Monday, March 28, 2016
On Bootlegs, Limited Editions, Pirates Or Whatever They're Called
A word of warning to those who are not familiar with "Limited Editions" from the 60's-70's. Pressed in small numbers by collectors using whatever they had lying around the turntable, taped or borrowed. The sound quality and mastering varies from OK to crap.
Gatemouth Brown on Python sounds like he's on speed, J.B. Lenoir , also on Python, is muffled under 10 blankets but the rest get a bit better. The other UK labels Highway 51, PWB etc. are reasonable quality but don't expect hifi.
Negro Art is a French label and the quality is reasonable and it covers a wide range of styles. Gerard Herzhaft gave the background on Negro Art some time ago and I'll post that again with the Negro Art postings.
I would like to thank Stefan Wirz's for his discographies that I'll be linking to and also for the Keith Briggs article "Bootin' 'em About".
So download at your own risk, don't post comments complaining about the quality, some have been posted earlier and thank your lucky stars things got better. In total 44 lp's of dubieus quality and background.