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ROSA LEE BROOKS

Recordings
Steven Roby stated in his book "Black Gold - The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix" that an acetate disc of "My Diary" exists on the "Gold Star" label and a scan of the disc had already been published in Roby's Straight Ahead magazine, this is very likely a reference disc cut at the studios. Rosa Lee Brooks says the recordings were done in a converted garage and the singles were pressed (or rather only mastered?) at the  Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles (1)

This slightly contradicts the 7" label which lists Doc Siegel as "Tec.". Siegel's more well-known credits include, among others, recording part of Buffalo Springfields debut lp at Gold Star, creating sound effects for the soundtrack of "The Excorcist" and working on the tv-series "The Golden Girls". It is of course possible that he received a credit for work done during mastering / mixing of the disc and not for the actual recording, details get a bit fuzzy here.

The single was distributed by Malynn Enterprises, Inc., 2576 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, California (the distribution credit is missing on stock copies of the single but it's there in the promotional versions). The same company also distributed the Money-label that released "The Jerk" by The Larks.

My Diary
Composer: Arthur Lee
Recorded at: Unknown studio built in a converted garage?
Engineer?: "Doc" Siegel
Producer: Billy Revis
Date: between February - April 1965
Vocals: Rosa Lee Brooks
Backing vocals: Arthur Lee? (1)
Drums: "Big" Francis (1)
Bass: Alvin (1)
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Rhythm guitar: ?
Horns: ?

Utee
Composers: Rosa Lee Brooks, Billy Revis
Recorded at: Unknown studio built in a converted garage?
Engineer?: "Doc" Siegel
Producer: Billy Revis
Date: between February - April 1965
Vocals: Rosa Lee Brooks
Backing vocals: Arthur Lee? (1)
Drums: "Big" Francis (1)
Bass: Alvin (1)
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Horns: ?

Sources:
(1) Straight Ahead - June 1992 Volume 39