MAKING HISTORY SINCE 1967

Recording Studio in Memphis

 

1967 - Present
    
American Recording Studio is one of the most legendary Memphis studios. The building was designed by architectural and acoustical engineers, who hand crafted the rare stereo echo chambers and concrete floated floors in Studio A. The studio is the first and only recording studio in Memphis,built from the ground up, with the intent to be a recording studio. It has a history of being an integral part in producing numerous Gold and Grammy Award-winning records. Stan Kessler was the studio operator and General Manager of American East. When American Sound began to expand, it was renamed American East with Chips Moman and Don Crews . It is the only physical part of American Sound Group that remains in Memphis.
 
Recording Studio in Memphis
Recording Studio in Memphis

As time went on, the studio went to host other names. Don Crews re-opened as Onyx after Chips went back to Nashville and Georgia. The Bar-Kays occupied the studio as their home base after Stax closed. Easley McCain Recording operated at the studio until 2005 when a control room fire closed the studio, forcing them to move to another location. Efforts started in 2007 to restore the studio back to its glory days. In 2011, the studio was reopened and Today, the studio is equipped with world class recording gear and continues to make music history. 

Recording Studio in Memphis
Recording Studio in Memphis

recording 

artists

 
Elvis
Loretta Lynn
Modest mouse
TG Sheppard
Jeff Buckley
The Box Tops
Big Ass Truck
Grifters
Sonic Youth
Pavement
Cat Power
Ace Cannon
Super Drag
Blackberry Wednesday
Monster Truck Five
Garrison Starr
Two Dollar Guitar
Low Society
Finger Trick
Least of All Saints
Mark Mann
The Clears
Collin Herring
Fuck
Jets to Brazil
John Mohead
Julie Dorion
Lost Sounds 
Lughead
The Mount McKinleys
Neilson Hubbard
The Promise Ring
The Satyrs
Thrush Hermit
Timothy Prudhomme
Rocket form the Crypt
American Death Ray
OFB
Crumbs
Silver Jews 
The Gories
Mr. Airplane Man
Laughing Hyenas
Resolve
Southern Culture on the Skins
J. Buck
Kingpin Nick
Frayser Boy
Josh Buck
cjay
T-Ay
Hole in the sky
mac guyver
mac daniel
zach bair band
litle man
lily b
john anderson
ernet williamson
snow globe 
dk noslen
rich king
king jboi
kevin carson
tentative
rob thomas world tour
moses gonzeles
kysha dorna
tellus bo
everdeens
megan gunia
goodpaper
dusty springfield
MARCUS TERRY
LEIGHT JULY
ADDIE PATON
WILLIE HALL
AFFLICTION OF THE ABSENT
JOSH MAZE
Reframe
John Mohead
King Pin Nick
Frayser Boy
Josh Buck 
Hole in the Sky
Mac guyver
mac mcdaniel
ZACH BAIR BAND
LITTLE MEN
LILY B
JOHN ANDERSON 
ERNEST WILLIAMSON
ALEXA DU POINT
SNOW GLOBE
RICH KING
TWISH TEAM ENT.
KING JBOI
KEVIN CARSON
TENATIVE
EXTREME DREAMS USA
ROB THOMAS WORLD TOUR
MOSES GONZALEZ
RAGE MUSIC
SEAN RICE
KELLEY ANDERSON
KYSHA DORNA
TELLUS BO
EVERDEENS
TAILOR MADE VILLIANS
JMAC 
NATALIE CHRISTINE
A SHATTERED SOUL
PRIMARY WAVES
FATHOM
JEFF TRIPLETT
TIMOTHY HUGHES
AQUARIA
TERRY TRAIN
SALLY QUINTON
GONZALO
MIKE MATAL
LORENZO SMITH
JOHNNY BEASLEY
OJO
TIME BOYS THE MOVIE
TIME BOYS 2 THE MOVIE
KC NASH
T SHOT
TRVS BRENT
MONEY MERIO
MISS JOYCE
ANT FARGO
COREY MARTIN
MARK PRESCOTT
WAKE EMM
TROY DIXON
THE CURRENT SITUATION
LUH PAC
OSK BOBBIE
LA CHAT
(THREE 6 MAFIA)
FRAYSER BOY
(THREE 6 MAFIA)
TONY DICKERSON
KEVIN DAVIS
CAM CARTER
CHERIE BLACK
MAD SOULS
SONIC MYTH
FIONA WILLIAMS
NICK NELSO
DRE FRESH
JOE HAMMOND
DOPE DANN
SCOTT BARTLETT
TEVIN WILLIAMS
HUNCHO MONIE
CHRIS JOHNSON
JADED GREY
JULIUS
(JOHNO-MR. SHERMAN)
SASCHA LEWIS
HOUSE OF MELODY
RASHAWN
SAM BARDON
KING JBOI
RYAN WALLACE
GERRY HARRIS
TRAVIS WALLS
GRB DRAKO
CAMERON BOND
PAIN GRAPE
JUSTIN MERRICK
S.A.M.
EL BELLUCIO
STREET HOUNDZ
KM KAPONE
BLACK LVIS
CHERIE BLACK
TRE 8
10K
THE BARKAYS
CEDRIC BOWLER
KEY CLOCK


 
ce Cannon
Johnny Cash
The Memphis Horns
Custard
Limes Tarantula
Impala
Come
The Walkmen
Skalars
The Cooters
The Amps
Impaia
Elliott
Champ
EgarBoy
Willy Mason
Red Williams
It Came From Memphis
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Quadrajets
The Spinanes
Oblivians
King Kong 
Fireworks
Jimi Jamison
714
Crossties 
Medeval Steel
Tacos and Da Mofo's
The Hill Top
Southern Culture on the Skins
Walk The Line
China Gate
Chasing Angles
BrotherChess
Quinn
Belly
Terry Wall & The Wallbangers
The Moonshiners
John Mohead
Frank Bruno
The End
ReFrame
Tailor Made Villains
Reframe
nATALIE cHRISTINE
dEVINE
A SHATTERED SOUL
PRIMARY WAVES
CHARLES MORE
TY
CLESINATRA
DEADRICK THOMPSON
DOUBLE PROTION
APOLLO
SHAVAR
J FAMOUS
CANDACE ATKINSON
RANDALL TERRY
SHIZZLE
MALCOM
GIMA
KEN STEORTS
SKYE STEORTS
BELVEDERE
KIDD LOONI
BLYTHE WILSON
FOSTA KEY 
AL kAPONE
THE BRASCO
JAYLAN
GLITCH
MARIO
SHOTGUN BILLY'S
PLAYBOY JANO
TN STIX
THE RED MOUNTAIN
CHANDLER GREEN
CHAPPELL HILL
CHARLES MORE
CLE SINATRA
DEADRICK THOMPSON
DOUBLE PROTION
APOLLO
CANDACE ATKINSON
CHARLES MORE
CLE SINATRA
DEADRICK THOMPSON
DOUBLE PORTION
APOLLO
CANDACE ATKINSON
RANDALL TERRY
KEN STEROTS
SKYE STEORTS
BELVEDERE
KIDD LOONI
BLACK I NATION
BLYTHE WILSON
FOSTA KEY
THE BRASCO
GLITCH
SHOTGUN BILLY'S
PLAYBOY JANO
TN STIX
YEAR OF mEMPHIS MUSIC
JUSTIN GATSON
(GROOVY 3)
KELLY HARRISON
(THE GRASS SKIRTS)
THE RED MOUNTAIN
MARUS TERRY
LEIGHT JULY
ADDIE PATON
WILLIE HALL
AFFLICITON OF THE ABSENT
TRUBBLE
JOSH MAZE
SCOUTERA
CHANDLER GREER
(CHAPPELL HILL)
TERRENCE BOYCE
GANGSTA BLAC
HIMBR
SLEEPY 
MAC GUTTA
JAY THOMPSON
JAY THOWNSEND
ART BENTLY 
CAMILLE COLE
M.A.C.
CHRIS WARE
PHILLIP COOPER
HOT ROD
JUDIE HARRIS 
ADRIAN STONE
KUSHO GWAPP
BLXK MIGO JYA
CIVIL CYPHER
JASON CAPLAND
KEENAN SHOTWELL
COLTON WEST
TJ NICHOLAS
KAYBREE
GREG ROBERTS 
EVERETT
SAVING ABEL
DARIUS MONIX
KWAE TUT
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
DEVIN RAGLAND
BEN BELLA BOOKS
CHRIS LEAVING ZERO
THER STAYHEARTS
HUNTER
KENNETH GILLION
MILLION DOLLAR CARTER
ACRIE KANE
ANDREW KNOX
[WILLIW RHODES - BLACKLIST]
DAWN QUILLIAN
CHIRS MIZZLE
BUCKWILD
RAFAEL LEE
TROY DIXON
THOMAS GERALD
CAROLYN HARRIS
ANDRE FOLD
NTG JAYBOY
BIG PHIL
MICHALE DEWARDS
2 GUNZ
CODE RED
OG FRED MONEY TRAIN
MICHAEL CURTIS
GENE WILLIAMS
MADISON LINE RECORDS
MIKE DOCKERY
CJ DIXON
BRYAN RUSSELL
PRESTON CLARK CHURCH