Wednesday, December 17, 2008

slow burning silliness...

recordio wilcox-gay home recording disc

here a recording by an unknown "frankie" performing a commercial for an undertaker and a song. it was recorded on a wilcox gray home recording 'recordio' disc (note the motto: slow burning material), probably in the early 1940s.

i buy a lot of these discs, and they are generally pretty darn dull - usually home recordings from a radio broadcast, etc. i've posted a few of the better ones on airforms over the past few years, but this recent find is a doozie.

here we have silliness in all its goofing off glory, and i can't imagine anyone who experiences the fullness of frankie's horrible high pitched singing finding it both hilarious and life affirming.

click here to listen.

Labels: , , ,


Blogger ArtSparker said...

Before there was youtube... and I think this guy would have been a total punk in the 80's.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Mikel J said...

Your word describing this (doozie) was an understatement. I could swear this was on the first Joe Franklin Show at WOR in NYC. I return to Airform for goodies like this and the good reads it usually offers. Thanks for an interesting post here.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

The last sentiment on the record is surprising and funny. I wonder if he meant it?

4:29 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

yes, this is clearly the work of an insane person with some passive aggression in them. indeed i was laughing so hard at the singing and then the 'go to hell' floored me... i've found a few good ones, but this one probably the best...

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about how much is a blank or used one worth...does anyone know? if so email me at

6:18 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home