Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc #246 (New Years Edition)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
As Christmas songs go it's an oldie. The tune was written by John F. Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934. It's first broadcast was on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934, making it a solid 80 years old now. This recording isn't as clear as the A-side, it had small chip destroying the first couple rotations, and the levels aren't quite as good. Notably the engineer also fumbles the mic early in the tune making that tell-take wiggling cable sound.