Wakefield Manufacturing

Wakefield Manufacturing

Profile:
Defunct US Pressing Plant / Mastering House owned by Sidney J. Wakefield. (Deceased in 1983.)
Also credited as:
· Wakefield Mfg.
· Wakefield Mfg., Inc.
Richard Wakefield, his son, was president and CEO according to according to a 1981 Billboard article.
Closed in 1989.
Engineers known to have worked here;
Plating supervisor was Gary Salstrom.
Mastering engineer Roger Seibel, initials 'RS' or signature 'Roger'
Mastering engineer Tim Hines (4), initials 'TPH'.
Past mastering engineer John Bittner (early 70's to the early 80's), initials 'JB'.

Wakefield Manufacturing was chronicled as a high quality pressing operation and weighed heavily with Jazz and Classical recordings. Their annual production at one point reached 4.5 Million.

Prior to establishing "Wakefield Manufacturing", Sidney Wakefield operated another Record Processing and Pressing facility also in Phoenix, AZ; "Sidney J. Wakefield:" is listed as the name in the Billboard article. It is currently unknown when the "Sidney J. Wakefield" facility became "Wakefield Manufacturing" although the timing appears to coincide with the "SJW" deadwax matrix prefix changes found on early 1960's pressings.

Known to have pressed for ECM Records, Angel Records, and so many others, well known and obscure.

Identifying Wakefield Pressings; (This is not a complete list and under research)
Circa Pre-1968 SJW-xxxx See The Night Crawlers (2) - You Say / Night Crawlin'
Circa 1979. (ᵛᵛ) XXXXX See Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua
Circa 1979 WA XXXXX suffix to Cat# and ( ' ) See Pat Metheny Group - American Garage
Circa 1981 WM (W over M) XXXXX See The Steve Wright Big Band!* - Take Two
Circa 1986 WA3 WAKEFIELD CO. and WM (W Over M) XXXXX See Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X
Circa 1988 A WAKEFIELD PRESSING XXXXX see Mbongeni Ngema - Hugh Masekela - Mbongeni Ngema's Sarafina!

Note: (ᵛᵛ) This has most commonly described as a "Tulip", which matches the Wakefield logo image although "Diamond Ring" or "Leaf" description has been used.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
(Now obsolete)
1745 West Linden St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 252-5644
Sites:
[l367883]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
5 Livin' High Off Nickels And Dimes  album cover Joe Lee Wilson Livin' High Off Nickels And Dimes(LP, Album) Oblivion Records (4) 5 US 1974 Sell This Version
024 Half Moon Dream   album cover Harold Mann Half Moon Dream (LP, TP) Wakefield Manufacturing 024 US 1987 Sell This Version
101 Cinema Rovaté  album cover The Rova Saxophone Quartet* Cinema Rovaté(LP, Album) Metalanguage 101 US 1978 Sell This Version
304 Tell Her / I Been Thinkin'  album cover The Riffs (5) Tell Her / I Been Thinkin'(7") Lubee 304 US 1965 Sell This Version
622 Where Is The Road That Leads Home  album cover Zionetts Where Is The Road That Leads Home(7", Single) Central Record Company 622 US Unknown Sell This Version
623 If I Had To Life To Live Over / God Is Looking Down On You  album cover The Harold Lewis Choraleers If I Had To Life To Live Over / God Is Looking Down On You(7", Single) Central Record Company 623 US Unknown Sell This Version
1024 Master Of The Hawaiian Guitar (Volume I)  album cover Sol Hoopii Master Of The Hawaiian Guitar (Volume I)(LP, Comp) Rounder Records 1024 US 1977 Sell This Version
1066 Lowlands  album cover Jean Redpath With Abby Newton Jean Redpath With Abby Newton - Lowlands(LP, Album, TP) Philo 1066 US 1986 Sell This Version
1329 Concert  album cover Whole Earth Rainbow Band II* Concert(LP) Wranebeau 1329 US 1973 Sell This Version
#1609 I Have To Wonder  album cover Known Only Locally I Have To Wonder(LP, Album) Locallion #1609 US 1978 Sell This Version
2067 The New New Orleans Music - Vocal Jazz  album cover Germaine Bazzle And Friends, Lady BJ & The Ellis Marsalis Quartet Germaine Bazzle And Friends, Lady BJ & The Ellis Marsalis Quartet - The New New Orleans Music - Vocal Jazz(LP, Comp) Rounder Records 2067 US 1988 Sell This Version
2094 I'm Back … At Carnival Time!  album cover Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias - I'm Back … At Carnival Time!(LP, Album) Rounder Records 2094 USA & Canada 1990 Sell This Version
3058 Seven Bridges Road  album cover Steve Young (2) Seven Bridges Road(LP, Album, RE) Rounder Records 3058 US 1989 Sell This Version
3107 "Bookeroo!"  album cover Roy Book Binder "Bookeroo!"(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3107 US 1988 Sell This Version
3521 Can I Ride / What Is This  album cover Willie Morganfield Can I Ride / What Is This(7") Acquarian Record Co. 3521 US 1961 Sell This Version
3756 Wasn't It Sad  album cover National Sons Of Thunder Of Miami, Fla. Wasn't It Sad(7") Central Record Company 3756 US Unknown Sell This Version
3909 Dear Daddy Uncle Sam / Cowboy's Christmas Prayer  album cover Ray Odom Dear Daddy Uncle Sam / Cowboy's Christmas Prayer(7") Rodeo Records (8) 3909 US Unknown Sell This Version
4223 I Have Made Connections  album cover Willie Morganfield I Have Made Connections(7") Acquarian Record Co. 4223 US 1962 Sell This Version
4524 I Can't Let My Saviour Down  album cover Willie Morganfield I Can't Let My Saviour Down(7") Acquarian Record Co. 4524 US 1962 Sell This Version
5026 The Mastersingers Of The San Antonio Symphony  album cover The Mastersingers Of The San Antonio Symphony*, Roger Melone The Mastersingers Of The San Antonio Symphony*, Roger Melone - The Mastersingers Of The San Antonio Symphony(LP) Telarc Records 5026 US 1977 Sell This Version
5033 Bo-Tata  album cover The Venanda Lovely Boys Bo-Tata(LP, Album) Rounder Records 5033 US 1989 Sell This Version
5195-S Armstrong Choir 1974-75  album cover Armstrong High School Choir* Armstrong Choir 1974-75(2xLP, Album) Ark (3), Ark (3) 5195-S US Unknown Sell This Version
5398 What Is This  album cover Willie Morganfield What Is This(7", EP) Acquarian Record Co. 5398 US Unknown Sell This Version
5417 The Story Is Out / Please Hurry  album cover Ray Ann Collins The Story Is Out / Please Hurry(7", Single) Manco (2) 5417 US Unknown Sell This Version
5897 Buh-Loop / Wings  album cover The Ben Denton Singers / The Copa Combo The Ben Denton Singers / The Copa Combo - Buh-Loop / Wings(7") Sola (3) 5897 US Unknown Sell This Version
6027 Zack's Bon Ton  album cover Zachary Richard Zack's Bon Ton(LP, Album) Rounder Records 6027 US 1988 Sell This Version
6068 Old Rags   album cover Knocky Parker Old Rags (LP, Album, Mono) Audiophile (2) 6068 USA & Canada 1964 Sell This Version
6435 Take The Lord With You / I Came To Jesus  album cover Friendly Travelers Take The Lord With You / I Came To Jesus(7") Roxayne 6435 US Unknown Sell This Version
6999 Panchita  album cover Al Hurricane Panchita(7", RP, Styrene) Challenge 6999 US 1965 Sell This Version
8729 Gonna Sing My Lord: Music For Worship  album cover Joseph Wise* Gonna Sing My Lord: Music For Worship (Album) 8729 US Unknown Sell This Version
9081 Doggone, My Doggone Dog's Gone  album cover Wes Reynolds* Doggone, My Doggone Dog's Gone(7") Anchor (5) 9081 US 1979 Sell This Version
9822 Numbers 1&2  album cover Lester Bowie Numbers 1&2 (Album) 9822 US Unknown Sell This Version
10076 Sings Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle  album cover Katie Lee featuring Travis Edmonson with Earl Edmondson & David Holt (5) Katie Lee featuring Travis Edmonson with Earl Edmondson & David Holt (5) - Sings Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle(LP) Katydid Records 10076 US 1977 Sell This Version
10145 Brownsville Blues  album cover Sleepy John Estes Brownsville Blues(LP, Album, RE, Wak) Delmark Records 10145 US 1968 Sell This Version
10150 West Side Soul  album cover Magic Sam Blues Band West Side Soul(LP, Album, RP) Delmark Records 10150 US 2009 Sell This Version
10434 The Wit Of Senator Eugene McCarthy  album cover Senator Eugene McCarthy* The Wit Of Senator Eugene McCarthy(LP) N.E.W. Label 10434 US 1968 Sell This Version
10689 Hand In Hand  album cover Joe Wise (3) Hand In Hand (Album) 10689 US 1968 Sell This Version
10898 Go My Son  album cover Arliene Nofchissey*, Carnes Burson Arliene Nofchissey*, Carnes Burson - Go My Son(LP, Album) Blue Eagle Records 10898 US 1967 Sell This Version
10915 Sweet Home Chicago (The Blues Of Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Big Mojo, Eddie Shaw, Louis Myers, Lucky Lopez)  album cover Various Sweet Home Chicago (The Blues Of Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Big Mojo, Eddie Shaw, Louis Myers, Lucky Lopez) (Album) 10915 US Unknown Sell This Version
10953 Sound Of Joy  album cover Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Sound Of Joy (Album) 10953 US 1968 Sell This Version
11233 Little Glass House / The Hunter  album cover Jodie Owens Little Glass House / The Hunter(7", S/Edition) VON Records (4) 11233 US Unknown Sell This Version
11357 An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record  album cover No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure 11357 US Unknown Sell This Version
11420 Presenting The Edward Waters College Concert Choir  album cover The Edward Waters College Concert Choir Presenting The Edward Waters College Concert Choir(LP) Norm Vincent Associates 11420 US Unknown Sell This Version
11444 An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record  album cover No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure, Shure 11444 US 1967 Sell This Version
11444 An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record  album cover No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure, Shure 11444 US 1967 Sell This Version
11446 Cuando Te Vayas / Danzon Juarez  album cover The Rondels (2) Cuando Te Vayas / Danzon Juarez(7") Impacto Records 11446 US Unknown Sell This Version
11529 Salesmanagement I  album cover J. Douglas Edwards Salesmanagement I(LP) Jay Records Corporation 11529 US Unknown Sell This Version
11540 I'm Coming Back / Jeannine  album cover Benny Thompson I'm Coming Back / Jeannine(7") Nomad Records (14) 11540 US Unknown Sell This Version
11559 God Is A Killer!  album cover A. A. Allen God Is A Killer!(LP) A. A. Allen Revivals 11559 US Unknown Sell This Version
11568 Self Titled  album cover Coon Rapids Senior High School Choirs Self Titled(LP) Universal Audio Recording 11568 US Unknown Sell This Version
11716 The Butterfly Dance / Im Noch A Drepsal  album cover Orville Hieb And The Music Makers The Butterfly Dance / Im Noch A Drepsal(7") Jay Records (5) 11716 US Unknown Sell This Version
11758 Let's Pretend (We're Making Love)  album cover The Love Society Let's Pretend (We're Making Love)(7", Single) Target Records (12) 11758 US 1969 Sell This Version
11764 He Loves You  album cover Steve & Maria He Loves You(LP, Album) Diadem Records 11764 US 1971 Sell This Version
11916 Stop In The Name Of Love / Slowly  album cover Lloyd Hugo With The Article V Lloyd Hugo With The Article V - Stop In The Name Of Love / Slowly(7") Belt 11916 US Unknown Sell This Version
11966 If You Would Only Love Me  album cover The Elements Of Sound If You Would Only Love Me(7", Single) Tee Pee Records (4) 11966 US 1969 Sell This Version
12002 Apollo 11  album cover Tim Adams Trio Apollo 11(7", Single) Twilight (7), Twilight (7) 12002 US Unknown Sell This Version
12020 Hop Scotch  album cover Larry Kemp & The Hoboes Hop Scotch(7") IGL Records 12020 US 1969 Sell This Version
12093 This Town / Come By Here  album cover Fatt-Twice-Together This Town / Come By Here(7") Garland Records (2) 12093 US Unknown Sell This Version
12096 I'm Not A Fool Anymore  album cover Phase III (5) I'm Not A Fool Anymore(7", Single) Target Records (12) 12096 US 1969 Sell This Version
12215 The Band In Demand!  album cover The Rhythmac's The Band In Demand!(LP, Album) Fredlo 12215 US 1969 Sell This Version
12217 Not Fade Away  album cover Division (18) Not Fade Away(7", Single) Transaction 12217 US 1969 Sell This Version
12298 Playing Excerpts From The Hit Musical "America Sings"  album cover Eddie Peabody Playing Excerpts From The Hit Musical "America Sings"(7") Creative Center 12298 US 1969 Sell This Version
12321 Transition  album cover Father Robert Kapoun* Transition(LP) Oxboro Records 12321 US 1969 Sell This Version
12322 Born to Walk Alone / I'm Wise To You   album cover Tilfer Chastain And His Jubileers Born to Walk Alone / I'm Wise To You (7") Reflector Enterprises 12322 US Unknown Sell This Version
12395 No More Than Love Demands  album cover The Singing Youth For Christ No More Than Love Demands(LP) Universal Audio Recording 12395 US 1969 Sell This Version
12396 Priming The Pump  album cover The Katzenjamers Priming The Pump(LP, Album) Oxboro Records 12396 US 1969 Sell This Version
12405 Do Your Thing For God  album cover A. A. Allen Do Your Thing For God(LP) A. A. Allen Revivals 12405 US Unknown Sell This Version
12414 Tear Drops  album cover The Fandrays Tear Drops(7", Single) Ken (2) 12414 US 1969 Sell This Version
12475 Rosita Alvirez / La Palma  album cover Conjunto San Diego Rosita Alvirez / La Palma(7") Impacto Records 12475 US 1968 Sell This Version
12490 Pueblo Indian Songs from San Juan  album cover Peter V. Aguino, Joe M. Abeyta Peter V. Aguino, Joe M. Abeyta - Pueblo Indian Songs from San Juan(LP, Mono, Hig) Canyon Records (2) 12490 US 1969 Sell This Version
12513 This Must Be The Place ...Featuring The Dave Rooney Trio  album cover The Dave Rooney Trio This Must Be The Place ...Featuring The Dave Rooney Trio(LP, Album) Dave Rooney Music Productions 12513 US Unknown Sell This Version
12573 Dorothy 'Everybody's Mother' Swings Heavy  album cover Dorothy "Everybody's Mother" Freyberger* Dorothy 'Everybody's Mother' Swings Heavy(LP) Studio 5 Records 12573 US Unknown Sell This Version
12585 Barney  album cover Larry Lee Phillipson* Barney(7", Single) Target Records (12) 12585 US 1969 Sell This Version
12594 The Best Of Christmas  album cover Bettendorf High School Choirs The Best Of Christmas(LP) Fredlo 12594 US 1969 Sell This Version
12613 Loon Lake / Nocturnal Notions  album cover Ernie Garven Orchestra Loon Lake / Nocturnal Notions(7") Summer Night 12613 US Unknown Sell This Version
12633 The Many Sounds Of Joe Tomaszewski And The Northeasterners  album cover Joe Tomaszewski And The Northeasterners* The Many Sounds Of Joe Tomaszewski And The Northeasterners(LP) Studio 5 Records 12633 US Unknown Sell This Version
12644 I Need An Angel  album cover Dale Olson (2) With The Schorn Bros. Dale Olson (2) With The Schorn Bros. - I Need An Angel(7") UA Recording 12644 US Unknown Sell This Version
12682 I Wanna Be There / Lawdy Miss Clawdy  album cover The Other Side (30) I Wanna Be There / Lawdy Miss Clawdy(7", Single) Motion (10) 12682 US 1969 Sell This Version
12683 Four Years This March / By The Riverside  album cover Frank Allan Four Years This March / By The Riverside(7") Shambleau 12683 US 1969 Sell This Version
12698 It's All Over Now Baby Blue / Break My Mind  album cover Deep Water Reunion It's All Over Now Baby Blue / Break My Mind(7", Single) Jerral Records 12698 US 1970 Sell This Version
12703 DWR  album cover Deep Water Reunion DWR(LP) Jerral Records 12703 US 1970 Sell This Version
12730 Why?  album cover The Trebleaires (3) Why?(LP) Maestro (21) 12730 US 1970 Sell This Version
12799 Hopscotch / Whiter Shade Of Pale  album cover The Knights Hopscotch / Whiter Shade Of Pale(7", Single, Mono) Fredlo 12799 US 1969 Sell This Version
12806 A Look Into The 70's  album cover Jim Doyle (11) A Look Into The 70's(7", S/Sided) Universal Audio Recording 12806 US Unknown Sell This Version
12813 Sundance / Bye Bye Billy  album cover Chuck And Mary Perrin* Sundance / Bye Bye Billy(7") Webster's Last Word 12813 US Unknown Sell This Version
12815 Hey There Little Girl / Tretbar Waltz  album cover Slim Anderson / Rhythm Rascals Slim Anderson / Rhythm Rascals - Hey There Little Girl / Tretbar Waltz(7") Recar 12815 US 1970 Sell This Version
12890 Sometimes I Feel Like Leaving Town / My Home In North Dakota  album cover Houle Brothers Sometimes I Feel Like Leaving Town / My Home In North Dakota(7") Studio 5 Records, Studio 5 Records 12890 US 1970 Sell This Version
12953 1970 Hawaiian Hullabaloo  album cover Unknown Artist 1970 Hawaiian Hullabaloo(LP, Mono) Surge (3) 12953 US 1970 Sell This Version
13009 On The Road Again  album cover Gentle Thud On The Road Again(7", Single) Target Records (12) 13009 US 1970 Sell This Version
13033 Sons Of The Morning  album cover Leo Nestor Sons Of The Morning(LP, Album) World Library Of Sacred Music 13033 US 1970 Sell This Version
13062 The String Styles Of Harold Streeter  album cover Harold Streeter The String Styles Of Harold Streeter(LP, Album) Studio 5 Records 13062 US 1970 Sell This Version
13091 The Eighteenth Annual Christmas Concert  album cover Davenport Central And West High Schools Music Departments The Eighteenth Annual Christmas Concert(LP) Fredlo 13091 US 1970 Sell This Version
13180 Swampland Opera / Barnyard Opera  album cover Reynolds Guyer Swampland Opera / Barnyard Opera(7") Not On Label 13180 US 1970 Sell This Version
13200 They Don't Write Songs Like That Anymore  album cover Al Perry (2) They Don't Write Songs Like That Anymore(7") Love Records (29) 13200 US Unknown Sell This Version
13201 You Just Don't Know Your Man  album cover Lee Guy You Just Don't Know Your Man(7") The Sound Of Phoenix 13201 US Unknown Sell This Version
13205 I've Got Shoes  album cover The Mysterious Gospel Singers I've Got Shoes(7") Custom 13205 US Unknown Sell This Version
13214 The Fabulous Finn  album cover Bobby Aro The Fabulous Finn(LP, Album, RP) Aro (4) 13214 US 1970 Sell This Version
13218 The Prisoners Song / Your Cheatin' Heart  album cover Crystal Palace Four The Prisoners Song / Your Cheatin' Heart(7") Tombstone Records (15) 13218 US 1970 Sell This Version
13278 Radio And Television Commercial Writing Course: Phase 1  album cover Unknown Artist Radio And Television Commercial Writing Course: Phase 1(LP) Columbia School Of Broadcasting 13278 US Unknown Sell This Version