Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Transcription Mystery Disc #135

This is a capitol Pro-disc that dates to 2-15-47. It spins at 78 rpm and has an outer edge start. It's labeled "Mary  Johnny Long."  The recording sounds like it's off off a radio program. It might be a recording of a program guesting or hosted by Johnny Long of the Johnny Long Orchestra. They were featured on "Teen Time" and the Judy, Joe and Johnny program among others.

Johnny Long Orchestra?

The audio on this disc is poor. The damage is unusual. It appears to have been overheated so while the groove walls have not collapsed, there is visible damage to the surface. It may even have been two discs stuck together...it's quite bad. The audio even after being edited and filtered is abysmal. There's enough signal to identify that there is some banter, some harmony singing... nothing conclusive.