Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Transcription Mystery Disc #190

This is a 6.5 inch, metal-core Silvertone brand transcription disc. One side is labeled "Iowa Gang 7-25-43." The label on the other side has been torn off. the recording is of my favorite sub-sub genre.. drunk singing people. This one is a total classic. It's introduced with the words "Two songs will be dedicated to George and Pete who are home threshing."

Iowa Gang

Women in the background giggle and cat call them men before they break into a ardent version of "Wagon Wheels". You might know the Eddy Arnold version or the Sons of the Pioneers version, or even the Mary Robbins version. The men peter out and the ladies sing "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet" in better harmony though they're further from the mic and a bit harder to hear. This is probably a recording of some college kids, a good find.