. 3: Where Were You When...  album cover Various Motown Memories Vol. 3: Where Were You When...(Cass, Comp) Motown 5413MC US 1988 Sell This Version