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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?

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Topic "Songs" series CHILDS BALLADS Volume 4 Completed

                          Francis Child's reference numbers for tracks                                                    
                                                                                                                                   Side 1
1. The Elfin Knight (#2)
2.  The False Knight on the Road (#3)
3.  Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight (#4)
4.  The Twa Sisters (#10)
5.  Lord Randal (#12)
6.  Edward (#13)
7.  King Orfeo (#19)
8.  The Cruel Mother (#20)
9.  The Broomfield Wager (#43)

                                Side 2

1.  Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (#46)
2.  The Twa Brothers (#49)
3.  Lord Bateman (#53)
4.  Lord Thomas and Fair Ellen (#73)
5.  Lord Lovel (#75)
6.  Lord Gregory (#76)
7.  Barbara Allen (#84)
8.  George Collins (#85)
9.  Cruel Lincoln (#93)
10. The Prickelly Bush (#95)

Tracks with artist details

Ripping is well under way now, this time I am completing both sides in one file the total size is not over 100MB so those with downloads limits will only need one download. I have extracted the track details, shown here on the left, into two picture files, you can click on these to enlarge them then right click to save them for reference use. The tracks are all mono but I have used 256k MP3 encoding to maximise the available quality on some not all tracks really need this bit rate, considering these LP's date back to before 1970, with the original recordings being done around 1961, the quality is fair, there are a few thumps which I felt better to leave in after reducing them, rather than cutting them out with an obvious effect.

Tracks & Scans 
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inthealley said...

The completion of these two will finalise this great series of recordings long unavailable - I'm sure you have the gratitude of lots of people, including ME!!

Moses said...

Gratitude, thanks, love, and and whole bunch of gooey emotions coming your way for this! Thanks!

ximeremix said...

Well, I can't believe this collection is going to be completed! I have loved every minute of every download in this series.
Are you thinking of other collections to rip?

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi from Cy
This is to thank you in all you do...have done...are doing, in keeping the music alive...the Topic postings have all been received with many thanks....I go back to the days of seeing and hearing Archie Fisher et al in the 'early days' of the revival...RIP so many of the 'good ol boys n gals' from those daze...
thanks again

Gonzo said...

Not sure about other collections, so many are becoming available on CD and for digital downloads it makes the task of checking very difficult.

I started doing an expose' on Peggy Seeger using some albums in my collection, and in the collections of some of my blog watchers, that came to an end with the discovery of the re-issues from Smithsonian. I still have a few more unresearched albums that may get the treatment in the end, so worth coming by occasionally for a looksee, but certainly the output will be a lot reduced compared to last year for example.

ximeremix said...

How about looking at this:

inthealley said...

Thanks I am sure it is well worth the wait! looking forward to part 2 now

dobbie said...

Bless you, Gonzo for providing all these wonderful folk recordings and thus safeguarding the past for future generations

dobbie said...

Bless you, Gonzo for all these wonderful folk recordings and all the hard work that went into it.

Greetings from Antwerp.

Leo said...