Harry Smith Recording
Harry Smith Recording was the first independent recording studio on the east coast of the United States, founded in the 1930s by Harry Smith, a former recording engineer for Brunswick Records. The studio was located at 2 West 46th Street in New York City, and was taken over in 1944 by Fred Hall and Chuck Phillips.
The studio ran a recording service for radio personalities, radio stations, and radio performers who wanted to record their live radio performances. This service at this time was mechanically fixed (sound cut into a wax type of record) onto a '78 styled disk record.
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