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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, 29 August 2011

North by North East, Songs and Humour from the Northeast UK (Tyneside)

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First requested by a blog visitor, now kindly donated by another, here it is.




Bit of an oddball album is this one, cannot really classify it as Folk, it is more of a "Grandma's favourite" really, with some humour that will appeal to those from, or with knowledge of the great North-East of England, Tyneside etc.
However it does contain music by some renown artists from 
the North East
The High Level Ranters and Four in a Bar for example
  so I guess it is "Folky"


The NEWS items are of course many years out of date, you would have to be a Geordie and have lived in the Tyneside area for many years to appreciate the meanings of some items, for example the cost of the METRO rail system which at the time was a scandal of miss-management and
under-estimating, cost the tax payer millions by the time it opened it's first network in 1980.


7 comments:

ximeremix said...

Ooohhhh.... interesting

Frank said...

This looks exciting--I may need a guide on the humor.

BoHaG said...

Nice one Gonzo darling.
Keep them coming
Love and kisses
BoHaG

Gonzo said...

@BoHaG Hmmmmm, if I don't understand your comments, I'm sure others will get the wrong idea!

Frank said...

A real fun "buffet". Due to the fact that I am living in North Carolina some of the regional humor is elusive but the music is fun and good-natured. Thank you. Sounds like travel in Newcastle is a problem!

Gonzo said...

@Frank
Yes its the American not understanding the British Humour problem, we are both weird folks in our own ways, but I agree a fun record, even if the recording quality of the live parts was not up to that of the studio parts, certainly listenable. Actually the Newcastle Metro was quite a revelation, large parts of it re-used redundant closed sections of lines, worth checking out Wiki they have a detailed section.

Joe said...

Thank you SO much for this, Gonzo. I was born and raised on Tyneside and this is a real find for me.

The Metro of course was a huge political issue not just because it exceeded budget, but because it put national and regional transport policies on a collision course, or on different tracks, depending on your choice of metaphor...