Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Transcription Mystery Disc #206

This is a red Wilcox-Gay Recordio. It has a metal core and is 8-inches in diameter. The disc is wholly unlabeled: no date, no name nada. I have ripped several others from this batch and have been operating under the presumption that they probably originated at WFIL-AM. This one like the others sound like a live radio recording but lack the flat EQ of a dub. They could be amateur, in-studio recordings

Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me

This disc has two tracks. The first is a recognizable song "Keep Your Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me"which was also recorded by the Carter Family, Fairley Holden, Pee Wee King and even The Stanley Brothers. It dates back to at least 1947. There is some conjecture the song may be related to Blue suede Shoes because of a both the chords and lyrical connections... and the fact that it was known to be in Elvis's repertoire as early as 1952. This version is by none of those artists but certainly dates to 1947 or later because of the releases dates.