Whitney Recording Studios

Whitney Recording Studios

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NOTE: Post 1978 for 1st recording see MCA Whitney Recording Studios.

Name variation: Lorin Whitney Studio

Whitney Recording Studio was both a recording studio and a pressing & tape duplication plant. The company also had a smaller second studio, Studio B, located down the street. This had mastering & tape duplication, but no pressing facility.

From it's inception, as the "Haven Of Rest Record Studio" in the 1950's as a Christian music & broadcasting location, the studio also provided a full menu of services to Southern Californian musicians. The brainchild of organist Lorin Whitney the Glendale studio also included a large pipe organ, in addition to its other facilities. Before the studio was acquired by MCA the Whitney pipe organ was played on many releases by Lorin Whitney, often accompanied by The Haven Of Rest Quartet. It was also overdubbed on many records, movies, TV shows and commercials. Billy Joel played it on “Captain Jack” for his “Piano Man” LP.

Whitney’s hit list is enormous. Besides Exile's "Mixed Emotions" produced by Mike Chapman, Barry White also recorded all of his early hits at Whitney, along with Love Unlimited and The Love Unlimited Orchestra. Many gold and platinum sellers were recorded for the likes of Pat Benatar, Blondie, The Knack, Nick Gilder, Frank Zappa and many more. Sadly, by 1978, the organ was sold and then the studio itself, to MCA. The revamped studio then became MCA Whitney Recording Studios (also known as MCA Music Media Studios).
Contact Info:
1516 W. Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91201
Sites:
[l412274]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 062-97 547 Smokie Midnight Café(LP, Album) RAK 1C 062-97 547 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 505 Smokie The Montreux Album(LP, Album, Gat) RAK, EMI Electrola GmbH 1C 064-61 505 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 797 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) RAK, EMI Electrola 1C 064-61 797 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 584 Smokie Bright Lights And Back Alleys(LP, Album) RAK, EMI Electrola 1C 064-99 584 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 264-61 797 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(Cass, Album) RAK, EMI Electrola 1C 264-61 797 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
2C 006-91200 M Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Pachuco Cadaver(7", Single) Straight, Straight 2C 006-91200 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 068-61797 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) RAK 2C 068-61797 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 UAS 29218/9 Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records 2 UAS 29218/9 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
3C 064-61797 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) RAK, EMI 3C 064-61797 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
5E 062-35103 Charles Williams Love Is A Very Special Thing(LP, Album) EMI 5E 062-35103 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
7C 062-99584 Smokie Bright Lights & Back Alleys(LP, Album) RAK 7C 062-99584 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 064-61505 Smokie The Montreux Album(LP, Album, Gat) RAK 7C 064-61505 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
7E 1041 Harry Chapin Portrait Gallery(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra, Elektra 7E 1041 US 1975 Sell This Version
10C 062-099.584 Smokie Bright Lights & Back Alleys (Las Dos Caras De Una Ciudad)(LP, Album, Promo) RAK 10C 062-099.584 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
14C 062-99584 Smokie Bright Lights & Back Alleys(LP, Album) Columbia 14C 062-99584 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
2030 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2030 US Unknown Sell This Version
12927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Music Hall 12927 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
12.976 Frank Zappa La Revancha De Chunga(LP, Album, Mono) Music Hall, Reprise Records 12.976 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
30.034 Aretha Franklin Sweet Passion(LP, Album) Atlantic 30.034 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
44 020 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 44 020 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 44 078 France 1971 Sell This Version
44150 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) 44150 France 1971 Sell This Version
50 105 Gene Page Hot City(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 105 France 1974 Sell This Version
73050 Fields (5) Fields (Album) 73050 US 1969 Sell This Version
93136 Neil Diamond Moods (Album) 93136 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
97.005 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) 97.005 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
99.130 Hella Heizmann Singenderweise(LP, Album) Hänssler 99.130 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
112.976 Frank Zappa La Revancha De Chunga(LP, Album) Music Hall, Reprise Records 112.976 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
113.010 The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 113.010 Uruguay 1973 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 0238412 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238432 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238432 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238442 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 0238442 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238501 Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238501 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238502 Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238502 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238892 Frank Zappa The Lost Episodes(CD, Album, RE) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238892 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
45-1971 Smoke (57) Oh Love (Well We Finally Made It)(7", Single) Mo-Soul Records 45-1971 US 1972 Sell This Version
79-2241 The Coalition (16) For Now 3(LP, Album) Concordia 79-2241 US 1972 Sell This Version
79-9022 Unknown Artist Hymns For Now 3: How(LP) Concordia 79-9022 US 1972 Sell This Version
927 196-2 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica (Album) 927 196-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
968015 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968015 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
6162 040 The Love Unlimited Orchestra* Satin Soul(7", Single) Philips 6162 040 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
6338 058 Southern Fried A Little Taste Of Southern Fried(LP) Mercury 6338 058 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6370 215 The Love Unlimited Orchestra* White Gold (Album) 6370 215 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6370 222 Barry White Just Another Way To Say I Love You (Album) 6370 222 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
7164 615 Barry White Just Another Way To Say I Love You(Cass, Album) Philips 7164 615 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
9209-458 The Love Unlimited Orchestra* White Gold(LP, Album) 20th Century Records 9209-458 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
314 532 166-2 Barry White Just Another Way To Say I Love You(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 314 532 166-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
07863 66878-2 Jefferson Starship Earth(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) RCA (2) 07863 66878-2 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
12927/112927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes (Album) 12927/112927 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
88697961772 Leonard Cohen The Complete Studio Albums Collection(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album,) Sony Music, Columbia, Legacy 88697961772 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AK 074 Fraction (4) Moon Blood(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 074 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AL 9538 Aretha Franklin Aretha(LP, Album) Arista AL 9538 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
ASHCD3017 Fraction (4) Moon Blood (Album) ASHCD3017 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ASHLP3017 Fraction (4) Moon Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Die) Phoenix Records (2) ASHLP3017 UK 2009 Sell This Version
AYK1-4172 Jefferson Starship Earth(Cass, Album, RE) Grunt (3) AYK1-4172 US Unknown Sell This Version
AYL1-4172 Jefferson Starship Earth(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor AYL1-4172 US Unknown Sell This Version
BEGA 23 Spirit (8) The Adventures Of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy In Potato Land(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 23 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BOMP LP4003 0798 Various Waves (An Anthology Of New Music Vol.1 January 1979) (Comp) BOMP LP4003 0798 US 1979 Sell This Version
BPR 1226 Frank Zappa 200 Motels Overture(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pur) Barking Pumpkin Records, UMe BPR 1226 US 2015 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-5 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-5 US 1986 Sell This Version
BS 3125 Leonard Cohen Death Of A Ladies' Man(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 3125 US 1977 Sell This Version
BSK 3205 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions (Album) BSK 3205 US 1978 Sell This Version
BSR-5328 The Swingers Counting The Beat (Album) BSR-5328 US 1982 Sell This Version
BT 458 The Love Unlimited Orchestra* White Gold(LP, Album) 20th Century Records BT 458 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BT 466 Barry White Just Another Way To Say I Love You(LP, Album) 20th Century Records BT 466 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BXK1-2515 Jefferson Starship Earth(Cass, Album) Grunt (3) BXK1-2515 US 1978 Sell This Version
BXL1-2515 Jefferson Starship Earth (Album) BXL1-2515 US 1978 Sell This Version
C-7020 Frank Zappa 200 Motels(Cass, Album) United Artists Records C-7020 US 1971 Sell This Version
C 108806 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(Cass, Album, Club, RM) Ryko Analogue, BMG C 108806 US 1995 Sell This Version
CARAK 9040 Smokie The Montreux Album(Cass, Album) Jugoton, RAK CARAK 9040 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
CBS 32661 Leonard Cohen Death Of A Ladies' Man(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32661 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 86042 Leonard Cohen Death Of A Ladies' Man (Album) CBS 86042 Europe 1977 Sell This Version
CD01231 Fraction (4) Moon Blood(CD, Album, RE) Rockaway Records (4) CD01231 US 1999 Sell This Version
CD 86042 Leonard Cohen Death Of A Ladies' Man(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia CD 86042 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 2 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CD ZAP 2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 23 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CD ZAP 23 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CDZAP 24 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CDZAP 24 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CHR 1471 Pat Benatar Tropico(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1471 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CR-707-M Gray Brunt Gary Sings(LP) Crusade Recordings International CR-707-M US Unknown Sell This Version
CRCD 10163 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) CRCD 10163 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CSR-1001 Victor Feldman In My Pocket(LP, Album, Ltd) Cohearent Sound CSR-1001 US 1978 Sell This Version
Ct-1001 The Valley Cathedral Music Ministry Expressions Of Praise(LP, Album) Not On Label Ct-1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
D 30377 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc, Rykodisc D 30377 Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
D2-79364 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(CD, Album, RE) Curb Records D2-79364 US 2013 Sell This Version
DIS 41 000 The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation (Album) DIS 41 000 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ECD 22054-2 Anita O'Day I Get A Kick Out Of You(CD, Album) Evidence (5), Evidence (5) ECD 22054-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
EIX.5027 Smokie Bright Lights & Back Alleys(LP, Album) Columbia EIX.5027 India 1977 Sell This Version
EKL-241 Judy Henske High Flying Bird(LP, Album, Mono) Elektra EKL-241 US 1964 Sell This Version
EKL-241 EKS-7241 Judy Henske High Flying Bird(LP, Album) Elektra EKL-241 EKS-7241 US 1964 Sell This Version
EKL-283 Mark Spoelstra Five & Twenty Questions EKL-283 US 1965 Sell This Version
EKL-289 Kathy & Carol Kathy & Carol(LP, Album, Mono) Elektra EKL-289 US 1965 Sell This Version
EKS-7241 Judy Henske High Flying Bird (Album) EKS-7241 US Unknown Sell This Version
EMR 107 The Hawaiians (3) With The Otis Skillings Orchestra & Chorus The Hawaiians (3) With The Otis Skillings Orchestra & Chorus - Christmas Aloha(LP, Album, RE) Emerald Records (5) EMR 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
EMX-113 Australian Crawl Sons Of Beaches(LP, Album) EMI EMX-113 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ERS-81166 Exile (7) Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) RAK ERS-81166 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
FAN-33253-02 Vince Guaraldi & Various Vince Guaraldi & Various - The Charlie Brown Collection(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, RE + CD,) Fantasy FAN-33253-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
FK 12515 Jefferson Starship Earth(Cass, Album) Grunt (3) FK 12515 UK 1978 Sell This Version
FL 12 515 Jefferson Starship Earth (Album) FL 12 515 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
FML 1003 Eddie Dunstedter The Master Makes Melody (Eddie Dunstedter Reminiscences)(LP, Album) Foremost, Foremost FML 1003 US 1956 Sell This Version
FZ 005/006 Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Mundkin Music FZ 005/006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version