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About Me

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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?

Friday, 5 December 2008

Singing Coppers

This is the FIRST post to my blog:
Some information about me and what I do:

I've been a closet Folker & Jazzer for more years than I care to disclose. With the advent of computers, I became an IT person, naturally using computers to create or to edit music was the next major event. I am currently restoring early folk music vinyl discs to preserve the music and keep it in a digital form.

This restoration work is time consuming, complex but very rewarding, I make some of my work available both on file sharing systems, and on blogs, as I believe that music must be spread to survive and the more that can enjoy it, the more it will grow.

There are many hundreds of recordings available that will NEVER see the digital light of day and be released on CD for the mass market, these out of print recordings stand little chance of ever seeing a return to popularity and often exist only in the memory of the listener, having long gone out of the limelight.

If my restoration work helps a few of these gems back into circulation, them my efforts will be worthwhile to more than just myself and my listening enjoyment.

My first post will be out of the normal, being a video of the COPPER FAMILY who did and are still doing a marvelous job in keeping traditional songs alive.

Links in comments, until I find how to add a "clicky"

Update... See next post for clickable links


Gonzo said...

Links for the first 8 parts of 17

Copper Songs Video about the Copper Family first 8 parts

The remainder will follow in a later post

Manila said...

Now this is a blog I have long wanted to see happen!

I'll certainly be a regular visitor here, Gonz. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Really Good. thank you for all your hard work. The music on this blog deserves all the care and attention you give it. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear it.

Jorgon Gorgon said...

And so I have finally made it to the beginning and would like to thank you again for the awesome work you are doing!