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Blue Smoke (featuring Jim Carter)

Neil Finn, Music Video – 2015

(Recording engineer Stan) Dallas improvised new techniques on the spot such as plugging Carter's homemade amplifier directly into a mixer rather than recording it through a microphone ... The slightest glitch at any stage meant they had to begin again...
– Chris Bourke on the original recording in 1948, from his book Blue Smoke - The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918 - 1964, page 160