1979-xx-xx Croyden, England Fairfield Halls
BBC2 Radio "Folk On 2" program
02. ? (McTell-penned instrumental jig)
03. Too Tight Drag
04. In The Bleak Midwinter
05. Michael In The Garden
06. Zimmerman Blues
Total Time ::: 20:01
NOTES ::: Excellent quality radio broadcastof Ralph solo set. Bit of some kind of fluctuation (tape degradation?), but it won't bother any interested listener (at all), check the samples. Jim Lloyd radio presenter.
Recording Information ::: BBC2-FM stereo radio broadcast -> off-air master tape -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-100, Dolby B on
Playback 2011-08-01 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW (usually no track splits) -> computer -> EAC secure -> wav file(s) -> Audacity (for fades and/or glitch repair, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave for track splits -> Trader's Little Helper -> various ears around the world.
Line-up ::: Ralph MCtell - guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
Nothing here has ever been commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
Corrections welcome. If the pitch is still incorrect, email me & maybe I'll get around to fixing it. I use a pitch pipe, check 3-4 songs & when in doubt compare 1-2 songs on a time-appropriate album, but sometimes I'm off. If Dolby was present, it was dealt with as seemed best.
Thanks to the original taper & trader, my copy came from Reel Master Gaule.
Cool Sonics Series CSS-015. Short & sweet hometown gig for old Ralphie. We don't see enough of him up here! Second half of this is great. How can you lose with "Zimmerman Blues". More recordings on the way. Alas, up until September 2011, I suffered from SERIOUSLY slow internet access (hence my lousy ratio). I am fixing that as fast as I can, now that I am able. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace.
Since we're all gettin' older & reminiscin' is in vogue... Kudos to: Zongo for life support & Lochner for microphones & much more. A bow to Fast Freddie for running Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks & supporting my 1980's 20+ cassette-a-day habit (4 machines at home just weren't enough)! Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace) for over 30 years of trading, friendship (& frau introductions!). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Moore, Miller, Gough (G.-if you read this, get in touch!), Berger & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... And royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Dean Parrish (how are ya dude?) & all those traders who housed & fed me through my many music acquisition & travel years. Steppin' back to the seeds - hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Ena Whisnant (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. A glass is raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & am much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift.
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Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!