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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?

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Fred Jordan "Shropshire Singer" The Frost is on the Pumpkin (1973)

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Here is a Topic LP that I found in Tasmania
back in 1999, it was restored over 10 years ago
time to bring it back into the limelight again.
 Topic 12TS233

Tracks:
Side A:
A.1  Six Pretty Maids (The Outlandish Knight)
A.2  The Banks of Claudy
A.3  Break the News to Mother
A.4  Barbara Allen
A.5  Turmot Hoeing; 

Side B:
B.1  The Horn of the Hunter
B.2  When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin
B.3  The Seeds of Love
B.4  The Bonny Bunch of Roses
B.5  When Joan’s Ale Was New
B.6  The Volunteer Organist  
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This is an interesting album containing a wide variety of songs, all sung in Fred's particular style easily recognised by the "chirp" in his voice.
The tracks and a rather crude digital photo of the cover, taken with my original 2megapixel Olympus are all HERE

You may find the quality is not up to the latest albums, this one was copied first off onto digital tape (DAT) transferred to a PC via an optical cable into a Creative sound card with an optical to SP/DIF adaptor.

Editing was either by Sound Forge or Cool Edit, the latter I used originally, the records are unclear what was used for this album.
When you have downloaded the file, you will need a password to see and extract the tracks and cover picture.

Enter gonzoFJFO when prompted.

4 comments:

Folk Fan said...

Great rip mate! I like the transposition of "Jones's Ale" to "Joan's Ale" in the track titles. He's clearly saying the usual "Jones's so I'd guess that this was a production error. Not quite as bad as labeling Lionel Long's "Queen Jane" as "Queen Anne" on the track listing.
Keep up the great work

Gonzo said...

@ Folk Fan
Could have been me missing off an "S"
it was a long time ago this was ripped... Round the other side of the World (darn under) :-))

Jorgon Gorgon said...

Wow! Another incredible album...Thanks!

A note: I had just discovered your blog the other day, while looking for some Fred Jordan recordings in preparation for a trip to Shropshire in March...and, naturally, I am completely blown away by the amount of awesome music--both for entertainment and research--to be found here. I apologize in advance for not *possibly* not commenting on every album I get here; it would rapidly become redundant. But I will do what I can, and, again, thank you very much! Great work.

youngdoug said...

Thanks