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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, 29 December 2008

First Rip of 2009 Tundra "Kentish Songster" (1980)

Another album from a Kentish group which were:

Doug and Sue Hudson, (Tundra)
with additional members of Fiddlers Dram / Oyster Ceilidh
Alan Prosser (onetime Mr Hair), Ian Telfer, John Jones & Will Ward


Side One:
01/01 ; Jolly Jack of Dover ~ the Herne Bay Dance
02/01 ; The Dutchmen
03/01 ; Sweet Orange Pippin
04/01 ; The Yeoman of Kent
05/01 ; Cells

Side Two:
01/02 ; The Lullingstone Hunt
02/02 ; Pretty Maids of Greenwich
03/02 ; The Kentish Frolic
04/02 ; Hops
05/02 ; The Old Man and His Wife
06/02 ; The Hop Supper

Music Here

This album contains a track from "Pills to Purge Melancholy" "The Yeoman of Kent" tells the tale of a young man trying to win the favour of his love by visiting her bedroom at night, He ultimately gets "Discovered" by the ladies master (parson) because his bare rear end was visible under the bed. This track is quite rare, I have not seen it on many other recordings, except The Critics Group, and Ed McCurdy. Usually one verse is omitted but here all the verses are included, even the Parsons admission, that he had "Sung Anthems with Molly", singing anthems with a servant is easily miss-construed to mean other non-church like activities. On this track, the clearing throat, cough before the line should make the dubious meaning clear.

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