Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Transcription Mystery Disc #132

This is a Presto acetate recording disc. Phonozoic calls this make a Presto Type 2. They date that make to 1941. Mine is unlabeled and un-narrated and probably un-datable. It is 8-inches in diameter, spins at 78 rpm and has an outer-edge start and an aluminum core. It's paper sleeve is brown and also totally unlabeled. Damn.

Mystery Organist 

There was something else vexing though. There's a funny thing about church organ music. It's pitch sounds equally right at 45 rpm and 78 rpm. Typically I can intuit the speed of a record by it's pitch, not so in this case. Lacking any further information, even a song title I can say no more.