Seriously though, the soundstaging is exquisite. The clarity, detail, and microharmonics are very impressive. This newly-discovered edit trumps and trounces all previous, well-intentioned but misguided efforts.
Not that I think that is a good process, but in the eyes of that process if it had eyes.
Rfreeman is staging a tribute to Pete Seeger at a local church and it will be BIG
Speaking of trying to create the sound of those original records live, I am organizing about 16 musicians to put on a 30 song tribute to Pete Seeger on May 18 (in honor of his 100th Birthday, which is today) in which 5 of us will try to come close to recreating The Byrds arrangements of Turn Turn Turn and Bells of Rhymney. Each of the 2 guitarists has a Rick 12 we want to use, so we are each playing the McGuinn axe on one of those tunes.
Interestingly, after we started playing together, the other guitarist and I discovered that the first time we had played together was actually when we were both playing along with Roger about 4-5 years ago at a guitar circle he hosted at Monmouth College - Roger signed my guitar at the time, bummed I did not have my Rick 12 yet for him to sign.
So this event is kind of "full circle" for us. We start rehearsals Monday.
Tribute to Pete Seeger - Hopewell United Methodist Church
When I went to YouTube this old awkward piece of shit was part of my recommendations to watch:
Jesus Christ. I know I vowed not to look at any more of this dweeb's atrocity exhibition videos again, but this was too tempting. This is as far from Little Richard as anyone could ever get. How far? It makes Pat Boone sound like James Brown.
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