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Tom, 

No problem. The music on this CD was remastered by John R.T. Davies and u nlike some folks in ARSC, I love his transfers of jazz 78s and own just about everything he's worked on. I think the McKinney's CDs are all in excellent sound with maybe more noise than some folks would like. He doesn't leave as much noise in his transfers as Phil Schaap, but I'm sure there will be those who thinks he could've done more in that area. 

Vincent 


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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:34:20 AM 
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audibility of 44/16 ? 

Vincent, thanks! 

Don Cox, any comments on the audio quality of this reissue? 

-- Tom Fine 

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From: "Vincent Pelote" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:17 AM 
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audibility of 44/16 ? 


> If I may. Click on the url below: 
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/Put-There-Mckinneys-Cotton-Pickers/dp/B00000JRYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360595766&sr=8-1&keywords=mckinney%27s+cotton+pickers+%2B+put+it+there 
> 
> Vincent Pelote 
> -- 
> Vincent Pelote 
> Interim Director 
> Institute of Jazz Studies 
> Rutgers University 
> Dana Library 
> 185 University Avenue 
> Newark, NJ 07102 
> phone: 973-353-5595 
> email: [log in to unmask] 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> 
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 8:23:51 AM 
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audibility of 44/16 ? 
> 
> Hi Don: 
> 
> Can you recommend a reissue of the McKinney's Cotton Pickers recordings of which you speak? I'm 
> interested! 
> 
> -- Tom Fine 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]> 
> To: <[log in to unmask]> 
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 7:02 AM 
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audibility of 44/16 ? 
> 
> 
>> On 10/02/2013, Tom Fine wrote: 
>> 
>> 
>>> BTW, anyone who thinks ANY analog recording chain was "transparent" or 
>>> output equalled input has tin ears or is in denial. All sorts of 
>>> things happen with disk recording and even with the best tape 
>>> recorders, and both media are far from "silent" or "transparent." 
>>> Eye-opening at ARSC Rochester was Nick Bergh's demonstration of how 
>>> good the audio was going to a Victor cutterhead in the 1930s. Find me 
>>> a pressed 78 or even most laquers or metal parts from that era that 
>>> have that kind of fidelity. 
>> 
>> Lots of distortion in the cutter, and more in the pickup cartridge. 
>> 
>> But even so, a well made transfer from a clean copy of a 1930-ish Victor 
>> can be remarkably good. There is a real impression of live musicians 
>> playing together in a well-defined space. 
>> 
>> For example, the first recording session of McKinney's Cotton Pickers in 
>> July 1928. These have the same punch and immediacy as Mercury recordings 
>> from 30 years later. 
>> 
>> Regards 
>> -- 
>> Don Cox 
>> [log in to unmask] 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Vincent Pelote 
> Interim Director 
> Institute of Jazz Studies 
> Rutgers University 
> Dana Library 
> 185 University Avenue 
> Newark, NJ 07102 
> phone: 973-353-5595 
> email: [log in to unmask] 
> 



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Vincent Pelote 
Interim Director 
Institute of Jazz Studies 
Rutgers University 
Dana Library 
185 University Avenue 
Newark, NJ 07102 
phone: 973-353-5595 
email: [log in to unmask]