Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc #201
Gown of Lace
The recording is of a woman singing with piano accompaniment. The style is dated even for the 1940s so I'm thinking these didn't make any kind of commercial release. High falsetto operatic vocals with a lot of vibrato, paired with parlor room piano. It's a throw back to the 1930s.
NOLA Studios was not in New Orleans. It was at 1657 Broadway in New York City. The y operated from around 1942 through the early 1960s. FYI: that's also the same address as WMCA-AM after the station relocated in 1938. NOLA had another space on 57th street called Steinway Hill. The label has the song titles listed but not the artist. The songs are "Gown of Lace", and "Ain't Cha Don't Like Me." I'm not at all familiar with the song. Without the artist listed I'm going to take an educated guess and date it to the early-mid 1940s.