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?
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
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 .
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
UPDATE APRIL 2013
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
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.
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.
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.