Big thanks to Andy Schwartz for pointing the way to this new(?) and invaluable resource for those interested in the work of the legendary record producer, Cosimo Matassa. Its an astounding & extremely valuable bit of work. A huge congratulations and thank you must go out to those involved in the project.
Since I can't really say it any better than Andy, here's what he had to say about it: Invaluable new website dedicated to the studio recordings of COSIMO MATASSA, created by intrepid New Orleans music researchers John Broven, Red Kelly & John Ridley. Quote: "In October 1960, Matassa introduced a new sequential master tape series starting at 100 with clients allocated individual prefixes. This series ran until the demise of the Cosimo Recording Studios in 1968, and was continued after a fashion with the new Jazz City Recording Studios until 1977. By annotating the series for the first time, we are able to get a better all-round picture of the recording sessions carried out at the Cosimo studios by artists, labels and producers as New Orleans R&B morphed into Soul; Blues, Gospel, Doo-Wop, Pop and Garage Rock were also recorded. Ergo, the Cosimo Code is gradually being unraveled." Born 4.13.1926 in NOLA, Cosimo Matassa was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
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