Who was Tim Wright

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In addition to "Kelpie Magic", there was another LP of recordings by
Tim Wright. Like "Magic", it was a reissue of 12 of the Tim Wright 78
rpm recordings. It was the first SCD LP that I ever bought, about 1956.
(It might well have been the first SCD LP.) It was produced by RCA and
released on a label with the intriguing name "X". ( X Rated because you
might become addicted to it?) The Record number was LXA 1018. I can
provide the 12 titles if anyone is interested.
Like nearly all of the 78 records the selections provide fewer than 8
rounds, usually 3, 4 or 5. It is fascinating to think about what a good
sound recording engineer could do with these old recordings, perhaps
expanding them to 8 rounds and adding simulated stereophonic effects. A
gentleman in Britain named Parker has done some amazing things with much
older jazz records.
Some of the other bands heard on the 78's were led by the recently
knighted Sir Jimmy Shand, Jim Cameron, John Robertson, Adam Rennie, Will
Starr and Bobby MacLeod. There seemed to be some question about which
bands appear on the "Kelpie" re-issue ( which originated in
Philadelphia, I believe ). A review of the 78 sides I have available
would suggest that Rakes of Glasgow and Mrs MacLeiod could be by John
Robertson and the SCD Players, and that Strathglass House might be by
Sir Jimmy. Fidget and Sutters of Selkirk I don't know about. All of the
others were definetly recorded at one time by Tim Wright.

HARRY WAYS MARYLAND USA

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