Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Transcription Mystery Disc #186

This is an 8-inch, paper-core, Wilcox-Gay Recordio. It has an outer edge start and spins at 78 rpm. It's fire engine red but so are many others. The disc is in typical condition for a paper core disc which is to say not great. It has a lot of bed noise though that can be mitigated somewhat with a low pass filter. It had no major blemishes otherwise. It's also wholly unlabeled.

 Hawaiian Mystery

The recording is of a man singing and playing lap-steel with considerable skill. His technique is more Hawaiian than country but it's clear he has chops on both genres. The recording is from a radio broadcast, the tail end of the recording has a snipped of the news announcer breaking in. Like the other discs from this batch I suspect it's a recording of WFIL-AM.