Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Transcription Mystery Disc # 80
Phonozoic lists no dates for most Federal Perma Disk recordings. one type, not this one sadly is dated to 1948. Thankfully I have others of this exact type in my collection, and they were all dated to between 1940 and 1944. So I tend to favor a date earlier than the date Phonozoic gives. But the disc itself is unlabeled, and the contents therein do not reveal a date, it gives the day June 10th but not the year.
The disk itself played very well, and made for a good quality digitization. it spun at 78 rpm, and started at the outer edge. I edited together sides A and B into one track for your convenience. It opens with a few bars of a choral "Here Comes the Bride". The bride's name is given as Elaine Redlin which I take as a maiden name. Several brides maids and female relatives also give their names: Mildred Waters, Gertie, Hazel, Elaine, Mickey, Ruth Yancey, Ruth Hatten, Lenore and Elaine's Mother. In the background the girls giggle throughout the recorded greetings. These are a bit stiff like they might be reading from a script. On the B side is another longer choral tune, I assume the brides maids are doing the actual singing. I bought the disc near Milwaukee, WI and their accents give me every reason to think that it was recorded locally.