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That's a great site !! 

Thanks !

Bob Hodge

Robert Hodge,
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>>> [log in to unmask] 3/7/2006 2:03 PM >>>
or one of these? Sorry, I love a mystery...

http://www.geocities.com/porterguide/cancanrec.html 

Lou Judson * Intuitive Audio
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On Mar 7, 2006, at 5:30 AM, Tom Fine wrote:

> http://www.richardhess.net/ampex/mystery_singer/ 
>
> 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 
> gig.
>
> 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 
> safety.
>
> 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 
> gig.
>
> -- Tom Fine