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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, 27 May 2009

Some old Topic LP's are at last, being reissued

This is great news indeed, but it does mean that some I have restored already will not be shared here. This news does not affect any I have already listed, except one, the Ranters album "Ranting Lads" at first sight this looked to have been re-issued, but only the cover picture is similar, the song content is quite different.
See HERE
and HERE
Follow the links to other full catalogues TOPIC

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Bluewater Folk "Bugs Black Puddings & Clogs"



Having spent a lot of time on the Tom Gilfellon album, I need to get back to some jazz work, left a long way behind. So I'll probably be posting some older material, ripped ages ago, so little actual work to do other than encode and upload. I'm thinking of some Lancashire recordings from "Blue Water Folk", this consists of local Lancashire songs, some dialectic stuff, some humour, but like the "Ey up mi Duck" from Derbyshire, needs an understanding of the Lancastrian dialect. So for starters... "The Sabden Treacle Mines" (a joke about what all Lancastrians are renown for )  
The Dreaded BLACK PUDDING (made from BLOOD)


Tracks on this LP (Some studio , some live)

Side ONE:
01/1 ; Blackburn Bill at Preston Guild
01/2 ; Cotton Fold
01/3 ; Pendle Nestling Song
01/4 ; Sabden Treacle Mine Raid
01/5 ; Old Bass Dick

Side Two:
02/1 ; Deawn in the Coal Ole
02/2 ; The Childers Holiday
02/3 ; Crime Lake Boggart
02/4 ; Lass Fro' Chorley
02/5 ; An Owd Fettler
02/6 ; The Ugly Bugess
02/7 ; Merry Little Doffer


New link to music and Scans Here


Monday, 11 May 2009

Bonny Lass Come O'er the Burn (Various artists) 1965


Topic 12T128 "Bonny Lass Come O'er The Burn."

Various Artists:

Side One:

1. Twa Corbies - Ray Fisher;
2. Fil Uo Ro Hu-o - Dolina MacLennan;
3. Gypsie Laddie - Robin Gray;
4. Beggarman - Enoch Kent;
5. Hug O Ran O Ru - Dolina MacLennan;
6. Donal Don - Enoch Kent;
7. Kilbogie - Ray & Archie Fisher;

Side Two:

1. Night Visiting Song - Ray & Archie Fisher;
2. Bonnie Lass Come O’er the Burn - Enoch Kent;
3. Far Over the Forth - Ray Fisher;
4. Butcher Boy - Enoch Kent;
5. Puirt a Bue - Dolina MacLennan;
6. Erin Go Bragh - Enoch Kent;
7. Bratach Bana - Dolina MacLennan.

Link to the music & scans HERE

Password for the RAR is gonzoBLCO

Monday, 4 May 2009

"Tom Gilfellon, Loving MadTom" 1972

Tom Gilfellon -- Humorist, Musician

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This is yet another Tasmanian delight
on the Leader lable. Tracks on the album are:-
Well worth reading the biography documents, copied and enhanced from LP cover rear.

Music and scans HERE

Password for RAR is gonzoLMT