Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Transcription Mystery Disc #159
My audio gear is still largely boxed up so I haven't held a transcription Tuesday in over a month This disc come to us from my archive of neglected crap. This is an 8-Inch bright red Recordio. It is entirely unmarked and spins at 78 rpm with an outer edge start.
The song is readily recognized as "Do You Love Me Molly Darlin'?", a song covered by Hank Snow, Arnold Eddy, and even Andy Griffith. The tune dates back to at least the 1920s, and the melody possibly earlier. I have little context to date this disc other than the make which is generally mid 40s. the nearest match at Phonozoic is 1948. Another disc I ripped from this batch (#49) dated to between 1944 and 1948. So this is probably in that same range.