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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, 9 January 2009

Johnny Collins (More) Sea Shantys from Friesland

"Strontrace" an album of sea shantys sung live at the Dutch (Friesland) barge and sailing festival (Workum)

Festival takes place every year in October (oktober) has three main events. The evening of the actual race
a "Liereleit" is organised when Friesian folk musicians and guests sing sea songs (old and new). Jim and Johnny were invited for one of these evenings, hence this LP.


Jim Mageean
Anni Mageean
Johnny Collins

Side One:
01/1 ; Randy Dandy (Capstan Shanty)
01/2 ; Blow the Man Down (Halyard)
01/3 ; Ranzo Ray (Halyard)
01/4 ; Poor Old Man (Halyard)
01/5-6 ; Roll the Old Chariot (Stamp 'N' Go) ~ Serafina (Halyard)

Side Two:
02/1 ; Billy Boy (Capstan Shanty)
02/2 ; Roll the Cotton Down (Capstan)
02/3 ; Chicken on a Raft (Modern Sea Song)
02/4 ; Ja, Ja, Ja (Pump)
02/5 ; Leave Her Johnny (Pump) ~ Rolling Home (Forbitter) ~ the Farewell Shanty

Strontrace originates from the Friesian sailors that used to carry the "Stront" (Cow Dung) to the bulb fields of Holland, originally in the "raw" liquid state, but for this race for safety reasons, dried.

Music link Here

Front artwork by digital camera ONLY click on picture to enlarge

Sorry no scans at the moment (need a new lamp for my scanner) Even W O R S E news, no spares available, so new scanner needed I did ask nicely at Christmas, but no one heard (goes into sulk mode)


Gimmer said...

Oh yes, Johnny Colins does the best sea shanties!

Paul the Stockman said...

Johnny Collins is always welcome. Many thanks. Pity about the scanner problems

BongoPedro said...

Hey Gonzo,

A big THANKS for all of the work you're doing on this site. Not everyone is aware of the time and dedication required to collect, digitise and electronically clean old vinyl. Then to write up notes! You're an inspiration to us all.

And thanks for uploading Strontrace on me birthday!