|Way back before any of you were born,
there was a guy named Sid Frey. He thought records should sound better
than they did, so he set about to experiment and discover ways of making
a record sound more like a live performance. He founded a company called
Audio Fidelity records, and in November, 1957, he produced the world's
first stereo phonograph record.
There was another catch, though. The records
produced by his company were thick and heavy, and he paid relentless attention
to detail. He positioned the musicians around the microphones as if they
were in concert, and he created a "Curtain of Sound" that actually enveloped
the listener. His recording techniques and resulting sound won't sound
spectacular on the Internet, even using Real Audio, but the records (after
30 years) if played today contain no scratches and actually rival CD quality.
Audio Fidelity is gone. We suppose the
price of quality was too much for the company to bear. Jake would sell
his soul for the studio recordings, and if there is a God, someone will
release these recordings on CD. Until that happens, we will attempt to
present some of these premier recordings for you. Please realize that the
quality is nada compared to the originals, but this talent is too good
to keep hidden.
If the copyright police are listening,
show me who has the tapes, and we'll arrange a deal; otherwise, be grateful
that Jake and Elwood thought enough of you to bring them forth.