Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Transcription Mystery Disc # 62

Notice the Goodwill sticker on this Voice-O-Graph disc. I want to point out that these should not be on Ebay at $20 a pop. The audio is always bad, the condition is always bad and the subject is almost always anonymous or at least pedestrian. This one was 99 cents.

This disc is of the Voit Family singing "It's a sin to tell a lie". The song was written in 1936. A cover in 1955 by Somethin' Smith and the Redheads made it onto the Billboard charts. I suspect it's this popularized version they are covering as the early Fats Waller version is pretty different. I was able to easily filter out the pops and crackles, but the bednoise is beyond my meager means to filter out.