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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, 26 January 2009

Gypsy (Romany) songs from the TOPIC lable (1976)

Album: TOPIC 12TS304 "The Travelling Songster" Artists: Phoebe, Minty, Jasper & Levy Smith.
Recorded: Mike Yates 1975-76:

Tracks include:

The Small Bird’s Whistle / The Sheepfold / One Penny
The Basket of Eggs /The Pony March; Whistling Rufus
Green Bushes / Raking the Hay /The Moon Shines Bright
Father Had a Knife /The Jew’s Garden / Step Dance Tunes
Sweet William / Johnny Abourne / Died For Love
The Irish Girl / Captain Thunderbold
Jigs and Polkas incl: Cock of the North; Flowers of Edinburgh;
The Girl I Left Behind Me

Music HERE

Password for the RAR is gonzoTRSO

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to getting these 2, we play some Brazil tunes in our pub session, so it will be great to hear the originals.
Thanks for all the hard work, these things are gold-dust, especially the English trad, always worth popping in for a browse. Keep up the good work (you and Reynardine of course!).

Bernie Stocks said...

That goes for me too.

Paul the Stockman said...

Waiting impatiently. They will be very interesting, I am sure.

fred said...

thanks for this, keep on the great work.