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Another mystery song. There’s no way to identify this, is there?

An email from Tyler popped in the other day. “I recently came across a song from the Internet Archive of a supposed test pressing. The name and artist of the song is unknown and it appears to cut off abruptly. The song has no presence I can find online.” With such a mystery, whoever identifies it will become King of the Internet.

From the sounds of it–style, audio quality–it’s from either the late 50s or sometime in the 60s. That’s also the era when acetate test pressings were the go-to way of circulating a demo.

Here’s the Internet Archive posting for the song. Take a listen to the audio in this YouTube video. Best of luck.

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  • If Google can’t find it…

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