Sunday, June 5, 2011
Roy Acuff on a Howard home recording disc
Here is quite an odd-ball find. It is a 7 inch home recording disc. You could get about two minutes on one side of these blanks.Before people had tape recorders and more modern ways to record stuff, you had to have a home disc cutter. Some were stand alone units that you could plug a radio or a microphone into, and some were a combination radio-disc cutter. The material here is recorded from radio broadcasts.
I`m guessing this is from the mid 1940`s, but that`s a total guess. The sound quality is pretty bad, I cleaned it up the best I could without compromising the audio.
The first cut is a mystery, the 2nd cut is from a live Grand Ole Opry performance by Roy Acuff with The Solemn Old Judge, George D. Hay announcing the number, the last cut is by Fats Waller. Quite a variety for sure.
1. no idea who the first cut is or the tune, it`s a pop number
2. Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannon Ball from a live Grand Ole Opry show
3. Fats Waller - I Understand
Click here to download Howard Home Recording Disc