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?
Continuing a theme "Bud Freeman, SATIN DOLL" 1979 Vinyl rip
This album rip was kindly donated by one of my Blog watchers, it follows on nicely from the previous post it is one of the many sessions that Bud played on which used different and varied accompliments, this album features the Hammond Organ of Georges Arvanitas. I am not a great fan of too much Hammond, it has it's uses but in my opinion is more suited to cinema entertainment, though there is nothing un-musical about any of these fine renditions of standards from Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, and of course "The Duke".
Scans were provided by the original ripper, I cleaned them up a little, as I did with the music, though most of the hard work had already been done.
I am running short of time at the moment, been spending far too much time on this ripping lark, so I am going to present what I have done up to now (A Side) and finish the B side later.
The rips are not at my usual 320k CBR because at sometime in the cleaning process they have gone through a lossy stage (MP3 or heavy noise filtering) so only warrant a lower bit rate setting, I have chosen 128-256 VBR as this nicely matches the spectrum of the original files.
1. Satin Doll
2. Easy To Love
3. I Cover the Waterfront
4. Please (Take 2)
Password to unlock the archive is gonzoBFSD
MD5: Side A 959B95C4F7DB4B93E9B9F2D2B4E5F083
MD5: Side B
The last track on side B is at 320k, because it seems to be a separate rip, not restricted by the lossy stage
as are the remaining tracks, the history of which is still unclear. Who has the original LP? Who ripped it first off?
See comments from cvllos regarding the source of the LP