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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?

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Topic "Songs" series CHILDS BALLADS Volume 5 Completed

Final in the "Songs of Series"
                                                       Francis Child's references
 Side 1
    The Royal Forester (#110)
    The Baffled Knight (#112)
    Johnie Cock (#114)
    Robin Hood and Little John (#125)
    The Jew’s Garden (#155)
    The Battle of Harlaw (#163)
    The Four Maries (#173)
    The Gypsie Laddie (#200)
    Georgie (#209)
    The Dowie Dens of Yarrow (#214)
Side 2
    Glenlogie (#238)
    The Grey Cock (#248)
    Henry Martin (#250)
    Lang Johnny More (#251)
    Willie’s Fate (#255)
    Our Goodman (#274)
    The Farmer’s Curst Wife (#278)
    The Jolly Beggar (#279)
    The Auld Beggarman (#279)
    The Keach in the Creel (#281)
    The Golden Vanity (#286)
    The Trooper Lad (#299)

Tracks and Artist Details  
Totally out of keeping with what I normally find with LP's side two on this one was better than side one, in fact side two was completed in less than 1 hour, where sometimes I can spend that long on one track, pity some of the earlier ones were not that good..                      

Download contains both sides of the LP, front and rear scans, plus the 
track title panels as .PNG files.
New links Here

This is the LAST of the Topic LP's in the Tasmanian friends collection
Time for a bit of a rest from collecting,  ripping and cleaning Folk music
Now I move on to a little Jazz.


ximeremix said...

Thank you so much for all of this collection, it's been amazing to hear these with such clarity.

inthealley said...

Wonderful! Well done and grateful thanks for all the hard work.

Bernie Stocks said...

Great work! Many Thanks!

Frank said...

This Topic collection is splendid-the sublime Jeannie Robertson, Lucy Stewart, Harry Cox-all magnificent! Pristine job on restoration--you continue to amaze.

Ian Devereux said...

A belated

Thank you very much for your time and trouble taken on this series. It's so good to hear these songs.

Yorkie said...

Dear Gonzo, Thanks a million for your sterling work on the Topic Series and many other wonderful albums. I've got many of them either on vinyl or cassette tape but they are so much easier to access and catalogue in digital format and your files are wonderfully bright and clear. It's great to be able to listen to these old tracks again. All the best, Chris.

ofwoods said...


Could refresh this link please?!
Would be greatly appreciated.
Would love to get all the folksongs of britain records if possible.
Thank You


Gonzo said...

Both Child's ballads links refreshed
26th April 2013