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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?

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Peggy Seeger 1962 Topic TOP73 --------------- "Early in the Spring"

Another original Peggy Seeger
Thanks to a blog visitor's kind gesture.

Four more songs on the theme of LOVE
from the Lady with the Banjo 

Blog visitor "Gracenotes" has provided this EP
another in the same vein as the previous posting of "Troubled Love"

Tracks on this EP are:-

1. Madam I Have Come to Court You
   This song tells a story, where a suitor's advances are rejected until Money is mentioned.

2. When I Was in My Prime 
   The theme of this song is a classic tale of the regret for loss of virginity in a certain encounter.

3. So Early in the Spring
   The suitor, in this case a Sailor, returns from sea to find his lover has married a richer man.

4. The Chickens they are Crowing.
   The Chickens are crowing, it is time to go home!
   A couple probably spent the night together.
   (from a Cecil Sharp Appalachians song collection) 

Tracks completed, download HERE 

Password is gonzoPSEIS 

Again this is a combined effort, thanks are
due to "Gracenotes" for doing the EP rip.
I am sure he would be pleased to know his
efforts are appreciated.  

This EP has restored quite well considering the background noise
and rumble that was evident on the original rip, there is still
some evidence in the quiet passages though, but for it's
age this is considerably better than previous copies of the tracks.

Saturday, 12 February 2011



12T195 The Folk Songs of Britain

 Vol. 7. Fair Game and Foul:

Side 1.

1-1. Northamptonshire Poacher - Jim Baldrey
1.2  Jimmy Raeburn - Jessie Muray
1-3  Drumhullogan’s Bottom - Thomas Moran
1-4  Sweet Fanny Adams - Vashti Vincent
1-5  Sylvia - Timothy Walsh
1-6  Young Willie - Paddy McCuskey
1-7  Lakes of Shillin - Mary Reynolds
1-8  Brennan on the Moor - Robert Cinnamond
1-9  Butcher Boy - Jeannie Robertson
1-10 Three Jolly Sportsmen - Bob Scarce

Side 2.

2-1  Jack Hall - Jack Endacott
2-2  Standing Stones - John & Ethel Findlater
2-3  Polly Vaughan - Harry Cox
2-4  Lion’s Den - Mrs Maguire
2-5  Van Diemen’s Land - Jimmy MacBeath
2-6  Blind Man He Can See - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran
2-7  Oxford City - Mary Doran
2-8  Erin Go Brach - John Strachan
2-9  Derry Gaol - Sarah Makem
2-10 Newlyn Town - Bob Scarce.  

This LP is yet another found in a Tasmanian musicians collection, it was played on a Philips 
transcription deck recorded 16bit with a Creative 
Live SB audio card then transferred here as a 
320k MP3 on a CD/RW disc.

The source quality does not warrant a 320k distribution 
so I have used a VBR (variable bit rate) to provide a match to the quality of the recording.

Editing, de-noising and de-clicking were done in the
U.K using Sound Forge and Audition.

Music Download Here

For more details about the song origins and some excellent reviews, please visit  Reinhard's pages



12T157 The Folk Songs of Britain, Vol 1. 

The Songs of Courtship (1968). Original issue Caedmon 

TC 1141 (USA), 1961:

1-1. Green Grow the Laurels - Jeannie Robertson
1-2. The False Bride - Bob Copper
1-3. Our Wedding Day - Francis McPeake
1-4. When a Man’s In Love - Paddy Tunney
1-5. Aileen Duinn - Flora McNeill
1-6. Bonnie Kate - Agnes Whyte
1-7. Old Grey Beard Newly Shaven - Jeannie Robertson
1-8. The Sweet Primeroses - Bob and Ron Copper
1-9. The Coolin - Paddy Taylor
1-10. Shule Aroon - Elizabeth Cronin 
1-11. The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow - Paddy Tunney
1-12. The Brown Thorn - Seamus Ennis 

2-1. As I Roved Out - Seamus Ennis
2-2. The Magpie’s Nest - Jane Kelly
2-3. Dame Durden - Bob and Ron Copper
2-4. Casadh an Sugain - Maire O’Sullivan
2-5. The Girl was Smart for the Fiddler - Michael Doherty
2-6. My Darling Ploughman Boy - Jimmy McBeath
2-7. The False Young Man - Frank and Francis McPeake
2-8. I’m A Young Bonnie Lassie - Blanche Wood
2-9. No John, No - Bob and Ron Copper 

2-10. Cois Abhain Na Sead - Máire Ni Cheocháin
2-11. Bogie’s Bonnie Belle - Davy Stewart. 

Please note! due to an error with the tagger
the tags in the MP3's show the wrong date
this album as stated above is 1968.
I am having serious synchronising problems with my tagger
Side 1 tracks 11 & 12 are as shown above, not as tagged
that's what comes of trying to use a cue sheet in the wrong format.

For more information about the TOPIC "Songs of" series
 I suggest you checkout a previous posting on this blog

The albums re-issued for digital download continue
to grow in number,  well worth looking
For the almost daily updates 

Meanwhile, download music Here

For more details about the song origins and some excellent reviews, please visit  Reinhard's pages