1974-10-03 _ Leeds, West Yorkshire, England _ Club Memphis* _ (M-SBD)
~*~ Carefully remastered fixing a few issues, without EQ ~*~
Set One :::
01. The Bedmaking
02. The Rainbow
03. --song intro--
05. --song intro--
06. The Seven Virgins (Leaves Of Life)
07. --song intro including sing-along instructions--
08. The Harvest Feast Song
09. --song intro--
10. Davy Lowston
Set Two :::
11. The Nutting Girl -> William & Nancy
12. John Barleycorn
13. --song intro--
14. Seven Yellow Gypsies
15. Rigs Of The Time
16. --song intro--
17. Famous Flower Of Serving Men
18. --applause, promoter talk, song intro--
19. January Man
Total Time ::: 1:03:23
::: EXC quality stereo SBD. Check samples to ascertain if to obtain.
::: Warts: The tape was in lovely shape. Repaired or lessened mike bumps. Removed gaps. Vocals & guitar volume vary some as Martin moves. Frequent throat clearing.
::: *The official name was Club Memphis but it was commonly known as The Memphis Folk Club.
::: Interesting ambient stereo mix, with more guitar left, vocals are mixed middle to right but move around as Martin moves.
::: Taped with permission of the artist.
::: Opening act(s) were generally "floor singers" (unpaid local performers who got the chance to sing in public).
::: NOTE: Two 1973 trax by Carthy @ Club Memphis were on the box set ("Creeping Jane"&"John Barleycorn"). Different year & gig.
Recording Information ::: soundboard -> Tandberg half track stereo reel-to-reel recorder -> master 7&1/2 ips stereo reel to reel tape.
Transfer Information ::: 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 2017-04-xx ::: wavs -> Audacity [channel/phase alignment track by track as it varied, phase correction (flipped channel), manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, gap removal, volume adjustments, +2.2% pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded 2017-05-xx.
Line-up ::: Martin Carthy - 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 353 ::: SINCERE thanks to the original taper, DIMER Paul Hutchinson ::: Corrections welcome ::: Two at once. Extraordinary to get a double header of Carthy in one blow & excellent quality mind-70s stereo soundboards. Should have a few folkies singing in their sleep. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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