RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood

RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood

Profile:
Opened in 1928, RCA Hollywood occupied a full city block and included pressing, assembly, manufacturing & distribution offices plus several recording studios. Recording here ceased around 1947, but the pressing and distribution hub operated until 1976, when the plant burned to the ground.

Identification:
- "H" stamp in runouts. (Do not confuse with etched "H" from Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood.)
- 2.75" (70mm) "deep groove" pressing ring through 1970; 1" (25mm) ring 1970 - 1976.

Note: After this plant's closure, Motown titles mastered and pressed in Hollywood had stampers shipped to Superior Record Pressing Corp., Somerdale, NJ and Superior Record Pressing Corp., Tempe, Arizona for repressing; these can be identified by the struck-through "H" stamp and dual-plane pressing rings. Use "Mastered At" LCCN credit in these cases.

General RCA Mastering Information:
The first alpha in runouts (for all plants) indicates year of mastering (between 1960 and 1977): L=60, M=61, N=62, P=63, R=64, S=65, T=66, U=67, W=68, X=69, Z=70, A=71, B=72, C=73, D=74, E=75, F=76, G=77.
The 2nd alpha indicates size/speed; K=7" 45, L=7" 33⅓, P=10" 33⅓ & R=12" 33⅓.
"4" indicates lacquer cut from tape supplied & "5" indicates lacquer supplied to RCA. Either of these digits in front of the 2nd alpha = January to June and behind the alpha = July to December of the year indicator.
The 4th alpha indicates whether a record is mono ("M"), stereo ("S"), or even quadraphonic ("T").
(e.g. R4KM prefix would be a 1964 7" 45, cut between Jan & Jun from tape supplied)

Known to have pressed for;
Cadence Records, Inc. 'H' was Cadence's code for lacquers to go to RCA Hollywood See Bob Booker And Earle Doud Featuring Vaughn Meader - The First Family
Capitol Records "RCA" etch with metal work supplied by Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles See The Beatles - I Feel Fine / She's A Woman
Mercury See Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Tamla with lacquer from Kendun Recorders See Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Fantasy with lacquer from RCA's Music Center Of The World See Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
Prestige See Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - Child's Dance

To identify 78RPM discs that were pressed at the Hollywood facility between Fall 1937 and early 1954, note the following label details:

Victor Scroll Labels and Bluebird Buff Labels citing "RCA Manufacturing Co., Inc" at bottom: A small capital "H" in the scroll work at the top of the label or, in the case of Bluebird issues, an "H" at the top of the blue ring around the margin = Hollywood pressing (e.g., Victor 24892 and Bluebird (3) B-6943)

Victor and Bluebird Ring Labels citing "RCA Manufacturing Co., Inc" at bottom: Two equally long concentric label arcs broken at 10 o' clock and 2 o'clock = Hollywood pressing

Victor, RCA Victor and Bluebird Ring Labels citing "RCA Victor Division of Radio Corporation of America" at bottom: Two concentric circles, broken at top & nearly touching small RCA circle = Hollywood pressing
Contact Info:
1016 N. Sycamore Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
(defunct)
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1 The Cheerios (2) - Ding Dong Honeymoon / Where Are You Tonight The Cheerios (2) Ding Dong Honeymoon / Where Are You Tonight(7", Single, RE) Golden Oldies Records (3) 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
0001 Ruby (16) - Judy / Lee/ Baby What You Want Me To Do Ruby (16) Judy / Lee/ Baby What You Want Me To Do(7", Single) Ginseng Records & Tapes 0001 US 1975 Sell This Version
#3 Godfrey - The Trip Godfrey The Trip(7", Single, Hol) Cee-Jam Records #3 US 1965 Sell This Version
4G-0035 Romaines* - Your Kind Of Love Romaines* Your Kind Of Love(7", Single) Groove (3) 4G-0035 US 1954 Sell This Version
4G-0175 Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange / I'm Going Home Mickey & Sylvia Love Is Strange / I'm Going Home(7", Single, Hol) Groove (3) 4G-0175 US 1956 Sell This Version
4J-511 James Conwell* - The Trouble With Girls (Of Today) James Conwell* The Trouble With Girls (Of Today)(7", Single, Promo) 4 J Records 4J-511 US 1963 Sell This Version
4X-0014 Ben Light - Carolina In The Morning / Back Home Again In Indiana Ben Light Carolina In The Morning / Back Home Again In Indiana(7", Promo) "X" 4X-0014 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0016 Richard Maltby And His Orchestra - Meadowlark / Black Pearls Richard Maltby And His Orchestra Meadowlark / Black Pearls(7", Promo) "X" 4X-0016 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0037 Red Norvo And His Orchestra - All I Wanna Do / Red Norvo And His Orchestra All I Wanna Do / "X" Marks The Hits(7") "X" 4X-0037 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0075 Richard Maltby And His Orchestra - Star Dust Mambo / Strictly Instrumental Richard Maltby And His Orchestra Star Dust Mambo / Strictly Instrumental(7", Hol) "X" 4X-0075 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0137 Gisele MacKenzie - Hard To Get / Boston Fancy Gisele MacKenzie Hard To Get / Boston Fancy(7", Hol) "X" 4X-0137 US 1955 Sell This Version
5C 054-91496 The Temptations - Sky's The Limit The Temptations Sky's The Limit(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 5C 054-91496 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 05693236 The Undisputed Truth* - Face To Face With The Truth The Undisputed Truth* Face To Face With The Truth(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 5C 05693236 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5P 24001 Miles Davis - Miles Davis Miles Davis Miles Davis(Cass, Comp, Mono, RM) Prestige 5P 24001 US 1972 Sell This Version
7 The Soul Benefit - Yes Sir That's My Baby The Soul Benefit Yes Sir That's My Baby(7", Single) Ruby-Doo Records 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
022 The 1954 Dunster Dunces Of Harvard University* - Encores The 1954 Dunster Dunces Of Harvard University* Encores(10") Harvard University 022 US 1954 Sell This Version
45N 0979 Della Reese - Not One Minute More Della Reese Not One Minute More(7", Jukebox, Hol) RCA Italiana 45N 0979 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
47-M-1055 Rosemary Clooney - Hollywood's Favorite Songbird Rosemary Clooney Hollywood's Favorite Songbird(7", S/Sided, Transcription, Red) Recorded Publications Laboratories 47-M-1055 US 1954 Sell This Version
101 Brad Berwick - God, Country, And My Baby Brad Berwick God, Country, And My Baby(7") Deem Records 101 US 1965 Sell This Version
101 The Foxes (4) - Thrilled The Foxes (4) Thrilled(7", RCA) Titanic Records (4) 101 US 1963 Sell This Version
101 Tony Epper - Cold Gray Bars / Shame On You Tony Epper Cold Gray Bars / Shame On You(7") Galahad Records, Gallahad 101 US 1961 Sell This Version
102 William A. (Bill) Sego* / The King Pins (3) - We Go Sego William A. (Bill) Sego* / The King Pins (3) William A. (Bill) Sego* / The King Pins (3) - We Go Sego(7", Single, Promo) Larse Records, Larse Records 102 US 1966 Sell This Version
104 Lyn Avalon - I Walk The Streets / Golden Earrings Lyn Avalon I Walk The Streets / Golden Earrings(7", Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 Norm Pringle And His Electronic Music* - The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth Norm Pringle And His Electronic Music* The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth(7") Pringle Music 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
106 Lyn Avalon - Living With The Blues / Mr. Clarinet Man Lyn Avalon Living With The Blues / Mr. Clarinet Man(7", Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 106 US Unknown Sell This Version
108 Lyn Avalon - Luna Del Mar / Bernie's Tune Lyn Avalon Luna Del Mar / Bernie's Tune(7", Single, Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 108 US Unknown Sell This Version
126x45 The Buddy Rich Quintet / Buddy Rich And His Orchestra - Bongo, Bass And Guitar / Sportin' Life The Buddy Rich Quintet / Buddy Rich And His Orchestra The Buddy Rich Quintet / Buddy Rich And His Orchestra - Bongo, Bass And Guitar / Sportin' Life(7", Single) Norgran Records 126x45 US 1954 Sell This Version
128 Ray Holly - Blues And Blues / I'll Take The Blame Ray Holly Blues And Blues / I'll Take The Blame(7") Darsa 128 US 1962 Sell This Version
136 We Five - Catch The Wind We Five Catch The Wind(LP, Album, Hol) Vault, Vault 136 US 1970 Sell This Version
203 Little Johnny Taylor - Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Galaxy 203 US 1963 Sell This Version
241 Lou Monte - Down Little Doggie / La Luna Si Vuole Sposare Lou Monte Down Little Doggie / La Luna Si Vuole Sposare(7", Promo) Reprise Records 241 US 1963 Sell This Version
243 The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage The Marvelettes The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage(LP, Mono) Tamla, Tamla 243 US 1963 Sell This Version
257 Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 257 US 1964 Sell This Version
266 Marvin Gaye - Moods Of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Moods Of Marvin Gaye(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 266 US 1966 Sell This Version
269 The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Tamla, Tamla 269 US 1966 Sell This Version
274 The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes The Marvelettes The Marvelettes(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 274 US 1967 Sell This Version
279 Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 279 US 1967 Sell This Version
281 Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder Someday At Christmas (Album) 281 US 1967 Sell This Version
285 Marvin Gaye - In The Groove Marvin Gaye In The Groove(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 285 US 1968 Sell This Version
292 Cee Cee Carol - The Right Guy / Crazy Little Old Feeling Cee Cee Carol The Right Guy / Crazy Little Old Feeling(7", Single) Band Box Records 292 US 1962 Sell This Version
331 The Volunteers* / The Colwell Bros.* - Is There A Reason Why / Jacks The Volunteers* / The Colwell Bros.* The Volunteers* / The Colwell Bros.* - Is There A Reason Why / Jacks(7") Pace Records (2) 331 US 1967 Sell This Version
336 Kitty White - Do It Again Kitty White Do It Again(7", Promo) Clover (2) 336 US Unknown Sell This Version
338 Dave Conley (3) - The World You Live In Dave Conley (3) The World You Live In(7") Band Box Records 338 US 1963 Sell This Version
403 The Tokays (2) - Now / Ask Me No Questions The Tokays (2) Now / Ask Me No Questions(7", Promo) Scorpio (6) 403 US 1965 Sell This Version
416 Abraham Battat* - Fly Away Abraham Battat* Fly Away(7", Promo) Magnum (4) 416 US Unknown Sell This Version
416 Abraham Battat* - Fly Away Abraham Battat* Fly Away(7") Magnum (4) 416 US 1970 Sell This Version
419 Manzanita Jungle Morning Glory Side / Colorado Sun (7", Single, Promo) Magnum (4) 419 US 1968 Sell This Version
423 Patty Kaye & The Kistners - Oopsy Daisy (It's Crazy) / Spin Little Record Patty Kaye & The Kistners Patty Kaye & The Kistners - Oopsy Daisy (It's Crazy) / Spin Little Record(7", Single) Magnum (4) 423 US Unknown Sell This Version
504 Buddy Mc Donnell - Just Another Night With You Buddy Mc Donnell Just Another Night With You(7") Teiger Productions Inc. 504 US 1964 Sell This Version
509 Mr. Tears (Paris) - Excuse Me Baby Mr. Tears (Paris) Excuse Me Baby(7", Promo) 4 J Records 509 US 1963 Sell This Version
514 Diane Renay - Growin' Up Too Fast / Waitin' For Joey Diane Renay Growin' Up Too Fast / Waitin' For Joey(7", Hol) 20th Century Fox Records 514 US 1964 Sell This Version
517 Johnnie Morisette - Chains Of Love Johnnie Morisette Chains Of Love(7") Convoy (4) 517 US 1966 Sell This Version
523 January Jones - In This World January Jones In This World(7", Single, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 523 US 1964 Sell This Version
555 Mary Wells - Use Your Head Mary Wells Use Your Head(7", Single, Hol) 20th Century Fox Records 555 US 1965 Sell This Version
567X Vince Guaraldi Quintet / Vince Guaraldi Trio Vince Guaraldi Quintet / Vince Guaraldi Trio - Zelao / Jitterbug Waltz(7", Single) Fantasy 567X US 1963 Sell This Version
569 The Gaynotes - L.B.'s Place, Part One / L.B.'s Place, Part Two The Gaynotes L.B.'s Place, Part One / L.B.'s Place, Part Two(7", Promo) Fantasy 569 US 1963 Sell This Version
571 Vince Guaraldi Trio Treat Street(7", Single, Mono) Fantasy 571 US 1964 Sell This Version
576 Paul Bryant - Sister Lovie / Why Me? Paul Bryant Sister Lovie / Why Me?(7") Fantasy 576 US 1964 Sell This Version
580 Vince Guaraldi And Bola Sete Vince Guaraldi And Bola Sete - Days Of Wine And Roses(7", Single) Fantasy 580 US 1964 Sell This Version
583 Abe Battat - There Must Be A Pony Here Somewhere Abe Battat There Must Be A Pony Here Somewhere (Single) 583 US 1964 Sell This Version
586 Paul Bryant - My Three / Funky Mountain Paul Bryant My Three / Funky Mountain(7", Promo) Fantasy 586 US 1964 Sell This Version
606 Vince Guaraldi And Chorus - Theme To Grace Vince Guaraldi And Chorus Theme To Grace (Single) 606 US 1965 Sell This Version
611 Mary Wells - Recorded Live On Stage Mary Wells Recorded Live On Stage(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Motown, Motown 611 US 1963 Sell This Version
611 Bola Sete - Songs Of The Carrillons = Sons De Carrilhoes Bola Sete Songs Of The Carrillons = Sons De Carrilhoes(7", Promo) Fantasy 611 US 1965 Sell This Version
616 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q(7", Single) Fantasy 616 US 1968 Sell This Version
621 The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go? The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go? (Album) 621 US 1964 Sell This Version
621 Brother Nigel's Proxy Party - Look At The Floor Brother Nigel's Proxy Party Look At The Floor 621 US 1969 Sell This Version
622 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising / Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising / Lodi(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 622 US 1969 Sell This Version
625 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River / Commotion Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River / Commotion(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 625 US 1969 Sell This Version
626 The We Three Trio - 'Till Next Summer The We Three Trio 'Till Next Summer(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Mainstream Records 626 US 1965 Sell This Version
632 J. J. Jackson* - Shy Guy / Time J. J. Jackson* Shy Guy / Time(7", Single, Promo) Crescent Records (6) 632 US 1963 Sell This Version
634 Four Tops - Second Album Four Tops Second Album(LP, Album, Hol) Motown, Motown 634 US 1965 Sell This Version
634 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son / Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son / Down On The Corner(7", Single) Fantasy 634 US 1969 Sell This Version
637 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain (Single) 637 US 1970 Sell This Version
641 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend (Single) 641 US 1970 Sell This Version
645 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light (Single) 645 US 1970 Sell This Version
647 Four Tops - Four Tops On Top Four Tops Four Tops On Top(LP, Hol) Motown, Motown 647 US 1966 Sell This Version
649 The Supremes - A' Go Go The Supremes A' Go Go(LP, Album, Mono) Motown, Motown, Motown 649 US 1966 Sell This Version
650 Carmen McRae - Alfie Carmen McRae Alfie(7") Mainstream Records 650 US 1966 Sell This Version
650 The Supremes - The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland The Supremes The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland(LP, Album, Mono, RCA) Motown, Motown, Motown 650 US 1967 Sell This Version
651 Various - The Motown Sound - 16 Big Hits Vol 5 Various The Motown Sound - 16 Big Hits Vol 5(LP, Comp, Mono) Motown, Motown 651 US 1966 Sell This Version
655 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen The Rain(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 655 US 1970 Sell This Version
655 Various - The Motown Sound: A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 6 Various The Motown Sound: A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 6(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 655 US 1967 Sell This Version
659 The Supremes - A' Go-Go The Supremes A' Go-Go(LP, Album, Hol) Motown, Motown, Motown 659 US 1966 Sell This Version
659 The Wildflower - Baby Dear / Wind Dream The Wildflower Baby Dear / Wind Dream(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 659 US 1967 Sell This Version
660 The Sequins - The Third Degree / Someday You'll Be Mine The Sequins The Third Degree / Someday You'll Be Mine(7", RE) Fantasy 660 US Unknown Sell This Version
660 Four Tops - Reach Out Four Tops Reach Out (Album) 660 US 1967 Sell This Version
662 Tom Fogerty - Goodbye Media Man - Parts I And II Tom Fogerty Goodbye Media Man - Parts I And II (Single) 662 US 1971 Sell This Version
662 Big Brother And The Holding Company* - Down On Me / Call On Me Big Brother And The Holding Company* Down On Me / Call On Me(7", Single, RCA) Mainstream Records 662 US 1967 Sell This Version
665 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Door To Door Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Door To Door (Single) 665 US 1971 Sell This Version
676 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes (Single) 676 US 1972 Sell This Version
677 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes(7", Single, Promo, Hol) Fantasy 677 US 1972 Sell This Version
681 The Gliders (2) - Barefoot Boy / This Is What I Need The Gliders (2) Barefoot Boy / This Is What I Need(7", Single, Mono) Fantasy 681 US 1972 Sell This Version
686 Doug Doug "Cosmo" Clifford* Latin Music (7", Promo) Fantasy 686 US 1972 Sell This Version
688 Walter Hawkins And Selah - It Pays Walter Hawkins And Selah It Pays(7", Promo) Fantasy 688 US 1972 Sell This Version
689 The Blue Ridge Rangers* - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Working On A Building The Blue Ridge Rangers* Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Working On A Building (Single) 689 US 1972 Sell This Version
698 Rodger Collins - You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) Rodger Collins You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) (Single) 698 US 1973 Sell This Version
700 The Blue Ridge Rangers* - Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening (For My Name) The Blue Ridge Rangers* Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening (For My Name)(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 700 US 1973 Sell This Version
703 Jr. Walker & The All Stars* - Road Runner Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Road Runner(LP, Album, Hol) Soul, Soul, Soul 703 US 1966 Sell This Version
718 Gene Lowell* - Jingle Bells And Other Songs For Winter Fun Gene Lowell* Jingle Bells And Other Songs For Winter Fun(10", RE) The Children's Record Guild 718 US 1953 Sell This Version

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SailorMaxie

SailorMaxie

March 16, 2019
edited over 4 years ago
(3/16/2019)

I'm looking at the sites of these old, closed down pressing plants in Google Street View and oddly enough, right next to this one there is a record store called High-Fidelity. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!