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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?

Monday, 8 December 2008

Johnny Collins with friends "Free & Easy" 1982

Johnny Collins with friends "Free & Easy" 1982

"Honest John" A Vocal album, mostly unaccompanied

Johnny sings with Friends, to quote his words:

" I never really enjoyed singing 'at' People
my greatest pleasure comes from singing 'with' people"

Johnny's friends are:

Jim & Anni Mageean
Tom & Barbara Brown: of "Regalia"
Charley Yarwood
Geoff Anderson & Keith Pollard: of "Peglegg Ferret"
Accompliment by Bob Siddall: Mandolin & Guitar
Tom Brown: ocassional Concertina

Side one Tracks:

01/1 ; All Among the Barley
02/1 ; Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen
03/1 ; Down in the Mine
04/1 ; Sporting Dogs
05/1 ; The Penny Wager
06/1 ; Thomas Hanley
07/1 ; The Devil in York
08/1 ; Green Grows the Laurel
09/1 ; Strike the Bell Landlord

Side two Tracks:

01/2 ; I Can Hew
02/2 ; The Leaf
03/2 ; Sheffield Apprentice
04/2 ; The Mare & the Foal
05/2 ; Wind and the Rain
06/2 ; Old Brown's Daughter
07/2 ; Farewell to the Fields
08/2 ; Free & Easy

The RAR file contains music & artwork scans

RAR password is gonzoJCFE



cluiche said...

These traditional folk albums are great. I had dozens of LPs but my ex smashed/sold the lot of them. Anyways I never saw them again, so these are just marvellous. Songs I haven't heard for years. Thanks.

oppalkklof said...

Thanks for posting this LP. Great singer; great songs.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this share - I have the vinyl tucked away in a wardrobe but no current means of access.
Johnny is a most under-rated performer and conduit of traditional material.