Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Transcription Mystery Disc #249

This is an 8-Inch, paper-core, Wilcox-Gay Recordio. It's unlabeled and in rough shape. The acetate lacquer coating is spider-cracked throughout, and it's somewhat warped. Where metal-core discs can sometimes be carefully unbent, paper just cracks and de-laminates more with the application of force. Thankfully the recording levels were set pretty high on this recording and it can be heard well above the noise.

"You Come On Out"

As with most discs, condition improves as you approach the center. But with the outer-edge start being the standard (as it is here) much of the recording is in poor shape. I've edited out the worst of it from the start of the recording to spare your ears. Notably at the very end you can hear an emcee speak to the crowd. It appears to be a recording of a live broadcast but he only gets in three words before the recording ends "You come on out..."