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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, 6 January 2009

Folk Songs of Britain Vol 3 "Jack of all Trades"

This is one of the Topic series of "Folk songs of Great Britain" This presents songs about many trades in the country, first recorded in the USA by Peter Kennedy & Alan Lomax and issued in 1961 on glorious mono, this is the Topic copy (1966)

Track info: Artist: Title:

Side One:
01/1 ; Bob & Ron Copper ; Jovial Tradesmen
02/1 ; Blanche Wood ; The Roving Journey Man
03/1 ; Phil Hammond ; Candlelight Fisherman
04/1 ; Jimmy White ; Canny Shepherd Laddie
05/1 ; John Maguire ; Dairy Maid
06/1 ; Sean McDonaugh ; Green Brooms
07/1 ; Jimmy McBeath ; Gruel
08/1 ; Edward Quinn ; Jug of Punch
09/1 ; Mrs a Cosgrove ; Gresford Disaster
10/1 ; John Strachan ; Jolly Miller
11/1 ; John Doherty ; Irish Washerwoman
12/1 ; Jessie Murray ; Farewell to Whisky
13/1 ; John McDonald ; Roving Ploughboy

Side Two:
01/2 ; John McDonald ; Buchan Miller
02/2 ; Wickets Richardson ; Fagan the Cobbler
03/2 ; Frank McPeak ; Ould Piper
04/2 ; Bob & Ron Copper ; Sweep, Chimney Sweep
05/2 ; Agnes & Bridie Whyte ; Mason's Apron
06/2 ; John Strachan ; Rhynie
07/2 ; Joe Tunney ; Tailor by Trade
08/2 ; John Doherty ; the Wee Weaver
09/2 ; Jack Goodfellow ; Jim the Carter Lad
10/2 ; Davie Stewart ; Drumdelgie
11/2 ; Bob & Ron Copper ; Merry Haymakers
12/2 ; Seamus Ennis ; I'll Mend Your Pots and Kettles

Music download Here

I do wonder how the transfer from the CAEDMON (USA) album to the TOPIC was done, because there were two distinct types of noise and clicks found during the clean. Fresh bright clicks from the current rip and duller ones underlying, possibly from the original vinyl.


Anonymous said...

I have a very crackly copy of this record in my collection that i found somewhere about a hundred years ago : ) - Now I can listen to it in glorious technicolour !

Your dedication to the restoration of these gems is blindingly awesome.

Thank you so much for this and all your other posts ..

My heartfelt thoughts are with you through your difficult times.

Kindest regards
Mel. Suffolkshire UK

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Gonzo said...

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