Posted by tklassen on Monday, January 4, 2010
I continue to transfer my vinyl albums to digital and continue to experience flashbacks. I am in the early 1970's of my collection at the moment and just finished converting the "Circle" album with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
I knew nothing of bluegrass back then and was living in a basement in Cornwall, Ontario. It was a miserable existance with a dead end job, in a dying city. I would spend many hours listening to CHUM FM from Montreal, and FM was a relatively new technology back then. It was a time when FM just didn't know what to do with itself, and stations would broadcast just about anything to keep the airwaves filled. This station was always on the cutting edge of everything, and narry a commercial record was spun. These guys played the Circle album one night, and I still remember the DJ saying it was so cool that he was just going to let the entire album play.
Tlhe next Columbia Record Club mail order form arrived, and there it was "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". The rest is pretty much history. I ordered the album and then purchased a new non-descript aluminum pot banjo for about $50 along with Pete Seeger's How To Play The 5 String Banjo (red cover}.
And that is were the story begins.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 @5:44:36 AM
I, too, would like to digitize some of my albums. Can you tell me how you are doing this? Does the turntable need a preamp? Are you going straight into the computer or do you need an interface? Thanks
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'String rattle' 57 min
'Our new girl' 2 hrs
'Banjo ID help ' 3 hrs