or one of these? Sorry, I love a mystery...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Mar 7, 2006, at 5:30 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> I put an MP3 at the above link from a tape I got in, mystery female
> singer. Yes, this music is not exactly my taste either but here are
> some relevant facts:
> 1. tape is early 60's type, Scotch 202 or something similar. It's not
> in great shape, not in terrible shape. 15IPS NAB.
> 2. Not tones or splices, so I think it's a safety. The audio quality
> is excellent, and it was obviously done in a good studio with good
> players behind the singer, so I think it was a major record company
> 3. the tape was in a lot of allegedly bulk-erased tapes but the client
> said it might have come from somewhere else. This 19-minute section,
> which seems to be an LP side worth of tunes, was spooled onto a 7"
> reel and was in a plain white box that, based on its condition, was
> probably later than when the reel was made.
> 4. the tape was fast-wound onto the reel but was tails out. As I said
> earlier, it played OK and did not have any splices except to paper
> leader at the head and tail. So I think it's a studio copy or a
> Any tips as to who's got the nice pipes, please let me know. Based on
> her spoken and singing parts on other songs, I would say she is native
> French or French Canadian. Again, this music is not my taste but based
> on her intonation, the fact that there is a good orchestra behind her
> with tight arrangements and the way she is mixed clearly out front of
> the band, I'd say she is a pro and this was a real-deal record company
> -- Tom Fine