RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood

RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood

Profile:
RCA Pressing plant Hollywood which opened in California circa 1941 and closed in 1976.

A major pressing and distribution facility for RCA.

Known to have made metal parts for;
-Superior Record Pressing Corp., Somerdale, NJ

Pressing stamps:
-H denotes a pressing from Hollywood, CA (Note: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood, closed circa 1963, also used a stamped "H" that differs slightly from RCA. If in doubt, check the diameter of the pressing ring on the center labels. 69mm = Columbia plant; 70mm = RCA plant. If still in doubt consult the forum.)
-I denotes a pressing from RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
-R denotes a pressing from RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway

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)

A 1" (25mm) diameter pressing ring seen on label is characteristic of RCA pressings from 1968-70 onwards, and 'RC' code within deadwax assists in identifying these pressings.

In the early to mid-1980's, RCA pressings of PolyGram sublabels were indicated by a '70' code on the center label, while pressings of releases on A&M Records bore an 'R' code on the label.

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
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
Contact Info:
1016 N. Sycamore Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
(defunct)
Sites:
[l465444]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
01 Ding Dong Honeymoon / Where Are You Tonight  album cover The Cheerios (2) Ding Dong Honeymoon / Where Are You Tonight(7", Single) Golden Oldies Records (3) 01 US Unknown Sell This Version
0001 Judy / Lee/ Baby What You Want Me To Do  album cover Ruby (16) Judy / Lee/ Baby What You Want Me To Do(7", Single) Ginseng Records & Tapes 0001 US 1975 Sell This Version
4G-0035 Your Kind Of Love  album cover Romaines* Your Kind Of Love(7", Single) Groove (3) 4G-0035 US 1954 Sell This Version
4G-0175 Love Is Strange / I'm Going Home  album cover Mickey & Sylvia Love Is Strange / I'm Going Home(7", Single, Hol) Groove (3) 4G-0175 US 1956 Sell This Version
4J-511 The Trouble With Girls (Of Today)  album cover James Conwell* The Trouble With Girls (Of Today)(7", Single, Promo) 4 J Records 4J-511 US 1963 Sell This Version
4X-0014 Carolina In The Morning / Back Home Again In Indiana  album cover Ben Light And His Lightning Fingers Carolina In The Morning / Back Home Again In Indiana(7", Promo) "X" 4X-0014 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0037 All I Wanna Do / "X" Marks The Hits  album cover Red Norvo And His Orchestra All I Wanna Do / "X" Marks The Hits(7") "X" 4X-0037 US 1954 Sell This Version
5C 05693236 Face To Face With The Truth  album cover The Undisputed Truth* Face To Face With The Truth(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 5C 05693236 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
7 Yes Sir That's My Baby  album cover The Soul Benefit Yes Sir That's My Baby(7", Single) Ruby-Doo Records 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
022 Encores  album cover The 1954 Dunster Dunces Of Harvard University* Encores(10") Harvard University 022 US 1954 Sell This Version
101 Cold Gray Bars / Shame On You  album cover Tony Epper Cold Gray Bars / Shame On You(7") Galahad Records, Gallahad 101 US 1961 Sell This Version
104 I Walk The Streets / Golden Earrings  album cover Lyn Avalon I Walk The Streets / Golden Earrings(7", Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth  album cover Norm Pringle And His Electronic Music* The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth(7") Pringle Music 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
106 Living With The Blues / Mr. Clarinet Man  album cover Lyn Avalon Living With The Blues / Mr. Clarinet Man(7", Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 106 US Unknown Sell This Version
108 Luna Del Mar / Bernie's Tune  album cover Lyn Avalon Luna Del Mar / Bernie's Tune(7", Single, Mono) Saturn (28), Saturn (28) 108 US Unknown Sell This Version
126x45 Bongo, Bass And Guitar / Sportin' Life  album cover 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
241 Down Little Doggie / La Luna Si Vuole Sposare  album cover Lou Monte Down Little Doggie / La Luna Si Vuole Sposare(7", Promo) Reprise Records 241 US 1963 Sell This Version
266 Moods Of Marvin Gaye  album cover Marvin Gaye Moods Of Marvin Gaye(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 266 US 1966 Sell This Version
269 This Old Heart Of Mine  album cover The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Tamla, Tamla 269 US 1966 Sell This Version
274 The Marvelettes  album cover The Marvelettes The Marvelettes(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 274 US 1967 Sell This Version
279 I Was Made To Love Her  album cover Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 279 US 1967 Sell This Version
285 In The Groove  album cover Marvin Gaye In The Groove(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla 285 US 1968 Sell This Version
331 Is There A Reason Why / Jacks  album cover 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 Do It Again  album cover Kitty White Do It Again(7", Promo) Clover (2) 336 US Unknown Sell This Version
381x My Son  album cover The Lyrics (2) My Son(7", Single, Promo) GNP Crescendo 381x US 1966 Sell This Version
416 Fly Away  album cover Abraham Battat Fly Away(7", Promo) Magnum (4) 416 US Unknown Sell This Version
504 Just Another Night With You  album cover Buddy Mc Donnell Just Another Night With You(7") Teiger Productions Inc. 504 US 1964 Sell This Version
523 In This World  album cover January Jones In This World(7", Single, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records 523 US 1964 Sell This Version
555 Use Your Head  album cover Mary Wells Use Your Head(7", Single, Hol) 20th Century Fox Records 555 US 1965 Sell This Version
569 L.B.'s Place, Part One / L.B.'s Place, Part Two  album cover The Gaynotes L.B.'s Place, Part One / L.B.'s Place, Part Two(7", Promo) Fantasy 569 US 1963 Sell This Version
576 Sister Lovie / Why Me?  album cover Paul Bryant Sister Lovie / Why Me?(7") Fantasy 576 US 1964 Sell This Version
583 There Must Be A Pony Here Somewhere  album cover Abe Battat There Must Be A Pony Here Somewhere (Single) 583 US 1964 Sell This Version
606 Theme To Grace  album cover Vince Guaraldi And Chorus Theme To Grace(7", Single, Promo) Fantasy 606 US 1965 Sell This Version
611 Recorded Live On Stage  album cover Mary Wells Recorded Live On Stage(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Motown, Motown 611 US 1963 Sell This Version
611 Songs Of The Carrillons = Sons De Carrilhoes  album cover Bola Sete Songs Of The Carrillons = Sons De Carrilhoes(7", Promo) Fantasy 611 US 1965 Sell This Version
616 Suzie Q  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q(7", Single) Fantasy 616 US 1968 Sell This Version
621 Where Did Our Love Go?  album cover The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go? (Album) 621 US 1964 Sell This Version
621 Look At The Floor  album cover Brother Nigel's Proxy Party Look At The Floor 621 US 1969 Sell This Version
622 Bad Moon Rising / Lodi  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising / Lodi(7", Single) Fantasy 622 US 1969 Sell This Version
625 Green River / Commotion  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River / Commotion(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 625 US 1969 Sell This Version
632 Shy Guy / Time  album cover J. J. Jackson* Shy Guy / Time(7", Single, Promo) Crescent Records (6) 632 US 1963 Sell This Version
634 Second Album  album cover Four Tops Second Album(LP, Album, Hol) Motown, Motown 634 US 1965 Sell This Version
634 Fortunate Son / Down On The Corner  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son / Down On The Corner(7", Single) Fantasy 634 US Unknown Sell This Version
637 Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain(7", Single) Fantasy 637 US 1970 Sell This Version
641 Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 641 US 1970 Sell This Version
645 Lookin' Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light   album cover 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 On Top  album cover Four Tops Four Tops On Top(LP) Motown, Motown 647 US 1966 Sell This Version
649 A' Go Go  album cover The Supremes A' Go Go(LP, Album, Mono) Motown, Motown, Motown 649 US 1966 Sell This Version
650 Alfie  album cover Carmen McRae Alfie(7") Mainstream Records 650 US 1966 Sell This Version
650 Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland  album cover The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland(LP, Album, Mono, RCA) Motown, Motown, Motown 650 US 1966 Sell This Version
655 Have You Ever Seen The Rain  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen The Rain(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 655 US 1970 Sell This Version
660 The Third Degree / Someday You'll Be Mine  album cover The Sequins The Third Degree / Someday You'll Be Mine(7", RE) Fantasy 660 US Unknown Sell This Version
660 Reach Out  album cover Four Tops Reach Out (Album) 660 US 1967 Sell This Version
662 Goodbye Media Man - Parts I And II  album cover Tom Fogerty Goodbye Media Man - Parts I And II (Single) 662 US 1971 Sell This Version
662 Down On Me / Call On Me  album cover Big Brother And The Holding Company* Down On Me / Call On Me(7", Single, RCA) Mainstream Records 662 US 1967 Sell This Version
665 Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Door To Door  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Door To Door (Single) 665 US 1971 Sell This Version
676 Someday Never Comes  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 676 US 1972 Sell This Version
681 Barefoot Boy / This Is What I Need  album cover The Gliders (2) Barefoot Boy / This Is What I Need(7", Single, Mono) Fantasy 681 US 1972 Sell This Version
688 It Pays  album cover Walter Hawkins And Selah It Pays(7", Promo) Fantasy 688 US 1972 Sell This Version
689 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Working On A Building  album cover The Blue Ridge Rangers* Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Working On A Building (Single) 689 US 1972 Sell This Version
698 You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It)  album cover Rodger Collins You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) (Single) 698 US 1973 Sell This Version
700 Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening (For My Name)  album cover The Blue Ridge Rangers* Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening (For My Name)(7", Single, Hol) Fantasy 700 US 1973 Sell This Version
703 Road Runner  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Road Runner(LP, Album, Hol) Soul, Soul, Soul 703 US 1966 Sell This Version
718 Jingle Bells And Other Songs For Winter Fun  album cover Gene Lowell* Jingle Bells And Other Songs For Winter Fun(10", EP, RE) The Children's Record Guild 718 US 1953 Sell This Version
738 Rufus, Jr. / Thompin'  album cover The Merced Blue Notes Rufus, Jr. / Thompin'(7", Single) Galaxy 738 US 1965 Sell This Version
745 The Sky Dive  album cover Terry St. Clair (2) The Sky Dive(7", Single) Courtney Records 745 US 1964 Sell This Version
771 Foxy Girls In Oakland / All To'e Down  album cover Rodger Collins Foxy Girls In Oakland / All To'e Down(7") Galaxy 771 US 1970 Sell This Version
779 When You Find A Fool Bump His Head / A Woman Rules The World  album cover Bill Coday When You Find A Fool Bump His Head / A Woman Rules The World(7", Single) Galaxy 779 US 1971 Sell This Version
781 Let Me Be Your Handy Man  album cover Bill Coday Let Me Be Your Handy Man(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 781 US 1971 Sell This Version
912 The Temptations Sing Smokey  album cover The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 912 US 1965 Sell This Version
914 Temptin' Temptations  album cover The Temptations Temptin' Temptations (Album) 914 US 1965 Sell This Version
915 Dance Party  album cover Martha & The Vandellas* Dance Party(LP, Album, Mono, M/Print) Gordy, Gordy 915 US 1965 Sell This Version
919 The Temptations Greatest Hits  album cover The Temptations The Temptations Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono, M/Print, RE, Hol) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 919 US 1968 Sell This Version
922 The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul  album cover The Temptations The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul(LP, Album, Mono, RCA) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 922 US 1967 Sell This Version
925 Live!  album cover Martha And The Vandellas* Live!(LP, Album, Mono) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 925 US 1967 Sell This Version
927 Wish It Would Rain  album cover The Temptations Wish It Would Rain(LP, Album, Hol) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 927 US 1968 Sell This Version
930 Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers  album cover Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers* Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers(LP, Album, Hol) Gordy 930 US 1968 Sell This Version
1001 In The Good Old Summertime  album cover Jimmy Blakley In The Good Old Summertime(7") Magic Records (15) 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1002 Pretty One  album cover Jess Johnson (6) Pretty One(7") Cross Road (2) 1002 US Unknown Sell This Version
1004 Theme From A Summer Place / Butterfly  album cover Dick Roman Theme From A Summer Place / Butterfly(7", Single) Harmon Records 1004 US 1962 Sell This Version
1011 Love Can't Be Understood  album cover Freddie Hughes Love Can't Be Understood(7", Single) Wee Records 1011 US 1968 Sell This Version
1028 Too Many Tigers  album cover Tex Williams Too Many Tigers(7", Single, Hol) Boone Record Co. 1028 US 1965 Sell This Version
1173 Silver Threads Among The Gold / When You And I Were Young, Maggie   album cover John McCormack (2) Silver Threads Among The Gold / When You And I Were Young, Maggie (Shellac, 10", RE, RP) Victor Red Seal 1173 US 1941 Sell This Version
1173 Oh! What A Night / Tell Me  album cover Rodd Keith Oh! What A Night / Tell Me(7") Preview Records (2) 1173 US 1966 Sell This Version
1189 Mighty Lak' A Rose / Somewhere A Voice Is Calling  album cover Frances Alda Mighty Lak' A Rose / Somewhere A Voice Is Calling(Shellac, 10", RP) Victor Red Seal 1189 US 1941 Sell This Version
1226 Flute 'N Oboe  album cover Bud Shank, Bob Cooper Bud Shank, Bob Cooper - Flute 'N Oboe(LP, Album, Mono, RP, Hol) World Pacific Records, Pacific Jazz 1226 US 1958 Sell This Version
1232 Eh, Cumpari / Till They've All Gone Home  album cover Julius La Rosa Eh, Cumpari / Till They've All Gone Home 1232 US 1953 Sell This Version
1238 The Happy Wanderer (Val-De Ri, Val-De Ra)  album cover Alfred Drake The Happy Wanderer (Val-De Ri, Val-De Ra)(10", Promo) Cadence (2) 1238 US 1954 Sell This Version
1296 The Broadway Bit  album cover Marty Paich The Broadway Bit(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1296 US 1959 Sell This Version
1571 Ol' Man River / Sylvia  album cover John Charles Thomas Ol' Man River / Sylvia(Shellac, 10", RE, RP, Hol) Victor Red Seal 1571 US 1941 Sell This Version
1601 Double Love / It's A Good Thought  album cover The Chandeliers (3) Double Love / It's A Good Thought 1601 US Unknown Sell This Version
1603 Ain't Got A Nickel / Give Me Time  album cover Guy Apollo Ain't Got A Nickel / Give Me Time(7") Loadstone 1603 US Unknown Sell This Version
1616 O Sole Mio / Rigoletto-La Donna È Mobile  album cover Enrico Caruso With Victor Symphony Orchestra Enrico Caruso With Victor Symphony Orchestra - O Sole Mio / Rigoletto-La Donna È Mobile(Shellac, 10", RP) RCA Victor Red Seal 1616 US 1946 Sell This Version
2004 Different Drum / I've Got To Know  album cover Stone Poneys* Featuring Linda Ronstadt Stone Poneys* Featuring Linda Ronstadt - Different Drum / I've Got To Know(7", Single) Capitol Records 2004 US 1967 Sell This Version
2007 Anything - To Make It With You  album cover Vernon Guy Anything - To Make It With You (Single) 2007 US 1964 Sell This Version
2115 Heart Protection Plan  album cover Irene Belle Heart Protection Plan(7") Stadium Records (4) 2115 US Unknown Sell This Version
2424 Sorrow  album cover David Bowie Sorrow(7", Single) RCA Victor 2424 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2654 Something / Come Together  album cover The Beatles Something / Come Together(7", Single, Hol) Apple Records 2654 US 1969 Sell This Version
2-663 Greatest Hits  album cover Diana Ross And The Supremes Diana Ross And The Supremes - Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp, RCA) Motown, Motown, Motown 2-663 US 1967 Sell This Version
2832 The Long And Winding Road  album cover The Beatles The Long And Winding Road(7", Single, Styrene, RCA) Apple Records 2832 US 1970 Sell This Version

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

March 16, 2019
edited about 1 year 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!