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Post subject: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Nov 20, 2010 - 09:37 AM
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I'm new to this site so this question may have been covered in the past.
I have at least three LPs, that I'm aware of, that have Bell Sound stamped in the deadwax. The first and most obvious is "Let It Be" on red Apple. The second is Chubby Checker "Your Twist Party" on Parkway from 1962. The third is my second copy of Jimmy Reed "At Carnegie Hall" on the color oval VeeJay label from 1961. What's the story behind the Bell Sound stamp?
 
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Post subject: RE: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Nov 20, 2010 - 01:53 PM
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Bell Sound is where the master lacquers were cut.

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Post subject: RE: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Nov 20, 2010 - 02:25 PM
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I've seen a couple of those "Bell Sound" stamps too
Bad Finger - No Dice LP on Apple SKAO-3367
The Mighty Sparrow 45 on Wand 160 (from kat)
...learned that if they have have an "s f " in there too then that is the mark of Sam Feldman
 
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Post subject: RE: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Jun 22, 2011 - 06:01 PM
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And if you see the small letters "sf" on it, Sam Feldman was the cutting engineer who cut that lacquer. Sam Feldman later worked at Atlantic Studios and at/sf indicates his work.
 
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Post subject: RE: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 - 09:09 AM
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I think that ZZ top early issues have Bell Sound in the run out groove also, I only have Tres Hombres with the Bell Sound stamp (wich is very beautiful btw!). Can't remember what engineer initials it has but I'll check when at home

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Post subject: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 - 12:16 PM
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Hello...

Bell Sound was also a studio complex.

The old facility was located at 8th & 42nd in New York City, then to 237 West 54th.
{ Al Weintraub }

Classics such as Wilbur Harrison's " Kansas City " and Del Shannon's " Runaway " were recorded here.
Indie label owners such as Bobby Robinson and George Goldner often worked here with their latest pojects
( often bringing in " two or three acts " at one time )

Possibly, more HIT records were recorded and mastered at Bell Sound, then any other U.S. facility*....
There is also a later non-associated Bell Sound in Los Angeles.

*NOT to be confused with " Beltone " also a New York City-based studio and label
{ Les Cahan and Joe Rene }


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Post subject: Re: RE: Bell Sound deadwax  PostPosted: Jun 19, 2012 - 08:36 PM
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KentT wrote:
And if you see the small letters "sf" on it, Sam Feldman was the cutting engineer who cut that lacquer. Sam Feldman later worked at Atlantic Studios and at/sf indicates his work.


Hi Kent I just looked at my copy of Tres Hombres and it has a "SF/Bell Sound" with the SF hand etched in a very stilized way and also the letters PR hand etched far from this and opposite to the matrix main numbers. What is "PR"? A designation to a pressing plant? Thanks!

Very interestion info Heildler!
 
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