1973-xx-xx ::: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England ::: Club Memphis* _ (M-SBD)
~*~ Carefully remastered fixing a few issues, without EQ ~*~
01. Only A Few
02. The Morning Lies Heavy
03. Lady Of Pleasure
04. Down Where The Drunkards Roll
05. Live For Pleasure
06. The Proud & Noble Savage
07. Misty On The Water
08. The Boy & Mantle
09. Mountain Mama
10. The King & The Jester
11. Fiddler John
12. Further Along
Total Time ::: 46:00
::: EXC quality SBD. Check samples for to see if Taylor'd to quit or Taylor'd to fit.
::: WARTS: Talking & between song time mostly removed. Bit of singalong in places. Few slightly jittery song starts from tape fatigue.
::: Allan's 3rd LP, "The American Album", issued '73 but NO songs from it here so likely this is earlier in the year.
::: 2 trax here from #1 LP"The Lady"(2+8)¬hing from #2"Sometimes"¬hing here appeared on #4.
::: Essentially this is like an unissued album as 10 trax here Taylor never released versions of in the 1970s.
::: I'd held off hoping for the entire show with dialog, but for now, here's this... Inbetween song dialog omitted.
::: Strangely enough, this looks like the first pre-2000 recording to appear by Allan on DIME
::: Opening act(s) were generally "floor singers" (unpaid local performers who got a chance to sing in public).
::: Only '70s Allan RoIO's I've found are MP3s of x3 1972 appearances on "Country Meets Folk" radio show.
::: Allan's been issuing LPs since '71. Could some people tap their vaults for more pre-1980 material?
::: If '73 date correct, R.Thompson's"Down Where The Drunkards Roll"not yet released."I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight"recorded May'73 & issued April'74.
::: MAYBE Thompsons didn't play"Down Where The Drunkards Roll"publicly 'til '74 which MIGHT alter gig date to '74 but then weird there are NO songs from Allan's 3rd LP.
::: *The official name was Club Memphis but it was commonly known as "The Memphis Folk Club". Not confirmed where the venue was at this time. The club was upstairs in The Golden Lion (junction of Beeston Rd & Elland Rd). Club run by Johnny Wall. Later moved to different venues including RAOB Club off North St. & The Irish Centre on York Rad. Club also ran a Monday night sing around club at the Union Tavern on Meadow Lane.
Recording Information (probable) ::: soundboard -> Tandberg half track stereo reel-to-reel recorder -> master 7&1/2 ips stereo reel to reel tape.
Transfer Information (probable) ::: master 7&1/2 ips stereo reel to reel tape -> Tandberg half track stereo reel-to-reel recorder -> Boss 8-Track Digital Studio -> hard drive -> 44.1 kHz wav files.
Remastering 2020-08-13 ::: wavs -> Audacity [channel alignment track by track as it varied, phase correction (flipped channel), fades, volume adjustments, phase correction (flipped channel), applause between songs lowered in relation to music, ClipFix applied to oversaturated left channel to restore some high end & fix clipping, pitch (speed) seemed OK in frequency analysis so left alone, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. Freed 2020-08-xx.
Line-up ::: Allan Taylor - acoustic guitar, vocals.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 657 ::: SINCERE thanks to the original taper, DIMER Paul H ::: Corrections welcome ::: I presume this is everything but the talking, but there may be songs excised as well. Nonetheless, an enjoyable set & aside from a few hurting quality radio sets, there isn't much from this era but the albums. Maybe someday some more will appear, hope some of us are still round to enjoy them. Interesting stereo mix with vocals centered & guitar mostly hard right. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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