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 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:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2HS 3350 Fleetwood Mac - Tusk Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
003 Sherry Jones - Mike Ning Quintet - Blame It On The Music Sherry Jones - Mike Ning Quintet Blame It On The Music(LP) Ning Dynasty 003 US 1988 Sell This Version
007 Culturcide - Year One Culturcide Year One 007 US 1982 Sell This Version
008 John Fahey - Let Go John Fahey Let Go(LP, Album) Varrick Records 008 US 1984 Sell This Version
11 Burning Spear - Farover Burning Spear Farover(LP, Album, RE, Wak) Heartbeat Records (2) 11 US 1987 Sell This Version
14 Your Friends (3) - Sun Burned Idol / Rustic Patterns Your Friends (3) Sun Burned Idol / Rustic Patterns(7") Sola (3) 14 US 1968 Sell This Version
024 Harold Mann - Half Moon Dream Harold Mann Half Moon Dream (LP, TP) Wakefield Manufacturing 024 US 1987 Sell This Version
0026 E.C. Ball* With Orna Ball &  The Friendly Gospel Singers* - E.C. Ball With Orna Ball & The Friendly Gospel Singers E.C. Ball* With Orna Ball & The Friendly Gospel Singers* E.C. Ball* With Orna Ball & The Friendly Gospel Singers* - E.C. Ball With Orna Ball & The Friendly Gospel Singers(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0026 US 1973 Sell This Version
0030 The Bailey Brothers* & The Happy Valley Boys - Take Me Back To Happy Valley The Bailey Brothers* & The Happy Valley Boys The Bailey Brothers* & The Happy Valley Boys - Take Me Back To Happy Valley(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0030 US 1974 Sell This Version
0046 Mark O'Connor - 4 Time National Junior Fiddle Champion Mark O'Connor 4 Time National Junior Fiddle Champion(LP) Rounder Records 0046 US 1974 Sell This Version
101 The Rova Saxophone Quartet* - Cinema Rovaté The Rova Saxophone Quartet* Cinema Rovaté(LP, Album) Metalanguage 101 US 1978 Sell This Version
0155 Blaine Sprouse - Summertime Blaine Sprouse Summertime(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0155 US 1982 Sell This Version
0174 Andy Statman - Nashville Mornings New York Nights Andy Statman Nashville Mornings New York Nights(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0174 US 1986 Sell This Version
0182 Joe Val And The New England Bluegrass Boys - Cold Wind Joe Val And The New England Bluegrass Boys Cold Wind(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0182 US 1983 Sell This Version
196 Jolly J's* - Polka Revolution Jolly J's* Polka Revolution(LP, Album) B-W Records, B-W Records 196 US 1979 Sell This Version
0265 Alison Krauss And Union Station* - Two Highways Alison Krauss And Union Station* Two Highways(LP, Album) Rounder Records 0265 US 1989 Sell This Version
301 Various - Wiser Dread Various Wiser Dread(LP, Comp) Nighthawk Records 301 US 1981 Sell This Version
304 The Riffs (5) - Tell Her / I Been Thinkin' The Riffs (5) Tell Her / I Been Thinkin'(7") Lubee 304 US 1965 Sell This Version
307-1 Various - Dance Club Beat Various Dance Club Beat(LP, Comp) K-Tel 307-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
622 Zionetts - Where Is The Road That Leads Home Zionetts Where Is The Road That Leads Home(7", Single) Central Record Company 622 US 1960 Sell This Version
623 The Harold Lewis Choraleers - If I Had To Life To Live Over / God Is Looking Down On You 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
1022 Frank Fafara - Only In My Dreams Frank Fafara Only In My Dreams(7", Single) MCI (2) 1022 US 1960 Sell This Version
1066 Jean Redpath With Abby Newton - Lowlands Jean Redpath With Abby Newton Jean Redpath With Abby Newton - Lowlands(LP, Album, TP) Philo 1066 US 1986 Sell This Version
1329 Whole Earth Rainbow Band II* - Concert Whole Earth Rainbow Band II* Concert(LP) Wranebeau 1329 US 1973 Sell This Version
#1609 Known Only Locally - I Have To Wonder Known Only Locally I Have To Wonder(LP, Album) Locallion #1609 US 1978 Sell This Version
1673 Two's Company (9) - Dave And Cheryl Are Two's Company Two's Company (9) Dave And Cheryl Are Two's Company(LP, Album) Two's Company Records 1673 US 1977 Sell This Version
1994 Bozo Darnell - What Kinda Pill Is This?? Bozo Darnell What Kinda Pill Is This??(7") Ramco 1994 US 1967 Sell This Version
2015 Bessie Jones - So Glad I'm Here Bessie Jones So Glad I'm Here(LP, Album) Rounder Records 2015 US 1975 Sell This Version
2024 Ted Hawkins - Watch Your Step Ted Hawkins Watch Your Step(LP, Album) Rounder Records 2024 US 1982 Sell This Version
2067 Germaine Bazzle And Friends, Lady BJ & The Ellis Marsalis Quartet - The New New Orleans Music - Vocal Jazz 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 Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias - I'm Back … At Carnival Time! 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
2127 Arnold Godwin - I Told Everybody / He Is Near Arnold Godwin I Told Everybody / He Is Near(7") Pathway Records (6) 2127 US 1958 Sell This Version
2519 Schroeder's Playboys - Silver Dew Schroeder's Playboys Silver Dew(10", Styrene) Dash (6) 2519 US Unknown Sell This Version
3018 Woodstock Mountains* - More Music From Mud Acres Woodstock Mountains* More Music From Mud Acres (Album) 3018 US 1977 Sell This Version
3028 Tim Lake - Same Old Roadside Inn Tim Lake Same Old Roadside Inn(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3028 US 1979 Sell This Version
3041 Eric Schoenberg - Steel Strings Eric Schoenberg Steel Strings(LP) Rounder Records 3041 US 1982 Sell This Version
3058 Steve Young (2) - Seven Bridges Road Steve Young (2) Seven Bridges Road(LP, Album, RE) Rounder Records 3058 US 1989 Sell This Version
3073 Rory Block - Blue Horizon Rory Block Blue Horizon (Album) 3073 US 1983 Sell This Version
3091 Guy Van Duser, Billy Novick - These n'That n'Those Guy Van Duser, Billy Novick Guy Van Duser, Billy Novick - These n'That n'Those(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3091 US 1986 Sell This Version
3096 Loudon Wainwright III - I'm Alright Loudon Wainwright III I'm Alright(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3096 US 1985 Sell This Version
3107 Roy Book Binder - Roy Book Binder "Bookeroo!"(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3107 US 1988 Sell This Version
3110 David Bromberg - Sideman Serenade David Bromberg Sideman Serenade(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3110 US 1989 Sell This Version
3521 Willie Morganfield - Can I Ride / What Is This Willie Morganfield Can I Ride / What Is This(7") Acquarian Record Co. 3521 US 1961 Sell This Version
3603 Len Graham - Do Me Justice Len Graham Do Me Justice(LP, Album) Advent (3) 3603 US Unknown Sell This Version
3756 National Sons Of Thunder Of Miami, Fla. - Wasn't It Sad National Sons Of Thunder Of Miami, Fla. Wasn't It Sad(7") Central Record Company 3756 US Unknown Sell This Version
3909 Ray Odom - Dear Daddy Uncle Sam / Cowboy's Christmas Prayer Ray Odom Dear Daddy Uncle Sam / Cowboy's Christmas Prayer(7") Rodeo (4) 3909 US Unknown Sell This Version
4188 Gayle Ann With The Marsades - Take It Easy / Please Let Me Know Gayle Ann With The Marsades Gayle Ann With The Marsades - Take It Easy / Please Let Me Know(7") Michele Records (3) 4188 US 1962 Sell This Version
4223 Willie Morganfield - I Have Made Connections Willie Morganfield I Have Made Connections(7") Acquarian Record Co. 4223 US 1962 Sell This Version
4524 Willie Morganfield - I Can't Let My Saviour Down Willie Morganfield I Can't Let My Saviour Down(7") Acquarian Record Co. 4524 US 1962 Sell This Version
5007 Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz* - Sweet Mother Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz* Sweet Mother(LP, Album, RE) Rounder Records 5007 US 1980 Sell This Version
5033 The Venanda Lovely Boys - Bo-Tata The Venanda Lovely Boys Bo-Tata(LP, Album) Rounder Records 5033 US 1989 Sell This Version
5398 Willie Morganfield - What Is This Willie Morganfield What Is This(7", EP) Acquarian Record Co. 5398 US Unknown Sell This Version
5417 Ray Ann Collins - The Story Is Out / Please Hurry Ray Ann Collins The Story Is Out / Please Hurry(7", Single) Manco (2) 5417 US Unknown Sell This Version
5472 Jimmy Forrest - All The Gin Is Gone Jimmy Forrest All The Gin Is Gone(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Delmark Records 5472 US Unknown Sell This Version
5897 The Ben Denton Singers /  The Copa Combo - Buh-Loop / Wings 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
6020 Raymond Kane - Master Of The Slack Key Guitar Raymond Kane Master Of The Slack Key Guitar (LP, Album) Rounder Records 6020 US 1988 Sell This Version
6022 Flaco Jimenez - Entre Humo Y Botellas Flaco Jimenez Entre Humo Y Botellas(LP, Comp) Rounder Records 6022 US 1989 Sell This Version
6024 Various - ¡ Conjunto ! (Texas-Mexican Border Music, Volume 2) Various ¡ Conjunto ! (Texas-Mexican Border Music, Volume 2) (LP, Comp) Rounder Records 6024 US 1988 Sell This Version
6027 Zachary Richard - Zack's Bon Ton Zachary Richard Zack's Bon Ton(LP, Album) Rounder Records 6027 US 1988 Sell This Version
6068 Knocky Parker - Old Rags Knocky Parker Old Rags (Album) 6068 USA & Canada 1964 Sell This Version
6137 Rodney And The Blazers* - Short Fat Fannie / Bony Maronie Rodney And The Blazers* Short Fat Fannie / Bony Maronie(7", Single) Kampus (2) 6137 US Unknown Sell This Version
6305 Mack Fields - Bowling Ball Blues / Peeking Over The Back Seat Mack Fields Bowling Ball Blues / Peeking Over The Back Seat(7") Ramco 6305 US 1964 Sell This Version
6323 The Emotionals (4) - Unemotional Me / Instrumentally Yours The Emotionals (4) Unemotional Me / Instrumentally Yours(7") Recital Records (3) 6323 US Unknown Sell This Version
6435 Friendly Travelers - Take The Lord With You / I Came To Jesus Friendly Travelers Take The Lord With You / I Came To Jesus(7") Roxayne 6435 US Unknown Sell This Version
6575 The Taylors (6) - On Stage The Taylors (6) On Stage(LP, Album) Showtime Records (12), Showcase Records (13) 6575 US 1965 Sell This Version
6999 Al Hurricane - Panchita Al Hurricane Panchita(7", RP, Styrene) Challenge 6999 US 1965 Sell This Version
7001 The Jayhawks - The Jayhawks The Jayhawks The Jayhawks(LP, Album) Bunkhouse 7001 US 1986 Sell This Version
7271 Gig Dry And Western String Band* - Searching Every Tavern / Specialist Gig Dry And Western String Band* Searching Every Tavern / Specialist(7", Single) Blue K Records 7271 US 1965 Sell This Version
8055 Cal Golden's Arkansas Mountain Boys - Pistol Packin' Mama Cal Golden's Arkansas Mountain Boys Pistol Packin' Mama(7") Old Timer Records 8055 US 1959 Sell This Version
8729 Joseph Wise* - Gonna Sing My Lord: Music For Worship Joseph Wise* Gonna Sing My Lord: Music For Worship (Album) 8729 US Unknown Sell This Version
9007 Barrence Whitfield & The Savages* - Dig Yourself Barrence Whitfield & The Savages* Dig Yourself (Album) 9007 US 1985 Sell This Version
9058 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound(LP, Album) Delmark Records 9058 US 1966 Sell This Version
9081 Wes Reynolds* - Doggone, My Doggone Dog's Gone Wes Reynolds* Doggone, My Doggone Dog's Gone(7") Anchor (5) 9081 US 1979 Sell This Version
9822 Lester Bowie - Numbers 1&2 Lester Bowie Numbers 1&2 (Album) 9822 US Unknown Sell This Version
9964 Joseph Jarman - Song For Joseph Jarman Song For(LP, Album, RP) Delmark Records 9964 US Unknown Sell This Version
10076 Katie Lee featuring Travis Edmonson with Earl Edmondson & David Holt (5) - Sings Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle 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 Sleepy John Estes - Brownsville Blues Sleepy John Estes Brownsville Blues(LP, Album, RE, Wak) Delmark Records 10145 US 1968 Sell This Version
10150 Magic Sam Blues Band - West Side Soul Magic Sam Blues Band West Side Soul (Album) 10150 US 2009 Sell This Version
10434 Senator Eugene McCarthy* - The Wit Of Senator Eugene McCarthy Senator Eugene McCarthy* The Wit Of Senator Eugene McCarthy(LP) N.E.W. Label 10434 US 1968 Sell This Version
10689 Joe Wise (3) - Hand In Hand Joe Wise (3) Hand In Hand (Album) 10689 US 1968 Sell This Version
10886 Chuck Bolen - I Wish There Were Two Of Me / Your Love Didn't Die Chuck Bolen I Wish There Were Two Of Me / Your Love Didn't Die(7", Single) Sheridan (2) 10886 US Unknown Sell This Version
10898 Arliene Nofchissey*, Carnes Burson - Go My Son Arliene Nofchissey*, Carnes Burson Arliene Nofchissey*, Carnes Burson - Go My Son(LP, Album) Blue Eagle Records 10898 US 1967 Sell This Version
10915 Various - Sweet Home Chicago (The Blues Of Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Big Mojo, Eddie Shaw, Louis Myers, Lucky Lopez) 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 Sun Ra And The Arkestra* - Sound Of Joy Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Sound Of Joy (Album) 10953 US 1968 Sell This Version
11066 Jack Miffleton - With Skins And Steel Jack Miffleton With Skins And Steel(LP, Album, Mono) World Library Of Sacred Music 11066 US 1968 Sell This Version
11233 Jodie Owens - Little Glass House / The Hunter Jodie Owens Little Glass House / The Hunter(7", S/Edition) VON Records (4) 11233 US Unknown Sell This Version
11357 No Artist - An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure 11357 US Unknown Sell This Version
11420 The Edward Waters College Concert Choir - Presenting The Edward Waters College Concert Choir The Edward Waters College Concert Choir Presenting The Edward Waters College Concert Choir(LP) Norm Vincent Associates 11420 US Unknown Sell This Version
11444 No Artist - An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure, Shure 11444 US 1967 Sell This Version
11444 No Artist - An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record No Artist An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record(LP) Shure, Shure 11444 US 1967 Sell This Version
11446 The Rondels (2) - Cuando Te Vayas / Danzon Juarez The Rondels (2) Cuando Te Vayas / Danzon Juarez(7") Impacto Records 11446 US Unknown Sell This Version
11529 J. Douglas Edwards - Salesmanagement I J. Douglas Edwards Salesmanagement I(2xLP) Jay Records Corporation 11529 US Unknown Sell This Version
11540 Benny Thompson - I'm Coming Back / Jeannine Benny Thompson I'm Coming Back / Jeannine(7") Nomad Records (14) 11540 US Unknown Sell This Version
11559 A. A. Allen - God Is A Killer! A. A. Allen God Is A Killer!(LP) A. A. Allen Revivals 11559 US Unknown Sell This Version
11568 Coon Rapids Senior High School Choirs - Self Titled Coon Rapids Senior High School Choirs Self Titled(LP) Universal Audio Recording 11568 US Unknown Sell This Version
11589 West St. Paul Independent School District #197 - Soli Deo Gloria West St. Paul Independent School District #197 Soli Deo Gloria(LP + 7") UA Recording, UA Recording 11589 US 1969 Sell This Version
11625 Les Hilton And Company With The Last Go Rounders - Las Vegas Nights / Bottle Of Beer Les Hilton And Company With The Last Go Rounders Les Hilton And Company With The Last Go Rounders - Las Vegas Nights / Bottle Of Beer(7") Top Rock Records 11625 US Unknown Sell This Version
11716 Orville Hieb And The Music Makers - The Butterfly Dance / Im Noch A Drepsal Orville Hieb And The Music Makers The Butterfly Dance / Im Noch A Drepsal(7") Jay Records (5) 11716 US Unknown Sell This Version
11758 The Love Society - Let's Pretend (We're Making Love) The Love Society Let's Pretend (We're Making Love)(7", Single) Target Records (12) 11758 US 1969 Sell This Version
11764 Steve & Maria - He Loves You Steve & Maria He Loves You (Album) 11764 US 1971 Sell This Version

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orangecat

orangecat

July 23, 2022
Does anyone know who the mastering engineer at Wakefield was that had the initials "BM"? Example on Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues