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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014



I  am going to look for a new "Cloud" provider as soon as possible and hope to gradually add new links to the latest material 2012-2013 the older material will require a lot more effort as the original files have to be recovered, renamed and recoded to remove the passwords which are not needed anymore to protect from intrusion by the previous cloud provider.

Requests for specific albums (not too many) may get you a new link on a one for one basis.

NO FILES ARE LOST they are ALL BACKED UP in different locations, some on-site, some off-site


Sunday, 27 October 2013

HOMEGAS Rare Psyche recording from the 1970's (John Fahey)

Here is one I came across on a rare BLUES trawl
OK it is not my usual stuff but it is regarded as a rare folkish album from a long defunct label (Takoma)


Previously presented on a now inactive blog
the entry from which I acknowledge with thanks.
The restoration took some considerable time, the LP was very
 dirty and scratched, so don't expect the usual quality, it is
listenable though there are still clicks (lots of them) so the
rip is restricted to 192k MP3.

Information from the original blog posting

 Recorded between 1968 and 1970 and was produced by John Fahey for his  (C1026) label. Be sure to check out the great .

Liner Notes:

Dear Peter & Rinda,

Last Thursday night 610 caught fire and a good portion, of the building was destroyed. We were sitting around, me & Dave, Robin (Cathy was at work) the Blausteins & another girl, when the lights upstairs went out and I suddenly smelled smoke. By the time I reached the back door to investigate, smoke was pouring out of the basement door. I ran in and called the fire dept. trembling, & in the middle of the call all the lights in the house went out. I stumbled into Cordelia’s room in the dark and found her still sound asleep in bed. Some how, using all of my strength I managed to carry her out the side door where David met me & helped me get her to safety.

We had no sooner flushed everyone out of the building when the kitchen burst into flames while we stood helplessly in the back yard. The fire spread very rapidly, probably only 7-10 minutes elapsed from the time we smelled smoke until the whole back of the house was in flames. We are glad in a way that you aren’t here because you’d be freaked out by the sight of 610 if you were.

The kitchen and back room (your favorite place, where the music of Greasy Green, Stoney Lonesome and Homegas was born) are charred pitch black & everything inside is in shambles. All the windows are broken out and the furniture is tattered and burnt, lying in battered heaps on the floor.

When I walked in the house in the daylight and could actually see the extent of the damage, I started crying (and you know me, I don’t cry easily), And I guess the notes for Homegas are gone.

Love to all,

Track Listing:

1) – 2:50
2) Bulldozer Blues – 4:13
3) Inertia – 3:44
4) Maine – 3:07
5) Tired – 2:29
6) Die for a Dime – 1:53
7) Wreath – 3:02
8) Any More – 2:46
9) Busted Brown – 2:35
10) It’s Time – 4:14
11) Vegetable Farm – 4:39
12) Grasshoppers – 2:36


Vocals: Peter Aceves, Dave Satterfield
Fiddle: Richard Blaustein
Guitar: Peter Aceves
Mandolin: Neil Rosenberg
Bass: John Hyslop
Hand Harps: Jim Barden, Dave Brock
Rack Harp: Peter Aceves
Banjo: Neil Rosenberg (”Die for a Dime”)
Technical Assistance: Jack Gilfoy, Ray Fournier, Bernella Satterfield
Spiritual Assistance: Jeff Morris

Other information

Engineers: Ray Fournier, Cecil Charles Spiller, Bob Bourassa, Peter Seplow
All selections copyright 1968, 1969, 1970 by Peter Aceves
Published by Caleb Music Inc. ASCAP
Front Cover Design: Jim Barden
Photographer: David Starke
Produced by John Fahey
Takoma Records, P.O. Box 5403, Santa Monica, California 90405

Audio link  HERE


Friday, 27 September 2013

FYLDE ACOUSTICS a collection of Folk tunes from various artists


I recently came across this long lost album from 1977

this, like a lot of similar music has been imprisoned

locked away NEVER released digitally since then.

Here is your chance to hear a restored analogue copy


Track information

01.  John James - A Toye-Corranto
02.  Pete Berryman - For Wendy-A Nice Buzz
03.  Mike Harding - Mr Hitler, Mr Lanigan, Mr Tobin, Sanddancers Extraordinaire
04.  Sam Bracken - Ned Of The Hill
05.  Martin Simpson - The Green Fields Of America-The Ninth Of January
06.  Nic Jones With Pete & Chris Coe - The Heights Of Alma
07.  Martin Carthy - Sweeney's Polka
08.  Chris Foster - Georgie
09. Vin Garbutt  -  Bainish Sineidin (Jenny's Wedding)
10.  Archie Fisher & Lucy Cowan - Black Jock
11.  John Renbourn & Gordon Giltrap - Mr Southcote's Pavan-Mr Southcote's Galliard
12.  Michael Chapman -  English Music


Download HERE


Password gonzoFRED

Thanks go to an anonymous benefactor for this lovely album.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

* * * * M O R E - D E A D - L I N KS * * * *


I'm afraid that many of the resource links to music and scans on this blog are now D E A D due it seems to changes at the file hoster.

When time permits I will be either re-freshing them or providing links to a new resource in response to POLITE requests, I do NOT intend to refresh them ALL, I do not now have the time to go back over the entire 4 years of postings.


I've just returned from a holiday in Australia to find 14
file requests outstanding, please bear with me until I get
round to re-upping or password sending as needed.

Thanks for your comments, your interest, it is nice to know
someone still collects this music :-))
previously presented on here, new links added.


As and when I get chance I will refresh those links that have been disabled or deleted.

However I am STILL getting requests for passwords from ANONYMOUS requesters 
that leave NO email addresses to respond to.
If you DO include an email address please
obfuscate it in some way to prevent scanners picking it up for use by spammers.
USE  (a T) instead of @ and DOT for "."
space out any COM or NET.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

**QR** Thrust into the 21st Century **QR**

QR Codes.

Fascinating technology

 Invented 18 years ago by a far eastern motor manufacturer as a "better than bar code" method to identify car components and parts used in the manufacture.

This code has recently risen in use, you will find it on many products now, usually to provide a link (URL) to a company web site, or for more information about a product.

Scanners are available for most smart phones using IOS or Android, a simple way of accurately recording a complex URL or in fact any textural information.

The programs use the built in camera in tablets and phones to recognise the square outline, orientate it correctly and scan the data components represented, if this data is a recognisable URL this is presented with an option to click and go, some programs can actually allow you to go directly without any further action personally I feel this is open to miss-use as you could be directed to a fraudulent site to compromise your phone.

That is a brief outline of QR codes, the decoding programs are capable of reading badly formed, creased or partially damaged codes, due to the designed in error checking which uses a series of optical masks to apply correction to a QR picture.

Try this code !!



This should bounce you back to this blog



Monday, 17 September 2012

BOUNCING BACK TO BUD (Bud Freeman) LP 1955

Some more Bud Freeman
I have at last located a copy of this LP with Bud Freeman and 
Ruby Braff, only ever had a scratchy low bitrate MP3 version cleaning work is proceeding and it is sounding good so far.
This LP is the LONDON version of the original BETHLEHEM 
release from 1955.  Some fairly standard well known tunes and a few BUD originals including the obfuscated "DINAH" Hanid.



There are full resolution scans in the archive along with the MONO recordings as 192k MP3's

Download LINK
Password is gonzoBFRB



Monday, 10 September 2012

While I'm working on new LP's


Here are a couple of links to an Andy Irvine resource


Andy Irvine is an artist I have followed since early days in folk music, I've not posted any of his work on here because he, like a lot of other folk musicians, produces his own records simply to have control of his performances and to realise maximum return from them without all the associated record company baggage and long complex contracts that have plagued so many UK folk musicians in the last few decades, contracts that have seen the withholding of rare recordings that should by now have been reissued on digital media and haven't been, I am sure we all know where I am going on this!

So here is Andy performing two of his best known Guthrie style songs... Taken from a concert held in London.

Tom Jode

Never Tire of the Road