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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, 21 February 2009

SteveTurner "Jigging One Now" (1982)

Sadly, the album post on "Time Has Told Me" has fallen foul of the dreaded deleter, so here is a re-post of the associated information (updated) that went with the original post.

JIGGING ONE NOW, 1982, Fellside FEO30

Tracks:

Side One:
1. The Squid Jigging Ground
2. Salt Creek/Hare-lipped Susie/The Growling Old Man and the Cackling Old Woman
3. Johnny Laddie
4. Bonnie Annie
5. Few Days

Side Two:
1. Make and Break Harbour
2. The Bracelet/Jack's Getting a Wife (slip jigs)/The Skippers Wedding Song/All Hands upon Deck/Morpeth Lasses (reels)
3. The North Sea Tug
4. Down by The Greenwood Side
5. The Keepers and the Drivers

Visit Steve's site:

Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the
1960s. Joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years. In 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80" National competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991. During this time he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally.

A period of thirteen years away from the folk scene followed with Steve building a violin retailing business and diversifying musically into a more classical mode. But folk music has a habit of getting into your blood. So 2004 saw Steve make a somwhat nervous return to the folk scene, but he was warmly welcomed to the extent that he was almost immediately asked to make a new fifth album "The Whirlygig of Time" at Olli Knight's studio in Robin Hood's Bay which includes guests like Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Kevin Brown and others.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the artwork, Gonzo. Is it possible to make the album available also? If it ever was, from THTM, it was before I got there. I've been in contact with Steve himself, who couldn't help with any of his stuff earlier than Whirligig [sic]. I have only a couple of tracks from this album which happened to be played on a radio program once in the Middle Ages. I'm a fan of Steve's work, and I'd love to have any kind of copy of this album. Cheers, Garry.

Gonzo said...

Garry,
I have also emailed Steve, asking him for permission (if you like) to publish a few tracks (if not all) of this album, it could be that it is still tied up with Fellside, and the final OK (or not) may have to come from them, what ever, the contact may promote a re-issue on CD, who knows, there is certainly a lot of interest in his early work. A re-issue would make him some more money, that's for sure, looking at his live tour program, he is a busy lad.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks, Gonzo.
Its republication, remastered, on CD would certainly be a brilliant outcome. I hope to live long enough to see it - and hear it!
Garry

Gonzo said...

Garry, if you will seek out my gmail email address in some earlier posts, drop me a line, it might be to your advantage... :-))