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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?

Monday, 7 March 2011



12T194 The Folk Songs of Britain, Vol 6. 

Some tracks on this album are attributed to Cyril Tawney who's estate has expressly wished by notifying another blog, that his performances should NOT be shared for free so that a worthy charity may benefit fully from the sales of his songs. However that does not apply here, because Cyril in this case only collected some of the songs and does not appear to be performing on any.

Side One

1.  Paddy West - Timothy Walsh
2.  Liverpool Packet - Billy Barber
3.  Green Banks of Yarrow - Mrs. Maguire
4.  Our Gallant Ship - William Howell
5.  Alehouse - Elizabeth Cronin
6.  Rosemary Lane - Bruce Laurenson
7.  Ratcliffe Highway - Jim Baldrey
8.  Lowlands of Holland - Paddy Tunney
9.  Quaker - Dorchester Mummers
10. Beninn a’ Cheathaich - Flora McNeil
11. Whale Fishery - Philp Hamon & Hilary Carre
12. Grey Silkie - John Sinclair (Child #113)

 Side Two

01. Warlike Seaman - Bob & Ron Copper
02. Boat that Brought Me - Thomas Moran
03. Handsome Cabin Boy - Jeanie Robertson
04. The Uist Boat song - John Stickle
05. Smacksman - Sam Larner
06. Sweet Willie - Lal Smith 
07. Campanero - Bill Cameron
08. Andrew Ross - John & Ethel Findlater
09. The Bold Princess Royal - Ned Adams
10. Boatie Row - Jessie Murray
11. Our Ship is Ready - Robert Cinnamond
12. Nancy of Yarmouth - Fred Ling.

Music download Here

For more details about the song origins and some excellent reviews, please visit  Reinhard's pages


C said...

Re: Sailormen and Serving Maids -- a really fun album. Thanks for your work, Gonzo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your work in restoring the records in this series - it's wonderful to hear these songs.