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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, 14 January 2011

Fred Jordan (Farm Worker and Folk singer) Here now TOPIC 12T150

Since presenting the "Frost on the Pumpkin" album I have received from various sources, information about other albums made by Fred.

The first one I have been offered to copy is the original 1966 album, "Songs of a Shropshire Farm worker"

I have not been able to locate any recent release on CD or tape for this album, so in course of time it will be presented here as a vinyl rip.
The LP is now completed but as often is the case, side 2 was a lot worse than side 1 so there is still some residual noise.

Download Here

"In Course of Time"
 This is a cunning introduction to yet another album by 
Fred Jordan, you might like to search out, this time a cassette tape issued by the EFDSS in 1991, as this is currently available the Audio will NOT be presented here.
An edited photo of the cassette cover

The tracks contained on the EFDSS tape.

You might like to checkout the INDEPENDENT News 
Obituary for more details. HERE
Fred Jordan, farm worker and folk singer:
born Ludlow, Shropshire 5th January 1922;
died Ditton Priors, Shropshire 30 July 2002.

Born in 1922 at Ludlow in Shropshire, he was first recorded at the age of 30 on a farm at Diddlebury in 1952 by Peter Kennedy, then on secondment to the BBC from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. He claimed to have obtained
most of his songs from his mother, though he was quite prepared to supplement his lyrics from print, most notably "The Dark-Eyed Sailor", some of the words of which he copied out from the Farmer and Stockbreeder magazine.
(Karl Dallas, the INDEPENDENT)


Ailis said...

Thanks Gonzo for the reworked Fred Jordan :))

Frank said...

A huge thank you for the recent--in fact all of the posts, especially some of the long out of print
Topic albums. You have done an absolutely superb job of converting old vinyl to near immaculate condition. These records are a treasure for me and I have, and shall continue to delight in listening!

BoHaG said...

Many thanks Gonzo honey!
Keep up the good work

Gonzo said...

@BoHaG "Honey" ? I guess you must be a Bee keeper ...
Bees on Honey and Glucose ?

Jorgon Gorgon said...

This is an incredibly awesome album. Thanks!

youngdoug said...

Thanks again. I just love these early folk and appreciate your efforts