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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?

Friday, 23 September 2011

Something Different "Sauter Finegan" Orchestra Doodletown Fifers


Going back to the Fifties, a unique and very (POP)ular
band that turned orchestral "Pop" on it's head with
stunning arrangements and instrumentation.

The Doodletown Fifers

Re-issued in the 1970's 



Re-constructed back cover

Originally posted on a now deleted blog as a vinyl rip
cleaned and edited by yours truly.
This is not Jazz as such but the instrumentation
and arrangements of classic tunes do tend to favour
some Jazz structures.

I put this album in the same category as the Arthur Lyman "Taboo" I did a few months ago, special Hi-Fi demo's to exercise your ears.
You will undoubtedly recognise some of the tunes as they are often played on the radio
for example 
Midnight Sleighride and April in Paris and of course Doodletown races based on the classic Camptown races, (doo dah, doo dah).
It's been FUN and a refreshing change. 
New link  Here


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

* * * * DELETED LINKS * * * * and Other info !!



I hear by reading other blogs that some are experiencing link deletions by various file repositories.

Today I checked the first years files and ALL are correct and working as they were originally, except where the album has been issued on CD, then the link will point 
to the purchase resource.

I have far too many other jobs to do currently so work on this blog is at a minimum, but 
I DO READ IT
so if you find 
D E A D   L I N K S  

please let me know, your comments will 
ALWAYS be appreciated.