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00:00:00 - Wally Heider and Heider Sound

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Partial Transcript: --(laughs)--March seventeen--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses recording industry innovator Wally Heider, who created Heider Sound, a business that allowed for musicians to have personal recording studios. He also talks about recording on location, and fellow engineer Don Ososke.

Keywords: Beach Boys, the (Artist); California; Columbia Pictures; Consoles (mixing); Consoles (recording); De Midio, Frank; Dowd, Tom; Fantasia (Motion picture); Halverson, Bill; Heider Sound; Heider, Wally; Howe, Dayton "Bones"; Kahengua; Kellgren, Gary; Musical coordinators; Nashville (Tenn.); Ososke, Don; Overhead; Record Plant, the; Recorders, tape; Recording studios; Recording studios, home; Recording studios, personal; Recording studios, project; Recording, home; Recording, on location; Recording, personal; Recording, remote; Selma; Tape machine

Subjects: Audio equipment industry; Beach Boys.; California.; Columbia Pictures; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Fantasia (Motion picture); History of science and technology; Howe, Bones; Music; Nashville (Tenn.); Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History

GPS: Nashville (Tenn.)
Map Coordinates: 36.166667, -86.783333
00:06:49 - Work with Crosby, Stills, & Nash

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Partial Transcript: When did you start going out to--you know, we didn't go through your whole career. I mean, we left off at one point with you going down to Memphis--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses his work in Memphis (Tenn.) with Atlantic Records. He then talks about his work with rock band Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Keywords: Acetate; Albums; Atlantic Records; Audio engineers; California; Crosby Stills and Nash (Artist); Crosby, David (Artist); Crosby, Stills & Nash (Artist); Dowd, Tom; Ertegun, Ahmet; Halverson, Bill; Heider, Wally; Memphis (Tenn.); Multi-tracking; Nash, Graham (Artist); New York (N.Y.); Recording, multi-track; Records, kinds of: acetate; Reid, Terry; Songs; Sound engineers; Stills, Steve (Artist)

Subjects: California; Crosby, David; Crosby, David, 1941-; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Ertegun, Ahmet M.; History of science and technology; Memphis (Tenn.); Music; Nash, Graham; Nash, Graham, 1942-; New York; Record labels.; Reid, Terry, 1949-; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stills, Stephen

GPS: Memphis (Tenn.)
Map Coordinates: 35.117365, -89.971068
00:14:19 - Buffalo Springfield

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Partial Transcript: Well, the, the other wild one that, that probably led to that and was what, perhaps, prompted Ahmet to put me on the case, uh, there was a group that Green and Stone managed--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd talks about his work mastering albums for musical group Buffalo Springfield, including a story about how he remixed one of their albums on the orders of music producer and record company president Ahmet Ertegun.

Keywords: 8 track; 8-track; Albums; Atco; Atco Records; Atlantic Records; Bass; Buffalo Springfield (Artist); Consoles (recording); Crosby, Stills, & Nash (Artist); Crosby, Stills, and Nash (Artist); Disc jockeys; Dowd, Tom; Eight track; Eight-track; Ertegun, Ahmet; For What it's Worth (Song); Goodman, Fred; Green, Charlie; Lawsuits; Mastering; Mixing; Multi-tracking; Promotional; Radio; Record distributors; Recorders, tape (models): Ampex 8-track; Recording studios; Recording, multi-track; Records, kinds of: acetate; Records, kinds of: lacquer masters; Records, kinds of: long-playing (LP); Remastering; San Francisco Bay Area; Stereo; Stereophonic; Stills, Stephen (Artist); Stone, Brian; Sued; Tapes; The Mansion on the Hill (Book)

Subjects: Audio equipment industry; Buffalo Springfield (Musical group); California.; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Disc jockeys.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Goodman, Fred; Green, Charlie; History of science and technology; Music; Radio.; Record labels.; San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.); Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stereophonic sound systems.; Stills, Stephen; Stone, Brian

GPS: San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Map Coordinates: 37.75, -122.283333
00:23:59 - Working with musicians

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Partial Transcript: My understanding is that you, you command a lot of respect from, from people who have worked with you.

Segment Synopsis: Dowd describes the importance of interpersonal skills in working with musicians, including anecdotes from recording The Coasters and legendary guitarist George Barnes.

Keywords: Advertisements; Advertising agencies; Along Came Jones (Song); Amplifiers; Banjos; Barnes, George (Artist); Berklee School of Music; Cleveland Recording; Coasters, the (Artist); Control rooms; Dowd, Tom; Guitars; Hamann, Kenneth Richard; Hamann, Paul; James Gang, the (Artist); Jazz; Jingles; Kramer, Eddie; Leiber and Stoller; Leiber, Jerry; Measles, the (Artist); Musicians; New York (N.Y.); Presley, Elvis (Artist); Stoller, Mike; Walsh, Joe (Artist)

Subjects: Advertising.; Banjo.; Barnes, George; Coasters (Musical group); Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Guitar.; Hamann, Paul; History of science and technology; James Gang (Musical group); Jazz music.; Kramer, Eddie; Leiber, Jerry; Measles (Musical group); Music; New York (N.Y.); Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977.; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stoller, Mike; University of California, Berkeley.; Walsh, Joe

GPS: New York (N.Y.)
Map Coordinates: 40.7127, -74.0059
00:36:29 - Advertising

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Partial Transcript: Yeah. Did you do many, many advertising things?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses his brief foray into radio transcription, which he did not enjoy. He then talks about the advertising business during the 1942-44 musicians’ strike.

Keywords: 1942-1944 Musicians Strike; Advertising; Advertising agencies; American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Betrayed (Motion picture); Caddy, the (Motion picture); Commercials; Control rooms; Disco; Disco music; Dowd, Tom; Jingles; Lewis, Jerry; Lounge bands; Musicians; Musicians Strikes; Nola; Nola Recording Studios; Organs; Radio transcription; Schmitt, Al; Silvern, Hank; Strikes; Transcription; Transcription, radio; Winters, Jonathan; Y&R; Young & Rubicam

Subjects: Advertising.; American Federation of Musicians.; Disco (Music); Disco music.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; History of science and technology; Lewis, Jerry, 1926-; Music; Organ.; Radio.; Record labels.; Schmitt, Al; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Winters, Jonathan; Young & Rubicam.

00:45:02 - The fire at Majestic Records

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Partial Transcript: And, oh, Mundell Lowe.

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses the New Year's Eve fire that burned down Bob Fine's Majestic Studio. He also talks about a practical joke played by guitarist Mundell Lowe.

Keywords: Amplifiers; Cellulose nitrate; Continental Records; Dietrich, Marlene; Discs; Dowd, Tom; Fine, Bob; Fire department; Great Northern Hotel; Great Northern Hotel Ballroom; Guitars; Horton, Von; Lowe, Mundell (Artist); Majestic Records; Microphones; New Years Eve; Practical jokes; Recording studios, Majestic; Records, kinds of: acetate; Records, kinds of: cellulose nitrate lacquer-coated; Strikes; Tape; Toolie Oolie Doolie (Song); Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka) (Song)

Subjects: Continental Records Co.; Dietrich, Marlene.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Fine, Bob.; Fire.; Great Northern Hotel (New York, N.Y.); Guitar.; History of science and technology; Lowe, Mundell, 1922-; Microphone; Music; Practical jokes.; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History

00:49:38 - Aquarius: Transformation

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Partial Transcript: Um, oh, you know what I wanted to ask you?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd and Schmitt Horning discuss 'Aquarius: Transformation,' a film that Dowd suggested Schmitt Horning watch. It was produced by Uri Fruchtmann, husband of Annie Lennox.

Keywords: Aquarius Transformation (Motion picture); BBC 4; British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); Channel 4; Channel Four; Copies; Documentaries; Dowd, Tom; England; Film; Fruchtmann, Uri; Israel; Lennox, Annie (Artist); Producers; Recording, video; Rock 'n' roll; Rock and Roll; VHS; WGBH (Television station)

Subjects: British Broadcasting Corporation.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; England.; Fruchtmann, Uri, 1955-; History of science and technology; Israel.; Lennox, Annie; Music; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History

00:53:07 - Multi-track recording

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Partial Transcript: The other thing I wanted to ask you, we didn't follow through. I want--do you remember when you got the eight track, now you were telling me--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd talks about his first experiences with Ampex’s 8-track tape recorder, which he first saw at Jimmy "Jiggs" Carroll's studio.

Keywords: 3M; 3M Company; 8 track; 8-track; Ampex Corporation; Ampex Electric Corporation; Beta; Carroll, Jimmy "Jiggs"; Computers; Digital; Dowd, Tom; Drive motors; Edge tracks; Eight track; Eight-track; Flutter; Fox, Ted; Fujii, Mort; Guide systems; Guides; High density coatings; In the Groove (Artist); International Business Machines (IBM); Minnesota Mining; Monaural; Mono; Multi-tracking; Paul, Les; Pinch rollers; Problems; Prototypes; Ramone, Phil; Recorders, tape (models): Ampex 8-track; Recording, multi-track; Recording, stereo; Recording, stereophonic; Reels; Sel-sync; Sel-sync (Selective synchronization); Selective synchronization; Speed; Stereophonic; Tape; Tape transportation; Velocity; Wobble

Subjects: 3M Company; Ampex Corporation; Carroll, Jimmy; Computers.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Fox, Ted; History of science and technology; International Business Machines Corporation.; Music; Paul, Les; Ramone, Phil.; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stereophonic sound systems.

00:59:36 - The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and overdubbing

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Partial Transcript: Yeah, I think he sa--I think this is, they're talking about, uh--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses the musician’s union prohibition against overdubbing, illustrating his points by telling the unusual story of the death of The Drifter’s lead singer, Rudy Lewis, which forced the studio to not only utilize overdubbing, but also justify it to the American Federation of Musicians.

Keywords: American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Atlantic Records; Burns, Burt; Dowd, Tom; Drifters, the; Ertegun, Ahmet; Lewis, Rudy (Artist); Marketing; Musicians union; On Broadway (Song); Overdubbing; Paul, Gene; Paul, Les; Recording studios; Staff; Strings; Unions; Up on the Roof (Song); Vocals; Wexler, Jerry

Subjects: American Federation of Musicians.; Death.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Drifters (Musical group); Ertegun, Ahmet M.; History of science and technology; Lewis, Rudy; Music; Paul, Gene; Paul, Les.; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Wexler, Jerry

01:06:07 - Marketing the 8-track

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Partial Transcript: So when did--I mean, because there were--this, this is what I'm trying to--and this is why I keep harping on this eight track thing--

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses his unique role in marketing the 8-track tape machine, which involved transporting an early Ampex 8-track tape recorder to Dearborn (Mich.) in order for it to be used at the introduction of the latest model of the Ford Mustang.

Keywords: 3 track; 3-track; 8 track; 8-track; Ampex; Ampex Electric Corporation; Ampex corporation; Atlantic Records; Awards; Baffles; Columbia Records; Columbia Records, Inc.; Conventions; Dearborn (Mich.); Dowd, Tom; Eight track; Eight-track; Ertegun, Ahmet; Ford Motor Company; Ford Mustang; Gavin Convention; Iacocca, Lee; Las Vegas (Nev.); Marketing; Microphones; Mustang; Recorders, tape (models: Ampex 8-track; Records; Snyder, Ross; Speakers; Stereo; Stereophonic; Tape machine; Three track; Three-track; Todd-AO; Transport; Vehicles; Wexler, Jerry

Subjects: Ampex Corporation; Audio equipment industry; Columbia Records, Inc.; Dearborn (Mich.); Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Ertegun, Ahmet M.; Ford Motor Company.; History of science and technology; Iacocca, Lee A.; Las Vegas (Nev.).; Microphone; Music; Record labels.; Snyder, Ross; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stereophonic sound systems.; Todd-AO (Firm); Wexler, Jerry

GPS: Dearborn (Mich.)
Map Coordinates: 42.314444, -83.213333
01:12:33 - Atlantic Records' recording studios

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Partial Transcript: Did you, uh, have to be very careful about the way you miked things and baffled?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses the studios used for recording by Atlantic Records. He also talks about the musicians with whom he worked, such as Buffalo Springfield and Aretha Franklin.

Keywords: Atlantic Records; Bell Sound Studios; Buffalo Springfield (Artist); Dowd, Tom; Elie, Phil; Ertegun, Ahmet; Families; Franklin, Aretha (Artist); Kissinger, Henry; Lincoln Center; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Managers; Mardin, Arif; Mastering; Memphis (Tenn.); New York (N.Y.); Rangers; Recording studios; Sons; Splices; Splicing; Stax Records; Teig, Dave; Teig, David; Theaters; Wexler, Jerry; Wiring

Subjects: Bell (Sound recording label); Buffalo Springfield (Musical group); Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Ertegun, Ahmet M.; Franklin, Aretha.; History of science and technology; Kissinger, Henry, 1923-; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.; Mardin, Arif; Memphis (Tenn.); Music; New York (N.Y.); Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stax Records; Teig, David, 1928-; Wexler, Jerry

GPS: New York (N.Y.)
Map Coordinates: 40.7127, -74.0059
01:20:49 - Stax Records

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Partial Transcript: Uh, have you seen that book, by the way, that Bowman did called 'Soulsville, U.S.A.'?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses Stax Records, out of Memphis (Tenn.). The two talk about the book 'Soulsville U.S.A.,' which talks about the history of the record company. Dowd also talks about a book about the musical duo Sam and Dave. Finally, Dowd talks about one of his groups, Booker T. and the M.G.s.

Keywords: Albums, reissued; American Recording Studios; American Rhythm Section, the (Artist); Ardent Recording Studio; Atlantic Records; Bell, William; Black Sabbath (Artist); Booker T. & the M.G.s (Artist); Booth, Stanley; Bowman, Rob; Collaborations; Coltrane, John (Artist); Davis, Miles (Artist); Dickinson, Jim; Dorrin, Joel; Dowd, Tom; For the Record (Book); Frye, John; Hayes, Isaac (Artist); Hearst Corporation; Jones, Booker T. (Artist); Liner Notes; Mardin, Arif; Marsh, Dave (Artist); Memphis (Tenn.); Mingus, Charlie (Artist); Moore, Sam; Muscle Shoals, (Al.); New York (N.Y.); O'Brien, Mary "Dusty Springfield" (Artist); Ousley, Curtis "King" (Artist); Pickett, Wilson (Artist); Prater, Dave; Redding, Otis (Artist); Reissues; Rolling Stone Magazine; Sam and Dave (Artist); Soulsville, U.S.A (Book); Stax Records; Theaters; Thomas, Carla; Warner Brothers Records; Wexler, Jerry

Subjects: Avon Books; Bell, William; Black Sabbath (Musical group); Booker T. & the MG's (Musical group); Booth, Stanley; Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.; Curtis, King, 1934-1971; Dickinson, Jim; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002Bowman, Rob; Frye, John; Hayes, Isaac; Hearst Corporation.; History of science and technology; Mardin, Arif; Marsh, Dave; Memphis (Tenn.); Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979; Moore, Sam; Muscle Shoals (Ala.); Music; New York (N.Y.); Pickett, Wilson.; Prater, Dave; Record labels.; Redding, Otis, 1941-1967.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Springfield, Dusty; Stax Records; Sun Records; Thomas, Carla; Warner Brother's Company; Wexler, Jerry.

GPS: Memphis (Tenn.)
Map Coordinates: 35.117365, -89.971068
01:30:39 - Rufus Thomas’ hit song 'Walking the Dog'

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Partial Transcript: Um, while we're on this topic, though, did you ever think of--I mean, how, how much would you attribute any change in the sound to the equipment that you were using?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd recounts the story of recording Rufus Thomas' hit record, 'Walking the Dog.' He talks about how the song grew out of his desire to demonstrate how he fixed the recording equipment at an Atlantic Records recording studio in Florida.

Keywords: Ampex; Ampex Electric Corporation; Ampex corporation; Atlantic Records; Audio devices; Audio recording equipment; Bands; Change in sound; Control rooms; Cropper, Steve; Dowd, Tom; Elie, Phil; Equipment; Golf; Harvey Radio; Harvey radio Laboratories; Kite, Tom; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.); Memphis (Tenn.); Memphis Open; Monaural; Mono; Nashville (Tenn.); New York (N.Y.); Parrish (Fla.); Radio Shack; Recorders, tape; Recording studios; Recording, mono; Records, kinds of: acetate; Stewart, Jim; Studios; Tape machine; Technology; Theaters; Thomas, Rufus; Walking the Dog (Song); Wexler, Jerry

Subjects: Ampex Corporation; Audio equipment industry; Cropper, Steve; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Golf.; History of science and technology; Kite, Tom; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.); Memphis (Tenn.); Music; Nashville (Tenn.); New York (N.Y.); Radio Shack; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stewart, Jim; Thomas, Rufus, 1917-2001; Wexler, Jerry.

GPS: Memphis (Tenn.)
Map Coordinates: 35.117365, -89.971068
01:43:51 - Efficiency in recording

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Partial Transcript: I mean, do you, um--when you work with groups now, do you try to do things efficiently and not take too much time?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses his personal attitude towards efficiency in recording albums, using the metaphor of the emergency room. He feels that music should be recorded as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Keywords: A Star is Born (Motion picture); Albums; Atlantic Records; Audio recording; Bands; Beach Boys, the; Booker T. & the M.G.’s (Artist); Boredom; California; Creason, Sammy; Dickinson, Jim; Dowd, Tom; Efficiency; Elson, Kevin; Groups; Hendrix, Jimi (Artist); Historic; Historic preservation; Horns; Journey (Artist); Kristofferson, Kristoffer; Length of time; Live; Lynyrd Skynyrd (Artist); Miami (Fla.); Microphones; Music producers; Musicians, session; Nichols, Roger; Night on the Town (Album); Patience; Plane crashes; Process; Ramone, Phil; Recording; Recording studios; Recording, live; Records, hit; Records, kinds of: hit; Rehearsals; Rhythm sections; Royalties; San Francisco Bay Area; Session musicians; Songs; Sound; Sound recording; Sound stages; Spector, Phil; Steely Dan (Artist); Stewart, Rod (Artist); Streisand, Barbra (Artist); Studio time; Urgent; Utley, Mike; Warner Brothers Pictures; Wilson, Brian (Artist); Young, Neil (Artist)

Subjects: Beach Boys.; Booker T. & the MG's (Musical group); California; Dickinson, Jim.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Hendrix, Jimi.; Historic preservation.; History of science and technology; Journey (Musical group); Kristofferson, Kris.; Lynyrd Skynyrd (Musical group); Miami (Fla.); Microphone; Music; Nichols, Roger; Nichols, Roger, 1940-; Ramone, Phil; Record labels.; San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.); Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Spector, Phil; Spector, Phil, 1939-; Steely Dan (Musical group); Stewart, Rod.; Streisand, Barbra.; Warner Brother's Company; Wilson, Brian; Wilson, Brian, 1942-; Young, Neil, 1945-

GPS: San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Map Coordinates: 37.75, -122.283333
02:04:25 - Work in Los Angeles (Calif.)

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Partial Transcript: Did you work in L.A. very much?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses his personal distaste for Los Angeles (Calif.), pointing to that as the reason why he primarily recorded in New York (N.Y.) and Nashville (Tenn.). He also talks about the various recording studios in Los Angeles, such as the Village Recorder. He ends by talking about the various artists with whom he worked, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rod Stewart.

Keywords: Aldon Music; Aldon Music Publishing; California; Capitol Records; Capitol Records Tower; Capitol Tower; Captain and Tennille (Artist); Coasters, the (Artist); Cooper, Sam; Crosby, Stills, & Nash (Artist); Crosby, Stills, and Nash (Artist); DeRoe, Mike; Dowd, Tom; Gold Star; Gold Star Recording; Gold Star Studios; Heider, Wally; Howe, Dayton "Bones"; Jefferson Airplane (Artist); Keepnews, Orrin; Leiber, Jerry; Los Angeles (Calif.); Lynyrd Skynyrd (Artist); Mahoney, Edward "Eddie Money" (Artist); Plunkett, Don; Plunkett, Donald; Presley, Elvis (Artist); RCA Records; Reid, Terry; Riverside Records; Robine, Bunny; Robins, the (Artist); Santa Monica (Calif.); Schmitt, Al; Stewart, Rod (Artist); Stoller, Mike; Sunset Boulevard; United Western Recording; Village Recorder, the; Warner Brothers Records

Subjects: California.; Capitol Records, Inc.; Coasters (Musical group); Cooper, Sam; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; Gold Star Studios; History of science and technology; Howe, Bones; Jefferson Airplane (Musical group); Keepnews, Orrin; Leiber, Jerry; Los Angeles (Calif.); Lynyrd Skynyrd (Musical group.); Money, Eddie; Music; RCA Records; Record labels.; Reid, Terry, 1949-; Riverside Records; Robins (Musical group); Santa Monica (Calif.); Schmitt, Al; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Stewart, Rod.; Stoller, Mike; Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.); Warner Brother's Company

GPS: Los Angeles (Calif.)
Map Coordinates: 34.05, -118.25
02:11:46 - Recording at Carnegie Hall

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Partial Transcript: Now, was this--were you there, um--when were you doing recording there?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses remote recording at Carnegie Hall. He also talks about the Florida Music Hall of Fame.

Keywords: Capitol Records; Carnegie Hall; Case Western Reserve University; Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS); Dowd, Tom; Florida Music Hall of Fame; Krepps, Clair; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; National Broadcasting Company (NBC); Nola; Nola Records; Recording; Recording studios; Rigs; Studios; Telephone lines; Voice of America (VOA)

Subjects: Capitol Records, Inc.; Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.); Case Western Reserve University; Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; History of science and technology; Music; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.); National Broadcasting Company.; Record labels.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Voice of America (Organization)

GPS: New York (N.Y.)
Map Coordinates: 40.7127, -74.0059
02:14:14 - Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) and National Association of Record Manufacturers (NARM)

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Partial Transcript: You know, there was one thing I wanted to ask you about. What about SPARS?

Segment Synopsis: Dowd discusses two professional organizations, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) and the National Association of Record Manufacturers (NARM). He also talks about using promotional recordings to promote artists on the Atlantic Records label.

Keywords: American Broadcasting Company (ABC); Atlantic Records; Brown, Laverne (Artist); Brown, Ruth (Artist); Coltrane, John (Artist); Criteria Recording; Darin, Bobby (Artist); Disc jockeys; Dowd, Tom; Emerman, Mack; Jazz; Joel, Irv; Joel, Irving; Kaye, Shirley; Modern Jazz Quartet (Artist); Musicians; National Association of Record Manufacturers (NARM); Popular music; Promotions; Rhythm and blues (R&B); Shore, Bobby (Artist); Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS); Teig, Dave; Teig, David; Turner, Joe (Artist); Vistas, the (Artist)

Subjects: American Broadcasting Company.; Brown, Ruth; Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.; Darin, Bobby; Disc jockeys.; Dowd, Tom, 1925-2002; History of science and technology; Jazz music.; Modern Jazz Quartet.; Music; Popular music.; Record labels.; Rhythm and blues music.; Sound recording industry; Sound recording industry--History; Sound recordings; Sound--Recording and reproducing; Sound--Recording and reproducing--History; Teig, David, 1928-; Turner, Joe; Vistas (Musical group)