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Another REALLY "Random" Cassette Digitization

Just transferred another old audio cassette featuring my old friends and I to digital. This one was a REALLY "mixed bag", since it was episode 454 of "The Tape & Record Show", originally "broadcast" Friday, February 7, 1986 at 10:00pm central. The episode was a compilation featuring excerpts from recordings we made earlier which were never made "official" by being edited into a "broadcast version" for one reason or another. I narrated the segments. It was a 90 minute special, since most episodes of "The Tape & Record Show" were an hour in length.

First excerpt was from an abandoned "James Stricklin Happy Hour" which looked back on Randy Haney's "career" by then with "Tape & Record Show Enterprises"(TRSE). Recorded in 1984, it was never used because of a weird microphone problem that produced occassional HEAVY "crackling". After all these decades, I've YET to figure out what was the cause of that. However, the duet with James and Randy singing with Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney's "Say, Say, Say" came out without a hitch.

Next was an excerpt from James and Michelle's reception after their wedding, from 1983. It was a segment where casual discussion was going on with James, Michelle, Michelle's uncle, and Aunt Jan. Her aunt had no idea she was being recorded, and seemed surprised.

Then, for some reason I can't remember, there were mics open in the room when no recording session was going on, James, Michelle, and baby Janice were already here, then an enraged Randy showed up, I found out after the fact, according to my narration before the clip, he had been to visit a "Patricia Whitehead". I honestly was surprised he appeared here that evening, and had no IDEA WTF was going on, even though Randy thought I did!

Next clip was WEIRD. James and I decided to just "shoot the breeze" in conversation, while walking around my neighborhood late at night, carrying a portable cassette recorder. At one point, we ACTUALLY "encounter" the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Department while walking after dark in 1984. It's all caught on audio, except for some "radio noise", which might have been radio interference or a deliberate "blocking" technology by the police. Anyway, if we had been hauled off to jail, I still had "plenty of tape" with me! :-P

There's a lengthy clip from a show I'll need to look up the master tape to, to figure out where it originated after all these years. James and Michelle two years after their wedding, trying to get through a duet of Olivia Newton-John's "Suddenly". First Michelle didn't get it quite right, most of the times after, James cracked up.

Next clip was Jerry Sanders, SINGING. Really rare. He sang with Ray Parker Jr's "Another Woman" and Grandmaster Flash "Survival".

Finally, in the "unreleased/unbroadcast" episode was excerpts from "Ouachita Riverfest Sock Hop" with Dennis Goodwin, Albert Sims, and Paul Morrison(1985). The "excuse" I gave in narration for not being a "show" was "sound quality". That doesn't hold up today, since it actually sounds a "tad" better than the "Skatetown" recording three years earlier. You hear Paul describe the "10 Stages of Drunkedness" and, apart from the brief interview about "record burning" originally on an episode of "TRS Latenight", actual interaction between DJ Dennis Goodwin and I. The "Orbit's Independent Sampler" TRSE "broadcast" back in the day were edited from Dennis' actual public radio show, I wasn't anywhere near there when broadcast over the local airwaves.

As with the last "digitation" post, mainly only those who were originally "involved" will "get" this post.
Tags: audio cassettes. digitization, friends, ouachita parish sheriff department, trse

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