Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc #234
This is an 8-Inch, metal-core, Duodisc home-recording acetate. It spins at 78 rpm and has an outer edge start. These are very standard. As is also common, it is totally unlabeled: no date, no name, no engineer, no nothing. It is in it's original brown paper sleeve, which is also unlabeled.
Unknown Cowboy "kentucky Waltz"
The recording consists of a single male vocalist accompanying himself on guitar. The audio is a bit muddy so I spent some time tweaking the EQ. The vvocals are still hard to make out. It still could use improvement if anyone wants to tackle that. Strangely I've had readers do that before on their own. I sometimes even find my discs on Youtube. (I don't mind it at all for the record.)
The song is The Kentucky Waltz, written in 1946 by the one and only Bill Monroe. While it was his biggest hit, it was also a number 1 record for Eddy Arnold in 1951. This recording is probably pre-1950 and primarily influenced by the original Monroe version.