James F. Anglesey

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James Anglsey
James F. Anglesey was a faculty member in the BYU School of Music and served as the director of Sound Recording Technology Instruction until his retirement in 2001. He engineered over 200 commericial and over 70 albums for Capitol, Polydor, Vanguard, K-Tel and Embryo record companies. He also mixed the music for "The Donny and Marie Show" and for television shows starring Roy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Andy Gibb, Rita Coolidge, Tammy Wynette, Olivia Newton John and Bob Hope, among others.


Early Life

Anglesey was born April 18, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama to Walter Merle and Mary Frances Estey Anglesey and was raised in Idaho and graduated from Blackfoot High School; educated at University of Utah and BYU. He married professional violinist Theresa Ellis March 14, 1992, solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple.


Also known as Jimmy Franklin, he played keyboards with Ellis & Franklin. He was a composer, an arranger, and a recording engineer. He was known and sought after for his expertise and knowledge by the worldwide music community. Jim was on faculty at BYU School of Music for 20 years and taught sound recording technology. He was a director of the cappella group, Vocal Point. He was the owner and CEO of Lodestar Productions. His greatest joy was performing music with his wife. Jim was honored to volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He served his country honorably in the US Navy.

Anglesey has performed as independent engineer for studios such as A&R in New York, United Western Recorders, Group IV, and Kendon Records in Los Angeles, Sea West Hawaii, Bonneville Studios and Skaggs TeleCommunications Studios in Salt Lake City, UT. As cheif engineer at Sound Column Studios, Anglesey won a Clio for the music surrounding the Home Spots presented on television by the LDS Church.

Personal Life

He was an Elder and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. James Franklin Anglesey, 58, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2005 surrounded by his loving family at home after a long battle with leukemia.He is survived by his wife; sons, Joshua and Joseph; mother; brother, Don (Carolee) Anglesey, Magna; two sisters, Jane (Scott) Johnson, West Virginia; Gayann (Jim) Norton, Price. Preceded in death by his father.

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