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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?

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Johnny Collins (even more) Jim & Johnny "Live at the HERGA"


Work now complete on this superb live album, that up to now was only available as a poor quality corrupted MP3 on some P-2-P file sharing systems "Sweet Folk & Country" SFA 123. I wish they would re-issue some of their recordings on CD..

Some of the traditional tracks that JC fans will have come to expect on here, for example ---

"Poor Old Man", paired with "Pay me the money Down"
"Admiral Benbow", "Sail Away", "Leave her Johnny"
and some tracks composed by some of JC's friends
"Northwest Passage" (Stan Rogers) "Diesel & Shale"
(Cyril Tawney), "Silver in the Stubble" a poignant
track from the pen of Sydney Carter, one I never
heard Johnny do before, the words are magic & true!
Amazingly NO "Farewell Shanty" on this set
this being replaced by a "Saltpetre Shanty", a
medley ending with "Leave her Johnny"

Quite a lot small clicks on this sample, so will be a few days in preparation, recorded in 1982, limited
quantity only, sadly my copy is NOT signed ...

Notice the free plugs on the cover for Vin Garbutt and for the Haddenham Ceilidh's, nice one!

Front scan only is included in the RAR file, this is a 1200 copy, better resolution than the 800 blog
picture. More postings with details to follow when I get a new scanner.

Link to music HERE

Password to RAR is gonzoLAH

It's HERE the replacement scanner, learning time begins NOW, watch this space..!!

3 comments:

Manila said...

I may be wrong, Gonzo, but I think Sweet Folk And Country, which was formerly called Sweet Folk All and owned by Joe Stead, ended up in the same hands as Bill Leader's stuff. Hence no CD issues.

Gonzo said...

Hmmm, that sounds very possible, so more "real music" condemned to a life of obscurity, to appear only on a whim... Maybe exposure will make it happen, it did with a Tony Rose album I recall..

Manila said...

Let's hope so.