Right, this one:
I assume the real CD doesn't have the digi-swishies that these online excerpts have?
The instruments are quite a bit clearer than the LP I have but I guess the original media and
recording method is just so vastly inferior that a decent listening experience is not possible.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Brylawski" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] King Oliver/Louis Armstrong Gennett recordings
> As Dick Spottswood reminded us earlier this week, listen to Rob
> Bamberger's show, Hot Jazz Saturday Night at wamu.org. It's archived
> for three more days. His show this week is on the new Archeophone set,
> inc. interviews with its producer/engineers. They did a remarkable
> job, samples of which you'll hear.
> On 6/1/07, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Was anyone ever able to use digital tools and make those recordings anything
>> approaching decent sounding? All I have is the Book of the Month Club
>> reissue of the the Milestone LP produced by Orrin Keepnews and remastered
>> for BOMC at Fantasy in 1974. The sound quality is so poor that I consider it
>> unlistenable. I understand the limitations of the original source material
>> but wonder if any digi-magic was later invented that improved the listening
>> experience at all?
>> The awful-sounding Gennett records were made in 1923. Just 2 years later,
>> Okeh made some decent-sounding Armstrong Hot Fives records in Chicago. I
>> have those on a Columbia reissue LP "The Louis Armstrong Story Vol 1", I
>> seem to have a very late (70s) pressing of this record, which the notes
>> indicate was issued at the dawn of the LP era, so back in the late 40's the
>> Columbia engineers must have done disk-to-disk transfers, I would guess from
>> Okeh metal parts.
>> -- Tom Fine