Nostalgic Solos

Planned Approach

Previously an extremely limited number of Cassettes of this album were created for private distribution to friends and family. Songs on this album are from shortly before, during the WWII era and shortly thereafter, plus several ballads from the 1970's, and two spanish influenced songs. It is entirely solo vocal, and dominantly piano accompaniment. There are three accompaniment exceptions where Karaoke tape accompaniments were used on the songs.

The plan is following completion of the Hymns and Songs for Living project to revist the master tapes for the Nostalgic Solos album. The plan is to similarly convert the previously recorded materials from the analogue master tapes to digital, and use that material to create a digitally remastered version of that album. So the plan for the Nostalgic Solos project is to similarly:

Historical Technical Note

In the early 1990's when the Nostalgic Solos project was recorded at Bias Recording Studio in Studio B, that was before the digital revolution in recording became widely commerically available. Thus, almost the same technical recording medium used to record the materials during Phase I of Hymns and Songs for Living was used for recording Nostalgic Solos. Namely:

Bias later upgraded Studio B to use Dolby SR as the noise reduction technology on the analogue master tapes, which they had previously done for Studio A. (Hymns and Songs for Living, which was recorded years later, was recorded using Dolby SR.)

In October 2019 the current owner of Bias, Bob Dawson, advised Mr. Goettee there is an "app" that allows correctly converting analogue master tapes to digital files that historically used the older Dolby A noise reduction technology.

Subsequent steps will include remixing, re-mastering and writing a companion set of stories to accompany each of the songs.

For your background, the playlist of songs included on the cassette recording can be accessed from the above dropdown local submenu. That playlist provides an initial indication of what is expected to become available on that recording.


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