Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc # 199
The other side while imperfect is at least playable. The first half was strangely overdubbed. A second and perhaps third recording was made over top of the existing one leaving unintelligible bits and pieces of each. they included two different solo acapella vocals and a small child talking. But the second half is totally coherent solo vocal. I'll admit that I edited out several dozen pops to clear up the audio. It's clear enough now you can tell there's a second man in the room interjecting noise and whistles.
The song "Paper Doll" has was a single for both Frank Sinatra and the Mills Brothers but it was written way back in 1915 by Johnny S. Black. I'd guess this version was inspired by Sinatra which would date it to after 1943.