[Dixielandjazz] King Oliver/stereo

junkyarddog brianmitchell@btinternet.com
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:49:16 +0100

Not forgetting Charlie Crump(really)
----- Original Message -----
From: "john Petters" <jpettjazz@btinternet.com>
To: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit@cpcug.org>; "Anton Crouch"
Cc: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] King Oliver/stereo

> Anton said
> > Whoa! David Parker's stereoisation "improves the sound"? This is heady
> > stuff and an issue which polarises the re-issue collecting fraternity.
> >
> > I'm firmly on the side of the non or moderate interventionists. For me,
> > Parker's process is just smoke-and-mirrors and I can't see how any
> > of signal manipulation can produce stereo from a mono source. And, yes,
> > know about the variation of the vertical component with frequency in a
> > laterally cut mono groove.
> >
> > The John R T Davies transfers are better than we have any right to
> > and worrying about the sound quality is like looking at Michelangelo's
> > Sistine Chapel frescoes and worrying about the condition of the plaster.
> >
> I agree completely. Restorer Dave Bennett, who himsdelf does a fine job,
> played two versions of Louis Weatherbird, blindfold and asked which I
> preferred. Showing my ignorance I opted for the Parker. Dave then said I
> in fact chosen a '50s Phillips vinyl pressing. The other (Parker) had
> and effects that in fact diminished the clarity of the recording. As for
> John RT - he is a genius. Ted Kendall, who I understand learnt from John
> is also in that league.
> John Petters
> Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
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