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This was the place to record your songs in the New Orleans area in the 1950’s. Nearly all of the biggest hits by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Guitar Slim, and Clarence (“Frogman”) Henry were recorded here.
The Founder of J&M was Cosimo Matassa who retired from the music business in the 1980s to manage the family’s food store in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Cosimo died on September 11, 2014, aged 88 and was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He was also inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 1951, Jerry Lee Lewis saved up his money and journeyed to J&M from his home in, Louisiana to make his first ever recording five years before he would record at Sun Studios.
On September 24, 2010, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designated J&M Recording Studio a historic Rock and Roll Landmark, one of only 11 nationwide at the time. The studio closed for good in 1974.
Notable Recordings Made At J&M Include:
Rock And Rollin’ With Fats Domino by Fats Domino
The Fat Man by Fats Domino
Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
The Things That I Used to Do by Guitar Slim
J&M Recording Studios
523 Governor Nicholls St.
New Orleans LA 70116