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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?

Thursday, 8 October 2009

"The LING family" Topic 12TS292 (Suffolk traditional songs)


This album by the LING family of Suffolk, is a collection of local songs, some traditional, some fishing orientated, some familiar ones: A few of the tracks have been presented on Folk compilations but as far as I know the complete album has never been released on CD.

NOW the reason I needed your help! As you will have seen on previous postings, I like to present not only the music, but scans of the original vinyl albums together with the notes provided. This album is, like a lot of mine, an ex- radio station library album, as such it was supplied in a plain brown library sleeve with the vital information required for a radio presentation, track names, timing and other broadcasting types of information.
Thanks to Reinhard I now have some really good scans of this album so can finish off the music cleaning and complete the posting.

Anyone needing references and further information on the LINGS of Suffolk should visit the
EFDSS site > LINGS

Or checkout the profiles of traditional folk singers of East Anglia at > PROFILES

Side One:

TrackNr ; Title
01/1 ; Green Bushes (Geoff)
01/2 ; On Board the Leicester Castle (George)
01/3 ; The Lobster (Percy)
01/4 ; Died For Love (Geoff)
01/5 ; Little Ball of Yarn (Geoff)
01/6 ; The Lakes of Coolfin (George)
01/7 ; The Deserter (George)
01/8 ; The Little Sweetheart (Percy)

Tracks HERE (Also contains the full front and rear LP scans)

Password gonzoLFST

Side TWO:

TrackNr ; Title
02/1 ; Jolly Jack the Sailor (George)
02/2 ; A Group of Young Squaddies (Geoff)
02/3 ; On the Banks of the Clyde (Geoff)
02/4 ; Underneath Your Apron (Percy)
02/5 ; The Bonny Bunch of Roses (George)
02/6 ; Nancy of Yarmouth (George)
02/7 ; The Man All Tattered and Torn (Percy)
02/8 ; Fagin the Cobbler (Percy)

Tracks HERE

password = gonzoLFST


As with most of my "EX-Radio" LP's they have seen considerable use and some worn to a point that they play better when converted to mono. I only do this on the worse tracks, as although these are solo singers, there is some ambience so where possible I leave them as stereo.

Side two has taken some time to upload, I lost my broadband cable connection temporarily so this was uploaded via a 3G USB cellular modem (somewhat slowly)