Herzog Studio

Herzog Studio was located at 811 Race Street in Cincinnati and was owned by E.T. “Bucky” Herzog, who had been an engineer at WLW. He used his many friendships with local entertainers to get the studio going. All of the records on the Radio Artist label were recorded at Herzog, including those made by the Turner Brothers and by Jimmie Skinner. Hank Williams recorded his signature song “Lovesick Blues” at Herzog Studio, using WLW’s Pleasant Valley Boys (Jerry Byrd, Zeke Turner, Tommy Jackson, and Louie Innis) as his backup band. Joe “Cannonball” Lewis did some of his MGM sessions at Herzog. Flatt and Scruggs’s Cincinnati sessions, including “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” were also recorded at Herzog Studio. The building that housed the studio is still standing in 2016, and efforts are being made to secure funding to restore the studio.

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