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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?

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

British Jazz, Chris Barber "Creole Love Call" 1981

Some input from Reynardine: A lovely collection of "Post Trad" Trad
from one of the masters of the British Trad Jazz revival... Chris Barber.

Disc One Tracks:

Side One:
01/1 ; Stevedore Stomp
01/2 ; Come Friday
01/3 ; Sweet Sue

Side Two:
02/1 ; Wild Cat Blues
02/2 ; St Louis Blues
02/3 ; Alligator Hop

Disc Two Tracks:

Side One:
01/1 ; Queen Bess
01/2 ; Creole Love Call

Side Two:
02/1 ; South Rampart Street Parade
02/2 ; Snag It
02/3 ; Easter Parade


This has been sourced from a pair of "Direct Cut" LP's, the quality of the sound is superb so the 320k bit rate is retained, along with full stereo not the "joint stereo" so often the default mode of many rippers. An early
version of LAME encoder too, before it became seriously crippled in it's frequency response by successive, so called improvements brought about by changes in the development team.

A side note here to ALL rippers, if you use LAME, use an early version 3.89 - 3.92 has the best frequency response, steer clear of 3.95 -3.98 If you use a front end or an encoder program that uses the LAME code
make sure you replace the LAME executable (lame.exe) or the LAME linked library (lame.dll) that your encoder uses.

(These are usually declared in the set up, or incorporated as default coders by bundling the LAME code in the program installation folder)

Earlier Lame executables and Lame linked libraries are STILL available though not at the usual sites, these mostly contain the later crippled versions.

Early lame versions HERE Expand the RAR file and point your browser at the hypertext (HTML) files in the Lame 3.90 folder they explain the settings required for most uses of LAME.

Disc One Music HERE
Disc Two Music HERE

Password for the RAR's is gonzoCBLC

Thanks to Reynardine for his hard work on this superb album set

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am amazed there are no comments here! This album has been ripped off by blogs worldwide, specially the Russian blogs, no one has even offered a comment to the originator or the source of these albums..
Reynardine, bloody bad show, just try Captain Crawl for a search you will find all the copies, spammed with "pay for hits" web links, so someone is making money out of these postings, yet are too mean to comment or issue a simple word of thanks to the original poster...

Gonzo said...

Too True friend !!

It makes you wonder if it is all really worth the effort, there are plenty of reasons why blogs close, a little appreciation in the form of a few thanks does not go amiss in keeping the good ones going and letting the owner know their work is appreciated.