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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, 27 October 2013

HOMEGAS Rare Psyche recording from the 1970's (John Fahey)

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Here is one I came across on a rare BLUES trawl
OK it is not my usual stuff but it is regarded as a rare folkish album from a long defunct label (Takoma)

HOMEGAS


Previously presented on a now inactive blog
the entry from which I acknowledge with thanks.
The restoration took some considerable time, the LP was very
 dirty and scratched, so don't expect the usual quality, it is
listenable though there are still clicks (lots of them) so the
rip is restricted to 192k MP3.

Information from the original blog posting

 Recorded between 1968 and 1970 and was produced by John Fahey for his  (C1026) label. Be sure to check out the great .

Liner Notes:

Dear Peter & Rinda,

Last Thursday night 610 caught fire and a good portion, of the building was destroyed. We were sitting around, me & Dave, Robin (Cathy was at work) the Blausteins & another girl, when the lights upstairs went out and I suddenly smelled smoke. By the time I reached the back door to investigate, smoke was pouring out of the basement door. I ran in and called the fire dept. trembling, & in the middle of the call all the lights in the house went out. I stumbled into Cordelia’s room in the dark and found her still sound asleep in bed. Some how, using all of my strength I managed to carry her out the side door where David met me & helped me get her to safety.

We had no sooner flushed everyone out of the building when the kitchen burst into flames while we stood helplessly in the back yard. The fire spread very rapidly, probably only 7-10 minutes elapsed from the time we smelled smoke until the whole back of the house was in flames. We are glad in a way that you aren’t here because you’d be freaked out by the sight of 610 if you were.

The kitchen and back room (your favorite place, where the music of Greasy Green, Stoney Lonesome and Homegas was born) are charred pitch black & everything inside is in shambles. All the windows are broken out and the furniture is tattered and burnt, lying in battered heaps on the floor.

When I walked in the house in the daylight and could actually see the extent of the damage, I started crying (and you know me, I don’t cry easily), And I guess the notes for Homegas are gone.

Love to all,
Bernella

Track Listing:

1) – 2:50
2) Bulldozer Blues – 4:13
3) Inertia – 3:44
4) Maine – 3:07
5) Tired – 2:29
6) Die for a Dime – 1:53
7) Wreath – 3:02
8) Any More – 2:46
9) Busted Brown – 2:35
10) It’s Time – 4:14
11) Vegetable Farm – 4:39
12) Grasshoppers – 2:36


Personnel:

Vocals: Peter Aceves, Dave Satterfield
Fiddle: Richard Blaustein
Guitar: Peter Aceves
Mandolin: Neil Rosenberg
Bass: John Hyslop
Hand Harps: Jim Barden, Dave Brock
Rack Harp: Peter Aceves
Banjo: Neil Rosenberg (”Die for a Dime”)
Technical Assistance: Jack Gilfoy, Ray Fournier, Bernella Satterfield
Spiritual Assistance: Jeff Morris

Other information

Engineers: Ray Fournier, Cecil Charles Spiller, Bob Bourassa, Peter Seplow
All selections copyright 1968, 1969, 1970 by Peter Aceves
Published by Caleb Music Inc. ASCAP
Front Cover Design: Jim Barden
Photographer: David Starke
Produced by John Fahey
Takoma Records, P.O. Box 5403, Santa Monica, California 90405


Audio link  HERE

LINK OK

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the work done in restoring these albums. They bring great listening pleasure!

Al Postlethwaite

Anonymous said...

Thanks once again.