New Category: TAPE find of the day?!?

Discussion in 'Tape' started by eddisc, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    We've all had OR heard about them: NOS 111's, 207's, 632's etc. etc. WHAT I propose is a list for newly discovered recordings found on tapes acquired from some other party unknown to us.

    What's inspired this for me is just now finding on "ferrodynamics" 7" spool a listing of: "Shadow - Murder Has Eight Arms; Cisco Kid - Cisco Meets His Sister; Shadow - Hypnotized Audience; RED SKELTON - May 5, 1942" !!!
    VERY excited to spool it up. In the same lot, I've found VOLUNTEERS, TOMMY and J C SUPERSTAR (Scotch 150 1800'). Plus 3 other Scotch in pristine cond. w/o any writing????:thmbsp:

    OH yeah! The days of paying $2.15 for blank:yes::yes:
     

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  2. santa

    santa AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I recently picked up a load of vintage stereo stuff and included was a Pioneer RT707 and a couple hundred tapes..
    After repairing the 707 I have found some really great 60's compilations and some excellent live jazz recordings.
    This was in the first 5 or so reels.
    This was just a little before my time so i have a lot to learn about the machines and the media.
     
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  3. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    GET THYSELF PREPARED!!! IT'S LOADS OF FUN!!!:yes::D:yes::D:music:
     
  4. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    today's is on electrocraft 7":

    Blues Project: Live at The Cafe' au Go-Go
    The Cake: The Cake (w/ Mocking Bird!!!)
    Lulu: (sings) To Sir With Love*
    Julie Driscoll w/Brian Auger & The Trinity
    Ultimate Spinach: Behold & See (!!! I recently skipped a $25 3.75ips on the bay for their first release. SHOCKED to just see they released in rtr!)


    * ALWAYS Loved the lyric: "How do you thank someone who's taken you from crayons to perfume" :thmbsp::yes::thmbsp: Great visuals as well. (JUST now hearing 'it': very over modulated!! bummer)
     
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  5. nitrous

    nitrous 96 dB freak!

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    That first Ultimate Spinach album was pretty damn good!
     
  6. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    It was my first ever LP - wore out the ctr. hole!! Now have 2 copies.:yes:
     

     

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  7. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    On Scotch 150 1800 footer: CHICAGO II, THREE DOG NIGHT: IT AIN'T EASY & IN CONCERT (LIVE AT THE FORUM) and JANIS - PEARL.
    VERY GOOD RECORDINGS, NO RESIDUE IN T/P, + LOTS OF 'left-over' blank after PEARL
     
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  8. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    another one on the world famous ELECTRICRAFT Gold Label:
    Beatles! not GREAT quality, but good enuf! 3-3/4 from lp and a nice surprise:thmbsp::music::thmbsp:
     

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    I'm thinking this should be a sticky. Lets see what happens if we do that.
     
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  10. Wally Swift

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    Not a recent find but definitely one of the more interesting of recent history. A trunk full of recording studio discards appeared at the flea market from which I pulled, as well as a few other unknown artists;

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    The live recording is uploaded here;

    http://www.divshare.com/download/16587009-a62
     
  11. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    now THAT's a score!!
     

     

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  12. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Super Member

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    I'll upload the studio tape when I get a chance.
     
  13. FAB1

    FAB1 playing with the big toys

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    Okay I am trying to get a handle on what qualifies for this topic.

    How about if the seller has tapes that are marked but they have no knowledge or cant verify the true contents? If I bought the tapes and they did have the stated recordings is that okay to post here?
     
  14. eddisc

    eddisc Super Member

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    Y ask Y ? Post, listen:music:post :music:repeat often
     
  15. Skylab

    Skylab Altimeter reading zero Subscriber

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    I scored a couple of very nice reels where someone recorded a bunch of the Holland LP Beatles Box for $10 a tape. I bought them with the notion I would use them as blank ape if they didn't sound good, but they are nice 7.5 ips recordings. The guy should have recorded with the levels higher, but still a nice listen, I don't plan to record over them any time soon ;)
     
  16. eddisc

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    UNrelated - but just started recording The Rolling Stones Story box set I found in a warehouse; booklet & "Between The Buttons" missing... Doing 10" 7.5ips w/dbx I :banana: (gettin' ya-ya's out)
     
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  17. visualj

    visualj I have been over the edge

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    A couple of blues artists 'live' from the radio.

    B. B. King live in London from 78, 7 1/2 ips- a bad edit when the tape ran out and was flipped over

    Howlin' Wolf live from Ebbett's field. If I remember, Hubert Sumlin and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith were on there playing with him.

    It's A Beautiful Day on another.
     
  18. FAB1

    FAB1 playing with the big toys

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    Y not ask Y if U R not sure? :tongue:

    I will post my "find" of the month later.
     
  19. oldvinyldude

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    I bought about 80 7" tapes about 2 years ago, as I only had a few 10.5's that I did not want to record over. I thought the 7" ones would be fair game, but after I got them home, found a lot of good music-subjective of course. I can't even seem to bring myself to record over some jazz and classical, neither of which I am fond of.....

    Makes no sense-just the way my mind works, I suppose.

    I recently got 11 reels of 10.5 inch, and have been listening to them for a couple of weeks now. All recorded at 3 3/4, so that's a lot of listening. Recorded pretty well too.

    Now I just picked up about 50 7" tapes-much older, with some needle drops, and a lot of others with cryptic contents listed. I know one tape notes recorded at 1 7/8, which I do not have the capability to play at the moment. If I find a cool surprise, I will post it here.

    The surprising thing to me is how much I am fascinated by listening to what others have recorded 30-50 years ago. It's like an audio scrap book of sorts....
     
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  20. FAB1

    FAB1 playing with the big toys

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    15ips 4 channel live recordings of the Chicago Civic Orchestra also marked as sub-masters. One unmarked tape has the Beethoven Elgmont Overture & Copland Appalachian Spring.

    I got 6 reels of this stuff - the tape is back coated but no SSS. Very decent recordings complete with coughs from audience and shuffling about noises from the orchestra. I haven't determined yet if the Quad mix was well-engineered or if they just placed 4 microphones around the stage. But they are still fun to listen to.

    Sweet! :music:
     

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