TAM STUDIO
RECORDS

Independent label: Tam Studio Records was Another one of the many custom recording labels that were around in the 1970s.  Tam was based in 13A Hamilton Way, London W3.  It started life in 1954 as Tam Theatre Services, providing sound and lighting equipment for drama companies, but it developed into a recording studio and by the mid '70s it was making records.  The earliest of its products was a 1976 LP by the Radlett Choral Society, came out on the Tam Theatre Services label.  Subsequent records came out on a variety of different labels, but the TTS prefix remained constant; the yellow colour of the label was also shared by some of those labels - see 'Croft' and 'Nearly Famous' for examples.  The numbers which followed the TTS varied in form: the year seems to have been a component part, 1979 issues being numbered TTS-7900 and a 1978 EP called 'Free And Easy' by the New Atlantis Jazz Band having the number TTS-8781.  This practise appears to have been discontinued in the '80s, with numbers remaining in the TTS-8000s into 1981.  I have only been able to trace two 7" records on the actual Tam Studio label: The New Atlantis Jazz Band EP and a single by The Surfers, 'A Piece O' My Mind' (TTS-8029).  Given the small quantities that were pressed and their consequent resistance to googling, however, there may have been more.  The Surfers' single came in a pale yellow sleeve, which may be what it was housed in originally; I have included a scan of it, on the off-chance.  In case anybody's wondering, the music on that record is Bucks-Fizz-type Pop.  The discography below contains LPs as well as 7" records, for the sake of interest.  TTS-8013, 'Sentinel' by The Blackboard Rubber Band, appeared on the Walworth School Music label, but if the 'year in the catalogue number' theory has any basis that record would be from the early '80s. Chelsea School Music Group LP (TTS-8012) is listed as being from 1977.  The 'Manufacturer' was Sound Manufacturing (Hayes) Ltd, of High Wycomb, who pressed that particular record.  The Tam Studio was run by Tony Batchelor; it was still offering mastering and duplicating facilities in 1993, but by that time the record label seems to have been long gone.  Tony moved to Denmark with his wife shortly after that, and set up Tam over there - though not, apparently, as a record label Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

  
78 New Atlantis Jazz Band Free 'N' Easy TAM STUDIO TTS 8781
 
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7901
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7902
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7903
79 Edith Cavell School Chior Music (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 7904
79 Maidenhead Schools Orchestra Festival Concert (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 7905
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7906
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7907
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7908
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7909
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7910
79 Trawler You Got The Funk NEARLY FAMOUS TTS 7911
79 Rough Justice Black Knight (A Gothic Legend) CROFT TTS 7912
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7913
79 Luton Police Choir Luton Police Choir (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 7914
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7915
79 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 7916
79 Bruder Fair Play Organ Bruder Fair Play Organ (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 7817
80 Richard Markin Music (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 8001
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8002
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8003
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8004
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8005
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8006
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8007
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8008
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8009
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8010
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8011
80 The Chelsea School Music Group  One In A Million (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 8012
80 Blackboard Rubber Band Sentinel (Album) WALWORTH SCHOOL MUSIC TTS 8013
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8014
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8015
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8016
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8017
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8018
80 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8019
81 Woolwich Polytechnic School Concert Band  Poly Music (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 8020
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8021
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8022
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8023
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8024
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8025
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8026
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8027
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8028
81 The Surfers A Piece O' My Mind TAM STUDIO TTS 8029
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8030
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8031
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8032
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8033
81 The Original East Side Stompers  At The Dr. Johnson (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 8035
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8036
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8037
81 Not Traced TAM STUDIO TTS 8038
81 Bob Taylor Taylor Made (Album) TAM STUDIO TTS 8039
78 Choir And Musicians St. Patrick's High School Coatbridge I Am The Light Of The World None TTS 8080


 


 

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