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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, 16 February 2009

Gerry Dauth (Sousaphone with BoHaG) dies

It is with sadness I must report that Gerry (Gehart) Dauth the Sousaphone
player with my friends band "BoHaG" has passed away. A larger than life
player of a larger than life instrument, always central to the focus of the
bands sound as well as in this clip from the band photo showing the bright W.A. sun gleaming on the bell. I guess St. Peter will have use for his skills.

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