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If These Halls Could Talk: A Historical Tour through San Francisco Recording Studios

Author: Heather R. Johnson

Publication date: 2006

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"If These Halls Could Talk: A Historical Tour through San Francisco Recording Studios takes an in-depth look at San Francisco's diverse music and music recording studio history. Filled with rare photos and behind-the-scenes stories, this book steps inside the recording studios where '50s jazz and blues, '60s psychedelic rock, '70s funk, '80s punk and early 21st Century everything came to life.Leading Bay Area artists, producers, engineers, and studio owners take readers on a guided tour through some of San Franciscoís top recording studios, venturing behind the scenes of popular musicís hottest albums. Readers will learn about the recording techniques, the magic, and the often unusual experiences that contributed to a wide range of recordings, including works by Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Santana, the Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Journey, Huey Lewis and the News, Chris Isaak, Faith No More, Green Day, and many more."
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