View Full Version : 40 VHS Tapes Need a Home

2009-03-14, 02:27 PM
I lack equipment to digitize these into DVDs and so forth. Most are taped off television shows like Austin City Limits, but I have 7 that represent shows I filmed myself such as Lou Ann Barton, Eric Johnson, Albert Collins, Duke Robillard and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

If someone will commit to digitizing these and seeding them (at least those that are not out there yet), I will mail them to you for keeps.

Rocky in Houston

2009-03-14, 06:13 PM
vladsmythe is a big VHS fan.

2009-03-22, 07:24 PM
Here is my list. Each entry represents on 2-hour VHS tape. Most are from Austin City Limits in the 1980s. Those may already have been digitized into torrents and already available -- I don't really know. Others are shows I taped myself here in Houston at clubs and festivals. Those are the ones that should be of most interest to the community.

Lou Ann Barton – Mid Town Live (Houston, TX) Sept. 7, 1985 [shot by Rocky Dijohn]
Lou Ann Barton – Rockefeller’s (Houston, TX) Apr. 5, 1986 [shot by Rocky Dijohn]
Lou Ann Barton – Rockefeller’s (Houston, TX) Nov. 7, 1986 [shot by Rocky Dijohn]
The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Riverboat (New Orleans, LA) Mardi Gras 1987
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – TV Appearances 1986
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Trinity’s (Baton Rouge, LA) Nov. 18, 1982 [shot by Rocky Dijohn]
Duke Robillard & The Pleasure Kings – The Tam O’Shanter Feb. 16, 1983
Juneteenth Blues Festival (Houston, TX)June 14, 1086 with Lawrence Ardion, Chris Thomas, Albert Collins [shot by Rocky Dijohn]

ACL: George Strait/ John Hiatt/ Buck Owens/ 1989 CMA Awards
ACL: Merle Haggard/Masters of Bluegrass/Robert Cray/Buddy Guy
Desert Rose Band/John Starling/ Emmylou Harris/ Porter Wagoner/George Jones
ACL: Joe Ely/Eric Johnson + Eric Johnson at Rockefeller’s (Houston) Dec. 6, 1985
ACL: George Jones/Merle Haggard/Dwight Yoakum
ACL: Fabulous Thunderbirds/Omar & the Howlers/John Prine/ Asleep at the Wheel
ACL: Ricky Skaggs/Larry Sparks/Ralph Stanley/Eric Clapton
ACL: Keith Whitley/Vince Gill/Allison Krause/Grand Ol Opry 70th Anniversary
ACL: Allison Krause/ Merle Haggard/Asleep at the Wheel
ACL: Ricky Skaggs/The Whites/Gene Watson/Moe Bandy
ACL: Crosby Stills & Nash/Neil Young
ACL: K.T. Oslin/Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Nanci Griffith
ACL: George Jones/Carl Perkins/Irma Thomas/Judds/ Randy Travis
Freddie King/Lightning Hopkins
ACL: Rockin’ Sidney/Neville Brothers/Chet Atkins
The Who: Astrodome (Houston, TX) Sept. 2, 1989 + Stevie Ray, Fab Tbirds, Lou Ann
Vince Gill/Rosanne Cash/Lucinda Williams/Bruce Cockburn
ACL: Bonnie Raitt/Leroi Brothers/Stevie Ray Vaughan/Fabulous Thunderbirds
ACL: John Hiatt/Los Lobos/Stevie Ray Vaughan/WC Clark
Ricky Skaggs/Emmylou Harris/Judds
Vince Gill – Various TV Appearances
ACL: Albert Collins/Danny Gatton/Oak Ridge Boys/Emmylou Harris
ACL: Rosanne Cash/Desert Rose Band + misc Van Morrison, Linda Rondstadt, Aaron Neville
ACL: Bill Monroe/Walt Hyatt Tribute
Country Collection (Vols 1, 2 and 3): Various TV appearances by Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Judds, Steve Earle, Every Bros, Gene Watson, Bill Monroe, Randy Travis, Freddy Fender, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette

2009-03-22, 10:12 PM
I would love to see the two George Jones ACL sets for sure! I've been looking for a good quality version of the 15th Anniversary show for a long time, haven't seen anything on-line. The show with Merle Haggard surely would be a classic as well. If I can help in any way, don't hesitate to ask.

2009-03-23, 02:17 PM
Man, I would love to see the Lou Ann Bartons and the Albert Collins!

2009-03-23, 02:20 PM
let's get that shit into circulation...damn

2009-03-23, 07:19 PM
I'm very sorry I can't do it now. Seriously.
I can't but I would love to see/trade (something) the ones you shot yourself.
Thanks Mike

2014-10-08, 02:43 PM
Do still have VHS gigs laying around?
I live in the heights actually....

Do you have the Lou Anns, The Duke Robillard and The Juneteenth??? I 'd assist in getting them transferred???


2014-10-08, 05:14 PM
vladsmythe is a big VHS fan.

I thought that was Betamax.

2014-10-13, 08:08 AM
I have a sony rdr-vx560 that can convert vhs tapes to dvd if ur still looking for help converting..scott

2014-10-13, 11:36 AM
^did you see that this thread is over 5 years old?

2014-10-13, 06:11 PM
Coupled with standalones are the absolute worst way to capture anything....