Monday, October 22, 2007

Presented by redsuffolk

JSD Band‏ "Country Of The Blind" 1971

redsuffolk said...
Hello Lizardson
After a while of downloading from your excellent blog, I thought it was about time I put something back.
This is my first download, so I hope it is OK.

1. Country Of The Blind
2. Cooleys
3. Childhood Memories
4. Sara Jane
5. Old Time Heartaches
6. Nancy/Jenny Picking Cockles
7. Wonders Of Nature
8. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
9. Darling Corey
10. Morning Dew
11. Cousin Caterpillar
12. Over And Over/Hope

Jim Divers - Guitar/Cello/Bass/Vocal
Colin Finn - Percussion/Glockenspiel
Des Coffield - Piano/Tenor & G Banjo/Guitar/Vocal
Sean O'Rourke - Fiddle/G Banjo/Guitar/Banjo
Chuck Fleming - Fiddle

Released on Regal Zonophone 1971
SLRZ 1019


Long waited for this...
Thank you so much!!


Blogger danny said...

please, if you can, convert at 192 kbps minimum
I think best compromise size vs quality is > 192 kbps VBR normal stereo


22 October, 2007 06:01  
Blogger GeoX said...

Christ you people are ingrates.

22 October, 2007 07:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't seem to open it due to permission problems...looks great though.

22 October, 2007 08:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nevermind, it works after all. Nice album! Thanks!

22 October, 2007 11:23  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Wow! I have the LPs of their other two albums but I've never even SEEN this anywhere (let alone heard it)!



PS agree with Danny, without wishing to seem at all ungrateful (which I'm not) as it's so rare would be nice to have it converted for posterity at a higher bitrate

22 October, 2007 16:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for this since some years. Only know the ISB-song. Many thanks.

22 October, 2007 20:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what people mean about the bitrate, it seems ungrateful to complain when it is the guy's first attempt! However, as a rule anything below 192 is not worth listening to, go the whole hog and make it 320!!!! But thanks so much for doing it anyway.

23 October, 2007 00:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aologies for the poor quality folks.I have reposted this at 256 kbps at


23 October, 2007 04:21  
Blogger GeoX said...

I'll concede that maybe SOME people can probably tell the difference between 128 and 192, although I'm not one of them. Even if you are, though, I fail to see how such a minute difference could render music "unlistenable." Still, given that it's FREE MUSIC...I recommend sucking it up.

23 October, 2007 05:35  
Blogger danny said...

thank you, redsuffolk

I didn't want to be ingrate, just suggest a better converting policy to a newcomer. Ripping at 128 or 192 takes roughly the same time nd difference isn't so small.
On the other side I'm not too sure you can detect difference at higher bitrates when listening at it through a mp3 player

23 October, 2007 17:28  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Redsuffolk - you are a star!!!!

24 October, 2007 05:00  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

On the bitrate thingy, 128 nearly always sounds "muddy", even to someone with tin ears - although it's hardly unlistenable and for something that is unavailable anywhere else it's better than not having it at all, of course. 192 and above usually sounds OK but it depends more on the quality of the rip. Whether you can tell the difference or not also probably depends on what you're playing it through - eg on computer speakers you probably couldn't tell the difference, on a reasonable mp3 player you probably could...and if you want to make them into CDs to play on your stereo rather than listen to them on an mp3 player, the higher bitrate the better!

24 October, 2007 05:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great UL


24 October, 2007 11:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a million for the upgrade! And as for the bitrate controversy, if you can't tell the difference when you are listening then I would get my ears tested if I was you!

24 October, 2007 17:07  
Anonymous Manila said...

I knew someone would have it! Thanks for a great post, redsuffolk. Though it's not the JSDs best album, due to lack of recording time (if I remember rightly they won a music competition and the prize was some time in the studio and the release of this LP)it's still great to hear it again. And, of course, it's virtually impossible to get hold of these days.

Thanks, also, for not getting pissed off over the 'bitrate' argument. Personally, I'd rather hear it at ANY bitrate than not at all, but it was generous of you to rip it again for the audiophiles.

I wonder what else you've got in your collection? ;-)

24 October, 2007 20:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah great post- great karma (not getting pissed about bitrate)

Well, my friend what other goodies can you astound us with? Personally I've been lookiing for David Blue LPs (Except 1st) they seem v hard to get and if posted are trolled out of existance mega quick.

Weeell THANKS for JSD band


Dr Debaser

25 October, 2007 16:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hiya all friends, blog ala heaven this. anyone having the 3 records from british "folk-inspired " group Meal Ticket 1976-1978(including steve simpson, rod demick of lindisfarne fame, ray flacke , alan coulter) among others. looking for these for ages - never turn up anywhere. would be much appreciated. as would pete york's-camlo pardalis from 1973 on virgin records - also known as "manor live". with mike oldfield, mike patto, ollie halsall, most of king crimson and a full cast of luminaries. although this is not the stuff for this excellent blog' i'll have a try anyhow. it's just christmas eve every day to read this blog - keep on guys!!!
regards from oslo, norway

27 October, 2007 18:43  
Blogger oneplusone said...

What a wonderful album! thanks for the effort, About this bitrate question, I really don't care about it. It's the MUSIC that counts, after all, and the sound of the album at 128 kbps is very good to me. Thanks again!

28 October, 2007 12:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this. I have the original on vinyl (bought in 1971 after seeing the Band at Dundee University with Billy Connolly as support) but lack the technical know how or kit to transfer. I had almost given up getting this on to my mp3 player

25 January, 2008 09:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for posting this,
especially the second time - haven't heard the album in years.

The origins of the group go back to a party at the house of one of my friends - sitting around playing guitars and singing they decided they sounded good enough
playing together to form a band.

About a year later I'd left high school and moved to London with some friends from school - we
went to see the JSD's at the Greyhound in Fulham - you should have seen the band's faces when they saw half a dozen guys from their old school standing at the
front of the stage :)

04 June, 2008 10:06  
Blogger Alain said...

no longer available ...BOUH :-(

07 October, 2010 00:28  

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