It was a 78 commercial relese by Cooley in 1949 on red wax. I have seen it noted as such, but with no other information. Usually, the vocalist is not credited in such notations. Wilf Carter was the songwriter on a song with that title first published in 1939.Bryce M.
This is actually an acetate, a thin layer of red vinyl or shellac on an aluminium base. Was it pressed on vinyl or shellac for commercial release?
I saw the record on the Internet. There was a picture but I could not get a closeup of the actual recording. It was not in eBay that I saw it. Since it did not state the flip side, the label or any other info, it could have been an acetate similar to yours (it did appear to have a red label, however), and not a commercial recording as I stated. I did see such a title for a commercial release by Montana Slim in Billboard in a 1939 issue that you can find in "Google books."
Composer Wilf Carter - everybody knows him also as "Montana Slim" - recorded an old-time rendition in November 1938 in New York City for Bluebird/RCA (with Carl DeVries on guitar).
Because of the second hole, this disc looks looks a home recording disc made by someone of an excerpt of a TV show [aircheck]. Someone has posted at least three YouTube videos of various labels. The one below features a great Jerry Byrd like steel solo with guitar acc. of "St. louis Blues":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_FtkYwH7o&feature=related&hd=1
Very interesting, thank you Steve for posting the link. I also found a nice western ditty on the same site, The Rifle River Boys singing "Down In Sunset valley"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eizeF1S0XX8&feature=related
There is also "Down in Sleepy Valley" by the The Rifle River Boys of Flint, MI.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15yniIKf75c
The previous post on this page dated Sept 22, 2010 hasan outdated link. The correct link for The Rifle River Boys singing "Down In Sunset valley" is:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15yniIKf75c
I have 6 Red acetate "HOLLYRAD" discs, in the sleeves, no recordings on the disc. Two holes. What are they worth and where can I get information on the company that made them? I also have 3 flexable paper recordings, Capitol label, Western Music Center, Ca. and Packard Bell Phonocord Record?