|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, November 07, 2001 - 11:41 pm:|
i'm sure ralph will enjoy seeing his company name on this one.
belita was highly rated and used to perform successfully at fox theatre amateur nights in the early days.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, November 07, 2001 - 11:46 pm:|
apologies, should have mentioned
|By Ralph Terrana (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 12:20 am:|
|By acooolcat (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 08:59 am:|
I spoke to Belita a few years ago, she was touring with George Clinton back then. She told me Magic Corner was her first recording, made when she was just a young teenager.
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 02:03 pm:|
A couple more TS recordings were;
Jimmy "Soul" Clark - Sweet Darling - Soul Hawk
Sam Ward - Sister Lee - Groove City
This is what Popcorn Wylie told me.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 02:47 pm:|
story starts next week.
|By Russ Terrana (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 11:49 pm:|
Don't forget "Band Of Gold" by Frida Pyane!
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 07:04 am:|
We wont and we didn't!!...see earlier postings!
There ain't much you do that slips past us Brits!!!
........and that includes Rosie! HA HA HA HA
|By Ralph Terrana (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 02:19 pm:|
I think in the final analysis, Rosie will be the true star.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 09:08 pm:|
Well Ralph, Rosie may have been fun but its what's in the grooves that count!!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 09:31 pm:|
were holland/dozier/holland using tera shirma too?
did the chairmen of the board 45 'give me just a little more time' get recorded there too?
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:23 am:|
I must tell you that after listening to the Tobi Legend record on John's radio show,I gotta say that Tera Shirma B was one hell of a great studio!!!! The quality was superb and you had the best thing going in Detroit!!
That E.M.T. was singing,and the mix was great.
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:44 am:|
Thank you Bobby.
|By Derrald! (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:46 am:|
I begin to wonder about the Isaac Hayes sessions up at TS, do you (or your brother) know were the tracking parts laid down for the Hot Buttered Soul sessions? I had been Playng "Walk On By" recently, which I suspect it was recorded there. United Sound is also credited, and Ardent (in Memphis) are the studio sites.
Anyway, you still have no recollection of TeraShima's ceiling height yet? By looking at the exterior photos,.... Woah! How high can Detroit get, sans the... Go figure on that part. And I'm not talking about San Francisco's Haight-Asbury era. Ungreatful, but not dead yet.
|By acooolcat (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:11 am:|
Ralph and Clay,
Do you remember if Emanuel Laskey recorded "Sweet Lies" at the studio? He was with Thelma Records at the time.
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:27 pm:|
It's all a little vague to me, but I seem to remember the tracks ( or at least the majority of them ) being recorded elsewhere. When I talk to Russ I will ask him.
The ceiling in Studio B extended at least another 10 feet above the control room windows.I would say the over-all height was nearly 30 feet. When I look at the one pic of Les Chasey the day the control room window 4X4's were being put in. it amazes me once again the talent this guy had. Above the ceiling was yet an attic. Les had cut precise openings into the ceiling and the 4X4's extended up into, and were secured to beams in the attic. And all these 4X4's had to line up precisely for the control room glass. Les was a genius and the place was built like a fortress. As B was being built and the city building inspector would stop in to make sure everything was being built to code, as he would be leaving he would say things to me like " Damn!! This guy knows wat he's doing!"
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:42 pm:|
graham sent in this scan to complement his post of 19th march 09:11.
|By Ian W (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:50 pm:|
What a wonderful label Thelma was! Short but very sweet. Every record (I have heard) is stunning.
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:08 pm:|
Sounds like a new thread to me....!
|By Ian W (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:37 pm:|
Now if I only had a heart... oops scanner!
|By acooolcat (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:33 am:|
In the TS story you mention Mom and Pops Coleman coming to the studio. I think that most Thelma recordings were done at United, but maybe the later ones were done at TS? The last few releases are by Martha Starr; I think she used to hangout with a woman named Chocolate. Ring any bells?
Best wishes, Graham
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 05:50 am:|
From late 1966, as far as I know, Thelma was using Tera Shirma exclusively. I don't know the people you mention though.
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 07:59 am:|
Thelma Coleman...Thelma Brown.
Detroit had its fair share of Thelma's in the record industry...
Are these two different people?
|By acooolcat (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 10:23 am:|
I don't think Thelma Coleman married a Brown; just a Gordy. I've heard she later married Richard Street.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 11:20 pm:|
Cal married Richard Street about 1969..that was when son Ricky was born.
|By Dave f.. (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 05:04 pm:|
Can you remember or shed any light on the
"Platters" recording a version of "Johnny Hampton`s"
"Not my Girl-Dotty`s" at Tera Shirma studios in 1966,this was for "Musicor" records which for some reason or another they decided not to release which was a great shame as it`s a great record,but the record did come out in 1987 as a free anniversary 45 at the 100 Club allnighter in London.
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 05:52 pm:|
I'm not sure if I remember this, but it is possible Popcorn Wylie was involved.
|By acooolcat (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 05:40 am:|
There seems to a lot of Italian names appearing on the forum so I wonder if you knew a guy surnamed Capito? He had a (short lived) recording company in the mid to late 60s.
Best wishes, Graham
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 05:50 am:|
No Graham. Not that I can recall.
|By DJDetroit (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 29, 2002 - 01:56 pm:|
I just listened to a old LP from "Mutzie -
Light of your shadow" recorded at Tera-Shirma
in 1970 and I wondered what happend
to him and his band! As I could track down, that
was his only recording (according to allmusic.com)
and they supported Jethro Tull at a Detroit
concert back then! Any comments?
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 29, 2002 - 02:02 pm:|
I seem to remember Mutzie, or at least the name, but nothing else. The recordings would have to have pre-dated 1970 however, since I closed the studios in late 1969.
I'm wondering if this could have been a Theo-Coff production. Mike or Dennis...any comments?
|By DJDetroit (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 07:21 am:|
here are some details I got from the LP Cover:
E."Mutzie" Levenburg - g, vo
Marc White - ds
Barry Levenburg - b
Andee Levenburg - organ
Nick Palise, Dave Kovarick, Chuck Feger,
Bob Cowart, Fred Boldt - sax, flute, oboe
and you've been right with the Theo-Coff production. My Dad did some lyrics, don't
know how much his input was (gotta ask him)
It's a mix of blues and psychedelic rock,
very interesting! Seems a there's some
entire concept to it.
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 02:48 pm:|
Thanks for the information.