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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?

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

** Here NOW ** " RAP - a - TAP -TAP"

A collection of Folky songs with a slightly um? Naughty flavour recorded by
Peter Kennedy in 1959 and 1960. It's all in the Mind though!!

01: Rap a Tap, Tap : A variation on the old theme, of knocking up a Woman for ??
02: The Bold Astrologer : Tell Girls Fortunes, but only if they "Go Upstairs"
03: The Tailor's Breeches : Attempted seduction goes wrong.
04: Monday Morning : Young girls desire to get married early.
05: The Bunch of Nuts : Liverpool story.
06: Blow the Candle Out : Another variation on the "lover calls on Lady" for ??
07: The Butcher and the Parson : Adultery and Wife Swapping
08: The Crabfish :Obfuscation
09: The Bosun and the Tailor : Another story of "Playing away" and hiding a lover.
10: The Friar in the Well : The Friar and his promises do him no good.
11: The Squire and the Chambermaid : The Squires cunning plan.
12: Rag Fair : Fun at the Fair with an unexpected outcome.
13: Young Ramble-away : Traditional story of love with the usual 40 week outcome.
14: The Sailor's Frolic : a Night's fun on shore, usual goings on.
15: The Sailor Cut Down : Result of a riotous youth
16: Whistle Daughter, Whistle : Daughter to Mother about her maidenhead (but sung by a man)
17: Chillbridge Fair : Buying "services" at the fair.
18: The Shoemaker's Kiss : Shoemaker attends to other ladies problems.

Recording is a bit basic at times, quality is not up to the usual expected, but considering it's sources were variable, different recordings made from 1959 to 1960 in mono, good listenable and copyable material. So don't complain, just listen and hopefully laugh and enjoy.

I still cannot equate with the "Whistle Daughter, Whistle" being sung by a man though, even if the verses are pretty close to the original score as I recall from my live recordings made of a couple of local girls that sang Peggy Seeger songs (Sydenham, London SE26) in 1960.

Music link Here


oppalkyklof said...

Mmmmmm! This one has been on my wanted list for a while, along with....(OK, will pm you with the others). Thanks in anticipation.

fred said...

thanks a lot for your great posts.
lots of records I've been looking for.
thanks again