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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, 14 January 2010

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Most regular visitors will know that the main genre here is folk music, but to balance up a little I do occasionally put up some jazz and blues material, both genre's that I also collect. The recent expose' on Toots Thielemans has brought some responses from one of my visitors, his comments, though being visible to all could be missed, so here are some links to more Toots Thielemans resources provided by my dear friend Vilstef

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello,
thank's for your great job!!!
i'm looking for years after
hedy west "serve' em fine" lp
(fontana records)!
if you have this record is it
possible to loaded the disc up???

all the best

rolf

3 February 2010 17:25

Gonzo said...

Greetings Rolf.
I moved your comment here as it was not really associated with Sam Larner but really of a general comment/request.

I do have a copy of Hedy West 1967
album, but not the physical item, only MP3's ripped very badly on poor equipment, pretty close to being un-restorable, at least not without a lot of work. Some tracks will never be restored, they are just too bad.