Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Transcription Mystery Disc #26
Reilly Raiders, a drum and bugle corps that still exists today. The group was founded in 1946 by returning veterans of WWII. This makes the 1955 date totally plausible.While the group is based in Philadelphia, they definitely travel around to perform in other cities so Baltimore and Cohoes are not a stretch geographically.
The audio is pretty good, it cleaned up easily with a low pass filter. I chopped out a four-and-a-half minute sample from the better of the two sides. But these sides are hand-numbered as 15 and 16. It intimates there are another 14 discs of drum corps out there somewhere. Hopefully some of them made it into the hands of the Reilly Raiders.