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.
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.