Too bad he's using a old Pioneer deck for the transfers. You would
think that recordings unique as these would deserve something better...
Scott D. Smith
Chicago Audio Works, Inc.
Quoting Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>:
> For years, there have been whispers of a lost treasure-trove of country
> recordings hidden away somewhere in the Northeast. Tapes of George Jones,
> Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Tammy
> Wynette, Buck Owens, Charley Pride, and other icons - a veritable all-star
> spectacular - were among those rumored to be languishing in obscurity.
> "Everybody had heard about these tapes," says J Franze, a North Shore
> [Boston] audio engineer who has worked extensively in Nashville. "But nobody
> really believed they existed."
> Last year, the myth became reality. Hundreds of tapes were pulled from a
> barn in southern Pennsylvania, recordings made at high schools, dances,
> fairs, festivals, and auditoriums in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland,
> and elsewhere. It was a fantasy collection, more than 1,000 unreleased live
> recordings by country music royalty.
> (A long and intriguing story, with audio samples.)