Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transcription Mystery Disc #211

This a paper-core Wilcox-Gay Recordio.  Those dark marks are actually purplish and undoubtedly oxidation..possibly from iodine. The first side I ripped had only 6 seconds of perceivable audio "Frankie got something... something."  The original recorded audio levels were just too low. Bed noise was pretty reasonable but there was no recovering it. The second side was a bit better. It was even labeled "AGAIN with record Helen."  The engineers grammar was somewhat lacking but it's what we have to work with.

Helen "Again"

The lyrics are a bit familiar but also pretty trite. It turns out to be a cover of the Doris Day song "Again." That single hit in 1949. The production here is pretty good so I assumed it was a dub but it's a live recording. It's no surprise that there are more versions out there. It's been done by Vic Damone, Tommy Dorsey, Gordon Jenkins, Tom Jones, Art Mooney, and even Mel Torme.