Fanfan a écrit :Hi, Tarbaby,
I've been around for a few years now, true, but it's hard for me to recommend MP3s because I only exceptionally listen to them. Being what you would term an elderly person, I'm set in my old habits, which, as far as consuming music is concerned, consist in buying and listening to CDs.
Hey man! I looked at your profile and you're only one year younger than I am!
Ha ha! I like to listen to CDs, too. But I really enjoy hearing some of the amateur recordings from the Delcamp members. They are so sincere and not "over produced".
(I don't think I'll ever buy an iPod).
Fanfan a écrit :Still, I've posted a number of vintage recordings these last few months in that section of the forum titled "Trésors de nos discothèques" or something like that. But in order to appreciate the likes of Barrios or Llobet (there's some Pernambuco in the pipeline, you can log on some time next month), you must NOT be addicted to hifi, or you'll get a heart attack!
Thank you, Fanfan, I found them. You've posted quite a few! I love those old recordings. There is something magical about them that you just can't get with digital recordings.
I liked the Luise Walker recording of the Brahms Waltz very much. I bought some of her original compositions while I was living in Munich in the 70's. Her pieces were quite popular there, but I never knew anything else about her.
Get this: The first time I ever heard that Waltz was on a Chet Atkins record that my father had. I was a young child at the time, and was fascinated by that record! It also had "Adelita" on it. That was the first time I heard that piece, too!