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  1. The Day the Music Burned https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html Among the incinerated Decca masters were recordings by titanic figures in American music: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland. The tape masters for Billie Holiday’s Decca catalog were most likely lost in total. The Decca masters also included recordings by such greats as Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five and Patsy Cline. The fire most likely claimed most of Chuck Berry’s Chess masters and multitrack masters, a body of work that constitutes Berry’s greatest recordings. The destroyed Chess masters encompassed nearly everything else recorded for the label and its subsidiaries, including most of the Chess output of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Little Walter. Also very likely lost were master tapes of the first commercially released material by Aretha Franklin, recorded when she was a young teenager performing in the church services of her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, who made dozens of albums for Chess and its sublabels. Virtually all of Buddy Holly’s masters were lost in the fire. Most of John Coltrane’s Impulse masters were lost, as were masters for treasured Impulse releases by Ellington, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders and other jazz greats. Also apparently destroyed were the masters for dozens of canonical hit singles, including Bill Haley and His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock,” Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats’ “Rocket 88,” Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley/I’m A Man,” Etta James’s “At Last,” the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” and the Impressions’ “People Get Ready.” The list of destroyed single and album masters takes in titles by dozens of legendary artists, a genre-spanning who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century popular music. It includes recordings by Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, the Andrews Sisters, the Ink Spots, the Mills Brothers, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, Sammy Davis Jr., Les Paul, Fats Domino, Big Mama Thornton, Burl Ives, the Weavers, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Bobby (Blue) Bland, B.B. King, Ike Turner, the Four Tops, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, Cat Stevens, the Carpenters, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Al Green, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Don Henley, Aerosmith, Steely Dan, Iggy Pop, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Police, Sting, George Strait, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Eric B. and Rakim, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Guns N’ Roses, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Hole, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and the Roots. Then there are masters for largely forgotten artists that were stored in the vault: tens of thousands of gospel, blues, jazz, country, soul, disco, pop, easy listening, classical, comedy and spoken-word records that may now exist only as written entries in discographies.
  2. Since there is not a kit build being planned for CarverFest 2019, fxbill and I have been discussing offering a kit of our Ten Octave Audio LP-1 tube preamplifier at the CarverFest in September if there is enough interest. We can put together a kit of the standard LP-1 that should be built with basic soldering and mechanical skills in less than 2 days. We would provide the silk-screened steel chassis, silk-screened anodized aluminum faceplate, pcb, top grade tubes, hardware(screws/nuts/washers), electronic components, switches, controls, solder, all other parts needed, a shipping box, and instructions. We would also be on site for 3 days to provide build assistance. The price of the basic LP-1 kit (available for CarverFest only) would be $699.99. (Retail is $999.99.) We are not selling kits except for Carverfest. We may be able to also offer an LP-1R kit which would include a remote control (power and volume control.) We have a working prototype of the LP-1 with remote but we can't guarantee the availability of the remote kit for CarverFest yet. If we can make it available the price for the LP-1 remote kit will be $799.99. (Retail will be $1,199.99.) We would need 50% of price prepaid by July 10 and balance due by August 15, in order to get all parts ordered, assembled into kits, and delivered on time to CarverFest. If you are serious about wanting to build your own Ten Octave Audio LP-1 Tube Preamplifier at CarverFest 2019 please respond at: as soon as possible. Hope to see you at CarverFest 2019
  3. I hope to join the cool kids in WS5, but I have to go to NY, NY for a week in September (family visit with favorite Aunt and mates from Oz.) Not sure of the timing yet, but I'll try to be there if possible.
  4. Ok, it's not just a song, but it's very interesting ;^)
  5. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to" play the horn like Frank Campos. Wow!
  6. More rave reviews: member in Illinois, "Sounds great.. Have the factory 12AX7s in the 350s and its very nice. Enjoying the hell out of it!" member in Arizona, "I installed it in a test system and it sounds great." Thanks to everyone for all your kind words. If anyone has questions post them here or if you prefer send me a private message. David
  7. Does anyone ever have enough Carver?
  8. Wow, very generous! I've been wanting a C4000 for a long time. That's a beautiful one, too! I'll take number 93. Good luck everyone!
  9. Since I have no wife to tell me "no", and since it is such a great karma from two generous music lovers, please count me in.
  10. Hi, B-Man, Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz +-3db Schematic is being updated for publication with a users manual. Power switch controls power to the transformer, so off is off.
  11. For you tube rollers, these adapters can be inserted to use 12AX7's instead of 6N2's in the LP1 preamplifier. (Adapters are available on Ebay.)
  12. Hi, Wayne, we did look at offering a black face plate. Our fabricator doesn't do that in house and it was extra cost so we decided to stick with the natural anodized.
  13. The tubes included are as follows: Up front near the controls are 2x 6N2's, behind them near the input/output jacks is one 6N1, and near the power supply is a smaller 6Z4 rectifier tube. The faceplate dimensions are 17 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" tall x 1/4" thick. (Chassis is 17" wide x 4" tall x 12" deep.) Yes, that is correct.
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