The Golden World Story
The Bell Sound Connection

label scan courtesy of Dougie Ward

It is clear from advertising that towards the end of 1964 Golden World were still operating out of 4039 Buena Vista.

Indeed proof that they were still recording in New York City can be seen on Ric-Tic 101, Freddie Gorman's "In A Bad Way". Beautifully printed in italics on the run-out groove are the words Bell Sound. This 45 was released in October 1964.

Engineer Bob d'Orleans recalls, "Bell Sound cut their own master lacquers. Abe Bernstein and myself were the guys who would cut the records and in a number of instances we would stamp the studio name on the run-out groove."

Almost three years of commuting to New York City would soon come to an end however, when Ed and JoAnne purchased an Electrical Store on West Davison, one of Detroit's main thoroughfares.

The building was also within walking distance of JoAnne's home on Buena Vista.

Built in 1949, the premises measured 6597 square feet and consisted of a ground floor, upper floor and garage.



Notes by David Meikle

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