Studios

1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

October 19, 2012
1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

Kansas Hall of Fame Honorees These guys were the band “most likely to succeed” in Kansas City in 1968. They had not yet had their disastrous NY trip to record their Command/ABC record. This band played opposite my band “The Smokin’ Emeralds at the Place in Westport for over a year. We played the ‘straight’ side of the venue 6 nights a week, while...

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1967: Vic Damon’s Studio

July 23, 2010
1967: Vic Damon’s Studio

Photo by R. G. Barncard 1967 – STEVE MILLER SESSION PHOTO GALLERY The legendary Vic Damon. Here is his incredibly odd layout with the speakers in the ceiling. The right channel is just above the camera position. The left channel is just before Vic. The lathes are in front of the window, the mixer knobs are before him. Somewhere between his two lathes was...

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1999: A Quest for a Gates Console

June 15, 2010
1999: A Quest for a Gates Console

I'm headed to the legendary Nesman Studios that has been in business since 1947, nearly a decade before the rise of the independent studios in Hollywood like Sunset or United-Western. Here I am going to inspect and prepare for shipping a 1956 Gates Dualux Broadcast console, the likes of which I've used decades ago, and for some reason in December of 1999, I...

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