Dec 262018
 

while this was shared by ‘dandrews’ in august, on dime, i didn’t actually download it until today.  it’s short, but the sound seems very good, and it’s a classic selection.  i also downloaded a longer show (also from 1968) which included an interview – did you know aretha franklin couldn’t read music?  she did it all by ear – but i preferred this one.  i was demuxing this anyway, but (except for the sample) didn’t track this.  enjoy!  and i hope you all had a good christmas & have a happy new year!


aretha franklin
‘berns salonger’
stockholm, sweden
8 may 1968

songs:
1. (you make me feel like) a natural woman
2. come back baby
3. dr. feelgood (love is a serious business)
4. since you’ve been gone (sweet sweet baby)
5. i never loved a man (the way i love you)
6. chain of fools
7. respect

tt 26:46

video lineage:
svt1 broadcast > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr > maxell ‘high grade’ e-240 vhs tape > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr >
pioneer dvr-720h dvd-recorder (transferred in hq ‘fine’ mode) > dvd-r master > clonedvd2 (‘video_ts’

video: pal 25fps (mpeg-2), 4:3 aspect ratio (720×576)
audio: pcm stereo @ 16bit/48khz (although the performance soundtrack is in mono)

demux lineage:
as above > ffmpeg > flac

demuxed using ffmpeg command
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob” -vn “aretha franklin 1968-05-08 berns salonger, stockholm sweden (demux).flac”

original audio: pcm (big/signed, dvd-video); cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration 14:58 + 11:47 = 26:45

demux audio : pcm (little/signed) ; cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration = 26:46

comments from video info file:
this is a 1st generation vcr recording of the 26-minute aretha franklin show at berns salonger, stockholm,
and filmed by swedish television.
(note, this is a different performance to the one circulating as an fm audio broadcast, which was recorded
at the show in konserthuset on may 2nd.)
this was taped from a broadcast of the ‘musikbyrån’ tv show in 2000.

please note that there are no index points/track markers on this recording, and no menu either.

classic soul!!!

/drbanan
august 2012


sample: t01 (you make me feel like) a natural woman.mp3
download: ArethaFranklin_1968-05-08_BernsSalonger_Stockholm_demux.zip


Aug 192016
 

Jimmy Witherspoon - Estival Jazz 1985_frontso who doesn’t like jimmy witherspoon?  here he is at the estival jazz 1985, one of a series of great seeds on dime (“a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release”).  but i’d never heard of rosay wortham (or, according to discogs.com, more often rozaa wortham).  she’s great, but probably jsut far enough into the ‘soul’ category to escape my rather divided attention.  and internet searches return very little beyond what’s on discogs.  hmmm.  anyway, this show’s a bit hard to classify, some jazz, some soul, some blues, all great.  good “friday late afternoon” music too.

like all the swissbird releases, this is a phenomenal soundboard, i’ve downloaded a number of them from dime (in this case, a reseed by ‘langtang’ in january 2015).  actually, over a couple of days, i downloaded this show along with shows by gal costa (2006); maceo parker & the roots revisited (1993); new york jazz giants (1992); slickaphonics (1988); and patti austin (2004).  someone somewhere was busy, or maybe just trying to keep their ratio above the plimsoll line.

obatik.com has a list of most of the swissbird releases, if you’re curious.  and his comments made me realize that there’ve not been any lately.  wonder what happened to swissbird, simplexsimplicissimus & supermax?

cd covers from the original seed.


rosay wortham & jimmy witherspoon quartet
estival jazz
piazza della riforma
lugano, switzerland
2 july 1985

rosay wortham, vocals
jimmy witherspoon, vocals
(remaining lineup unknown)

01. opening jazz tune [6:16]
02. johnny joy [7:06]
03. let`s have a ball tonight [4:40]
04. the shadow of your smile [4:19]
05. love me all the time [4:16]
06. don`t mean a thing [3:59]
07. see baby ain`t i good to you [4:22]
08. big fine girl [3:03]
09. ain`t nobody`s business [4:48]
10. big boss man [4:14]
11. don`t got it [5:39]
12. moment`s notice [9:35]

tt 1:02:25

a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release

soundboard > dat > 1st copy > eac > wave > flac frontend (align on sector boundaries level 8) > torrent on www.dimeadozen.org


sample: t03 let’s have a ball tonight
download: JimmyWitherspoon_RosayWortham_1985-07-02_Estival_Lugano.zip