- Mama Jo's
Mama Jo's Recording Studio, started in the late 1960s, is a recording studio in North Hollywood, California.
Built in the late 1960s by Producer & Engineer Freddie Piro, Mama Jo's recording Studio was one of the first independently owned and operated recording studios in North Hollywood, California.
Many popular engineers and producers frequently use Mama Jo's, including Jack Joseph Puig, T Bone Burnett, Alan Parsons (who recorded the very first Alan Parsons Project sessions at the studio), Brown Bannister, Burt Bacharach, Larry Norman and many others. Musicians and bands that have regularly recorded at the studio include Keith Green, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Amy Grant, Sam Phillips, Ambrosia, Ziggy Marley, George Michael, Love Song, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Andraé Crouch and the Disciples, Blink 182, Chuck Girard, The Way, Smokey Robinson, Randy Stonehill, Sweet Comfort Band, Daniel Amos (for their first album) and others.It fell into disrepair during the last few years, and in Nov. '06 was saved from the bulldozer by producers and engineers David Bianco and Michael Belfer who are in the process of restoring it to its former glory, with plans to re-open in early 2007.
Former staff engineers include Gil Morales and Chris Morris, among others.
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