[QUOTE]\nOf course I have Funkytown by Lipps Inc. LOL. It was re-recorded by\nother groups, I don't have those. I also have Play That Funky Music, but\nthat is by Vanilla Ice and much more recent than the original Funkytown.[/QUOTE]\n\n I can assure you I've never heard any of the records made by the\nless-than-cool Whitey. :)\n\n[QUOTE]\nI also have Funky Worm, but you probably never heard of it or the\nobscure Ohio Players that sang it.[/QUOTE]\n\n I'm not familiar with most of their songs, but a few of my friends\nhad some of their albums and I'd occasionally hear the name\nmentioned on the radio. Most of my 45s were "permanently" borrowed,\nbut I have no equipment to play the survivors on. As a side note\nand sad to say, I heard this morning about the death of Clarence\n"Gatemouth" Brown. Known as a master of a Texas brand of blues\nbased jazz guitar, a band leader and a singer (I think "Texas Jump"\nwas the style his band played). I have a number of his CDs, and he\nwas in his early 80's, lived in the New Orleans area and evidently\nsuccumbed to the strain of recent events.\n\n[QUOTE]\nI'd like to get all of the 45s transferred to dvd. I think I would\nkeep most of the scratch noises as those add to the experience.[/QUOTE]\n\n For virtually the same experience you could save a compressed\nversion of them as MP3 files, and fit them all on a couple of CDs.\nWith the volume turned up on a portable player it's unlikely you'd\nnotice any reduced sound fidelity. The DVD might make for a more\nconvenient master though. Just as some folk here have discussed\nways to add "noise" and grain to pictures, fake noise can easily be\nadded to even pristine old 45s if that's what it takes to get back\nin the groove.