Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Transcription Mystery Disc # 166

This is a Wilcox gay Recordio. It spins at 78 rpm and is 8-inches in diameter. It doesn't have much wear from playing but it lookes like it was stored in a box off crayons and gravel over a hot summer. The text reads "JIM (Baa Baa Bad) Iu___who's K__ng h__now"  The writing is cursive and a bit of papers torn off. The lyrics reveal the title to be "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"

Jim Baa Baa Bad
The recording is of Jim (presumably) singing with a bit of light piano accompaniment. The first song, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" first published in 1909 by Joseph E. Howard and Harold Orlob, with lyrics by Will M. Hough and Frank R. Adams. It's a pop standard today, but only because Ray Charles. Frank Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, Perry Como, and many others covered it. The second song is some nonesense lyrics about black sheep.  Phonozoic dates this make of blank to 1947. It's a fair guess for this one.