Saturday, October 01, 2016

The big 12-inch

Back in the 1920s, '30s and '40s, there was only one way to fit a long song on a record.
Make a bigger record.
Thus, the RCA Victor folks fit all of a Rachmaninoff piece performed by Al Goodman and His Orchestra on shellac by making that 78 a great, big 12 inches instead of the standard 10.
And that's how we did our vintage pop classical listening from way back in 1946 on the late, late shift today.

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