Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Transcription Mystery Disc #104

This is a 10-inch, Wilcox-Gay Recordio, clearly labeled to "Xmas 1946". It spins at 78 rpm and has an outer edge start. The narrator introduces the singers "Mr. and Mrs' Branch and Mr. Bowles are going to sing Oh Little town of Bethlehem."  He breaks again in at about 1:50 to note that they're singing the last verse of Silent Night. The two gentlemen are very bassy, and Mr.s Branch is a bit off key.  They break down giggling at the end. They're probably liquored up to be honest.

Xmas 1946

The opposite side of the disc is unlabeled but the narrator explains it all again. This time Mr & Mrs Branch with Mr & Mrs. Bowles, and a Mr. Bavall sing a medley of Christmas carols. It's not any more notable than the A side so I'll save the online storage and let you just imagine it.