Electro-Vox Recording Studios started in 1931 and is said to be the oldest private recording studio in the world. From 1931 to 1950 it would record all the “air checks” from NBC/KHJ Radio Station across the street at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. This would include performances by Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Burns and Gracie Allen. The studio would also record all the demo’s for Paramount Studios artists which is located directly across the street. In 1950 Capitol Records took over the NBC radio station until 1956. During that time many Capitol artists would come over to Electro-Vox to rehearse and record their demos; including the Nat King Cole Trio, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer,Sammy Fain, Dinah Shore,Eddie Cantor, The Sons of the Pioneers, Spade Cooley, Judy Garland Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Plas Johnson and Burt Bachrach. Some of the demos recorded were Moon River, Mona Lisa, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Silver Bells, and Buttons And Bows. Also around this time Electro-Vox opened it’s doors for Tex Ritter who would do his radio show there. All the Four Star record dates were done here, including Hot Rod Race and Hot Rod Lincoln. In 1945 Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Slim And Slam cut 4 sides for the famous Dial Sessions. In the early 50’s Stan Ross worked at Electro-Vox, and after not getting a raise he went up the street and started Gold Star Recorders. Stan copied Electro-Vox to a tee, right down to the receptionist desk upfront. Making Electro-Vox the blueprint for Gold Star. During the 1960‘s the Wrecking Crew including Earl Palmer would record at Electro-Vox many times. Electro-Vox was run by Bert And Alan Gottshalk from 1931 to 2000. Then taken over by Joey Altruda for 9 years and is now owned by Woody Jackson.
Electro-Vox currently provides music production services and recording studio services.