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Posted by: limden Mar 29 2010, 11:00 AM

Seems too good to be true, so there might be a catch yet to emerge, but an almost complete collection of Al Bowlly's work as mp3s is promised in the March 28 posts http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/ . And all for free!!

I've succeeded in downloading the first two volumes, 1 and 50, but haven't yet had time to thoroughly check them out.

Is it conceivable that copyright-holders to some of the CDs which Randy Skretvedt has used might emerge and put a stop to this wonderful enterprise?

Limden

Posted by: bob Mar 30 2010, 04:10 AM

Nice find. Good quality recordings at 128kbs. 48 downloads to go. cool.gif

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: laughland Mar 31 2010, 02:07 AM

This does look very interesting. I hope the volumes keep coming.

Hmm... is this right - the final song Al recorded was called When That Man Is Dead And Gone ? huh.gif

Anyway, thanks for the tip Limden!


Posted by: limden Mar 31 2010, 10:15 AM

QUOTE (laughland @ Mar 30 2010, 09:07 PM) *
Hmm... is this right - the final song Al recorded was called When That Man Is Dead And Gone ? huh.gif


Indeed it's right laughland. It was That Man (Adolf Hitler for the benefit of the younger generation with a shaky grasp of history) whose Luftwaffe dropped the parachute mine which killed Al just a couple of weeks later.

By the way, Randy Skretvedt is now proposing to release one volume each Monday instead of two each fortnight. He said earlier that each would be available only for a couple of weeks. I'm determined to collect the whole lot but, being somewhat unmethodical, I might fail.

I found the free Rapidshare option to be perfectly satisfactory for downloading, with a 6 Mbps broadband (ADSL) connection taking about 6 or 7 minutes each volume in the background meanwhile reading other webpages.

Randy has created the most amazing free resource ever for Bowlly fans so get downloading Dismukers! biggrin.gif

Limden

Posted by: limden Apr 2 2010, 08:15 PM

Somehow I'd imagined this thread might have aroused a bit more excitement among Dismukers. Perhaps Bowlly adulation is more a British thing?

A little sooner than expected, Randy has just issued volume 49 and it can be downloaded http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip . It took longer to download than the earlier two for some reason, about 12 minutes with the free RapidShare option but no problem.

Just 47 volumes to go!

Limden

Posted by: bob Apr 3 2010, 04:14 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 2 2010, 01:15 PM) *
Somehow I'd imagined this thread might have aroused a bit more excitement among Dismukers. Perhaps Bowlly adulation is more a British thing?

A little sooner than expected, Randy has just issued volume 49 and it can be downloaded http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip . It took longer to download than the earlier two for some reason, about 12 minutes with the free RapidShare option but no problem.

Just 47 volumes to go!

Limden


Thanks Limden. I must have picked the right time of the day. It took me right at three minutes at a download transfer rate of around 325KB/S. Are you going to continue to provide the download link here at Dismuke's site as the files become available? That would be great if you do.

Thanks again.....Bob

Posted by: limden Apr 3 2010, 06:37 PM

QUOTE (bob @ Apr 2 2010, 10:14 PM) *
Are you going to continue to provide the download link here at Dismuke's site as the files become available? That would be great if you do.


I'll certainly try Bob but the best option would be for Bowlly fans to head over to the http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/ from time to time in order to check out the recent messages. Click on Message History and Randy Skretvedt's first announcement can be found at message 5363 on March 28 following which there are posts with some useful discussion.

To recapitulate, here are links to the volumes released so far:-

http://rapidshare.com/files/369059554/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_1__1-22_.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/369024578/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_50__1067-1089_.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip

I've been critical of it in the past but surely an excellent destination for Randy's magnificent opus would be the http://www.archive.org/ ?

Limden


Posted by: limden Apr 10 2010, 08:02 PM

Randy Skretvedt's latest message on the Yahoo! Al Bowlly Group:-

Volumes 1 and 50 of the Bowlly project will be taken down on Monday [April 12]. Volume 48
will be going up. Volume 49 will remain available for one more week.


Limden

Posted by: Terry Apr 12 2010, 04:04 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 2 2010, 02:15 PM) *
Somehow I'd imagined this thread might have aroused a bit more excitement among Dismukers. Perhaps Bowlly adulation is more a British thing?

....................................

Just 47 volumes to go!

Limden


Many thanks Limden, I did indeed get quite excited, but in a silent reserved English style.................smile.gif

Posted by: limden Apr 12 2010, 06:57 PM

QUOTE (Terry @ Apr 11 2010, 11:04 PM) *
a silent reserved English style.................smile.gif


Just one of the qualities that are getting hard to find in the present-day UK together with the "stiff upper lip", "an Englishman's word is his bond" and others I've forgotten. Look at the http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html from time to time and you'll be happy you're in New Zealand sad.gif .

Anyway here's http://rs656.rapidshare.com/files/374518953/Volume48.zip

I'm sure Randy knows exactly what he's doing but I'm a bit puzzled why, after putting in so much effort, he is taking down each volume after the relatively short time of a couple of weeks. There must be a reason but it's escaping me. The whole enterprise merits archiving.

Limden



Posted by: bob Apr 13 2010, 04:15 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 12 2010, 11:57 AM) *
Anyway here's http://rs656.rapidshare.com/files/374518953/Volume48.zip

I'm sure Randy knows exactly what he's doing but I'm a bit puzzled why, after putting in so much effort, he is taking down each volume after the relatively short time of a couple of weeks. There must be a reason but it's escaping me. The whole enterprise merits archiving.

Limden


Thanks. Got the download. Maybe it's a problem of having enough storage space for all fifty volumes on his web site.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: charlie Apr 13 2010, 02:33 PM

QUOTE (bob @ Apr 13 2010, 05:15 AM) *
Thanks. Got the download. Maybe it's a problem of having enough storage space for all fifty volumes on his web site.

smile.gif Bob . Could anyone walk me through the process of downloading Als music. I am not familiar with computers. I have subscribed to Rapid share and am a premium member would be most thankful if anyone could find the time. In advance, thanks.


Posted by: limden Apr 13 2010, 06:58 PM

Hello charlie. I'm pleased to see another Bowlly enthusiast appearing among the Dismukers smile.gif .

Now in principle I'd be happy to help you download Randy Skretvedt's volumes but previous experiences on this message board have taught me that computer tuition is not my strong point. I know that there are others more skilled in that art than myself, in fact I'm thinking of one member in particular but unfortunately we haven't seen him here for the last few weeks. I'm hoping that someone will be along shortly but meanwhile could you tell us a bit about your computer set-up: is it Windows (and XP or Vista or 7?) or is it a Mac?

While waiting, why not simply try to have a go? It's by trying to do things, failing and trying again and again that I have developed the limited computer skills I now have. There's nothing to lose and nothing to break!

I haven't yet found it necessary to pay anything to Rapidshare, the free option works perfectly well for me so far. A bit slow perhaps but that doesn't matter as the downloading can go on in the background while doing something else.

Limden

Posted by: charlie Apr 13 2010, 09:40 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 13 2010, 07:58 PM) *
Hello charlie. I'm pleased to see another Bowlly enthusiast appearing among the Dismukers smile.gif .

Now in principle I'd be happy to help you download Randy Skretvedt's volumes but previous experiences on this message board have taught me that computer tuition is not my strong point. I know that there are others more skilled in that art than myself, in fact I'm thinking of one member in particular but unfortunately we haven't seen him here for the last few weeks. I'm hoping that someone will be along shortly but meanwhile could you tell us a bit about your computer set-up: is it Windows (and XP or Vista or 7?) or is it a Mac?

While waiting, why not simply try to have a go? It's by trying to do things, failing and trying again and again that I have developed the limited computer skills I now have. There's nothing to lose and nothing to break!

I haven't yet found it necessary to pay anything to Rapidshare, the free option works perfectly well for me so far. A bit slow perhaps but that doesn't matter as the downloading can go on in the background while doing something else.

Limden

Hi! Limden: Thanks for your quick response to my appeal for assistance: I might tell you that I have read your postings with regularity and interest since you first came on the Dismukes Board. I'm using Windows XP but anything else that would be helpful to you, you would have to tell me were to find it. I'm hoping your more knowledgable personage shows upwith my solution . In the meantime,any help you may provide is greatly appreciated. With every good wish. Charlie

Posted by: limden Apr 14 2010, 07:12 PM

QUOTE (charlie @ Apr 13 2010, 03:40 PM) *
I might tell you that I have read your postings with regularity and interest since you first came on the Dismukes Board.


Flattery will get you anywhere! biggrin.gif

OK, so here's two descriptions:-

First, Randy Skretvedt's own advice is http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5368 . To which I'd only add that you won't need a compressor/expander program(me) such as stuffit because Windows XP includes the necessary already. Just double-click on the downloaded zip file to unzip it.

Second, here's my method (with XP and Opera browser, other browsers will be similar) written before I remembered Randy's description.

Go to "My Music" then File>New>Folder.

Right-click on the New Folder which has appeared in My Music, select Rename and type in a new name such as Bowlly 49 for example.

Click on Randy's link for http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip and then obviously you'll click on the paid-for option to download. Then Save>Save as and I expect you'll see My Music among the destinations. Double-click on My Music and Bowlly 49 should appear. Select it and Save again and downloading to Bowlly 49 starts. It will take anything from a minute or two with a fast machine and fast connection up to several hours if you have a slow dial-up connection.

When downloading is complete you'll find a zip file in folder Bowlly 49. Double-click on it and mp3s appear but you'll still need to click "Extract all files" in Folder tasks to complete.

You'll find that there's also a file Bowllys 49.doc containing documentation about the recordings and another file which I don't understand and ignore. Possibly you'll be unable to open Bowllys 49.doc in which case you'll need to download and install a suitable word-processor programme. Don't buy Word (expensive), choose free OpenOffice.

Repeat for http://rs656.rapidshare.com/files/374518953/Volume48.zip and the 46(!) volumes which are to follow.

There, I've again made a simple task look very complicated but I hope it helps. Let us know how you get on.

Limden

Posted by: Terry Apr 15 2010, 01:03 AM

It also looks with the Premium account, that cookies may have to be enabled. When I click on the Premium user button I get the message "Your Cookie has not been recognized. Please login below, or purchase a Premium Account. Your Account will be activated immediately.", that's because I do not have a Premium account cookie. Possibly the same thing could occur with a Premium account if cookies are disabled, though I'd have thought the cookie was to automatically login.

Posted by: charlie Apr 15 2010, 10:00 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 14 2010, 08:12 PM) *
Flattery will get you anywhere! biggrin.gif

OK, so here's two descriptions:-

First, Randy Skretvedt's own advice is http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5368 . To which I'd only add that you won't need a compressor/expander program(me) such as stuffit because Windows XP includes the necessary already. Just double-click on the downloaded zip file to unzip it.

Second, here's my method (with XP and Opera browser, other browsers will be similar) written before I remembered Randy's description.

Go to "My Music" then File>New>Folder.

Right-click on the New Folder which has appeared in My Music, select Rename and type in a new name such as Bowlly 49 for example.

Click on Randy's link for http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip and then obviously you'll click on the paid-for option to download. Then Save>Save as and I expect you'll see My Music among the destinations. Double-click on My Music and Bowlly 49 should appear. Select it and Save again and downloading to Bowlly 49 starts. It will take anything from a minute or two with a fast machine and fast connection up to several hours if you have a slow dial-up connection.

When downloading is complete you'll find a zip file in folder Bowlly 49. Double-click on it and mp3s appear but you'll still need to click "Extract all files" in Folder tasks to complete.

You'll find that there's also a file Bowllys 49.doc containing documentation about the recordings and another file which I don't understand and ignore. Possibly you'll be unable to open Bowllys 49.doc in which case you'll need to download and install a suitable word-processor programme. Don't buy Word (expensive), choose free OpenOffice.

Repeat for http://rs656.rapidshare.com/files/374518953/Volume48.zip and the 46(!) volumes which are to follow.

There, I've again made a simple task look very complicated but I hope it helps. Let us know how you get on.

Limden Thanks again Limden : I successfuly downloaded 49 played it and lost it again. I can see it is going to take some practice to be proficient at this task, but I have lots of time learn. I shall let you know how I am progressing. YOU ARE DA MAN!!!!!!!!
Thanks again . Charlie

Posted by: limden Apr 16 2010, 09:40 AM

Charlie, if you've downloaded and played the vol.49 files they MUST be in your computer somewhere unless you took positive action to delete them. Even then they would be in Recycle Bin from which they could be retrieved instantly.

Try Start>Search with bowlly as search term. Wherever they are in your PC they can be moved to where you want them.

Limden

Posted by: Roseman Apr 16 2010, 07:22 PM

Hello Charlie,

Saw your request for help on dowloading these AB files. Don't know if you have successfully gotten any downloads yet, but here's my two cents worth on helping out.

Go to http://www.filefreak.com/files/155537_xrdz4/PixAB.htm which is a pictorial presentation that I've created with some text narrative to explain the process. It's a 10 step process. but don't let that deter you. It's really simple, so just follow the instructions and you'll be a pro in no time flat.

Dowloading can be challenging sometimes and these particular files are proof of that. These files are compressed (Zip file format) and this lends a couple extras to the end process that you would not normally have with non-compressed files.

Don...

Posted by: limden Apr 16 2010, 07:53 PM

Charlie, there was I thinking he'd never show up! Don is brilliant at this sort of thing and his pictorial presentation demonstrates what I was saying a way back - that computer tuition is an art smile.gif No excuse for not succeeding now....

Limden

Posted by: charlie Apr 17 2010, 06:16 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Apr 14 2010, 08:12 PM) *
Flattery will get you anywhere! biggrin.gif

OK, so here's two descriptions:-

First, Randy Skretvedt's own advice is http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5368 . To which I'd only add that you won't need a compressor/expander program(me) such as stuffit because Windows XP includes the necessary already. Just double-click on the downloaded zip file to unzip it.

Second, here's my method (with XP and Opera browser, other browsers will be similar) written before I remembered Randy's description.

Go to "My Music" then File>New>Folder.

Right-click on the New Folder which has appeared in My Music, select Rename and type in a new name such as Bowlly 49 for example.

Click on Randy's link for http://rapidshare.com/files/370943615/Just_a_Share_of_Bowllys_49__1045-1066_.zip and then obviously you'll click on the paid-for option to download. Then Save>Save as and I expect you'll see My Music among the destinations. Double-click on My Music and Bowlly 49 should appear. Select it and Save again and downloading to Bowlly 49 starts. It will take anything from a minute or two with a fast machine and fast connection up to several hours if you have a slow dial-up connection.

When downloading is complete you'll find a zip file in folder Bowlly 49. Double-click on it and mp3s appear but you'll still need to click "Extract all files" in Folder tasks to complete.

You'll find that there's also a file Bowllys 49.doc containing documentation about the recordings and another file which I don't understand and ignore. Possibly you'll be unable to open Bowllys 49.doc in which case you'll need to download and install a suitable word-processor programme. Don't buy Word (expensive), choose free OpenOffice.

Repeat for http://rs656.rapidshare.com/files/374518953/Volume48.zip and the 46(!) volumes which are to follow.

There, I've again made a simple task look very complicated but I hope it helps. Let us know how you get on.

Limden


Posted by: charlie Apr 17 2010, 06:30 PM

Hello Limden and Roseman: Received your latest comunique on the Bowly downloading caper I will put it to use hopefuly tonight and let you know of my success [how could I not be successful with the info you have sent me?]. I hope there are other members who are able to share this tutorial . Again I thank you for your response. With every good wish. Charlie

Posted by: Terry Apr 19 2010, 09:10 AM

Volume 47 has been uploaded : http://rapidshare.com/files/377513914/Volume47.zip

Posted by: laughland Apr 19 2010, 07:19 PM

QUOTE (Terry @ Apr 19 2010, 04:10 AM) *
Volume 47 has been uploaded : http://rapidshare.com/files/377513914/Volume47.zip


Let's see... that's 5 down, 45 to go. One 10th of the way there... tongue.gif

Posted by: limden Apr 19 2010, 07:56 PM

The documentation file is missing from Volume 47 but all the information can be found http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5404 .

Limden

Posted by: Roseman Apr 19 2010, 08:44 PM

QUOTE (laughland @ Apr 19 2010, 03:19 PM) *
Let's see... that's 5 down, 45 to go. tongue.gif

Reminds me of a song we kids use to sing on long trips that sorta went like...

50 Al Bowlly discs on the wall, 50 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 49 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

49 Al Bowlly discs on the wall, 49 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 48 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

48 Al Bowlly discs on the wall, 48 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 47 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

47 Al Bowlly discs on the wall, 47 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 46 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

46 Al Bowlly discs on the wall, 46 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 45 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

... with the original lyrics changed a little. laugh.gif

Don...

Posted by: laughland Apr 19 2010, 09:07 PM

QUOTE (Roseman @ Apr 19 2010, 03:44 PM) *
Reminds me of a song we kids use to sing on long trips that sorta went like...

50 Al Bowlly discs the wall, 50 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 49 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

49 Al Bowlly discs the wall, 49 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 48 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

48 Al Bowlly discs the wall, 48 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 47 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

47 Al Bowlly discs the wall, 47 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 46 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

46 Al Bowlly discs the wall, 46 Al Bowlly discs.
Take one down and pass it around, 45 Al Bowlly discs on the wall.

... with the original lyrics changed a little. laugh.gif

Don...


I recognize the song. It doesn't exactly roll of the tongue with your new lyrics, but I still like it Don. tongue.gif

Posted by: limden Apr 25 2010, 06:46 PM

Here's http://rapidshare.com/files/380051435/Volume46.zip

Limden

Posted by: limden May 2 2010, 06:53 PM

And here's http://rapidshare.com/files/382738284/Volume45.zip .

Charlie, how are you getting on with downloading?

Limden

Posted by: limden May 9 2010, 06:28 PM

http://rapidshare.com/files/385327052/Volume44.zip

If you should have a problem with opening the Word files which are included with Randy's Volumes then you can find the same documentation in his posts on the Yahoo! Al Bowlly Group. For example the notes for Volume 44 are http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5433.


Limden


Posted by: bob May 10 2010, 03:38 AM

Thanks Limden. Moving right along. Only 43 to go. wink.gif

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: limden May 17 2010, 11:00 AM

http://rapidshare.com/files/388222893/Volume43.zip.

This thread is on course to become the longest and most boring in this message board's history!

Limden

Posted by: laughland May 17 2010, 02:30 PM

QUOTE (limden @ May 17 2010, 06:00 AM) *
http://rapidshare.com/files/388222893/Volume43.zip.

This thread is on course to become the longest and most boring in this message board's history!

Limden


I don't hear any complaints! rolleyes.gif

But seriously, for me any thread which keeps pointing out some great links to vintage music like this is far from boring!

Posted by: limden May 19 2010, 07:18 PM

QUOTE (laughland @ May 17 2010, 09:30 AM) *
I don't hear any complaints! rolleyes.gif

But seriously, for me any thread which keeps pointing out some great links to vintage music like this is far from boring!


Thank you laughland biggrin.gif

Exciting news: Ray Pallett's long-awaited new Bowlly biography "They Called Him Al" has just been published. Details are http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5442. It will supersede Ray's first effort "Goodnight Sweetheart" which I purchased back in 1986 at the Royal Festival Hall bookshop in London. I've just ordered my copy from Amazon.

Limden

Posted by: Roseman May 20 2010, 06:39 PM

QUOTE (limden @ May 17 2010, 07:00 AM) *
http://rapidshare.com/files/388222893/Volume43.zip.
This thread is on course to become the longest and most boring in this message board's history!
Limden


Boring... Did I read/hear boring? Not hardly. And to help prove the point, continue on...

In searching the web for some AB, I found 'Portal - Luis Nassif'. I think it's hilarious what this guy has done with these old silent movies and using Al's singing. The two togeather just seemed to create a totally new genre of entertainment that individually would not have been. Start here with Ray Noble Orchestra (1934) http://blogln.ning.com/video/ray-noble-orchestra-1934-the

Don...

Posted by: limden May 20 2010, 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Roseman @ May 20 2010, 01:39 PM) *
Plus in searching the web for some AB, I found 'Portal - Luis Nassif'. I think it's hilarious what this guy has done with these old silent movies and using Al's singing. The two togeather just seemed to create a totally new genre of entertainment that individually would not have been. Start here with Ray Noble Orchestra (1934) http://blogln.ning.com/video/ray-noble-orchestra-1934-the

Don...


Seems to me that this Luis Nassif guy has simply misappropriated the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVoN-xmVtNA from July 2007. It's a shame that we don't see much from Terence lately. Always good quality sound though some of his videos were rather curious.

Limden

Posted by: limden May 24 2010, 07:14 PM

Here's http://rapidshare.com/files/390901211/Volume42.zip . Don't forget that Randy means it when he says he'll take down each Volume after a few weeks!

Meanwhile I've checked on a few more of Luis Nassif's Bowlly videos .......all of them "lifted" from other YouTubers mad.gif .

Limden

Posted by: limden May 25 2010, 06:27 PM

Randy miscalculated slightly and Volume 42 won't quite fit on to an audio CD. So he has reconfigured a http://rapidshare.com/files/391229516/Volume42new.zip which does fit and as a bonus he's released http://rapidshare.com/files/391240183/Volume41.zip a week early.

Limden

Posted by: bob May 26 2010, 06:18 PM

QUOTE (limden @ May 25 2010, 11:27 AM) *
Randy miscalculated slightly and Volume 42 won't quite fit on to an audio CD. So he has reconfigured a http://rapidshare.com/files/391229516/Volume42new.zip which does fit and as a bonus he's released http://rapidshare.com/files/391240183/Volume41.zip a week early.

Limden


Thanks for the heads-up Limden.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: charlie May 30 2010, 04:17 PM

QUOTE (limden @ May 2 2010, 07:53 PM) *
And here's http://rapidshare.com/files/382738284/Volume45.zip .

Charlie, how are you getting on with downloading?

Limden

Sorry Limden to be so long replying to your query of May 2nd. Have had a computer virus that put me out of the loop for 2weeks [and as a paid member of Rapid Share also, that really hurt] But anyway, I had my problem remedied with the help of my grandson's computer smarts, and am operative again. To answer your question, thanks to you and all the others that assisted me I am sure that I downloaded all the Al that was available. I will put everything on discs , just incase I have another computer malfunction and lose them again. I did find and retrieve 49 also. once again thanks Limden and all you kind people who really know the sound of good music .

Posted by: limden May 31 2010, 06:26 PM

Here's all-American http://rapidshare.com/files/393638001/Volume40.zip .

Good to know that the downloading is going well Charlie.

Limden

Posted by: limden Jun 7 2010, 08:50 PM

Right on schedule here's http://rapidshare.com/files/396397140/Volume39.zip.

Limden

Posted by: charlie Jun 10 2010, 01:56 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Jun 7 2010, 09:50 PM) *
Right on schedule here's http://rapidshare.com/files/396397140/Volume39.zip.

Limden

Yahoo!!! Keep em comin' Limden.

Posted by: limden Jun 10 2010, 09:53 AM

Don't forget: I'm merely passing on Randy Skretvedt's announcements on the http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/ which fans would do well to visit (or join) in order to get Randy's news direct and much more Bowlly information besides.

Limden

Posted by: limden Jun 14 2010, 03:17 PM

Regular as clockwork, here's http://rapidshare.com/files/398785634/Volume38.zip .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jun 21 2010, 06:52 PM

....and http://rapidshare.com/files/401215055/Volume37.zip .

Randy has re-posted the earlier Volumes 38 to 50, details are http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5468 . He seems to have overlooked Volume 1 for the moment.

Limden

Posted by: limden Jun 28 2010, 07:11 PM

Another week, another volume; here's http://rapidshare.com/files/403408546/Volume36.zip .

I'm wondering, has anyone done anything similar to Randy - that is to collect every available recording by a single artist or band and then make the whole lot available on the internet for free? The nearest I can think of is http://www.petefaint.co.uk/jackhylton/latest.html and I have the feeling that's not complete. Any others?

Limden

Posted by: bob Jun 28 2010, 09:24 PM

Thanks Limden again for taking the time to post the Al Bowlly download link every week.

smile.gif Bob






Posted by: limden Jul 5 2010, 09:42 AM

If it's helpful Bob I'm happy to continue smile.gif . Here's http://rapidshare.com/files/405008619/Volume35.zip .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jul 12 2010, 10:08 AM

....and here's http://rapidshare.com/files/406382141/Volume34.zip .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jul 19 2010, 06:47 PM

..... and http://rapidshare.com/files/407736426/Volume33.zip .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jul 26 2010, 08:40 PM

.....and http://rapidshare.com/files/409236809/Volume32.zip . Not even half-way yet!

Limden

Posted by: limden Aug 2 2010, 06:40 PM

.....http://rapidshare.com/files/410042350/Volume31.zip .

Limden

Posted by: limden Aug 9 2010, 09:34 AM

Randy has switched to another file-sharing service for http://www.box.net/shared/rj1smg9arq . He hasn't given a reason. I found that it worked perfectly and the volume was quicker to download, taking a couple of minutes, than previous volumes with the free version of RapidShare. People who have paid up for the premium version of RapidShare might feel a trifle miffed though!

Limden

Posted by: limden Aug 16 2010, 06:43 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/m8b4qch2sh

Posted by: limden Aug 24 2010, 10:10 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/0rfkkx0a8q

After a long interval http://www.albowlly.blogspot.com/ has come back to life with a playlist of 10 Bowlly/Geraldo recordings.

Limden

Posted by: limden Aug 30 2010, 06:15 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/sfxvxtmrdl.

http://www.albowlly.blogspot.com/ now offers a playlist of 10 Bowlly solo recordings accompanied by Monia Liter.

Limden

Posted by: Nev Aug 31 2010, 06:56 AM

Can sone1 tell me who WROTE (not sung) Masquerade has heard in The Shining?

Posted by: Terry Sep 1 2010, 04:53 AM

QUOTE (Nev @ Aug 31 2010, 01:56 AM) *
Can sone1 tell me who WROTE (not sung) Masquerade has heard in The Shining?


It was a 1932 hit by Ted Black and his Orchestra, possibly he wrote it, but extensive Googling doesn't seem to give an answer.
http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/top40/ Click on year '32.

If you find out let us know smile.gif

In the film it was played by Jack Hylton (recording). The Anson Weeks version is in the Dismuke playlist.

Posted by: limden Sep 7 2010, 07:12 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/gj2146k3r7 .

Halfway there and time for a re-think. I'm perfectly happy to post these weekly reminders of Randy's latest releases, it's really no trouble at all, but is Bob the only Dismuker to find them helpful? I could just send him a PM each time instead of making this thread longer and longer. Anyone who would like me to continue with the present routine please post to let me know.

Limden

Posted by: bob Sep 7 2010, 10:19 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Sep 7 2010, 12:12 PM) *
http://www.box.net/shared/gj2146k3r7 .

Halfway there and time for a re-think. I'm perfectly happy to post these weekly reminders of Randy's latest releases, it's really no trouble at all, but is Bob the only Dismuker to find them helpful? I could just send him a PM each time instead of making this thread longer and longer. Anyone who would like me to continue with the present routine please post to let me know.

Limden


Hi Limden

Well I hope I'm not the only one to find them helpful. I have almost forgotten a few times and if not for the email notice from your post I might have missed out on some of them. We are half way there and I want the complete set. I hope you continue, but if not a PM would be nice. Again thanks for keeping this thread alive.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: charlie Sep 8 2010, 04:20 PM

Hi Limden . I do appreciate your regularity of postings of Randy's releases and would hope that you ride it out to a 100 per cent conclusion. Otherwise an email would be thankfully received.

Posted by: Terry Sep 10 2010, 12:44 AM

I usually go direct to http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/ to see if the new volume has been released, but sometimes I forget, then Limden's reminder is very useful.

Posted by: limden Sep 13 2010, 10:30 AM

OK, I'm persuaded, thanks! I'll keep going with the present system and here's http://www.box.net/shared/yqytb7lfiy Strange that last week's volume downloaded amazingly quickly, a few seconds, while this week's took well over 5 minutes. I suppose "it's just one of those things" smile.gif .

Randy is planning to re-post Volumes 45 to 50 on the box.net site very soon.

Limden

Posted by: limden Sep 14 2010, 08:20 PM

Volume 25 contains an error - the wrong version of "The Echo of a Song" - so Randy has issued a http://www.box.net/shared/raa5m54s83 Full details can be found on http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/ which is often worth visiting.

Limden

.....and this new volume is taking a record-breaking 50 minutes or so to download! Maybe it's best to download while America sleeps?

Posted by: limden Sep 15 2010, 09:34 AM

Volumes 45 to 50 have been re-posted for anyone who's missed them:-

Volume 50:
http://www.box.net/shared/ef08hqd5yd

Volume 49:
http://www.box.net/shared/puesl3dqa4

Volume 48:
http://www.box.net/shared/2xkvlc8b0x

Volume 47:
http://www.box.net/shared/5prtxk6jzh

Volume 46:
http://www.box.net/shared/uaq6pe6m8f

Volume 45:
http://www.box.net/shared/m5vmoqq8zm


Limden

Posted by: limden Sep 20 2010, 09:46 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/i7ab6ern7b .

Limden

Posted by: limden Sep 21 2010, 09:43 AM

There's already http://www.box.net/shared/82pifrosqx because a copy of "In Sunny Monterey" has turned up.

Limden

Posted by: limden Sep 27 2010, 10:03 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/4n6e23os7l .

Limden

Posted by: limden Oct 4 2010, 09:18 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/tezt72lzb5 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Oct 11 2010, 07:20 PM

The weeks flash by and already we're at http://www.box.net/shared/3ea0ily5m9 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Oct 18 2010, 09:54 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/sa2e809fqo . An oddity: item 427a unzips to a m4a file but our old friend http://www.nch.com.au/switch effortlessly converts it to mp3 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Oct 19 2010, 09:51 AM

Randy has quickly provided a http://www.box.net/shared/ajt3cgi0bg .

Limden

Posted by: limden Oct 24 2010, 09:47 AM

Earlier than expected, here's http://www.box.net/shared/g8aquleec5 .

Limden

Posted by: bob Oct 24 2010, 06:25 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Oct 24 2010, 02:47 AM) *
Earlier than expected, here's http://www.box.net/shared/g8aquleec5 .

Limden


Thanks Limden. Only seventeen to go and counting. cool.gif

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: limden Nov 1 2010, 10:29 AM

Here's http://www.box.net/shared/h6hv0ylunc .

Randy is planning to issue a revised Volume 1, so if you missed it back at the start don't worry.

Limden

Posted by: limden Nov 8 2010, 11:15 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/t39otfuf2b .

Limden

Posted by: limden Nov 14 2010, 07:34 PM

With http://www.box.net/shared/obd3bme72p we are still in Bowlly's busiest recording year, 1931.

Limden

Posted by: limden Nov 22 2010, 10:57 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/3l3bq1bbx8 .

Limden

Posted by: bob Nov 23 2010, 02:40 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Nov 22 2010, 03:57 AM) *
http://www.box.net/shared/3l3bq1bbx8 .

Limden


Thank ya, Thank ya.

cool.gif Bob

Posted by: limden Nov 29 2010, 11:20 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/xnatx88f5r .

Randy offers apologies for this volume's imperfection http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5601 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Dec 6 2010, 10:50 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/7vy3oa35j0 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Dec 13 2010, 11:07 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/akzn61c75x and an http://www.box.net/shared/ermlad5qxu, the previously missing "Lights of Paris" by Jack Leon. Click on "Download" at top right-hand of panel for this addendum.

Limden

Posted by: limden Dec 13 2010, 08:29 PM

Hmm... Something is wrong with that "Lights of Paris" mp3. I've downloaded it but it won't play. Any ideas?

Limden

Posted by: Terry Dec 13 2010, 09:27 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Dec 13 2010, 02:29 PM) *
Hmm... Something is wrong with that "Lights of Paris" mp3. I've downloaded it but it won't play. Any ideas?

Limden


Hmm, it downloads and plays ok for me using Winamp. Maybe your player has caught a cold ?

Posted by: limden Dec 13 2010, 09:43 PM

Thanks Terry. I've just downloaded it again and this time it plays just fine with WMP. Just one of those things I suppose. It is really cold here lately though!

Limden

Posted by: limden Dec 20 2010, 07:25 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/c9rttyuepy .

Limden

Posted by: limden Dec 27 2010, 10:46 AM

Here's http://www.box.net/shared/xv42jz1y0n . The finishing line is coming into sight at last. Any suggestions as to which artist or band Randy might next apply his talent for collecting and organising mp3s ?

Limden

Posted by: limden Jan 3 2011, 10:40 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/7zc9dxfni0 .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jan 10 2011, 10:54 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/eo7noi5mlx. We're getting near to the end - or should I say the beginning?

Limden

Posted by: limden Jan 17 2011, 10:52 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/l710ntk7my .

Limden

Posted by: limden Jan 24 2011, 09:42 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/5ndgg9x56d .

Limden

Posted by: bob Jan 27 2011, 07:26 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Jan 24 2011, 02:42 PM) *
http://www.box.net/shared/5ndgg9x56d .

Limden


Thanks Limden. Only four more to go and you are going to be out of a job. Job well done. Things are going to really slow down around here then, unless someone sets a fire under this forum and gets it moving again. Put on your thinking caps and see if anyone comes up with any ideas.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: limden Jan 27 2011, 09:09 PM

Actually Bob I believe there are five more to go because Randy said, a while back, that he would re-do Volume 1 to bring it into line with the very latest research on Bowlly's early recording history. Then I suggest the whole enterprise needs an index.

After that, Randy's talent for assembling ancient recordings can't be allowed fall idle! Which band or artist would we like him to tackle next?

Someone over on the Yahoo Al Bowlly site proposed Sam Browne but perhaps it's unreasonable to suggest another UK singer though he did have a fine voice and made even more recordings than Al. Something of Al's diversity might be lacking too. It's variety that's needed – so many great artists of the period can become a bit wearisome if their recordings are played one after another. We need a brilliant idea and I don't have one!

Limden

Posted by: bob Jan 27 2011, 10:32 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Jan 27 2011, 02:09 PM) *
Actually Bob I believe there are five more to go because Randy said, a while back, that he would re-do Volume 1 to bring it into line with the very latest research on Bowlly's early recording history. Then I suggest the whole enterprise needs an index.

After that, Randy's talent for assembling ancient recordings can't be allowed fall idle! Which band or artist would we like him to tackle next?

Someone over on the Yahoo Al Bowlly site proposed Sam Browne but perhaps it's unreasonable to suggest another UK singer though he did have a fine voice and made even more recordings than Al. Something of Al's diversity might be lacking too. It's variety that's needed – so many great artists of the period can become a bit wearisome if their recordings are played one after another. We need a brilliant idea and I don't have one!

Limden


Don't have any ideas at this time but have been thinking about it. You might already know about this site. http://www.petefaint.co.uk/jackhylton/streaming1.html All in MP3 format. If you are looking for variety there are many artists that recorded with Jack's band. Everything he ever recorded is available for download.

Posted by: limden Jan 31 2011, 11:19 AM

Yes, Jack Hylton is certainly well covered by Pete Faint's website and we mustn't forget the http://www.leemorse.com/her_songbook/her_songbook.htm compiled by Ian House (where's he gone? I miss him!). It is of course possible to collect near-total collections of certain artists by searching on Jazz-on-line: example Valaida Snow (and doesn't she become wearing after listening to more than a few at a time!). It would still be nice to think of someone worthy of the Randy Skretvedt treatment though.

Returning to Bowlly, here's http://www.box.net/shared/oqx0ibsu8b .

Limden

Posted by: bob Jan 31 2011, 06:32 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Jan 31 2011, 04:19 AM) *
Yes, Jack Hylton is certainly well covered by Pete Faint's website and we mustn't forget the http://www.leemorse.com/her_songbook/her_songbook.htm compiled by Ian House (where's he gone? I miss him!). It is of course possible to collect near-total collections of certain artists by searching on Jazz-on-line: example Valaida Snow (and doesn't she become wearing after listening to more than a few at a time!). It would still be nice to think of someone worthy of the Randy Skretvedt treatment though.

Returning to Bowlly, here's http://www.box.net/shared/oqx0ibsu8b .

Limden


Hi Limden

Ian House is still around and doing well. You can hook up with him on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/ianhouse Ian also owns American Yesteryear at this link. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070790778#!/pages/AmericanYesteryearcom/133066560036781 Why don't you befriend him. I'm sure he would be happy to hear from you. Also here is my page on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/profile.php?id=100000070790778 I don't say to much but it is a good site to stay in touch with everyone.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: limden Feb 1 2011, 07:49 PM

Thanks Bob. It's not so much the case that I seek to establish direct contact with Ian House though of course I'm glad to learn he's doing well, rather it's that I miss his once-frequent contributions to this board. The same goes for other names from the not-too-distant past – Flapper Girl, Don (Roseman), ross (he actually knew Greta Keller!) - and I'm sure I've forgotten other regular contributors from a few years back. Even Dismuke Himself seldom puts in an appearance these days. I suppose there's only so much one can say about music from “our” era. Certainly I can't think of anything right now. It's inevitable that people will fade away but it's sad all the same......

Thinking of Greta Keller, maybe she could be the next candidate for the Randy Skretvedt treatment? Just a thought.

Limden

Posted by: limden Feb 7 2011, 11:46 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/m2ch62kx0a. We are getting into uncertain early Bowlly history now.

Limden

Posted by: limden Feb 14 2011, 11:26 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/as4fl95uhi.

Limden

Posted by: Terry Feb 15 2011, 04:26 AM

The Fred Elizalde sides in these earlier recordings stand out like jewels.

Posted by: Roseman Feb 22 2011, 08:05 PM

I feel like I'm intruding on Limden's territory on this thread, so forgive me Limden if I am, but I saw this message from Randy in reference to the last of the Al Bowlly files and felt that others may hve been wondering the status like me.
Don...

Here's the quote:


"In case you were wondering, Volume 2 is coming soon--likely tonight (although
I'm in the US, which means it will likely be Wednesday morning in the UK). I
have to change the order of several tracks in Volume 1 and Volume 2, as Ray
Pallett's new discography in "They Called Him Al" corrects several previously
published dates. I'm also in the throes of another project which will be
finished tonight but which demands all my time right now. So--stay tuned, your
patience will be rewarded".

All the best--
Randy

Posted by: limden Feb 22 2011, 09:02 PM

QUOTE (Roseman @ Feb 22 2011, 03:05 PM) *
I feel like I'm intruding on Limden's territory on this thread, so forgive me Limden if I am, but....
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Of course you're forgiven Don. Bowlly's not my private territory at all! Did anything come of your idea for a clickable index for Randy's collection? It would be great if only it could be done. Anyway I'm sure you'll agree that some sort of an index is needed in order to finish the whole thing off properly.

Limden

Posted by: Roseman Feb 22 2011, 09:19 PM

QUOTE (limden @ Feb 22 2011, 04:02 PM) *
Did anything come of your idea for a clickable index for Randy's collection? It would be great if only it could be done. Anyway I'm sure you'll agree that some sort of an index is needed in order to finish the whole thing off properly.

Limden


Glad that you asked. Yes I do have an indexed app (shall we enter the Iworld now). I was sort of planning to unveil it when Randy had all the files out there. But it's probably close enough to bring it out. I can't guarantee perfection for everyone's different browsers, but I tried to make it as simple as possible with hope that it would work for all.

It should be self explanatory. Song title; Vol# and Trk #; Band and/or performer.

Give it try and let me know what you think.

I also have a version for Excel that is pretty neat. Simply dump the Excel file into the same folder with the music files and voila you view the index and play a selection on one screen.


http://rose2010.fileave.com/ABML-Document2.htm

Don...

Posted by: limden Feb 22 2011, 09:59 PM

That's a mighty impressive index Don but it does look as though something ought to happen when I click on a title or Volume/Track and of course it doesn't. You'll have to give ignoramuses like me a course of instruction in how to use it especially if we have to grapple with Excel which is unknown territory. blink.gif

Time for my night-time cocoa I think. I'll return tomorrow by which time I expect Randy will have delivered the goods again.

Limden


Posted by: Roseman Feb 23 2011, 02:47 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Feb 22 2011, 04:59 PM) *
That's a mighty impressive index Don but it does look as though something ought to happen when I click on a title or Volume/Track and of course it doesn't.


Limden you're right. The file I gave you was just a document file without any hyperlinking to any AB files. I originally thought that Excel would be the only option for this and sort of felt that this might be a serious handicap to those not running Excel. So I worked on a web based app (there's that word again) that should suffice for everyone. There's a little preface work to add it to your computer; but not too technically challenging. Here it is:


Link to http://rose2020.fileave.com/ABML-Web2.htm and save it to your computer as a Web Page, HTML Only. You should see this option when you click save as. Give it a name like ABIndex; for lack of something more original. Be sure to save it somewhere you can find it. I like to use my desk top; and then I delete it when finished.

Now copy and paste or drag this saved file into the folder that containes your Al Bowlly music files that you downloaded. Hopefully you have them all in one folder. If not, I highly suggest that you do so because the index routine searches only the folder it is in. You now have a html document called ABIndex, if you used my suggested name, that has hyperlinks to your music files.

So now when you access your ABIndex file, you'll get an Al Bowlly alphabetized discography that by simply clicking a title it will link to the song and play it in your default media player.


I'll leave these instrucs. with you all; so give it a whirl and let me know your results. I'll be out of pocket for a few days and will respond when I return.

It works on three of my computers; running Windows XP SP1; XP SP3 and Windows 7 (Home Premium). So here's hoping good luck on yours.

Don...

p.s. Don't count on any hyperlinks, other than the song title, to work. I found out, after much wasted test time and effort, that multi-hyperlinking is not supported. So this precludes linking any of the stat sheets that Randy provided.

Posted by: limden Feb 23 2011, 11:14 AM

QUOTE (Roseman @ Feb 22 2011, 09:47 PM) *
Hopefully you have them all in one folder.


Alas, no! Each volume is currently in its own folder. So I'll need to aggregate all the files into one huge folder before trying your app. sad.gif By the way, does Randy know what you have been doing? It would seem to be a terrible pity if he's independently been labouring over something similar.

Still awaiting Volumes 1 (revised) and 2, I'm sure they'll be along soon.

Limden

Posted by: limden Feb 23 2011, 07:38 PM

QUOTE (Roseman @ Feb 22 2011, 09:47 PM) *
I'll leave these instrucs. with you all; so give it a whirl and let me know your results. I'll be out of pocket for a few days and will respond when I return.

It works on three of my computers; running Windows XP SP1; XP SP3 and Windows 7 (Home Premium). So here's hoping good luck on yours.


Excellent! I've tried it with so far only the contents of Volume 50 moved into my projected Bowlly megafile and it works! Click on a title from Volume 50 and it plays in QuickTime.

Now I'd like to be a bit cheeky and pose a challenge. Can you develop a Mark 2 version such that clicking on a title plays it in Windows Media Player and right-clicking offers the option "Add to Windows Media Player list"? I'm using XP SP3 and Opera by the way. Just something to occupy you on your return, no pressure!

Still waiting for Randy's Volumes 1 (revised) and 2.

Limden

Posted by: laughland Feb 23 2011, 10:47 PM

Nice little file there Don!
Are you extracting the tag data and generating all the links and such in Excel then? Kudos for you - and thanks for sharing.


Posted by: limden Feb 24 2011, 01:10 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/ucno8eul66 has arrived with the revised Volume 1 promised for later this week.

Limden

Posted by: Roseman Feb 24 2011, 08:43 PM

http://www.box.net/shared/yvqq3xljlb was included with Randy's posting of Vol2.

His post read...

"Well, because you've waited patiently for Volume 2, I'm going to give you Volume
1 this week as well. It's entirely different from the Volume 1 I uploaded many
months ago, as new information has come to light regarding the chronology of
Al's records".


I did a quick scan of the old Vol1 vs new Vol1 and it is very different. In fact it looks as if Vol2 has some of the old Vol1 trks and the revised Vol1 has new trks added to it.

I'll be updating my web file to reflect these new additions and changes and will notify when it's done.

Don...

Posted by: limden Feb 24 2011, 09:09 PM

QUOTE (Roseman @ Feb 24 2011, 02:43 PM) *
http://www.box.net/shared/yvqq3xljlb was included with Randy's posting of Vol2.


Oops! Don's right of course. How ever could I have failed to see Volume 1 buried below Volume 2?

Anyway we've reached the end at last. I'll set about composing a note of thanks to Randy shortly.

Limden

Posted by: limden Feb 25 2011, 11:11 AM

I've posted the following on the Yahoo! Al Bowlly forum. I don't know why the links appeared in duplicate but never mind!

Randy

Since the beginning in March 2010 I've been bringing the release of each
volume to the attention of Radio Dismuke's Message Board and I know that
a number of the members have been enthusiastically downloading each
volume as it appeared. One member, Roseman, has been inspired to produce
an index to the whole thing - and not just any index but a clickable
index. Click on a title and it plays in your default media player.
Details can be found at
http://www.radiodismuke.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2725&st=90
<http://www.radiodismuke.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2725&st=90>
starting at Post #103 and there's a demo at
http://www.box.net/shared/jkhdxj61nx
<http://www.box.net/shared/jkhdxj61nx> . Don't rush to install the index
just yet as Roseman will soon be revising it in line with the very
latest releases, Volumes 1 and 2.


At the start I said that your plan seemed too good to be true. Well it
did all happen just as you promised and I'm sure I speak for all the
"Dismuker" Bowlly fans when I thank you for all your hard work.


Now, what we are all longing to know is, once you've run out of tidying
up operations on Bowlly and have taken a well-earned rest, which
recording artist or band from long ago will you be tackling next? It's
going to be hard to think of a subject so worthy of attention as Al
though – the quality and variety of his work is surely unparalleled.


Limden

Posted by: bob Feb 25 2011, 09:29 PM

Hi Limden

Well it's been a long haul but the Al Bowlly project has come to an end, but well worth all the time and effort. I just finished burning the whole collection, all 1185 tracks to disks in the Mp3 format. Filled up five disks. Listening to them as I type this post. They sure sound great. I would like to thank Randy for making them available. Limden for taking the time to post the download links every week. Also Don Roseman for the click-able
index for Randy's collection.

smile.gif Bob

Posted by: limden Feb 25 2011, 10:03 PM

QUOTE (bob @ Feb 25 2011, 04:29 PM) *

I just finished burning the whole collection, all 1185 tracks to disks in the Mp3 format. Filled up five disks.


How quaintly old-fashioned Bob! biggrin.gif I've loaded the whole lot onto a USB memory stick the size of my little finger (and I could have used a MemoryStick card the size of a postage stamp). Wouldn't Al have been amazed?

Thanks for the thanks for posting the links, "it was really no trouble at all" - now which one does that come from? - I've forgotten.

Limden

Posted by: bob Feb 26 2011, 01:39 AM

QUOTE (limden @ Feb 25 2011, 03:03 PM) *
How quaintly old-fashioned Bob! biggrin.gif I've loaded the whole lot onto a USB memory stick the size of my little finger (and I could have used a MemoryStick card the size of a postage stamp). Wouldn't Al have been amazed?

Thanks for the thanks for posting the links, "it was really no trouble at all" - now which one does that come from? - I've forgotten.

Limden


I just might buy a memory stick and do the same for an additional backup. I made the disks so I can play them on the stereo or in the car. I'm also sharing my Al Bowlly folder on the home network so it's available wireless on my Internet radio. So you see I'm not to old fashioned and behind the times. biggrin.gif

cool.gif Bob

Posted by: laughland Mar 4 2011, 08:28 PM

QUOTE (missjo @ Mar 2 2011, 09:00 AM) *
Love, love love Mr. Bowlly and am truly excited about these downloads.
Many thanks!

But the links to 31-44 were no longer valid so I didn't get those sad.gif


....

Posted by: limden Mar 18 2011, 11:31 AM

In case anyone else has missed any of the volumes, Randy has posted a complete list of links to each over on the http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5668 .

Limden

Edit: Randy's just issued a corrected list of links http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5669 . Something to do with re-arranging the order of two tracks in volume 46 and dealing with a "macro" virus in the documentation (whatever that means).

Second edit: Advisable not to rush with anything here as an error has been found in the "corrected list". No doubt there will be yet another version soon!

Posted by: limden Mar 19 2011, 08:19 PM

Ignore my previous post. A corrected CORRECTED list of links to all 50 volumes is http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albowlly/message/5672.

Limden

Posted by: LloydEwing Feb 25 2017, 07:21 AM

I was amazed to find out that the complete collection of Al Bowlly recordings is still available to be downloaded. Just in case anyone wants the collection and did not get them when they were first available:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/albowlly/conversations/messages/6280

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