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Records you're Still Looking For

Jerry Rasmussen 21 Oct 09 - 07:40 PM
Edthefolkie 21 Oct 09 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,buspassed 19 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,buspassed 19 Oct 09 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,Edthefolkie 19 Oct 09 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Edthefolkie 19 Oct 09 - 09:57 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 18 Oct 09 - 09:26 PM
Charley Noble 18 Oct 09 - 09:03 PM
Gurney 18 Oct 09 - 09:02 PM
Bettynh 18 Oct 09 - 06:21 PM
Gurney 18 Oct 09 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,Gerry 15 Oct 09 - 10:23 PM
Suffet 15 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM
Don Firth 15 Oct 09 - 02:00 PM
Bettynh 15 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM
PSzymeczek 15 Oct 09 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,jay galloway 14 Oct 09 - 10:44 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 13 Sep 05 - 10:25 PM
number 6 13 Sep 05 - 10:09 PM
Cool Beans 13 Sep 05 - 04:54 PM
Myrtle 13 Sep 05 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,Gerry 12 Sep 05 - 08:04 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 12 Sep 05 - 10:52 AM
GUEST 12 Sep 05 - 09:52 AM
Big Jim from Jackson 11 Sep 05 - 07:40 PM
sapper82 11 Sep 05 - 03:53 PM
Leadfingers 11 Sep 05 - 03:43 PM
Leadfingers 11 Sep 05 - 03:42 PM
John MacKenzie 11 Sep 05 - 03:15 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 Sep 05 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 07:40 PM

In pop and rock music there's a funny inverse relationship between quality and price. It all relates to rarity. If you want to get an original 45 rpm (or even a 78 rpm) of the Penguins singing Earth Angel, you can find one at a reasonable price because it was so popular that there are a ton of copies around. The Penguins were considered "one hit wonders" even though they recorded a lot of quality material. When they signed with Mercury, their agent made it a package deal. The Penguins were on the Dootone label and there was another unknown group who were label mates. Their manager insisted that Mercury sign the other group, too or the deal was off. The other group was the Platters.

Now if you want an original copy of the Penguins doing Oookey Ook in pristine condition, we might be able to do business.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 06:30 PM

"Bright Phoebus" is indeed very sought after (I wouldn't mind a copy myself). The reason WHY it's so rare is a sorry tale told many times in this part of the aether.

I thought of another one. Do sleeves count? I have the Young Tradition first album bought from an emporium above Kenton station - it's never had a sleeve. Did it end up on some folk club wall? I suppose nobody does that with CD inners these days!


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM

'to pay' might fit in there somewhere!


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:52 AM

It totally staggers me the price some people are willing for old vinyl. I recently discovered that two much prized items in my collection, 'Bright Phoebus' and '3/4 AD' [still played regularly on an old but high quality turntable/tone arm/cartridge & stylus set-up] could prove a starting point for another pension!


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:24 AM

Re the above, turns out the version of "There's a Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia" is in fact by the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. No idea who's doing the "vocal refrain" but the trumpet break is by a gent called Norman Payne in the style of Bix Beiderbecke, not Louis Armstrong. And a jazz collector in Derbyshire has a copy for sale!

Isn't the Web wonderful and aren't I a sad person, now to find a cheap Dansette on eBay.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 09:57 AM

(There's a Blue Ridge Round My Heart) "Virginia" - the version I grew up with, owned by my late mum, was a 78 from about 1930 with an absolutely superb little trumpet break at the end, positively Satchmo.

"The Lass With The Delicate Air" by Mavis Bennett - again from around 1930. Originally from the period of the Beggars' Opera. It has been recorded since by Julie Andrews but errr....I don't think I want that version.

One which I first heard about 1968 on John Peel's programme was "Collegiana" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - tracked that one down on a double album called "Rare Junk" also containing the deathless "Even Fat Boys Can Make It In Santa Monica"


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 09:26 PM

Since I started this thread, some of the records I was looking for have come out, or surfaced on ebay. Maybe I should amend the title to say Records You're Still Looking For That You Can Afford....

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 09:03 PM

100!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Gurney
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 09:02 PM

There was one before that, Bettynh, according to the website. I have all the rest, including the shared CD with William Gallison.

Dreamland was the first of hers that I got, almost by accident, a throwout from the local library.

She's doing a tour in NZ this year, sharing with several other notable jazzy ladies.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Bettynh
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 06:21 PM

Gurney, are you talking about Dreamland
Looks like you can get an MP3 of it anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Gurney
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 05:59 PM

I'd like to get Madeleine Peyroux's first CD, but I don't think any got as far as here, and we haven't got Ebay here but an equivalent, so I think I've got no chance.
There was also a talking country blues single called 'Hot Rod Jalopy' that I'd like to hear again. The Jag crashed, but the jalopy didn't. Likely story, eh?


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:23 PM

There's a live recording of Dylan doing Let Me Die at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rNPooTVM3Q and maybe a different version at http://www.mojvideo.com/video-bob-dylan-let-me-die-in-my-footsteps/20919031c8f4ea0c1dbd


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Suffet
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM

Bob Dylan, Let Me Die in My Footsteps 45 rpm single by Columbia Records. I have Happy Traum singing that song on a Broadside LP.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 02:00 PM

The Stranger from the Sea, by Joe Hanson.

Several good songs, including the best translation from the Welsh of "Venture, Gwen" that I've ever heard. Hanson had a kind of "reedy" sounding tenor and he accompanied himself on the autoharp. "Obscurity" label, 10", LP.

A web search failed to turn up the record, but I learned that Joe (Joseph) Hanson was a gay writer of mysteries (hated the term "gay," preferring straight out "homosexual") with several books out. At one time, he had a radio program entitled "The Stranger from the Sea" on which he sang folk songs. I ran across the record in a record store back in the early 1950s, listened to it, but discovered I didn't have enough money on me to buy it. When I came back the following day, someone had beat me to it.

Good songs, a couple of war horses (he does "Greensleeves"), but a few songs I've never heard anywhere else. All well sung.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Bettynh
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM

My cassette player ate my copy of "Root Crops and Ground Cover" by Metamora (though I don't think they called themselves that at the time). The cassette came packaged to look like a seed packet (kinda cute). There was a great song about the monster that was supposed to live in Lake Champlain that was later used in the background of a documentary film. Can't find it anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: PSzymeczek
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 12:01 AM

Mine that are in storage in Augusta Georgia.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,jay galloway
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 10:44 PM

North Korean Blues
by L. Wainwright III

Oh Tokyo,
They got some saki, and sashimi, and some clean sheets,
Oh, kimono, oh, kimono,
Tokyo's the town that I love the best,
East may be East, and West may be West,
Forget about between, it'll drive you insane,
And teach you things you never knew before.

The chords start with G and alternate between G and D finger picking as you make the changes.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 10:25 PM

I waited many years to get a copy of Bluebirds Over The Mountains by Ursel Hickey, and finally found a mint copy. It was the shortest record ever to reach the top 40. Small honor, I guess, but I always loved the song.

Hella-Hella-Hella, Bluebirds over the mountains,
Bluebirds over the sea-ee
Bluebirds over the mountains
Bring my baaby to me

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: number 6
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 10:09 PM

One record that I have been searching for over the years is "Stink" by the McKenna, Mendelson Mainline.

The search ended when 3 weeks ago my God Daughter (who happens to be quite a guitar player herself) came out here for a visit ... low and behold she had a pristine copy of it for me! God Bless her!

sIx


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 04:54 PM

OK, off topic, but since we're talking Bob Gibson, does anyone remember his Vermont Maid Syrup commercial? It aired the same time "Marching To Pretoria" was getting radio play. Around 1989 I got to tell him how much I liked it.

A cagey old pirate who lived in a tree
Loved syrup much better than golden jewelry.
He buried his treasure chest out in the glade
Filled with jugs of the syrup that's called Vermont Maid
So learn well this lesson from my serenade:
There's no finer syrup than sweet Vermont Maid
It's naturally flavored with the very best grade
Of real maple sugar -- that's my Vermont Maid.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Myrtle
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 03:21 PM

Mary Asquith's LP 'Closing Time'


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 08:04 PM

sapper82 wrote,

    Guest Gerry, Crich Tramway Museum gift shop has some Judy Garland CDs
    at £1.99 or £2.99. They might be worth contacting. Wife says that they might
    be available from Garages etc.

Thanks. Cheap CDs of Judy Garland are available lots of places, but so far as I know
(and I've looked at many, many of these CDs) Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn is only on one of
them, an upmarket release that's unlikely to be remaindered for a while. Still, I'll
have a look.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 10:52 AM

Guest: Thanks so much for posting that information about A. L Lloyd. One of my all-time favorite albums is the Bush Ballads album he did. To my knowledge, it's not out on CD (although I'll check again... you never know.) The CD you posted sounds gerat and I'll see if I can get it.

But, it don't have Maryborough Miner on it...

Sigh...........

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 09:52 AM

Interest in this was expressed up a ways in the thread. I have it, it's a good un

The Old Bush Songs
A.L. Lloyd

Larrikin LRF 354 (CD, Australia, 1994)

Recording selection and executive production by Warren Fahey
Master tapes licensed from Topic Records, London
CD cover: Patrick William Marony, "Starlight's Hold-up at the Dance Hall", oil on canvas, courtesy of National Library of Australia
Tracks

   1. Waltzing Matilda (2:46)
   2. The Kelly Gang (3:30)
   3. The Drover's Dream (2:53)
   4. The Cockies of Bungaree (5:52)
   5. Flash Jack from Gundagai (2:06)
   6. Bluey Brink (3:10)
   7. Brisbane Ladies (3:27)
   8. The Derby Ram (3:11)
   9. Bold Jack Donahue (3:48)
10. The Wild Colonial Boy (5:34)
11. The Hold-Up at Eugowra Rocks (2:17)
12. Euabalong Ball (2:24)
13. Rocking the Cradle (2:46)
14. Lachlan Tigers (2:29)
15. The Lime-Juice Tub (1:45)

#1, 10-12 and 15 are from The Great Australian Legend: A Panorama of Bush Balladry and Song (Topic 12T203, 1971)
#2, 3, and 13 are from First Person (Topic 12T118, 1966)
#4-9 and 14 are from Outback Ballads: Songs from the Australian Bush and Outback (Topic 12T51, 1960)


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for looking, Jerry. And let me second pdq's comment about the Bob Gibson CD. I didn't hear Bob until 'way late, but he had to be the best of the '60's folkies. I've had the pleasure of meeting his daughter Meridian---very nice lady.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: sapper82
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:53 PM

A late '60s/Early '70s thing called Burundi Black. African drumming.

Guest Gerry, Crich Tramway Museum gift shop has some Judy Garland CDs at £1.99 or £2.99.
They might be worth contacting. Wife says that they might be available from Garages etc.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:43 PM

Whoopee !! 100 !!


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:42 PM

I just bought a turntable from Richer sounds for £50 - All I have to do now is sort out the tech side of transferring my old Vinyl onto CD !


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:15 PM

Jerry if the chorus goes
We are marching to Paetoria Praetoria Praetoria
we are marching to Praetoria Praetoria hooray.

Sing with me I'll sing with you
And so we will sing together, sing together sing together
Sing with me I'll sing with you and so we will sing together
As we go marching along.

Then it's a Boer war song and Praetoria is a town in that country.

Giok


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:27 PM

My general feeling on obscure recordings is that if it hasn't been re-issued in England, German or Japan, it never existed. I've picked up several old jazz albums on CD, re-issued in Japan. I'm waiting for one that is an old favorite of mine by Barbara Carroll. It's been almost six months on back order, but they say it will be shipped in the next week. I also picked up another favorite old album by Matt Dennis... a jazz singer and composer who wrote many standards. It too was reissued in Japan.

Let's hear it for the Japanese!

I wonder if they've ever re-issued Guitar Boogie Shuffle by the Supersonics?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:23 PM

I had a 45 rpm of Bob Gibson doing We Are Marching to Pretoria. Had no idea where Pretoria was... figured it might be a suburb of Peoria.
Had a rousing chorus, though.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:14 PM

Jerry Rasmussen,

So, you forgot to mention "Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits"?

If you don't have Bob Gibson's last record "Making A Mess..." you are missing a gem. The songs are all by Shel Silverstein who chips in commentary, if not singing, on a few songs. Mr. Gibson's effortless singing voice is gone, but he can "sell the song" like nobody else ever could. The backing is pure Nashville studio but every note fits every word perfectly. A masterpiece of writing, singing and musicianship.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:00 PM

Big Jim from Jackson,

There was a man called "One-string Sam". Sorry, I don't know anything about him, but a name may be a start.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 01:56 PM

Hi, Jim: I checked out Unitar Rock on CD Universe (where you can search by song title) with no luck... I did see that I can finally get National City by the Joiner Arkansas Junior High School Band (whice has banjos AND trombones). There's a series titled Hey! Look What I Found, that has National City on one of the CDs. Talk about weird stuff... You can also own your own personal copy of Abraham, Martin & John by Mom's Mobley, or It's A Gas by Alfred E. Neuman. They have Winin' Blink' and Nod by the Simon Sisters on one of the CDs. Most of the stuff is by oddities like Tab Hunter or other non-singers. The stuff is baaaad, but not so bad that it includes anything by William Shatner..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 01:09 PM

A 45 rpm that I used to have and would like to have again is a song called "Unitar Rock"; on the other side it was (I think) "Cherokee Dance". Both songs were played on a one string "guitar", and one was sung in a gravely voice that made you want to clear your own throat as you listened. I don't remember who did it, but it came out in the early '50's if my memory is accurate. As a recording it is just a novelty record with no great redeeming qualities either social, cultural, or any other criteria, other than I'd like to get a copy of it still on record, dubbed to tape, or copied on to CD.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 11:55 AM

O.k., it doesn't really qualify as a record I've been looking for, but I checked to see if Bob Gibson's first album on Riverside I ComE For To Sing had been re-issued on CD. Not only has it, there is a second complete Bob Gibson album on the same CD.

Yahoo!

Bob Gibson was very influential in forming my love for folk music, and it was a special honor for me many years later to book him for a folk festival I ran. It's not often that we get to meet our heroes, so it meant a lot to me.

Very special.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 11:03 AM

NormanD, thanks for the commentary as well as the burner information. When I was burning some files from cassettes I was in my office next to my computer, but the sound system in here doesn't have all of the adjustments that the receiver and decks in the front room have. You've illustrated a great point--I don't need to bring all of my best equipment into the office, or move my computer into the living room if I get a setup like yours, or get some really long cables. (Actually, I have the cables, but haven't used them yet. As you say, it's the running back and forth that makes the task less precise than it needs to be).

There are a couple of threads going now where people are looking for particular recordings of things. I'll have to read through and make a list, then sit down with my LPs and see what I can find. If nothing else, it's great to revisit those old vinyl friends.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Metchosin
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 02:02 AM

good to hear Jerry, I was feeling remiss because I hadn't started sifting through my record collection yet.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 03:26 PM

I just received the Stuart Hamblin album in the mail today, and it has both songs he wrote that I've been looking for. If I hadn't started this thread, I probably wouldn't have been checking eBay at the time a copy appeared for auction.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: open mike
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 01:49 PM

there is a thread on c.d. burners..
i have a Marantz / Superscope unit.
one (cdr 300?) is capable of running off of the battery pack.

so it is portable. the other next model up in price has these
interesting features......
1. it has 2 c.d. decks so can copy/dub.
2. it can change the speed and not change the pitch--slower or faster
3. it can change the pitch and not change the speed-
   -up to an octave above or below.
4. you can select small passages to repeat for studying
    a complicated riff or passage...


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Lancashire Lad
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 01:46 PM

Re Macs and recording
I use a Mac for transfering vinyl to CD and have found a programme called Toast to be effortless, simple and has great results. If you have a modern Mac you can also use iTunes for CD burning too but its not as quick as Toast. You cant get round the problem of a long lead though

RE Records youre still looking for
The Trugs - Self titled LP
Jez Lowe - 1st LP
Bluewaterfolk - 2nd LP

LL


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: NormanD
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 01:32 PM

I have a Philips DR600 CD burner. It's also a player, but I use it just for copying and playback. I bought it 2nd-hand from a friend and paid £60, a fair price for a two-year old piece. You can get new ones with bigger hard drives, and they're generally available, you shouldn't have to go to specialist stores.

I looked at using a software programme for my computer, but had a couple of problems with this: I use Apple Mac, so the software choices are limited; and, more importantly, my computer is in another part of the house from the hi-fi, so even if I could get a long-enough cable, there'd be too much running backwards and forwards between the two. And I'm no hi-fi or computer wizz, so I went for the most convenient option. The burner fits in with the rest of the hi-fi separates, being the same dimension as the amp, etc.

I think the quality of the recording will ultimately depend on how good your record deck is, and investing in a new stylus is no bad thing. I haven't yet looked at the possibilities of scratch elimination, etc; some computer progs have all this, I don't know how good they are.

I'll probably still end up keeping the old vinyl albums - being over-sentimental, anally-retentive, you name it - AND have them on CDr, creating another pile of music - AND stick them on the computer, iTunes...
Norman


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 11:38 AM

NormanD, what is the make/model of the LP to CD copier? Is this from DAK or someplace specialized? What was the cost? Let us know how it works for you--several folks in other threads have expressed interest in this stand-alone functionality (vs going through a computer).

SRS


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: NormanD
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 01:41 PM

ARTHUR ALEXANDER.

Everything Alexander The Great recorded is available on CD reissue. The best compilation is the one from Ace Records (UK), it's marginally better than the Razor & Tie issue. His very last CD, "Lonely Just Like Me" (Elektra) may now be deleted, but crops up on eBay. He cut this as his "rediscovery" record, great songs, good production that brought his beautiful, soulful voice out. It looked as though this one would break him through after years of poverty....and then the poor man died suddenly. He's the only singer whose songs have been covered by The Beatles, Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis P, Elvis C, Nick Lowe, John Prine, Robert Plant, Roger McGuinn, etc.....and he's now laying in a grave without a headstone.


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: NormanD
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 12:47 PM

I just joined the site today. I have a copy of "A Guy Called Carawan" and maybe I could do a CDr for you, if you're desperate. I've just bought a vinyl - CD copier, and once I get it rigged up I should be able to do this.
Norman


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Alba
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 04:56 PM

Dita, you are spot on.
That IS the Band I am looking for.
Mae MacKenna, the voice of an Angel.
Ossian and the Tannahill Weavers....lol now that's bizzare.
As I have played on the same bill as both Bands years back...
I always wondered why I couldn't find anymore albums by the Band.
This of course was pre internet days....and it has been a private quest, you know, just something that urks you. Someone borrowed the Album from me to tape it and then never returned it!!
Thanks so much Dita.
Ill PM you.
Best of Wishes
Jude


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: hesperis
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 04:21 PM

I'm looking for a CD by Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass... the one with the Porgy & Bess suite on it. I need two copies, actually. *sigh*


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Dita
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:56 PM

Alba, there are a number of groups called Contraband, some even spelt with a K. Given your name my guess is it's this one your after.

The one that issued the self titled album was a Scottish folk rock band featuring Mae MacKenna, George and Billy Jackson, John Martin, and one or two others.

They issued their only album around 1970 on the Transadlantic label. There was also a single, "Lady for Today" (written by Rosie Hardman).
The material was a mixture of Trad and singer songwiter "covers."

After the band broke up Mae continued to record solo, George, Billy and John formed Ossian. George founded Iona records, Billy (now William), wrote and recorded Harp music, and John formed Easy Club and also played with the Tannahill Weavers.

I imagine that Castle Communications own the Masters as they seem to have the Transadlantic labels back catalogue.

The LP comes up on ebay uk reasonably regularly, sometimes for a lot, sometimes for a little, just your luck. I don't think that a CD has been reissued, but might be wrong.

I'm writing this from memory, but if you need more details let me know and I'll reply with the album in front of me when I get home.

The main other Contraband is a rock/blues outfit who've beem around since the 70's. Type Contraband CD into Google and you'll get lots of hits on them.

John


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:43 PM

Woulncha Know?

I checked eBay out of curiosity, and they had a Stuart Hamblin lp. in very good condition up for auction. I was the only bidder, and won it. (That's probably as good an evidence as any why they haven't re-issued his stuff.) It's titled It Is No Secret, which is the primary song I was looking for, but doesn't have a track list. I guess I'll find out whe I get it, if it has This Old House on it.


And the beat goes on..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Records you're Still Looking For
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 10:22 AM

If you ever wanted to see my Dad really annoyed, borrow a record and don't give it back. Or tell him about one that was borrowed and destroyed. A friend borrowed an LP then let it melt on a radiator, and blithely gave me $5 as if I could replace it easily. It took a while--and when I told Dad about this happening, he was really ticked--as much about the destruction as the loss of the album to me personally. NO one could use it melted! (I think it was Switched on Bach)

I work at a university library with a fine arts branch. The librarians occasionally tell stories of students finding citations for recordings, that when they're handed the LP they look so puzzled that they must be taken in hand and shown how to play them. (I guess it's time for the "this year's college freshman was born in 1987" essay to make the rounds.)

Another alarming thing about walking into my office and seeing the turntable on it's head was seeing the Carolyn Hester album on the floor. I'd been talking with other Mudcatters about her work a couple of days earlier and hadn't filed the LP back with the rest after listening to it. The LP appears to be fine (it was in the sleeve and cover, also) but I can imagine how that would look on an insurance claim!

SRS


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