This album pre-dates those created from the Bob Copper recordings The vinyl is not in a very good condition, will take a lot of restoration
George became famous after being discovered by the BBC, not for singing alone. but when he won a marbles contest in Tinsley Green in 1948. The BBC interviewed him and showed him shooting marbles in that and subsequent years, on "Good Friday" the traditional date for such events in Tinsley.
Tracks on this album:
01/1 ; Polly on the Shore
02/1 ; The Sweet Nightingale
03/1 ; Locks and Bolts
04/1 ; Down by the Seaside
05/1 ; Jack the Jolly Tar 'O
06/1 ; The Seeds of Love
07/1 ; Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up
01/2 ; William Taylor
02/2 ; Rolling in the Dew
03/2 ; A Sailor in the North Country
04/2 ; The Banks of Claudy
05/2 ; Three Sons of Rogues
06/2 ; The Weaver's Daughter
07/2 ; A Wager, a Wager
08/2 ; The Sun Being Set
This album has presented a number of problems, these will
affect the quality of the audio.
Original recording was not done in a studio, some tracks live. Microphone seems to produce restricted sound. 100 & 150 Hz Hum on some tracks of the original. Hiss on the original recording, added to the noise from a well worn LP, recorded in mono, so no chance of using the best channel in the final mix.
Because of the restricted frequency response I've used VBR on the MP3 encoding based around 128k, the superior LAME filtering has helped here in removing some of the hiss.
The general audio is clear, the diction, good, the words are clear and easy to transcribe.
Music links WERE on the "Indi-downloads site but this site seems to have lost it's content
I am looking for another link, watch this space...
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