These records were obtained from three main sources. Spin Inn in Manchester and City That’s The Noise – Various – On One: The 40 Ounce Album in London.
Soul Show outside London, which was presented by Mike Shaft on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio. I’ve tried to be as thorough as possible in compiling these lists, but I’ve no doubt missed a couple of tracks that should have been included. If anyone notices any glaring omissions, please email to let me know. 1981During 1981 oldies were a vital part of a Jazz-Funk night due to the lack of current releases of a similar quality. The list below was handed out at Wigan Pier and reflected the continued popularity of these classic tracks. Jazz-Funk oldie during the latter part of the year. ROY AYERS — Can’t You See Me?
JAN 1981In September 1980 I took over the residency at Wigan Pier which included the weekly Jazz-Funk night held on Tuesday. This is a selection of the biggest tunes I was playing during my first four months. 75 FLOORFILLERS 1981These tracks were played at Wigan Pier and later at Legend in Manchester from August 1981. They also featured at various all-dayers throughout the north and the midlands. Tracks by artists with more than one major floorfiller during these years are listed together. Tracks by artists with more than one major floorfiller during the year are listed together. FEATURED ALBUMS 1983As was the case with the Jazz Breaks of the time, the selections listed are a mixture of new and old releases.
Please forward this error screen to 50. About: I like to tinker and experiment with electronics, robotics, programming, and photography. Along with my latest interest in Steampunk. A wind harp is just what the name says, a harp played by the wind. You don’t need lessons with this instrument, just a light wind will do. This design uses four steel strings and two magnetic pickups made with a pair of nails.
You can build one with just one string with good results. Mine is 8 feet long, but you can make it as short as 2 feet or as long as you want. I also have some blogs about how to set up your own internet radio station at the above link. I use Solar Garden lights to power this project, but for this instructable, I’m showing the basic concept of the construction. How you power it is up to you.
The wind harp support was constructed from a 2″x2″ by 8 foot long pine lumber I just happen to have. Prime and Paint to protect from the elements. Remember, its a wind harp that needs to be outdoors. Although a smaller one can be made to fit a window sill.
2 inch steel angles at the ends to support the wires with screw eye bolts. 24 gauge solid steel wire from the hardware store is used for the strings. You can try different thickness for different sounds. Just remember they must be steel or iron, the strings vibrations must interact with the magnetic field produced by the pickup coils, just like a electric guitar. As the wind blows across the strings, vibrations will begin at various harmonics of the strings fundamental frequency. Simply stated, if you puck the string, you will hear the fundamental frequency. The wind causes multiples of that frequency to vibrate up and down the wire.
To hear the sounds, I use the same method an electric guitar uses to amplify guitar strings. A magnet is attached on one end to make it magnetic. When this coil is brought close to a vibrating steel wire, tiny voltages are generated and amplified with a preamp. These voltages are connected to my PC sound card.
Two are used together to buck out local hum inducing magnetic waves. Each coil was made using a nail. The point on the end is cut off and the nail is chucked on a table top drill stand. Small plastic washers were super glued on the nail to hold the wire in place during winding.