Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Transcription Mystery Disc #70
The 8 inch disc spins at 78 rpm with an outer edge start. The fidelity is excellent on the first side, a tad noisy on the second. The two sides are odd indeed. A male announcer first tells a very stiff story about the S.D. Warren Company, makers of book paper. This was a real paper company. It was founded by Samuel Dennis Warren. He is not the speaker on the recording as he died in 1888. The speaker seems to be a voice over man horsing around. The B-side has a long-ish narrative that starts as a character voice ad but then degenerates into a somewhat off-color racial parable. It's called "Tony The Dego." I normally wouldn't include it but I'm hoping some reader might recognize his voice.