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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 November 2011

Horden Raikes First LP (1971)

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I have been offered this rare album to share on here
there is very little information on the web about this LP
it seems to be yet another example of a brilliant group
that split and went their own individual way after making
a few superb albums. Their follow up album "King Cotton"
was posted on another blog, and repeated here some while ago
so you can get a sample of their style by taking a listen to that.



Work is proceeding on the first side, the second side to follow soon. update 22 Nov 2011. Audio restoration work completed

An interesting exercise, the LP is in a very good shape
(Round and flat of course) but the ripping method is
vastly different from my normal one. This LP has been
digitised on an ION 1 direct from vinyl to digital deck.
This is the first time I have had to work with the output
from one of these, techniques are basically similar, but
the difficulty has been trying to do it remotely by issuing
instruction via email and live chat, and dealing with strange
programs, that although capable do not have the features 
I have come to be used to.  After a few goes and a few
failures we have at last got some good results and sounds
which would probably never have happened were it not
for the perseverance of the owner, the use of the internet
and the shear joy of listening to a rare folk music album
(for BOTH of us)


Tracks:


Side 1
Mock Beggar Hall (Old mansion in Cheshire)
Farewell She   (Roud 803)
Spencer The Rover (A British Rambling singer)
Ye Jacobites By Name (Roud 5517) (Burns)
Lord Franklin (Roud 487) (British Sea Captain/Explorer)
   Thomas of Winesbury  (Child #100)
    
Side 2:
Mad Tom Of Bedlam (Poem about a Bedlamite)
Bogies Bonny Belle (Song about a fair girl of Huntly, Scotland)
The Two Magicians (classic loss of maidenhead story)
Londons Ordinary (Tradesmen and their Pubs)
John Barleycorn (personification of Beer's principle parts)
The Seeds Of Love (Trad)


Group contained the following artists.
Brian Dewhurst (later known as Preston)
(Him the HAIR)
and Ron Flanagan

You might like to checkout
some of Brian's recent appearances at folk clubs.
with these YouTube videos.

One
Two
Three
Four
Five


 
The Audio content  Here




 New Features
Satisfaction counter
I aim to achieve an optimum satisfaction rating with all my posts
but HOW to do this? 1. I try to provide rare material
2. I try to restore it well sonically. 
3. is where you come in, only by comments can I judge this!

The  Satisfaction rating for this post is 9.93%
(161 downloads and 16 comments)

I received one (unpublished) comment from a respected friend
in the music business, who, with no axe to grind said he
couldn't understand why I took so much trouble to post
to such an unappreciative audience, he likened the
lack of response to that of the whole front 10 rows at a live
concert NOT clapping after a performance, the sort of response
(or lack of) that would make the performers give up and leave 
the stage.  
He suggested I should remove a post when the 
"satisfaction rating" fell below 10%... You know
that is not a bad idea!

28 comments:

MoD said...

Thank you for your effort.Looking forward to hearing this one : )

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Love Brian Preston/Dewhurst's music - this will be a real treat! I have wanted to hear it for a very long time!

In anticipation -
Thanks Gonz!

J.

BoldReynard said...

Thanks for this.

Anonymous said...

Downloading now. Thanks for your hard work!

Paul the Stockman said...

Really good work, Gonzo!

ximeremix said...

Great Album - hadn't heard of them before seeing them on your site. It will be nice to see Hunter and Hunter up here too.

Anonymous said...

This makes me curious. Downloading now. I know some of the songs from different artists. So now looking forward to listen to this gem. Many thanks for your hard work.

Urban_Explorer said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

great work thanks

Frank said...

Gonzo-Another outstanding effort on your part--the music is terrific and the sounds quality superb. Thanks again

Jon said...

Gonzo,
First of all I find it hard to believe in the whole wide world that this file had only been downloaded 77 times as of your writing on the satisfaction counter. Hopefully those are old stats and the number is much higher now as this unique music should be enjoyed. I want you to know that even though I don't always comment I have never found any of your folk postings wanting. You hard work is appreciated.
Jon

bluebeard said...

try

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank You a million times for your superb blog and wonderful posts. I have availed myself of several and they have all been a joy .Thanks again for all your effort

Anonymous said...

I am always polite ;-)

And appreciative !!

Thanks Gonzo the Great for ALL the work you have done over the years.

Anonymous said...

Would you give me the password for this download , then I could leave a comment.

Unknown said...

Thank you very much)! I have just discovered this blog , searching for some Horden Raikes music other than King Cotton - really nice album, I`m not very much acquaintained with English work songs - and was surprised with quite sophisticated lyrics. The music itself was very nice, too.So the first album should be interesting.(I would appreciate also to get a password somehow :-))
PS Oh! I`ve read a recent sad notice while I was shuffling through the blog - deep condolescences. /Of course - passwords can wait - maybe forever, it`s clear./

Gonzo said...

@Unknown

Please send me an email address alone in a comment, if the email address is un-disguised i.e open
I will not publish it here, if you want another comment published and include an email then obfuscate it to avoid web-sweepers finding it by using (at) instead of @ or otherwise breaking up the usual email address form such as .com in form dot.c.o.m
or similar.

Gonzo said...

"Would you give me the password for this download"

Sorry. it doesnt work that way.

No email to send it too?

And I lost the password, so not available until I return home from my travels..

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this before, but I really like it. Sounds great as well!

Anonymous said...

Found this sometime ago with a web search. But only got to listen over the last weekend. What a super lp. I particularily liked "Spencer the Rover", but it is all very good. Thank you.
Bottleneck.

Gardom's Hedge said...

Never doubt your efforts are appreciated, even if we don't always show it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

q1605 said...

I read what your friend said about your dedication.
The post I am commenting on had 161 downloads from it. That's 161 people that have that music in their library that did not before. Or at least 161 with an digital version. I have never been here before but I am a musician.
I play if people are listening. I play if I am alone. Music is more than popularity.

Gonzo said...

@q1605
Thanks for your welcome comment, I totally agree with the "Music is the thing" Music has played a large influence in my life too, even now as a non-player (arthritic fingers the bane of all) I find so much enjoyment in the extensive listening that LP restoration requires, far more than the casual listen can give, you get to feel the artists feelings at the moment of recording.
If you would like to contribute something, you would be welcome to email me, I think if you read the comments you will see I try to keep email addresses hidden from the prying eyes of the web address harvesting scanners, the obfuscation examples are often included in posts.

Obadtzxo said...

I just read your comment about posting to an unappreciative audience.

Let me tell you, although I've only just found your blog, I am VERY appreciative of all the hard work you've done to preserve and restore all this wonderful and rare music!

Pete

ELS said...

This is a really great album. It contains a lot of songs that are by now very well known, but the renditions are not a lot like most of the others I've heard. Thanks very much for working on this and posting it.