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DescriptionJohn Hartford and Vassar Clements
Main Library Plaza
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Sony ECM-22 microphone -> Panasonic mono cassette (ALC) -> Sony reel at 3.75 -> flat transfer to m-audio 24/96 at 24 bit, 96 kHz ->
DC8 Forensics used to apply the NAB curve and convert to 16 bit, 48 kHz

1. Billy In the Lowground
2. Pigtown Fling
3. Beaumont Rag*
4. Lonesome Fiddle Blues
5. Banks of the Ohio
6. Down Yonder
7. Greensleeves
8. Bill Cheatham
9. Lazy River Blues (?)
10. Maiden's Prayer
11. ???
12. Steam Powered Aereo Plane**
13. Tear Down the Grand Ole Opry
14. Up On the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
15. My Rag***
16. The Girl With the Long Brown Hair
17. You Can Do Anything
18. Liberty
19. Skipping In the Mississippi Dew
20. Rock and Roll Sound (James Dean)
21. Orange Blossom Special
22. ???
23. Listen to the Mockingbird
*Sound system goes out for about 20-25 seconds
**Tape flip and assorted sound issues
***Vassar plays electric mandolin
Notes: I transferred this about 10 years ago but it doesn't seem to circulate very much, so I have done another transfer using the flat transfer method. This transfer showed peaks very close to 25kHz so I have left this at 48kHz sampling rate. If you want to burn to CD you will need to convert it to 44.1.
Tim Diebert supplied many of the fiddle tune names during the last iteration, but two are still unknown. Don't blame him if they are wrong here, and I think there is one additional somewhere in the mix between tracks 8 and 11. Please provide the names of any that might be incorrect or listed with question marks. I recorded with John Hartford's permission. The automatic level control introduces some noise during the quieter moments.

It was a UF sound system, and not the best quality. I've seen this listed as a soundboard online but it's definitely not a soundboard. I had the mic on the ground, pointed at the speakers. There's quite a bit of chatter at first, but that settles down as the show progresses. Occasional dog fights. There are a couple of dropouts in the sound system (you'll hear crowd noise but no music, or unamplified music in the background for a few seconds) and a tape flip, but other than that it's pretty much intact. A local bluegrass band played as a warmup act, but I didn't record it.

It was a Sunday afternoon, a picnic atmosphere. Steve Goyette has graciously supplied his pictures from the day to accompany the music. I have them in a separate folder.

TypeJohn Hartford
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droncit 2012-12-14 10:47:50
Are the pictures downloading with the music? I haven't tried that before.
zmanatl 2012-12-14 10:51:30
Nice em of a show!
serodavid 2012-12-14 14:51:13
Thanks very much
droncit 2012-12-14 16:08:58
You're welcome.
indydarkstar 2012-12-15 05:48:58
very nice thanks a bunch for sharing this!!
oldjollymon 2012-12-16 09:10:07
always happy to see some Hartford pop up, and w/ Vassar it's double (+). thanks!
cjs419 2012-12-20 20:27:14
thank you! best i ever heard, right there!
cjs419 2012-12-24 21:59:56
Could it be possible that the tape was running too fast when you transferred? It seems fast and not like his regular bassy vocal timbre
droncit 2012-12-28 10:35:09
Interesting. I could check the speed. There should be enough hum that I could get it spot on if it's off. I didn't notice anything.
droncit 2012-12-28 10:40:26
Just checked and the hum is at 59.42, so slightly slow, but not enough to be noticeable. That's less than 1% off speed, but since it's slow, it would make his voice a bit higher. I think you're hearing a poor sound system. I always hated when they used it. I am transferring a David Bromber now that uses the same system.

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