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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?

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

" The English Canals " 1974 a history reference

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An interesting album containing history, anecdotes and music

On the subject of the English Canal network, its begining's it's demise as a freight network and it's re-birth as a leisure industry.

Artists

Jon Raven, John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris 

 

  References

 

Another album from George's collection, he kindly has allowed me to share with you all. I am sure you won't forget him in any comments you might make. 

The content is actually three parts, the second part extends from side one of the LP over to side two however I have presented it as just two LP sides the continuity seems to be OK with a natural pause, you can of course re-split it if you need to.


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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

One I prepared earlier BRENDA WOOTTON "Crowdy Crawn"

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While I prepare the Brian Dewhurst

Here is an interesting album of Cornish prose and songs from the original Cornish Lady Brenda Wootton accompanied here by 

Richard Gendall

 

Crowdy Crawn

(a useful general purpose container for bits and pieces)

 

 

There are words to the music written in Cornwall dialect with English translations for prose.

" A jewel I had, the fairest jewel in the World, great its worth, I swear"

"And it hidden with me in my hand, so beautiful a crystal"

"But so beautiful it was, so wondrously beautiful that I could not help"

"holding it over the boat's side, between my thumb and forefinger"

"that I might see through it the lights like green fires in it from off"

"the face of the waves, brightly, brightly glittering;      O God how" 

"precious a thing it was, but I was careless and let it fall" 

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Watch this space for the music, scans & text

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