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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?

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Bob Davenport "Down the Long Road" (1975)

Work is completed for this album, but the last track side 2 "The Blarney Stone" is so poor quality that it has been made into a mono recording to recover anything listenable, compared to the other tracks which are reasonable, I can only conclude this copy is just a bad pressing. (See comments in track list)

Track info

Side One:
01/01 ; Navvy Boots
01/02 ; Down the Long Road
01/03 ; The Rambling Man
01/04 ; (Barn Dance) Louis James' Quadrille~the Dancing Dustman
01/05 ; When I Was Single
01/06 ; I'm a Poor Unhappy Married Man
01/07 ; (Jigs) When There Isn't a Girl About~Peggy Wood~Looking For a Partner
01/08 ; Wild Wild Whiskey
01/09 ; Whisky in the Jar
01/10 ; (Reels) the Steam Packet~the Sligo Maid

Side Two:
02/01 ; Herbert Smith's Polka
02/02 ; One Day While I Was in the North Country
02/03 ; A-Begging I Will Go
02/04 ; The Wealthy Squire
02/05 ; By Tyne's Bonny Banks
02/06 ; Once I Had an Old Hen
02/07 ; (Polka's) Jenny Lind~Jb Milne~the Girl with the Blue Dress on
02/08 ; Bogie's Bonnie Belle
02/09 ; Irish Molly Barn Dance
02/10a ; A Toast (To the Bee)
02/10b ; The Blarney Stone (Poor Quality)

Artist information:

Martin Clarke: Melodeon
Don Mackay: Melodeon
Jackie Wright: Mandolin, Banjo
Jim Wright: Banjo
Reg Hall: Plays the piano

Reg Hall: Melodeon
Michael Plunkett: Fiddle
Paul Gross: Fiddle

Tony Engle: Anglo-concertina
Peta Webb: Fiddle
Alan Ward: Cello
Ken Lees: Banjo

Lucy Farr, Paul Gross, Jimmy Power: Fiddles
Frances Geraghty, Johnny Gorman: Flutes
Tommy Sheridan: Uillean Pipes
Jim Bainbridge: Melodeon

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reynardine said...


I've got 'Pal Of My Cradle Days' in my current to-do box - should be coming soon.


Gonzo said...

Great stuff Reynardine, keep up the ripping...