Here you will find precise descriptions of unusual Lo-Fi audio technologies, as well as excellent music restored from old vinyl and shellac records.

Anna Herman, 1975 Melody LP Rip

Anna Herman is a pop singer from God with amazing purity of voice and charisma, a rare case. Her voice breaks through the transistors of the 1970s when listening to LP, but unfortunately loses a lot after digitization.

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Billie Holiday – The Lady Sings, 1955 LP mono rip

Recorded in the 1940s, Billie is exquisite and unique. After her songs, you want to turn off the sound and sit in silence to cool down and it seems that it is simply impossible for a singer to be so truthful and convincing. Good Morning, Heartache… I bow my head in admiration.

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Gerry Mulligan – Reunion with Chet Baker, 1962 LP

Pacific Studio Hi-Fi of 1962 lacks warmths and softness of the 1950s. The vividness of the sound is also not very good. The trumpet, as usual is recorded the worst. Mulligan’s baritone is excellent, he improvises more subtly than Baker, but this point of view may also be related to the differences in the quality of the brass’s recordings.

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Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson, 1947 78 rpm shellac rip

The 1947 Columbia Hot Jazz Classic is a re-release of records from the 1930s and 1940s. The records are quite worn out, the quality is so-so – it is the tape re-recording with all the ensuing losses. Musically, Billy’s tandem with Wilson is great, never later was she so lucky with her partner.

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Oscar Peterson – Plays Pretty, 1952 LP

From the point of view of musicality, the recording is great. By the mid-1950s it is almost impossible to find tracks on the LP recorded with such warmth and expressiveness, in the 1960s studios with such a sound were already absent, as a class. The record itself is ruined by bad needles. However, if you listen to it on a old tube system, a warm, enveloping sound fills the room so that the cracks will not interfere at all. Oscar Peterson is young here, his fingers are not clogged with cliches, and the most important thing – maestro does not play too fast passages, which makes a very pleasant impression.

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Modern Jazz Quartet – Pyramid, 1960LP

Sound quality is very good for 1960, the vibraphone is excellent. There is somewhat lacking of overall clarity, but jazz club atmosphere is very pleasant and above all – how great the Pyramid performed!

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Billie Holiday – Stay With Me, 1958 LP mono Rip

The record lacks the bottom support and has problems with the sibilants, but Billy’s voice is quite lively and in a good shape. The songs seem to have been recorded in the mid-1950s, since by 1958 the singer's voice was already quite harsh.

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Billie Holiday sings, 1950 LP rip

NEW – Energophone take – 28-02-2020

Compilation of records of the 1930s, the record in decent condition, light cracks are present. The golden period of the great Billie Holiday's work.

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Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 – Oystrakh-Gauck, 1955 LP Rip

A special record by its nature. Andantino creates a wary, mystical mood — a surreal atmosphere that keeps you in suspense until the very end of the concert.

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Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 – Oystrakh-Kondrashin, 1957 LP Rip

RTU RSFSR 618-57 – the record is similar to the TU-1kl of the early 1950s — all the music in the palm of your hand. The Oistrakh’s violin is crystal clear, rhythmically and dynamically adjusted, melodic. Kondrashin’s orchestra is also on its top.

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