Atlantic Studios

Atlantic Studios

Atlantic Studios is the recording studio of Atlantic Records. It is located in New York City. The American record label first recorded in these studios in November 1947.

The studio is the first to record in stereo, with the efforts of Tom Dowd.

Important characters

*Herb Abramson, cofounder of Atlantic with Ahmet Ertegün, he is responsible for the development of the studios.
*Jimmy Douglass began as a tape-operator around 1970. Then he learns to use the 16 track desk.
*Tom Dowd
*Ahmet Ertegün
*Nesuhi Ertegün
*Dennis King : mastering
*Arif Mardin
*Jerry Wexler
*Adam Michael Yellin : engineer

A few recording sessions


Chronological list, with album, artist, and recording dates :
*"Splish Splash" - Bobby Darin (10 January 1958)
*"Mr. Soul" - "Buffalo Springfield Again", Buffalo Springfield (9 January 1967)
*"Pretty Girl Why" - "Last Time Around", Buffalo Springfield (26 February 1967, never released)
*"Kind Woman" - "Last Time Around", Buffalo Springfield (February-March 1968)
*"Bring It On Home" - Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (1969)
*"Don't Knock My Love" - Wilson Pickett (1970)
*"Neighbours" - "Tattoo You", Rolling Stones (date unknown) also recorded at Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris


Chronological list with artist, and recording dates :

*"Pithecanthropus Erectus" - Charlie Mingus (date unknown)

*"Blues & Roots" - Charlie Mingus (4 February 1959)

*"Giant Steps" - John Coltrane (1 April, 4 May and 2 December 1959)

*"Coltrane's Sound" - John Coltrane (24 and 26 October 1960)

*"Dream Weaver" - Charles Lloyd (29 and 30 March, 18 September, 29 October 1966) [frDiscographie de Keith Jarrett]

*"Lady Soul" - Aretha Franklin [frLady Soul] (1967)

*"Life Between the Exit Signs" - Keith Jarrett (4 May 1967)

*"Disraeli Gears" - Cream (11-15 May 1967)

*"Wheels of Fire" - Cream (between July 1967 and April 1968)

*"Restoration Ruin" - Keith Jarrett (12 May 1968)

*"The Allman Brothers Band" - Allman Brothers Band (September 1969)

*"Loaded" - The Velvet Underground (between April and August 1970)

*"Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go" - Marion Williams (25 February 1971)

*"Words" - Donal Leace (13 April 1971)

*"Donal Leace" - Donal Leace (13 April 1971)

*"El Juicio (The Judgement)" - Keith Jarrett (8, 9, 15 and 16 July 1971)

*"The Mourning of a Star" - Keith Jarrett (8, 9 and 16 July 1971)

*"Birth" - Keith Jarrett (15 and 16 July 1971)

*"The Divine Miss M" - Bette Midler (15 and 16 July 1971)

*"Shotgun Willie" - Willie Nelson (date unknown) also recorded at Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville and Sam Phillips Studios, Memphis

*"Changes One" - Charlie Mingus (27, 28 and 30 December 1974)

*"Main Course" - Bee Gees (between January and February 1975) also recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami FL [enMain Course]

*"Live From The Atlantic Studios", "Bonfire" - AC/DC [frBonfire] (7 December 1977)

*"Fear of Music" - Talking Heads (date unknown) also recorded at Hit Factory, RPM Sound, The Record Plant, New York

*"Chaka" - Chaka Khan (1978)

*"Spy" - Carly Simon (from December 1978 to April 1979)

*"The Honeydrippers: Volume One" - Robert Plant (March 1984)

*"Love Is for Suckers" - Twisted Sister (date unknown)

*"Danzig" - Danzig (1987-1988) also recorded at Chung King Metal Studios, New-York

*"Winger" - Winger (1988)


Alphabetical list of main artists :
*Ruth Brown
*Ray Charles
*Ornette Coleman
*John Coltrane
*Bobby Darin
*Aretha Franklin
*Keith Jarrett
*Chaka Khan
*Donal Leace
*Charles Lloyd
*Bette Midler
*Charlie Mingus
*Thelonius Monk
*Willie Nelson
*Charlie Parker
*Robert Plant
*Carly Simon
*Talking Heads
*The Allman Brothers Band
*The Bee Gees
*The Coasters
*The Drifters
*The Velvet Underground
*Twisted Sister


*"Led Zeppelin II" - Led Zeppelin (1969)
*"Hejira" - Joni Mitchell (date unknown)
*"Diana" - Diana Ross (1980)
*"Koo Koo" - Debbie Harry (1981)
*"Soup For One" - soundtrack of the film "Soup For One" (date unknown)
*"Inside Story" - Grace Jones (by Barry Diament, date unknown)


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