Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Transcription Mystery Disc #129

This is a Wilcox-Gay Recordio. It spins at 78 rpm and has an outer-edge start. It is the type that Phonozoic refers to as the Type 4B. It's recording date of Christmas 1949 is contiguous with his other dates. Since there is no surname and no address there's little more to be said about the disc. It's a home recording of someones kids singing Christmas carols. The first is "Silent Night", the second is "Jingle Bells" and the third is "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth," which back in 1949 was still a fairly new Spike Jones single. I include only "Silent Night" here since the levels were poor on Jingle Bells and the Spike Jones cover is still under copyright. (Damn you DMCA!)

Silent Night