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    Here is some of what Ive been doing !!! Not for the faint of heart !!!!

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    My Aunt and Uncle always played music. In the early to mid 70's I remember going to their shows (local bars) with my parents, and we as a family are close. My Uncle passed away a few years ago and I always remembered seeing all these tapes and a big tape recorder on a shelf at their house. I asked my Aunt if they recorded stuff and if so I'd like to move it over to digital. She said "Yes" and that the tape deck was broke and that she had not listened to the stuff in years. She gave me 36 Reel to Reel tapes !!! I have digitized about half. It has been a chore. These tapes date from the late 50's through the early 70's. If anyone is familiar with 1/4 inch tape, they know the horrors involved. Many had the "sticky tape" problem, which baking in the oven cured. Some had been recorded over so many time, the "cross talk" was bad. Many are mono recordings, with each of the 4 tracks having different recordings. Some had drop out and were damaged. So its been a learning experience. I did alot of noise reduction, compression, doubling, and other processes to try to bring life to these family tapes. Im going to start a web site dedicated to their stuff at some point, but for now I will post a few tunes. This is "OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS. They were recorded with one mic or two (mono or stereo) on a consumer stereo reel to reel. My uncle played guitar and sang, my Aunt plays bass and sings, my cousin was the drummer (when the tune had drums) and a friend of theirs played banjo. Hope you enjoy.

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    Added "Blue Ridge Mountain" and "Beneath Still Waters" and a tune I dont know the name of http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...songID=9997681 http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...songID=9997703 http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...songID=9997753

    Added "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...ongID=10001877
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    Very cool! Sounds good! Also, very kind of you to do that for your aunt!

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    yeeeeeehoooooo!


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    sounds like you did a good job restoring it....
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    nice job on the restoration. Sounds like some talented musicians. This isn't my genre, but it was my dads and it reminded me of him. Thanks for sharing this

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    Yes its been fun. There are some tunes which are fantastic. When I get to them, Ill post em. Some of the banjo work on them is outstanding. Makes me want to buy one. But I can barely pick my nose, let alone an instrument.

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    Great stuff. When you fix more of them up post them please!

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    Heck yeah. I like the faster stuff myself when it comes to Bluegrass, so this has got a lot to offer. They are some great musicians and some of the best musicians, I think, come from Bluegrass, but there will be alot to argue against that probably. It sounds like you come from a great group of musicians.

    It's cool as hell how you still got that old feel to it (like I know why it wouldn't ) but I hope you can make a good CD out of this as I will get it for my dad. He loves Bill Monroe and all that Bluegrass stuff.

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    I do like the fast stuff too

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    Really like Blue Ridge Mountain. You could sell this stuff...I'd buy it!

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