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allanday
Posted on: Jan 21 2006, 07:19 PM


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Me also, via Audio Cleaning Lab.
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  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #2691 · Replies: 4 · Views: 6063

allanday
Posted on: Jan 21 2006, 07:07 PM


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Hi all. Count me in on this thread. It is deplorable that there is no category ever quoted which covers the thirties or WW1-time. Nostalgia and Oldies do not cater for us. I don't confine my likings to specifically jazz or orchestral. How about the pre-gramophone stuff, is nobody interested in breathing new life into that lot apart from so-called classics like Elgar, who wrote Salut d'amour for example, as tuneful as they come. Even Scott-Joplin gets pared down to a mere handful of overworked tunes, yet I have a large number of his works in Midi gleaned from the net. Is it so impossible to create another station as a joint enterprise to fill in some of the gaps. I cannot afford much money but am willing to contribute in other ways.
Allan Day
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #2690 · Replies: 8 · Views: 7217

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Posted on: Apr 15 2005, 07:22 PM


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One last milestone on the road, the coming and going of Abba who did a good job of trying to reconcile the old and the new, some good tunes there but that's all in the past now.
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #1385 · Replies: 38 · Views: 90446

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Posted on: Apr 15 2005, 07:17 PM


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The rot was progressive, highlights on the downward spiral were the introduction of "the Chart" , nowadays if you don't make it you can pack up and go home, that is if you have one, the introduction of electronic sounds to replace much of the accoustic instruments, the sacking of the rhythm group in favour of drum machines,the handing -over of Radio 2 to a management who are wedded to courting the younger generation musically with the guideline that anything befpre the 50's is no longer to be given air time except after a fashion at weekends which has turned Radio 2 into yet another pop station. Need I go on?
Interestingly if you can get the BBC Radio Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland the new rules haven't got quite the same impact there here.
I am of course speaking in terms of the UK listener.
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #1384 · Replies: 38 · Views: 90446

allanday
Posted on: Apr 15 2005, 03:26 PM


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Get a copy of Audio Cleaning Lab, it has a lot of uesful filters and tools, not perfect I suppose but you should end up with an acceptable digital copy. You can get full details from www.magix.com , cost is not much more than a top class CD.
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Posted on: Apr 15 2005, 03:14 PM


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I must confess to having been born just about in the middle of it. i.e.1929, therfore it comes naturally to enjoy what you were born into, days of crystal sets, wind-up gramophones. I clearly remember seeing the first electronic tv, who would have guessed that the sibling would largely displace the radio medium as a time waster. I cannot say that I actually enjoy all the outpourings of the period, to me it has to have a good melody, clear words if any and not be messed about as in jazz. The most enjoyable discovery of recent times is Ruth Etting, thankfully the electronic era has restored most of her recordings to the point that they are far superior to any renditions of the time, it's just as if I am hearing her directly.
I am very pleased that the younger members of this fraternity prefer much of music as it was, not that there is not an occasional gem survives even in these days but so much to me is sound-alike, heavy beat and clever presentation and MUCH TOO LOUD!!!.
It is annoying to find no accepted genre for anything earler than the forties, even nostalgia and oldies share this cutoff. The jazz age doesn't truly represent it.
I have quite a good number of the family discs and others that I managed to purchase, all waiting to be cleaned up. I must get the appropriate stylus and get busy on it.
Regards to you all.
Allan Day
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #1381 · Replies: 38 · Views: 90446


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