Former Location –
Original Sound was founded on January 30, 1959 by deejay Art Laboe. It began as a small label that specialized in compiling and re-releasing “oldies” R&B and rock and roll songs.
Art Laboe, who passed away at 97 on October 7, 2022 had a career spanning over seven decades. Art was one of the first disc jockeys to play rock n’ roll in California and coined the phrase “oldies, but goodies.”
Notable Recordings Made At Original Sound Studio Include:
Ramones – End Of The Century
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense And Peppermints
Frank Zappa – The Lost Episodes
Uriah Heep – Raging Silence
Captain Beefheart – Puller Man
The Monkees – Head
7120 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90046
I did some recording in the studio around 1982 to 1983 I’m very in getting a copy of my music, yes I’m willing to pay for it. 210 887 6889
I remember “Talk Talk” by The Music Machine on Original Sound Records. So I’m given to assume it was recorded here. I always thought about that record every time I drove by.
We actually recorded the single at RCA recording studios across from cinema dome. The rest of the album which did record at the original sound studios…
I remember the Chi-Lites had a big hit with “My Wedding Cake Tipped Over!” It was recorded here in one take in 1966. The song was 40 minutes long so they had to edit it down to 2:45, which was neither easy nor pleasant. Man, u never heard such vapid, empty-headed rock n’ roll in your life. My God, it was EXCRUCIATINGLY EGREGIOUS!!