[78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording

bradc944 at comcast.net bradc944 at comcast.net
Fri May 13 04:10:29 PDT 2011

That's why I love acquiring home recordings.  I have stumbled upon some VERY well-done family musicians putting their work onto lacquer (which I'll re-encode and post somewhere).  There's also the Clangers, to be sure.

I ran across a cassette recording of Hank Aaron's 714th, done with a mic hanging in front of the TV speaker.  Interesting recording of the call of the game, but what had me wincing in terror was the comment made by the elderly gentleman when the home run was struck: "Boy that N***** sure can play baseball"

Obviously THAT will never get played publicly!


----- Original Message -----
From: David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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Sent: Fri, 13 May 2011 03:11:19 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording

There's a ton of work in that area. Graham and I have suffered er sat through 
hundreds of home recordings, off key saxophone solos, polka bands, recordings 
made over top of other recordings ON LACQUER YET...

"Come on, Grandpa, there's not much room left on the record!"

" (Unintelligible, and probably just as well) "


On 5/12/2011 11:05 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
> I've also done this, transferred a record for a friend so they could
> play it for their Mother, a memory of the kids when they were little.
> Momma died shortly after that.
> joe salerno
> On 5/12/2011 9:15 AM, David Sanderson wrote:
>> On 5/12/2011 9:30 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
>>> Did I see a crapophone in that video?  For the uninitiated, that is a repro
>>> open horn phono, made from mainly new parts, and usually comes from India.
>>> They have loose fitting joints and terrible pivots so they are not kind to
>>> records.
>>> Ron L
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
>>> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Dennis Flannigan
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:01 AM
>>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>>> Subject: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording
>>> Today, somewhere in Utah, folks are smiling and learning there are ways to
>>> preserve old audio recordings. Received this from Mike Wizland, who teaches
>>> audio restoration. He sent me the following. I nice video for geezers with
>>> grooves. df
>> I've done the same at various times, and it's always a real pleasure.
>> 78s home recorded in 1943, a WWII recorded message from an aunt, an
>> interview from the 1970's - you never know what's going to turn up when
>> you talk with older folks.
>> My funeral story is particularly satisfying.  A friend, his wife and his
>> brother had played together for 50 years or so.  When the brother died,
>> I had a cassette tape they had made at home, not great but usable.  So I
>> took a few pieces off the tape and did up a CD, making multiple copies
>> for the family, photo of Eddie on the label etc.  For the service at the
>> funeral home we gave them a copy of the CD;  so we had Eddie singing and
>> playing with the trio all during the service.  You don't get many
>> chances to do something like that.
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