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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, 24 June 2011

||||| MIKE WATERSON JAN 1941 - JUNE 2011 |||||


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I guess that most folk music fans will have heard by now that Mike Waterson of the Waterson family 
passed away on June 22nd after suffering with 
pancreatic cancer.
I am not going to post any of his work, or that of the Watersons, virtually all of it is available on CD and so much has been said about Mike, his beginings and his career in many publications since the sad news was released, that I could add nothing in words, except when ever I have chatted with him, had little jibes about his fishing interests, It always ended up with a yarn or two.

Perhaps you would like to note this link to follow up
the posting on another blog.

Finally here is a picture of Mike in one of his all too 
familiar poses, taken at a folk session at Sidmouth 
back in the 90's


R.I.P Mike

1 comment:

Frank said...

What a great loss to traditional music! Absolutely irreplaceable.