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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?

Friday, 25 June 2010

John Wright Folksinger, Harmonica, Jews Harp and fiddle player,

John Wright was a very accomplished artist in the folk music scene.  Singing, and fiddle playing were two of his most familiar skills, but lesser known was his ability on the Jews Harp, tracks containing this instrument seem to be only on one recording, this "Unaccompanied Album" on the TOPIC lable 12TS348

The complete album has been posted before but was withdrawn for some reason.  I have done some restoration on this Topic album and to reduce the likelyhood of complaints from objectors,  record companies and or copyright holders, I am going to post ONLY the three Jews Harp tracks. 

The sample Jews Harp tracks here are
03 - Murphy's Hornpipe,   06 - Bridget Cruise 2 & 3 and the medley track
08 - Dornoch Links - the Shepherd's Crook - lochiel's Awa' to France

This John Wright is the folk singer that latterly lived in France, Not the John Wright from Yorkshirea that died in 2008.

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DKmalo said...

il y a une erreur sur la personne, il y a deux John Wright ;-),
celui de ce disque est un musicien né en Angleterre mais qui vit en France depuis les années 1960. Marié avec Catherine Perrier, ils ont été à l'origine de la création du mouvement folk en France. J'ai posté d'autres disques où il participe ici

Gonzo said...

For Those without French
DKmalo said

Hello there is an error on the person, there are two John Wright; -), the one of this disc is a born musician in England but that lives in France since the years 1960. Gotten married with Catherine Perrier, they were at the origin of the creation of the movement folk in France. I posted other discs where he participates:

Interesting DK, thanks for that insight, needs more research..

R.P. Scales said...

I am sorry to report that John Wright, the fiddler, Jew's harpist and folk music collector resident in France also passed away at about midday on Wednesday 4th September 2013, leaving his widow Catherine. He is deeply missed.

Gonzo said...

Thanks RPS, I missed that one.
Perhaps I should publish the whole album as a tribute.. More research is definitely needed..