Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Transcription Mystery Disc #213


This is my best find in a long time. This metal-core, blue-label Recordisc spins at 78 rpm and has an outer edge start. It's unlabeled on once side and on the other marked in all capitals "PERKS." I have no idea what that means. (Please excuse the white line across the image. My printer/scanner is better at printing than scanning these days.)

Perks Comedy


The recording is of some home-made comedy skits. It begins with a strange monologue opening then most but not all of some slightly dirty parable. Then Dick Carlston plays a little piano punctuated by the comic emcee saying "man can that boy play" in what might be an impersonation of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. There's a few more strange jokes a Bugs Bunny impersonation and a couple verses of Mary had a little lamb. I'd have no way to date this except that the other side is a dub of an Andre Kostelanetz medly. That's got to be a mid 40s.