Re: Wally Heider Studio 4

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Harvey Gerst, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Harvey Gerst

    Harvey Gerst Guest

    mikina@popantipop.com (michael) wrote:

    >Does anyone know the history of this room?
    >
    >Where was it?
    >What gear did it have?
    >What records were cut in this room?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >Michael


    Was that the upstairs room on Cahuenga? If so, the first CS&N was cut there.
    Don't remember the gear.

    Harvey Gerst
    Indian Trail Recording Studio
    http://www.ITRstudio.com/
  2. MHLINE

    MHLINE Guest

    Studio 4 was down Cahuenga from the main Heider building on the corner of
    Cahuenga and selma.

    It featured a custom Bushnell console with API components,

    Not sure what records were recorded there. I can't even remember what the
    projects were that I did in the room. After the Heider bankruptcy sale I think
    David Kirschenbaum (?) took over the room as a personal use studio before
    taking over Richard Perry's Studio 55 which was the old Decca Studios.

    I seem to recall that Heider four was badly damaged in the last earthquake and
    was demolished.

    BTW it was almost next door to the famous Martoni's italian restaurant which
    was a major music hangout from the 60's onward. it closed sometime in the 90's
    I think. Too bad.........

    One other bit of Heider trivia. Part of the building had been Shelly"s (manne)
    Manhole jazz nightclub before Wally expanded . I remember going to the auction
    and you could see where the back of the stage had been and every player had
    autographed the wall which ended up covered with hooks holding various audio
    cables.
  3. mikina@popantipop.com (michael) wrote in message news:<3b340d44.0308212133.78217c0c@posting.google.com>...
    > Does anyone know the history of this room?
    >
    > Where was it?
    > What gear did it have?
    > What records were cut in this room?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Michael


    I don't know, but it's about time somebody brought this topic up!
  4. michael

    michael Guest

    robert740825@earthlink.com (Robert Philbeck) wrote in message news:<300940c1.0308232207.2b2420b@posting.google.com>...
    > mikina@popantipop.com (michael) wrote in message news:<3b340d44.0308212133.78217c0c@posting.google.com>...
    > > Does anyone know the history of this room?
    > >
    > > Where was it?
    > > What gear did it have?
    > > What records were cut in this room?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Michael

    >
    > I don't know, but it's about time somebody brought this topic up!


    I just bought the API/Demedio from that room so I am very curious as
    to the history of the place.
  5. MHLINE wrote:
    >
    > One other bit of Heider trivia. Part of the building had been Shelly"s (manne)
    > Manhole jazz nightclub before Wally expanded . I remember going to the auction
    > and you could see where the back of the stage had been and every player had
    > autographed the wall which ended up covered with hooks holding various audio
    > cables.


    Now THAT was a club. Missed getting there by a couple years but had
    some good times at the Parisian Room before it got leveled for a new
    Post Office...
  6. MHLINE

    MHLINE Guest

    Here's an even better one.

    Years ago I ansered a local ad fro some games (pinbalss or something) and the
    owner said they were being stored in a basement at the corner of Hollywood and
    Western.

    For some reason it popped into my head that teh famous jazz club the Basin
    Street West had been somewhere on that corner, and sure enough the basement
    turned out to be the club which was full of legal storage boxes but still
    virtually intact. You could see the bandstand, the phone booths the
    decorations, everything.

    Later I was able to see where the outside entrance had been on Hollywood Blvd
    just east of western. (boarded up of course)

    Sadly the entire building got demolished soon after to make way for the new
    metro line.

    If you ever see a copy of "Woody Herman 1963" check it out. Recorded live by
    Wally Heider (see we even got back to him) at the club it is one incredible big
    band lp. I think it may be available on CD now.
  7. Harvey Gerst

    Harvey Gerst Guest

    Kurt Albershardt <kurt@nv.net> wrote:

    >MHLINE wrote:
    >>
    >> One other bit of Heider trivia. Part of the building had been Shelly"s (manne)
    >> Manhole jazz nightclub before Wally expanded . I remember going to the auction
    >> and you could see where the back of the stage had been and every player had
    >> autographed the wall which ended up covered with hooks holding various audio
    >> cables.

    >
    >Now THAT was a club. Missed getting there by a couple years but had
    >some good times at the Parisian Room before it got leveled for a new
    >Post Office...


    Shelly's Manhole was on Cosmo Street (actually more like a one block long
    alley). Directly across from Shelly's, stood Herb Cohen's "Cosmo Alley", a
    great folk club.

    Harvey Gerst
    Indian Trail Recording Studio
    http://www.ITRstudio.com/

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