Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc #200
Lay That Pistol Down
The recording is of a man singing acapella. Around :30 a man in the background says something and he scats a bit losing a verse of Pistol Packing Mama. Willie Nelson did a memorable version but the original was by Al Dexter. the version we know was it's first cover by the Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters in 1939, two years later. Clearly we can date this disc to after 1939... but paper core discs became more common around 5 years later than that which is a bit of a discrepancy.