The Golden World Story
Studio Leasing

The Capitols

Golden World was not averse to leasing it's studio to other record companies, and in March 1966 Ollie McLaughlin brought in  his group, The Capitols, to cut Donald Storball's new song, "Cool Jerk".

Ed Wolfrum remembers recording the session at Golden World and later mixing the track for Ollie at United Sound, after Danny Dallas finished the vocal overdubs. 

"Ollie was wonderful to work with, there were no fishing expeditions with him, he knew what he wanted and went for it.

Myself and George McGregor tried to reconstruct the session in our minds recently, and we both think that part of the studio line-up included George, Bobby Jones, Johnny Griffith, Bob Babbitt and Mike Terry."

Babbitt also recalls that Eddie Willis and Ray Monette played guitars.

This epic song reached Pop #7, R&B #2 on Ollie's Karen label.



Notes by David Meikle

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