2018.007 - Joey Cee 2018 acquisition

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Reference code

CA ON00349 2018.007


Joey Cee 2018 acquisition


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Extent and medium

8.5 metres

153 video cassettes : VHS
2 video cassettes : S-VHS
15 video cassettes : Betamax
22 video cassettes : 3/4 in. U-Matic
5 video cassettes : Betacam
67 video cassettes : BetacamSP
1 video cassette : BetacamSP [PAL]
1 video cassette : Digital Betacam

574 audio cassettes
1 audio cassette : microcassette
1 open reel : 1/4 in. ; audio : 78 [4": 6 ; 5": 21 ; 7": 24 ; 10": 27]
3 open reels : 1/2 in. ; audio [10 in. reels]
7 open reels : 2 in. ; audio
35mm mag sound: 450 ft ; 5 min
1 audio cassette : DAT
18 optical discs : CD ; audio
12 Pressing masters
6 Pressing mothers
20 audio discs : LP, 7 in. [19 - 45 rpm ; 1 - 33 1/3 rpm]

Photographs, b&w:
3004 prints : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
19 prints : b&w ; 16.5 x 21.5 cm
70 prints : b&w ; 12.75 x 18 cm
7 prints : b&w : 12 x 16.5 cm
3 prints : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
80 prints : b&w ; 10 x 12.5 cm
3 Polaroid : b&w

Photographs, col.:
26 prints : colour ; 20 x 25 cm
3 prints : colour ; 12.75 x 18 cm
1 print : colour ; 12.5 x 12.5 cm
8 prints : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
15 prints : colour ; 10 x 12.5 cm
5 Polaroids : colour
124 transparencies : 6 x 6 cm ; colour , [unmounted]
21 transparencies : colour ; 35mm , unmounted
5 transparencies : colour ; 35mm , mounted

35mm col. neg. cinefilm: 6505 ft. ; 73 min.

Graphic material:
1/2 tone b&w proofs: 601
poster [folded]: 17
poster: 2
iron on transfer: 1
t-shirt: 1
sticker: 2

paste-ups: 66
colour separation positives [litho film]: 65
colour separation negatives [litho film]: 7
photomechanical transfers [PMT]: 17
proofs: 87
drawings: 17
prints: 2
maquettes: 4

Framed Posters:
22 x 29 inches, plaque mounted: 9
19 x 24 1/2 inches, framed: 4
22 x 30 inches, framed: 16

Data disks:
5.25 in. floppy disks: 12
3.5 in. floppy disks: 201
Zip 100 data disks: 55
Total data disks: 268

Data cartridges:
SyQuest 44MB data cartridge: 16
SyQuest 88MB data cartridge: 1
SyQuest 200MB data cartridge: 2
Total data cartridges: 19
Total removable storage: 287

Totals for file types on removable storage:
.QXD Quark XPress document files: 541
.EPS vector graphic files: 563
.TIF/.TIFF image files: 1216
.PSD Adobe Photoshop document files: 9
.PDF Portable Document Format files: 11
.AI Adobe Illustrator vector graphic files: 9
.JPG/.JPEG image files: 91
.GIF image files: 4
.DOC Microsoft Word document files: 253
.PRI file: 1
.SEA compressed archives files: 2
.ESE file: 1
.EXE executable file: 1
.LOG files: 2
.WPC Word Perfect document files: 108
.REP Flightcheck report file: 1
.PEF executable file: 1
.ZIP compressed archive (inaccessible): 1
.HQX compressed archive (inaccessible): 1
.BMP Bitmap image files: 2
.PUB Microsoft document file: 1
.FUL backup files: 5
.MDB database file: 1
.XLS spreadsheet files: 2
.WAV audio files: 3
.TXT text files: 31
.TTF True Type Font font files: 1119
Total files: 3980

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Joey Cee has been a figure in the Canadian music scene since his high school days. Starting weekly shows at the Three Star Club Hall in 1963, Cee introduced many up and coming Rock ‘n’ Roll and R&B artists to eager listeners. His success in being able to identify groovy new sounds also led him to become a CHUM-AM High School Picker around the same time. This solid background in the music industry from such a young age has led Cee to the many careers he’s held over the years.
From 1967-1969, Cee was Music Director at CKFH, which allowed him more control over what music hit the airways. His focus was always bringing more new content to Toronto that other stations might not pick up.
He spent the 1970’s releasing multiple singles under different labels and pseudonyms. ‘Joseph’, ‘Artsy’, and ‘The Puppies’ where all names he has recorded music under. During this time he also published multiple magazines and articles: Snowmobile Track & Trail Magazine, Anne Murray: Annie … A Point of View Magazine, Music Canada Quarterly/Flipside Magazine, Glitter Magazine, All About The Stampeders Magazine, Record Week Music Industry, Weekly Trade Magazine, Record Month Magazine, Record Week Music Industry, Weekly Trade Magazine, and many others. He slowly began to produce music as well, and began to focus more on that during the 80’s. The Hot Spots Reports, Toronto CKFM led him to do similar programs for Montreal, New York, and Los Angeles. It then became a magazine, the longest job Cee has had.
It is also in the late 80’s that Cee began to help produce festivals. Though he began this work producing pageants, he also worked on the Beaches International Jazz Festival. From there his career in festivals took off. The 90’s brought in many new opportunities. Cee became the regular producer and editor for HOToronto Magazine, and co-producer for the annual New Country Music Festival – CISS-FM.
Today, Cee continues to work in the entertainment industry, producing many chocolate festivals, and still publishing HOToronto online, now titled, WOW (What’s On Where) Magazine On-line.

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Accession includes a wide variety of material. HOToronto is well represented. There are many home recording of the multiple festivals he produced, and of many music award ceremonies. Records relating to the many festivals Cee has done are present, including Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival programmes. There are negatives for the film Cory Lee and many artists bios including press releases, promotional photographs, graphic elements, and promotional booklet.

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  • English

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University of Toronto Media Commons

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created July 22, 2019 by Elizabeth Carroll.


  • English



Cee, Joey. “Briefography.” Last modified 2019. https://www.joeycee.com/in-the-beginning.

Kates, Kathryn. “Staying with his starter.” The Toronto Star, October 21, 2006.

King, Bill. “A Conversation With ... Joey Cee.” FYI Music News, July 18, 2016. https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2016/07/18/conversation-joey-cee

Stewart, John. “From eh to zee in Canadian music — courtesy of Joey Cee.” Mississauga.com, September 2, 2014. https://www.mississauga.com/blogs/post/4819299-from-eh-to-zee-in-canadian-music-courtesy-of-joey-cee/

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