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BLOG NOW ABANDONED, PURPOSE WAS ORIGINALLY to present restored VINYL albums of both Folk & Jazz. Lack of interest and comments has resulted in me deciding to throw in the towel... Once specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would have preferred to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I was open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier had the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I was prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I received 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 would check their suitability for restoration. I tried to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I felt the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this was just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves.

Saturday, 27 December 2008


B o H a G

Some readers may recall my mention of a Folk Music friend and his band in PERTH Western Australia, which is also the source of some of my vinyl music for restorations, well here is the band picture, taken in Sunny W.A.

More information HERE

Second picture is
ROSIE the Clogger in ACTION...

Saturday, 20 December 2008

The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band "Behind the Mask" (1979)

Here is one I did earlier, another "Dance" type music album Vinyl Plantlife PLR020 1979

Side One

01/1 ; Have You Got a Penny
02/1 ; The Circus Comes to Town
03/1 ; Highland Plaid & Tink-a-Tink
04/1 ; Bound For Rothwell Market
05/1 ; Song & Dance Man
06/1 ; Old George Dawson

Side Two

01/2 ; A Seasons Tale
02/2 ; England
03/2 ; Tickeli & Majoret
04/2 ; Summer Will Be with Us Bye & Bye
05/2 ; Goodbye Dear Friends


Tom Hall: Vocal, guitar, Recorder, Banjo
Miss Jaye Woodfield: Piano accordion, English Concertina
Piano, Glockenspiel, Synthesiser
Gerald Claridge: Acoustic bass guitarm Guitar, Banjolele

Diane Hall: Vocals, Harmonium
Paur Burgess: Fiddle, Recorder, Crumhorn
Martin winning: Clarinet, Sax
Roger Swallow: Drums, percussion
Nigel Pegrum: Percussion, flute

This was a local band mainly from my home county town,  the track Rothwell Market (pronounced locally as Rawl) refers to another local Northamptonshire town.

Music link HERE

Password for the RAR is gonzostout

For more info about the band and Tom Hall, anecdotes etc