Boddie Recording Studio Panel Discussion with Mrs. Louise Boddie, Harvey Hall of Harvey and the Phenomenals, and Dante Carfagna of reissue label Numero Group

Thursday, February 20: 7 p.m.



This event is free with a reservation at or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office.  


The Boddie Recording Company (located at 12202 Union Avenue), run by Thomas and Louise Boddie, was Cleveland's first African-American owned and operated recording studio, recording a wide range of genres ranging from gospel, soul, and rhythm & blues, to rock, bluegrass, and country.  Harvey Hall, best known as the leader of Harvey and the Phenomenals, recorded three singles at Boddie including “Soul & Sunshine” (Da-Wood, 1971). 
In 2011, archival record label Numero Group released the box set Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio, which contained 58 tracks on three CDs (or 65 tracks on five LPs) representing the best of the Boddies’ in-house Soul Kitchen, Luau, and Bounty labels. 
Following this event, there will be an after-party at the Happy Dog ( where DJ Lawrence Daniel Caswell will spin classic cuts from the Boddie box set along with other great soul music.

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