[78-L] Length of jazz recordings

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jul 10 04:10:40 PDT 2013

On 10/07/13 11:38, Don Cox wrote:
> On 09/07/2013, Royal Pemberton wrote:
>> Wasn't there a few Commodore 78s in the early 1940s that were part
>> 1/part 2? Or did those records simply take a break at where they knew
>> they were running out of time on a 12" side?
> Ellington - Tiger Rag - 1929 - spread over two sides
> Reminiscing in Tempo - 1935 - four sides
> I don't know if these were the earlist, but they must be among the
> earliest.
> Regards
I think what Cary was asking about is when did record companies start to 
take advantage of the LP format to record longer performances, not live 
recordings or reissues of multi-side 78 performances.

      Julian Vein

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