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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?

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Peggy Seeger "American Childrens Songs" (TOPIC 18)

Another album from "Gracenotes"


Topic 7T18 (TOP18)

From time to time I try to present something different
my last posting was the superb "Taboo" album from 
Arthur Lyman, a standard for HI-Fi fans in the 50's.
This time it is a special album for the Kids, those 
potential folk music fans in the making.
these are timeless children's songs from America
not quite like the British ones I remember
but they do have their British counterparts
with variations on the American ones, not dissimilar
to the British folk songs that crossed the Atlantic 
and got Americanised.

Peggy is joined on here by other members of the Seeger clan
Penny on second guitar and Barbara on autoharp.


7T18 Come Along, John!

8 American folk songs for children,
sung by Peggy Seeger with Barbara and Penny Seeger:


Tracks:


1. Come Along John
2. All Round the Kitchen
3. Billy Barlow 
4. Old Aunt Kate
5. Little Bird
6. Lula Gal
7. Rissolty Rissolty
8. The Derby Ram.

This was quite a noisy recording so has taken quite a while 
to get it into good sonic shape. The recording is not generally bad but some of the solo singing and Banjo tracks are very light on bass, the banjo strings have some of the normal "tizz" but the rhythmic knuckle slaps on the body are a bit light, I'd guess this was on the original masters due to the particular recording set up for those tracks.
The accompanied tracks have a much broader sound.
As is often the case with vinyl, side two was a lot worse than side one, there were virtually no clicks at all on side one but a few fairly obvious ones on two.

Another kind offering from this blog visitor 
"Gracenotes"
Thank you!

password for the rip  is gonzoPSACS

1 comment:

Stephen Banham said...

Can't wait to give this a listen! Such an underrated performer. Courting & Complaint is one of my favourite albums.

THANKS!!!!!