Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transcription Mystery Disc #208


This is a metal-core 6.5-Inch Wilcox Gay Recordio. It spins at 78 rpm and for once it is at least partially labeled. The markings read "Tom + Norm + Ma" and below that more impenetrable cursive "When young ____has turned to ____"  Two key nouns have been lost to the vagaries of cursive. (When will this scourge be stamped out?)

Tom + Norm + Ma


Anyway, the recording is of two men singing harmony... they seem a bit tipsy. They are accompanied by a man who laughs loudly and shouts gibberish randomly. I suspect it is he that is accompanying them on piano. Around 1:27 he really gets loud snarling like Animal from the Muppet. It's not the strangest thing I've found on an acetate... but it's up there.