Built in 1980 and originally called Tres Virgos studios it was designed with excessive attention to detail including a floated control room. Tarpan Studios has been owned and operated by Grammy winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Performer Narada Michael Walden who purchased the studio in 1985 and changed the name.
The studio has been called the Motown of Marin, having recorded some of the greatest acts in recent history including over 50 #1 hits!
Carlos Santana, George Benson, Curtis Mayfield, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne, The Temptations, Lionel Richie, Dino Valente, Tower of Power, Van Morrison, Steve Winwood, The Spinners, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Michael Bloomfield and Al Jarreau.
Notable Recordings Made At Tarpan Include:
Whitney by Whitney Houson
Dancing On The Ceiling by Lionel Richie
Truly Blessed by Teddy Pendergrass
Aretha by Aretha Franklin
Be Yourself by Patti LaBelle
Living Proof by Buddy Guy
Corazón by Santana
A Time To Love by Stevie Wonder
Great Gypsy Soul by Tommy Bolin & Friends
Heaven And Earth by Al Jarreau
1925 E Francisco Blvd
San Rafael CA 94901