DIGITIZING VINTAGE RECORDINGS

Equipment:

Technics Turntable SL-1210MK2
Ortofon OM D-25 M phono cartridge
Kenwood Integrated Amplifier KA-660D

Software:

Sound Forge Audio Studio Lab 15
Izotope RX7 (small amount of de-click and de-crackle)
Ozone 9 Elements (vintage rock preset + intelligent release control II – clear and sharp limiting to preserve peaks)


The Mods – “Ritual”

The Mods hailed from Allenhurst, NJ – this is their Rolling Stones inspired number from 1965

The Morning Dew – “Be A Friend”

“Be A Friend” was the flip of their second single from 1967 on the Fairyland label. The Morning Dew were from Topeka, KS.

The Yellow Balloon – “Yellow Balloon”

Sunshine pop charmer with a nod to the Beach Boys. “Yellow Balloon” was a hit record in USA but had little success in England.

The Painted Ship – “I Told Those Little White Lies”

Garage punk raver from 1966. The number was covered so reverentially by the Chesterfield Kings on their first album “Here Are”

The Forty Second Street Auxiliary Choir – “You Ask Why”

Back to basics acoustic folk record, probably released in 1968. It’s thought that the outfit were from Peorio, Illinois and consisted of local area folk artists Barry Cloyd and Bob Applegate